More Blacks Blocked from Southern Juries

African-Americans are being disproportionately excluded from juries in Southern states, particularly in cases where the end result is the death penalty, says a new report from the Equal Justice Initiative. The study found ample evidence of racial discrimination when it came to jury selection in eight Southern states. Prosecutors excluded one potential juror because he "looked like a drug dealer." Another was thought to have "low intelligence" while another "shucked and jived" when he walked...


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