Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Statistics Are Racist

Statistics are not racist...they are statistics. If you chose to fly to another state rather than drive because statistically, you're safer, are you being racist against forms of travel? No. It's just choosing a form based on statistics.

The problem in the world, is if you say something that is proven statistically, against a certain race, you are deemed racist.
"You could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down."
— Former Education Secretary and Drug Czar William Bennett
Most people would consider that racist. The only issue is, it's statistically true. The crime rate would also drop if you did the same with other races as well though, but the difference would be less significant, statistically.

The problem isn't actually race though, in my opinion. The problem is culture, or background. Culture can be seen as similar to religion. Each one has it's own beliefs and ideals, their own backgrounds, etc. For instance, most people consider "brown" people as terrorists. Why? Because their religion tells them to go kill infidels. But that's only the "brown" people that follow that specific religion, or at least to that extreme anyway. Now a regular white person following the same religion would likely fall into the same category...but that is where racism plays a role. Nobody would expect a white person to walk into a building with a bomb strapped to himself and blow everyone up (more likely to rob a bank i think...). Statistically, white people are not Muslims. Middle eastern people are. So it's easier to sum people up according to race than to culture or religion, statistically.

So, if you take away culture, and religion, then race is no longer an issue. If we are all just different colored people in the same way we have different color hair, I think you could eliminate racial statistics. Now, unless I'm mistaken, I have never heard of people categorizing murders or crime by hair color (Which I'm sure has actually been done though. People categorize and argue over anything and everything.).

Realistically, you should be afraid of anyone and everyone. Anyone is capable of murder and crimes. Just black people more so, since they are statistically more likely to do it. And it's not racism, it's STATISTICS! Honestly though, I think people have just become overly sensitive. A bunch of whiny women.


  1. lmmfao these stats are nice, asians are hard workers and believe in working hard

  2. I agree with the basic premise, however, you need to be careful about what method is used to collect the data (bias), that correlations aren't evidence of anything, and the sample size is large enough.

  3. I agree with you wholeheartedly (I think that's a word)... every one is so damn sensitive about racial issues that they over-censor themselves. The statistics speak for themselves... honky!

  4. can't argue with statistics unfortunately.

  5. Hehehehe, in a way I guess statistics are racist

  6. I lol'd at the first picture, silly statistics

  7. It's true, that statistics can be used to prove anything...but sometimes that means you have to use false numbers. In the case of Black inmates vs White inmates, whites do outnumber blacks by a small percentage. However, when you look at the proportion of whites vs blacks (68% vs 12% 2008)in America, the numbers say something else. Although, there is also the issue of reported numbers of crimes by race and other issues. So accuracy can always be called into issue and true accuracy will probably never be had. At least not anytime soon.

    Just something to keep in mind.

  8. I have more chance of being shagged by a piano than by Angelina Jolie too.