Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? What are your thoughts after viewing these videos?
Without a doubt they do. Traumas inflicted on entire groups of people like this do not just go away - the pain is passed on, the 'lessons' learnt, the mistrust, the anger, and the fear are passed on. And the fact that so many people are unaware of these things also show that the dismissive, pro-white attitudes of the past have been passed on as well. If the story isn't about how we won the war or how we did the cool thing or how we got everyone to be friends again, we don't want to know, do we?
My thoughts after viewing these videos are: how do we even begin to mend all the pain and horror we've caused to so many people? and how does this translate to other countries? I'm British English, and although I have some vague ideas on some of the messed up things my country has done (to many people, all over the world and closer to home), I'm hoping to find a similar course to this one that will help me to learn more about racism in Britain and how to combat it.