FROM James Forman, Jr
Racial Bias and America's Mass Incarceration The full story of the Trayvon Martin case may never be known, but it's raising important questions about America's justice system. Why do we imprison so many people — seven to 10 times more than any other developed country? Sixty percent of them are black or Latino. What's the role of racial bias?
Racial Bias and America's Mass Incarceration New facts are emerging in the case of Trayvon Martin , and the full story may never be known. But important questions are being raised about America's justice system. The United States has more people in prison than any place else in the world. Even televangelist Pat Robertson says we have too many people in prison, seven to 10 times as many proportionally as other developed countries. Sixty percent are black or Hispanic. We hear about violent crime, the war on drugs, and unconscious racial bias in the justice system.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.