Justice from Within: The Death Penalty and a New Vision for Criminal Justice through a Racial Justice Lens

 Photo by Adam Jones, PhD

Photo by Adam Jones, PhD

By FATIMAH LOREN MUHAMMAD.  "While the death penalty is defended as a helpful response to murder victims’ families, in reality it marginalizes and often inflicts additional harm on certain groups through disparities in its application. Crime survivors of color, in particular, are adversely affected by the disparities, and they have been left out of policy debates about crime and punishment even though people of color are more likely than white people to be victims of serious violence. As a young nonprofit professional, I join a new generation of advocates pushing the broader criminal justice reform movement to approach its work through the lens of racial justice."  Continue reading