AlaninWales wrote:thelawnet wrote:AlaninWales wrote:Indeed and the use of this stereotype is contradicted by the evidence: https://www.ukdpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Policy%20report%20-%20Drugs%20and%20diversity_%20ethnic%20minority%20groups%20(policy%20briefing).pdf
https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.ser ... lts/latest
Black people were more likely to use drugs, Asian people much less.
Well from your source, slightly further down than the first page (I wonder why):While the chart and table show apparent differences between ethnic groups in terms of illicit drug use, the small number of respondents for some groups means only the following observations are meaningful:
Black adults were more likely to have used illicit drugs in the 12 months prior to survey, compared to all other groups except Other White
separately, Black women were more likely to have have used illicit drugs, compared to all other groups except Other White and Mixed
Asian adults, and Asian women separately, were the least likely to have used illicit drugs in the 12 months prior to survey
an estimated 11.7% of Black adults used illicit drugs in the 12 months prior to the survey, compared with 3.4% of Asian adults
an estimated 9.7% of Black women used illicit drugs in the 12 months prior to the survey, compared with 0.4% of Asian women
In truth, it's a complicated issue with many causes and interacting cultures. Much of the interpretation will depend on the identification of the different ethnicities.
not sure what the significance of your quotes is.
It says that there was statistically significant evidence for black people using drugs more than any other racial group, and for Asian people using drugs less than any other group.
that's what I said.