Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Whites More Likely to Get Pardons From Presidents Than Any Other Race

According to a new ProPublica study, whites are four times more likely than minorities to receive a presidential pardon.
The study, which focuses on the two terms of former President George W. Bush, found that out of the 189 presidential-pardon cases that succeeded, only 13 of those pardons were given to minorities -- seven went to blacks, four to Hispanics, one to an Asian and one to a Native American. In multiple cases, white and black pardon applicants who committed similar offenses and had comparable post-conviction records experienced opposite outcomes.

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