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Comment: Re:Racism is a cause, (Score 1) 474

by imthesponge (#42792939) Attached to: Racism In Online Ad Targeting

Statistics can be a basis for prejudice. If you judge every person of a particular group based on statistics that apply to the group as a whole, that's prejudice.
"You're black; here's an ad for a bail bondsman because you'll probably need one" is an example of that.
You're right that statistics in themselves are not racist. The misapplication of statistics can be racist.

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