As many as 85-percent of Americans say they are not prejudiced, even though study after study shows otherwise. Not that people are good or bad, just that whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we even sense it or not, race registers. We make assumptions based on it, whether we realize it or not. Is racial bias built into the justice system as a number of studies suggest? I asked my legal panel, including defense attorney Mark Geragos, Robert Hirschhorn, who was a jury consultant to the Zimmeran defense team, and legal analysts and former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin.
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