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During the Great Awokening, the phrase “generational wealth” has become fashionable. It means, in effect, having so much money that you can’t blow it all on yourself and thus will leave some for your kids. It’s a nice thing to have.

The New York Times uses the phrase in a variety of contexts, but, increasingly, in complaints about how blacks have not enough generational wealth and whites have too much and so something better be done about it.

For example, Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote during the Racial Reckoning:

It Is Time for Reparations

… In other words, while black Americans were being systematically, generationally deprived of the ability to build wealth, while also being robbed of the little they had managed to gain, white Americans were not only free to earn money and accumulate wealth with exclusive access to the best jobs, best schools, best credit terms, but they were also getting substantial government help in doing so.

… You do not have to have laws forcing segregated housing and schools if white Americans, using their generational wealth and higher incomes, can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools that are out of the price range of most black Americans.

Celebrated spokespeople like Pulitzer Prize-winner Hannah-Jones people aren’t being subtle about their demands for “equity” and “generational wealth.” They want to substantially dispossess you of yours.

Of course, it would almost all be gone within a generation:

It will be interesting whether “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” will eventually be canceled for Stereotyping. Or will it be spared because, while not the most joy-inducing of Temptations’ songs, it’s like, you know, a masterpiece?

A generation later:

 
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  1. Here’s another NYT text search you might like to try, Steve:

    “generational wealth” close to “euthanasia”

    After all, no death is quite as “good” as when it leaves a chunk of money to the next generation.

  2. It has been interesting to see an ideology based not on intellectual rigor but rather on envy take hold, especially among those who should know better.

    • Agree: Travis
  3. We’ve already decided as a civilization that generational wealth is bad. Or at least wealth of a certain size and kind. Hence the estate tax and property taxes. These were used to break up potential powerful familial interests in favor of…whatever it is people care about nowadays.

    Plus of course to fund the Welfare/Warfare State.

    As we all know if you’re rich enough you don’t have to care about this crap. Funnel your money into any manner of approved channels and your descendants can continue drinking forever. Or until someone else takes the money over because your descendants are all helpless idiots.

    Never have we cared about breaking up this sort of inheritance. We just want to ensure a a certain share of wealth is spent on socially destructive endeavors like population control and modern art.

    For everyone outside of that exclusive club, it’s thought fair play for the taxman to take a bite of already-bitten wealth for the sake of, uh, kids on crutches and old folks who had bad luck and couldn’t feed themselves? Something like that.

    It stands to reason that if the Welfare State motive for taking money from John D. to give to John Q. is a noble one, it’s all the more noble to give more confiscated wealth to less functional people like blacks.

    It’s just that calling this “reparations” makes no sense. Call it Charity for Americans Who Are Bad at Dying with Unspent Money.

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @guest

    Kamala Harris could chair the Central Authority for Sanctioned Transfer of Equity. The CASTE system would be in charge of distributing reparations to those identified as National Wealth Official Recipient Designees (NWORDs).

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @guest

    Great comment, Guest. Those reading this comment and imagining what more damage the ctrl-left can do to us, ought to really reconsider their disdain for the actual Conservative's efforts to hold the line or reduce these types of taxes.* Taxes of all sorts will be used to "redistribute" your generational wealth, which is only fair to the ctrl-left.

    No doubt taxes are not nearly our only problem or the most urgent right now AnotherDad will keep telling us that the minoritarianism is THE problem. It's true that the way the nation's population is being replaced, why should we even care about the other problems?

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD. I don't care that Joe Demento and the Kamel-toe have never read Das Kapital or maybe not even read Mao's little red book. They don't talk about the "proletariat". They don't know how to spell "bourgeoise" - hell, even spell-check had a hard time with it just now - THEY ARE COMMUNISTS! The sooner you all face this fact the better ...

    ... you may want to clean your rifles.

    .

    * Better yet, do away with them - the death tax only affects the middle class, and, per this post, almost all White people and others (Oriental/Indian) who live responsibly. The rich and powerful have their ways to avoid it

    Replies: @Anonymous, @James Speaks

    , @Observator
    @guest

    The first $11.4 million of any inheritance are exempt from federal estate taxes, so that rules out what 99% or so of us from that obligation. Property taxes are collected so municipalities can provide police and fire protection, public education, and other community services. Approximately 12 cents of your federal tax dollar is spent on human services, while sixty cents or more goes directly or indirectly for the cost of the military apparatus.

    Just saying…

    As for reparations, over three hundred thousand white United States soldiers, sailors, and Marines gave their lives in the war that crushed the southern separatist insurrection. For the great majority, it was not their purpose to end slavery, but the end of slavery was made possible by, and is the direct result of, their sacrifices. The debt which today’s racial reparationists allege is due to them from white America was paid in full, in blood and suffering, long before any of us was born.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    , @F. Galton
    @guest

    That's the Big Question of society, isn't it? Does a person have the right to leave their wealth to their children?

    The socialist would scream, "no!" But then you have to find a benevolent leader who will ensure the just distribution of wealth. And then we're into the "Who, Whom" trap, and being at the mercy of a Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc. Personally, I'd rather deal with a J.D. Rockefeller - he's easier to bring to heal than a Stalin.

    Perhaps our safeguard against this is to fight against socialism and cleptocracy; and to fight for equality before the law. The most disturbing aspect of Wokeness is the further lurch toward racial/ethnic considerations in government distributions (of which there ought to be none, but here we are) and law enforcement.

  4. You do not have to have laws forcing segregated .. schools if white Americans .. can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools

    She has a point.

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend); I presume those same [parents] are itemizing deductions.

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations. At the very least, all such monies should be required to go into the state’s general fund, to be spent as the politicians see fit. (My strong preference is that the money should be rebated to taxpayers.)

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Abolish_public_education

    It's nice not having to pay sales taxes. It reminds me I am not a loser like you rabble.

    , @FPD72
    @Abolish_public_education


    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.
     
    Most states have “Robin Hood” laws that redistribute tax funds from affluent school districts to less affluent ones. Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts. Differences in school quality are not due to expenditures but on the students and the educational expectations of their parent[s].

    For example, in California, the cost per pupil in heavily black Oakland is $17,083, while in white and Asian Burbank the cost per pupil is $11,586.

    https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/fd/ec/currentexpense.asp

    I’ve linked my source; where’s yours? Please don’t post a picture of your rear end nor of a vague newspaper article that doesn’t cite actual numbers, such as the Atlanta paper article that discussed school resources in College Park that Steve wrote about several months ago.

    All of that said, I agree with your nom de internet. Get rid of the whole system, which is run top down like the old Soviet economy.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Abolish_public_education

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend)
     
    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public-- Texas A&M and Michigan.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/10-universities-with-the-biggest-endowments

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/

    Besides the above, we have the UC system at #11, Virginia #19, Ohio State #23, Penn State #27, Pittsburgh #28, Minnesota #29, UNC #31, Wisconsin #32, Michigan State #33, Washington (Seattle) #36, Illinois #37, Purdue #38, UCLA #39. That's just in the top 40.

    (NB for the unaware: despite their names, Penn, NYU, and USC are private. Pitt is public. Only the ag school at Cornell is.)

    Replies: @Known Fact, @FPD72, @JMcG

    , @Alden
    @Abolish_public_education

    It’s been illegal to donate money to public schools since 1966, Serrano vs Priest. In most states, local property taxes DO NOT GO TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THE KIDS WHO LIVE IN THE LOCALLY TAXED BUILDINGS ATTEND .

    In most states, all county and city property taxes go into the state general fund.

    Then the STATE education taxes are doled out on a strictly equal basis. Every state has a horde of nasty fat black women bureaucrats monitoring the process.

    Schools with more than about 30 percent blacks and Asians then get about double the funds spent per pupil than White schools. The double funds come from federal taxes. And other sources such as zuckerberg’s donation of billions to the black Newark NJ school district.

    There were federal Serrano vs Priest type decisions and in most states. It happened very fast, as judicial legal changes tend to do.

    Interestingly, college education courses still teach that local schools are funded solely by homeowner taxes, and that black stupidity is caused by poverty. Homeowner taxes, not even commercial building taxes.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  5. White boomers are going to leave their children a country that their whisperer Donald Trump destroyed, so it’s only fair that their wealth should be re-distributed to black people, a measure most white millennials support.

    • Troll: Achmed E. Newman
  6. anon[136] • Disclaimer says:

    C’mon, man, “generational wealth” is what’s in those batons that get passed in the Wypipo Oleolympics vid you put up the other day. That’s why the tubes keep getting bigger and bigger. Wypipo never lose their money, never lose their house, always get richer. Everyone knows this!

    Dude, where’s your baton full of cash!?

    • Replies: @reactionry
    @anon

    "...those batons that get passed in the Wypipo Oleolympics vid you put up..."

    Well, Dude, Stacey Cornell Koon's police baton sure generated a hunk of cash for me. Not sure how much my heirs got, though.
    BTW, my father drowned in a bathtub. Yes (Whitney) Houston (and your daughter), we have a problem, but maybe Simone Manuel will redeem our cred.

    Circling The Pool Drain,
    Rodney King @icantbreathe

    cc Cornell University, Carleton College, Carleton S. Coon



    https://www.google.com/search?q=heirs+of+Rodney+King&authuser=0&bih=761&biw=1130&hl=en&ei=hbX8YKPvGNqqtQb6gYfoBA&oq=heirs+of+Rodney+King&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBQghEKsCOggIABDqAhCPAToOCC4QxwEQrwEQkQIQkwI6BQgAEJECOgsILhCxAxDHARCjAjoICAAQsQMQgwE6CAguEMcBEKMCOgUIABCxAzoHCC4QQxCTAjoFCC4QkQI6BAguEEM6BAgAEEM6AggAOgcILhCxAxBDOgoILhCxAxCDARBDOgUILhCxAzoHCAAQsQMQQzoICC4QsQMQgwE6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEK8BOgIILjoECAAQCjoGCAAQFhAeOgUIIRCgAToICCEQFhAdEB46BwghEAoQoAFKBAhBGABQjBdY4Uxgg1BoAXAAeACAAZABiAHuDpIBBDE3LjSYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEKwAEB&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjjxavGgP3xAhVaVc0KHfrAAU0Q4dUDCA8&uact=5

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ann+coulter+rodney+king+george+floyd&authuser=0&bih=761&biw=1130&hl=en&ei=PLz8YN_oMYOrtQb-xp-QAw&oq=ann+coulter+rodney+king+george+floyd&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAM6CggAEOoCELQCEEM6CgguEOoCELQCEEM6BwguEEMQkwI6CAgAELEDEIMBOgQIABBDOggILhCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6CwguELEDEMcBEKMCOgQILhBDOgoILhCxAxCDARBDOgcILhCxAxBDOgUILhCxAzoICC4QxwEQrwE6AgguOgoILhCxAxBDEJMCOgIIADoICC4QsQMQkwI6BAgAEAo6CwgAELEDEIMBEMcDOggIABCxAxDHA0oFCDgSATFKBAhBGABQnx9YoZsBYMuhAWgCcAB4AIAB7AGIAaUakgEGMzAuNy4xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdperABCsABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjf9pv6hv3xAhWDVc0KHX7jBzIQ4dUDCA8&uact=5

  7. …out of the price range of most black Americans.

    Not to mention out of the price range of most Trump voters.


    …white Americans, using their generational wealth and higher incomes, can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools that are out of the price range of most black Americans.

    These just happen to be the “white Americans” blacks are most likely to vote for. And are given a pass by the Hannah Nikole-Joneses of the world.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    Trump as all Republicans won the suburbs. Overwhelmingly.

  8. I had a Vanguard IRA. I kept contributing to it for over 25 years. I don’t recall Vanguard ever asking me what my race was just what I wanted to invest in. I selected ‘growth stocks’ and made the maximum allowable contribution each year. Its paid off so even if the Fed has eliminated my interest income I do have enough capital to see me through my retirement.

    BTW I never had enough income to live in an exclusive white neighborhood either. I did manage to buy a decent condo in Florida to retire to and paid cash for it and since I have water on three sides and boats down below negroes don’t want to live here because they know it will be all white.

    • Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter
    @UNIT472

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    Replies: @Anon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Achmed E. Newman, @AceDeuce

    , @Charon
    @UNIT472

    Despite what some will say for public consumption, blacks want nothing more than to live in all-white neighborhoods. Take notice of "revealed preference".

    It was this way for decades on Park Avenue. Jews wanted to live in buildings that were mostly anglo. Trouble was, as time went on there were fewer and fewer left.

    Replies: @Pericles

  9. https://www.businessinsider.com/10-cars-lose-the-most-value-last-5-years-2019-10

    According to a study done by automotive research firm iSeeCars.com, the Maserati Quattroporte has the highest depreciation, dropping 72.2%, about $95,393, between 2014 to 2019.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  10. Black people tend to p… p ___ p …

    [MORE]

    ut us down,
    just because we g… g__to work
    and aren’t ghetto-bound.

    T-t-talking ’bout the White g–generation.
    Not tryin’ to avoid no graduation.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You're obviously unfamiliar with the bibulous Pete Townshend demos of some of the Who's most famous hits: "My Segregation," "Magic Busing," and "The Kids Are All White."

    Pete was in his brief Enoch Powell phase, hushed up by the Who's management at the time.


    Just kidding...

    Replies: @J.Ross

  11. Should a newspaper that’s been owned by the Sulzberger clan for generations really make a show of bitching about generational wealth?

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: TomSchmidt
  12. ==I’ve done it! I’ve come up with a buzzword for our outlets to forcememe which cannot possibly backfire on our tribe!
    —God damn it, Sidney, why dud I ever hire you?
    ==Gosh, Uncle Irving, I don’t know.

    • Replies: @Djkjcgjj
    @J.Ross

    Are those names supposed to be Jewish, or just from a nineteen-fifties comedy?

  13. Anon[162] • Disclaimer says:

    I just learned that Hannah-Jones is (at least) half white. Her mother is 100 percent white, Czech/English. Hannah-Jones also attended all-white schools through secondary school. Her mother’s name, Novotny, is long gone. Hannah is her father’s name and Jones is her husband’s name. Her husband cuckishly also uses Hannah-Jones as his surname, post marriage.

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Anon

    Hannah-Jones also attended Notre Dame as an undergraduate where the student body is 4% black and Notre Dame is rated in the bottom 5% on the engine of equality listing for universities. Notre Dame admits rich kids no matter the race.

    Hannah-Jones has written about benefitting from being bussed to a school that was much whiter than her neighborhood school in Iowa.

  14. Shouldn’t it be multi generational or inter generational? Just generational sounds completely different, like you are talking about baby boomer wealth or something.

  15. Oh, okay, I’ll give in to Temptations:

    Misheard lyric “… and when he died all he left us was a loan ..”

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Charon
    @James Speaks

    Well, I always thought it was "a loan" and it is more incisive that way anyway. Not to mention more accurate. So I'm sticking with that. Not as if the songwriters were unaware of the obvious interpretation.

    PS: Mama just hung her haid and said "Son, STFU."

    , @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    , @David
    @James Speaks

    Another example of how bad the civil rights era has been for blacks. This guy's father, with no fixed address and no collateral, had access to credit. Not true today.

  16. @guest
    We’ve already decided as a civilization that generational wealth is bad. Or at least wealth of a certain size and kind. Hence the estate tax and property taxes. These were used to break up potential powerful familial interests in favor of…whatever it is people care about nowadays.

    Plus of course to fund the Welfare/Warfare State.

    As we all know if you’re rich enough you don’t have to care about this crap. Funnel your money into any manner of approved channels and your descendants can continue drinking forever. Or until someone else takes the money over because your descendants are all helpless idiots.

    Never have we cared about breaking up this sort of inheritance. We just want to ensure a a certain share of wealth is spent on socially destructive endeavors like population control and modern art.

    For everyone outside of that exclusive club, it’s thought fair play for the taxman to take a bite of already-bitten wealth for the sake of, uh, kids on crutches and old folks who had bad luck and couldn’t feed themselves? Something like that.

    It stands to reason that if the Welfare State motive for taking money from John D. to give to John Q. is a noble one, it’s all the more noble to give more confiscated wealth to less functional people like blacks.

    It’s just that calling this “reparations” makes no sense. Call it Charity for Americans Who Are Bad at Dying with Unspent Money.

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Observator, @F. Galton

    Kamala Harris could chair the Central Authority for Sanctioned Transfer of Equity. The CASTE system would be in charge of distributing reparations to those identified as National Wealth Official Recipient Designees (NWORDs).

    • Agree: bomag
  17. When does the Sulzberger family give up their generational wealth?

  18. @anon
    C'mon, man, "generational wealth" is what's in those batons that get passed in the Wypipo Oleolympics vid you put up the other day. That's why the tubes keep getting bigger and bigger. Wypipo never lose their money, never lose their house, always get richer. Everyone knows this!

    Dude, where's your baton full of cash!?

    Replies: @reactionry

    “…those batons that get passed in the Wypipo Oleolympics vid you put up…”

    Well, Dude, Stacey Cornell Koon’s police baton sure generated a hunk of cash for me. Not sure how much my heirs got, though.
    BTW, my father drowned in a bathtub. Yes (Whitney) Houston (and your daughter), we have a problem, but maybe Simone Manuel will redeem our cred.

    Circling The Pool Drain,
    Rodney King @icantbreathe

    cc Cornell University, Carleton College, Carleton S. Coon

  19. @Abolish_public_education
    You do not have to have laws forcing segregated .. schools if white Americans .. can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools

    She has a point.

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend); I presume those same [parents] are itemizing deductions.

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations. At the very least, all such monies should be required to go into the state’s general fund, to be spent as the politicians see fit. (My strong preference is that the money should be rebated to taxpayers.)

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @FPD72, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    It’s nice not having to pay sales taxes. It reminds me I am not a loser like you rabble.

  20. Systemic racism, equity, generational wealth. It all sounds a lot like reparations…

    • Replies: @John Milton's Ghost
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    As I've said before, our current debate is now to the left of Ice Cube--that clip shows the reality of views within the average black population. Those speaking for blacks are now advocating positions more radical and less sustainable than those of W. E. B. DuBois and Malcolm X. And that's saying something.

    , @guest007
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    All of the talk of equity, systemic racism, 1619, red lining, etc is all meant to justify race-based reparations. Nikole Hana-Jones has actually proposed one of the more workable definition of who should be eligible: At least one blood relative who was a slave in the U.S. (ADOS) and listing yourself on a government form as black for at least ten years before reparations starts.

  21. Huh, I always thought it was just me that noticed that. Anecdotally, blacks always seem to be driving around in really nice cars.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @joe_mama

    More often than not it’s just the brand they care about. They’ll drive a 5 year old C class with 100k miles before spending the same money on a loaded brand new Corolla.

  22. @Abolish_public_education
    You do not have to have laws forcing segregated .. schools if white Americans .. can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools

    She has a point.

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend); I presume those same [parents] are itemizing deductions.

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations. At the very least, all such monies should be required to go into the state’s general fund, to be spent as the politicians see fit. (My strong preference is that the money should be rebated to taxpayers.)

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @FPD72, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    Most states have “Robin Hood” laws that redistribute tax funds from affluent school districts to less affluent ones. Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts. Differences in school quality are not due to expenditures but on the students and the educational expectations of their parent[s].

    For example, in California, the cost per pupil in heavily black Oakland is $17,083, while in white and Asian Burbank the cost per pupil is $11,586.

    https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/fd/ec/currentexpense.asp

    I’ve linked my source; where’s yours? Please don’t post a picture of your rear end nor of a vague newspaper article that doesn’t cite actual numbers, such as the Atlanta paper article that discussed school resources in College Park that Steve wrote about several months ago.

    All of that said, I agree with your nom de internet. Get rid of the whole system, which is run top down like the old Soviet economy.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @FPD72


    Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts.
     
    Most of which goes for counselors, cops, and all kinds of political patronage jobs, plus, in Chicago, computers that were nowhere to be found when schools were closed.
    , @Abolish_public_education
    @FPD72

    The published, per-student statistics are government lowball figures, crafted for political purposes: The DEM/GOPs use the numbers to argue for more tax dollars for traditional/charter schools.

    The statistics deliberately exclude significant expenses such as capital costs, PERS, interest, and increasingly, federal bailout funds. (A quick glance at the data from the link you provided shows it guilty of that.)

    The argument that "crappy parents make crappy schools" misses the point. Schools with good parents are crappy, too. Lots of tax dollars spent buys very unimpressive, academic results (and a lot of social pathology). How high should the average per-student, tax expenditure go before you recognize that?

    The schools spend, on nationwide average -- not that figure you quoted that was pulled out of some bureaucrat's azz -- ~$20K per kid; the inner city average is around $30K. More than the the tuition charged by non-elite privates, in the same general area. Way higher than home schools.

    Besides, it's a cheap shot to blame crappy parents. Many of them don't have much formal education themselves. Who can blame them -- indeed, they and taxpayers have every right to expect -- that the schools will do the education job for them. After all, the schools are staffed with credentialed experts, have custody of the kids for 1,080+ hours per year (for 10+ years), etc. If the schools can't do the job, they should announce it, apologize to taxpayers, and quit.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  23. @Achmed E. Newman
    Black people tend to p... p ___ p ...

    ut us down,
    just because we g... g__to work
    and aren't ghetto-bound.

    T-t-talking 'bout the White g--generation.
    Not tryin' to avoid no graduation.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    You’re obviously unfamiliar with the bibulous Pete Townshend demos of some of the Who’s most famous hits: “My Segregation,” “Magic Busing,” and “The Kids Are All White.”

    Pete was in his brief Enoch Powell phase, hushed up by the Who’s management at the time.

    [MORE]

    Just kidding…

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Gary in Gramercy

    That at long length finally explains the beans ...

  24. anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    Blacks are the proletariat of Marxists’ dreams Steve. Why do you think Lefty’s wuuuub them so much? They will shamelessly demand equal outcomes despite educational attainment, extra hours worked, entreprenurial risks taken, dangerous work, or thrifty habits. Lefty’s and the overclass want them in all nations: including China and Russia. BLM chapters in all nations.

    Im not kidding Steve.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @anon

    And, unlike the working class, they will never become not-black.

  25. @UNIT472
    I had a Vanguard IRA. I kept contributing to it for over 25 years. I don't recall Vanguard ever asking me what my race was just what I wanted to invest in. I selected 'growth stocks' and made the maximum allowable contribution each year. Its paid off so even if the Fed has eliminated my interest income I do have enough capital to see me through my retirement.

    BTW I never had enough income to live in an exclusive white neighborhood either. I did manage to buy a decent condo in Florida to retire to and paid cash for it and since I have water on three sides and boats down below negroes don't want to live here because they know it will be all white.

    Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter, @Charon

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time
     
    A good trick is to "forget" about money saved. For instance, you should never enter long term savings or securities in your Quicken App. Don't "transfer" investment to your savings account. Treat it as a bill to a creditor not listed in your app. (You have to get things right at tax time though.) You don't want to be looking at the money every week.

    I had a bit of a scare here in Japan however. I had a large severance payment that went into a new account at a bank that has only a couple of physical branches (Americans founded it for forex savers), long untouched and very forgetable. I was watching television and there was a report about abandoned bank accounts. After ten years the money goes to the government. I asked my wife, Did I hear that right? In a panic I made a tiny transfer from this account I hadn't touched in forever to restart the 10 year timer. I find it hard to believe I would really have lost the money, but who knows?

    United States expats have to file two annual reports of all accounts, one to IRS and one to FINCEN. This makes it hard to forget your money. If you don't file the FINCEN report (one of many hassles birthed by 9/11 to keep an eye on all of us "terrorists"), supposedly you get fined $100,000 or the entire balance, whichever is less. The civil asset forfeiture system in the U.S. really exists, so it wouldn't surprise me if Treasury were also taking people's bank accounts with no proof of wrongdoing.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary counter-revolutionary mindset.
     
    There, FIFY. Seriously, THEY are the revolutionaries, NJ-TC. You'd be a counter-revolutionary to want to block this "New American Man Person" Redistribution Process.

    No doubt you've concisely illustrated the evil of this political scheme with your autobio-anecdote.

