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From the New York Times news section way back in 1997, an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, while other things do change, such as the courage of the New York Times:

For Black Scholars Wedded to Prism of Race, New and Separate Goals

By Neil A. Lewis
May 5, 1997

Taunya Lovell Banks, a law professor at the University of Maryland, was traveling by train to Baltimore a few years ago when a man exposed himself to her and then ran into the next car.

Professor Banks and the conductor discussed what to do, including whether to have the man arrested. The conductor suggested just letting him off at the next stop. And that set Professor Banks to thinking about the circumstances.

She and the man were black; the conductor was white. Would the conductor have treated the matter differently had she been white? What if the conductor had been black? And was the man mentally disturbed because, as a black man, society had pressed him too hard and provided too little help?

In other words, a black man did something bad to a black woman, but the black woman was a law professor so she immediately started to dream up reasons for why whites were at fault. After all, black criminals are notoriously lacking in deep pockets, while whites are naive and prone to irrational feelings of guilt.

An ordinary observer might have regarded what occurred on the train as a relatively simple incident. But Professor Banks is an adherent of a growing academic movement among minority scholars called critical race theory, which holds that people’s perspectives on events are overwhelmingly determined by their racial background. For critical race theorists, such incidents are rarely straightforward or what they might seem to others.

Critical race theorists, who are on the faculty at almost every major law school and are producing an ever-growing body of scholarly work, have drawn from an idea made popular by postmodernist scholars of all races, that there is no objective reality. …

Originating in the nation’s law schools, critical race theory has spread far beyond those institutions to become a significant new front in the nation’s increasingly fractious culture wars. Supporters and opponents agree that it has a clear and obvious bearing on familiar issues like the legitimacy of ebonics and Afrocentric curriculums, the guilt or innocence of O. J. Simpson and the fairness of affirmative action — helping to explain how whites and blacks can find themselves quivering with exasperation at each other’s view on those issues.

Perhaps most significantly, critical race theory is providing an intellectual foundation for newly flourishing forms of black separateness. …

While they do not disapprove of integration that occurs naturally, critical race theorists reject the classic liberal view of integration as the ultimate goal. They deride the concept of a colorblind society.

”Critical race theory counters colorblindness by saying that race is not simply skin color, and it tries to reveal the ways that race is a category that has been structured out of law and culture and history,” said Prof. Kimberle Crenshaw of the University of California at Los Angeles Law School, an editor of the leading anthology on the subject.

”Most people think law is being neutral if it doesn’t say anything explicit about race,” she said. ”But it is not usually neutral. It is simply facilitating whatever power relationships were in existence when the law was put in place.”

One important battleground in critical race theory is the criminal justice system: Why, the theorists ask, are a disproportionate number of the men in America’s jails black? Many critical race theorists say it is because the system is infected with racism at every level, from prosecutors’ offices to judges’ chambers.

Some of the nontraditional proposals made by minority law professors startle, and even anger, some of their white colleagues. Prof. Paul Butler of the George Washington University Law School has gone so far as to suggest that blacks, usually a majority on urban juries, should exercise their power to acquit black defendants in nonviolent drug crimes.

Professor Butler, a former Federal prosecutor, has also suggested that black jurors should assess whether black Americans would be helped or harmed by acquitting black defendants accused of stealing the property of whites. He has portrayed his suggestions as a kind of black self-help, a direct way of adjusting the score after decades of racial oppression.

Critics of critical race theory, like Prof. Suzanna Sherry of the University of Minnesota law school, contend that it defies common sense and abandons intellectual principles in an effort to promote the political standing of blacks in society.

Professor Sherry, a co-author of ”Beyond All Reason” (Oxford University Press), a forthcoming book that challenges critical race theory, suggested in an interview that the movement was the result of increasing frustration among black intellectuals over the failure to eradicate racism.

”The problem with denying any objective reality,” she said, ”is that there is no way of mediating among the competing perceptions of reality except power. And what they ultimately want is more power for their perceptions.”

Many critical race theorists say an important tool for members of minorities in overcoming their disadvantages is to tell stories, some of them from individual experience and some of them parables. Storytelling, Professor Crenshaw said, aims at ”challenging versions of reality put forward by the dominant white culture.”

They call it “lived experience” these days, but I like “storytelling” better.

Black men, for example, may tell stories about police brutality that are at odds with the official version of how common such behavior is. By putting forward an anecdotal version of reality, Professor Crenshaw said, the men assert the primacy of personal experience — and no matter what society tells them, they trust their own personal experiences.

After all, they are men who get in trouble with the cops a lot. If you can’t trust criminals, who can you trust?

Some critical race scholars also construct elaborate fables to illustrate their points. Their books typically eschew evidence to make a point, relying instead on fictionalized tales or dialogue.

But for Professor Sherry, ”storytelling doesn’t bear the slightest pressure once you start to examine it.” Such storytelling, she said, starts with conclusions, ”and when you start with conclusions, it’s all too easy to make arguments that won’t withstand any scrutiny.”

Her co-author and colleague at the University of Minnesota, Daniel A. Farber, who, like Professor Sherry, is white, said another problem with storytelling, especially personal narratives like the one by Professor Banks, is that when someone challenges a story, ”you’re not just criticizing someone’s scholarship, but you’re attacking their life, something that goes to the heart of their identity.” Dr. Farber added, ”That can make a dialogue very difficult.”

In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.”

Some theorists go so far as to say that what really happened in a particular incident may be no more important than what people feel or say happened. For example, some argue that even though Tawana Brawley, then a teen-ager, made up her account that a gang of white men, one with a badge, raped and defiled her in New York in 1987, her story is still valid because it offers truths about the oppression of black women.

In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School appeared to suggest that it made little difference whether Ms. Brawley had made up her account. The teen-ager, Professor Williams wrote, was the victim of an unspeakable crime ”no matter who did it to her — and even if she did it to herself.”

”Her condition was clearly the expression of some crime against her, some tremendous violence, some great violation that challenges comprehension,” Professor Williams said.

No, Tawana Brawley was out late with her boyfriend and was going to get punished for it by her parents, so she made up a story about how six white policemen had raped her, which Al Sharpton took and ran with.

”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

Critics of Professor Williams’s comments, however, note that a New York State grand jury investigated Ms. Brawley’s story and concluded that she had made it up. Professor Williams, Professor Sherry wrote, seems ”unable to distinguish between Brawley’s fantasized rape and another woman’s real one.”

In a recent interview, Professor Williams said she had been misinterpreted. She meant, she said, that the debate about whether Ms. Brawley was telling the truth obscured that she was a troubled minor.

”Her needs were not dealt with, as they should have been with any child,” Professor Williams said. Further, Ms. Brawley was transformed into a stereotype of ”black women as hard women who can never really suffer any violation,” she added.

Professor Cook, of Georgetown, the author of a book about race and religion called ”The Least of These” (Routledge, 1997), put it a different way. Even if Ms. Brawley made up her story, he said, it was meaningful because it accurately represented black women’s collective fear of racial and sexual mistreatment, a fear reinforced by centuries of domination and subjugation.

Then what about the stories told by Susan Smith in South Carolina and Charles Stuart in Boston, whites who falsely blamed black men for horrific crimes they had committed themselves? Don’t they tell the story, say, of white fear of black crime?

Professor Cook said that the Stuart and Smith events were far less valid than Ms. Brawley’s because hers represents a story from an oppressed class.

Who? Whom?

Prof. Jeffrey A. Rosen of the George Washington University Law School wrote recently in The New Republic, where he is the legal affairs editor, that miscarriages of justice in the O. J. Simpson criminal trial were the ultimate real-world expression of critical race theory.

”Surely the most striking example of the influence of the critical race theorists on the American legal system is the O. J. Simpson case, in which Johnnie L. Cochran dramatically enacted each of the most controversial postulates of the movement before a transfixed and racially divided nation,” Professor Rosen wrote. ”Indeed, Cochran’s strategy in the courtroom might be best described as applied critical race theory.”

He added that Mr. Cochran ”set out, through storytelling and the manipulation of racial iconography, to create a narrative that transformed O. J. from a coddled celebrity into the civil rights martyr of a racist police force.”

But as iSteve commenter El Dato observes:

Who can judge him? Can you you prove O.J. didn’t didn’t do nothing?

May God help us … in the future!

 
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  1. Unwokeness is sooo XXth century. .. 1997 was a long time ago, when people still laughed at political correctness. Now the laugh is on us.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @BB753

    1997 feels like 100 years ago. Almost like a dream than a reality.

    In retrospect, it's amazing that 1997 America even existed.

    I feel sorry for younger generations who didn't get to experience that era.

    We didn't realize how good we had it back then. You sometimes don't realize what you have until it's gone. I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option....

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @AndrewR, @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Old Brown Fool
    @BB753

    In any country that declines, the last generation that had seen the normal life , a time when logic is not stood on its head, when people can still laugh at themselves, and when people can challenge baloney, is the generation most vilified in the later literature.

    , @Getaclue
    @BB753

    Here -- this is no "Theory" -- this is the REALITY!:

    https://twitter.com/Anthea06274890/status/1406622598906236929

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Richard B
    @BB753


    Critical race theorists, who are on the faculty at almost every major law school and are producing an ever-growing body of scholarly work (haha), have drawn from an idea (presented as the truth) made popular by postmodernist scholars (note the oxymron) of all races, that there is no objective reality.
     
    "....there is no objective reality."Except, of course, on pay day for things like "teaching", publishing, book tours, speaking engagements and seminars.

    "Now the laugh is on us."

    And not just us.

  2. there is no objective reality

    Which is where all debate can stop because why is your subjective reality more correct than my subjective reality and why am I obligated to dispense with mine and accept the supremacy of yours but you aren’t mine?

    While they do not disapprove of integration that occurs naturally, critical race theorists reject the classic liberal view of integration as the ultimate goal. They deride the concept of a colorblind society.

    Because it is an ethnocentric ideology which pretends to be something else and which has as it’s counterpart in conflict, white people and their interests.

    This really isn’t hard Western society.

    • Agree: Right_On
    • Replies: @guest
    @Altai

    Why? Because Who/Whom, that’s why.

    The point of anything labeled “critical” is to upset the ruling order and replace it IN YOUR BRAIN with another order. Or at least leave an empty space to potentially be occupied,

    You may be thinking “but they already rule. Why not ease off a bit?” Well, there’s always more to rule. You know, so long as you adhere in any way to the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, yours is a mind to be subdued.

    Also, there is more than one colonizing group thrashing at the vegetation in your brain. Right now it’s black commie lesbians on top. No one knows who’s next.

    Used to be Criticals made space for communism or something along those lines. I don’t know if there’s any ideology in particular lurking behind it now. Rather a hodgepodge of unreality.

  3. In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.”

    That’s in defense of storytelling?

    It’s odd that whites’ two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Ralph L

    I am not mad at OJ. He just wants to golf and shitpost on Twitter.

    , @Anonymous
    @Ralph L

    "It’s odd that whites’ two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black."
    I assume you're talking about OJ...
    I actually voted for that other moron, but never liked him, much less loved him.
    OJ killed two people.
    He knows it.
    I hope he repents.
    I don't hate him.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Ralph L

    And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    Well, OJ is pretty lovable. He was great in those movies with Leslie Nielsen. I guess he could be blacker.

  4. … an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, …

    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago. I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first. Yes, things DO change. Can anyone look back to, read about, or talk to anyone about the America of 1964, and say these things never change?

    Don’t get me wrong. This storytelling way of justice is the black way, and we should let them do things their way … in Africa, sitting around a dung campfire … wait, have they discovered how to make fire over there yet?

    • Agree: usNthem
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago.
     
    I ran into it during the humanities electives I was required to take to fulfill the coursework needed to earn my undergrad STEM degree.

    The past really is a different country.
    , @Deadite
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Look up Phenomenology. It is the “scientific” credo from which the concept of “lived experience” came from.

    It is deliberately non-reproducible. That’s part of the point. It is designed to undermine reality, and it is being taught to incoming teachers. I encountered it from my wife’s Master if Education class.

    It is as dangerous as CRT, but gives a better understanding of CRT so as to make it easier to attack. once you understand where these people are coming from with their “lived experience” BS and it’s part of the pseudoscience of Phenomenology, CRT becomes even more laughable.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @zundel
    @Achmed E. Newman

    'I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first.'

    -- the plaintive cry of the enfeebled moron boomer

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  5. “Which is where all debate can stop because why is your subjective reality more correct than my subjective reality and why am I obligated to dispense with mine and accept the supremacy of yours but you aren’t mine?”

    “It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand”. Right. Exactly. OK. I agree. I would not understand.
    Now, are we finished with this Conversation About Race? Oh, I see, it’s actually a Lecture About Race. Now, where did I leave my Negroni?

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Right_On
    @Old Prude

    “It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand”
    And if we whites can't comprehend the 'suffering' of blacks, then clearly they are unable to understand how tiresome we find their constant whinging. Sounds about right.

    Conversation About Race? Oh, I see, it’s actually a Lecture About Race
    A lecture that seems more and more like a hostage-taking as it proceeds.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Old Prude

    Now, where did I leave my Negroni?

    That's racist!

  6. The Democrats had lost Congress for the second time in 60 years in 1997 (mostly due to DOJ redistricting to put more rural black faces in that Congress) and didn’t yet need 120% 0f black voters to show up at the polls.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  7. It was another era, yes, but you can tell the Times is already softening us up, preparing us for a day when CRT will be taken seriously.

    Daniel A. Farber, who, like Professor Sherry, is white

    I didn’t know they were already doing that “[Joe Blow], who is white” bit back in 1998.

    Sherry has since moved to Vanderbilt University. I wonder what she says about CRT now? She sports SJW-lady hair, but you never know…

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @International Jew

    I’d expect her to be worse. Vandy is a super spreader itself, which is how Nashville got so bad.

    Funny story: I hit such a brick wall on answering my mid-80s Vandy scholarship app essay question “How would you characterize your generation?” that I finally punted with “our diversity.” First time I’d ever used that word in that context and first time I’d ever heard it used.

    Got the offer (but had already accepted one elsewhere and Vandy was safety school). I apologize to everyone for giving them the idea.

    Replies: @Ralph L

    , @Ed
    @International Jew

    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.

    Replies: @Gapeseed

  8. Really, Steve, it might be different for you as a NYT reader, as you were reading this with your opinion already set that this is a load of crap. I agree, but I read these excerpts, and when I try to imagine someone who’s never thought about before it reading this, I don’t think Neil Lewis was calling it a pack of lies. He wasn’t obsequious about it, as a NYT writer would have to be today, but he wrote as if these race hustlers might very well have valid points. He did quote Prof. Sherry for balance, I’ll give him.

    This was from the news section, you wrote, not the opinion section, so I guess you couldn’t expect “based” out of Mr. Lewis here, even if he did have the courage. Then:

    … helping to explain how whites and blacks can find themselves quivering with exasperation at each other’s view on those issues.

    No, it’s not like that at all. The latter want to get away with all it can get away with, including murder, while the former wants to keep its country intact. The former are right, and the latter are wrong. I’m not quivering with exasperation. That assumes I think these people are honestly deluded.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Achmed E. Newman


    The former are right, and the latter are wrong. I’m not quivering with exasperation. That assumes I think these people are honestly deluded.
     
    Not only are we not quivering, most people watching and absorbing this horseshit develop either apathy, or even better in my case, gone from already apathetic to actively hating these monsters created solely by whites in the academic/journalists' corner and broadcast out from there. They're monsters, the entire CRT deal. Interesting, do the Jewish executives go to CRT floggings? How about Jewish and White women, the now-most privileged beings on Earth?

    They created many, many enemies. Anymore, I don't care how any of it comes out. It's all so self destructive to their cause. They overstepped in a big way. Somewhere, they reap a whirlwind. Hubris kills.
  9. Black men, for example, may tell stories about police brutality that are at odds with the official version of how common such behavior is.

    Or they dindu nothing even though they still carry the gun with them.

    Who can judge them? Can you you prove they didn’t didn’t do nothing? Do you have the gun’s narrative whose shots may have rung out harmlessly?

    May God help us … in the future!

  10. Some theorists go so far as to say that what really happened in a particular incident may be no more important than what people feel or say happened. For example, some argue that even though Tawana Brawley, then a teen-ager, made up her account that a gang of white men, one with a badge, raped and defiled her in New York in 1987, her story is still valid because it offers truths about the oppression of black women.

    In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School appeared to suggest that it made little difference whether Ms. Brawley had made up her account. The teen-ager, Professor Williams wrote, was the victim of an unspeakable crime ”no matter who did it to her — and even if she did it to herself.”

    Orwell had nothing on these guys.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Escher

    Quite so. One can certainly agree that to Tawana Brawley may have been psychologically disturbed, but there were all kinds of services to help somebody like her, and she could have been assessed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and so on.

    However what her case showed is what I always describe as the piggyback phenomenon, where advocates for a particular extreme position adopt a real life case study to advance their own views, and they are not really concerned about the actual justice of the case study itself.

    It is the same with George Floyd. He may not have been an angel. (Well, I guess he is an angel now), but there is a perception in the black community that is fueled by some professional agitators that there are police death squads randomly exterminating black Americans.

    Reality is obviously much more nuanced.

    I have a black friend who is a good guy, a retired labor negotiator, who is realistic about black crime rates, but he's still adamantly denies that there could be any benefit in teaching young black people how to interact with cops, even though I and others have explained to him that white people teach their kids how to speak respectfully to persons in authority, especially persons in authority who carry loaded guns.

    The truth is that if black men are stopped by cops and then try to run away, it is true 99% of the time that they are guilty of something, probably possession of drugs, or having a warrant out for their arrest or some kind of breach of probation.

    In such a situation the police are almost certain to give chase, because that is what police do.

    Newspaper report yesterday said that actor and comedian Russell Brand was very upset because his dog had killed a wild wallaby in England.

    Well, that is what dogs do because dogs are dogs, not wildlife conservationists. And if cops see a black guy running away, they're going to chase him. And maybe he will get shot, or he will run in front of a car and get killed.

    But many members of the black community are convinced that police hunt innocent black men, like dogs chasing innocent wallabies with cute joeys in their pouch.

    So the rhetoric of the agitators feeds into a general sense of dissatisfaction, just like the rhetoric of Donald Trump feeds into the general sense of dissatisfaction of elderly working class Americans living in trailer parks in Florida where the grass is mowed by little brown men who don't speak English properly, if at all.

    And the neighbor's daughter got pregnant by a guy called Jaime who had another wife. So vote for Trump.

    It really is a crisis for democracy when supporters of both sides of the political see-saw lack any kind of contact with reality and are easily swayed by demagogues, republigogues, conspiracy theorists, and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    Still, they are having problems with their democracy in Iran and Venezuela also, and even in the paradise described in Animal Farm, there were a few issues of interspecies conflict.

