Yes, the laws, events and rules from the videos watched still impact our society. Each are defining moments that effect our thinking and actions today. Much of the information in the videos was new knowledge to me despite studying history in College. I cannot believe how much of history we ignore because of its continued effects on todays society. Todays racism has grown from these past beliefs and has adapted to support the idea of white privilege. Yet many of these laws and rules still remain, just disguised (or not) as something "good". It does not feel like much has changed over time. As white people we remain resistent to change while declaring our innocence.