Redlining is a topic many people do not want to acknowledge. Numerous people would respond to this topic by saying everyone has the opportunity to achieve success because they live in America. Unfortunately that is not true. The American system works to oppress minorities providing significantly less educational funding and access to clean water, among numerous other discrimination acts. According to American society college is one of the first steps to achievement, but when people with white sounding names enter college at twice the rate simply because of the sound of a name. That step is shown to be extremely more difficult. As the videos showed with every step in life the black community has been forcefully held back.