    Replies: @gent, @kaganovitch

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Escher

    As someone who was around back then, I should mention that the New York Times bought into and promoted the Tawana Brawley hoax, just as they do with every hate-hoax today.

  11. Interesting. I didn’t know that CRT started in the law departments, but in a way it makes sense – Law departments apply social science ideas without the methodological standards how to test such ideas.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Deadite
    @Stogumber

    See my letter to ISteve on the “science” of Phenomenology. It is the study from which the concept of “lived experience” has evolved and it is indeed without any basis in science.

    It gave me a headache reading about it.

  12. NY Times managing editor in 1997 … Joseph Lelyveld:

    NY Times managing editor in 2021 … Dean Baquet:

    No, I can’t see why they might have a change of heart.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @The Alarmist

    Dean Baquet's suit jacket, shirt and tie look like he shopped at Kohls.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  13. In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/369708.The_Alchemy_of_Finance

    (not a good read)

    • Replies: @riches
    @Desiderius

    You're probably right about her book not being a good read, but your link doesn't lead there.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  14. anon[349] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s shocking not only because the NYT story is inconceivable today. But because there are a constant dribble of articles claiming that CRT isn’t really a thing, but has been created by Fox News to cater to deplorables wanting to meddle with public education.

    Like this: https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-inquiry/what-do-conservatives-fear-about-critical-race-theory

    Which boils down to the argument that conservatives fear coming to grips with “structural racism”.

    Ignoring that structural racism the main talking point of CRT, and that it became a meme during Covid madness.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @anon

    Thanks for the link.

    It's such a totally self-contained ideology that every possibility of doubt or of understanding valid reasons why others are opposed is absent. They're like fish not understanding the reality of the water they swim in.

  15. “”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

    I’d be willing to bet most negro women would secretly prefer to be courted by white men. Few would admit I’m sure.

    And don’t the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn’t it by a huge margin?

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @David
    @Mike Tre

    Montaigne recounts a nun, having been passed around among victorious soldiers, saying she thanked God for at last giving her her fill, without sin on her part.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @J.Ross

    , @Bill Jones
    @Mike Tre


    And don’t the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn’t it by a huge margin?
     
    When last I looked, during the Barry the Kenyan Regime, the FBI number of black women raped by White Men rounded down to Zero.
    I believe they counted in tens.

    Replies: @res

    , @guest
    @Mike Tre

    Even in politically correct depictions of white masters raping black slaves in fiction, you get the idea that the white dudes are only taking advantage because blank women are physically present and available.

    Like, they’d rape Scarlett O’Hara instead if wouldn’t get then shot in the face or otherwise punished,

  16. @International Jew
    It was another era, yes, but you can tell the Times is already softening us up, preparing us for a day when CRT will be taken seriously.

    Daniel A. Farber, who, like Professor Sherry, is white
     
    I didn't know they were already doing that "[Joe Blow], who is white" bit back in 1998.

    Sherry has since moved to Vanderbilt University. I wonder what she says about CRT now? She sports SJW-lady hair, but you never know...

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Ed

    I’d expect her to be worse. Vandy is a super spreader itself, which is how Nashville got so bad.

    Funny story: I hit such a brick wall on answering my mid-80s Vandy scholarship app essay question “How would you characterize your generation?” that I finally punted with “our diversity.” First time I’d ever used that word in that context and first time I’d ever heard it used.

    Got the offer (but had already accepted one elsewhere and Vandy was safety school). I apologize to everyone for giving them the idea.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Desiderius

    Don't worry, "diversity" was already a buzzword at my Southern college five years earlier. But they were also trying to expand the draw area (and reputation) from regional to national, so they encouraged us white boys to believe that's what they meant by it.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  17. Jury nullification is a double-edged sword. If this spreads to white jurors, it will be harder to convict cops of anything. And black on black crime could be enabled. Black shooter kills a black baby? Get out of jail free!

  18. Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of ‘Puta’ (Which I didn’t realise didn’t exactly just mean ‘gay’ but rather ‘rentboy’) aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.

    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected]. DMs also open. he/him

    Some of his stories.

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it’s players. American ‘ultras’ are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    ‘The answer isn’t genetics’, who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it ‘racism’ or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as ‘serious’ journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it’s cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick ‘conversation’ journalism.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Altai

    "A couple of months ago, I set out to answer a ques--"
    "We are the oxygen which will enable the processes which will allow for combustion at the time of the striking of the magnesium bar which will light the spark that will become the flame that will consume the bad guys!"

    , @J.Ross
    @Altai

    The other day NPR reminded me that "believing science" is a lifestyle brand. At the close of a nominally informational program (TED?), the host monologued the boilerplate paragraph of contact and follow-up sources as though he were spontaneously remembering or realizing them. Uptalking happened. Ignomious. Shameful. Of a piece with this genius and his ownpersonaldiary writing.

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    They wanted to be "real" journalists, but had to "settle" for being sportswriters.

    Replies: @black sea

    , @black sea
    @Altai

    Coming soon from the keyboard of Henry Bushnell:

    "Transcending Whiteness in Big Wall Climbing"

    "Making the America's Cup Look More Like America"

    "Polo: What They Really Mean by Chukker"

    , @Forbes
    @Altai


    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys?
     
    The guys who were always picked last in the pick-up games in the schoolyard or playground ended with an inferiority complex lasting their entire lives. They play out their revenge fantasies ("I'll have the last word!) this way.
    , @obwandiyag
    @Altai

    I don't like political correctness any more than you do.

    But when you're wrong, you're wrong.

    Asian shortness is caused by diet. Environment. Nurture.

    Sorry. You're just wrong.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Altai

    I imagine the journalist to just assigned these stories by their editors to fill up some blank space between the advertisements.

    However there are some quite good Japanese and Korean players playing in Europe so it is a reasonable question.

    https://youtu.be/BKInZGOqcZ4

    However soccer is not really a street game in the US. You will see people putting basketball goals on their driveway, but you don't see them painting soccer goals on their garage doors.

    In many other countries people will play soccer in any open space, whether it be a vacant lot, a beach, or public park, or just a school field or schoolyard after school hours, and a lot of social activity revolves around local soccer clubs.

    My brother-in-law played for a local village team until he was 41 and was very upset when he was dropped in favor of my nephew.

    , @Zoos
    @Altai

    Maybe Victoria's Secret can cite this article as they rationalize forgiving a certain favored Peter Pan Lesbian Queeb spokesmodel caught sharing unfortunate racially-oriented observations.

    Or maybe they'll try to install a new formula for racism like "tweet plus time," to mitigate their spokesperson's racist remarks which could inevitably save the Lincoln Monument and the like from annihilation. A win/win for everybody?

    https://twitter.com/EthanLetkeman/status/1405389601116622848?s=20

    , @Alt Right Moderate
    @Altai

    Where there's a will there's a way. If Asians (or any other group) wanted to play more sports they could start up their own leagues. Even blacks have been proven to be capable of this. During the Apartheid years blacks in South Africa set up their own soccer leagues, while Indians and West Indians in the US are setting up there own cricket leagues (since white Americans (like the Irish) have an historical animus to cricket and prefer their rival game baseball).

    Mild to moderate racial or cultural exclusion may hurt people's feelings, but it's no excuse for underachievement.

  19. and when you start with conclusions, it’s all too easy to make arguments that won’t withstand any scrutiny.”

    Oh professor, that’s formal logic, which is so cold and dead and white.

    Her co-author and colleague at the University of Minnesota, Daniel A. Farber, who, like Professor Sherry, is white, said another problem with storytelling, especially personal narratives like the one by Professor Banks, is that when someone challenges a story, ”you’re not just criticizing someone’s scholarship, but you’re attacking their life, something that goes to the heart of their identity.” Dr. Farber added, ‘That can make a dialogue very difficult.”

    Which is the point, professor. This ain’t about dialogue, this is about power.

    Prof. Sherry is married to a professor named Edelman, who is a law AND math professor. Sounds like someone who has written interesting & useful stuff.

  20. anon[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Todays’s NYT offer’s some decorating tips:

    Vintage Vases Find New Life as Bongs
    Two trends in one: Upcycled antique glassware and marijuana accessories

    By Emma Grillo
    June 19, 2021
    Kat Briceno, 34, has been smoking marijuana for years but didn’t own a bong until 2017, when they converted an antique vase into a smoking device. (Mx. Briceno uses the pronouns they and them.)

    Mass-market bongs were just too ugly, “like a piece of hardware” or something you have to hide in the closet, Mx. Briceno said.

    Now a licensed antique appraiser, they were working as a vintage seller in Los Angeles when they noticed a plethora of narrow-necked vases at a flea market. Many of these vases resembled the general shape of a bong, with a wide base that could be filled with water and a narrower neck that could be used as a smoke chamber and mouthpiece.

  21. In the appropriately silly ABC Batman series, the Penguin runs for office, and supplies the press with the framing that he is consistently seen among policemen (and therefore must be osmotically imbibing law and order), whereas his critics are almost always photographed among criminals. Now this logic is in our top universities and guides district attorneys to give fifth chances to rapists and burglars.

  22. @Mike Tre
    "”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

    I'd be willing to bet most negro women would secretly prefer to be courted by white men. Few would admit I'm sure.

    And don't the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn't it by a huge margin?

    Replies: @David, @Bill Jones, @guest

    Montaigne recounts a nun, having been passed around among victorious soldiers, saying she thanked God for at last giving her her fill, without sin on her part.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    @David

    Lol any bets on whether this dude fucked in high school? Ever so much as fondled even a chubby pyramid base cheerleaders breasts. Lamo fucking nope.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    , @J.Ross
    @David

    Casanova lists at least four cases of what would be rape today in which he participated:
    -- one, while riding home in a carriage with a close acquaintance who had apparently crossed some kind of line; they pretended to be quiet and the driver pretended not to notice. The victim did not complain afterward, but that could have been societal lack of sympathy.
    -- one, a lover convinced Casanova to "help out" her fat sister, who protested at first.
    -- one, a chambermaid, whose flatulence defeated Casanova's ardor. Apparently he could not simultaneously laugh and ----.
    -- one, a very drunk woman set upon by a small conspiracy during the masking season. They apparently worked patiently on explaining things to her and securing her approval (which under the circumstances would not be counted today) but she attempted to sue later and failed.

  23. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    “A couple of months ago, I set out to answer a ques–”
    “We are the oxygen which will enable the processes which will allow for combustion at the time of the striking of the magnesium bar which will light the spark that will become the flame that will consume the bad guys!”

  24. In an NYU anthropology course in the early 1990s, the professor said that people have life histories and life stories. Life histories are facts, like birthdates, addresses, degrees, etc. Life stories are supposed facts combined with significance, like “my early experiences with racism caused me to pursue a career in social justice.” In field work, we were told, we should assume life stories are not true because when dug into, they almost never are. And I’ve found that to be sound advice when dealing with anyone, even iSteve commenters.

    • Agree: Polemos
    • Replies: @Polemos
    @David

    Isn't this self-referential, though?

    I mean, did you really find that to be true or is it an amusing story about you?

  25. With the cones of the eyes on what might be a Booby Prize (has the following been done already years ago?) while trying to beat out Reg Caesar in a chimp quest for the low-hanging fruit –
    Should one expect a (Daniel A.) Farber to be a (ahem) dyed-in-the-wool Jew and anything but (sigh) color blind?

    [MORE]

    Given that he is or was a Henry J. Fletcher Professor, he might also be something of a (groan) straight arrow (not, however, addressed as “Lord Fletcher” even when noshing near Lake Minnetonka).
    Haven’t the foggiest of what to make of Farber’s association with Sho Sato -which shows no (sorry) Jewish American Princesses on its website. Perhaps some El Sato or Dato could give us the name of the prominent family which got its start with a fire sale of Japanese-American assets during WWII – covered not long ago by Sailer and/or the hideously intelligent, though scrutable, conspiracy theorist Znu Nor.
    IIRC a footnote in Malkin’s In Defense of Internment cites a source which asserts that most Nisei were pro-Emperor in, er, orientation. Do those folks have some telling untold “stories” left to tell?

    (again, mumble apologies for this sub-Caesar word salad and royally purple prose)

  26. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    The other day NPR reminded me that “believing science” is a lifestyle brand. At the close of a nominally informational program (TED?), the host monologued the boilerplate paragraph of contact and follow-up sources as though he were spontaneously remembering or realizing them. Uptalking happened. Ignomious. Shameful. Of a piece with this genius and his ownpersonaldiary writing.

  27. @The Alarmist
    NY Times managing editor in 1997 ... Joseph Lelyveld:

    https://charlie-p-2ac84d7056ca7f9d.s3.amazonaws.com/clips/thumbnails/000/010/404/small/1HY7DG4_094_lt.jpg?1456762225


    NY Times managing editor in 2021 ... Dean Baquet:

    https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/nola.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/b5/1b54f966-2354-5406-93ac-34f177d30c20/5cdc52404a87d.image.jpg


    No, I can’t see why they might have a change of heart.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    Dean Baquet’s suit jacket, shirt and tie look like he shopped at Kohls.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ron Mexico


    Dean Baquet’s suit jacket, shirt and tie look like he shopped at Kohls.
     
    Founded by the father of a Democratic US Senator. Keeping it all in the family party.
  28. But of course, the proponents of critical race theory are right about one thing at least. There indeed can’t be a completely neutral, race-blind system that simply treats people as individuals. To the extent that such a system ever existed it only did so because there was a confident white majority that chose to impose it.

    The way things are now, if you were a white defendant facing a substantially black jury, would you insist that race shouldn’t matter? That critical race theory and ‘identity politics’ are crazy ideas of the radical left and you should be able to get a fair trial being judged purely as an individual?

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  29. Obviously the rise of CRT fits several themes repeatedly explored by Steve: a) the stubborn reality that various societal interventions intended to once and for all demonstrate there are no differences in capability between different racial groups have all failed, b) CRT is a useful tool in the ongoing intra-white cultural and political battle, and c) witchcraft-like explanations for phenomena that can be explained rationally seem to be extremely popular with a large share of the black population.

    Higher ed has a lot to answer for in terms of the rise in popularity of this cult, and it’s largely a product of colleges and universities taking in millions of black students each year that have no business being there and desperately needing to find soft majors that they can get them through without them realizing they’ve been fleeced. The result is a proliferation of credentialed blacks that greatly overestimate their achievements and if they find their way into the private sector reach their professional limits pretty early on. CRT has a tidy explanation for that.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Arclight

    CRT was how the Ivies abrogated the Civil Rights consensus after the content of their character was found wanting.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Arclight

    Looks like CRT and Charles Murray are a perfect fit together.

    CRT: Blacks are behind so it must be racism, systemic racism!
    Murray: Yes, it just may be since they're cognitively less gifted.

    Both lines of reasoning will use the same evidence and come to the same conclusions: separateness.
    Wouldn't that be odd that the most fair way to treat people is to judge them according to their race?

  30. I just said that Murray is the Greatest American Alive, and I won’t back away from it, but he has an annoying tendency to troll his own acolytes. Here, he retweets Lion of the Blogosphere, and distorts Lion’s meaning. Of course, “as rich as possible” means less blacks, usually. And I don’t need Charles Murray to tell me that living in as rich a neighborhood as possible is, socially, the best way to go.

    But what if you’re not rich? What if you are poor and white? That means less blacks. And in any case, what the hell is his book about? This is the great man’s one flaw.

    • Replies: @Deckin
    @Paperback Writer

    "...as well". C'mon man; you gotta give him that. Who else would even acknowledge anything close to that?

    , @Arioch
    @Paperback Writer

    But what makes a hood rich?

    It is structural racism: whites exploit and rob minorities and bring their loot to their 'hoods, which creates correlation between rich hoods and white 'hoods.

    Alternatively, white supremacists may virtue signal that somehow more whites cherish public environment enough that they could more frequently suppress their urges to vandalize or steal "no one's" infrastructure like lamp posts and roads and what not, which reduces public maintainnance costs adding to the said correlation.

    This latter is stupid uneducated heresy of course.

    But in both cases there CAN be some correlation between 'hoods "whiteness" and "richness" which can hint one being early, inexact but easy to estimate, indicator of another.

  31. Back in ’97 the Times was worried blacks might riot, in 2020 the Times worried that Blacks wouldn’t. Actually, the worst rioting was is majority white places like Portland by mostly whites.

    Fun international news: President Khan built that wall.

    Pakistan to Complete Fencing Along Durand Line This Month: Report
    https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-172960

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan%E2%80%93Pakistan_barrier

    and don’t forget the trenches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan%E2%80%93Pakistan_barrier#Construction_progress_and_trenches

    So far Russia (Nord Stream 2), Pakistan (fence along Durand Line), and China (too many to list) have completed major projects. Major American projects completed …?

    • Replies: @Lysander Spoonbread
    @George

    "So far Russia (Nord Stream 2), Pakistan (fence along Durand Line), and China (too many to list) have completed major projects. Major American projects completed …?"

    The Keystone Pipe------. Oh shit, guess not.

  32. @Arclight
    Obviously the rise of CRT fits several themes repeatedly explored by Steve: a) the stubborn reality that various societal interventions intended to once and for all demonstrate there are no differences in capability between different racial groups have all failed, b) CRT is a useful tool in the ongoing intra-white cultural and political battle, and c) witchcraft-like explanations for phenomena that can be explained rationally seem to be extremely popular with a large share of the black population.

    Higher ed has a lot to answer for in terms of the rise in popularity of this cult, and it's largely a product of colleges and universities taking in millions of black students each year that have no business being there and desperately needing to find soft majors that they can get them through without them realizing they've been fleeced. The result is a proliferation of credentialed blacks that greatly overestimate their achievements and if they find their way into the private sector reach their professional limits pretty early on. CRT has a tidy explanation for that.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @stillCARealist

    CRT was how the Ivies abrogated the Civil Rights consensus after the content of their character was found wanting.

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
    • Thanks: tyrone
  33. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    They wanted to be “real” journalists, but had to “settle” for being sportswriters.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Redneck farmer

    The novelist/memoirist Frederick Exley recounts an amusing conversation with Gloria Steinem, whom he was interviewing.

    She made some slighting reference to the sort of writer who winds up on the Sports Page of The New York Times*, little recognizing that since his youth, one of Exley's greatest fantasies (he had many) was to land a place as a sportswriter for The Times.

    *Maybe it was The Daily News; I can't remember.

  34. CRT blacks want to use facts when it suits their purposes–8 minutes and 46 seconds of Chauvin’s knee to St. Floyd’s neck (or shoulder). Remember that, 8:46 exactly. This is science!

    I say: why are you using the oppressive white concepts of time measurement to build a case? Clocks were invented by white devils. Did you know slave overseers used time to determine when cotton pickers could go home?

    Meanwhile, these same people want 13/50 to be scrubbed from the Internet because it’s mean.

