White People Less Likely to be Executed for Killing Black Victims

A new study shows that White people in the USA are less likely to be executed if their victims are Black. The London School of Economics notes: “This suggests not only that Blacks are treated particularly harshly for the murder of Whites, but also that homicides with Black victims are treated less seriously than those with White victims.”

I don’t support capital punishment and this law was abolished in Australia in 1967. Nevertheless, these American statistics are further proof of how racism dominates the criminal justice system.