At sixteen years old, he has never met a thief. His parents are still together. It's safe to walk alone after dark and accept rides from strangers. Jails are not over crowded. Drugs are not running rampant on the streets, and schools want their students to succeed at life, not just test taking. Discrimination and disrespect are not tolerated. And no one goes to bed hungry.
All because of the radical ideas of his five times great grandmother, Aletta. Who also happened to be president seventy years ago. She created a finely tuned system. One that Evan has never understood the importance of.