Question to the advertisers: Where are you going to run your advertisements that has at least as many eyeballs as youtube? Let that sink in for a moment.
You have the choice between not advertising or advertising. You can be lucky Google cares enough to cater to you needs.
Sure it does. What doesn't belong in a civil society is putting our fingers in our ears, going "la la la", and ignoring evidence.
Decades of pretending everyone is equal, and trying to make it so has failed. It's time for a dose of reality-based polices.
You're still not getting it. Let's try with a simple example.
There are 5 green people in the country. There is one act of violence committed by green people.
That does not mean that 5 green people committed the violence. One did, so 20% of green people are violent criminals.
Likewise, with the black population, it's a small percentage of them that commit violent crimes. It's just that it's a) a significantly higher percentage than is present in whites, and b) that they tend to commit more violent crimes.
If blacks are 14% of the population, and their rate is equal to the general population, they would be expected to commit 14% of the violent crime. If their offender rate is 2x the average, then they would be committing 28% of crimes. At 4x, it would be a hair over 50%, which is where we are.
That 4x includes both percentage of people that are offenders, and the higher likelihood of reoffending.
This is about rates - if the offense rate is 1% of the population size, that does not mean that 100 people commit every crime. It means that closer to 1% of the population are offenders.
"they're making false reports by misidentifying race"
Well, yes, but part of that is because they didn't have any races other than white and black for some time in the crime reports. As such, a lot of the crimes were lumped in with white that shouldn't be.
They have gotten better about reporting, and that's part of why the white rate has gone down, and the minority rate has gone up. It's still an issue, though, because departments are still pressured to make it look like they are less racist, and not all departments have changed. That's why if you look at most wanted posters, they have large number of "white" criminals that clearly aren't. They cook the numbers to look like it's white people committing those crimes instead.
The example I was replying to (eye color) was legal to discriminate against. It's actually illegal to discriminate on the basis of immigration status.
In the US, the I-9 form specifically states that even discrimination on the basis of a future date may be illegal discrimination, and employers are required to post posters saying "if you have the right to work, don't let them take it away".
It shouldn't be illegal, but it is.
"You stay here, Audrey -- this is between me and the vegetable!" -- Seymour, from _Little Shop Of Horrors_