The videos presented during the first module were very eye opening. Some of the information I have heard of before, but some of the information I had not heard much about. It is very upsetting to know so much of America's history is left out of the history books, which allows for the continual perpetuation of white privilege. It is absolutely unacceptable that major portions of American history are being left out of history books.
I believe that a lot of the policies discussed in the videos still impact communities of color today. The issue of redlining for example is still impacting communities of color. Being able to purchase your own home is one of the key ways to build wealth, because of the inability to do so this issue is being passed down from generation to generation. In addition, there are still several racist ideals being taught in medical school to future doctors.
Through these different things you can see the deep level of racism. America has been programmed to not allow black and brown individuals to be able to succeed and flourish.
What has happened in history has most certainly informed people's behavior currently. For many white people they are ignorant to what is going on, since this information is not taught in the history books. Our country is set up to benefit white people, so many whites may not notice the issue. For black and brown individuals their behavior has definitely been impacted by this long history of racism. Individuals are tired as they have to work twice as hard as white individuals to accomplish the same thing, they have to be hyper vigilant and cautious when they are out. A lot of black people have been trained to act a certain way around police and how to respond to them.