This in the New York Times is perplexing. Race clearly matters in the criminal justice system, but I was surprised at the way the problem gets hashed out - it's the victims race that matters more than the alleged murderer?
Most disturbing of all:
"Twenty-one years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that even solid statistical evidence of racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty did not offend the Constitution. The vote was 5 to 4, and the case was McCleskey v. Kemp."
One NYU prof called it the new Dred Scott . . .