Implicit Bias: The Silent Killer Of Diversity In The Legal Profession

“It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success / Hear my words or listen to my signal of distress.” – J. Cole

racism

Abovethelaw.com

According to the Sentencing Project, “If current trends continue, one of every three black American males born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime, as can one of every six Latino males — compared to one of every seventeen white males.” Cornell Law School notes, “Race matters in the criminal justice system.

Black defendants appear to fare worse than similarly situated white defendants. Why? Implicit bias is one possibility… Judges hold implicit racial biases. These biases can influence their judgment.”

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