There is a coherent relationship between decreased economic opportunities, increased incarceration, and poverty.The relationship is that it is usually high for blacks and low for whites. I think if blacks never started so low on the social ladder, this would never have been a problem. People of color have had to make instrumental advancements in social status by defying the odds ever since the Civil War with Reconstruction. I believe people of color have a built up hatred that is finally being brought out now because of the immense amounts of oppression and pain whites have caused. Advancement will happen with African Americans, the real question is just, when?