When we hear the words “justice system” we should be thinking about fairness, justness, honesty, righteousness, but in contrary what comes to mind is inequality, injustice, corruption, dishonestly. The definition for institutional inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group of society (about.com) and this is what people of color are facing in a daily basis. On this project I intend to research about the ratio of African American and other ethnic groups incarcerated versus whites and other races, also how this affects the community, why such a high percentage of African American he age group 25-29 are incarcerated and the racial disparities that exist in the…show more content… Statistics show that there is racial disparities in many decisions made in the criminal he justice system. One example is the “driving while black,” shows the potential abuse by law enforcement. According to The New Jim Crow, the Supreme Court has actually granted the police license to discriminate, it is not advertised because they know that the public will not accept this, it is left unsaid. Propositions racial variations have denied ethnic minorities of their most essential social equality, making criminal justice report the civil right issue of our time. Through mass detainment and the overrepresentation of people of color inside of the criminal justice and jail framework, minorities have encountered an adverse effect on themselves and on their groups from obstructions to reintegrating into society to participating in the vote based procedure (American Progress).
III. Incarceration and drug sentence disparities African Americans constitute 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated. Blacks are incarcerated nearly 6 times the rate of whites. African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners (naacp). Human Rights Watch reported in 2000 that, in seven States, African