Saturday, July 25, 2020

Solid Self-Own From black Lives Matter

A more or less official black Lives Matter Instagram account posted the following statistics to "prove" that stereotypes about blacks are incorrect.



Dang, when I post 13/50 stuff like that people call me racist!

As Vincent James, of Red Elephants fame, points out in his comment, these statistics lump Hispanics in with White people to inflate the numbers of White people committing crimes.

The more important point is that blacks are around 13% of the U.S. population so per capita in every single category listed blacks are wildly over-represented. In some, especially murder, like quadruple their percentage of the population.

Do the 34,000 people who liked this post understand what it is actually saying?

3 comments:

  1. Quick answer: no, they don't. That would require numeracy ... which is pretty close to being a felony here in the United States of Idiocracy. If you could make them understand, they'd be furious ... at you.

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  2. "I do not think that means what you think it means."

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