Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Capital Punishment Designed for Blacks?
The United States has executed 1,335 individuals since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. As of Jan. 1, 2013, more than 3,100 prisoners awaited execution on death row in the U.S. Of those, 42 percent were Black. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)