Just as it is trumpeted by other nations and non-governmental organizations the world over, the United States of America believes very much in justice for all and equality before the law. The need for equality and justice for all is emphasized in both the United States Constitution and The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, which states that "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for al" (US Constitution Online, 2011). Criminal justice for all United States citizens is especially crucial against the background that the United States is made up of heterogeneous setting, comprising different indigenous cultures, tribe and race. Three of such settings are the Black Americans, Hispanic and the White Americans. There are debaters in sections of social justice law who have a feeling that criminal justice meted out to these three groups of dwellers of the United States is not equal. This paper therefore seeks to examine this controversial issue of equality before the criminal justice in the United States among the three setting of citizens named.
The vulnerability of the Black American community in the United States
On the whole, records from the United States Department of Justice and other sources such as The Black and White of Justice, Freedom Magazine, Volume 128 paint a very bleak picture about criminal records of Black Americans in the United States who are in the age group of 25 and 29 (Jeneen, 2008). ...Show more