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From NPR:

Race, School Ratings And Real Estate: A ‘Legal Gray Area’

October 10, 2016 6:00 AM ET
KENDRA YOSHINAGA
ANYA KAMENETZ

… It’s well known in the real estate industry that highly rated schools translate into higher housing values. Several studies confirm this and even put a dollar figure on it: an average premium of $50 a square foot, in a 2013 national study.

In Chappaqua, N.Y., an affluent bedroom community for New York City, the town supervisor recently went so far as to declare that, “The schools are our biggest industry — whether you have kids in the school or not, that’s what maintains our property values.”

But some advocates for fair housing see a potential problem with the close ties between school ratings and real estate. They say the common denominator, too often, is race. And they argue that the problem has intensified in the last decade with new web platforms bringing all kinds of information directly to homebuyers.

“A school rating map mirrors a racial dot map,” showing patterns of segregation and diversity, observes Sally Santangelo, the executive director of Central New York Fair Housing, a group that provides education and legal assistance to oppose housing discrimination.

That, in turn, raises some complicated questions about how factors like test scores and school ratings are used to influence homebuying decisions.

Characteristics like safety and parent involvement — the qualities Monique and Jonny say they value in a school— can be hard to quantify. Most states base their school ratings primarily on more easily measured factors, like standardized test scores and graduation rates. And these indicators, in turn, are heavily influenced by inequities of race and class.

There’s a large, persistent and well-documented gap in test scores between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers. There are many reasons for these disparities: income and wealth gaps, disciplinary policies that “push out” black students from school systems, less experienced teachers, the early-learning gap between high- and low-income children. But they all end up reflected in one number: a school rating.

“A lot of time, with schools that serve majorities of students of color, you get a negative rating because the test scores are low,” says Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, an assistant professor who studies race and housing at Virginia Commonwealth University. But, she says, “most of the variation in test scores is explained by the kids’ own poverty or the poverty of their school.”

Housing patterns and school ratings, of course, also reinforce each other. In most places around the country, school budgets are partly linked to local property taxes. Highly rated schools beget higher housing values, which in turn beget more richly resourced schools.

It’s a virtuous cycle for a town like Chappaqua, but a vicious cycle elsewhere.

Isn’t there some couple in the news a lot lately who chose, out of all the places in America, to buy a house (or, now, two) in Chappaqua? Perhaps one of the hundreds of reporters who follow the lady of the household around could ask her why she was so racist as to choose Chappaqua?

In fact, hasn’t Chappaqua been targeted by the Obama Administration’s program to move blacks out of the horrible slums with no jobs or mass transit, like Brooklyn, and into the distant suburbs? I gather from Obama Administration press releases that Chappaqua exemplifies white suburban racist resistance to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. It would seem like an interesting topic for the world’s most famous Chappaquans to be asked about.

For a realtor, directly discussing the racial composition of a neighborhood with homebuyers is against the law. …

“A striking pattern regarding schools emerged from these sales tests,” the report states. “Instead of making blatant comments about the racial composition of neighborhoods, many real estate agents told whites to avoid certain areas because of the schools. It is evident from the investigation that schools have become a proxy for the racial or ethnic composition of neighborhoods.”

For example, white testers reported that they were told to avoid the Tarrytown, N.Y., schools, which are predominately Hispanic. In several cases, the report says, agents there told whites that the schools were “bad,” but Latinos were told that the same schools were “good.”

That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …

They’d probably reply that they were totally ignorant of the data, because online information is all part of Putin’s plot to destroy America.

In Philadelphia, an agent told a white tester that the schools in a particular town were very good, then added, “But don’t tell anyone I told you that.”

Williams says comments about schools have been included as part of the evidence in at least one case that resulted in a finding of discrimination.

He points out that the National Association of Realtors advises its members not to air their opinions about schools, and to instead direct clients to objective sources of information.

House Hunting Online

Current fair housing laws govern advertising and statements made by landlords and real estate agents. But in the last decade, the web has brought the process of house hunting closer to consumers. And this brings a new dimension to the connection between racial housing patterns and school ratings.

Realty search engines like Zillow, Homes.com and Redfin link to local school ratings prominently on every listing. The actual racial and ethnic composition of each school is a click or two away. On all three sites these ratings are color-coded: green, yellow or red.

Siegel-Hawley of VCU started using Zillow when she and her husband were looking for a “dream house” in Richmond, Va. She quickly took note of the color-coded school ratings and said they reminded her of redlining, which was a legalized and explicit practice of discrimination supported by the Federal Housing Administration between 1934 and 1968.

Redlining Racist

How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining? I can foresee Ta-Nehisi Coates, future winner of the Nobel Prizes for Literature, Peace, and Physics (for his research into Black Bodies), someday leading a ceremonial tipping over of FDR’s bronze wheelchair sculpture on the National Mall.

… Michael P. Seng, a professor of fair housing law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, isn’t so sure. Providing school ratings oversteps the bounds of what a real estate service should be doing, he says.

But to bring an actual court case, he explains, a plaintiff would need to prove that the school ratings steer people out of communities on the basis of race. “It would take a lot of statistical studies, but I think it’s possible,” he says.

… “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.”

The question that has yet to be settled, says Williams, is: “Does providing this information to consumers, in a format that would allow for discrimination, constitute discrimination?”

No, says Fred Underwood, director of diversity at the National Association of Realtors. “I’m not certain that any of this rises to the level where it would be a court case.” On the other hand, he acknowledges, “If you’re consistently undervaluing certain communities and overvaluing others, and there’s a racial correlation, then there might be a problem.”

 
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  1. This is all a big hulabaloo over what information the real estate agents are providing house hunters. As if the house hunters themselves don’t have the capability to look at these websites, Zillow, Great Schools, etc., on their own.

    Slightly OT — I noticed in the LASD cop killing in the high desert that the reason the black suspect was in Lancaster was because he was living in his sister’s apartment. Which probably means that his sister is an AFFH client.

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    • Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday
    Blacks began moving to the Antelope Valley probably 20 or so years ago once Hispanics started to ethnically cleanse them from South Central.
    , @Alden
    The sister lived in one of those section 8 apartment complexes. Lancaster is in the process of being destroyed by blacks; not that many welfare blacks but city county state and federal employee affirmative action blacks. There is always trouble up there. They are running rampant through the high school and constantly suing the school district for discriminating against blacks by expecting them to act civilized.

    Lancaster is a good example of the fact that affirmative action government employee blacks are as prone to violence as the ones on welfare. There are constant domestic disputes, fights and uproar.

    Pittsburg Ca in N California is similar. It was a new suburb marketed to civil service blacks. They earn solid secure middle class incomes and the homes are expensive and decently kept But there is a lot of fighting and violence

    Here is a bit of advice if you are thinking of buying a home in the SF Bay Area. Don't buy in the east bay. It is overrun with blacks. Don't fall for the "Oakland is gentrifiying" either. It is a dangerous crime ridden ghetto and the city government is totally pro black even the Asian and Hispanic elected officials
    The Feds and developers have major plans to overwhelm the east bay with those big section 8 apartment houses.

    40 years ago when I and my siblings were young marrieds looking for our first houses my brother had some good advice

    He said that take 4 afternoons off work, use vacation or sick days. Go to the high school and middle school from about 1/30 to 4:30 pm and just observe the kids. If there is a bus bench near the school sit on it and listen to the kids, how they speak and observe their manners or lack of. Drive around and just observe the kids

    Of course in those days there were many suburbs that were Whites only.
    , @rod1963
    The Antelope Valley is a dumping ground for Section 8 Blacks and god almighty are they trouble. But that's not the worst of it, there are also group homes for juveniles and half-way houses for cons and junkies just out of the big house.

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    The good news if you can call it that is the influx of Mexicans have pushed out a lot of blacks in the valley. I use the two large low income apartments a few blocks down from where I live as a barometer. When the blacks occupied them, there were shootings almost every night and even the occasional mass raid by police. As the Mexicans moved, it stopped. There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.


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  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “Trump Senior Adviser Promotes Trump Endorsement From Leading Anti-Semitic Hate Site”

    https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/10/11/trump-senior-adviser-promotes-trump-endorsement-leading-anti-semitic-hate-site/213756

    A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump, retweeted a Trump endorsement from an anti-Semitic website that started an online campaign harassing Jewish people.

    Members of the “alt-right” and white nationalist movement have been heavily supporting Trump’s campaign, and the candidate and his team have been courting members of the movement, including by appearing in white nationalist media, refusing to denounce them, and retweeting their messages.

    On October 11, Delgado retweeted the anti-Semitic website The Right Stuff, which wrote: “At this point anyone not insane enough to want a war with Russia should vote Trump.”

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    The comments on there are absolute cancer. These skypes are losing their minds.
    , @Brutusale
    And I'm supposed to care what Clinton buttboy David Brock's site says?
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  3. The Trump data has value for locating sexual predators. An area full of Trump supporters is certain to have more sexual predators. The campaign is turning into a political suicide nission.
    (CNN) Donald Trump is launching a kamikaze mission — fracturing his own party four weeks before Election Day.

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  4. Our government is truly Stalinist.

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    • Replies: @Dr. X

    In Philadelphia, an agent told a white tester that the schools in a particular town were very good, then added, “But don’t tell anyone I told you that.”
     
    What in hell has happened to this country? What has happened to the First Amendment? To free markets? Is THIS what Washington and Jefferson and Madison fought for?
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  5. So maybe the solution to racism is to require everyone of both sexes to wear burqas all the time. That way there will be no way to tell what the racial composition of your neighborhood is.

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  6. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor
    Educational Leadership
    Curriculum vitae
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (804) 828-8713
    Office: Oliver Hall, Room 2098
    Education

    Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
    M.Ed. in education policy and management, Harvard University
    M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
    B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

    Research interests

    Race, stratification and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional, district and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

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    • Replies: @boogerbently
    To a man (woman) armed only with a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.
    , @Olorin
    "The schools are our biggest industry."

    Per the story above.

    It doesn't have to make sense. It doesn't have to produce anything of value to a healthy society or people. It gets all its funding by proliferating itself. It fails and fails and fails and still gets trillions.

    It is an industry that generates its own demand, particularly among those with degrees like these (studies studies).

    It's like selling soft drinks that make you thirstier. Or high-carb snacks that starve your body of nutrients, so your body wants you to eat more.

    The Ed Biz is one of the top few biggest cancers on our society.

    , @Mr. ANon
    Wow. Ms. Siegel-Hawley has made an entire career built entirely on crap.
    , @Forbes
    Gotta scratch my head at what a PhD in 'urban schooling' entails... What is the source of the foundational knowledge? What body of learning is mastered? Gang culture? The history of juvenile delinquency? Styles of playground dominance? Point-shaving in pick-up games betting?
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  7. “Ignorance is bliss, when ’tis folly to be wise.”

    Big LOL @ the ceremonial chair tipping.

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  8. I can foresee Ta-Nehisi Coates, future winner of the Nobel Prizes for Literature, Peace, and Physics (for his research into Black Bodies)

    Lol!

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  9. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/fashion/weddings/22kamenetz.html

    Ms. Kamenetz’s in-laws live in Greenwich and Mamaroneck, those racists! They should celebrate diversity!

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  10. There are many reasons for these disparities: income and wealth gaps, disciplinary policies that “push out” black students from school systems, less experienced teachers, the early-learning gap between high- and low-income children.

    The dishonesty and/or ignorance of this statement is mind-blowing. As if blacks are being kicked out of school for lesser infractions than whites, and not because of, say, assaulting their teacher.

    And ‘less experienced teachers’. I know the Coleman Report was, like, ancient history, but it did conclusively show that black teachers actually had more years of formal education than white teachers, but still were less qualified and had lower verbal skills.

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    • Replies: @Georg E
    Not to mention the fact that kicking out the trouble makers would not only result in an environment more conducive to learning but it would also increase the average test scores by getting rid of the worst performers. But, you can't expect that kind of logic from a reporter with an axe in need of grinding.
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  11. To paraphrase Phil Ochs, Hillary loves blacks and Hispanics as long as “they don’t move next door.”

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  12. Height of hypocrisy that Westchester County is constantly under DoJ lawsuits and consent decrees in Yonkers and here about supposed housing discrimination. This has been going on for decades(HBO even had a David Simon series about it). . And at the same time liberals like the Clintons, Andrew Cuomo and a slew of Kennedys have all moved there, and exclusively to the whitest of zip codes. If liberals love diversity so much, they could buy homes a bit south in the Bronx. Not a chance of that, though.The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here? With the local press in the bag, it got no traction.

    ” “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” ” At a loss how widely available data being pointed out is somehow illegal. Neither is looking at local school’s test scores. SJWs want to expand the war on noticing even more.

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    • Replies: @Clyde

    ” “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” ”
     
    In the good ol days like 1996 I was new in an area and on the phone with a female realtor who had never met me. She was eager to help a newbie and told me blacks don't live west of avenue X. Implying that I should look at listings west of avenue X. I assume this is verboten today.
    Even east of avenue X they were thin on the ground with some Hispanics too but west of X...none. All in the same town. So she gave me the lay of the land in 20 seconds.
    , @Desiderius

    The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here?
     
    He and his live there to get away from the lower classes.

    He and his employ people to call it a vile, awful, evil place to cover his tracks.

    , @Kyle McKenna
    Information currently available on sites like Zillow and City-Data will be suppressed after Herself takes office. It's a natural 'next step' because the 'war on noticing' is so much trouble--it'll be easier when there's less to notice. (Accurate) information is their enemy, after all.
    , @Cln
    I'm going to look up that David Simon series cuz I'm racking my brain trying to think if it. Are you certain about it?
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  13. How old is Ms. Kendra Yoshinaga?

    19? 21?

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    Curious about her age, I looked at her Twitter. Typical.

    For example, she tweeted this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627336060402470912

    And her next tweet was this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627673827359600640
    , @Triumph104
    Kendra Yoshinaga is a 22 year-old NPR intern. She studied legal studies, feminist studies, and broadcasting at UC Santa Cruz before transferring to American University where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in law and society.

    She was educated in a homeschool program overseen by the school district.

    [...] and Kendra Yoshinaga, 12, has competed in the Ventura County and national spelling bees.

    "(This school) got me a lot further than I ever would have gotten had I been in regular public school because I have more time to study," Yoshinaga said. "I'm way more flexible, and it's very nice to have some of the curriculum tailored to my interests."

    Every student who has taken an AP exam has passed, according to school officials. LINK
     
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  14. Price/sqft will have to get the axe next. To take Steve’s favorite example–Chicago’s Oak Park vs Austin neighborhoods–homes west of Austin Blvd. go for $250/sqft, but just across the street they are $70/sqft.

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    What they need to do is just set a per square foot price for homes and only let people sell for that. This will eliminate the signal and bring diversity to all neighborhoods.
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  15. ‘… Isn’t there some couple in the news a lot lately who chose, out of all the places in America, to buy a house (or, now, two) in Chappaqua? ‘

    I doubt She has any school aged kids. Him, I don’t know.

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    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    Dumb comment. It's stated in the article that it doesn't matter, good schools keep real estate prices high. Like how non-smokers accepted and used cigarettes as currency in POW camps.
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  16. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a little late. Worst case, the information will show up on Wikileaks.

