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In the New York Times, Ezra Klein interviews Ibram X. Kendi:

… IBRAM X. KENDI: Well, what it means to be antiracist is to first recognize that we live in a society of racial inequities, from wealth to health to criminal justice to education, and to recognize that we’ve been taught that, let’s say, Black people are disproportionately impoverished or incarcerated because there’s something wrong with Black people behaviorally or culturally. And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior. And so therefore, the cause of a disparity or an inequity must be policies or practices that we see or don’t see. And to be antiracist is to identify those and challenge them and to try to rebuild a nation that — policies and practices that create equity and justice for all people. …

In other words, the essence of antiracism is to make blacks as rich as whites by making whites as poor as blacks.

And then the other side of this question becomes, what is the cause of crime? And I think that’s one of the fundamental debates we’ve been having as Americans, really, from the beginning of this country. And some people have believed that the cause of crime, particularly the cause of crime in Black neighborhoods, are those Black people. In other words, it’s their culture, it’s their behavior. At a time, it was the result of we had this genetic predisposition to violence and criminality. And if that’s the case, then it makes sense that you need police, well-funded police, who can basically control those animals because they’re the cause of the crime.

But what if something else is happening? What if there were higher levels of poverty and unemployment and dense poverty and unemployment. Let’s say that’s a cause of the crime. Let’s say the cause of the crime is the amount of guns that are circulating throughout this nation. What if the cause is the lack of mental health services? What if the cause is the lack of resources for local schools since they’re so based on property taxes? And I think in order for us to talk about defunding the police and even whether we should pursue that, we can’t divorce that from the argument over the source of the crime itself.

Now obviously, police unions are primarily making the case that crime levels are directly relative to the amount of funding police receive and the number of police receives. You have more police, more funding for police, there’s less crime. There’s no data that supports that, but that’s what they’re advocating, and that’s what they’re making people to believe, that if you reduce funding for the police, crime is going to grow. But there’s no evidence that supports that. And that’s actually not what we found. We don’t have evidence that supports the rising levels of homicides over the last year has been because the police have been defunded.

… IBRAM X. KENDI: No, you’re not. And I guess one of the things that’s happened — and I write about this in my work. One of the things that some people would say is, they wouldn’t say, let’s say, Black people are inferior genetically. They wouldn’t say that Black people are inferior culturally. But they would say, what I sort of call in my work, the oppression inferiority thesis, which is that Black people are subjected to oppression, and that then results in behaviors that are deficient. And those behaviors include, let’s say, violent behaviors or other types of behaviors. And it’s a very thin line between saying that there’s no such thing as a dangerous unemployed neighborhood and there’s a dangerous Black neighborhood because of unemployment. Those are two different things, and I think I wanted to really push to ensure we’re understanding these as dangerous unemployed neighborhoods. That the race of the people really don’t matter in this sense in the way that the poverty does.

Latinos are roughly as poor as blacks, but the black murder rate is several times that of the Latino murder rate.

EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality. But I think that if Joe Biden came out tomorrow and said, I’m for open borders, the practical effect would not be open borders but would be Donald Trump is president again in 2025. How do you think about those questions of political strategy and its interplay here?

IBRAM X. KENDI: See, Ezra, that’s why I don’t like us talking because you’re always asking me these incredibly difficult questions. In all seriousness, I think, in that case, we really would have to think very deeply about, how do we convey and promote this policy in a way that is not going to then lead to this reactionary sort of response.

Ibram goes on at some length but never quite tells Ezra explicitly that he doesn’t give a damn about a bunch of Mexican foreigners getting in due to Ezra’s obsession with Open Borders.

… I think for me, what’s been the most striking aspect of the critique of critical race theory is they’ve painted critical race theory as antiwhite and concomitantly caste antiracism as antiwhite.

And the reason why that’s been so incredible to me is because it should be widely believed that the phrase, antiracist is code for antiwhite, was a white supremacist talking point for years. I think that’s what’s also been striking to me, that you can have such prominent white supremacist thoughts dominating the Republican Party that even Donald Trump himself isn’t necessarily driving. …

IBRAM X. KENDI: So let me just say one at a principle level and one at a policy level. I think the principle — and this becomes a principle within the courts, which, of course, is outlandish, but you asked. That instead of the current principle that was affirmed recently by the Supreme Court decision in Arizona voting law, that pretty much in order to prove that a policy is, let’s say, racist we have to show intent, instead, if a policy had disparate impact, then it could be defined as a policy that potentially needs to be eradicated and presumably is even unconstitutional or even is racist towards a particular group.

Has Kendi not heard of the 49 years of disparate impact law since Griggs vs. Duke Power in 1972?

To complicate it further, as we talked about earlier, certain policies can have disparate impact for different groups. But if it’s a policy that is, let’s say, primarily making it harder for Black, brown, and indigenous people to vote, and it’s not as hard for white Americans, then we would know that that’s a policy that the court should be striking down. I think at a policy level, to me, the two data points that demonstrate the cumulative effect of racist policies and practices and even ideas and violence and abuse are racial health disparities, but more specifically the life expectancy gap and the racial wealth gap. And I don’t know of a single policy in which we can eliminate the life expectancy gap, but I do know of a single policy that has the potential to eliminate, if targeted and implemented correctly, has the capacity to eliminate the racial wealth gap, and that’s reparations.

In other words, to be antiracist is to take white wealth at gunpoint under color of law and give it to blacks.

 
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  1. • LOL: Spud Boy
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I already commented on that. But since u brought it up, I'll do so again. Chris Rock covered this in his priceless "Blacks & N*****s."

    Full quote in its original glory:

    https://genius.com/Chris-rock-niggas-vs-black-people-annotated

    , @neutral
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This does raise the question why equity should only be contained in the USA? If people in other lands are not as rich as America there are no ideological reasons why those people should also be given the benefits of equity.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's not ironical that blacks passed the book store without a backward glance; it's practical. Shoe stores in chocolicious areas however should consider shuttering all bricks and mortars and open a store front on Amazon. Black men are just crazy about shoes. Murderously crazy.

    , @Cindy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    What is ironic about that, though? It's perfectly natural and expected.

  2. I was going to say something about this Kendi bozo, because he actually states the argument pretty clearly.

    But then we get this …

    EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality.

    Of the two, it’s Ezra Klein who is the bigger bozo.

    A reminder that white gentiles managed the black disaster for 300+ years and still ran an incredibly successful nation just dragging the black boat anchor along, but 50 years from the rise of the Jews we’ve got an effing disaster.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Some Guy
    @AnotherDad

    "In other words, the essence of antiracism is to make the world as rich as America by making America as poor as the world."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @AnotherDad

    Klein to Kendi:


    You’ve proposed a constitutional amendment that would block policy that would add racial inequality. But there are a lot of policies — you can make the argument, at least — that have really mixed effects.

    So one of the ones that came to mind for this was, for the past couple of years, the Federal Reserve has really held interest rates down. And there are studies suggesting that when they do that, on the one hand, it’s good for Black incomes, good for Black employment because it gets the economy moving faster. On the other hand, because it boosts the price of stocks and other kinds of assets like that and we already have a big wealth gap, it ends up increasing the wealth gap because it’s disproportionately adding to white wealth. So it’s sort of taken with one hand and given with the other. [emphasis added] How do you think about a policy like that within this framework?
     
    I like how Klein acknowledges the rising economy was good for Blacks, but then, as an anti-White Jew, he instigates that White wealth grew “disproportionately” and thus something was “taken” from Blacks.
    , @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    Before encountering Klein's nasty hateful arrogance, this is what struck me. Kendi actually makes the argument pretty clearly:


    And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior. And so therefore, the cause of a disparity or an inequity must be policies or practices that we see or don’t see.
     
    Basically
    -- sure, we know individuals vary
    -- but racial groups are equal

    In fact, the 2nd statement is provably wrong given the first. On any trait where individuals vary--i.e. where some trait is not at fixation--then groups must vary as well. Individual people from a particular group--with their individual unequal traits--die. And other's--with their differing individual traits--are born. If two groups are at this second the same in some trait , tomorrow they will be different.

    In other words, individual differences mathematically mandate differences in different "population groups". Whether those differences are absolutely trivial or moderate or substantial depends on what selection is doing. There could be some balancing selection on a trait that works in all populations pushing toward a very similar equilibrium. Or some differences in environment (geographical or cultural) that have pushed them apart. But group differences there will be.

    And what those differences are and how big are matters of ... empirical reality. (Simply go look.)

    We need intellectuals with the rhetorical chops to first call "bullshit" on Kendi's "races must be equal" axiom.

    And then go on to point that in fact it is the reverse: That it is basically impossible for populations separately breeding for thousands of years in separate geographic and cultural environments to have the same characteristics. It violates every principle of evolutionary biology to expect these separately breeding populations to be the same in traits where individuals different and that are important for survival and reproduction--and hence where selection is operating. It is against science.

    We need people to hammer home that when you have "diversity" you inherently have inequality.

    Replies: @Pericles

    , @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    Ezra Klein can keep a clean conscience, damn Trump and his supporters, and do the decent thing instead of useless pontificating and virtue signalling, which to be Frank, anyone sitting in an armchair can do; nothing is stopping him from showing his skin in the game, so to speak, in the most direct and purposeful way - He can voluntarily donate the entirety of his income - plus taxes paid, to one of the myriad charities which aid paupers, of his choice, minus of course, a sum necessary to main the barest bones of life in America for himself.


    I'm not holding my breath.

  3. Based Congressman.

    By the way, the Democrats are trying to pass an amnesty through reconciliation. This only requires 50 Senate votes.

    We need the Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough to stop this.

    Elizabeth MacDonough controls the future demographic makeup of the US.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123


    GOP Rep. Ted Budd says Democrats are using foreign migration to change the nation's demographics.
    But the migration is also widening class and regional economic inequalities, so pushing the US towards a tiered society, like Mexico or China.
     
    Thanks Johnny, that is actually based.

    It's also a policy that will only be adopted by a predatory parasitic overclass that is alienated from the people and expects to maintain themselves separately or simply leave. Because the plain reality is ... this is the population your "posterity" will live with and eventually breed with.

    (And it doesn't necessarily take that long. I'm super confident about my kids, and reasonably confident on the grandkids. But i have cousin with some pretty downscale grandkids.)

