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Is Justice Blind?

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posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 04:58 AM
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Justice is Blind
I'm sure most of you have heard this term before, but what doe it mean?
Basically, it means that justice is without prejudice.

Clearly that is not the case.
I am racist, I am sexist and I am homophobic. Well, actually I am not, but according to 'justice', I am. Why? Because I am an anglosaxon and a hetrosexual male. But at the moment, I'm specifically talking about racism.

The following is two identical scenarios. After reading them, please tell me why the results vary between them:
Scenario 1B:
Two people get into a dispute over money. One is white, the other black.
The black person loses his temper and beats the white.
Result:
Court see's an Assault. The black person is convicted, charged, and possibley given a short term sentence.Scenario 1b:
Scenario A:
Two people get into a dispute over money. One is white, the other black.
The white person loses his temper and beats the black.
Result:
Court see's an Assault and a hate crime. The white person is labled a racist, convicted, charged, and given a long term sentence.

Now, If justice is blind, why is the white person in a seperate position? If justice was blind, the white person's conviction should be in no way different to the what the black person would face.
But what if it was racist? A black person uses derogatory and racial terms against a white person. What happens? Nothing. Nothing happens. But when a white person uses derogatory and racial terms against a black person things turn out very differently. The white person is sued, with possible fines and jail time.

I'm not specifically talking about justice. It's everywhere.
In Australia's education system, if you are a studieng Aboriginal, you can get financial assistance, and require lower grades to enter univercity.
Why? If you want to tell me that it's because most aboriginals are below the poverty line, then think again. That still makes it racist. A white kid living below the poverty line does not get the same benefits.

Give me a break! We are told not to be racist, yet there are exceptions and double standards everywhere!







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