As I watch these videos, I hurt for the people who have been hurt, killed, and abused over the centuries. I am angry that we don't get the full breadth of this history in public schools. And I'm frustrated by the fact that we keep repeating the same atrocities over and over again and finding new excuses to make it acceptable.
As hurt and angry and frustrated as I am, it's a small fraction of what the marginalized populations have felt and are still feeling today. I am viewing this as my duty as an ally. I will not look away. I will take it in, and I will listen to every word of every experience. It's the tiniest least thing I can do. Then I will use my privilege to fight like hell where I can.