    I’m sure they proudly aver that they are selective in their use of actual data, that they have the right to do so, and anyone who doesn’t like it should get a visit from this guy:

  35. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    Coming soon from the keyboard of Henry Bushnell:

    “Transcending Whiteness in Big Wall Climbing”

    “Making the America’s Cup Look More Like America”

    “Polo: What They Really Mean by Chukker”

    • LOL: Hangnail Hans
  36. China’s rebirth started with courageously facing their situation. “Seek truth from facts” (shi shi qiu shi). When Americans cannot face the truth, it is very bad for them and the rest of the world.

  37. @Achmed E. Newman

    ... an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, ...
     
    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago. I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first. Yes, things DO change. Can anyone look back to, read about, or talk to anyone about the America of 1964, and say these things never change?

    Don't get me wrong. This storytelling way of justice is the black way, and we should let them do things their way ... in Africa, sitting around a dung campfire ... wait, have they discovered how to make fire over there yet?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Deadite, @zundel

    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago.

    I ran into it during the humanities electives I was required to take to fulfill the coursework needed to earn my undergrad STEM degree.

    The past really is a different country.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  38. Just in case if the NY Times delete that article from their archives. Here the links to the copies saved on the Wayback Machine and Archive.today.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130117001043/https://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/05/us/for-black-scholars-wedded-to-prism-of-race-new-and-separate-goals.html
    https://archive.ph/aPJjW

  39. OT: Happy Juneteenth, Toronto really is becoming North Detroit.

    Three children have been wounded after a shooting at a one-year-old’s outdoor birthday party in Toronto.
    https://news.sky.com/story/toronto-three-children-hurt-after-shooting-at-one-year-olds-birthday-party-12336797

    Paramedics said one child suffered life-threatening injuries, while another was in serious condition and the third suffered minor injuries.

    No mention of the race of the shooter or his relationship to the birthday party but the fact that nothing is stated implies he was a guest and we can guess the race. (Though being Toronto, maybe they’ll turn out to be Sikh, a lot of them are low functioning gangsters, they’re not as upwardly mobile as other non-Muslim subcons)

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Altai

    Since Detroit is north of Canada, that nickname wouldn't work. East Detroit would be fine.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross

  40. Steve –

    As a man who has been involved in surveys, you must check out the “science” of Phenomenology Research. It is from thi strange (and they freely admit, non-repeatable or replicable) bs that the whole concept of “lived experience” derives.

    After helping my wife with this (it was part of her course for her Masters in Education) I immediately understood where this crap all came from. And especially why it has taken a hold in education. Phenomenology Is perfect for people who don’t understand science, math, or statistics. It’s usage allows people to sound literate but it is flat out mummery.

    Good luck reading about it. I have never been so frustrated before in my life reading about this. It is the scientific equivalent to Marxism.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Deadite

    Subjective perception is a fundamental part of being alive. Science cannot account for it. But objective reality is equally important.

  41. @Escher

    Some theorists go so far as to say that what really happened in a particular incident may be no more important than what people feel or say happened. For example, some argue that even though Tawana Brawley, then a teen-ager, made up her account that a gang of white men, one with a badge, raped and defiled her in New York in 1987, her story is still valid because it offers truths about the oppression of black women.

    In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School appeared to suggest that it made little difference whether Ms. Brawley had made up her account. The teen-ager, Professor Williams wrote, was the victim of an unspeakable crime ”no matter who did it to her — and even if she did it to herself.”
     
    Orwell had nothing on these guys.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Harry Baldwin

    Quite so. One can certainly agree that to Tawana Brawley may have been psychologically disturbed, but there were all kinds of services to help somebody like her, and she could have been assessed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and so on.

    However what her case showed is what I always describe as the piggyback phenomenon, where advocates for a particular extreme position adopt a real life case study to advance their own views, and they are not really concerned about the actual justice of the case study itself.

    It is the same with George Floyd. He may not have been an angel. (Well, I guess he is an angel now), but there is a perception in the black community that is fueled by some professional agitators that there are police death squads randomly exterminating black Americans.

    Reality is obviously much more nuanced.

    I have a black friend who is a good guy, a retired labor negotiator, who is realistic about black crime rates, but he’s still adamantly denies that there could be any benefit in teaching young black people how to interact with cops, even though I and others have explained to him that white people teach their kids how to speak respectfully to persons in authority, especially persons in authority who carry loaded guns.

    The truth is that if black men are stopped by cops and then try to run away, it is true 99% of the time that they are guilty of something, probably possession of drugs, or having a warrant out for their arrest or some kind of breach of probation.

    In such a situation the police are almost certain to give chase, because that is what police do.

    Newspaper report yesterday said that actor and comedian Russell Brand was very upset because his dog had killed a wild wallaby in England.

    Well, that is what dogs do because dogs are dogs, not wildlife conservationists. And if cops see a black guy running away, they’re going to chase him. And maybe he will get shot, or he will run in front of a car and get killed.

    But many members of the black community are convinced that police hunt innocent black men, like dogs chasing innocent wallabies with cute joeys in their pouch.

    So the rhetoric of the agitators feeds into a general sense of dissatisfaction, just like the rhetoric of Donald Trump feeds into the general sense of dissatisfaction of elderly working class Americans living in trailer parks in Florida where the grass is mowed by little brown men who don’t speak English properly, if at all.

    And the neighbor’s daughter got pregnant by a guy called Jaime who had another wife. So vote for Trump.

    It really is a crisis for democracy when supporters of both sides of the political see-saw lack any kind of contact with reality and are easily swayed by demagogues, republigogues, conspiracy theorists, and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    Still, they are having problems with their democracy in Iran and Venezuela also, and even in the paradise described in Animal Farm, there were a few issues of interspecies conflict.

    • Replies: @gent
    @Jonathan Mason

    More GPT-3 nonsense from our favorite bot.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @kaganovitch
    @Jonathan Mason

    and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    As John Reid Edwards could tell you, The National Enquirer is ,in all likelihood, more reliable on current affairs than the prestige press. The Enquirer may lie to you now and again,but at least they are not spending all their time and effort trying to gaslight their readers.

  42. There may be objective reality out there, but we don’t know what it is.

    There may be a true history of the universe out there, but meanwhile we only have a progression of creation stories, from Genesis to Copernicus to the Big Bang.

    There may be a true history of humanity out there, but meanwhile we only have the narratives of actual political regimes in history.

    Remember, the first “critical theory” was Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason where he proposed the notion that we cannot know “things-in-themselves” but only appearances. Everything in-between is a theory, aka a likely story.

    What are “things-in-themselves?” Matter? Atoms? Subatomic particles? Quarks? Wave functions? And whatabout Energy? Is that objective reality, or what? Wiki: ” Richard Feynman once said, ‘I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.’” But we have the math!

    The problem is that midwit lefties don’t understand nuttin’. They take the most profound thoughts of philosophy and science and make a dog’s breakfast out of them. Not to mention the killing fields…

  43. Professor Banks and the conductor discussed what to do, including whether to have the man arrested. The conductor suggested just letting him off at the next stop. And then Professor Banks, too timid and modest to impress upon the train conductor her standing (and expertise) as a law professor, silently acquiesced albeit against her better judgement.

  44. @Stogumber
    Interesting. I didn't know that CRT started in the law departments, but in a way it makes sense - Law departments apply social science ideas without the methodological standards how to test such ideas.

    Replies: @Deadite

    See my letter to ISteve on the “science” of Phenomenology. It is the study from which the concept of “lived experience” has evolved and it is indeed without any basis in science.

    It gave me a headache reading about it.

  45. Anonymous[358] • Disclaimer says:

    Patricia Williams was a fairly zany one avant woke-lettre. I think her column in The Nation was called “Diary of a Mad Law Prof.” The romanticization of insanity and exhaustion by BIPOC distaff is pretty interesting in that it lagged white woman mental-illness-chic by nearly 40 years, suggesting this is just a societal condition that would develop from a blankish slate.

    If Williams had come along a decade later she’d probably be writing Grishamesque bodice-rippers akin to Stacy Abrams’s corpus.

  46. @Achmed E. Newman

    ... an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, ...
     
    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago. I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first. Yes, things DO change. Can anyone look back to, read about, or talk to anyone about the America of 1964, and say these things never change?

    Don't get me wrong. This storytelling way of justice is the black way, and we should let them do things their way ... in Africa, sitting around a dung campfire ... wait, have they discovered how to make fire over there yet?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Deadite, @zundel

    Look up Phenomenology. It is the “scientific” credo from which the concept of “lived experience” came from.

    It is deliberately non-reproducible. That’s part of the point. It is designed to undermine reality, and it is being taught to incoming teachers. I encountered it from my wife’s Master if Education class.

    It is as dangerous as CRT, but gives a better understanding of CRT so as to make it easier to attack. once you understand where these people are coming from with their “lived experience” BS and it’s part of the pseudoscience of Phenomenology, CRT becomes even more laughable.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Deadite


    ...my wife’s Master if Education class.
     
    Typo, or pun?

    Replies: @Deadite

  47. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys?

    The guys who were always picked last in the pick-up games in the schoolyard or playground ended with an inferiority complex lasting their entire lives. They play out their revenge fantasies (“I’ll have the last word!) this way.

  48. @Arclight
    Obviously the rise of CRT fits several themes repeatedly explored by Steve: a) the stubborn reality that various societal interventions intended to once and for all demonstrate there are no differences in capability between different racial groups have all failed, b) CRT is a useful tool in the ongoing intra-white cultural and political battle, and c) witchcraft-like explanations for phenomena that can be explained rationally seem to be extremely popular with a large share of the black population.

    Higher ed has a lot to answer for in terms of the rise in popularity of this cult, and it's largely a product of colleges and universities taking in millions of black students each year that have no business being there and desperately needing to find soft majors that they can get them through without them realizing they've been fleeced. The result is a proliferation of credentialed blacks that greatly overestimate their achievements and if they find their way into the private sector reach their professional limits pretty early on. CRT has a tidy explanation for that.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @stillCARealist

    Looks like CRT and Charles Murray are a perfect fit together.

    CRT: Blacks are behind so it must be racism, systemic racism!
    Murray: Yes, it just may be since they’re cognitively less gifted.

    Both lines of reasoning will use the same evidence and come to the same conclusions: separateness.
    Wouldn’t that be odd that the most fair way to treat people is to judge them according to their race?

  49. @Achmed E. Newman
    Really, Steve, it might be different for you as a NYT reader, as you were reading this with your opinion already set that this is a load of crap. I agree, but I read these excerpts, and when I try to imagine someone who's never thought about before it reading this, I don't think Neil Lewis was calling it a pack of lies. He wasn't obsequious about it, as a NYT writer would have to be today, but he wrote as if these race hustlers might very well have valid points. He did quote Prof. Sherry for balance, I'll give him.

    This was from the news section, you wrote, not the opinion section, so I guess you couldn't expect "based" out of Mr. Lewis here, even if he did have the courage. Then:


    ... helping to explain how whites and blacks can find themselves quivering with exasperation at each other’s view on those issues.
     
    No, it's not like that at all. The latter want to get away with all it can get away with, including murder, while the former wants to keep its country intact. The former are right, and the latter are wrong. I'm not quivering with exasperation. That assumes I think these people are honestly deluded.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    The former are right, and the latter are wrong. I’m not quivering with exasperation. That assumes I think these people are honestly deluded.

    Not only are we not quivering, most people watching and absorbing this horseshit develop either apathy, or even better in my case, gone from already apathetic to actively hating these monsters created solely by whites in the academic/journalists’ corner and broadcast out from there. They’re monsters, the entire CRT deal. Interesting, do the Jewish executives go to CRT floggings? How about Jewish and White women, the now-most privileged beings on Earth?

    They created many, many enemies. Anymore, I don’t care how any of it comes out. It’s all so self destructive to their cause. They overstepped in a big way. Somewhere, they reap a whirlwind. Hubris kills.

  50. @Desiderius
    @International Jew

    I’d expect her to be worse. Vandy is a super spreader itself, which is how Nashville got so bad.

    Funny story: I hit such a brick wall on answering my mid-80s Vandy scholarship app essay question “How would you characterize your generation?” that I finally punted with “our diversity.” First time I’d ever used that word in that context and first time I’d ever heard it used.

    Got the offer (but had already accepted one elsewhere and Vandy was safety school). I apologize to everyone for giving them the idea.

    Replies: @Ralph L

    Don’t worry, “diversity” was already a buzzword at my Southern college five years earlier. But they were also trying to expand the draw area (and reputation) from regional to national, so they encouraged us white boys to believe that’s what they meant by it.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Ralph L

    Was just a backward yankee so not up with the latest trends. The South got me but not Vandy.

  51. @Jonathan Mason
    @Escher

    Quite so. One can certainly agree that to Tawana Brawley may have been psychologically disturbed, but there were all kinds of services to help somebody like her, and she could have been assessed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and so on.

    However what her case showed is what I always describe as the piggyback phenomenon, where advocates for a particular extreme position adopt a real life case study to advance their own views, and they are not really concerned about the actual justice of the case study itself.

    It is the same with George Floyd. He may not have been an angel. (Well, I guess he is an angel now), but there is a perception in the black community that is fueled by some professional agitators that there are police death squads randomly exterminating black Americans.

    Reality is obviously much more nuanced.

    I have a black friend who is a good guy, a retired labor negotiator, who is realistic about black crime rates, but he's still adamantly denies that there could be any benefit in teaching young black people how to interact with cops, even though I and others have explained to him that white people teach their kids how to speak respectfully to persons in authority, especially persons in authority who carry loaded guns.

    The truth is that if black men are stopped by cops and then try to run away, it is true 99% of the time that they are guilty of something, probably possession of drugs, or having a warrant out for their arrest or some kind of breach of probation.

    In such a situation the police are almost certain to give chase, because that is what police do.

    Newspaper report yesterday said that actor and comedian Russell Brand was very upset because his dog had killed a wild wallaby in England.

    Well, that is what dogs do because dogs are dogs, not wildlife conservationists. And if cops see a black guy running away, they're going to chase him. And maybe he will get shot, or he will run in front of a car and get killed.

    But many members of the black community are convinced that police hunt innocent black men, like dogs chasing innocent wallabies with cute joeys in their pouch.

    So the rhetoric of the agitators feeds into a general sense of dissatisfaction, just like the rhetoric of Donald Trump feeds into the general sense of dissatisfaction of elderly working class Americans living in trailer parks in Florida where the grass is mowed by little brown men who don't speak English properly, if at all.

    And the neighbor's daughter got pregnant by a guy called Jaime who had another wife. So vote for Trump.

    It really is a crisis for democracy when supporters of both sides of the political see-saw lack any kind of contact with reality and are easily swayed by demagogues, republigogues, conspiracy theorists, and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    Still, they are having problems with their democracy in Iran and Venezuela also, and even in the paradise described in Animal Farm, there were a few issues of interspecies conflict.

    Replies: @gent, @kaganovitch

    More GPT-3 nonsense from our favorite bot.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @gent

    "Insert MORE TAG" is particularly well-suited for GPT-3 bots' longer contributions.

  52. Wokelism is downmarket.

    Whole thing stinks to high Heaven with a “hello fellow progressives” vibe.

  53. Is Professor Taunya Lovell Banks, to take the first scholar named in the article, a fair-skinned Howard graduate caricature of the Black intelligentsia? Click the link to find out! https://www.law.umaryland.edu/Directory/profile.asp?id=009

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Wido Incognitus

    Professor of Equality Jurisprudence!

    , @gandydancer
    @Wido Incognitus


    Is Professor Taunya Lovell Banks... a fair-skinned Howard graduate caricature of the Black intelligentsia?
     
    No.
    https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfae553ef01b8d1934b3c970c-pi
  54. Has been for a good long while. Many savvier than I avoided the scam from the get go. That’s why so many of those who didn’t like @shipwreckedcrew are so second rate.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Desiderius

    A lot of "education" is sending bright, motivated, Tiger-parented kids through the 4-year credential factory and then rewarding them with some sinecure.

    There is real learning that takes place when kids study sciences, engineering, math, healthcare, architecture, and accounting. However, everything else is fluff, at least at the undergrad level.

    Based on my calculations, I'd say no more than 40% of degrees are in real subjects.

    See this intetesting&useful link below. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_322.10.asp

    Though some of the fluff degrees can become useful if you study at the Masters or PHD level. Like English.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

  55. @Escher

    Some theorists go so far as to say that what really happened in a particular incident may be no more important than what people feel or say happened. For example, some argue that even though Tawana Brawley, then a teen-ager, made up her account that a gang of white men, one with a badge, raped and defiled her in New York in 1987, her story is still valid because it offers truths about the oppression of black women.

    In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School appeared to suggest that it made little difference whether Ms. Brawley had made up her account. The teen-ager, Professor Williams wrote, was the victim of an unspeakable crime ”no matter who did it to her — and even if she did it to herself.”
     
    Orwell had nothing on these guys.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Harry Baldwin

    As someone who was around back then, I should mention that the New York Times bought into and promoted the Tawana Brawley hoax, just as they do with every hate-hoax today.

  56. Yeah, 24 years ago the New York Times was 24 years up the slippery slope.

  57. Who can judge him? Can you you prove O.J. didn’t didn’t do nothing?

    Amazing. It is of no relative importance whatsoever whether O. J. Simpson murdered the mom of his two small children or not. The Los Angeles Police Department is racist. Therefore O. J. must go free and show them a thing or two. Why do people continue to not recognize the simple factual truth of how that went down? Oh and the taxpayers of Los Angeles paid 50 million dollars for the show but I suppose that is being nitpicky of me to point this out.

    Eenie meenie miney moe
    Catch a nigger by his toe
    Let him go ’cause the cops is racis’

  58. res says:

    I like this quote. It captures a great deal of Current Year insanity.

    ”The problem with denying any objective reality,” she said, ”is that there is no way of mediating among the competing perceptions of reality except power. And what they ultimately want is more power for their perceptions.”

    Put more succinctly: Speaking power to truth.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  59. @BB753
    Unwokeness is sooo XXth century. .. 1997 was a long time ago, when people still laughed at political correctness. Now the laugh is on us.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Old Brown Fool, @Getaclue, @Richard B

    1997 feels like 100 years ago. Almost like a dream than a reality.

    In retrospect, it’s amazing that 1997 America even existed.

    I feel sorry for younger generations who didn’t get to experience that era.

    We didn’t realize how good we had it back then. You sometimes don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option….

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet and 10 years before the first iPhone.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyWalker123, @James Speaks

    , @AndrewR
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Change is endless. 1997 turned into 1998 turned into 2021.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @JohnnyWalker123


    I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option….
     
    Bruh, I'm working on the time machine as fast as I can.

    You don't happen to have a spare DeLorean lying around, do you?
  60. ‘…Black men, for example, may tell stories about police brutality that are at odds with the official version of how common such behavior is. By putting forward an anecdotal version of reality, Professor Crenshaw said, the men assert the primacy of personal experience — and no matter what society tells them, they trust their own personal experiences…’

    Blacks will also attribute any police misbehavior to racism.

