I’m not sure what your definition of “seldom” is.
Eric Olsen

I’m not sure if you’re being sincere and honestly missing the point or if you’re deliberately avoiding it. In case it wasn’t clear, your “painfully obvious oversight” was, statistically speaking, the second smallest oversight you could have made on this particular issue as black women are only at a disadvantage when compared to the most advantaged groups that exist, meaning other women in different racial groups.

When compared to the general population, which includes all racial groups and both genders, black women are actually very advantaged in this regard. Only white and Asian women are more advantaged.

In a truly equal society we would have / in actual society we have:

  • Black women should be 6% of shooting victims yet they are just 2%.
  • Black men should also be 6% of shooting victims, yet they are 24%.
  • White men should be 31% of victims, yet they are 46%.
  • White women should also be 31% of victims, yet they’re less than 1%.
  • Men of other/unknown ethnicity should be 12% of victims. They’re 29%.
  • Women of other/unknown ethnicity should also be 12%. They also don’t even register a 1%.

Imagine an article that talked about how disadvantaged white men in math and engineering programs are, simply because Asian men now represent the most advantaged group? This is not a fair comparison at all. It’s loaded and misleading, yet it’s what you’re doing when you talk about 10% of black victims being women. They’re still just 2% of victims, far less than would be the case if their gender-based advantages and their race-based disadvantages were eliminated.

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