Case Study: The Justice System
Why are certain ethno-cultural groups exposed to more oppression in the justice system?
Why are certain ethno-cultural groups marginalized in the justice system? When examining the Justice System, you would think that it is fair and unbiased. However, news stories tell a different story, especially in the America. The Canadian Justice System faces similar issues because it is smaller compared to those of America. In society today, many are uses the media as a tool to address issues of discrimination and racism in the justice system; the “Black Lives Matter” campaign has touched many lives not just in America, but Canada as well. The events that lead to this movement created …show more content…
The attitudes that have been embedded into society over time, still lingers in present day. So, I go back to the two questions I composed, “Why are certain ethno-cultural groups exposed to more oppression in the justice system?” and “Why are certain ethno-cultural groups marginalized in the justice system?” The simple answer is the history of Canada; African American Slavery and issues that Indigenous/Aboriginal people faced (residential schools). Because of the past decisions and judgments, consequences from those still rise and affect today’s society. All we can do is hope and bring awareness to issues such as racism and discrimination in the justice system. These issues have been embedded into history …show more content…
What are the reasons for these statistics?
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