    Sometimes police just misbehave. I can think of at least two incidents where this has happened to me — including getting abruptly thrown to the ground and handcuffed when I firmly but politely declined to answer their questions. If I were black, the racism would be obvious.

    Since I’m white, it’s not obvious. I’m left with nothing but the observation that police sometimes behave badly.

    • Agree: Charon
  61. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/thechrisbuskirk/status/1406362883647148037?s=20

    Has been for a good long while. Many savvier than I avoided the scam from the get go. That’s why so many of those who didn’t like @shipwreckedcrew are so second rate.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    A lot of “education” is sending bright, motivated, Tiger-parented kids through the 4-year credential factory and then rewarding them with some sinecure.

    There is real learning that takes place when kids study sciences, engineering, math, healthcare, architecture, and accounting. However, everything else is fluff, at least at the undergrad level.

    Based on my calculations, I’d say no more than 40% of degrees are in real subjects.

    See this intetesting&useful link below. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_322.10.asp

    Though some of the fluff degrees can become useful if you study at the Masters or PHD level. Like English.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    @JohnnyWalker123

    How many hours of online posts have been written by STEM guys with non-STEM bosses trying to convince themselves that what I do matters damnit.


    Like my dad says he can get 200 Chinese dudes to do what American engineers do better and cheaper. None of the skills that are actually worth paying 400K plus for are STEM skills. You STEM dorks pissed away a nation trying to prove to the high school QB that he wasn’t better than you. He was and I am.

  62. @Achmed E. Newman

    ... an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, ...
     
    I had no idea that piece of stupidity was even around 24 years ago. I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first. Yes, things DO change. Can anyone look back to, read about, or talk to anyone about the America of 1964, and say these things never change?

    Don't get me wrong. This storytelling way of justice is the black way, and we should let them do things their way ... in Africa, sitting around a dung campfire ... wait, have they discovered how to make fire over there yet?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Deadite, @zundel

    ‘I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first.’

    — the plaintive cry of the enfeebled moron boomer

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @zundel

    OK, then. I must have remembered wrong. I can't argue with your life narrative.

  63. Currently, “critical race theory” has become a major topic of controversy over whether it should be taught in K-12 schools.

    But that phrasing isn’t exactly accurate: it’s been taught in K-12 schools for over 20 years– implicitly and explicitly. I remember CRT-like exercises in high school (which for me was 1994-98).

    Today’s battle is whether critical race theory should be incorporated into the curriculum. Once it’s in the curriculum, you would be a negligent teacher if you didn’t teach it and test for it.

    There’s good grounds to fire any teacher who refuses to teach the curriculum. It’s not about ALLOWING critical race theory, it’s about BANNING AND FIRING all those who hold contrary opinions.

    • Agree: Charon
  64. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    I don’t like political correctness any more than you do.

    But when you’re wrong, you’re wrong.

    Asian shortness is caused by diet. Environment. Nurture.

    Sorry. You’re just wrong.

    • LOL: Colin Wright, Charon
  65. Whites aren’t naive or guilty.

    They’re cowardly and disunified. Like an army which broken ranks, with every man fleeing for his life.

    When Whites prostrate themselves before Blacks, it’s NOT due to naivety or guilt. It’s due to fear.

    Fear of being called a “racist.” Once you’re branded with the Scarlet R, you can easily lose your job, which means no more middle-class lifestyle. Say “goodbye” to your McMansion, SUV, boat, ATV, and timeshare in Orlando. Say “hello” to itinerant, low-wage labor.

    If you’re really unlucky, you can get slimed by the media (like George Zimmerman). In some cases, you could even get physically assaulted by Blacks and/or Anti-Fa.

    When all this is happening, you’ll find that your fellow Whites are nowhere to be found. They’re too busy watching sports ball, NetFlix, and reality TV. So they can’t get up off their bloated behinds to help you in any way.

    Then when all is said and done (you’re financially ruined and living in a crummy apartment near skid row), your fellow Whites will bemoan “pee cee” and “cancel culture.”

    Bro, where were you when I needed help? Too busy watching the NFL draft?

    In general, it makes sense to give Blacks everything they demand. If a Black is complaining about racism, nod along. If a Black co-worker wants more Blacks in management, nod along. If the Black HR director tells you that you’re “privileged,” nod along.

    Once you’re done exhaustively nodding your cranium, go collect your paycheck, take the Missus to Applebees, and then stare down at the football scores being displayed by the ESPN app on your overpriced smartphone.

    Watch this trailer to gain insight into the mind of the average White. Pay close attention to 0:50-0:54. How are such people supposed to fight back?

    If Whites are way too eager to give loudmouth Black grifters everything they demand, it’s NOT due to guilt or naivety.

    It’s due to something far more depressing than that….

    • Agree: Desiderius, Charon
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @JohnnyWalker123

    There is a saying Vrč ide na vodu dok se ne razbije ... roughly, the jug goes on the water until it breaks.

    In other words, simmering resentment must explode, sooner or later....

    , @Art Deco
    @JohnnyWalker123

    When Whites prostrate themselves before Blacks, it’s NOT due to naivety or guilt. It’s due to fear.

    IMO, it's a relatively small minority of women with issues who are actually prostrating themselves.


    For the rest of them, it's peacocking and it's taking an opportunity to indulge in socially-sanctioned aggression. Dollars to doughnuts that inane dean at Smith College has only a casual interest in the welfare of rank-and-file blacks. It was all about her audience among her social and professional peers and her antagonism to the wage-earning strata (especially white wage earners).

  66. I am not wedded to CRT. But there is no question that whiteness was used as a value trait despite its utter failure to have any links to character, intellegence, morality or some higher sense of truth. And that blacks skin represented something far less human if that and by that rendering was subjected to violations of the law and ethical philosophies we embrace of the US. And those practices held long term consequences.

    The object record is not the research of enthnographies of post modern subject analysis — but hard core historical fact.

    That simply is almost fool hardy to deny. I won’t bother to school the author here on the process of “seasoning” and what that entailed, also a practice of historical and fact in use in socializing the black population. Let’s keep it simple. Several hundred years of said discrimination is going to have hard real world consequences, one of which would be that said practices become rote and in place without codification in script or word — that is just the way it is.

    The problem arises when it the way it is is challenged and how that change should take place.

    As for poor scholarship or great scholarship with speculative conclusions nothing has been as devastating as Kinsey report to sound policy and yet the NYT is happy to embrace a host of wildly unsupportable claims about transgender-isms, relational continuums, same relational conduct, etc. Despite a mountain of contradictory tangibles. And I won;t even venture that women, white women have devestated the landscape with their feminists attacks on all things western.

    Laughing

    But I guess if one wants to bemoan the black population using the fig leafs of the scorched earth policy of white women, and same sex practitioners in an attempt to stem the tide — that has swamped the ship, by all means have at it.

    • LOL: Deadite
    • Replies: @bomag
    @EliteCommInc.

    Find and slap your English teacher.

    ____________________________________________


    ...hard core historical fact
     
    The hardest core historical fact is that whenever two or more are gathered in the name of Blackness, things don't work out too well, no matter antecedent events.
  67. The change between now and then is that the Times is run by a black guy. Duh. And most of the power in America lies with black people. It lies in the streets, where Jamarcus decides who lives and dies, and there is no appealing his decision or authority. And it lies in the boardroom, in HR, in staffers offices, in government. Where most vital decision making is run by black people.

    If Google, Amazon, or Microsoft want to do something, HR will decide if its allowed or not. Look at Bill Gates. He got thrown out of his own company because HR (black ladies) demanded it.

    The black ascendancy that largely controls America and the West can’t take yes for an answer. They have to have it all. The Purge movies are basically their idea of “restorative justice” and its coming, along with changing the flag (Macy Gray wants it changed as Old Glory is “dated, divisive, and tired (aka White) ). CRT demands first reparations, then actual punishment of all Whites for blood crimes of race and genetic guilt. Remember its stories and feelings not evidence, reason, and logic that should be the basis for the legal system.

    Its not Aliens Criswell should have been worried about.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Whiskey

    Criswell predicted that blacks would be organized and semi-nationalized by a leader named Sanders; they would take over a state and it would gain a high reputation. Fantasy has to conform to expectations, so dated fantasy shows us the presuppositions of the respectable.

    , @bigdicknick
    @Whiskey

    "And most of the power in America lies with black people"

    blacks have no power just like isis was never really powerful.

    both groups exist to serve the people who really have power.

    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  68. anonymous[243] • Disclaimer says:

    New data shows around 11% of 2018 births were to mixed-race couples with a white parent. Overall, 14.5% of all 2018 births were to mixed-race couples, not limited to only those with a white parent. https://www.amacad.org/publication/surge-young-americans-minority-white-mixed-families-its-significance-future

    As a percentage of all 2018 mixed births, the biggest categories with a white parent were:

    1. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (39.1%)
    2. Black and non-Hispanic white (13.3%)
    3. Mixed race and non-Hispanic white (10.4%)
    4. Asian and non-Hispanic white (9.4%)

    Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @anonymous


    If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.
     
    At the point, the offspring will no longer be mixed-race in any meaningful sense.
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    I am not so sure. Stats for marriages show that whites usually marry white Hispanics.
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/29/us/20110130mixedrace.html

    So, according to this, whites marry white Hispanics at the rate of 1.6% to 1.9%. It depends whom you consider to be white among Hispanics?

    As for others, one category is surprisingly low, white-black mixtures: less than 1.5% of white-another births, which is lower than ~3%, as expected from previous charts.

    Non black mixed can be assimilated into white gene pool, as Chinese did with Caucasians who came during the Yuan dynasty. Still- mixed race category remains puzzling (how do they look?) As for blacks- there, with negligible exceptions, one drop rule applies.

    Replies: @bomag, @anonymous

    , @Colin Wright
    @anonymous

    'Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.'

    Yeah, but Hispanics -- at least Hispanics of the lighter-skinned Mexican et al variety -- tend to become more white people in any case.

    I had an epiphany in this respect when I was listening the Jaime the second- or third-generation Mexican carpenter bitching about Marcelino the fresh-off-the-boat Guatemalan Indian we both employed. It dawned on me that in just about every respect, Jaime was a lot closer to me than he was to Marcelino. Really, with respect to me, he was what Italians were like in 1950, or Irishmen in 1920.

    Now, cross Hispanics of that type with whites, and what you get amounts to white people that are a tad shorter and inclined to tan easily.

    ...as far as I'm concerned, the problem is blacks. Everyone else is more or less okay -- although they do need to stop coming. We've got enough people, thanks.

  69. Shorter

    Back in 1997, the New York Times Had the Courage to
    Report That Critical Race Theory Was Self-Serving BS

    Black, self-serving fantasies must have greater weight than white, true, actually factual facts. Because oppression.

    For actually factual substantiation, I offer the oxymoronical

    Perhaps most significantly, critical race theory is providing an intellectual foundation for newly flourishing forms of black separateness. …

    Do you see what they did there? Negro bullshit (CRT) provides an intellectual foundation …

  70. @Deadite
    Steve -

    As a man who has been involved in surveys, you must check out the “science” of Phenomenology Research. It is from thi strange (and they freely admit, non-repeatable or replicable) bs that the whole concept of “lived experience” derives.

    After helping my wife with this (it was part of her course for her Masters in Education) I immediately understood where this crap all came from. And especially why it has taken a hold in education. Phenomenology Is perfect for people who don’t understand science, math, or statistics. It’s usage allows people to sound literate but it is flat out mummery.

    Good luck reading about it. I have never been so frustrated before in my life reading about this. It is the scientific equivalent to Marxism.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Subjective perception is a fundamental part of being alive. Science cannot account for it. But objective reality is equally important.

  71. @JohnnyWalker123
    @BB753

    1997 feels like 100 years ago. Almost like a dream than a reality.

    In retrospect, it's amazing that 1997 America even existed.

    I feel sorry for younger generations who didn't get to experience that era.

    We didn't realize how good we had it back then. You sometimes don't realize what you have until it's gone. I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option....

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @AndrewR, @The Wild Geese Howard

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet and 10 years before the first iPhone.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet

    Nah. It was not even year one of the World Wide Web.

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yeah. I remember all the 90s era enthusiasm about "the worldwide web" and "the information super high way."

    People understood that the internet would change the world, but it wasn't clear what form that would take.

    Back in the 50s&60s, there was a lot of excitement over what the future would bring. People assumed we'd get around by flying ships and have robot butlers. I wonder what they'd think about the current age.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPnZpENoypo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwOJlOI1nU

    , @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason


    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    I had access to Usenet in 1988. Perhaps you are thinking about the rapid expansion of access to the Word Wide Web.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Jonathan Mason, @BB753

  72. @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    They wanted to be "real" journalists, but had to "settle" for being sportswriters.

    Replies: @black sea

    The novelist/memoirist Frederick Exley recounts an amusing conversation with Gloria Steinem, whom he was interviewing.

    She made some slighting reference to the sort of writer who winds up on the Sports Page of The New York Times*, little recognizing that since his youth, one of Exley’s greatest fantasies (he had many) was to land a place as a sportswriter for The Times.

    *Maybe it was The Daily News; I can’t remember.

  73. @Whiskey
    The change between now and then is that the Times is run by a black guy. Duh. And most of the power in America lies with black people. It lies in the streets, where Jamarcus decides who lives and dies, and there is no appealing his decision or authority. And it lies in the boardroom, in HR, in staffers offices, in government. Where most vital decision making is run by black people.

    If Google, Amazon, or Microsoft want to do something, HR will decide if its allowed or not. Look at Bill Gates. He got thrown out of his own company because HR (black ladies) demanded it.

    The black ascendancy that largely controls America and the West can't take yes for an answer. They have to have it all. The Purge movies are basically their idea of "restorative justice" and its coming, along with changing the flag (Macy Gray wants it changed as Old Glory is "dated, divisive, and tired (aka White) ). CRT demands first reparations, then actual punishment of all Whites for blood crimes of race and genetic guilt. Remember its stories and feelings not evidence, reason, and logic that should be the basis for the legal system.

    Its not Aliens Criswell should have been worried about.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @bigdicknick

    Criswell predicted that blacks would be organized and semi-nationalized by a leader named Sanders; they would take over a state and it would gain a high reputation. Fantasy has to conform to expectations, so dated fantasy shows us the presuppositions of the respectable.

  74. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    I imagine the journalist to just assigned these stories by their editors to fill up some blank space between the advertisements.

    However there are some quite good Japanese and Korean players playing in Europe so it is a reasonable question.

    However soccer is not really a street game in the US. You will see people putting basketball goals on their driveway, but you don’t see them painting soccer goals on their garage doors.

    In many other countries people will play soccer in any open space, whether it be a vacant lot, a beach, or public park, or just a school field or schoolyard after school hours, and a lot of social activity revolves around local soccer clubs.

    My brother-in-law played for a local village team until he was 41 and was very upset when he was dropped in favor of my nephew.

  75. @anonymous
    New data shows around 11% of 2018 births were to mixed-race couples with a white parent. Overall, 14.5% of all 2018 births were to mixed-race couples, not limited to only those with a white parent. https://www.amacad.org/publication/surge-young-americans-minority-white-mixed-families-its-significance-future

    As a percentage of all 2018 mixed births, the biggest categories with a white parent were:

    1. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (39.1%)
    2. Black and non-Hispanic white (13.3%)
    3. Mixed race and non-Hispanic white (10.4%)
    4. Asian and non-Hispanic white (9.4%)

    Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bardon Kaldian, @Colin Wright

    If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.

    At the point, the offspring will no longer be mixed-race in any meaningful sense.

  76. Those of us who have survived Covid will slowly be killed off by a constant barrage of racist accusations in which we are in someway complicit. Slowly grinding us into dust. Remember the term ‘Chinese water torture?’ One drop at a time until we are driven crazy….aaagghh!

  77. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    Maybe Victoria’s Secret can cite this article as they rationalize forgiving a certain favored Peter Pan Lesbian Queeb spokesmodel caught sharing unfortunate racially-oriented observations.

    Or maybe they’ll try to install a new formula for racism like “tweet plus time,” to mitigate their spokesperson’s racist remarks which could inevitably save the Lincoln Monument and the like from annihilation. A win/win for everybody?

  78. Anon[138] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    New at Scientific American:

    Hidden Black Scientists Proved the Polio Vaccine Worked
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hidden-black-scientists-proved-the-polio-vaccine-worked/

    Basically, 2,000 words in a New York Times upside-down article format about black Tuskegee lab workers who kept screwing up basic college bio lab procedures, contaminating samples, until they finally got it right after being pestered by whites.

    Next in the series?:

    Hidden Black Astronomers Got the Word out about the Expanding Universe
    (Typing of press release of Edwin Hubble’s discovery of red shift and the Big Bang by black staffers critical in meeting the Los Angeles Times late edition deadline)

  79. @zundel
    @Achmed E. Newman

    'I only heard the term within the last year, probably from you first.'

    -- the plaintive cry of the enfeebled moron boomer

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    OK, then. I must have remembered wrong. I can’t argue with your life narrative.

  80. Can confirm.

    The word you’re looking for is defamatory.

    Explicitly anti-white is “new” as Trump says. Attacking our common history and culture in these terms has been going on for a long time right under the noses of “conservatives” who express such love for it and devotion to it.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Desiderius

    Attacking our common history and culture in these terms has been going on for a long time right under the noses of “conservatives” who express such love for it and devotion to it.

    Sure, because the Liberal Artists placed in charge of history and culture got all huffy when anyone from outside tried to correct their obvious mistakes.

    "Conservatives", lol.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  81. In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.

    Or, as Steve would say, your lying eyes.

  82. Stay strong, brother. You’re getting flack because you’re over the target. Join or die.

  83. @Deadite
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Look up Phenomenology. It is the “scientific” credo from which the concept of “lived experience” came from.

    It is deliberately non-reproducible. That’s part of the point. It is designed to undermine reality, and it is being taught to incoming teachers. I encountered it from my wife’s Master if Education class.

    It is as dangerous as CRT, but gives a better understanding of CRT so as to make it easier to attack. once you understand where these people are coming from with their “lived experience” BS and it’s part of the pseudoscience of Phenomenology, CRT becomes even more laughable.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    …my wife’s Master if Education class.

    Typo, or pun?

    • Replies: @Deadite
    @Reg Cæsar

    I wish it was pun. Regretfully I am not wily enough…

  84. @Jonathan Mason
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet and 10 years before the first iPhone.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyWalker123, @James Speaks

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet

    Nah. It was not even year one of the World Wide Web.

  85. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1406645864056033286?s=20

    Can confirm.

    The word you’re looking for is defamatory.

    Explicitly anti-white is “new” as Trump says. Attacking our common history and culture in these terms has been going on for a long time right under the noses of “conservatives” who express such love for it and devotion to it.

    Replies: @anon

    Attacking our common history and culture in these terms has been going on for a long time right under the noses of “conservatives” who express such love for it and devotion to it.

