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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?

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 ...
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Is the infant mortality rate among African-American babies in Youngstown, Ohio greater than that of babies in Iran?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Does Lincoln County, Oregon require only white people to wear masks?

Lincoln county has published this statement: In this Directive there were several exceptions identified recognizing that not everyone could or should wear a face covering: ... People of color who ...
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Are black Americans responsible for more than 50% of homicides?

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% ...
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Does Lincoln County, Oregon require only white people to wear masks?

No, there is currently no such requirement or exception to that requirement. For one week the health guidelines related to masks in Lincoln County, OR included an exception for people of color who ...
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Does US governmental advocacy of drinking milk harm African-Americans?

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 (...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

I'm just providing the numbers. No claim about the cause can be made. Shapiro is claiming an increase from a low rate (by today's standards) in the early sixties up to a high rate today, while MLK ...
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Are African Americans victims of a disproportionate number of police killings?

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 ...
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Is there a wealth gap in Boston where the median net worth of white households is $247,500 while the median net worth for black families was $8?

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 ...
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Were there Black people in Japan in 1600?

Yes, according to Historical Context of Black Studies in Japan: Confucian scholar Nishikawa Joken, for example, published Kai tsusho ko (1695), in which he wrote that the Zimbabweans were caribals. ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

I'm looking for a brief historical analysis on the "illegitimacy rates" in the black community Tldr; The rate for non-whites was ~21% in 1960 and 72% for blacks in 1998. The figures and ...
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Has the U.S. Army been conducting IQ tests on their recruits, unintentionally discovering a racial hierarchy of intelligence?

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 ...
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Can black people, on average, jump higher than white people?

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,...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

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, ...
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Are rich, black kids imprisoned more often than poor, white kids, in the USA?

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 ...
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Are white people more likely to commit mass murder in the United States?

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 ...
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Does US governmental advocacy of drinking milk harm African-Americans?

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, ...
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Does every major pipeline in the US cut through Native American lands?

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 ...
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Are black people disproportionately shot more than other people in America?

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 ...
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Does every major pipeline in the US cut through Native American lands?

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 ...
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Are Asian women better at maths when they think they're competing against European men?

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 ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

Just to complement @Schwern's excellent answer, and similarly not attempting make any claims about cause, I note that Shapiro is talking about single parents (which @Schwern's answer addresses), ...
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Has the U.S. Army been conducting IQ tests on their recruits, unintentionally discovering a racial hierarchy of intelligence?

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 ...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

The 2008 report surveyed 67,090 people (see pdf page 121) out of a population base of 252 million people (see table 5). 67,090 people is 0.000266 of the population. In table 42, which shows single-...
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Are the media headline claims, implying that Smotrich's Palestinian statement was false, justified?

Is this statement being condemned because it is false, or because it isn't considered politically correct to mention it, or for some other reason? A: For some other reason. This question focusses ...
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Were the first Americans from Africa?

There is very little that can be said with great confidence about the earliest Americana. Various methods over the decades have been used to try to piece together American prehistory, and pretty much ...
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Do Australian Aboriginal people have low intelligence and sexual control?

Intelligence Australian Aboriginal people have a lower intelligence This is a very vague question. What is intelligence? And how do you measure it? Is this question about some sort of innate, ...
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Will the United States be made up of more non-whites than whites by 2046?

Lavanya Ramanathan is using a definition of "white" that is contrary to the US definition. This can be seen by a more-complete quotation: Immigration and birthrate trends suggest that by 2046, ...
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Are the media headline claims, implying that Smotrich's Palestinian statement was false, justified?

Smotrich's speech was hardly quoted in full by al-Jazeera, but was more extensively quoted by CNN “Who was the first Palestinian king? What language do the Palestinians have? Was there ever a ...
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