Racism and the Death Penalty: Compounding Systems of Dehumanization

Over the last decade, Catholic Mobilizing Network’s advocacy toward ending the death penalty has revealed the institutionalized racism and discrimination rampant in the U.S. criminal legal system, which has resulted in the overincarceration of Black and Brown people — particularly on death row.
Misuse and abuse of power perpetuate racial injustice and deny human beings of their God-given dignity. 
As a community of believers, we are called to engage in racial justice work by dismantling broken systems — including that of capital punishment in the U.S. — and building up approaches to justice that are equitable, restorative, and life-affirming.
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Get the companion resource, “Restorative Approaches in a Time of Racial Reckoning.”