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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I don't doubt that we do, but I also find it hard to believe that we don't have a single white crook.

    Just in terms of statistics, this is a pretty improbable situation.
    Hmmmmmmm.... let's see.

    Blacks form 13.4% of the US population. (2006)

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States]Demographics of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


    Blacks commit 53.7% of violent crimes and 38.3% of property crimes in the US. (2006)

    Bureau of Justice Statistics Key Facts at a Glance Percent of crime reported to police by race

    Somebody do the math.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Hmmmmmmm.... let's see.

    Blacks form 13.4% of the US population. (2006)

    Demographics of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Blacks commit 53.7% of violent crimes and 38.3% of property crimes in the US. (2006)

    Bureau of Justice Statistics Key Facts at a Glance Percent of crime reported to police by race

    Somebody do the math.....
    violent crime and property crime aren't ethical violations.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    violent crime and property crime aren't ethical violations.
    Are you saying it is ethical to steal or kill/injure someone?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Somebody do the math.....
    What does national black crime, typically related to indigence or a lack of human capital, have to do with the alleged ethics violations of well-to-do blacks among the political class?

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

    of course not, but those aren't the types of behaviors being investigated by the ethic committee.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    It's obviously not a given, but if you want to argue that black people are more likely to be corrupt than white people by some significant factor, feel free to take the stage.



    Math says it.

    I don't feel like doing the numbers out right now, but try to calculate the probability that 8 people selected from a group of 435 would all be part of a 41 member subset of that group of 435.

    Unless there is some other factor at play, such as black officials being 20 times more corrupt than white officials or the OCE pursuing black officials for some other reason, this is incredibly unlikely.

    edit: Assuming an even distribution, the odds are 1 in 160,562,159.
    Is that taking into account that the sample set is constantly shifting? I mean, right now it might be all black, but how often is it all black members? It's a fluid sample, in constant flux given a number of other factors like, for instance, who is acting openly corrupt and who may be influencing who.

    I don't see it all that improbable that it could be, at differing points, all white, all black, all democrat, all republican, all bald men, all men, all women...

    What I am saying is, like most human affairs, it's probably a lot more complicated than can be quantified by statistics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    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.
    We know the others are already corrupt. This is to see if there are any uncorrupted politicians.

    But in reality, will we seriously ever get some amount of accountability out of Congress? Why does everything they do have to be so royally ****ed up?
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    This is one of 3 things:

    1. 7 Corrupt Congress members were so blatant they got the attention of the authorities.

    2. Racism is alive and well in America

    3. Black people are inherently criminal/black culture is corrupted.

    I believe the answer is 1, but take what you will from it.
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    Re: Racial disparity: All active ethics probes focus on black lawmakers

    I think it's more of a statistical anomaly that only 7 congress members are being investigated for ethics violations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I think it's more of a statistical anomaly that only 7 congress members are being investigated for ethics violations.
    I think it's more like looking in a 40 year old septic tank and only finding 7 turds..... obviously, you weren’t looking that close.

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