In the article, Peter Herbert writes that as a current standing judge, he can see racism in the judicial system. In the article Herbert references a study by David Lammy that states, "If you are an African-Caribbean man you are 16% more likely to be remanded in custody than if you are white; you are also likely to obtain a custodial sentence of 24 months compared to your white counterpart’s 17 months." These extra 7 months is just another example of how the racial discrimination is still present in the court systems.*** "As a Judge, I Can See the Racism Embedded in the System." The Guardian. n.p. 22 Nov. 2016. Web. 26 April 2018.
In this article, Bill Quigly writes that there is Racism in the Criminal Justice System. Quigly is a Law Professor out of the University of Loyola New Orleans. In his time studying law he has come across 14 evidential FACTS that proves his article, and my question to be correct. His most intriguing example is number 2 on the list. Quigly states that, "The police stop blacks and Latinos at rates that are much higher than whites. In New York City, where people of color make up about half of the population, 80% of the NYPD stops were of blacks and Latinos. When whites were stopped, only 8% were frisked. When blacks and Latinos are stopped 85% were frisked according to information provided by the NYPD." Not only is there racism in the court systems, but all over the Judiciary branch of government. *** "Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System." The Blog. Huff Post. 26 July 2010. Web. 26 April 2018.
Put out by Rehabs.com, this infographic talks about the use and convictions of drugs/drug charges between white teens and black teens. Dr. Dan Blazer said, "What surprised us the most was the relatively lower rate of use among African Americans. The public perception is that, that's NOT the case." Later in the infographic he states that, " Despite the rates of use, black adolescents are 10X more likely to be arrested for drug crimes then white adolescents." To prove that racial discrimination is present in the court systems, I really do not need more evidence then this. Racism in the court systems.*** "Disparity in Black & White Drug Abuse & Arrests." Infographic > Health. visual.ly. 20 Mar. 2017. Web. 26 April 2018.
Although the infographic comes from https://visual.ly/ the actual creator of the infograph is Shane Turner. Turner has been working for 20+ years at Advancing Diversity, teaching over subjects like this. Turner says that young blacks are 21 times more likely to be shot and killed by police officers, over whites. This information is another reason that not only is there racism in the court systems, but all over the Judiciary branch of government. *** "This is What Structural Racism Looks Like" Infographic > Human Rights. visua.ly. 12 Mar. 2016. Web. 26 April 2018.
Sociologist Bruce Western, talks about Mass Incarceration throughout this video. In a part of this video, by age 14 28.4% of black children have had a parent in jail while only 4.2% of whites have had a parent locked up (Western). Even though Western is talking about mass incarceration I found it fastening how black children age 14 are 7 times more likely to have a parent in prison then a white 14 year old. With blacks only making up 13.2% of the US population they still are locked up more then whites. It might not just be stereotypical that blacks are being locked up more, it might just be this crooked systems that we call the Judiciary system. *** "Mass Incarceration, Visualized." The Atlantic. Youtube.com. 2 Oct. 2010. Web. 26 April 2018.
The podcast, Another Round, is run by two black females named Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. Associated with BuzzFeed, Heben and Tracy go at a multitude of topics from race and gender to squirrels and mango. A lot of their podcasts go over racism. In episode 3, they go over racism. They do recognize the strides we have made as a country to eliminate but they are still upset about how racist the country still is. The courts are still racist, according to Tracy and there isn't much that we can do about it. Although the podcast doesn't talk about strictly racism, they go over it many times in their series. *** "Another Round." BuzzFeed. itunes.apple.com. 12 Dec. 2017. Web. 26 April 2018.