The opening video “origins of race” was challenging and informative. So much of our nation's institutional racism was seeded so early in our country's birth and intentional laws and norms ; and like a big onion ... there’s so much to peel back.
In recent discussions where white people claim the Irish were enslaved the segment in the module clarifies the origins of indentured servants w versus the Africans who were enslaved against their will – People tend to believe what they want to believe and it’s our job to keep pressing and challenging the misinformed. I have been misinformed.
I had forgotten who Carmelita Torres was and of the gasoline baths referenced in this video of our history. The connection as a model to Nazi Germany is shameful and hypocritical.
Native American boarding schools ,and the adoption programs; hearing “one little, two little, three little Indians” brought on chills in how familiar the song was and being unaware of the source of its ugliness.
The American public-school curriculum has been incomplete for generations. I have been under-educated for 50+ years.