Republicans are 25% more likely than usual to vote Democratic when the Republican candidate is black; voter turnout remains unchanged.
Democrats are 38% more likely than usual to vote Republican when the Democratic candidate is black, but voter turnout increases significantly.
Anybody who mentions one statistic without noting the other one is a partisan hack and vile propagandist.
The researchers found that a child from a family having 500 books at home scored, on average, 112 points higher on the achievement test than one from an otherwise identical family having only one book -- and that's after they factored in parents' education, occupation, income and other things typically associated with a child's academic performance.Umm.... some of us "guitar-strumming, poetry-reading dreamers" are pretty academically advanced, fellas. And, last time I checked, Shakespeare wrote poetry.
They also found that not all books are created equal. "Having Shakespeare or similar highbrow books about bodes well for children's achievement," they wrote. "Having poetry books around is actively harmful by about the same amount," perhaps because it signals a "Bohemian" lifestyle that may encourage kids to become guitar-strumming, poetry-reading dreamers.