On the MCRP blog, staff editors provide their commentary on a current event through a critical race lens or choose a problem discussed in one of the published articles and write about their own solutions to that problem.

The Problem of Racial Bias in Jury Trials

February 4, 2020 by Valencia Richardson Staff Posts

By XINMIN MA* On January 24, 2020, Keith Tharpe, a death row inmate who claimed that his conviction was the result of a juror’s racial bias, died due to complications of cancer.[1] In 1991, Tharpe was sentenced to death for malice murder and aggravated…