Yeah, no, that statistic is vapid. The person responsible should definitely not quit their day job. If that’s their day job, god have mercy.

The more I think about it, the less it makes sense to present that statistic as if it says much more about people than that we have at a minor tendency towards the aforementioned ingroup clustering and that only 25% of the US is non-white, neither of which are particularly revelatory.

Considering that I don’t even have all that many friends and that most of my friends are friends because they were presented by other friends, and I imagine similar happens with other people, it really requires very little true segregation for that statistic to be accurate.

Of course segregation is a factor, but that is mostly “opt-in,” so to say, in that humans naturally form ingroups based on common characteristics, and race, being superficially available information, is pretty much always to be a strong influence in a person’s decision to make friends.

What I’m saying is: “water is wet.”

basedheisenberg:

priceofliberty:

minarchist:

I’ve wondered about this because I’m black and have no friends outside my race. Maybe I’m just a racist?

I simply don’t believe this statistic. After all, doesn’t every racist have a black friend?

I can’t decide what this title should actually be to make it more accurate.
"75% of White Americans surveyed have no non-white friends”
or
"75% of White Americans with enough time on their hands to willingly answer a phone survey about what color their friends are have no non-white friends”

This too.

basedheisenberg:

priceofliberty:

minarchist:

I’ve wondered about this because I’m black and have no friends outside my race. Maybe I’m just a racist?

I simply don’t believe this statistic. After all, doesn’t every racist have a black friend?

I can’t decide what this title should actually be to make it more accurate.

"75% of White Americans surveyed have no non-white friends”

or

"75% of White Americans with enough time on their hands to willingly answer a phone survey about what color their friends are have no non-white friends”

This too.

(Source: 990000)

theanarchocapitalist:

chris-spacetornadoogawa-ray:

priceofliberty:

minarchist:

I’ve wondered about this because I’m black and have no friends outside my race. Maybe I’m just a racist?

I simply don’t believe this statistic. After all, doesn’t every racist have a black friend?

Ok, taking this stat at face value, what if most of my friends and people I know and my girlfriend all aren’t white?  Also, this stat seems pretty shite.

I call bullshit. Literally all my friends here except 3 are either Black or Cape Verdean. I get in where I fit in suckas.

In a country where 74% of the population is white I find the framing of this to be a bit peculiar.

theanarchocapitalist:

chris-spacetornadoogawa-ray:

priceofliberty:

minarchist:

I’ve wondered about this because I’m black and have no friends outside my race. Maybe I’m just a racist?

I simply don’t believe this statistic. After all, doesn’t every racist have a black friend?

Ok, taking this stat at face value, what if most of my friends and people I know and my girlfriend all aren’t white?  Also, this stat seems pretty shite.

I call bullshit. Literally all my friends here except 3 are either Black or Cape Verdean. I get in where I fit in suckas.

In a country where 74% of the population is white I find the framing of this to be a bit peculiar.

(Source: 990000)

  

thegreatjackal:

Caravan Palace - Panic

  

(Source: cameronsonntag)

luchasuzuki:

hongkongstockexchange is the enemy of the proletariat 

Tag Meme thing

Who tagged me: ordnungsokonomik

Replace with your own answers and then tag 10 people

  • Name: Jayk/J/Jay
  • Nickname: Jackal/Faggot
  • Birthday: Oct 7
  • Gender: Boy
  • Sexuality: Androphilic with bizarre psychosexual artifacts
  • Height: ~6ft ish. I get conflicting results due to my poor posture.
  • Time zone: -6, DST
  • What time and date is it there: 11:33pm, the day after tomorrow.
  • Average hours of sleep: Mean deviation is too high to sensibly capture with a naive statistic.
  • Last thing I googled was: "path of exile wiki" thanks to Dylan
  • Most used phrase(s): I sometimes develop catchphrases but have nothing of recent note.
  • First word that comes to mind: "Eschew"
  • What I last said to a family member: "It just doesn’t matter."
  • One place that makes me happy and why: My room. I can masturbate there without being disturbed.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: 0 to 5 depending on where the blankets land when I wake up or toss them around while looking for things.
  • Favorite beverage(s): This orange smoothie thing they have over at QuikTrip, although I often combine it with their Black Cherry stuff. Also Monster (TM) and Water.
  • Last movie I watched in the cinema: Star Trek Into Darkness, with my cousin. Not a cinema person.
  • Three things I can’t live without: Assuming this is meant in a non-literal, hyperbolic sense: Computer, Caffeine, Learning-Material (esp. mathematics)
  • A piece of advice to all my followers: Don’t take yourself seriously and definitely don’t take me seriously.
  • You all have to listen to this song: Igorrr - “Tout Petit Moineau”

Tag 10 people: wrapscallion, ebonysnow, raginrayguns, puppyresidue, tits-metal-and-liberty, allmarketsbecomeblack, sorryforpartyspocking, 00ff00isnotacreativecolour, drugsound, pussypoultergeist

Provided none of them have already done so, and any of them are bored enough.

(Source: larvitarr)

i was giving my brother some tips on how to speak a french accent and i’m going in blind on that one since i don’t even speak french but i know how to sound french

(Source: nyaagisa)

To some extent I disagree with the idea that the author’s intention is irrelevant, but to another extent, it’s like, a lot of people think they have some intention, or that they have some trait, but they’re just wrong about themselves.