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Are black people disproportionately shot more than other people in America? [duplicate]

I was watching a video by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro. He talks about Nike's ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. There is a claim he makes that black people are not being ...
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Are African-Americans more impatient than whites or Hispanics?

A 2017 paper written by five economists (Andreoni et al.) finds that Time preferences have been correlated with a range of life outcomes, yet little is known about their early development. We ...
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Are a majority of grade-school children in Arizona Hispanic?

Conservative pundit Mark Steyn just said this to Fox News' Tucker Carlson: In Arizona, a majority of the grade-school children now are Hispanic. That means Arizona's future is as an Hispanic ...
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Has lower IQ been linked to Racism? [duplicate]

This article claims that a study links lower IQ with conservatism and racism. It specifically claims that low IQ makes one more likely to be conservative which, in turn, makes one more likely to be ...
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Has the U.S. Army been conducting IQ tests on their recruits, unintentionally discovering a racial hierarchy of intelligence?

Dave Rubin's interview with Stefan Molyneux on race and IQ in this video talks about how the U.S. Army have been giving IQ tests for about 100 years to measure the intelligence of recruits and find ...
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Is a police officer 18x more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be by a police officer?

PragerU is a YouTube channel for expressive conservative views. They published a video titled Are The Police Racist? (with over a million views) that has this claim [at 2:48]: a police officer is ...
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“White people” crime? [duplicate]

In US popular culture, it's often asserted that white people are more prone to commit certain types of crime that are "crazy", such as serial murder, child abduction, mass shooting, etc. This is ...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

I recently saw this picture: The image links to this DOJ document. A similar image gives the following sources from the USA Bureau of Justice for the years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 (table 42 in ...
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Were the first Americans from Africa?

A 1999 episode of the BBC documentary series Ancient Voices claimed that the first people in the Americas were not the people we call Native Americans, but a much earlier group of Africans who shared ...
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Does US governmental advocacy of drinking milk harm African-Americans?

According to a California State University article Milk new symbol of hate?: ... The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to ...
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Will the United States be made up of more non-whites than whites by 2046?

According to Lavanya Ramanathan: That future may not be far off. Whatever forces are working to erect walls and negate travel documents may be too late to change what is underway: Immigration and ...
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Are “young white boys… educationally underprivileged”?

From this announcement: Applications for the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant, a college tuition grant created by Breitbart News Senior Editor MILO exclusively for white men, are now being accepted....
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Are Asian women better at maths when they think they're competing against European men?

In QI Series L, Espisode 9, Stephen Fry says (source): If there was a maths test between men and women it will be more likely that the men will do better because women are constantly told that ...
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Do Australian Aboriginal people have low intelligence and sexual control?

Margaret Sanger wrote in What Every Girl Should Know: Sexual Impulses--Part II New York Call 29 December 1912 and also in her 1916 What Every Girl Should Know at page 47 and a 1920 version and in ...
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Does every major pipeline in the US cut through Native American lands?

The above image claims that every major pipeline in the US cuts through Native American lands while avoiding white suburbs. The text of the image states: "It's interesting that every single big ...
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Are African Americans victims of a disproportionate number of police killings?

Many people are currently arguing that African Americans are being killed by police disproportionately to their percentage of the US population. An example of the claim is given at Mapping Police ...
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Are black Americans responsible for more than 50% of homicides?

I have read comments and articles (an example) that claim that blacks are responsible for more than 50% of all homicides in the United States of America. How credible is this claim?
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Are rich, black kids imprisoned more often than poor, white kids, in the USA?

The Washington Post gives a detailed report of a recent study: A stark new finding epitomizes that reality: In recent decades, rich black kids have been more likely to go to prison than poor white ...
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Was Mozart black?

Currently on Facebook and Tumblr I’ve stumbled onto this claim that Mozart was in fact black, and of African descent. Is this true?
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Is activist Shaun King's biological father African-American?

This one is kind of messy. There is a pretty popular activist named Shaun King who is prominent in the Black Lives Matter movement, among other things. He has claimed and continues to claim that he ...
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Is there a relative dearth of older black men in West Baltimore?

An article from CNN says about West Baltimore: the older black men were gone. I asked 28-year-old Zachary Lewis about the absence of older men. [...] "There ain't no more 'Old Heads' ...
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Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?

