Essay On Racism In The Criminal Justice System

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For years now there has been a lot of controversy involving the looming question: Is the criminal justice system racist? Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. Ever since the Trayvon Martin case of 2012, the justice system has been in a complete downfall including all of the police brutality cases since then also. According to sources, 1 of every 4 African American males born this decade are expected to go to prison in their lifetime. Census Bureau reports that the U.S. is 13 percent percent black, 61 percent white, and 17 percent latino. Some of the society believes that the system isn’t racist at all. Meaning some people think …show more content…

People of different races that are coming from different countries are now being viewed negatively by both whites and blacks. Our most recent President Donald J Trump is very disrespectful when it comes to the matter. Calling them illegal immigrants and even now threatening them by building “The Great Wall of America”. It 's not just him though. Lots of born U.S. citizens blame immigrants for stealing their jobs. People think it isn’t fair for them to have a lot of jobs if they don’t live here. This all leads into the big issues in the criminal justice system and how its racist. Police stops are now a big problem in the U.S. Whether their on foot or car stops African American Males are stopped twice as much as whites. According to the University of Kansas a male of color in Kansas City of the age 25 or younger has a 28% of being stopped by the police. Compared to a white male who only 12% chance of being stopped. Another problem that continuously occurs and causes problems is the amount of force police officers use. Officers usually tend to use forces or weapons like dogs, pepper spray, and even tasers on blacks for no reason. But when it comes to whites there’s barely any force used at

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