Even though African Americans only make up about 13 percent of the US population, they account for 51 percent of those executed in 2014.
Aura Bogado of Colorlines reviews the dramatic racial disparity among the 35 death penalty executions that took place in Texas, Missouri, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio, and Arizona last year:
If these numbers aren't startling enough, the third pie chart (above) shows the racial breakdown of the victims whose convicted killers were executed. In 2014, 69 percent of victims in cases resulting in the death penalty were white. Check out the entire breakdown here.