Graph showing that although just 13% of the U.S. population is Black, 42% of people on death row are Black. White people, on the other hand, make up 60% of the U.S. population, but only make up 42% of the death row population

Data Source: U.S Census Bureau, QuickFacts (July 1, 2019 estimates) and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Death Row U.S.A. (Winter 2020). Note that the Census uses the term “Hispanic” but the NAACP uses “Latino/a”. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Visualizing the racial disparities in mass incarceration.

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