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?
I am able to see the connections. Something that I continue to hear is how the system was never made for people of color. As I explore these concepts further, I begin to see how the physical lines, policies, and systems were created to suppress individuals over time in an effort to keep the status quo - and in turn to prevent individuals in power/privilege from feeling uncomfortable, experiencing these issues, and being displaced [or the sense of such].