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American race relations exhibit a bewildering paradox: The more whites help blacks, the more blacks hate whites. The government has spent trillions to lift up blacks, who grow even more vehement about “toxic whiteness.” Ironically, the greatest beneficiaries, those owing jobs and university admissions to naked racial preference, are the most vocal in denouncing “white privilege” and the “white” values that created the wealth that makes this generosity possible.

Blacks hate whites because of this, not despite it. Whites assume that their gifts are recognized by blacks as entirely beneficial, an unconditional helping hand, and who could bite the hand that feeds? Is not affirmative action the opposite of racial discrimination, and since discrimination was terrible, shouldn’t blacks love whites for affirmative action?

The key to understanding this non-paradox is to recognize that the help whites give blacks comes with a powerful message: Blacks need help because they are deficient. Blacks recognize this, even though they almost never admit it. It is as if generosity is a bad-tasting medicine to cure black insufficiency, not a gift for the worthy. We (whites) help blacks since they, by our standards, need help. The helping hand is demeaning, and the greater the gift, the greater the unacknowledged deficiency.

White efforts to improve black education perfectly illustrate this. They began with outlawing racial segregation and then morphed into coerced integration. Next came massive funding for schools with sizable black enrollments, and since this, too, failed to close the gaps, white experts changed the curriculum, hired more black teachers, rewrote textbooks, eliminated allegedly racist disciplinary policies, and renamed schools. However, as each new measure failed and was replaced with even more funding and coercion, blacks were, in effect, told that they are academically hopeless. A medical parallel would be increasing dosages to cure an intractable illness, i.e., blackness. No stone will be left unturned in this effort; whites will spend themselves into bankruptcy and violate fundamental laws to square circles. In other words, we are saying to blacks, “Your deficiency is truly colossal.”

It is no insult to offer extra tutoring to boost SAT scores for recent immigrants unable to speak English; quite another to announce that the very nature of black culture demands a white-organized Marshall Plan-like remedial enterprise. This is a call for Soviet style social engineering,

Particularly onerous is “fixing the black family” (a favorite of Amy Wax and Heather Mac Donald). It is hard to imagine a more devastating critique of black people than to tell them: “Your families, everything from the way you raise children to how you choose sex partners, is toxic and has to change. You must imitate white people.”

Imagine the humiliation of a black mother being told by “helpful” whites that she must enrich her vocabulary, replace physical punishment with cause-and-effect reasoning, supply cultural enrichment by visiting museums that celebrate white accomplishment, supervise TV-watching, and read books to junior every day. All to be followed by admonitions to be chaste, kick out worthless live-in boyfriends, get more education, and volunteer for more responsibility at work. Blacks know they can’t follow this advice, and even if they could, it is so contrary to their instincts it would make them unhappy.

The scope of white condemnation of blackness under the guise of being helpful cannot be exaggerated. “Help the blacks” programs don’t require that blacks deal with insufficiency; instead they assume blacks can’t help themselves. Yes, blacks get into college with lower test scores than whites or Asians, but this generosity comes with an army of helpers and special programs, all of which are visible to fellow students. Admission inflicts pain, since black success requires embracing “white” study habits inimical to their dispositions. At some point, beneficiaries can only resent the bargain: gain undeserved admission and then spend four years doing things they hate, all while surrounded by students who academically outshine them.

“Paying” for white generosity by forcing oneself to act contrary to inclination hardly ends with college, and the greater the “gift,” the greater the cost. A black Harvard graduate who lands a well-paying Wall Street job must be even “whiter” than a black bus driver. The black Wall Streeter must “pay” for preference by acting white, top to bottom: clothing, speech, socializing, even being punctual. The deal is: Take the gift and deny who you are.

To understand this, whites should imagine an alternative universe in which blacks and their values dominate, and ambitious whites must embrace blackness to succeed. In school, they would have to be rambunctious, refuse to hit the books, and party to loud music. They would have to wear wild clothes and shout a lot. Their social lives would consist of short-term pleasures and protecting their honor from disrespect.

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Most whites would hate this; it would be a painful struggle. Much of the time a white would feel like an impostor or an actor. He might escape this alien blackness and seek out “white” settings where he could be himself — visit white-run countries, attend classical music concerts, relax in coffee shops, and quietly discuss art. Struggling in psychological discomfort, he might even demand that his college provide a “whites only” theme house where he could feel safe.

