Pretty simple, down south blacks were excluded from juries BECAUSE they are black. End of story.
The operative word being "WERE".
>>>>>>>> Really ? When did it end ?
Have you an example where whites were excluded because they were WHITE?
---> RICCI ET AL. v. DESTEFANO ET AL. The USSC made it very clear that the City's action in discarding the tests, violated Title VII that prohibits intentional acts of employment discrimina-tion based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
>>>>>>>>>> Oops , WRONG . Nothing to do with JURY DUTY .
Better yet, a DECADES long example?
Bakke v University of California, Davis School of Medicine (1974), McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transportation Co. (1976), UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REGENTS v. BAKKE (1978) [counter suit after Bakke won], Lucas v. Dole (1987), Harding v. Gray (1993), Middletown v. City of Flint (1996), Hopwood v. Texas (1996), Grutter v Bollinger (2003), Gratz V Bollinger (2003), PARENTS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS v. SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 ET AL. (2007), Friesen v City of Inglewood (2010), Fisher v. University of Texas (expected to be heard in 2013)
>>>>>> And what do they have to do with JURY DUTY ?
Mind you, these are just a few of the more 'public' cases. There are many MORE cases that are settled on state level or are settled out of court...like Benedict College and Broward County Florida and the San Francisco Police Department. And without a doubt there are thousands more, like mine, that never went anywhere because who is going to believe that a 'white' person is being discriminated against?
>>>>>>>> And all have NOTHING to do with JURY DUTY . BTW , how many upheld the right to DISCRIMINATE based on RACE ?
Careful. We don't want to learn from this.