Johnnie Cochran doubts whether civil rights icons like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. or W.E.B. DuBois would say that race relations in America have made significant progress.
"I'm afraid if they dropped in here right now, they would be greatly disappointed," the former O.J. Simpson attorney said Saturday.
Cochran told a group of law students at the University of New Mexico that racial profiling had created such terms as "jogging while black" or "living while black" and needs to end.
"There is too much denial on the issue of race in this country," Cochran said.