This book is eye-opening. There is really no other way to put it. A lot of people end up spending little time with the justice system over the course of their life, but it is important to know how that system affects your life (and of course those unjustly caught up in the system). There is a lot of injustice baked into our justice system. This book breaks down why prosecutors are the most powerful folks in the law enforcement arena, and how their actions amplify the already biased policing system. The book takes you briefly back to slavery, and then how Jim Crow laws affected our country. The book suggests that it is socially unacceptable to discriminate openly on race in modern times, but explains how so many other factors (unconscious and conscious) contribute to unequal justice between white and black/brown people, even after the eras of slavery and Jim Crow. This is a must-read for anyone interested in racial justice, and one of the first books I will now recommend to others for reading.