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Is the Criminal Justice System Racist The first question that I will reflect upon will be What does Guiner mean when she says that if we cant talk about race then we cant talk about crime Is there reluctance in our society to deal squarely with issues of race and crime If so why Ms Guiners quote means that race and crime go hand in hand Without race then there cannot be crime Although as a society we should not be so judgmental as to say that only certain races commit crimes Because we all know that every single race commits crimes The black people are the ones who tend to commit more crimes because of their living situations such as poverty and joblessness to name a few Many black men turn to drugs to support their families which in turn leads to crime There is reluctance in American society to talk about race and crime because race is a touchy subject Everything in todays society has to be politically correct One has to be very careful what they write or say because of the fear of what might happen if someone misunderstood what the real meaning to their statement was For that reason when a person talks about race and crime many individuals may interpret their opinions differently Therefore many people try to avoid talking about such controversial subjects The second question that I will reflect upon will be Do you think that the American criminal justice system is discriminatory Why or why not I think that the criminal justice system is discriminatory for many reasons The main reason is Pretext Stopping Police may catch some criminals due to pretext stops however more people that are innocent are likely to be affected by these practices than are the true criminals The black community as a whole undoubtedly needs the protection of police officers more than any other segment of the American
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