There is a substantial group out there that thinks the most relevant attributes of a person are race and ethnicity, two factors over which no human being has any control. From Ben Bartee at thedailybell.com:
The “white man bad, muh white supremacy” narrative is out of control. It is ultra-simplistic, tribalistic, and panders to the lowest-common-denominator.
(Ironically, the acronym alphabet-soup term “AAPI,” the product of diversity-obsessed academics, is itself over-simplistic and prejudicial – some might even say “racist” – as it groups together heterogeneous ethnic identities as disparate as Mongolians and Guamanian into a single category.)
The draconian and totalitarian measures enacted in response to the coronavirus have fallen the hardest on blacks. From Parker Beauregard at thebluestateconservative.com:
Black Americans, like all Americans, have suffered from the effects of illegal, immoral, and unscientific Covid-related policies. However, their racial plight is ignored, which is surprising in the age of confining white grandmothers to solitary D.C. jail cells, hunting down white supremacists in the military during extremist stand downs, and reading children’s books in grade school whose messages can only be described as psychological abuse.
According to Joe Biden, asking for photo identification at the voting booth in 2021 is not just Jim Crow, but Jim Eagle. How many speechwriters did it take to come up with that one again? Never mind the fact that all blacks know where the local DMV is and overwhelmingly favor the measure. In an honest world, the Democrat’s approach to ID laws would be considered racist (for assuming blacks are helpless idiots) and patronizing (for assuming blacks don’t know what’s good for them), except Democrats can pretty much do whatever they want with the general black population and get away with it, abetting murder included.
Even though it is disingenuous and intended only for rigging future elections, the Democrats nevertheless have firmly staked a position against any voter identification measures. After all, they’re racist! Fact: Voter ID laws are not racist nor do they inhibit anyone from voting. As one such example, the state of Indiana enacted its “tougher” voter identification requirements ahead of the 2008 presidential election, and state residents not only carried Barack Obama in a historically rare blue shift, but witnessed record turnout among black voters.
You have to twist yourself into a moral and intellectual pretzel to argue that racism can fight racism, but it’s being done with astonishing frequency and is not generally challenged. From John Derbyshire at unz.com:
What is it, this poisonous weed, this kudzu smothering our culture and silencing some of our smartest and most eloquent voices?
Well, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that a central concept in the revolutionary mindset, a central target of the Red Guards, is whiteness.
So, in hopes of improving our understanding, let’s take a short trip down Anti Whiteness Lane.
My starting point here: a group discussion broadcast by MSNBC on Morning Joe, June 8, 2021. There were five people in the discussion, four whites and a token mulatto lady named Mara Gay. Of the four whites, two were MSNBC Woke Bots whose names are vaguely familiar to me; I don’t know who the other two were.
The more laws, the more problems you’ll have with police behavior, acknowledged or not. From Ron Paul at ronpaulinstitute.org:
Many Americans saw former policeman Derek Chauvin’s conviction on all counts last week as affirming the principle that no one is above the law. Many others were concerned that the jury was scared that anything less than a full conviction would result in riots, and even violence against themselves and their families.
Was the jury’s verdict influenced by politicians and media figures who were calling for the jury to deliver the “right” verdict? Attempts to intimidate juries are just as offensive to the rule of law as suggestions that George Floyd’s criminal record somehow meant his rights were not important.
The video of then-policeman Chauvin restraining Floyd led people across the political and ideological spectrums to consider police reform. Sadly, there have also been riots across the country orchestrated by left-wing activists and organizations seeking to exploit concern about police misconduct to advance their agendas.
It is ironic to see self-described Marxists, progressives, and other leftists protesting violence by government agents. After all, their ideology rests on the use of force to compel people to obey politicians and bureaucrats.
It is also ironic to see those who claim to want to protect and improve “black lives” support big government.
