So, this happened…
So I was talking to this one woman about an opening in the college government that deals with diversity and inclusion. And I was telling her that the previous person who had the position only focused on LGBTQIA+ rights instead of focusing on other minorities. I then explained how the person with the position was supposed to represent students with disabilities but never did.
The woman I was talking to: Well people in the LGBTQIA+ community make up a bigger population. That’s why they focused on that group more.
Me: …No, they don’t?
Me: …No, really, they don’t.
Her: Look, I remember her telling me that they make up about 5% of the American population. I’d say that that’s a pretty big-
Me: People with disabilities make up 19% of the population!
Her: *Angrily* It’s not a competition.
She’s right of course. It’s not a competition. The only reason why I bring it up is because so many people on tumblr act the same way that she does - throwing out their statistics to try to make them look intelligent but it only makes them look foolish. In this case, she tried using a statistic in an arrogant way because she thought that it would rest her case. It didn’t. (Please, please, keep in mind that this is not a pissing contest. It honestly doesn’t/shouldn’t matter which minority is actually bigger. It’s just to show that statistics can be deceiving.)