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From the New York Times on November 10, 2016:

Campuses Confront Hostile Acts Against Minorities After Donald Trump’s Election
By CAITLIN DICKERSON and STEPHANIE SAUL NOV. 10, 2016

Racial Episodes Escalate on Campuses

… At Wellesley College in Massachusetts, alma mater of Hillary Clinton, two male students from nearby Babson College drove through campus in a pickup truck adorned with a large Trump flag, parked outside a meeting house for black students, and spat at a black female student, according to campus black student organizations.

Babson is a business-oriented college (I once stayed in the on-campus hotel run by Babson’s hotel school) with a slightly less liberal student body than is normal in the Boston area. Wellesley used to be known as a women’s college, except that’s now considered cis-sexist, as I pointed out in Taki’s Magazine:

At women’s colleges today, the lesbians who were long the engineers of human souls are getting shoved aside for being on the wrong side of history by even butcher “trans-men” juicing on prescription testosterone.

The NYT returned to this massive news story a couple of weeks later, in the same article I featured earlier about the Mexican student who tried to have the hearty Samoan lady rugby player arrested for building a “wall” of shoes down the middle of her dorm room:

Postelection Harassment, Case by Case
By CAITLIN DICKERSON NOV. 23, 2016

… ‘We Had No Idea’

Edward Tomasso and Parker Rand-Ricciardi, students at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., drove onto the nearby campus of Wellesley College flying a Trump flag from their vehicle and chanted Mr. Trump’s campaign slogans outside a building where minority students can seek support. They bragged about the episode in an online video that has since been taken down. But after facing a backlash that included death threats on social media and a harsh response from officials at both schools, each posted an apology on Facebook and denied targeting minority students.

“Publicly celebrating the election at a time and in a place when so many were deeply disappointed about its outcome and, indeed, genuinely grieving about it, was just not smart,” Mr. Rand-Ricciardi wrote. “We had no idea that our actions would be interpreted as racist, or sexist, or harassment.”

Mr. Tomasso wrote: “As a white male, I do not feel threatened by the new president. I have not had to work for that privilege. It was something I was born with.” He included a phone number and email address where he said those he had offended could reach him directly. Quickly, though, angry comments — along with a few written in support — inundated the post, and Mr. Tomasso stopped responding. Neither Mr. Tomasso nor Mr. Rand-Ricciardi responded to requests for comment.

Anyway, the spitting part just turned out be another Fake News Hate Hoax, while it’s (still) legal to celebrate your candidate’s victory. From the Boston Globe yesterday:

Pro-Trump Babson students cleared in Wellesley incident

By Olivia Quintana and Travis Andersen GLOBE CORRESPONDENT AND GLOBE STAFF DECEMBER 19, 2016

Babson College has cleared two students of any disciplinary violations stemming from their controversial drive through Wellesley College to celebrate Donald Trump’s victory the day after the presidential election, their lawyers said Monday.

The students, Parker Rand-Ricciardi and Edward Tomasso, faced accusations of harassment and disorderly conduct before the college’s honor board on Friday.

The Nov. 9 incident sparked a post-election uproar, fueled by accusations on social media that the men spat on a Wellesley student and yelled racial and homophobic slurs while parked in front of Harambee House, a campus gathering place for African-American students.

No Pepe House jokes, please.

Rand-Riccardi and Tomasso denied the allegations, and an investigation by Babson found no evidence the men did anything other than drive through the campus waving a Trump flag out the truck window and yelling “Make America Great Again.”

They are not facing criminal charges. …

Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater, held a peace walk on campus the Friday after the men’s celebratory drive.

During the walk, Wellesley senior Amber Walker, an events coordinator at Harambee House, told students she was standing in front of the building when the men drove by, and that “I have you guys here so I don’t have to go through this alone.”

On Monday, Walker said she was disappointed by the resolution of the case.

“For people that look like me, our struggle continues,” she said.

But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which advocates for free speech rights on college campuses, welcomed the decision.

Ari Z. Cohn, director of the foundation’s individual rights defense program, said the group was pleased the men were cleared from “these baseless charges.”

“While Babson College is not bound by the First Amendment, its policies expressly recognize the importance and value of free speech,” he said.

“Once the more serious allegations were determined to be unsubstantiated, the college should have immediately dropped the matter. Babson must ensure that students are free to express their views without fear of official sanction.”

After the incident, Babson president Kerry Healey apologized to the Wellesley College community in a letter posted on her school’s website.

“We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students engaged in behavior that was, at a minimum, insensitive, unacceptable, and contrary to our core values,” Healey wrote.

Both students were ousted from the fraternity they belonged to, Sigma Phi Epsilon. The fraternity’s national leadership called their alleged actions “abhorrent to our members, alumni, and staff” in a statement. …

 
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  1. Harambe House, really?

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Opinionator
    That's actually an incriminating detail.
    , @Boomstick
    It's triggering that at a women's college they can't get their dicks out for Harambe.
    , @Clyde

    Harambe House, really?
     
    Got its name before Harambe the gorilla jokes were declared verboten by the PC commissars.
    , @Father O'Hara
    Harambe supposedly is Swahili for "working together". The Marines used "gung ho" in a similar manner, as in working/ struggling together. The popular usage of gung ho as being willing,or enthusiastic,will piss off a Marine,big time. So,there it is. Still quite funny,tho,black ladies in the Harambe house.
  2. I dunno… it might still count as micro-hate-something.

    Maybe the next concept will be hypno-hate.

    You see, there is so much white power and privilege all around that poor non-whites are triggered into having epileptics seizures or hallucinating hatred.
    So, even if the hate-events didn’t take place, the reason why the ‘victims’ hallucinated them was cuz of the trauma caused by white privilege.

    It’s like AGNES OF GOD.

    When people are under too much duress, their own outlet is by fantasy.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers "seem to interact with" being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn't know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure
  3. The Nov. 9 incident sparked a post-election uproar, fueled by accusations on social media that the men spat on a Wellesley student and yelled racial and homophobic slurs while parked in front of Harambee House, a campus gathering place for African-American students.

    No Pepe House jokes, please.

    LOL. The memes are real, folks. The memes are real.

  4. @JerryC
    Harambe House, really?

    That’s actually an incriminating detail.

  5. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I think here is the problem.

    In the past, there was real white advantage and sexual repression.

    Whites were favored over other races, and women were expected to be respectable.

    But then, the great rebellion happened, and there was the great liberation.

    White Advantage was gone, and women could be total whores.

    But then, the New Order didn’t lead to everyone getting what they wanted. In some ways, it made things worse for most people since libertine-ism leads to an order of winner takes all. Studs get all the chicks, whores get all the guys. Smarties get all the dough, and there is just one big FU to the rest.

    Freedom and meritocracy meant a zero-sum or zero-cum game of winner takes all.

    So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all. Instead, the rise of radial meritocracism and hedonism meant winner takes all and hell with the rest. That is Globalism.

    The Old Order was moralistic, and moralism served as counter-balance against dog-eat-dog meritocratism where only the Winners matter. Under moralism, you had worth if you were ‘good’, ‘proper’, and ‘decent’ even if you were not the top winner.

    [MORE]

    So many people were told that the end of White Advantage would lead to equal wealth, justice, and happiness for ALL, but the end result was winners take all while losers got shi*.
    So many people were duped into thinking their fantasies would come true in the new post-white order. But it didn’t happen.
    But PC drummed into their heads that the ONLY EVIL holding them back is ‘whitey’.

    So, now all these losers are fantasizing some grand white conspiracy to rationalize their failure in life.
    In earlier times, someone like Jackie Coakley would have blamed sexual repression for her failure to win attention of some guy she liked.
    But in the new times when anything goes, the repression theme no longer works. So, she fantasizes that her failure is due to RAPE and ORGY. She’s a victim not of white sexual repression but white sexual rape or rapression.

    So many losers of all color and realizing that even in the era of Obama, they aint got shi*. But that’s not the way it should be. All their fantasies should be coming true in the age of the Negro historic president.
    Since White Advantage is no longer law of the land — and hasn’t been for a long time –, they have to fantasize ‘white privilege’ and ‘white hate’ to rationalize their loser status in life.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all."

    Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began.
    , @phil
    Liberals greatly overestimated the civilizational capacities of blacks, thinking that, with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, blacks would show themselves to be, on average, reasonably intelligent and well-behaved. Instead, more than 50 years later, there are ever-more exaggerated -- or even fraudulent -- claims of racism to explain away embarrassing outcomes.

    In a similar vein, women's liberation was supposed to bring greater happiness to women. Instead, average happiness has declined since 1970. (Men's happiness has stayed about the same).

    , @Laugh Track
    There you go again with a lengthy relevant post. I'm telling you, ditch the "Anon" handle and get some ongoing credit for your contributions to the dialog.
  6. “Edward Tomasso and Parker Rand-Ricciardi”

    Paisans For Trump.

    • Agree: Abe
  7. More than 200 faculty members signed a statement, dated November 14, deploring their college’s two students who celebrated Trump’s victory:

    To: The Babson Community: Students, Parents, Alumni, Staff, President, President’s Cabinet, and Trustees

    From: The Babson College Faculty

    In light of recent events in our country, the rise of insensitive and aggressive behaviors by members of our community on our campus, and the shocking affront to members of the Wellesley College community, the faculty of Babson College feels the need to remind everyone who we are, what we expect, and what Babson College stands for. Recent events demonstrate that we still have a long way to go to fully meet these expectations.

    When interacting with one another, we expect everyone in our community to display:

    * Mutual respect for differences,

    * Honest and respectful discourse,

    * Empathy towards others,

    * An open mind to the concerns and experiences of others,

    * A commitment to creating and maintaining a safe environment, and

    * The courage to speak up when others are violating community values.