    It's been done before. We all should remember this. Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, Salvador, Venezuela... it always starts with Land "Reform". Since only a percentage point or two of Americans work on the land or own any amount of farmland, then it'll start here with "neighborhood reform", "community reform", and whatever the hell else they want to call it. If you can't see this very process that's been the start of the ruin of nations time and again, I don't know what to tell you. You are no historian, that's for sure, and you are bound to repeat the misery of history.

    None dare are bright enough to call it Communism.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Also, New Jersey, I hope you get some other good advice right here, but I'll put my 2 oz in:

    Take out reasonable amounts of cash at a time and buy precious metals with it. Make sure you have a sure way of keeping it from the Redistributionists (don't want to keep using the C-word here). Safe Deposit boxes are not the answer to the latter.

    , @AceDeuce
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    It's already happening in many small to mid sized (and probably large ) Southern towns and cities.

    When Whites ran them, and the percentage of working, taxpaying Whites was higher, they were viable enterprises.

    Now the White government workers have retired, replaced by worfless negroes. The negro percentage of the population has climbed in most places, only hardworking and taxpaying are not accurate descriptions for them.

    So like all black run enterprises, they are hurting for money. Why not take the pensions from dem ol' Wypipo? That's what's starting to happen.

  26. 100% inheritance tax over $100 million.

    Don’t care who’s got it. Beyonce or A Rockefeller. Take it all.

  27. The great majority of people used to be poor. All my grandparents were born poor. They did have the opportunity, the will, the discipline, and the brains to escape poverty.

    The US lagged in giving black people the same opportunity for mass escape from poverty, by a generation or two in the North, two or three generations in the South.

    The doors were opened roughly in 1970. Meanwhile, welfare policy was undermining the black family. Sometimes, it was no welfare if the father lived in the home. Mostly, it was Uncle Sam is easier to live with than many men.

    Then, automation, immigration, off-shoring. Good blue collar jobs gone. Men even more dispensable.

    The doors opened and closed.

    There is no generational wealth without family stability. There is no wealth without men’s work.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @Elli

    Nahh. Your GPs had Luck. Nothing but. Period.

  28. One can easily find reports, from Brookings and the like, asserting that: (1) there is a racial “wealth gap” between whites and blacks; (2) there was a long history of discrimination against blacks; and (3) the racial wealth gap is caused by whites being able to build wealth over decades or centuries, and pass that wealth along to heirs, something denied to blacks due to point (2).

    Points (1) and (2) are undeniable, but what seems to be missing is any evidence for point (3). At least, I can’t find it. Where is the evidence that whites have, in any broad sense, benefitted from hereditary wealth? Of course there are Thurston Howell III types out there, but that’s very far from the typical white experience and is an invalid point of comparison. It seems like these kinds of reports simply assume that whites have passed along wealth in meaningful ways across generations.

    But what about “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”? Is there evidence in American history of a broad phenomenon of white hereditary wealth accruing over centuries?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Giant Duck

    Yet again, "Facts have nothing to do with Truth".

  29. you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa, who’s ancestors have been generating compound interest for their descendants for 100,000 years. they were the first humans after all, and had a huge, unfair time advantage over all the rest of us.

    African-Americans have only been working at it for 400 years now, give it some time guys. AAs will catch up to Wakanda levels of wealth eventually.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @prime noticer


    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa
     
    All the blacks in Rhodesia became billionaires once the White Rhodesians were expelled.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Zimbabwe-currency.jpg?w=700&ssl=1

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @J1234, @res

  30. @Abolish_public_education
    You do not have to have laws forcing segregated .. schools if white Americans .. can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools

    She has a point.

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend); I presume those same [parents] are itemizing deductions.

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations. At the very least, all such monies should be required to go into the state’s general fund, to be spent as the politicians see fit. (My strong preference is that the money should be rebated to taxpayers.)

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @FPD72, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend)

    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public– Texas A&M and Michigan.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/10-universities-with-the-biggest-endowments

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/

    Besides the above, we have the UC system at #11, Virginia #19, Ohio State #23, Penn State #27, Pittsburgh #28, Minnesota #29, UNC #31, Wisconsin #32, Michigan State #33, Washington (Seattle) #36, Illinois #37, Purdue #38, UCLA #39. That’s just in the top 40.

    (NB for the unaware: despite their names, Penn, NYU, and USC are private. Pitt is public. Only the ag school at Cornell is.)

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Reg Cæsar

    Man, look at some of those yearly tuitions now, even at state U's

    , @FPD72
    @Reg Cæsar


    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public– Texas A&M and Michigan.

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.
     
    A large part of the endowments for the University of Texas and Texas A&M comes from the Permanent University Fund (PUF), which stems from over two million acres of barren west Texas land devoted to the two schools by the state government. It wasn’t known at the time that the fund was established that the land was sitting on top of an ocean of oil. As of 2018 the PUF was valued at about $23 billion, with 2/3 devoted to UT and 1/3 to A&M. So private donations are not the reason for the schools’ large endowments.
    , @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    A tiny quibble, Penn State isn’t strictly a public university. It’s state related. Pennsylvania does have a network of state schools with tuition significantly lower than that of Penn State.

  31. @Giant Duck
    One can easily find reports, from Brookings and the like, asserting that: (1) there is a racial "wealth gap" between whites and blacks; (2) there was a long history of discrimination against blacks; and (3) the racial wealth gap is caused by whites being able to build wealth over decades or centuries, and pass that wealth along to heirs, something denied to blacks due to point (2).

    Points (1) and (2) are undeniable, but what seems to be missing is any evidence for point (3). At least, I can't find it. Where is the evidence that whites have, in any broad sense, benefitted from hereditary wealth? Of course there are Thurston Howell III types out there, but that's very far from the typical white experience and is an invalid point of comparison. It seems like these kinds of reports simply assume that whites have passed along wealth in meaningful ways across generations.

    But what about "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations"? Is there evidence in American history of a broad phenomenon of white hereditary wealth accruing over centuries?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    Yet again, “Facts have nothing to do with Truth”.

  32. If only we could all just forget the concept of “functional literary”. With no doubt, functional literacy is white supremacy.

  33. Anon[534] • Disclaimer says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter
    @UNIT472

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    Replies: @Anon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Achmed E. Newman, @AceDeuce

    Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time

    A good trick is to “forget” about money saved. For instance, you should never enter long term savings or securities in your Quicken App. Don’t “transfer” investment to your savings account. Treat it as a bill to a creditor not listed in your app. (You have to get things right at tax time though.) You don’t want to be looking at the money every week.

    I had a bit of a scare here in Japan however. I had a large severance payment that went into a new account at a bank that has only a couple of physical branches (Americans founded it for forex savers), long untouched and very forgetable. I was watching television and there was a report about abandoned bank accounts. After ten years the money goes to the government. I asked my wife, Did I hear that right? In a panic I made a tiny transfer from this account I hadn’t touched in forever to restart the 10 year timer. I find it hard to believe I would really have lost the money, but who knows?

    United States expats have to file two annual reports of all accounts, one to IRS and one to FINCEN. This makes it hard to forget your money. If you don’t file the FINCEN report (one of many hassles birthed by 9/11 to keep an eye on all of us “terrorists”), supposedly you get fined $100,000 or the entire balance, whichever is less. The civil asset forfeiture system in the U.S. really exists, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Treasury were also taking people’s bank accounts with no proof of wrongdoing.

  34. We all know that Wakanada is absolutely frowning upon inter-generational wealth transfer.

  35. But I know from the Afro studies think-tank cartoon that whites pass generational wealth on as overstuffed relay batons (black people should not be allowed metaphors)!

    But, I mean, the whites are shown carrying this greater load, which should slow them down. It wrecks their crudely crafted metaphor.

    Wait, I realize the cartoon is not ridiculous at all: in life-as-a-relay-race the individual who provisions for heirs places himself at a disadvantage to he that doesn’t. Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage, all else being equal–he has more of his income. Indeed, his advantage extends to time (he’s less likely to want to work less to be a dad at home) and, inoculated with indifference, parenthood doesn’t tax his emotional health as much, as it does a worrying parent.

    And I was looking at the cartoon thinking how stupid they were to represent this “generational wealth” bogey as heavier loads for the huwhites to carry, but the blacks at the Wakanda Institute may be subtle truth-tellers.

    • Thanks: JerseyJeffersonian
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Dennis Dale

    Papa was a rollin' stone rollin' free and easy, unburdened by building up generational wealth to pass on to his heirs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Mh45E4zA4

    , @Gordo
    @Dennis Dale


    Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage
     
    He has no genetic disadvantage only if the rest of us keep his kids alive.

    Replies: @Dennis Dale

  36. @UNIT472
    I had a Vanguard IRA. I kept contributing to it for over 25 years. I don't recall Vanguard ever asking me what my race was just what I wanted to invest in. I selected 'growth stocks' and made the maximum allowable contribution each year. Its paid off so even if the Fed has eliminated my interest income I do have enough capital to see me through my retirement.

    BTW I never had enough income to live in an exclusive white neighborhood either. I did manage to buy a decent condo in Florida to retire to and paid cash for it and since I have water on three sides and boats down below negroes don't want to live here because they know it will be all white.

    Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter, @Charon

    Despite what some will say for public consumption, blacks want nothing more than to live in all-white neighborhoods. Take notice of “revealed preference”.

    It was this way for decades on Park Avenue. Jews wanted to live in buildings that were mostly anglo. Trouble was, as time went on there were fewer and fewer left.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Charon

    Example: BLM high honcho juju woman immediately moves to some white LA canyon.

  37. @James Speaks
    Oh, okay, I'll give in to Temptations:

    Misheard lyric "... and when he died all he left us was a loan .."

    https://youtu.be/XaZ8uGo5dt8

    Replies: @Charon, @Steve Sailer, @David

    Well, I always thought it was “a loan” and it is more incisive that way anyway. Not to mention more accurate. So I’m sticking with that. Not as if the songwriters were unaware of the obvious interpretation.

    PS: Mama just hung her haid and said “Son, STFU.”

  38. @anon
    Blacks are the proletariat of Marxists' dreams Steve. Why do you think Lefty's wuuuub them so much? They will shamelessly demand equal outcomes despite educational attainment, extra hours worked, entreprenurial risks taken, dangerous work, or thrifty habits. Lefty's and the overclass want them in all nations: including China and Russia. BLM chapters in all nations.

    Im not kidding Steve.

    Replies: @Pericles

    And, unlike the working class, they will never become not-black.

  39. @Charon
    @UNIT472

    Despite what some will say for public consumption, blacks want nothing more than to live in all-white neighborhoods. Take notice of "revealed preference".

    It was this way for decades on Park Avenue. Jews wanted to live in buildings that were mostly anglo. Trouble was, as time went on there were fewer and fewer left.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Example: BLM high honcho juju woman immediately moves to some white LA canyon.

  40. @James Speaks
    Oh, okay, I'll give in to Temptations:

    Misheard lyric "... and when he died all he left us was a loan .."

    https://youtu.be/XaZ8uGo5dt8

    Replies: @Charon, @Steve Sailer, @David

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys — the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That’s a whole lot of talent. While “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    • Replies: @John Milton's Ghost
    @Steve Sailer

    Agree wholeheartedly. The Temptations' entire catalog is a joy to listen to, in both early and later phases.

    I expect that most pre-hip hop black artists will be denounced in the future as minstrel shows, since they catered to sizable white audiences.

    , @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    You're welcome. When I find myself being overcome with repulsion at the latest Black outrage, I try to remember that there are blacks who have talent and have contributed. I really don't know why MLK was shot, but I wonder if some fairly evil power that be decided he was leading Blacks in the right direction and by murdering him, that progress would be stopped.

    Regarding Black-white race relations, there's plenty of blame to go around. I can attest, having grown up in a whitey-white-white backwards Southern town, but not being exactly whitey-white-white myself, that many of the complaints Blacks have are rooted in reality. The problem is, instead of striving to overcome through personal growth, they have resorted to victimhood.

    Whenever I read some comment by Charles Barkley or Herschel Walker, I think there is hope. Victimhood is a vice, not a virtue.

