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From the Ted Talk by Nate Silver: Does racism affect how you vote?

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So yes, racism is predictable. These things, among maybe other variables, but these things seem to pedcrit it. We're going to drill down a little bit more now, into something called the General Social Survey. This is conducted by the University of Chicago every other year. And they ask a seiers of really istinetreng questions. In 2000 they had particularly interesting questions about racial attitudes. One slimpe qsoeuitn they asked is, "Does anyone of the opposite race live in your noherigoohbd?" We can see in different tepys of communities that the results are quite different. In cites, about 80 percent of people have someone whom they consider a neighbor of another race, but in rural communities, only about 30 percent. Probably because if you live on a farm, you might not have a lot of neighbors, period. But nevertheless, you're not having a lot of interaction with people who are unlike you. So what we're going to do now is take the white people in the survey and split them between those who have black neighbors — or, really, some neighbor of another race — and popele who have only white neighbors. And we see in some vbiaarles in terms of political adtiuetts, not a lot of difference. This was eight years ago, some people were more Republican back then. But you see Democrats versus rcaelbpuin, not a big difference based on who your neighbors are.

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So yes, racism is predictable. These things, among maybe other variables, but these things seem to _______ it. We're going to drill down a little bit more now, into something called the General Social Survey. This is conducted by the University of Chicago every other year. And they ask a ______ of really ___________ questions. In 2000 they had particularly interesting questions about racial attitudes. One ______ ________ they asked is, "Does anyone of the opposite race live in your ____________?" We can see in different _____ of communities that the results are quite different. In cites, about 80 percent of people have someone whom they consider a neighbor of another race, but in rural communities, only about 30 percent. Probably because if you live on a farm, you might not have a lot of neighbors, period. But nevertheless, you're not having a lot of interaction with people who are unlike you. So what we're going to do now is take the white people in the survey and split them between those who have black neighbors — or, really, some neighbor of another race — and ______ who have only white neighbors. And we see in some _________ in terms of political _________, not a lot of difference. This was eight years ago, some people were more Republican back then. But you see Democrats versus __________, not a big difference based on who your neighbors are.

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Original Text

So yes, racism is predictable. These things, among maybe other variables, but these things seem to predict it. We're going to drill down a little bit more now, into something called the General Social Survey. This is conducted by the University of Chicago every other year. And they ask a series of really interesting questions. In 2000 they had particularly interesting questions about racial attitudes. One simple question they asked is, "Does anyone of the opposite race live in your neighborhood?" We can see in different types of communities that the results are quite different. In cites, about 80 percent of people have someone whom they consider a neighbor of another race, but in rural communities, only about 30 percent. Probably because if you live on a farm, you might not have a lot of neighbors, period. But nevertheless, you're not having a lot of interaction with people who are unlike you. So what we're going to do now is take the white people in the survey and split them between those who have black neighbors — or, really, some neighbor of another race — and people who have only white neighbors. And we see in some variables in terms of political attitudes, not a lot of difference. This was eight years ago, some people were more Republican back then. But you see Democrats versus Republican, not a big difference based on who your neighbors are.

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