Charlie Buttrey

August 8, 2020

There are times when it is necessary to rely on Harper’s Index to provide my readers with the informative blog posts that they have come to expect.

This is one of those times.

Herewith a few choice samples from the most recent Harper’s Index:

Percentage by which streaming of N.W.A’s “Fuck tha Police” increased in the week following George Floyd’s death: 272

Factor by which the Minneapolis police used force more often against black people than white people over the past five years: 7

Percentage of Minneapolis police officers who live in Minneapolis: 7

Percentage of white Americans who had an unfavorable view of the police before police brutality protests began in May: 18

Who did a week later: 31

Portion of Americans who would be comfortable with the military being deployed to their community in response to protests: 2/5

Estimated cost of outfitting a police officer with riot-control gear: $790

Of outfitting a hospital worker with standard personal protective equipment: $11

Number of the ten largest U.S. novel coronavirus clusters that are linked to correctional facilities: 7

Percentage decrease since 2006 in the incarceration rate of black Americans: 34

Factor by which this rate remains higher than that of white Americans: 5

Percentage of unemployed workers in Massachusetts who receive unemployment benefits: 66

Of unemployed workers in Florida who do: 8

Percentage of jobs that require close contact and cannot be done remotely that are done by women: 77

Portion of fathers assisting with remote learning who believe they are doing most of the instruction: 1/2

Of mothers assisting with remote learning who agree: 1/33

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