Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The wrongful conviction dilemma

The Central Park 5 has been the textbook poster case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly racially disfigured America’s criminal justice system. That is the stain of wrongful convictions. The Central Park 5 have the happy and tragic distinction of being the most celebrated wrongfully convicted prisoners released from prison but in Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump keeps Tubman off the $20 bill

Euphoria reigned supreme among many on April 20, 2016, at the announcement by then-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew that the front of the $20 bill would be redesigned and feature the face of black abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman. Tubman would move aside Andrew Jackson, whose face has been on the front of the bill since 1928. Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Brown would cry about our segregated schools

As the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case approaches (May 17), a photo appeared that caused a firestorm of anger and protest. The photo was of four women, none African-American, smiling and grinning while holding a hanging noose. The women are teachers at a Palmdale elementary school. The Read More…