Is the Criminal Justice System Racist

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Is the Criminal Justice System Racist? American society is becoming more racially and economically polarized. Many poor and minority  citizens subscribe to the  discrimination thesis  (DT) that the criminal justice system is racist. A  recent Gallup poll showed that nearly two-thirds of the African-Americans surveyed believe that the  criminal justice system is rigged against them. Many civil rights advocacy groups agree, but many  conservatives deny that the system is racist.  The criminal justice system is not racist Criminologist William Wilbanks, who wrote  The Myth of a Racist Criminal Justice System  (1987), is  the leading apologist for racial disparities in the American justice system. Wilbanks and others who  maintain the system is color blind advance the following arguments:  1. Most decisions in criminal justice are  not  based on discrimination. Research 
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