I of course have heard of racism but this module provided a framework of history and real life events. It is so surprising to me that I was not presented with these events in my public school education.
I'm reflecting that the american way was created to serve those that identify as white. A society set up to serve the agenda of one specific group. This was really highlighted for me in the ICWA Law video. Who takes children from people without cause, to justify the eradication of an entire culture. As a Mexican American, I was also appalled at the treatment of Mexicans at the Juarez border. It is even more eye opening to see how these systems are allowed to continue to this day with the treatment of immigrant children and families.
I found the module on bias to be the most difficult. It really made me reflect on my preferences and then question how they came to be. I find the horn effect to be most interesting, my gut reactions to certain leaders and realizing how bias is not just assigned to one race but something we all encompass.
I believe there is an importance to create spaces to remember the atrocities against POC to help white people realize there are real people with real stories and not just made up to perpetuate an agenda. I appreciate what the New Jim Crow Museum has done.