Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 2
Published on: November 1, 2010
The Death Penalty and Racism

In the past, the disproportionate impact of capital punishment against blacks reflected racism all across the country. But times have changed.

Charles Lane writes for The Washington Post, and is the author of a new book, Stay of Execution: Saving the Death Penalty from Itself (Rowman & Littlefield), from which the article is adapted.
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