Racial Distinctions In The Law
Justice O’Connor’s majority opinion equates the practice of identifying a Black community and attempting to facilitate its members’ exercise of the right to vote through redistricting to “political apartheid” because it lumps together persons “who may have little in common with one another but the color of their skin.” In her view, the practice reflects prejudice and can only reinforce “impermissible racial stereotypes” such as the “perception that members of the same racial group … think alike, share the same political interests, and will prefer the same candidates at the polls.” For O’Connor, “[r]acial classifications of any sort pose the risk of lasting harm to our society. They reinforce the belief, held by too many for too much of our history, that individuals should be judged by the color of their skin” (racism.org).
Judges and senior lawyers admit that the system under which they are appointed is riddled with corruption and open to widespread abuse.
The entire criminal justice system was infiltrated by organised crime gangs, according to a secret Scotland Yard report leaked to The Independent. ~ Video Rapper Ice T on US gun control (20July12)