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To help understand the latest Becky Bashing in which a non-black woman riding on the DC Metro had distribution of her upcoming novel yanked because she dared to Police a Black Body by reporting a black female Metro employee for violating a Metro rule, here’s an article from the Washington Times in 2012 on why the DC Metro system is such a mess:

“Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity”

Note that the conservative Washington Times is using “lack of diversity” in the technically accurate sense of 97% of Metro bus and train operators being of one race so that’s not diversity, not in the contemporary American sense in which blacks=diversity=Our Strength.

Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a career death knell. In typical examples, court and Metro records show, a black man who spent eight years in prison for dealing PCP was promoted to a high-level management position soon after his release, and whites in the same positions as blacks with far less seniority are inexplicably paid less.

With Metro’s budget chronically strained and reports of mismanagement coming more regularly than trains, interviews and internal records depict a likely root: an environment in which hardworking employees are actively excluded and those who rise are those willing to do the bare minimum — never causing a stir by flagging rampant safety violations, reporting malfeasance or proposing improvements.

“When the accident happened in 2009, I called a supervisor and said, ‘Is this the one we all dreaded?’ The way workers do their jobs, we all knew it was a matter of time. … The inept get promoted, and the capable get buried. Smart people were put in the corner, ostracized and given nothing to do,” said Christine Townsend, who sued Metro for discrimination and won.

It is a culture in which a white male engineer near completion of a Ph.D. was passed over for a management position in favor of a black man who was barely literate, multiple staffers said…

Metro’s affirmative-action plan notes that the 1.4 percent of its bus and train operators who are Hispanic and the 25 percent who are female of any race are “less than reasonably expected.” It does not make note of the 1.5 percent who are white.

Even in entry-level occupations typically dominated by Hispanics, there are virtually none at Metro. Only one laborer out of 67 is Hispanic; of 540 landscapers, carpenters and cleaners, only 22 are Hispanic. In the national capital region, Hispanics make up 13 percent of adults and blacks comprise 25 percent; white women constitute 29 percent.

“The odds of such a disparity occurring by chance are statistically infinitesimal,” Ronald A. Schmidt, a lawyer representing 12 white women exploring a class-action lawsuit, wrote in a 2003 letter. “There appears to be an entrenched network of African-American employees at WMATA that is able to steer jobs, promotion, training and other career enhancing benefit to persons of their own racial or ethnic group.”

Blacks occupy a lot of valuable turf in D.C., both geographic and institutional.

From Wikipedia:

The Plan (Washington, D.C.)

The Plan is a conspiracy theory in Washington, D.C. that since the District of Columbia Home Rule Act in 1973, white people have had a “plan to take back” the black-majority city and the offices of the local government.[1][2] The theory asserts that the decline of low-income black residents and their replacement by wealthier whites from outside of Washington, D.C. is intentional through the calculated use of gentrification and urban renewal.[3] The Plan is generally regarded as false within Washington, D.C., while some believe it has quiet but considerable support among black residents and influences local elections.[4]

 
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  1. 216 says:

    We need “The Plan” for the entire U.S.

    • Replies: @George
  2. It is a culture in which a white male engineer near completion of a Ph.D. was passed over for a management position in favor of a black man who was barely literate, multiple staffers said…

    “C’mon guys, whaddya’ need a refresher dissertation? It’s all tribalism nowadays!”

    Kudos to the brave author who wrote that article, but anyone who’s been around government institutions should know how this works.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  3. Oh, on “The Plan”, well, I doubt it’s an actual plan either, but my private as-yet-unwritten plan (OK, well now it’s written) is to try to never set foot in Washington, FS ever again. I don’t care who moves in.

    My plan was foiled last year by the family who wanted to see all the museums. We did a lot of walking, and saw some cherry blossoms and a shit-ton of Chinese people who’ve apparently never seen cherry blossoms and don’t know how to just download pictures off the internet. However, I never was able to find that Museum of Government Stupidity. I guess they ran out of room, as you’d have to kick out a lot of black people from that city to even get started on such a large project.

  4. How do the trains keep running? Its a miracle.

  5. CCZ says:

    “How Often D.C.’s Metro Catches On Fire (May 2016)”

    The Washington, D.C., subway system is a mess — chronic delays, malfunctioning air conditioning and, earlier this year, it was shut down for a whole day because it was not safe to ride. The secretary of transportation has considered shutting down the whole system because of safety lapses….

    But the most damning indictment of the subway system may be the existence of IsMetroOnFire.com, which lets commuters check which lines are currently on fire. I studied IsMetroOnFire’s associated Twitter account to see how bad things have been this year, and it hasn’t been pretty:

    Overall, IsMetroOnFire logged 85 fires by May 16, 2016 or a little over four per week. And IsMetroOnFire is more likely to be undercounting fires than overcounting.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/washington-d-c-s-metro-catches-fire-more-than-four-times-a-week/

  6. https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/11/dc-pundit-shamed-metro-worker-eating-train-now-her-book-deal-is-jeopardy/

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.

    Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 — said in a statement the Metro employee was taking her meal break while in transit from one assignment to another. The statement notes operators have “an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public.”

    Though the union acknowledged it is against Metro rules to eat on a train or in a station, Hobson’s statement also referenced an email from Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik sent May 8, ordering officers to “cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments without headphones until further advised.”

    “Understanding this email, our operator clearly was doing no wrong,” the union statement said.

    I really hope the cease-and-desist word gets around and the worst criminal, fare jumping, menacing riders ramp up their antisocial transit presence. 🙂

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Hail
  7. This is what happens when blacks are allowed to be in charge.

    It’s certainly not news to me; but conceivably, there are some puppies out there who still need their noses rubbed in it.

    These people cannot be admitted to equality. You might wish it were otherwise — maybe I wish it were otherwise — but it ain’t.

  8. Speaking of Becky Bashing…

    5 teens arrested, accused of using Tinder to trap dates and rob them at gunpoint

    Five teenagers who allegedly lured their victims from Tinder using fake profiles were arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies and carjackings in San Jose, Calif., police announced on Thursday.

    Bryan Gonzalez, 19, Yadira Villarreal, 19, Jonathan Jimenez, 18, Lesly Portillo, 18, and an unidentified 15-year-old male were arrested at different times and locations after police saw surveillance footage near the scene of one of the attacks, which took place March 16-29, according to police.

    The suspects used the false names “Becky” and “Victoria” to match with male victims and scheduled late night meetings on secluded streets near parks, where they then beat, robbed and carjacked the victims at gunpoint wearing masks, according to a press release from the San Jose Police Department.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/5-teens-arrested-accused-of-using-tinder-to-trap-dates-and-rob-them-at-gunpoint

    Doing the ‘jobs’ Americans just won’t do! I bet the unidentified one is named Haven!

