Racial Discrimination In The Criminal Justice System

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Racial discrimination is a major issue in the criminal justice system and has been for a while. There have been a number of unjust acts towards minorities, specifically Latinos and African Americans that revolve around racial stereotyping and the bias that comes with it. The war on drugs is often used as an excuse or justification of arresting and incarcerating African American men and women by law enforcers (Coker, 2003). Not only do African Americans get busted for drug use and drug trafficking but Latinos are faced with similar problems for being assumed to be affiliated with drug cartels on the Mexican border. Along with drug trafficking, Hispanics and African Americans are believed to be associated with many of the violent street crimes.
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