Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System: An Assessment
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:28am
Despite 50 years of hard-fought civil rights gains, three out of ten African American males today will serve time in prison. What is the score on racial progress in the criminal justice arena?
In recognition of Black History Month, Roger Clark, attorney and partner in Squire and Sanders LLP, will address racial inequalities in the American criminal justice system. He is a frequent contributor to local newspapers. In the Sept. 5-11, 2013 issue of The Washington Informer, Clark wrote the penetrating column, "The Continued Significance of Race," which examined unequal treatment in America's prosecution on the war on drugs.
Clark is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law whose practice focuses on public finance. Prior to joining Squire and Sanders LLP, he served in the Executive Office of D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. Earlier, he worked as Assistant General Counsel in the DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer. He serves on the board of several local organizations including the Executive Committee of the DC Chamber of Commerce and the America Red Cross of the National Capital Region.
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for an enlightening analysis of America's criminal justice system!