March 21, 2008
BILL STUNTZ: "Like many who heard it, I was powerfully impressed by Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia this week. But I found the speech unsatisfying, because it all but ignores the issue that is central to racial division in twenty-first-century America: crime and criminal punishment. . . . While white fears of black crime are more reasonable than Obama admits, black rage at a discriminatory justice system is more justified than most whites understand."