If two defendants were the same age, committed the same crime, had similar backgrounds and committed those crimes in the same state and county — earning the same “sentencing score,” you would expect they would get the same sentence. In Florida, your sentence can vary dramatically for no other reason than your race. The Herald Tribune put together a study to show empirically what systemic racism in our Justice system looks like. Benjamin Dixon discusses this.

The Benjamin Dixon Show is a progressive talk radio, YouTube, podcast. The inaugural episode aired February 9, 2015. Since that time, Benjamin has established his voice as significant contributor and thought leader in Progressivism. He has interviewed distinguished guests including Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., Nina Turner, Shaun King, DeRay McKessen, Thomas Frank, Bakari Sellers and Adolph Reed. Benjamin also is the author of two books — God is Not a Republican & Lessons for My Son—and an eBook, Ten Life Changing Moments. Dixon is also the founder and editor of ProgressiveArmy.com. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Political Science, and is approaching the end of his Doctoral program in International Development with a focus on International Security.