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You could write a computer program to generate these headlines: just take a noun that has positive connotations and then add “too white?” at the end.

Is recycling too white?

Is being concerned about climate change too white?

Etcetera Etcetera

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  1. Jack D says:

    I don’t think THAT particular wedding was “too white”. It will be interesting to see whether baby Archie is a wee bit dusky.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Liza
    , @Lot
    , @istevefan
    , @Tony
  2. Is being concerned about climate change too white?

    That was NOT the best example, Steve. There weren’t any positive connotations. It’s like “is being stupid too white?”

    At first glance, I thought the tweet was about wedding dresses. I would have to agree – I don’t think that’s any kind of virgin there. Maybe by “diverse backgrounds”, the “author” of the tweet means her dating history.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
    • LOL: bomag
  3. IHTG says:
    @Jack D

    Not even his mother is dusky.

    • Replies: @Moses
    , @Anon
  4. It’s a bizarro Clorox ad: “Are your whites too white? Try Dumbing It Down brand diversity to decolonize your laundry!!”

  5. Anon[338] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Markle too Jewish?

    Come on, BBC. Be transgressive. Run that headline.

  6. eah says:

    ‘Are grooming gangs too Pakistani Asian?’

    Muslim gang ‘white rape’ claim prompts row

    Tory MP Kris Hopkins has sparked a row in the Commons by claiming gangs of Muslim men are raping white “kids”…But Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi warned about “playing into the hands” of far right groups with such accusations…The Bolton South East MP said senior police officers and judges involved in cases of abuse had said race did not play a part…She said the fact that the victims of abuse were white – in the cases Mr Hopkins was referring to – was “coincidental not deliberate”.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @bomag
    , @eah
  7. Public Broadcasting is the greatest threat the Anglosphere faces.

  8. Until recently, their Royals were too white, but they’re working on that. In the old days they would only look to the Continent for other Royals to marry: It never occurred to them that they could marry the offspring of African and Asian Royals and therefore not have to marry down to commoners like Meghan or Kate.

    • Replies: @Liza
    , @Anon
    , @Alden
  9. Cortes says:

    Christmas is too Christian. And white.

  10. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Skip to 1:21 if you want the punchline:

  11. The obvious question is, will the BBC now ban Billy Idol’s song?

    • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Lugash
  12. dearieme says:

    What the Beeb meant is “Why did Meghan Markle indulge in cultural appropriation?”

  13. jim jones says:

    Without Royal Weddings the Daily Mail would have nothing to write about

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  14. Moses says:

    Not even his mother is dusky.

    Lol it’s amazing what over-the-counter skin-lightening creams and plastic surgery can do these days. Who knows what her natural color is? She is half-White tho.

    A royal grandchild with mocha skin and kinky hair would bring needed vibrancy and cultural richness to the Royals. Unlikely though, given he is 3/4 White and 1/4 Black.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Jack D
    , @Wilkey
    , @El Dato
    , @Alden
  15. What weddings? Prince Harry broke with the recently established tradition of skipping the marriage, then having kids.

  16. @eah

    This “playing into the hands” thing has also gone way off the deep end. Do people not get the point of expressions or idioms anymore?

    “The latest serial rapist here in Los Angeles has been just playing into the hands of the law-and-order crowd here …” “The recent climate predictions by ex-vice-President, college-dropout Al Gore calling for no more snow and sleet ever again anywhere south of Eskimo country are just playing into the hands of the climate denial crowd …”

  17. Not entirely OT, this was Sweden’s Eurovision 2019 entry:

    The song was good, and at the end of the tally of “Professional” judges in the various countries, Sweden was the leader by two votes over North Macedonia.

    But in a stunning show of the populism that is gripping the EuroPublic, the public vote first rocketed this crew past them:

    But ultimately settled for a softer form of European:

    As, unlike EU elections, there are no re-votes possible, clearly the beatings will need to continue.

    • Agree: bomag
  18. @The Alarmist

    Man, that Chrissy Hynde really rocked! That song was filler material, if you ask me, on that great Learning to Crawl album, but it’s still great stuff.

  19. @PiltdownMan

    That Covington Kentucky fellow’s got nothing on Billy Idol as far as smirking goes. I’ve tried to make that Billy Idol White Wedding face – it ain’t easy. You’ve gotta form your lips into a rectangle.

    Thanks for another rocking song from the ’80’s, Piltdown.

  20. It is interesting that the article depicts this phenomenon as being driven mostly by black women who feel out of place or different races (Romanian man and Nigerian woman, Punjabi woman and Nigerian man) who therefore cannot have an authentic wedding of their culture and so have to come up with a strange compromise. Maybe Nigerians don’t have proper weddings at all in their culture and this is the reason.

    By contrast, Indians never seem to have any trouble with their own sort of ethnic weddings (and assorted industry) and if you go to central London at the right time, you can barely move for Chinese couples having photos taken in very white wedding attire.

  21. Jake says:

    Bolsheviks had something similar, but it was not in question form.

    Comrade, that is Tsarist. Comrade, that is Orthodox. Comrade, that is capitalist. Comrade, that is anti-Semitic.

  22. You could write a computer program to generate these headlines: just take a noun that has positive connotations and then add “too white?” at the end.

    A characteristically trenchant iSteve insight. Please keep the intelligences coming: we are approaching the point where I’ll quit even glancing at the MSM, and just come here for all the news that matters.

  23. bomag says:

    With great glee, Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi announced today that grooming gangs are not too white.

  24. Wilkey says:

    She is half-White tho. A royal grandchild with mocha skin and kinky hair would bring needed vibrancy and cultural richness to the Royals.

    Her mother is a bit darker than I would have thought, but she could easily be about 25% white. That would make Meghan only 3/8th’s black, with royal baby 3/16 black – less than 20%. And Meghan could have gotten some of her mom’s lighter skin color genes. Beyond that, the new baby also inherits the gene for red hair which, iirc, tends to produce lighter skin even those with just a single copy.

    But here’s hoping that baby Prince Arch’ie grows up with an overwhelming fondness for jive, rap music, and purple drank, and not a few run-ins with the law (though that could just as easily come from his paternal line).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Hail
  25. “Is being concerned about climate change too white?”

    Climate change is a positive connotation? But the answer to the question is yes, it actually is too white. We need to start carbon taxing POC immediately in order to not be racist.