  9. @Achmed E. Newman

    The Post ran an article about how the Metro infrastructure was crumbling, trains were filthy and in dire need of maintenance, and of course the notoriously long escalators were failing left and right. One of the better comments observed: “Metro was planned and built by one kind of society and we now have another kind.”

    • Agree: bomag, 95Theses
    • Replies: @Hail
  10. Rosie says:

    I don’t care for social media shaming. Still, eating on public transit is gross. If it’s allowed, more costs will inevitably be incurred for cleaning.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  11. PaceLaw says:

    “Blacks occupy a lot of valuable turf in D.C., both geographic and institutional.”

    Maybe back in the day, but not any more. As someone who went to law school in DC (1993!) and presently works in DC, I can definitely say that the “valuable turf” of the black community has receded significantly over the years. DC Metro and DC local government are probably the only 2 institutions where blacks still hold serious institutional power. Geographically, a large portion of the black community has been shunted across the Anacostia River into Southeast DC, which has not been gentrified (yet).

  12. Detroit, D.C., when will it end?

    • Replies: @istevefan
  13. Arclight says:

    Some years back, I think the Washington CityPaper did a story on the highest-paid public employees in DC, and the list was heavily populated by Metro employees, many of whom were run of the mill train or bus operators that racked up a bunch of overtime and traded in unused vacation time for cash at time and a half rates.

    The other thing going on – and which has been happening for decades – is the left basically insisting that favored groups cannot and should not be held to the same standards expected of the rest of society, because racism. So poor maintenance and management of one of the largest public transit systems is not to be attributed to the people who run it, it’s poor form to notice the propensity of certain residents of the capital region to drop litter wherever is convenient or out of moving cars, never question the wisdom of allowing young kids to roam the neighborhood unsupervised long after dinnertime, and don’t think twice of your tax bill when observing how many of your neighbors don’t appear to have any need to work on anything approaching a regular basis to maintain their housing or ability to put food on the table and support their children.

    • Agree: Hail
  14. Moses says:

    It’s almost as if Blacks can’t manage.

  15. JimB says:

    Minstrel shows often featured a black man on the lookout for a “sichyashun” to give him regular pay basically for just showing up. Looks like blacks have found just that in the DC Metro. The DC Metro is basically a clone of the SF area BART so I propose renaming it the Federal Area Rapid Transit.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Hail
    , @Anon
  16. Lurker says:

    Federal Area Rapid Transit

    Lol!

    Or . . . Felons Are Rapidly Transiting.

    • LOL: Rosie
  17. Lurker says:

    Eating on the Metro shouldn’t matter if people just cleared up after themselves. It’s hardly rocket surgery.

    I’m guessing that this is not an option for certain inexplicable reasons.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Escher
  18. The Plan is a conspiracy theory in Washington, D.C. that since the District of Columbia Home Rule Act in 1973, white people have had a “plan to take back” the black-majority city and the offices of the local government.[1][2] The theory asserts that the decline of low-income black residents and their replacement by wealthier whites from outside of Washington, D.C. is intentional through the calculated use of gentrification and urban renewal.

    White people could “take back” Washington, D.C. in about 24 hours if they ever made a determined effort to do so, and somewhere deep down inside Black people know this. The idea that we would have to resort to a decades-long plan employing the surreptitious means of gentrification is a mere piece of self-flattery akin to the delusions of paranoiacs who must imagine enemies for themselves as a way of making themselves feel more important.

    But regarding the woman eating on the train, that sort of minor incivility hardly appears confined to Blacks these days. I could go on for some length with the recent examples I’ve experienced that demonstrate the total and utter self-absorption of the modern American. It’s not something I want to get into just now; suffice it to say that, in travelling around a lot for work over the last couple of months, visiting many different offices and witnessing the dysfunction therein, I’ve seen some crap lately that has me honestly rethinking my career.

  19. Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @JimB

    D.C. has streetcars now. They are free to ride. Nothing too good and money’s no object for the Swamp

  20. Of course it was cooked up in Utah:

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  21. @PaceLaw

    Once black DC has receded to a mere plurality, let alone below either the white or Hispanic populations, just how are Democrats going to defend the Twenty-Third Amendment?

    This may be our chance to repeal it!

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
  22. Dave2 says:

    This illustrates how liberal power hurts liberals the most, as they have to live and work in cities ruled by liberals. If the incompetence gets painful enough, Congress can always repeal the Home Rule Act, as it has the Constitutional right

    “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States”

    It’s rather silly to claim that people who live in the District are entitled to representation in government — they *are* the government! The District has no basic industry, so everyone there works for the Federal government, directly or indirectly.

  23. @JimB

    Federal Area Rapid Transit.

    Fits in perfectly with the sulfuric egg carton design.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  24. @Colin Wright

    These people cannot be admitted to equality. You might wish it were otherwise — maybe I wish it were otherwise — but it ain’t.

    You probably need a better turn of phrase. They were ‘admitted to equality’ many decades ago. What we’re dealing with now is their ‘untouchable’ status as our supposed moral superiors (or, if you prefer, ‘pampered pets’ as Derbyshire puts it). This status has been firmly established thanks to decades of MSM propaganda, along with strictures from corporate, institutional, educational and religious influences.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Colin Wright
  25. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    The Plan (Washington, D.C.)

    The Plan is a conspiracy theory in Washington, D.C. that since the District of Columbia Home Rule Act in 1973, white people have had a “plan to take back” the black-majority city and the offices of the local government.[1][2] The theory asserts that the decline of low-income black residents and their replacement by wealthier whites from outside of Washington, D.C. is intentional through the calculated use of gentrification and urban renewal.[3] The Plan is generally regarded as false within Washington, D.C., while some believe it has quiet but considerable support among black residents and influences local elections.[4]

    We SHOULD do that. End home rule and make the Vice President the Mayor-Viceroy of the city and five Senators and five Representatives chosen at random the City Council.

