A wealthy teen was cleared in a South L.A. killing. Critics say his race and privilege helped him win
Jody Armour, a law professor at USC, said studies have shown that black people are viewed more unsparingly than whites for the same crime.
Armour said that a white “wrongdoer” is often thought to be influenced by extenuating circumstances rather than being a bad person.
“Jurors judge black hearts more harshly than similarly situated white hearts,” he said.