I am a HUGE James Baldwin fan. His quote from 1972 has been ringing in my ears lately.
“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony.”
–No Name in The Street