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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Zephyrus, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. HamburgerBoy

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    Sure there's a little flexibility, but "Black or African American—A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa", to borrow the definition from Dak's link, has a fairly obvious meaning, and isn't too difficult to apply as objectively as possible. The likelihood of the statistics being skewed because of, say, white people being mislabeled as black people, isn't very high.
     
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    I think this is a great point. We could use a different word than "disregards." Maybe "elides" would be better--i.e. statistics that frame their findings as the correlation between race and crime conceal the relevance of other potential factors.

    I have no problem with "as objectively as possible." I'm just skeptical of the idea that statistics don't entail their own perspective.

    I also don't think I meant that white people might be confused for black people, not sure if something I said suggested that...
     
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    I agree that the other factors should be the focus because you can't solve the problem of having a skin colour but you can attempt to solve cultures of crime, poverty, broken families, heavy handed police tactics, irrational laws etc.

    But it's not really people like Dak or myself who expend great amounts of energy fighting to "raise awareness" about black people and how being low class, uneducated, without socioeconomic opportunities is synonymous with being black.

    Seems like a bit of a cake eating contradiction here to admit that those things are synonymous with being black but then want the statistics to only focus on the elements that you yourself admit are what makes up a black American's existence. No?
     
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    Notice how nobody seems to have any problem racializing police shooting statistics btw?
     
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    I honestly wasn't singling anyone out--just trying to intervene in a conversation about what it means to notice things around us. And I don't want the statistics to only focus on one thing. I'd like them to focus on as much as possible.
     
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    Regression analyses are employed to determine to what degree different covariates predict certain dependent outcomes. Without actually attempting to build a dataset and employ such an analysis, we can, to some degree, infer that there are much higher degrees of Part 1 Crimes against Persons in places like New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago than in other places, even after controlling for things like poverty. It's not even only about race. Males aged, roughly, 16-36, commit these types of crimes at a disproportionate amount, and then more particularly, non-immigrant black and hispanic males. All males follow this age pattern, just to a lesser degree as it pertains to Causcasians, then Asians, then Jews.
     
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    Liking all these scientists and professors slowly coming out against the SJWs.

     
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    is that AL Franken photo actually bad? I'm blown away here
     
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    Kind of like the NYT.
     
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    They give writing jobs to any old ideologically fundamentalist twat these days.
     
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    he stole that joke from the RAF guy who did the same thing a couple months ago. fortunately penis jokes are timeless. imagine being the guy from the US navy who had to come out and give a straight-faced statement about how unacceptable it was.
     
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    after Lena Dunham already betrayed her 'tribe,' we see some nice bullshit hypocritcal bumbling here by one Chelsea Handler. Enjoy for the lol's
     
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    I don't think I can handle 50 minutes of the Bill Maher show, how do people actually watch this cunt?
     
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    He's an asshole, and not a very smart one.
     
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    Haha I made a timestamp to the moment in the vid if you don't want to bother with him
     
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    "Jordan Peterson is basically Hitler" - the death throes of academia.

     
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