In June, Kardashian convinced President Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old black woman serving a life sentence for a first time drug offense. Johnson was in prison for 22 years before Trump granted her clemency.

As valiant as it is for Kardashian to try her hand at prison reform—and quite successfully thus far—it’s grim that this is how things work: It takes a rich person with influence to garner up enough empathy from others in power to do the right thing. Rich person wants a thing, rich person gets a thing. There are plenty of nefarious uses for this kind of power. This time, because of Kardashian, an obscene system may produce a just outcome for one person. The balance is still way the fuck off.