- At year end 2004 there were 3,218 black male sentenced prison inmates per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared to 1,220 Hispanic male inmates per 100,000 Hispanic males and 463 white male inmates per 100,000 white males. (http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/prisons.htm)
- In 2004, rates of AIDS cases were 56.4 per 100,000 in the black population, 18.6 per 100,000 in the Hispanic population, . . . 6.0 per 100,000 in the white population, . . .(Table 5a). (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/2004SurveillanceReport.pdf )
What I'm saying is that, yes, statistics have to be examined a bit to make sure they are not the subject of Twain's rant.
On the other hand, I'm also saying that disproportionate is disproportionate any way you cut it (but especially when you're dealing with an epidemic caused by a virus that really is no respecter of persons). How then does the virus manage such disproportionate effect? Just askin', y'know.