Are we not fighting biology? To speak the unspeakable, is it wise to try and “fix” the black family if it is anchored in genetics? Is it prudent policy to bribe people with preferences, quotas, and similar “gifts” if they can’t do what the gifts require? If you give a klutz expensive golf clubs and a country club membership and insist that he become a top-flight golfer, he won’t thank you; he will resent you.

No doubt, the pathological burdens that come from white generosity help explain the sudden popularity of “systemic racism,” which is another way of saying, “We are not to blame. Blackness is not bad. It’s your fault.” This reverses the diagnosis of black pathology. Blacks need racial preferences, handouts, and all the rest because whites are defective. This was the predictable reaction after decades of being told, often indirectly, that blackness is defective. The patient is now the doctor, and it is whites who need to be cured.

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  1. Bill H. says:

    Well, there is also the endless leftist refrain about “systemic racism” and about how much blacks have been and still are mistreated and oppressed by whites. You keep telling blacks how badly whites have been and are treating them, and what’s actually happening is going to become irrelevant. Blacks are going to listen to what the left is telling them and will keep increasing their hatred of whites.

    • Agree: Pastit
  2. Vary astute analysis. But here’s the malignant cure:

    ‘Legalize’ massive (illegal) non-White immigration into White countries, mandate racial integration, criminalize ‘discrimination’ (when Whites do it), and glamorize miscegenation. Mulattos are the new normal. See for yourself. Just turn on the TV.

    Africa is coming your way! It’s hip. It’s cool. Just watch them sing and dance! “No one is illegal”. Tear down those walls! Stop the hate. Eradicate racism. This is the future. (Except in Israel.) Got that?

    • Troll: Meretricious
  3. This whole article is utterly contrary to reality. Affirmative whaat, Willis? Every time I turn on the TV, all I see is happy wealthy blacks and their white wives engaging in perfectly stereotypical black activities like windsurfing, skiing, playing frisbee with their dogs at UC Berkeley, hiking through the Grand Canyon, raising their prosperous two-parent household children with loving devoted fathers, fixing computers, and giving sound financial advice.

    I have no idea what they’re complaining about.

    • LOL: Clark Kent
    • Replies: @Legba
  4. Here’s the solution. Stop all welfare to the physically able. Stop supporting dysfunction. Let the trash in the society know they are no longer going to cruise on the working person’s dime and watch the fireworks start. This will happen soon anyway, like it or not, once the economy tanks.

    It’s time the US had a house cleaning, starting at the bottom. Turning off the welfare and related “free stuff” goodies the low life trash depends on would surely increase crime and possibly start a race war. So be it. It is going to happen when the Dollar becomes toilet paper, any day now.

    It’s time that the average person figured out that crime is his personal responsibility to protect himself and his family. The laws preventing people from defending themselves are tyrannical and have no moral basis. Once the real rioting, burning and looting starts and gov’t goons quit their jobs when their pay no longer buys anything worth a mention is when vigilantism emerges out of necessity. This is common sense.

    Vigilante justice is around the corner. It will happen once the facade of “law and order”, the lie of police protection, is disposed of. It doesn’t matter whether you like the idea or not, it will happen when the fraud of gov’t becomes obvious with some pavement ape coming after you.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
  5. Particularly onerous is “fixing the black family” (a favorite of Amy Wax and Heather Mac Donald).

    There is nothing to ‘fix’. Blacks are perfect – perfectly-adapted to their particular environments, in Africa. (Yes! Such environments don’t select for high-IQ and what-not, but that’s NOT important at all – in fact, high-IQ, but even be a hindrance…)

    Conservatives are “the real White Supremacists” because they want to make the Black man White.

    • Agree: Meretricious
  6. One of the most spot on articles I’ve ever read.

    • Agree: Dr. Rock
  7. Thank you very much for the empathetic, realistic and straightforward outlining of the problems. I think it will be appreciated by many readers, and I agree with the general direction of the article.

  8. Truth says:

    In school, they would have to be rambunctious, refuse to hit the books, and party to loud music. They would have to wear wild clothes and shout a lot. Their social lives would consist of short-term pleasures and protecting their honor from disrespect.

    Well someone here, didn’t make the cut for Kappa-Sigma…

  9. Truth says:

    Here’s the solution. Stop all welfare to the physically able.

    Now, we’re talking!

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  10. Blacks didn’t invent concept of “toxic whiteness.” Media did. That’s really where the fires of hatred are banked.

    • Agree: Dr. Rock
    • Replies: @Carroll price
  11. @Truth

    Your reputation precedes you.

