Examples of black men unfairly tried in U.S. cases?

Hi-

I need examples of U.S. court decisions (cases), that showed unfairness in ruling between white men and black men. For example, a case that may show an unfair trial for a black man suspected of rape (i.e. Scottsboro case), and then a similar case where a white man is, say, not prosecuted for rape of, say, a poor black woman.

I'm focusing on U.S. history from 1920s-1940s, so around that time, preferably. Just a list of some court cases that show a miscarriage of legislation (i.e. perhaps: too hasty a charge of guilt against black people, even with sufficient evidence proving innocence, and then, on the opposite end: not a fair prosecution against a white person, especially when crime committed against a black person). Etc. etc.

Hope I got my point across. Any help much appreciated. Thanks!

Update:

In summary: need court cases that show a similar crime but different decisions (due to race or whatnot). And I need them to be within the 1920-1940s, give or take some years. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    State of New York Court of Appeals

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    McClesky v. Kemp

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    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT ...

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    White seeks compensatory and punitive damages, and requests that ... In this case, the court finds defendants have not. violated White's constitutional rights ...

    www.vawd.uscourts.gov/OPINIONS/TURK/WHITEV.HAINES.MTD.PDF

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    Case Summary for May 25, 2006 -- 2 p.m. docket

    ... PREPARED BY THE COURT'S STAFF FOR THE INTEREST AND CONVENIENCE OF THE READER. ... THE COURT AND DO NOT REFLECT ANY OPINION OF THE COURT ON THE MERITS OF A CASE. ...

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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