Capital Punishment: Debate

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Capital Punishment: Debate
Capital punishment has been a stain on the reputation of many fine nations for centuries now. In especially turbulent nations like the United States and China, capital punishment is regularly disputed. Just a casual search on the internet reveals the many different points of view and strong feelings this subject evokes. Racism is a critical part of the capital punishment debate, in that it becomes necessary to ask why so many more blacks face the death penalty than whites do in the United States today and throughout the nation’s history. According to USA Today (2003, April 28):
While blacks and whites are murdered in roughly equal numbers in the USA, the killers of white people are 6 times as likely to be put to...
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