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.

A Proper Congressional Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 11, 2020 by Oluwole Oluborode Blog Posts Staff Posts

By Julyana Dawson* The year 2020 will be a year remembered by the COVID-19 pandemic in large part because of the substantial economic harm it will cause to many American families.[1] Unfortunately, lower-income Americans, who are more likely to experience…

True Justice: The Disturbing Truth about Incarceration in D.C.

February 17, 2020 by Oluwole Oluborode Staff Posts

By Malcolm B. Morse*   In celebration of Black History Month, the Georgetown Black Law Students Association partnered with the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic to host a screening of Bryan Stevenson’s True Justice documentary. Through it, Stevenson…

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…