Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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  • Despair
  • Disparities in Police Activity
  • Disparities in Trials
  • Relying on a Flawed Defense System
  • The Verdict
  • A Jury of Your Peers
  • The Color of Your Skin Influences Sentencing
  • Capital Punishment Designed for Blacks?
  • War on Drugs, War on Blacks
  • We Have Facts. So What Can We Do to Change It?
  • Race Matters

Disparities in Trials

African-Americans continue to deal with racial bias on every level of the justice system. The Indigent Defense Council, or public defender system, which is relied on heavily by minorities, is in shambles. In 2012, more than 70 percent of public defender offices reported issues with adequate funding.

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