Is this the US exceptionalism that the right keeps saying we need to instruct kids in schools? No this is the part of history they want to whitewash away. This is what the rabid right wing and Republicans like DeathSantis and Stephen Miller do not want US kids to know about. The US was not always the shining knight doing the best thing for everyone. The US like every country has a dark past that needs to be acknowledged and accepted so we can heal and never repeat them again. But if the right can erase these actions then they can also repeat them.