It's a fantasy to say that justice is blind or that people don't harbor latent or even subconscious prejudices. The justice system is built on a scaffolding of laws, but the bricks, mortar... hell, the window dressing - it's all made of fallible humans.
Like Ann-Marie, I made sacrifices when I went to Washington, leaving behind a husband and house in Seattle for an amazing set of public service opportunities. Her willingness to share her struggles and bare her family's story makes the conversation about women having it all palpable.
All of us have a long way to go before "we have overcome." Overcoming is about ridding ourselves of how we perpetuate racism and other isms by our often unintentional actions.