There are several historical events that shocked me when watching the posted videos on Module 1. One of them being that I didn't realize that Native American children were taken from their biological families and adopted to white families to make them fit in with white American society. It's also shocking to hear about Dr. J. Marion Sims (father of gynecology) and how he carried out operations and experiments on African American women who were slaves. These historical events, and the other historical events mentioned in the videos still affect people of color today. People were taught to see people of color less than and treated them as inhumane to justify their actions. Take the confederate flag for example; people still see it as "southern heritage" rather as a symbol of hate because of that southern pride that is passed down through generations. I wish more of this would have been taught in schools. Not only about oppression, but to also include the contributions made by people of color. I hope one day this happens. This is why it is so important to talk to people who don't look or think like you, so you can learn from one another because not everything is put into a book, or taught at school.