    There should be no gov’t welfare for anyone or anything. Not even for the disabled, elderly, etc. The religious fraud institutions along with the various charity fraud institutions are supposed to be taking care of their flock / constituency as part of the deal to give them a zero tax liability.

    It’s the availability of a backstop with deep pockets (gov’t) that wants to purchase votes that allows some people to become the refuse of society as a life choice. That corrupts the entire system and amounts to gov’t sanctioned and encouraged moral hazard.

    Also, we can discuss the meaning of corporate welfare if you’re so inclined. The majority of the time that means corporations paying less than their “fair share” in taxes which is just a ruse for the dolts in the society that don’t realize that no corporation pays any tax at any time.

    Corporations are hidden, secret tax collectors for the gov’t that bury any official tax they submit to gov’t into the price of their product or service and hence it is the consumer that ALWAYS pays every cent of tax. People advocating for corporate taxation are the useful idiots that don’t realize they are asking to be deceived by gov’t, which gov’t is always ready to oblige as it’s their policy #1. Corporate taxation allows the gov’t to hide a person’s actual payment for the miserable gov’t “services” they receive. The aggregate of every person’s true tax bill includes every cent that the corporations paid to help keep the citizenry ignorant of how they are being fleeced.

  12. TG says:

    Much that I agree with here, but there is one thing you are forgetting.

    Up through the 1950’s blacks were held down and discriminated against, yes they were. But unlike all the rubbish you learned in school, it was not primarily about symbolic issues like segregated water fountains or voting, it was about money. And the civil rights movement was also primarily about money, specifically, to give American blacks the right to unionize and negotiate for higher pay.

    Because American blacks had been paid below-market wages for so long, they were an important source of profit for many of the rich. So just as blacks started to get decent wages, they were specifically fired en masse and replaced with (at the time mostly) Mexican nationals. That wasn’t racism, that was class war.

    Yes really. Check out the numbers in “Immigration and the Economic Status of African-American Men,” in Economica(2010) 77, 255-282. Black unemployment and ‘hispanic’ employment went up together in near perfect lockstep.

    Around 1965 blacks were mass fired and all that they had worked for taken away from them, and there was suddenly a spurt in crime and welfare use etc. And this was done by rich liberals screaming how much they love blacks and blaming everything on blue-collar whites driving pickup trucks with confederate flags on them. Yeah, right. Let’s have the proles fight each other for crumbs.

    As Adam Smith pointed out, the economic value of any commodity has nothing to do with its utility, but only with the balance of supply and demand for it. There is no reason that meatpackers and janitors and farmhands can’t make good money – indeed, for a time even better than many so-called ‘skilled’ jobs because these latter were seen as being more prestigious and comfortable – as long as there aren’t 100 desperate people competing for every job. That’s why truck drivers in Japan make more money than computer programmers in India.

    Maybe it’s true, and blacks on average really are less intelligent and disciplined than the other races. But suppose that in the 1960’s they had been allowed to keep their high-paying blue-collar jobs, and not been forced into professions for which – whatever the reasons – they are ill suited? Could we perhaps have more social peace than we do today?

  13. Truth says:

    Corporations are hidden, secret tax collectors for the gov’t that bury any official tax they submit to gov’t into the price of their product or service and hence it is the consumer that ALWAYS pays every cent of tax.

    Alright, I’m almost ready to welcome you back as an official BTHS Alumni again… almost.

    This is truer in theory than in practice. Yes, the gestalt of what you wrote is correct, but this brings us back to the free market; in which companies that pass on too many peripherals (taxes, etc.) to the buyers, are price-undercut by competitors.

    From my experience collusion is not as common as one would think, because these type of illegal deals between scoundrels are subject to almost overnight change

  14. @San Fernando Curt

    …with everyone knowing that Jews own the media, including an entertainment media that’s far more influential in semi-illiterate societies like those in the Western world than a print media could ever hope to be.

  15. @RoatanBill

    Joseph Kay nailed the current problem. You’ve provided the solution. Currently, welfare–particularly monthly payments to women for each bastard they pump out, until the bastard reaches eighteen–encourages and finances the bad behavior of Negros, White trash, and other dysfunctional elements of society. Our current ruling class doubles down on this by refusing to punish even the most egregious Negro criminality while preventing police from controlling it and protecting the rest of us.

    Besides this, current welfare and educational programs are utterly dysgenic. They encourage the least fit to reproduce and discourage the most fit from doing so by imposing extra child rearing costs on the most fit, e.g by forcing them to pay exorbitant costs for their children’s education.

