Originally Posted by rlchurch
No it would just be an inaccurate interpretation of the factual data compiled by the Justice Department, as they would confirm. Why you would try to misinterpret such data probably says a lot about your biases.
Back in '98 I read in USA Today the following data points:
Blacks have AIDS at 300% the average
Blacks commit Violent Crime at 300% the average
Blacks have children out of wedlock at 250% the average
More recent figures show me a 600% higher homicide rate per capita
Those figures seem to support the idea as stated previously. All from valid sources. How is that a misinterpretation? More voilence, more out of wedlock children, more AIDS.
Sounds like it equals "more violent and sexually indiscriminate than average" to me.
What does is sound like to you?
Funny how this goes. If I was Jewish-American (or maybe just any ol' American) and said, "Geez I really don't want to live in an Islamic neighborhood" I probably would get zero flak about it.
Bottom line is this, with regards to the topic of the thread. Some folks just don't want to mix with some other folks. In some cases the reasons are emotional and (I believe) hard wired in. Same as how some women run away from mice. Trying to force people who feel that way together simply increases the resentment all the way around.
Where the statistics give rationales for the desire to not mix, your problem is doubly difficult.
If the Attorney General *really* wants an open dialog on race issues, then he's got to be ready to accept that. Some people, if they could speak their minds, without being shouted down are going to say:
"I don't like the way they look, I don't like the way they talk, I don't like the way they dress, I don't like anything about them."
And there's not changing it.
Heck it's happened to me plenty of times. Every time an attractive gal passes over me for a better looking and/or richer guy... I've been discriminated against based on my traits.
Discrimination, cast as selecting what we like or don't like, or what is good for us or bad for us, it would seem, is a survival mechanism. All just part of natural selection.