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?
It seems to me that the system our government has "set up" is cyclic and intended to keep groups of minorities in the same places going through the same experiences. As the video said owning a home and having a college education is the easiest way to build wealth. So families of color are redlined into poorer neighborhoods, where they will go to schools with less funding . The levels of African American men who are incarcerated are higher when they did not have a good education or dropped out of school. So, for a large amount of them the next step is prison. As the video said, we are no longer incarcerating the individual but entire social groups.
Even if they manage to make it through school and get into college, persons of color are less likely to get jobs than their white counterparts that have the same qualifications.
People of color are trapped in this cycle of being born into poverty, poor schooling, and inevitably go on to be incarcerated. It must feel incredibly frustrating, trying to break free of a system that has held minorities, especially African Americans, down for years and years.