African Americans have always been part of a broken system; there are systems of oppression literally created specifically for the continued degradation of an entire race of people. African Americans generally cannot fairly obtain education, health care, housing, employment, etc. without some disadvantage to serve as a hindrance to their progress and success – and this notion has been true for generations. As society improves, though, so has the opportunities for African Americans to achieve prosperity, and despite some tumultuous hindrances, the present day is the most successful, most wealthy, and most educated Black people have ever been. In order to maintain that trend, and work toward solving the issues of a broken system, African Americans must do two things: get educated and unify.