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Further to DavePhD's answer (without which this answer is nothing) All Black Males comparison to 18x This was asked in an earlier version of the question but has since been deleted. What would be the rate if we allowed for armed black males? From the same WP 2015 data | killed | population | total / million popn black ...


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Highly likely. The infant mortality rate in Iran is 13 (per 1000 births); the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Ohio (but not specialized to Youngstown) is 15.6. There may be difference in definition (in the USA, some neonatal deaths that are included in the IMR are classified as stillbirths in other countries and excluded), but Ohio would not ...


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The claim about 18 times more likely is published with more detail by Heather McDonald in the Washington Post article Academic research on police shootings and race 19 July 2016. the per capita rate of officers being feloniously killed is 45 times higher than the rate at which unarmed black males are killed by cops. And an officer’s chance of getting ...


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Yes, according to the US Department of Justice document Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008: Table 7, Homicide type, by race, 1980-2008: Homicide offenders were: 45.3% White 52.5% Black 2.2% Other Felony Murder Offenders were: 38.4% White 59.9% Black 1.7% Other The report makes the following statement about potential bias due to unknown ...


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The images backing the original claim are easily disproven. One of them is a taken from the Klara Classical Radio Station 2004 ad campaign. The campaign modified a portrait by Barbara Kraft, painted 28 years after the death of Mozart: Kraft based this painting on contemporary paintings of Mozart provided by Mozart's sister, including these (note that the ...


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The article doesn't link to the Mother Jones article that spawned it, but it's here. The article makes several points: Consuming dairy has to be done carefully by people who are lactose-intolerant (a condition more common among blacks and Asians than among whites) Dairy doesn't reduce the incidence of osteoporosis, which blacks are less likely to get. ...


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Race is not meaningless. But it is not a very effective way of dividing people's genetic identity. The idea that race has been shown to be a biologically meaningless concept was popularized by Richard Lewontin. From the Wikipedia article on Race and Genetics (which you may find more helpful than the general one on Race): In 1972 Richard Lewontin ...


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The full report (downloaded from link in question) talks about methodology on page 8. They compare various assets and debts of different ethnic groups and use these values to calculate net worth for the groups. These values were determined by surveying different communities. For the NASCC project in general, about 70,000 personalized advanced letters were ...


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Yes. See 30 years of research on race differences in cognitive ability (2005). Currently, the 1.1 standard deviation difference in average IQ between Blacks and Whites in the United States is not in itself a matter of empirical dispute. More recently, it has been observed that "[t]he IQ gap between Blacks and Whites has been reduced by 0.33 SD". They ...


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Right now, the answer is no, though at the time Obama made the claim the answer was yes. In both cases the numbers are very close. (Thanks to LessPop_MoreFizz for pointing out that the statement was accurate when Obama made it.) Data on the number of male African Americans in Federal, state, and local prisons and jails are available from the Bureau of ...


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The ASVAB (AFQT) is not technically an IQ test. IQ Tests, per se, are not issued to recruits for the armed forces. The U.S. Army does test people's capabilities, but not in a standardized IQ test (at least on the scale of the entire military recruit base) because they use a different testing method, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). ...


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It depends on the measure Mapping Police Violence (MPV) says: Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015 This is a real statistic, but it is important to understand what it says. For every million white people and every million black people, a certain number of unarmed people of that race are killed by police. That ...


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Unless there are more recent statistics on SNAP usage than the official statistics available from the US Department of Agriculture or someone has a very creative definition of "highest useage", the statement is false. If we go back a few years, the statistics may however back the claim. In the statistics, there are two different values, which both could be ...


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I think James Watson's claim is that there is a difference, and that that difference is caused by genetics. The quoted claim includes: inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa people wanted to believe that everyone was born with equal intelligence His claim appears to be contrary to current summaries on the matter, for which Wikipedia ...


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These are not actually rape statistics, but survey results, which the image then incorrectly extrapolates from. According to Business Insider the BJS rejects the given interpretation of these numbers, and they do not use them anymore: Lynn Langton, the researcher who oversees victimization statistics for BJS, acknowledged that the methods of the 2008 ...


