Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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  • A Jury of Your Peers
  • The Color of Your Skin Influences Sentencing
  • Capital Punishment Designed for Blacks?
  • War on Drugs, War on Blacks
  • We Have Facts. So What Can We Do to Change It?
  • Race Matters
  • Despair
  • Disparities in Police Activity
  • Disparities in Trials
  • Relying on a Flawed Defense System
  • The Verdict

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)

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