Essay on All Over The Us Racism

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All over the US racism occurs, but the dominant hated race is African Americans. But why? Why are blacks hated so much? Targeted as criminals or shooting us down like dogs seems to be the only way to get rid of us. Thousands of our African American men are spending their lives away in prison right now. Why? Because of our poor legal system. They call it the “Justice System”, which it shouldn’t be called that at all when justice isn’t being served; at least not for African Americans. Not saying that some don’t belong in prison, but are the charges they’re facing reasonable? Would a white man be afforded that same charge? My answer to that is ‘No’ because racism is involved. America let racism and superiority get in our way of a civil nation.

BACKGROUND In many rape cases, there’s the victim and the suspect(s). Most victims are violated in their homes, in parking lots, public parks, and at work. To find the suspect, there are DNA testing, identity line ups, or voice line ups. Using a DNA test, 9 times out of 10 the suspect will be found, but unfortunately it wasn’t used until the late 1980s. Now in a lot of cases, the victim misidentified their rapist(always suspecting a black man), sending them to prison for a crime they did not commit. Julius Ruffin and hundreds of others, were victims of being wrongfully charged. Julius Ruffin, a black man of Virginia, was wrongfully convicted of a racist crime due to our own Justice System. He was accused of assaulting a 32 year old…

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