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Congrats!!! #BlackLivesMatter Activist Deray Scores $165K A Year Job With Baltimore City Schools

Educator, #BlackLivesMatter activist and social media sensation Deray has recently landed a job with the Baltimore City School System that could help him buy more blue vests. According to Baltimore Brew reports:

DeRay Mckesson will be settling back in Baltimore as the interim chief of human capital at Baltimore City Schools.

What’s that? Head of Personnel? Meaning, he gets to hire allies and clones of himself to indoctrinate children and build his network?

The Black Lives Matter activist and failed candidate for mayor of Baltimore [he got 2% of the vote] will be earning $165,000 a year as one of the first cabinet picks of Sonja Santelises.

… The 30-year-old became an overnight media sensation during the protests following the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As the face of Black Lives Matter, he popped up on CNN, talk shows and other media during the April 2015 Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.

From The New Yorker:

When I asked Garza about the most common misperception of Black Lives Matter, she pointed to a frequent social-media dig that it is “a gay movement masquerading as a black one.” But the organization’s fundamental point has been to challenge the assumption that those two things are mutually exclusive.

 
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  1. Where is Baltimore getting the tax money to pay its school employees this much?

    • Replies: @Olorin
    Federal bling, anon.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/05/05/baltimore-city-received-1-8-billion-in-federal-stimulus-money/

    One city, one program, one payout. Over $837 million of that went to Nick Mosby's Council district.

    This is the direction that school districts and state colleges have been going for 30 years, accelerated in the past 15.

    It represents a more rapid and intense federal transfer of wealth than ever. And nitwit minor celebrities like "Deray" making fat six figures "managing" "human capital."

    "Human capital"--that's property, right? Like, you know, people as slaves?
    , @boogerbently
    Leaving less for teachers and books. That explains their results, doesn't it ?
    , @roy
    From the $8k I pay each year in property taxes.
  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944.html

    An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing.

    If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men. Serious journalists have publicly apologized for turning a blind eye to the Cosby accusers for over a decade, notwithstanding the large number of women who had come forward with credible claims. And now history is repeating itself.

    In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that – unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted – no, we are obligated — to analyze the case’s viability now.

    No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility – whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.

    I have done that. And the answer is a clear yes. These allegations are credible. They ought not be ignored. Mainstream media, I’m looking at you.

    • Replies: @Trumpenproleteriat
    Since you left out the next line in the article I'll quote it for everyone's benefit.

    1. Consider the Context: Mr. Trump’s Overt, Even Proud Misogyny


    The rape case must be viewed through the lens of Mr. Trump’s current, longstanding and well documented contempt for women
     
    Of course this is the exact same kind of thinking that says that not wanting gay marriage makes you complicit when a Muslim shoots up a gay bar
    , @guest
    You'd think they could pick a better case than Cosby. If there's a consensus now that he's a rapist that's because the MSM ran with the story, such as it is, not on the merits of the case. The article acts as if some facts came out that leave egg on the faces of everyone who sat on the story. No, the story was sat on before and now it's public. That's the only difference.
  3. OT–a FB comment:

    It’s impossible to understand the Brexit vote without understanding the massive influx of immigrants the UK has experienced since the early 1990s. The foreign-born population of Britain exploded from 4.8 to 8.4 million in just the last 15 years. In a nation of 64 million people. This was all a conscious, intended result of Tony Blair’s experiment in massively increasing immigration numbers to force Britain into becoming more multicultural.

    We’re seeing the results of that experiment now. Any commentary on Britain which does not mention the unprecedented explosion in immigration to Britain in the past 20 years is dishonest.

    ons.gov.uk: immigration stats 1970-2014

    from: Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: August 2015

    • Replies: @Lot
    Like! [^]
  4. Milwaukee school system had one of these on staff (or budgeted for next year, I forget) until they caught public flack. No word on whether he/she was to be gay.

  5. @theo the kraut
    OT--a FB comment:

    It's impossible to understand the Brexit vote without understanding the massive influx of immigrants the UK has experienced since the early 1990s. The foreign-born population of Britain exploded from 4.8 to 8.4 million in just the last 15 years. In a nation of 64 million people. This was all a conscious, intended result of Tony Blair's experiment in massively increasing immigration numbers to force Britain into becoming more multicultural.

    We're seeing the results of that experiment now. Any commentary on Britain which does not mention the unprecedented explosion in immigration to Britain in the past 20 years is dishonest.

    ons.gov.uk: immigration stats 1970-2014

    from: Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: August 2015

    Like! [^]

  6. @Anonymous
    Where is Baltimore getting the tax money to pay its school employees this much?

    Federal bling, anon.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/05/05/baltimore-city-received-1-8-billion-in-federal-stimulus-money/

    One city, one program, one payout. Over $837 million of that went to Nick Mosby’s Council district.

    This is the direction that school districts and state colleges have been going for 30 years, accelerated in the past 15.

    It represents a more rapid and intense federal transfer of wealth than ever. And nitwit minor celebrities like “Deray” making fat six figures “managing” “human capital.”

    “Human capital”–that’s property, right? Like, you know, people as slaves?

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    " “Human capital”–that’s property, right? Like, you know, people as slaves?"

    Oh my, someone went there.
  7. If you’re a parent living in Boston, and have smart kids, you better move or shell out for private school, because one Esteemed and most Ancient option is about to get the CUNY treatment. Calling educationrealist !

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    They are liberals. I don't care if bad things happen to them. The worse, the better.
    , @SFG
    I think they were trying to do something like that with Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in New York, I forget if it went through or not.
    , @RonaldB
    Truthfully, your comment is unintelligible without having to chase down several links, and even then, one has to guess what you're talking about.

    I suggest you state your premise and point clearly in the text, and use links as evidence or explication.
  8. Keith Vaz [AKA "Adolphus"] says:

    TPTB like to put a lot of blacks in school as it supports THE NARRATIVE. It brainwashes kids ata young age that blacks are intelligent and competent, when IRL they are the exact opposite.

    One way they do this is by getting lots of black ‘doctors’ in school. Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called ‘doctor’. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education. These tend to be uber leftist, anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a Narrative essay. Kids don’t know that and assume ‘dr’ teaching them science actually has a science doctorate. BS.

    Dance Moms is a prime example of this. Mother of the incompetent token black kid is ‘Dr Holly’. The other moms are alwats in awe of her, yet she doesn’t strike me as at all bright. Clearly just another smoke and mirrors to get impressionable White girls to worship blacks.

    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    I have seen many posters using more than one pair of parentheses, like your

    … anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a demands … .
     
    How does it differ from one pair only, like (colleges) ?

    I.f.f.U.
    , @Martine
    Yes the bogus doctorate is an Ed.D and there are plenty of schools cranking them out. They aren't comparable to Ph.D. In many cases
    , @anonymous

    Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called ‘doctor’. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education.
     
    In the US they usually just call MDs 'doctor' and not people with Phd degrees, unlike some other countries. Except when they're black, then they are sure to continually call them doctor such as Doctor MLK and so on.
    , @RonaldB
    And what is "TPTB"?

    I think you're generalizing too much. I've worked with extremely competent blacks. What happens is that making gross generalizations about all blacks, the media simply has to find someone genuinely competent, and your argument is refuted.

    It's very different to assert "most" blacks are incompetent, and "all" blacks are incompetent. Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you're more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system. In fact, using genuine merit as a standard, you'll see no more incompetent blacks than whites: you'll simply see disproportionate representation in different categories of employment.

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites. They may have a bit more income (debatable), but I myself have experienced the discomfort of being in a position for which I was marginally qualified. It's no fun. The satisfaction of doing a job well is one of the most important quality of life factors you can have.
  9. @Keith Vaz
    TPTB like to put a lot of blacks in school as it supports THE NARRATIVE. It brainwashes kids ata young age that blacks are intelligent and competent, when IRL they are the exact opposite.

    One way they do this is by getting lots of black 'doctors' in school. Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called 'doctor'. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education. These tend to be uber leftist, anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a Narrative essay. Kids don't know that and assume 'dr' teaching them science actually has a science doctorate. BS.

    Dance Moms is a prime example of this. Mother of the incompetent token black kid is 'Dr Holly'. The other moms are alwats in awe of her, yet she doesn't strike me as at all bright. Clearly just another smoke and mirrors to get impressionable White girls to worship blacks.

    I have seen many posters using more than one pair of parentheses, like your

    … anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a demands … .

    How does it differ from one pair only, like (colleges) ?