    Addressing the last point, imagine a system where admission to any educational or vocational program is entirely based on entrance examinations and other objective measures of potential but once a student or trainee is admitted all expenses are paid by the government. Of course such a system would work only if educational and vocational systems were also evaluated for the quality of graduate they produced. This would eliminate a very large fraction of our current “junior colleges”, “colleges” and “universities”. I expect that the attrition would be particularly pronounced among HBCU, religious diploma mills, law school diploma mills, and the like.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  16. @TG

    Could we perhaps have more social peace than we do today?

    Agreed. There were many possible scenarios in which there would’ve been “more social peace” than today’s ‘race relations’ in the USA. Just look at South America – especially, Brazil.
    However… would it have been ‘worth it’? Bear in mind: Today’s Brazil (or Ecuador or Colombia) is still a ‘worse place to be’ than the US.

    Regarding my 1st post, an erratum needs correction:

    […] in fact, high-IQ, could even be a hindrance…)

  17. Phibbs says:

    As always. it is the Jew behind most of the trouble. Identity politics and the culture of victimhood started with the Jews and are promoted by the Jews. Jews own the media and the politicians, so of course they parrot the Jew mantras.

  18. @Jus' Sayin'...

    My assumption is that there will be religious or other charity organizations available to take up where gov’t left off, and that they will provide a better analysis for who should and who should NOT be helped given their more limited funds than the infinite funds available to gov’t. For example, a pastor may decide to support a doper on the condition that he straightens up. Using his judgement, he may at some point decide that support is no longer warranted due to the dopers refusal to change, there are more deserving people to focus on and if he doesn’t spend his donations wisely, he’ll be on the bread line. This doesn’t happen in gov’t programs. I’d let adults on self destructive paths hit rock bottom and offer them a cot and a meal if they worked their asses off doing some form of community service that actually accomplishes something. Dopers, for example, would be cleaning up the shit on the streets of San Francisco if they wanted to eat.

    I further assume that people will be more generous to charitable institutions than they are now because everyone knows that they are being put upon by gov’t via taxes to support the riffraff in the society that they would rather not. Once better controls are available for the funding of real charity cases, people would be more open to contribute for honest temporary situations the less fortunate may find themselves in. I’m not against charity, through my businesses my wife and I have helped many people, but we decided on who got support.

    A child, regardless of race or any other characteristic, is a victim of circumstance and can’t be left to deteriorate because the mother / parents are human trash. The decent orphanages of decades ago and other forms of child protection need to exist and work well to prevent another generation of failures. The parents, and especially the hit and run fathers, need to be made accountable for the costs associated with rearing their child. They need to be put to hard labor, if necessary, with no option to shirk their responsibility for bringing a life into the world they were ill equipped to provide for. Juveniles that produce a child shouldn’t get off due to their young ages. They need to be monitored to see if they’ve learned their lesson and are on a constructive path or else they should end up on a work crew paying for their stupidity as a lesson to other juveniles.

    I must note that the criminal justice system actively protects criminals and makes no attempt to protect the citizenry from crime or in any way reduce crime. On the contrary, the system encourages criminal behavior because it coddles the human trash in the society and provides them with food, clothing, shelter and medical care during their incarceration that the public pays for.

    Numerous court cases have affirmed that the police have “no duty to protect” the citizenry. The street cops are useless against crime simply because they aren’t there when the criminal decides to strike. The cop is touring around town in his squad car wasting fuel or chasing down motorists for the made up traffic offenses where no victim or property damage can be identified. Street cops need to be eliminated for the most part and our individual natural rights of self defense defended under law, not punished as things stand now. Crime would rapidly dwindle if large portions of the citizenry were armed to provide instant justice for some POS that decides to become a predator.

    There should be no such thing as a gov’t school and there should be no taxes levied for schooling. Parents should decide on which schools to patronize and the profit motive should be used to reward a meritocracy in education. Once gov’t funds something, they write the rules eventually and we end up where we are now. The higher education cost structures extant today are a direct result of financing being made available that the schools use to ratchet up their fees with no commensurate increase in accountability. This is theft via collusion and needs to stop. I’ve stated many times that the humanities and social sciences need to be cut to the bone as useless frills, if not outright discarded. There should definitely be no funding available for the basket weaving courses that comprise the non STEM disciplines.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  19. Thomasina says:

    “…is it wise to try and ‘fix’?”