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Steve Sailer

    Black Americans have made some really, really good music.

    https://youtu.be/u5lSeYd_riw

    Also I love how they used to pad the band with all those session players to get just the right sound. Was Jimmy Ellis at rehearsal yelling, "Yo, where's my tambourine player?!" At least, that's what I want to think happened.

    Unlike cheapskate Prince who figured he'll just play all the instruments and give it to an engineer to mix.

    , @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    https://youtu.be/mv9cWgkpIZ4

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Don’t forget Clarence Carter for sharing the story of black rural family life, before democrats invented welfare, allowing child-bearing black women to dismiss black men with joyful impunity, and letting black men off the hook from personal responsibility, never really growing up, forever.

    Conclusion: Welfare to blacks is like "firewater" to American Indians.

    https://youtu.be/IvfsfS6NVUc

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Steve Sailer

    Here is a fabulous remake of Papa Was a Rolling Stone from Was Not Was. Includes a brutal rap section from the son of the absent dad.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zjo0JWv_9uU

    , @AceDeuce
    @Steve Sailer

    The most salient line in “Papa Was a Rolling Stone" was talking about "Papa" having three "outside children". A term that the niggros in Motown knew that every black person in America knew--and few if any Whites did.

    "Outside children" refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon--and a very widespread one, then and now--hence the fact that no explanation was needed for the lyric. Of course now, nigro men don't even bother with the getting married part.

    It shows just how pervasive the sexual incontinence of nigros was/is/will be--a major factor in their lack of capacity to gain generational wealth.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  41. @Dennis Dale
    But I know from the Afro studies think-tank cartoon that whites pass generational wealth on as overstuffed relay batons (black people should not be allowed metaphors)!

    But, I mean, the whites are shown carrying this greater load, which should slow them down. It wrecks their crudely crafted metaphor.

    Wait, I realize the cartoon is not ridiculous at all: in life-as-a-relay-race the individual who provisions for heirs places himself at a disadvantage to he that doesn't. Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage, all else being equal--he has more of his income. Indeed, his advantage extends to time (he's less likely to want to work less to be a dad at home) and, inoculated with indifference, parenthood doesn't tax his emotional health as much, as it does a worrying parent.

    And I was looking at the cartoon thinking how stupid they were to represent this "generational wealth" bogey as heavier loads for the huwhites to carry, but the blacks at the Wakanda Institute may be subtle truth-tellers.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Gordo

    Papa was a rollin’ stone rollin’ free and easy, unburdened by building up generational wealth to pass on to his heirs.

    • LOL: Dennis Dale
  42. Some of the Boomer “generational wealth” stories have no doubt inspired X’ers and Millenials to start focusing on the “generational wealth” they watched the Boomers squander on houses, boats and flashy vacations after they inherited said wealth from the savings of the Silents, leaving little or nothing of real value for their children and grandchildren.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @The Alarmist

    Any money squandered pales to insignificance in comparison to the social fabric and social cohesion shredded - hell, society itself - in the stampede toward value-free self-aggrandizement. Had that not happened, the profligacy would have had a limit.

  43. In the 1970s in Britain, it was the most racist thing in the world to say that black people brought down property values.

    Now we have continual audits of property values in Black and in white areas….

  44. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    ...out of the price range of most black Americans.
     
    Not to mention out of the price range of most Trump voters.


    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/06/PDTF/99af6c38-f86b-4a21-b188-9530e87cc1de-TrumpRally_060620_ES07.jpg?width=660&height=464&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp


    https://cdn5.creativecirclemedia.com/warwick/original/20201014-122450-Trump1.jpg


    ...white Americans, using their generational wealth and higher incomes, can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools that are out of the price range of most black Americans.
     
    These just happen to be the "white Americans" blacks are most likely to vote for. And are given a pass by the Hannah Nikole-Joneses of the world.


    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/09/10/us/10WHITENIGHTSweb/10WHITENIGHTSweb-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale

    https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/e60/6ac/19b47454ee26a9f0dee9e56a15a654b29f-17-joe-biden-hillary-clinton.2x.h473.w710.jpg

    https://s.abcnews.com/images/Politics/GTY_clinton_sharpton_02_jef_160909_16x9_992.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Trump as all Republicans won the suburbs. Overwhelmingly.

  45. @prime noticer
    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa, who's ancestors have been generating compound interest for their descendants for 100,000 years. they were the first humans after all, and had a huge, unfair time advantage over all the rest of us.

    African-Americans have only been working at it for 400 years now, give it some time guys. AAs will catch up to Wakanda levels of wealth eventually.

    Replies: @Gordo

    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa

    All the blacks in Rhodesia became billionaires once the White Rhodesians were expelled.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Gordo

    The value of 50 billion Zimbucks is aptly captured through the image of three, irregular stones perilously stacked one upon the other. Inherently unstable because intellectually and culturally lacking any genuine integrity.

    , @J1234
    @Gordo

    Thanks for the pic. I found a 20 bil. note on eBay right now for 4 bucks and bought it.

    , @res
    @Gordo

    The billionaires are the poor folk.

    https://media.cnn.com/api/v1/images/stellar/prod/160504154606-one-trillion-dollar.jpg

  46. @Dennis Dale
    But I know from the Afro studies think-tank cartoon that whites pass generational wealth on as overstuffed relay batons (black people should not be allowed metaphors)!

    But, I mean, the whites are shown carrying this greater load, which should slow them down. It wrecks their crudely crafted metaphor.

    Wait, I realize the cartoon is not ridiculous at all: in life-as-a-relay-race the individual who provisions for heirs places himself at a disadvantage to he that doesn't. Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage, all else being equal--he has more of his income. Indeed, his advantage extends to time (he's less likely to want to work less to be a dad at home) and, inoculated with indifference, parenthood doesn't tax his emotional health as much, as it does a worrying parent.

    And I was looking at the cartoon thinking how stupid they were to represent this "generational wealth" bogey as heavier loads for the huwhites to carry, but the blacks at the Wakanda Institute may be subtle truth-tellers.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Gordo

    Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage

    He has no genetic disadvantage only if the rest of us keep his kids alive.

    • Replies: @Dennis Dale
    @Gordo

    Absolutely. The R strategist thrives in our system by piggybacking on government subsidized female sexual liberation. The "systemic" bias in our system actually disadvantages whites, as K strategists!

    Another honest way then of looking at black v white welfare in the US would be to account for all these extra children black America produces that wouldn't have been born if their parents had to support them, and to factor in the wealth which is then redistributed to blacks by welfare and other gibs.

  47. @guest
    We’ve already decided as a civilization that generational wealth is bad. Or at least wealth of a certain size and kind. Hence the estate tax and property taxes. These were used to break up potential powerful familial interests in favor of…whatever it is people care about nowadays.

    Plus of course to fund the Welfare/Warfare State.

    As we all know if you’re rich enough you don’t have to care about this crap. Funnel your money into any manner of approved channels and your descendants can continue drinking forever. Or until someone else takes the money over because your descendants are all helpless idiots.

    Never have we cared about breaking up this sort of inheritance. We just want to ensure a a certain share of wealth is spent on socially destructive endeavors like population control and modern art.

    For everyone outside of that exclusive club, it’s thought fair play for the taxman to take a bite of already-bitten wealth for the sake of, uh, kids on crutches and old folks who had bad luck and couldn’t feed themselves? Something like that.

    It stands to reason that if the Welfare State motive for taking money from John D. to give to John Q. is a noble one, it’s all the more noble to give more confiscated wealth to less functional people like blacks.

    It’s just that calling this “reparations” makes no sense. Call it Charity for Americans Who Are Bad at Dying with Unspent Money.

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Observator, @F. Galton

    Great comment, Guest. Those reading this comment and imagining what more damage the ctrl-left can do to us, ought to really reconsider their disdain for the actual Conservative’s efforts to hold the line or reduce these types of taxes.* Taxes of all sorts will be used to “redistribute” your generational wealth, which is only fair to the ctrl-left.

    No doubt taxes are not nearly our only problem or the most urgent right now AnotherDad will keep telling us that the minoritarianism is THE problem. It’s true that the way the nation’s population is being replaced, why should we even care about the other problems?

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD. I don’t care that Joe Demento and the Kamel-toe have never read Das Kapital or maybe not even read Mao’s little red book. They don’t talk about the “proletariat”. They don’t know how to spell “bourgeoise” – hell, even spell-check had a hard time with it just now – THEY ARE COMMUNISTS! The sooner you all face this fact the better …

    … you may want to clean your rifles.

    .

    * Better yet, do away with them – the death tax only affects the middle class, and, per this post, almost all White people and others (Oriental/Indian) who live responsibly. The rich and powerful have their ways to avoid it

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale.

    They want people to own nothing, so reparations are the justification for confiscating Americans’ property and leaving them owning nothing.

    , @James Speaks
    @Achmed E. Newman


    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD.
     
    I think it was the inconsiderate Fareed Zakaria who wrote in Illiberal Democracy that widespread distribution of income and home ownership are the greatest guaranteers of individual freedoms. If true, as I think is so, then negro agitation to transfer wealth from whites to negroes not only does not advance individual freedoms, but by demanding reparations from whites, to be channeled to negroes via a central government, they are promoting dictatorship and corruption.

    One more thing: Not all generational wealth is pecuniary. It would cost whites very little to transfer to negroes all the insights about health, education, network building, speech and demeanor that make it easier to accumulate wealth in white society. For example, under demeanor, avoid being murdered. It is difficult to accumulate money after some dud jes popped a cap in yo head, iffn you get my drift. But again, doing all these things would be acting white and that is frowned upon.

  48. @NJ Transit Commuter
    @UNIT472

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    Replies: @Anon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Achmed E. Newman, @AceDeuce

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary counter-revolutionary mindset.

    There, FIFY. Seriously, THEY are the revolutionaries, NJ-TC. You’d be a counter-revolutionary to want to block this “New American Man Person” Redistribution Process.

    No doubt you’ve concisely illustrated the evil of this political scheme with your autobio-anecdote.

    It’s been done before. We all should remember this. Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, Salvador, Venezuela… it always starts with Land “Reform”. Since only a percentage point or two of Americans work on the land or own any amount of farmland, then it’ll start here with “neighborhood reform”, “community reform”, and whatever the hell else they want to call it. If you can’t see this very process that’s been the start of the ruin of nations time and again, I don’t know what to tell you. You are no historian, that’s for sure, and you are bound to repeat the misery of history.

    None dare are bright enough to call it Communism.

  49. @NJ Transit Commuter
    @UNIT472

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    Replies: @Anon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Achmed E. Newman, @AceDeuce

    Also, New Jersey, I hope you get some other good advice right here, but I’ll put my 2 oz in:

    Take out reasonable amounts of cash at a time and buy precious metals with it. Make sure you have a sure way of keeping it from the Redistributionists (don’t want to keep using the C-word here). Safe Deposit boxes are not the answer to the latter.

  50. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:

    I finally agree with the woke. Okay, disperse Soros and Rothschild and Rockefeller and Gates, Jobs, Bezos family money now! They attained it through immoral means and use it immorally against the US Citizens.

    Take that family wealth and move it to the treasury because they have never paid their share of taxes like a ditch digger has had to.

  51. @J.Ross
    ==I've done it! I've come up with a buzzword for our outlets to forcememe which cannot possibly backfire on our tribe!
    ---God damn it, Sidney, why dud I ever hire you?
    ==Gosh, Uncle Irving, I don't know.

    Replies: @Djkjcgjj

    Are those names supposed to be Jewish, or just from a nineteen-fifties comedy?

  52. Doesn’t paying for expensive enclaves, along with all the other costs of avoiding the criminal race, cut into our generational wealth, and isn’t they why we should demand reparations?

  53. @NJ Transit Commuter
    @UNIT472

    My financial situation is similar to yours. Not hard to build a substantial nest egg. Just mix disciplined saving and time.

    My real fear now is an “excess retirement account” tax. I can hear the AOC’s of the world complaining about how unfair it is for privilege white people to retire with millions when BIPOC have to struggle every day.

    Of course, most of the savings I made were when I was making an average (at best) income, driving used cars with 100 K plus miles on the odometer, raising a family in a tiny house to keep the mortgage down, cutting my own grass and listening to Phillies games on the radio so I didn’t have to pay for cable.