  26. Resurrecting my comment from a year ago on the Royal Mixed Wedding:


    The Electric Jaguar Wedding Fest

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines a fest as “a festival or gathering devoted to a particular activity or interest.”

    The Americans at Webster’s say it is “a gathering, event, or show having a specified focus.”

    On Saturday, at the pinnacle of the English-speaking world, there was a fest devoted to diversity. It was a show that focused on our new model of life.

    They called it a wedding, but it wasn’t.

    Rich royalty of the woke world attended. Among our betters there was Oprah, she of one name. There was George Clooney and his human rights lawyer. There were Mr. and Mr. Elton John and Mr. John’s pink glasses.

    Right smack in the middle of the ceremonies, there was a rousing fourteen-minute sermon/speech by the black Baptist preacher who now heads the Episcopal Church . The outline was roughly: Dr. Martin Luther King, love, fire, songs sung by slaves, love, power, and a new world.

    He was exhorting the whole watching world to worship Sacred Diversity.

    His speech was not about a wedding, but about the nationless, race-less, culture-less heaven we all could inhabit if we all would just love one another the way the ginger prince and the mulatto actress love each other.

    The way they interacted on camera, they did appear to be in love. The well cast couple of the future was having a good time:

    Everyone loves everyone now, so even seriously beautiful and serious ex-girlfriends, one an endangered blond African, were invited to join in and sing Kumbaya.

    What was:

    As the new Duke and Duchess of Diversity walked out to their carriage, a black gospel choir could be heard singing, “A-a-a men, A-a-a men, A-men, A-men…” ad infinitum.

    Hallelujah! A half sub-Saharan African divorced actress from California has married into the British Royal Family, and we can all feel good about it. Who needs President Obama?

    Royal white people are redeemed! Let that be an example to the rest of us.

    Departing for a place called Frogmore House to attend the reception, the royal Mark Steyn lookalike emerged camera-ready from the castle, dressed in black tie, accompanied by the new Bond woman. He helped her climb into a silver-blue, 1968 Jaguar E-Type roadster – one of the most beautiful automobiles ever made.

    Somebody had ripped its heart out and installed an electric motor.

  27. @Cortes

    “Christmas is too Christian. And white.”

    Civilization is too Christian. And white.


  28. anon[889] • Disclaimer says:

    Let’s ask Billy Idol.

    It’s a nice day for a white wedding!

  29. BB753 says:

    Nigeria is too black! And everything they do over there, most notably their movie industry. Is there something that can be done too?

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @bomag
  30. Escher says:
    @Oleaginous Outrager

    A good way to sell inferior bleach and detergent.

  31. Anon[804] • Disclaimer says:

    We need more cannibal weddings. And ones where…

    …cricket hors d’oeuvres are grilled over dried-cowdung fires;

    …the landlord gets first dibs on the Missus;

    …lesbianates teach attendees how to canyon-yodel;

    …the best man judges thots’ ass-tats;

    …bridesmaids sport bones in their noses; and

    …priests bugger all kids in attendance.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @bomag
  32. Realist says:

    The one thing the UK doesn’t need is POC.

  33. Liza says:
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don’t know about baby Archie’s skin color, but I can recognize a baby’s nose that is not entirely English and it seems to look like the kind that will really spread. Heh heh

  34. Carol says:

    Ooh, not long until they discover the all-white interior decorating fad!

    What does it mean? Are we subtly Sending a Message? Etc.

  35. Liza says:
    @The Alarmist

    They need to take a hint from the continental royals:

    Countess Mary Von Habsburg of Austria, a native of Sudan, is the wife of Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg of Austria.

    No half high yellows here!

  36. Anon[354] • Disclaimer says:

    The title of the article is misleading, probably deliberately so, so Steve would send traffic. 😉

    The article itself does not claim that everyone should somehow change their wedding ceremonies away from churches and gowns and preachers and rings and so on to some sort of unspecified multicultural ceremony. All it says is:

    1. Wedding magazines should use more black models.

    2. Wedding planners supposedly assume that black couples are not looking for the high-priced wedding, and they should not do that (a variation of the blacks and car salesmen thing).

    3. Wedding photography studios should have exotic sets and ethnic wedding cosplay rentals, but only authentic ethnics should be able to use them because cultural appropriation.

    4. Wedding gown rental shops should stock super-extra-jumbo sized wedding gowns with ultra-massive ass options.

    This basically falls under the rubric of claims that for-profit businesses are leaving cash on the table that would make them rich because reasons (they hate us, they are racist, fat-phobic, they are stupid and do not know their own business, etc.)

    In general, companies know exactly what to do to maximize their profits, and if they are not targeting a market segment, there is a good reason.

    There’s a Sailer’s Law in here somewhere: Female journalists complaining that businesses are not serving some market segment because of animus or cluelessness subconsciously are really thinking that businesses should cater to their specific whims at the same cost as they cater to more general market segments that pay the bills.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  37. @Achmed E. Newman

    Diana was a blonde, a blonde without a greenish-olive flesh undertone, so the yellowish, creamy white blended better with her overall coloring, providing a soft tonal flow.

    Kate and Meghan are dark-haired. Many would say the bluer, cooler white tone of their gowns was visually apt, providing a more high contrast effect than Diana’s look.

    White is never….just white. White always has an undertone.

    The white could be cooler in tone without going stark blue-white.

    If the woman has a greenish-olive flesh tone—which is sometimes pale if not sun-tanned—the gown could be a cooler, pinkish white. Then you’d have a complementary contrast in the undertones of gown and flesh since green and red are opposites on the color wheel.

    With a warmer orangish-peachy white on greenish-olive skin, you’d get a near complementary contrast in the gown / flesh undertones. If the goal is to enliven flesh tones in a subtle way, it would be better than a greenish-yellow cream against yellowish-olive flesh tones. That’s drabber in most circumstances, albeit softly blending.

    That cream gown solution works best when flesh tones are less greenish, and more pinkish or organish, in undertone and, optimally for tone-on-tone softness, when the hair is light, too. That might be because yellow and pink are near complements, not quite but nearly across the color wheel from each other. And orangish white just gives off a warmish vibrancy.

    While too-white marriages are not an issue in the era of Feminist Womb Privileged Unwed Motherhood, white, in and of itself, is a visual issue to be solved, whether it’s a gown against flesh, a wall color against upholstery or a mat against a picture.

