Tag: Difference

If Brett Kavanaugh were African-American, Would he be Going to Jail.”

https://youtu.be/C4OhglzWbjY

Brett Kavanaugh may or may not be an attempted rapist, but one thing is clear. The Republican senators are according him all the honors of white privilege. That includes a presumption of innocence that statistically speaking, white juries do not accord African-American defendants.

Samuel R. Gross, Maurice Possley, and Klara Stephens have shown that African-Americans show up in cases of exoneration from crimes they did not actually commit at many times the rates of whites. That is, African-Americans are 13% of the US population but they make up a *majority* of persons exonerated when DNA tests are now administered.

*innocent black people are about seven times more likely to be convicted of murder than innocent white people.

The system on average puts African-American defendants in jail for 3 times longer than white defendants.

via If Brett Kavanaugh were African-American, Would he be Going to Jail.”