    I.f.f.U.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    This may explain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_5GdQiOUM

    If you listen you'll note that jewish names are rendered with a prominent echo. This has filtered into written form as: (((George Soros))). And not just people - (((The Fed))), (((Facebook))) etc.

    Certain parties are less than enthused, apparently they don't want their achievements and prominence being celebrated like this.

  10. @Immigrant from former USSR
    I have seen many posters using more than one pair of parentheses, like your

    … anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a demands … .
     
    How does it differ from one pair only, like (colleges) ?

    I.f.f.U.

    This may explain:

    If you listen you’ll note that jewish names are rendered with a prominent echo. This has filtered into written form as: (((George Soros))). And not just people – (((The Fed))), (((Facebook))) etc.

    Certain parties are less than enthused, apparently they don’t want their achievements and prominence being celebrated like this.

    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    THANK YOU FOR KIND ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME.
    I still do not get it.
    By the way, what is "shoah" ?
    To say nothing about daily one.

    OK, I just googled "shoah".

    , @BB753
    Does this apply to (((The Unz Review))) as well?
    , @RonaldB
    I stopped listening to this crap audio after about 40 seconds.

    I thought this thread was moderated. Reasoned anti-Semitism is one thing, but stupid, vile anti-Semitism is another.
  11. @Lurker
    This may explain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_5GdQiOUM

    If you listen you'll note that jewish names are rendered with a prominent echo. This has filtered into written form as: (((George Soros))). And not just people - (((The Fed))), (((Facebook))) etc.

    Certain parties are less than enthused, apparently they don't want their achievements and prominence being celebrated like this.

    THANK YOU FOR KIND ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME.
    I still do not get it.
    By the way, what is “shoah” ?
    To say nothing about daily one.

    OK, I just googled “shoah”.

    • Replies: @SFG
    It's a snowclone of 'Daily Show', which was a very popular liberal comedy/news show on Comedy Central back when Jon Stewart was running it. They decided a black guy could do the job as well as a Jewish one, and the ratings went downhill. ;)

    The triple parentheses are supposed to call out the frequency of Jews involved in liberal politics. So if you see a whole bunch of left-wing talking heads and the names are all Jewish, the triple parentheses point out what's going on.
    , @Lurker
    The triple ((())) denote the echo heard on the video.
  12. In Bonfire of the Vanities, Reverend Bacon, the Al Sharpton character, enlists the aid of Gay Rights groups to help stage protests against the NYPD and Sherman McCoy. Either this gay and black activist connection is a case of life imitating art, or this trend has been going on for a long time.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    It is a case of life imitating arts. Soros or an associate probably got the idea from the book. The black church didn't approve of homosexuality especially during the 80s AIDS epidemic and has been pretty openly hostile to homosexuality until recently. Black gays have never been organized in any manner to do anything anyway except put a vogue show. White homosexual groups certainly weren't going to put blacks in leadership roles.

    BLM was able to side-step the stranglehold that clergy have on black activism by advocating for criminals which for some reason really appeals to black people. Now that BLM has the backing of many blacks and the attention of white media, BLM can promote its homosexual agenda.
  13. @Olorin
    Federal bling, anon.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/05/05/baltimore-city-received-1-8-billion-in-federal-stimulus-money/

    One city, one program, one payout. Over $837 million of that went to Nick Mosby's Council district.

    This is the direction that school districts and state colleges have been going for 30 years, accelerated in the past 15.

    It represents a more rapid and intense federal transfer of wealth than ever. And nitwit minor celebrities like "Deray" making fat six figures "managing" "human capital."

    "Human capital"--that's property, right? Like, you know, people as slaves?

    ” “Human capital”–that’s property, right? Like, you know, people as slaves?”

    Oh my, someone went there.

  14. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    If you’re a parent living in Boston, and have smart kids, you better move or shell out for private school, because one Esteemed and most Ancient option is about to get the CUNY treatment. Calling educationrealist !

    They are liberals. I don’t care if bad things happen to them. The worse, the better.

  15. @Immigrant from former USSR
    THANK YOU FOR KIND ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME.
    I still do not get it.
    By the way, what is "shoah" ?
    To say nothing about daily one.

    OK, I just googled "shoah".

    It’s a snowclone of ‘Daily Show’, which was a very popular liberal comedy/news show on Comedy Central back when Jon Stewart was running it. They decided a black guy could do the job as well as a Jewish one, and the ratings went downhill. 😉

    The triple parentheses are supposed to call out the frequency of Jews involved in liberal politics. So if you see a whole bunch of left-wing talking heads and the names are all Jewish, the triple parentheses point out what’s going on.

    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you. So, show and shoah sound similarly.
    Did not realize that; the more so, I did not watch "Daily show",
    even when I had TV cable.
    Usage of triple pairs of parentheses now clear to me.
    , @guest
    What not what "snowclone" means. The word you're looking for is "pun."
  16. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    If you’re a parent living in Boston, and have smart kids, you better move or shell out for private school, because one Esteemed and most Ancient option is about to get the CUNY treatment. Calling educationrealist !

    I think they were trying to do something like that with Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in New York, I forget if it went through or not.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    Groups tried to get the New York state legislature to change the entry requirements to New York City's eight specialized high schools but failed. Instead New York City just announced that it will spend an additional $15M on outreach, tutoring, and enrichment programs for low-income students to "diversify" the schools.

    However, low-income students of all races qualify for the programs, so most of the kids who wind up getting offers to a specialized high school are whites and Asians. Since the NAACP filed its complaint in 2012 the number of blacks in the schools has dropped by 34 percent and the number of Hispanics by 22 percent. There would be more blacks and Hispanics in the specialized high schools if New York City would stop all programs.


    http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/06/09/getting-black-and-hispanic-students-into-specialized-schools-remains-a-challenge-even-for-programs-designed-to-help/#.V3Vb5I-cFjo
  17. Shoah is the Hebrew or maybe Yiddish word for the Holocaust.
    Daily Shoah I’m guessing is a podcast or youtube channel that doesn’t like Jews, loudly and frequently.
    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn’t like Jews. (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

    It’s anti-semitism on the level of cleverness of SEC fanbases referring to each other as “Ole Piss” instead of Ole Miss, “Candy” instead of Vandy, “Gaytors” and “UGay” instead of Florida Gators and UGA (University of Georgia), etc.

    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, esteemed Discordiax.
    The only unresolved question is what "SEC" is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
    Or Securities Exchange Commission
    (which I still do not understand, but at least I would not worry about it) ?
    That is what I found via Google.
    By the way, I hate the notation "sec",
    especially when applied to hyperbolic function, as "sech".
    Why is it difficult writing 1/cosh(x) ?
    Or even (pun intended) 2/[e^x + e^(-x)] ?

    Respectfully, I.f.f.U.
    , @peterike

    (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

     

    I've noticed this appearing on Twitter. I guess it could be a form of "I'M Spartacus!" solidarity, or Jews -- defiant as always -- are trying to turn it into a meme of Jewish pride. If that is the case, then it's still serving it's purpose. In fact, if media Jews en masse take it up, it will be a gigantic win for the alt-right, and whoever it was that started it.
    , @anonymous coward

    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn’t like Jews.
     
    The custom of highlighting Jewish names started on right-wing Jewish nationalist sites. The fact that antisemites coopted the custom to hilarious results is actually quite clever.
  18. @Lurker
    This may explain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_5GdQiOUM

    If you listen you'll note that jewish names are rendered with a prominent echo. This has filtered into written form as: (((George Soros))). And not just people - (((The Fed))), (((Facebook))) etc.

    Certain parties are less than enthused, apparently they don't want their achievements and prominence being celebrated like this.

    Does this apply to (((The Unz Review))) as well?

  19. @SFG
    It's a snowclone of 'Daily Show', which was a very popular liberal comedy/news show on Comedy Central back when Jon Stewart was running it. They decided a black guy could do the job as well as a Jewish one, and the ratings went downhill. ;)

    The triple parentheses are supposed to call out the frequency of Jews involved in liberal politics. So if you see a whole bunch of left-wing talking heads and the names are all Jewish, the triple parentheses point out what's going on.

    Thank you. So, show and shoah sound similarly.
    Did not realize that; the more so, I did not watch “Daily show”,
    even when I had TV cable.
    Usage of triple pairs of parentheses now clear to me.

