I chose the word Molding instead of "informing" because the latter is positive in its nature and as a privileged white male I do not think history is meant to positively inform but instead mold generation after generation into a culture of compliance. Pervasive systemic racism.
What I was unaware of is the Jim Crow Museum. My wife's heritage is Jewdism so I have visited the Museum of Tolerance in both LA and New York. It would be great to see this museum expanded to include major cities so more it may provide the education to a broader demographic. The Popeye cartoon blew me away, I did not recognize the imagery when I was growing up, but I feel like I should have.
This a reminder that no matter how much I try to learn about myself, I will never catch everything. Meaning, I need to keep an eye on my understanding of cultural relevance: Listening to Understand, Suspend Judgement, Assume I do not understand and ask respectful questions to name a few of the concepts I follow in my everyday life.