    Central to Babson College’s mission is the promotion of diversity and inclusion. [blah blah blah] The racist rhetoric, intimidation based on identity, and other demeaning ways in which some students are reportedly treating each other must end immediately. Regardless of personal point of view, political stance, race, gender, religion, or identity, it is imperative that we create an environment [blah blah blah] …

    We are emphatic that we must all treat one another with respect, civility, honesty, and open-mindedness, reflecting both our moral responsibilities and our academic mission. We look forward to strong action by President Healey and her cabinet [blah blah blah]

    In this difficult time, we need to demonstrate leadership and to set a positive example. Let’s start together, right here and right now.

    These 200+ faculty members did not want to wait for their college’s investigation to be completed.

    http://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2016/12/babson-colleges-faculty-duped-by-bogus.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "These 200+ faculty members did not want to wait for their college’s investigation to be completed."

    They must have followed the example set by the genius Duke faculty during the lacrosse rape brouhaha.
    , @Corvinus
    The intention of the students was to incite and agitate. There was malice, not hate. In other words, a "youthful indiscretion". Certainly, the students ought to sue those who made the allegations for filing a false report. Because if there are not consequences, then actual instances of white violence by low-class whites against non-whites will be declared by the Coalition of the Right Fringe groups as being fake.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/25/william-sims-black-musician-robbed-and-killed-in-c
  8. How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.

    MTV in 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the MTV of 1981. MTV was suppose to be the new Midnight Special a show from the 1970s and early 1980s that showed a lot of rock n’roll performances. Now it’s a Social Justice Warrior channel. Gavin McInnes is right when he says Liberalism is a war on fun.

    • Replies: @Dr. X

    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
     
    Rock 'n roll isn't a "white male music genre"; it's white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.

    Pop culture is almost completely negrified. It has been for fifty years or more -- ever since Norman Mailer advocated the negrification of white hipsters in The White Negro. But in the past, negrified pop culture was counterculture; now it's more mainstream than apple pie.

    The only real "white male music genre" is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as "country" today).
    , @BenKenobi
    Yeah but the America of 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the America of 1981.

    What's become of MTV is merely a reflection of that.
    , @Lot
    It has been a long time since I had cable, but I think there were MTV II, MTV Europe, etc that mostly showed music videos.

    I enjoy them as an art form and loved the old MTV, so I am glad to have youtube now.

    Here's a favorite from my youth, by some Glendale Armenians, three "ians" and 1 "yan"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-iepu3EtyE
  9. @JerryC
    Harambe House, really?

    It’s triggering that at a women’s college they can’t get their dicks out for Harambe.

  10. @Anon
    I think here is the problem.

    In the past, there was real white advantage and sexual repression.

    Whites were favored over other races, and women were expected to be respectable.

    But then, the great rebellion happened, and there was the great liberation.

    White Advantage was gone, and women could be total whores.

    But then, the New Order didn't lead to everyone getting what they wanted. In some ways, it made things worse for most people since libertine-ism leads to an order of winner takes all. Studs get all the chicks, whores get all the guys. Smarties get all the dough, and there is just one big FU to the rest.

    Freedom and meritocracy meant a zero-sum or zero-cum game of winner takes all.

    So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all. Instead, the rise of radial meritocracism and hedonism meant winner takes all and hell with the rest. That is Globalism.

    The Old Order was moralistic, and moralism served as counter-balance against dog-eat-dog meritocratism where only the Winners matter. Under moralism, you had worth if you were 'good', 'proper', and 'decent' even if you were not the top winner.



    So many people were told that the end of White Advantage would lead to equal wealth, justice, and happiness for ALL, but the end result was winners take all while losers got shi*.
    So many people were duped into thinking their fantasies would come true in the new post-white order. But it didn't happen.
    But PC drummed into their heads that the ONLY EVIL holding them back is 'whitey'.

    So, now all these losers are fantasizing some grand white conspiracy to rationalize their failure in life.
    In earlier times, someone like Jackie Coakley would have blamed sexual repression for her failure to win attention of some guy she liked.
    But in the new times when anything goes, the repression theme no longer works. So, she fantasizes that her failure is due to RAPE and ORGY. She's a victim not of white sexual repression but white sexual rape or rapression.

    So many losers of all color and realizing that even in the era of Obama, they aint got shi*. But that's not the way it should be. All their fantasies should be coming true in the age of the Negro historic president.
    Since White Advantage is no longer law of the land -- and hasn't been for a long time --, they have to fantasize 'white privilege' and 'white hate' to rationalize their loser status in life.

    “So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all.”

    Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Well, there's no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    Funny how that works.
    , @Corvinus
    "Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began."

    Actually, income inequality has significantly declined because of automation, deregulation, and outsourcing.
  11. My former cousin-in-law who’s now the Duke of Galliera (whatever that is), was in my experience a pretty typical Babson alum despite the nobility. He was happy-go-lucky in his way, not super-bright but above normal, with a very positive mindset and interested in getting stuff done.

    In short, he was pretty Trump-like. It doesn’t surprise me that a couple of Babson guys thought this would be a funny way to celebrate their candidate’s victory. And I don’t know why they shouldn’t be allowed to…but I guess that’s one reason I don’t work at Babson–or at Wellesley, for that matter.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Galliera

    The Dukedom of Galliera was created by Napoleon for the daughter of his widely-admired stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, a positive minded guy who loyally got lot of stuff done for his stepdad.

    , @Steve Sailer
    Babson usually comes out near the top of attempts to estimate the value-added of an undergraduate degree in terms of income. It's in high salary Boston and it's one of the rare undergrad colleges where the best students major in business.
  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I was on the Babson campus recently. One quick walk through Babson and any normal white male should feel uncomfortable going there. The inclusiveness and diversity posters in common areas are clearly white male-shaming propaganda. But this BS is pervasive in all schools is blue states/areas.

    The only Boston-area college I can’t recall seeing pervasive white male-shaming propaganda is MIT. I’m guessing Christian colleges like Gordon College are less PC. All the Catholic colleges are über-PC (every bit as much as Wellesley, especially BC). My wife and I use to go to Mass at St. Ignatius on BC campus. I convinced my wife we need to go elsewhere due to the gender-neural version of the Nicene Creed and the Jesuit pastor there referring to God as she. I convinced her it probably wasn’t even a valid Mass.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    A "gender-neutral Nicene Creed"? Pastor referred to God as "she"? This happened at a Catholic mass?

    Just when I thought I couldn't be surprised anymore by "modern" Christianty!

    I knew such things were standard with the mainline Protestants (although I don't know how many recite the Nicene Creed in any version). God as "she" quite standard, I've heard it myself.

    That Catholics are doing this....say it isn't so.

    I converted to Orthodoxy in 2005. They are impervious to modern trends. About half the congregation are converts from mainstream Protestant churches.
    , @Brutusale
    BC?! You are talking about the school that employed feminist freak Mary Daly for 30 years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Daly
  13. After the incident, Babson president Kerry Healey apologized to the two unjustly accused Babson students Wellesley College community in a letter posted on her school’s website.

    “We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students openly expressed views that, at a minimum, did not conform to those of the faculty and administration and were thus contrary to our core values,” Healey wrote.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Astonishing statement.
    , @Brutusale
    Kerry (Muffy) Healey, a rich hedgie's wife, was the GOP's candidate for governor of the People's Commonwealth. She mustered about 35% of the vote against Obama Mini-Me Deval Patrick.
  14. @Anon
    I think here is the problem.

    In the past, there was real white advantage and sexual repression.

    Whites were favored over other races, and women were expected to be respectable.

    But then, the great rebellion happened, and there was the great liberation.

    White Advantage was gone, and women could be total whores.

    But then, the New Order didn't lead to everyone getting what they wanted. In some ways, it made things worse for most people since libertine-ism leads to an order of winner takes all. Studs get all the chicks, whores get all the guys. Smarties get all the dough, and there is just one big FU to the rest.

    Freedom and meritocracy meant a zero-sum or zero-cum game of winner takes all.

    So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all. Instead, the rise of radial meritocracism and hedonism meant winner takes all and hell with the rest. That is Globalism.

    The Old Order was moralistic, and moralism served as counter-balance against dog-eat-dog meritocratism where only the Winners matter. Under moralism, you had worth if you were 'good', 'proper', and 'decent' even if you were not the top winner.



    So many people were told that the end of White Advantage would lead to equal wealth, justice, and happiness for ALL, but the end result was winners take all while losers got shi*.
    So many people were duped into thinking their fantasies would come true in the new post-white order. But it didn't happen.
    But PC drummed into their heads that the ONLY EVIL holding them back is 'whitey'.

    So, now all these losers are fantasizing some grand white conspiracy to rationalize their failure in life.
    In earlier times, someone like Jackie Coakley would have blamed sexual repression for her failure to win attention of some guy she liked.
    But in the new times when anything goes, the repression theme no longer works. So, she fantasizes that her failure is due to RAPE and ORGY. She's a victim not of white sexual repression but white sexual rape or rapression.

    So many losers of all color and realizing that even in the era of Obama, they aint got shi*. But that's not the way it should be. All their fantasies should be coming true in the age of the Negro historic president.
    Since White Advantage is no longer law of the land -- and hasn't been for a long time --, they have to fantasize 'white privilege' and 'white hate' to rationalize their loser status in life.

    Liberals greatly overestimated the civilizational capacities of blacks, thinking that, with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, blacks would show themselves to be, on average, reasonably intelligent and well-behaved. Instead, more than 50 years later, there are ever-more exaggerated — or even fraudulent — claims of racism to explain away embarrassing outcomes.

    In a similar vein, women’s liberation was supposed to bring greater happiness to women. Instead, average happiness has declined since 1970. (Men’s happiness has stayed about the same).

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome


    Liberals ... thinking ...blacks would show themselves to be... intelligent and well-behaved.

     

    Liberals hate intelligent and well-behaved people. That's precisely why they favor blacks so much.
  15. @ic1000
    After the incident, Babson president Kerry Healey apologized to the two unjustly accused Babson students Wellesley College community in a letter posted on her school’s website.

