Black, White, Or Other?!? feature in awhile. No real reason for this, other than the fact that I just haven't had time to sit down and dig up the necessary stories. I'll prolly be back on my grizzly soon.
In the meantime, I happened across this site called Pick The Perp the other day. It's almost exactly what it sounds like. The site shows 5 mugshots, a description of the alleged crime, and lets you guess whodunit by "picking the perp". It keeps score of your correct guesses, which I guess gives you some gauge of how well, or poorly you racially profile. I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I correctly picked the perp out of 22% of the 50 lineups I saw. Can you beat that?
Loaded with disclaimers, much like The Slammer newspapers, PTP is quite insistent that the folks shown "have not been convicted of the arrest charge and are presumed innocent". That's a nice way of saying "don't sue me, Bro!"
Anyways, if you liked BWO, or even if you don't, you might find this somewhat amusing.
Question: Is Pick The Perp racist, or merely good clean fun? What percentage did you get right?
Pick The Perp [Official Website]