    The residents of DC do not have the right to run themselves. The residents of the United States have the right to run their Capitol as they see fit. Residents who find this chafes their big fat butts should ……..move. To another city.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  26. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    More evidence lesbians aren’t gay:

    OT:

    Does Female Equality Mean More Lesbians?
    Lance Welton

    Lesbianism, or at least being “queer,” is currently fashionable among celebrity females. Madonna, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande all use “hints” of—non-exclusive—lesbianism to “titillate” their fans.(Madonna and Britney are pictured above at the 2003 MTV Music Awards. ) The wannabe-edgy Miley Cyrus, who is married to a man, has referred to herself as “queer” because she’s had lesbian experiences and feelings. But lesbian feminist Julie Bindel regards this as complete nonsense, insisting that “real lesbians commit to the role” . [Why are boringly straight women claiming to be lesbians?, Spectator USA, May 2, 2019] However, the remarkable fact is that society may have evolved in a way that really is creating more real lesbians.

    Fascinatingly, lesbianism is not simply the female version of being a homosexual male. It just doesn’t follow the same rules.

    Evolutionary psychologists have various theories as to how male homosexuality might have evolved—it was useful to the group to have a caste of non-breeding males or it reduces inter-male conflict [Homosexuality, birth order, and evolution, by Edward Miller, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2000], or it might even be an in utero disease. But they can’t explain lesbianism.

    Fortunately, a group of leading evolutionary psychologists have now given it their best shot, with an eye-opening review of the evolution of what Miley Cyrus claims, in part, to be.

    The journal Evolutionary Psychological Science will soon publish “The Evolution of Human Female Sexual Orientation” by Austin Jeffrey and his team, based at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. [PDF, in press]. This article is based on its findings,

    The Jeffrey et al. study begins by highlighting just how different female homosexuality is from that of males. Male sexual orientation is about 40% genetic, whereas with females it is only 20% caused by genes, meaning it’s overwhelmingly the result of environmental factors. This implies that evolution has selected for a portion of exclusive homosexuals among males, making male sexuality more genetic, but for sexual fluidity among females.

    In other words, it is optimally useful for societal survival to have a caste of definite gay men and a caste of sexually fluid women.

    Roughly 3 per cent of Americans say they are “homosexual” but 20% of US females claim to have had feelings of same-sex attraction or lesbian experiences. Usually males who had have homosexual experiences are exclusively homosexual and identify as such. But equivalent females will identify as “bi” or “queer,” with only a minority claiming to be “lesbian.” In males, heterosexual attraction strongly negatively correlates with homosexual attraction, but in females the relationship is weak. Males, note the authors, regard only nude females as “sexual,” whereas females see all nudes as “sexual.”

    https://vdare.com/articles/does-female-equality-mean-more-lesbians

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  27. The Jewish paranoiac plan in using blacks as a buffer between them and whites is becoming more strident. Now any mention of any individual black’s bad behavior is a cause for Jews, black leaders, northeastern WASPS, and their SWPL Uncle Toms to rail about racism/white supremacy. Noticing anyone or anything black as bad is now one step from Hitler returning and restarting the gas chambers on Anne Frank.

    I don’t know if this increased stridency is a display of power or an act of desperation. But it’s less subtle than it was, say, 20, 30 or 50 years ago.

  28. The blacks make the trains run on time.

    People seem to have a problem with that.

    • Replies: @Moses
  29. @Lurker

    Eating on the Metro shouldn’t matter if people just cleared up after themselves.

    It creates a kind of third-worldish ambience, especially if the food smells, as hot food often does. While I sympathize with those who have to eat at work, because they have no lunch break, eating on the go is far removed from the mores of the European culture that our own is based on. So I gently disagree. It does matter.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  30. Kyle says:

    “There appears to be an entrenched network of African-American employees at WMATA that is able to steer jobs, promotion, training and other career enhancing benefit to persons of their own racial or ethnic group.”

    Boo hoo. So white women are complaining that blacks are hogging all of the high salary light labor jobs courtesy of the government teat? Maybe they’d be interested in low wage hard labor jobs, abundantly available courtesy the private sector. Go pick up a shovel.

    “a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a career death knell.”

    That describes every large corporation in america. Especially the part about filing safety reports being “problematic” to ones career. Filing safety reports should be the test for aspergers. Only someone mildly autistic would think that filing a report could change procedures and help improve worksite safety. It’s just a sign of weakness, and puts a target on your back for corporate vultures to take you out. Normal people sweep any close call under the rug, while participating in mass cognitive dissonance and congratulatory circle jerks about the number of days without safety infractions.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  31. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Eating and drinking on the go is part of American culture though. Think drive thrus, hot dog stands, coffee in covered cups to go, etc. Europeans traditionally sneered at having coffee on the go, rather than sitting down and having your coffee at a proper cafe, but it’s become more common there with the spread of Starbucks.

  32. Hail says: • Website
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is the subject of an earlier iSteve thread, posted several hours before this one.

    ________

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.

    Am I the only one bothered by the apparently new headline-writing convention of “two complete sentences, including periods”?

    Something about the finality of the periods especially seems somehow self-righteous; the whole new style, smug; the way it works out, this headline style often as not lectures rather than informs or briefly setting up the lede.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  33. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

  34. Hail says: • Website
    @JimB

    Mass transit system as Jobs Program.

    Only in America!

    (Suggest holding off on any “U-S-A! U-S-A!” chanting on this one.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. Hail says: • Website
    @Mr McKenna

    “Metro was planned and built by one kind of society and we now have another kind.”

    Dog whistle?

  36. @Hail

    That is the subject of an earlier iSteve thread, posted several hours before this one.

    Right. Check the time stamps.

    As I posted (late) in the earlier thread, Steve had already dropped a new post on the same topic. D’oh! So I pasted the same comment near the top of this thread.

  37. istevefan says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Detroit, D.C., when will it end?

    Unfortunately there are other countries and entire continents that have not taken heed, and as we speak are in the process of creating their own Detroits and D.C.s.

  38. istevefan says:

    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers,

    It’s been brought up before, but this is more proof that the black middle class is an artificial creation that only exists due to the government forcing big biz to hire them, and the government giving them cushy civil service jobs in proportions beyond their fair share.

    Without that fat thumb on the scales, the black middle class would be drastically reduced over night.

  39. Nothing is more “Becky” than Romper Room.

    Which is why it amazes to realize that Biloxi, of all places, was “woke” before its time.

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Biloxi, Mississippi has the unique distinction of having the only male Romper Room teacher in the entire existence of the show. Domenick Gitano (Mr. Dom) was the only host for the run of the show, which only ran from March 1966 to May 1967. Gitano would die under mysterious circumstances in December 1967; he was found in his apartment stabbed in the back, and slightly over one half of a pound of high-grade heroin was found in the adjoining bathroom.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romper_Room#Biloxi,_Mississippi

    https://groovyhistory.com/remember-romper-room

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  40. @Kyle

    “Only someone mildly autistic would think that filing a report could change procedures and help improve worksite safety. It’s just a sign of weakness…”

    Pretty sure I’d fire you on the first day.