    People promoting this--along with whatever other motivations--must believe they have some program so that their progeny endless float above in the overclass ... or are willing to have them decamp and leave. So they don't care about trashing the joint.
    , @Desiderius
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Our elected representatives are on the case!

    https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/1416237620963721220?s=20

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Peter D. Bredon

  4. An excellent article on the whole “Kendi cult” was in Wednesday’s (7-14-21) Wall Street Journal Op-ed by Jason Riley. Riley (who is also black) called out Kendi’s CRT as nothing more than a “fancy argument for affirmative action.” Well said. That’s all that Kendi’s CRT really wants: an accelerated and on-steroids affirmative action program for this country.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/critical-race-theory-is-a-hustle-11626214782?page=1

    • Replies: @SMK
    @PaceLaw

    Wrong. The mind-boggling delusions of this anti-white and anti-"racist" psychotic and his solutions to end "racism" and disparities between whites and blacks and "browns" in rates of wealth and poverty and incarceration are a demand for both mayhem and anarchy and coercion and totalitarianism.

    We already live in such a nation and culture to a large degree with racial quotas in favor of negroes and against whites and, generally and increasingly, the de facto as opposed to de jure right of blacks to commit violent and other mala in se felonies and sundry misdemeanors, which in many cities have now been "decriminalized."

    The obvious reality and injustice is that not nearly enough violent black criminals, virtually all of them recidivists, are in prison -a reality confirmed by the anarchy and mayhem and warfare in Chicago, St-Louis,, Baltimore, Detroit, New York, ad nauseam.

    And psychotics and fanatics like Kendi and millions of other leftists of all races desire far more anarchy and mayhem and warfare in US cities in interaction with a massive redistribution of wealth from whites to blacks enacted by the massive and ruthless coercion of a totalitairan regime.

  5. @AnotherDad
    I was going to say something about this Kendi bozo, because he actually states the argument pretty clearly.

    But then we get this ...

    EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality.
     
    Of the two, it's Ezra Klein who is the bigger bozo.

    A reminder that white gentiles managed the black disaster for 300+ years and still ran an incredibly successful nation just dragging the black boat anchor along, but 50 years from the rise of the Jews we've got an effing disaster.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @AnotherDad, @Anonymous

    “In other words, the essence of antiracism is to make the world as rich as America by making America as poor as the world.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Some Guy

    That's Ezra Klein's way of trying to top Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi isn't biting.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

  6. @AnotherDad
    I was going to say something about this Kendi bozo, because he actually states the argument pretty clearly.

    But then we get this ...

    EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality.
     
    Of the two, it's Ezra Klein who is the bigger bozo.

    A reminder that white gentiles managed the black disaster for 300+ years and still ran an incredibly successful nation just dragging the black boat anchor along, but 50 years from the rise of the Jews we've got an effing disaster.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @AnotherDad, @Anonymous

    Klein to Kendi:

    You’ve proposed a constitutional amendment that would block policy that would add racial inequality. But there are a lot of policies — you can make the argument, at least — that have really mixed effects.

    So one of the ones that came to mind for this was, for the past couple of years, the Federal Reserve has really held interest rates down. And there are studies suggesting that when they do that, on the one hand, it’s good for Black incomes, good for Black employment because it gets the economy moving faster. On the other hand, because it boosts the price of stocks and other kinds of assets like that and we already have a big wealth gap, it ends up increasing the wealth gap because it’s disproportionately adding to white wealth. So it’s sort of taken with one hand and given with the other. [emphasis added] How do you think about a policy like that within this framework?

    I like how Klein acknowledges the rising economy was good for Blacks, but then, as an anti-White Jew, he instigates that White wealth grew “disproportionately” and thus something was “taken” from Blacks.

  7. @Some Guy
    @AnotherDad

    "In other words, the essence of antiracism is to make the world as rich as America by making America as poor as the world."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    That’s Ezra Klein’s way of trying to top Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi isn’t biting.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Steve Sailer

    OTOH, Klein is savvy enough not to come out and say "The important thing, as you clearly see, is to keep America's racial tensions at a boiling point so that blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together and attacking the wealthy Fellow White People!"

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

  8. @JohnnyWalker123
    Based Congressman.

    https://twitter.com/NeilMunroDC/status/1409617412182454276

    By the way, the Democrats are trying to pass an amnesty through reconciliation. This only requires 50 Senate votes.

    https://twitter.com/NumbersUSA/status/1416201274001874946

    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/1415806474220097539

    We need the Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough to stop this.

    https://twitter.com/ImmigrationUS_A/status/1415783133207801865

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210222151753-elizabeth-macdonough-super-169.jpg

    Elizabeth MacDonough controls the future demographic makeup of the US.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Desiderius

    GOP Rep. Ted Budd says Democrats are using foreign migration to change the nation’s demographics.
    But the migration is also widening class and regional economic inequalities, so pushing the US towards a tiered society, like Mexico or China.

    Thanks Johnny, that is actually based.

    It’s also a policy that will only be adopted by a predatory parasitic overclass that is alienated from the people and expects to maintain themselves separately or simply leave. Because the plain reality is … this is the population your “posterity” will live with and eventually breed with.

    (And it doesn’t necessarily take that long. I’m super confident about my kids, and reasonably confident on the grandkids. But i have cousin with some pretty downscale grandkids.)

    People promoting this–along with whatever other motivations–must believe they have some program so that their progeny endless float above in the overclass … or are willing to have them decamp and leave. So they don’t care about trashing the joint.

  9. Kendi:

    And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior.

    Then “antiracism” is plainly wrong. If we all need to have a war over this, we will.

  10. I guess the NYT is so cocksure of the success of their campaign of spiteful antiwhite abuse that they not only let their genius hero Kendi reveal that he doesn’t know Griggs v. Duke to their clever lawyer readers (who darn well know it), they also let slip the rallying cry of the White Genocide project, “antiracist is code for antiwhite”. Reading between the lines, what they’re really saying is We are so powerful we can showcase dumb Ezra and dumber Ibram being really dumb, and yet we keep hegemony, losers.
    I predict that this rude victory dance will intensify until whites stop thinking of Kendi-style stupidity as some kind of deep apocryphal wisdom.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @Puremania

    They are so cocksure because conservative whites have been so slow to embrace white nationalism. Only a mass white nationalist movement sweeping white America will make them reconsider. Half measures like civic nationalism only buy them time to weaken us further. We need to fight now. This is a racial conflict between whites and the jewish ruling class.

  11. Let’s begin on a smaller scale to try out its practicality – make Gentiles as rich as Jews.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Henry's Cat

    I believe Mr. Klein would call that "anti-Semitism".

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Henry's Cat

    "make Gentiles as rich as Jews"

    If I had WASP money I'd rent a warehouse to house my toe collection. I could also start a collection of all of the Black Widow spiders I'd find hiding in the warehouse. Spiders and warehouses: just like PB & J.

  12. @AnotherDad
    I was going to say something about this Kendi bozo, because he actually states the argument pretty clearly.

    But then we get this ...

    EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality.
     
    Of the two, it's Ezra Klein who is the bigger bozo.

    A reminder that white gentiles managed the black disaster for 300+ years and still ran an incredibly successful nation just dragging the black boat anchor along, but 50 years from the rise of the Jews we've got an effing disaster.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @AnotherDad, @Anonymous

    Before encountering Klein’s nasty hateful arrogance, this is what struck me. Kendi actually makes the argument pretty clearly:

    And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior. And so therefore, the cause of a disparity or an inequity must be policies or practices that we see or don’t see.

    Basically
    — sure, we know individuals vary
    — but racial groups are equal

    In fact, the 2nd statement is provably wrong given the first. On any trait where individuals vary–i.e. where some trait is not at fixation–then groups must vary as well. Individual people from a particular group–with their individual unequal traits–die. And other’s–with their differing individual traits–are born. If two groups are at this second the same in some trait , tomorrow they will be different.

    In other words, individual differences mathematically mandate differences in different “population groups”. Whether those differences are absolutely trivial or moderate or substantial depends on what selection is doing. There could be some balancing selection on a trait that works in all populations pushing toward a very similar equilibrium. Or some differences in environment (geographical or cultural) that have pushed them apart. But group differences there will be.

    And what those differences are and how big are matters of … empirical reality. (Simply go look.)

    We need intellectuals with the rhetorical chops to first call “bullshit” on Kendi’s “races must be equal” axiom.

    And then go on to point that in fact it is the reverse: That it is basically impossible for populations separately breeding for thousands of years in separate geographic and cultural environments to have the same characteristics. It violates every principle of evolutionary biology to expect these separately breeding populations to be the same in traits where individuals different and that are important for survival and reproduction–and hence where selection is operating. It is against science.

    We need people to hammer home that when you have “diversity” you inherently have inequality.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Thanks: Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @AnotherDad


    Kendi: And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior.

     

    The more you look at this sentence, the weirder and more slippery it becomes.
  13. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    I was going to say something about this Kendi bozo, because he actually states the argument pretty clearly.

    But then we get this ...

    EZRA KLEIN: … And I’ll give the example here of open borders, which is a policy that undoubtedly, like, you look at the economics, almost nothing we could possibly do would be better for reducing global inequality.
     
    Of the two, it's Ezra Klein who is the bigger bozo.

    A reminder that white gentiles managed the black disaster for 300+ years and still ran an incredibly successful nation just dragging the black boat anchor along, but 50 years from the rise of the Jews we've got an effing disaster.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @AnotherDad, @Anonymous

    Ezra Klein can keep a clean conscience, damn Trump and his supporters, and do the decent thing instead of useless pontificating and virtue signalling, which to be Frank, anyone sitting in an armchair can do; nothing is stopping him from showing his skin in the game, so to speak, in the most direct and purposeful way – He can voluntarily donate the entirety of his income – plus taxes paid, to one of the myriad charities which aid paupers, of his choice, minus of course, a sum necessary to main the barest bones of life in America for himself.

    I’m not holding my breath.

  14. “I think at a policy level, to me, the two data points that demonstrate the cumulative effect of racist policies and practices and even ideas and violence and abuse are racial health disparities, but more specifically the life expectancy gap and the racial wealth gap. ”

    If Kendi were literate he’d recognise this is almost pure Monty Python

  15. LOLKENDI.

    So what about this Jewish obsession of Open Borders? Are you into that? Would you support us?

    IBRAM X. KENDI: See, Ezra, that’s why I don’t like us talking because you’re always asking me these incredibly difficult questions. In all seriousness, I think, in that case, we really would have to think very deeply about, how do we convey and promote this policy in a way that is not going to then lead to this reactionary sort of response.

    “I don’t want to be brained with baseball bats by South Asians defending their home turf or being shot by armed East Asians on sight.”

    OT:

    First case of Covid-19 registered in Tokyo Olympic Village week before the games

    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @El Dato

    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.
     

    Just can't keep them down on the farm once they've seen Shibuya.
    , @AndrewR
    @El Dato

    Whilr I can certainly sympathize with a preference to live in Japan over Uganda, our melanated friend will have a hard time blending in. There probably are just a few hundred Africans in the whole of Japan.

    , @donut
    @El Dato

    He'll be about as hard to find as a tarantula on a wedding cake .

