Dan Katz looks at the impact of the economic crisis on black people in the USA and the political response of the Obama administration.
The terrible legacy of slavery, and the Jim Crow segregation which followed, still weighs heavily on black America.
In June 2010 the Equal Justice Initiative issued a report on racial discrimination in US jury selection. 135 years after the 1875 Civil Rights Act was supposed to eliminate such practices the EJI found:
“Prosecutors have struck African Americans from jury service because they appeared to have ‘low intelligence,’ wore eyeglasses, walked in a