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Racial Inequities Under the Law

Discuss how American laws and policies impact different racial groups in different ways. Be sure to include in your discussion the kinds of impacts that continue post-arrest. Include in your discussion the facts we've encountered about employment opportunities for blacks compared to whites and explain how the disparities here also affect racial inequality in the US. Finally, identify two or more policy changes that could be made to reduce racial inequality in our criminal justice system.

What do you think is most significant about these two accounts of urban street life with respect to interactions between racial groups in the US? Drawing on your own observations about street life in United state.

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One recent example of a law that considered race as a factor in the application of justice was crack and cocaine penalties. For many years, penalties for crack cocaine were much higher than for regular cocaine, even though they contained the same illegal component. Most people agreed that the reason was because Black Americans ...

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