Dwight 
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Re: “The Same Old Song?

What would the black people of Portland do without their great white savior Dennis Theriault typing away on his MacBook Pro in his cozy SE bungalow?

While he can write about numbers, but it is obvious that he knows nothing about statistics or data analysis. Percentages of entire populations versus arrest rates mean nothing. I suggest Mr. Theriault do some basic research into data analysis before putting together a poor infographic. At a minimum, read the first couple chapters of Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point. It even discusses crime rates.

Basically, that high percentage of black arrests could be due to 10 people being arrested over and over, and have nothing to do with racial profiling. A couple of journalists from the Portland Tribune wrote a few articles on this last year. I suggest Dennis and everyone else read them.

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Posted by Dwight on 01/06/2013 at 11:29 PM

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