Ethics 128 (3):517-544 (2018)

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Michael Cholbi
University of Edinburgh
Alex Madva
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Abstract
The Black Lives Matter movement has called for the abolition of capital punishment in response to what it calls “the war against Black people” and “Black communities.” This article defends the two central contentions in the movement’s abolitionist stance: first, that US capital punishment practices represent a wrong to black communities rather than simply a wrong to particular black capital defendants or particular black victims of murder, and second, that the most defensible remedy for this wrong is the abolition of the death penalty.
Keywords Death Penalty  Black Lives Matter  Implicit Bias  Distributive Justice  Racial Discrimination
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DOI 10.1086/695988
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