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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com

It’s been amusing to see so many commentators grumbling that Jussie Smollett got off because he is rich and famous. [The hoax is on us: Smollett exemplifies celebrity justice, by Jonathan Turley, The Hill, March 27, 2019]

Smollett is not actually all that rich or all that famous. Had you even heard of him before he staged that “hate crime”? I hadn’t.

He is, though, black, or at any rate black-ish, and seems to be well-connected in Chicago’s Mulatto Mafia: that concentration of blackish power that includes Jesse Jackson, the Obamas, Valerie Jarrett, and other players.

It was those connections that got the charges against Jussie Smollett dropped.

The phrase “black privilege” is being thrown around in connection with this story. That’s not altogether inappropriate. That Smollett’s blackness—black-ish-ness, whatever—was an important factor in the charges being dropped, can’t be denied.

(If you feel like you want to try denying it, first just run through a thought experiment where a white TV actor during the Obama administration staged a fake mugging by two white guys he described as black, wearing Hope’n’Change hats, who doused him with chocolate sauce while snarling, “This is Obama country!” Right.)

Smollett is also a homosexual, and so a twofer, victimologically speaking. We all know how cruelly oppressed homosexuals are. That surely can’t have hurt his case; though how much it actually helped, I have no idea.

It was those connections to the Mulatto Mafia that helped the most, though. Since blacks moved into municipal big-city governments in a big way through the seventies, eighties and nineties—Tom Bradley, Harold Washington, David Dinkins, Willie Brown—they’ve proved to be skillful players, advancing and enriching themselves and their co-ethnics in fine old Boss Tweed style.

David Dinkins notwithstanding, my own nearest big city, New York, was late to this particular party. There is something bracing and fortifying in the air out there in the West and Midwest that we just don’t have here on the Atlantic frontier.

We’re catching up, though. A case of black privilege almost as brazen as the Jussie Smollett non-prosecution has been on display in New York recently.

The beneficiary of black privilege in this case has been Chirlane McCray, the black wife of New York City’s white mayor Bill de Blasio.

The city’s First Lady (right) has of course never been elected to anything. On her husband’s initiative, however, she was given management of a city-wide mental-health initiative called ThriveNYC, with a current budget of $250 million a year. Thrive was launched at the end of 2015. To date it has spent $565 million of taxpayers’ money.

Was all that money well spent? Nobody knows. There seems to have been no attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of Thrive’s programs. So far the New York papers have found no successes to report, and there is no clear accounting of how the money was spent.

FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

Under pressure from the public and local media, New York’s City Council, a hive of far-Left Social Justice Warriors, has been looking at Thrive and questioning the First Lady, very respectfully of course. After a two-hour session with her, City Councilman Ritchie Torres (who is black, gay and Hispanic)opined that “We know as little about the program after the hearing as we knew before the hearing”. [Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC shows ‘no evidence’ of results: lawmaker, by Nolan Hicks, New York Post, March 27, 2019]

The evening after that hearing, Ms. McCray went on a local radio station and denounced her critics as “haters.”

The chance that anything bad will happen to Ms. McCray for flushing half a billion dollars of public money down the toilet is, of course, infinitesimal. She has black privilege.

New York City politics is depressing to contemplate. Bill de Blasio is a simply awful Mayor. There’s nothing much political about that; even left-liberals say he’s awful. He is ill-informed and politically maladroit. [De Blasio Bungles Another Memorial: ‘It Wasn’t Handled Right’, by William Neuman, New York Times, November 1, 2018] He is lazy and chronically late even to grave and important events. [Bill de Blasio Being Late to Things: A Guide, by Jessica Roy, New York Magazine, December 15, 2014] New Yorkers are so used to his tardiness they don’t even joke about it any more, just roll their eyes. The New York Post gifted him with an alarm clock, but it didn’t help.

De Blasio seems now to be contemplating a run for President next year, and has been on the road in Iowa and New Hampshire, arousing no perceptible interest from voters in either state. The New Hampshire event on March 17th drew a crowd of…twenty. Fourteen of those were on the panel, though; only six actually wanted to hear de Blasio speak. And yes, for the Iowa event he was eleven minutes late.

Politics aside, the guy is simply awful: vain, lazy, and clumsy. Yet city voters in 2017 gave him a second term, rejecting a smart and presentable opponent, a lady of considerable ability and accomplishment. What’s up with that?

What’s up with it is, an eighteen percent voter turnout. If there is no pressing crisis—no crime wave, no impending bankruptcy, no 9/11—New Yorkers, other than the public-sector union workers who run the place, don’t bother to vote much; and if they vote, it’s for the status quo. De Blasio won in 2017 with around twelve percent of the vote.

I don’t know what the opposite of the word “advertisement” is; but whatever it is, where democracy is concerned, New York City is that word.

