I encourage you to visit the comments sections for a variety of articles at Irregular Times regarding Muslim immigrants to America from Somalia (see here, here and here for some examples). In those comments, you can find visitors eager to spread anecdotal claims that crime
Steve Platy writes in response to an article showing that crime hasn’t worsened in Minneapolis since Somalis’ arrival: “What you would find is that Minneapolis did indeed, still experience a moderate drop in crime between 200 and 2012. But that is only half-relevant to this
There are some people on the internet, writing for websites with names like “Stormfront” and “Stuff Black People Don’t Lie,” who make a cottage industry out of posting a link every time a Somali immigrant is charged with a crime and blowing that single incident
The blog “Stuff Black People Don’t Like” has made an incendiary accusation about Somali immigrants to Minneapolis, Minnesota: “None of these Somalis in any city of the United States should be in the country, if the government was actually concerned with creating a strong future
Political campaigns in the modern era commonly use demographic targeting to conserve resources, appealing to certain portions of the population and largely writing off others: J. Brian O’Day explains: The point of targeting is to determine which subsets of the voting population are most likely
A New Scientist article this month reports surprise that Los Angeles would top this year’s EPA list of metropolitan areas with green Energy Star buildings: WHICH US city is the greenest of all, in terms of numbers of energy-efficient commercial buildings? The surprising answer is
After a weak F0 tornado touched down yesterday in Minneapolis and slightly damaged the Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, a Baptist preacher and a member of the Catholic Media Coalition sprung into action. The two representatives of the these conservative Christian religious organizations noted that
Having a hard time in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Suffering because you lost your job? Struggling because the price of gas makes it unaffordable for you to drive around town? Well, look on the bright side, Joe! Make lemons out of lemonade, Lucinda! If you have to
Independent web sites can pick up the ball that the traditional news infrastructure has dropped. We can report on the uncovered and yet inspiring aspects of the 2008 presidential campaign, instead of just following along with what the Associated Press says is important.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?