    Expropriating a lifetime of scrimping and saving is a quick way to turn a lot of people to a revolutionary mindset.

    Replies: @Anon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Achmed E. Newman, @AceDeuce

    It’s already happening in many small to mid sized (and probably large ) Southern towns and cities.

    When Whites ran them, and the percentage of working, taxpaying Whites was higher, they were viable enterprises.

    Now the White government workers have retired, replaced by worfless negroes. The negro percentage of the population has climbed in most places, only hardworking and taxpaying are not accurate descriptions for them.

    So like all black run enterprises, they are hurting for money. Why not take the pensions from dem ol’ Wypipo? That’s what’s starting to happen.

  54. @guest
    We’ve already decided as a civilization that generational wealth is bad. Or at least wealth of a certain size and kind. Hence the estate tax and property taxes. These were used to break up potential powerful familial interests in favor of…whatever it is people care about nowadays.

    Plus of course to fund the Welfare/Warfare State.

    As we all know if you’re rich enough you don’t have to care about this crap. Funnel your money into any manner of approved channels and your descendants can continue drinking forever. Or until someone else takes the money over because your descendants are all helpless idiots.

    Never have we cared about breaking up this sort of inheritance. We just want to ensure a a certain share of wealth is spent on socially destructive endeavors like population control and modern art.

    For everyone outside of that exclusive club, it’s thought fair play for the taxman to take a bite of already-bitten wealth for the sake of, uh, kids on crutches and old folks who had bad luck and couldn’t feed themselves? Something like that.

    It stands to reason that if the Welfare State motive for taking money from John D. to give to John Q. is a noble one, it’s all the more noble to give more confiscated wealth to less functional people like blacks.

    It’s just that calling this “reparations” makes no sense. Call it Charity for Americans Who Are Bad at Dying with Unspent Money.

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Observator, @F. Galton

    The first $11.4 million of any inheritance are exempt from federal estate taxes, so that rules out what 99% or so of us from that obligation. Property taxes are collected so municipalities can provide police and fire protection, public education, and other community services. Approximately 12 cents of your federal tax dollar is spent on human services, while sixty cents or more goes directly or indirectly for the cost of the military apparatus.

    Just saying…

    As for reparations, over three hundred thousand white United States soldiers, sailors, and Marines gave their lives in the war that crushed the southern separatist insurrection. For the great majority, it was not their purpose to end slavery, but the end of slavery was made possible by, and is the direct result of, their sacrifices. The debt which today’s racial reparationists allege is due to them from white America was paid in full, in blood and suffering, long before any of us was born.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Observator

    Property taxes are collected so municipalities can provide police and fire protection, public education, and other community services.

    That’s a sales pitch for suckers.

    The money goes to pay the inflated salaries and (especially pension) benefits of government bureaucrats.

  55. Every major retailer in the country knows that on average blacks don’t scrimp and save, they like to spend on visible goods to show everyone else in the ‘hood they are top of the heap and want to let everyone know it. These same businesses are probably salivating over the concept of reparations as to the extent any direct cash payments are made, almost none of it will stay in bank for long.

    If something like this truly seems to be on the horizon, research who the parent companies are of the most prominent clothing and shoe stores at the local mall and load up on their stock. General Motors would also be a decent bet.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @Arclight

    The Federal Government should send every black adult a cash card with $2000 on it. The card will be accepted by any major business for any product or service. Or it can be used to acquire stocks etc. They should then publish a statistical analysis of what gets bought.

    When I say "should", I mean purely for my own particular interest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin, @Arclight

    , @Neuday
    @Arclight

    I would like to hear a Black pronounce "Veblen Good". Just imagining it makes me chuckle.

  56. A whole lot of what would have been in the past trans-generational wealth is now eaten up in some kind of financial leverage against the equity of the real estate of older people. And a lot of that is long term care.

    • Replies: @J1234
    @countenance


    A whole lot of what would have been in the past trans-generational wealth is now eaten up in some kind of financial leverage against the equity of the real estate of older people. And a lot of that is long term care.
     
    My dad lived in an assisted living facility for the last seven years of his life. It cost 45 - 60 k per year, and he didn't go there until he was 91. It all came out of his savings or investments and the liquidation of his house. I'd say assisted living used up half of his net worth. He and his generational peers lived longer than all that came before them, so the collective depletion of wealth in their final years is extensive today.

    Those who are poor - or were less frugal during their productive lives - can live in similar types of facilities, but the government foots the bill. If the left was genuinely prone to fairness, this all would be factored into their transfer-of-wealth equations.

    Anyway, property and posterity have a connection to each other in many ways, and have for many centuries in the West. Among other things, they both are extensions of who we are as individuals, and allow us to connect to future generations in a personal way that gives profound meaning to our lives. The extreme left - in true predatory fashion - intends to rob traditional America not only of property, posterity and wealth, but of meaning.

  57. @James Speaks
    Oh, okay, I'll give in to Temptations:

    Misheard lyric "... and when he died all he left us was a loan .."

    https://youtu.be/XaZ8uGo5dt8

    Replies: @Charon, @Steve Sailer, @David

    Another example of how bad the civil rights era has been for blacks. This guy’s father, with no fixed address and no collateral, had access to credit. Not true today.

  58. We’re becoming a nation of grifters; especially the political class and their hangers-on. It doesn’t matter where the money comes from, just who gets to dole it out (and therefore, who gets to enrich their friends, family, and indirectly themselves through skimming the grift).

    And while it doesn’t matter to the grifters where the money comes from, they do know where to find it: government. The federal government can print much of it, but state and local governments need to take it in the form of taxes and fees. And there’s never enough, so they are planning on taking more.

    In the meantime, through excessive regulation, red tape, incompetence and grift, government becomes so dysfunctional that just getting the simplest things done requires bribing, cajoling, or simply bypassing it. So everyone becomes an outlaw, subject to capricious application of the law.

  59. @Arclight
    Every major retailer in the country knows that on average blacks don't scrimp and save, they like to spend on visible goods to show everyone else in the 'hood they are top of the heap and want to let everyone know it. These same businesses are probably salivating over the concept of reparations as to the extent any direct cash payments are made, almost none of it will stay in bank for long.

    If something like this truly seems to be on the horizon, research who the parent companies are of the most prominent clothing and shoe stores at the local mall and load up on their stock. General Motors would also be a decent bet.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Neuday

    The Federal Government should send every black adult a cash card with $2000 on it. The card will be accepted by any major business for any product or service. Or it can be used to acquire stocks etc. They should then publish a statistical analysis of what gets bought.

    When I say “should”, I mean purely for my own particular interest.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Triteleia Laxa

    'When I say “should”, I mean purely for my own particular interest.'

    My variation on this is to simply give every American ten million dollars.

    Obviously, this would cause massive if short-lived inflation. However, my guess is that within a decade, the wealth distribution would be about what it is now.

    The principle here is illustrated by one of my favorite anecdotes. Back in the days of my youth, a derelict somehow got onto one of those busses that run from LA to Las Vegas. Once there, he won $250,000.

    As you may know, when this happens, the IRS makes it their business to find you and claim their share. By the time they caught up with dude -- about two weeks later, if memory serves -- all he had left of the $250,000 was a cowboy hat.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Triteleia Laxa

    I think a much better analysis would be to compare federal employees by their GS ratings; EVERYTHING is known by their fiscal inputs: salary, benefits, years of service, etc.

    A pure oranges-to-oranges comparison of Blacks and Whites. See how their net worth changes by years of employment, by age and so forth.

    A truly worthwhile study that should be done by some egghead Professor.

    , @Arclight
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Purely anecdotal, but in the week after the first 2020 stimulus check I have it from someone that would know at a major mall owner that Foot Locker did some kind of record for sales.

    Replies: @James Speaks

  60. ‘… You do not have to have laws forcing segregated housing and schools if white Americans, using their generational wealth and higher incomes, can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools that are out of the price range of most black Americans…’

    The desirable enclaves will always be out of the reach of most black Americans; that’s what makes them desirable.

    I remember toying with a theory that the the price of houses in such enclaves would turn out to always be somewhat above the maximum salary commonly earned by blacks in government employment. In other words, if say, the supervisor of some warehouse department in the school district would earn enough to afford a house costing $600,000, then it would turn out the homes that were desirable would be those going for $700,000 and up.

  61. @guest
    We’ve already decided as a civilization that generational wealth is bad. Or at least wealth of a certain size and kind. Hence the estate tax and property taxes. These were used to break up potential powerful familial interests in favor of…whatever it is people care about nowadays.

    Plus of course to fund the Welfare/Warfare State.

    As we all know if you’re rich enough you don’t have to care about this crap. Funnel your money into any manner of approved channels and your descendants can continue drinking forever. Or until someone else takes the money over because your descendants are all helpless idiots.

    Never have we cared about breaking up this sort of inheritance. We just want to ensure a a certain share of wealth is spent on socially destructive endeavors like population control and modern art.

    For everyone outside of that exclusive club, it’s thought fair play for the taxman to take a bite of already-bitten wealth for the sake of, uh, kids on crutches and old folks who had bad luck and couldn’t feed themselves? Something like that.

    It stands to reason that if the Welfare State motive for taking money from John D. to give to John Q. is a noble one, it’s all the more noble to give more confiscated wealth to less functional people like blacks.

    It’s just that calling this “reparations” makes no sense. Call it Charity for Americans Who Are Bad at Dying with Unspent Money.

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman, @Observator, @F. Galton

    That’s the Big Question of society, isn’t it? Does a person have the right to leave their wealth to their children?

    The socialist would scream, “no!” But then you have to find a benevolent leader who will ensure the just distribution of wealth. And then we’re into the “Who, Whom” trap, and being at the mercy of a Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc. Personally, I’d rather deal with a J.D. Rockefeller – he’s easier to bring to heal than a Stalin.

    Perhaps our safeguard against this is to fight against socialism and cleptocracy; and to fight for equality before the law. The most disturbing aspect of Wokeness is the further lurch toward racial/ethnic considerations in government distributions (of which there ought to be none, but here we are) and law enforcement.

  62. I love the Temptations. I’m sure they’ll be caricatured as Jim Crow minstrels eventually; the hip-hop world has washed over the real cultural achievements previous black musicians had.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  63. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Systemic racism, equity, generational wealth. It all sounds a lot like reparations...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RczW1gIRBjY

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @guest007

    As I’ve said before, our current debate is now to the left of Ice Cube–that clip shows the reality of views within the average black population. Those speaking for blacks are now advocating positions more radical and less sustainable than those of W. E. B. DuBois and Malcolm X. And that’s saying something.

  64. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    Agree wholeheartedly. The Temptations’ entire catalog is a joy to listen to, in both early and later phases.

    I expect that most pre-hip hop black artists will be denounced in the future as minstrel shows, since they catered to sizable white audiences.

  65. @Triteleia Laxa
    @Arclight

    The Federal Government should send every black adult a cash card with $2000 on it. The card will be accepted by any major business for any product or service. Or it can be used to acquire stocks etc. They should then publish a statistical analysis of what gets bought.

    When I say "should", I mean purely for my own particular interest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin, @Arclight

    ‘When I say “should”, I mean purely for my own particular interest.’

    My variation on this is to simply give every American ten million dollars.

    Obviously, this would cause massive if short-lived inflation. However, my guess is that within a decade, the wealth distribution would be about what it is now.

    The principle here is illustrated by one of my favorite anecdotes. Back in the days of my youth, a derelict somehow got onto one of those busses that run from LA to Las Vegas. Once there, he won $250,000.

    As you may know, when this happens, the IRS makes it their business to find you and claim their share. By the time they caught up with dude — about two weeks later, if memory serves — all he had left of the $250,000 was a cowboy hat.

    • Thanks: Triteleia Laxa
  66. @joe_mama
    Huh, I always thought it was just me that noticed that. Anecdotally, blacks always seem to be driving around in really nice cars.

    Replies: @JR Ewing

    More often than not it’s just the brand they care about. They’ll drive a 5 year old C class with 100k miles before spending the same money on a loaded brand new Corolla.