    I see that the MSM is making fun of Trump this week for his interest in fabric and paint swatches, even though his business was the building trades. Broadcast MSMers shouldn’t Pride themselves too much on being above the oh-so-simple-minded visual professions, especially since they’re in one.

    Recent PC-crazed political statements from their husbands aside, I think all of those royal women made good choices for their individual styles.

    The crisp blue-white was apropos for the Early Sixties simplicity of Meghan’s elegant gown, and for Kate’s gown, the brighter shade of white was the right choice, too, adding a fresh look to a somewhat pared-down traditional style. Diana’s gown was the most traditionally frilly in style, so antique cream fit the style as well as her coloring.

    • Agree: 1661er, Daniel Chieh
  38. Jack D says:

    Less than that – Grandma (the one who is not the Queen of England) herself looks to be approximately 1/3 to 1/2 white (as are most American blacks) , so the little prince is an octoroon. Octoroons often (but not always) were able to pass for white (or at least “Italian” or “Cuban”).

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  39. @The Alarmist

    It’s not long before a reverse version of that notorious Chinese laundry detergent ad is produced. Of course, it’ll get universal plaudits.

  40. Is chocolate too white?

    Are black holes too white?

    Is Black Mirror too white?

    Are the piano’s black keys too white?

    Is Snow White too white?

    Is sand too white?

    Is rice too white?

    Is paper too white?

    Are questions too white?

  41. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lockean Proviso

    @Isteve is from Reading ?

  42. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Not a word problem bro.

    Poc hate those.

  43. Laugh and laughing.

    And I think that China commercial and it’s controversy is several years old.

    But it was interesting and funny.

  44. Wilkey says:

    Not exactly on topic, re: white weddings or the color of Meghan & Harry’s offspring, but once on vacation we had a very white couple staying across the hall in our hotel with a dark-skinned infant. I immediately assumed that either the baby was adopted or that the dad really ought to take a paternity test. I then took a closer look at dad and realized that he wasn’t a pasty-skinned white guy but an albino black guy, and that since the baby was only heterozygous for albinism that he had some of what would otherwise be his father’s natural skin color. Everytime we passed them in the hall it was an interesting reminder of just how weird genetics can be.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  45. DPG says:

    Is spelling out the word etcetera too white?

  46. bomag says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    All such events are now an excuse for political posturing.

  47. Not Raul says:

    Are Jewish Country Clubs too White?

    Is Goldman Sachs too White?

    Is AIPAC too White?

    Are Harvey Weinstein’s Casting Couch Conquests too White?

    Are Chicago Hate Crime Victims too White?

    Is Bibi too White?

    Is Cocaine too White?

    Is “Law and Order” too White?

    Is Salad too White?

    Is Spaying or Neutering Your Pet too White?

    This is fun!

  48. Wedding, what’s a wedding? How about childbearing engagements with multiple baby dads or rather fiances.

  49. @jim jones

    They have plenty of American crime atrocities on which to draw.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  50. @Buzz Mohawk

    That picture reminds me of Tara Browne, John Lennon’s mate whose accident inspired “A Day in the Life”, though the finished song isn’t about him.

    Note the left-hand drive. Buckle up, and motor safely!

  51. I never noticed this before, but Harry does resemble Archie Andrews, a little older and bearded. Did Meghan collect comics as a girl?

  52. Barring effective resistance to the progressives, whites will eventually have to get special dispensation to marry other whites.

    • Replies: @Kent Nationalist
  53. Lugash says:

    The more obvious question: why didn’t Steve use this video in his post?

    • Replies: @JudgeSmails
  54. Dumbo says:

    By Victoria Park & Lucy Hooker BBC News

    Of course, written by women, including a “Hooker”. I think by now AI could be programmed to write better articles than most journalists these days.

    • Replies: @Hail
  55. @Jack D

    The other grandma is Lady Di.

  56. @Harry Baldwin

    Dr. Francia, the dictator of Paraguay, forbade whites from marrying one another

  57. From our SSA:

    More information for male name Archie

    For 2018, the number of births with name Archie is 207, which represents 0.011 percent of total male births in 2018.

    The year when the name Archie was most popular is 1907. In that year, the number of births is 250, which represents 0.158 percent of total male births in 1907.

    The absolute numbers of baby Archies may be close, but the name finished 98th in 1907, it’s highest showing, and 992nd in 2018. That was the first time in the top 1,000 since 1988. Is the new, edgy Riverdale series to blame?

    It doesn’t take many births to shift places near the bottom. Fifteen more Archies would tie it with Elon at #938 (Musk isn’t that inspiring, it seems), and twenty-five moves it up to Juelz (!), #915.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  58. Wilkey says:

    OT: Police arrest 51 people and seize guns, cash, and drugs in heroin bust in Waterbury, Connecticut.

    No mention of names or immigration status of the perps, but Waterbury, Connecticut is 31.2% Hispanic.

    • Replies: @Lot
  59. From our SSA:

    More information for male name Archie

    For 2018, the number of births with name Archie is 207, which represents 0.011 percent of total male births in 2018.

    The year when the name Archie was most popular is 1907. In that year, the number of births is 250, which represents 0.158 percent of total male births in 1907.

    Popularity of name Archibald

    Archibald is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth beginning with 1900.
    Please enter another name.

    The absolute numbers of baby Archies may be close, but the name finished 98th in 1907, it’s highest showing, and 992nd in 2018. That was the first time in the top 1,000 since 1988. Is the new, edgy Riverdale series to blame?

    It doesn’t take many births to shift places near the bottom. Fifteen more Archies would tie it with Elon at #938 (Musk isn’t that inspiring, it seems), and twenty-five moves it up to Juelz (!), #915.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  60. Jack D says:

    Sorry, I lost a generation in there. Princess Di’s lover boy, Dodi Fayed was not exactly white but not really black either:

    Is there a separate racial category for ” a race of men with gold chains and furry black chest hair and women with faint black mustaches”? (Dodi’s not wearing any gold chains in this photo but his look just cries out for them. However, devout Muslim men are not supposed to wear gold jewelry (or silk shirts. Then again they are not supposed to drink either.) This race would stretch from say Morocco all the way to Central Asia. You can’t just call them Middle Eastern or Arab because it’s bigger than that.

  61. @Jack D

    I think you’ll find that’s Taki Theodoracopulos.

  62. @Anon

    Obsessing over the British royals is too white.

  63. eah says:

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  64. @Cortes

    Christmas is too capitalist. But the lights are nice.

