Wow, the information thus far has been so enlightening, and infuriating. I cannot believe that I have been living in a fantasy land most of my life....I just realized that my white privilege allowed me to live in this state of "most people are good" and "racism isn't widespread anymore", etc. I am truly bothered by the lack of truth presented throughout the majority of my education. However, I must take some responsibility for that because, as a science-gal, I never was too keen on history classes. Maybe if I had paid better attention, I would have been more exposed to some of these issues. But honestly I sort of doubt that because I am such a "Humanist" - I feel like I would have remembered more of these types of ongoings. Regardless, I absolutely know that these historical events have shaped our country and will continue having a negative legacy that impacts our society. But with anti-racist people doing good, but hard work, perhaps we can begin to make a difference. I am truly blown away - Im ready to do the work.