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Black death in Dixie

Challenging viewers to look beyond mainstream media treatment of the death penalty, this program portrays capital punishment as a blunt instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. The film highlights several difficult issues, concepts, and social conditions, including statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population; questionable convictions resulting from mistaken identification; the emotional and psychological toll on those wrongfully convicted; and the lingering effects of the Jim Crow era, or what many have called America's 20th-century apartheid system, in which lynching functioned as de facto capital punishment.

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  • "Racism and the death penalty in the United States"

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  • "Challenging viewers to look beyond mainstream media treatment of the death penalty, this program portrays capital punishment as a blunt instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. The film highlights several difficult issues, concepts, and social conditions, including statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population; questionable convictions resulting from mistaken identification; the emotional and psychological toll on those wrongfully convicted; and the lingering effects of the Jim Crow era, or what many have called America's 20th-century apartheid system, in which lynching functioned as de facto capital punishment."@en
  • "Portrays capital punishment as an instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. Highlights statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population, mistaken identification, the toll on those wrongfully convicted, and the effects of the Jim Crow era."

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  • "Nonfiction television programs"
  • "Documentary television programs"
  • "Video recordings for the hearing impaired"@en
  • "Video recordings for the hearing impaired"
  • "Video recordings"@en
  • "Documentary films"@en

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  • "Black death in Dixie"@en
  • "Black death in Dixie"