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26.   How do you explain differences in sentencing by race? What would happen if there  were a “war on drugs” and the suburbs, rather than the city, were the target? What would  white America's response be if millions of young, white, middle-class suburbanites were  arrested, sentenced, and put in jail for an extended period of time for recreational marijuana or  ecstasy use?                                                            The powder cocaine is usually  dealt by  the larger dealers and the crack cocaine is dealt by smaller, neighborhood drug dealers. The  lower level drug dealers are easier to arrest and give the public the impression that the war on  drugs is being won and the dealers are minorities. It is part the attraction of young black  males attraction to the fast money and dangerous life that drug dealing has. The second part  is the harsh sentencing which were put in place by an African American who was consulted  on creating tougher drug laws after the death of Len Bias.  White America would be shocked  and outraged  that so many young, white suburbanites were going to jail. There would be  clamoring for use of federal government resources to create programs to eradicate the drug  and possibly decriminalization of marijuana. There would be public outrage for the laws to be  modified to remedy the issue if these were young white teenagers. 27. How might the racist mistreatment black officers experience shape how they police and  their attitudes toward race and racism?                                                       Black police officers  experience racism on the job from their white counterparts. It has a dual effect, it may  influence some officers to try and prove to white officers that they can mistreat minority 
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suspects as well. The racism from the constant racial slurs to seeing their white colleagues  engage in police brutality The white intimidation creates stress and insecurity which can make  the black officer's workplace very difficult. They also see that whites perform these actions in  part to show group solidarity and assimilate into the dominant group. The white officers can  have access to greater material rewards, camaraderie and emotional support. 28.  Wealthy lawbreakers, argues Jeffrey Reiman, rarely see the inside of a prison. Why?  How is this pattern linked to race?                                                                    People have  a misconception that dangerous crimes are committed by poor people. A wealthy defendant 
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