    “We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students openly expressed views that, at a minimum, did not conform to those of the faculty and administration and were thus contrary to our core values,” Healey wrote.

    Astonishing statement.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    All the more so because Healey is a Republican (Romney's LG), and considered quite right-wing by Massachusetts standards at that. Her 2006 gubernatorial campaign (ritually denounced for "racism" by everyone from Opie and Anthony on down) was mainly focused on attacking Deval Patrick for his opposition to the death penalty, and she also caught a lot of flak for supporting a gay marriage ban, the NRA, etc.
  16. From The Boston Globe. Sounds like a POW confession:

    Tomasso (one of the Babson students) showed some deeper introspection. “As a white male, I do not feel threatened by the new president,” he wrote.
    “I have not had to work for that privilege. It was something I was born with. However, I’m willing to listen to how I can use this privilege to help those impacted by it and promote unity, equality, and prevent the marginalization of those afflicted.”

  17. Just like Spencer and the Nazi cosplayers, as well as some other Internet wierdos, are great for the left, Black Lives Matter was great for the right. Swing voters do not like ideological extremes, which is why both Goldwater and McGovern lost so badly, and Trump, with his centrist views on entitlements and old-fashioned Democrat views on free trade won.

    Hillary lost so narrowly, I wonder if she had a Sister Soulja moment if she would have won. Her Brooklyn echo chamber just would never have allowed it.

    There’s the famous photo of Obama’s 90/10 white/asian campaign HQ staff, and his campaign was run by David Plouffe, then 41, the son of a factory worker who later went into marketing, and David Axelrod, 53, the son of an ad exec and a psychologist.

    Hillary manager was Robby Mook, 36, who wrote the following in a list-serv:

    TEAM! I was just at the DCCC last night for the GOTV [get-out-the-vote] rally, where we were in the middle of GOTV calisthenics when Nancy Pelosi walked in and said we looked like the Village People. Some things you can’t make up,”

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Historically the Democrats were in favor of free trade, and the GOP (Whigs, Federalists) were the protectionists.

    That changed after Smoot-Hawley and the election of FDR.

    GATT was initiated under the New Deal liberals after WWII.
  18. @Jefferson
    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n'roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
    https://youtu.be/32aO7vmHHKM

    MTV in 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the MTV of 1981. MTV was suppose to be the new Midnight Special a show from the 1970s and early 1980s that showed a lot of rock n'roll performances. Now it's a Social Justice Warrior channel. Gavin McInnes is right when he says Liberalism is a war on fun.

    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.

    Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.

    Pop culture is almost completely negrified. It has been for fifty years or more — ever since Norman Mailer advocated the negrification of white hipsters in The White Negro. But in the past, negrified pop culture was counterculture; now it’s more mainstream than apple pie.

    The only real “white male music genre” is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as “country” today).

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen."

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music? That would explain why whenever I drive through the projects I always see Negroes blasting songs like Panama and London Calling from their car radios and boomboxes.

    , @Desiderius

    the crap that gets passed off as “country” today
     
    There's still some good country music being made.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3JatEPwbrM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92JjsArJCE

    , @Cletus Rothschild
    “Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.”

    And said bluesmen and jazzmen just imported guitars and saxophones from Africa, right? The bluesmen were not influenced, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, by white folk music that told tales of hardship, and the jazzmen were not influenced, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, by the large orchestral bands which they scaled down to size. The history of this music must acknowledge the influence of black culture and ignore the influence of white culture. Sort of like a black female mathematician being entirely responsible to sending white men to the moon.
    “Pop culture is almost completely negrified.”

    Is wearing blue jeans and baseball caps more an African thing or a western thing?
    “The only real “white male music genre” is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as “country” today).”

    Indeed. I've even heard that Rachmaninoff lifted his piano concertos from a Pygmy tribe in Burundi. Amazing how those little guys could rip on the piano like Liszt in spite of their diminutive fingers!

  19. Hamarabe Hall?

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    Amazing.

    I can't even!
  20. @Jefferson
    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n'roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
    https://youtu.be/32aO7vmHHKM

    MTV in 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the MTV of 1981. MTV was suppose to be the new Midnight Special a show from the 1970s and early 1980s that showed a lot of rock n'roll performances. Now it's a Social Justice Warrior channel. Gavin McInnes is right when he says Liberalism is a war on fun.

    Yeah but the America of 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the America of 1981.

    What’s become of MTV is merely a reflection of that.

  21. @Jefferson
    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n'roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
    https://youtu.be/32aO7vmHHKM

    MTV in 2016 is extremely unrecognizable from the MTV of 1981. MTV was suppose to be the new Midnight Special a show from the 1970s and early 1980s that showed a lot of rock n'roll performances. Now it's a Social Justice Warrior channel. Gavin McInnes is right when he says Liberalism is a war on fun.

    It has been a long time since I had cable, but I think there were MTV II, MTV Europe, etc that mostly showed music videos.

    I enjoy them as an art form and loved the old MTV, so I am glad to have youtube now.

    Here’s a favorite from my youth, by some Glendale Armenians, three “ians” and 1 “yan”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they'd run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.

  22. Fake News

    “Fake News” is a bullshit establishment term — you ought to consider not lending it credence by no longer using it.

    their controversial drive through Wellesley College to celebrate Donald Trump’s victory

    The most important thing to take away here is this: it would not have been at all “controversial” to celebrate HRC’s victory had she won — and the media has done absolutely nothing — zero — in the way of sincere self-analysis or self-critique to acknowledge that, or examine their role in it.

    Linked on the same page:

    “Framingham boys’ hockey season canceled over anti-Semitism”

    “No tax returns, no place on the ballot”

    “In Boston, a march for solidarity with Jews and Muslims”

    Etc etc etc — nothing has changed.

    • Replies: @eah, @anonguy

    “Fake News” is a bullshit establishment term — you ought to consider not lending it credence by no longer using it.
     
    Ever heard of being hoisted upon one's own petard? It is an especially cruel and ironic punishment.
  23. @Jefferson
    "So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all."

    Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began.

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    Funny how that works.

    • Replies: @Foreign Expert

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.
     
    My Japanese bank has a "diversity " policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it's right there on their website.
    , @anonguy

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.
     
    Are you kidding me?

    Just to get you started...

    http://www.charismaman.com/CMweb_2.98.jpg
    , @Corvinus
    "Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan. No diversity either, though. Funny how that works."

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity. Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.
  24. @Lot
    Just like Spencer and the Nazi cosplayers, as well as some other Internet wierdos, are great for the left, Black Lives Matter was great for the right. Swing voters do not like ideological extremes, which is why both Goldwater and McGovern lost so badly, and Trump, with his centrist views on entitlements and old-fashioned Democrat views on free trade won.

    Hillary lost so narrowly, I wonder if she had a Sister Soulja moment if she would have won. Her Brooklyn echo chamber just would never have allowed it.

    There's the famous photo of Obama's 90/10 white/asian campaign HQ staff, and his campaign was run by David Plouffe, then 41, the son of a factory worker who later went into marketing, and David Axelrod, 53, the son of an ad exec and a psychologist.

    Hillary manager was Robby Mook, 36, who wrote the following in a list-serv:

    TEAM! I was just at the DCCC last night for the GOTV [get-out-the-vote] rally, where we were in the middle of GOTV calisthenics when Nancy Pelosi walked in and said we looked like the Village People. Some things you can’t make up,”
     

    Historically the Democrats were in favor of free trade, and the GOP (Whigs, Federalists) were the protectionists.

    That changed after Smoot-Hawley and the election of FDR.

    GATT was initiated under the New Deal liberals after WWII.

  25. @Lot
    It has been a long time since I had cable, but I think there were MTV II, MTV Europe, etc that mostly showed music videos.

    I enjoy them as an art form and loved the old MTV, so I am glad to have youtube now.

    Here's a favorite from my youth, by some Glendale Armenians, three "ians" and 1 "yan"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-iepu3EtyE

    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they’d run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.

    • Replies: @Abe

    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they’d run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.
     
    As if. When Napster was still just a glimmer in Sean Fanning's jockeys and it took me 30 minutes to download one 4 minute MP3 over modem, big acts like Mariah Carey, Guns N Roses, Notorious BIG, etc. were blowing up to $5 million on a single music video.

    That was when big acts were regularly going platinum (1 million sales) in the first month, if not first week, of a new album release. Now only a couple of the absolutely biggest acts (e.g. Taylor Swift) make it to platinum every year. Getting to diamond (10 million sold) status is pretty much unheard of these days. I saw a table of album sales for grunge rock survivors Pearl Jam a while ago (they're going into the Rock Hall of Fame this year) and it was astonishing. From 10 million sold on their debut, and 3-5 million on the follow-ups to lucky to get to a few 100K on any album released this millennium (and subjective quality aside, these are all albums that debut at #1 on the charts, so it's not like audience reception has fallen off a cliff for them in tandem with album sales).
    , @Clyde

    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they’d run out of new good ideas for videos.
     
    What new stories come out of Hollywood? Look how this new Star Wars clone is positioned to make a billion dollars worldwide. Recycles and repeats are making money. Then you have movie franchises from comic books. I never see those movies or anything with a zombie or a vampire.
  26. @eah
    Fake News

    "Fake News" is a bullshit establishment term -- you ought to consider not lending it credence by no longer using it.

    their controversial drive through Wellesley College to celebrate Donald Trump’s victory

    The most important thing to take away here is this: it would not have been at all "controversial" to celebrate HRC's victory had she won -- and the media has done absolutely nothing -- zero -- in the way of sincere self-analysis or self-critique to acknowledge that, or examine their role in it.

    Linked on the same page:

    "Framingham boys’ hockey season canceled over anti-Semitism"

    "No tax returns, no place on the ballot"

    "In Boston, a march for solidarity with Jews and Muslims"

    Etc etc etc -- nothing has changed.

  27. Conservatives have no empathy or intellectual curiosity

    Why do you people like racism?

    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Karl
    > Why do you people like racism?

    we don't like it and we don't enjoy it.

