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If Stanford swimmer rapist Brock Turner was black, would his jail sentence be longer?

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If Stanford swimmer rapist Brock Turner was black, would his jail sentence be longer?

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Carlie Gould

I 100% think that if he was black his prison sentence would be longer. This is a huge current issue going on when it comes to racial identity.

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Kate Anderson

I'm not sure about if he was black his sentence would be shorter. I think the bigger issue here is one about privilege. Obviously the fact that he attended Stanford is written about frequently as if people are IMPRESSED that a RAPIST could attend Stanford. His punishment is a joke.

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Laura Lejeune

Perhaps, but I think age has a lot to do with it as well. The guy looks pretty young, had he have been older maybe the sentence would have been longer?

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Julia Patt

Black, Latino, Native...

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Daphne Lemonis

Black men get life sentences for first time, low level, non violent drug offences!!! There is no justice.

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Allie McG

white men are so privileged in all areas, and this is just one example. It makes me sick. thanks for this video, VProud!

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Karen Cahn

yes it would. this is disgusting and makes me so angry.

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SweetMelissa

absolutely, 100%

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