I grew up thinking the US was a beacon of human rights. During this administration, I am finding our sense of humanity is tenuous and tied to political expediency. I am devastated. My only hope is the example of Germany. We have a lot of owning up and apologizing to do, but I believe that if we bite the bullet and are honest about the shortcomings in our history - and during these last four years - we can redeem our international reputation.