While I knew much of this, having these all together really brings home how pervasive and cross-cutting racism and discrimination have been in our history. A few things that stood out:
the revelation that Nazi's stole the idea for using Zyklon B from our treatment of immigrants at the Texas border made me feel physically ill. That is horrifying.
I was surprised that there was no mention of the Supreme Court decision that UPHELD the constitutionality (!) of Japanese internment, Korematsu v US, and was just overturned in 2018 in the decision that upheld the current administration's travel ban.
I've only just begun to learn about boarding schools and adoptions of native Americans. Our treatment of this and other marginalized groups in the US is horrifying. I'm especially struggling with how to teach my young children about this history. I don't have a good example to follow having been taught the white-washed, white savior version myself.