Racism without racists

This is why this book is so dang hard to read:

1. Dense

2. So many footnotes.


“However, the most respected study on this matter carried out by Professor David C. Baldus to support the claim of Warren McCleskey, a black man convicted of murdering a white police officer in 1978, found that there was a huge disparity in the imposition of the death penalty in Georgia.105 The study found that in cases involving white victims and black defendants, the death penalty was imposed 22 percent of the time, whereas in the white-black dyad, the death penalty was imposed in only 1 percent of the cases. Even after controlling for a number of variables, blacks were 4.3 times as likely as whites to receive a death sentence.106”


And I’m only still in chapter 2.

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