    After all the agitation on police shootings, we ended up with a couple of police killings databases. http://www.fatalencounters.org and the Washington Post has one.

    The FBI data wasn’t trusted. And it was also summary data. Here was a database with row after row of police killings. And, surprisingly — it became apparent just how difficult it was to find a black killed by police that would be sympathetic to the public.

    This is one reason that the BLM was so enraged the the video of Michael Brown strong arming a local store immediately prior to his shooting. Before that, he was a high school grad. No ‘record’. And going to college. But then, he didn’t seem like Obama’s son.

    During the first few weeks of Ferguson, there were three more police killings of blacks. The first was a mentally ill black male that attacked two police officers with a knife. It was a possible suicide by police, but it wasn’t a particularly attractive victim for a movement. Then a shootout at a gas station, with video of the victim, a man with a long violent criminal record, shooting at the policeman. And finally, Vonderrit Meyers Jr. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/st-louis-teen-vonderrit-myers-killed-cop-faced-trial-gun-n222196 It actually got traction locally. But Meyers was under supposed to be home, under electronic monitoring, while he awaited a gun charge. And he was shown posing on Facebook with guns, one of which was recovered at the scene of his shooting. Regardless. He wasn’t going to elicit any response from the public other than why wasn’t he already in jail.

    Local activists are haven’t let go of this one yet, shockingly enough. Last Saturday there was a vigil. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/injured-as-gunfire-breaks-out-at-st-louis-vigil-for/article_c0a1882a-2617-532b-a0e4-b4778eb53c35.html Three attendees were shot after an argument.

    Anyone looking at the victim level database of police shooting victims are seeing depressingly similar characteristics. They are criminals.

    The point being that the data is out there. The CIA can’t protect is most classified data from showing up on WikiLeaks.

    Likewise, the entire real estate industry in the US is based on families paying high prices for schools and police services. These desirable neighborhoods have broken windows policing and law and order. People have always known the difference between a good neighborhood and a bad one. Now it is easier and more obvious.

    The very very ‘best’ outcome for anyone trying to suppress this information is to make it slightly less convenient to access the data.

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  17. In NYC the realtor can tell you what school you’re apartment is zoned little less as NYC law considers it be a tactic to steer people away or to certain districts on racial grounds.

    My broker told me he cannot tell me what kind of people live in a building but he advised me that I should stand across the street between 5pm-7pm to see what kind of people are coming home to the apartment.

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  18. @Bugg
    Height of hypocrisy that Westchester County is constantly under DoJ lawsuits and consent decrees in Yonkers and here about supposed housing discrimination. This has been going on for decades(HBO even had a David Simon series about it). . And at the same time liberals like the Clintons, Andrew Cuomo and a slew of Kennedys have all moved there, and exclusively to the whitest of zip codes. If liberals love diversity so much, they could buy homes a bit south in the Bronx. Not a chance of that, though.The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here? With the local press in the bag, it got no traction.

    " “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” " At a loss how widely available data being pointed out is somehow illegal. Neither is looking at local school's test scores. SJWs want to expand the war on noticing even more.

    ” “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” ”

    In the good ol days like 1996 I was new in an area and on the phone with a female realtor who had never met me. She was eager to help a newbie and told me blacks don’t live west of avenue X. Implying that I should look at listings west of avenue X. I assume this is verboten today.
    Even east of avenue X they were thin on the ground with some Hispanics too but west of X…none. All in the same town. So she gave me the lay of the land in 20 seconds.

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  19. For example, white testers reported that they were told to avoid the Tarrytown, N.Y., schools, which are predominately Hispanic.

    i’ve been to tarrytown once. in 1997 when my sister was dropped off at college. it was lily white. wiki doesn’t have the 2010 census data, only 2000 when 77.44% were white.

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    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%
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  20. @wren
    How old is Ms. Kendra Yoshinaga?

    19? 21?

    Curious about her age, I looked at her Twitter. Typical.

    For example, she tweeted this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627336060402470912

    And her next tweet was this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627673827359600640

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    • Replies: @wren
    Is it racist of Ms. Yoshinaga to "feel unsafe" at the sight of Mexican or black "corona-drinking leerers?" Is she racist for filing a report with the authorities?

    Should this practice of filing reports to authorities about sketchy looking Mexicans and blacks on public transit be discontinued due to disparate impact? And if not, why not?

    Is that Ms. Yoshinaga's implicit bias coming out?
    , @Mr. Anon
    I bet she wouldn't have felt so unsafe around a guy who is "comfortably white".
    , @Lurker
    Bless 'er, she looks about 12. And who better to lecture people than a priggish, sanctimonious child.
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  21. @Anonymous
    "Trump Senior Adviser Promotes Trump Endorsement From Leading Anti-Semitic Hate Site"

    https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/10/11/trump-senior-adviser-promotes-trump-endorsement-leading-anti-semitic-hate-site/213756

    A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump, retweeted a Trump endorsement from an anti-Semitic website that started an online campaign harassing Jewish people.

    Members of the “alt-right” and white nationalist movement have been heavily supporting Trump’s campaign, and the candidate and his team have been courting members of the movement, including by appearing in white nationalist media, refusing to denounce them, and retweeting their messages.

    On October 11, Delgado retweeted the anti-Semitic website The Right Stuff, which wrote: “At this point anyone not insane enough to want a war with Russia should vote Trump.”
     

    The comments on there are absolute cancer. These skypes are losing their minds.

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  22. @Clyde
    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor
    Educational Leadership
    Curriculum vitae
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (804) 828-8713
    Office: Oliver Hall, Room 2098
    Education

    Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
    M.Ed. in education policy and management, Harvard University
    M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
    B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

    Research interests

    Race, stratification and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional, district and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

    To a man (woman) armed only with a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.

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    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.......she certainly has more than enough basket weaving degrees to go with her hyphenated name.

    To a woman armed only with a Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles, the whole world looks like a nail.
     
    Though I will admit her B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia looks semi-legit.
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  23. Characteristics like safety and parent involvement — the qualities Monique and Jonny say they value in a school— can be hard to quantify. Most states base their school ratings primarily on more easily measured factors, like standardized test scores and graduation rates. And these indicators, in turn, are heavily influenced by inequities of race and class.

    Surprise, NPR! Tell me the racial makeup of a school and not only can I predict stanadardized test scores and graduation rates; I can do just as good a job predicting safety and parent involvement. Why could that possibly be?

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    Ding ding ding. I had just this argument with someone the other day about why schools in a certain small Texas city are going downhill. I pulled up Schooldigger. Hispanic population increasing 100%, test scores going rapidly downhill. Chances are some or most are Obama-era border jumpers.
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  24. “school budgets are partly linked to local property taxes…”

    The inverse is certainly true.
    The majority of my property taxes goes to schools.
    To teach kids lies I don’t want them being taught.

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  25. Ta-Genius himself, Eternal Sage of Black Bodies, granted an interview awhile ago with an NPR affiliate in Detroit that I haven’t forgotten – it really sounded like he was on coke, he was speaking so unnaturally fast and angrily. Merely fueled by healthy Black Rage, or perhaps was it a little something else…? One will never know, but I have serious suspicions. Anyway, a white caller innocently asked him if he had read and what he thought of Nicholas Wade’s book on race and evolution, and he started incoherently screaming at them about ‘white fragility’, white racism and the structural oppression of science, etc., etc. It was so embarrassing to listen to, but cucks drink that stuff up as their lifeblood so you can be sure he’ll be a regular on government radio stations, furiously yelling about white racists, as long as the check clears and until his vocal cords give out.

    As Amerika’s #1 Public Intellectual of Black Bodies, he’s certainly entitled circa 2050 or sooner to his own wing in the Library of Congress – that is, after the eventual purge and destruction of all white, non-vibrant, evilly racist texts. Remember, it’s Ta-Genius’s country, we’re all just living in it.

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    Remember when Ta-Nehisi Coates said Black crime is a myth. That was his Fonzie Fonzarelli jumped the shark moment.

    Saying Black crime is a myth is like saying taxes and death are a myth.
    , @Clyde
    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.
    , @Olorin
    Remember, this is the same Ta who wrote breezily a couple years ago that he dinno nuffins about "standard deviations" and all that...but still was qualified to talk about phenomena such as the distribution of crime in populations, various population means, and the like.

    These days everytime I think of him, I think of the Shaw character Ftatateeta, Cleopatra's nurse in Caesar and.

    Shaw introduces her as "a huge grim woman" with "the mouth of a bloodhound and the jaws of a bulldog..." who "confronts the guardsmen insolently."
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  26. @countenance
    This is all a big hulabaloo over what information the real estate agents are providing house hunters. As if the house hunters themselves don't have the capability to look at these websites, Zillow, Great Schools, etc., on their own.

    Slightly OT -- I noticed in the LASD cop killing in the high desert that the reason the black suspect was in Lancaster was because he was living in his sister's apartment. Which probably means that his sister is an AFFH client.

    Blacks began moving to the Antelope Valley probably 20 or so years ago once Hispanics started to ethnically cleanse them from South Central.

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    Has anyone written about about L.A.'s "black flight"? It's a fascinating topic from so many angles, just absolutely low hanging fruit. But I don't think it has been touched at all. For obvious reasons.

    The eastern deserts---Adelanto, Victorville---have also seen a huge influx of routed AAs. I've driven through there since the 80s, on the way to the Sierras, and it has been a remarkable transformation to observe.
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  27. @Flinders Petrie

    There are many reasons for these disparities: income and wealth gaps, disciplinary policies that “push out” black students from school systems, less experienced teachers, the early-learning gap between high- and low-income children.

     

    The dishonesty and/or ignorance of this statement is mind-blowing. As if blacks are being kicked out of school for lesser infractions than whites, and not because of, say, assaulting their teacher.

    And 'less experienced teachers'. I know the Coleman Report was, like, ancient history, but it did conclusively show that black teachers actually had more years of formal education than white teachers, but still were less qualified and had lower verbal skills.

    Not to mention the fact that kicking out the trouble makers would not only result in an environment more conducive to learning but it would also increase the average test scores by getting rid of the worst performers. But, you can’t expect that kind of logic from a reporter with an axe in need of grinding.

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  28. I can foresee Ta-Nehisi Coates, future winner of the Nobel Prizes for Literature, Peace, and Physics (for his research into Black Bodies), someday leading a ceremonial tipping over of FDR’s bronze wheelchair sculpture on the National Mall.

    Steve, that was very good.

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  29. “That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …

    They’d probably reply that they were totally ignorant of the data, because online information is all part of Putin’s plot to destroy America.”

    Funny Steve, but Hillary has a perfectly “respectable” answer that everyone like her uses: “I don’t see color. It never dawned on me that schools with higher test scores or safer neighborhoods indicate that an area is white/Asian. I simply choose to live in an area that I thought seemed nice. I never noticed the color of the skin of the people who lived there. Why would I? Why would you even look at such things? What kind of racist are you?”

    The color-blind defense is brilliant. It’s impenetrable and makes you look like the racist, which, of course, in my case is 100% true.

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  30. @wren
    Curious about her age, I looked at her Twitter. Typical.

    For example, she tweeted this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627336060402470912

    And her next tweet was this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627673827359600640

    Is it racist of Ms. Yoshinaga to “feel unsafe” at the sight of Mexican or black “corona-drinking leerers?” Is she racist for filing a report with the authorities?

    Should this practice of filing reports to authorities about sketchy looking Mexicans and blacks on public transit be discontinued due to disparate impact? And if not, why not?

    Is that Ms. Yoshinaga’s implicit bias coming out?

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  31. @Anonymous
    Price/sqft will have to get the axe next. To take Steve's favorite example--Chicago's Oak Park vs Austin neighborhoods--homes west of Austin Blvd. go for $250/sqft, but just across the street they are $70/sqft.

    What they need to do is just set a per square foot price for homes and only let people sell for that. This will eliminate the signal and bring diversity to all neighborhoods.

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  32. @Marie
    Ta-Genius himself, Eternal Sage of Black Bodies, granted an interview awhile ago with an NPR affiliate in Detroit that I haven't forgotten - it really sounded like he was on coke, he was speaking so unnaturally fast and angrily. Merely fueled by healthy Black Rage, or perhaps was it a little something else...? One will never know, but I have serious suspicions. Anyway, a white caller innocently asked him if he had read and what he thought of Nicholas Wade's book on race and evolution, and he started incoherently screaming at them about 'white fragility', white racism and the structural oppression of science, etc., etc. It was so embarrassing to listen to, but cucks drink that stuff up as their lifeblood so you can be sure he'll be a regular on government radio stations, furiously yelling about white racists, as long as the check clears and until his vocal cords give out.

    As Amerika's #1 Public Intellectual of Black Bodies, he's certainly entitled circa 2050 or sooner to his own wing in the Library of Congress - that is, after the eventual purge and destruction of all white, non-vibrant, evilly racist texts. Remember, it's Ta-Genius's country, we're all just living in it.

    Remember when Ta-Nehisi Coates said Black crime is a myth. That was his Fonzie Fonzarelli jumped the shark moment.

    Saying Black crime is a myth is like saying taxes and death are a myth.

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  33. He points out that the National Association of Realtors advises its members not to air their opinions about schools, and to instead direct clients to objective sources of information…

    Realty search engines like Zillow, Homes.com and Redfin link to local school ratings prominently on every listing. The actual racial and ethnic composition of each school is a click or two away…

    “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.”

    Househunter: “How good are the local schools?”

    Realtor: “If I were to answer that question, I could face a ruinous lawsuit.”

    Househunter: “I imagine that a lot of websites provide data on schools and rate them.”

    Realtor: “Huh.”

    Househunter: “Give me a second to power up my iPad Air.”

    Realtor: “Huh.”

    Househunter: “I’d like to visit some of your listings in 10514.”

    Realtor: “OK, let’s go.”

    In a different context, John Derbyshire once noted that “Life is an IQ test.”

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    Neighborhood Scout is also useful if you're looking for a place to live. It has crime rates (both violent and property) broken down by neighborhood.
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  34. How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining? I can foresee Ta-Nehisi Coates, future winner of the Nobel Prizes for Literature, Peace, and Physics (for his research into Black Bodies), someday leading a ceremonial tipping over of FDR’s bronze wheelchair sculpture on the National Mall.

    It is already happening, Mr. Sailer:

    No stranger to rebranding, Mount Sinai is itself successor to Jews’ Hospital, founded in 1852. Its name was changed to Mount Sinai in 1866.

    For the time being, Roosevelt’s companion institution uptown, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, will retain its name.

    Roosevelt family lore has it that when Roosevelt merged in 1979 with St. Luke’s, the question of which partner would get top billing came before the board.

    “A Roosevelt has never stood in front of a saint,” John E. Roosevelt declared. With that gesture of well-bred modesty, the two hospitals became the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/nyregion/mount-sinai-sheds-roosevelt-name-as-hospital-moves-on.html?_r=0

    The Catholic and Jewish lobbies are more powerful than the WASP lobby and run the country… see SCOTUS:

    Historically, Republicans have been the party of Protestants. But Protestant Republicans — Reagan and both Bushes — appointed five of the Catholics currently sitting on the court: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

    The sixth Catholic, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was appointed by President Obama. As for the two Jews, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, both were appointed by President Clinton.

