History shows us how things got broken — so we know what needs to be fixed. The systems wounding our society are often invisible . . . but they roll along, year after year, consistently advantaging one group and disadvantaging another. To help us see how to untangle this knotted mess, we explore two important pieces of U.S. legislation that appeared race neutral, but in application, were anything but. The Social Security Act of 1935, and the GI Bill.