If Justice is Colorblind, then Injustice Only Sees Color...
by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 14, 2013 | Views: 1188 | Score: 4
|Death Row Inmates||38||62||55|
|Death Row Exonerees (Wrongful Convictions)||14||86||71|
Demographic Percentages in North Carolina (2008)
Sources: aclu.org, law.umich.edu
There is an significant overrepresentation of nonwhites among those wrongly convicted of crimes. Even more unsettling, there is a particularly extreme overrepresentation of wrongful conviction in murder cases where the victim was white, which made up 100% of all cases in which blacks were found wrongfully convicted in North Carolina. Nonwhites make up 28% of the population, but 86% of wrongful convictions.