Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? What are your thoughts after viewing these videos?
The events, rules, and laws described in these videos absolutely impact our society today. We only need to look at the United States' system of mass incarceration to see that the enslavement of Black people is still alive and well. Or the Trump administration's imprisonment of refugees in concentration campus at our southern border. The events and themes in these videos are part of our country's history, yes--but they are also our present. Systemic racism is real. Institutional racism is real. Slavery and white supremacy and fascism are very very real. We must not look away because these things are uncomfortable. We must stand up and fight against injustice.