It is clear to me that the history of racism in our country impacts us greatly today. The different policies and practices over the history of our country has benefited those who are white and kept them in power. The history also frames the way in which society views these issues. The overwhelming narrative in society is that “yes, slavery was bad, but its not going on anymore” and each situation in history where racism is identified it is excused because of the context of that time. Unfortunately, if you don’t look at it all together those excuses are believed by many people.