Increase education and background checks for judges and police regarding racism

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African-American people are much more likely to get incarcerated or killed by police, and much more likely to get the death penalty from judges. Specifically, in 2011, 41.7% of the death row inmates were African-American. In addition to that, in 2010, the incarceration rate for African-American men was 4,347 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents, while that rate was 678 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents for Caucasian men. Also, in 2015, 14.67% of unarmed people killed by police were African-American, compared to 6.04% Caucasian. These statistics all show that there must be changes with how racism is handled in law. I think that increased education and background checks for those enforcing the law would greatly decrease the amount of racism in law. I think that the more extensive background checks would help because if a police candidate's family had a history of racism, that candidate could then be further questioned to ensure that a racist policeman or woman would not get hired. The same thing works for judges. Overall, America needs a change to get rid of the racism in law, and this proposal would do it.



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