African-American Males and the U.S. Justice System of by Floyd Weatherspoon

By Floyd Weatherspoon

African-American men and the U.S. Justice procedure of Marginalization presents an summary of the commercial and social prestige of African-American men in the USA, which maintains to go to pot at an alarming price. Weatherspoon posits that during each American institutional procedure, from start to dying, the adventure of African-American men to accomplish racial justice and fairness during this nation is neglected, marginalized, and exploited. the yankee justice method, particularly, has authorized and in certain cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete electorate. Weatherspoon examines the concept that African-American men are disproportionately represented in each element of the felony justice procedure, and that the marginalization of African-American men in the United States has a protracted and treacherous historical past that maintains to negatively influence their fiscal, political, and social prestige.

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S. Department of Justice reported the following imprisonment rate of African-American males:    They are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white males. Their imprisonment rate is at least four times that of white males in all age groups. 17 The high rate of incarceration of African-American males is having a devastating impact on the lives of African-American men at all ages. The actual numbers are even more telling of the enslavement of AfricanAmerican males in prisons and jails.

AfricanAmerican males should not be more severely punished for violating drug laws than whites. The use of drug courier profiling is also used at airports, at bus stations, and with other modes of transportation to stop and search African-American males. African-American males have alleged racial profiling not only when driving a car, but when traveling by Amtrak and even when riding a bicycle. As an African-American male who travels by plane on a frequent basis, I am normally one of three or four AfricanAmericans on the plane.

Negative stereotypical biases of African-American males overshadow any appearances that they are law-abiding citizens. Indeed, in the eyes of many law enforcement officers, an African-American male driving a Mercedes Benz projects the presumption of illegal activity, not the presumption of a hard-working citizen. 2  The impact of stereotypical biases on racial profiling Stereotypical biases directed at African-American males by law enforcement officials have resulted in a disproportionate number of AfricanAmerican males being stopped and searched.

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