  20. BLM is just following in the path blazed by the Rainbow Coalition (although I guess that has gay overtones in its name) in shaking down various institutions and corporations in exchange for being exempt from criticism. My guess is DeRay was half hired because the morons in charge of the school system think an administrator of human capital could actually accomplish something and half because he’s not going to criticize the city from the inside.

    If DeRay has the slightest bit of intellectual honesty and actually works at his job, he’ll come out of it hating the professional left and what it has wrought in once-great cities. I’m not holding my breath, though.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    Ha ha ha,yeah Delray gonna work hard!
  21. To be fair, this is a job he was much more qualified for than mayor- he did something similar in Minneapolis and was a lower level admin in Baltimore before. The job would normally be in charge of all the teacher hiring, firing, training and evaluation for a district, so it’s considered pretty important; 165K would be what I would have expected for, say, NYC or LA, and is possibly high for Baltimore, but Baltimore does spend more per kid than any city in the country.

    There was an interesting and perceptive if histrionic socialist critique of DeRay and BLM a few months ago:
    http://www.orchestratedpulse.com/2016/02/beyonce-slays-black-people/

  22. @Discordiax
    Shoah is the Hebrew or maybe Yiddish word for the Holocaust.
    Daily Shoah I'm guessing is a podcast or youtube channel that doesn't like Jews, loudly and frequently.
    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn't like Jews. (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

    It's anti-semitism on the level of cleverness of SEC fanbases referring to each other as "Ole Piss" instead of Ole Miss, "Candy" instead of Vandy, "Gaytors" and "UGay" instead of Florida Gators and UGA (University of Georgia), etc.

    Thank you, esteemed Discordiax.
    The only unresolved question is what “SEC” is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
    Or Securities Exchange Commission
    (which I still do not understand, but at least I would not worry about it) ?
    That is what I found via Google.
    By the way, I hate the notation “sec”,
    especially when applied to hyperbolic function, as “sech”.
    Why is it difficult writing 1/cosh(x) ?
    Or even (pun intended) 2/[e^x + e^(-x)] ?

    Respectfully, I.f.f.U.

    • Replies: @Trumpenproleteriat
    http://www.secsports.com
    , @International Jew

    The only unresolved question is what “SEC” is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
     
    The SEC is a football league known for its enthusiastic fans.

    While commending you on your efforts to assimilate American pop culture, I will warn you that following iSteve demands a great deal of background knowledge. In fact, even Americans who are more than ten years older or younger than Steve himself (58 now) probably encounter difficulties.

    I'll try to get you started with a list of near-equivalents.

    1. Wild West = Wild East

    2. Scots-Irish = Cossacks

    3. Miami Beach = Crimea

    4. Jews = Jews

    5. Mexico = Turkey

    6. Jeffrey Dahmer = Rodyon Raskolnikov

    7. Abraham Lincoln = Alexander II

    8. Route 66 = Trans-Siberian Railroad

  23. @Anonymous
    "Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944.html

    An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing.

    If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men. Serious journalists have publicly apologized for turning a blind eye to the Cosby accusers for over a decade, notwithstanding the large number of women who had come forward with credible claims. And now history is repeating itself.

    In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that - unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted - no, we are obligated -- to analyze the case’s viability now.

    No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility - whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.

    I have done that. And the answer is a clear yes. These allegations are credible. They ought not be ignored. Mainstream media, I’m looking at you.
     

    Since you left out the next line in the article I’ll quote it for everyone’s benefit.

    1. Consider the Context: Mr. Trump’s Overt, Even Proud Misogyny

    The rape case must be viewed through the lens of Mr. Trump’s current, longstanding and well documented contempt for women

    Of course this is the exact same kind of thinking that says that not wanting gay marriage makes you complicit when a Muslim shoots up a gay bar

  24. @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, esteemed Discordiax.
    The only unresolved question is what "SEC" is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
    Or Securities Exchange Commission
    (which I still do not understand, but at least I would not worry about it) ?
    That is what I found via Google.
    By the way, I hate the notation "sec",
    especially when applied to hyperbolic function, as "sech".
    Why is it difficult writing 1/cosh(x) ?
    Or even (pun intended) 2/[e^x + e^(-x)] ?

    Respectfully, I.f.f.U.
    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, Trumpenproleteriat.
    Being taught now that "show" and "shoah" sound similar, I wonder if
    "secsports" and "sexsports" have that level of phonetic similarity ?
    , @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, Trumpenproleteriat, for stimulating my memory.

    All those tricks with
    (((colleges))),
    “show” and “shoah”;
    with SEC [as in “secsports.com” ] and “sexsports”,
    remind true story, of which I am a second-hand witness.

    Some particular graduate student had discussion with his scientific adviser
    Iosif Solomonovich Shapiro (((Иосиф Соломонович Шапиро))). *)
    In the conversation the student tried to orally denote
    [sum of diagonal elements of a matrix] as “Trace”.
    There is Russian word denoting the same mathematical object,
    literal translation of "Trace": “След”.
    Since most mathematical terminology in Russian came from German language,
    most textbooks and technical papers use the abbreviation “Sp”
    from a German word “Spur”, also of the same literal meaning. **)
    Shapiro listened to student saying “Trace” several times, and then exploded:

    Why are you pushing your “Trace” in my face,
    When there is honest Russian word “Spur”!

    Что Вы ме всё тычете “Трейс” да “Трейс”,
    когда есть честное русское слово “Шпур”!

    Footnotes.

    *) It is clear as a day
    that Shapiro was (((еврей))).

    **) Nevertheless, during Stalin’s times, some very active defenders
    of Russian priority in all sciences tried to use “След”.
  25. I don’t think it’s a specifically gay thing, and I don’t think it’s (just) a jobs racket.

    I think it is about those privileged blacks who never had to struggle signalling to all their poor brethren that they deserve to lead the community. The reason it’s been as effective as it has (which isn’t much, but better than the usual riots), is that it is mostly rich kids with connections. They feel the need to demonstrate solidarity with the thug life, but of course don’t know how to do that other than rail at whitey. This precisely because they are culturally mostly white. So they will obviously include a ton of further grievance-mongering as that is the primary status vehicle of white academic life. Hence, all the LBGT identification, the very non-ghetto accents, the driving of porsches whinging about insults from pickup trucks.

    The black community has its own power struggle happening, parallel to the class struggle happening on the white side. The question is, who wins? The traditional clergy-based good-old boys, or the young turks with their funny haircuts, homes in Breckenridge, and penchant for dick.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @penntothal
    This seems spot-on.

    There is also the divide between older, more religious blacks and the newer movement which is largely secular / atheist.

    Jason Whitlock has made this criticism of BLM repeatedly, for example in his ongoing beef with Shaun King.
    , @Spotted Toad
    Yeah, the "Hamilton! the Musical" crowd finds itself in a tenuous social position vis-a-vis the society at large, as well as other blacks. They have to convince white people that they're worth listening to and inviting to Aspen Ideas (http://c8.alamy.com/comp/EWT177/aspen-colorado-usa-30th-june-2015-ta-nehisi-coates-senior-editor-for-EWT177.jpg ), which can only work if racial oppression is a constant mortal danger. But they also have to convince black people that they're the right ones to be speaking for them, which, given the craptastic results (http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/images/2015/11/blogs/graphic-detail/20151128_woc522_290.png ) from most of this Mau-Mauing, is a challenge in itself.

    I'm not sure that it will all fall apart all that quickly, though. The Aspen Ideas folks seem to feel that the Victim Olympics is the best bread and circuses they could hope for.

    Here for example, is Samantha Power, one of the most powerful people in the world, talking to graduating Yale students, some of the most privileged kids in the world, about how hard they and she have it:


    Of the 15 permanent representatives sitting on the UN Security Council — where I have the privilege of representing the United States — I am the only woman.The UN is currently in the process of selecting a new Secretary General — a position that, in its 70-year history, has never been held by a woman. Not long ago, I was discussing the race with another ambassador to the UN, and I made the point that it is important that women be encouraged to apply. In response, the Ambassador asked: “Do you want to look at a pretty girl or do you want someone who can actually get the job done for women?” I was shocked. But perhaps I should not have been.
    My point is not that the UN or Yale have done a particularly poor job of advancing women’s rights. My point is that the enduring inequalities we see in institutions like these reflect systemic injustices that persist in our societies — to the detriment not only of the people who are subjected to discrimination, but to all of us. And acting as if we have overcome these entrenched biases is part of the problem.
    To the vast majority of you, this is obvious.To some of you, it is something you have experienced personally. You may come from a country where you cannot openly practice your religion without risking attacks or persecution.You may have felt it on this campus — when the gate to your residential college was closed and locked as you walked toward it. You may have felt it living in a college named for a man who once argued that enslaving your ancestors was a “positive good.” You may have felt it upon hearing U.S. politicians call on our country to ban people of your faith. So when you hear people claim that the work is finished, you say: Not for me, it’s not. Not for us.
    And some of you who have poured a lot of yourselves into these and other struggles over the past four years might look at all that remains unchanged and feel discouraged. Whether that’s inside Yale, with the name of a college that did not change, or a faculty that does not look nearly as diverse as you and the rest of America do. Or outside Yale, in the horrific situation faced by refugees, whose situation only seems to get worse despite all that you and your peers have done to try to make it better.

