Summary: Race Relations, And Unjust Legal System

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Race relation is always a problem in the society. Different people have different feelings or opinions about races. It is hard to have race equality in a society, but we can eliminate inequality among races. Legal system can be an issue when there are discriminations, everyone should be treated equally when they are facing the legal system. For example, if someone has to use the legal system to do something, he/she should be treated equally no matter what race he/she is. There should be no difference when different races ask the legal system for help. Comparing to the past, race relation and legal system get better and better. However, race relation and unjust legal system were big issues in the society in the 18th Century, the New York Conspiracy …show more content…
Some people thought that black arsonists tried to burn the city to murder all the white people. Slavery still existed in the 18th Century, slaves were treated badly, and they tried to revolt, however, they failed and got executed. There were little evidences to prove that the arsonists were black slaves, but a jury said that the fires were done by the black people, and then some black people were arrested and executed. Black people got blamed for the fires even though there was not enough evidences to prove it. New York Conspiracy trials revealed about race inequality and biased legal system in the society, black people had low social status, but white people had the powers. Black slaves were targeted for arsons, the court just sentenced them after they got arrested. Legal system was biased at that time, most likely juries were white people, legal system stood on the white side, and against the black slaves. Therefore, it was impossible for the black people to have the same status as the white …show more content…
Black people got blamed for setting fires to burn the city, even though there were limited information to prove that those fires were done by the black people. Black people had low social status, they would be the scapegoat for any bad or harmful things happened. In addition, the flawed legal system contributed to scapegoat for being happened, black people would not be accused if there would be a fair and just legal system in the society. The courts relied heavily on white people, instead of enough evidences. The courts still sentenced black people even though there was not enough evidences to charge them. Therefore, there should be a fair and equal legal system to eliminate social inequality and race discriminations, better race relation and social equality would help to make the community preferable and improve the quality of a

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