What Mumia's Case Said About Us

It divided many within black media circles and focused attention on capital punishment. Now what?

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There will no doubt be growing swells of "Free Mumia!" but I am still not ready to jump on board. In the meantime, there are well over 3,000 people on death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center -- a disproportionate number of whom are black men. Let's get agitated about that.

E.R. Shipp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a frequent contributor to The Root.

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