    And what is particularly interesting, as attention focuses on a potential replacement for Justice Stevens, is that the two leading contenders to succeed him, Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal Judge Merrick Garland, are both Jewish, while another often mentioned name, Michigan’s Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is Catholic. Yes, there are some Protestants in the mix, too, but it remains a distinct possibility that when the dust settles and a new justice takes his or her seat, there will be no Protestants on the high court.

    Does it matter? Should it matter? Should it be discussed in polite society?

    “It would certainly raise a lot of eyebrows,” says University of Virginia professor Henry Abraham. “I don’t know whether it matters. Speaking idealistically, to me the only thing that matters is competence, quality, education, ability, morals and so forth.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125641988

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    Yea yea... Quality, education, morals, ability and not being in any way related to the founding stock of our nation.

    Imagine the Supreme Court of India without a seat with a Hindu.
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  35. @countenance
    This is all a big hulabaloo over what information the real estate agents are providing house hunters. As if the house hunters themselves don't have the capability to look at these websites, Zillow, Great Schools, etc., on their own.

    Slightly OT -- I noticed in the LASD cop killing in the high desert that the reason the black suspect was in Lancaster was because he was living in his sister's apartment. Which probably means that his sister is an AFFH client.

    The sister lived in one of those section 8 apartment complexes. Lancaster is in the process of being destroyed by blacks; not that many welfare blacks but city county state and federal employee affirmative action blacks. There is always trouble up there. They are running rampant through the high school and constantly suing the school district for discriminating against blacks by expecting them to act civilized.

    Lancaster is a good example of the fact that affirmative action government employee blacks are as prone to violence as the ones on welfare. There are constant domestic disputes, fights and uproar.

    Pittsburg Ca in N California is similar. It was a new suburb marketed to civil service blacks. They earn solid secure middle class incomes and the homes are expensive and decently kept But there is a lot of fighting and violence

    Here is a bit of advice if you are thinking of buying a home in the SF Bay Area. Don’t buy in the east bay. It is overrun with blacks. Don’t fall for the “Oakland is gentrifiying” either. It is a dangerous crime ridden ghetto and the city government is totally pro black even the Asian and Hispanic elected officials
    The Feds and developers have major plans to overwhelm the east bay with those big section 8 apartment houses.

    40 years ago when I and my siblings were young marrieds looking for our first houses my brother had some good advice

    He said that take 4 afternoons off work, use vacation or sick days. Go to the high school and middle school from about 1/30 to 4:30 pm and just observe the kids. If there is a bus bench near the school sit on it and listen to the kids, how they speak and observe their manners or lack of. Drive around and just observe the kids

    Of course in those days there were many suburbs that were Whites only.

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    "civilized" -

    LOL - read this:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/

    Good observation about the HS kids. Where I live there are black cops deployed when they leave school. Many.
    , @Bill
    That's a lot of effort. The Dept of Education makes it very easy to find out what you need to know. Go to this website. Put in the school name and state. When it comes up in the search results, click. There you have most of what you need to know.

    If you want to go beyond just %NAM, remember the school district name and go here. Guided search, then follow your nose. My personal favorite indicator (after %NAM) is %with a bachelor's degree. But you could use income or %families with 2 parents or whatever your favorite indicator of civilization is.

    Or just use your state's test scores by school. Those work fine. You have to be very selective, though. Now that whites are barely a majority of school age children, if you want a decent school, you need one in the top 10% or top 5% of the score distribution now. Or, if you are using demographics, you need less than 10% NAM. It's amazing how few schools like this there are left.
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  36. @anony-mouse
    '... Isn’t there some couple in the news a lot lately who chose, out of all the places in America, to buy a house (or, now, two) in Chappaqua? '

    I doubt She has any school aged kids. Him, I don't know.

    Dumb comment. It’s stated in the article that it doesn’t matter, good schools keep real estate prices high. Like how non-smokers accepted and used cigarettes as currency in POW camps.

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  37. “For a realtor, directly discussing the racial composition of a neighborhood with homebuyers is against the law”

    The Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and property. Nowhere does it grant people the right not to be “discriminated against” by a private (non-government) party.

    The supposed fight against racism is being used to undermine every right and freedom we have.

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    "How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining?"

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Kaepernick's caper "dumb" and was promptly booted.

    He's back as starting QB. Will be interesting to see the ratings.
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  38. I found an article about that couple:

    “Fighting Gentrification: This White Family Refuses To Live In Any Neighborhood That Isn’t 100% White ”

    http://www.clickhole.com/article/fighting-gentrification-white-family-refuses-live–4964

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  39. That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …

    I don’t get your point. They bravely brought diversity to the town. Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!

    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.

    Brooks actually used the term “projecting” while he was projecting! Deadspin (amusingly) had his number:

    Like David Brooks, the ancient Israelites were haunted by fear. Bedeviled and bound by it. It enfolded their lives, not unlike David Brooks is enfolded by the filthy shower curtain he wears around the house like a toga while he sobs and eats ice-cream sandwiches and leaves anonymous nasty comments on Paul Krugman’s blog.

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    That is, “bravely brought diversity to their town” (Chappaqua).
    , @Opinionator
    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.

    Who in the hell does this skype think he is? He isn't a psychologist.

    , @PiltdownMan

    Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!
     


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/us/politics/hillary-clinton-is-not-my-abuela-critics-say.html?_r=0

    I see.

    It's not ok to dare to even compare English-Welsh-Scots grandmother Hillary to a Latina grandmother because, well, that's just so inappropriate an exercise in privilege that erases your abuela's lived ethnic identity.

    Or something.

    But try raising the meekest squeak of dissent that a non-Anglo Latina abuela is nothing like an English-Welsh-Scots grandmother raised in the mid-West...

    PS: I never dreamed I'd be standing up for Hillary against a pc multi-culti mob...
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  40. Ah, so the lame duck is escalating The War on Noticing by going after euphemisms. He really is dumb. Its the Left that uses euphemisms for race. He’s shooting his own base now. Good schools and low crime are how the Left discriminates against the diversity they push on others.
    If the Real Estate Business was honest, they could just calculate housing cost, by demographics. A small one room house in a White neighborhood would probably cost up to half a million, while a eight bedroom two story McMansion in a black neighborhood could be bought for a dollar for non-payment of taxes after the owners abandoned it.

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  41. @dsgntd_plyr

    For example, white testers reported that they were told to avoid the Tarrytown, N.Y., schools, which are predominately Hispanic.
     
    i've been to tarrytown once. in 1997 when my sister was dropped off at college. it was lily white. wiki doesn't have the 2010 census data, only 2000 when 77.44% were white.

    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

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    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

     

    It used to be quite a charming area, far from the urban blight of New York City. I last visited Tarrytown in the 1980s. Washington Irving's home in Tarrytown was worth the visit-the tour guide, an elderly lady with a huge enthusiasm for the subject, was related to him. I fear there might be an abuela with an accent conducting the tour now, so I won't be going back to find out.

    Sleepy Hollow is just north of Tarrytown, and FDR's Hyde Park is an hour's drive further still. That whole area of New York State, mostly along the Hudson all the way to Albany and Saratoga Springs, has a lot of 19th century Yankee and Knickerbocker connections.

    , @Jack D
    In case you haven't noticed, we are running out of white children. The schools aren't filled with white children because there aren't any. Some of the white women of Tarrytown squeeze out 1 kid when they are 35 and some have none . Even if Tarrytown isn't majority non-white (and it isn't yet), the schools are because the Hispanics are having most of the kids. My 94 year old MIL has 3 children and 6 grandchildren and exactly 0 great grandchildren. If she was an abuela she would have dozens by now. There isn't one 94 year old abuela who doesn't have a roomful of great grandchildren.
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  42. Actual victim of black violence Matt Yglesias is worried about Trump inspired violence that I’m sure will happen really soon.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/786014344148553728?p=v

    But, while we wait for the Trump led mobs, can we discuss black’s propensity for violence?

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  43. @Alden
    The sister lived in one of those section 8 apartment complexes. Lancaster is in the process of being destroyed by blacks; not that many welfare blacks but city county state and federal employee affirmative action blacks. There is always trouble up there. They are running rampant through the high school and constantly suing the school district for discriminating against blacks by expecting them to act civilized.

    Lancaster is a good example of the fact that affirmative action government employee blacks are as prone to violence as the ones on welfare. There are constant domestic disputes, fights and uproar.

    Pittsburg Ca in N California is similar. It was a new suburb marketed to civil service blacks. They earn solid secure middle class incomes and the homes are expensive and decently kept But there is a lot of fighting and violence

    Here is a bit of advice if you are thinking of buying a home in the SF Bay Area. Don't buy in the east bay. It is overrun with blacks. Don't fall for the "Oakland is gentrifiying" either. It is a dangerous crime ridden ghetto and the city government is totally pro black even the Asian and Hispanic elected officials
    The Feds and developers have major plans to overwhelm the east bay with those big section 8 apartment houses.

    40 years ago when I and my siblings were young marrieds looking for our first houses my brother had some good advice

    He said that take 4 afternoons off work, use vacation or sick days. Go to the high school and middle school from about 1/30 to 4:30 pm and just observe the kids. If there is a bus bench near the school sit on it and listen to the kids, how they speak and observe their manners or lack of. Drive around and just observe the kids

    Of course in those days there were many suburbs that were Whites only.

    “civilized” –

    LOL – read this:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/

    Good observation about the HS kids. Where I live there are black cops deployed when they leave school. Many.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/
     
    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship--early shuttle stuff--at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching--super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don't know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years ... but it sure as hell ain't good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon ... then what's called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to "white" norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms ... have at it! But don't think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.
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  44. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Characteristics like safety and parent involvement — the qualities Monique and Jonny say they value in a school— can be hard to quantify. Most states base their school ratings primarily on more easily measured factors, like standardized test scores and graduation rates. And these indicators, in turn, are heavily influenced by inequities of race and class.
     
    Surprise, NPR! Tell me the racial makeup of a school and not only can I predict stanadardized test scores and graduation rates; I can do just as good a job predicting safety and parent involvement. Why could that possibly be?

    Ding ding ding. I had just this argument with someone the other day about why schools in a certain small Texas city are going downhill. I pulled up Schooldigger. Hispanic population increasing 100%, test scores going rapidly downhill. Chances are some or most are Obama-era border jumpers.

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    It's comical that they have to pay people to do that sort of thing - and they're useless at it!

    Our guys do it for nothing and run rings round them.
    , @International Jew
    If that is his job, then it follows that the Clinton campaign is not sending iSteve their best people...
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  46. @Wilkey
    "For a realtor, directly discussing the racial composition of a neighborhood with homebuyers is against the law"

    The Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and property. Nowhere does it grant people the right not to be "discriminated against" by a private (non-government) party.

    The supposed fight against racism is being used to undermine every right and freedom we have.

    “How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining?”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Kaepernick’s caper “dumb” and was promptly booted.

    He’s back as starting QB. Will be interesting to see the ratings.

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    Kaepernick's gonna get his ass kicked. The 49ers have to fly to Buffalo, he's rusty, and Ryan loves to go after QBs. Maybe a mild concussion will knock some sense into him.
    , @Forbes
    Kaepernick's career is basically over. He was a flash-in-the-pan, one hit wonder. Speed and mobility works for a very short time, early in a QBs career--Vick, RG3, Kaep, even Russell Wilson. Pocket passer QB is what wins SB--Brady, Manning bros, Flacco, Rogers, Brees.
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  47. heavily influenced by inequities of race and class.

    Most journalists don’t know the difference between “inequity” and “inequality” anymore. A Newspeak dictionary designed for our times would surely merge their meanings into one word, and abolish the other.

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  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …
     
    I don’t get your point. They bravely brought diversity to the town. Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!

    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.
     
    Brooks actually used the term “projecting” while he was projecting! Deadspin (amusingly) had his number:

    Like David Brooks, the ancient Israelites were haunted by fear. Bedeviled and bound by it. It enfolded their lives, not unlike David Brooks is enfolded by the filthy shower curtain he wears around the house like a toga while he sobs and eats ice-cream sandwiches and leaves anonymous nasty comments on Paul Krugman’s blog.
     

    That is, “bravely brought diversity to their town” (Chappaqua).

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  49. @AndrewR
    Our government is truly Stalinist.

    In Philadelphia, an agent told a white tester that the schools in a particular town were very good, then added, “But don’t tell anyone I told you that.”

    What in hell has happened to this country? What has happened to the First Amendment? To free markets? Is THIS what Washington and Jefferson and Madison fought for?

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  50. @Clyde
    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor
    Educational Leadership
    Curriculum vitae
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (804) 828-8713
    Office: Oliver Hall, Room 2098
    Education

    Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
    M.Ed. in education policy and management, Harvard University
    M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
    B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

    Research interests

    Race, stratification and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional, district and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

    “The schools are our biggest industry.”

    Per the story above.

    It doesn’t have to make sense. It doesn’t have to produce anything of value to a healthy society or people. It gets all its funding by proliferating itself. It fails and fails and fails and still gets trillions.

    It is an industry that generates its own demand, particularly among those with degrees like these (studies studies).

    It’s like selling soft drinks that make you thirstier. Or high-carb snacks that starve your body of nutrients, so your body wants you to eat more.

    The Ed Biz is one of the top few biggest cancers on our society.

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    No, the Chappaqua guy's comment was to say that Chappaqua's famously high test-scoring schools are its biggest economic asset in keeping property values so high.
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  51. @Bugg
    Height of hypocrisy that Westchester County is constantly under DoJ lawsuits and consent decrees in Yonkers and here about supposed housing discrimination. This has been going on for decades(HBO even had a David Simon series about it). . And at the same time liberals like the Clintons, Andrew Cuomo and a slew of Kennedys have all moved there, and exclusively to the whitest of zip codes. If liberals love diversity so much, they could buy homes a bit south in the Bronx. Not a chance of that, though.The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here? With the local press in the bag, it got no traction.

    " “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” " At a loss how widely available data being pointed out is somehow illegal. Neither is looking at local school's test scores. SJWs want to expand the war on noticing even more.

    The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here?

    He and his live there to get away from the lower classes.

    He and his employ people to call it a vile, awful, evil place to cover his tracks.

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  52. Three things:

    1) SWPL fracture
    This is treading right near one of the fractures in the Democrat coalition. It’s basically saying information access is bad. Which essentially then argues for either
    a) random totalitarian assignment for “diversity” or
    b) those with connections (Hillary and friends) get Chappaqua, while the un-connected have to send their kid to school with Mexicans or blacks
    Neither of these quite appeal to ideology nor especially the exquisite self-image the SWPLy upper middle class NPR listener has of themselves. Knowledge is good and they are important and special.

    2) Discrimination tax
    The utter tediousness of this sort of nonsense is just something to behold. I would venture that if we could dump all this discrimination nonsense our economy would pop a good 10 or 15% minimum in short order and it’s long term growth rate improve maybe 25%. The whole government\academic\legal\corporate apparatus to supporting this crap is incredibly expensive full of people who produce nothing and eat very well … and suck from anyone trying to run an actually productive endeavor.

