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Picking apart the puzzle of racism in elections: Nate Silver on TED.com

Stats whiz Nate Silver suggests answers to controversial questions about race in politics, such as: Did Obama’s race hurt his votes in some places? Stats and myths collide in this fascinating talk that ends with a remarkable insight on how town planning can promote tolerance. (Recorded at TED@PalmSprings 2009, February 2009, in Palm Springs, California. Duration: 09:17.)

Watch Nate Silver’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 400+ TEDTalks.

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