Although they are a much smaller percentage of the population, blacks commit more crimes than whites do against Asians. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.com:
These days, just talking about race issues in a critical manner will get you labeled a “racist”. If you don’t regurgitate the rhetoric of the mainstream media and social justice lunatics like a pirate’s parrot, then you are suddenly “problematic” and must be pigeonholed and canceled as quickly as possible. I will be called a racist for writing this article, but then again, what does that word even mean anymore? Almost anything can get you labeled as a racist now, so why should we care?
My position is this: Facts are not racist. Facts are color blind.
I was recently studying the latest “Asian hate crime” narrative and as I examined information on the attacks I was not surprised to find that the mainstream media version of reality was once again completely fraudulent.
For the most part the media tends to “lie by omission”, and it’s something they do on a regular basis. For example, the media consistently mentions “white supremacy” as a motivator for Asian attacks. Yet, the vast majority of recent hate crimes against Asians have been enacted by blacks. This fact doesn’t really fit the propaganda model, so, the media doesn’t mention the race of the specific assailants, they just use the phrase “white supremacy” and let their audience make assumptions.
Far left outlet Politifact’s analysis of Asian hate crimes does not make a single mention of the race of the majority of the attackers. They only mention the race of ONE attacker, the shooter in Georgia. This is not accidental, this is deliberate disinformation through omission.
Asians are a minority group that has done very well in what used to be the American meritocracy. From Asian Dawn at asian-dawn.com:
Progressives all across America have declared war on Asians, meritocracy, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Recently, the San Francisco Unified School District voted to replace their merit admissions process at Lowell High School, one of the best high schools in America and also happens to be 61% Asian, with a lottery-based system.
When Asian-American parents opposed the school district’s plans to enact its new “lottery” system in late October, the school district blasted the parents by stating they were “racist” and responsible for the “toxic culture” at the school. Parents were accused of furthering the “Asian supremacy” agenda by making their children work so hard; their children’s achievements were demoralizing African-American and Latino students.
One African-American parent stated it’s because of Asians hogging up all the spaces “Black people can’t catch up technologically because the ‘stupid Asians’ are keeping black people down out of fear they’d be overtaken.”
Thousands of black parents try to get their kids into the charter schools that the Democrat establishment would like to eliminate. From Walter E. Williams at lewrockwell.com:
The academic achievement gap between black and white students has proven resistant to most educational policy changes. Some say that educational expenditures explain the gap, but is that true? Look at educational per pupil expenditures: Baltimore city ranks fifth in the U.S. for per pupil spending at $15,793. The Detroit Public Schools Community District spends more per student than all but eight of the nation’s 100 largest school districts, or $14,259. New York City spends $26,588 per pupil, and Washington, D.C., spends $21,974. There appears to be little relationship between educational expenditures and academic achievement.
The Nation’s Report Card for 2017 showed the following reading scores for fourth-graders in New York state’s public schools: Thirty-two percent scored below basic, with 32% scoring basic, 27% scoring proficient and 9% scoring advanced. When it came to black fourth-graders in the state, 19% scored proficient, and 3% scored advanced.
But what about the performance of students in charter schools? In his recent book, “Charter Schools and Their Enemies,” Dr. Thomas Sowell compared 2016-17 scores on the New York state ELA test. Thirty percent of Brooklyn’s William Floyd public elementary school third-graders scored well below proficient in English and language arts, but at a Success Academy charter school in the same building, only one did. At William Floyd, 36% of students were below proficient, with 24% being proficient and none being above proficient. By contrast, at Success Academy, only 17% of third-graders were below proficient, with 70% being proficient and 11% being above proficient. Among Success Academy’s fourth-graders, 51% and 43%, respectively, scored proficient and above proficient, while their William Floyd counterparts scored 23% and 6%, respectively. It’s worthwhile stressing that William Floyd and this Success Academy location have the same address.
