CBS says White Americans got stimulus checks quicker than Blacks or Hispanics. We have questions.

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Literally everything in America is now racist, according to the left, including the manner in with coronavirus stimulus checks were distributed to the American people.

“More White households received their checks by late May than Black households, while a greater share of middle-class consumers got their checks faster than poor Americans, according to a study by the Urban Institute,” CBS News reported Friday.

“Among the ‘significant disparities’ experienced in the stimulus rollout is that three-quarters of White adults received their checks by late May, compared with 69% of Black adults and 63% of Hispanic adults, the centrist think tank concluded.”

This therefore allegedly suggests racism may be afoot: “The issues may reflect structural economic and racial inequities,” CBS News claimed.

Researchers at the Urban Institute seemed to agree with CBS News’ analysis, as evidenced by their own focus on race over all else.

“Adults were less likely to receive the payments if they had family incomes below 100% of [the Federal Poverty Line] or if they were Black or Hispanic, and particularly if they were Hispanic and in families with noncitizens,” they’d reportedly concluded.

The problem with this narrative is that it ignores all other related factors.

For instance, it’s a fact that those Americans who signed up for (or were already signed up for) direct deposit with the IRS received their payments first.

Those who filed 2018 or 2019 returns and authorized direct deposit from the IRS will be paid first,” CNBC reported during the first week of payments in early April.

Moreover, to authorize direct deposits, one must have a bank account, and according to data maintained by the FDIC, blacks and Hispanics are “less likely to own a bank account than whites by 12 and 8 percentage points, respectively.”

Of course, the media would likely just argue that “HAH, THIS therefore proves the racism,” but again, it doesn’t prove anything.

Regardless, these sorts of highly relevant factors are virtually always ignored by race hustlers and baiters hellbent on crafting a racial narrative out of nothing. FYI, a couple of other networks picked up the story, including CNBC and Business Insider.

In response, the public pounced on all three publishers:

They had a point about the post being divisive, though much of what the media have published ever since the George Floyd riots broke out in late May has been divisive.

Every other day, another divisive post emerges claiming that such and such is racist or indicative of “racial inequities” (which is a fancier way of saying “racist”).

This week it was …

An entire town:

Banking:

And new technology:

Perhaps the media should ask themselves whether maybe, just maybe, they’re the racist ones …

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