    • Replies: @captflee
  41. @Rosie

    So one might think, but only in a society which values cleanliness. As the Washington Post’s own Stephen Hunter put it, on the way toward winning his Pulitzer, cleanliness is a “particularly loathsome Nazi obsession.” For this and other closely-related reasons, it’s fair to conclude we’ll be seeing less of that ‘loathsome obsession’ in future.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  42. @PaceLaw

    DC Metro and DC local government are probably the only 2 institutions where blacks still hold serious institutional power.

    The “only 2”? Those are two biggies! What else is there? The Washington Senators baseball team?

    • Replies: @Ricardo Cruz
    , @PaceLaw
  43. @Reg Cæsar

    Which is why it amazes to realize that Biloxi, of all places, was “woke” before its time.

    Forgive me for saying something obvious, but what’s really amazing is that the killer would leave half a pound of high-grade smack behind.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Jack D
  44. @istevefan

    There’d still be Motown Records and Black Muslim bakeries…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Mark G.
  45. L Woods says:
    @istevefan

    Pretty sure large corporations don’t have to be forced — we’ve seen them act against their seeming rational (profit motivated) self-interest to promote globohomo ideology again and again. The same cancerous elites that promote this in government promote it from Fortune 500 executive boards.

    • Replies: @bomag
  46. Anonymous[817] • Disclaimer says:

    The DC Transit Authority = A sneak peek into the future of the western (Economist modelled) world of 2119 everywhere.

  47. Anonymous[817] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    The really strange and uncanny thing is how the exact same pattern of behavior, corruption and mismanagement *always but always* plays out in *each and every single institution* *no matter where it is located geographically* if persons of sub Saharan African ancestry have full executive control of the said institution, the size, power, importance and wealth of the said institution not withstanding.

    The correlation is as damn near 100% as anything you’ll ever find in this man-made earth.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @TheJester
  48. “Rare Bird” certainly sets a high standard of PC vindictiveness. Whatever. If black people insist that they cannot be expected to follow the elementary rules of behavior established by white people, then it’s time for white people to start stating explicitly their determination to live apart. I’ve started in a little way: When I visit relatives in a very white New England state, I tell them it’s a pleasure to be somewhere with so little “diversity”. It’s a small step, I admit, but it does shock them. Such shocks could be multiplied into something worthwhile.

  49. @International Jew

    Exactly. Saying blacks only control the local government is a very weird use of the word only.

    • Replies: @bomag
  50. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Another universal law which left/Economist types seem to be completely ignorant of and oblivious to is the fact that any white employee unfortunate enough ti be in a black run institution, company, enterprise etc, will *certainly* have a working life made a living hell by one thousand and one calculated acts of hatred, aggression, humiliation, dominance display, bullying, belittlement, exploitation etc etc.

    Left/Economist types who advocate uncontrolled massive black African immigration to the west, whilst incidentally running the western political class, should be careful for what they wish for – their sins will be visited upon their grandchildren to the nth generation as their black bosses and superiors will delight in re running their own personal little master/slave re enactments forever basically. Yep, anything blacks do – like mind numbingly boring rap ‘music’, is forever.

  51. Art Deco says:
    @istevefan

    It’s been brought up before, but this is more proof that the black middle class is an artificial creation that only exists due to the government forcing big biz to hire them, and the government giving them cushy civil service jobs in proportions beyond their fair share.

    Please explain how the racial composition of a body of local patronage employees holding technical wage jobs says anything at all about any segment of the bourgeoisie (black, white or whatever). Or do you have the idea in your head that black accountants, black lawyers, and black physicians don’t have to pass licensing exams? Or that blacks who own small businesses can somehow get by losing money every year?

    As has been noted, public sector jobs account for about 19% of blacks currently employed, as opposed to about 15% of non-blacks. There’s a certain amount of variation between population subgroups in occupational preferences and the differential you see there is not out of the ordinary even were there no affirmative action at all. In the economy as a whole, blacks are disproportionately present in personal service occupations and porting-and-carrying occupations. You see that in the public sector as well, where you have a lot of blacks working as bus drivers and postmen. This isn’t novel at all. Personal service at one time was provided in private households and is now provided by incorporated businesses. Nurse’s aides and dietary service employees are undertaking tasks similar to those of household help three generations ago.

    Dullard feminists are of the view that businesses are systematically leaving money on the table by not hiring female talent which they fancy is available for a 23% discount over male talent. Or they’re of the view that there’s a vast conspiracy among millions of private employers to shortchange women. You appear to be of the view that a seven digit population of private employers has hired 4 million blacks for salaried positions solely in deference to a federal agency which employs fewer than 200 people and receives about 80,000 complaints a year against private employers (in an economy where 130 million people are employed in the private sector) and levies about $350 million in indemnities in a typical year. (About 4% of their caseload consists of complaints on racial grounds. You have fewer than 3,500 EEOC complaints filed by the population of 19 million working blacks. The lifetime probability of filing a complaint is < 1%).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @res
    , @Jack D
  52. @Reg Cæsar

    People who have extensively studied The Conspiracy know the Jews are the Mormons’ easily deluded puppets.

  53. @PaceLaw

    A high school classmate of mine and his “husband” are part of the shock troops or at least 1st wave of reinforcements in D.C. gentrification.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
  54. BB753 says:

    Can the mighty USA afford to have a third-world capital? Inquiring minds want to know.

  55. dr kill says:

    Most people, Black or White or whatev, want to be slaves. Some seek the most return for their lack of effort and personal responsibility. How many bemoaners here are self-employed and self-supporting? It’s all a matter of degree.

  56. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    I live in one of the most diverse areas of London. Blacks are not even close to a majority. Indians do not even bother applying for jobs at the local municipality. Blacks only hire other blacks, the racial nepotism is that extreme. Local government is corrupt and incredibly inefficient.

    So no it isnt only in America. Jobs are a type of resource and blacks do not create resources they use them up. Blacks living in modern cities may as well be practicing slash and burn agriculture. They use up the local tax base and load it up with debt before finding some more White people to leech off.

  57. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    And when was the last time you bought music?

  58. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    ‘You appear to be of the view that a seven digit population of private employers has hired 4 million blacks for salaried positions solely in deference to a federal agency which employs fewer than 200 people and receives about 80,000 complaints a year against private employers (in an economy where 130 million people are employed in the private sector) and levies about $350 million in indemnities in a typical year’

    Oh please.

