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November 22, 2010

UT prof: racial profiling offers no statistical advantage

Given the TSA's "grope'em all and let god sort'em out approach", its not surprising academic supporters are now crawling out of the woodwork to support the notion that fondling 90year old Scandinavian grandmothers is just as valuable in security terms as fondling travelers more likely to be terrorists.

Stop using racial profiling, says Professor William Press from the University of Texas at Austin. He claims that as well as being politically and ethically questionable, racial profiling does no better in helping law enforcement officials in their task of catching terrorists than standard uniform random sampling techniques...
Not surprisingly, a William Press from Austin TX who lists his occupation as UT Austin professor appears to be a HUGE fan of Barak Obama, having donated a princely $2,300 to Teh One's campaign according to OpenSecrets.org. I wonder how many professor William Press's there are at UT Austin?

If UT math professors have a spare $2,300 just laying around to lavish on politicians, perhaps they're being overpaid. I'm just saying...


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