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20 Only In America Ironies

Connie, your math is quite faulty. 17.8+8.1+5.6+1.7+.8=34.1, therefore, blacks constitute 17.8% of the population! If it were 17.8% of 34.1%, then black would constitute 6% of the population.
LAPhil Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 8:24 AM
I think you misinterpreted her statement. The 17.8% black figure refers to the percentage of the minorites made of up blacks, but was not intended to mean that blacks make up 17.8% of the 34.1% total percentage of minorities in the federal workforce. I know it sounds like the same thing, but what it means is that the percentage of blacks of the TOTAL federal work force is 17.8%, not that the percentage of the minorities which are black is 17.8%, which would mean 17.8% of 34.1%, which as you pointed out would be somewhere around the 6% figure which I assume is correct without checking your math.

20 Only In America Ironies

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a \$35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black.

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