    Just being able to send useless eaters the likes of Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and Michael P. Seng to shovel manure on the pig farm–ok now it’s all headed toward closed hog confinement (no human diseases introduced) but maybe the kill line at Tyson?–just that would raise everyone’s spirits dramatically.

    3) Chappaqua
    Another word Trump has yet to say. Another Hillary gift horse Trump has yet to accept, saddle and ride.
    Hillary offers so many–so *many*–juicy opportunities for skewering incompetence and especially hypocrisy. I would spend half my time in debate just laughing, mocking and skewering her nonsense. She wants to pose as champion of the blacks or lecture us on our implicit bias … let her have it.

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    I just heard about this, even though the story is from August:

    As it hears pitches for its advertising business, General Mills is shaking up its guidelines for what it expects from advertising partners.

    "Ad Age has an interview with General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Ann Simonds, who's leading a review of creative agencies for the Golden Valley-based food company.

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw "an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over."

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. "I think it's rare and it is important," Simonds said, adding that ad agencies are fairly diverse within their total workforces, but not necessarily in creative jobs."

    Short selling opportunity?
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  53. @Clyde
    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor
    Educational Leadership
    Curriculum vitae
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (804) 828-8713
    Office: Oliver Hall, Room 2098
    Education

    Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
    M.Ed. in education policy and management, Harvard University
    M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
    B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

    Research interests

    Race, stratification and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional, district and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

    Wow. Ms. Siegel-Hawley has made an entire career built entirely on crap.

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  54. When I was helping my parents sell their old house, every realtor I spoke to almost immediately gushed, “Oh, it’s got a great school nearby” or something to that effect. Having attended the school and hated it, I had to bite my tongue. But obviously they weren’t selling the house to me; they were just happy the house had something going for it they could tell customers. I doubt any of them gave a rat’s ass about race. They just wanted to make money selling houses.

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  55. @boogerbently
    To a man (woman) armed only with a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.

    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D…….she certainly has more than enough basket weaving degrees to go with her hyphenated name.

    To a woman armed only with a Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles, the whole world looks like a nail.

    Though I will admit her B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia looks semi-legit.

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  56. @WhatEvvs
    "How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining?"

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Kaepernick's caper "dumb" and was promptly booted.

    He's back as starting QB. Will be interesting to see the ratings.

    Kaepernick’s gonna get his ass kicked. The 49ers have to fly to Buffalo, he’s rusty, and Ryan loves to go after QBs. Maybe a mild concussion will knock some sense into him.

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    That's what I'm hoping - but perversely, this might be great for ratings.
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  57. @ic1000

    He points out that the National Association of Realtors advises its members not to air their opinions about schools, and to instead direct clients to objective sources of information...

    Realty search engines like Zillow, Homes.com and Redfin link to local school ratings prominently on every listing. The actual racial and ethnic composition of each school is a click or two away...

    “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.”
     
    Househunter: "How good are the local schools?"

    Realtor: "If I were to answer that question, I could face a ruinous lawsuit."

    Househunter: "I imagine that a lot of websites provide data on schools and rate them."

    Realtor: "Huh."

    Househunter: "Give me a second to power up my iPad Air."

    Realtor: "Huh."

    Househunter: "I'd like to visit some of your listings in 10514."

    Realtor: "OK, let's go."

    In a different context, John Derbyshire once noted that "Life is an IQ test."

    Neighborhood Scout is also useful if you’re looking for a place to live. It has crime rates (both violent and property) broken down by neighborhood.

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  58. @FKA Max

    How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining? I can foresee Ta-Nehisi Coates, future winner of the Nobel Prizes for Literature, Peace, and Physics (for his research into Black Bodies), someday leading a ceremonial tipping over of FDR’s bronze wheelchair sculpture on the National Mall.
     
    It is already happening, Mr. Sailer:


    No stranger to rebranding, Mount Sinai is itself successor to Jews’ Hospital, founded in 1852. Its name was changed to Mount Sinai in 1866.

    For the time being, Roosevelt’s companion institution uptown, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, will retain its name.

    Roosevelt family lore has it that when Roosevelt merged in 1979 with St. Luke’s, the question of which partner would get top billing came before the board.

    “A Roosevelt has never stood in front of a saint,” John E. Roosevelt declared. With that gesture of well-bred modesty, the two hospitals became the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
     
    - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/nyregion/mount-sinai-sheds-roosevelt-name-as-hospital-moves-on.html?_r=0

    The Catholic and Jewish lobbies are more powerful than the WASP lobby and run the country... see SCOTUS:


    Historically, Republicans have been the party of Protestants. But Protestant Republicans — Reagan and both Bushes — appointed five of the Catholics currently sitting on the court: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

    The sixth Catholic, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was appointed by President Obama. As for the two Jews, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, both were appointed by President Clinton.

    And what is particularly interesting, as attention focuses on a potential replacement for Justice Stevens, is that the two leading contenders to succeed him, Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal Judge Merrick Garland, are both Jewish, while another often mentioned name, Michigan's Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is Catholic. Yes, there are some Protestants in the mix, too, but it remains a distinct possibility that when the dust settles and a new justice takes his or her seat, there will be no Protestants on the high court.

    Does it matter? Should it matter? Should it be discussed in polite society?

    "It would certainly raise a lot of eyebrows," says University of Virginia professor Henry Abraham. "I don't know whether it matters. Speaking idealistically, to me the only thing that matters is competence, quality, education, ability, morals and so forth."
     
    - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125641988

    Yea yea… Quality, education, morals, ability and not being in any way related to the founding stock of our nation.

    Imagine the Supreme Court of India without a seat with a Hindu.

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  59. It’s only skin color … until you are stuck with all the negroes.

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  60. @wren
    Curious about her age, I looked at her Twitter. Typical.

    For example, she tweeted this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627336060402470912

    And her next tweet was this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627673827359600640

    I bet she wouldn’t have felt so unsafe around a guy who is “comfortably white”.

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  61. We’ve been looking at houses the last month in a well-to-do southern California city. Every single one of the realtors mentioned the quality (or lack thereof) of the schools in the area.

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  62. @Olorin
    "The schools are our biggest industry."

    Per the story above.

    It doesn't have to make sense. It doesn't have to produce anything of value to a healthy society or people. It gets all its funding by proliferating itself. It fails and fails and fails and still gets trillions.

    It is an industry that generates its own demand, particularly among those with degrees like these (studies studies).

    It's like selling soft drinks that make you thirstier. Or high-carb snacks that starve your body of nutrients, so your body wants you to eat more.

    The Ed Biz is one of the top few biggest cancers on our society.

    No, the Chappaqua guy’s comment was to say that Chappaqua’s famously high test-scoring schools are its biggest economic asset in keeping property values so high.

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    Understood and accepted.

    Bearing in mind that "high test-scoring schools" and "high property values" are economist-laundered proxy/LibSpeak for something else entirely, which it is CrimeThinky to study/discuss except in proxies.

    My point in response to Clyde's observation--mine, ill made if at all--was that that quote bumps up on a much larger truth about the Ed Biz. Whether the speaker realized it, who knows, since liberals lie to each other and themselves so much I doubt even they can tell. This one obviously knows enough to live in Chappaqua, given the choice.

    In a tangentially related matter, some may have heard that ITT Tech closed doors in Sept.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/07/itt-tech-shuts-down-all-campuses

    I wonder whether DoE holds "public" institutions to the same standards, and who at ITT failed in what form of Democratic payola to turn the Eye elsewhere.

    The big research campuses like UC-Berkeley and UW-Madison have long been largely privatized, at least in the departments that do anything productive. If you really want hives, look at private/corporate funding of the Land Grant colleges of ag that do so much to set policy for how much tax-dollar welfare Big Ag gets via SNAP, EBT, farm subsidies, and other programs.
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  63. @Marie
    Ta-Genius himself, Eternal Sage of Black Bodies, granted an interview awhile ago with an NPR affiliate in Detroit that I haven't forgotten - it really sounded like he was on coke, he was speaking so unnaturally fast and angrily. Merely fueled by healthy Black Rage, or perhaps was it a little something else...? One will never know, but I have serious suspicions. Anyway, a white caller innocently asked him if he had read and what he thought of Nicholas Wade's book on race and evolution, and he started incoherently screaming at them about 'white fragility', white racism and the structural oppression of science, etc., etc. It was so embarrassing to listen to, but cucks drink that stuff up as their lifeblood so you can be sure he'll be a regular on government radio stations, furiously yelling about white racists, as long as the check clears and until his vocal cords give out.

    As Amerika's #1 Public Intellectual of Black Bodies, he's certainly entitled circa 2050 or sooner to his own wing in the Library of Congress - that is, after the eventual purge and destruction of all white, non-vibrant, evilly racist texts. Remember, it's Ta-Genius's country, we're all just living in it.

    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.

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    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.
     
    When Trump becomes God Emperor, Executive Order I will require all living Genius Grant accepters to always publicly sport exact replicas of Douglas MacArthur’s field marshal cap, aviators, and corn cob pipe. They must be worn in MacArthur fashion, not ‘ironically.’

    Failure to comply will result in clawback of said grant, plus interest, and a processing fee of no less than 15% of the principal amount as granted.
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  64. Hillary’s national campaign offices are in Brooklyn. I bet she and Bill will probably move to Brooklyn once the Feds are done blessing with diversity Chappaqua.

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  65. I’m actually a little surprised that there haven’t been more prominent people calling for Nobels to be more “representative” of the world population.

    This year many of the science Nobels went to men, like most years. And no black or hispanic men in that list.

    Maybe some of the Altrighters should start a petition on Change.org, for laughs.

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    I can see retroactive Nobels being given in the sciences for revisionist history interpretations of black achievement. And the inventor of the light bulb is...
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  66. @wren
    How old is Ms. Kendra Yoshinaga?

    19? 21?

    Kendra Yoshinaga is a 22 year-old NPR intern. She studied legal studies, feminist studies, and broadcasting at UC Santa Cruz before transferring to American University where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in law and society.

    She was educated in a homeschool program overseen by the school district.

    [...] and Kendra Yoshinaga, 12, has competed in the Ventura County and national spelling bees.

    “(This school) got me a lot further than I ever would have gotten had I been in regular public school because I have more time to study,” Yoshinaga said. “I’m way more flexible, and it’s very nice to have some of the curriculum tailored to my interests.”

    Every student who has taken an AP exam has passed, according to school officials. LINK

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    Haha. Oak Park looks like a very nice place, so it is no wonder she felt unsafe around minorities if the regular public school wasn't good enough for her.
    , @Formerly CARealist
    Nobody knows anything at 22, but everybody thinks they do. I really wouldn't read anything by someone under 30 and trust it, particularly if she has no husband or children or even a real job.
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  67. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …
     
    I don’t get your point. They bravely brought diversity to the town. Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!

    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.
     
    Brooks actually used the term “projecting” while he was projecting! Deadspin (amusingly) had his number:

    Like David Brooks, the ancient Israelites were haunted by fear. Bedeviled and bound by it. It enfolded their lives, not unlike David Brooks is enfolded by the filthy shower curtain he wears around the house like a toga while he sobs and eats ice-cream sandwiches and leaves anonymous nasty comments on Paul Krugman’s blog.
     

    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.

    Who in the hell does this skype think he is? He isn’t a psychologist.

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  68. A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a “woke”?

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    A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a “woke”?

    It is an adjective describing a person of color who perceives systemic racism in U.S. institutions, economy, commerce, standards, testing, social arrangements, and sexual relations, and implicit bias in persons of no color.
    , @Kyle McKenna
    It's an adjective now, of sorts. Implies you wit it. So Steve's construction is a bit of Orwell.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Woke%20af

    And the "a" in "af" is "as" ...

    , @(((Owen)))
    Woke is Ebonics for awoken.
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  69. @countenance
    This is all a big hulabaloo over what information the real estate agents are providing house hunters. As if the house hunters themselves don't have the capability to look at these websites, Zillow, Great Schools, etc., on their own.

    Slightly OT -- I noticed in the LASD cop killing in the high desert that the reason the black suspect was in Lancaster was because he was living in his sister's apartment. Which probably means that his sister is an AFFH client.

    The Antelope Valley is a dumping ground for Section 8 Blacks and god almighty are they trouble. But that’s not the worst of it, there are also group homes for juveniles and half-way houses for cons and junkies just out of the big house.

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    The good news if you can call it that is the influx of Mexicans have pushed out a lot of blacks in the valley. I use the two large low income apartments a few blocks down from where I live as a barometer. When the blacks occupied them, there were shootings almost every night and even the occasional mass raid by police. As the Mexicans moved, it stopped. There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.

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    There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.
     
    Another job Americans won't do.
    , @Ed

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.
     
    I listened to a public radio broadcast from the NYC outfit about a black family that has spent 5 decades and multiple generations in the Queensbridge projects, the largest in the country.

    Beyond a case study in the mostly decline of the black working class. I say mostly because a few younger members did manage to graduate college, the most interesting thing was listening to the matriarch of the clan & her experiences moving in as one of the first black tenants.

    She said that although she wasn't warmly accepted. She did make a couple friends and that the building was real nice because they screened people. She mentioned how folks came to her home to inspect it before being allowed into her new home and that never married single mothers weren't allowed. She was married and stayed married to her husband for 50 years. She points to the cessation of screening as to why the buildings declined & the encroaching street culture that ensnared many of her kids.

    , @dc.sunsets
    As the willingness and ability of the state to provide crime suppression evaporates in places, people are ON THEIR OWN.

    Either people prepare properly or they volunteer to be victimized. I have little sympathy for those who insist on obliviousness.

    Many parts of the country look increasingly like body armor is necessary, in addition to carrying a concealed handgun with which one is extremely well-practiced. Paradoxically, those who would be inclined to undertake such preparations are also the least likely to need them. Avoidance is Job One for such people, and until the predators run short of easy, oblivious prey, it is probably sufficient.
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  70. A decade ago the Stolen Valor Act was ruled unconstitutional, because lying about military service is constitutionally protected free speech. But telling the truth, in the former of racial demographics is illegal. How perfect. A few realtors should tell the truth and take it all the way to the Supreme Court.

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  71. @Triumph104
    Kendra Yoshinaga is a 22 year-old NPR intern. She studied legal studies, feminist studies, and broadcasting at UC Santa Cruz before transferring to American University where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in law and society.

    She was educated in a homeschool program overseen by the school district.

    [...] and Kendra Yoshinaga, 12, has competed in the Ventura County and national spelling bees.

    "(This school) got me a lot further than I ever would have gotten had I been in regular public school because I have more time to study," Yoshinaga said. "I'm way more flexible, and it's very nice to have some of the curriculum tailored to my interests."

    Every student who has taken an AP exam has passed, according to school officials. LINK
     

    Haha. Oak Park looks like a very nice place, so it is no wonder she felt unsafe around minorities if the regular public school wasn’t good enough for her.

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  72. @Bugg
    Height of hypocrisy that Westchester County is constantly under DoJ lawsuits and consent decrees in Yonkers and here about supposed housing discrimination. This has been going on for decades(HBO even had a David Simon series about it). . And at the same time liberals like the Clintons, Andrew Cuomo and a slew of Kennedys have all moved there, and exclusively to the whitest of zip codes. If liberals love diversity so much, they could buy homes a bit south in the Bronx. Not a chance of that, though.The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here? With the local press in the bag, it got no traction.