    If YOU want them to be like you, then forget about it. That’s futile, and they’ll hate you for it. But if THEY want to be you, if they admire what you stand for and they’re capable of pulling it off, they’ll do that on their own.

    Try putting a gay man in a harem full of beautiful girls. Will there be lift-off? Hell, no!

    Same thing with Black culture. They don’t want to be us. They did okay when there were plentiful manufacturing jobs and strict laws, but now that that’s gone, they’ve reverted back to the jungle. Your neighborhood is now their savannah. They presently have the best of both worlds: coddling from cradle to grave and permission to act irresponsibly. Toddlers.

    Take away their welfare, affirmative action, EBT cards, subsidized housing, equity, and all the other programs and let them stand on their own two feet for once. Time to put up or shut up. Doing this would concentrate their minds. They’d probably have a full-blown tantrum before eventually realizing that they’d be better off in their own state or going back to Africa.

    I don’t think I’m better than Blacks. I never have. I would hate to see them lose their culture. But in the process of propping them up, we are losing our culture.

    Multiculturalism does not work.

    • Agree: Pastit, RoatanBill, H. L. M
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  20. anarchyst says:

    La-a (pronounced La Dash A)

    …the above are real names assigned to birth certificates in a southeastern Michigan county’s vital records department.

    …with names like that, blacks are “outing” themselves. If I were a hiring manager, I could not envision an easier way to pick out blacks and to throw their job applications in the trash can.

    …couldn’t happen to a better race.

  21. SafeNow says:

    Ironically to me, the black short-order cook or baggage handler or city bus driver in the 60s was doing his job better than I could possibly ever do it. Proficient, conscientious, and polite. I respected them, and I think most others felt the same way. And, they respected themselves. Things were fine. What went wrong was that blacks were told, Be uppity, because you’re not making as much money as a dentist. Well, sorry, but countless whites, then now, make a lot less than a dentist, from the barista to the adjunct college teacher.

  22. JessicaR says:

    Yes. Thank you.

    I have taught African American college students who went to segregated schools in which they were not issued textbooks–the schools couldn’t afford them. There were only class sets of books. Thus, no homework and no chance to either learn or develop academic self-discipline. In some schools, class sets did not arrive until October–schools start in the third week of August in many MS districts.

    In rural MS, there is no public transportation. Distances from one place to another are too great for walking, especially with kids.

    White students go to public schools in white districts that have better funding and better education or else they go to religious schools.

    In Belzoni MS, three fast food places closed in a matter of months, leaving many people unemployed. When they couldn’t pay on their car notes, the cars were repossessed. Thus, they had no way to get to nearby towns to seek work there.

    We in America have this myth that if you work hard, you can rise above poverty. Such ideas completely underestimate how very hard it is to do that for many people living in areas with few or no public services.

  23. @TG

    Up through the 1950’s blacks were held down and discriminated against, yes they were.

    No, they weren’t. If anything, they were evaluated much more realistically than they have been at any time since. That is to say, they were looked upon and treated with a much more experience-based regard for their inherent capabilities (i.e., very few and very limited) and liabilities (e.g., an almost ineradicable moral shortsightedness and intellectual incapacity).

    As a consequence, the police and the judiciary acted to restrain blacks’ worst impulses in a way that any person with integrity and sense would characterize as humane. It was made clear to blacks that no one in a position of social or moral responsibility had any illusions about how little they were, en masse, capable of in a positive sense and how much destruction they were prepared to do if not constantly monitored and, when necessary, slapped down hard.

    In the 1950s, blacks were already disproportionately involved in violent crime—indeed, in all forms of crime save white-collar crime, where Jews, then as now, outpaced all others. In a sense, even more important on a day-to-day basis than the criminality of blacks was the social degradation they brought to every community they lived in, however few their numbers. Their presence could be deduced long before they were ever seen simply by the disorder and general decay of their environs. That blacks were primarily a danger to one another back then was not in any way a tribute to their inherent generosity and benevolence toward those who didn’t resemble them—like the Jews’ famous “Holocaust,” these traits are documented only by hearsay from people who lie as reflexively as they breathe. Rather, most blacks (alas, not all) had simply learned that they had a far better chance of getting away with theft and murder if they confined their activities to their immediate surroundings.

