This racial disparity in the courtroom is keenly felt by minorities who are ordered to appear in court. Some legal scholars go so far as to say that the racial makeup of the justice system undermines its claims to be fair. When people don’t see themselves reflected in a power structure, they struggle to see it as a legitimate entity. Some people have argued that these disparities have been baked into the U.S. justice system from the beginning.
Another area that critics of the justice system have started to look at is law school. The statistics show that people of color are much more likely to drop out of law school than white students. There have been calls to look at law school environments and make them more comfortable for students of color.
For people who’ve been accused of crimes, it’s important to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. When a system is badly skewed, an attorney is responsible for knowing how the system works and how to get justice for their clients. It may be helpful to find legal representation to negotiate for the best possible outcome.