We live in a society in which your race can help determine what type of sentence you will be issued if ever incarcerated. For instance, whites are more likely to get the minimum sentence for a crime as opposed to a black person. In fact, some people allege that the American criminal justice system is racist. Moving on, gender plays a big part in the administration of justice. The treatment in the criminal justice system varies from male to female.
In the work place discrimination can play a huge role in a person's race or skin color unfairly becoming a factor when deciding who receives a job, promotion, or other employment benefits. It has been said that whites have received favorable treatment, being ahead of other races and ethnicities when it comes to job offers and or promotions. Racial discrimination in the work place can also seem as if you are being harassed by co-workers and or your boss. Our own presidents as well as other politicians of the United States are extensively discriminated against. Because Of the variety of races and ethnicities they has been a targeted by various predominantly white organizations.
Racial Ideology, American Politics, and the Peculiar Role of the Social Sciences”; where he explains his research on the intersection of poverty, crime and race. Bobo contends the United States is faced with a sophisticated, elusive and enduring race problem. His use of two separate focus groups one being all white and the other being all black uncovered evidence to support just how complex the race problem in America is. Bobo contends the just saying that the race problem still endures is not to say that it remains fundamentally the same and essentially the same. Bobo asks how we can have milestone decisions like Brown V. Board, pass a civil rights act, a voting act, fair housing acts, and numerous acts of enforcement and amendments, including the pursuit of affirmative action policies and still continue to face a significant racial divide in America.
A black man does not have to only be racist against a person of the different race but also can be racist to someone of his own race. That is what people misunderstand all the time but Hurston shows readers that what they think is false. You don’t have to be racist against someone of an opposite race. You can be disgusted not only with an opposite race but also your same race. Most people seem to believe that racism is a dislike between two different cultures.
He states that law enforcers think that they would be more accurate in targeting a suspicious group, but in reality, what happens is the total opposite wherein officials have inaccurate results in targeting the suspect—Race Relations. He stated in one of his books evidence proving that the success rate of racial profiling is lower than behavioral
Equality Opportunity’ in that the burdens of racism can only be overcome by taking race into account. Affirmative action also aims to reflect the racial diversity of the nation, the ‘Equality of Results’, within schools, the firm and the workplace. Despite being mainly supported by Democrats, and rejected by Republicans President Nixon played a significant role in affirmative action by instituting ‘set aside’ policies to reserve a certain percentage for minorities. The main advantage of affirmative action is that is leads to a greater diversity in societies main institutions, arguably this would not be achieved had things been left as they were. It is also argued on the basis of righting those previously wronged, by opening areas of education and employment that would not have previously been available to minorities.
Is the death penalty unjust? Blackmun is opposing towards the death penalty. He claims that there is many faults in the system. Therfore thay should not be allowed to decide whether one should be kiiled on their commited crimes. In contrast to Scalia I think he has good points but he needs a better argument than the judical system has faults.
To what extent is it true to say that high levels of criminality amongst ethnic minorities are a real visible phenomenon? Official statistics on the criminal justice process show some striking differences between ethnic groups. For example, black people are more likely to be imprisoned than other groups. Is this because some ethnic groups are more likely to offend in the first place, or is it because the criminal justice system is racist and discriminates against ethnic minorities. According to official statistics, there are some significant ethnic differences in the likelihood of being involved in the criminal justice system.
This theory holds that a black officer would be more efficient and better equipped to serve in a high percentage black area than a white officer. John Lott states, “The evidence is not consistent with the hypothesis that black officers are more effective at dealing with crime in predominantly black areas. Instead, surprisingly, the results suggest that it is the most heavily black communities that are the most at risk from the increased crime produced by affirmative action policies.” (2000) In an article by Jared Bennet, he praises departments such as San Jose, for “being proactive rather than reactive to recruiting and promoting officers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.” (1999) What Bennet suggests should be the goal of all police departments is where if the community is 35% African American, then the department should also be 35% African-American. Although the sentiment is sound, Bennet does not address the modalities required to ensure such a make-up. Bennet and others also leave out females in their conclusions.
If African Americans reject low paying jobs that other immigrants are competing for, they justify the belief that they are less deserving than immigrants. Resentment for this treatment further validates the white belief that African Americans are unworthy, restarting the cycle over again. Gans concludes that it might be a possibility that race could be eventually erased through interracial marriage, but he also points out that Americans may come up with a different way to mark levels of social classes. I feel that Gans’ conclusion follows his evidence logically, explaining the reasons why people socially construct different classes, and what might be a possible outcome in the