[News] Race Inequality in America from Crime Sentencing to Income

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  Race Inequality in America by Graph, from Crime Sentencing to Income

By Juan Cole <http://www.juancole.com/author/jcedit> | Feb. 16, 2014 
<http://www.juancole.com/2014/02/inequality-america-sentencing.html>
*http://www.juancole.com/2014/02/inequality-america-sentencing.html*
<http://www.juancole.com/2014/02/inequality-america-sentencing.html#>

Most death sentences are handed out for killing white people 
<http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/death-penalty/us-death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-and-race>, 
even though African-Americans make up 50% of murder victims (they are 
only 12% of the population).

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 
<http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/justice/florida-loud-music-trial/> and 
almost certainly a death penalty imposed.

In case of conviction for murder, African-Americans are 38% more likely 
to be handed the death penalty 
<http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/death-penalty-black-and-white-who-lives-who-dies-who-decides> 
than members of other racial groupings.

reprinted graphs: 
<http://www.juancole.com/2013/07/african-americans-numbers.html> :

88% of African-Americans in a 2013 Pew poll said that there was "a lot" 
(46%) or "some" (42% ) 
<http://zeusitup.com/african-americans-are-feeling-the-discrimination/> 
discrimination against them.

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

Average household net worth of whites: $110,000 
<http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/race-and-economic-inequality/>.

Average household net worth of African-Americans: $5000

The wealth gap between white and African-American families tripled 
between 1980 and 2009, 
<http://www.tcf.org/blog/detail/graph-the-wealth-gap-between-blacks-and-whites-has-tripled-since-1984.-here> 
according to the Century Foundation:

1 in every 15 African American men 
<http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/news/2012/03/13/11351/the-top-10-most-startling-facts-about-people-of-color-and-criminal-justice-in-the-united-states> 
are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men

Or consider it this way 
<http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/page.cfm?id=122>

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