The United States for all its greatness, it certainly has a very divisive inter-racial relationship, and nowhere is it more pronounced than in the criminal and justice system. Every now and then, a trigger-happy cop will send a black man to his untimely death. More often than not, the cop in question is white and the confrontation between the cop and the alleged offender is always filled with extreme prejudice.
According to CNN, 60% of inmates in U.S. prisons are people of color. That works out to one in every African American, one in every 36 Hispanic, and one in every 106 Caucasian men. Ironically, black people represent only 13% of the U.S. population. Yet they make up 47% of the 1,900 exonerations in U.S. prison registry of inmates who have been wrongfully accused.
Slate stats show an even sorry state of affairs; the inmates who often cannot afford bail are black. The less affluent defendants end up spending more time at the pen, while the affluent one simply writes a check, and get back to the society. …read more