Tuesday, July 16, 2013

nothing new here | State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

From Bernard E. Harcourt, Racial Profiling: What's the Problem? page 37

As far as I can tell, the process and outcome the George Zimmerman trial haven't yet lent themselves to crisp, clear, universal findings, except to underscore this conclusion: Dark-skinned young men are disadvantaged prima facie in the design and application of U.S. legal codes, law enforcement and criminal justice.

If we wish to be anything like who we say we are, we have to address and change prejudicial dynamics in law and policy as well as human interactions.

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