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Jig Bohnson on why Kamala Harris won't be president: Because of gerrymandering and the stubborn refusal of non-blacks to live around blacks if they can help it, the Democrat bench has few authentically black blacks on deck for the national batter's box. This contrasts sharply to the congressional level, where many heavily black urban districts... Read More
Heartiste on Kanye West running off the plantation: Kanye has a huge following. Whether it presages a lasting shift in the sentiments of black men or is just a momentary blip, the initial movement is hard to ignore. For the week ending April 22nd, Trump's Reuters-Ipsos polling approval (with "mixed feelings" discounted) among black men... Read More
He is seriously misleading at best: Charitably, "often" isn't intended to be synonymous with "tend to", "usually", or any other word or phrase that indicates liberals are more likely to live 'family values' than conservatives do. Instead, Kristof is taken to be merely stating the bland and obvious fact that there are some liberals who... Read More
At least that's the implication from Hillary Clinton's new book (via Steve Sailer): The figure she cites checks out. What percentage of Democrats belong in that same basket of deplorables, you ask? A mere 35% of them is all. That's barely even one-third of Hillary's putative supporters! Most of her backers are still With Her.... Read More
Everything white Democrats need to know in four short video clips:
In 2016, non-Hispanic whites continued to comprise a majority of all Democrat presidential candidate votes, albeit narrowly so: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's poll shows that will not be the case for much longer, maybe another election cycle or two: The Democrat party's elite whites are ancient. Non-whites are the party's future at the bottom, the... Read More
Google Trends on search volume for "intersectionality": The program analyzes words or phrases as a percentage of all searches at any given period of time, so these results show searches relative to all search activity, not just the absolute number of searches. This is far more useful than if the program returned absolute numbers of... Read More
As a side note to the post on Jewish privilege, the top five states by proportion of total Google searches dedicated to "White privilege": The percentages of these states' populations that are non-Hispanic white are 94%, 83%, 71%, 82%, and 75%, respectively. Compare that to the 63% of the country as a whole that is... Read More
Heartiste: Undoubtedly. Relatedly, that Trump's first-term inaugural turnout was smaller than Obama's isn't surprising given Obama's enormous home field advantage. The Imperial City is more hostile to Trump than any other place in the country is. Because validating stereotypes is the blog's raison d'etre, let's see if Heartiste's assertion does. Every year of the survey,... Read More
Hamilton is hell for tradcon propositionalists. It follows historical events pretty accurately and some of the founding fathers are protagonists. There's no angle for criticism. It doesn't even occur to them that Pence showing up to such an ethnomasochistic production is regrettable.The best they can do in the current situation is point out that the... Read More
As they scurry away to the swamps of Ravenna, the enemies of the Trumpening are grabbing at anything that can reassure them of their own moral superiority at such a dark, dark moment in their lives (spoiler alert: It gets darker for them still). This clip has been one of the more prominently displayed of... Read More
As Hillary was going on about the strength and vibrancy of our black communities:I said to my monitor--hoping to psychically sync up with Trump--"ha, yeah and I'm sure you're moving to one after you lose this election. There aren't any blacks in Chappaqua, folks."I've started taking a similar approach in realtalk conversations (which are increasingly all... Read More
This PRI's The World report is delightfully painful to listen to. The show's host, Marco Werman, is an archetypal SWPL who has NPR's breathy unctuousness to a tee. In typical mainstream media fashion he is gently guiding the correspondent at the RNC into insinuating that Trump supporters at the convention are one overly zealous mark... Read More
Without clicking on the link, take a guess as to what search phrases returned these results from Google Trends: Hint: They all spiked during the week of June 12th, a date that coincided with a certain bloody incident in Orlando. Did you correctly peg them as "Christian hate", "Anti gay Christian", "Christianity homosexuality", and "Christian... Read More
Some 99%--and that's not hyperbole--of Iowa's Republican caucus-goers are white. Here are candidate favorability percentages among Iowa Republicans from the last poll to be released before voting takes place tomorrow: Do not underestimate the implicit self-loathing of even the most outwardly patriotic, traditionalist pink skins. The inchoate identitarianism that seemed so salient in 2015 is... Read More
In 2006, the GSS asked respondents about people they trust. The percentages who said those they trust are either "almost all the same race as you" or "mostly the same race as you" among self-described liberal, moderate, and conservative whites (n = 493):Political orientationTrust own raceLiberal78.2%Moderate76.9%Conservative83.3%The differences are marginal. In the words of the late... Read More
++Addition++See Tangoman's arguments for the necessity of an ethno-state in the comments. --- - I use a termite bait station to keep termites from getting into my house because I know their presence will lower my family's quality of life. I support the construction of a border fence to keep illegal immigrants from south of... Read More
