For the practice of Redlining to continue into the present. It has severely damaged POC wealth acquisition & maintains the underprivileged working class which also feeds the preschool to prison pipeline. All of these institutions are raking in huge money at the expense of American citizens. My primary demographic as an addiction counselor since 2000 have been men & women mandated by the criminal justice system to long-term residential treatment. Addressing the systemic racism & oppression in America as a topic during substance abuse treatment has not always made me popular as an employee, but it often made me a popular counselor. Working with this at-risk population has allowed me to help redirect individuals away from prison, but has also shown me over & over how easy it is to remain trapped in the racist system. While I acknowledge that some parole & probation officers have worked tirelessly on behalf of their assignees to help them escape from recidivism, I also must acknowledge those who were particularly ready to pick up & incarcerate at any excuse.