    " “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” " At a loss how widely available data being pointed out is somehow illegal. Neither is looking at local school's test scores. SJWs want to expand the war on noticing even more.

    Information currently available on sites like Zillow and City-Data will be suppressed after Herself takes office. It’s a natural ‘next step’ because the ‘war on noticing’ is so much trouble–it’ll be easier when there’s less to notice. (Accurate) information is their enemy, after all.

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  73. @Triumph104
    Kendra Yoshinaga is a 22 year-old NPR intern. She studied legal studies, feminist studies, and broadcasting at UC Santa Cruz before transferring to American University where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in law and society.

    She was educated in a homeschool program overseen by the school district.

    [...] and Kendra Yoshinaga, 12, has competed in the Ventura County and national spelling bees.

    "(This school) got me a lot further than I ever would have gotten had I been in regular public school because I have more time to study," Yoshinaga said. "I'm way more flexible, and it's very nice to have some of the curriculum tailored to my interests."

    Every student who has taken an AP exam has passed, according to school officials. LINK
     

    Nobody knows anything at 22, but everybody thinks they do. I really wouldn’t read anything by someone under 30 and trust it, particularly if she has no husband or children or even a real job.

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  74. @TBA
    A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a "woke"?

    A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a “woke”?

    It is an adjective describing a person of color who perceives systemic racism in U.S. institutions, economy, commerce, standards, testing, social arrangements, and sexual relations, and implicit bias in persons of no color.

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  75. @wren
    Curious about her age, I looked at her Twitter. Typical.

    For example, she tweeted this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627336060402470912

    And her next tweet was this:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KendraYoshinaga/status/627673827359600640

    Bless ‘er, she looks about 12. And who better to lecture people than a priggish, sanctimonious child.

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  76. @TBA
    A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a "woke"?

    It’s an adjective now, of sorts. Implies you wit it. So Steve’s construction is a bit of Orwell.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Woke%20af

    And the “a” in “af” is “as” …

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  77. @Orangey
    Tiny Duck's Day Job?

    https://stream.org/astroturf-outrage-machine-of-paid-trolls-floods-social-media-to-counteract-negative-news-about-hillary-clinton/

    It’s comical that they have to pay people to do that sort of thing – and they’re useless at it!

    Our guys do it for nothing and run rings round them.

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  78. I listened to two news stories today:

    The first was about the new SCOTUS case on post-verdict inquiry into racism in jury deliberations, which used to be sacrosanct and immune from such inquiry.

    The second was an interview with Michael Mukasey, who concluded the interview by refusing to reveal for whom he will vote, standing on the principle of the secret ballot.

    Then it occurred to me to wonder when the campaign against the secret ballot as a tool of racist cishet white men will begin. I wish I were joking, but I’m really not.

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    Then it occurred to me to wonder when the campaign against the secret ballot as a tool of racist cishet white men will begin. I wish I were joking, but I’m really not.

    Ironic that Mukasey's comment triggered that thought. It is almost certain he will be taking advantage of that secrecy next month to vote against cishet white men.
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  79. @Percy Gryce
    I listened to two news stories today:

    The first was about the new SCOTUS case on post-verdict inquiry into racism in jury deliberations, which used to be sacrosanct and immune from such inquiry.

    The second was an interview with Michael Mukasey, who concluded the interview by refusing to reveal for whom he will vote, standing on the principle of the secret ballot.

    Then it occurred to me to wonder when the campaign against the secret ballot as a tool of racist cishet white men will begin. I wish I were joking, but I'm really not.

    Then it occurred to me to wonder when the campaign against the secret ballot as a tool of racist cishet white men will begin. I wish I were joking, but I’m really not.

    Ironic that Mukasey’s comment triggered that thought. It is almost certain he will be taking advantage of that secrecy next month to vote against cishet white men.

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  80. @Opinionator
    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.

    Who in the hell does this skype think he is? He isn't a psychologist.

    What does it mean when you call someone a “skype”?

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3821215/amp/Googles-Skypes-Yahoos-Racist-trolls-slang-make-vile-slurs-online-without-caught-automatic-filters.html
    , @Opinionator
    Brooks has a passionate attachment to Israel. His son in fact served in the Israeli military. The "authoritarian personality" runs in his family.

    It is anti-Semitic for a Gentile to use the word jew or jewish. The word "skype" is a socially acceptable way for a Gentile to--without being anti-Semitic--describe someone who has chosen that tribal identity (that is, someone who believes he is jewish).
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  81. There are so many proxies for white communities because as Steve says, there is no end to the ways in which good things are good — or something to that effect. The fair housing fanatics will never be able to get ahead of all these implicit white markers like…

    No litter in shopping mall parking lots. Clean restrooms in public parks. No graffiti. Houses with well manicured lawns. Churches with full parking lots on Sunday. Very few cars with unrepaired body damage parked on the street. Large number of French restaurants. Businesses that don’t pull down metal doors over their plate glass windows at night. Wrought iron street lamps that make downtown look like Ye Auld English Village. A nice public library with no homeless people or feral kids. Etc, etc.

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    But there will be fewer and fewer of all of those things.

    What's the average lifespan of a shopping mall nowadays? It seems to be getting shorter and shorter.
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  82. In most places around the country, school budgets are partly linked to local property taxes.

    Untrue in California since 1978.

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  83. @Anonymous
    What does it mean when you call someone a "skype"?
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    Actually:

    It is anti-Semitic for a Gentile to use the word jew or jewish. The word "skype" is a socially acceptable way for a Gentile to--without being anti-Semitic--describe someone who has chosen that tribal identity (that is, someone who believes he is jewish).
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  84. @Anonymous
    What does it mean when you call someone a "skype"?

    Brooks has a passionate attachment to Israel. His son in fact served in the Israeli military. The “authoritarian personality” runs in his family.

    It is anti-Semitic for a Gentile to use the word jew or jewish. The word “skype” is a socially acceptable way for a Gentile to–without being anti-Semitic–describe someone who has chosen that tribal identity (that is, someone who believes he is jewish).

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  85. @WhatEvvs
    "civilized" -

    LOL - read this:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/

    Good observation about the HS kids. Where I live there are black cops deployed when they leave school. Many.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/

    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship–early shuttle stuff–at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching–super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don’t know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years … but it sure as hell ain’t good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon … then what’s called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to “white” norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms … have at it! But don’t think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.

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    Someone in your state needs to organize the equivalent of the Quebec referendum. Even if it is not binding it will get attention.
    , @WhatEvvs
    I discovered it on American Thinker, which is mostly a clickbait site, and then saw that it had been picked up on Amren, etc. It's also been picked up on local NYC sites such as Gothamist and was a minor Twitter kerfuffle. (What isn't a minor Twitter kerfuffle yet?)

    Via Twitter, I discovered that the black guy is actually a gay mulatto, i.e., a half white "queer" black man. (Clears throat.) Notice a pattern? As Steve has pointed out, the BLM movement is made up of these guys.

    These insecure queer Halfricans really are Obama's children, not Trayvon types, and his pseudo-Ebonically written letter is as convincing as a Howard Stern show impression of a black man. Does anybody here remember the way one of Howard's sidekicks would do these totally fake imitations of black men that could fool no one, and that was the joke? Actually he did fool Peter Jennings, but that's unfair.

    It really IS impossible to live around the BLM queers. I've been in the situation that the neighbor was, and it is infuriating. Do you knock on someone's door and risk a fight? So he left a note. And look what happens. You can't talk to them, you can't reason with them, you can't say a word to another person lest he rat you out and you will be publicly humiliated (notice that the white guy wouldn't give his name because he feared backlash) - what's left?
    , @celt darnell
    OK, so some blacks decide, at 1 a.m. in the morning to get drunk, play loud music, dance to it and generally act like chimpanzees during mating season.

    Come on, his friend came to his apartment to get advice about quitting a job? At one in the morning? Really? The WaPo actually believes that? You're telling me that advising a friend about quitting a job requires waking up your neighbors?

    Then, to their outrage, their white neighbors living below demand they stop making a racket? And they start squawking racism?

    There's a reason they're called Dindus.
    , @Brutusale
    What happened to middle-class black people? They've gone from earning their position in society the same way the rest of us do and taking pride in the fact to being looked at by the rest of us as passengers on the Affirmative Action train, no matter how studied and accomplished, and feeling the resentment.
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  86. @Orangey
    Tiny Duck's Day Job?

    https://stream.org/astroturf-outrage-machine-of-paid-trolls-floods-social-media-to-counteract-negative-news-about-hillary-clinton/

    If that is his job, then it follows that the Clinton campaign is not sending iSteve their best people…

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  87. @Percy Gryce
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3821215/amp/Googles-Skypes-Yahoos-Racist-trolls-slang-make-vile-slurs-online-without-caught-automatic-filters.html

    Actually:

    It is anti-Semitic for a Gentile to use the word jew or jewish. The word “skype” is a socially acceptable way for a Gentile to–without being anti-Semitic–describe someone who has chosen that tribal identity (that is, someone who believes he is jewish).

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  88. @rod1963
    The Antelope Valley is a dumping ground for Section 8 Blacks and god almighty are they trouble. But that's not the worst of it, there are also group homes for juveniles and half-way houses for cons and junkies just out of the big house.

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    The good news if you can call it that is the influx of Mexicans have pushed out a lot of blacks in the valley. I use the two large low income apartments a few blocks down from where I live as a barometer. When the blacks occupied them, there were shootings almost every night and even the occasional mass raid by police. As the Mexicans moved, it stopped. There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.


    .

    There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.

    Another job Americans won’t do.

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  89. @rod1963
    The Antelope Valley is a dumping ground for Section 8 Blacks and god almighty are they trouble. But that's not the worst of it, there are also group homes for juveniles and half-way houses for cons and junkies just out of the big house.

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    The good news if you can call it that is the influx of Mexicans have pushed out a lot of blacks in the valley. I use the two large low income apartments a few blocks down from where I live as a barometer. When the blacks occupied them, there were shootings almost every night and even the occasional mass raid by police. As the Mexicans moved, it stopped. There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.


    .

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    I listened to a public radio broadcast from the NYC outfit about a black family that has spent 5 decades and multiple generations in the Queensbridge projects, the largest in the country.

    Beyond a case study in the mostly decline of the black working class. I say mostly because a few younger members did manage to graduate college, the most interesting thing was listening to the matriarch of the clan & her experiences moving in as one of the first black tenants.

    She said that although she wasn’t warmly accepted. She did make a couple friends and that the building was real nice because they screened people. She mentioned how folks came to her home to inspect it before being allowed into her new home and that never married single mothers weren’t allowed. She was married and stayed married to her husband for 50 years. She points to the cessation of screening as to why the buildings declined & the encroaching street culture that ensnared many of her kids.

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  90. There’s a large, persistent and well-documented gap in test scores between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers. There are many reasons for these disparities: income and wealth gaps, disciplinary policies that “push out” black students from school systems, less experienced teachers, the early-learning gap between high- and low-income children. But they all end up reflected in one number: a school rating.

    “Many reasons” indeed. I can think of at least one that might be important (hint: Steve writes about it a lot).

    OT: Does anyone else get distracted when they see “predominately” instead of “predominantly?”

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  91. @Clyde
    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.

    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.

    When Trump becomes God Emperor, Executive Order I will require all living Genius Grant accepters to always publicly sport exact replicas of Douglas MacArthur’s field marshal cap, aviators, and corn cob pipe. They must be worn in MacArthur fashion, not ‘ironically.’

    Failure to comply will result in clawback of said grant, plus interest, and a processing fee of no less than 15% of the principal amount as granted.

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    The image is funny, but the MacArthur genius grants are named for businessman and philanthropist John D. MacArthur, not the famous general Douglas. AFAIK he was not related at all to the general. When John set up his foundation, he didn't really leave detailed instructions on how he wanted it to be spent. He said that his genius was at making money and other people would have to figure out how to spend it. Most foundations are captured by the left sooner or later, regardless of the political persuasion of the founder.
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  92. @TBA
    A question from a poor, ignorant foreigner: what the bleep is a "woke"?

    Woke is Ebonics for awoken.

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    Woke is Ebonics for awoken.
     
    Rhymes with toke.
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  93. >director of diversity
    >professor of fair housing law
    >executive director of Central New York Fair Housing
    >assistant professor who studies race and housing

    Why do these positions even exist? All these people sound like they should be washing dishes somewhere.

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    It's a mystery why they are even necessary. Isn't a diverse society naturally stronger and more cohesive?
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  94. @Anon
    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

    It used to be quite a charming area, far from the urban blight of New York City. I last visited Tarrytown in the 1980s. Washington Irving’s home in Tarrytown was worth the visit-the tour guide, an elderly lady with a huge enthusiasm for the subject, was related to him. I fear there might be an abuela with an accent conducting the tour now, so I won’t be going back to find out.

    Sleepy Hollow is just north of Tarrytown, and FDR’s Hyde Park is an hour’s drive further still. That whole area of New York State, mostly along the Hudson all the way to Albany and Saratoga Springs, has a lot of 19th century Yankee and Knickerbocker connections.

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    Ever been to Port Chester? Next door to Rye and Greenwich. Those golf courses ain't gonna groom themselves.

    Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.0
    Number of students: 1,255

    Racial breakdown:

    Hispanic:73.1%
    White:17.2%
    African American:7.6%
    Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients: 54%
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  95. observes Sally Santangelo, the executive director of Central New York Fair Housing, a group that provides education and legal assistance to oppose housing discrimination.

    There must be a million such groups. So where does the money to fund them come from?

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    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such "Fair Housing" groups.

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  96. @Jason Liu
    >director of diversity
    >professor of fair housing law
    >executive director of Central New York Fair Housing
    >assistant professor who studies race and housing

    Why do these positions even exist? All these people sound like they should be washing dishes somewhere.

    It’s a mystery why they are even necessary. Isn’t a diverse society naturally stronger and more cohesive?

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  97. @anonymous

    observes Sally Santangelo, the executive director of Central New York Fair Housing, a group that provides education and legal assistance to oppose housing discrimination.
     
    There must be a million such groups. So where does the money to fund them come from?

    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such “Fair Housing” groups.

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    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale
     
    About $2 trillion in new real-estate mortgage loans a year.

    http://static.realtytrac.com/images/reportimages/loan_origination_trends_q1_2016.png
    , @bluto
    To give some idea of the scale. Freddie and Fannie got 0.4% of mortgages for credit insurance. That's 10s of billions a year for each of them.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Right. Plus one of DOJ's settlements with Goldman Sachs (?) says that $1 billion of the settlement goes to "community groups".
    , @dc.sunsets
    I reiterate:

    When the credit bubble finally bursts, and the pot-a-gold these groups access is emptied, what will happen?

    YT has accepted the burden of Affirmative Action, wealth redistribution, stuffing uncivilized people into his kids' schools, etc., etc. only so long as YT felt he was so rich that such exactions were small.