  16. Kendi: Let’s say the cause of the crime is the amount of guns that are circulating throughout this nation.

    Are blacks in countries with rigorous gun laws and few guns in private hands equally violent as other races? No, they stab more than other races instead of shoot more that other races. Maybe it’s all the knives that are circulating in those countries.

  17. Anon[356] • Disclaimer says:

    “Well, what it means to be antiracist is to first recognize that we live in a society of racial inequities, from wealth to health to criminal justice to education …”

    … to cognitive ability, to antisocial tendencies, to propensity to commit violent, to corruption and pilferage, to the ability to plan for the future and live in the present in a way that gets you to that future …

    “to recognize that we’ve been taught that, let’s say, Black people are disproportionately impoverished or incarcerated because there’s something wrong with Black people behaviorally or culturally”

    This is not taught so much as noticed, and verified through social science and psychological research that most blacks are incapable of understanding.

    “there’s no group that is inferior or superior”

    Actually, there is no group (not formed from the division of a group into two via true random selection) that does not differ on average from all other groups in all traits. It’s quite impossible that two groups would be the same. Assigning one end of a trait’s continuum to superior and one to inferior is a value judgment, but most members of all groups would concur on that assignment.

    “the cause of a disparity or an inequity must be policies or practices that we see or don’t see”

    [MORE]

    True, if you include as a policy “distribute human capital using meritocracy (favoring the smart) to achieve the best results, including financial success of such a scale that a large, useless underclass can be supported in perpetuity with the economic output attained by the meritocracy.”

    the lack of resources for local schools since they’re so based on property taxes

    This is not true, although admittedly much of the excess funding that black K-12ers get goes to security, special education for black retards, food handouts, and so on, from federal funds. But a white kid in an old building with a 1960s textbook with no binding left will do better than a black at, oh say, the lavishly funded Willie Brown Middle School:

    https://www.wired.com/story/willie-brown-middle-school-startup-mentality-failed/

    “But if it’s a policy that is, let’s say, primarily making it harder for Black, brown, and indigenous people to vote, and it’s not as hard for white Americans, then we would know that that’s a policy that the court should be striking down”

    La Griffe du Lion demonstrated via some very clever detective work and statistics that lower IQ makes it harder for blacks to vote:

    [MORE]

    http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/elec2000.htm

    Should courts step in anywhere where blacks just go on a-blacking because of low IQ?

    “Each voting system presented a different cognitive challenge to the voters. Column 2 lists the minimum IQ required to use each system properly. ….

    “The best voting system was an optical scanning system from Global Election Systems, Inc. Adopted by 17 counties, it required only an IQ of about 60 to use correctly. Before PC, people with IQs of 60 were classified as morons, … capable of acquiring reading and arithmetic skills to about sixth-grade level.

    “The most difficult system was from Sequoia Pacific System, Corporation. This punch-card system, adopted by 2 counties, required an IQ of about 75 to use. Though not qualifying for rocket science, 75 is enough to disqualify more than 25 percent of blacks and 5 percent of whites. Compare this to the Global Elections system which would stump only 3 percent of blacks and a negligible fraction of whites.”

    “Can you tell what the Florida outcome would have been if idiot-proof voting systems were used?” I asked.

    “An 11.7 percent error rate for blacks caused 105,000 presidential votes to go uncounted. The white error rate of 1.4 percent resulted in a loss of 75,000 ballots.

    http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/elec2000.htm

  18. Anon[894] • Disclaimer says:

    Listening to Ezra’s appearance on Sam Harris’s podcast after they had called a truce in their nasty year-long Twitter war, my impression was that, while never explicitly saying words like IQ or standard deviation, he unspokenly stipulated that yes, blacks have lower IQs, but so what, because you cannot talk about that without the context and acknowledgment of the Brutal Legacy™ of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, hair touching, police pulling-overing, and store clerk following-aroundering. Eliminate the effects of all of that, and IQ gaps dissolve, he seemed to believe.

    I don’t sense in this interview that he acknowledges an IQ gap at all. Or maybe he’s reverted to some sort of “IQ doesn’t mean anything” position. Or maybe, like William Saletan, he just needs to protect his paycheck and has decided to conform.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family's economic security just to tell the truth?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Desiderius, @Charles Pewitt, @Prester John

  19. @Steve Sailer
    @Some Guy

    That's Ezra Klein's way of trying to top Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi isn't biting.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    OTOH, Klein is savvy enough not to come out and say “The important thing, as you clearly see, is to keep America’s racial tensions at a boiling point so that blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together and attacking the wealthy Fellow White People!”

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hangnail Hans

    Tired: We are the 99%!

    Wired: We are the 98%!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hangnail Hans


    blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together
     
    Among those of "moderate means", what is the ratio of black to white? And how do they get past the five- or tenfold difference in their incidences of crime? Is that made up in corporate boardrooms, too.
  20. @Anon
    Listening to Ezra's appearance on Sam Harris's podcast after they had called a truce in their nasty year-long Twitter war, my impression was that, while never explicitly saying words like IQ or standard deviation, he unspokenly stipulated that yes, blacks have lower IQs, but so what, because you cannot talk about that without the context and acknowledgment of the Brutal Legacy™ of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, hair touching, police pulling-overing, and store clerk following-aroundering. Eliminate the effects of all of that, and IQ gaps dissolve, he seemed to believe.

    I don't sense in this interview that he acknowledges an IQ gap at all. Or maybe he's reverted to some sort of "IQ doesn't mean anything" position. Or maybe, like William Saletan, he just needs to protect his paycheck and has decided to conform.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family’s economic security just to tell the truth?

    • Thanks: bomag
    • LOL: animalogic
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Steve Sailer

    The truth is that Klein's ethnic supremacism is, in his opinion, best served by promoting open borders as well as nakedly anti-white policies and rhetoric.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    He wouldn't have all that if he know how to in the first place.

    He was literally made for this.

    https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691122946/on-bullshit

    , @Charles Pewitt
    @Steve Sailer

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family’s economic security just to tell the truth?

    I say:

    It wouldn't be far-fetched to suggest that Obama likes swimming on his own private beach on Martha's Vineyard and reading books on his deck with ocean views and sipping beer and grilling burgers and Obama knows that the reason he has all that and more is because Obama -- and his nasty buddy Eric Holder -- are damn LIARS about racial issues and financial issues and monetary policy issues and so much more.

    Obama represented the interests of the globalized plutocrats and the White Upper Middle Class Snot Brats and Obama knew damn well all this anti-White crap like the anti-White CRITICAL RACE THEORY is just a cover for financial plundering by the globalized plutocrats and the White Upper Middle Class Snot Brats.

    Raise the federal funds rate to 6 percent and stop the Fed's asset purchases and stop the Fed balance sheet ballooning and pop the asset bubbles and then bang it out bravely for control of the USA.

    The asshole Republican Party coward whore scumbags like Chris Sununu and Teddy Cruz and Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell are disgusting weak coward dirtbags!

    , @Prester John
    @Steve Sailer

    "Ibram goes on at some length but never quite tells Ezra explicitly that he doesn’t give a damn about a bunch of Mexican foreigners getting in due to Ezra’s obsession with Open Borders."

    I suspect it may be more than not giving a damn, since that implies a kind of neutrality. Kendi's no genius but he isn't totally stupid either. He can read the tea leaves. He knows that "open borders" is the kiss of death to whatever economic opportunities there may be for blacks.

    Kendi doesn't WANT the beaner crowd in this country. Period!

    Replies: @bigdicknick

  21. what it means to be antiracist is to first recognize that we live in a society of racial inequities

    And blondes have more fun.

  22. @Henry's Cat
    Let's begin on a smaller scale to try out its practicality - make Gentiles as rich as Jews.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @SunBakedSuburb

    I believe Mr. Klein would call that “anti-Semitism”.

  23. @El Dato
    LOLKENDI.

    So what about this Jewish obsession of Open Borders? Are you into that? Would you support us?


    IBRAM X. KENDI: See, Ezra, that’s why I don’t like us talking because you’re always asking me these incredibly difficult questions. In all seriousness, I think, in that case, we really would have to think very deeply about, how do we convey and promote this policy in a way that is not going to then lead to this reactionary sort of response.
     
    "I don't want to be brained with baseball bats by South Asians defending their home turf or being shot by armed East Asians on sight."

    OT:

    First case of Covid-19 registered in Tokyo Olympic Village week before the games


    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @AndrewR, @donut

    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.

    Just can’t keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Shibuya.

  24. Shorter Ibram X. Kendi: It’s all YT’s fault and I want more stuff.

    Shorter Ezra Klein: Cool. Mexicans, too!

  25. @El Dato
    LOLKENDI.

    So what about this Jewish obsession of Open Borders? Are you into that? Would you support us?


    IBRAM X. KENDI: See, Ezra, that’s why I don’t like us talking because you’re always asking me these incredibly difficult questions. In all seriousness, I think, in that case, we really would have to think very deeply about, how do we convey and promote this policy in a way that is not going to then lead to this reactionary sort of response.
     
    "I don't want to be brained with baseball bats by South Asians defending their home turf or being shot by armed East Asians on sight."

    OT:

    First case of Covid-19 registered in Tokyo Olympic Village week before the games


    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @AndrewR, @donut

    Whilr I can certainly sympathize with a preference to live in Japan over Uganda, our melanated friend will have a hard time blending in. There probably are just a few hundred Africans in the whole of Japan.

  26. White men evil my ass, blacks better get after the real power, jewish white feminist women. Their movement deliberately excluded blacks and hispanics from NOW and various other academic foundations and professional women’s advocacy groups for 70 years now. They didn’t want women’s issues diluted by color issues. One day this idiotic band led by Kendi will notice white women. He’ll not mention the jewish influence and power of course as he knows who signs his checks.

  27. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family's economic security just to tell the truth?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Desiderius, @Charles Pewitt, @Prester John

    The truth is that Klein’s ethnic supremacism is, in his opinion, best served by promoting open borders as well as nakedly anti-white policies and rhetoric.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @AndrewR

    Klein is such an ethnic supremacist he married a woman whose surname is "Lowrey." In the US surnames aren't 100% an indication of one's ethnicity but I'm fairly sure this one's Irish.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

  28. let’s say, Black people are disproportionately impoverished or incarcerated because there’s something wrong with Black people behaviorally or culturally.

    Kendi said it, not me.

  29. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1415994521767251971

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @neutral, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cindy

    I already commented on that. But since u brought it up, I’ll do so again. Chris Rock covered this in his priceless “Blacks & N*****s.”

    Full quote in its original glory:

    https://genius.com/Chris-rock-niggas-vs-black-people-annotated

  30. (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.

    • Replies: @Gamecock
    @Jack D

    Then the black spends his (sic) $500, and the white has $500.

