The question was asked if the historically racist rules, laws and events impact our world today. The answer is unequivocally yes. The most telling reason for this answer is the recent nature of these blatantly racist acts and laws. The videos began with this racist history starting with colonialism, throughout the entire 20th century, and ended, well, today.
My mother, who is 70, can remember the integration of schools in the 1960’s and current laws and practices like the ones mentioned in the videos on redlining and racist environmental policies are happening right now. Flint Michigan residents are still skeptical of the water quality (Winowiecki, 2019). Obviously from current events, police brutality toward black and brown people persists. There are still people in camps on the southern border, now with little or no protection from Coronavirus (Montoya-Galvez, 2020). Really then, these are not historically racist rules, laws, and events, they are current racist laws, rules, and events.
Montoya-Galvez, C. (2020, May 7). U.S. suspends protections for migrant kids at border, expelling hundreds amid pandemic. CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-immigration-migrant-children-protections-border/
Winowiecki, E. (2019, August 21). Does Flint have clean water? Yes, but it’s complicated. All Things Considered. Retrieved from https://www.michiganradio.org/post/does-flint-have-clean-water-yes-it-s-complicated