ORDER IT NOW

Black privilege is in fact rampant in New York City. Another running story recently has concerned the city’s Special High Schools. This is the handful of public schools, most specializing in science and math, that admit students strictly on the passing score of a standard written exam. You pass the exam, you get in. You don’t pass, you don’t get in.

These schools and their admissions procedures are protected by a state law. Mayor de Blasio hates that law, and is moving heaven and earth to switch the special high schools to “holistic” admissions. That word “holistic” is education-speak for “completely subjective,” as Andrew Ferguson has pointed out.

Why would the Mayor want to do that? Why do you think? Those strict admissions standards mean that hardly any blacks get in, few Hispanics, a decent number of whites, and masses of Asians.

Discrimination!

Stuyvesant, the most selective of all the schools, had 895 slot to fill this year. Blacks, who are 28 percent of the city’s eligible students, got just seven of those slots—0.8 percent. Sixty-six percent of those admitted to Stuyvesant were Asian [Only 7 Black Students Got Into Stuyvesant, N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots, by Eliza Shapiro, NYT, March 18, 2019]; Asians are 15 percent of the city’s eligible students. [Admissions Overhaul: Simulating the Outcome Under the Mayor’s Plan For Admissions to the City’s Specialized High Schools, February 2019]

It’s been depressing to read and watch local commentary on these numbers. Race realism is totally absent.

Yet race realism offers a simple and complete explanation for the numbers. Black Americans test at a mean IQ around 85; Hispanics around 90; whites 100; East Asian 105. I don’t know a number for South Asians, but it’s probably between whites and East Asians.

Given the “magnifying effect” out in the far tails of statistical distributions, big discrepancies like those evident in the Stuyvesant results are to be expected.

You’d never know any of that from reading the mainstream commentators. None of them dares venture into race realism. That includes some of my own favorite commentators like Michael Goodwin and Heather Mac Donald. All they dare say is: “Fix the schools! We need better elementary and middle schools so the black and Hispanic kids are better prepared!”

Uh-huh.

Those differences in mean IQ explain most of the school admittance numbers, I’m sure. In conversation around the city, though, and in comment threads on various websites, you hear about black privilege also being in play.

Like this: Tony private high schools in the New York area are keen to have a sprinkling of black students. They let them in on scholarships and waive the fees, just so they can virtue-signal in their promotional brochures.

So if you are a smart black middle-schooler in New York, you have a choice.

  • Take the exam and hope to get into one of the specialized public high schools like Stuyvesant, where you’ll find yourself in class among fiercely competitive East Asian grinds whose parents are Post Office clerks; or
  • Accept that scholarship to St Cuthbert’s private academy for young gentlefolk and spend four years playing lacrosse with Montgomery Talmadge III and Aaron Goldberg, whose parents are investment bankers.

A necessary condition for having that choice is that you be black, or at least black-ish. Nonblacks need not apply.

That, at any rate, is the talk among Dissident Right types around town.

I’d like to see some actual numbers, but it doesn’t seem at all implausible that here, too, black privilege is in play.

 

2010-12-24dl[1]John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjectsfor all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT(also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. Truth says:

    Jussie Smollet and Stuyvesant admissions?

    Was your carrier pigeon slow getting to Unz’s office this week?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  2. You’re asking for statistics on blacks, but given how so many students of Jewish descent got into Harvard claiming themselves a minority (see Ron Unz’s report) and given how they proactively push admissions for members of their own group, can we please have the IQ breakdown of Jews as distinct from whites as well?

    If Jews never played the game that way, I wouldn’t be calling for it, but since they are a minority when the want to be (i.e., scholastic time), let’s see the IQ numbers of Jews too.

    • Replies: @SMK
    , @Mr. XYZ
  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Asagirian"] says: • Website

    https://www.amren.com/commentary/2019/03/letter-from-zurich-airport/

    Jared Taylor cannot even travel to the land of his ancestors… just like Palestinians cannot return to Palestine. But there is a kind of poetic justice in this. Taylor has been cheering for the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and suppressing criticism of Jewish Power on his site.
    The irony.
    Well, cucking to Jewish Power sure didn’t spare him from its wrath. He was targeted as enemy #1.

    Also, being a gentleman didn’t spare him either. If anything, Jewish Power attacked him even harder for being a respectable figure. Notice ADL is okay with David Duke on Twitter, but Taylor had to go.

    Taylor has been deluded. He doesn’t understand the nature of the enemy he’s up against. He’s like a Jew who thinks the Nazis will spare him if he acts nice to them. He’s like a rabbit who thinks the python won’t strangle and swallow it if it offers no resistance.

    Jewish Power hates any white consciousness(even one that isn’t anti-Jewish) because Jewish supremacist imperialism needs the total submission of white identity and interests.

