Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.
Cherry picking is frequently used to support politically correct views, such as by only focusing on individual White criminals, giving the impression that they are more common than is actually the case, while ignoring actual crime statistics. See the article on Race and crime.
There are many variants of this, such as by focusing on hate crimes by Whites, while ignoring hate crimes by non-Whites.
Wikipedia articles related to race and crime, including the many articles on specific crimes, have been criticized for often being biased, censored, and cherry picked. This also regarding included photographs, such as by censoring photographs of non-White perpetrators and White victims.
- Wikipedia’s Censors are Hard at Work, Ensuring That Readers Do Not Learn about Crimes Committed by Members of “Protected Classes” Against Members of “Non-Protected” Classes https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2010/12/wikipedias-censors-are-hard-at-work.html