Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Race and the 2008 Race

One of the greatest of all possible websites during the 2008 election was Nate Silver's outstanding work on www.fivethirtyeight.com (go there! Read it! Good stuff).

Recently, Nate did a presentation at TED about race as a factor in the election.

Shorter version:

Bad news - racism did exist in the election, and played a role in the outcome of some states.

Good news - it is possible to predict and understand where and how racism will appear, and therefore it is possible to design ways of reducing it.

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