An Asian Fisking

One of the great things about blogs is they allow you to do a point by point rebuttal, or a fisking, in a way which it is very difficult to do in other mediums.

We see a sterling example of this today by Keith Ng, who examines the statistics used by Deborah Coddington in her “Asian Angst” North & South story. The story was about how Asians are commiting more crime and hence it might be time to send some of them back.

Keith reveals that Asians went from being under-represented in crime stats by a factor of 2 to 1 to being under-represented by a factor of 3.7 to 1. i.e. Very roughly speaking, Asians are about a quarter as likely to be criminals as the average person in New Zealand. They are less likely today than they were in the past – they are actually getting more lawful!

Also Keith highlights an amazing quote from the Police of all people.

“Making it even more difficult for police, says [Auckland police] drug squad boss [John] Sowter, is ‘that they all look the same to us so you wouldn’t know [they’re gang members] if you passed them on the street. We’ve got Asian cleaners and I look at them sometimes and wonder.'”

I’m almost stunned and lost for words.

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