  65. TheJester says:
    @Lockean Proviso

    Is reading iSteve too white?

    Thank you for asking. The answer is, “Yes …!”

    There is a reason for that. The Unz Review is still stuck in the Western Enlightenment (that birthed modern science) when being inconsistent or claiming that two contradictory statements can both be true were frowned upon …. because negation is infinity and it’s difficult (nigh impossible) to grasp all of the logical implications and data points in that worldview. To hold the latter is, at the end of the day, nonsense!

    Our good friends on the left, however, find nothing wrong with holding inconsistent positions on almost everything. At times, I think this is their test for political correctness. A person is only politically acceptable when they show a willingness to spout inconsistent ideological nonsense about whatever intersectional identities are said to have the most aggrieved Pokemon Points at any given time. This is a moving target, so it’s frustrating to try to engage in the depth of nonsensical dialogue required to stay abreast of their issues.

    At the end of the day, trying to understand the Left is jolly good fun. Didn’t school children once play this fanciful game? The winner got to wear a dunce cap.

  66. Kylie says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “They [the Daily Mail] have plenty of American crime atrocities on which to draw.”

    Years ago, I discovered that the Mail wasn’t as reluctant to identify by names and photos non-whites suspected of crimes in the U.S. I’ve been checking it ever since.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
  67. Sleep says:
    @International Jew

    I remember a commercial of some kind, I think from Italy, where a white woman puts her small, sheepish husband in a washing machine or something similar and he comes out big, black, and strong.

    But my memory is hazy. It might not have been a washing machine. Anyone else remember this?

    • Replies: @Lurker
  68. Lot says:
    @Jack D

    There’s a certain look you sometimes see when a very light white parent and half black parent where the skin tone is in the middle-normal range of whites, a few of the features are very African, and lots of dark freckles.

    It isn’t very attractive IMO, and it is more common in recent 1/4 black/white hybrids than in a well-mixed 1/4 black population.

    Other times 1/4 blacks just look white:

  69. @Jack D

    Men With Gold Chains™(Steve Sailer).

    In some form, even without the gold chains, they stretch even northward into Russia. You have to add track suits though. Oh, and the wrong socks. If you know the lesser versions of them, out here in Upper-Middle-Class-Land, they have a tendency to wear high, dark socks with shorts when they shouldn’t. And I’m not taking about traditional, British men from Bermuda, either.

    Let’s not hold that against them, though. We are being mean.

  70. Lot says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “ I don’t think that’s any kind of virgin there.”

    Did widows not wear white dresses on remarriage?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  71. El Dato says:

    Coat of Arms quartered with a Black Panther and a Multicolor Concern Rainbow. Hmmm.. yes!

  72. @Jack D

    We’re not above this look ourselves:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @SFG
  73. El Dato says:
    @International Jew

    The patented “Race Transmogrifier” in action!

    But who will paint the appartment now?

  74. Lot says:

    Looks like 80% black, 10% white, 10% hispanic.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  75. @Lot

    Did widows not wear white dresses on remarriage?

    Etiquette says they should not, as for ANY 2nd marriage, for that matter. Nobody follows much of that stuff anymore, I know, and most of us hadn’t even known how to pronounce “etiquette” until a few years back. I’d always thought it was “eh-teek”.

    I guess Billy Idol would be the best guy to ask, Lot.

  76. @Reg Cæsar

    Oh, so they’re not naming them after Archie Bunker? How’s Edith trending?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  77. @Buzz Mohawk

    The guy drinking the wine looks very much like Mark Steyn. I didn’t know he was a prince.

  78. Whiskey says: • Website

    Dodi Fayed looks like a hairer Peter Sellers as Inspector Cleauseau.

    As far as White Weddings, well the Chinese have “solved” the Uighur problem.

    They’ve interned most male Uighurs into re-education camps. For Life I guess.

    They’ve put all the Uighur kids into orphanages to get the Muslim beaten out of them. We will see how that works. I suspect not well unless they stay in the orphanages for life or graduate to the re-education camps.

    And they’ve had forced marriages between Chinese men (solving the missing Chinese women problem) and Uighur women. Presto, no more Uighurs.

    One of those crummy South American countries like Paraguy did the same in the late 19th century, outlawed Whites having kids or getting married.

    The article is really asking, can’t we just outlaw Whites having kids and getting married?

    Really, that is the future unless something turns up. I nice long decades lasting war with China would be just the thing — the elites could not get rid of us because they would need Whites to avoid a Chinese labor camp for the rest of their life.

  79. You could write a computer program to generate these headlines: just take a noun that has positive connotations and then add “too white?” at the end.

    I see your point, but why waste the time to write a computer program. These headlines already flow as freely as possible from the journo trade.

    Redundancy that’s not needed.

  80. @Reg Cæsar

    We invented the look. Those who don’t remember the era can look up any back issue of GQ magazine, from about 1971 to about 1976.

  81. @Lugash

    The more obvious question: why didn’t Steve use this video in his post?

    Perhaps Steve wanted to be ironical by using the BBC tweet he chose.

    Actually, using both the tweet and the “White Wedding” video would have been a one, two punch of irony.

  82. istevefan says:
    @Jack D

    What will be interesting is if we begin to hear murmurings for Prince William and Kate to step aside and allow Prince Harry and his lovely bride to assume to assume their position to the throne. That way their little Archie will be an integral part of the royal family and not some random cousin. That would really be a virtue signal for the ages. After all, other Whites are being asked to self-sacrifice and give up their cushy positions to a deserving POC. So why not start with the royals?

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  83. SFG says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    They remade that? It’s either going to be PC as heck and thus boring or annoy woke people and get killed.

  84. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:

    From further down in the article:

    Two years ago Sophia married Ayoola Olatunde, a British Nigerian, and since her Pakistani family didn’t approve, many, including her parents and brother, chose not to attend. But she was still determined to reflect all the aspects of their joint heritage, including their Britishness.

    But they definitely weren’t racist…

    While the industry catering to traditional South Asian weddings is huge and well-established, she found firms weren’t prepared to provide things that veered from very traditional styles. She says although most of her friends seem to be in inter-racial partnerships, Asian wedding firms appear to be even more resistant to change than the mainstream wedding industry

    And yet somehow this article’s title implies that whites are the problem.

    Sophia couldn’t find caterers that would fuse Asian and African food traditions. “They said there would have to be two caterers, two kitchens.”

