The Jury system is utterly flawed, but you probably already knew this. Black folks are oppressed by the system of white supremacy in all facets of life, especially in the so called justice system.
But did you know that, as it stands, Black jurors are 2 - 3 times more likely to be struck from jury selection? Or that in many states, 4 out of 5 qualified blacks get struck from serving? Why is this the case? Because white people want it this way to satisfy certain "blood lusts" one would say.
When jury's are all white, there are zero acquittals, especially if the defendant in the case is Black. The percent of acquittals increase as the number of Black jurors increase. This is especially true when the death penalty is on the table. Most whites love the death penalty (no shocker there), whereas blacks are mostly not in favor of the death penalty.
So to prevent Blacks from "getting in the way" of the fetish of killing Black bodies, blacks are often left off of jury's. And make no mistake- black people do up show up to court when summoned for jury duty! Listen to find out more.
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