so the last time i noticed i had a nǝonɐzi follower i crunched through some us census data to find that racial income inequality is… about at the same state now as it was in the 60s; like, there was some progress towards equality among the lower two quintiles for part of a decade but that all got cancelled out by (iirc) the end of the 70s? or possibly it was the 80s… in any case it’s been flat/trending slightly towards more unequal ever since. So to repeat it looks given the data like from an economic inequality perspective, the gains made by the civil rights era were reversed and nothing’s changed since.
anyways i made a post about that because it was interesting? like to me it was unexpected; I really didn’t expect the graph to be completely flat, going into it… racial inequality’s been a… focus of civil rights activism for that entire time, yes? I’d been told the institutional modifications had changed things permanently for the better and at worst we were locked in an activism-counteractivism stalemate on our way to equality; not that essentially everything’d already been reversed and there’s no (economic) gains to celebrate at all…
but also i made the post because my theory going in was that, fundamentally, whatever I found in the census data, it would probably bode poorly for that specific person’s worldview. Either that or I’d be wrong, and knowing when you’re wrong is always useful.
anyways they just unfollowed immediately after seeing the post, so… idk. i guess it’s possible it had an effect.
anyways. i’m… well, the rather more detailed study of my followerbase i’ve performed — following back all the people who are regulars in the notes — has revealed to me that there is a small portion of all of you (<0.5%, i would estimate) who appear to have… politically adjacent beliefs.
and i’m very tired and not in the mood to… do the social triangulation required to be quite as underhanded this time as i was the previous time.
so, at the risk of putting all of this particular population on the defensive this time, what do i do.