No, I Don't Want to Execute More White People

The death penalty is wrong. Racial bias in its administration isn't the most important reason why.
The death penalty just isn't necessary. Photographer: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Imprisonment in the U.S. has historically been rife with racial bias. Should we react to that history by trying to reform our criminal-justice system? Or should we abandon that effort as a naive attempt to wish away our deeply ingrained biases, and instead abolish prisons altogether?

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