African American Pundit
As of September 18, 2013
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"The prosecutor here tapped a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our Nation. There was a time when appeals to race were not uncommon, when a prosecutor might direct a jury to " 'consider the fact that Mary Sue Row is a young white woman and that this defendant is a black man for the purpose of determining his intent...The prosecutor's comment here...was pernicious in its attempt to substitute racial stereotypes for evidence, and racial prejudice for reason...such conduct diminishes the dignity of our criminal justice system and undermines respect for the rule of law."