These videos should be required viewing for every white person in America. I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't heard of some of these events nor knew the sordid depths of some of the events I had already heard of. To reflect on one of the many examples - as a woman, I am so deeply sad and angry to think about the women who suffered so much for the advancement of gynecological understanding. Another example of the insidious nature of white privilege. It's everywhere.
It's clear that these rules and events impact our society today - and several of the videos give examples of the systems that are still in place to perpetuate the construct of white supremacy. When I watch these videos, I couldn't help but also think about intergenerational trauma and how dramatically these communities are affected not only systemically but also psychologically.