New York Still Asks Prospective Jurors If They're 'Negro'

Photo by Raeana Roberson
Photo by Raeana Roberson

Raeana Roberson doesn’t think of herself as “Negro.”
So when the 25-year-old New York City teacher, who is black, was asked to identify herself on a prospective juror form Monday at the Queens County courthouse as either “Black, African American or Negro,” she was aghast.
“Is this an old form?” she said she thought to herself. “From the 1950s?”

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