    We hold our nose and use it as a survival tool.
    , @Lurker
    TD - please go away. I get what you're doing, but there's no point in doing it here.
  28. @Anon
    I dunno... it might still count as micro-hate-something.

    Maybe the next concept will be hypno-hate.

    You see, there is so much white power and privilege all around that poor non-whites are triggered into having epileptics seizures or hallucinating hatred.
    So, even if the hate-events didn't take place, the reason why the 'victims' hallucinated them was cuz of the trauma caused by white privilege.

    It's like AGNES OF GOD.

    When people are under too much duress, their own outlet is by fantasy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSp3jwfxAiw

    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers “seem to interact with” being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn’t know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure

    • Replies: @eah
    Holocaust Exposure Induced Intergenerational Effects on FKBP5 Methylation

    Conclusions -- This is the first demonstration of an association of preconception parental trauma with epigenetic alterations that is evident in both exposed parent and offspring, providing potential insight into how severe psychophysiological trauma can have intergenerational effects.

    Setting the stage for perpetual reparations.
    , @Desiderius
    Lysenko's got nothing on these jokers.
    , @ic1000
    Re: racistly secondhand microaggressions as an important cause of high blood pressure aiming blacks.

    NPR wisely discontinued hosting comments at their website. Thus, the webpage you linked returned "no matches" for a search of "Replication Crisis".

    Eliminating comments was a key public health initiative by corporate media, it turns out.

    Can reporting on Hate Hoaxes in a reality-based manner be far behind?
    , @Jefferson
    "Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way."

    If Whites cause Blacks to get high blood pressure than the solution should be to racially segregate Blacks from Whites because in Blacktopias Blacks never develop high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, vision loss, hearing loss, hair loss, stroke, heart attack, the flu, food poisoning, tooth ache, cavity, sore throat, running nose, stuffed nose, heart burn, etc.
  29. So the two classless punks beat the rap! Good for the boys, being as they set themselves up as exemplars for younger kids! Now they can devote their time to boozing with the frat brothers, complaining about assertive women and taunting supporters of losing teams! Let’s face it: They’ll each make terrific business colleagues upon graduation from Babson, and spend the rest of their lives arguing they never did anything wrong at Wellesley College on the night of November 8th! All the while they’ll be promising never, ever to do it again! And naturally their wise-guy selfie video never existed! Just a figment of our politically correct imaginations!

  30. @Mike Sylwester
    More than 200 faculty members signed a statement, dated November 14, deploring their college's two students who celebrated Trump's victory:

    To: The Babson Community: Students, Parents, Alumni, Staff, President, President’s Cabinet, and Trustees

    From: The Babson College Faculty

    In light of recent events in our country, the rise of insensitive and aggressive behaviors by members of our community on our campus, and the shocking affront to members of the Wellesley College community, the faculty of Babson College feels the need to remind everyone who we are, what we expect, and what Babson College stands for. Recent events demonstrate that we still have a long way to go to fully meet these expectations.

    When interacting with one another, we expect everyone in our community to display:

    * Mutual respect for differences,

    * Honest and respectful discourse,

    * Empathy towards others,

    * An open mind to the concerns and experiences of others,

    * A commitment to creating and maintaining a safe environment, and

    * The courage to speak up when others are violating community values.

    Central to Babson College’s mission is the promotion of diversity and inclusion. [blah blah blah] The racist rhetoric, intimidation based on identity, and other demeaning ways in which some students are reportedly treating each other must end immediately. Regardless of personal point of view, political stance, race, gender, religion, or identity, it is imperative that we create an environment [blah blah blah] ...

    We are emphatic that we must all treat one another with respect, civility, honesty, and open-mindedness, reflecting both our moral responsibilities and our academic mission. We look forward to strong action by President Healey and her cabinet [blah blah blah]

    In this difficult time, we need to demonstrate leadership and to set a positive example. Let’s start together, right here and right now.
     

    These 200+ faculty members did not want to wait for their college's investigation to be completed.

    http://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2016/12/babson-colleges-faculty-duped-by-bogus.html

    “These 200+ faculty members did not want to wait for their college’s investigation to be completed.”

    They must have followed the example set by the genius Duke faculty during the lacrosse rape brouhaha.

  31. What strikes me about this and similar fusses isn’t so much the mendacity (it’s the Left we’re dealing with after all), it’s the pomposity and stupidity. There was a time when many Marxists, for instance, were quite intelligent: evil and mistaken of course, but intelligent. Whereas the New Left, or at least what it propounds, seems so often to be dim, dull, dud; damn near defective.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Clyde

    There was a time when many Marxists, for instance, were quite intelligent: evil and mistaken of course, but intelligent.
     
    The "struggle"of elevating the workers of the world. Freeing them from the chains of capitalism. Now its tranny bathrooms and campus cry spaces. And wacky racial quotas and diversities I never heard of.
  32. @Harry Baldwin
    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers "seem to interact with" being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn't know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure

    Holocaust Exposure Induced Intergenerational Effects on FKBP5 Methylation

    Conclusions — This is the first demonstration of an association of preconception parental trauma with epigenetic alterations that is evident in both exposed parent and offspring, providing potential insight into how severe psychophysiological trauma can have intergenerational effects.

    Setting the stage for perpetual reparations.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    The intergenerational effects of FKBP5 methylation explain much about Ashkenazi underperformance in American society since WW2.
  33. Genetics … it’s catching!

  34. @Dr. X

    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
     
    Rock 'n roll isn't a "white male music genre"; it's white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.

    Pop culture is almost completely negrified. It has been for fifty years or more -- ever since Norman Mailer advocated the negrification of white hipsters in The White Negro. But in the past, negrified pop culture was counterculture; now it's more mainstream than apple pie.

    The only real "white male music genre" is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as "country" today).

    “Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.”

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music? That would explain why whenever I drive through the projects I always see Negroes blasting songs like Panama and London Calling from their car radios and boomboxes.

    • Replies: @Dr. X

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music?
     
    Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix. As far as The Clash are concerned... punk was never really "music" so much as it was a fashion and political statement.
  35. @Yak-15
    Hamarabe Hall?

    Amazing.

    I can’t even!

  36. @Dr. X

    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
     
    Rock 'n roll isn't a "white male music genre"; it's white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.

    Pop culture is almost completely negrified. It has been for fifty years or more -- ever since Norman Mailer advocated the negrification of white hipsters in The White Negro. But in the past, negrified pop culture was counterculture; now it's more mainstream than apple pie.

    The only real "white male music genre" is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as "country" today).

    the crap that gets passed off as “country” today

    There’s still some good country music being made.

  37. @slumber_j
    My former cousin-in-law who's now the Duke of Galliera (whatever that is), was in my experience a pretty typical Babson alum despite the nobility. He was happy-go-lucky in his way, not super-bright but above normal, with a very positive mindset and interested in getting stuff done.

    In short, he was pretty Trump-like. It doesn't surprise me that a couple of Babson guys thought this would be a funny way to celebrate their candidate's victory. And I don't know why they shouldn't be allowed to...but I guess that's one reason I don't work at Babson--or at Wellesley, for that matter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Galliera

    The Dukedom of Galliera was created by Napoleon for the daughter of his widely-admired stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, a positive minded guy who loyally got lot of stuff done for his stepdad.

    • Replies: @slumber_j

    The Dukedom of Galliera was created by Napoleon for the daughter of his widely-admired stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, a positive minded guy who loyally got lot of stuff done for his stepdad.
     
    Well, there's another of life's mysteries cleared up by Steve Sailer!

    In contrast, the current Duke's grandfather--the previous Duke--was a remarkably sour man. It must be a generation-skipping demeanor, or recessive or whatever.
  38. @Harry Baldwin
    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers "seem to interact with" being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn't know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure

    Lysenko’s got nothing on these jokers.

  39. @slumber_j
    My former cousin-in-law who's now the Duke of Galliera (whatever that is), was in my experience a pretty typical Babson alum despite the nobility. He was happy-go-lucky in his way, not super-bright but above normal, with a very positive mindset and interested in getting stuff done.

    In short, he was pretty Trump-like. It doesn't surprise me that a couple of Babson guys thought this would be a funny way to celebrate their candidate's victory. And I don't know why they shouldn't be allowed to...but I guess that's one reason I don't work at Babson--or at Wellesley, for that matter.

    Babson usually comes out near the top of attempts to estimate the value-added of an undergraduate degree in terms of income. It’s in high salary Boston and it’s one of the rare undergrad colleges where the best students major in business.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Babson Tuition: $48,288 USD (2016)
    Last time I was on this campus was 25 years ago. It was modest and unassuming. No one thought too much about the place. My impression was that the students were mostly not too smart rich kids, with some foreign ones too including Arabs. Times have changed. Babson degree has a lot more value these days.
    , @PiltdownMan
    Babson has an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship that is fiercely competitive, apparently. According to a business school professor I know, it is one of the few classroom programs in the nation (undergraduate or graduate) that actually teaches you the specifics of how to start and run your own business and imparts skills that are usable.
  40. @Maj. Kong
    Well, there's no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    Funny how that works.

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    My Japanese bank has a “diversity ” policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it’s right there on their website.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "My Japanese bank has a “diversity ” policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it’s right there on their website."

    Bullshit, diversity policy in a country where a whopping 98 percent of the population belong to the same ethnic group. The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.
  41. @Steve Sailer
    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they'd run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.

    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they’d run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.

    As if. When Napster was still just a glimmer in Sean Fanning’s jockeys and it took me 30 minutes to download one 4 minute MP3 over modem, big acts like Mariah Carey, Guns N Roses, Notorious BIG, etc. were blowing up to $5 million on a single music video.

