The, The Soul Of Black Folks Essay

1808 Words Nov 25th, 2015 8 Pages
Daily the Negro is coming more and more to look upon law and justice, not as protecting safeguards but as sources of humiliation and oppression. Men who have little interest in him make the laws; men who have absolutely no motive for treating the black people with courtesy and consideration execute them; and finally the accused lawbreaker is tried, not by his peers; but too often by men who rather punish ten innocent Negros, then let one guilty one escape. (W.E.B Dubois, the Soul of Black Folks) Do African Americans get equal justice when faced with a legal situation? The practice of demonizing African Americans date back to the period of the slave trade and has endured despite the reelection of America’s first African American President (Brown 258). The growing homicides of African Americans have become more publicized after the reelection of President Barack Obama. They gave African Americans their American dream by electing an African American man into the White House. However, made many African Americans became angry when no justice was served for the African Americans who were wrongfully killed, criminally violated, or convicted by the biased legal system. Despite having an African American president, it has and still is difficult for African American has to receive justice in our American legal system and we continue to cry out to gain access to an equal judicial system. In our ongoing chant of #BlackLivesMatter. The beginning of the inequality stemmed from the…

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