     
    Recall that one of the things the BLM-involved graduating seniors of Yale have done to make "it" better was to force out two faculty members because one of them had the temerity to say that the college shouldn't be dictating what students where for Halloween.
  26. @Keith Vaz
    TPTB like to put a lot of blacks in school as it supports THE NARRATIVE. It brainwashes kids ata young age that blacks are intelligent and competent, when IRL they are the exact opposite.

    One way they do this is by getting lots of black 'doctors' in school. Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called 'doctor'. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education. These tend to be uber leftist, anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a Narrative essay. Kids don't know that and assume 'dr' teaching them science actually has a science doctorate. BS.

    Dance Moms is a prime example of this. Mother of the incompetent token black kid is 'Dr Holly'. The other moms are alwats in awe of her, yet she doesn't strike me as at all bright. Clearly just another smoke and mirrors to get impressionable White girls to worship blacks.

    Yes the bogus doctorate is an Ed.D and there are plenty of schools cranking them out. They aren’t comparable to Ph.D. In many cases

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Dr. Bill Cosby has one. He was the Educational Consultant on the Cosby Show.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Martine said, "They aren’t comparable to Ph.D. In many cases."

    They aren’t comparable to Ph.D. in -any- cases, but you get an automatic raise in most school system when you get a Masters (in Education, of course, not something icky like Math), and you pretty much have to have a Dr (Ed.) to go anywhere in school admin.
    , @Milo Minderbinder
    Like our insufferable Second Lady who insists on being called Doctor Jill Biden. She has an Ed.D from the University of Delaware.
  27. BLM is predominately black lesbian women and transgender “women,” and a good chunk of the men are gay.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Who would have guessed that black lesbians would be angry?
  28. @Discordiax
    Shoah is the Hebrew or maybe Yiddish word for the Holocaust.
    Daily Shoah I'm guessing is a podcast or youtube channel that doesn't like Jews, loudly and frequently.
    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn't like Jews. (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

    It's anti-semitism on the level of cleverness of SEC fanbases referring to each other as "Ole Piss" instead of Ole Miss, "Candy" instead of Vandy, "Gaytors" and "UGay" instead of Florida Gators and UGA (University of Georgia), etc.

    (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

    I’ve noticed this appearing on Twitter. I guess it could be a form of “I’M Spartacus!” solidarity, or Jews — defiant as always — are trying to turn it into a meme of Jewish pride. If that is the case, then it’s still serving it’s purpose. In fact, if media Jews en masse take it up, it will be a gigantic win for the alt-right, and whoever it was that started it.

  29. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Keith Vaz
    TPTB like to put a lot of blacks in school as it supports THE NARRATIVE. It brainwashes kids ata young age that blacks are intelligent and competent, when IRL they are the exact opposite.

    One way they do this is by getting lots of black 'doctors' in school. Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called 'doctor'. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education. These tend to be uber leftist, anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a Narrative essay. Kids don't know that and assume 'dr' teaching them science actually has a science doctorate. BS.

    Dance Moms is a prime example of this. Mother of the incompetent token black kid is 'Dr Holly'. The other moms are alwats in awe of her, yet she doesn't strike me as at all bright. Clearly just another smoke and mirrors to get impressionable White girls to worship blacks.

    Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called ‘doctor’. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education.

    In the US they usually just call MDs ‘doctor’ and not people with Phd degrees, unlike some other countries. Except when they’re black, then they are sure to continually call them doctor such as Doctor MLK and so on.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    That's not universally the case. Where I went to high school, the faculty holding Ph.D.'s were addressed as "Doctor" by the students.
    , @Triumph104
    For some reason the title Dr. is very impressive to blacks and they never worry about how it is obtained. I would say anywhere from a third to a half of black clergy who call themselves Dr. have a bogus doctorate, either from a diploma mill or an honorary doctorate. A lot of them don't even have bachelor's degrees or have never gone to college at all.

    As mentioned most blacks in education. like Dr. Holly from Dance Moms. have EdDs, not PhDs.
  30. Look on the bright side.

    If BLM is a gay thing (I don’t know that it is) it will be made up of people who will have substantially fewer kids, making it less likely to be around in the future. Isn’t that a good thing?

    • Replies: @BB753
    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.
    , @5371
    You mean the way no monastery ever lasted more than one generation?
    , @Almost Missouri
    The entire Left is a gay thing.

    And they don't need to make children. They have yours.
  31. Slightly off topic: The presumed successor to Jeremy Corbyn (UK Labour leader) is Angela Eagle, another pro-immigration Anglela.

    She is an out lesbian. Leaders of both Scottish Labour and Scottish Conservatives are also lesbians. Has there ever been a situation where most of the female leaders of a country are lesbians? Any majority female movement eventually becomes a jobs for the gays movement:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender_Menace

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

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

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

  32. @countenance
    BLM is predominately black lesbian women and transgender "women," and a good chunk of the men are gay.

    Who would have guessed that black lesbians would be angry?

  33. @Trumpenproleteriat
    http://www.secsports.com

    Thank you, Trumpenproleteriat.
    Being taught now that “show” and “shoah” sound similar, I wonder if
    “secsports” and “sexsports” have that level of phonetic similarity ?

  34. @anony-mouse
    Look on the bright side.

    If BLM is a gay thing (I don't know that it is) it will be made up of people who will have substantially fewer kids, making it less likely to be around in the future. Isn't that a good thing?

    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.
     
    That's assuming you accept the "born this way" genetic explanation for homosexuality, an explanation for which there is zero scientific evidence. It's possible that homosexuality is entirely cultural. Or that it's caused by some pre-birth trauma. Or there's even Greg Cochran's gay germ idea.

    That's male homosexuality. As for female homosexuality, it simply doesn't have any real existence. It's completely cultural or situational.
  35. @Martine
    Yes the bogus doctorate is an Ed.D and there are plenty of schools cranking them out. They aren't comparable to Ph.D. In many cases

    Dr. Bill Cosby has one. He was the Educational Consultant on the Cosby Show.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Who followed the advice of the real consultant, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint.
  36. @Martine
    Yes the bogus doctorate is an Ed.D and there are plenty of schools cranking them out. They aren't comparable to Ph.D. In many cases

    Martine said, “They aren’t comparable to Ph.D. In many cases.”

    They aren’t comparable to Ph.D. in -any- cases, but you get an automatic raise in most school system when you get a Masters (in Education, of course, not something icky like Math), and you pretty much have to have a Dr (Ed.) to go anywhere in school admin.

  37. @Discordiax
    Shoah is the Hebrew or maybe Yiddish word for the Holocaust.
    Daily Shoah I'm guessing is a podcast or youtube channel that doesn't like Jews, loudly and frequently.
    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn't like Jews. (The signaling has now been confused, as a decent number of non-Jews have adopted the triple parenthesis on their own twitter handles. Or maybe they are Jews, or part-Jewish enough to go to the gas chambers.)

    It's anti-semitism on the level of cleverness of SEC fanbases referring to each other as "Ole Piss" instead of Ole Miss, "Candy" instead of Vandy, "Gaytors" and "UGay" instead of Florida Gators and UGA (University of Georgia), etc.

    The triple parenthesis means that the person in parenthesis is Jewish, and that the writer doesn’t like Jews.

    The custom of highlighting Jewish names started on right-wing Jewish nationalist sites. The fact that antisemites coopted the custom to hilarious results is actually quite clever.

  38. @anony-mouse
    Look on the bright side.

    If BLM is a gay thing (I don't know that it is) it will be made up of people who will have substantially fewer kids, making it less likely to be around in the future. Isn't that a good thing?

    You mean the way no monastery ever lasted more than one generation?

