(1) Society values white lives more than black lives. This is clear from the fact that (2) killers of whites are much more likely to be sentenced to death than killers of blacks. (3) Of the 1,788 people currently on death row, 1,713 were convicted of killing a white person. Yet(4) blacks are six times more likely to be murder victims than whites are. (5) In Florida, no one has ever been executed for murdering a black person, but (6) dozens have been executed for murdering white people.

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A Concise Intro To Logic

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A Concise Intro To Logic

12th Edition
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Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9781305147775

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Chapter 1.6, Problem II.3E
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(1) Society values white lives more than black lives. This is clear from the fact that (2) killers of whites are much more likely to be sentenced to death than killers of blacks. (3)  Of the 1,788 people currently on death row, 1,713 were convicted of killing a white person. Yet(4) blacks are six times more likely to be murder victims than whites are. (5) In Florida, no one has ever been executed for murdering a black person, but (6) dozens have been executed for murdering white people.

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