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Shekeena NealMs. M. ConleySpecial Topic in JusticeDecember 7, 2016
The Color of Justice What can I say about race, ethnic, and crimes in the criminal justice system? The criminal justice system calls for a fairness.The Criminal Justice System in the United States has many controversial systematic issues regarding discrimination against minorities in multiple different aspects.The corruption and inhumane brutality that occurs in the criminal justice system in the United States seems to be an everlasting issue that is constantly reoccurring. Institutionalized racism is prevalent in the United States, whether that is believedor not. The “Color Blind” mentality white middle class Americans and whites obtain as a belief system is ignorance at its finest. White privilege is real, police brutality is real, corporate greed is real, and modern day segregation is real. However, many Americans today still do not see this as an issue no matter how prevalent it truly is. Social change as well as policy change needs to occur for this issue of racial tension and unfair treatment to halt, and the first step is recognizing the presence of racism.The statistics are striking, yet people still tend to believe that racial inequality and selective policing are not an important issue to address in this country today. In 2010, Arizona created a law that gave permission to law enforcement toconfront people that appeared to be illegal immigrants. This act called the “Arizona Immigration Act of 2010” is an example of selective policing and
minorities being discriminated against. Not only is this an act of discrimination,