  39. @Trumpenproleteriat
    http://www.secsports.com

    Thank you, Trumpenproleteriat, for stimulating my memory.

    All those tricks with
    (((colleges))),
    “show” and “shoah”;
    with SEC [as in “secsports.com” ] and “sexsports”,
    remind true story, of which I am a second-hand witness.

    Some particular graduate student had discussion with his scientific adviser
    Iosif Solomonovich Shapiro (((Иосиф Соломонович Шапиро))). *)
    In the conversation the student tried to orally denote
    [sum of diagonal elements of a matrix] as “Trace”.
    There is Russian word denoting the same mathematical object,
    literal translation of “Trace”: “След”.
    Since most mathematical terminology in Russian came from German language,
    most textbooks and technical papers use the abbreviation “Sp”
    from a German word “Spur”, also of the same literal meaning. **)
    Shapiro listened to student saying “Trace” several times, and then exploded:

    Why are you pushing your “Trace” in my face,
    When there is honest Russian word “Spur”!

    Что Вы ме всё тычете “Трейс” да “Трейс”,
    когда есть честное русское слово “Шпур”!

    Footnotes.

    *) It is clear as a day
    that Shapiro was (((еврей))).

    **) Nevertheless, during Stalin’s times, some very active defenders
    of Russian priority in all sciences tried to use “След”.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    And further to my list above:

    9. shaggy dog story = what you just now shared with us about matrix terminology
  40. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    If you’re a parent living in Boston, and have smart kids, you better move or shell out for private school, because one Esteemed and most Ancient option is about to get the CUNY treatment. Calling educationrealist !

    Truthfully, your comment is unintelligible without having to chase down several links, and even then, one has to guess what you’re talking about.

    I suggest you state your premise and point clearly in the text, and use links as evidence or explication.

    • Agree: Triumph104
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Eh. Any iSteve regular should be able to “twig” my comment simply by reading the link mouse-overs. No need to “chase down” (You mean click on? Don’t strain yerself!) any possibly informative content. (I put links in case the schools’ respective histories were too regionally esoteric for some.) I admit the last link was simply a shout out to Ed Real, because education.
    , @Brutusale
    It all started when a black female student complained about a white male student using an ethnic slur. The school says that the white kid was disciplined, but it wasn't enough for the girl and her parents; this attitude only manifested after two other students posted a YouTube video. Interesting footnote is the that mother of the complaining student is a Latin alumna from the short period of time that Latin was under an affirmative action decree, and her daughter is a legacy.

    The two dark Talented Tenth damsels (2,430 students, 67 blacks, hey, it's an exam school) felt microaggressed and whined about it. Note the stylish Black Powerish t-shirts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72akBcSZiOY&feature=youtu.be

    This story isn't about microaggressions. It's about taking over the institutions, and lily-white liberals like the resigning headmaster and her stale, pale male assistant (52 years at Latin) don't cut it anymore. The big problem is that the superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, former LA school official Eddie Chang, is seen as a pretty good choice by all concerned with public education in Boston, but he's new and is essentially hamstrung by city hall, especially the village idiot mayor Marty Walsh. I often wonder if Chang looks at the complaining sistas and sees two idiots taking spaces at Latin better used by his co-ethnics.

    Boston Latin, founded in 1635, has historically been a feeder to the best colleges in the country, the joke at the school is that Harvard was founded a year later so Latin grads would have a place to go. This is Boston Latin:

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/12/13/making-harvard-feeder-schools/

    This is why:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/23/boston-latin-little-outreach-city-black-latino-students/of6NlYrJhR8PvxMUYNi50L/story.html

    It has remained that way because of an Irishman and a Jew:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/20/us/affirmative-action-voided-at-public-school.html

    What are the two students in the video doing with their coveted Boston Latin diploma? One is matriculating at Temple (acceptance rate of 61%), the other at historically-black girls' school Spelman College (acceptance rate of 39%).
  41. @Martine
    Yes the bogus doctorate is an Ed.D and there are plenty of schools cranking them out. They aren't comparable to Ph.D. In many cases

    Like our insufferable Second Lady who insists on being called Doctor Jill Biden. She has an Ed.D from the University of Delaware.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Dumb and Dumber
  42. @Keith Vaz
    TPTB like to put a lot of blacks in school as it supports THE NARRATIVE. It brainwashes kids ata young age that blacks are intelligent and competent, when IRL they are the exact opposite.

    One way they do this is by getting lots of black 'doctors' in school. Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called 'doctor'. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education. These tend to be uber leftist, anti-White (((colleges))) where you simply write a Narrative essay. Kids don't know that and assume 'dr' teaching them science actually has a science doctorate. BS.

    Dance Moms is a prime example of this. Mother of the incompetent token black kid is 'Dr Holly'. The other moms are alwats in awe of her, yet she doesn't strike me as at all bright. Clearly just another smoke and mirrors to get impressionable White girls to worship blacks.

    And what is “TPTB”?

    I think you’re generalizing too much. I’ve worked with extremely competent blacks. What happens is that making gross generalizations about all blacks, the media simply has to find someone genuinely competent, and your argument is refuted.

    It’s very different to assert “most” blacks are incompetent, and “all” blacks are incompetent. Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you’re more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system. In fact, using genuine merit as a standard, you’ll see no more incompetent blacks than whites: you’ll simply see disproportionate representation in different categories of employment.

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites. They may have a bit more income (debatable), but I myself have experienced the discomfort of being in a position for which I was marginally qualified. It’s no fun. The satisfaction of doing a job well is one of the most important quality of life factors you can have.

    • Replies: @Bill
    RonaldB, your ignorance of background facts, common internet abbreviations, and rudimentary reading comprehension skills is something you should hide not flout prominently in comment after comment. Shut up. Read. For internet abbreviations, I suggest the urban dictionary (which, indeed, has an entry for TPTB). For other internet lore, there is Encyclopedia Dramatica. If, at the end of a good faith effort to figure this stuff out, you still don't know what's going on, then your best bet is a polite request for information. (Polite entails no bitching. Compare your regrettable behavior with Immigrant from the former USSR's)

    When someone says that blacks are unintelligent and incompetent (in the context of a discussion of US politics/society), he means that, in general and on average and compared to US whites, US blacks are incompetent and unintelligent. If your reaction is "then he should say `in general and on average compared to whites' each and every time," then you have Aspergers and should seek treatment.


    Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you’re more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system.
     
    Which is more likely, that Adolphus is evoking exactly this argument (in addition to blacks' inborn differently-abled-ness), and you have misread him or that you're pouring some knowledge on him right now?

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites.
     
    Good little neocon stooge. Your opposition to affirmative action does not come from awful anti-black animus as in the case of those nasty internet Nazis. No, no! Your opposition to AA comes from your painfully intense love of the black man and your deep concern for his well-being. Bill Kristol would be so proud. No enemies to the left!
    , @dfordoom

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites.
     
    I agree. The same argument applies to women - these days we have an awful lot of women in jobs for which they are hopelessly unsuited. In the long run policies such as affirmative action are cruel.
  43. @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, esteemed Discordiax.
    The only unresolved question is what "SEC" is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
    Or Securities Exchange Commission
    (which I still do not understand, but at least I would not worry about it) ?
    That is what I found via Google.
    By the way, I hate the notation "sec",
    especially when applied to hyperbolic function, as "sech".
    Why is it difficult writing 1/cosh(x) ?
    Or even (pun intended) 2/[e^x + e^(-x)] ?

    Respectfully, I.f.f.U.

    The only unresolved question is what “SEC” is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?

    The SEC is a football league known for its enthusiastic fans.

    While commending you on your efforts to assimilate American pop culture, I will warn you that following iSteve demands a great deal of background knowledge. In fact, even Americans who are more than ten years older or younger than Steve himself (58 now) probably encounter difficulties.

    I’ll try to get you started with a list of near-equivalents.

    1. Wild West = Wild East

    2. Scots-Irish = Cossacks

    3. Miami Beach = Crimea

    4. Jews = Jews

    5. Mexico = Turkey

    6. Jeffrey Dahmer = Rodyon Raskolnikov

    7. Abraham Lincoln = Alexander II

    8. Route 66 = Trans-Siberian Railroad

    • Replies: @guest
    Lincoln is more like a friendlier Lenin. Certainly Marx liked old Abe.
  44. @Lurker
    This may explain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_5GdQiOUM

    If you listen you'll note that jewish names are rendered with a prominent echo. This has filtered into written form as: (((George Soros))). And not just people - (((The Fed))), (((Facebook))) etc.

