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  •  See my comment up-thread (3+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, mwm341, ancblu

    I think his reasoning in applying rates is a bit confused, but I think the point he's trying to make is valid and I demonstrate the problem he's suggesting in terms of relative populations.

    And I agree with you both, and others:

    - 3 people killed is 3 tragedies whomever they are

    - scale is important because "Big" numbers get more attention

    - demographic rates are important because they correlate to underlying causes and also define the degree to which we find a problem "tolerable", and I do think the diarist is correct in stating American society tolerates the higher rate of black deaths to a degree that would not be tolerated if they were white

    And given the reasoning of the first point, the situation in the third point should cause outrage, but it doesn't.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:54:31 PM PST

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    •  This is helpful in understanding (0+ / 0-)

      your point upthread.  Thanks.

      The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. H.L. Mencken

      by ancblu on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:17:40 PM PST

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