In this last post of our four-part blog series on race and the death penalty, we* would like to provide you with some additional links. As our series this week illustrated, the death penalty today looks very much the same as in the past. If you would like to learn more about race and the death penalty, please visit:
- The Innocence Project
- Death Penalty Information Center
- The Sentencing Project
- American Civil Liberties Union: Race and the Death Penalt
- Amnesty International Death Penalty and Race
While the death penalty has undergone what some would call a legitimacy crisis in recent years with issues of innocence and cost becoming prominent, we argue that we should still pay attention to issues of racial bias.
~ *We are a group of four sociology students studying the death penalty in Danielle Dirks’ “Capital Punishment in America” undergraduate course at University of Texas-Austin. This is the first post of our four-part blog series on race and the death penalty. Please read and feel free to comment or ask questions. Thank you for your time!