The Council's White Fudge
Ok. Roomie's back.
And here's the deal. We are now fully rested individuals ... and are ready to talk turkey.
As promised (tho it took longer than we ever expected), we ran some numbers regarding Quinn's firing techniques ... and we'll gladly share with you what we discovered.
But first, we must mention this one caveat ... that unlike the Council, we DID NOT have access to Council records, and only had limited access to Council staff. And so, our numbers are only as good as we think they are. But we will share with you our calculations anyway, and they follow:
On February 22, 2006, Quinn staff said:
1. That 46% of staffers fired were people of color.
We agree; 45.9% to be exact.
2. That 43% of staffers fired were women.
Ummm ... apparently ... genitalia ... not the Council's strong suit. 44.26% were women, to be exact. And we're not sure how we could give the Council any leeway here.
3. That before the firings, 45% of the Council's central staff was female.
Again, off on the genitalia tip; 46.4% is our answer.
4. That before the firings, 43% of the Council's central staff were people of color.
And we say - NO WAY! Our number is 39.21%. And under our most generous of scenarios, the Council only gets up to 40.6%.
Under the most generous scenario, the numbers would look like this:
Non-Hispanic White: 165 (59.35%)
Non-Hispanic Black: 52 (18.71%)
Hispanic: 41 (14.75%)
Asian: 20 ( 7.19%)
Feel free to talk amongst yourselves...