Apology to Rachel Decoste, Mark Persaud

In May 2013, we posted a letter to the editor headlined “When you commit a crime, your race matters” in our Politics section. The letter was wrongly attributed to prominent attorney Mark Persaud, when in fact the author was Rachel Decoste, originally published in the Huffington Post. We apologise to both Mr Persaud and Ms Decoste for this error, and have removed the letter in question.