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We live in a time in which ubiquitous intolerance exists however speaking about racism racists and any talk of inequality is just not kosher Specifically the Justice System has developed into a branch of our government that provides justice for only a certain sect of the population Caucasians Minorities especially African-Americans have been the victim of transcending bigotry because of the way they look A glance at the facts reveals that of the more than three thousand five hundred prisoners on death row about 425 percent are African American 84 percent are Hispanic and 465 percent are white Blacks who comprise scarcely thirteen percent of the US population are obviously quite over represented among those awaiting execution One of the likely reasons for this discrepancy is that almost all the prosecutors nearly ninety-eight percent making the key decision about whether death will be sought are white www Death Penalty and Race Who lives and who dies The Justice System in America was established to separate criminals from the victims and the innocent from the guilty However the omnipresent prejudice that exists has left the branch of our government that can rob the innocent of their free will in controlled chaos and corrupt The American Justice System has proven time and time again to be unjust to minorities through punishment and sentences selective enforcement of laws and Mandatory Minimums We currently live in a time when the government says that racism is illegal and non-existent but all-white juries consistently hand out death sentences to innocent young black males Just the statistics show that two-thirds of the two million Americans in jailprison are African-American or Hispanic and an Illinois study found juries were three times more likely to sentence a person to death if the victim was white rather than black This disparaging number is the result of judges juries and police officers that feel they have jurisdiction to convict the innocent because of the way they
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