It becomes overwhelming to reflect on how all the structures fit together to keep things as they are. Poverty begets educational inequality -- which begets incarceration. I was blown away when I first learned about redlining and how people were denied mortgages. And now, those who can least afford mortgages are charged more. How? This is not the image of America that was presented when I was in elementary school. I was enraged when I learned that there was even a special edition of the Bible for enslaved people that conveniently left out the parts about freedom and escaping from slavery. Grrrrrrr.