Forenote to Nonminority Readers
Nonminorities have brought about many of the problems that minorities encounter and are discussed in this report. Addressing these problems, and ultimately solving them, is the joint responsibility of nonminorities and minorities.
Huh? This is from a "task force to scare judges into giving lesser sentences to people because of their skin color." (TFSJIGLSPBTSC)
What is their problem?
Many of the problems recounted in this report stem from cultural differences between minorities and nonminorities. The dominant culture of this state and nation is reflected in its courts. Largely nonminority judges and court staff do not understand the cultures of minorities who appear in the courts.
How about this: Person commits crime = person goes to jail NO MATTER WHAT THEIR DAMN CULTURE IS.
Conversely, minorities—many of whom come from countries with different justice systems—do not understand the Oregon courts in which they appear. This lack of understanding is not limited to minorities who speak little or no English. It is just as pervasive in Native-American and African-American cultures, in which English is the dominant language.
This is absolutely the funniest statement ever. They talk about "people who come from different countries" and then refer to Native Americans and black people as if they weren't born here.
All nonminorities involved in the justice system—judges, court staff, lawyers, law school professors and law students—need ongoing, cross-cultural training. Nonminorities have contributed to most of the problems facing minorities today. Nonminorities must recognize that problems exist; nonminorities must address them with resolve and sensitivity.
So start feeling some white guilt and let some criminals get away with their crimes.