- Jan 2011
Focusing on just one factor (in this case skin color) is a sure way to get wrong results. There are multiple factors in crime (location, education, access to good lawyers, type of crime etc... etc..)....Mean while black drug offenders get sentenced far more often and harshly than white drug offenders despite both being equal in users of drugs. Majority of people arrested in the Crack epidemic where black despite Latino and whites being the majority of users of crack
Somebody already gave a counter example: women get sentenced far less than men (there are about 10 times less women than men in jail in the US)... does this mean the US justice system is incredibly sexist ? Obviously not, there are many other factors than sex at play here....