    Sure, because the Liberal Artists placed in charge of history and culture got all huffy when anyone from outside tried to correct their obvious mistakes.

    “Conservatives”, lol.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @anon

    Placed in charge.

    Passive voice as usual. The people who conquered this wilderness and the natives who defended it weren't passive voice addicts.

    You should read them. Might learn something.

    Replies: @anon

  86. Absolutely sickening

    Man killed, woman critically injured in shooting in Humboldt Park: police

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/6/20/22542039/man-killed-woman-critically-injured-shooting-humboldt-park-police

  87. Forgive me, but I’m afraid I’m having one of those “noticing things” going on.

    How does “systemic racism” square with a black man, while attempting to avoid being shot, makes a beeline for a couple of random black children, with the intent of using them as a human shield to confound his attacker, and thereby avoiding a fatal wounding?

    I think this is the most “black lives don’t matter” act I’ve seen in my entire life.

    Additionally, where is the media outrage regarding this black monster, using a little 10 year old black girl to save his sorry skin?

    Could it be that the media considers black men as slightly less than human, so disparaging a grown black man who uses black children as a human shield against a gunman is akin to disparaging a chimp for ripping it’s handler’s face off? After all, it’s a chimp. It’s close to human, but still not human. Judging or shaming the chimp wouldn’t be fair. It wouldn’t be… human!

    What do you say, Don Lemon?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Zoos

    Zoos, the little girl grabs and shields the little boy. I am sorry I watched this, but I doubt it would make the MSM.

    Replies: @hhsiii

  88. I wonder how many pre-western contact Africans saw pee-pees on a regular basis?

    A hunter-gatherer thing, maybe.

  89. @Reg Cæsar
    @Deadite


    ...my wife’s Master if Education class.
     
    Typo, or pun?

    Replies: @Deadite

    I wish it was pun. Regretfully I am not wily enough…

  90. @David
    @Mike Tre

    Montaigne recounts a nun, having been passed around among victorious soldiers, saying she thanked God for at last giving her her fill, without sin on her part.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @J.Ross

    Lol any bets on whether this dude fucked in high school? Ever so much as fondled even a chubby pyramid base cheerleaders breasts. Lamo fucking nope.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Matt Buckalew

    Bro, this Montaigne dude was from olden times in France. They didn't have cheerleaders or even football, but they still had fun when they played harpsichords and went to balls wearing masks and to see people getting their heads chopped off. Some of it was pretty gay but still dudes fucked chicks and Montaigne was a famous writer and and a noble. Girls like that stuff so he probably got a lot of trim. Plus he had six kids with his old lady.

    Replies: @black sea, @Matt Buckalew

  91. @Whiskey
    The change between now and then is that the Times is run by a black guy. Duh. And most of the power in America lies with black people. It lies in the streets, where Jamarcus decides who lives and dies, and there is no appealing his decision or authority. And it lies in the boardroom, in HR, in staffers offices, in government. Where most vital decision making is run by black people.

    If Google, Amazon, or Microsoft want to do something, HR will decide if its allowed or not. Look at Bill Gates. He got thrown out of his own company because HR (black ladies) demanded it.

    The black ascendancy that largely controls America and the West can't take yes for an answer. They have to have it all. The Purge movies are basically their idea of "restorative justice" and its coming, along with changing the flag (Macy Gray wants it changed as Old Glory is "dated, divisive, and tired (aka White) ). CRT demands first reparations, then actual punishment of all Whites for blood crimes of race and genetic guilt. Remember its stories and feelings not evidence, reason, and logic that should be the basis for the legal system.

    Its not Aliens Criswell should have been worried about.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @bigdicknick

    “And most of the power in America lies with black people”

    blacks have no power just like isis was never really powerful.

    both groups exist to serve the people who really have power.

    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @bigdicknick


    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?
     
    The same people who replaced daily Christian prayer with Darwinism in the schools?


    https://www.media-diversity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Untitled-design-5-1.jpg

    Replies: @Bigdicknick

  92. From the New York Times news section way back in 1997, an article showing that some things never change, such as Critical Race Theory, while other things do change, such as the courage of the New York Times:

    Indeed. These days, the NYTIMES is like a Stalin-era CP member who can’t hear the bell…

  93. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Desiderius

    A lot of "education" is sending bright, motivated, Tiger-parented kids through the 4-year credential factory and then rewarding them with some sinecure.

    There is real learning that takes place when kids study sciences, engineering, math, healthcare, architecture, and accounting. However, everything else is fluff, at least at the undergrad level.

    Based on my calculations, I'd say no more than 40% of degrees are in real subjects.

    See this intetesting&useful link below. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_322.10.asp

    Though some of the fluff degrees can become useful if you study at the Masters or PHD level. Like English.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

    How many hours of online posts have been written by STEM guys with non-STEM bosses trying to convince themselves that what I do matters damnit.

    Like my dad says he can get 200 Chinese dudes to do what American engineers do better and cheaper. None of the skills that are actually worth paying 400K plus for are STEM skills. You STEM dorks pissed away a nation trying to prove to the high school QB that he wasn’t better than you. He was and I am.

    • Troll: Charon, Cloudbuster
  94. @BB753
    Unwokeness is sooo XXth century. .. 1997 was a long time ago, when people still laughed at political correctness. Now the laugh is on us.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Old Brown Fool, @Getaclue, @Richard B

    In any country that declines, the last generation that had seen the normal life , a time when logic is not stood on its head, when people can still laugh at themselves, and when people can challenge baloney, is the generation most vilified in the later literature.

  95. @anonymous
    New data shows around 11% of 2018 births were to mixed-race couples with a white parent. Overall, 14.5% of all 2018 births were to mixed-race couples, not limited to only those with a white parent. https://www.amacad.org/publication/surge-young-americans-minority-white-mixed-families-its-significance-future

    As a percentage of all 2018 mixed births, the biggest categories with a white parent were:

    1. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (39.1%)
    2. Black and non-Hispanic white (13.3%)
    3. Mixed race and non-Hispanic white (10.4%)
    4. Asian and non-Hispanic white (9.4%)

    Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bardon Kaldian, @Colin Wright

    I am not so sure. Stats for marriages show that whites usually marry white Hispanics.
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/29/us/20110130mixedrace.html

    So, according to this, whites marry white Hispanics at the rate of 1.6% to 1.9%. It depends whom you consider to be white among Hispanics?

    As for others, one category is surprisingly low, white-black mixtures: less than 1.5% of white-another births, which is lower than ~3%, as expected from previous charts.

    Non black mixed can be assimilated into white gene pool, as Chinese did with Caucasians who came during the Yuan dynasty. Still- mixed race category remains puzzling (how do they look?) As for blacks- there, with negligible exceptions, one drop rule applies.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Thanks.

    The 1.5% for white-black seems surprisingly low to me, just from my walking around perception. (Feelings are now truth, don'tchaknow LOL.) All of them I know personally are single mother births, so I'm wondering if they are not listing the father, etc. and that lowers the stats.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Most Hispanics in the US are brown. Since white Hispanics are a large share of all Hispanics in the US, white Hispanics can be assumed to be mostly brown. Blacks can be absorbed by whites. It's happening in the UK.

  96. @Jonathan Mason
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet and 10 years before the first iPhone.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyWalker123, @James Speaks

    Yeah. I remember all the 90s era enthusiasm about “the worldwide web” and “the information super high way.”

    People understood that the internet would change the world, but it wasn’t clear what form that would take.

    Back in the 50s&60s, there was a lot of excitement over what the future would bring. People assumed we’d get around by flying ships and have robot butlers. I wonder what they’d think about the current age.

  97. @anonymous
    New data shows around 11% of 2018 births were to mixed-race couples with a white parent. Overall, 14.5% of all 2018 births were to mixed-race couples, not limited to only those with a white parent. https://www.amacad.org/publication/surge-young-americans-minority-white-mixed-families-its-significance-future

    As a percentage of all 2018 mixed births, the biggest categories with a white parent were:

    1. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (39.1%)
    2. Black and non-Hispanic white (13.3%)
    3. Mixed race and non-Hispanic white (10.4%)
    4. Asian and non-Hispanic white (9.4%)

    Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bardon Kaldian, @Colin Wright

    ‘Considering Hispanic whites in the US are fairly brown, this represents a huge level of race-mixing. If mixing doubles every 20 years, then by 2060 there will be more newborns to mixed-race couples with a white parent than pure white newborns.’

    Yeah, but Hispanics — at least Hispanics of the lighter-skinned Mexican et al variety — tend to become more white people in any case.

    I had an epiphany in this respect when I was listening the Jaime the second- or third-generation Mexican carpenter bitching about Marcelino the fresh-off-the-boat Guatemalan Indian we both employed. It dawned on me that in just about every respect, Jaime was a lot closer to me than he was to Marcelino. Really, with respect to me, he was what Italians were like in 1950, or Irishmen in 1920.

    Now, cross Hispanics of that type with whites, and what you get amounts to white people that are a tad shorter and inclined to tan easily.

    …as far as I’m concerned, the problem is blacks. Everyone else is more or less okay — although they do need to stop coming. We’ve got enough people, thanks.

    • Agree: bomag
  98. @gent
    @Jonathan Mason

    More GPT-3 nonsense from our favorite bot.

    Replies: @ic1000

    Insert MORE TAG” is particularly well-suited for GPT-3 bots’ longer contributions.

  99. @JohnnyWalker123
    @BB753

    1997 feels like 100 years ago. Almost like a dream than a reality.

    In retrospect, it's amazing that 1997 America even existed.

    I feel sorry for younger generations who didn't get to experience that era.

    We didn't realize how good we had it back then. You sometimes don't realize what you have until it's gone. I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option....

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @AndrewR, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Change is endless. 1997 turned into 1998 turned into 2021.

  100. @Jonathan Mason
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet and 10 years before the first iPhone.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyWalker123, @James Speaks

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet

    I had access to Usenet in 1988. Perhaps you are thinking about the rapid expansion of access to the Word Wide Web.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @James Speaks

    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems, and, yes, sometimes via tcp/ip (internet protocol). There were also networks of BBS (bullition board systems) run on PC's that called each other up via modem and passed on email and "posts" I think fidonet was one.

    Many programs to read USENET News were native unix such as rn (read news) and trn (threaded news reader). Unix was a big part of the early development of the Internet because Unix had Internet Protocol built in. Windows and Mac did not. So if you has a Sun Solaris Workstation it spoke Internet, your MAC or PC did not until much later.

    A lot of early users of the Internet identified Usenet as one of the things that they could access on the Internet, but you could access Usenet other ways with no connection to the Internet.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Desiderius, @anon, @James Speaks

    , @BB753
    @James Speaks

    Usenet was already old news and on the way out in 1997.

  101. @Ralph L
    @Desiderius

    Don't worry, "diversity" was already a buzzword at my Southern college five years earlier. But they were also trying to expand the draw area (and reputation) from regional to national, so they encouraged us white boys to believe that's what they meant by it.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Was just a backward yankee so not up with the latest trends. The South got me but not Vandy.

  102. ”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

    Yup, I’m sure they all lie awake at night dreading that call from Sharpton.

  103. @Paperback Writer
    I just said that Murray is the Greatest American Alive, and I won't back away from it, but he has an annoying tendency to troll his own acolytes. Here, he retweets Lion of the Blogosphere, and distorts Lion's meaning. Of course, "as rich as possible" means less blacks, usually. And I don't need Charles Murray to tell me that living in as rich a neighborhood as possible is, socially, the best way to go.

    But what if you're not rich? What if you are poor and white? That means less blacks. And in any case, what the hell is his book about? This is the great man's one flaw.

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1406584896177442817?s=20

    Replies: @Deckin, @Arioch

    “…as well“. C’mon man; you gotta give him that. Who else would even acknowledge anything close to that?

  104. Not sure where I saw this link, but it bears reading for the sheer insanity of it all:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2019/10/14/anti-racist-revelations-ibram-x-kendi/

    It’s part of the guilt-tripping laid on Whites, but it’s obviously crazy.  There is no such thing as non-racist, there is only racist and anti-racist?  How do you decide?  Is making a sandwich racist or anti-racist?  Does it matter if it’s ham, chicken or peanut butter?  Taking a shower?  How about filling and drinking a glass of water?

    Is it racist to pick up after yourself, because blacks don’t do it?  We’ve already had an idiot tell White parents not to read to their children because it increases inequality (for White children to learn at their natural pace).

    The crazy appears to be the whole point of it.  It’s a program designed to inflict mental illness and disable the faculty of logical thought.

    Anyone who mentions “anti-racism” positively is a genocidist-in-waiting.  Anyone who teaches it to children is guilty of child abuse if the children are White, and criminal incitement if the children are black.  We need to start putting these crazies in prison.

    We’re at war.  Act like it.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Mr. Rational

    It’s part of the guilt-tripping laid on Whites, but it’s obviously crazy. There is no such thing as non-racist, there is only racist and anti-racist?

    Dude, check the date on your link. Jack Dorsey gave $10 million to Kendi last year. How did you miss it?

  105. @Ralph L

    In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.”
     
    That's in defense of storytelling?

    It's odd that whites' two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Cloudbuster

    I am not mad at OJ. He just wants to golf and shitpost on Twitter.

  106. • Replies: @guest
    @Desiderius

    I mean, our culture at large does that already.

    Struggle sessions can’t help, but I don’t think it’s “much, much” worse, frankly. It’s merely concentrated doses of what people are already ingesting.

    The ritual humiliation is bad not because so much because it alternates but because it demoralizes. Saps the will to resist.

  107. @Zoos
    Forgive me, but I’m afraid I’m having one of those "noticing things" going on.

    How does "systemic racism" square with a black man, while attempting to avoid being shot, makes a beeline for a couple of random black children, with the intent of using them as a human shield to confound his attacker, and thereby avoiding a fatal wounding?

    I think this is the most "black lives don’t matter" act I’ve seen in my entire life.

    Additionally, where is the media outrage regarding this black monster, using a little 10 year old black girl to save his sorry skin?

    Could it be that the media considers black men as slightly less than human, so disparaging a grown black man who uses black children as a human shield against a gunman is akin to disparaging a chimp for ripping it's handler's face off? After all, it’s a chimp. It’s close to human, but still not human. Judging or shaming the chimp wouldn’t be fair. It wouldn’t be… human!

    What do you say, Don Lemon?

    https://twitter.com/NYPDnews/status/1405930579988725762?s=20

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Zoos, the little girl grabs and shields the little boy. I am sorry I watched this, but I doubt it would make the MSM.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Buffalo Joe

    Brave girl.

  108. @Mr. Rational
    Not sure where I saw this link, but it bears reading for the sheer insanity of it all:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2019/10/14/anti-racist-revelations-ibram-x-kendi/

    It’s part of the guilt-tripping laid on Whites, but it’s obviously crazy.  There is no such thing as non-racist, there is only racist and anti-racist?  How do you decide?  Is making a sandwich racist or anti-racist?  Does it matter if it’s ham, chicken or peanut butter?  Taking a shower?  How about filling and drinking a glass of water?

    Is it racist to pick up after yourself, because blacks don’t do it?  We’ve already had an idiot tell White parents not to read to their children because it increases inequality (for White children to learn at their natural pace).

    The crazy appears to be the whole point of it.  It's a program designed to inflict mental illness and disable the faculty of logical thought.

    Anyone who mentions "anti-racism" positively is a genocidist-in-waiting.  Anyone who teaches it to children is guilty of child abuse if the children are White, and criminal incitement if the children are black.  We need to start putting these crazies in prison.

    We’re at war.  Act like it.

    Replies: @anon

    It’s part of the guilt-tripping laid on Whites, but it’s obviously crazy. There is no such thing as non-racist, there is only racist and anti-racist?

    Dude, check the date on your link. Jack Dorsey gave $10 million to Kendi last year. How did you miss it?

  109. @Old Prude
    "Which is where all debate can stop because why is your subjective reality more correct than my subjective reality and why am I obligated to dispense with mine and accept the supremacy of yours but you aren’t mine?"

    "It's a black thing. You wouldn't understand". Right. Exactly. OK. I agree. I would not understand.
    Now, are we finished with this Conversation About Race? Oh, I see, it's actually a Lecture About Race. Now, where did I leave my Negroni?

    Replies: @Right_On, @Cloudbuster

    “It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand”
    And if we whites can’t comprehend the ‘suffering’ of blacks, then clearly they are unable to understand how tiresome we find their constant whinging. Sounds about right.

    Conversation About Race? Oh, I see, it’s actually a Lecture About Race
    A lecture that seems more and more like a hostage-taking as it proceeds.

  110. @Jonathan Mason
    @Escher

    Quite so. One can certainly agree that to Tawana Brawley may have been psychologically disturbed, but there were all kinds of services to help somebody like her, and she could have been assessed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and so on.

    However what her case showed is what I always describe as the piggyback phenomenon, where advocates for a particular extreme position adopt a real life case study to advance their own views, and they are not really concerned about the actual justice of the case study itself.

    It is the same with George Floyd. He may not have been an angel. (Well, I guess he is an angel now), but there is a perception in the black community that is fueled by some professional agitators that there are police death squads randomly exterminating black Americans.

    Reality is obviously much more nuanced.

    I have a black friend who is a good guy, a retired labor negotiator, who is realistic about black crime rates, but he's still adamantly denies that there could be any benefit in teaching young black people how to interact with cops, even though I and others have explained to him that white people teach their kids how to speak respectfully to persons in authority, especially persons in authority who carry loaded guns.

    The truth is that if black men are stopped by cops and then try to run away, it is true 99% of the time that they are guilty of something, probably possession of drugs, or having a warrant out for their arrest or some kind of breach of probation.

    In such a situation the police are almost certain to give chase, because that is what police do.

    Newspaper report yesterday said that actor and comedian Russell Brand was very upset because his dog had killed a wild wallaby in England.

    Well, that is what dogs do because dogs are dogs, not wildlife conservationists. And if cops see a black guy running away, they're going to chase him. And maybe he will get shot, or he will run in front of a car and get killed.

    But many members of the black community are convinced that police hunt innocent black men, like dogs chasing innocent wallabies with cute joeys in their pouch.

    So the rhetoric of the agitators feeds into a general sense of dissatisfaction, just like the rhetoric of Donald Trump feeds into the general sense of dissatisfaction of elderly working class Americans living in trailer parks in Florida where the grass is mowed by little brown men who don't speak English properly, if at all.

    And the neighbor's daughter got pregnant by a guy called Jaime who had another wife. So vote for Trump.

    It really is a crisis for democracy when supporters of both sides of the political see-saw lack any kind of contact with reality and are easily swayed by demagogues, republigogues, conspiracy theorists, and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    Still, they are having problems with their democracy in Iran and Venezuela also, and even in the paradise described in Animal Farm, there were a few issues of interspecies conflict.

    Replies: @gent, @kaganovitch

    and turn to The National Enquirer for current affairs.

