Your numbers mean nothing. Putting 15% near the figure of 41.67% tries to give the image that half the black population is on deathrow. Which we know is not only wrong but ridiculous. Is texas more racially discriminating towards blacks? yes it is. Its a red state.
but look at this:
[SIZE=6]Death Penalty and Race[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]Race of Homicide Victims in Cases Resulting in an Execution since 1976[/SIZE] http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/images/imported/uploads/race_and_death.png http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/death-penalty/us-death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-and-race
There is a far greater number of whites in jail than blacks. Sure some states have disproportionately higher incarceration rates for blacks than whites, but don’t try to be alarmist about it like you write for some gutterpress newspaper…
and next time you want to come make an argument please come with some verifiable facts, not just some unsourced statistics.
So what happens when the US repeals the death sentence? Because thats where its headed? isnt that in itself proof that the US is moving ahead with human rights?
“More and more U.S. states are abandoning the death penalty as a broken system.18 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia have abolished the death penalty, and seven more states have not carried out an execution in 10 years or more. In 2014, only seven states carried out any executions at all.
Annual death sentences in the U.S. have dropped dramatically since the year 2000. In the last eight years the number of death sentences has been lower than any time since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. In 2014 there were 72 death sentences, the lowest number on record since 1976.
Executions have declined as well, from a high of 98 in 1999 to just 35 in 2014, the lowest in 20 years; there were 43 executions in 2011 and 2012 and 39 in 2013.” http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/death-penalty/us-death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-trends
And this is the problem with your argument. You cant look at the here and now and make absolute statements. If you take them in that finite context then yes, it looks grim but spread it out backwards and you see you a general decline. Its like saying the superhighway is terrible nowadays, but compare it to 5 years ago, is there any comparisson really. Thats the problem with old guys like you, you take things without context then go on a shouting spree.
I think it probably has a whole lot to do with the racial make-up of the entire country’s police force. Even states which have a higher black population are policed by a largely white police force. Going by the exposés we’ve seen over the past one year alone, the police do their job based on racial profiling which means that the highest percentage of traffic stops, home invasions and stop-and-frisks are done on black people. It stands to reason that the majority of people behind bars would be black.
… I guess it doesn’t help that the wealth disparity works to the disadvantage of black people. Poverty and crime have a direct correlation after all.
To add to @Nefertities point, people forget that if a cop is recruited from a community that leans towards racist tendencies, he’s likely to be one and to profile suspects based on his upbringing. You don’t get a badge and magically forget your past.
I agree with you on most arguments except that in all mainland states except British Columbia, blacks are less than 40 percent and in most they are less than 10 percent.
ION. blacks have a very bad history there. much worse oppresion that we experienced here. I the 1960s, when we were ruling ourselves after the whiteman’s sixty years of direct domination, blacks were still segregated in the US having been exslaved for 400+ years and resources hardly ever got down to them. Today, they remain poor(because you just dont shake off poverty that quickly), uneducated and with rebellious culture. They can hardly be blamed.