The thing about systemic oppression is that it doesn't require hate to run.
And the school is on the South Side
But the North side kids have a two hour commute.
Now these rules apply to everyone equally.
But they affect the North Side kids more deeply
This means that the likelihood of being late to homeroom is also higher.
Which means that they have to work harder to not get grade penalties.
Both put them at a disadvantage versus the South Side kids.
Anyone who does, gets a boost in their grade.
Now the North side kids are falling behind twice. They're less likely to get boosts AND more likely to get docked.
Sentiments like these can affect education policy for those students if they are held by policy makers.
We have simple systemic oppression.
This is called privilege.
To them there is no other logical reason that someone would have a hard time getting to class
And they begin to believe they are more worthy of their education.
The problem begins when the South Side kids insist everyone is treated equally
It is the refusal to acknowledge and address it, or worse, to justify it that compounds the oppression
Each difficulty experienced by a North side kid compounds the strain on them and their ability to succeed.
Even for breakfast. All these affect success in school. And life.
Constantly being chastised
Reduced attention due to inadequate sleep
Inability to engage in socializing activities
Stress induced by pressure to succeed