    As John Reid Edwards could tell you, The National Enquirer is ,in all likelihood, more reliable on current affairs than the prestige press. The Enquirer may lie to you now and again,but at least they are not spending all their time and effort trying to gaslight their readers.

  111. @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason


    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    I had access to Usenet in 1988. Perhaps you are thinking about the rapid expansion of access to the Word Wide Web.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Jonathan Mason, @BB753

    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems, and, yes, sometimes via tcp/ip (internet protocol). There were also networks of BBS (bullition board systems) run on PC’s that called each other up via modem and passed on email and “posts” I think fidonet was one.

    Many programs to read USENET News were native unix such as rn (read news) and trn (threaded news reader). Unix was a big part of the early development of the Internet because Unix had Internet Protocol built in. Windows and Mac did not. So if you has a Sun Solaris Workstation it spoke Internet, your MAC or PC did not until much later.

    A lot of early users of the Internet identified Usenet as one of the things that they could access on the Internet, but you could access Usenet other ways with no connection to the Internet.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @scrivener3


    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems,
     
    Not true. I used BBS also (FIDO among others) and Newsgroups were not accessible. For a BBS to have newsgroups, the local operatort would have had to pay for a trunk to the nearest AT&T switching station. That was expensive.

    WIKI article

    A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator.
     

    UUCP networks spread quickly due to the lower costs involved, and the ability to use existing leased lines, X.25 links or even ARPANET connections.
     
    Not BBS, used ARPANET lines, precurser to Internet.

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    Year one of the Internet was before 1997. I should have made it clear that I had access to Usenet via an Internet connection in 1988.

    Usenet is not the World Wide Web. (My primary contention)
    Usenet is not the Internet.
    Usenet is not a BBS.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational

  112. 1997 might as well be 1897.

  113. OT – Doing away with the SAT is not good enough. To truly achieve diversity, inclusion, and equity, colleges must admit students by lottery:

    “Just Blind Chance”: The Rising Call For “Random Selection” For College Admissions

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/just-blind-chance-rising-call-random-selection-college-admissions

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @Mr. Anon

    I'm all for that. When my oldest brother went to Rutgers university, they took it upon themselves to admit almost every NJ legal resident who had a chance. Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.

    Then the classes started and the level of instruction and pace was very difficult. My brother withdrew in less than a year and joined the Air Force.

    I think it is a good system, give as many as possible a chance and then cull those who can not do the work/keep up.

    I mean the admissions process is supposed to identify those who can benefit form the education but it becomes a way to hand out prizes to favored people and to deny opportunity to less favored people.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

  114. @JohnnyWalker123
    @BB753

    1997 feels like 100 years ago. Almost like a dream than a reality.

    In retrospect, it's amazing that 1997 America even existed.

    I feel sorry for younger generations who didn't get to experience that era.

    We didn't realize how good we had it back then. You sometimes don't realize what you have until it's gone. I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option....

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @AndrewR, @The Wild Geese Howard

    I would love to back to 1997. If only that were an option….

    Bruh, I’m working on the time machine as fast as I can.

    You don’t happen to have a spare DeLorean lying around, do you?

  115. @anon
    @Desiderius

    Attacking our common history and culture in these terms has been going on for a long time right under the noses of “conservatives” who express such love for it and devotion to it.

    Sure, because the Liberal Artists placed in charge of history and culture got all huffy when anyone from outside tried to correct their obvious mistakes.

    "Conservatives", lol.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Placed in charge.

    Passive voice as usual. The people who conquered this wilderness and the natives who defended it weren’t passive voice addicts.

    You should read them. Might learn something.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Desiderius

    Passive voice as usual.

    One lolz at wannabe Tone Police.

    The people who conquered this wilderness and the natives who defended it weren’t passive voice addicts.

    One wonders what such has to do with the Liberal Artists who were placed in charge of history and culture, per the prescription of Antonio Gramsci.

    You should read them. Might learn something.

    One shakes ones head at tedious seekers of attention.

  116. @Mr. Anon
    OT - Doing away with the SAT is not good enough. To truly achieve diversity, inclusion, and equity, colleges must admit students by lottery:

    "Just Blind Chance": The Rising Call For "Random Selection" For College Admissions

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/just-blind-chance-rising-call-random-selection-college-admissions
     

    Replies: @scrivener3

    I’m all for that. When my oldest brother went to Rutgers university, they took it upon themselves to admit almost every NJ legal resident who had a chance. Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.

    Then the classes started and the level of instruction and pace was very difficult. My brother withdrew in less than a year and joined the Air Force.

    I think it is a good system, give as many as possible a chance and then cull those who can not do the work/keep up.

    I mean the admissions process is supposed to identify those who can benefit form the education but it becomes a way to hand out prizes to favored people and to deny opportunity to less favored people.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @scrivener3

    That's not how it works nowadays. There's been tremendous grade inflation. Grading in "studies" departments where minority student congregate is notoriously lax - all you have to do is spout back some of the cant that the teacher expounds in class and you've got an A. You don't even have to reproduce it that well - as long as your essays show the correct "blame whitey for everything" spirit that's what really counts.

    You might think such a degree would be worthless but the HR Dept. of big corporations are looking for just such people. Not to do any real work, but to fill their own ranks. The teaching faculty of most universities has not grown, but the administrative staff ("diversity coordinators", etc.) has grown and grown.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @scrivener3


    Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.
     
    New Jersey's reputation is so bad, even the state universities won't use the name. In contrast, right next door, NYU and Penn are private institutions.

    Replies: @hhsiii

  117. Steve: “They call it ‘lived experience’ these days, but I like ‘storytelling’ better.”

    I prefer “blood libels.”

    • Agree: sayless
  118. @scrivener3
    @James Speaks

    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems, and, yes, sometimes via tcp/ip (internet protocol). There were also networks of BBS (bullition board systems) run on PC's that called each other up via modem and passed on email and "posts" I think fidonet was one.

    Many programs to read USENET News were native unix such as rn (read news) and trn (threaded news reader). Unix was a big part of the early development of the Internet because Unix had Internet Protocol built in. Windows and Mac did not. So if you has a Sun Solaris Workstation it spoke Internet, your MAC or PC did not until much later.

    A lot of early users of the Internet identified Usenet as one of the things that they could access on the Internet, but you could access Usenet other ways with no connection to the Internet.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems,

    Not true. I used BBS also (FIDO among others) and Newsgroups were not accessible. For a BBS to have newsgroups, the local operatort would have had to pay for a trunk to the nearest AT&T switching station. That was expensive.

    WIKI article

    A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator.

    UUCP networks spread quickly due to the lower costs involved, and the ability to use existing leased lines, X.25 links or even ARPANET connections.

    Not BBS, used ARPANET lines, precurser to Internet.

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet

    Year one of the Internet was before 1997. I should have made it clear that I had access to Usenet via an Internet connection in 1988.

    Usenet is not the World Wide Web. (My primary contention)
    Usenet is not the Internet.
    Usenet is not a BBS.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    @James Speaks

    Dude, a lot of Usenet nodes ran off 2400 bps modems.  The Telebit Trailblazer revolutionized the non-internet part of Usenet when it arrived on the scene.

  119. anon[247] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    @anon

    Placed in charge.

    Passive voice as usual. The people who conquered this wilderness and the natives who defended it weren't passive voice addicts.

    You should read them. Might learn something.

    Replies: @anon

    Passive voice as usual.

    One lolz at wannabe Tone Police.

    The people who conquered this wilderness and the natives who defended it weren’t passive voice addicts.

    One wonders what such has to do with the Liberal Artists who were placed in charge of history and culture, per the prescription of Antonio Gramsci.

    You should read them. Might learn something.

    One shakes ones head at tedious seekers of attention.

  120. @Wido Incognitus
    Is Professor Taunya Lovell Banks, to take the first scholar named in the article, a fair-skinned Howard graduate caricature of the Black intelligentsia? Click the link to find out! https://www.law.umaryland.edu/Directory/profile.asp?id=009

    Replies: @Known Fact, @gandydancer

    Professor of Equality Jurisprudence!

  121. @Ron Mexico
    @The Alarmist

    Dean Baquet's suit jacket, shirt and tie look like he shopped at Kohls.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Dean Baquet’s suit jacket, shirt and tie look like he shopped at Kohls.

    Founded by the father of a Democratic US Senator. Keeping it all in the family party.

  122. @BB753
    Unwokeness is sooo XXth century. .. 1997 was a long time ago, when people still laughed at political correctness. Now the laugh is on us.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Old Brown Fool, @Getaclue, @Richard B

    Here — this is no “Theory” — this is the REALITY!:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Getaclue

    Thanks.

  123. jon says:

    OT: Our moral betters, the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Francisco, have weighed in on vaccine hesitancy with what might be the least self-aware thing in history:

    This, from a group of people that, when faced with a far more deadly contagious disease, and where prevention only required being honest about your status and social distancing by the fractions of a millimeter that measure the thickness of a micro-thin Japanese condom, haven’t been able to take those simple steps to eradicate that disease in the nearly 4 decades since it started.

  124. @Getaclue
    @BB753

    Here -- this is no "Theory" -- this is the REALITY!:

    https://twitter.com/Anthea06274890/status/1406622598906236929

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  125. @International Jew
    It was another era, yes, but you can tell the Times is already softening us up, preparing us for a day when CRT will be taken seriously.

    Daniel A. Farber, who, like Professor Sherry, is white
     
    I didn't know they were already doing that "[Joe Blow], who is white" bit back in 1998.

    Sherry has since moved to Vanderbilt University. I wonder what she says about CRT now? She sports SJW-lady hair, but you never know...

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Ed

    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.

    • Replies: @Gapeseed
    @Ed


    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.
     
    It’s all fun and games until there are direct reparations. That will cement white identity politics and blacks will be very sorry they even mentioned it.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  126. @anon
    It's shocking not only because the NYT story is inconceivable today. But because there are a constant dribble of articles claiming that CRT isn't really a thing, but has been created by Fox News to cater to deplorables wanting to meddle with public education.

    Like this: https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-inquiry/what-do-conservatives-fear-about-critical-race-theory

    Which boils down to the argument that conservatives fear coming to grips with "structural racism".

    Ignoring that structural racism the main talking point of CRT, and that it became a meme during Covid madness.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Thanks for the link.

    It’s such a totally self-contained ideology that every possibility of doubt or of understanding valid reasons why others are opposed is absent. They’re like fish not understanding the reality of the water they swim in.

  127. @Ed
    @International Jew

    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.

    Replies: @Gapeseed

    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.

    It’s all fun and games until there are direct reparations. That will cement white identity politics and blacks will be very sorry they even mentioned it.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Gapeseed

    I want to believe but look what they've gotten away with without a fight. We need a resolution to the police situation. More whites need to understand that it's not the 60s.

  128. Al Gore invented the internet in 1969 which is why it had the twentyfifth anniversary in 1994 and fiftieth in 2019. 49 states celebrated juneteeth this year jersey will finally in 2024.

    • Troll: James Speaks
  129. @Matt Buckalew
    @David

    Lol any bets on whether this dude fucked in high school? Ever so much as fondled even a chubby pyramid base cheerleaders breasts. Lamo fucking nope.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Bro, this Montaigne dude was from olden times in France. They didn’t have cheerleaders or even football, but they still had fun when they played harpsichords and went to balls wearing masks and to see people getting their heads chopped off. Some of it was pretty gay but still dudes fucked chicks and Montaigne was a famous writer and and a noble. Girls like that stuff so he probably got a lot of trim. Plus he had six kids with his old lady.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Lockean Proviso

    It's like Russ Hanneman meets Rob Gronkowski.

    , @Matt Buckalew
    @Lockean Proviso

    lol sock puppet smoked out. Lmao damn you a virgin. Your entire life was the worlds most decadent all you can fuck buffet and you never got it in once. Should have been good at sports there were times id trip and fall and in up sliding it in.




    I’ve read every single word Montaigne wrote. He was a gigantic tool who far more than anyone else set the West on its course of destruction. But yes unlike you he fucked.

  130. Tim says:

    WOW,

    I’d forgotten about Professor Taunya Banks. She was actually my law professor in 1998 at Maryland.

    At Maryland, and I’m sure at most law schools, it was an unwritten law that only blacks could teach Constitutional Law (Well, sometimes Jew could teach it too, but only if they had a book coming out, since Jews run the law schools anyway).

    Professor Banks taught me my first sememster of Constitutional Law. Sherrilyn Ifill (Gwen Ifill’s sister) taught me my second semester. Professor Ifill was pretty good, but Professor Banks was meh.

    I always thought of her as basically a federal employee with a state professor’s job–just kind of meandering through the lesson, parking her Mercades in the handicapped spot, and waiting around to be offended by something.

    She was of noticably average intellect, and, for some reason, I always remembering her wearing big, ass-masking white pant-suites.

  131. @Altai
    Somewhat on topic, CRT and soyboy sports writers. Twitter was promoting the FIFA punishment on Mexican fans for 2 World Cup qualifiers for the use of a chant of 'Puta' (Which I didn't realise didn't exactly just mean 'gay' but rather 'rentboy') aimed at opposition players. It gives a rare opportunity for snobby Californian journalists to openly look down on uncouth Mexicans so it seems to keep trending.

    One of the promoted blue tick tweets was by this guy. Whose articles are a font of iSteve content.

    His bio.


    Henry Bushnell
    @HenryBushnell
    Humans. Stories. Sports.

    In that order. Features writer, @YahooSports
    .

    Tips/feedback: [email protected] DMs also open. he/him
     
    Some of his stories.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1308437092226207746

    Is it racism or is it class and region? One of the abiding things about soccer in the US is how middle class it is, that includes it's players. American 'ultras' are often very reddit-user looking and take to flying pride flags.

    https://twitter.com/HenryBushnell/status/1405597214257332227

    'The answer isn't genetics', who ever heard of a short Asian? And again, is it 'racism' or is it class that leads to the wealthiest most well-educated race in America to not go into professional sports so much?

    How did sports journalism in America become so infested with these guys? Is it just the inherent politicisation of black athletes that bleeds into their white soyboy sports writer fanboys? Or is the insecurity of sports writers that they are manchildren and so they desperately want to be treated as 'serious' journalist? Or maybe both? Either way it's cringe with all the worst of the irrelevance of much sports news and the heavy-handed cringe of blue tick 'conversation' journalism.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross, @Redneck farmer, @black sea, @Forbes, @obwandiyag, @Jonathan Mason, @Zoos, @Alt Right Moderate

    Where there’s a will there’s a way. If Asians (or any other group) wanted to play more sports they could start up their own leagues. Even blacks have been proven to be capable of this. During the Apartheid years blacks in South Africa set up their own soccer leagues, while Indians and West Indians in the US are setting up there own cricket leagues (since white Americans (like the Irish) have an historical animus to cricket and prefer their rival game baseball).

    Mild to moderate racial or cultural exclusion may hurt people’s feelings, but it’s no excuse for underachievement.

  132. Theories explain facts and phenomena.

    CRT fails to account for why, despite “socially constructed” racism, Northeast Asians still do better than Amerigringos economically unlike blacks and Mexicans like Richard Delgado who co-authored Critical Race Theory: An Introduction.

    CRT is just a spoke. The hub is European guilt which has roots in Jewish-dominated intellectual movements of the last century such as the Frankfurt school. Tom Sunic has an article on this.

  133. @Altai
    OT: Happy Juneteenth, Toronto really is becoming North Detroit.


    Three children have been wounded after a shooting at a one-year-old's outdoor birthday party in Toronto.
    https://news.sky.com/story/toronto-three-children-hurt-after-shooting-at-one-year-olds-birthday-party-12336797

    Paramedics said one child suffered life-threatening injuries, while another was in serious condition and the third suffered minor injuries.
     

    No mention of the race of the shooter or his relationship to the birthday party but the fact that nothing is stated implies he was a guest and we can guess the race. (Though being Toronto, maybe they'll turn out to be Sikh, a lot of them are low functioning gangsters, they're not as upwardly mobile as other non-Muslim subcons)

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Since Detroit is north of Canada, that nickname wouldn’t work. East Detroit would be fine.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @ScarletNumber

    East Detroit would be Windsor. Toronto is not south of Detroit, though, SN. It's about a 45 or 50 degree heading. Toronto could be North Buffalo, if you're gonna go all geographic on this. Toronto is east of almost all of Lake Erie, on the shores of Lake Ontario, over 200 miles from Detroit. I don't know if Buffalo has the crime rate and diversity to compare though.

    , @J.Ross
    @ScarletNumber

    Dettoit is roughly a downward pointing wide isoceles triangle, with 8 Mile Road forming the top line. In a sense there is an East Detroit (the eastern doubly right triangle in the right half) but cannot be a northern section or expansion. The good suburbs are there and they're generally run better.

  134. @Mike Tre
    "”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

    I'd be willing to bet most negro women would secretly prefer to be courted by white men. Few would admit I'm sure.

    And don't the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn't it by a huge margin?

    Replies: @David, @Bill Jones, @guest

    And don’t the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn’t it by a huge margin?

    When last I looked, during the Barry the Kenyan Regime, the FBI number of black women raped by White Men rounded down to Zero.
    I believe they counted in tens.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @res
    @Bill Jones


    the FBI number of black women raped by White Men rounded down to Zero.
    I believe they counted in tens.
     
    I don't think it was a matter of rounding. I think it was a matter of the data being survey based so if they did not encounter any cases in the survey the number was zero.

    Much more on interracial rape statistics in this comment.
    https://www.unz.com/runz/white-racialism-in-america-then-and-now/?showcomments#comment-4206835
  135. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ralph L

    In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.”
     
    That's in defense of storytelling?

    It's odd that whites' two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Cloudbuster

    “It’s odd that whites’ two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black.”
    I assume you’re talking about OJ…
    I actually voted for that other moron, but never liked him, much less loved him.
    OJ killed two people.
    He knows it.
    I hope he repents.
    I don’t hate him.

  136. @Buffalo Joe
    @Zoos

    Zoos, the little girl grabs and shields the little boy. I am sorry I watched this, but I doubt it would make the MSM.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    Brave girl.

    • Agree: ic1000
  137. @EliteCommInc.
    I am not wedded to CRT. But there is no question that whiteness was used as a value trait despite its utter failure to have any links to character, intellegence, morality or some higher sense of truth. And that blacks skin represented something far less human if that and by that rendering was subjected to violations of the law and ethical philosophies we embrace of the US. And those practices held long term consequences.

    The object record is not the research of enthnographies of post modern subject analysis -- but hard core historical fact.

    That simply is almost fool hardy to deny. I won't bother to school the author here on the process of "seasoning" and what that entailed, also a practice of historical and fact in use in socializing the black population. Let's keep it simple. Several hundred years of said discrimination is going to have hard real world consequences, one of which would be that said practices become rote and in place without codification in script or word -- that is just the way it is.

    The problem arises when it the way it is is challenged and how that change should take place.

