Blind Justice? Not Even Close

This is definitely something to think about: The Washington Post printed this story on a carefully built study which shows with great accuracy how race and gender play a role in sentencing. Here are the results: in a typical drunk driving vehicular homicide, if a man is a victim the sentence is 56 percent shorter than if a woman is killed, and if the victim is black the sentence is 53 percent shorter than if a white person was killed. This is some very strong evidence of how men's lives (both black and white) are devalued compared to women's. And we are paying a very real price for this injustice.

NOTICE: This story was migrated from the old software that used to run Unfortunately, user comments did not get included in the migration. However, you may view a copy of the original story, with comments, at the following link:

Like0 Dislike0