Judge champions ‘lenient’ sentence for young black man in gun crime because of systemic racism and poverty

“…Nakatsuru noted black Canadian experiences are rooted in colonialism, slavery and segregation. That perpetuates systemic racism bringing negative treatment by schools, services, government institutions and police; disparate education, hiring and pay help impoverish and marginalize the community, making the problem “cyclical and compounding.”

“The conclusion is inescapable,” the report, quoted by Nakatsuru, says — “young Black Canadians who view the system as unjust are less likely to believe they should abide by that system’s rules.”

We’ve heard this tune before.

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