By Floyd Weatherspoon
African-American men and the united states Justice procedure of Marginalization offers an outline of the commercial and social prestige of African-American men in the US, which maintains to go to pot at an alarming price. Weatherspoon posits that during each American institutional method, from delivery to loss of life, the adventure of African-American men to accomplish racial justice and fairness during this nation is missed, marginalized, and exploited. the yankee justice approach, specifically, has accredited and often times sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete electorate. 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 USA has a protracted and treacherous heritage that maintains to negatively effect their financial, political, and social prestige.
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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. A report by the American Civil Liberties Union reported that: The number of black men in prison (792,000) has already equaled the number of men enslaved in 1820.
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