Watching the videos talking to different races was sad in so many ways. Sometimes I have the pre-conceived notion that America is a melting pot of cultures. So many people give up their culture or hide it to be in America and fit with what "society" deems "normal". Growing up I identified myself as a white person, I was blinded by the privilege I received just from identifying as white. You see I had a rough childhood, lived with my extremely abusive father at a young age and then lived in foster care until I was 18. In my foster home there were times that I was living with up to 18 people at a time, with people from all walks of life, age, race, etc. I never looked at them as any different because I too was in foster care like them. We knew together what it felt to be living in a "home" and not feel like family or truly cared about. The mean words we heard on a daily basis made most of feel closer because we could relate and help each other through these challenges. It was not until recently that my biological mother received the news that she was adopted at a very young age. We discovered together that her mother, my grandmother, was 100% Mohawk. My mother and I never got to experience the same culture as our biological family did. I almost felt like I had a piece of what should be me gone. I have always wondered how different my life would have been if I knew my culture from an early age. I have much more to learn about my family and embrace it as it comes. Watching the videos through out this training on Native Americans I feel so lost at times. Statistics prove the white population receives more than any other race like better education, highest paid, etc. The world pretends race has nothing to do with it, but numbers don't lie. As a country that is made up of so many different races we should be embracing all people and cultures. If we took the time to learn about other cultures this could be a much better place.