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February 19th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

America’s race inequality by graph

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Even though African-Americans make up 50% of murder victims (they are only 12% of the population) most death sentences that are handed out for killing are for white people.

 

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So if an African-American male had fired ten shots into the SUV of some white suburban kids playing their music too loud, killing one of them, I think we all know there would have been a murder conviction and almost certainly a death penalty imposed.

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In case of conviction for murder, African-Americans are 38% more likely to be handed the death penalty than members of other racial groupings.

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88% of African-Americans in a 2013 Pew poll said that there was “a lot” (46%) or “some” (42% ) discrimination against them.

Only 57% of whites agreed, and only 16% of whites said there is “a lot” of discrimination against African-Americans:

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Average household net worth of whites: $110,000.

Average household net worth of African-Americans: $5000

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The wealth gap between white and African-American families tripled between 1980 and 2009, according to the Century Foundation:

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1 in every 15 African American men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men

Or consider it this way

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Photo credit: The Atlantic Cities

Via Informed Comment

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