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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Are you actually making the argument that they shouldn't be investigated because of their skin color?
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Are you actually making the argument that they shouldn't be investigated because of their skin color?
    You've completely missed the point.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Would it be as statistically improbable for seven of them to be under investigation, given their extreme congressional majority? Moreover, is there an active history of discrimination there, considering who constitutes the racial majority? I'm not black, but it's a bit dubious to insinuate comparisons of affirmative action and segregation policy as though there's some equivalence there.
    Well if you want to connect the dots of an Democratic-controlled Congress with a black Democrat President, investigating black members of Congress......as racially motivated....please proceed. It's like black on black crime, isn't it.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well if you want to connect the dots of an Democratic-controlled Congress with a black Democrat President, investigating black members of Congress......as racially motivated....please proceed. It's like black on black crime, isn't it.
    It seemed to me that the reference was to reporting, that someone was "sending names to the ethics commitee" with disproportionate focus on the CBC. There can only be speculation at this point, but we can't put such an action past a disgruntled and perhaps otherwise powerless opponent of the current administration.

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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Whats the make up of the ethics committee?
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

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    Whats the make up of the ethics committee?
    Usually half Reps and half Dems. plus chairman.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Usually half Reps and half Dems. plus chairman.
    So it's always balanced? makes sense.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    I think it is, could be wrong. The majority has a majority of course, at least the Chair.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

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    Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers - John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com





    I don't presume to have an explanation for this disparity, but it's certainly startling regardless of how you look at it.

    It is ....

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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    It is ....
    Oh yeah, you might have a point. Look how many blacks we have in prison.
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