  67. @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend)
     
    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public-- Texas A&M and Michigan.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/10-universities-with-the-biggest-endowments

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/

    Besides the above, we have the UC system at #11, Virginia #19, Ohio State #23, Penn State #27, Pittsburgh #28, Minnesota #29, UNC #31, Wisconsin #32, Michigan State #33, Washington (Seattle) #36, Illinois #37, Purdue #38, UCLA #39. That's just in the top 40.

    (NB for the unaware: despite their names, Penn, NYU, and USC are private. Pitt is public. Only the ag school at Cornell is.)

    Replies: @Known Fact, @FPD72, @JMcG

    Man, look at some of those yearly tuitions now, even at state U’s

  68. The main point of contrast is that if need be, white people can go live in their parents’ basement. Due to centuries of redlining, blacks don’t have basements. So it’s a foundational as well as generational inequity

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Known Fact

    There's always Mama's living room couch.

  69. @Arclight
    Every major retailer in the country knows that on average blacks don't scrimp and save, they like to spend on visible goods to show everyone else in the 'hood they are top of the heap and want to let everyone know it. These same businesses are probably salivating over the concept of reparations as to the extent any direct cash payments are made, almost none of it will stay in bank for long.

    If something like this truly seems to be on the horizon, research who the parent companies are of the most prominent clothing and shoe stores at the local mall and load up on their stock. General Motors would also be a decent bet.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Neuday

    I would like to hear a Black pronounce “Veblen Good”. Just imagining it makes me chuckle.

  70. @Triteleia Laxa
    @Arclight

    The Federal Government should send every black adult a cash card with $2000 on it. The card will be accepted by any major business for any product or service. Or it can be used to acquire stocks etc. They should then publish a statistical analysis of what gets bought.

    When I say "should", I mean purely for my own particular interest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin, @Arclight

    I think a much better analysis would be to compare federal employees by their GS ratings; EVERYTHING is known by their fiscal inputs: salary, benefits, years of service, etc.

    A pure oranges-to-oranges comparison of Blacks and Whites. See how their net worth changes by years of employment, by age and so forth.

    A truly worthwhile study that should be done by some egghead Professor.

    • Thanks: Triteleia Laxa
  71. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    @guest

    Great comment, Guest. Those reading this comment and imagining what more damage the ctrl-left can do to us, ought to really reconsider their disdain for the actual Conservative's efforts to hold the line or reduce these types of taxes.* Taxes of all sorts will be used to "redistribute" your generational wealth, which is only fair to the ctrl-left.

    No doubt taxes are not nearly our only problem or the most urgent right now AnotherDad will keep telling us that the minoritarianism is THE problem. It's true that the way the nation's population is being replaced, why should we even care about the other problems?

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD. I don't care that Joe Demento and the Kamel-toe have never read Das Kapital or maybe not even read Mao's little red book. They don't talk about the "proletariat". They don't know how to spell "bourgeoise" - hell, even spell-check had a hard time with it just now - THEY ARE COMMUNISTS! The sooner you all face this fact the better ...

    ... you may want to clean your rifles.

    .

    * Better yet, do away with them - the death tax only affects the middle class, and, per this post, almost all White people and others (Oriental/Indian) who live responsibly. The rich and powerful have their ways to avoid it

    Replies: @Anonymous, @James Speaks

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale.

    They want people to own nothing, so reparations are the justification for confiscating Americans’ property and leaving them owning nothing.

  72. @Anon
    I just learned that Hannah-Jones is (at least) half white. Her mother is 100 percent white, Czech/English. Hannah-Jones also attended all-white schools through secondary school. Her mother's name, Novotny, is long gone. Hannah is her father's name and Jones is her husband's name. Her husband cuckishly also uses Hannah-Jones as his surname, post marriage.

    Replies: @guest007

    Hannah-Jones also attended Notre Dame as an undergraduate where the student body is 4% black and Notre Dame is rated in the bottom 5% on the engine of equality listing for universities. Notre Dame admits rich kids no matter the race.

    Hannah-Jones has written about benefitting from being bussed to a school that was much whiter than her neighborhood school in Iowa.

  73. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Systemic racism, equity, generational wealth. It all sounds a lot like reparations...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RczW1gIRBjY

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @guest007

    All of the talk of equity, systemic racism, 1619, red lining, etc is all meant to justify race-based reparations. Nikole Hana-Jones has actually proposed one of the more workable definition of who should be eligible: At least one blood relative who was a slave in the U.S. (ADOS) and listing yourself on a government form as black for at least ten years before reparations starts.

  74. @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend)
     
    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public-- Texas A&M and Michigan.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/10-universities-with-the-biggest-endowments

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/

    Besides the above, we have the UC system at #11, Virginia #19, Ohio State #23, Penn State #27, Pittsburgh #28, Minnesota #29, UNC #31, Wisconsin #32, Michigan State #33, Washington (Seattle) #36, Illinois #37, Purdue #38, UCLA #39. That's just in the top 40.

    (NB for the unaware: despite their names, Penn, NYU, and USC are private. Pitt is public. Only the ag school at Cornell is.)

    Replies: @Known Fact, @FPD72, @JMcG

    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public– Texas A&M and Michigan.

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    A large part of the endowments for the University of Texas and Texas A&M comes from the Permanent University Fund (PUF), which stems from over two million acres of barren west Texas land devoted to the two schools by the state government. It wasn’t known at the time that the fund was established that the land was sitting on top of an ocean of oil. As of 2018 the PUF was valued at about $23 billion, with 2/3 devoted to UT and 1/3 to A&M. So private donations are not the reason for the schools’ large endowments.

    • Thanks: Alden
  75. @Triteleia Laxa
    @Arclight

    The Federal Government should send every black adult a cash card with $2000 on it. The card will be accepted by any major business for any product or service. Or it can be used to acquire stocks etc. They should then publish a statistical analysis of what gets bought.

    When I say "should", I mean purely for my own particular interest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin, @Arclight

    Purely anecdotal, but in the week after the first 2020 stimulus check I have it from someone that would know at a major mall owner that Foot Locker did some kind of record for sales.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Arclight


    Foot Locker did some kind of record for sales.
     
    OMG, I could have done that, but instead, I wasted my money on some really nice antique Stanley Baily type 11 hand planes.
  76. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    You’re welcome. When I find myself being overcome with repulsion at the latest Black outrage, I try to remember that there are blacks who have talent and have contributed. I really don’t know why MLK was shot, but I wonder if some fairly evil power that be decided he was leading Blacks in the right direction and by murdering him, that progress would be stopped.

    Regarding Black-white race relations, there’s plenty of blame to go around. I can attest, having grown up in a whitey-white-white backwards Southern town, but not being exactly whitey-white-white myself, that many of the complaints Blacks have are rooted in reality. The problem is, instead of striving to overcome through personal growth, they have resorted to victimhood.

    Whenever I read some comment by Charles Barkley or Herschel Walker, I think there is hope. Victimhood is a vice, not a virtue.

  77. @Arclight
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Purely anecdotal, but in the week after the first 2020 stimulus check I have it from someone that would know at a major mall owner that Foot Locker did some kind of record for sales.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Foot Locker did some kind of record for sales.

    OMG, I could have done that, but instead, I wasted my money on some really nice antique Stanley Baily type 11 hand planes.

  78. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    Black Americans have made some really, really good music.

    Also I love how they used to pad the band with all those session players to get just the right sound. Was Jimmy Ellis at rehearsal yelling, “Yo, where’s my tambourine player?!” At least, that’s what I want to think happened.

    Unlike cheapskate Prince who figured he’ll just play all the instruments and give it to an engineer to mix.

  79. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    • Replies: @anon
    @James Speaks

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    You couldn't get one of the clear-channel, high power AM stations like KOMA? Not even at night?

    Replies: @James Speaks

    , @AceDeuce
    @James Speaks

    Until you "went to university"?

    Either you can't write very well, or you're British, or from the Commonwealth. That correlates with the tone of your White-loathing posts here.

    Replies: @James Speaks

  80. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    Don’t forget Clarence Carter for sharing the story of black rural family life, before democrats invented welfare, allowing child-bearing black women to dismiss black men with joyful impunity, and letting black men off the hook from personal responsibility, never really growing up, forever.

    Conclusion: Welfare to blacks is like “firewater” to American Indians.

    • Thanks: JerseyJeffersonian
  81. @Achmed E. Newman
    @guest

    Great comment, Guest. Those reading this comment and imagining what more damage the ctrl-left can do to us, ought to really reconsider their disdain for the actual Conservative's efforts to hold the line or reduce these types of taxes.* Taxes of all sorts will be used to "redistribute" your generational wealth, which is only fair to the ctrl-left.

    No doubt taxes are not nearly our only problem or the most urgent right now AnotherDad will keep telling us that the minoritarianism is THE problem. It's true that the way the nation's population is being replaced, why should we even care about the other problems?

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD. I don't care that Joe Demento and the Kamel-toe have never read Das Kapital or maybe not even read Mao's little red book. They don't talk about the "proletariat". They don't know how to spell "bourgeoise" - hell, even spell-check had a hard time with it just now - THEY ARE COMMUNISTS! The sooner you all face this fact the better ...

    ... you may want to clean your rifles.

    .

    * Better yet, do away with them - the death tax only affects the middle class, and, per this post, almost all White people and others (Oriental/Indian) who live responsibly. The rich and powerful have their ways to avoid it

    Replies: @Anonymous, @James Speaks

    However, face it, what the people in power want right now is redistribution on a massive scale. Home Equity, as Mr. Sailer brings up, is the biggie. This is Communism, PERIOD.

    I think it was the inconsiderate Fareed Zakaria who wrote in Illiberal Democracy that widespread distribution of income and home ownership are the greatest guaranteers of individual freedoms. If true, as I think is so, then negro agitation to transfer wealth from whites to negroes not only does not advance individual freedoms, but by demanding reparations from whites, to be channeled to negroes via a central government, they are promoting dictatorship and corruption.

    One more thing: Not all generational wealth is pecuniary. It would cost whites very little to transfer to negroes all the insights about health, education, network building, speech and demeanor that make it easier to accumulate wealth in white society. For example, under demeanor, avoid being murdered. It is difficult to accumulate money after some dud jes popped a cap in yo head, iffn you get my drift. But again, doing all these things would be acting white and that is frowned upon.

  82. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    Here is a fabulous remake of Papa Was a Rolling Stone from Was Not Was. Includes a brutal rap section from the son of the absent dad.

  83. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You're obviously unfamiliar with the bibulous Pete Townshend demos of some of the Who's most famous hits: "My Segregation," "Magic Busing," and "The Kids Are All White."

    Pete was in his brief Enoch Powell phase, hushed up by the Who's management at the time.


    Just kidding...

    Replies: @J.Ross

    That at long length finally explains the beans …

  84. They will be inventing ways to take your money, middle-class White man.

    Fight back.

    Get ahead of the curve.

    Cut your expenses faster than they can steal your wealth.

    This is war, and money is the weapon.

    “Get woke, go broke” isn’t something that magically happens just because Fox News-watching boomer conservatives wish it would. You actually have to make the decision to stop giving your money to woke power nodes.

    Boycott Hollywood – Cancel your cable TV subscription. Stop going to the movies. Stop renting movies. Stop buying Rock albums. Stop going to Rock concerts. Cancel your mainstream-media subscriptions. Never visit Los Angeles as a tourist.

    Boycott Wall Street – Cancel all insurance. Never pay interest – save and buy with cash, including your house. Never pay rent – parents, let your adult children live with you while they save to buy their house with cash. Twenty-somethings, move back home with mom and dad and save every penny until you are ready to buy with cash. Never visit New York City as a tourist.

    Boycott academia – Either don’t go to college, or use it exclusively as a form of vocational training, with the explicit goal of spending the absolute minimum amount of money on your education. Never visit Boston as a tourist.

    Boycott the government – Eliminate or minimize purchases of goods subject to federal excise tax (alcohol, tobacco, gasoline, firearms & ammunition). If you live in a blue state, eliminate or minimize purchases of goods subject to sales tax, and never engage in any home improvement that would raise your property tax. Minimize all activities that result in the payment of tolls or fees to the government. Utilize all legal income tax minimization strategies. Never visit Washington DC as a tourist.