    As for the rest of the the story of black suffering and deprivation in the sixties, especially the utterly spurious characterization of black excellence in high-paying blue-collar jobs, the less said the better. For me and for everyone else who was alive and conscious of his surroundings back then, whether one thinks of an electrician, a school janitor, a building superintendent, a construction worker, or a general handyman, the replacement in any sphere of activity of a white man by a black man was a guarantee of a drop in quality and, as often as not, a rise in criminality.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldlan
  24. “German-Cameroon”….yeah right…

  25. Legba says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I’m picturing pulling into an all black campground with your Winnebago

  26. anarchyst says:

    For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.

    The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

    The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.

    Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.

    Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless handwringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No to Racism.” Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.

    Some thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing.

    Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.

    Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more opportunities.

    But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.”

    But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich, and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.

    The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in permanent social incompatibility.

    Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.

    The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.,.,

    • Agree: Katrinka
    • Thanks: Inverness
    • Replies: @Meretricious
  27. anarchyst says:

    There are many corporate efforts to “reach out” to the community and provide “help” for those who are elderly, “disadvantaged” and “poor”. Although such programs are well-meaning, they don’t help the people who truly need it.

    One such effort in Detroit was a program called “Paint the Town”. This effort involved local businesses that would “volunteer” their employees to provide help to the elderly and those who were deemed to be “disadvantaged”.

    My company “volunteered” a number of us employees to contribute to this effort. Initially, I looked forward into helping out those who were “disadvantaged”, making things easier for them in their community. The gamut of services provided varied from picking up trash and landscaping to painting houses and doing minor repairs.

    My “crew” was assigned to paint a house. There was a family consisting of a man and woman (not elderly) and three (grown) men (children), approximately 14 to 18 years of age.

    These “children” watched us work, painting the house while smoking “blunts” (marijuana) and drinking their “fortys” (alcohol), while laughing at us white “fools”. The “man of the house” was OK with the color while the woman of the house constantly complained about the color.

    The question that I never vocalized, but was in the back of my mind was “why don’t these people clean up and paint their own house”.

    I, for one would be ashamed if “outsiders” came into my neighborhood to do things that I should be doing for myself.

    It doesn’t take much effort for city residents to pick up their own trash, properly use trash cans, keeping the neighborhood clean. Blacks should be ashamed of themselves, relying on outsiders instead of using their own energy to make their neighborhood a better place.

    After my stint on “Paint the Town”, I told my employer that I would NEVER participate in such a project ever again.

    • Thanks: Pastit
  28. KenH says:

    Particularly onerous is “fixing the black family” (a favorite of Amy Wax and Heather Mac Donald).

    That’s because both establishment liberal/leftist and conservative think social and/or economic wonkery is the answer to black dysfunction and savagery. Decades of attempts have shown that it isn’t and that Nature will not be mocked.

    MacDonald does great work but black welfare queens aren’t listening to her and if they were it wouldn’t lead to an epiphany and sea change in their behavior. Instead the sheboons would be bristling and making comments like “Who dat white woman think she iz telling us how to raise our keeds.”

    American conservatives are just as bad as communists with their belief in universal human equality and the ability to alter human nature. MacDonald and other conservatives want to “re-educate” blacks.

    The only solution is complete and total racial separation. Blacks and whites cannot peacefully coexist owing to the vast racial differences in intelligence, temperament and political worldviews between us.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  29. Anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:

    If complete separation is not possible, would you be at all sympathetic to MacDonald’s approach?

    Why are we looking for complete “solutions”?

    • Replies: @KenH
  30. KenH says:

    If complete separation is not possible, would you be at all sympathetic to MacDonald’s approach?

    Why would I be when since 1965 all these “fixing blacks” strategies and trying to make them “like us” have failed failed and even made things worse?

  31. bert33 says:

    The real test of all this will be if we end up at war and have a ‘woke’ ethnically adjusted gender bender no-hurt-feelings military that just cant perform. Bullets dont care what you look like. Enough, already.

  32. you who says:

    help them right back where they came from

  33. @anarchyst

    “There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists.”

    Excuse me, most of these fine ppl may have achieved these professions through affirmative action, but they ain’t “talented.” The so-called lawyers are diversity pimps, and I have heard so many stories about dumb black scientists who end up getting their name placed on an important scientitific paper as coauthor–FOR DIVERSITY. In the real world there are so so few talented blacks it’s ridiculous, which is why there is hip hop and B ball.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  34. anarchyst says:

    You are absolutely correct. Thanks.

    • Thanks: Meretricious
  35. One thing about blacks, they respect power. They despise weakness, which is why blacks have lost respect for white weaklings or wheaks.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  36. @Priss Factor

    That is so awesome. We should give him Haiti and tell him to make it his own.

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