This hit me the most in the module, because it took the conversation beyond "events" and an intellectual exercise...and into the realm of the saturation of racism in culture. This is not a dig at the importance of knowing our history and foundation, this is absolutely critical too. The casual disregard, consumption, and propagation of racism in every day culture - with connections to everyday household items, branding; it still had a shock factor and disappointment in the human race.
And yet, outward shock and sadness is just a singular reminder of what I have to do in my learning and life. How much have I not made an effort to know, or deeply understand from other points of view. My twitter feed is mostly white, you know due to the types of bias that were described in terms of we're comfortable receiving information and communicating with the familiar and those who look like us. As an example. I work in policy in education, and i wrote down this quote from the New Jim Crown Museum: "Once a guy said to me, you can't legislate morality, you can't legislate behavior, and I thought about that. Yes that's true in some ways but the reality is this: when the laws, the segregation laws, were taken down it made it easier for people to change behavior." So it is my hope to change my behavior in my person life, but doing more listening and seeking to be anti-racist, instead of a passive consumer of whatever is comfortable and familiar in my world.