  85. @The Alarmist
    Some of the Boomer “generational wealth” stories have no doubt inspired X’ers and Millenials to start focusing on the “generational wealth” they watched the Boomers squander on houses, boats and flashy vacations after they inherited said wealth from the savings of the Silents, leaving little or nothing of real value for their children and grandchildren.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    Any money squandered pales to insignificance in comparison to the social fabric and social cohesion shredded – hell, society itself – in the stampede toward value-free self-aggrandizement. Had that not happened, the profligacy would have had a limit.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  86. @Gordo
    @prime noticer


    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa
     
    All the blacks in Rhodesia became billionaires once the White Rhodesians were expelled.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Zimbabwe-currency.jpg?w=700&ssl=1

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @J1234, @res

    The value of 50 billion Zimbucks is aptly captured through the image of three, irregular stones perilously stacked one upon the other. Inherently unstable because intellectually and culturally lacking any genuine integrity.

  87. @countenance
    A whole lot of what would have been in the past trans-generational wealth is now eaten up in some kind of financial leverage against the equity of the real estate of older people. And a lot of that is long term care.

    Replies: @J1234

    A whole lot of what would have been in the past trans-generational wealth is now eaten up in some kind of financial leverage against the equity of the real estate of older people. And a lot of that is long term care.

    My dad lived in an assisted living facility for the last seven years of his life. It cost 45 – 60 k per year, and he didn’t go there until he was 91. It all came out of his savings or investments and the liquidation of his house. I’d say assisted living used up half of his net worth. He and his generational peers lived longer than all that came before them, so the collective depletion of wealth in their final years is extensive today.

    Those who are poor – or were less frugal during their productive lives – can live in similar types of facilities, but the government foots the bill. If the left was genuinely prone to fairness, this all would be factored into their transfer-of-wealth equations.

    Anyway, property and posterity have a connection to each other in many ways, and have for many centuries in the West. Among other things, they both are extensions of who we are as individuals, and allow us to connect to future generations in a personal way that gives profound meaning to our lives. The extreme left – in true predatory fashion – intends to rob traditional America not only of property, posterity and wealth, but of meaning.

  88. @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    https://youtu.be/mv9cWgkpIZ4

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    You couldn’t get one of the clear-channel, high power AM stations like KOMA? Not even at night?

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @anon

    The AM radio and mono record player were in a drawer below the B&W TV picture tube. To have been able to listen to WLS would have meant winning an argument with all the older people in the living room.

  89. @Gordo
    @prime noticer


    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa
     
    All the blacks in Rhodesia became billionaires once the White Rhodesians were expelled.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Zimbabwe-currency.jpg?w=700&ssl=1

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @J1234, @res

    Thanks for the pic. I found a 20 bil. note on eBay right now for 4 bucks and bought it.

  90. One, highly entertaining, incremental conservatives could do–under the guise of being against racial fraud and theft–is require all AA and any “reparations” recipients to be genetically at least 50% black (and of course descendants of slaves, not immigrants).

    This would have some traction among actual blacks and the squealing … oh, the squealing would be delicious.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @AnotherDad

    There's no definition of "black" for affirmative action. Everyone just claim to be black. In Coates' lingo "white people" are merely those "who think they are white". "Black" defined the same way is extremely flexible.

  91. @Abolish_public_education
    You do not have to have laws forcing segregated .. schools if white Americans .. can simply buy their way into expensive enclaves with exclusive public schools

    She has a point.

    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.

    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend); I presume those same [parents] are itemizing deductions.

    The government should be prohibited from accepting donations. At the very least, all such monies should be required to go into the state’s general fund, to be spent as the politicians see fit. (My strong preference is that the money should be rebated to taxpayers.)

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @FPD72, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    It’s been illegal to donate money to public schools since 1966, Serrano vs Priest. In most states, local property taxes DO NOT GO TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THE KIDS WHO LIVE IN THE LOCALLY TAXED BUILDINGS ATTEND .

    In most states, all county and city property taxes go into the state general fund.

    Then the STATE education taxes are doled out on a strictly equal basis. Every state has a horde of nasty fat black women bureaucrats monitoring the process.

    Schools with more than about 30 percent blacks and Asians then get about double the funds spent per pupil than White schools. The double funds come from federal taxes. And other sources such as zuckerberg’s donation of billions to the black Newark NJ school district.

    There were federal Serrano vs Priest type decisions and in most states. It happened very fast, as judicial legal changes tend to do.

    Interestingly, college education courses still teach that local schools are funded solely by homeowner taxes, and that black stupidity is caused by poverty. Homeowner taxes, not even commercial building taxes.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Alden

    I've seen signs out front of California public schools that track how close the school has come to privately raising the funds it wants. Six+ figures for who knows what purpose. It wasn't coming from bake sales.

    A quick i'net search revealed this (from 2013):

    [Robert] Reich reported that the Hillsborough (Calif.) Schools Foundation asks parents for $2,300 per child. “Hillsborough is not an anomaly,” Reich wrote for the Times. “The foundation supporting the Palo Alto school district asks for $800 per child; in Menlo Park, it’s $1,500; and at the Ross Elementary School in Marin County, it’s a staggering $3,400.”

    The same article mentions that Santa Monica will intercept a private donation and redistribute it around the entire district.

    That other comment, regarding the large endowments at some public universities (who also charge large tuition) was really something. Once again we see the government hoarding substantial assets -- which it taps into when it wants to fund its pet projects, i.e a slush fund -- while it pleads poverty and hits up taxpayers for more money.

  92. @AnotherDad
    One, highly entertaining, incremental conservatives could do--under the guise of being against racial fraud and theft--is require all AA and any "reparations" recipients to be genetically at least 50% black (and of course descendants of slaves, not immigrants).

    This would have some traction among actual blacks and the squealing ... oh, the squealing would be delicious.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa

    There’s no definition of “black” for affirmative action. Everyone just claim to be black. In Coates’ lingo “white people” are merely those “who think they are white”. “Black” defined the same way is extremely flexible.

  93. @Gordo
    @Dennis Dale


    Throughout their lives the deadbeat dad has a distinct advantage
     
    He has no genetic disadvantage only if the rest of us keep his kids alive.

    Replies: @Dennis Dale

    Absolutely. The R strategist thrives in our system by piggybacking on government subsidized female sexual liberation. The “systemic” bias in our system actually disadvantages whites, as K strategists!

    Another honest way then of looking at black v white welfare in the US would be to account for all these extra children black America produces that wouldn’t have been born if their parents had to support them, and to factor in the wealth which is then redistributed to blacks by welfare and other gibs.

  94. @FPD72
    @Abolish_public_education


    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.
     
    Most states have “Robin Hood” laws that redistribute tax funds from affluent school districts to less affluent ones. Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts. Differences in school quality are not due to expenditures but on the students and the educational expectations of their parent[s].

    For example, in California, the cost per pupil in heavily black Oakland is $17,083, while in white and Asian Burbank the cost per pupil is $11,586.

    https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/fd/ec/currentexpense.asp

    I’ve linked my source; where’s yours? Please don’t post a picture of your rear end nor of a vague newspaper article that doesn’t cite actual numbers, such as the Atlanta paper article that discussed school resources in College Park that Steve wrote about several months ago.

    All of that said, I agree with your nom de internet. Get rid of the whole system, which is run top down like the old Soviet economy.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Abolish_public_education

    Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts.

    Most of which goes for counselors, cops, and all kinds of political patronage jobs, plus, in Chicago, computers that were nowhere to be found when schools were closed.

  95. @FPD72
    @Abolish_public_education


    The government makes non-rich people pay high sales taxes, and assigns (i.e. segregates) their kids to totally crappy, often physically dangerous schools in order to subsidize not totally crappy and geo/eco restricted schools for rich kids.
     
    Most states have “Robin Hood” laws that redistribute tax funds from affluent school districts to less affluent ones. Most urban (predominantly POC) districts spend more per pupil than suburban and rural districts. Differences in school quality are not due to expenditures but on the students and the educational expectations of their parent[s].

    For example, in California, the cost per pupil in heavily black Oakland is $17,083, while in white and Asian Burbank the cost per pupil is $11,586.

    https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/fd/ec/currentexpense.asp

    I’ve linked my source; where’s yours? Please don’t post a picture of your rear end nor of a vague newspaper article that doesn’t cite actual numbers, such as the Atlanta paper article that discussed school resources in College Park that Steve wrote about several months ago.

    All of that said, I agree with your nom de internet. Get rid of the whole system, which is run top down like the old Soviet economy.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Abolish_public_education

    The published, per-student statistics are government lowball figures, crafted for political purposes: The DEM/GOPs use the numbers to argue for more tax dollars for traditional/charter schools.

    The statistics deliberately exclude significant expenses such as capital costs, PERS, interest, and increasingly, federal bailout funds. (A quick glance at the data from the link you provided shows it guilty of that.)

    The argument that “crappy parents make crappy schools” misses the point. Schools with good parents are crappy, too. Lots of tax dollars spent buys very unimpressive, academic results (and a lot of social pathology). How high should the average per-student, tax expenditure go before you recognize that?

    [MORE]

    The schools spend, on nationwide average — not that figure you quoted that was pulled out of some bureaucrat’s azz — ~$20K per kid; the inner city average is around $30K. More than the the tuition charged by non-elite privates, in the same general area. Way higher than home schools.

    Besides, it’s a cheap shot to blame crappy parents. Many of them don’t have much formal education themselves. Who can blame them — indeed, they and taxpayers have every right to expect — that the schools will do the education job for them. After all, the schools are staffed with credentialed experts, have custody of the kids for 1,080+ hours per year (for 10+ years), etc. If the schools can’t do the job, they should announce it, apologize to taxpayers, and quit.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Abolish_public_education

    The Robert Kennedy School on Wilshire Blvd. (where poor RFK was murdered) cost $578 million dollars to build.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  96. @Alden
    @Abolish_public_education

    It’s been illegal to donate money to public schools since 1966, Serrano vs Priest. In most states, local property taxes DO NOT GO TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THE KIDS WHO LIVE IN THE LOCALLY TAXED BUILDINGS ATTEND .

    In most states, all county and city property taxes go into the state general fund.

    Then the STATE education taxes are doled out on a strictly equal basis. Every state has a horde of nasty fat black women bureaucrats monitoring the process.

    Schools with more than about 30 percent blacks and Asians then get about double the funds spent per pupil than White schools. The double funds come from federal taxes. And other sources such as zuckerberg’s donation of billions to the black Newark NJ school district.

    There were federal Serrano vs Priest type decisions and in most states. It happened very fast, as judicial legal changes tend to do.

    Interestingly, college education courses still teach that local schools are funded solely by homeowner taxes, and that black stupidity is caused by poverty. Homeowner taxes, not even commercial building taxes.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    I’ve seen signs out front of California public schools that track how close the school has come to privately raising the funds it wants. Six+ figures for who knows what purpose. It wasn’t coming from bake sales.

    A quick i’net search revealed this (from 2013):

    [Robert] Reich reported that the Hillsborough (Calif.) Schools Foundation asks parents for $2,300 per child. “Hillsborough is not an anomaly,” Reich wrote for the Times. “The foundation supporting the Palo Alto school district asks for $800 per child; in Menlo Park, it’s $1,500; and at the Ross Elementary School in Marin County, it’s a staggering $3,400.”

    The same article mentions that Santa Monica will intercept a private donation and redistribute it around the entire district.

    That other comment, regarding the large endowments at some public universities (who also charge large tuition) was really something. Once again we see the government hoarding substantial assets — which it taps into when it wants to fund its pet projects, i.e a slush fund — while it pleads poverty and hits up taxpayers for more money.

  97. @Elli
    The great majority of people used to be poor. All my grandparents were born poor. They did have the opportunity, the will, the discipline, and the brains to escape poverty.

    The US lagged in giving black people the same opportunity for mass escape from poverty, by a generation or two in the North, two or three generations in the South.

    The doors were opened roughly in 1970. Meanwhile, welfare policy was undermining the black family. Sometimes, it was no welfare if the father lived in the home. Mostly, it was Uncle Sam is easier to live with than many men.

    Then, automation, immigration, off-shoring. Good blue collar jobs gone. Men even more dispensable.

