Eng 112- N03
November 15, 2011
Arguing a Position Essay-“What Color is Justice”
What is Justice? As defined by Dictionary.com; it is the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, moral rightness: to hold the justice of a cause. Conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment. When I read the different explanations of the word Justice, all were fitting to give a concise clarification on this subject within the judicial systems all across the world. Historically, African American men are more likely to be incarcerated or imprisoned than any other race. Inequalities towards the African American population appear to be bias and at times racially motivated. This is not a new epidemic of racial injustice plaguing society. Since the beginning of established settlements there has always been some type of superior and inferior race issues ( ). Historically, this race has endured such punishments as, lynchings
during the civil rights era to current convictions such as in the case of Anthony Davis, sentenced to death for a crime surrounded by and based on circumstantial evidence and police corruption. These types of courtroom verdicts are suspect and deserve a closer look and re-evaluation of the legal system. For the most part, the common African American criminal is concerned with survival. A large percentage of the criminal activity committed by these individuals is to provide for their daily needs and the needs of their family members. These actions tend to give a false perception of the African American culture as negative. Overall, America’s image to the world is a land of prosperity and equality. However, time and time again this has not been the case for African Americans entangled within the judicial system. The constitutional Bill Of Rights purpose is to provide all humans with a harmonious existence. In some respect the...