  4. Quite striking that John Derbyshire describes Jussie Smollett as having a ‘two-fer’ of inter-sectional influence in being both black and gay

    But Derb entirely omits to mention that Jussie Smollett’s father was the late Russian-Polish Jew, Joel Smollett Sr … So Jussie Smollett is a half-Jewish, half-black, gay guy …

    Being Jewish is unconnected with influential identity for Derb, but being black and gay are connected? Is Jussie Smollett not in fact a ‘three-fer’ here in inter-sectional bonus points?

    Isn’t it possible that Jussie having Jewish heritage, as Israeli media proudly toot, had something to do with outcomes here?

    But Derb has said, that questions about Jewish power tend not to interest him very much …

  5. unit472 says:

    The local news website does a county by county news highlights. There were three items for Pinellas County. First one was a high school junior who got a 1600 on his SAT. White kid who is captain of the school math and science team, varsity athlete and has a tutoring business. Next item was memorial held for Markeis McGlockton. McGlockton’s wife was being rebuked by a citizen for using the handicapped parking spot outside a convenience store last year when McGlockton emerged from the store and knocked the citizen to the ground. The citizen had a concealed carry permit and shot McGlockton to death. McGlockton’s family wants to cash in of course and the news media dug into the white shooter’s less than stellar background but not McGlockton’s who was a drug dealer and petty criminal. Final news item. Two men found shot in car. One dead on still alive both black of course. The beat goes on.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  6. MEH 0910 says:

    Blackish privilege.

  7. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Truth

    This is his first article published here since “One Cheer for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishupolis)” back on March 8.

    Why?

    • Replies: @Truth
  8. SBaker says:

    This obnoxious little liar had it all: African, queer, and celebrity status. Who imagined he would escape justice? did micky Jackson and OJ escape? Micky had the same qualifications as Smellit, OJ lacked but one.

  9. Arclight says:

    The irony of black privilege is that the (overwhelmingly white) leftist elites that love to yammer about their support for people of color is that they resolutely refuse to hold blacks to the same standards in terms of personal behavior and achievement that they apply to themselves.

    Perceptive black commentators recognize this kind of head-patting is condescending and means that there isn’t really genuine respect for them or their legitimate achievements. Unfortunately, pointing this out does not lead to well-paid posts in the media or book deals. That is reserved for the intellectually stunted one-note voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Alexander, Joy Reid, and so on.

    • Agree: Truth
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    , @Truth
    , @KenH
    , @joef
  10. @Priss Factor

    Asagirian—True to form, Taylor has now deleted that comment; it lasted for about six hours. A reply to the comment survives on the thread:

    ‘You [have] allowed your dislike of Jews to distort your judgement. What began as a Soviet disinformation [campaign] has now been accepted as a truism by otherwise rational people choosing to misinform themselves and others. There are no [Palestinians]. There is no [Palestine].

    The Islamofascist world [started] the war Israel will finish it.

    Gaza itself will be burned to the ground. As it is written:

    “I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.” – Amos 1:7’

  11. @Brabantian

    “Isn’t it possible that Jussie having Jewish heritage, as Israeli media proudly toot, had something to do with outcomes here?”

    Of course it does and you’re exactly right. Juicy is a three tier pokeman beneficiary: negro, jewish, and homosexual. Derb does a disservice to himself by continuously ignoring the obvious, and his “disinterest” is a poor excuse for willful ignorance of jewish influence on the US and the West.

    Rahm Emanuel and JB Pritzger are both jews. Pritzger’s brother, retired a colonel in the US Army after 26 years and is now a tranny residing in Israel. Rahm’s brother is a Hollywood talent agent. Rahm’s father was a member of an Israeli terrorist organization in the late 40’s. These guys aren’t going to let one of their own go down (no pun intended) if they can help it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Prester John
  12. “To date it has spent $565 million of taxpayers’ money.”

    This raises an interesting question. Years ago in Chicago, City Hall came up with a new idea to soak the downtown restaurant customers; because so-called “fast food” joints generated “litter,” a 1% surcharge was added to pay for street & sidewalk sweepers. Da Mayor Daley even purchased from England these “Green Meanies” sidewalk cleaning machines.

    Thing is, I haven’t noticed any of these downtown sidewalk sweepers lately. Does Chicago still do this to generate patronage employment;or is the revenue redirected for lining some other’s pockets now?

    • Replies: @animalogic
  13. @Brabantian

    You are, of course correct.

    My initial comment on this story

    “Can we look forward to this headline
    “Jussie, the Jig Jew Jessie jailed.””

    Was censored by Sailer.

  14. You’re correct; Taylor and Derbyshire are both frauds.

  15. Susan says:

    When I was 26, some forty years ago, I took a job with the cable tv office in a California Bay Area largely black city. 90% of the employees were black. I was being open-minded and living up to my ideals of encouraging black equality, integration, etc. I was raised by very liberal parents transplanted from New York. Within a year, I was out of there. First I saw that in the front reception area, there was always something for sale that had evidently “fallen off a truck”–blouses, belts, spices, tools, whatever. The big event and last straw was that it turned out the general manager, a black man, and the office manager, a black woman, were pocketing all the cash payments that came into the building. Corporate figured that out, flew in and busted it up. There was nothing in the newspapers about it and I heard that the general manager was reassigned to an office in S. Cal.

