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Is The Death Penalty Racist Towards Blacks?

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#1 Phizzy


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:04 AM

That's what we've always heard, but the facts don't bear this out.

Since 1976 (when the death penalty was reinstated), blacks have committed 50.8% of all murders, whites committed 48.4%. (In these statistics, hispanics are lumped together with whites).
Blacks 50.8% > Whites 48.4%

Since 1976, blacks have made up 40.0% of those sentenced to death, whites (including hispanics, as above) have made up 57.6%. So, it would seem that blacks are less likely to get sentenced to death than whites.
Blacks 40.0% < Whites 57.6%

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Since 1976, blacks have comprised 34% of those executed since 1976, whites have comprised 63.1%. So, it would seem that blacks are much less likely to be put to death than whites.
Blacks 34.0% < Whites 53.1%

What gives?


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:49 AM

You know what is really racist.

The number of young americans, white americans getting theire fucking heads blown off in IRAQ, while that hillbilly fuck in the White house lies, lies, and more lies.

Maybe OJ will go to IRAQ so that PWT's will pry the budweiser out of there hands and unglue their ass from the sofa.

Since that seems to be the only thing they understand.

GOD forbid you hold these fuckers feet to the fire..

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