Facebook and the news are filled with angry arguments over a myriad of political topics. People are screaming and citing facts left and right to support their cause, usually without understanding how these facts are curated, how they are being used to manipulate people, and more importantly, how the misuse of facts prevents real solutions […]
Mostly peaceful protests
It doesn’t take much work to find photos or videos of violence at BLM protests. For example, here is a Twitter feed with videos from a recent protest in Portland in which a protestor was hit by Molotov cocktails thrown by other protestors: https://mobile.twitter.com/bymikebaker/status/1302468157752311810 Or we have this still: (You can read more about this […]
Racist appraisers or a coin flip?
Another widely circulated article comes from the New York Times, discussing racism in real estate. The short version of the article is that people of color face discrimination in real estate and it is illustrated with an experiment conducted by a couple. They had their house appraised and it came in at 330K. The wife […]
Police Violence is Overstated
This will be the first of many posts on police violence as well as police discrimination. It is a complicated topic, widely distorted on social media and in the media. You will read on Facebook that the police are untrained, wildly racist, and spend most of their time shooting innocent people of color for sport. […]