    So you take $250 from the white . . . .

    , @res
    @Jack D


    (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.
     
    And how long does that last until the wealth gap reappears? Rinse and repeat.

    Replies: @Jack D

  31. There is a lot more difference within groups on measures like income, wealth and incarceration, than there is between groups.

    • LOL: bomag, res, Charlotte
    • Replies: @res
    @Triteleia Laxa


    There is a lot more difference within groups on measures like income, wealth and incarceration, than there is between groups.
     
    Thanks. It would be worth fleshing that out in more detail. Maybe take Lewontin's full original statement and make appropriate substitutions?

    Replies: @Jack D

  32. @Jack D
    (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.

    Replies: @Gamecock, @res

    Then the black spends his (sic) $500, and the white has $500.

    So you take $250 from the white . . . .

  33. @JohnnyWalker123
    Based Congressman.

    https://twitter.com/NeilMunroDC/status/1409617412182454276

    By the way, the Democrats are trying to pass an amnesty through reconciliation. This only requires 50 Senate votes.

    https://twitter.com/NumbersUSA/status/1416201274001874946

    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/1415806474220097539

    We need the Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough to stop this.

    https://twitter.com/ImmigrationUS_A/status/1415783133207801865

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210222151753-elizabeth-macdonough-super-169.jpg

    Elizabeth MacDonough controls the future demographic makeup of the US.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Desiderius

    Our elected representatives are on the case!

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Desiderius

    There's no greater priority in life than eating a delicious chicken sandwich.

    None whatsoever!

    https://under500calories.com/photos/1000x800/110452.jpg

    Look at how juicy that sandwich is.

    Damn.

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Desiderius

    He looks like he's ready to enjoy that delicious free chicken sammich he got from the company for his good work on their behalf.

  34. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family's economic security just to tell the truth?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Desiderius, @Charles Pewitt, @Prester John

    He wouldn’t have all that if he know how to in the first place.

    He was literally made for this.

    https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691122946/on-bullshit

  35. A surprising amount of truth in something meant as a joke.

  36. And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior.

    So Hegel was right. Racism and anti-racism are equal and opposite: explaining everything by race.

  37. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. The Western world has deeply embedded into its policies and practices the scientifically false concept that no differences between racial groups are genetically caused. This scientific falsity is so destructive. Many of the observed socioeconomic differences are genetically caused, including Black-White crime rate differences and Black-White average cognitive ability differences (reflected in income and employment rates). Kendi has taken this scientific falsity to its logical conclusions and created this policy monstrosity. It is not his fault — he has taken literally the scientific falsity that we all are supposed to believe to be true.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  38. In other words, the essence of antiracism is to make blacks as rich as whites by making whites as poor as blacks.

    Assuming Kendi is right, when you whittle it all down, the target of antiracism is the same as the target of Marxism: The Individual. All Individuals. Once the Individual believes that he or she can earn or own no more or less than any other individual, it is over.

    Once the individual is reduced to the group, all but a rare few will be utterly controllable by whatever clever entity came up with this return to humility for the human race. And what is coming surely will be a humbling experience for All. One can blame some carbon based entity or have Faith. As an aside, this is why Jew hatred and anti-racism are no me gusto.

    Kendi is wrong.

    Legalize It

  39. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1415994521767251971

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @neutral, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cindy

    This does raise the question why equity should only be contained in the USA? If people in other lands are not as rich as America there are no ideological reasons why those people should also be given the benefits of equity.

  40. “…and concomitantly caste antiracism as antiwhite.”

    “caste”!
    That’s an interesting typo.

  41. Kendi Kendi Kendi

    Whitey don’t need you so

    All our lives you Blacks have had the same high crime rates and low test scores

    Whitey loves Blacks when Whitey lives in Chappaqua, New York state Oh Oh

    Apologies to Sir Iggy Pop

    Kendi better cool down and stop acting crazy

    Whitey gonna leave and Kendi and the Blacks will be on your own

    Backsliding Blacks are re-Africanizing

    How much cash does Kendi the lantern holder for the Ruling Class get?

    These lying whore corporate propaganda boobs grovel for Kendi

    Apologies to David Byrne and Talking Heads

    WHERE IS THE BOOK REVIEW IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL OF CHARLES MURRAY’S FACING REALITY: Two Truths about Race in America?

    Murdoch and his organized crime syndicate must be broken up and the same goes for Comcast and Viacom and Disney and all the internet outfits!

    Rupert Murdoch is a geezer boy globalizer slob just as vile and rancid as that other geezer boy globalizer slob Joe Biden!

    Hillary Clinton lives in Chappaqua to avoid having any interactions with Blacks and Obama lives on Martha’s Vineyard so he might mingle standoffishly with those Inkwell people and Obama lives in a wealthy party of Swamp City DC.

    The Bush and Sununu factions of the Republican Party are treasonous and unpatriotic and they are a clear and present threat to the safety and security and sovereignty of White Core America and the historic American nation and the USA.

    The Bush faction and the Sununu faction of the Republican Party and McConnell and Rick Scott and Kevin McCarthy and Tom Emmer must be removed from power.

    Kendi is not the enemy of the American people. Kendi is a Black boob.

    The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire is the enemy of the American people and the European Christian ancestral core of the USA.

  42. I’ve met these Kendi-type people in various organizations.

    The goal is to avoid physical and mental exertion at all cost in order to maintain a cushy sinecure. The preferred method is to bloviate endlessly (such a display of hypocrisy would tire me out, but Kendi-types are gifted with serious verbal diarhea and a hairtrigger o-ring). Usually, the boss or whomever gets bored at the impressive volume of words and moves on.

    If the Kendi-type senses their audience is catching on to the nonsense, the next step is to amp up the emotionalism. If pressed, the unending string of nonsense continues unabated, but the Kendi-type gets more and more emotional. It’s a convincing spectacle if you’re not really listening. I can’t remember the Fox News guy who always ended a segment in tears – he was a Kendi-type. If the sight of a grown man about to cry doesn’t convince you – are you a monster or something? That’s as far as 99% of the potential audience can handle.

    On the off chance, there’s an Asperger’s type in the crowd who can’t follow the line of argumentation; can’t put together the Keyser Soze-level mental gymnastics; and doesn’t respond to the social queues about triggering a grown man on the verge of tears, that’s when step three (the final step) becomes necessary. Emotionalism fades into a menacing glare. While the nonsense continues to tumble, the content of the words becomes more and more threatening. Imagine the Music Man being cornered like a honey badger and resorting to a Ray Liotta Goodfellas vibe as a last ditch effort to keep up the cushy gig pulling the wool over your marks’ eyes. “Nice house you got there. Would be terrible if anything happened to its equity…”

    I remember the good old days when grifters had to try a lot harder. Decadence indeed.

  43. Jabbering, babbling racist Kendi. Get the mote out of your own eye first:

    Girl, six, is killed and five adults are injured in mass shooting outside Popeyes in Washington DC
    The shooting happened just after 11pm near a Popeyes restaurant
    The injured victims were three adult males, and two adult females — UK Daily Mail >> https://tinyurl.com/38cdnj6k

  44. [MORE]

    We did a show of hands during seminar at [redacted].

    25 out of 27 from intact nuclear. I was one of the two.

    The organism itself isn’t the individual thing.

  45. res says:
    @Jack D
    (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.

    Replies: @Gamecock, @res

    (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.

    And how long does that last until the wealth gap reappears? Rinse and repeat.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

  46. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family's economic security just to tell the truth?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Desiderius, @Charles Pewitt, @Prester John

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family’s economic security just to tell the truth?

    I say:

    It wouldn’t be far-fetched to suggest that Obama likes swimming on his own private beach on Martha’s Vineyard and reading books on his deck with ocean views and sipping beer and grilling burgers and Obama knows that the reason he has all that and more is because Obama — and his nasty buddy Eric Holder — are damn LIARS about racial issues and financial issues and monetary policy issues and so much more.

    Obama represented the interests of the globalized plutocrats and the White Upper Middle Class Snot Brats and Obama knew damn well all this anti-White crap like the anti-White CRITICAL RACE THEORY is just a cover for financial plundering by the globalized plutocrats and the White Upper Middle Class Snot Brats.

    Raise the federal funds rate to 6 percent and stop the Fed’s asset purchases and stop the Fed balance sheet ballooning and pop the asset bubbles and then bang it out bravely for control of the USA.

    The asshole Republican Party coward whore scumbags like Chris Sununu and Teddy Cruz and Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell are disgusting weak coward dirtbags!

  47. @Triteleia Laxa
    There is a lot more difference within groups on measures like income, wealth and incarceration, than there is between groups.

    Replies: @res, @res

    There is a lot more difference within groups on measures like income, wealth and incarceration, than there is between groups.

    Thanks. It would be worth fleshing that out in more detail. Maybe take Lewontin’s full original statement and make appropriate substitutions?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @res

    This whole within groups vs between groups thing is complete bullshit - it means nothing. There is much more variation in almost EVERYTHING within groups than between groups. Within group variation means that you are comparing extremes - the richest white man to the poorest white man, the shortest white man vs. the tallest white man. Between group variation means that you are comparing averages - the average black man to the average white man. Of course there is less variation.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @res, @Paperback Writer

  48. The poorest (i.e. inner city) schools get the most tax dollars per kid: maybe 40-50% more than the statewide, low sigma (high $) mean.

    For instance, a disproportionate amount of the hundreds of billions of tax dollars of federal, virus-related, public education bailout (“stimulus”) funds went to the crappiest, 100% DEM controlled for generations, big city school districts.

    Flush twice.

  49. Whatever it is you can count on the Deutsch to do it hardest:

  50. [MORE]

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Maybe if I had a long commute I would like audio books but I would much rather read than listen. If I have to listen to a Y0uTube narration I usually speed it up to 1.75x or even 2x if the speaker is a slow talker. And even that is slower than reading for me.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

  51. Ezra never asks Kendi, a self styled advocate of justice for the oppressed, if Kendi opposes the Israeli genocide of Palestinians.

  52. The White Core America faction of the Republican Party is proposing a Free Speech Army to bust up and destroy Comcast and Viacom and Disney and Fox News and the internet outfits and all other corporate propaganda apparatus elements.

    Critical Race Theory and Kendi must be confronted rhetorically and the Chris Sununu Republican Party coward slobs and the Tom Cotton type treasonous turds will not fight for free speech.

    FREE SPEECH ARMY IS ON THE MARCH!

    We need a militia-type old stocker aware military command structure to protect and advance free speech and the Comcast NBC globalizer goons are in the way of free speech.

    Initial funding for the FREE SPEECH ARMY could be provided by the Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP).

    Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) further explained:

    The Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) will pay each American who has all blood ancestry born in colonial America or the USA before 1924 a cool ten thousand dollars a month. The US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank shall work together to conjure up the cash out of thin air, just like the ruling class is doing now.

    Nigel Farage got a big reaction out of his People’s Army rhetoric and the FREE SPEECH ARMY might have polemical legs in the USA.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Charles Pewitt

    Every day I love Michael Tracy more.

  53. …I do know of a single policy that has the potential to eliminate, if targeted and implemented correctly, has the capacity to eliminate the racial wealth gap, and that’s reparations.

    NBA players make millions and a large fraction end up bankrupt. Lottery winners also often end up bankrupt. The reality is that even if blacks were given an extraordinary lump sum payment or even if their incomes were made equal to those of whites in perpetuity, they would still lag way behind in wealth. And not because of redlining or whatever the latest cope is. Rather, it’s because blacks have high time preference and are not good at accumulating and managing wealth. To equalize wealth, you’d have to forbid whites from saving money and accumulating wealth.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @gregor

    " Rather, it’s because blacks have high time preference and are not good at accumulating and managing wealth. To equalize wealth, you’d have to forbid whites from saving money and accumulating wealth."

    As non-socialists have been pointing out for 50 years, the only way to guarantee equality of outcome (not equality of opportunity) is totalitarianism, micro-managing every aspect of society. Which a. sucks and b. would freeze up the system resulting in sub-3rd world society.

    Socialist: It's the right thing to do (legacy of Protestantism*) and worth the risk!

    * Kant: "'Thou Shalt' implies 'can'"

  54. For a while, when I lived in East Oakland I would walk to the Fruitvale BART station on my way to work. I would come down from the hills into a black neighborhood and then a latino neighborhood. I felt a relief when I entered the latino neighborhood. It was poor but most people were at work, too busy to fuck with someone for no reason. I enjoyed the long walk in the morning until hearing about the 2nd random murder of some dude in the black neighborhood. If anyone thinks I was being naive, I had lived in Oakland for many years at that point and seen a lot of nutfuckery, but this walk really emphasized to me the differences between poor latino or vietnamese neighborhoods in Oakland (thriving businesses, modest homes being fixed up) and black neighborhoods (bombed out war zones).

  55. Urgent message for Ezra Klein. The P.R. of China is demonstrably better at raising people from dire poverty than is today’s U.S. And, because of their one-child policy, they face a declining population some speculative decades into the future. Everyone knows that dropping from a population of 1.4 billion to 1.2 billion would spell total ruin for a country and its economy.

    Hence, it is the PRC, not the USA, that should open their borders to the world’s two billion poor. China will be motivated to adopt this policy because it is widely known that a) diversity is strength and b) unlike commodities, an increase in the number of unskilled workers does not reduce average wages. Chairman Mao said that every mouth comes with two hands!

    I am willing to work with you to get this important information to the leaders of China.

  56. @res
    @Jack D


    (White) people are making this more complicated than it really is. If a white person has $1,000 and a Black person has no wealth, you take $500 from the white dude and give it to the Black person and now the wealth gap has been erased.
     
    And how long does that last until the wealth gap reappears? Rinse and repeat.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I didn’t say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care ” tax credit” (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven’t paid any to begin with? – in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest “benefit” for low wage employees (cough – blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today – get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @Jack D


    If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.
     
    Nobody ever systemically oppressed a cuttlefish or enslaved their ancestors. Those evil whites have make proud Black! people even lower than cuttlefish! Whites must pay!

    Replies: @James Speaks

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Jack D

    "and they pass the marshmallow test better..."

    As a comedic aside, and a gloss on the whole phenom: as a kid, one time I was made to participate in some group "study" that included the so-called "marshmallow test", except they used cookies. I ate my one cookie immediately.

    RESEARCHER: You seem like a smart kid, why didn't you wait? You could have had two cookies instead.

    ME: I only wanted one cookie. I don't really like these types of cookies.

    IOW, many blacks don't really WANT doctoral degrees and complicated, interesting jobs. They want the SUV and the fancy crib and the fine white chick, sure, but as CRT so persuasively shows us, we need to just GIVE them those things without the credentials Because Racism.

    We should just give every single one of them a rap recording contract, and then we can all leave work early, problem solved.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Jack D

    " (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven’t paid any to begin with? – in Democratland you can)"

    They call it that, because conservatives call govt giving money to people without money "socialism"; They prevent cognitive dissonance on their own side by calling govt giving money to rich people "investment".

    , @res
    @Jack D

    I was more agreeing and amplifying.

    Thanks for the cuttlefish tip. One interesting wrinkle is they linked performance on the marshmallow test to learning performance.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00556-4

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than black

     

    Well... not to disagree with your basic point (blacks having lower time horizons) but maybe the marshmallow test is bullshit. Replication crisis, etc.

    I think the marshmallow test is telling us *something* but I'm not sure what it is.

    I have a suggestion. Some time ago, I saw on PBS a show narrated by Alan Alda, about the difference between chimp intelligence and human intelligence. You know those studies that prove chimp "toddlers" are smarter than human toddlers? They are bullshit, too. They gave all sorts of tests to human toddlers which the chimp toddlers and the human kiddies beat the chimps every time. They were interesting tests - I forget the details but they struck me as way better than the marshmallow test. (And I realize that the marshmallow test isn't strictly an intelligence test.) But these baby IQ tests were better tests of patience (as well as calculating ability) than the marshmallow tests.

    Anyway, I always was curious as to how difference racial groups would do on these tests.
  57. @Desiderius


    https://twitter.com/BrushtailCoffee/status/1415695821371330562?s=20

    Replies: @Jack D

    Maybe if I had a long commute I would like audio books but I would much rather read than listen. If I have to listen to a Y0uTube narration I usually speed it up to 1.75x or even 2x if the speaker is a slow talker. And even that is slower than reading for me.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Jack D

    True dat.

  58. @res
    @Triteleia Laxa


    There is a lot more difference within groups on measures like income, wealth and incarceration, than there is between groups.
     
    Thanks. It would be worth fleshing that out in more detail. Maybe take Lewontin's full original statement and make appropriate substitutions?

    Replies: @Jack D

    This whole within groups vs between groups thing is complete bullshit – it means nothing. There is much more variation in almost EVERYTHING within groups than between groups. Within group variation means that you are comparing extremes – the richest white man to the poorest white man, the shortest white man vs. the tallest white man. Between group variation means that you are comparing averages – the average black man to the average white man. Of course there is less variation.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @Jack D

    That is my point. I was in debt when I was a student. Now I am not. There is therefore a lot more variation in my life* in wealth than there is between whites and blacks ​in the United States. It is a good line though!

    *I want equity through time. I am therefore going to make sure that every part of my life is exactly the same from now until I die, in every way. This is the only method for ensuring justice for my future self, my future past selves and me now.

    This is silly, but my point is that most people's stupid ideas carry within them the seed of their own negation. You just need to pay attention, understand what they want to say and then take the baton and run it into complete break down.

    Don't call it "complete bullshit", just take them on their journey until it becomes obvious even to them. Even this probably won't snap them out of it, but nothing else will.

    , @res
    @Jack D

    As TL said, that is the point. SHOW them how Lewontin's argument is bullshit by applying it in other contexts.

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    Exactly.

    The next time one of them talks about this, mention their prime cause, "white privilege." According to their theories, all whites have privilege all the time over all blacks all the time, within group differences be damned.

  59. @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

    If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Nobody ever systemically oppressed a cuttlefish or enslaved their ancestors. Those evil whites have make proud Black! people even lower than cuttlefish! Whites must pay!

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Neuday


    Nobody ever systemically oppressed a cuttlefish or enslaved their ancestors.
     
    Octopodes have historically preyed on the Cuttlefish's legendary good will.
  60. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1415994521767251971

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @neutral, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cindy

    It’s not ironical that blacks passed the book store without a backward glance; it’s practical. Shoe stores in chocolicious areas however should consider shuttering all bricks and mortars and open a store front on Amazon. Black men are just crazy about shoes. Murderously crazy.

  61. @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

    “and they pass the marshmallow test better…”

    As a comedic aside, and a gloss on the whole phenom: as a kid, one time I was made to participate in some group “study” that included the so-called “marshmallow test”, except they used cookies. I ate my one cookie immediately.

    RESEARCHER: You seem like a smart kid, why didn’t you wait? You could have had two cookies instead.

    ME: I only wanted one cookie. I don’t really like these types of cookies.

    IOW, many blacks don’t really WANT doctoral degrees and complicated, interesting jobs. They want the SUV and the fancy crib and the fine white chick, sure, but as CRT so persuasively shows us, we need to just GIVE them those things without the credentials Because Racism.

    We should just give every single one of them a rap recording contract, and then we can all leave work early, problem solved.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Surprisingly easy, barely an inconvenience. Tight!

  62. @Jack D
    @res

    This whole within groups vs between groups thing is complete bullshit - it means nothing. There is much more variation in almost EVERYTHING within groups than between groups. Within group variation means that you are comparing extremes - the richest white man to the poorest white man, the shortest white man vs. the tallest white man. Between group variation means that you are comparing averages - the average black man to the average white man. Of course there is less variation.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @res, @Paperback Writer

    That is my point. I was in debt when I was a student. Now I am not. There is therefore a lot more variation in my life* in wealth than there is between whites and blacks ​in the United States. It is a good line though!

    *I want equity through time. I am therefore going to make sure that every part of my life is exactly the same from now until I die, in every way. This is the only method for ensuring justice for my future self, my future past selves and me now.

    This is silly, but my point is that most people’s stupid ideas carry within them the seed of their own negation. You just need to pay attention, understand what they want to say and then take the baton and run it into complete break down.

    Don’t call it “complete bullshit”, just take them on their journey until it becomes obvious even to them. Even this probably won’t snap them out of it, but nothing else will.

  63. @Henry's Cat
    Let's begin on a smaller scale to try out its practicality - make Gentiles as rich as Jews.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @SunBakedSuburb

    “make Gentiles as rich as Jews”

    If I had WASP money I’d rent a warehouse to house my toe collection. I could also start a collection of all of the Black Widow spiders I’d find hiding in the warehouse. Spiders and warehouses: just like PB & J.

  64. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Are you implying that Ezra Klein might not sacrifice his fabulous career and his family's economic security just to tell the truth?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Desiderius, @Charles Pewitt, @Prester John

    “Ibram goes on at some length but never quite tells Ezra explicitly that he doesn’t give a damn about a bunch of Mexican foreigners getting in due to Ezra’s obsession with Open Borders.”

    I suspect it may be more than not giving a damn, since that implies a kind of neutrality. Kendi’s no genius but he isn’t totally stupid either. He can read the tea leaves. He knows that “open borders” is the kiss of death to whatever economic opportunities there may be for blacks.

