Out of curiosity, who has been the pioneers of pain? White people or white supremacists? There is a difference. There are horrible and oppressive people of all races, sexes, colors and creeds. To make broad sweeping generalizations is not being intellectually honest.
I share the sentiment expressed that we should learn from the past because that’s what it is — the past. The future belongs to people willing to communicate and rationally express their views. Unfortunately, all I see is two sides, firmly entrenched in their respective belief systems, like trench warfare in WWI. Our children will, I fear, be caught in the no man’s land our generation has created.