Why the Lack of Diversity in U.S. Prosecutors?

It has been reported that 95% of the elected prosecutors in the United States are white. Of the 2,437 prosecutors serving in the country, only 61 of them are African American. In fourteen of the fifty states there are no African-American prosecutors at all. Is it because prosecutors are seen as people who oppress others? Are law students more interested in becoming defense attorneys so that they can help their communities and fight injustice? Do you think more African American law students will pursue a career in prosecution after seeing the power that African-American state attorneys like Marilyn Mosby had in charging the six officers in the death of Freddie Gray? Click here to read more.

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