    As for poor scholarship or great scholarship with speculative conclusions nothing has been as devastating as Kinsey report to sound policy and yet the NYT is happy to embrace a host of wildly unsupportable claims about transgender-isms, relational continuums, same relational conduct, etc. Despite a mountain of contradictory tangibles. And I won;t even venture that women, white women have devestated the landscape with their feminists attacks on all things western.

    Laughing

    But I guess if one wants to bemoan the black population using the fig leafs of the scorched earth policy of white women, and same sex practitioners in an attempt to stem the tide -- that has swamped the ship, by all means have at it.

    Replies: @bomag

    Find and slap your English teacher.

    ____________________________________________

    …hard core historical fact

    The hardest core historical fact is that whenever two or more are gathered in the name of Blackness, things don’t work out too well, no matter antecedent events.

  138. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    I am not so sure. Stats for marriages show that whites usually marry white Hispanics.
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/29/us/20110130mixedrace.html

    So, according to this, whites marry white Hispanics at the rate of 1.6% to 1.9%. It depends whom you consider to be white among Hispanics?

    As for others, one category is surprisingly low, white-black mixtures: less than 1.5% of white-another births, which is lower than ~3%, as expected from previous charts.

    Non black mixed can be assimilated into white gene pool, as Chinese did with Caucasians who came during the Yuan dynasty. Still- mixed race category remains puzzling (how do they look?) As for blacks- there, with negligible exceptions, one drop rule applies.

    Replies: @bomag, @anonymous

    Thanks.

    The 1.5% for white-black seems surprisingly low to me, just from my walking around perception. (Feelings are now truth, don’tchaknow LOL.) All of them I know personally are single mother births, so I’m wondering if they are not listing the father, etc. and that lowers the stats.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @bomag

    It seems that they listed both sexes/genders. I've given some previous stats, so I've expected higher percentages for white-black combination ....

    https://i.imgur.com/mII5fcvl.png

    https://i.imgur.com/Dnn9N5Zl.png

  139. @Desiderius

    In her book ”The Alchemy of Race and Rights” (Harvard, 1991), Prof. Patricia Williams of the Columbia University Law School

     

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/369708.The_Alchemy_of_Finance

    (not a good read)

    Replies: @riches

    You’re probably right about her book not being a good read, but your link doesn’t lead there.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @riches

    It's not her book, it's where she got her title.

  140. @JohnnyWalker123
    Whites aren't naive or guilty.

    They're cowardly and disunified. Like an army which broken ranks, with every man fleeing for his life.

    When Whites prostrate themselves before Blacks, it's NOT due to naivety or guilt. It's due to fear.

    Fear of being called a "racist." Once you're branded with the Scarlet R, you can easily lose your job, which means no more middle-class lifestyle. Say "goodbye" to your McMansion, SUV, boat, ATV, and timeshare in Orlando. Say "hello" to itinerant, low-wage labor.

    If you're really unlucky, you can get slimed by the media (like George Zimmerman). In some cases, you could even get physically assaulted by Blacks and/or Anti-Fa.

    When all this is happening, you'll find that your fellow Whites are nowhere to be found. They're too busy watching sports ball, NetFlix, and reality TV. So they can't get up off their bloated behinds to help you in any way.

    Then when all is said and done (you're financially ruined and living in a crummy apartment near skid row), your fellow Whites will bemoan "pee cee" and "cancel culture."

    Bro, where were you when I needed help? Too busy watching the NFL draft?

    In general, it makes sense to give Blacks everything they demand. If a Black is complaining about racism, nod along. If a Black co-worker wants more Blacks in management, nod along. If the Black HR director tells you that you're "privileged," nod along.

    Once you're done exhaustively nodding your cranium, go collect your paycheck, take the Missus to Applebees, and then stare down at the football scores being displayed by the ESPN app on your overpriced smartphone.

    Watch this trailer to gain insight into the mind of the average White. Pay close attention to 0:50-0:54. How are such people supposed to fight back?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsKodIoEsYU

    If Whites are way too eager to give loudmouth Black grifters everything they demand, it's NOT due to guilt or naivety.

    It's due to something far more depressing than that....

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Art Deco

    There is a saying Vrč ide na vodu dok se ne razbije … roughly, the jug goes on the water until it breaks.

    In other words, simmering resentment must explode, sooner or later….

  141. @bomag
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Thanks.

    The 1.5% for white-black seems surprisingly low to me, just from my walking around perception. (Feelings are now truth, don'tchaknow LOL.) All of them I know personally are single mother births, so I'm wondering if they are not listing the father, etc. and that lowers the stats.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    It seems that they listed both sexes/genders. I’ve given some previous stats, so I’ve expected higher percentages for white-black combination ….

  142. Pls post Steve:

    https://twitter.com/BuyBookBuyBook/status/1406776872961196036?s=20

    This is not some bleeding heart liberal. Looks like someone who took Bush’s Democracy promotion a little too seriously and is now blowing back on the home front.

    Also Malibu connection. Perfect iSteve.

  143. @riches
    @Desiderius

    You're probably right about her book not being a good read, but your link doesn't lead there.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    It’s not her book, it’s where she got her title.

  144. Another perfect Juneteenth moment.

    They focus on the trivial because the substantive is too hard.

  145. @scrivener3
    @Mr. Anon

    I'm all for that. When my oldest brother went to Rutgers university, they took it upon themselves to admit almost every NJ legal resident who had a chance. Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.

    Then the classes started and the level of instruction and pace was very difficult. My brother withdrew in less than a year and joined the Air Force.

    I think it is a good system, give as many as possible a chance and then cull those who can not do the work/keep up.

    I mean the admissions process is supposed to identify those who can benefit form the education but it becomes a way to hand out prizes to favored people and to deny opportunity to less favored people.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

    That’s not how it works nowadays. There’s been tremendous grade inflation. Grading in “studies” departments where minority student congregate is notoriously lax – all you have to do is spout back some of the cant that the teacher expounds in class and you’ve got an A. You don’t even have to reproduce it that well – as long as your essays show the correct “blame whitey for everything” spirit that’s what really counts.

    You might think such a degree would be worthless but the HR Dept. of big corporations are looking for just such people. Not to do any real work, but to fill their own ranks. The teaching faculty of most universities has not grown, but the administrative staff (“diversity coordinators”, etc.) has grown and grown.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  146. @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason


    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    I had access to Usenet in 1988. Perhaps you are thinking about the rapid expansion of access to the Word Wide Web.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Jonathan Mason, @BB753

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    I was no early adopter (of anything), and I remember getting on the www in 1994 or '95 on a University computer. I think there were so few websites that people gave me URL names to type in. There were pictures, text, and contact forms.

    Broadband was used for a small business I know in '97-'98. Most people at home still had your phone line modems well past that time, maybe till '00 or later (though I became a slightly earlier adopter by then, so I may have been ahead).

    The data fit the speed. Nobody was putting up dozens of pictures when people had the old modems, much less any video. Sometimes, I think web pages don't load any faster than they did in 1996, because people didn't load them down with so much crap.

    , @Desiderius
    @Jonathan Mason

    We had internal corporate-wide stuff in the early 90s as well as bulletin boards and the like before that via 28.8 dial-up, listservs etc.

    I never could figure out EDLIN let alone batch files but people of a certain age knew how to talk to whoever wherever.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996,

    "No True Internet"...

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Why did a Toyota Corolla have a modem? Why did you want such a pic?

    lol

    , @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason

    The Internet is a system of trunk lines and protocols. Modems were/are not a part of it.

  147. • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    It's becoming increasingly clear that "reparations" is not going to take the form of a single check the way that say the Japanese internees each received a single one time payment of $20,000. (BTW, sending $25,000 to each of 40 million blacks (and $25,000 is surely far short of their demands) would be a cool trillion $ - a trillion here and a trillion there and soon you are talking real money.

    There are several reasons for this - first of all, it is widely understood, even by blacks themselves, that the result of a one time payment would be an unprecedented buying spree of Cadillac Escalades and tooth grills, shortly after which that money would be gone and blacks would be in exactly the same place as before.

    Second, whitey must pay and pay, until blacks have achieved full equality with whites. Since this is never going to happen (unless whites get dragged down to the level of blacks), whitey must pay and pay forever. The very fact that Blacks have not yet achieved full parity with whites will be cited as proof that the reparations have not yet done their job and must be continued until that happens. Even if it takes forever. Once blacks become accustomed to receiving their monthly reparations check it will become an important feature of economic life, not just for blacks but for merchants, etc. and it is going to be politically impossible to ever get rid of it.

    Third, writing out a single check (or even a monthly check) directly to each black does not provide sufficient rent seeking opportunities for the administrative class. Much of the reparations will need to be channeled thru various "programs" so that part of the money can be skimmed off. Black problems are both individual and collective so that BOTH individual and collective reparations are needed, not just to improve the lot of individual blacks but to restore Black institutions burned and redlined by white people so we will need subsidies for Black banks, Black insurance companies, Black educational institutions, Black small businesses, Black farmers, Black home buyers, etc., etc., etc. - you name it. As well as "community organizations", "violence reduction programs", and so on.

  148. @JohnnyWalker123
    Whites aren't naive or guilty.

    They're cowardly and disunified. Like an army which broken ranks, with every man fleeing for his life.

    When Whites prostrate themselves before Blacks, it's NOT due to naivety or guilt. It's due to fear.

    Fear of being called a "racist." Once you're branded with the Scarlet R, you can easily lose your job, which means no more middle-class lifestyle. Say "goodbye" to your McMansion, SUV, boat, ATV, and timeshare in Orlando. Say "hello" to itinerant, low-wage labor.

    If you're really unlucky, you can get slimed by the media (like George Zimmerman). In some cases, you could even get physically assaulted by Blacks and/or Anti-Fa.

    When all this is happening, you'll find that your fellow Whites are nowhere to be found. They're too busy watching sports ball, NetFlix, and reality TV. So they can't get up off their bloated behinds to help you in any way.

    Then when all is said and done (you're financially ruined and living in a crummy apartment near skid row), your fellow Whites will bemoan "pee cee" and "cancel culture."

    Bro, where were you when I needed help? Too busy watching the NFL draft?

    In general, it makes sense to give Blacks everything they demand. If a Black is complaining about racism, nod along. If a Black co-worker wants more Blacks in management, nod along. If the Black HR director tells you that you're "privileged," nod along.

    Once you're done exhaustively nodding your cranium, go collect your paycheck, take the Missus to Applebees, and then stare down at the football scores being displayed by the ESPN app on your overpriced smartphone.

    Watch this trailer to gain insight into the mind of the average White. Pay close attention to 0:50-0:54. How are such people supposed to fight back?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsKodIoEsYU

    If Whites are way too eager to give loudmouth Black grifters everything they demand, it's NOT due to guilt or naivety.

    It's due to something far more depressing than that....

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Art Deco

    When Whites prostrate themselves before Blacks, it’s NOT due to naivety or guilt. It’s due to fear.

    IMO, it’s a relatively small minority of women with issues who are actually prostrating themselves.

    For the rest of them, it’s peacocking and it’s taking an opportunity to indulge in socially-sanctioned aggression. Dollars to doughnuts that inane dean at Smith College has only a casual interest in the welfare of rank-and-file blacks. It was all about her audience among her social and professional peers and her antagonism to the wage-earning strata (especially white wage earners).

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  149. @Lockean Proviso
    @Matt Buckalew

    Bro, this Montaigne dude was from olden times in France. They didn't have cheerleaders or even football, but they still had fun when they played harpsichords and went to balls wearing masks and to see people getting their heads chopped off. Some of it was pretty gay but still dudes fucked chicks and Montaigne was a famous writer and and a noble. Girls like that stuff so he probably got a lot of trim. Plus he had six kids with his old lady.

    Replies: @black sea, @Matt Buckalew

    It’s like Russ Hanneman meets Rob Gronkowski.

  150. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/CedarSupremacy/status/1406791026786848770?s=20

    Replies: @Jack D

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that “reparations” is not going to take the form of a single check the way that say the Japanese internees each received a single one time payment of $20,000. (BTW, sending $25,000 to each of 40 million blacks (and $25,000 is surely far short of their demands) would be a cool trillion $ – a trillion here and a trillion there and soon you are talking real money.

    There are several reasons for this – first of all, it is widely understood, even by blacks themselves, that the result of a one time payment would be an unprecedented buying spree of Cadillac Escalades and tooth grills, shortly after which that money would be gone and blacks would be in exactly the same place as before.

    Second, whitey must pay and pay, until blacks have achieved full equality with whites. Since this is never going to happen (unless whites get dragged down to the level of blacks), whitey must pay and pay forever. The very fact that Blacks have not yet achieved full parity with whites will be cited as proof that the reparations have not yet done their job and must be continued until that happens. Even if it takes forever. Once blacks become accustomed to receiving their monthly reparations check it will become an important feature of economic life, not just for blacks but for merchants, etc. and it is going to be politically impossible to ever get rid of it.

    Third, writing out a single check (or even a monthly check) directly to each black does not provide sufficient rent seeking opportunities for the administrative class. Much of the reparations will need to be channeled thru various “programs” so that part of the money can be skimmed off. Black problems are both individual and collective so that BOTH individual and collective reparations are needed, not just to improve the lot of individual blacks but to restore Black institutions burned and redlined by white people so we will need subsidies for Black banks, Black insurance companies, Black educational institutions, Black small businesses, Black farmers, Black home buyers, etc., etc., etc. – you name it. As well as “community organizations”, “violence reduction programs”, and so on.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  151. Chris Ducker is one other passionate blogger.

  152. @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason


    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    I had access to Usenet in 1988. Perhaps you are thinking about the rapid expansion of access to the Word Wide Web.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Jonathan Mason, @BB753

    Usenet was already old news and on the way out in 1997.

  153. @scrivener3
    @Mr. Anon

    I'm all for that. When my oldest brother went to Rutgers university, they took it upon themselves to admit almost every NJ legal resident who had a chance. Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.

    Then the classes started and the level of instruction and pace was very difficult. My brother withdrew in less than a year and joined the Air Force.

    I think it is a good system, give as many as possible a chance and then cull those who can not do the work/keep up.

    I mean the admissions process is supposed to identify those who can benefit form the education but it becomes a way to hand out prizes to favored people and to deny opportunity to less favored people.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

    Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.

    New Jersey’s reputation is so bad, even the state universities won’t use the name. In contrast, right next door, NYU and Penn are private institutions.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Reg Cæsar

    But Tom Waits and Bruce did ok with Jersey Girls.

  154. They call it “lived experience” these days, but I like “storytelling” better.

    In the Dick and Jane-My Weekly Reader era, “telling stories” was our term for lying.

  155. @Lockean Proviso
    @Matt Buckalew

    Bro, this Montaigne dude was from olden times in France. They didn't have cheerleaders or even football, but they still had fun when they played harpsichords and went to balls wearing masks and to see people getting their heads chopped off. Some of it was pretty gay but still dudes fucked chicks and Montaigne was a famous writer and and a noble. Girls like that stuff so he probably got a lot of trim. Plus he had six kids with his old lady.

    Replies: @black sea, @Matt Buckalew

    lol sock puppet smoked out. Lmao damn you a virgin. Your entire life was the worlds most decadent all you can fuck buffet and you never got it in once. Should have been good at sports there were times id trip and fall and in up sliding it in.

    I’ve read every single word Montaigne wrote. He was a gigantic tool who far more than anyone else set the West on its course of destruction. But yes unlike you he fucked.

  156. @ScarletNumber
    @Altai

    Since Detroit is north of Canada, that nickname wouldn't work. East Detroit would be fine.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross

    East Detroit would be Windsor. Toronto is not south of Detroit, though, SN. It’s about a 45 or 50 degree heading. Toronto could be North Buffalo, if you’re gonna go all geographic on this. Toronto is east of almost all of Lake Erie, on the shores of Lake Ontario, over 200 miles from Detroit. I don’t know if Buffalo has the crime rate and diversity to compare though.

  157. @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Desiderius, @anon, @James Speaks

    I was no early adopter (of anything), and I remember getting on the www in 1994 or ’95 on a University computer. I think there were so few websites that people gave me URL names to type in. There were pictures, text, and contact forms.

    Broadband was used for a small business I know in ’97-’98. Most people at home still had your phone line modems well past that time, maybe till ’00 or later (though I became a slightly earlier adopter by then, so I may have been ahead).

    The data fit the speed. Nobody was putting up dozens of pictures when people had the old modems, much less any video. Sometimes, I think web pages don’t load any faster than they did in 1996, because people didn’t load them down with so much crap.

  158. anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    I am not so sure. Stats for marriages show that whites usually marry white Hispanics.
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/29/us/20110130mixedrace.html

    So, according to this, whites marry white Hispanics at the rate of 1.6% to 1.9%. It depends whom you consider to be white among Hispanics?

    As for others, one category is surprisingly low, white-black mixtures: less than 1.5% of white-another births, which is lower than ~3%, as expected from previous charts.

    Non black mixed can be assimilated into white gene pool, as Chinese did with Caucasians who came during the Yuan dynasty. Still- mixed race category remains puzzling (how do they look?) As for blacks- there, with negligible exceptions, one drop rule applies.

    Replies: @bomag, @anonymous

    Most Hispanics in the US are brown. Since white Hispanics are a large share of all Hispanics in the US, white Hispanics can be assumed to be mostly brown. Blacks can be absorbed by whites. It’s happening in the UK.

  159. @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Desiderius, @anon, @James Speaks

    We had internal corporate-wide stuff in the early 90s as well as bulletin boards and the like before that via 28.8 dial-up, listservs etc.

    I never could figure out EDLIN let alone batch files but people of a certain age knew how to talk to whoever wherever.

  160. @James Speaks
    @scrivener3


    Usenet was not the Internet. Usenet was a BBS system propagated by several means such as uucp (unix to unix copy) often over telephone lines machine to machine with modems,
     
    Not true. I used BBS also (FIDO among others) and Newsgroups were not accessible. For a BBS to have newsgroups, the local operatort would have had to pay for a trunk to the nearest AT&T switching station. That was expensive.

    WIKI article

    A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator.
     

    UUCP networks spread quickly due to the lower costs involved, and the ability to use existing leased lines, X.25 links or even ARPANET connections.
     
    Not BBS, used ARPANET lines, precurser to Internet.

    1997 was approximately year one of the internet
     
    Year one of the Internet was before 1997. I should have made it clear that I had access to Usenet via an Internet connection in 1988.

    Usenet is not the World Wide Web. (My primary contention)
    Usenet is not the Internet.
    Usenet is not a BBS.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational

    Dude, a lot of Usenet nodes ran off 2400 bps modems.  The Telebit Trailblazer revolutionized the non-internet part of Usenet when it arrived on the scene.

  161. Anon[125] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Good idea!

    I second this … except that the Russell might have to issue a statement like the one he issued after Morrissey went a little too alt right:

    All these perspectives that he has on those various issues, just stupid, dumb kind of things. I obviously don’t agree with any of these things. They’re just so ill-conceived and wrong.

