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Racially diverserer?

MVMosinMVMosin __BANNED USERS regular
edited March 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
I was just reading from a history book about the early English colonies in the seventeenth century. It mentioned that one colony was "one of the most racially diverse" with a population that was "60 percent white, 40 percent black." Then it goes on to say that South Carolina is the "most racially diverse" with a population that is "60 percent black, 40 percent white."

I may not be great at math, but I'm pretty sure that 60 percent of one thing is the same percentage as 60 percent of something else, so the question I pose to you is: What the fuck?

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    ColdredColdred Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Er, the difference between "one of the most" and "the most"?

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    durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Well, to be fair, genetic variation in a black slave population would most likely be higher than in a predominantly European white population. Assuming the slaves didn't all come from the same country. So, they were right.

    As to the question not misinterpreted hilariously: meh, slight over-PCing, a mistake? Not really anything to get one's panties in a bunch over.

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    MVMosinMVMosin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    *loosens proverbial panties*

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    YarYar Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Also, more diverse would generally imply, to me, something along the lines of 25% white, 25% asian, 25% black, and 25% hispanic, and 17% Native American, or something. Just two races doesn't make diversity.

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    MVMosinMVMosin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    A friend of mine, upon reading this himself, laughed and said "I bet the workers on some of their plantations were 100% racially diverse."

    PC overkill FTW.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    poor proofreading. see also: who cares?

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    YarYar Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    poor proofreading. see also: who cares?
    I'm all but certain proofreading has nothing to do with it. Perhaps it is an American thang.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    Also, more diverse would generally imply, to me, something along the lines of 25% white, 25% asian, 25% black, and 25% hispanic, and 17% Native American, or something. Just two races doesn't make diversity.

    Either I'm missing something or maths really ain't your strong point, Yar.

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    redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    Yar wrote: »
    Also, more diverse would generally imply, to me, something along the lines of 25% white, 25% asian, 25% black, and 25% hispanic, and 17% Native American, or something. Just two races doesn't make diversity.

    Either I'm missing something or maths really ain't your strong point, Yar.
    you are forgetting about multiracial individuals who are in more than one category.

    Just because someone is half black, does not mean they count as half a black.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    Yar wrote: »
    Also, more diverse would generally imply, to me, something along the lines of 25% white, 25% asian, 25% black, and 25% hispanic, and 17% Native American, or something. Just two races doesn't make diversity.

    Either I'm missing something or maths really ain't your strong point, Yar.

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    unilateralunilateral Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    redx wrote: »
    ben0207 wrote: »
    Yar wrote: »
    Also, more diverse would generally imply, to me, something along the lines of 25% white, 25% asian, 25% black, and 25% hispanic, and 17% Native American, or something. Just two races doesn't make diversity.

    Either I'm missing something or maths really ain't your strong point, Yar.
    you are forgetting about multiracial individuals who are in more than one category.

    Just because someone is half black, does not mean they count as half a black.

    Unless you're Barack Obama, then if you're half black, you don't get to be black at all (according to that one lady on Colbert).

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    ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited March 2007
    This... this is not a D&D thread.

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