The history of our country impacts our present day realities through generational trauma, inequality, and systems of oppression. The leaders of our country have shown them selves to be be cunning and focused on maintaining power and control through the disenfranchisement of people of color. Though the methods may change in order to hide motivations, it has been made clear year after year that there is not equality and laws or programs are created in order to maintain that control. We also know that generations are not independent from one another and trauma can have lasting effects throughout the years.
Watching these videos is overwhelming for me- I am learning more and more each day about the darkness of our country. I know that I could sit down and watch a hundred more videos of different stories of inequality, hatred, oppression, and violence against people of color. I desire to continue to learn and have my eyes opened to truth, but have found myself struggling with the vast amounts of information.