    Ever heard of disparate impact? Out of proportion representation? Grade inflation? Lowering standards? Corporations literally create no work jobs for blacks otherwise they will not get federal contracts. The black middle class in all countries is artificial, if they were left to thier own devices they would sink. Maybe a few mullatoes would get by.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  59. TheJester says:
    @Anonymous

    The really strange and uncanny thing is how the exact same pattern of behavior, corruption, and mismanagement *always but always* plays out in *each and every single institution* *no matter where it is located geographically* if persons of sub Saharan African ancestry have full executive control of the said institution, the size, power, importance and wealth of the said institution notwithstanding.

    I thought of this argument or years. If there was ONE PLACE on earth run by sub-Saharan Africans that did not resemble Detroit, New Orleans, Washington D.C., St. Louis (the rot spreads … the example used to be only East St. Louis), and all of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the argument regarding White racism as the cause of it all might have some footing. However, there are none.

    I have an explanation: Blacks seem to suffer from a “Plantation Mentality” as a genetic, evolutionary-based disposition. They want the “Massa” to take care of them. Their global hostility toward whites and their underperformance is a ruse. Their real message is, “Massa not taking good enough care of us … got to do better, Massa … or we riot!” Then, the “Massa” takes better care of them. This fits with the model that blacks have become parasitically dependent on whites. Without white subsidies, black communities implode whether in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, or North America.

    Therefore, the inability of blacks to run the D.C. Metro system is a feature, not a bug. It’s a subtle message to the “Massa” to intervene yet again to increase subsidies to close the wealth, opportunity, and disparity gaps between sub-Saharan and Northern European communities.

    The problem is that other minorities and intersectional-based special interest groups have learned from black’s successful, heuristic, calculated, and well-paying hostility toward white males. Feminists, for example, have learned to make similar hostile claims against white males and their institutions, simply substituting the “White Male Patriarchy” for the “Massa”. If that doesn’t work, they riot, too.

    The global phenomenon of hostile Third World peoples racing to immigrate to the United States to get their “cut” from the racist and sexist “White Male Patriarchy” while there is something left to get is a measure of the scope of this problem.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @SFG
  60. TTSSYF says:
    @Mr McKenna

    With their extremism and ruthlessness, Hitler, the Nazis, and WWII ruined healthy race realism, eugenics, and social pressure in maintaining public virtues like cleanliness, order, lawfulness, etc., for the foreseeable future. It has resulted in the pendulum swinging too far back in the other extreme, toward ridiculous blank-slate theory and egalitarianism. We in the U.S. began sowing the seeds of our own destruction with the changes in immigration laws in 1964 and 1965. We appear to be quite purposely and consciously breeding down, and it is being actively encouraged and promoted by our government, media, and entertainment industry. Of course, whites share much of the blame as no one is putting a gun to our heads, forcing us to inter-marry. But I suppose it’s hard for the younger generations to not be influenced by the messaging that is all around them and has followed them from pre-school through four years or more of college. The craze of tattooing, which has being going on for decades and seems to be reaching a frenzied pitch, is emblematic of our descent into a lower-IQ national IQ Third-Worldism.

  61. Corvinus says:
    @Mr McKenna

    “This status has been firmly established thanks to decades of MSM propaganda, along with strictures from corporate, institutional, educational and religious influences.”

    I didn’t realize that citizenship and our Constitution constituted as MSM propaganda.

  62. Corvinus says:
    @Colin Wright

    “These people cannot be admitted to equality.”

    Even under God as Christians?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  63. @Anonymous

    “Evolutionary psychologists have various theories as to how male homosexuality might have evolved—it was useful to the group to have a caste of non-breeding males or it reduces inter-male conflict “

    Very interesting. There are historical examples of this. Everyone was very relieved that Louis XIV’s younger brother Philippe turned out to be gay, as this meant he would be less likely to cause intrigue that would destabilize the government.

  64. Bitfu says:

    Back in the day, civil workers would compensate for the soul-crushing monotony of their jobs by engaging in petty power displays that demanded the strictest conformity to The Rules.

    I believe the Brits would call these types a ‘Jobsworth‘.

    Now, that same power display is demonstrated by an impudent slovenliness that somehow manages to be mangy, yet prideful.

  65. SFG says:
    @TheJester

    I can’t remember a feminist riot. They usually complain, and men, who have been taught to feel guilty, accede to it. They benefit from chivalry even if they oppose it.

    The one positive sign with all this incel business (which is a lot of lonely, bitter lives) is chivalry is starting to break down, and future generations of men are starting to be a lot less sympathetic.

    • Replies: @TheJester
  66. TTSSYF says:
    @Corvinus

    Not under God, as Christians. But quite a few of us don’t believe in God or are agnostic at best and so, yes.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  67. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    The black middle class in all countries is artificial,

    That is what you wish to believe, even if it make zero sense. Try answering some of my specific points. Government contracting accounts for about 5.5% of gross output in this country, so quit pretending that’s going to have some radical effect on the composition of the labor force.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    , @Jack D
    , @res
  68. George says:
    @216

    “The Plan” was probably the result of the Harding Administration’s stricter limits on immigration.

    One reason Blacks can do all the low-level jobs in DC is they control most of the public housing and other benefits so probably more than half their pay is in public benefits, especially healthcare aka welfare.

    But the thing is the benefits package in government includes absolutely top tier free medical benefits, which means if a woman married to a mid-level manager or upper tier contractor type can get any public job in DC she can put herself, her husband, and any kids on the public health plan. The husband would be free to take no benefit, all salary type jobs. Mid-level manager hubby can solve their housing crisis by shoehorning the family into a massive mortgage so they can afford to raise a couple of kids, with a reasonable commute. Mom’s pension plan would give them retirement options outside of DC, but if they are lucky their real estate will increase in value. But the plan works only if a government ‘civil service’ type job is available and stable.

    Why is the lawsuit going on now? 20 years of The Bush admin forever war jobs program has become mature and reached a steady state with the only new jobs as a customs agent coming open when a customs agent leaves due to age, death or malfeasance. The slow intrusion of automation, such a trusted traveler (fingerprinting of passport holders+$100 in exchange for skipping the line at immigration) programs, might also be reducing the need for customs personnel.

    So these women are trying to force open a few jobs. Their litigiousness implies they are the children of current government workers who cannot get them a government job. They were shooting for something more office, but Metro cleaner is a start and gets you on the government pension ladder.

    I wonder if the Trump tariff tax will also reduce the need for DHS personnel. I have not seen it in any of the Trade War type articles but I suspect both the US and Chinese bureaucrats are welcoming the extra tax $ or RMB.

