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From Wikipedia: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film about Nat Turner, the slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker, in his directorial debut. ... The Birth of... Read More
From the NYT: A big factor is that the nice white liberal Democrats of New York defeated five consecutive Democratic candidates for Mayor from 1993 through 2009, instead electing crime-fighters Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. You can see Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk program in the graph below of "Change in Weapons Cases Since 2001." While there is... Read More
From The Guardian: Is the 'Ferguson effect' real? Researcher has second thoughts ‘Some version’ of theory linking protests over police killings to increase in crime may be best explanation for increase in murders in 2015, St Louis criminologist says after deeper analysis of crime trends Lois Beckett @loisbeckett Friday 13 May 2016 16.23 EDT For... Read More
From the NYT: Unfortunately, I can't yet find this data online. Update: Commenter Drake found it here. After receiving an advance look at the data, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., expressed alarm Wednesday about the spike in murders in some major cities. Reigniting the debate over a “Ferguson effect,” he told reporters that... Read More
From the NYT: The word "even" in that headline is pretty funny. "Predictably" would be more logical than "even." You know, this outburst of black on black killings isn't some random fluke like the weather, it's a direct result of last fall's BlackLivesMatter agitation in Chicago and Obama Administration anti-police interventions, just like the pattern... Read More
From the Washington Post: Alternatively, the anti-cop / anti-white agitation could be stimulating blacks to shoot each other out of what Keynes called "animal spirits." Or maybe something is going on in the drug trade. Perhaps heroin is spreading from the white hinterlands to the black inner cities? (I'm not at all in touch with... Read More
From Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight:
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
To disprove "scare headlines" about a rise in crime following the Ferguson agitation (which started 8/9/2014), the good folks at ESPN's FiveThirtyEight have assembled homicide data for 59 of the 60 biggest cities in the country for 1/1/2014 through 8/8/2014 and for 1/1/2015 through 8/8/2015: I've taken FiveThirtyEight's table of data and created the graph... Read More
A New York Times article reporting on a sharp increase in homicides over the last year in places like Milwaukee, Baltimore and St. Louis led to much tut-tutting from outlets like Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight about how this was cherrypicking and all around Bad Science . So now FiveThirtyEight has rounded up the homicide numbers for... Read More
From The Atlantic website: So you can't yet read TNC's blockbuster article about "The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality," but you can salve your impatience by listening to TNC talk about his next effusion here. Meanwhile, from The New Republic: The New Black Intelligentsia Is Shaping American Thought Online by MICHAEL ERIC DYSON ... A... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, VDARE.com columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.


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