Unit 5.2

While it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on their race it still happens. Blacks are more likely to be searched during contact with law enforcement and receive longer sentences that whites (Pollock, 2021. In this case it would be just as likely for both females to be arrested and convicted but the punishment for the black female would be much harsher. In a case out of Ohio two women one white and one black were accused of the same crime. The white woman received probation while the black woman received an 18 month prison sentence even though the white woman stole more money and the black woman had begun to better herself and pay back the money (Defender News Service, 2021). Our justice system it to be fair and impartial and we have seen sometimes it is not. There are still things that we can be doing better.
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