    I made the mistake of moving into a house bordering a black area. The first time I left the house with my two big dogs, the house was broken into and gone were my tv, stereo, etc. The manager said that it always happened–someone in the apartment building next door kept an eye on the house for the opportunity. When I called the owner to report the break-in, I felt relatively lucky because she had just been raped in her home in front of her children. (The rapist might not have been black–she didn’t see him and he may have been the serial rapist called Stinky because he smelled like petroleum.)

    I also worked in a department store where shoplifters would swoop up armloads of clothing, descend the escalators and were out the door in a minute.

    My kids went to an integrated school where it was necessary to keep your hands on anything you didn’t want stolen at all times. Teachers had to lock up their wallets but still they were stolen sometimes.

    I had my purse stolen twice, once from a chair on the altar of a church, under a large sculpture of the crucified Jesus Christ. That one also led to identity theft. The other time was when I left my purse unattended in my locked car for less than 5 minutes.

    Now I live in a neighborhood that used to be all white, but Section 8 housing was made available by whatever agency does that. Now mail thefts, car break-ins, house stalking, gun shot noises, etc. are common.

    Therefore it can be concluded that, at least among many blacks, there is no taboo against theft and all the other people are their victims.

    We should at least be able to talk about it explicitly, though most people understand who the perpetrators are. Young people remain naive, as I was, if truth cannot be spoken. PC types would decry the racism of that. PC liberals don’t want to hear any of this. It causes them too much cognitive dissonance and might make them have to reevaluate things. When I tried to tell acquaintances how traumatic some of these events were, they would look at their watches and declare they had to be going.

    Just wanted to get this off my chest.

  16. @Arclight

    Thanks for the laugh.

    ” they resolutely refuse to hold blacks to the same standards in terms of personal behavior and achievement that they apply to themselves. ”

    Nonsense.

    Just not the same standards in terms of personal behavior and achievement that they apply to us.

  17. “The first time I left the house with my two big dogs, the house was broken into and gone were my tv, stereo, etc. ”

    A relative recounted a story told to him by a doctor that lived in Chicago. One day his bike was stolen by his Black neighbor next door from his unlocked garage. His White neighbor across the street saw this happen.

  18. Smollett is not actually all that rich or all that famous. Had you even heard of him before he staged that “hate crime”? I hadn’t.

    Neither had I, but he’s a regular cast member on a prime-time series in its fifth season on a major TV network, so he can’t be too obscure.

  19. Truth says:
    @Brabantian

    But Derb has said, that questions about Jewish power tend not to interest him very much

    LOL

    Yeah:

    Because continuing to collect a paycheck does.

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  20. Truth says:
    @anonymous

    …It’s a long walk back from to Long Island from the Mental Re-imaging Center in Quantico, VA.

  21. Truth says:
    @Arclight

    The irony of black privilege is that the (overwhelmingly white) leftist elites that love to yammer about their support for people of color is that they resolutely refuse to hold blacks to the same standards in terms of personal behavior and achievement that they apply to themselves.

    Perceptive black commentators recognize this kind of head-patting is condescending and means that there isn’t really genuine respect for them or their legitimate achievements.

    Exactly right. But the problem with perceptive black commentators is the problem with perceptive, everything else; the number diminishes by the year.

  22. Truth says:
    @Susan

    …There’s always rural Kentucky…

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  23. Rich says:
    @Susan

    It’s always the case, everywhere they go. Every halfway decent Negro, if he makes a little money, immediately moves to a White neighborhood to get away from his feral “brothers”, but, unfortunately, other Negroes follow the decent guy, his kids feel out of place living among Whitey and many become more “gangster” than the real ghetto gangsters. The coloured commenter “Truth” jokes about moving to “rural Kentucky” but even there his people show up causing mischief and mayhem. He actually moved to New Mexico where only 1.6% of the population shares his Negro heritage. Like my White cousins who grew up in the lily White suburbs back in the 70s, it’s easy to be “pure” when there’s no Negroes around. Thanks to “anti-discrimination” legislation, though, and generous section 8 policies, more Whites are getting to learn about our “friendly” American Negroes. Hopefully this wakes them up.

    • Replies: @Truth
  24. @unit472

    See, that was a mention of handiblacking, which Sailer dismissed as a joke. It’s definitely a thing. Watch how many perfectly able black people use handicapped parking where you shop. Apparently it’s starting to piss people off, too.

  25. @Truth

    Because continuing to collect a paycheck does.

