“Any who thinks that racism and the maintenance of white supremacy is not a leading reason for implementing the capital punishment in the United States must be kidding themselves.”
CounterPunch recently posted a great article detailing the history of racism associated with the death penalty throughout the US, and the state of Georgia in particular. It was written by Heather Gray, who is a radio host for WRFG-Atlanta, a great radio station. For Bay Area readers, WRFG is basically the KPFA of the ATL.
With New Jersey recently agreeing to end the use of the death penalty, here’s hoping that other states, and the country as a whole, will soon follow.