    When the credit bubble bursts, YT won't have any slack at all. He'll be consumed with just keeping his kids safe, fed, clothed and the roof over their heads.

    When the Minority Train comes begging it will be turned away. If it becomes insistent it will be turned into dog food.
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  98. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That couple who moved to Chappaqua, they could be asked why they were so racist as to not move to Tarrytown …
     
    I don’t get your point. They bravely brought diversity to the town. Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!

    OT: David Brooks projecting, bigly:

    Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.
     
    Brooks actually used the term “projecting” while he was projecting! Deadspin (amusingly) had his number:

    Like David Brooks, the ancient Israelites were haunted by fear. Bedeviled and bound by it. It enfolded their lives, not unlike David Brooks is enfolded by the filthy shower curtain he wears around the house like a toga while he sobs and eats ice-cream sandwiches and leaves anonymous nasty comments on Paul Krugman’s blog.
     

    Everyone adores the famous Abuela del Chappaqua!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/us/politics/hillary-clinton-is-not-my-abuela-critics-say.html?_r=0

    I see.

    It’s not ok to dare to even compare English-Welsh-Scots grandmother Hillary to a Latina grandmother because, well, that’s just so inappropriate an exercise in privilege that erases your abuela’s lived ethnic identity.

    Or something.

    But try raising the meekest squeak of dissent that a non-Anglo Latina abuela is nothing like an English-Welsh-Scots grandmother raised in the mid-West…

    PS: I never dreamed I’d be standing up for Hillary against a pc multi-culti mob…

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  99. @Steve Sailer
    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such "Fair Housing" groups.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale

    About $2 trillion in new real-estate mortgage loans a year.

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  100. @(((Owen)))
    Woke is Ebonics for awoken.

    Woke is Ebonics for awoken.

    Rhymes with toke.

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  101. @thinkingabout it
    I'm actually a little surprised that there haven't been more prominent people calling for Nobels to be more "representative" of the world population.

    This year many of the science Nobels went to men, like most years. And no black or hispanic men in that list.

    Maybe some of the Altrighters should start a petition on Change.org, for laughs.

    I can see retroactive Nobels being given in the sciences for revisionist history interpretations of black achievement. And the inventor of the light bulb is…

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  102. @AnotherDad

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/
     
    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship--early shuttle stuff--at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching--super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don't know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years ... but it sure as hell ain't good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon ... then what's called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to "white" norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms ... have at it! But don't think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.

    Someone in your state needs to organize the equivalent of the Quebec referendum. Even if it is not binding it will get attention.

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  103. @PiltdownMan

    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

     

    It used to be quite a charming area, far from the urban blight of New York City. I last visited Tarrytown in the 1980s. Washington Irving's home in Tarrytown was worth the visit-the tour guide, an elderly lady with a huge enthusiasm for the subject, was related to him. I fear there might be an abuela with an accent conducting the tour now, so I won't be going back to find out.

    Sleepy Hollow is just north of Tarrytown, and FDR's Hyde Park is an hour's drive further still. That whole area of New York State, mostly along the Hudson all the way to Albany and Saratoga Springs, has a lot of 19th century Yankee and Knickerbocker connections.

    Ever been to Port Chester? Next door to Rye and Greenwich. Those golf courses ain’t gonna groom themselves.

    Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.0
    Number of students: 1,255

    Racial breakdown:

    Hispanic:73.1%
    White:17.2%
    African American:7.6%
    Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients: 54%

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  104. @Jim Don Bob
    Kaepernick's gonna get his ass kicked. The 49ers have to fly to Buffalo, he's rusty, and Ryan loves to go after QBs. Maybe a mild concussion will knock some sense into him.

    That’s what I’m hoping – but perversely, this might be great for ratings.

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  105. @AnotherDad

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/
     
    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship--early shuttle stuff--at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching--super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don't know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years ... but it sure as hell ain't good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon ... then what's called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to "white" norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms ... have at it! But don't think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.

    I discovered it on American Thinker, which is mostly a clickbait site, and then saw that it had been picked up on Amren, etc. It’s also been picked up on local NYC sites such as Gothamist and was a minor Twitter kerfuffle. (What isn’t a minor Twitter kerfuffle yet?)

    Via Twitter, I discovered that the black guy is actually a gay mulatto, i.e., a half white “queer” black man. (Clears throat.) Notice a pattern? As Steve has pointed out, the BLM movement is made up of these guys.

    These insecure queer Halfricans really are Obama’s children, not Trayvon types, and his pseudo-Ebonically written letter is as convincing as a Howard Stern show impression of a black man. Does anybody here remember the way one of Howard’s sidekicks would do these totally fake imitations of black men that could fool no one, and that was the joke? Actually he did fool Peter Jennings, but that’s unfair.

    It really IS impossible to live around the BLM queers. I’ve been in the situation that the neighbor was, and it is infuriating. Do you knock on someone’s door and risk a fight? So he left a note. And look what happens. You can’t talk to them, you can’t reason with them, you can’t say a word to another person lest he rat you out and you will be publicly humiliated (notice that the white guy wouldn’t give his name because he feared backlash) – what’s left?

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  106. @Steve Sailer
    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such "Fair Housing" groups.

    To give some idea of the scale. Freddie and Fannie got 0.4% of mortgages for credit insurance. That’s 10s of billions a year for each of them.

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    And Freddie and Fannie skim off some money and give lots to liberal NGOs, especially black ones, to keep them supportive.
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  107. You laugh at the notion of “black bodies” but the Agro-EBT complex has its tentacles in all aspects of our economy and depends on black bodies to perform the final monetary transactions at point-of-sale locations in under-served commoonities.

    Genius T. Coates is right and deserves accolades as much as much Kirchoff and Planck.

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  108. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Those MacArthur people telling him he is a genius, has gone to his head.
     
    When Trump becomes God Emperor, Executive Order I will require all living Genius Grant accepters to always publicly sport exact replicas of Douglas MacArthur’s field marshal cap, aviators, and corn cob pipe. They must be worn in MacArthur fashion, not ‘ironically.’

    Failure to comply will result in clawback of said grant, plus interest, and a processing fee of no less than 15% of the principal amount as granted.

    The image is funny, but the MacArthur genius grants are named for businessman and philanthropist John D. MacArthur, not the famous general Douglas. AFAIK he was not related at all to the general. When John set up his foundation, he didn’t really leave detailed instructions on how he wanted it to be spent. He said that his genius was at making money and other people would have to figure out how to spend it. Most foundations are captured by the left sooner or later, regardless of the political persuasion of the founder.

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    The MacArthur genius grants are named for businessman and philanthropist John D. MacArthur, not the famous general Douglas.
     
    I am aware of that. Grantees and others might make the same point, among other objections. Trump, unmoved, will declare: “The processing fee just doubled.”
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  109. Realty search engines like Zillow, Homes.com and Redfin

    Reality search engines like Zillow, Homes.com and Redfin
    There, fixed it for you

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  110. @Anon
    Nope. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/2865003892/school.aspx

    Hispanic:56.0%
    White:36.4%
    Two or more races:3.0%

    In case you haven’t noticed, we are running out of white children. The schools aren’t filled with white children because there aren’t any. Some of the white women of Tarrytown squeeze out 1 kid when they are 35 and some have none . Even if Tarrytown isn’t majority non-white (and it isn’t yet), the schools are because the Hispanics are having most of the kids. My 94 year old MIL has 3 children and 6 grandchildren and exactly 0 great grandchildren. If she was an abuela she would have dozens by now. There isn’t one 94 year old abuela who doesn’t have a roomful of great grandchildren.

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    Not sure what your point is here? That we need lots of Central Americans because otherwise we'd have to close schools?
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  111. @Steve Sailer
    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such "Fair Housing" groups.

    Right. Plus one of DOJ’s settlements with Goldman Sachs (?) says that $1 billion of the settlement goes to “community groups”.

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  112. @AnotherDad
    Three things:

    1) SWPL fracture
    This is treading right near one of the fractures in the Democrat coalition. It's basically saying information access is bad. Which essentially then argues for either
    a) random totalitarian assignment for "diversity" or
    b) those with connections (Hillary and friends) get Chappaqua, while the un-connected have to send their kid to school with Mexicans or blacks
    Neither of these quite appeal to ideology nor especially the exquisite self-image the SWPLy upper middle class NPR listener has of themselves. Knowledge is good and they are important and special.

    2) Discrimination tax
    The utter tediousness of this sort of nonsense is just something to behold. I would venture that if we could dump all this discrimination nonsense our economy would pop a good 10 or 15% minimum in short order and it's long term growth rate improve maybe 25%. The whole government\academic\legal\corporate apparatus to supporting this crap is incredibly expensive full of people who produce nothing and eat very well ... and suck from anyone trying to run an actually productive endeavor.

    Just being able to send useless eaters the likes of Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and Michael P. Seng to shovel manure on the pig farm--ok now it's all headed toward closed hog confinement (no human diseases introduced) but maybe the kill line at Tyson?--just that would raise everyone's spirits dramatically.

    3) Chappaqua
    Another word Trump has yet to say. Another Hillary gift horse Trump has yet to accept, saddle and ride.
    Hillary offers so many--so *many*--juicy opportunities for skewering incompetence and especially hypocrisy. I would spend half my time in debate just laughing, mocking and skewering her nonsense. She wants to pose as champion of the blacks or lecture us on our implicit bias ... let her have it.

    I just heard about this, even though the story is from August:

    As it hears pitches for its advertising business, General Mills is shaking up its guidelines for what it expects from advertising partners.

    “Ad Age has an interview with General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Ann Simonds, who’s leading a review of creative agencies for the Golden Valley-based food company.

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw “an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. “I think it’s rare and it is important,” Simonds said, adding that ad agencies are fairly diverse within their total workforces, but not necessarily in creative jobs.”

    Short selling opportunity?

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    I saw that back when it was announced. The ad agencies will just outsource more of their creative, and re-jigger who counts as 'creative.' The proportions will be difficult to achieve because creative has so many white males--gay white males--they'll have to count gays as minorities...
    , @AnotherDad

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw “an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. “I think it’s rare and it is important,” Simonds said,
     
    Interesting in terms of "where we are".

    --> Totalitarian mindset.
    If you want to do business with us ... we'll tell you how to organize your business, who to hire.

    --> Bureaucratic imperative: 50% female.
    She didn't even--from your snippet at least--give wiggle room. ("At least 40% female.") She's demanding not even rough equality but a female majority. This is particularly thuggish because realistic women are about--picking a number--a tenth as creative. I'm sure there's plenty of creative gals working in the industry, but it's overwhelmingly guys who will come up with the actually new\clever\interesting pitch.

    Either all General Mills' work now goes to some women's agencies, or some agencies will hire in a bunch of young women as "creative" whose job will be to get coffee or give the guys blowjobs.

    --> Out with the old!
    The core line is: "This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”
    This is the attitude you see now. Consign the tedious old oppressive past to history. General Mills is nothing if not a bunch of these brands that have value because they are well known from having a long long history. But no that fine history of General Mills is tainted with white maleism. We're throwing it out and *starting over*.

    When i was a kid we were doing cool new stuff--rock 'n' roll and rocket ships going to the moon--but we also had an intense appreciation for the achievements of our ancestors, from my parents generation winning the War, to my great and great-great grandparents clearing and settling the prairies, back through, transcontinental railroad, Civil War, Constitution, the Revolution to generally the glorious achievements of Western Civilization.

    That's all nothing. To women like Ann Simmons that's just dead white male nonsense. (Despite the fact she's just an overpaid school girl utterly dependent for her comfy livelihood on those dead white males.) And despite her intense need for a career and climbing the corporate greasy pole to marketing VP, simply doing a good job helping run a food company is ... insufficient. She has to be some sort of world changer and signal to everyone her incredible virtue--"represent who we are".
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  113. @JimB
    There are so many proxies for white communities because as Steve says, there is no end to the ways in which good things are good -- or something to that effect. The fair housing fanatics will never be able to get ahead of all these implicit white markers like...

    No litter in shopping mall parking lots. Clean restrooms in public parks. No graffiti. Houses with well manicured lawns. Churches with full parking lots on Sunday. Very few cars with unrepaired body damage parked on the street. Large number of French restaurants. Businesses that don't pull down metal doors over their plate glass windows at night. Wrought iron street lamps that make downtown look like Ye Auld English Village. A nice public library with no homeless people or feral kids. Etc, etc.

    But there will be fewer and fewer of all of those things.

    What’s the average lifespan of a shopping mall nowadays? It seems to be getting shorter and shorter.

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  114. This social engineering directly impacts Liberals here on the East Coast. Liberals love their “great schools” ratings and brag about it in their communities. It is ironic that the minority “intellectuals” are suggesting tearing the notion of these ratings systems down, its not conservative school districts they are going after. How on earth will these affluent females peacock in social circles if they are considered racist for doing so? That’s why I think the Republican party is not done for as many say, once government starts messing with people’s kids the reaction will be strong. For most Liberals they have no experience with actual diversity, when they do they will reflexively revolt and I don’t see Hillary changing course on this if she is elected.

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  115. @Clyde
    Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor
    Educational Leadership
    Curriculum vitae
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (804) 828-8713
    Office: Oliver Hall, Room 2098
    Education

    Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
    M.Ed. in education policy and management, Harvard University
    M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
    B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

    Research interests

    Race, stratification and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional, district and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

    Gotta scratch my head at what a PhD in ‘urban schooling’ entails… What is the source of the foundational knowledge? What body of learning is mastered? Gang culture? The history of juvenile delinquency? Styles of playground dominance? Point-shaving in pick-up games betting?

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  116. Totally off topic but of interest. An intelligent progressive take on Trump.

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/

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    Thanks for posting that. Good to see someone at least making an effort to understand/explain the Trump phenomenon.
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  117. Not Public Radio. It chaps me that we are taxed for this. Created to serve the public it is now radically anti-white, aka the public. The same public whose ancestors built the public school system as one of its greatest values, a system that has also been infested with pc vigilantes who seem to have no higher value than destroying their creator.

    As our country imports millions, people migrate out of California because it has become too crowded. They go somewhere less crowded and crowd into the good school districts. It’s a tax that white people pay, getting mortgaged through the nose to send their kids to a good school.

    But there is another tax, and the only person I’ve heard refer to it is Sailer. While Californians might be able to sell out at a nice profit and buy into other states cheaper, many native-born in this country have seen their homes turned into ghettoes and have correspondingly seen their life’s savings evaporate in a puff of diversity.

    This is why the chimera of white privilege was created. It ignores the taking of what the native born worked for, making it into something that must be taken from them in the name of justice. NPR’s young listeners have no idea of how vile its agenda is since they have no sense of the generations of work that went into what they now destroy. They think they are creating Lennon’s world and never stop to wonder if those coming in share that same vision, never stop to wonder what their own lives will be like once they’ve destroyed the achievements of their ancestors and it is their turn, and their children’s, to pay for white privilege.

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  118. @WhatEvvs
    "How long until FDR gets the Woodrow Wilson treatment for his redlining?"

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Kaepernick's caper "dumb" and was promptly booted.

    He's back as starting QB. Will be interesting to see the ratings.