    Kendi doesn’t WANT the beaner crowd in this country. Period!

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    @Prester John

    presumably kendis theories apply internationally, right? i.e. mexico has less stuff than the us because of racism.

  65. @El Dato
    LOLKENDI.

    So what about this Jewish obsession of Open Borders? Are you into that? Would you support us?


    IBRAM X. KENDI: See, Ezra, that’s why I don’t like us talking because you’re always asking me these incredibly difficult questions. In all seriousness, I think, in that case, we really would have to think very deeply about, how do we convey and promote this policy in a way that is not going to then lead to this reactionary sort of response.
     
    "I don't want to be brained with baseball bats by South Asians defending their home turf or being shot by armed East Asians on sight."

    OT:

    First case of Covid-19 registered in Tokyo Olympic Village week before the games


    Authorities are also trying to track down a 20-year-old Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, who didn’t show up for a Covid-19 test and went missing from his hotel in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, on Friday. He reportedly left a note saying he does not want to return to his home country.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @AndrewR, @donut

    He’ll be about as hard to find as a tarantula on a wedding cake .

  66. @Neuday
    @Jack D


    If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.
     
    Nobody ever systemically oppressed a cuttlefish or enslaved their ancestors. Those evil whites have make proud Black! people even lower than cuttlefish! Whites must pay!

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Nobody ever systemically oppressed a cuttlefish or enslaved their ancestors.

    Octopodes have historically preyed on the Cuttlefish’s legendary good will.

  67. anonymous[771] • Disclaimer says:

    But if it’s a policy that is, let’s say, primarily making it harder for Black, brown, and indigenous people to vote, and it’s not as hard for white Americans, then we would know that that’s a policy that the court should be striking down.

    By contrast if if it’s a policy that’s making it harder for White Americans to vote, and it’s not as hard for black, brown, or indigenous people, it should be encouraged.

  68. @AndrewR
    @Steve Sailer

    The truth is that Klein's ethnic supremacism is, in his opinion, best served by promoting open borders as well as nakedly anti-white policies and rhetoric.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Klein is such an ethnic supremacist he married a woman whose surname is “Lowrey.” In the US surnames aren’t 100% an indication of one’s ethnicity but I’m fairly sure this one’s Irish.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @Paperback Writer

    Many people who are supremacists for their own race have married out of their race. Jews are interested in further gene theft from Europeans. That doesn't change the fact that Klein is an anti-white Jewish supremacist.

    Replies: @anonymous

  69. @Puremania
    I guess the NYT is so cocksure of the success of their campaign of spiteful antiwhite abuse that they not only let their genius hero Kendi reveal that he doesn't know Griggs v. Duke to their clever lawyer readers (who darn well know it), they also let slip the rallying cry of the White Genocide project, "antiracist is code for antiwhite". Reading between the lines, what they're really saying is We are so powerful we can showcase dumb Ezra and dumber Ibram being really dumb, and yet we keep hegemony, losers.
    I predict that this rude victory dance will intensify until whites stop thinking of Kendi-style stupidity as some kind of deep apocryphal wisdom.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    They are so cocksure because conservative whites have been so slow to embrace white nationalism. Only a mass white nationalist movement sweeping white America will make them reconsider. Half measures like civic nationalism only buy them time to weaken us further. We need to fight now. This is a racial conflict between whites and the jewish ruling class.

  70. @Desiderius
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Our elected representatives are on the case!

    https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/1416237620963721220?s=20

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Peter D. Bredon

    There’s no greater priority in life than eating a delicious chicken sandwich.

    None whatsoever!

    Look at how juicy that sandwich is.

    Damn.

  71. @Hangnail Hans
    @Steve Sailer

    OTOH, Klein is savvy enough not to come out and say "The important thing, as you clearly see, is to keep America's racial tensions at a boiling point so that blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together and attacking the wealthy Fellow White People!"

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

    Tired: We are the 99%!

    Wired: We are the 98%!

    • Agree: Charon
  72. @Paperback Writer
    @AndrewR

    Klein is such an ethnic supremacist he married a woman whose surname is "Lowrey." In the US surnames aren't 100% an indication of one's ethnicity but I'm fairly sure this one's Irish.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    Many people who are supremacists for their own race have married out of their race. Jews are interested in further gene theft from Europeans. That doesn’t change the fact that Klein is an anti-white Jewish supremacist.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @ATBOTL


    Many people who are supremacists for their own race have married out of their race. Jews are interested in further gene theft from Europeans. That doesn’t change the fact that Klein is an anti-white Jewish supremacist.
     
    Interesting.
  73. In other words, to be antiracist is to take white wealth at gunpoint under color of law and give it to blacks.

    Yes, a good summary of Henry Rogers’ grift. (Again, that’s “Kendi’s” birth name.)

    The NY Times could save gallons of ink and groves of precious CO2 sucking trees if they would just print that summary instead of tedious interviews with liars and nitwits.

    Of course, without reading such drivel in Times columns, how would readers find out that they are Better Than You?

  74. SMK says: • Website
    @PaceLaw
    An excellent article on the whole “Kendi cult” was in Wednesday’s (7-14-21) Wall Street Journal Op-ed by Jason Riley. Riley (who is also black) called out Kendi’s CRT as nothing more than a “fancy argument for affirmative action.” Well said. That’s all that Kendi’s CRT really wants: an accelerated and on-steroids affirmative action program for this country.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/critical-race-theory-is-a-hustle-11626214782?page=1

    Replies: @SMK

    Wrong. The mind-boggling delusions of this anti-white and anti-“racist” psychotic and his solutions to end “racism” and disparities between whites and blacks and “browns” in rates of wealth and poverty and incarceration are a demand for both mayhem and anarchy and coercion and totalitarianism.

    We already live in such a nation and culture to a large degree with racial quotas in favor of negroes and against whites and, generally and increasingly, the de facto as opposed to de jure right of blacks to commit violent and other mala in se felonies and sundry misdemeanors, which in many cities have now been “decriminalized.”

    The obvious reality and injustice is that not nearly enough violent black criminals, virtually all of them recidivists, are in prison -a reality confirmed by the anarchy and mayhem and warfare in Chicago, St-Louis,, Baltimore, Detroit, New York, ad nauseam.

    And psychotics and fanatics like Kendi and millions of other leftists of all races desire far more anarchy and mayhem and warfare in US cities in interaction with a massive redistribution of wealth from whites to blacks enacted by the massive and ruthless coercion of a totalitairan regime.

    • Agree: Gabe Ruth
  75. Kendi never attended a research methods course. For any understandable social-science hypothesis, you can point to a few pieces of evidence for it. Poverty causes crime. Active race discrimination causes depressed wages. Ocean tides cause depression. Those born under the sign of Aries and prone to anger. You can’t stop there.

    Abduction – inference to the best explanation – is that you compare competing hypotheses, and favor the one that has the most points of evidence in favor of it. You cannot eliminate a hypothesis – such as innate difference in group averages — by ruling it out of consideration.

    And in social science the best explanation will probably be mulitvariate, identifying a set of causes and their respective strengths.

    When you have a good grip on causation, then you can propose policies intended to modify the causes of a bad outcome in order to benefit individuals, groups, and society. Just because a policy seems like the right idea doesn’t mean it works. It has to be applied and its consequences measured, not in isolation, but compared somehow to a sufficiently similar comparison population that did not experience the policy.

    All of this is hard, and even when done well, it is difficult to discern what is true about the world and what actually works.

    There are a few hundred thousand Americans in academia, government, and business who understand these basics. We’ve heard from only a handful of them since the rise of BLM, CRT, and Kendi.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @New Dealer

    "All of this is hard, and even when done well, it is difficult to discern what is true about the world and what actually works. There are a few hundred thousand Americans in academia, government, and business who understand these basics. We’ve heard from only a handful of them since the rise of BLM, CRT, and Kendi."

    Because, in a democracy, bullshit artists gain popular support and thus "legitimacy."

    The wrong move to make here is to argue that the "few hundred thousand" should therefore be granted absolute power. There would be innumerable problems such as "who choses the elite" (no one familiar with academia would think they inevitably select the best) or fallibility ("Ooops, turns out the 5 year plan destroyed the economy"), etc.

    Society as a whole should rely on tradition(s) since these have the advantage of being road tested; if they survive, they must have a reason (Chesterton's Fence).

    Even widely differing traditions can be justified as "it works for them". (This is why "progressives" -- an elite that "knows" what's "best" -- want to invade the world to "fix" it, rather than just leaving the others alone; from WWI to flying the rainbow flag at the embassy).

  76. @Charles Pewitt
    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1416404809586970626?s=20

    The White Core America faction of the Republican Party is proposing a Free Speech Army to bust up and destroy Comcast and Viacom and Disney and Fox News and the internet outfits and all other corporate propaganda apparatus elements.

    Critical Race Theory and Kendi must be confronted rhetorically and the Chris Sununu Republican Party coward slobs and the Tom Cotton type treasonous turds will not fight for free speech.

    FREE SPEECH ARMY IS ON THE MARCH!

    We need a militia-type old stocker aware military command structure to protect and advance free speech and the Comcast NBC globalizer goons are in the way of free speech.

    Initial funding for the FREE SPEECH ARMY could be provided by the Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP).

    Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) further explained:

    The Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) will pay each American who has all blood ancestry born in colonial America or the USA before 1924 a cool ten thousand dollars a month. The US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank shall work together to conjure up the cash out of thin air, just like the ruling class is doing now.

    Nigel Farage got a big reaction out of his People’s Army rhetoric and the FREE SPEECH ARMY might have polemical legs in the USA.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Every day I love Michael Tracy more.

  77. @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

    ” (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven’t paid any to begin with? – in Democratland you can)”

    They call it that, because conservatives call govt giving money to people without money “socialism”; They prevent cognitive dissonance on their own side by calling govt giving money to rich people “investment”.

  78. @gregor

    ...I do know of a single policy that has the potential to eliminate, if targeted and implemented correctly, has the capacity to eliminate the racial wealth gap, and that’s reparations.
     
    NBA players make millions and a large fraction end up bankrupt. Lottery winners also often end up bankrupt. The reality is that even if blacks were given an extraordinary lump sum payment or even if their incomes were made equal to those of whites in perpetuity, they would still lag way behind in wealth. And not because of redlining or whatever the latest cope is. Rather, it's because blacks have high time preference and are not good at accumulating and managing wealth. To equalize wealth, you'd have to forbid whites from saving money and accumulating wealth.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    ” Rather, it’s because blacks have high time preference and are not good at accumulating and managing wealth. To equalize wealth, you’d have to forbid whites from saving money and accumulating wealth.”