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According to Relationship between vertical jump and maximal power output of legs and arms: Effects of ethnicity and sport Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports Volume 25, April 2015, Pages e197–e207 : The hypothesis that ethnicity and sport practice influence the relationship between maximal power in cycling (Pmax) and countermovement ...


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Generally agree with @Malvolio's answer, though to expand on a claim within the article as requested: "a strong correlation to calcium consumption and an increased risk of prostate cancer, unproportionally affecting African men. Furthermore, both black children and adults generally secrete less calcium on a daily basis than white people, making them less ...


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There's another issue this question doesn't address: the 95 percent Republican part of the equation. There are 3497 registered voters in the county; 917 are Democrats; 67 are neither GOP or D. That makes the registered voters in the county about a quarter registered Democrats. In 2012 election, about 17.9 percent of those who cast ballots voted for Obama. ...


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No. An answer on Politics.SE quotes from Wikipedia: according to a database compiled by Mother Jones, the race of the shooters is proportionate to the overall US population, although Asians are overrepresented and Latinos underrepresented. This includes way more mass shootings than the other answer. This is based on data from Mother Jones as reported ...


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There are three ways of currently trying to define what skin color ancient Egyptians had: History records, DNA and language. All three seem to agree on Egyptians having a darker complexion, however the exact skin color - like it happens with almost any person - is impossible and useless to define in a white-black dichotomy. The conclusion in this answer is ...


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An examination of the methods shows, at best, the claim should probably be worded a little more carefully. "In recent decades, rich black kids have been more likely to go to prison than poor white kids." The measure of wealth The measure of wealth in the study was total assets minus total debt for individuals in the cohort in 1985. At that time, the ...


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I can't fully answer the title question but I will address part of the quote that it's based on in your post. I'm not going to attack the whole statement but I will include some counter examples to part of it. completely bypassing white suburbs and golf courses. From a quick search here's an example of a pipeline through a golf course. These sites, ...


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There may be a difference, depending on whether you are talking about internal or skin temperatures. This study compared 9 Japanese men to the results of a similar study done in Ohio with Caucasian men: Thermoregulatory responses to heat and exercise in Japanese and Caucasians K. Ohara, N. Okuda and S. Takaba, International Journal of Biometeorology, ...


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Please let me start with a small rant. This tweet is, in my opinion, outright ignorant and quite distasteful: Assumption that modern Egyptians are the same as Ancient Egyptians. I doubt that he personally knows any Ancient Egyptians. "All I know are" is not representative sample of population of 80+ million nation. He drives original complaints to absurdity....


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tl;dr; There are indications for this effect, but the research is still unconclusive. The claim as stated is probably false. The evidence This statement refers to the widely studied Stereotype threat effect, which is often described as the risk of conforming to stereotypes of one's social group. In particular, it refers to the study STEREOTYPE ...


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Summing up: MOSTLY TRUE, There are three claims here, Claims of whiteness: 99.2% is correct for the 2000 census. (The city became slightly more diverse in 2010 dropping to 96.2% white.) Claims of snap-usage: the actual claim to having the highest usage (percent of population) of snap benefits is correct for the year 2008. See Tor's answer below. I also ...


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No, not every single, 'big' pipeline passes through Native American lands. There are a lot of pipelines and they are arranged in a huge network, some terminating at both ends having never passed through Native American lands. First, the claim is a bit weaselly. What is a 'big' pipeline? They don't define it. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) ...


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According the Washington Post database: People fatally shot by police were: 19% Blacks in 2018 through August 30th 23% Blacks in 2017 24% Blacks in 2016 26% Blacks in 2015 14% of the US population reported that they were Black in the most recent census.


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Differences between the average IQ scores of different racial groups have long been observed. The AFQT has been used to as a measurement of intelligence, notably by the controversial book "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life". The basic fact presented in that book were later largely confirmed by other studies. While I can't ...


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