Can STATISTICS be RACIST?

Jul 2013
203
6
washington
#1
The arguments of liberals are more often grounded in reason and fact.” But to fear a black person on the street more than a white person is a racial “stereotype”, “bred” into us ,so they say.

It is true that Jesse Jackson confessed to the same fear. More importantly, that fear is a rational one, borne out by “reason and fact”. The data are available.
The U.S. Justice Department provides a breakdown of homicides by the race of both the victim and offender. Looking at the data for 2005 (the latest year available), we find that whites committed 48.0% of all murders and blacks committed 51.2% of all murders.
However, whites outnumber blacks in the population. In fact, non-Hispanic whites are about 69% of the population and blacks are about 13% .
These statistics alone, that blacks are 13% of the population but commit 51.2% of the murders, indicate that blacks commit a seriously disproportionate number of murders.
What we would like to find specifically is the likelihood that a given person is a murderer.
The table is based on a total population of 10 million for illustration purposes only; the total population does not matter for relative frequencies or computing likelihoods.

That is, the chance of just any person you see on the street murdering someone this year is about 5 of 100,000 (assuming you see a random sample of people). The same chance of a white person is 3.5 of 100,000. And the same chance for a black person is 19.7 of 100,000. That means a black person is 5.6 times more likely than a white person to be a murderer.
It is totally rational for a any person (including Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama’s grandmother) to fear a black person more than a white one. In fact, you should fear them 5.6 times more.
 
Aug 2013
95
17
North Carolina
#2
I guess you will go to great lengths to justify your paranoia and prejudice. Believe me if you turn yourself in for reeducation at the Zionist concentration camp they will cure of these obsessions. What I want to know is the percentage of people I see on the street that are paranoid compulsive racists.........
 

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