James Watson Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the structure of DNA made the following claim in a 2007 Sunday Times interview: "[I am] inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “...
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Did ancient Egyptians look white?

From Rupert Murdoch's twitter account (906 retweets, 205 favorites, with a tweet criticising it getting 50 retweets and 56 favorites) Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when ...
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Do young black males have on average higher testosterone than other races?

In an article titled "Black Males and Testosterone: Evolution and Perspectives" Robert Lindsay writes: Young Black males have higher levels of active testosterone than European and Asian males. [....
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Did John Langdon Down say that persons with Down's Syndrome have an evolutionary “reversion”? [closed]

John Langdon Down is a 19th century physician best known for his description of what is known today as Down's syndrome. I know that Down attempted to classify various types of mental disorders by ...
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Are white people more likely to commit mass murder in the United States?

There have been several claims in the media that white men are more likely to commit mass murders. I've seen rather strong evidence that the vast majority of these crimes are committed by men, so I ...
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Do races/ethnicities have different odors?

This is a serious question and not intended to demean any ethnic group or racial group. I'm Caucasian and have dated Asian (Chinese), black and South Asian (Indian and Pakistani) men. I have noticed ...
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Do Jews mostly descend from Shem, son of Noah?

I mean, I am not exactly a creationist. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shem How come we have a race called "semite" as in anti-semite? It's as if people think that those people are descendant ...
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Does majority-white and majority-republican Owsley county have the highest SNAP usage?

Just saw this one shared on Facebook by Occupy Democrats with 79k+ likes. It's a repost of this by Less Than 10 Dollars an Hour. Text reads: Today's Bit of Irony Owsley County, Kentucky ...
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In the USA, are there more African American men in prison than in college?

I read in a book that "as the next millennium begins, there are more young black men in prison than in college." Jury Nullification by Clay S Conrad (Kindle edition, Dec 2013 loc: 343). (First ...
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Do Asian (esp. Japanese) people have longer intestines than people of European descent?

It appears to be a common strain of folk wisdom in Asia (or at least in Japan) that Asian people traditionally have had diets based on plants while Westerners have had diets based on meat, and ...
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Is scientific racism a pseudoscience? [duplicate]

In Wikipedia, in the list of pseudoscientific topics included the following "pseudosciences": Scientific racism, Aryanism and Melanin theory. While it is quite evident that Aryanism and Melanin ...
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Did this study on British pupil intelligence include all ethnic groups?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Chinese#Education The proportion of British Chinese achieving 5 or more good GCSEs stood at 70%, where it remained the highest out of all ethnic groups in the ...
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Compared to Japanese people, do Koreans have narrow eyes?

In the article, "In polite Japan, vulgarities rise as hate speech spreads", it brings up anti-Korean sentiment in Japan. A Japanese person who was a member of a protest organized by Zaitokukai ...
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Is Vitamin D production related to skin pigmentation?

Alice Roberts published an article in the Guardian newspaper, titled shining a fresh light on vitamin D She makes the point that the prevailing theory is that skin lightened in regions away from the ...
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Are mixed-blood children smarter than their non mixed-blood parents?

I have heard and read on the Internet the disputed claim that mixed blood* children are smarter than their (non-mixed blood) parents. The general idea of "hybrid vigour" is known as heterosis and ...
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Has the War on Drugs disproportionately affected minority communities?

The premise of Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In documentary is that the US War on Drugs, other than being a mostly failed campaign, has also disproportionately affected minority communities. A ...
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Do Japanese people have a lower body temperature than caucasians?

I heard from a Japanese person that Japanese people have a lower body temperature than caucasians. Is this the case? Examples from the internet of people discussing claims that Japanese people, or ...
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Are Pathans the lost tribe of the Israel?

The Pathan people (also known as the Pasthun) is an ethnic group of around 50 million living scattered across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and also Iran and India. Wikipedia explains:...
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Is there a correlation between penis size and race?

I recently saw this video, where among other things they claimed that there is no correlation between penis size and race. Is this true? I don't remember everything about the video. It was animated, ...
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Can black people, on average, jump higher than white people?

Most people hear this in one form or another at some point in their life, especially those kids who play basketball. Even videos of white guys who have excellent jumping ability stress the fact that ...
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Is race a discredited scientific concept in biology?

I've heard lots of people say things like "race doesn't exist" and "race has no biological meaning." On the other hand, I've heard lots of disagreements too, from scientific popularizers like Steven ...