In response to: 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'm ashamed to say that so much of this is fairly new to me. I understood elements of this at a high, vague level before, but I didn't realize all of the structures that were put in place that have influenced these disparities. Once someone sheds light on these it seems so obvious, but I've never heard anyone really talk about this before - and I realize that my obliviousness to these issues is a significant sign of my privilege as a white person. I was grateful that one video included tips on what we can do to enact systemic change to fix systemic problems within the education system that would then influence other areas of life, and I've appreciated films such as 13th on Netflix that have highlighted the history of POC incarceration and recommendations for change that can be made now.