Racism is predictable. It’s predicted by interaction or lack thereof with people unlike you, people of other races.

Nate Silver

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About This Quote

“Does Racism Affect How You Vote?” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Does Racism Affect How You Vote?" TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from statistician Nate Silver is from Silver's 2009 TED Talk about how racism affected voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. According to Silver, a lack of education and a lack of diversity in one's social circle are major determinants of racism and racially based voting. In this quote, Silver is saying that racism is more likely among people who have little or no interaction with people of other races. Watch the full TED Talk here: Nate Silver - Does Racism Affect How You Vote?