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?
Do you know how hard it is to get people to understand the concept of white privilege? I am able to see the connections between poverty, educational opportunity, and incarceration because I am willing to learn about it. When you are living in an economically depressed area, there is no money for educational opportunities such as computers, the latest books, internet in your school, buildings that are not crumbling, the list goes on and if there are no opportunities for a good education, good paying jobs, or social safety nets put in place, some people will turn to crime to survive. Yes, I do know that it is not just poc who live in poverty and go to failing schools with no economic opportunities but poc are incarcerated at twice the rate of white people and their sentences are longer.