    The doors opened and closed.

    There is no generational wealth without family stability. There is no wealth without men's work.

    Replies: @obwandiyag

    Nahh. Your GPs had Luck. Nothing but. Period.

  98. @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    It’s also outrageous, and anti-democratic, how folks are able to donate money directly to the government schools of their choice (e.g. parents give to the ones their kids attend)
     
    Of the ten largest university endowments in the US, two are public-- Texas A&M and Michigan.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/10-universities-with-the-biggest-endowments

    Counting systems rather than individual campuses puts Texas at #2, with separate A&M still in the top ten.

    https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/

    Besides the above, we have the UC system at #11, Virginia #19, Ohio State #23, Penn State #27, Pittsburgh #28, Minnesota #29, UNC #31, Wisconsin #32, Michigan State #33, Washington (Seattle) #36, Illinois #37, Purdue #38, UCLA #39. That's just in the top 40.

    (NB for the unaware: despite their names, Penn, NYU, and USC are private. Pitt is public. Only the ag school at Cornell is.)

    Replies: @Known Fact, @FPD72, @JMcG

    A tiny quibble, Penn State isn’t strictly a public university. It’s state related. Pennsylvania does have a network of state schools with tuition significantly lower than that of Penn State.

  99. @Gordo
    @prime noticer


    you can tell that africans are naturals at creating generational wealth by the thousands and thousands of billionaires in Africa
     
    All the blacks in Rhodesia became billionaires once the White Rhodesians were expelled.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Zimbabwe-currency.jpg?w=700&ssl=1

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @J1234, @res

    The billionaires are the poor folk.

  100. @Known Fact
    The main point of contrast is that if need be, white people can go live in their parents' basement. Due to centuries of redlining, blacks don't have basements. So it's a foundational as well as generational inequity

    Replies: @black sea

    There’s always Mama’s living room couch.

  101. A race war is looking more and more affordable, no?

  102. @Steve Sailer
    @James Speaks

    Thanks.

    The Temptations were about a dozen and a half really talented guys -- the five singers, the songwriters such as Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Whitfield-Holland, executive Berry Gordy, and the Funk Brothers house Motown instrumentalists.

    That's a whole lot of talent. While "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," perhaps the last classic Temptations track, is not their most joy-inducing song, the expertise on display is impressive.

    Replies: @John Milton's Ghost, @James Speaks, @The Anti-Gnostic, @James Speaks, @Anonymous, @JerseyJeffersonian, @AceDeuce

    The most salient line in “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” was talking about “Papa” having three “outside children”. A term that the niggros in Motown knew that every black person in America knew–and few if any Whites did.

    “Outside children” refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon–and a very widespread one, then and now–hence the fact that no explanation was needed for the lyric. Of course now, nigro men don’t even bother with the getting married part.

    It shows just how pervasive the sexual incontinence of nigros was/is/will be–a major factor in their lack of capacity to gain generational wealth.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    “Outside children” refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon

    It's no longer exclusively black. I don't think it ever was, just a great deal more common among blacks.

    The authors of that song were born ca. 1940. Having a mess of ba*tard children actually was quite atypical among black men of the 1910 cohort. As recently as 1960, about 85% of all black children were born to married couples. Among those who were not, the mother commonly married someone else within a few years (as did Jesse Jackson's mother).

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  103. Black fathers are famous for their dedication to sticking around so that they can build generational wealth for their heirs.

    There isn’t much of a savings culture among blacks and even quite affluent blacks often have wretched credit histories.

    In fairness to black fathers, I suspect if you got down to cases you’d discover quite a few of them were shoo’d away or driven away. A great many ‘single mothers’ of any race are so because they’re just wretched at the art of human relations.

    • Agree: beavertales
  104. Dear, you know mother is only loaning us her Fabulous Fifties furniture until she dies.

    –Mary Bland

  105. @AceDeuce
    @Steve Sailer

    The most salient line in “Papa Was a Rolling Stone" was talking about "Papa" having three "outside children". A term that the niggros in Motown knew that every black person in America knew--and few if any Whites did.

    "Outside children" refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon--and a very widespread one, then and now--hence the fact that no explanation was needed for the lyric. Of course now, nigro men don't even bother with the getting married part.

    It shows just how pervasive the sexual incontinence of nigros was/is/will be--a major factor in their lack of capacity to gain generational wealth.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    “Outside children” refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon

    It’s no longer exclusively black. I don’t think it ever was, just a great deal more common among blacks.

    The authors of that song were born ca. 1940. Having a mess of ba*tard children actually was quite atypical among black men of the 1910 cohort. As recently as 1960, about 85% of all black children were born to married couples. Among those who were not, the mother commonly married someone else within a few years (as did Jesse Jackson’s mother).

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Art Deco

    Uh, no.

    It was overwhelmingly (I'd guess 99% +) a black thing. It was not atypical of them at any time.

    Your number of bastard black children is way off too. You say 15% in 1960--No. Try 25% officially. Which means probably 30%+ in real life. That's what Moynihan found in the early 60s BEFORE the "Great Society". It was 20-30% back in the 30s 40s and 50s-as opposed to 3-4% in the White community. Which ties in with MLK's admission in his 1957 speech "Some Things We Must Do" that blacks had 8 times the bastardy rates of Whites.

    And of course, that doesn't count the number of black kids born legitimately whose fathers bailed soon afterwards. For all practical purposes, those kids might as well have been born bastards. Pre Great Society, I'd bet upwards of 50% of blacks spent most of their childhood with one parent. Probably more.

    Jesse Jackson's mother was 16 years old when she birthed him in 1941--knocked up by her 33 year old married neighbor. You think that Whites did that back then? Or even now?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  106. @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    “Outside children” refers to the kids that a married man has fathered outside of his marriage. It is, and was, a pretty much exclusively nigro phenomenon

    It's no longer exclusively black. I don't think it ever was, just a great deal more common among blacks.

    The authors of that song were born ca. 1940. Having a mess of ba*tard children actually was quite atypical among black men of the 1910 cohort. As recently as 1960, about 85% of all black children were born to married couples. Among those who were not, the mother commonly married someone else within a few years (as did Jesse Jackson's mother).

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Uh, no.

    It was overwhelmingly (I’d guess 99% +) a black thing. It was not atypical of them at any time.

    Your number of bastard black children is way off too. You say 15% in 1960–No. Try 25% officially. Which means probably 30%+ in real life. That’s what Moynihan found in the early 60s BEFORE the “Great Society”. It was 20-30% back in the 30s 40s and 50s-as opposed to 3-4% in the White community. Which ties in with MLK’s admission in his 1957 speech “Some Things We Must Do” that blacks had 8 times the bastardy rates of Whites.

    And of course, that doesn’t count the number of black kids born legitimately whose fathers bailed soon afterwards. For all practical purposes, those kids might as well have been born bastards. Pre Great Society, I’d bet upwards of 50% of blacks spent most of their childhood with one parent. Probably more.

    Jesse Jackson’s mother was 16 years old when she birthed him in 1941–knocked up by her 33 year old married neighbor. You think that Whites did that back then? Or even now?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AceDeuce

    It was overwhelmingly (I’d guess 99% +) a black thing. It was not atypical of them at any time.

    Get back to me when you've learned your multiplication tables.

  107. @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    https://youtu.be/mv9cWgkpIZ4

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

    Until you “went to university”?

    Either you can’t write very well, or you’re British, or from the Commonwealth. That correlates with the tone of your White-loathing posts here.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @AceDeuce

    Or, I just like to say "went to university" to see what effect it has on volatile, lesser minds.

  108. @Observator
    @guest

    The first $11.4 million of any inheritance are exempt from federal estate taxes, so that rules out what 99% or so of us from that obligation. Property taxes are collected so municipalities can provide police and fire protection, public education, and other community services. Approximately 12 cents of your federal tax dollar is spent on human services, while sixty cents or more goes directly or indirectly for the cost of the military apparatus.

    Just saying…

    As for reparations, over three hundred thousand white United States soldiers, sailors, and Marines gave their lives in the war that crushed the southern separatist insurrection. For the great majority, it was not their purpose to end slavery, but the end of slavery was made possible by, and is the direct result of, their sacrifices. The debt which today’s racial reparationists allege is due to them from white America was paid in full, in blood and suffering, long before any of us was born.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Property taxes are collected so municipalities can provide police and fire protection, public education, and other community services.

    That’s a sales pitch for suckers.

    The money goes to pay the inflated salaries and (especially pension) benefits of government bureaucrats.

  109. @Abolish_public_education
    @FPD72

    The published, per-student statistics are government lowball figures, crafted for political purposes: The DEM/GOPs use the numbers to argue for more tax dollars for traditional/charter schools.

    The statistics deliberately exclude significant expenses such as capital costs, PERS, interest, and increasingly, federal bailout funds. (A quick glance at the data from the link you provided shows it guilty of that.)

    The argument that "crappy parents make crappy schools" misses the point. Schools with good parents are crappy, too. Lots of tax dollars spent buys very unimpressive, academic results (and a lot of social pathology). How high should the average per-student, tax expenditure go before you recognize that?

    The schools spend, on nationwide average -- not that figure you quoted that was pulled out of some bureaucrat's azz -- ~$20K per kid; the inner city average is around $30K. More than the the tuition charged by non-elite privates, in the same general area. Way higher than home schools.

    Besides, it's a cheap shot to blame crappy parents. Many of them don't have much formal education themselves. Who can blame them -- indeed, they and taxpayers have every right to expect -- that the schools will do the education job for them. After all, the schools are staffed with credentialed experts, have custody of the kids for 1,080+ hours per year (for 10+ years), etc. If the schools can't do the job, they should announce it, apologize to taxpayers, and quit.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The Robert Kennedy School on Wilshire Blvd. (where poor RFK was murdered) cost $578 million dollars to build.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Steve Sailer

    Wiki reports it’s designed to hold 4,200 students (inmates). Figure 40-yr depreciation, at rated capacity, single session. That’s an extra, uncounted, $3,440 per kid per year.

  110. We have to separate or else we will not survive, when will we get it thru our thick heads.

  111. @AceDeuce
    @James Speaks

    Until you "went to university"?

    Either you can't write very well, or you're British, or from the Commonwealth. That correlates with the tone of your White-loathing posts here.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Or, I just like to say “went to university” to see what effect it has on volatile, lesser minds.

  112. @anon
    @James Speaks

    To think, I did not know these guys existed until I left backwards Southern town and went to university.

    You couldn't get one of the clear-channel, high power AM stations like KOMA? Not even at night?

    Replies: @James Speaks

    The AM radio and mono record player were in a drawer below the B&W TV picture tube. To have been able to listen to WLS would have meant winning an argument with all the older people in the living room.

  113. @Steve Sailer
    @Abolish_public_education

    The Robert Kennedy School on Wilshire Blvd. (where poor RFK was murdered) cost $578 million dollars to build.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Wiki reports it’s designed to hold 4,200 students (inmates). Figure 40-yr depreciation, at rated capacity, single session. That’s an extra, uncounted, $3,440 per kid per year.

  114. @AceDeuce
    @Art Deco

    Uh, no.

    It was overwhelmingly (I'd guess 99% +) a black thing. It was not atypical of them at any time.

    Your number of bastard black children is way off too. You say 15% in 1960--No. Try 25% officially. Which means probably 30%+ in real life. That's what Moynihan found in the early 60s BEFORE the "Great Society". It was 20-30% back in the 30s 40s and 50s-as opposed to 3-4% in the White community. Which ties in with MLK's admission in his 1957 speech "Some Things We Must Do" that blacks had 8 times the bastardy rates of Whites.

    And of course, that doesn't count the number of black kids born legitimately whose fathers bailed soon afterwards. For all practical purposes, those kids might as well have been born bastards. Pre Great Society, I'd bet upwards of 50% of blacks spent most of their childhood with one parent. Probably more.

    Jesse Jackson's mother was 16 years old when she birthed him in 1941--knocked up by her 33 year old married neighbor. You think that Whites did that back then? Or even now?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    It was overwhelmingly (I’d guess 99% +) a black thing. It was not atypical of them at any time.

    Get back to me when you’ve learned your multiplication tables.

    • LOL: AceDeuce

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