Two scientists claim that white liberals condescend to blacks

Sep 2018
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Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. It is a kind of fallacy of selective attention, the most common example of which is the confirmation bias.[1][2] Cherry picking may be committed intentionally or unintentionally. This fallacy is a major problem in public debate.[3]

The term is based on the perceived process of harvesting fruit, such as cherries. The picker would be expected to only select the ripest and healthiest fruits. An observer who only sees the selected fruit may thus wrongly conclude that most, or even all, of the tree's fruit is in a likewise good condition. This can also give a false impression of the quality of the fruit (since it is only a sample and is not a representative sample).

Cherry picking has a negative connotation as the practice neglects, overlooks or directly suppresses evidence that could lead to a complete picture.

A concept sometimes confused with cherry picking is the idea of gathering only the fruit that is easy to harvest, while ignoring other fruit that is higher up on the tree and thus more difficult to obtain (see low-hanging fruit).

Cherry picking can be found in many logical fallacies. For example, the "fallacy of anecdotal evidence" tends to overlook large amounts of data in favor of that known personally, "selective use of evidence" rejects material unfavorable to an argument, while a false dichotomy picks only two options when more are available. Cherry picking can refer to the selection of data or data sets so a study or survey will give desired, predictable results which may be misleading or even completely contrary to reality.[4]

Cherry picking - Wikipedia
 
Nov 2005
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California
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The Democrats are the racists. Always have been and always will be
What cracks me up about the absurdity of such statements is simply this...
If we're the racists, then why are we the ones who want to tear down the "monuments" put up to celebrate those who tried to preserve slavery?
Why is it that the REPUBLICANS are the group which fight to keep those racist monuments up...

 
May 2018
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USA
#17
What cracks me up about the absurdity of such statements is simply this...
If we're the racists, then why are we the ones who want to tear down the "monuments" put up to celebrate those who tried to preserve slavery?
Why is it that the REPUBLICANS are the group which fight to keep those racist monuments up...

Hey now.....that's unacceptable. You are implying the Republicans are honoring those guys because they were racist. That's not true. They honor those guys BECAUSE THEY WERE TRAITORS AND THERE IS NOTHING THE RIGHTWING LOVES MORE THAN TREASON AGAINST THE USA.

See what I did there? :D
 
Nov 2014
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Florida
#18
What cracks me up about the absurdity of such statements is simply this...
If we're the racists, then why are we the ones who want to tear down the "monuments" put up to celebrate those who tried to preserve slavery?
Why is it that the REPUBLICANS are the group which fight to keep those racist monuments up...

To cover up your racists past. Those are monuments of democrats
 
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Nov 2014
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Florida
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Hey now.....that's unacceptable. You are implying the Republicans are honoring those guys because they were racist. That's not true. They honor those guys BECAUSE THEY WERE TRAITORS AND THERE IS NOTHING THE RIGHTWING LOVES MORE THAN TREASON AGAINST THE USA.

See what I did there? :D
They were Democrats and part of this countries history. Democrats need to remember their history since they don't make the same mistakes again
 

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