History absolutely informs all of our beliefs and experience. I wish there could be a nation-wide conversation about the concept of Generational Trauma Many people think, “Oh, that was a long time ago. That didn’t happen to You”. Actually, it did. I was struck by the multitude of ways and the multitude of people to whom racism has been expressed throughout our country’s history: - Native Americans - genocide; - African Americans - slavery, Jim Crow laws, attack on civil rights leaders - Chinese - Exclusion Act - Japanese - Internment Camps - Jewish, Syrian and Central American refugee - denial for entry - Gasoline Baths earlier, current exploitation of farm workers, separation of families - Islamic phobia and misinformation It seems we are “no respecter of persons” — other than white Europeans.