To reflect back on this first section, I think what stood out to me the most and what may be the most prevalent in todays society may be the history of illegal immigration into the United States. Now obviously this is something that has been going on for a long drawn out period of time, however the views on this subject have seemed to rarely change from our past. I was always taught in school that the United States was supposed to be the "melting pot" of the world. Where many different cultures and ethnicities could come together without fear of judgement or betrayal. That did not seem to be the case 100 years ago, and it still does not seem to be the case even now. I fear that the repercussions of these actions against our minorities in the states will carry on for generations. Another thing that was instilled in me when I was young was to not be afraid of someone different than you, because at our cores we may be the same but we share so many differences. These differences are what makes us human beings, and it is what brings so much life to this planet. We need those differences to thrive.