Mass incarceration, the prison boom, what are we looking at here? Children of color face in segregated schools are not only discriminated against by their majority white teachers, but are also criminalized by the presence of police officers in their school. If they have a parent that is already incarcerated, they face additional emotional challenges - which makes them a target for discrimination and punishment at school. The school creates a toxic environment for kids, which results in a poor education, poor motivation, and a lack of resources that white kids are provided in their richer school districts. There is already a disparity here which causes a lower quality education, and more frequent abuse and exposure to racism. This also sets kids up for a life of behavioral issues that are likely to get them arrested.