How Supreme Court Fixed a Racial Wrong
May 23, 2016

“On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reached back three decades to right a racial wrong.

“It ruled that prosecutors purposefully kept African-Americans off an all-white jury that sentenced a black man to death.

“Not only is the decision yet another reminder of the continued exclusion of people of color from juries and the resulting racially biased outcomes in death penalty and other criminal cases. It also casts a sharp light on the great difficulty — the near impossibility — of identifying and preventing racial discrimination in jury selection in the absence of some revelation that leaves no doubt about the matter.

“In this case, there was such a revelation.”

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