It is wild to me that such horrific, and significant, events happen in our own history, and yet it is often un-learned about or taught. Like a previous post mentioned, I am embarrassed that I was so unaware of these events that occurred within our own country; we are taught about the Civil War and how the North won; we are taught about WW1 and WW2 and the US's contributions and how great we are; yet we are not taught so much about the terrible things we have done to our own people. Without this knowledge of history, it makes it that much more difficult to learn from it and progress forward, and all that more dangerous of repeating the same patterns BECAUSE we haven't learned from it. It does make me wonder how our society and country morals might be different if these were more widely taught in schools and that we aren't raised to believe that we are the best country in the world, but rather to learn from our mistakes and horrors. If Germans can make it illegal to deny the Holocaust, and they have memorials and education surrounding their wrongs and working towards education and righting their past, we should be able to do the same things; and yet we seem to be slated for 'history to repeat itself' because we are unwilling to recognize our faults and how our past actions towards our people and others impact our views today.