• embo66

    I was having trouble understanding the values given in the graphs, so I found a better discussion of this same study:

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2013/08/unsteady-rise-minority-civil-servants/6574/

    To wit: The graphs express the issue in terms of proportions, not actual numbers / percentages, etc. Groups above 1 are overrepresented in the municipal ranks relative to their share of the working-age city population. Groups below 1 are underrepresented.

  • embo66

    What’s depressing here is the negative progress minorities in general — and blacks in particular — appear to have experienced since 1990. I’d always figured that progress was slow, but steady nonetheless. This data belies that.

    A “post-racial” society, my butt.