Inflated minority numbers On Discriminations,

Inflated minority numbers
On Discriminations, John Rosenberg points to a Washington Post survey that, among other things, asked respondents to estimate the percentage of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the general population.

WHITES
whites – 55.7
blacks – 29
Hispanics – 22.7
Asians – 15.4

BLACKS
whites – 59.7
blacks – 37.1
Hispanics – 28.4
Asians – 21

HISPANICS
whites – 55.6
blacks – 32.5
Hispanics – 34.8
Asians – 21.8

ASIANS
whites – 54.1
blacks – 26.3
Hispanics – 24.8
Asians – 16.9

CORRECT 2001 CENSUS DATA
whites – 69
blacks – 12
Hispanics – 13
Asians – 4

It looks like no racial or ethnic group understands percent or can add to 100.

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