    It’s almost like the Indian wedding industry in the UK is too brown…

    So in the end they ate chicken in pastry with a dash of turmeric. “It was delicious,” she says. “But very British.”

    Well it sounds awful so it must be traditional British food.

    More than a few times I’ve read these articles that Steve links to and wondered if the writers are covert iSteve readers who really understand the problems diversity poses to modern western countries and try to slip in facts or anecdotes that will make a small percentage of their readership think. For example, in 2019 we’re now in the seventh decade of immigration to the UK from Pakistan and entering the fourth decade of immigration to the UK from Nigeria. And yet a marriage between these groups alienates the bride’s entire family and getting a caterer to incorporate both culinary traditions is impossible even in the world capital of multiculturalism.

    So if this is still an issue after decades of immigration from these places, when is it going to stop being a problem? A century? A millennium?

    I guess the bride just considers herself lucky that she wasn’t murdered by her family, although her Nigerian husband looks massive so maybe her male relatives didn’t want to risk his wrath.

    The other thing that makes me think this article was written by someone not quite wholly in the thrall of modern progressive thought is that its last picture appears to show a white women in a sari but did not come with a trigger-warning.

  85. @Kylie

    DailyMailonline is pretty good on covering US executions also.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  86. Here’s an angle for a new woke laundry detergent campaign:

    Becky removes white shirt from dryer and holds it in front of her.

    Becky: Tsk! Darn it all — I hate when this happens! My whites are just too white!

    Not-Too-Black-BFF: Grrl, you need to try Bargain Brand Woke! I ain’t just savin’ money — mah whites come out soulful colored! Mmm hmmmm!

  87. Meanwhile, Harambe with a lamp shade on her head worries about Alabama abortion laws:

  88. @Reg Cæsar

    It doesn’t take many births to shift places near the bottom. Fifteen more Archies would tie it with Elon at #938 (Musk isn’t that inspiring, it seems), and twenty-five moves it up to Juelz (!), #915.

    I have a feeling that Archie may well become a much more popular name over the next few decades. In my youth there was a rather unlikely radio show starring a ventriloquist dummy called Archie Andrews, which may have hindered people from naming their child after a dummy.

    Note that Albert, a German name, became a very common boys name in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in England, so much so that they had to found a Royal Albert Hall to accommodate them all.

    And though the boys were rather small
    They had to count them all
    Now they know how many boys it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Lurker
  89. Wilkey says:

    I’d say it’s 25-30% Hispanic. Some are black and Hispanic, but my focus is more on recent immigration status.

  90. @Jack D

    Is there a separate racial category for ” a race of men with gold chains and furry black chest hair and women with faint black mustaches”

    I think the word used to be “Levantine”.

    To quote Somerset Maugham’s “Mr Know-All” for the second time recently

    “Are you English?” I asked, perhaps tactlessly.

    “Rather. You don’t think I look like an American, do you? British to the backbone, that’s what I am.”

    To prove it, Mr. Kelada took out of his pocket a passport and airily waved it under my nose.

    King George has many strange subjects. Mr. Kelada was short and of a sturdy build, clean-shaven and dark skinned, with a fleshy, hooked nose and very large lustrous and liquid eyes. His long black hair was sleek and curly. He spoke with a fluency in which there was nothing English and his gestures were exuberant. I felt pretty sure that a closer inspection of that British passport would have betrayed the fact that Mr. Kelada was born under a bluer sky than is generally seen in England.

    “What will you have?” he asked me.

    I looked at him doubtfully. Prohibition was in force and to all appearances the ship was bone dry. When I am not thirsty I do not know which I dislike more, ginger ale or lemon squash. But Mr. Kelada flashed an oriental smile at me.

    “Whisky and soda or a dry martini, you have only to say the word.”

    From each of his hip pockets he furnished a flask and laid it on the table before me. I chose the martini, and calling the steward he ordered a tumbler of ice and a couple of glasses.

    “A very good cocktail,” I said.

    “Well, there are plenty more where that came from, and if you’ve got any friends on board, you tell them you’ve got a pal who’s got all the liquor in the world.”

    Mr. Kelada was chatty. He talked of New York and of San Francisco. He discussed plays, pictures, and politics. He was patriotic. The Union Jack is an impressive piece of drapery, but when it is flourished by a gentleman from Alexandria or Beirut, I cannot but feel that it loses somewhat in dignity. Mr. Kelada was familiar. I do not wish to put on airs, but I cannot help feeling that it is seemly in a total stranger to put mister before my name when he addresses me. Mr. Kelada, doubtless to set me at my ease, used no such formality. I did not like Mr. Kelada.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  91. “I can’t find anyone that looks like me in these magazines! I can’t find my traditional clothing in the stores!”

    Then go back to your fucking country. Jesus Christ.

  92. @Achmed E. Newman

    hiYou can see it more clearly on the chart, which I can’t link to. The last 25 years have been a roller coaster for Edith, albeit all below #400.

    Other E-names for girls have made a surprising early comeback– Evelyn and Eleanor especially. Maybe epsilophiles are avoiding the overused Emma and Emily. And, yuk, Elle.

    Here’s Archie, which returned to the top 1000 last year after a 30-year absence:

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  93. @YetAnotherAnon

    1920s-1930s British literature often have mysterious Levantine/Latin characters: Tiresias in The Waste Land, Mr. Baldwin in Scoop, etc.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Kent Nationalist
    , @Lot
  94. Anon[316] • Disclaimer says:

    Not even his mother is dusky.

    Your dusky meter is broken.

  95. Anon[120] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    Until recently, their Royals were too white, but they’re working on that.

    There is no such thing as too White.

    In the old days they would only look to the Continent for other Royals to marry: It never occurred to them that they could marry the offspring of African and Asian Royals and therefore not have to marry down to commoners like Meghan or Kate.

    It did occur to them as ridiculous.

    That’s not how Royalty works.

    Royalty is meant to embody the best of one’s tribe.

    In essence, the Royals were originally meant to be the direct descendants of the racial ancient heroes and progenitors that later became the mythical Gods of the tribe.

    This made Kings the Sons of God. This is how society came to be, with a recognized leader because he was a direct son of God (the ancient tribal Father figure). This type of leader was able to provide a justification for continued rule that dissuaded challengers who might otherwise claim leadership merely because they were able to kill the current leader.

