Those initial videos are so incredibly powerful. It is very concerning to think that with watching each video I can see and think of examples of how this historically racist events still impact these same groups today. There are still so many people being detained at the border, there are still Japanese people that are discriminated against, there are still indigenous and Native peoples who are experiencing significant mental and medical health concerns due to members of White America trying to erase them as a group. Flint, Michigan still does not have clean water. It is insanity that this is still occurring, and yet, over the past month, I have seen so much ally-ship occur. I want and need this to continue, not just go away because there is small results occurring. Those small actions are not enough. Racism is still imbedded in almost everything that we experience here in the US and it needs to be eradicated.
I will say I had never heard of this history of what occurred at the Juarez- El Paso border, and for me, it was very eye opening and provides just more context to why tensions are so high in that area. It is difficult to continue to understand why this country is the way that it is, without truly understanding our history. So as upset as I am, I am also grateful to keep being informed.