    On the other hand, Ron’s lyrics to the recent song Pacific Standard Time seem like they would please Ann Coulter.

    Breathing our precious air
    They come from everywhere
    Soon they all realize what we all realize
    Our inconsistency is our consistency
    Our insincerity is our sincerity

    And they’re never going back
    Once they’re here, they’re staying here
    And they’re never going back
    Once they’re here, they’re staying here

    In Pacific Standard Time
    Mine is yours and yours is mine
    In Pacific Standard Time
    Everything is near-divine

  162. People catching up with Steve.

  163. @BB753
    Unwokeness is sooo XXth century. .. 1997 was a long time ago, when people still laughed at political correctness. Now the laugh is on us.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Old Brown Fool, @Getaclue, @Richard B

    Critical race theorists, who are on the faculty at almost every major law school and are producing an ever-growing body of scholarly work (haha), have drawn from an idea (presented as the truth) made popular by postmodernist scholars (note the oxymron) of all races, that there is no objective reality.

    “….there is no objective reality.”Except, of course, on pay day for things like “teaching”, publishing, book tours, speaking engagements and seminars.

    “Now the laugh is on us.”

    And not just us.

    • Agree: BB753
  164. @David
    @Mike Tre

    Montaigne recounts a nun, having been passed around among victorious soldiers, saying she thanked God for at last giving her her fill, without sin on her part.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @J.Ross

    Casanova lists at least four cases of what would be rape today in which he participated:
    — one, while riding home in a carriage with a close acquaintance who had apparently crossed some kind of line; they pretended to be quiet and the driver pretended not to notice. The victim did not complain afterward, but that could have been societal lack of sympathy.
    — one, a lover convinced Casanova to “help out” her fat sister, who protested at first.
    — one, a chambermaid, whose flatulence defeated Casanova’s ardor. Apparently he could not simultaneously laugh and —-.
    — one, a very drunk woman set upon by a small conspiracy during the masking season. They apparently worked patiently on explaining things to her and securing her approval (which under the circumstances would not be counted today) but she attempted to sue later and failed.

  165. @ScarletNumber
    @Altai

    Since Detroit is north of Canada, that nickname wouldn't work. East Detroit would be fine.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross

    Dettoit is roughly a downward pointing wide isoceles triangle, with 8 Mile Road forming the top line. In a sense there is an East Detroit (the eastern doubly right triangle in the right half) but cannot be a northern section or expansion. The good suburbs are there and they’re generally run better.

  166. @Gapeseed
    @Ed


    CRT is the least of it. Get ready for reparations. On Meet the Press today Chuck Todd pointed to polling that show that while minority support reparations about 42% of those between 18-34 support it.
     
    It’s all fun and games until there are direct reparations. That will cement white identity politics and blacks will be very sorry they even mentioned it.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I want to believe but look what they’ve gotten away with without a fight. We need a resolution to the police situation. More whites need to understand that it’s not the 60s.

  167. @David
    In an NYU anthropology course in the early 1990s, the professor said that people have life histories and life stories. Life histories are facts, like birthdates, addresses, degrees, etc. Life stories are supposed facts combined with significance, like "my early experiences with racism caused me to pursue a career in social justice." In field work, we were told, we should assume life stories are not true because when dug into, they almost never are. And I've found that to be sound advice when dealing with anyone, even iSteve commenters.

    Replies: @Polemos

    Isn’t this self-referential, though?

    I mean, did you really find that to be true or is it an amusing story about you?

  168. anon[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Desiderius, @anon, @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996,

    “No True Internet”…

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Why did a Toyota Corolla have a modem? Why did you want such a pic?

    lol

  169. “The hardest core historical fact is that whenever two or more are gathered in the name of Blackness, things don’t work out too well, no matter antecedent events.”

    I don’t blame my English teachers. And I won’t defend my lack of writing skills. I will however stand by my position. Nor would I deny that black citizens have their issues , however such a perspective is like admitting that grass has chlorophyll. Let’s see if two or more whites gathered has negative consequences:

    WWI, WWII, Crimean War, Napoleanic Wars, Severan Invasions . . . lets just say whites have a very nasty habit of engaging in nasty human conduct with each other , even when they are the sane peoples out founders went to war with their fellows, Irish, Welsh, Scotts and English knocked over each as if sport for 500 plus years. Black people did not invent ill conceived gatherings and black citizens did not invent drive bys and gang conflict. Whites have been rioting over someone getting a promotion or moving into a neighborhood. I did not know this until years ago but by the time whites hit the continent of Africa, the lack civilizations had largely spent their mass warfare as sport. And by comparison had settled into a relative peaceful coexistance — not total peace.

    When Italians owned urban life they were the dregs, when the Irish, it was the Irish, the Poles . . . you have some work to do on the moral front. If white skin is superior by definition, you have a lot of work to do. Blacks did not unemploy millions of people as a result of financial mismanagement in 1998, 2007/2008, etc . . . HIV, COVID . . . did not originate among blacks, the female physician imported from India’s conclusions are speculative at best and make no sense historically, yet whites who should have known better slobbered all over her analysis. . .

    In terms of dysfunction — Oy veh. Speaking of self serving narrative story telling.

    You could do with some history, it took whites to completely imbalance African stability. Much to my surprise, Pres. Mandela gave up nuclear weapons . . .

    Hardest or hard core historical fact.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    @EliteCommInc.

    "You could do with some history "


    Admittedly, this comment may be over the top. getting personal is not my forte'

  170. @EliteCommInc.
    "The hardest core historical fact is that whenever two or more are gathered in the name of Blackness, things don’t work out too well, no matter antecedent events."


    I don't blame my English teachers. And I won't defend my lack of writing skills. I will however stand by my position. Nor would I deny that black citizens have their issues , however such a perspective is like admitting that grass has chlorophyll. Let's see if two or more whites gathered has negative consequences:


    WWI, WWII, Crimean War, Napoleanic Wars, Severan Invasions . . . lets just say whites have a very nasty habit of engaging in nasty human conduct with each other , even when they are the sane peoples out founders went to war with their fellows, Irish, Welsh, Scotts and English knocked over each as if sport for 500 plus years. Black people did not invent ill conceived gatherings and black citizens did not invent drive bys and gang conflict. Whites have been rioting over someone getting a promotion or moving into a neighborhood. I did not know this until years ago but by the time whites hit the continent of Africa, the lack civilizations had largely spent their mass warfare as sport. And by comparison had settled into a relative peaceful coexistance -- not total peace.

    When Italians owned urban life they were the dregs, when the Irish, it was the Irish, the Poles . . . you have some work to do on the moral front. If white skin is superior by definition, you have a lot of work to do. Blacks did not unemploy millions of people as a result of financial mismanagement in 1998, 2007/2008, etc . . . HIV, COVID . . . did not originate among blacks, the female physician imported from India's conclusions are speculative at best and make no sense historically, yet whites who should have known better slobbered all over her analysis. . .

    In terms of dysfunction --- Oy veh. Speaking of self serving narrative story telling.

    You could do with some history, it took whites to completely imbalance African stability. Much to my surprise, Pres. Mandela gave up nuclear weapons . . .


    Hardest or hard core historical fact.

    Replies: @EliteCommInc.

    “You could do with some history ”

    Admittedly, this comment may be over the top. getting personal is not my forte’

  171. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/PYeerk/status/1406573606407225344?s=20

    Replies: @guest

    I mean, our culture at large does that already.

    Struggle sessions can’t help, but I don’t think it’s “much, much” worse, frankly. It’s merely concentrated doses of what people are already ingesting.

    The ritual humiliation is bad not because so much because it alternates but because it demoralizes. Saps the will to resist.

  172. @Altai

    there is no objective reality
     
    Which is where all debate can stop because why is your subjective reality more correct than my subjective reality and why am I obligated to dispense with mine and accept the supremacy of yours but you aren't mine?

    While they do not disapprove of integration that occurs naturally, critical race theorists reject the classic liberal view of integration as the ultimate goal. They deride the concept of a colorblind society.
     
    Because it is an ethnocentric ideology which pretends to be something else and which has as it's counterpart in conflict, white people and their interests.

    This really isn't hard Western society.

    Replies: @guest

    Why? Because Who/Whom, that’s why.

    The point of anything labeled “critical” is to upset the ruling order and replace it IN YOUR BRAIN with another order. Or at least leave an empty space to potentially be occupied,

    You may be thinking “but they already rule. Why not ease off a bit?” Well, there’s always more to rule. You know, so long as you adhere in any way to the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, yours is a mind to be subdued.

    Also, there is more than one colonizing group thrashing at the vegetation in your brain. Right now it’s black commie lesbians on top. No one knows who’s next.

    Used to be Criticals made space for communism or something along those lines. I don’t know if there’s any ideology in particular lurking behind it now. Rather a hodgepodge of unreality.

  173. @Mike Tre
    "”Tawana’s terrible story has every black woman’s worst fears and experiences wrapped into it.”

    I'd be willing to bet most negro women would secretly prefer to be courted by white men. Few would admit I'm sure.

    And don't the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn't it by a huge margin?

    Replies: @David, @Bill Jones, @guest

    Even in politically correct depictions of white masters raping black slaves in fiction, you get the idea that the white dudes are only taking advantage because blank women are physically present and available.

    Like, they’d rape Scarlett O’Hara instead if wouldn’t get then shot in the face or otherwise punished,

  174. @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    The 56K modem was not invented until 1996, so there was certainly no internet in the modern sense with graphic interfaces, pictures, music, podcasts, or videos before that time.

    Sure, there were various forms of proto internet for people who could write batch files in DOS.

    The internet in its modern form started to get going around 1997, but even so most people heard about the death of princess Diana on the radio or the TV, not on the internet.

    I remember the first time I ever got on the internet and it took about 1 hour to download a picture of a Toyota Corolla with a 14K modem.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Desiderius, @anon, @James Speaks

    The Internet is a system of trunk lines and protocols. Modems were/are not a part of it.

  175. @Ralph L

    In defense of storytelling, Prof. Alex M. Johnson Jr. of the University of Virginia has written that minority scholars have a distinct ”voice of color,” which ”rejects narrow evidentiary concepts of relevance and credibility.”
     
    That's in defense of storytelling?

    It's odd that whites' two favorite black men, OJ and Obama, did more to alienate the races than anyone. And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Cloudbuster

    And one is still loved, despite not being very black.

    Well, OJ is pretty lovable. He was great in those movies with Leslie Nielsen. I guess he could be blacker.

  176. @Old Prude
    "Which is where all debate can stop because why is your subjective reality more correct than my subjective reality and why am I obligated to dispense with mine and accept the supremacy of yours but you aren’t mine?"

    "It's a black thing. You wouldn't understand". Right. Exactly. OK. I agree. I would not understand.
    Now, are we finished with this Conversation About Race? Oh, I see, it's actually a Lecture About Race. Now, where did I leave my Negroni?

    Replies: @Right_On, @Cloudbuster

    Now, where did I leave my Negroni?

    That’s racist!

  177. res says:
    @Bill Jones
    @Mike Tre


    And don’t the rape statistics show that black women are the least likely female demographic to actually be raped by men outside their race? And isn’t it by a huge margin?
     
    When last I looked, during the Barry the Kenyan Regime, the FBI number of black women raped by White Men rounded down to Zero.
    I believe they counted in tens.

    Replies: @res

    the FBI number of black women raped by White Men rounded down to Zero.
    I believe they counted in tens.

    I don’t think it was a matter of rounding. I think it was a matter of the data being survey based so if they did not encounter any cases in the survey the number was zero.

    Much more on interracial rape statistics in this comment.
    https://www.unz.com/runz/white-racialism-in-america-then-and-now/?showcomments#comment-4206835

  178. @bigdicknick
    @Whiskey

    "And most of the power in America lies with black people"

    blacks have no power just like isis was never really powerful.

    both groups exist to serve the people who really have power.

    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?

    The same people who replaced daily Christian prayer with Darwinism in the schools?

    • Replies: @Bigdicknick
    @Reg Cæsar

    It's Jews who have promoted the idea that Darwinian selection does not apply to humans i.e. franz boaz, Steven j Gould, lewontin, Ashley Montague. I believe a whole section of culture of critique is about the top down revolution in anthropology to purge the use of analytical tools derived from natural selection etc. Completely dominated by Jews.

  179. Critical Race Theory is a carefully crafted construct of the Left to enhance their power throughout the country.

    In the early 1990s, communism dissipated forcing World Leftists to reassess their game plan for world domination. They found a simple solution. Instead of dividing and conquering by employing class envy (the class struggle and all that), they added race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ableness to address perceived inequities and inequality.

    They developed all kinds of fancy names for it: Intersectionality, Multiculturalism, Inclusiveness, Tolerance and, of course, Social Justice. However, it all comes down to one thing — divide and conquer. This strategy worked for 70 years last century employing simply class to rile the masses. You can imagine the success Lefties will have with a cornucopia of weapons they now possess.

    Critical Race Theory is simply one of the tools, devised to create the division needed for their revolution.

  180. @George
    Back in '97 the Times was worried blacks might riot, in 2020 the Times worried that Blacks wouldn't. Actually, the worst rioting was is majority white places like Portland by mostly whites.

    Fun international news: President Khan built that wall.

    Pakistan to Complete Fencing Along Durand Line This Month: Report
    https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-172960

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan%E2%80%93Pakistan_barrier

    and don't forget the trenches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan%E2%80%93Pakistan_barrier#Construction_progress_and_trenches

    So far Russia (Nord Stream 2), Pakistan (fence along Durand Line), and China (too many to list) have completed major projects. Major American projects completed ...?

    Replies: @Lysander Spoonbread

    “So far Russia (Nord Stream 2), Pakistan (fence along Durand Line), and China (too many to list) have completed major projects. Major American projects completed …?”

    The Keystone Pipe——. Oh shit, guess not.

  181. @Reg Cæsar
    @bigdicknick


    Who started the NAACP? Anyone on here who nose?
     
    The same people who replaced daily Christian prayer with Darwinism in the schools?


    https://www.media-diversity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Untitled-design-5-1.jpg

    Replies: @Bigdicknick

    It’s Jews who have promoted the idea that Darwinian selection does not apply to humans i.e. franz boaz, Steven j Gould, lewontin, Ashley Montague. I believe a whole section of culture of critique is about the top down revolution in anthropology to purge the use of analytical tools derived from natural selection etc. Completely dominated by Jews.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  182. “It’s Jews who have promoted the idea that Darwinian selection . . .”

    One doesn’t have to be a jew to question the lack of evidence for species jump.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    @EliteCommInc.

    But you do have to be an ignoramus.  SS Africans and Europeans are from two different species.  Both in genus Homo, but only one is sapiens.

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/fixation-index/

  183. Would the 1997 NYT have made such a glaring, ignorant error as this?

    And now, American Catholics are facing an internal war over one of the church’s most sacred rituals, the Eucharist, which represents the [B]ody and [B]lood of Christ.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/us/biden-abortion-catholic-church.html

    In addition to their having wasted all their capital Bs on “Black”, this final clause is as Protestant as you can get.

  184. @EliteCommInc.
    "It’s Jews who have promoted the idea that Darwinian selection . . ."


    One doesn't have to be a jew to question the lack of evidence for species jump.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational

    But you do have to be an ignoramus.  SS Africans and Europeans are from two different species.  Both in genus Homo, but only one is sapiens.

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/fixation-index/

  185. “But you do have to be an ignoramus. SS Africans and Europeans are from two different species. Both in genus Homo, but only one is sapiens.”

    Ohh brother. Traits are not a matter of different species. There’s one human species on this planet. I know that you advocates of racial identities work over time on the species hopscotch.

    https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/07/26/sub-saharan-africans-likely-trysted-pre-modern-human-ghost-species/

    Now to buy into a lot of his hopscotch, one has to buy into evolution and i don’t. And I am keenly aware of the efforts of whites, to create as much space between black humans and white humans, hence your not human references and the supporting data. While I fully support human development , I don;t buy the mumbo jump of species differences in human.

    A dog is still a dog if he a golden retriever or a Pekinese. Despite the sophistication, the advocacy here is very clear. I am not woke or woke advocate , but I see an old hat trick on display.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429904-500-found-closest-link-to-eve-our-universal-ancestor/

    Even humans living below the African desert are in fact humans. Allow me to help you out, your response will be a am engaging in fallacious reasoning via false composition.

  186. ” SS Africans and Europeans are from two different species. Both in genus Homo, but only one is sapiens.”

    Just a note:

    even looking at the matter from your particular incorrect understanding —-

    admix is not species jump . . . but i get it. Most whites will engage in anything to distance themselves from black skin to justify a whole series of improper conduct against the other. I get it.

    they want to import eurpeans, asiaisns, latin americans . . . anything but black skin.

    one has to wonder when when whites will get making sure that even rat and mice qualify — well white rats and mice — afterall we share 90 percent or more of our dna with mice.

    But there’s no such thing as systemic discrimination or rhetoric denying blacks human status.

    Oy veh . . .

  187. @Paperback Writer
    I just said that Murray is the Greatest American Alive, and I won't back away from it, but he has an annoying tendency to troll his own acolytes. Here, he retweets Lion of the Blogosphere, and distorts Lion's meaning. Of course, "as rich as possible" means less blacks, usually. And I don't need Charles Murray to tell me that living in as rich a neighborhood as possible is, socially, the best way to go.

    But what if you're not rich? What if you are poor and white? That means less blacks. And in any case, what the hell is his book about? This is the great man's one flaw.

    https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/1406584896177442817?s=20

    Replies: @Deckin, @Arioch

    But what makes a hood rich?

    It is structural racism: whites exploit and rob minorities and bring their loot to their ‘hoods, which creates correlation between rich hoods and white ‘hoods.

    Alternatively, white supremacists may virtue signal that somehow more whites cherish public environment enough that they could more frequently suppress their urges to vandalize or steal “no one’s” infrastructure like lamp posts and roads and what not, which reduces public maintainnance costs adding to the said correlation.

    This latter is stupid uneducated heresy of course.

    But in both cases there CAN be some correlation between ‘hoods “whiteness” and “richness” which can hint one being early, inexact but easy to estimate, indicator of another.

  188. @Reg Cæsar
    @scrivener3


    Taxpayers supported Rutgers after all.
     
    New Jersey's reputation is so bad, even the state universities won't use the name. In contrast, right next door, NYU and Penn are private institutions.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    But Tom Waits and Bruce did ok with Jersey Girls.

  189. @Wido Incognitus
    Is Professor Taunya Lovell Banks, to take the first scholar named in the article, a fair-skinned Howard graduate caricature of the Black intelligentsia? Click the link to find out! https://www.law.umaryland.edu/Directory/profile.asp?id=009

    Replies: @Known Fact, @gandydancer

    Is Professor Taunya Lovell Banks… a fair-skinned Howard graduate caricature of the Black intelligentsia?

    No.
    https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfae553ef01b8d1934b3c970c-pi

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