By Floyd Weatherspoon

African-American men and the united states Justice approach of Marginalization presents an outline of the industrial 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 procedure, from start 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 process, particularly, has approved and every so often sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete electorate. Weatherspoon examines the concept African-American men are disproportionately represented in each element of the legal justice procedure, and that the marginalization of African-American men in the US has a protracted and treacherous historical past that keeps to negatively effect their monetary, political, and social prestige.

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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. 24 A study by the Justice Policy Institute reports that: In 2000, there were approximately 791,000 African American men under the jurisdiction of state and federal prison systems and in local jails.

Racial profiling, however, involves a predisposition held by law enforcement officers who are members of the majority, to believe that minorities, particularly African-American males, are engaged in criminal activities; therefore, they are stopped and searched without probable cause or reasonable suspicion. S. Department of Justice defines racial profiling as a practice which at its core concerns the invidious use of race or ethnicity as a criterion in conducting stops, searches, and other law enforcement investigative procedures.

In affirming the lower court’s decision, the court of appeals acknowledged that had the decision to stop the African-American male been based solely on his race, the Constitution would have been violated. The court, however, focused on the fact that the DEA agent also relied on race-neutral evidence to stop and question Weaver. Based on this analysis, law enforcement officers can easily circumvent the constitutional rights of African-American males by connecting racial factors with race-neutral factors in their decision to stop any individual.

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