Well, this is disturbing. 20 years ago I finished graduate school and ended up working for the ACLU when my original plans veered off course. It was there that I started to understand the deep problems with capital punishment in the US – particularly the racism cooked deeply into it’s fiber.
The stats here undermine the racism, and I can’t help wonder if it is part of the pendulum swing toward normalizing racism and bigotry that many of us have witnesses and spoke out against since 2016.
Also not surprising, a gender division. As we continue to see so many men committing acts of violence and murder, perhaps it doesn’t surprise they are the group most supporting murder by the state.
Take a gander.