The latest issue of Respect, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s (NJSBF) newsletter on issues of diversity and racial justice, and a resource for students, takes a look at cross-racial identifications, bias in social studies and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that decided the question of who owns Oklahoma.

The article “More Than Meets the Eye in Cross-Racial IDs” explores how eyewitness testimony was long considered the best evidence in a criminal trial. Experts are learning that it’s not so reliable, especially when the witness and the suspect are of different races.