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The murder convictions in the Arbery case give hope for justice.  But not a lot.

Three white men convicted by an almost all-white jury in Georgia of murdering a black man who did nothing wrong. At first glance, there is cause for celebration on the part of the civil rights leaders.

But for many who have studied the racial divide of the US justice system, Ahmaud Arbery’s verdict on Friday was by no means a final victory. Although they hope for change, civil rights leaders predict that long-standing inequalities and systemic racism within the criminal justice system will remain the norm.

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