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 can definitely see the connections between our history in how we (white people) first created a concept of race to justify the enslavement of people, and then once their freedom was secured, figured out a way to re-enslave them within the justice system. The hard part about it is that the injustice is all accomplished "legally", and yet protests or any kind of action to try to change the system is deemed "illegal" or "destructive". All of it seems to go back to the unwillingness or fear white people have of sharing power, at least in my view of things. So instead of sharing power, policies are put in place to ensure power can't be shared, but maintaining an unequal education system, unequal access to services and goods, and incarceration.