    “Even in entry-level occupations typically dominated by Hispanics” A person of distant Puerto Rican ancestry should get a government job because of illegal alien restaurant workers.

  69. @TTSSYF

    “With their extremism and ruthlessness, Hitler, the Nazis, and WWII ruined healthy race realism, eugenics, and social pressure in maintaining public virtues like cleanliness, order, lawfulness, etc., for the foreseeable future.”

    I think the ruin took an awful lot of propaganda effort, and that’s ongoing.

    Japanese and Soviet atrocities were in the Nazi league, if not quite matching for scale, but there’s not a new film or TV series referencing them every six months, and they’re not taught in schools.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Soviet_World_War_II_crimes

  70. anonymous[671] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Why is it that people on this website can recognize the current size of the black middle class depends on affirmative action but is confused about why blacks don’t support right wing candidates like Trump (who they argue would bring jobs to the black community by cutting down illegal immigration)?

    The answer is here: a right wing populist candidate would eventually go after preferences for blacks in hiring and throttle back government investigations against corporations for disparate impact. The black middle class would shrink big time. Blacks should justifiably fight tooth and nail for the security of their middle class. Blacks would be shooting themselves in the foot by voting for Trump, paving the way for the long term reign of Trumpism that will eventually hit their middle class hard.

  71. @Art Deco

    LOL. At least you carefully choose which nits to pick.

    We all know majority-black societies operate at lower levels of social trust and competence. That’s why we pay more for white neighbors.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  72. TheJester says:
    @SFG

    Women “riot” … and feminists “riot”.

    This includes female versions of abject, depression-laced moodiness; to being obsessively whiney and needy; to outright tantrums. There are pharmaceuticals expressly designed to keep white women from “rioting”, i.e. Prozac, Xanax, which have similar correlates in black communities … namely cocaine and heroin.

    The problem is that women typically “riot” with passive-aggressive behaviors. The hostility and aggression are there, but they are “sugar-coated” to camouflage the hostility and aggression.

    Thank God that “rioting” feminists, unlike blacks, don’t burn down the houses in which they live. Oops, I misspoke. Often they do.

  73. In general, I hate busybodies but being a tribal rules-enforcer is an ingrained female tendency. The notion that this woman was being racist is absurd.

  74. @Mr McKenna

    ‘…What we’re dealing with now is their ‘untouchable’ status as our supposed moral superiors (or, if you prefer, ‘pampered pets’ as Derbyshire puts it)…’

    ‘Pampered pets’ is probably more accurate. If one views someone as one’s moral superior, one expects better behavior from him than oneself, not worse. The peasant can drop his weapon and run away; the knight cannot. It’s far more upsetting if the village priest is caught in flagrante delecto with another man’s wife than if Farmer Bob is.

    Just the reverse applies with blacks. We don’t get too outraged at the family dog behaving in his usual doggy way. Ditto for blacks. No one expects them to live up to white standards; no more than one would expect Rover to attend to getting his shots updated.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  75. captflee says:
    @Ozymandias

    Yep. Near miss and accident reports have saved my posterior more than once. I prefer to learn from the misfortunes of others, in preference to my own. Kyle must have had some interesting employers.

  76. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe it looks like an egg carton but stations with column free vaulted 50 foot ceiling don’t come cheap. When they built the NYC subway system with private capital (and were able to make a profit on a 5 cent fare) the ceilings were a LOT lower and full of steel pillars.

    Jobs in mass transit used to be the domain of Irish immigrants. Up thru the ’80s there were still a few Irish working in the NYC transit system. Nowadays it seems to be mostly West Indians.

    In Philadelphia during WWII the transit co (under pressure from the Federal gov.) tried to let black drive trolleys but the (largely Irish) transit workers union wouldn’t hear of it and went on strike. There was something in the union contract about “customary working conditions” and as far as they were concerned it was not customary to let Naggers drive trolley cars (cleaning them was OK). Since people couldn’t get to their jobs in the war industries (pretty much everything was a war industry) the Army came in to operate the transit system.

  77. @Mr McKenna

    Forgive me for saying something obvious, but what’s really amazing is that the killer would leave half a pound of high-grade smack behind.

    Maybe he was six years old. Who would kill a Romper Room host?

  78. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco

    Every private employer is subject to Federal law. Was Duke Power Company a government contractor? Nevertheless they were not permitted to set their own standards for employment. They had to hire really stupid people for all jobs where they couldn’t PROVE that being smart was helpful because hiring only smart people would (and this part is true) have a “disparate impact” on blacks because blacks made up a disproportionate share of really stupid people. Basically every employer in America (except for Democrat pets like Silicon Valley and Hollywood and that seems to be ending) has to hire a “proportionate” # of blacks in their workforce whether they are qualified or not. And then there is the whole affirmative action thing churning out underqualified black degree holders – Harvard would be 1 or 2% black if it wasn’t for AA but instead it’s 15% black. If you take away the heavy thumb of the government and “voluntary” discrimination in favor of blacks by Leftist controlled institutions, the whole structure collapses. The hope in the past was that once you vaulted blacks into the middle class the next generation would continue on their own steam and the need for AA would go away but that’s not the reality – blacks with parents in the highest socioeconomic groups score lower on the SAT than the poorest whites on average.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  79. Jack D says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Probably the killer was some kind of “rough trade” that Mr. Dom picked up and may not have even realized that Mr. Dom had all that smack in the other room. He probably emptied the contents of Mr. Dom’s wallet and left in a hurry.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  80. res says:
    @Art Deco

    As has been noted, public sector jobs account for about 19% of blacks currently employed, as opposed to about 15% of non-blacks. There’s a certain amount of variation between population subgroups in occupational preferences and the differential you see there is not out of the ordinary even were there no affirmative action at all.

    Ignoring occupational ability. Do you think it is reasonable to ignore ability here?

  81. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco

    There’s a certain amount of variation between population subgroups in occupational preferences

    Do you think “occupational preference” accounts for the fact that 99% of DC bus drivers are black? Would that excuse be acceptable if say 99% of the bus drivers in Seattle were white?

    You make a good point that a lot of low end personal service jobs would be black without any government intervention (they always were) but once you get to middle management and professional jobs (and BTW, the professional exams for some occupations like teacher are a joke – in those few professions where the exams are still serious blacks are underrepresented – only 5% of lawyers are black, only 6% of doctors are black, Hispanic or Amerindian) they would be thin on the ground without AA. You also have the phenomena that blacks who would be making barely minimum wage driving a broken down truck or taxi instead are making princely wages with overtime and benefits and fat pensions in unionized transit jobs.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  82. res says:
    @Art Deco

    Try answering some of my specific points.

