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On a related note, I've always thought it was foolish that the NYPD and the US Census classified Puerto Ricans and Dominicans as "Hispanic" rather than Black. If you know about the genetic makeup of those groups and the history of their countries, you know that the majority of them are Blacks with Spanish surnames.
This has important ramifications for crime statistics, because among "Hispanic" groups, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans have far and away the highest crime rates. If they were classified with Blacks, the "Hispanic" violent crime rate would plummet while the Black crime rate would increase from its already obscene level. This is unfair to law-abiding Hispanics from countries like Mexico, whose crime rates are nowhere near as wild as those of Blacks.
You can read more about the disparity in crime rates here:
3 months ago
A minor correction: in 2012, the homocide rate in Los Angeles was 7.8 compared to NYC's 5.1. While it's a bit higher, it's nowhere near the "twice as high" claimed in the article. Both numbers are paltry compared to Chicago's murder rate of 18.5.3 months ago