Please read the entire study. here is a small taste
this site also provides a link to over 500 more pieces of informationThey look at what they call the “racial gap” in sentencing – the difference between sentences for black defendants and white defendants – and find that it varies across judges, showing that race is affecting sentencing decisions. “We find evidence of significant inter-judge disparity in the racial gap in incarceration rates, providing support for the model where at least some judges treat defendants differently based on their race,” Abrams and his co-authors note in the study. “The magnitude of this effect is substantial. The gap in incarceration rates between White and African-American defendants increases by 18 percentage points (compared to a mean incarceration rate of 51% for African-Americans and 38% for Whites) when moving from the 10th to 90th percentile judge in the racial gap distribution.”
It only serves to make things even worse. My father used to tell me not to point a finger of blame at other people because you normally have three of your own pointing right back at you. In other words, part of it is your own damn fault. Perhaps with the sad and long history of slavery and Jim Crow - todays black Americans can get away with two fingers pointing blame - but no doubt the parts of disfunctional behaviors and even a sub-culture that has emerged is also responsible for the sad state of Black America.So given these items, return to your first. If the justice system is stacked against african americans, how does this all play into it?