It's hard to hide from actual data. So if you're still saying racial bias doesn't exist… you might be racially biased. Before the flame wars erupt, please click through to the video as they link to a bunch of source material.
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michael hartman says
It's too damn high to count. There is more people with racism in the US than people in the US
I think media played the biggest part, its like every fad and push they drop into the mix to make the batter bitter so its interesting and easier to provoke and control. If everyone loved each other there wouldnt be news or scandal, mobs wouldnt be waiting for the next riot. Donations would go to help people instead of funding personal lifestyles. Its out of our hands at this point, and nothing we can do is going to change people brought up to hate, each side is made to be suspicious of the other and when one slips or acts out on the emotion, it provokes a new incident and builds the fire higher…the same old sad story
But…if you take mixed skin colors and raise em together away from media and any hateful upbringing, and just give them a chance to get along naturally you will see an epic difference. In every walk of their lives.
Paul Spoerry says
Media has also played a large part in changing racial perceptions. Had we not had mass media, Dr. King's march wouldn't have had the impact it did. I do agree the non-stop-gotta-makeup-drama 24 hours news cycle plays a part. What we get is bite sized chunks that don't tell the whole, very complex, story.
West Kagle says
I saw this clip and had to mention the inherent problem with 'numbers that are hard to argue with', so I posted this comment:
*Those 'same' crimes, were they committed by both 1st time offenders, or was the one with the longer sentence a multiple looser? And were there additional factors, like was the crime committed with a gun and/or accompanied with violence as opposed to the one with the lesser time? See this is how you make stats 'say' what you want to be heard*
Paul Spoerry says
+West Kagle Follow +vlogbrothers on YouTube and watch enough of their stuff and you will come to find they are not the "fudge numbers to make stats say what you want" sort of dudes. Also, they cite the shit out of where they get things from. Also, I didn't say that 'numbers that are hard to argue with', but that it's hard to hide from actual data. In the video they address how boiling down certain parts of the data to just one thing makes it correlation and not causation, but when you pile enough of it up you start to get a pretty good picture.