In response to the first reflection question: Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today?
Given that I, as a white male, was unaware of the majority of the information contained in the initial videos, I would definitely say that this history impacts today's society. For example, I can remember growing up with this idea that Mexicans were "dirty." I have no idea where that came from, but I can only assume it stems from how Mexicans were historically viewed and treated as being unclean. While I no longer subscribe to this belief, I am saddened to think that I may have repeated or validated such untruths to my peers as I was growing up.