" Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? " My response to this prompt is a resounding "yes" ! Institutional racism continues; I just read an article about inequities in college-loan debt based on race. Watching those videos, I am disheartened and horrified. (I was aware of some of these events, but not all.) I don't even know where to start, or what to do. One one hand, I feel guilty and that I should make amends because I'm white. On the other hand, I really don't think my family contributed to this ugly-history; they were Jews fleeing torment in Europe. ...but we're all responsible for making the world that we live in. So... now what?