Yes I think that these historical rules and laws have an impact today. I was particularly struck by the treatment of people at the southern border historically and how the language in the treatment has changed very little today. People I know and love cloak it in the rule of law but in reality it is just white supremacy. When I travel to China for work I witnessed many American English speaking people having unrealistic expectations of Chinese people speak in English and catering to them. This was also deep seeded white supremacy.