Murder convictions in Arbery case bring hope for justice. But not much.

Three white men convicted by a semi-white jury in Georgia of murdering a black man who did nothing wrong. On the face of it, there is cause for celebration by civil rights leaders.

But for many who have studied the racial divide of the American justice system, Ahmed Arbery’s ruling on Friday was by no means a definitive victory. Although they hope for change, civil rights leaders anticipate long-standing inequality and systemic racism within the criminal justice system will remain the norm.

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