If it's not careful, the Pew Research Center may have soon be given a new name, something along the lines of The Cathedral's Fifth Column. The center's latest report concerns "what the public knows and does not know about science" for which Pew administered a 12-question survey to a nationally representative sample of 3,278 people... Read More
Via Steve Sailer, an article about Burning Man that poignantly illustrates the inanity that inherently accompanies empirical illiteracy. The data are often there if only journalists--journalists!--could be bothered to make a little time to do some, uh, journalistic research: In 1993, the GSS asked respondents if they had been "camping, hiking, or canoeing" in the... Read More
Bernie Sanders, commenting after the Seattle event he was keynote speaker at was shutdown by a couple of fat black women: Sanders: "Well, I think it's unfortunate because among other things I wanted to talk about the issue of black lives." Video of the pusillanimous reaction of an aspiring 'leader of the free world':
++Addition2++ Heartiste offers some of his usual piercing perspicacity on the subject, specifically jjbees' commentary. ++Addition++ From CNN the following morning, an article entitled "Trump: Sanders 'showed such weakness' with #BlackLivesMatter protesters". Hah, so there you go. --- So many fine things on display: - The SWPL inability to directly confront anything other than the... Read More
Why such a visceral, vitriolic response to the sport killing of "Cecil the lion"? Hunting is an activity almost exclusively engaged in by the wrong kind of white people. It consequently provides an ideal opportunity to open the floodgates of disdain to allow contempt to flow without inhibition. Many other SWPL positions indicative of putative... Read More
Among the 50 states and DC between 1990 and 2012, only one has seen the share of its non-Hispanic white population grow. In the other 50, whites have declined as a percentage of the total population. If the curiously explicit inclusion of DC didn't give it away, well, the one exception is the nation's capital,... Read More
Tangential to Steve Sailer's recent post on the acid test for climate change activists being their positions on immigration is a table showing the percentages of GSS respondents, by ethnicity*, who often/always "make a special effort to sort glass or cans or plastic or papers and so on for recycling". The impetus is a remark... Read More
More from the Michael Brown wellspring. --- "Would you rather be born white or black?" Gavin DeGraw's answer works for me, and I think that's the healthiest answer any person can give. For so putatively secular an age, our societal belief in original sin can really give a person pause, though. I realize that's a... Read More
My response on social media to a piece that would make Tim Wise blush. --- This is a pretty sick illustration of ethnomasochism, but that is the ecumenical religion of the contemporary Western white leftist, so one shouldn't be particularly surprised. Still, it almost seems like a parody. I say that because the four examples... Read More
Thanks to Jokah for pointing out this sign of our times: White men (non-Hispanic) are four times as likely as Hispanic men and eight times as likely as black men (non-Hispanic) to undergo male sterilization. I suspect that in very few cases they do so for the same reasons Origen allegedly did, however! White women... Read More
Some findings from a recent Pew Research report entitled "How Americans Feel About Religious Groups" follow. Allow a few technical considerations to be run through beforehand. The (ir)religious groups under consideration are not defined in the questions Pew posed to survey participants, so the somewhat nebulous terms "Jew" (is it an ethnicity, religious persuasion, either/or?)... Read More
In response to a study showing that phrases like "hive mind" quite aptly describe the political left generally and SWPLs in particular, Jokah commented: First, the percentage breakdowns of self-described political orientation by race in the US. For contemporary relevance, all responses are from 2000 onward: Race Lib Mod Con White 24.8 37.6 37.6 All... Read More
Via Steve Sailer, from Medical Press: Christian Lander nailed that several years ago. "The definitive guide to the unique taste of millions":
Calling for reinforcements to the battlefield that is Urban Dictionary. Definitions are ranked (and thus made visible) by simply taking the number of positive votes a definition receives and subtracting from it the number of negative votes it receives. In other words, it's not based on a ratio of positive-to-negative votes. Every affirmation counts! If... Read More
Razib offers the nuanced approach of a thoughtful, hyper intelligent politically conservative Asian in reacting to a 'controversial' Stephen Colbert tweet. The relevant background is here, or just watch this five minute exchange between a self-styled Asian millennial activist and a cookie-cutter SWPL: The exact building attributes of the oppression hierarchy skyscraper don't interest me... Read More
The equals sign has become almost ubiquitous as the supreme court considers the issue of same-sex marriage. Why are gay rights so chic at the moment? Putatively fighting for equality is always an easy way to obtain cheap grace. Additionally, though, I suspect it is because the same-sex marriage crusade feels purer than other potential... Read More
Some follow up on the previous post looking at racial distributions of smokers of the top cigarette brands in the US. Firstly, a couple of commenters asserted that Parliaments are the SWPL brand of choice. Here's the breakdown: Primarily white with a nice Asian showing and a correspondingly weak NAM share. Looks like we have... Read More
