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Resource ID: #8571
Subject: Discrimination
Source: Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
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San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News series titled "The Color of Justice" finds as more criminal cases are decided by plea bargain, whites as a group get significantly better deals than Hispanics or blacks who are accused of similar crimes and have similar criminal backgrounds; a computer study of 700,000 cases from 1981 to 1991 shows a clear pattern of inequality, Dec. 8, 1991.

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