Revealing Racist Roots & Probability of All-White Juries

Author:

Rico Gutstein, Joyce Sia

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Probability, Permutations, Combinatorics

Justice Issues:

Lynching, Prisons, Criminal Justice, Racial Discrimination, Juries

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Description:

In Jena, Louisiana, a young black man was convicted by an all-white jury of attempted murder after a fight that occurred because a noose had been found on campus. This project investigates the probability of an all-white jury being selected, as well as deeper issues related to the case of the Jena 6.