Repealing affirmative action in California may not be the slam dunk people think. From Ron Unz at unz.com:
As everyone knows, over the last couple of decades California has become a one-party Democratic state. Democrats hold a better than three-fourths hyper-majority in the State Assembly and their control is nearly as overwhelming in the State Senate. California has our nation’s largest Congressional delegation, and of its 53 members only seven are Republican.
Not only is every statewide officeholder a Democrat, but no Republican has won such a race in almost 15 years, with many of the recent contests not even featuring a Republican on the November ballot. The once-proud Republican Party of Reagan and Nixon has been reduced to almost total irrelevance.
This same pattern has held in national elections, with Donald Trump losing the 2016 California vote by a remarkable 30 points and the most recent polling data suggesting a similar outcome this November.
Except for tiny Hawaii, California is now America’s most heavily non-white state, with our white European population reduced to little more than 30% of the total. But such demographic factors explain only part of those lop-sided 2016 election results since white Californians supported Trump at a rate 20-25 points lower than whites in the rest of the country. If America’s entire white national electorate had voted like its Golden State counterpart, Trump would have lost all fifty states, mostly by huge landslides, and suffered by far the greatest electoral disaster in American history. All the Trump-hating pundits would have spent Election Night laughing and saying “I told you so!”
Has the Democratic party been a “good deal” for blacks? Not by a longshot, which is why blacks are shifting to Trump in unheard of numbers for a Republican. From Robert Ringer at lewrockwell.com:
With President Trump’s support among African-Americans edging toward 40 percent, it’s clear that an increasing number of blacks now understand that liberty and capitalism, not big government — and certainly not socialism — are the keys to a productive and prosperous life.
What has taken so long for blacks to recognize that liberty and capitalism are their friends is the fact that Democrats have controlled the levers of power for decades — especially in major cities. They have mastered the art of empty promises, childish hyperbole, and hysterical rhetoric. They have also mastered the art of keeping their history from the general public, especially blacks.
Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has had a long history of racial discrimination. It passionately defended the unconscionable practice of slavery (including starting the Civil War to keep slavery in place), opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, and engaged in lynching. Democrats also fought tooth and nail against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.
In the infamous 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford case, the Supreme Court ruled that slaves were property and therefore could not be citizens. The seven justices who voted in favor of this decision were all Democrats, while the two dissenting justices were Republicans. Have you ever heard a Republican talk about this? Of course not. It might offend their Democratic colleagues. In this respect, Republicans have enabled Democrats in their ongoing efforts to keep blacks uninformed.
Ever since the implementation of Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, government welfare programs have decimated black families. To add insult to injury for inner-city folks, politically correct police guidelines have made it easier for criminals to terrorize black communities. Through both their actions and lack of action, Democrats have made it clear that black lives don’t matter to them at all.
Take two blacks who are equal to each other in every respect except one. One of them believes white people when they say they want to help him, and he looks to them for their help. The other doesn’t want whites’ help and wants to make it on his own. There’s about a 99 percent chance the second black will end up ahead of the first one, certainly in self-respect. From Bionic Mosquito at lewrockwell.com:
The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros, and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked, or deceived by the white liberal then Negros would get together and solve our own problems.
I grew up in a city that would be considered a large bedroom community of a much larger city. My hometown had a mixed population – mixed in total, but not so much by neighborhood; mixed, meaning, basically black and white. During my school years, our public school district began the program of forced integration via bussing, and I was sent to the other side of town along with some of my earlier classmates.
While reading an essay entitled “My Career as a White Police Officer,” by Daniel Vinyard, I thought: this was not my experience. What was his experience? Read the essay – every sort of nasty, brutish, and violent behavior you can imagine.
Of course, he is a cop and I was a school student – we were certainly not dealing with the same randomly selected population. At my school, yes there would be occasional fights – almost always black against black, occasionally females going at it but usually males. While Vinyard describes fights as always involving large groups of blacks, I don’t recall anything like this – just two people pissed off at each other for whatever reason.
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