Irrespective of one’s political beliefs, it is clear that poor communities of color in general, and African American males in particular, continue to experience alarming rates of racial disparities in the criminal justice system. The laws and policies that comprise the war on drugs provide a disturbing example of how the political process sometimes manipulates the public into supporting criminal justice laws and policies that are costly, ineffective, and fail to address the underlying societal problems that lead to incarceration.104 The persistent disparities that currently exist will not disappear simply with the passage of time or as a result of a changing political landscape.From a paper by Nekima Levy-Pounds.
Mar 21, 2014
A spot where the US is a developing country
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