In response to: Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? What are your thoughts after viewing these videos?
There's no denying that there are still impacts today from the country's history of racist acts. It's abundantly clear how the events explained in these videos would spark systemic and cyclical disparities within our society. Viewing all this was challenging and overwhelming. There was a lot that I didn't know about what happened in other parts of the country, and I am sickened to know all of this. I have been taught to assume positive intent always, but I can't understand how our country's former (and current) leaders can make calls that seem to so clearly have a negative intent on so many people of color. And for what reason? And there's no going back and undoing it. We can't travel back in time to make these events not happen, and I'm so at a loss for what we can do to impact the racist systems in place from events and policies from years ago.