The Last Meal: Capital Punishment

1920 Words Jan 29th, 2018 8 Pages
As thousands of years passed, man has devised many other ways in which they can take revenge on one another. But as time passed, man has learned to discriminate against the other through things such as social status, origin and physical appearance. It is a shame to say that in the modern society that we live in today, these discriminations still persist even through our legal system. With the first execution in the United Sates in 1976, one can notice the pattern between capital punishment and African Americans. From 1976 to present day, there has been a total of 1379 executions due to capital punishment in the United States (Death Penalty Info Center). Founded in 1990 The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is a non-profit organization focused on providing the media and the public with analysis and issues concerning capital punishment in the United States. After extensive research, I was not at all surprised to find that most of capital punishment carried out throughout the Unites States since 1976 mostly took place in the southern states. “Formed in February 1861, the Confederate States of America was a republic composed of eleven Southern states that seceded from the Union in order to preserve slavery, states’ rights, and political liberty for whites” (History.com). The states seem to have kept their ancient beliefs as society modernized and attempting to…