    It follows that African Royalty are not Royalty to Europeans. They can not be. A European commoner is infinitely closer to European Royalty than an African King. Similarly, a person with African blood is infinitely further from European Royalty than a person without.

    It is impossible for an African to be blood Royalty over an unmixed European commoner.

    This African would have archaic hominid genetics that the European lacks. The commoner’s blood is tribally purer in comparison. He is genetically closer to the tribe’s ancient God / progenitor.

    Assuming that Harry is a true Royal, his Black son can never be a true prince of Europeans. Millions of Europeans have purer blood. What he can (and likely will) be is a prince over Africans. I suspect that he or his descendants will find a future position on the African continent. They can live lavishly as pretenders, but they cannot truly rule in Europe. The ancient authority is not there.

    • Replies: @Alden
  96. Next from (((BBC))):

    “Are Israeli weddings too Jewish?”

  97. Did Brough move his lips, like Edgar Bergen? “Radio ventriloquist” sounds (looks?) oxymoronic. Bergen was entertaining, and you couldn’t tell from the cheap seats, so audiences were forgiving.

    I didn’t know you had an Archie Andrews, too. No wonder Brough didn’t make it over here.

    He was also a contemporary of our Paul Winchell, so the competition was stiff. I got Winchell’s home course, complete with my own Jerry Mahoney, one Christmas. I still have him. By age ten, my lips were more proficient than Bergen’s. Winchell is also notable for being the voice of Disney’s Tigger, and for patenting an artificial heart device before Robert Jarvik.

    Our Dennis the Menaces are also radically different. Ours causes trouble, but never on purpose. Yours is just vile.

  98. TWS says:

    Yes recycling, global warming, population control, just about the only thing that isn’t too white is crime.

  99. @BB753

    Is Wakanda too Black?

    Or is it too Jewish?

  100. njguy73 says:

    And everyone dies of kuru.

  101. Kylie says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “In my youth there was a rather unlikely radio show starring a ventriloquist dummy called Archie Andrews, which may have hindered people from naming their child after a dummy.”

    So presumably the name “Henry” declined in popularity after the dim ginger’s limitations became readily apparent.

  102. Lessee here. I think rather than just a noun, you want an activity with positive connotations.

    For example, ‘Is asparagus too white?’ is transparently silly.

    On the other hand, it works very well for every positive activity that comes to mind:

    ‘Is backpacking too white?’

    ‘Is writing too white?’

    ‘Is volunteering too white?’

    ‘Is exercise too white?’

    ‘Is cooking too white?’

    Ad infinitem.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  103. @Ancient Briton

    ‘…Two years ago Sophia married Ayoola Olatunde, a British Nigerian, and since her Pakistani family didn’t approve…’

    I don’t approve, and I’m neither Pakistani, nor do I know Sophia.

    It’s still revolting.

  104. @Colin Wright

    Is apologizing too White?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  105. Lurker says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think Benny out of 1970s telly might have doomed Ben as a name for some years afterward. That and wooly hats.

  106. I was just contemplating the ‘Chicken of the Sea’ tin of canned albacore.

    ‘Solid white tuna.’ Smiling, slender blonde mermaid…

    How has this passed without correction? The racism of our society…

  107. Kylie says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “1920s-1930s British literature often have mysterious Levantine/Latin characters: Tiresias in The Waste Land, Mr. Baldwin in Scoop, etc.”

    Mr. Shaitana in Cards on the Table.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  108. @Achmed E. Newman

    Still does, at least of 5 years ago. Look up “Dark Sunglasses” if you don’t already listen to it.

  109. @Change that Matters

    It tracks the people who actually buy solar power, though.

    • Replies: @Change that Matters
  110. @Kylie

    ‘“1920s-1930s British literature often have mysterious Levantine/Latin characters: Tiresias in The Waste Land, Mr. Baldwin in Scoop, etc.”

    Mr. Shaitana in Cards on the Table.’

    Ludo in the Sword of Honour trilogy.

  111. Well, white weddings are pretty boring in comparison…

  112. @Pat Kittle

    ‘Is apologizing too White?’

    Does it occur to anyone else to do it? Even the Japanese (as tactfully as possible, of course) refuse to do it.

    I happen to think it’s one of our more endearing features. However, it shouldn’t be carried to the point of racial suicide.

  113. @Wilkey

    My maternal grandmother is 100% Native American; my mother is half; I am one-quarter, enough to qualify for tribal membership. (Unfortunately, the tribe does not own a casino.)

    My mother has told me that, when I was a baby, people used to ask her where she’d stolen me.

    My grandfather in his Navy days:

    My mother with her parents:

    My mother with her mother and her younger brother:

    My mother about a year before I was born (note the facial makeup):

    My father around the same time:

    Me as a baby:

    Me at 3:

    Me at 6:

    By the time I was in high school, I had grown into quite an attractive young man. As you can imagine, I had to beat the ladies off with a stick:

    (Note that, after I ditched the Gators for the ‘Canes, I grew morbidly obese. What, if anything, one can make of this, I cannot say.)

    Now that it’s not okay to be white, I’ve cultivated the habit of taking selfies in dimly-lit public restrooms. In this photograph, the harsh lighting not only makes my skin look darker, but hides my double chin and accentuates my acne scars while showcasing my sheer joie de vivre:

    In my thirties, I have lost my eyebrows, but have gained wisdom and perspective. A worthy trade-off, to be sure.

  114. Tony says:
    @Jack D

    I think it was very racist to name the kid Archie. They should have named the kid Tyrone or Jamal or something like that to reflect his black heritage.

    • Replies: @anon19
  115. @Reg Cæsar

    Not from the site you used, but just from my experience – Sylvia is coming back. Right now people named Sylvia are either under 10 or over 75.

  116. Kylie says:
    @Stan Adams

    You look whiter than I do (younger, too, but that’s a given now that I’m a woman of a certain age).

    Are you able to tan without burning? I am, dark enough that my knees look dirty.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  117. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman,+%22sylvia%22%7D+-%3E+%7B%22GivenName%22%7D&assumption=%7B%22DPClash%22,+%22MovieE%22,+%22sylvia%22%7D+-%3E+%7B%22Sylvia::477z8%22,+%22dflt%22%7D

    Estimates for current US population:
    expected total number alive today | 171323 people expected population fraction | 1 in 1535 people (0.065%) expected rank | 316th most common age | 53 years (using standard US mortality data)

  118. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’m waiting for blacks to have an antique radio meme spring up and kids named Sylvania, Philco, DeForest, Atwater Kent, Stromberg Carlsen, etc.

