Study finds racial, gender bias in Ohio executions

Published in the Columbus Dispatch By Alan Johnson Sharon L. Davies, the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said in response that the “race or gender of a victim, and the county of the crime, should not influence who is sentenced to die … … Continue reading »

Study finds racial, gender bias in Ohio executions

OSU-Newark holds MLK commemorative event

Published in the Newark Advocate By Maria DeVito Joshua Bates, with the Kirwan Institute, was a panelist and spoke about the movement Black Lives Matter and race in America. “I believe it’s important to talk about issues surrounding race and building strategies that are race-specific,” Bates said after the panel. “When we’re talking about like Black … Continue reading »

OSU-Newark holds MLK commemorative event

FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies

LISTEN TO SHARON DAVIES COMMENTARY ON WOSU’S ALL SIDES “. . . the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs.”  –W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk   The nation’s focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in  Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity … Continue reading »

FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies