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By Floyd Weatherspoon

ISBN-10: 113740843X

ISBN-13: 9781137408433

ISBN-10: 1349489360

ISBN-13: 9781349489367

African-American men and the united states Justice method of Marginalization presents an summary of the commercial and social prestige of African-American men in the United States, which maintains to go to pot at an alarming expense. Weatherspoon posits that during each American institutional procedure, from beginning to demise, the adventure of African-American men to accomplish racial justice and fairness during this kingdom is neglected, marginalized, and exploited. the yank justice procedure, particularly, has accepted and in certain cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete voters. Weatherspoon examines the concept that African-American men are disproportionately represented in each point of the legal justice approach, and that the marginalization of African-American men in the United States has an extended and treacherous background that maintains to negatively effect their monetary, political, and social prestige.

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There are no doubts that if the rate of incarceration continues, there will be a need for states to build additional prisons. S. 20 Further there is a decline in potential wages that black male youth earn after they have been incarcerated. It is interesting to note that in 2010, it cost Florida $31,307 to incarcerate each inmate for the year. Could the state use alternative means to punish, possibly to rehabilitate, thus saving tax payers billions of dollars? 22 If this trend continues, it is projected that there will be more African-American males in prison than were enslaved from 1820 to 1860.

It is] impossible to know how effective the Federal Sentencing Guidelines . . 129 In 1993, the Justice Department released a report which examined whether there were racial and ethnic disparities imposed on federal offenders before and after the guidelines became fully effective. The study found in part that: During 1986-1988, before full implementation of sentencing guidelines, white, black and Hispanic offenders received similar sentences, on average, in federal district courts.

103 In United States v. Jennings,104 the officer acknowledged that half of his airport stops involved African-American or Hispanic passengers. ” The Constitution guarantees the right to travel without governmental interference. Although this right is enjoyed without thought by most Americans, African-American males are routinely stopped and singled out for interrogation, detainment, arrest, searches, and prosecution by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (“DEA”) practice of stopping African-American male passengers at airports and bus stations to determine whether they are transporting drugs.

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