    Kaepernick’s career is basically over. He was a flash-in-the-pan, one hit wonder. Speed and mobility works for a very short time, early in a QBs career–Vick, RG3, Kaep, even Russell Wilson. Pocket passer QB is what wins SB–Brady, Manning bros, Flacco, Rogers, Brees.

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    I agree, but if he gets lucky this weekend, the jeering will be deafening.
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  119. @AnotherDad

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/
     
    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship--early shuttle stuff--at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching--super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don't know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years ... but it sure as hell ain't good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon ... then what's called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to "white" norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms ... have at it! But don't think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.

    OK, so some blacks decide, at 1 a.m. in the morning to get drunk, play loud music, dance to it and generally act like chimpanzees during mating season.

    Come on, his friend came to his apartment to get advice about quitting a job? At one in the morning? Really? The WaPo actually believes that? You’re telling me that advising a friend about quitting a job requires waking up your neighbors?

    Then, to their outrage, their white neighbors living below demand they stop making a racket? And they start squawking racism?

    There’s a reason they’re called Dindus.

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  120. @Jack D
    I just heard about this, even though the story is from August:

    As it hears pitches for its advertising business, General Mills is shaking up its guidelines for what it expects from advertising partners.

    "Ad Age has an interview with General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Ann Simonds, who's leading a review of creative agencies for the Golden Valley-based food company.

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw "an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over."

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. "I think it's rare and it is important," Simonds said, adding that ad agencies are fairly diverse within their total workforces, but not necessarily in creative jobs."

    Short selling opportunity?

    I saw that back when it was announced. The ad agencies will just outsource more of their creative, and re-jigger who counts as ‘creative.’ The proportions will be difficult to achieve because creative has so many white males–gay white males–they’ll have to count gays as minorities…

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  121. @Jack D
    The image is funny, but the MacArthur genius grants are named for businessman and philanthropist John D. MacArthur, not the famous general Douglas. AFAIK he was not related at all to the general. When John set up his foundation, he didn't really leave detailed instructions on how he wanted it to be spent. He said that his genius was at making money and other people would have to figure out how to spend it. Most foundations are captured by the left sooner or later, regardless of the political persuasion of the founder.

    The MacArthur genius grants are named for businessman and philanthropist John D. MacArthur, not the famous general Douglas.

    I am aware of that. Grantees and others might make the same point, among other objections. Trump, unmoved, will declare: “The processing fee just doubled.”

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  122. @Sgt. Joe Friday
    Blacks began moving to the Antelope Valley probably 20 or so years ago once Hispanics started to ethnically cleanse them from South Central.

    Has anyone written about about L.A.’s “black flight”? It’s a fascinating topic from so many angles, just absolutely low hanging fruit. But I don’t think it has been touched at all. For obvious reasons.

    The eastern deserts—Adelanto, Victorville—have also seen a huge influx of routed AAs. I’ve driven through there since the 80s, on the way to the Sierras, and it has been a remarkable transformation to observe.

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  123. @Jack D
    I just heard about this, even though the story is from August:

    As it hears pitches for its advertising business, General Mills is shaking up its guidelines for what it expects from advertising partners.

    "Ad Age has an interview with General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Ann Simonds, who's leading a review of creative agencies for the Golden Valley-based food company.

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw "an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over."

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. "I think it's rare and it is important," Simonds said, adding that ad agencies are fairly diverse within their total workforces, but not necessarily in creative jobs."

    Short selling opportunity?

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw “an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. “I think it’s rare and it is important,” Simonds said,

    Interesting in terms of “where we are”.

    –> Totalitarian mindset.
    If you want to do business with us … we’ll tell you how to organize your business, who to hire.

    –> Bureaucratic imperative: 50% female.
    She didn’t even–from your snippet at least–give wiggle room. (“At least 40% female.”) She’s demanding not even rough equality but a female majority. This is particularly thuggish because realistic women are about–picking a number–a tenth as creative. I’m sure there’s plenty of creative gals working in the industry, but it’s overwhelmingly guys who will come up with the actually new\clever\interesting pitch.

    Either all General Mills’ work now goes to some women’s agencies, or some agencies will hire in a bunch of young women as “creative” whose job will be to get coffee or give the guys blowjobs.

    –> Out with the old!
    The core line is: “This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”
    This is the attitude you see now. Consign the tedious old oppressive past to history. General Mills is nothing if not a bunch of these brands that have value because they are well known from having a long long history. But no that fine history of General Mills is tainted with white maleism. We’re throwing it out and *starting over*.

    When i was a kid we were doing cool new stuff–rock ‘n’ roll and rocket ships going to the moon–but we also had an intense appreciation for the achievements of our ancestors, from my parents generation winning the War, to my great and great-great grandparents clearing and settling the prairies, back through, transcontinental railroad, Civil War, Constitution, the Revolution to generally the glorious achievements of Western Civilization.

    That’s all nothing. To women like Ann Simmons that’s just dead white male nonsense. (Despite the fact she’s just an overpaid school girl utterly dependent for her comfy livelihood on those dead white males.) And despite her intense need for a career and climbing the corporate greasy pole to marketing VP, simply doing a good job helping run a food company is … insufficient. She has to be some sort of world changer and signal to everyone her incredible virtue–”represent who we are”.

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  124. @rod1963
    The Antelope Valley is a dumping ground for Section 8 Blacks and god almighty are they trouble. But that's not the worst of it, there are also group homes for juveniles and half-way houses for cons and junkies just out of the big house.

    Mayor Parris of Lancaster tried to stem the flow of Section 8 blacks but the DOJ came down on him like a ton of bricks. Why? Because he wanted those Section 8 renters screened, which was considered racist.

    The good news if you can call it that is the influx of Mexicans have pushed out a lot of blacks in the valley. I use the two large low income apartments a few blocks down from where I live as a barometer. When the blacks occupied them, there were shootings almost every night and even the occasional mass raid by police. As the Mexicans moved, it stopped. There still are blacks living there but they seem to behave themselves a bit better or the Mexicans will whack them.


    .

    As the willingness and ability of the state to provide crime suppression evaporates in places, people are ON THEIR OWN.

    Either people prepare properly or they volunteer to be victimized. I have little sympathy for those who insist on obliviousness.

    Many parts of the country look increasingly like body armor is necessary, in addition to carrying a concealed handgun with which one is extremely well-practiced. Paradoxically, those who would be inclined to undertake such preparations are also the least likely to need them. Avoidance is Job One for such people, and until the predators run short of easy, oblivious prey, it is probably sufficient.

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    How should one prepare?
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  125. @Steve Sailer
    From shaking down mortgage companies and the like.

    The mortgage business is absolutely colossal in scale, so if the racial resentment groups skim, say, 0.1% of all mortgage dollars in shakedowns, that pays for hundreds of such "Fair Housing" groups.

    I reiterate:

    When the credit bubble finally bursts, and the pot-a-gold these groups access is emptied, what will happen?

    YT has accepted the burden of Affirmative Action, wealth redistribution, stuffing uncivilized people into his kids’ schools, etc., etc. only so long as YT felt he was so rich that such exactions were small.

    When the credit bubble bursts, YT won’t have any slack at all. He’ll be consumed with just keeping his kids safe, fed, clothed and the roof over their heads.

    When the Minority Train comes begging it will be turned away. If it becomes insistent it will be turned into dog food.

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  126. @Alden
    The sister lived in one of those section 8 apartment complexes. Lancaster is in the process of being destroyed by blacks; not that many welfare blacks but city county state and federal employee affirmative action blacks. There is always trouble up there. They are running rampant through the high school and constantly suing the school district for discriminating against blacks by expecting them to act civilized.

    Lancaster is a good example of the fact that affirmative action government employee blacks are as prone to violence as the ones on welfare. There are constant domestic disputes, fights and uproar.

    Pittsburg Ca in N California is similar. It was a new suburb marketed to civil service blacks. They earn solid secure middle class incomes and the homes are expensive and decently kept But there is a lot of fighting and violence

    Here is a bit of advice if you are thinking of buying a home in the SF Bay Area. Don't buy in the east bay. It is overrun with blacks. Don't fall for the "Oakland is gentrifiying" either. It is a dangerous crime ridden ghetto and the city government is totally pro black even the Asian and Hispanic elected officials
    The Feds and developers have major plans to overwhelm the east bay with those big section 8 apartment houses.

    40 years ago when I and my siblings were young marrieds looking for our first houses my brother had some good advice

    He said that take 4 afternoons off work, use vacation or sick days. Go to the high school and middle school from about 1/30 to 4:30 pm and just observe the kids. If there is a bus bench near the school sit on it and listen to the kids, how they speak and observe their manners or lack of. Drive around and just observe the kids

    Of course in those days there were many suburbs that were Whites only.

    That’s a lot of effort. The Dept of Education makes it very easy to find out what you need to know. Go to this website. Put in the school name and state. When it comes up in the search results, click. There you have most of what you need to know.

    If you want to go beyond just %NAM, remember the school district name and go here. Guided search, then follow your nose. My personal favorite indicator (after %NAM) is %with a bachelor’s degree. But you could use income or %families with 2 parents or whatever your favorite indicator of civilization is.

    Or just use your state’s test scores by school. Those work fine. You have to be very selective, though. Now that whites are barely a majority of school age children, if you want a decent school, you need one in the top 10% or top 5% of the score distribution now. Or, if you are using demographics, you need less than 10% NAM. It’s amazing how few schools like this there are left.

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    It’s amazing how few schools like this there are left.
     
    This is surely part of the reason teaching (as a profession) is in free-fall. Today's teacher spends more time as a specialist in the following areas than in actually the Three R's.

    Special Ed.
    Social worker
    Translator
    Orderly (for cleaning up after students poop and pee themselves, then sit in it....True stories.)

    Anyone who pays 100-200k (the going rate) for a teaching degree today is a complete fool.
    , @Triumph104
    Those are excellent resources. I just want to point out a few pitfalls. The racial demographics are from 2013-2014, which can be misleading. In a gentrifying area like Brooklyn, you might have a school with a majority white kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade that isn't apparent from the data because none of the children were in school in 2013-2014. It is important to hang around the school at the end of the day to observer students as they leave. Also attend functions open to the public like Christmas pageants, if possible.

    State test scores can sometimes be unreliable due to bright students opting out, NAMs at charter schools being prepped for months and testing in the gifted and talented range, and outright cheating. I would combine state test scores with SAT/ACT scores from the local high school.

    Do a news search for the school to find out if there were any scandals or other interesting activities in the last couple of years.

    Search out magnet programs that may be hidden gems in a overall crappy school.
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  127. @dc.sunsets
    As the willingness and ability of the state to provide crime suppression evaporates in places, people are ON THEIR OWN.

    Either people prepare properly or they volunteer to be victimized. I have little sympathy for those who insist on obliviousness.

    Many parts of the country look increasingly like body armor is necessary, in addition to carrying a concealed handgun with which one is extremely well-practiced. Paradoxically, those who would be inclined to undertake such preparations are also the least likely to need them. Avoidance is Job One for such people, and until the predators run short of easy, oblivious prey, it is probably sufficient.

    How should one prepare?

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  128. @Bill
    That's a lot of effort. The Dept of Education makes it very easy to find out what you need to know. Go to this website. Put in the school name and state. When it comes up in the search results, click. There you have most of what you need to know.

    If you want to go beyond just %NAM, remember the school district name and go here. Guided search, then follow your nose. My personal favorite indicator (after %NAM) is %with a bachelor's degree. But you could use income or %families with 2 parents or whatever your favorite indicator of civilization is.

    Or just use your state's test scores by school. Those work fine. You have to be very selective, though. Now that whites are barely a majority of school age children, if you want a decent school, you need one in the top 10% or top 5% of the score distribution now. Or, if you are using demographics, you need less than 10% NAM. It's amazing how few schools like this there are left.

    It’s amazing how few schools like this there are left.

    This is surely part of the reason teaching (as a profession) is in free-fall. Today’s teacher spends more time as a specialist in the following areas than in actually the Three R’s.

    Special Ed.
    Social worker
    Translator
    Orderly (for cleaning up after students poop and pee themselves, then sit in it….True stories.)

    Anyone who pays 100-200k (the going rate) for a teaching degree today is a complete fool.

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  129. @Steve Sailer
    No, the Chappaqua guy's comment was to say that Chappaqua's famously high test-scoring schools are its biggest economic asset in keeping property values so high.

    Understood and accepted.

    Bearing in mind that “high test-scoring schools” and “high property values” are economist-laundered proxy/LibSpeak for something else entirely, which it is CrimeThinky to study/discuss except in proxies.

    My point in response to Clyde’s observation–mine, ill made if at all–was that that quote bumps up on a much larger truth about the Ed Biz. Whether the speaker realized it, who knows, since liberals lie to each other and themselves so much I doubt even they can tell. This one obviously knows enough to live in Chappaqua, given the choice.

    In a tangentially related matter, some may have heard that ITT Tech closed doors in Sept.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/07/itt-tech-shuts-down-all-campuses

    I wonder whether DoE holds “public” institutions to the same standards, and who at ITT failed in what form of Democratic payola to turn the Eye elsewhere.

    The big research campuses like UC-Berkeley and UW-Madison have long been largely privatized, at least in the departments that do anything productive. If you really want hives, look at private/corporate funding of the Land Grant colleges of ag that do so much to set policy for how much tax-dollar welfare Big Ag gets via SNAP, EBT, farm subsidies, and other programs.

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  130. @Marie
    Ta-Genius himself, Eternal Sage of Black Bodies, granted an interview awhile ago with an NPR affiliate in Detroit that I haven't forgotten - it really sounded like he was on coke, he was speaking so unnaturally fast and angrily. Merely fueled by healthy Black Rage, or perhaps was it a little something else...? One will never know, but I have serious suspicions. Anyway, a white caller innocently asked him if he had read and what he thought of Nicholas Wade's book on race and evolution, and he started incoherently screaming at them about 'white fragility', white racism and the structural oppression of science, etc., etc. It was so embarrassing to listen to, but cucks drink that stuff up as their lifeblood so you can be sure he'll be a regular on government radio stations, furiously yelling about white racists, as long as the check clears and until his vocal cords give out.

    As Amerika's #1 Public Intellectual of Black Bodies, he's certainly entitled circa 2050 or sooner to his own wing in the Library of Congress - that is, after the eventual purge and destruction of all white, non-vibrant, evilly racist texts. Remember, it's Ta-Genius's country, we're all just living in it.

    Remember, this is the same Ta who wrote breezily a couple years ago that he dinno nuffins about “standard deviations” and all that…but still was qualified to talk about phenomena such as the distribution of crime in populations, various population means, and the like.

    These days everytime I think of him, I think of the Shaw character Ftatateeta, Cleopatra’s nurse in Caesar and.

    Shaw introduces her as “a huge grim woman” with “the mouth of a bloodhound and the jaws of a bulldog…” who “confronts the guardsmen insolently.”

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  131. @bluto
    To give some idea of the scale. Freddie and Fannie got 0.4% of mortgages for credit insurance. That's 10s of billions a year for each of them.

    And Freddie and Fannie skim off some money and give lots to liberal NGOs, especially black ones, to keep them supportive.

