As you move to the next segment of this module, reflect on this question: Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? What are your thoughts after viewing these videos?
I think that these historical events still impact our society. For example, redlining and housing are still impacting the lives of people of color. I also think that the past history of medical abuse still has impacts today on people of color. No wonder black people have a hard time trusting doctors and other medical staff. I would have a hard time trusting doctors if there was a history of medical abuse too.
Environmental racism: I think that this is a big issue that is ignored. People might know about it, but they choose to ignore it. For example, I think everyone knows that Flint, Michigan had a water crisis for a long time. Now, they say they have clean water but it is complicated. It shouldn't be complicated. This impacted so many lives for a long time. It should have been a bigger focus.
The videos brought up a lot of ideas for me. One specific quote that stuck out to me was "whiteness is the standard for success and everything else is judged by that standard". I find that this still stands true today. Another thing that the videos pointed out to me was that I had no idea people were trying to overturn ICWA. I thought everyone thought it was a good thing. This was shocking to me. Another video mentioned the idea of illegal meaning unwanted and how this can be related to anyone seen as a threat.
I cannot believe that this is not talked about in schools. I knew a little bit about the video topics from my college education. However, it would be very beneficial to talk about it in K-12 education.