Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What WE already knew: US justice is not colorblind

"Is American justice colorblind? A new study finds that blacks on death row convicted of killing whites are more likely to be executed than whites who kill minorities. It also concludes that blacks who kill other minorities are less likely to be executed than blacks who kill whites. The authors of the report say their findings raise serious doubts about claims that the U.S. criminal justice system is colorblind."

"The findings, in short, show that we clearly value white lives more than those of Blacks or Hispanics."

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