NYT Links Poverty to Racism

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Source: Robin Smith: NYT Links Poverty to Racism — The Patriot Post Last week, The New York Times published an analysis topped by the headline declaration, “Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys.” But if you were to read the actual study, “Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective,” suddenly you see that, to serve its race narrative, the Times selectively plucked a few details from a very complex research document that made numerous observations. … as hypothesized by the Times, black men become poor because of racism when looking back from 2015 to 1989: “Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of …

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

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Introduction There is an organized effort in Minnesota — and currently and particularly in Rochester — to spread the use of ranked choice voting. RCV, a form of Instant Runoff voting, is a system in which each voter can vote for more than one candidate per office, ranked by their personal preference. See the nearby sample ballot. The voter marks a ‘1’ or fills a #1 bubble related to the most preferred candidate, a ‘2’ beside the second-most preferred, and so forth. The number of allowed choices can vary. Minneapolis allows up to three choices, St. Paul allows up to six. Tallying rules can vary but generally, RCV ballots are first counted with first-preference votes. If a candidate receives a majority of the votes, s/he wins. If there …