    But not Restrum Erectric. That’s for asians only.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  119. @Stan Adams

    Note that, after I ditched the Gators for the ‘Canes, I grew morbidly obese. What, if anything, one can make of this, I cannot say.

    You chose the wrong Miami. The Ohio school (“We were a university before Florida was a state!”, per PJ O’Rourke ’69) were the Redskins until 1996.

  120. @Achmed E. Newman

    Right now people named Sylvia are either under 10 or over 75.

    And the older ones are usually Jewish, the younger ones not. Same with Max. And Sadie. And Sophie.

    What’s going on with Asher? Lev?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  121. anon19 says:

    Is thinking Britain belongs to the British people “too white”?

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  122. anon19 says:

    Tyrone is actually an Irish name. Cultural appropriation.

  123. duncsbaby says:

    Meghan, unlike Jussie Smollett, is the product of two goys. Black mom & father of German & Irish heritage. She was previously married to a Jew.

  124. Hail says: • Website

    Video of Lucy Hooker interviewing somebody:

    Linkedin photo for Victoria Park (“Business Journalist at BBC New”) shows a blonde woman hiking.

  125. Hail says: • Website

    baby Prince Arch’ie

    Is that his name? With African-style apostrophe?

  126. @Redneck farmer

    All the more reason for diversity in management ranks.

  127. @Steve Sailer

    I think Mr Eugenides is a more obviously dusky figure in the Wasteland

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  128. @Achmed E. Newman

    I have to admit I still consider Pretenders to be the best overall rocking album the group put out, but Hynde has done a lot of great stuff (and some dreck) over the years. I loved her video send-up of Brittany Spears for Popstar.

  129. @Anonymous

    “Technics”? “Nakamichi”? “Blaupunckt”? I’ve seen worse names on ’em. (We all have!)


    • Replies: @Jack D
  130. @Reg Cæsar

    I don’t write this to contradict you, Reg, but just of 2 examples very close by, the 85 y/o is a devout Christian (in damn good shape for 85 too), and the little one is Jewish.

    There’s some Jack D. on you, bitch! ;-}

  131. @Stan Adams

    No matter what else going on with you, Stan, the Gator Country of North Florida is one of my 3 favorite areas of the country, and I’ve been everywhere. I’d put it up with eastern Texas and central/western Kentucky (going down into central Tennessee) as far as the lay of the land. As far as the people, I’d put northern Florida, the only real Florida left, at the TOP.

    “There’s a gator in the bushes; he’s calling my name,
    says, come on boy, better make it back home again.
    Many roads I’ve traveled; they all kinda look the same.
    There’s a gator in the bushes and he’s calling my name.”

  132. Paleoconn says:

    Is blood donation too white? Is open source code too white? Is volunteer work too white? Is Good Samaritanism too white? Is coal mining too white?

    In short, is altruism too white?


    Is abortion not white enough? Can Chicago homicide be whiter? Are the grape drank and menthol smoke industries snubbing the Caucasian market?

  133. bomag says:

    something that can be done…

    Integration. It solves all problems. Or so I've been told.

  134. Thea says:
    @Stan Adams

    Leave Florida and your life will become exponentially better. Trust me I speak from experience.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  135. @Stan Adams

    It’s interesting the way racial mixtures work out. My wife is from El Salvador, and although she looks relatively ‘white,’ a genetic test my son took implies she’s about two-thirds Indian.

    So our children are two thirds white and one third Indian. The Boy is big, tall — 6’2″ — and brown. Lydia is short — 5′ 5″ — but about as Hispanic-looking as Linda Ronstadt. White, basically — although if you’re told her mother is from El Salvador, you can see it.

    I was always morbidly curious to see what a third child would have turned out to look like. It could have been large and white — or small and brown.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  136. Jack D says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Hifi is another one of those “too white” things that have to go in our new world. Remember, “White supremacy is characterized by perfectionism, a belief in meritocracy, and the Protestant work ethic.” What could be more supremacist than hifi? The most important thing in an audio product is that it looks good and carry the endorsement of Dr. Dre. Worrying about stuff like frequency response is WAAY too white. Impudence beats impedance any day.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  137. @International Jew

    If blacks think white privilege and implicit bias are a problem, they are in for a surprise when the unapologetically racist Asian overlords assume control.

    Spoiler alert: that’s what happens in this fictional portrayal of the collapse of the West.

  138. Alden says:
    @The Alarmist

    Meghan is related to the royal family through her father. So are most people of English, not Scots or Irish descendant.

  139. Alden says:

    Meghan is probably about 1/4 White or less. So her child will is 1/8 black. Watch the hair. His skin looks more Harry’s shade in the close up pictures. When fair skinned redheads marry someone who is 1/4 black, their children tend to look White.

    Who cares?

  140. Alden says:

    Queen Victoria’s actual, real, biological father was not his royal highness, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent son of George 3 and Queen Charlotte. He was an unknown German sperm donor used by Victoria’s mother. The fact was well known in court and political circles.

    The royal line stopped with the birth of Victoria. Of course if George 3’s several sons had married and had legitimate in wedlock children, instead of numerous out of wedlock children, the royal line would have continued. But they didn’t. The real royals are the descendant’s of the children of the 2 of George 3’s sons who had children.

    Who cares

  141. @Oleaginous Outrager

    In a futile attempt to dodge being labeled a nazi shitlord, I use Tide Color-Safe Bleach. Means my whites come out all multi-culti and soft(-headed).

  142. @Jack D

    What could be whiter than Metal Music? Screw the crossovers and the frequency response, just blow the cones out. All the way to eleven, lads!

    Oh wait a min, I just remembered oompah bands. Whiteissimus maximus.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  143. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I think Anatolian Greeks were the largest group of “exotic” immigrants to the UK circa 1910-1920.

  144. @anon19

    About 2500 (big BC) a load of Dutchmen (from originally Russia somewhere) seeking mines and metal, and dragging along their braphog waifus, decided to evade the native Wessex late neolithic (Grooved Ware) aristocracy and their trade impositions.
    Sneaked up by the Humber, the Firths and the Outer Isles. Because they were expert seamen. They found a failing culture. The Black Plague? Possibly, the horsiemen could quite easily been a vector.
    Anyways … since the Early Bronze Age, the Islands have been remarkably genetically boring and consistent. Even beating THE JEWS in that department, up till the 20th century. Naturally, we are scheduled for destruction. By (((somebody))). It’s happening now.

