A Lot of Controversies Are Spoiled By a Guy Who Actually Know What He’s Talking About

 

I saw this headline today on theroot.com:

A Judge Asked Harvard to Find Out Why So Many Black People Were In Prison. They Could Only Find 1 Answer: Systemic Racism

The author of the article is someone named Michael Harriot, whose bio describes him as a “world-renowned wypipologist.” (Look it up.)

The section that caught my attention was where the author proposes and rejects other explanations for the number of black people in prison. An excerpt:

“White people make up roughly 74% of the Massachusetts population while accounting for 58.7% of cases in our data,” the study explained. “Meanwhile, Black people make up just 6.5% of the Massachusetts population and account for 17.1% of cases.”

Of course, that could only mean that Black people commit much more crime, right?

Nope.

That’s it. No further explanation. No link to relevant data. Just “Nope.”

I added a comment to the article:

“Of course, that could only mean that Black people commit much more crime, right?

Nope.”

According to the FBI statistics, black citizens commit about half the murders in the United States (https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3.xls).

Maybe Harvard could do a study on why there are so many men in prison. Systemic sexism, probably.

My comment went into moderation, from where it quickly disappeared completely. Throw a fact at these fools and you immediately become persona non grata.

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