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Feature August 30
1 in 5 African American deaths happens earlier than if they were White. Black doctors say the Flexner Report holds clues to the health system’s role in racial health disparities.
News April 30
The new ruling could worsen existing racial disparities in states that condemn teens to die in prison.
Death Sentences April 5
The men arrested in recent killings in Atlanta, Boulder, Colorado, and Orange, California, could face very different sentences if convicted.
Thousands of kids were freed from juvenile detention during the pandemic. They were more likely to be White, data shows.
Analysis November 11, 2020
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
The System November 11, 2020
The United States locks up more people per capita than any other developed country. Here’s why.
Feature November 8, 2020
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
Justice Lab October 28, 2020
Mainstream media is less likely to cover Black homicide victims and less likely to portray them as complex human beings, a new study shows.
Analysis August 21, 2020
New data shows deaths from all causes—COVID and otherwise—have gone up 9 percent among White Americans, but more than 30 percent in communities of color.
News June 11, 2020
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013