    As non-socialists have been pointing out for 50 years, the only way to guarantee equality of outcome (not equality of opportunity) is totalitarianism, micro-managing every aspect of society. Which a. sucks and b. would freeze up the system resulting in sub-3rd world society.

    Socialist: It’s the right thing to do (legacy of Protestantism*) and worth the risk!

    * Kant: “‘Thou Shalt’ implies ‘can’”

  79. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Maybe if I had a long commute I would like audio books but I would much rather read than listen. If I have to listen to a Y0uTube narration I usually speed it up to 1.75x or even 2x if the speaker is a slow talker. And even that is slower than reading for me.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    True dat.

  80. Kendi is a consequentialist. The solution for people like that is to give them some power to try out some of his anti-racist solutions and see the solutions. Given Kendi’s denial of the consequences of genes and IQ I think it is safe to say Kendi and his solutions would fail to such a degree that he would by his own definition be perhaps the greatest racist of our time (if the consequences of an act/policy lead to more racial inequity then the act/policy is racist). For when his solutions fail based on his assumption of genetic equality of IQ distribution he will lend even more evidence for that intractable genetic inequality. The problem with this is that in bureaucracies individual failure can grow the bureaucracy (doctors want more sick, teachers want more dumb, anti-racists want more inequity).

    • Replies: @anon
    @Torin

    Kendi is a consequentialist. The solution for people like that is to give them some power to try out some of his anti-racist solutions and see the solutions

    Like we haven't been doing exactly that for the last 55 years.

    Dude, he doesn't even know about the Griggs, a Supreme Court decision from 50 years ago. The decision is 11 years older than he is, and he doesn't know about it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_v._Duke_Power_Co.

    He's a hothouse flower, like Coates, who is not nearly as smart as everyone has told him.

    , @MarkinLA
    @Torin

    It doesn't matter what the issue is when it comes to social "science". The only answer is MORE of what the advocate wants. Take gun control. When you have more of it and nothing gets better it is absolute proof that we didn't have enough and we need more. If you can point to even one improvement it is proof that it is working and we need more.

    Kendi will never agree that genetics has anything to do with black failure. It will simply be even more proof of the hidden racism that floats around us in the ether waiting to enter through our pores. He simply, because he is so magnanimous, underestimated the racism in white society but now his eyes have been opened.

  81. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Jack D

    "and they pass the marshmallow test better..."

    As a comedic aside, and a gloss on the whole phenom: as a kid, one time I was made to participate in some group "study" that included the so-called "marshmallow test", except they used cookies. I ate my one cookie immediately.

    RESEARCHER: You seem like a smart kid, why didn't you wait? You could have had two cookies instead.

    ME: I only wanted one cookie. I don't really like these types of cookies.

    IOW, many blacks don't really WANT doctoral degrees and complicated, interesting jobs. They want the SUV and the fancy crib and the fine white chick, sure, but as CRT so persuasively shows us, we need to just GIVE them those things without the credentials Because Racism.

    We should just give every single one of them a rap recording contract, and then we can all leave work early, problem solved.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    Surprisingly easy, barely an inconvenience. Tight!

  82. If you agree to sit and listen to some bloviating colored boy “explain” race to you, you done already fk’d up, bigly.

  83. @Desiderius
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Our elected representatives are on the case!

    https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/1416237620963721220?s=20

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Peter D. Bredon

    He looks like he’s ready to enjoy that delicious free chicken sammich he got from the company for his good work on their behalf.

  84. I am surprised Steve did not quote where Kendi with surety said “adding more police does not reduce crime” and then Klein refuted this with a study that showed that adding police does in fact reduce crime. Kendi did not correct himself he just moved to the “we should spend money on sending kids to internships since that also reduces crime.”


  85. [MORE]

  86. the essence of antiracism is to make blacks as rich as whites by making whites as poor as blacks

    If you pursue this “antiracist” goal while including Jews and Whites in the same category (“whites” with lower case “w”), the end result will be to make the average non-Jewish White poorer than the average Black.

    That is why the single most important demand of any serious White advocate should be to insist that Whites and Jews are two separate categories.

    Once this is conceded, bring on the quotas!

    Let those who invented Critical Theory enjoy its fruits.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @John Gruskos


    That is why the single most important demand of any serious White advocate should be to insist that Whites and Jews are two separate categories.

     

    The way we do that is a Middle Eastern/North African census category. Sadly, Steve Sailer has taken the absurd position that a MENA census category is bad because it will discourage MENA people from assimilating. If we classify blacks as "white" too, will they assimilate and no longer have behavioral differences from whites? Imagine not wanting to know how many Middle Eastern people are living in a Western country.

    All real advocates for white interests support a MENA census category. We should be pushing this harder. We need to know how many of the "white" people in America are European vs. non-European caucasians.

    MENA on the census would have so many benefits for whites. It would put jews in a tough spot. They can't pretend to be European and claim the land of Israel at the same time.

    Replies: @John Gruskos

  87. @New Dealer
    Kendi never attended a research methods course. For any understandable social-science hypothesis, you can point to a few pieces of evidence for it. Poverty causes crime. Active race discrimination causes depressed wages. Ocean tides cause depression. Those born under the sign of Aries and prone to anger. You can’t stop there.

    Abduction – inference to the best explanation – is that you compare competing hypotheses, and favor the one that has the most points of evidence in favor of it. You cannot eliminate a hypothesis – such as innate difference in group averages -- by ruling it out of consideration.

    And in social science the best explanation will probably be mulitvariate, identifying a set of causes and their respective strengths.

    When you have a good grip on causation, then you can propose policies intended to modify the causes of a bad outcome in order to benefit individuals, groups, and society. Just because a policy seems like the right idea doesn’t mean it works. It has to be applied and its consequences measured, not in isolation, but compared somehow to a sufficiently similar comparison population that did not experience the policy.

    All of this is hard, and even when done well, it is difficult to discern what is true about the world and what actually works.

    There are a few hundred thousand Americans in academia, government, and business who understand these basics. We’ve heard from only a handful of them since the rise of BLM, CRT, and Kendi.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    “All of this is hard, and even when done well, it is difficult to discern what is true about the world and what actually works. There are a few hundred thousand Americans in academia, government, and business who understand these basics. We’ve heard from only a handful of them since the rise of BLM, CRT, and Kendi.”

    Because, in a democracy, bullshit artists gain popular support and thus “legitimacy.”

    The wrong move to make here is to argue that the “few hundred thousand” should therefore be granted absolute power. There would be innumerable problems such as “who choses the elite” (no one familiar with academia would think they inevitably select the best) or fallibility (“Ooops, turns out the 5 year plan destroyed the economy”), etc.

    Society as a whole should rely on tradition(s) since these have the advantage of being road tested; if they survive, they must have a reason (Chesterton’s Fence).

    Even widely differing traditions can be justified as “it works for them”. (This is why “progressives” — an elite that “knows” what’s “best” — want to invade the world to “fix” it, rather than just leaving the others alone; from WWI to flying the rainbow flag at the embassy).

  88. anon[591] • Disclaimer says:
    @Torin
    Kendi is a consequentialist. The solution for people like that is to give them some power to try out some of his anti-racist solutions and see the solutions. Given Kendi's denial of the consequences of genes and IQ I think it is safe to say Kendi and his solutions would fail to such a degree that he would by his own definition be perhaps the greatest racist of our time (if the consequences of an act/policy lead to more racial inequity then the act/policy is racist). For when his solutions fail based on his assumption of genetic equality of IQ distribution he will lend even more evidence for that intractable genetic inequality. The problem with this is that in bureaucracies individual failure can grow the bureaucracy (doctors want more sick, teachers want more dumb, anti-racists want more inequity).

    Replies: @anon, @MarkinLA

    Kendi is a consequentialist. The solution for people like that is to give them some power to try out some of his anti-racist solutions and see the solutions

    Like we haven’t been doing exactly that for the last 55 years.

    Dude, he doesn’t even know about the Griggs, a Supreme Court decision from 50 years ago. The decision is 11 years older than he is, and he doesn’t know about it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_v._Duke_Power_Co.

    He’s a hothouse flower, like Coates, who is not nearly as smart as everyone has told him.

  89. Isn’t it at least possible this Henry fellow is intellectually so far above White folk that it’s just gonna take White folk time to process.
    Don’t we have super computers? Why can’t we just get a supercomputer to decide this mess? Supercomputers aren’t racist are they? I mean, it’s science, right. Everyone loves science.
    We could even let Henry key in all his tireless research too. Surely, a supercomputer can figure it out.
    I could totally accept whatever the supercomputer decided. Just as long as it was over.
    Does anyone know how to get in touch with anyone with a supercomputer?
    Why hasn’t anyone thought to use supercomputers?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Tony massey

    Why hasn’t anyone thought to use supercomputers?

    Dude, here it is!

    https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/try2.gif

    , @MarkinLA
    @Tony massey

    Didn't they already do that where the super duper AI engine mistook gorillas for blacks?

  90. @Tony massey
    Isn't it at least possible this Henry fellow is intellectually so far above White folk that it's just gonna take White folk time to process.
    Don't we have super computers? Why can't we just get a supercomputer to decide this mess? Supercomputers aren't racist are they? I mean, it's science, right. Everyone loves science.
    We could even let Henry key in all his tireless research too. Surely, a supercomputer can figure it out.
    I could totally accept whatever the supercomputer decided. Just as long as it was over.
    Does anyone know how to get in touch with anyone with a supercomputer?
    Why hasn't anyone thought to use supercomputers?

    Replies: @anon, @MarkinLA

    Why hasn’t anyone thought to use supercomputers?

    Dude, here it is!

  91. An instance of someone who is malevolent interviewing someone who is stupid. It is axiomatic that Democrats are the malevolent party and Republicans are the stupid party.
    Does this prove that The Great Kendini is secretly a Republican?

  92. @Hangnail Hans
    @Steve Sailer

    OTOH, Klein is savvy enough not to come out and say "The important thing, as you clearly see, is to keep America's racial tensions at a boiling point so that blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together and attacking the wealthy Fellow White People!"

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

    blacks and whites of moderate means never perceive a common interest in joining together

    Among those of “moderate means”, what is the ratio of black to white? And how do they get past the five- or tenfold difference in their incidences of crime? Is that made up in corporate boardrooms, too.

  93. @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

    I was more agreeing and amplifying.

    Thanks for the cuttlefish tip. One interesting wrinkle is they linked performance on the marshmallow test to learning performance.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00556-4

  94. @Jack D
    @res

    This whole within groups vs between groups thing is complete bullshit - it means nothing. There is much more variation in almost EVERYTHING within groups than between groups. Within group variation means that you are comparing extremes - the richest white man to the poorest white man, the shortest white man vs. the tallest white man. Between group variation means that you are comparing averages - the average black man to the average white man. Of course there is less variation.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @res, @Paperback Writer

    As TL said, that is the point. SHOW them how Lewontin’s argument is bullshit by applying it in other contexts.

