Reflect on the discussion about history, our foundational structures, the "red lining" of families of color out of opportunity for economic advancement, the connection between poverty, educational opportunity, and incarceration. Are you able to see those connections? The history of the nation has always been like this to some extent. It saddens me that people think that progress is happening and in reality, it is not. It is the same and to some extent, worse. We don't have slavery like we used to but the problem is still real. The connections between these are so evident and clearly seen. It is the whiteness of America trying to eradicate the "problem" then cover it up with progression.