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

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So we have to ask why. Is racism predictable in some way? Is there something driving this? Is it just about some weird stuff that goes on in Arkansas that we don't understand, and Kentucky? Or are there more systematic factors at work? And so we can look at a bunch of different variables. These are things that economists and political sttinsices look at all the time — things like income, and religion, education. Which of these seem to drive this manifestation of racism in this big national experiment we had on nebmevor 4th? And there are a couple of these that have stnorg predictive relationships, one of which is education, where you see the states with the fewest years of schooling per adult are in red, and you see this part of the cunroty, the kind of Appalachians rgeoin, is less educated. It's just a fact. And you see the relationship there with the racially-based voting patterns. The other vaablire that's important is the type of neighborhood that you live in. States that are more rural — even to some extent of the states like New Hampshire and Maine — they eixhbit a little bit of this racially-based voting against Barack ombaa. So it's the combination of these two things: it's eiucdotan and the type of ngbrhoies that you have, which we'll talk about more in a meonmt. And the thing about states like Arkansas and Tennessee is that they're both very rural, and they are educationally impoverished.

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So we have to ask why. Is racism predictable in some way? Is there something driving this? Is it just about some weird stuff that goes on in Arkansas that we don't understand, and Kentucky? Or are there more systematic factors at work? And so we can look at a bunch of different variables. These are things that economists and political __________ look at all the time — things like income, and religion, education. Which of these seem to drive this manifestation of racism in this big national experiment we had on ________ 4th? And there are a couple of these that have ______ predictive relationships, one of which is education, where you see the states with the fewest years of schooling per adult are in red, and you see this part of the _______, the kind of Appalachians ______, is less educated. It's just a fact. And you see the relationship there with the racially-based voting patterns. The other ________ that's important is the type of neighborhood that you live in. States that are more rural — even to some extent of the states like New Hampshire and Maine — they _______ a little bit of this racially-based voting against Barack _____. So it's the combination of these two things: it's _________ and the type of _________ that you have, which we'll talk about more in a ______. And the thing about states like Arkansas and Tennessee is that they're both very rural, and they are educationally impoverished.

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Original Text

So we have to ask why. Is racism predictable in some way? Is there something driving this? Is it just about some weird stuff that goes on in Arkansas that we don't understand, and Kentucky? Or are there more systematic factors at work? And so we can look at a bunch of different variables. These are things that economists and political scientists look at all the time — things like income, and religion, education. Which of these seem to drive this manifestation of racism in this big national experiment we had on November 4th? And there are a couple of these that have strong predictive relationships, one of which is education, where you see the states with the fewest years of schooling per adult are in red, and you see this part of the country, the kind of Appalachians region, is less educated. It's just a fact. And you see the relationship there with the racially-based voting patterns. The other variable that's important is the type of neighborhood that you live in. States that are more rural — even to some extent of the states like New Hampshire and Maine — they exhibit a little bit of this racially-based voting against Barack Obama. So it's the combination of these two things: it's education and the type of neighbors that you have, which we'll talk about more in a moment. And the thing about states like Arkansas and Tennessee is that they're both very rural, and they are educationally impoverished.

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