    How about you try answering my single point here. How does ability play into these numbers?

  83. bomag says:
    @Ricardo Cruz

    Right.

    And gov’t is a pretty reliable growth industry in this day and age.

  84. bomag says:
    @L Woods

    The same cancerous elites that promote this in government promote it from Fortune 500 executive boards.

    Absolutely.

    All large corporations have a “diversity and inclusion” plan which in practice means “get rid of white guys.”

    There’s plenty of demonstrable poor performance from this plan, but such corporations are well known for non-economic decisions.

  85. @Jack D

    Or an S&M aficionado who discovered to his anger and dismay that “Mr. Dom” didn’t mean what he thought it did?

  86. i have noticed a HUGE change in the % of black employees at big companies and it is far outside % of the population –
    I also walked (I live in an NYC SWPL neightborhood) into a ‘local’ book store- non chain – and close to 50% of the prominiently displayed books were about or by blacks.. what is it with this fetish?

    A friend suggested that books by people like Genius T Coates are the white liberal equivlent of leather bound classics- you put them on your bookshelves, never read them but praise them when company is over.

  87. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @PaceLaw

    DC Metro and DC local government are probably the only 2 institutions where blacks still hold serious institutional power.

    Twenty years ago, I turned down an $85K job w/ DC local government after touring the diverse working environment.

  88. I had a job in a government agency with a similar workforce composition. Only 20% (or less) of the few whites hired made it a year to get civil servant status. The Black cronies made all but a few whites so miserable that they quit or were fired, with all manner of chicanery tolerated from the Black employees. Such agencies sometimes take it to an extreme, hiring and retaining Black cronies who end up on the news for major violations far in excess of safety rule violations, albeit I guess safety violations in public transport jobs could lead to deaths or injuries, so really, that is even worse.

    The work atmosphere was so intentionally over-the-top miserable that I saw white colleagues all over the temp-job circuit for years, with one telling me that she was relieved to get fired. She was a late-middle-aged, college-educated person who would meet anyone’s definition of professionalism, and so, she was relieved to get fired despite having no spousal income to fall back on.

    Many majority-minority workplaces are also nearly all-mom. Take the many majority-white workplaces that are “voted best for moms.” The same above-firing, bullying atmosphere prevails among mom cronies. As bad as my majority-Black goverment job was, I am not sure that it was any worse than a majority-white underwriting gig. Those white mommas were brutal—brutal, silly and unprofessional to the max in their catty downtime wasting.

    I also don’t see why 98%-Black workplaces are any more or less discriminatory than 98%-mom workplaces, particularly when the moms are 100% above the rules in the extreme, taking off whole mornings, whole afternoons, whole days and whole weeks on top of PTO & preggie leave, usually without meeting the quotas. Every day is Mother’s Day in America’s discriminatory office jobs.

    • Replies: @Moses
  89. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @JimB

    The DC Metro is basically a clone of the SF area BART

    Employees of the Miami-Dade County, FL public transit system is something like 99% black and suffers many disfunctions.

  90. Mark G. says:
    @International Jew

    One little known fact about Motown Records was that Berry Gordy hired whites to run the business side of things and blacks to run the creative side of things. This was probably wise business judgement, hiring people according to their particular talents, which is why Motown was such a big success. Stax Records originally did the same thing but the black artists there complained about black under representation on the business side. This resulted in black management being brought in which then mismanaged the company and caused it to go under.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  91. @Jack D

    You also have the phenomena that blacks who would be making barely minimum wage driving a broken down truck or taxi instead are making princely wages with overtime and benefits and fat pensions in unionized transit jobs.

    One thing I’ve noticed, through accompanying my wife to medical offices, is that of the people doing bloodwork, with a single exception, an RN, all of the black medical technicians taking blood had this unerring ability to stab her in the arm where it hurt the most. To make things worse, they did this several times before they were able to tap a vein. Whereas the frequency of this issue was inverted for non-black medical staff, also mostly technicians rather than RN’s. And this was merely the least potentially-life threatening aspect of medical care. How many incompetent blacks are working on lab results, providing medical diagnoses and performing surgery?

    There’s an amusing riddle and answer combo that seems appropriate here. “Q: What do you call someone who graduates medical school at the bottom of his class? A: Doctor.” Quotas compound the impact of this problem, resulting in blacks who lack the ability to do their jobs competently being certified to do so. In the medical sector, that’s a recipe for unnecessary patient deaths.

  92. Ed says:

    FWIW Metro has actually improved. Virginia started playing tough with Metro and let it be known if improvements weren’t made, funding would be cut.

    I think what happened to the Arab writer is awful but she played in woke circles and has now been burned.

    I think a better example of black incompetence is the story of the decline of South Africa’s major utility, Eskom. In a span of 25 years it has gone from a reliable provider of cheap energy to a utility unable to generate enough energy and threatening to bankrupt the entire country.

  93. Ed says:
    @Jack D

    As it stands now blacks have a median income of under $40k a year slight more than half of the median income of whites and 20% below Hispanics. If incomes were allowed to be heavily correlated to IQ we’d have social chaos. There has to be some leeway to keep the peace. If peace means stuffing the Dept of Ed with black women do be it.

  94. It’s a mixed bag. On the plus side, places like DC and Atlanta effectively red pill whites by the tens of thousands. On the other hand, before the medication kicks in, Good Whites invariably move to another zip code “for the schools.”

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  95. PaceLaw says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It is amazing to see the growth of the Hispanic community in DC. Most construction crews are Hispanic, as well as many restaurant workers. The real question is how the Hispanic population will vote.

  96. PaceLaw says:
    @International Jew

    Come on International Jew, you can’t be serious. Are you not considering the federal government, DC universities (Georgetown, GW, American University, etc.), and private industry (K Street firms)? DC Metro and DC local government are small potatoes in comparison.

    • Replies: @Ricardo Cruz
  97. PaceLaw says:
    @Redneck farmer

    I’m not surprised at all! Interestingly enough, homosexuals are quite effective shock troops in advancing gentrification.

  98. The converse of ‘The Plan’ is ‘The Franchise:’

    IIRC the term ‘Franchise’ originated in New Orleans, referring to blacks’ proprietary interest in municipal jobs and services, etc. You see the same thing in every black-run city, of course.

  99. Escher says:
    @Lurker

    No well-run subway or bus system anywhere in the world allows people to eat on board. It is an invitation to messy floors, sticky seats and the inevitable spread of vermin.

  100. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark G.