    You imply that Derbyshire’s income would be in jeopardy if he criticized Jews. Why would that be? Near as I can tell, he’s mainly employed by VDARE, an anti-immigration foundation. Are they run by Jews? Could be, I suppose, but it doesn’t seem likely considering their mission.

    • Replies: @Truth
  26. SafeNow says:

    William F. Buckley Jr.’s motto was “Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi.” (That which is permissible for Jove to do, it is not permissible for a cow to do.”

  27. Truth says:
    @Rich

    The coloured commenter “Truth” jokes about moving to “rural Kentucky” but even there his people show up causing mischief and mayhem. He actually moved to New Mexico where only 1.6% of the population shares his Negro heritage.

    Richie, with one post, you just destroyed 10 years of Ronnie, Derb, and Frijole Fred’s work…

    …YOU’RE @#$%^&* BANNED!

    https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/new-mexico-ranks-among-most-dangerous-states-in-the-country/5084453/

    https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-most-dangerous-states-in-the-u-s.html

    • Replies: @Rich
  28. Truth says:
    @Rex Little

    Well, the Big Derb is most likely CHIEFLY employed by one of these quasi-governmental “marketing” agencies. But that’s a subject for another post (wink).

  29. @Joe Stalin

    I hate this kind of corruption:
    “To date it has spent $565 million of taxpayers’ money.”
    Then an official enquiry, which knows no more after than before.
    Pity, NY has no journalists left (or to spare, what with ongoing turbo charged Trump derangement syndrome). I don’t even live in the place, but I’m curious to know how over half a billion just dribbles away down a drain (& into some pockets, naturally)

  30. KenH says:

    Smollett is also a homosexual, and so a twofer, victimologically speaking.

    Given his half Jewish lineage he’s technically a two and a halfer.

  31. KenH says:
    @Arclight

    Perceptive black commentators recognize this kind of head-patting is condescending and means that there isn’t really genuine respect for them or their legitimate achievements.

    There’s really no answer other than complete racial separation. If we hold blacks to white standards and blacks invariably fail, then Jewish and white leftists and blacks scream “cultural bias” of said standards and claim they were designed by wicked white racists to hold the noble blacks back. So then the standards are lowered so that blacks can meet them and feel good about themselves. But then some “perceptive” blacks complain that the lowering of standards is an affront and disrespect to them.

    So either we need total separation or whites need to reassert dominance and tell black America that it’s our way or the highway. After all, all of the post 1965 ass kissing and virtue signaling of whites towards blacks hasn’t improved race relations one iota and they’re arguably worse than ever and still worsening.

    • Replies: @joef
  32. Rich says:
    @Truth

    Guess you shouldn’t have stopped reading that guidebook when it mentioned the low Negro population, eh? I can excuse you’re thinking low Negro population meant low crime, but the rest of us know about Hispanic crime rates, too. That’s the real reason so many people want to build a wall and evict illegal aliens.

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  33. Art Deco says:
    @Susan

    About 28% of those arrested for larceny are black. I’m not sure there’s a better descriptive statistic for the racial breakdown among thievery which gets reported to law enforcement. Conviction data, perhaps.

    With violent crimes, you can usually compare survey data with witness statements with arrests with convictions. As is, about 55% of those arrested for murder are black, which is close to some other metrics. About 55% of those arrested for robbery are also black. Elevated rates of property crime perpetration are a problem in black populations, but it’s violent crime that’s the more pronounced problem. You can see that as well when comparing victimization rates in core cities with general rates. It’s the difference in the frequency of violent crime which is acute. That in regard to property crime is much more muted.

    FWIW, I’ve lived in neighborhoods such as you described and been employed in mixed offices. Never had a problem with theft. However, I have been mugged multiple x over the years.

  34. @Priss Factor

    Your answer is correct. Many of us have said the same thing about Taylor. Taylor thought he could “tip toe around the Tulips (Jews) but they were planning his demise for a long time. The thing that is really crazy about his site is that it basically just links from other sites. There are only a few articles each month that amount to anything; and a few directly from him and other contributors.

    The Jews must have complete control of everything. Taylor thought he could work within their lens of the universe but to no avail. Taylor is wimp and his background as well as his wife’s are bit suspicious. There is some thought that Taylor is also a CIA plant who rolls “The White Nationalism” out when needed. I’ve seen him on CNN and other stations and he seems rather incompetent in his discussions.

    Eventually the Magic Jews will come for everyone who disagrees with them with help from the SPLC and Jewish owned media.

  35. @Rich

    RICH/TRUTH

    I found the New Mexicans Latinos to be particularly unintelligent. They were not as vicious or dangerous in my experience as the ones in Phoenix or Los Angeles, just really unintelligent.

    These were not illegal aliens but second, third or whatever generation Americans. They spoke English, but were just so dim that one wondered how it was possible to educated them at all. And most were ineducable and at best, had GED’s.

