It's so clear how intergenerational policies rooted in colonialism have impacted our communities and our internalized sense of self. To start to understand how social and economic systems of power and hierarchies were intentionally established to create means of profit and power for european whites and those legacies exist right up until this day. Policies of redlining, of removing Native American people from their lands and children from their families, the internment of Japanese Americans.. there is so much history that we are not taught and some of what I found surprising was the candor and frankness with which all of this was documented. The dehumanizing of BIPOC was so complete that established and prominent professions and/or professionals felt justified to publish and speak on various 'advancements' at the cost of these human lives. As a non-BIPOC, there is so much work I need to do to unearth truths and bear witness.