Majoritarian Approach Case Study

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A different alternative to the view on the decisions of the Supreme Court is the Majoritarian Approach. This approach says that the decisions in court cases reflect the majority (white) in the United States and that the minority groups are underrepresented and do not receive the same benefits as the majority group does. This view is seen more so in the beginning of the nation when slavery was recently ended and many still felt that the white males deserved the most respect and rights. In a more recent case State v. Gorman where an African American male was charged with armed robbery “the state excluded two black jurors in the jury pool through peremptory challenges” (HIGGINBOTHAM, 2013) which led many to the question if the jurors were disqualified …show more content…
According to statistics in a recent survey, “nearly half of respondents to a recent Pew survey thought that race was "not a factor at all" in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner” (Nair, 2016). Media reports tend to have the race factory in all of these incidents like the popular heading “white police officer shoots unarmed black man” or something of the sorts. It is not surprising that much of the minority still feels they are being targeted. The claim is that they are not truly free from discrimination in cases like this. From the perspective of African Americans it is hard for them to feel free of the racial bias, especially those growing up in high crime rate areas with little chance for opportunity and education. The “n word” is rarely used in public but African Americans still believe the feelings of the word are not gone. In a time where even African Americans refer to each other with slang versions of the word it is hard to say that the world is irrelevant even if the meaning has changed. As on African American says, “I am a man, a Black man, a human being, and I am your equal. After this piece goes live I am never again going to utter that word "nigger" to describe myself, to describe Black people, to paint a picture of a certain type of mentality born of racial oppression, self-hatred, confusion, of ignorance; not publicly, not privately” (Powell, …show more content…
Where the majority of Caucasian Americans believe today’s society is free from racial bias. However, minority groups still have experiences and proofs that they have been at a disadvantage still to this day in America. It truly is hard to define racism and discrimination in a society where legislation and social boundaries seem to clearly prohibit all forms of organized hatred for any groups. There has been a long road for equality and through a series of court cases and arguments made by the leaders of minority groups; majority groups believe the nation will continue to improve its standard for equality. There are still those out there who believe the nation is a very long ways away from the dream of equality, but they will not give up the fight to erase the horrors of the past on move on in a world where race means nothing to all

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