  95. @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    Before encountering Klein's nasty hateful arrogance, this is what struck me. Kendi actually makes the argument pretty clearly:


    And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior. And so therefore, the cause of a disparity or an inequity must be policies or practices that we see or don’t see.
     
    Basically
    -- sure, we know individuals vary
    -- but racial groups are equal

    In fact, the 2nd statement is provably wrong given the first. On any trait where individuals vary--i.e. where some trait is not at fixation--then groups must vary as well. Individual people from a particular group--with their individual unequal traits--die. And other's--with their differing individual traits--are born. If two groups are at this second the same in some trait , tomorrow they will be different.

    In other words, individual differences mathematically mandate differences in different "population groups". Whether those differences are absolutely trivial or moderate or substantial depends on what selection is doing. There could be some balancing selection on a trait that works in all populations pushing toward a very similar equilibrium. Or some differences in environment (geographical or cultural) that have pushed them apart. But group differences there will be.

    And what those differences are and how big are matters of ... empirical reality. (Simply go look.)

    We need intellectuals with the rhetorical chops to first call "bullshit" on Kendi's "races must be equal" axiom.

    And then go on to point that in fact it is the reverse: That it is basically impossible for populations separately breeding for thousands of years in separate geographic and cultural environments to have the same characteristics. It violates every principle of evolutionary biology to expect these separately breeding populations to be the same in traits where individuals different and that are important for survival and reproduction--and hence where selection is operating. It is against science.

    We need people to hammer home that when you have "diversity" you inherently have inequality.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Kendi: And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior.

    The more you look at this sentence, the weirder and more slippery it becomes.

  96. “And to be antiracist is to say, no, the racial groups, not individuals, but the racial groups are equal, that there’s no group that is inferior or superior.”

    “To complicate it further, as we talked about earlier, certain policies can have disparate impact for different groups.”

    These two statements are contradictory. How can disparate impact be a thing if all groups are equal?

  97. @Jack D
    @res

    This whole within groups vs between groups thing is complete bullshit - it means nothing. There is much more variation in almost EVERYTHING within groups than between groups. Within group variation means that you are comparing extremes - the richest white man to the poorest white man, the shortest white man vs. the tallest white man. Between group variation means that you are comparing averages - the average black man to the average white man. Of course there is less variation.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @res, @Paperback Writer

    Exactly.

    The next time one of them talks about this, mention their prime cause, “white privilege.” According to their theories, all whites have privilege all the time over all blacks all the time, within group differences be damned.

  98. @Jack D
    @res

    I didn't say this was a one time thing. If the wealth gap reappears, this is a sign that systemic racism has not yet been erased. Anti-racism is like a self-licking ice cream cone.

    The new child care " tax credit" (can you get a credit for taxes if you haven't paid any to begin with? - in Democratland you can) is being paid monthly. The latest "benefit" for low wage employees (cough - blacks) is getting paid EVERY DAY. No longer will you have to wait until Friday to get paid. You worked today - get PAID today.

    Blacks have amazingly short time horizons. They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than blacks. If you give cuttlefish a choice of herring now or if you wait a few hours you get shrimp, the cuttlefish will choose to wait.

    Replies: @Neuday, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Peter D. Bredon, @res, @Paperback Writer

    They have been doing experiments with cuttlefish and they pass the marshmallow test better than black

    Well… not to disagree with your basic point (blacks having lower time horizons) but maybe the marshmallow test is bullshit. Replication crisis, etc.

    I think the marshmallow test is telling us *something* but I’m not sure what it is.

    I have a suggestion. Some time ago, I saw on PBS a show narrated by Alan Alda, about the difference between chimp intelligence and human intelligence. You know those studies that prove chimp “toddlers” are smarter than human toddlers? They are bullshit, too. They gave all sorts of tests to human toddlers which the chimp toddlers and the human kiddies beat the chimps every time. They were interesting tests – I forget the details but they struck me as way better than the marshmallow test. (And I realize that the marshmallow test isn’t strictly an intelligence test.) But these baby IQ tests were better tests of patience (as well as calculating ability) than the marshmallow tests.

    Anyway, I always was curious as to how difference racial groups would do on these tests.

  99. @Prester John
    @Steve Sailer

    "Ibram goes on at some length but never quite tells Ezra explicitly that he doesn’t give a damn about a bunch of Mexican foreigners getting in due to Ezra’s obsession with Open Borders."

    I suspect it may be more than not giving a damn, since that implies a kind of neutrality. Kendi's no genius but he isn't totally stupid either. He can read the tea leaves. He knows that "open borders" is the kiss of death to whatever economic opportunities there may be for blacks.

    Kendi doesn't WANT the beaner crowd in this country. Period!

    Replies: @bigdicknick

    presumably kendis theories apply internationally, right? i.e. mexico has less stuff than the us because of racism.

  100. As Brent Staples just wrote in the New York Times, until recent decades, American newspapers routinely ran scurrilous fake news about Black people, depicting them as subhuman, congenitally criminal, rapists and dope fiends. And it wasn’t just Southern papers, Staples points out, but nearly every newspaper. The coverage of Black people was as dishonest and corrupt as any modern-day misinformation campaign, and it took multiple generations to reform.

  101. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1415994521767251971

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @neutral, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cindy

    What is ironic about that, though? It’s perfectly natural and expected.

  102. anonymous[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATBOTL
    @Paperback Writer

    Many people who are supremacists for their own race have married out of their race. Jews are interested in further gene theft from Europeans. That doesn't change the fact that Klein is an anti-white Jewish supremacist.

    Replies: @anonymous

    Many people who are supremacists for their own race have married out of their race. Jews are interested in further gene theft from Europeans. That doesn’t change the fact that Klein is an anti-white Jewish supremacist.

    Interesting.

  103. @John Gruskos

    the essence of antiracism is to make blacks as rich as whites by making whites as poor as blacks
     
    If you pursue this "antiracist" goal while including Jews and Whites in the same category ("whites" with lower case "w"), the end result will be to make the average non-Jewish White poorer than the average Black.

    That is why the single most important demand of any serious White advocate should be to insist that Whites and Jews are two separate categories.

    Once this is conceded, bring on the quotas!

    Let those who invented Critical Theory enjoy its fruits.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    That is why the single most important demand of any serious White advocate should be to insist that Whites and Jews are two separate categories.

    The way we do that is a Middle Eastern/North African census category. Sadly, Steve Sailer has taken the absurd position that a MENA census category is bad because it will discourage MENA people from assimilating. If we classify blacks as “white” too, will they assimilate and no longer have behavioral differences from whites? Imagine not wanting to know how many Middle Eastern people are living in a Western country.

    All real advocates for white interests support a MENA census category. We should be pushing this harder. We need to know how many of the “white” people in America are European vs. non-European caucasians.

    MENA on the census would have so many benefits for whites. It would put jews in a tough spot. They can’t pretend to be European and claim the land of Israel at the same time.

    • Replies: @John Gruskos
    @ATBOTL

    Introducing the MENA category would be good if, and only if, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews are classified as MENA.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

  104. @ATBOTL
    @John Gruskos


    That is why the single most important demand of any serious White advocate should be to insist that Whites and Jews are two separate categories.

     

    The way we do that is a Middle Eastern/North African census category. Sadly, Steve Sailer has taken the absurd position that a MENA census category is bad because it will discourage MENA people from assimilating. If we classify blacks as "white" too, will they assimilate and no longer have behavioral differences from whites? Imagine not wanting to know how many Middle Eastern people are living in a Western country.

    All real advocates for white interests support a MENA census category. We should be pushing this harder. We need to know how many of the "white" people in America are European vs. non-European caucasians.

    MENA on the census would have so many benefits for whites. It would put jews in a tough spot. They can't pretend to be European and claim the land of Israel at the same time.

    Replies: @John Gruskos

    Introducing the MENA category would be good if, and only if, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews are classified as MENA.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @John Gruskos

    It would still be good for whites even if Jews were not classified as MENA. We need to know how many Middle Eastern people are living in our white, European, Western country.

  105. @Torin
    Kendi is a consequentialist. The solution for people like that is to give them some power to try out some of his anti-racist solutions and see the solutions. Given Kendi's denial of the consequences of genes and IQ I think it is safe to say Kendi and his solutions would fail to such a degree that he would by his own definition be perhaps the greatest racist of our time (if the consequences of an act/policy lead to more racial inequity then the act/policy is racist). For when his solutions fail based on his assumption of genetic equality of IQ distribution he will lend even more evidence for that intractable genetic inequality. The problem with this is that in bureaucracies individual failure can grow the bureaucracy (doctors want more sick, teachers want more dumb, anti-racists want more inequity).

    Replies: @anon, @MarkinLA

    It doesn’t matter what the issue is when it comes to social “science”. The only answer is MORE of what the advocate wants. Take gun control. When you have more of it and nothing gets better it is absolute proof that we didn’t have enough and we need more. If you can point to even one improvement it is proof that it is working and we need more.

    Kendi will never agree that genetics has anything to do with black failure. It will simply be even more proof of the hidden racism that floats around us in the ether waiting to enter through our pores. He simply, because he is so magnanimous, underestimated the racism in white society but now his eyes have been opened.

  106. @Tony massey
    Isn't it at least possible this Henry fellow is intellectually so far above White folk that it's just gonna take White folk time to process.
    Don't we have super computers? Why can't we just get a supercomputer to decide this mess? Supercomputers aren't racist are they? I mean, it's science, right. Everyone loves science.
    We could even let Henry key in all his tireless research too. Surely, a supercomputer can figure it out.
    I could totally accept whatever the supercomputer decided. Just as long as it was over.
    Does anyone know how to get in touch with anyone with a supercomputer?
    Why hasn't anyone thought to use supercomputers?

    Replies: @anon, @MarkinLA

    Didn’t they already do that where the super duper AI engine mistook gorillas for blacks?

  107. Granted that it’s an interview, but it’s just shocking how stupidly this guy says something, then seemingly interrupts himself midthought to say the opposite, then trails off with some other at best tangential thought. I can see why they’re always tired, if my mind was that disorganized I’d have problems too.

    The FBI must be actively monitoring sites like this for patsies to pin this guy’s assassination on, because the disconnect between his social stature and his abilities is so profoundly discrediting to our state religion that allowing him to continue to blather on in public amounts to blasphemy.

  108. @John Gruskos
    @ATBOTL

    Introducing the MENA category would be good if, and only if, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews are classified as MENA.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    It would still be good for whites even if Jews were not classified as MENA. We need to know how many Middle Eastern people are living in our white, European, Western country.

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