Roissy's perspicacious, if deliberately provocative (it's who he is, after all), post on pit bulls and the bleeding heart SWPL instinct to apologize for (if Tookie was a dog, he'd look like this) and adopt them got me into a heated facebook conversation. Opposition to Roissy's post took two familiar forms; 1) Exceptions to the... Read More
Journey into my head for a moment to take a gander at the cigarette brand stereotypes I hold. To the extent that SWPLs still smoke cigarettes, they smoke Camels, especially Turkish blends. Blacks love menthol, and Newport is the premier menthol brand (Kool isn't the Pepsi to Newport's Coke, it's the 7 Up). Hispanics, especially... Read More
As an interesting aside to the previous post, there are only two states where those making at least six figures voted more heavily for Obama than those earning five figures or less did. They are the SWPL states of Oregon and Colorado. Portland, of course, is often noted for its distinction as the US' most... Read More
There are those on the right who, attuned to the (liberal) zeitgeist, attempt to bring NAMs into their political ranks by emphasizing the putative social conservatism of blacks and Hispanics. Rick Santorum recently illustrated this, and the late Richard Nadler epitomized it.As the US becomes increasingly multiracial and multicultural, our democratic system will increasingly turn... Read More
In the six years I've been digging around in the GSS, and the countless times I've converted group wordsum averages into IQ estimates, I've never applied the method to get an IQ figure for Jewish respondents. The question of Jewish identity (is it religious, ethnic, ancestral, or something else?) inevitably causes some amount of measurement... Read More
I'm late on this, but the relationship highlighted is hardly time sensitive. A month ago, Newsweek compiled an international list of 100 countries deemed by the magazine as "a study health, education, economy, and politics" to "rank the globe's true national champions". Newsweek looked at statistics falling into one of five different headings; education, health,... Read More
By nitpicking, I'm opening the door for "pot calling the kettle black" and SWPL quips. Further, I'm of the opinion that commentators who add substantively meaningless phrases designed to show humility when making assertions are unnecessarily making their readers read more than they need to. We know you're not the ultimate arbiter of all things... Read More
A friend recently told me in his Spring anthropology 101 class at KU during, the state's flagship public university, the professor, in briefly outlining earth's histoical timeline, condescendingly joked that the alternative view is that dinosaur fossils do not actually date from at least 65 million years ago, but are instead there to test the... Read More
My company just concluded our annual week long drive to encourage employees to donate to our chosen corporate charity. The video presentation is pure SWPL--a plump, golden-toothed black woman in her early thirties thanking the organization for providing her with the training to become a CNA, a white guy who can't have children acting as... Read More
OneSTDV pointed out a rabid response to the previous post, eloquently described by author Geoffrey Falk as "dumbfuckery". Falk's comment section is closed, so I'll respond here to a few of his points of contention. Falk begins by arguing that concerns about image have no influence on why most vegetarians impose food restrictions on themselves:What... Read More
In the comments of a post at Half Sigma, a perspicacious commenter named Peter (unsure whether or not it's Mr. Iron Rails and Weights) writes:The GSS only probes veganism/vegetarianism (v/v) in a single question posed in 1993 and again in 1994. Respondents were asked how regularly they refuse to eat meat for environmental reasons. I... Read More
I've made the observation on multiple occasions that in many ways black men have more in common culturally with conservative white guys than they do with male SWPLs*. The black guys I know mercilessly ridicule virtually everything SWPLs like, and my social circle is hardly unique in this regard.The GSS provides empirical evidence lending support... Read More
++Addition++Randall Parker calls for a more meticulous look at the effects and consequences of religious belief. I agree, at both the sect or denominational level, and also at the individual level. Piety is surely more beneficial for some people than it is for others. The same probably applies at the societal level.---Last year, I tried... Read More
In describing SWPL's comments section as dizzying, I meant that such an abundance of remarks almost guarantees that most commenters are not reading the comments of other commenters. Consequently, there is a lot of duplication in points made and repetition of questions raised (and answers given), etc. It goes from a discussion to a chance... Read More
Speaking of whiterpeople and their collective insistence on proper grammar, there is reason to suspect Christian Lander is selling out (another thing whiterpeople detest)! From his recent post on pea coats:The latter 'sentence' is only a fragment. From the same post:We are missing a "who" in that sentence. Amongst SWPL's whiter readership, there is surely... Read More
Just about every Stuff White People Like post has me kicking myself (and I doubt I'm alone in this regard) for not having created the site years ago. I've heard it claimed that taking a TV series and turning it into a full-length movie sounds a death knell for the series. Not having watched TV... Read More