    One little known fact about Motown Records was that Berry Gordy hired whites to run the business side of things and blacks to run the creative side of things. This was probably wise business judgement, hiring people according to their particular talents, which is why Motown was such a big success. Stax Records originally did the same thing but the black artists there complained about black under representation on the business side. This resulted in black management being brought in which then mismanaged the company and caused it to go under.

    Right. A guy named Bob Ohlsson was the tech genius responsible for the generally fine recording and engineering employed on Motown releases in their classic years.

    http://www.audiomastery.com/singles.php

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  101. Moses says:
    @Honesthughgrant

    The blacks make the trains run on time.

    People seem to have a problem with that.

    Totally agree. There’s nothing to see here. Stop noticing and move along.

  102. Moses says:
    @Endgame Napoleon

    Many majority-minority workplaces

    I think you mean “Many non-White-majority workplaces…”

    Whites are already are a minority in nearly every major American city. Blacks outnumber Whites in Washington DC. Whites are tiny minority of world population.

    Stop calling non-Whites “minorities.” Call them “non-Whites.”

    Language matters. Words matter.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  103. @Anonymous

    Motown records sounded fantastic for the 1960s. Compare them to Aretha Franklin’s Atlantic records. Aretha is always considered the best female singer, but she sounded like they recorded with the garage band setup used on the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie.

  104. @PaceLaw

    You initially said:

    As someone who went to law school in DC (1993!) and presently works in DC, I can definitely say that the “valuable turf” of the black community has receded significantly over the years.

    Then you say:

    Are you not considering the federal government, DC universities (Georgetown, GW, American University, etc.), and private industry (K Street firms)?

    Which of those was controlled by blacks in 1993?

  105. @Escher

    The MTR in Hong Kong strictly forbids food and drink as well.

    It’s easy to understimate the effects high volumes of humanity have on a public space. Although MTR stations and trains are extremely well-maintained, I sometimes see mini-tumbleweeds comprising fluff and dust rolling along the station corridors. Although they’re cleaned daily, when you’re got tens of thousands of people passing through, the rapid accumulation of filth is inevitable.

    I don’t know how busy the DC trains are, but there are very, very good reasons for bans on the most obvious sources of dirt and contamination.

  106. @Jack D

    blacks with parents in the highest socioeconomic groups score lower on the SAT than the poorest whites on average.

    Yes, but 30% of blacks are smarter than 50% of whites.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  107. As someone who grew up in the DC area, I can repurpose JFK’s line and attest that our blacks have the charm of northern city blacks and the efficiency of small town southern blacks.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  108. Corvinus says:
    @TTSSYF

    “Not under God, as Christians.”

    Really? How are you so certain?

    “But quite a few of us don’t believe in God or are agnostic at best and so, yes.”

    That would be an issue with Christians who believe, under God, everyone is equal in His eyes.

  109. Jack D says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    That’s a highly misleading way of expressing the data that doesn’t take relative population sizes into account. This graph gives a true picture:

    Below IQ 85, there are around equal #’s of blacks and whites (whites are more intelligent on average but there are also a lot more of them). But above 85 IQ, the # of blacks falls off rapidly while the #1 of whites keep keeps climbing. And since there are 6x as many whites as blacks to begin with, there are vastly more whites than blacks at all >85 IQ levels.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  110. @Jack D

    That’s a highly misleading way of expressing the data that doesn’t take relative population sizes into account.

    It was a joke.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  111. Art Deco says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    That’s irrelevant to his point, and to mine.

    His assertion is that every black with a salaried job or a small business is on someone’s patronage. That’s a ‘nit’?

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  112. Art Deco says:
    @Moses

    Whites are already are a minority in nearly every major American city. Blacks outnumber Whites in Washington DC. Whites are tiny minority of world population.

    You’re confusing core city municipalities with whole metropolitan settlements. As a rule, 2/3 of the dense settlement is outside the core city municipality.

  113. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don’t know how to break this to you, but a business and professional stratum was in formation in black populations for a century before there was any such thing as ‘affirmative action’. Proportionately smaller, but present. You have significant blocs of blacks in an array of professions which require occupational licensing examinations.

    Again, your assertion is that you have 4 million people hired only because people fear a federal regulatory agency which hears 3,500 cases a year. You’re not asserting that federal regulation distorts the hiring process. You’re asserting federal regulation is the hiring process. You’re not asserting that different subsets of the population have different occupational distributions. You’re asserting that blacks form a nominal category in which no one has salable skills to do so much as teach high school students, run a gift shop, or supervise a staff of medical record coders. You’re also asserting that no one has a bourgeois job in Barbados. You’ve made this assertion in the past and he’s made it today. The assertion is almost too stupid to merit a response.

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    , @Johann Ricke
  114. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    There are some competent and capable blacks at blue and working white collar levels but they are a minority of blacks. It’s the others that are the problem. Some are a really big problem we knew how to deal with a hundred years ago but have lost the will and institutional knowledge to do so today.

  115. @Art Deco

    Your carefully chosen fight is that not every black with a salaried job or small business is on government patronage, which is true so far as it goes. The larger point remains: absent extraordinary institutional support, the black middle class would be a lot smaller. You’re under the Boomer-era delusion that inside every black is a Clarence Thomas struggling to get out but for the lack of a strict Catholic school.

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  116. @Art Deco

    You’re asserting that blacks form a nominal category in which no one has salable skills to do so much as teach high school students, run a gift shop, or supervise a staff of medical record coders. You’re also asserting that no one has a bourgeois job in Barbados. You’ve made this assertion in the past and he’s made it today. The assertion is almost too stupid to merit a response.

    That’s not actually what he’s asserting. Barbados will hire the best available people for open positions. In overwhelmingly black Barbados, these people will be black. On average, they will be inferior to foreign non-white candidates, just as Indian sprinters will be inferior to their Bajan equivalents, but that’s OK, since employers are generally only allowed to hire locals except in unusual circumstances.

    But the best local people available stateside are non-black. That is why we have the bottom income rank of whites scoring about the same on standardized tests as the top ranks of blacks on the income scale. These are the true victims of racial quotas – they are squeezed out of the stable, well above minimum wage jobs currently held by less competent blacks. But as consumers of services, we, too, are victims in terms of wasted time and issues left unresolved because of personnel who are less intelligent or less conscientious than they could be, if race preferential hiring were ended.

  117. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    “You’re under the Boomer-era delusion that inside every black is a Clarence Thomas struggling to get out but for the lack of a strict Catholic school.”

    And you’re under the Alt Right spell that inside every black is a Trayvon wearing a hoodie who demand gimmedats and shouts “Where da white women at?”

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