The Death Penalty Is Tainted By Racial Bias

Document Date: April 18, 2012
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The majority of homicide victims in the U.S. are Black. [1]

But in the majority of homicide cases resulting in the death penalty, the victims are white. [2]

The race of the victim plays a role in who gets the death penalty. That makes it unequal, unfair and unconstitutional.



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