International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

African Americans and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Earnest N. Bracey

Because African Americans have been historically treated unfairly in the United States’ criminal justice system, many believe that justice is elusive for people of color. Indeed, there is racial bias in a court system that is supposed to be fair for all American citizens. And we must weigh these matters against some of the results and decisions made by judges and justices at the Federal and State levels. Therefore, “we-the-people” must try to fix an imbalance of justice when it comes to judicial rulings and as it negatively affects darker-skinned people. It all boils down to providing equal justice and representation to African Americans and other minorities in a criminal justice system that is bankrupt.

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