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Old 03-21-2020, 12:05 PM
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That Twitter study seems so flawed as to be meaningless, to me. For one thing, a state having a large number of Twitter users complaining about being discriminated against would, under their methodology, make that state look less racist. Maybe California scores poorly because the non-racist folks in California just tend not to have any need to talk about race. And even if you could somehow get a count of how many racist people were in each state, it also matters what position those people are in: If there are a lot of racists in positions of power, that's a problem, regardless of how common they are in the population as a whole. Or how about breaking it down by race: What proportion of whites in each state are racist? Maybe Georgia has the same or higher proportion of racism among whites, but scores well just because whites are a relatively small proportion of the population.