    That was when big acts were regularly going platinum (1 million sales) in the first month, if not first week, of a new album release. Now only a couple of the absolutely biggest acts (e.g. Taylor Swift) make it to platinum every year. Getting to diamond (10 million sold) status is pretty much unheard of these days. I saw a table of album sales for grunge rock survivors Pearl Jam a while ago (they’re going into the Rock Hall of Fame this year) and it was astonishing. From 10 million sold on their debut, and 3-5 million on the follow-ups to lucky to get to a few 100K on any album released this millennium (and subjective quality aside, these are all albums that debut at #1 on the charts, so it’s not like audience reception has fallen off a cliff for them in tandem with album sales).

  42. @JerryC
    Harambe House, really?

    Harambe House, really?

    Got its name before Harambe the gorilla jokes were declared verboten by the PC commissars.

    • Replies: @David
    Harambe means something like "let's work together" and has been the motto of Kenya since independence. That's likely the reason a black student center has the name.
  43. @Steve Sailer
    Babson usually comes out near the top of attempts to estimate the value-added of an undergraduate degree in terms of income. It's in high salary Boston and it's one of the rare undergrad colleges where the best students major in business.

    Babson Tuition: $48,288 USD (2016)
    Last time I was on this campus was 25 years ago. It was modest and unassuming. No one thought too much about the place. My impression was that the students were mostly not too smart rich kids, with some foreign ones too including Arabs. Times have changed. Babson degree has a lot more value these days.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    All the Boston area colleges have benefited over the last 25 years.

    Babson, like Penn, Notre Dame, and a few other colleges, encourages you to major in Business as an undergrad, rather than wait until your late 20s to take similar courses as an MBA student.

  44. @dearieme
    What strikes me about this and similar fusses isn't so much the mendacity (it's the Left we're dealing with after all), it's the pomposity and stupidity. There was a time when many Marxists, for instance, were quite intelligent: evil and mistaken of course, but intelligent. Whereas the New Left, or at least what it propounds, seems so often to be dim, dull, dud; damn near defective.

    There was a time when many Marxists, for instance, were quite intelligent: evil and mistaken of course, but intelligent.

    The “struggle”of elevating the workers of the world. Freeing them from the chains of capitalism. Now its tranny bathrooms and campus cry spaces. And wacky racial quotas and diversities I never heard of.

  45. @Tiny Duck
    Conservatives have no empathy or intellectual curiosity

    Why do you people like racism?

    > Why do you people like racism?

    we don’t like it and we don’t enjoy it.

    We hold our nose and use it as a survival tool.

  46. @Clyde
    Babson Tuition: $48,288 USD (2016)
    Last time I was on this campus was 25 years ago. It was modest and unassuming. No one thought too much about the place. My impression was that the students were mostly not too smart rich kids, with some foreign ones too including Arabs. Times have changed. Babson degree has a lot more value these days.

    All the Boston area colleges have benefited over the last 25 years.

    Babson, like Penn, Notre Dame, and a few other colleges, encourages you to major in Business as an undergrad, rather than wait until your late 20s to take similar courses as an MBA student.

  47. @Foreign Expert

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.
     
    My Japanese bank has a "diversity " policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it's right there on their website.

    “My Japanese bank has a “diversity ” policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it’s right there on their website.”

    Bullshit, diversity policy in a country where a whopping 98 percent of the population belong to the same ethnic group. The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.

    • Replies: @Foreign Expert

    Bullshit
     
    Maybe it's bullshit, but it's not my bullshit:
    http://tohobank.co.jp/company/diversity/diversity.html
    , @Desiderius

    The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.
     
    Hard to get more diverse than that. 98% non-white! They're almost there.
  48. All the Boston area colleges have benefited over the last 25 years.

    Partly due to the huge mass of college students. Boston/Cambridge is full of them making for a mass vibrant social scene, parties, restaurants, clubs etc. The place is full of Asian students. It is crawling with them. More than ever before. I hear this from a friend who has lived there all his life.
    So even if you can only get into second tier Lesley college, a student from Iowa or Taiwan wants to go to school in Boston.
    Then you have other Massachusetts colleges not far from Boston adding to it. Billions in Federal research money go in to Harvard and MIT. Especially for Harvard’s medical research. Harvard is involved with quite a few hospitals across the Charles river in Boston. Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese. Going by their looks. 25 years ago! I can tell the American born from the Mainlanders.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese.
     
    Cleveland Clinic is also in a (formerly, lots of empty lots now) rough part of town, staff mostly (70% shading to 90% of youngest generation) MENA/Indian. My doc there was stunning beautiful Indian in her twenties.

    ER/EMS staff mostly white male.

  49. @eah
    Fake News

    "Fake News" is a bullshit establishment term -- you ought to consider not lending it credence by no longer using it.

    their controversial drive through Wellesley College to celebrate Donald Trump’s victory

    The most important thing to take away here is this: it would not have been at all "controversial" to celebrate HRC's victory had she won -- and the media has done absolutely nothing -- zero -- in the way of sincere self-analysis or self-critique to acknowledge that, or examine their role in it.

    Linked on the same page:

    "Framingham boys’ hockey season canceled over anti-Semitism"

    "No tax returns, no place on the ballot"

    "In Boston, a march for solidarity with Jews and Muslims"

    Etc etc etc -- nothing has changed.

    “Fake News” is a bullshit establishment term — you ought to consider not lending it credence by no longer using it.

    Ever heard of being hoisted upon one’s own petard? It is an especially cruel and ironic punishment.

  50. @Maj. Kong
    Well, there's no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    Funny how that works.

    Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    Are you kidding me?

    Just to get you started…

  51. @Steve Sailer
    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they'd run out of new good ideas for videos.

    And they did.

    That was my concern back in 1984: music videos would burn out because they’d run out of new good ideas for videos.

    What new stories come out of Hollywood? Look how this new Star Wars clone is positioned to make a billion dollars worldwide. Recycles and repeats are making money. Then you have movie franchises from comic books. I never see those movies or anything with a zombie or a vampire.

  52. @Harry Baldwin
    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers "seem to interact with" being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn't know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure

    Re: racistly secondhand microaggressions as an important cause of high blood pressure aiming blacks.

    NPR wisely discontinued hosting comments at their website. Thus, the webpage you linked returned “no matches” for a search of “Replication Crisis”.

    Eliminating comments was a key public health initiative by corporate media, it turns out.

    Can reporting on Hate Hoaxes in a reality-based manner be far behind?

  53. @eah
    Holocaust Exposure Induced Intergenerational Effects on FKBP5 Methylation

    Conclusions -- This is the first demonstration of an association of preconception parental trauma with epigenetic alterations that is evident in both exposed parent and offspring, providing potential insight into how severe psychophysiological trauma can have intergenerational effects.

    Setting the stage for perpetual reparations.

    The intergenerational effects of FKBP5 methylation explain much about Ashkenazi underperformance in American society since WW2.

  54. @Harry Baldwin
    Micro-aggression need not be experienced firsthand in order to wreak its pernicious effects according to a report on All Things Considered today.

    Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

    The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

    The genetic markers "seem to interact with" being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.

    The study also found an association with genetic markers previously shown to play a role in emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety and distress, Mulligan says. Mulligan doesn't know why discrimination experienced secondhand might have an effect when there was no association with experiencing discrimination firsthand. But she has some theories.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/21/506153131/knowing-someone-who-faced-discrimination-may-affect-blood-pressure

    “Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.”

    If Whites cause Blacks to get high blood pressure than the solution should be to racially segregate Blacks from Whites because in Blacktopias Blacks never develop high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, vision loss, hearing loss, hair loss, stroke, heart attack, the flu, food poisoning, tooth ache, cavity, sore throat, running nose, stuffed nose, heart burn, etc.

  55. @Jefferson
    "My Japanese bank has a “diversity ” policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it’s right there on their website."

    Bullshit, diversity policy in a country where a whopping 98 percent of the population belong to the same ethnic group. The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.

    Bullshit

    Maybe it’s bullshit, but it’s not my bullshit:
    http://tohobank.co.jp/company/diversity/diversity.html

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Maybe it’s bullshit, but it’s not my bullshit:"

    They must be talking about gender diversity. Japan does not have a large enough 3rd World population for Social Justice Warriors there to demand affirmative action racial/ethnic/religious quotas.
  56. @Tiny Duck
    Conservatives have no empathy or intellectual curiosity

    Why do you people like racism?

    TD – please go away. I get what you’re doing, but there’s no point in doing it here.

  57. @Dr. X

    How did MTV go from a channel that shows rock n’roll music videos (the ultimate White male music genre) to having an extreme hatred of White males.
     
    Rock 'n roll isn't a "white male music genre"; it's white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.

    Pop culture is almost completely negrified. It has been for fifty years or more -- ever since Norman Mailer advocated the negrification of white hipsters in The White Negro. But in the past, negrified pop culture was counterculture; now it's more mainstream than apple pie.

    The only real "white male music genre" is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as "country" today).

    “Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen.”

    And said bluesmen and jazzmen just imported guitars and saxophones from Africa, right? The bluesmen were not influenced, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, by white folk music that told tales of hardship, and the jazzmen were not influenced, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, by the large orchestral bands which they scaled down to size. The history of this music must acknowledge the influence of black culture and ignore the influence of white culture. Sort of like a black female mathematician being entirely responsible to sending white men to the moon.
    “Pop culture is almost completely negrified.”

    Is wearing blue jeans and baseball caps more an African thing or a western thing?
    “The only real “white male music genre” is country (by which I mean old country like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not the crap that gets passed off as “country” today).”

    Indeed. I’ve even heard that Rachmaninoff lifted his piano concertos from a Pygmy tribe in Burundi. Amazing how those little guys could rip on the piano like Liszt in spite of their diminutive fingers!

  58. @Jefferson
    "My Japanese bank has a “diversity ” policy. I have no idea what that means in practice, but it’s right there on their website."

    Bullshit, diversity policy in a country where a whopping 98 percent of the population belong to the same ethnic group. The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.

    The 2 percent non ethnically Japanese minority there do not have strong political clout.

    Hard to get more diverse than that. 98% non-white! They’re almost there.

