Race, gender, and the death penalty

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October 18, 2011
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"The most obvious thing here is white Americans have been and remain much more likely to support the death penalty than black Americans. Indeed, the gap between white and black support for the death penalty appears to have widened significantly since about 1970. Perhaps this is not surprising, as blacks have been and remain much more likely than whites to be executed. But blacks are also more likely to be murdered than whites." (10/17/11)



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