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Radical Egalitarians Go Eugenics, by Robert Weissberg

Affirmative action, A+s for everybody, and curriculums loaded with garbage will chase whites out of public schools, which may be the point. From Robert Weissberg at unz.com:

 

Like the Energizer Bunny, radical egalitarians are a persistent bunch. They have long kidnapped Mother Nature and tried to torture her into transforming human nature, but being a tough old bird, she’s held steady. The latest egalitarian machinations can be seen in New York City where the quest is to equalize race-related academic achievement and, no doubt, Mother Nature will successfully resist. Nevertheless, this latest social engineering enterprise exposes what lies behind this seemingly benign “helping minorities.” Glib rhetoric aside; this latest venture is closer to ethnic cleansing than “school reform.”

The facts are simple. The city’s public schools with 1.1 million students is two-thirds black and Hispanic, highly segregated and almost without exception, black and Hispanic students perform poorly academically. Meanwhile, scholastically accomplished schools are disproportionately white and Asian, and are kept this way through state and local testing.

Much of the putative cure for alleged inequality is just a grab-bag of futile ideas that have long floated around the education reform literature, for example, making lessons more culturally relevant to under-privileged minorities such as having the watch the Broadway hit “Hamilton” featuring hip-hop music while Mayor de Blasio has long ranted against elite schools claiming that lots of super-smart blacks and Hispanics, kids he regularly personally encounters, just lack test-taking skills.

But new on this agenda, though hardly unpredictable, is today’s fashionable Great Satan: White Racism. Ayanna Behin, head of one of the city’s school districts put it, “Racism is foundational in all of our institutions, in our government, our economy, our health-care system, our legal system and our education system.” And Ayanna is hardly alone in her diagnosis.

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“White Flight Is Real” – Hollywood’s Apocalypse Triggers Mass Exodus, by Tyler Durden

Many of the movers and shakers of the movie industry are leaving Hollywood. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

White flight is real. The elites and middle classes are leaving. People are taking losses on the sales of their homes to get out,” veteran publicist Ed Lozzi told the Daily Mail while referring to the socio-economic implosion of Los Angeles.

Lozzi said the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area was already “changing before coronavirus brought us to our knees. The homeless problem has been escalating for years, exacerbated by weak politicians making bad decisions.”

“Hollywood has always been the wokest of the woke, so politicians have done nothing to stop people sleeping on the streets. It’s not illegal and the weather’s nice, so they keep coming,” he said, adding that, “there is insufficient housing, inadequate mental health care. Add in Covid and it’s a perfect storm.”

Lozzi remembers the days when Los Angeles “smelled of orange blossoms.” He said today’s scent is urine and feces with once beautiful parks now filled with homeless encampments and carpeted with drug needles.

The metro’s socio-economic implosion is forcing many homeowners in the downtown district to pack their bags and liquidate their homes at whatever the price to flee for suburbia. A combination of the virus pandemic and collapsing society has made the area unlivable for families.

Danny O’Brien, the owner of Watford Moving & Storage, said a mass exodus of folks from Hollywood is underway:

“And a lot of it is to do with politics.” 

“August has already set records and we are only halfway through the month.”

“People are getting out in droves. Last week I moved a prominent person in the music industry from a $6.5 million mansion above Sunset Boulevard to Nashville.” 

“Liberal politics has destroyed this city,” he said. “The homeless encampments are legal and there’s nothing the police can do. White, affluent middle-class folk are getting out. People don’t feel safe any more.”

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