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.

Appeared in: Volume 06, Number 2 | Published on: November 1, 2010
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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