    • Replies: @Truth
  36. @Truth

    TRUTH

    Rural Kentucky cannot be that pleasant considering the sheer number of them that moved North to Detroit to obtain ANY kind of job.

    rr

  37. Truth says:
    @jeff stryker

    Northern New Mexicans are actually descendants of the Spanish Kings 400 years ago, sometimes, even now, pureblooded, which makes you realize why the empire fell apart.

    Generally (but not nearly always) nice people, but the rumor is that there was a few centuries of inbreeding that has brought the peoples of the region where they are.

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  38. MBlanc46 says:
    @Susan

    I hope that you’re also sharing your experiences with those who aren’t already aware of the phenomena that you describe. However, I understand how difficult that can be.

  39. @MikeatMikedotMike

    These guys aren’t going to let one of their own go down (no pun intended) if they can help it.

    Who would take a queer mulatto as “one of their own”?

  40. @Susan

    When I tried to tell acquaintances how traumatic some of these events were, they would look at their watches and declare they had to be going…

    …home to Chappaqua-on-the-Pacific.

  41. @Priss Factor

    ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

    If Palestine was 95% Arab in the 19th century, then this would hardly have been the first ethnic cleansing in the area.

  42. @Susan

    Susan, I meant to write yesterday, so I hope you are still reading. I really want to know what your parents had to say after hearing about all your experiences in that diverse and vibrant area.

    • Replies: @Susan
  43. SMK says:
    @EstherWatcher

    The average “black” IQ of 85 that is cited even by “the Derb” and others on the dissident-alternative right is profoundly misleading in that millions of those who are defined as “black” are Mulattoes, quadroons, and even octoroons. How can the average IQ of “blacks” be 85 when the average IQ of Haitians and sub-Saharan Africans is 67-70? If one excluded Mulattoes, quadroon, Octoroons, and even blacks who were 25% European, what then would be the average IQ of pure Negroes: 77-78? And what is the average IQ of inner-city blacks and violent and/or recidivist black criminals?

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
  44. Susan says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Well, I’m afraid there wasn’t a very happy ending. I don’t remember telling my parents about the black criminality I experienced. But I got very involved in education at my kids’ school, which made my parents happy. My dad bragged I was going to “save public education”. (As if…) As well as working at my own district, I attended some academic meetings in Sacramento. When I simply and honestly reported that it was the conservatives that were trying to make the curriculum more rigorous, my dad was enraged. He tried to convert me back into the progressive-liberal fold whenever I saw him, haranguing me about single-payer medical or whatever. (My mom seemed unaware of the tension between me and my dad. She always just plain loved me.) My sisters and their families ostracized me, and so did my former PTA friends. My husband didn’t like how I had made us so unpopular, which along with other problems, led to a divorce. When my dad found out I was getting divorced, it seemed to make him realize that he hadn’t been kind to me, because he asked me often to come see him, but by then I was very busy getting the house ready to sell (during the real estate crash), relocating, etc. When I last saw my dad in the hospital two days before he died of cancer, he had a pained look of regret in his eyes which I still clearly remember.

    I checked out your website, Achmed. I like the Peak Stupidity theme.

    My well-educated parents should have been the biggest boosters of western civilization. My dad listened to classical music almost all of his waking hours. My mom took piano lessons all her life and played beautifully. My oldest sister took ballet lessons for years. We all have gone to museums, ballets and symphonies, read a lot, etc. Instead, all the political activity my family was involved in was on the left. It doesn’t make sense to me. Well, except that the brainwashing was well in place when my parents attended college in the 1940s and ever since.

    Might as well mention that there was an aggressive Jewish PTA lady that used to constantly monitor everybody for telltale signs of racism. One time she told me, referring to the mostly white people doing the various PTA jobs, “I used to think they should all be lined up and shot. But now I think they should be sprinkled around the district, doing all the work at the different schools.” This lady was so fierce that she had everybody intimidated.

  45. @Susan

    That’s really something, Susan. Thanks for writing back with the story. I find the whole thing unusual, as most families don’t let the politics interfere with family life, at least for the nuclear family. I can see some Dads being very dissapointed, or even disgusted, with the views of their sons. As for their daughters, I don’t understand, until it gets to the point where the daughter wants to go off to stand in front of bulldozers or pull a Patty Hearst … that kind of thing.

    Right before your last paragraph, I was just about to guess that YOUR parents/family were Jewish, based on everything you’d written to that point. There’s something genetic about the involvement in politics, and mostly on the side of the hard left.

    Not to pry too much, but were your parents some kind of Scandanvian Socialist types, perhaps? I just don’t know how smart people get like that without a long history of deluded political views behnd them. The 1940’s had to be a very conservative time, so I don’t know what whacked-out college your folks could have attended. ;-}

    As for the PTO (it’s the “PTO” now), I went to one meeting to try to lobby for longer recess for the boys. The principle put the kibosh on that, and I haven’t been to another one since. The nice ladies like to raise money, and this is for a school that has plenty of money. Let them do their thing, but I’ll be outside or here on the internet instead.

