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There’s this thing called “white privilege” that they speak about at universities, but no one believes that it exists. They don’t discuss it in mainstream media very much, since the media is owned by white people. So, maybe a big part of white privilege means not having to discuss white privilege. This article from Yvette Carnell discusses a white woman who committed a terrible crime, but was given one of the lightest sentences you could ever imagine. If she’d been a black man with two grams of cocaine, she would be in prison until she was 100 years old. How far is that?
Even as African-Americans languish in prison for nonviolent drug offenses, the justice system continues to extend an olive branch and revolving door to white offenders, even those who aren’t wealthy.
Texas teen Ethan Couch, the son of wealthy parents, made national headlines when State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced him to ten years probation after the drunk driving 16 year old killed four people. Then there was the duPont heir who escaped prison after raping his own 3 year old daughter. Now an Atlanta woman accused of orchestrating her husband’s death has been set free after serving only 10 months of her five year sentence.
Andrea Sneiderman, 38, was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of nine counts of perjury in connection with the 2010 murder of her 36 year old husband, Russell Sneiderman.