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Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection Is An American Tradition

AFRICANGLOBE - “The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University. “Still,” he said, “the probable remedies are not easy to implement.”

Study Finds Blacks Blocked From Southern Juries

AFRICANGLOBE - Excluding jurors based on race has been illegal since 1875, but after Reconstruction, all-White juries remained the norm in the South. today, the practice of excluding Blacks and other minorities from Southern juries remains widespread and largely unchecked