I tend to think of past racism as historical learning. But when the perpetrators and the government are both complicit, and the actions are taken without any consideration of the people they are hurting, this history becomes darker. And the fact that many of these opinions and actions exist today in different forms is unacceptable. It seems as though capitalism is one of the leading causes - and not sure how we change that behemoth. Certainly the place to start is by teaching our children about the wrongs of our ancestors, and teaching them that all life is precious. Thankfully, it appears that youth is much more accepting of everyone. But we can't rest on that assumption.