quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2012


I don’t know why I post this here, because it’s so different issue from my goal with this blog, but it’s ok. I felt so sad when I made my paper to my English course that I would like to share some information with you.

First of all, I would like to talk a little about racism, a problem which began so early as the history of the humanity, a problem that we can call a ‘Social Disease’, which without reason grows up in our mind and contaminates more and more people around the world. Some studies show us that people around the world share the same tendencies to fear, domination, and subjugation; and these diseases together with a yearning of the power and sovereignty to others, it eliminates the social feelings and respect for human being and makes people think only of themselves, turning them into “monsters” who can make barbarities to conquer their own goals.

But this post isn’t just about racism, but about racism influences on decision about people’s life.

In United Stated, since 1976, when the Supreme Court allowed reinstating capital punishment, the country has been executed fewer prisoners year by year until today (it’s the good part of the history). But on the other hand the problems of racism in the execution of the death penalty have not changed.

Numbers reported in newspapers allow us to see that racism may take part in executions of death penalty, like published in the New York Times in July 8, 2011 telling the teacher David C. Baldus with more two colleagues, published a study which they analyze more than 2,000 homicides in Georgia since 1972, this study shows us that black defendants were 1.7 times killed in a death penalty than white defendants. And if murderers of white victims were 4.3 times more to be sentenced to death than those murderers who killed black victims.

But someone can says that it exist more black murderers, but it`s not true. In the same study Baldus shows us that like all country, Georgia has blacks and whites as victims of homicide in roughly equal numbers, but different in the time of the America’s capital justice system defined the future of the murderers, which 80 percent of the murderers executed killed white people, number which the Baldus shows it has been a evidence of racial discrimination. We can analyze the numbers of executions in Texas, where since 1976 has carried out more than one third of the executions of the country, it’s 470 executions, which has just one execution involving a white murderer and a black victim.

I don’t know about you, but I think it's hard to draw the line between who has the right to live or not. Principally now with this issue “Racism”.

So now, I remain to ask: How many innocents need to die until it changes?

And as I always left a song to express my texts, this is the best for it.