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    How Racial Egalitarianism Wrecked the Global Economy
    Aedon Cassiel

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/08/how-racial-egalitarianism-wrecked-the-global-economy/

    Meanwhile, “community organizers” have pocketed more than $10 billion from corporate commitments to pay for salaries and services like “credit counseling,” and $6.1 trillion in CRA agreements and commitments to poor communities — community organizers literally including Barack Obama and close associates. Obama was the third top recipient of Fannie and Freddie campaign donations from 1989 to 2008. Obama himself was, in fact, personally involved in filing a lawsuit against Citibank alleging racism because of a number of black applicants it had rejected, even though many of them actually had faced bankruptcy, and even more of them did in subsequent years. Citibank eventually settled out of court. During the run-up to the 2008 election, the mainstream media reported that Obama had won the case, which is false.

    Pay attention for long enough, and you’ll discover that the connections between the activists and legislators who pushed these policies repeatedly come full circle. For one example, Deepak Bhargava, who now sits on the board of George Soros’ Open Society Institute and attended Harvard with the young Obama, played a notable role in convincing HUD officials that Fannie and Freddie’s lending standards were “discriminatory.” Bhargava later invited Senator Obama to his Center for Community Change to receive its Community Change Champion Award in 2005, and in 2008 Obama awarded ACORN $832,000 for what was eventually admitted to have been a get-out-the-vote effort.
     


    Policymakers’ denial of the fact that blacks’ and whites’ economic behaviors really do in fact differ even once economic circumstances are controlled for is literally one of the single largest factors that destroyed the global economy.

    Is that not enough to take some suspicion of mean, evil raaacism off of people who think it’s important that we start acknowledging the reality of some of those differences?
     

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  132. @AKAHorace
    Totally off topic but of interest. An intelligent progressive take on Trump.

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/

    Thanks for posting that. Good to see someone at least making an effort to understand/explain the Trump phenomenon.

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  133. The Amish in Brooklyn have one of the best systems I’ve seen to keep the ‘hood Amish. And MLS doesn’t figure into at all.

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    What do they do?
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  134. @Steve Sailer
    And Freddie and Fannie skim off some money and give lots to liberal NGOs, especially black ones, to keep them supportive.

    How Racial Egalitarianism Wrecked the Global Economy
    Aedon Cassiel

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/08/how-racial-egalitarianism-wrecked-the-global-economy/

    Meanwhile, “community organizers” have pocketed more than $10 billion from corporate commitments to pay for salaries and services like “credit counseling,” and $6.1 trillion in CRA agreements and commitments to poor communities — community organizers literally including Barack Obama and close associates. Obama was the third top recipient of Fannie and Freddie campaign donations from 1989 to 2008. Obama himself was, in fact, personally involved in filing a lawsuit against Citibank alleging racism because of a number of black applicants it had rejected, even though many of them actually had faced bankruptcy, and even more of them did in subsequent years. Citibank eventually settled out of court. During the run-up to the 2008 election, the mainstream media reported that Obama had won the case, which is false.

    Pay attention for long enough, and you’ll discover that the connections between the activists and legislators who pushed these policies repeatedly come full circle. For one example, Deepak Bhargava, who now sits on the board of George Soros’ Open Society Institute and attended Harvard with the young Obama, played a notable role in convincing HUD officials that Fannie and Freddie’s lending standards were “discriminatory.” Bhargava later invited Senator Obama to his Center for Community Change to receive its Community Change Champion Award in 2005, and in 2008 Obama awarded ACORN $832,000 for what was eventually admitted to have been a get-out-the-vote effort.

    Policymakers’ denial of the fact that blacks’ and whites’ economic behaviors really do in fact differ even once economic circumstances are controlled for is literally one of the single largest factors that destroyed the global economy.

    Is that not enough to take some suspicion of mean, evil raaacism off of people who think it’s important that we start acknowledging the reality of some of those differences?

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  135. @Bill
    That's a lot of effort. The Dept of Education makes it very easy to find out what you need to know. Go to this website. Put in the school name and state. When it comes up in the search results, click. There you have most of what you need to know.

    If you want to go beyond just %NAM, remember the school district name and go here. Guided search, then follow your nose. My personal favorite indicator (after %NAM) is %with a bachelor's degree. But you could use income or %families with 2 parents or whatever your favorite indicator of civilization is.

    Or just use your state's test scores by school. Those work fine. You have to be very selective, though. Now that whites are barely a majority of school age children, if you want a decent school, you need one in the top 10% or top 5% of the score distribution now. Or, if you are using demographics, you need less than 10% NAM. It's amazing how few schools like this there are left.

    Those are excellent resources. I just want to point out a few pitfalls. The racial demographics are from 2013-2014, which can be misleading. In a gentrifying area like Brooklyn, you might have a school with a majority white kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade that isn’t apparent from the data because none of the children were in school in 2013-2014. It is important to hang around the school at the end of the day to observer students as they leave. Also attend functions open to the public like Christmas pageants, if possible.

    State test scores can sometimes be unreliable due to bright students opting out, NAMs at charter schools being prepped for months and testing in the gifted and talented range, and outright cheating. I would combine state test scores with SAT/ACT scores from the local high school.

    Do a news search for the school to find out if there were any scandals or other interesting activities in the last couple of years.

    Search out magnet programs that may be hidden gems in a overall crappy school.

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  136. @Forbes
    Kaepernick's career is basically over. He was a flash-in-the-pan, one hit wonder. Speed and mobility works for a very short time, early in a QBs career--Vick, RG3, Kaep, even Russell Wilson. Pocket passer QB is what wins SB--Brady, Manning bros, Flacco, Rogers, Brees.

    I agree, but if he gets lucky this weekend, the jeering will be deafening.

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  137. @Jack D
    In case you haven't noticed, we are running out of white children. The schools aren't filled with white children because there aren't any. Some of the white women of Tarrytown squeeze out 1 kid when they are 35 and some have none . Even if Tarrytown isn't majority non-white (and it isn't yet), the schools are because the Hispanics are having most of the kids. My 94 year old MIL has 3 children and 6 grandchildren and exactly 0 great grandchildren. If she was an abuela she would have dozens by now. There isn't one 94 year old abuela who doesn't have a roomful of great grandchildren.

    Not sure what your point is here? That we need lots of Central Americans because otherwise we’d have to close schools?

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  138. @Bugg
    Height of hypocrisy that Westchester County is constantly under DoJ lawsuits and consent decrees in Yonkers and here about supposed housing discrimination. This has been going on for decades(HBO even had a David Simon series about it). . And at the same time liberals like the Clintons, Andrew Cuomo and a slew of Kennedys have all moved there, and exclusively to the whitest of zip codes. If liberals love diversity so much, they could buy homes a bit south in the Bronx. Not a chance of that, though.The county executive, Rob Astorino, ran against Cuomo and made this point over and over; if Westchester is such a vile,awful and racist place, why did Andrew Cuomo move here? With the local press in the bag, it got no traction.

    " “If a realtor was to hand somebody Census stats showing the race and ethnicity of the neighborhood, it would probably be an FHA violation.” " At a loss how widely available data being pointed out is somehow illegal. Neither is looking at local school's test scores. SJWs want to expand the war on noticing even more.

    I’m going to look up that David Simon series cuz I’m racking my brain trying to think if it. Are you certain about it?

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  139. If realtors get legally barred from disseminating ANY information about schools, people will stop using realtors and find a go-around.

    Perhaps brokers will come back into fashion, or small-time lawyers will start brokering real estate deals. Or maybe houses will be sold by owners directly to buyers. This is the way my ex-wife and I bought our second house and it worked out great. We did the paperwork and saved on agent fees.

    The reason I say all this is because schools are not just an issue for parents, they’re THE issue. Not allowing them to be discussed is like something out of a dystopian novel or the Soviet Union circa 1975.

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    I assume you are talking about real estate brokers who are licensed by the state and under the same rules regarding disclosure as real estate agents. A home owner zoned for a dangerous failing school is hardly going to point that out to potential buyers. An attorney with a degree from a third or fourth tier law school may not be the one to discuss school ranking with, but you might be on to something there, attorney-client confidentiality and all.

    May I suggest the school maven? For a fee, this person helps parents find an appropriate public or private school for their child. They aren't licensed, therefore not controlled by the government and aren't trying to sell you anything else, like a house. Joyce Szuflita of Brooklyn is probably the most famous and charges $200/hr.

    http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/about-joyce/
    , @Opinionator
    The reason I say all this is because schools are not just an issue for parents, they’re THE issue.

    Earnest question here. Why are schools THE issue?
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  140. @Days of Broken Arrows
    If realtors get legally barred from disseminating ANY information about schools, people will stop using realtors and find a go-around.

    Perhaps brokers will come back into fashion, or small-time lawyers will start brokering real estate deals. Or maybe houses will be sold by owners directly to buyers. This is the way my ex-wife and I bought our second house and it worked out great. We did the paperwork and saved on agent fees.

    The reason I say all this is because schools are not just an issue for parents, they're THE issue. Not allowing them to be discussed is like something out of a dystopian novel or the Soviet Union circa 1975.

    I assume you are talking about real estate brokers who are licensed by the state and under the same rules regarding disclosure as real estate agents. A home owner zoned for a dangerous failing school is hardly going to point that out to potential buyers. An attorney with a degree from a third or fourth tier law school may not be the one to discuss school ranking with, but you might be on to something there, attorney-client confidentiality and all.

    May I suggest the school maven? For a fee, this person helps parents find an appropriate public or private school for their child. They aren’t licensed, therefore not controlled by the government and aren’t trying to sell you anything else, like a house. Joyce Szuflita of Brooklyn is probably the most famous and charges $200/hr.

    http://www.nycschoolhelp.com/about-joyce/

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  141. @Days of Broken Arrows
    If realtors get legally barred from disseminating ANY information about schools, people will stop using realtors and find a go-around.

    Perhaps brokers will come back into fashion, or small-time lawyers will start brokering real estate deals. Or maybe houses will be sold by owners directly to buyers. This is the way my ex-wife and I bought our second house and it worked out great. We did the paperwork and saved on agent fees.

    The reason I say all this is because schools are not just an issue for parents, they're THE issue. Not allowing them to be discussed is like something out of a dystopian novel or the Soviet Union circa 1975.

    The reason I say all this is because schools are not just an issue for parents, they’re THE issue.

    Earnest question here. Why are schools THE issue?

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  142. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    The Amish in Brooklyn have one of the best systems I've seen to keep the 'hood Amish. And MLS doesn't figure into at all.

    What do they do?

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  144. Kendra Yoshinaga? That name rings a bell…

    In 1968, a Nadao Yoshinaga introduced a bill in Hawaii’s legislature that would have required all fertile women to be sterilized after their second child. He was, of course, one of the first politicians to come out of the closet for abortion-on-demand.

    But he was anything but “pro-choice”!

    I don’t know how Kendra relates, or if she’s a first or second child, but she does a lot of cutesy-pie stuff on race and sex. Check this one out:

    http://www.mixedracestudies.org/?tag=kendra-yoshinaga

    “…NPR could not reach any babies for comment.”

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  145. @Anonymous
    "Trump Senior Adviser Promotes Trump Endorsement From Leading Anti-Semitic Hate Site"

    https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/10/11/trump-senior-adviser-promotes-trump-endorsement-leading-anti-semitic-hate-site/213756

    A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump, retweeted a Trump endorsement from an anti-Semitic website that started an online campaign harassing Jewish people.

    Members of the “alt-right” and white nationalist movement have been heavily supporting Trump’s campaign, and the candidate and his team have been courting members of the movement, including by appearing in white nationalist media, refusing to denounce them, and retweeting their messages.

    On October 11, Delgado retweeted the anti-Semitic website The Right Stuff, which wrote: “At this point anyone not insane enough to want a war with Russia should vote Trump.”
     

    And I’m supposed to care what Clinton buttboy David Brock’s site says?

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  146. @AnotherDad

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/mind-your-manners-a-white-man-wrote-to-his-black-neighbor-this-was-the-response-2/
     
    Good link WhatEvvs. Wow. What a pompous twit.

    Upon graduation i took an internship--early shuttle stuff--at Johnson Space Center before heading over to Austin for grad school. My boss assigned a 30ish married black gal as mentor, she was pleasant, reasonably capable. There was a senior 40-ish black guy engineer, who i became friendly with, sort of became a surrogate dad, gave me a little life\office politics coaching--super solid family man, just a genuinely high quality guy.

    I don't know what the heck has happened to middle class black people in the last 40 years ... but it sure as hell ain't good.

    But this does really drill down to the heart of it. If a group of people simply refuse to accept the norms of the majority group and think they are terribly put upon ... then what's called for is *separation*. I have no interest in telling black people they have to act according to "white" norms. But i have no compunction about demanding to have society organized around those norms in my own nation. They want the Trayvon! or Michael Brown norms ... have at it! But don't think i have to put up with that crap. Separation.

    What happened to middle-class black people? They’ve gone from earning their position in society the same way the rest of us do and taking pride in the fact to being looked at by the rest of us as passengers on the Affirmative Action train, no matter how studied and accomplished, and feeling the resentment.

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  147. @AnotherDad

    Simonds said General Mills (NYSE: GIS) saw “an opportunity to rejigger and represent who we are. … This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”

    One unusual requirement for all its potential ad partners is that they have to be diverse shops: at least 50 percent female and 20 percent minority in their creative departments. “I think it’s rare and it is important,” Simonds said,
     
    Interesting in terms of "where we are".

    --> Totalitarian mindset.
    If you want to do business with us ... we'll tell you how to organize your business, who to hire.

    --> Bureaucratic imperative: 50% female.
    She didn't even--from your snippet at least--give wiggle room. ("At least 40% female.") She's demanding not even rough equality but a female majority. This is particularly thuggish because realistic women are about--picking a number--a tenth as creative. I'm sure there's plenty of creative gals working in the industry, but it's overwhelmingly guys who will come up with the actually new\clever\interesting pitch.

    Either all General Mills' work now goes to some women's agencies, or some agencies will hire in a bunch of young women as "creative" whose job will be to get coffee or give the guys blowjobs.

    --> Out with the old!
    The core line is: "This is a flashpoint in the history of General Mills to start over.”
    This is the attitude you see now. Consign the tedious old oppressive past to history. General Mills is nothing if not a bunch of these brands that have value because they are well known from having a long long history. But no that fine history of General Mills is tainted with white maleism. We're throwing it out and *starting over*.

    When i was a kid we were doing cool new stuff--rock 'n' roll and rocket ships going to the moon--but we also had an intense appreciation for the achievements of our ancestors, from my parents generation winning the War, to my great and great-great grandparents clearing and settling the prairies, back through, transcontinental railroad, Civil War, Constitution, the Revolution to generally the glorious achievements of Western Civilization.

    That's all nothing. To women like Ann Simmons that's just dead white male nonsense. (Despite the fact she's just an overpaid school girl utterly dependent for her comfy livelihood on those dead white males.) And despite her intense need for a career and climbing the corporate greasy pole to marketing VP, simply doing a good job helping run a food company is ... insufficient. She has to be some sort of world changer and signal to everyone her incredible virtue--"represent who we are".

    The vast percentage of creative ad work is and will always be done by gay men.

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