  145. @istevefan

    This might be a bridge too far. It has been rumored for many a year that Prince Harry is not really the son of Charles. It seems that Diana had a riding instructor named Captain James Hewitt with whom she became romantically involved during that long period of Chuck and Di’s pre-divorce estrangement. Turns out that young Harry bears a striking resemblance to the Captain and this has been much noted in Blighty. (I know it sounds like a Barbara Cartland novel, but then Ms. Cartland was Diana’s aunt.) So I am not sure that Harry and Meghan’s diverse little bundle would be a shoo-in for heir apparent even in the clownworld UK of Current Year.

  146. NYT on how drinking bourbon is too white:

    Yes, African-Americans Drink Bourbon. You’d Never Know It From the Marketing.
    Groups like the Black Bourbon Society have formed to share an appreciation of the whiskey, and distillers are finally starting to pay attention.

    • Replies: @Sextus Empiricus
  147. @Calvin Hobbes

    If you like bourbon, just drink bourbon, for god’s sake – why do you care who it’s marketed to or who is in the ad – are there black people who don’t know there is a thing called whiskey in the world!?

  148. @El Dato

    Right? He’s taken self-disclosure to a new high, or a new low. iSteve Facebook style. And something bad happened since his grandfather in the navy, though I dare not say what or when.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  149. @Stan Adams


    Don’t leave home without it.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  150. @Kylie

    After a lifetime under the Florida sun, yes. I have definite tan lines.

    (Don’t worry – I won’t post any shirtless pics. I’m not that much of a sadist. (Or a masochist – remember Chris Farley’s Chippendale routine?)

  151. @HammerJack

    I have no conception of boundaries, ‘tis true.

    My grandfather looked pretty damn good in his late teens and early twenties. I was probably the ugliest kid in the school.

    My high-school pictures were ghastly. One year, I almost had a nervous breakdown in the cafeteria when I saw my annual school photo. When my grandmother saw it, she said, “Maybe we should take you to Glamour Shots.”

    Ah, the joys of adolescence. The humiliation is temporary, but the emotional scars last forever. 😀

    These pictures do tell a story, however. I’m a living emblem of the decline of America – the archetypal millennial f**k-up, the flesh-and-blood embodiment of the fall of the West. One day, Chinese historians will say, “This guy is the reason we won.”

    But I still have a sense of humor about it all. Go figure.

  152. @Pat Kittle

    As Joan Crawford once said, “Self-respect is something you tell yourself you’ve got when you’ve got nothing else.”

    And freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.

  153. @Thea

    Everyone always tells me I should move to North Carolina. But I’ve grown attached to the unrelenting weirdness, the exasperating flakiness, the boundless BS of life in the Sunshine State.

    Florida is more than just a big long s*****g of a state; it’s an attitude, an aura, an ethos. Florida is a so-bad-it’s-good acid trip. It’s a psychedelic kaleidoscope of sin and sand and sawgrass and joy.

    Any state that counts garbage dumps among its notable peaks can’t be all that bad.

    • Replies: @Thea
  154. @Colin Wright

    My grandmother was no more than 5’0” in her prime. Her mother was even shorter. My mother is 5’7” and I’m 6’2”. Mom was the earliest girl in her school to reach her adult height – and puberty in general, for that matter. She never had any success with boys.

    I reached mine fairly early, as well. (When I was a freshman in high school, at least one girl thought I was a senior.) And I was always so big and husky. Very fat, to be sure, but with a long torso and broad shoulders. I learned early that standing erect is a good way to look thinner, so I got in the habit of adopting military posture. This, combined with my often-stern facial expressions, kept whatever bullying might have been directed toward me to a minimum. Few kids teased me, even when my face looked like something out of a horror movie. Even a teacher once warned a little punk who was always insulting me that “One day [Stan] is going to beat the crap out of you, and I’m not going to stop him.”


    People always told me I should try out for the football team. Even now I still get asked if I ever “played ball.” But childhood soccer was a disaster for me and I never developed a strong interest in team sports. I was always an English nerd. My main extracurricular activity was writing for the school paper.

    Nowadays, I keep up with the scores and the highlights mainly because so many guys peg me as an ex-jock type, despite my big thick glasses. A “big guy” who can’t talk about sports suffers from a severe social handicap.

    At least one of my grandmother’s grandfathers seemed to have substantial white ancestry:

    But Grandma’s mother looked very Native:

    Grandma and her mother were estranged for many years. Grandma’s stepfather rejected her and shipped her off to live with her grandparents. Eventually she ended up at an Indian boarding school. At the time she met my grandfather, she was studying to become a nurse.

    This post is about weddings. Incidentally, I have a formal shot taken at my uncle’s wedding. It is the only picture I have of nearly everyone I regard as family. I am in the lower left corner. Grandma and Grandpa are sitting next to me; Mom is standing behind me:

    You can see how thrilled everyone was to be there. (You can also see how white I am compared to my mother and my grandmother. As always, Mom went way overboard with the facial makeup. She once received permanent scars from a botched acne treatment.) Aside from the bride, only my mother and my great-aunt (my grandfather’s sister) are even attempting to smile. The groom looks like a deer caught in the headlights.

    The groom (my uncle – my mother’s brother) found out just before the wedding that his bride-to-be was heavily in debt. Supposedly Grandpa advised him not to go through with it. But my uncle ignored the advice and ended up with a decent marriage. Their kid – my cousin – turned out surprisingly normal. He’s now a medical-equipment salesman with a pretty fiancé.

    This is the only photo I have of my parents together. It is from a larger family portrait. They’re standing behind my mother’s paternal grandparents:

    (Yes, Mom really let herself go after having me. She never forgave me for ruining her physique. Why she was contorting her leg, I do not know.)

  155. Thea says:
    @Stan Adams

    Upon moving there, from beautiful Pennsylvania, I recall from a young age sensing that light skinned people don’t belong in the tropics. It is a poor fit for our soul. We need cool breezes and deciduous forests and hills and valleys with enormous moss covered boulders. I think it somehow hurts us at a deep level to try to adapt to a landscape at odds with that of our ancestors.

  156. Miro23 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    A very unpredictable situation. Cultural Marxism moves in with the Goon Show.

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