By Dr. Jalane Schmidt, associate professor at University of Virginia and our client in Tayloe v. C-Ville Holdings.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
This op-ed was originally published in The Virginian-Pilot on July 14, 2019.
While institutional slavery may have ended in the United States only 154 years ago, African Americans continue to be targeted by systematic racism in our criminal justice system. Jim Crow laws, established in the late 19th and 20th centuries after slavery was abolished to enforce segregation and rac