  59. @Steve Sailer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Galliera

    The Dukedom of Galliera was created by Napoleon for the daughter of his widely-admired stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, a positive minded guy who loyally got lot of stuff done for his stepdad.

    The Dukedom of Galliera was created by Napoleon for the daughter of his widely-admired stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, a positive minded guy who loyally got lot of stuff done for his stepdad.

    Well, there’s another of life’s mysteries cleared up by Steve Sailer!

    In contrast, the current Duke’s grandfather–the previous Duke–was a remarkably sour man. It must be a generation-skipping demeanor, or recessive or whatever.

  60. @Clyde

    All the Boston area colleges have benefited over the last 25 years.
     
    Partly due to the huge mass of college students. Boston/Cambridge is full of them making for a mass vibrant social scene, parties, restaurants, clubs etc. The place is full of Asian students. It is crawling with them. More than ever before. I hear this from a friend who has lived there all his life.
    So even if you can only get into second tier Lesley college, a student from Iowa or Taiwan wants to go to school in Boston.
    Then you have other Massachusetts colleges not far from Boston adding to it. Billions in Federal research money go in to Harvard and MIT. Especially for Harvard's medical research. Harvard is involved with quite a few hospitals across the Charles river in Boston. Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese. Going by their looks. 25 years ago! I can tell the American born from the Mainlanders.

    Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese.

    Cleveland Clinic is also in a (formerly, lots of empty lots now) rough part of town, staff mostly (70% shading to 90% of youngest generation) MENA/Indian. My doc there was stunning beautiful Indian in her twenties.

    ER/EMS staff mostly white male.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    I had same experience at Cleveland Clinic. At a branch of it. Just about all Docs were immigrants...smart ones
    , @Brutusale
    Clyde's kinda exaggerating. The Mass General/Harvard Medical buildings are basically part of the Charlestown Naval Yard, which no Townie thug would bother hanging around unless it was to steal a car for a robbery.

    Boston University's teaching hospital, on the other hand, is located in the twilight zone between the gentrified South End and ghetto Roxbury. Which is why it's the premier trauma center in New England.

  61. @Clyde

    Harambe House, really?
     
    Got its name before Harambe the gorilla jokes were declared verboten by the PC commissars.

    Harambe means something like “let’s work together” and has been the motto of Kenya since independence. That’s likely the reason a black student center has the name.

  62. @Opinionator
    Astonishing statement.

    All the more so because Healey is a Republican (Romney’s LG), and considered quite right-wing by Massachusetts standards at that. Her 2006 gubernatorial campaign (ritually denounced for “racism” by everyone from Opie and Anthony on down) was mainly focused on attacking Deval Patrick for his opposition to the death penalty, and she also caught a lot of flak for supporting a gay marriage ban, the NRA, etc.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Given that she was "ritually denounced for 'racism' by everyone" and "caught a lot of flak" why are you surprised that she's now singing with the chorus?

    That's how a shame culture operates. Especially among women.
  63. Does the KKK exist? The Guardian is on it.

    The day I went hunting for the Ku Klux Klan

    Following Trump’s win, one KKK chapter announced plans for a victory parade in North Carolina. But where was it going to be, and who might turn up? Dave Eggers joined the protesters playing cat-and-mouse with white supremacists

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/17/dave-eggers-the-day-i-went-hunting-for-the-ku-klux-klan

    • Replies: @Boomstick
    It's kind of funny that Eggers was off searching for the dark, beating heart of the KKK while in the midst of a masked mob bent on violence.
  64. Blaq students gather at Harambe House!?! How has this not lead to Mizzou style showdown?

  65. @Jefferson
    "Rock ‘n roll isn’t a “white male music genre”; it’s white males aping Negro bluesmen and jazzmen."

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music? That would explain why whenever I drive through the projects I always see Negroes blasting songs like Panama and London Calling from their car radios and boomboxes.

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music?

    Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix. As far as The Clash are concerned… punk was never really “music” so much as it was a fashion and political statement.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix."

    If rock n'roll music is Negro music why isn't there a large Negro audience for it. Every rock n'roll concert I have been to has been a Whitopia. Negroes just can't bob their heads when a rock n'roll beat start blasting over the airwaves. The last time I was at a Mel's Drive In they were playing the rock n'roll song Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival and there was a Negro couple rolling their eyes and giving a facial expression like this is awful music. If they were playing P.I.M.P by 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg for example instead I bet they would be bobbing their heads.
    , @Tracy
    Eddie Van Halen was doing his own thing, no doubt about it. No one sounded anything like Eddie; he was brand new. And I say this as someone who prefers Jimi as a guitarist (and who used to play guitar).
  66. @Steve Sailer
    Babson usually comes out near the top of attempts to estimate the value-added of an undergraduate degree in terms of income. It's in high salary Boston and it's one of the rare undergrad colleges where the best students major in business.

    Babson has an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship that is fiercely competitive, apparently. According to a business school professor I know, it is one of the few classroom programs in the nation (undergraduate or graduate) that actually teaches you the specifics of how to start and run your own business and imparts skills that are usable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Babson has an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship that is fiercely competitive, apparently. According to a business school professor I know, it is one of the few classroom programs in the nation (undergraduate or graduate) that actually teaches you the specifics of how to start and run your own business and imparts skills that are usable
     
    It seems like a school that could produce a lot of Trump-like entrepreneurial types. Really focused and hardworking with some connections. You do see quite a few Asian students (always a good sign).

    Btw, technically Babson College is in the Town of Wellesley, but it's right on the border with Needham. According to their webpage they use "Babson Park". I live a few miles from there. It shares the same campus as Olin College of Engineering (or abuts it). Olin College has MIT-quality engineering students because up until fairly recently there was no tuition. Now it's half-tuition, which is still a good deal.

  67. The news that I find to be new here (and elsewhere) is that White guys are showing enough spine to openly trumpet Trump’s victory, even in enemy territory, like universities.

  68. @George
    Does the KKK exist? The Guardian is on it.

    The day I went hunting for the Ku Klux Klan

    Following Trump’s win, one KKK chapter announced plans for a victory parade in North Carolina. But where was it going to be, and who might turn up? Dave Eggers joined the protesters playing cat-and-mouse with white supremacists

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/17/dave-eggers-the-day-i-went-hunting-for-the-ku-klux-klan

    It’s kind of funny that Eggers was off searching for the dark, beating heart of the KKK while in the midst of a masked mob bent on violence.

  69. @Jefferson
    "So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all."

    Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began.

    “Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began.”

    Actually, income inequality has significantly declined because of automation, deregulation, and outsourcing.

    • Replies: @bomag

    Actually, income inequality has significantly declined because of automation, deregulation, and outsourcing.
     
    No. Any particular cohort has seen their economic level rise relative to earlier times; but the percentage gap between cohorts has increased markedly.

    And let's not pretend outsourcing has increased overall economic health.

  70. @Mike Sylwester
    More than 200 faculty members signed a statement, dated November 14, deploring their college's two students who celebrated Trump's victory:

    To: The Babson Community: Students, Parents, Alumni, Staff, President, President’s Cabinet, and Trustees

    From: The Babson College Faculty

    In light of recent events in our country, the rise of insensitive and aggressive behaviors by members of our community on our campus, and the shocking affront to members of the Wellesley College community, the faculty of Babson College feels the need to remind everyone who we are, what we expect, and what Babson College stands for. Recent events demonstrate that we still have a long way to go to fully meet these expectations.

    When interacting with one another, we expect everyone in our community to display:

    * Mutual respect for differences,

    * Honest and respectful discourse,

    * Empathy towards others,

    * An open mind to the concerns and experiences of others,

    * A commitment to creating and maintaining a safe environment, and

    * The courage to speak up when others are violating community values.

    Central to Babson College’s mission is the promotion of diversity and inclusion. [blah blah blah] The racist rhetoric, intimidation based on identity, and other demeaning ways in which some students are reportedly treating each other must end immediately. Regardless of personal point of view, political stance, race, gender, religion, or identity, it is imperative that we create an environment [blah blah blah] ...

    We are emphatic that we must all treat one another with respect, civility, honesty, and open-mindedness, reflecting both our moral responsibilities and our academic mission. We look forward to strong action by President Healey and her cabinet [blah blah blah]

    In this difficult time, we need to demonstrate leadership and to set a positive example. Let’s start together, right here and right now.
     

    These 200+ faculty members did not want to wait for their college's investigation to be completed.

    http://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2016/12/babson-colleges-faculty-duped-by-bogus.html

    The intention of the students was to incite and agitate. There was malice, not hate. In other words, a “youthful indiscretion”. Certainly, the students ought to sue those who made the allegations for filing a false report. Because if there are not consequences, then actual instances of white violence by low-class whites against non-whites will be declared by the Coalition of the Right Fringe groups as being fake.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/25/william-sims-black-musician-robbed-and-killed-in-c

  71. Mr. Tomasso wrote: “As a white male, I do not feel threatened by the new president. I have not had to work for that privilege. It was something I was born with.”

    Straight out of a Maoist struggle session.

  72. @Maj. Kong
    Well, there's no white privilege to be found in Japan.

    No diversity either, though.

    Funny how that works.

    “Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan. No diversity either, though. Funny how that works.”

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity. Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    'America was founded on ethnic diversity'

    No it wasn't.

    What eventually became the United States was founded by Englishmen.
    , @snorlax

    America was founded by ethnic diversity.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_of_the_United_States_Declaration_of_Independence#List_of_signers

    Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!


    Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.
     
    And even after being double-nuked, Japan still got the better end of that bargain.

    Not that Japan has ever been big on the "invite" side of the equation, even, despite Cmdre Perry's best efforts, in the trade goods sense.

    You're a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.

    http://m.imgur.com/bNADu2L

    , @Camlost
    @ Curryvinus

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity.

    I see you are still entertaining the alt right with real winners like this one.
  73. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan
    Babson has an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship that is fiercely competitive, apparently. According to a business school professor I know, it is one of the few classroom programs in the nation (undergraduate or graduate) that actually teaches you the specifics of how to start and run your own business and imparts skills that are usable.

