Race differences are always interesting. So here’s a contest. The winner gets a prize.
See the graph above? It illustrates a U.S. government statistic. But what statistic? Ahh. You have to figure that out.
To make it extra challenging... only one guess per commenter. So give it your best shot. What do those numbers mean?
The first person to put the correct answer in the comments section will win a paperback copy of “How Race Is Lived in America,” the book version of a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series from 2000. (Which happens to include a detailed story about the making of HBO’s “The Corner.”)
UPDATE (08/20/07): We got a winner. Withnail guessed obesity.
To be exact: these are the rates of teenage obesity broken down by race, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The chart is from a 2003 special report in the Birmingham (Ala.) News.