Skin Color: Still the Difference Between Life and Death

By Wendy Wagenheim

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2002

The author discusses the role of race concerning the defendant, victim, prosecutor, defense counsel, judge and jury. Quoting the late justice who asserted that the death penalty remains fraught with arbitrariness, discrimination, caprice and mistake, she argues that until our justice system is truly equitable and free of bias, we should not impose the death penalty at all.

Topic: Race, Capital Punishment, Law, Crime, Prejudice, Death Penalty, Discrimination

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.594

Page Number(s): 9-10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Wagenheim, Wendy. Skin Color: Still the Difference Between Life and Death. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2002: 9-10.


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