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The deadly reality for young black people in Brazil | A Hack in London
If you are a young black citizen in Brazil, your chance to be killed is 282 per cent more if you were born white.

Depending on where you live, the chance is 10 times higher.
brazil  dj  citydj  studentwork  keila  ethnicity  crime 
may 2015 by paulbradshaw
Lies, damned lies, and statistics: why thinking critically about numbers is imperative | A Hack in London
I used the rate formula “fact per 100,000 population“, which is a rate used by demographers in Brazil and by the United Nations when analyzing certain stats, as crimes one.

However, dividing the total number of homicide by 100,000 people wouldn’t neutralize incorrect conclusions. The rule with rates is that, to be a true rate we must try to have only those at risk in the denominator.

There are states in Brazil, such as Bahia, Amazonas e Pará, where the black population accounts for 80 per cent of the inhabitants. In such places, crimes were likely to affect more black people simply because they were the majority.
statistics  context  citydj  studentwork  keila 
may 2015 by paulbradshaw
Eastern promise: A roundup of emerging media projects in Eastern Europ
Eastern promise: A roundup of emerging media projects in Eastern Europe
studentwork  citydj  easterneurope  ukraine  ij  dj 
may 2015 by paulbradshaw
13 Candidates With Skills You Really Need To Vote For On Thursday
Very funny piece on election candidates I missed - watch out for Edgbaston's by @samgwalsh1
studentwork  citydj  election15  buzzfeed 
may 2015 by paulbradshaw
Dr James Cheshire on the problem with clickbait data journalism
Dr James Cheshire on the problem with clickbait data journalism #ddj
studentwork  citydj  baddata  DJ 
may 2015 by paulbradshaw

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