    Certain parties are less than enthused, apparently they don't want their achievements and prominence being celebrated like this.

    I stopped listening to this crap audio after about 40 seconds.

    I thought this thread was moderated. Reasoned anti-Semitism is one thing, but stupid, vile anti-Semitism is another.

  45. @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thank you, Trumpenproleteriat, for stimulating my memory.

    All those tricks with
    (((colleges))),
    “show” and “shoah”;
    with SEC [as in “secsports.com” ] and “sexsports”,
    remind true story, of which I am a second-hand witness.

    Some particular graduate student had discussion with his scientific adviser
    Iosif Solomonovich Shapiro (((Иосиф Соломонович Шапиро))). *)
    In the conversation the student tried to orally denote
    [sum of diagonal elements of a matrix] as “Trace”.
    There is Russian word denoting the same mathematical object,
    literal translation of "Trace": “След”.
    Since most mathematical terminology in Russian came from German language,
    most textbooks and technical papers use the abbreviation “Sp”
    from a German word “Spur”, also of the same literal meaning. **)
    Shapiro listened to student saying “Trace” several times, and then exploded:

    Why are you pushing your “Trace” in my face,
    When there is honest Russian word “Spur”!

    Что Вы ме всё тычете “Трейс” да “Трейс”,
    когда есть честное русское слово “Шпур”!

    Footnotes.

    *) It is clear as a day
    that Shapiro was (((еврей))).

    **) Nevertheless, during Stalin’s times, some very active defenders
    of Russian priority in all sciences tried to use “След”.

    And further to my list above:

    9. shaggy dog story = what you just now shared with us about matrix terminology

    • Replies: @Immigrant from former USSR
    Thanks for both your comments. I will try to improve.
  46. When I asked Garza about the most common misperception of Black Lives Matter, she pointed to a frequent social-media dig that it is “a gay movement masquerading as a black one.”

    Funny how often when people are telling you what they aren’t, they’re actually telling you what they are. When a sentence starts with “There’s a common misperception that…” or “There’s a common stereotype that …” you know you’re about to hear something that;s true.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    I just listened to a radio program about the "long-held stereotype" that black people don't do the outdoors. The program goes on to discuss current efforts to get blacks interested in the outdoors and explains why they aren't interested in the outdoors.

    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/06/22/outdoor-afro
    , @guest
    That's highly confusingly written, because it's supposed to be about misperception but then they say the perception is true. Then it turns out that the misperception is about blacks and gays not getting along, but that's not what the conversation was originally about. So I don't know if anything's revealed. I feel less informed for having read it.

    Journalists have to get away from the "common misperception" trope.
  47. @Anonymous
    Where is Baltimore getting the tax money to pay its school employees this much?

    Leaving less for teachers and books. That explains their results, doesn’t it ?

  48. @Tarrou
    I don't think it's a specifically gay thing, and I don't think it's (just) a jobs racket.

    I think it is about those privileged blacks who never had to struggle signalling to all their poor brethren that they deserve to lead the community. The reason it's been as effective as it has (which isn't much, but better than the usual riots), is that it is mostly rich kids with connections. They feel the need to demonstrate solidarity with the thug life, but of course don't know how to do that other than rail at whitey. This precisely because they are culturally mostly white. So they will obviously include a ton of further grievance-mongering as that is the primary status vehicle of white academic life. Hence, all the LBGT identification, the very non-ghetto accents, the driving of porsches whinging about insults from pickup trucks.

    The black community has its own power struggle happening, parallel to the class struggle happening on the white side. The question is, who wins? The traditional clergy-based good-old boys, or the young turks with their funny haircuts, homes in Breckenridge, and penchant for dick.

    This seems spot-on.

    There is also the divide between older, more religious blacks and the newer movement which is largely secular / atheist.

    Jason Whitlock has made this criticism of BLM repeatedly, for example in his ongoing beef with Shaun King.

  49. How the always-extant gulf between “media sensation” and “popular sensation” has widened. We, the Unwashed&Stupid, now feel free to dismiss what our illustrious information industry rules is true, beautiful, and important.

    Breakdown: It’s media-vital to sit in Pacific Palisades – sipping a sidecar, reading the Daily Worker, and chewing out the Third World domestic staff. It’s popular-vital to eat bacon.

    Our best and brightest don’t grasp this. So, the question must be: How best and bright are they? Really?

    And do levels of income and hypocrisy always track so closely? Maybe we should ask Mr. Traub of the department-store Traubs?

  50. @International Jew
    And further to my list above:

    9. shaggy dog story = what you just now shared with us about matrix terminology

    Thanks for both your comments. I will try to improve.

  51. I wonder if Deray McKesson was ever bullied by other black guys. Being the face of the BLM would be the perfect revenge for McKesson.

  52. @Immigrant from former USSR
    THANK YOU FOR KIND ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME.
    I still do not get it.
    By the way, what is "shoah" ?
    To say nothing about daily one.

    OK, I just googled "shoah".

    The triple ((())) denote the echo heard on the video.

  53. @anonymous

    Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called ‘doctor’. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education.
     
    In the US they usually just call MDs 'doctor' and not people with Phd degrees, unlike some other countries. Except when they're black, then they are sure to continually call them doctor such as Doctor MLK and so on.

    That’s not universally the case. Where I went to high school, the faculty holding Ph.D.’s were addressed as “Doctor” by the students.

  54. @Tarrou
    I don't think it's a specifically gay thing, and I don't think it's (just) a jobs racket.

    I think it is about those privileged blacks who never had to struggle signalling to all their poor brethren that they deserve to lead the community. The reason it's been as effective as it has (which isn't much, but better than the usual riots), is that it is mostly rich kids with connections. They feel the need to demonstrate solidarity with the thug life, but of course don't know how to do that other than rail at whitey. This precisely because they are culturally mostly white. So they will obviously include a ton of further grievance-mongering as that is the primary status vehicle of white academic life. Hence, all the LBGT identification, the very non-ghetto accents, the driving of porsches whinging about insults from pickup trucks.

    The black community has its own power struggle happening, parallel to the class struggle happening on the white side. The question is, who wins? The traditional clergy-based good-old boys, or the young turks with their funny haircuts, homes in Breckenridge, and penchant for dick.

    Yeah, the “Hamilton! the Musical” crowd finds itself in a tenuous social position vis-a-vis the society at large, as well as other blacks. They have to convince white people that they’re worth listening to and inviting to Aspen Ideas (http://c8.alamy.com/comp/EWT177/aspen-colorado-usa-30th-june-2015-ta-nehisi-coates-senior-editor-for-EWT177.jpg ), which can only work if racial oppression is a constant mortal danger. But they also have to convince black people that they’re the right ones to be speaking for them, which, given the craptastic results (http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/images/2015/11/blogs/graphic-detail/20151128_woc522_290.png ) from most of this Mau-Mauing, is a challenge in itself.

    I’m not sure that it will all fall apart all that quickly, though. The Aspen Ideas folks seem to feel that the Victim Olympics is the best bread and circuses they could hope for.

    Here for example, is Samantha Power, one of the most powerful people in the world, talking to graduating Yale students, some of the most privileged kids in the world, about how hard they and she have it:

    Of the 15 permanent representatives sitting on the UN Security Council — where I have the privilege of representing the United States — I am the only woman.The UN is currently in the process of selecting a new Secretary General — a position that, in its 70-year history, has never been held by a woman. Not long ago, I was discussing the race with another ambassador to the UN, and I made the point that it is important that women be encouraged to apply. In response, the Ambassador asked: “Do you want to look at a pretty girl or do you want someone who can actually get the job done for women?” I was shocked. But perhaps I should not have been.
    My point is not that the UN or Yale have done a particularly poor job of advancing women’s rights. My point is that the enduring inequalities we see in institutions like these reflect systemic injustices that persist in our societies — to the detriment not only of the people who are subjected to discrimination, but to all of us. And acting as if we have overcome these entrenched biases is part of the problem.
    To the vast majority of you, this is obvious.To some of you, it is something you have experienced personally. You may come from a country where you cannot openly practice your religion without risking attacks or persecution.You may have felt it on this campus — when the gate to your residential college was closed and locked as you walked toward it. You may have felt it living in a college named for a man who once argued that enslaving your ancestors was a “positive good.” You may have felt it upon hearing U.S. politicians call on our country to ban people of your faith. So when you hear people claim that the work is finished, you say: Not for me, it’s not. Not for us.
    And some of you who have poured a lot of yourselves into these and other struggles over the past four years might look at all that remains unchanged and feel discouraged. Whether that’s inside Yale, with the name of a college that did not change, or a faculty that does not look nearly as diverse as you and the rest of America do. Or outside Yale, in the horrific situation faced by refugees, whose situation only seems to get worse despite all that you and your peers have done to try to make it better.