    Babson has an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship that is fiercely competitive, apparently. According to a business school professor I know, it is one of the few classroom programs in the nation (undergraduate or graduate) that actually teaches you the specifics of how to start and run your own business and imparts skills that are usable

    It seems like a school that could produce a lot of Trump-like entrepreneurial types. Really focused and hardworking with some connections. You do see quite a few Asian students (always a good sign).

    Btw, technically Babson College is in the Town of Wellesley, but it’s right on the border with Needham. According to their webpage they use “Babson Park”. I live a few miles from there. It shares the same campus as Olin College of Engineering (or abuts it). Olin College has MIT-quality engineering students because up until fairly recently there was no tuition. Now it’s half-tuition, which is still a good deal.

  74. @Corvinus
    "Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan. No diversity either, though. Funny how that works."

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity. Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.

    ‘America was founded on ethnic diversity’

    No it wasn’t.

    What eventually became the United States was founded by Englishmen.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "No it wasn’t. What eventually became the United States was founded by Englishmen."

    New York was founded by the Dutch.

    Delaware was founded by the Swedish.

    The French, the Welsh, the Scotch-Irish, and the Germans also emigrated here and founded various settlements.

    Didn't you read your history book when in elementary school?
  75. “We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students engaged in behavior that was, at a minimum, insensitive, unacceptable, and contrary to our core values,” Healey wrote.

    Apparently Babson’s core values included sucking the joy out of life.

  76. @Corvinus
    "Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan. No diversity either, though. Funny how that works."

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity. Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.

    America was founded by ethnic diversity.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_of_the_United_States_Declaration_of_Independence#List_of_signers

    Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!

    Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.

    And even after being double-nuked, Japan still got the better end of that bargain.

    Not that Japan has ever been big on the “invite” side of the equation, even, despite Cmdre Perry’s best efforts, in the trade goods sense.

    You’re a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.

    View post on imgur.com

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!"

    Thanks for proving my point.

    "You’re a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo."

    Not quite.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-japan-copied-american-culture-and-made-it-better-180950189/
    , @ATate
    [You’re a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.]

    Actually so far from the truth as to be comical. I spent a year in Japan with the Marines. Spent many a night in Roppongi. The Japanese kids love-love-love American culture. You have greasers (yes Japanese greasers), you have b-boys, you have cowboys, and everything in between.

    Levis? Try all manner of urban (and suburban) dress.

    It was actually weird.

    I'm not fond of Asian countries, especially the way their women act. It offends my Norwegian sensibilities.

  77. @phil
    Liberals greatly overestimated the civilizational capacities of blacks, thinking that, with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, blacks would show themselves to be, on average, reasonably intelligent and well-behaved. Instead, more than 50 years later, there are ever-more exaggerated -- or even fraudulent -- claims of racism to explain away embarrassing outcomes.

    In a similar vein, women's liberation was supposed to bring greater happiness to women. Instead, average happiness has declined since 1970. (Men's happiness has stayed about the same).

    Liberals … thinking …blacks would show themselves to be… intelligent and well-behaved.

    Liberals hate intelligent and well-behaved people. That’s precisely why they favor blacks so much.

  78. @snorlax

    America was founded by ethnic diversity.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_of_the_United_States_Declaration_of_Independence#List_of_signers

    Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!


    Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.
     
    And even after being double-nuked, Japan still got the better end of that bargain.

    Not that Japan has ever been big on the "invite" side of the equation, even, despite Cmdre Perry's best efforts, in the trade goods sense.

    You're a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.

    http://m.imgur.com/bNADu2L

    “Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!”

    Thanks for proving my point.

    “You’re a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.”

    Not quite.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-japan-copied-american-culture-and-made-it-better-180950189/

  79. The intention of the students was to incite and agitate. There was malice, not hate.

    http://hate.askdefine.com/

    hate n : the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action [syn: hatred] [ant: love] v : dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; “I hate Mexican food”; “She detests politicians” [syn: detest] [ant: love]

    http://malice.askdefine.com/

    malice
    Noun
    1 feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom]
    2 the quality of threatening evil [syn: malevolence, malevolency]

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Phantom_distinction

    A phantom distinction (also sham distinction or distinction without a difference) is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone spends time arguing for the superiority of one term over another (rather than the intended debate), yet there is no effective difference between the two terms or in the final result of the argument. The substitution of words is often made because one word has emotional connotations, or an established history. This fallacy is the opposite of equivocation (where two different words are treated as the same) and is a parent of the masked man fallacy.

    http://synonym.askdefine.com/

    synonym n : two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context [syn: equivalent word]

  80. @snorlax
    All the more so because Healey is a Republican (Romney's LG), and considered quite right-wing by Massachusetts standards at that. Her 2006 gubernatorial campaign (ritually denounced for "racism" by everyone from Opie and Anthony on down) was mainly focused on attacking Deval Patrick for his opposition to the death penalty, and she also caught a lot of flak for supporting a gay marriage ban, the NRA, etc.

    Given that she was “ritually denounced for ‘racism’ by everyone” and “caught a lot of flak” why are you surprised that she’s now singing with the chorus?

    That’s how a shame culture operates. Especially among women.

  81. @Corvinus
    "Income inequality in America has actually gotten worst not better since White privilege ended and People Of Color privilege began."

    Actually, income inequality has significantly declined because of automation, deregulation, and outsourcing.

    Actually, income inequality has significantly declined because of automation, deregulation, and outsourcing.

    No. Any particular cohort has seen their economic level rise relative to earlier times; but the percentage gap between cohorts has increased markedly.

    And let’s not pretend outsourcing has increased overall economic health.

  82. @Foreign Expert

    Bullshit
     
    Maybe it's bullshit, but it's not my bullshit:
    http://tohobank.co.jp/company/diversity/diversity.html

    “Maybe it’s bullshit, but it’s not my bullshit:”

    They must be talking about gender diversity. Japan does not have a large enough 3rd World population for Social Justice Warriors there to demand affirmative action racial/ethnic/religious quotas.

  83. @Dr. X

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music?
     
    Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix. As far as The Clash are concerned... punk was never really "music" so much as it was a fashion and political statement.

    “Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix.”

    If rock n’roll music is Negro music why isn’t there a large Negro audience for it. Every rock n’roll concert I have been to has been a Whitopia. Negroes just can’t bob their heads when a rock n’roll beat start blasting over the airwaves. The last time I was at a Mel’s Drive In they were playing the rock n’roll song Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival and there was a Negro couple rolling their eyes and giving a facial expression like this is awful music. If they were playing P.I.M.P by 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg for example instead I bet they would be bobbing their heads.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    Here's some longhaired white rock 'n rollers playing Negro music (and actually doing an awful job):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasJ3oTSBNI
  84. @snorlax

    America was founded by ethnic diversity.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_of_the_United_States_Declaration_of_Independence#List_of_signers

    Why, they had Welshmen, Scotsmen, and a number of Irishmen, including a Papist!


    Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.
     
    And even after being double-nuked, Japan still got the better end of that bargain.

    Not that Japan has ever been big on the "invite" side of the equation, even, despite Cmdre Perry's best efforts, in the trade goods sense.

    You're a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.

    http://m.imgur.com/bNADu2L

    [You’re a lot more likely to find American[-produced] pop music and blue jeans on the streets of Havana than Tokyo.]

    Actually so far from the truth as to be comical. I spent a year in Japan with the Marines. Spent many a night in Roppongi. The Japanese kids love-love-love American culture. You have greasers (yes Japanese greasers), you have b-boys, you have cowboys, and everything in between.

    Levis? Try all manner of urban (and suburban) dress.

    It was actually weird.

    I’m not fond of Asian countries, especially the way their women act. It offends my Norwegian sensibilities.

  85. @Jefferson
    "Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix."

    If rock n'roll music is Negro music why isn't there a large Negro audience for it. Every rock n'roll concert I have been to has been a Whitopia. Negroes just can't bob their heads when a rock n'roll beat start blasting over the airwaves. The last time I was at a Mel's Drive In they were playing the rock n'roll song Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival and there was a Negro couple rolling their eyes and giving a facial expression like this is awful music. If they were playing P.I.M.P by 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg for example instead I bet they would be bobbing their heads.

    Here’s some longhaired white rock ‘n rollers playing Negro music (and actually doing an awful job):

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Here’s some longhaired white rock ‘n rollers playing Negro music (and actually doing an awful job):"

    Why are rock n'roll concerts Whitopias? Even in vibrantly diverse cities in The U.S rock n'roll concerts are still Whitopias.

  86. Some local Wellesley related trivia. I had some Stanford graduate student roommates in the early 1980s who had been Harvard undergraduates. The locals affectionately refer to the bus that goes between Wellesley/Harvard/MIT as “The Fuck bus”. Even Wikipedia has a (deletion log) article on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia%3AArticles_for_deletion%2FFuck_Truck

  87. @Dr. X
    Here's some longhaired white rock 'n rollers playing Negro music (and actually doing an awful job):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasJ3oTSBNI

    “Here’s some longhaired white rock ‘n rollers playing Negro music (and actually doing an awful job):”

    Why are rock n’roll concerts Whitopias? Even in vibrantly diverse cities in The U.S rock n’roll concerts are still Whitopias.

  88. @JerryC
    Harambe House, really?

    Harambe supposedly is Swahili for “working together”. The Marines used “gung ho” in a similar manner, as in working/ struggling together. The popular usage of gung ho as being willing,or enthusiastic,will piss off a Marine,big time. So,there it is. Still quite funny,tho,black ladies in the Harambe house.

  89. If rock n’roll music is Negro music why isn’t there a large Negro audience for it.

    And why isn’t there an audience for Black rock n rollers. And where are these Black rock n rollers, btw?

  90. @Corvinus
    "Well, there’s no white privilege to be found in Japan. No diversity either, though. Funny how that works."