    • Replies: @Susan
  46. @Susan

    Oh, thanks for the look at Peak Stupidity. Just last week, I finished 1000 Points of Stupidity (1,000 posts in 2 1/3 years).

    It’s a shame your husband cared more about the neighbors and PTA than seeking the truth, Susan. He doesn’t have the same spirit, I guess.

  47. Susan says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It’s nice having a little chat with you. My parents were raised in upstate New York and went to University of Rochester. I’ve made a few attempts to check into UR. I read in a letter from my dad to his mother that he was supporting Henry Wallace for some office. He was raised in a nominally Episcopalian household. I concluded recently that my dad had absorbed the whole Jewish philosophy, behavior and attitudes and was in essence Jewish. His close friends were Jewish. There was a Jewish prayer on the program of his memorial service.

    One of my sisters caught the J bug from our father. Her long-time best friend, the husband and grown child are very active in AIPAC.

    New York was HQ for lots of the bad stuff in education, like Columbia University’s Teachers College; New School for Social Research and more I wish I could recall at this moment. It’s where huge numbers of Eastern European Jews poured in at different times and many stayed.

    My ex’s mother was Jewish, father was lapsed Catholic. They divorced early on and she married a Jew of Russian background. My mother-in-law never warmed to me or any other goy mates of her children. I never figured out why until I was in my mid-50s. I can be a REALLY slow learner at times. She lived in southern California where she and her friends raised money for Israel in events like tennis tournaments. One of the friends was chair of Hadassah. Mother-in-law’s father was a member of the NY state assembly in his prime. He tried to get a kindergarten-for-5-year olds bill passed numerous times until it finally did. He was a Mason, according to Political Graveyard site. Masons really support public education.

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    , @Mr McKenna
  48. Mr. XYZ says:
    @SMK

    Please keep in mind, though, that it’s possible that the less intelligent Blacks were the ones who became slaves several centuries ago.

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  49. Mr. XYZ says:
    @EstherWatcher

    My bet is around 110 for the average US Jewish IQ.

  50. @Susan

    Susan, it sounds like your father and mine had a lot in common. Mine was in college (Syracuse, about 100 miles from Rochester) in the 40s. He was leftist, once voted for a Socialist (either Wallace or Norman Thomas, I forget) and his youthful ambition was to be the next Saul Alinsky.

    One big difference: he never let political or religious differences come between him and his sons. We had plenty of debates over the years, but they were always friendly.

  51. @Mr. XYZ

    it’s possible that the less intelligent Blacks were the ones who became slaves several centuries ago.

    I suspect the same. I also think it’s possible that among the Blacks who were slaves, the more intelligent were more likely to avoid bringing children into a world where they’d be slaves from birth.

    Of course, these are pure suppositions; there will never be any hard evidence for or against.

  52. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Some homosexuals such as Smollett are so over-the-top and flamboyant.
    That’s part of this.
    They can’t help themselves.
    That’s why he’s an actor.

    And why does he earn so much money?
    Is he another Clark Gable?
    No.

    They could have pulled any kid out of acting school and done as well in terms of talent.
    These Hollywood/NY liberals are just such spoiled brats.

  53. @Truth

    TRUTH

    I did notice that New Mexico Latinos looked less like Aztecs than like the guy who owns your pizzeria on the corner. They looked far more Spanish than the Arizona Latinos.

    So I met a few in Phoenix and while they were not involved in gang activity or necessarily criminal, they were just rather dim.

  54. Derb, dey duzzint wonna no bout no IQ. Ain’t got nuffin’ to doo wif’ ennathang. Be racism.

    Seriously though, McDonald and Goodwin are hesitant to mention the obvious. I can’t comment on the former (an author who is associated with The Manhattan Institute I believe), but the latter would be canned by his newspaper in a heartbeat because even the generally conservative NY Post has to watch its back.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  55. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Forgot that Jussie is also Jewish in addition to being black and homosexual (a two-fer), thus a hat-trick as it were and a maximum beneficiary of the zeitgeist.

  56. buckwheat says:

    Its not called Chicongo for nuffin. Derbyshire warned up about these monkeyshines and instead of a medal he got fired. Now the Congo has a black lezbo for mayor, I expect things to get better any day now….nah just joking.

  57. Dan Hayes says:
    @Prester John

    Prester John:

    Some years back, Scott McConnell got canned from his NY Post editorship for straying off the PC reservation. And this occurred at a time when the Post was much more politically daring.

  58. joef says:

    Anyone who went to integrated public schools in cities such as Philly, Newark, NYC etc etc, during the 70s, 80s, 90s, know that Black Privilege runs amok in the educational establishment.

