Racism In Courts

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In recent discussions of racial discrimination in the justice court system, a controversial issue has been whether there is racism in courts. On one hand, some may argue that the courts treats everyone fairly and get the punishment they deserve. On the other hand, however, others argue that it goes against the law by giving a bigger jail sentence to colored people than white. In summary, the issue is whether we should treat everyone fairly in the court. Many trials in the past have caused many people to suspect racism in the court and causing rallies, some unfair trials have caused innocent black men go on death sentence.
Racism has been around for centuries now but the most controversial trial was the Emmet Till case. While visiting family …show more content…

When an individual commits a crime, the police make an arrest, the defendant stands trial in court and, if convicted, the judge sentences the defendant to prison (corrections) where he or she is required to serve the sentence. Although racial discrimination is viewed as morally wrong, several studies on racial disparity in the criminal justice system conclude that African-Americans are affected by such discrimination. The race industry and its elite enablers take it as self-evident that high black incarceration rates result from discrimination. In 2006, blacks were 37.5 percent of all state and federal prisoners, though they’re under 13 percent of the national population. About one in 33 black men were in prison in 2006, compared with one in 205 white men and one in 79 Hispanic men. Eleven percent of all black males between the ages of 20 and 34 are in prison or jail. The dramatic rise in the prison and jail population over the last three decades to 2.3 million people at the end of 2007 has only amplified the racial accusations against the criminal-justice system. “Either this country targets Latinos and black people for mass incarceration, or Latinos and black people are pathological criminals compared to this country 's heavenly white folk” (Rios). A white man could do the same crime as a black or Hispanic man but the person of color will get a bigger sentence. “While Latinos and black people make up about 30 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 59 percent of the U.S. male prison population. Considering that white people are this country 's majority group at 63 percent of the population, but are only 32 percent of the U.S. male prison population” (Rios). Blacks committed over 52 percent of all murders in America. In 2006, the black arrest rate for most crimes was two to nearly three times representation in the population. Blacks constituted 39.3 percent of all

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