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity. Japan was isolated for thousands of years until, ironically, America forced it to open up its borders for our trade goods. Invade the world, invite the world.

    @ Curryvinus

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity.

    I see you are still entertaining the alt right with real winners like this one.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "I see you are still entertaining the alt right with real winners like this one."

    I'm going easy on them. It's Christmas, the time for giving.
  91. @Anon
    I think here is the problem.

    In the past, there was real white advantage and sexual repression.

    Whites were favored over other races, and women were expected to be respectable.

    But then, the great rebellion happened, and there was the great liberation.

    White Advantage was gone, and women could be total whores.

    But then, the New Order didn't lead to everyone getting what they wanted. In some ways, it made things worse for most people since libertine-ism leads to an order of winner takes all. Studs get all the chicks, whores get all the guys. Smarties get all the dough, and there is just one big FU to the rest.

    Freedom and meritocracy meant a zero-sum or zero-cum game of winner takes all.

    So many people were led to believe that if White Privilege is gone, it would be equal fun, pleasure, and glory for all. Instead, the rise of radial meritocracism and hedonism meant winner takes all and hell with the rest. That is Globalism.

    The Old Order was moralistic, and moralism served as counter-balance against dog-eat-dog meritocratism where only the Winners matter. Under moralism, you had worth if you were 'good', 'proper', and 'decent' even if you were not the top winner.



    So many people were told that the end of White Advantage would lead to equal wealth, justice, and happiness for ALL, but the end result was winners take all while losers got shi*.
    So many people were duped into thinking their fantasies would come true in the new post-white order. But it didn't happen.
    But PC drummed into their heads that the ONLY EVIL holding them back is 'whitey'.

    So, now all these losers are fantasizing some grand white conspiracy to rationalize their failure in life.
    In earlier times, someone like Jackie Coakley would have blamed sexual repression for her failure to win attention of some guy she liked.
    But in the new times when anything goes, the repression theme no longer works. So, she fantasizes that her failure is due to RAPE and ORGY. She's a victim not of white sexual repression but white sexual rape or rapression.

    So many losers of all color and realizing that even in the era of Obama, they aint got shi*. But that's not the way it should be. All their fantasies should be coming true in the age of the Negro historic president.
    Since White Advantage is no longer law of the land -- and hasn't been for a long time --, they have to fantasize 'white privilege' and 'white hate' to rationalize their loser status in life.

    There you go again with a lengthy relevant post. I’m telling you, ditch the “Anon” handle and get some ongoing credit for your contributions to the dialog.

  92. @Anonymous
    'America was founded on ethnic diversity'

    No it wasn't.

    What eventually became the United States was founded by Englishmen.

    “No it wasn’t. What eventually became the United States was founded by Englishmen.”

    New York was founded by the Dutch.

    Delaware was founded by the Swedish.

    The French, the Welsh, the Scotch-Irish, and the Germans also emigrated here and founded various settlements.

    Didn’t you read your history book when in elementary school?

  93. @Camlost
    @ Curryvinus

    Not funny. Just reality. America was founded by ethnic diversity.

    I see you are still entertaining the alt right with real winners like this one.

    “I see you are still entertaining the alt right with real winners like this one.”

    I’m going easy on them. It’s Christmas, the time for giving.

  94. @Anonymous
    I was on the Babson campus recently. One quick walk through Babson and any normal white male should feel uncomfortable going there. The inclusiveness and diversity posters in common areas are clearly white male-shaming propaganda. But this BS is pervasive in all schools is blue states/areas.

    The only Boston-area college I can't recall seeing pervasive white male-shaming propaganda is MIT. I'm guessing Christian colleges like Gordon College are less PC. All the Catholic colleges are über-PC (every bit as much as Wellesley, especially BC). My wife and I use to go to Mass at St. Ignatius on BC campus. I convinced my wife we need to go elsewhere due to the gender-neural version of the Nicene Creed and the Jesuit pastor there referring to God as she. I convinced her it probably wasn't even a valid Mass.

    A “gender-neutral Nicene Creed”? Pastor referred to God as “she”? This happened at a Catholic mass?

    Just when I thought I couldn’t be surprised anymore by “modern” Christianty!

    I knew such things were standard with the mainline Protestants (although I don’t know how many recite the Nicene Creed in any version). God as “she” quite standard, I’ve heard it myself.

    That Catholics are doing this….say it isn’t so.

    I converted to Orthodoxy in 2005. They are impervious to modern trends. About half the congregation are converts from mainstream Protestant churches.

    • Replies: @Tracy
    Rest assured, Frau Katze, "Catholics" aren't doing this; some idiot self-proclaimed Catholics -- some who even sport Roman collars -- are, people who could have everything they want by just becoming Episcopalians but who insist on pretending they're still part of the human element of the Catholic Church so they can try to destroy the Church from within. Bergoglio is their leader, it seems. Alas and alack. He's the worst of the worst, as bad as they come. At least the Borgia Popes just engaged in personal debauchery and didn't try to toy with doctrine.

    There are a lot of us "trads" out there fighting these goofballs. To learn about the traditional Catholic "movement," see this page: Traditional Catholicism 101.
  95. @Desiderius

    Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese.
     
    Cleveland Clinic is also in a (formerly, lots of empty lots now) rough part of town, staff mostly (70% shading to 90% of youngest generation) MENA/Indian. My doc there was stunning beautiful Indian in her twenties.

    ER/EMS staff mostly white male.

    I had same experience at Cleveland Clinic. At a branch of it. Just about all Docs were immigrants…smart ones

  96. @Dr. X

    So Van Halen and The Clash are Negro music?
     
    Edward Van Halen stole half his chops from Jimi Hendrix. As far as The Clash are concerned... punk was never really "music" so much as it was a fashion and political statement.

    Eddie Van Halen was doing his own thing, no doubt about it. No one sounded anything like Eddie; he was brand new. And I say this as someone who prefers Jimi as a guitarist (and who used to play guitar).

  97. @Frau Katze
    A "gender-neutral Nicene Creed"? Pastor referred to God as "she"? This happened at a Catholic mass?

    Just when I thought I couldn't be surprised anymore by "modern" Christianty!

    I knew such things were standard with the mainline Protestants (although I don't know how many recite the Nicene Creed in any version). God as "she" quite standard, I've heard it myself.

    That Catholics are doing this....say it isn't so.

    I converted to Orthodoxy in 2005. They are impervious to modern trends. About half the congregation are converts from mainstream Protestant churches.

    Rest assured, Frau Katze, “Catholics” aren’t doing this; some idiot self-proclaimed Catholics — some who even sport Roman collars — are, people who could have everything they want by just becoming Episcopalians but who insist on pretending they’re still part of the human element of the Catholic Church so they can try to destroy the Church from within. Bergoglio is their leader, it seems. Alas and alack. He’s the worst of the worst, as bad as they come. At least the Borgia Popes just engaged in personal debauchery and didn’t try to toy with doctrine.

    There are a lot of us “trads” out there fighting these goofballs. To learn about the traditional Catholic “movement,” see this page: Traditional Catholicism 101.

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    Thanks for the tip! Best luck, keep fighting.
  98. @Tracy
    Rest assured, Frau Katze, "Catholics" aren't doing this; some idiot self-proclaimed Catholics -- some who even sport Roman collars -- are, people who could have everything they want by just becoming Episcopalians but who insist on pretending they're still part of the human element of the Catholic Church so they can try to destroy the Church from within. Bergoglio is their leader, it seems. Alas and alack. He's the worst of the worst, as bad as they come. At least the Borgia Popes just engaged in personal debauchery and didn't try to toy with doctrine.

    There are a lot of us "trads" out there fighting these goofballs. To learn about the traditional Catholic "movement," see this page: Traditional Catholicism 101.

    Thanks for the tip! Best luck, keep fighting.

  99. @Anonymous
    I was on the Babson campus recently. One quick walk through Babson and any normal white male should feel uncomfortable going there. The inclusiveness and diversity posters in common areas are clearly white male-shaming propaganda. But this BS is pervasive in all schools is blue states/areas.

    The only Boston-area college I can't recall seeing pervasive white male-shaming propaganda is MIT. I'm guessing Christian colleges like Gordon College are less PC. All the Catholic colleges are über-PC (every bit as much as Wellesley, especially BC). My wife and I use to go to Mass at St. Ignatius on BC campus. I convinced my wife we need to go elsewhere due to the gender-neural version of the Nicene Creed and the Jesuit pastor there referring to God as she. I convinced her it probably wasn't even a valid Mass.

    BC?! You are talking about the school that employed feminist freak Mary Daly for 30 years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Daly

  100. @ic1000
    After the incident, Babson president Kerry Healey apologized to the two unjustly accused Babson students Wellesley College community in a letter posted on her school’s website.

    “We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students openly expressed views that, at a minimum, did not conform to those of the faculty and administration and were thus contrary to our core values,” Healey wrote.

    Kerry (Muffy) Healey, a rich hedgie’s wife, was the GOP’s candidate for governor of the People’s Commonwealth. She mustered about 35% of the vote against Obama Mini-Me Deval Patrick.

  101. @Desiderius

    Harvard has its own med research complex in Charlestown, formerly known for hoodlums. It was like South Boston and Irish dominated.
    25 years ago I visited one of those C-Town med research buildings and just about all the researchers were Mainland Chinese.
     
    Cleveland Clinic is also in a (formerly, lots of empty lots now) rough part of town, staff mostly (70% shading to 90% of youngest generation) MENA/Indian. My doc there was stunning beautiful Indian in her twenties.

    ER/EMS staff mostly white male.

    Clyde’s kinda exaggerating. The Mass General/Harvard Medical buildings are basically part of the Charlestown Naval Yard, which no Townie thug would bother hanging around unless it was to steal a car for a robbery.

    Boston University’s teaching hospital, on the other hand, is located in the twilight zone between the gentrified South End and ghetto Roxbury. Which is why it’s the premier trauma center in New England.

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