    Recall that one of the things the BLM-involved graduating seniors of Yale have done to make “it” better was to force out two faculty members because one of them had the temerity to say that the college shouldn’t be dictating what students where for Halloween.

  55. @Harry Baldwin
    When I asked Garza about the most common misperception of Black Lives Matter, she pointed to a frequent social-media dig that it is “a gay movement masquerading as a black one.”

    Funny how often when people are telling you what they aren't, they're actually telling you what they are. When a sentence starts with "There's a common misperception that..." or "There's a common stereotype that ..." you know you're about to hear something that;s true.

    I just listened to a radio program about the “long-held stereotype” that black people don’t do the outdoors. The program goes on to discuss current efforts to get blacks interested in the outdoors and explains why they aren’t interested in the outdoors.

    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/06/22/outdoor-afro

  56. @anony-mouse
    Look on the bright side.

    If BLM is a gay thing (I don't know that it is) it will be made up of people who will have substantially fewer kids, making it less likely to be around in the future. Isn't that a good thing?

    The entire Left is a gay thing.

    And they don’t need to make children. They have yours.

  57. @Victor
    In Bonfire of the Vanities, Reverend Bacon, the Al Sharpton character, enlists the aid of Gay Rights groups to help stage protests against the NYPD and Sherman McCoy. Either this gay and black activist connection is a case of life imitating art, or this trend has been going on for a long time.

    It is a case of life imitating arts. Soros or an associate probably got the idea from the book. The black church didn’t approve of homosexuality especially during the 80s AIDS epidemic and has been pretty openly hostile to homosexuality until recently. Black gays have never been organized in any manner to do anything anyway except put a vogue show. White homosexual groups certainly weren’t going to put blacks in leadership roles.

    BLM was able to side-step the stranglehold that clergy have on black activism by advocating for criminals which for some reason really appeals to black people. Now that BLM has the backing of many blacks and the attention of white media, BLM can promote its homosexual agenda.

  58. @SFG
    I think they were trying to do something like that with Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in New York, I forget if it went through or not.

    Groups tried to get the New York state legislature to change the entry requirements to New York City’s eight specialized high schools but failed. Instead New York City just announced that it will spend an additional $15M on outreach, tutoring, and enrichment programs for low-income students to “diversify” the schools.

    However, low-income students of all races qualify for the programs, so most of the kids who wind up getting offers to a specialized high school are whites and Asians. Since the NAACP filed its complaint in 2012 the number of blacks in the schools has dropped by 34 percent and the number of Hispanics by 22 percent. There would be more blacks and Hispanics in the specialized high schools if New York City would stop all programs.

    http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/06/09/getting-black-and-hispanic-students-into-specialized-schools-remains-a-challenge-even-for-programs-designed-to-help/#.V3Vb5I-cFjo

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Triumph, Buffalo has City Honors HS, ranked as high as #1 in NYS in past years, and still in the top 100 in the USA . City Honors is a test in school with very few black students in a city that is majority black. The DOE stepped in and demanded that CH work on a plan to admit more qualified black students. They tried and the end result is actually fewer black students. One proposal was to open another CH-lite for those kids who just missed out on getting a prized seat at CH. A review of those who almost made it showed that the majority were still not black. The new superintendent of BPS proposed admitting blacks who just apply to CH as a solution. Of course those kids will do well when they sit in class in a stupor. Buffalo is a revolving door for School Superintendents, the last four of which were black, all with Ed.,PhDs. One, Pamela Brown, was so dysfunctional that they brought in a mentor to teach her how to be a school super. Her mentor brought in three more assistants to help her. None of the assistants were qualified under NYS ED to hold their positions. The super made 200K plus, her mentor 200k plus and the three assistants 160k plus. Buffalo has a yearly school budget of almost one billion. Detroit had a school board president who was functionally illiterate and who masturbated while seated at his desk talking to the female school super. Cleveland's school super fled town under a cloud, and went to Chicago (Rahm hired her) and was indicted and took a plead deal to federal corruption charges. Detroit has an ongoing scandal involving 19 principals who took cash payments in lieu of school supplies being delivered to their schools. Atlanta had their testing scandal. There is one thread running through all of these stories. Vibrancy. Maybe DeRay will be good at his job. With Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and DA Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore hasn't set the bar too high.
  59. @anonymous

    Typically dumb and incompetent blacks get called ‘doctor’. It turns out blacks get bog standard BA degrees then do a PhD in education.
     
    In the US they usually just call MDs 'doctor' and not people with Phd degrees, unlike some other countries. Except when they're black, then they are sure to continually call them doctor such as Doctor MLK and so on.

    For some reason the title Dr. is very impressive to blacks and they never worry about how it is obtained. I would say anywhere from a third to a half of black clergy who call themselves Dr. have a bogus doctorate, either from a diploma mill or an honorary doctorate. A lot of them don’t even have bachelor’s degrees or have never gone to college at all.

    As mentioned most blacks in education. like Dr. Holly from Dance Moms. have EdDs, not PhDs.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    It's the same thing that drives sistas to have those license plate holders identifying them as alumna of XYZ College.
  60. @Anonymous
    "Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944.html

    An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing.

    If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men. Serious journalists have publicly apologized for turning a blind eye to the Cosby accusers for over a decade, notwithstanding the large number of women who had come forward with credible claims. And now history is repeating itself.

    In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that - unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted - no, we are obligated -- to analyze the case’s viability now.

    No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility - whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.

    I have done that. And the answer is a clear yes. These allegations are credible. They ought not be ignored. Mainstream media, I’m looking at you.
     

    You’d think they could pick a better case than Cosby. If there’s a consensus now that he’s a rapist that’s because the MSM ran with the story, such as it is, not on the merits of the case. The article acts as if some facts came out that leave egg on the faces of everyone who sat on the story. No, the story was sat on before and now it’s public. That’s the only difference.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The MSM can't really run with the story very far because it involves Epstein and it would mean implicating Bill Clinton and other prominent elites that the MSM supports and favors. A sort of MAD principle operates here. They'd rather go after the Trump University and mean statements about women and Mexicans stuff, even though they're relatively trivial compared to these other allegations. Even if we assign a low probability to the allegations, the "expected value" of the allegations, that is the probability times the gravity of the allegations, is so much higher and more serious than if we assumed that the probability of Trump being mean to women and Mexicans were 1 or close to it.
  61. @SFG
    It's a snowclone of 'Daily Show', which was a very popular liberal comedy/news show on Comedy Central back when Jon Stewart was running it. They decided a black guy could do the job as well as a Jewish one, and the ratings went downhill. ;)

    The triple parentheses are supposed to call out the frequency of Jews involved in liberal politics. So if you see a whole bunch of left-wing talking heads and the names are all Jewish, the triple parentheses point out what's going on.

    What not what “snowclone” means. The word you’re looking for is “pun.”

  62. @International Jew

    The only unresolved question is what “SEC” is.
    Is it [1/sin(x)] ?
     
    The SEC is a football league known for its enthusiastic fans.

    While commending you on your efforts to assimilate American pop culture, I will warn you that following iSteve demands a great deal of background knowledge. In fact, even Americans who are more than ten years older or younger than Steve himself (58 now) probably encounter difficulties.

    I'll try to get you started with a list of near-equivalents.

    1. Wild West = Wild East

    2. Scots-Irish = Cossacks

    3. Miami Beach = Crimea

    4. Jews = Jews

    5. Mexico = Turkey

    6. Jeffrey Dahmer = Rodyon Raskolnikov

    7. Abraham Lincoln = Alexander II

    8. Route 66 = Trans-Siberian Railroad

    Lincoln is more like a friendlier Lenin. Certainly Marx liked old Abe.

  63. @Harry Baldwin
    When I asked Garza about the most common misperception of Black Lives Matter, she pointed to a frequent social-media dig that it is “a gay movement masquerading as a black one.”

    Funny how often when people are telling you what they aren't, they're actually telling you what they are. When a sentence starts with "There's a common misperception that..." or "There's a common stereotype that ..." you know you're about to hear something that;s true.

