The videos listed in Module 1's "A Brief History" section were eye opening. Before George Floyd was killed, I considered myself "moderately knowledgeable" when it came to knowing and understanding the struggle that Black people and other POC have gone through. Now, I understand that just meant I was aware there was an issue, but I wasn't doing the work to learn more about it, nor was I actively working to fix it. My White Privilege has given me so much comfort, but it's been my very privilege to simply say "I don't know enough about this topic to comment," and move on. These events in our history 100% have shaped our society and affected how our country has grown. Our government and history textbooks gaslighted us into thinking we are All Great & Powerful, but our very foundations in this country are built on the blood, sweat, and tears of the minorities and POC that we have abused and extorted along the way. My heart breaks for what has happened to these people. For only knowing an embarrassingly small amount of info and history when it comes to the #blacklivesmatter movement and just the general fight for equality. But the time has come to stop the pity party. To stop making excuses for WHY I don't know enough about a topic to comment on it. I wish I had started sooner, but I'm feeling relieved (albeit, sometimes overwhelmed) to be here all the same.