    Racial realism is not about condemning a group of people; It is about protecting oneself from the predominant patterns of contemporary antisocial behavior exhibited by a group (radicalized afro americans), that are physically and emotionally hostile to other American residents at large.

    Of course their are many limo lib deniers of this fact, but then again they are completely disconnected from the consequences of the results from this half century long aggressive Black Privilege.
    They never been faced down with a knife; they never knew someone who has been killed from Afro murderers, they never visited someone they know at the hospital from unprovoked violent afro attacks. Crime victims can be delightfully ignored, in safe & cozy suburbia, so they can maintain a fanciful limousine liberal paradigm that doesn’t exist anywhere in reality, except in their own heads.

    Of course you will get some pandering punk who will accuse this presentation of facts as being a troll. Leftist panic will abound because their technique of control relies on the ignorance of contemporary racial reality. Leftist have effectively used Afro americans as their weaponized propaganda tool to manipulate a cowering society towards obtaining their agenda. And Afro americans will never improve their circumstances (or relations with the rest of society) as long as they maintain being the useful idiots of a leftist political agenda.

    And judging by such places as Greece, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Detroit, and Camden, the end result from all this will not be a good one. Especially when the severe racial balkanization has already been introduced by leftist ideology. Of course the cognitive dissidence of this national destination is too great for even moderates, and many conservative inc, to acknowledge. And leftist inspired radical Afro demands for evermore unearned entitlement goodies is placing an unsustainable drain on the long term vitality of our economic system.

    For those who deny this, my question is what is preventing this from happening. We are on a continuous heading in the direction of economic entropy. The majority of American cities (and some States) are steadily creating the exact financial conditions for eventual default. Is there any turnaround from this excessive irresponsible government spending that we are unaware of? Are physical & financial resources infinite? If you answer these two simple question honestly, then you know where we are going, barring some type of extensive intervention.

    And if this country eventually ends up as Greece writ large without a bailout, going into a Great Depression Two, with some American cities looking more like Mogadishu in a failed state, how do you think the racial balkanization that the leftist wrought upon us will play out then? It didn’t have to be this way; and if you are honest with yourselves, currently there is nothing altering/preventing this unfortunate future outcome. But then again you can always live in make believe; while the rest of us (potentially from all races) who are not blissfully unaware of this, suffer the dismal knowledge of this eventual unwanted fate.

  59. joef says:
    @KenH

    After all, all of the post 1965 ass kissing and virtue signaling of whites towards blacks hasn’t improved race relations one iota and they’re arguably worse than ever and still worsening.

    And that is the crux of our problem isn’t it, that only an ignorant liberal ideologue won’t acknowledge . Even if the bell curve were correct, you can still corral people in into being productive contributors to society, within their own varying limitations.

    If we hold blacks to white standards and blacks invariably fail, then Jewish and white leftists and blacks scream “cultural bias” of said standards and claim they were designed by wicked white racists to hold the noble blacks back. So then the standards are lowered so that blacks can meet them and feel good about themselves. But then some “perceptive” blacks complain that the lowering of standards is an affront and disrespect to them.

    But what you described here is the rub. Pandering limo libs, Leftist, and radicalized afro americans, demand more than they are capable of achieving (without the affirmative action approach faking the outcome). It is not even beneficial to the Black outliers who legitimately accomplishes something, like passing medical school; their are so many fraudulent affirmative action degrees out there that it diminishes the Blacks who actually earned it.

    There’s really no answer other than complete racial separation

    At this present juncture where racial animosity being so prevalent among Afro americans, coupled with their unrealistic expectations of what achievement standards should be, and unsustainable economic drain, that may be our only viable solution (all created by Leftist malevolent meddling).

    However it will be a solution that it is readily rejected by our limo liberal (neo liberal) dominated society.
    The denial of reality does not produce longterm sustainable positive outcomes (it just produces chaos instead).

  60. joef says:
    @Arclight

    Perceptive black commentators recognize this kind of head-patting is condescending and means that there isn’t really genuine respect for them or their legitimate achievements.

    May be true in some cases, however after more than a half century of leftist manipulation, they transformed Afro American mindsets into destructive anti white hysteria, and into unproductive economic burdens of the state. And as long as this persists, things will continue to devolve.

  61. @Susan

    I also worked in a department store where shoplifters would swoop up armloads of clothing, descend the escalators and were out the door in a minute.

    This happens where I live too. Every kind of store, almost. Generally near closing time and whenever most or all of the staff ‘on duty’ are negroes. They’re careful to look the other way.

    And yes, you’d better not breathe a word of it to Goodwhites. They’re quite practiced at the art of not noticing things, no matter how obvious, and have raised that art to the level of a religion. They’ll just about burn you at the stake for apostasy if you so much as hint at any kind of awareness.

  62. buckwheat says:

    Detoilet and Chicongo got their nicknames honestly.

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