Owing to the disproportionate nature of bannings and discipline for Black Kos members, I am logging off DKos for a week. Though it is hard to get solid numbers, this is what I see.
Black Kos members of Daily Kos: 3%
Black Kos users banned or disciplined in the purge: about 30%
Does that strike you as odd?
I was asked for the stats on this. I admit my initial numbers were an 'aproximation' based on what I had been reading (note the use of the phrase "about 30%")
So here is what I've got.
From Kos's second purge diary
As of Tuesday night, I have now banned 30 people, and pulled ratings from 36. About a dozen of those bannings were bona fide trolls or zombies.
30+36-12(trolls)=54 users banned or disciplined
Black Kos Members Ratings pulled
So 11/54=20% of punishments went to black Kos users.
I swear I am missing a couple of black Kos users who had their ratings pulled. If that is true, my seat of the pants guess of 30% was pretty damn close.
4:57 PM PT: I can only say that I am crushed by the fact that about 1/3 of the folks on who voted seem to think that it isn't odd that black folks were obviously disproportionately disciplined. The results of this poll tell me far more about this place than I think I wanted to know.
5:50 PM PT: And I'm out. Here's to hoping things are different in a week. I will not be lurking. Lurking counts as page hits.