By John Newton, La Voz Latina, Savannah, Ga.
The human brain is hard-wired for fairness.
Behavioral scientists have demonstrated conclusively that even very young children react strongly when their elemental sense of fair play is violated.
This is why violent protests have rocked the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
In a city where nearly 70% of the population is African-American, only three members of the 53-officer police department are black. To be sure, the lawless actions of some Ferguson protestors have tainted their message but, regardless of whether or not the ongoing investigation ultimately justifies the actions of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen, a substantial majority of black citizens in the US today feel they are not treated fairly by our country’s criminal justice system.
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