Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What Black Men Think PSA

Damned Straight!

I, for one, am sick of so many of the malicious untruths spread about black men.

I think that it says alot about our society, and how willing we are to believe these "facts" about.

I'm in a rush, so, I'll publish a more indepth post later.

Brian

5 comments:

viciousrumours said...

That makes such a good point. You can't ever just accept statistical data. Who did the study? Where did they take their random sample from? How random was the sample? If a poll was involved, did they lead the answers? So many questions need to be asked before you believe something you hear or read.

One thing I always found suspisious was the "more black men in jail than in college". I always thought that that study had to have been done from a sample pool where virtually no one was going to college and was a high crime area with a majority African American population. Three things that would make the study NOT random at all.

Thanks for posting this.

mark said...

I saw this video a couple of months ago, we deffinately need to keep out own statistic on our current statis.

Anyway we are putting together a forum to get after some of the issues hampering the black community worse. Please sign in and contribute to the discusion at. http://afrospear.jconserv.net/index.php

west_rhino said...

Allow me to recommend, on the heels of this PSA, _Innumeracy_ and _A_Mathematician_Looks_at_the_Newspaper_ both by John Paulos.

From the statistics side, the figures won't lie, but liars will figure and often make up thier own figures.

Thanks!

Gunfighter said...

I'm Stealin' This, Dude!

Caged Lion said...

I have mixed feelings about this movie. I have written an analysis about the film, and would love to hear your thoughts:http://cagedlion.squarespace.com/journal/2007/8/19/review-what-are-these-black-men-thinking.html

I like your blog. I also have a box at the comic book shop.