    That’s highly confusingly written, because it’s supposed to be about misperception but then they say the perception is true. Then it turns out that the misperception is about blacks and gays not getting along, but that’s not what the conversation was originally about. So I don’t know if anything’s revealed. I feel less informed for having read it.

    Journalists have to get away from the “common misperception” trope.

  64. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @guest
    You'd think they could pick a better case than Cosby. If there's a consensus now that he's a rapist that's because the MSM ran with the story, such as it is, not on the merits of the case. The article acts as if some facts came out that leave egg on the faces of everyone who sat on the story. No, the story was sat on before and now it's public. That's the only difference.

    The MSM can’t really run with the story very far because it involves Epstein and it would mean implicating Bill Clinton and other prominent elites that the MSM supports and favors. A sort of MAD principle operates here. They’d rather go after the Trump University and mean statements about women and Mexicans stuff, even though they’re relatively trivial compared to these other allegations. Even if we assign a low probability to the allegations, the “expected value” of the allegations, that is the probability times the gravity of the allegations, is so much higher and more serious than if we assumed that the probability of Trump being mean to women and Mexicans were 1 or close to it.

  65. @Milo Minderbinder
    Like our insufferable Second Lady who insists on being called Doctor Jill Biden. She has an Ed.D from the University of Delaware.

    Dumb and Dumber

  66. @RonaldB
    Truthfully, your comment is unintelligible without having to chase down several links, and even then, one has to guess what you're talking about.

    I suggest you state your premise and point clearly in the text, and use links as evidence or explication.

    Eh. Any iSteve regular should be able to “twig” my comment simply by reading the link mouse-overs. No need to “chase down” (You mean click on? Don’t strain yerself!) any possibly informative content. (I put links in case the schools’ respective histories were too regionally esoteric for some.) I admit the last link was simply a shout out to Ed Real, because education.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Although he didn't know it, Ronnie was just saying you're "too hip for the room." I just want to thank you for using actual links and not https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-blacklivesmatter-just-a-jobs-for-the-gays-racket/#comment-1473657
  67. @RonaldB
    And what is "TPTB"?

    I think you're generalizing too much. I've worked with extremely competent blacks. What happens is that making gross generalizations about all blacks, the media simply has to find someone genuinely competent, and your argument is refuted.

    It's very different to assert "most" blacks are incompetent, and "all" blacks are incompetent. Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you're more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system. In fact, using genuine merit as a standard, you'll see no more incompetent blacks than whites: you'll simply see disproportionate representation in different categories of employment.

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites. They may have a bit more income (debatable), but I myself have experienced the discomfort of being in a position for which I was marginally qualified. It's no fun. The satisfaction of doing a job well is one of the most important quality of life factors you can have.

    RonaldB, your ignorance of background facts, common internet abbreviations, and rudimentary reading comprehension skills is something you should hide not flout prominently in comment after comment. Shut up. Read. For internet abbreviations, I suggest the urban dictionary (which, indeed, has an entry for TPTB). For other internet lore, there is Encyclopedia Dramatica. If, at the end of a good faith effort to figure this stuff out, you still don’t know what’s going on, then your best bet is a polite request for information. (Polite entails no bitching. Compare your regrettable behavior with Immigrant from the former USSR’s)

    When someone says that blacks are unintelligent and incompetent (in the context of a discussion of US politics/society), he means that, in general and on average and compared to US whites, US blacks are incompetent and unintelligent. If your reaction is “then he should say `in general and on average compared to whites’ each and every time,” then you have Aspergers and should seek treatment.

    Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you’re more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system.

    Which is more likely, that Adolphus is evoking exactly this argument (in addition to blacks’ inborn differently-abled-ness), and you have misread him or that you’re pouring some knowledge on him right now?

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites.

    Good little neocon stooge. Your opposition to affirmative action does not come from awful anti-black animus as in the case of those nasty internet Nazis. No, no! Your opposition to AA comes from your painfully intense love of the black man and your deep concern for his well-being. Bill Kristol would be so proud. No enemies to the left!

  68. More than 1,500 activists already preregistered. More than 30 “Dump Trump” groups stopping in Pittsburgh “first” before Cleveland and the “RNC Dump Trump Protest.

    The 2016 National Convention for all #Blacklivesmatter Activist will take place at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 14, 15 and 16. Urgent Philanthropy support is needed for the 2016 National Convention.

    Donations can be made online to the PayPal account.
    http://www.blacklifematterpgh.org/july-2016-convention-for–blacklivesmatter-activists.html

    Our theme is “PUTTING A NATIONAL TEAM, TOOLS, STRATEGY, MESSAGE TOGETHER.”

    As the days have passed what’s becoming clear is #Blacklivesmatter mantra lacking concept, approach, methodology and clarity. Glaringly, there appears no capacity to lift the movement to the next level. #Blacklivesmatter lacks depth in its articulation.

    We must better explain the theoretical perspective espoused. By attending #Blacklivesmatter activists will enhance the group’s “ability and competency” to better engender desired results.

    Thank you in advance for you consideration.

    Blacklifematterpghorg
    P.O. BOX 8149
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Will Arthur Fryar be speaking?
  69. @Blacklifematterpghorg
    More than 1,500 activists already preregistered. More than 30 "Dump Trump" groups stopping in Pittsburgh "first" before Cleveland and the "RNC Dump Trump Protest.

    The 2016 National Convention for all #Blacklivesmatter Activist will take place at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 14, 15 and 16. Urgent Philanthropy support is needed for the 2016 National Convention.

    Donations can be made online to the PayPal account.
    http://www.blacklifematterpgh.org/july-2016-convention-for--blacklivesmatter-activists.html

    Our theme is "PUTTING A NATIONAL TEAM, TOOLS, STRATEGY, MESSAGE TOGETHER."

    As the days have passed what's becoming clear is #Blacklivesmatter mantra lacking concept, approach, methodology and clarity. Glaringly, there appears no capacity to lift the movement to the next level. #Blacklivesmatter lacks depth in its articulation.

    We must better explain the theoretical perspective espoused. By attending #Blacklivesmatter activists will enhance the group's "ability and competency" to better engender desired results.

    Thank you in advance for you consideration.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyqgaxI9iyw

    Blacklifematterpghorg
    P.O. BOX 8149
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

    Will Arthur Fryar be speaking?

  70. @Triumph104
    Groups tried to get the New York state legislature to change the entry requirements to New York City's eight specialized high schools but failed. Instead New York City just announced that it will spend an additional $15M on outreach, tutoring, and enrichment programs for low-income students to "diversify" the schools.

    However, low-income students of all races qualify for the programs, so most of the kids who wind up getting offers to a specialized high school are whites and Asians. Since the NAACP filed its complaint in 2012 the number of blacks in the schools has dropped by 34 percent and the number of Hispanics by 22 percent. There would be more blacks and Hispanics in the specialized high schools if New York City would stop all programs.


    http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/06/09/getting-black-and-hispanic-students-into-specialized-schools-remains-a-challenge-even-for-programs-designed-to-help/#.V3Vb5I-cFjo

    Triumph, Buffalo has City Honors HS, ranked as high as #1 in NYS in past years, and still in the top 100 in the USA . City Honors is a test in school with very few black students in a city that is majority black. The DOE stepped in and demanded that CH work on a plan to admit more qualified black students. They tried and the end result is actually fewer black students. One proposal was to open another CH-lite for those kids who just missed out on getting a prized seat at CH. A review of those who almost made it showed that the majority were still not black. The new superintendent of BPS proposed admitting blacks who just apply to CH as a solution. Of course those kids will do well when they sit in class in a stupor. Buffalo is a revolving door for School Superintendents, the last four of which were black, all with Ed.,PhDs. One, Pamela Brown, was so dysfunctional that they brought in a mentor to teach her how to be a school super. Her mentor brought in three more assistants to help her. None of the assistants were qualified under NYS ED to hold their positions. The super made 200K plus, her mentor 200k plus and the three assistants 160k plus. Buffalo has a yearly school budget of almost one billion. Detroit had a school board president who was functionally illiterate and who masturbated while seated at his desk talking to the female school super. Cleveland’s school super fled town under a cloud, and went to Chicago (Rahm hired her) and was indicted and took a plead deal to federal corruption charges. Detroit has an ongoing scandal involving 19 principals who took cash payments in lieu of school supplies being delivered to their schools. Atlanta had their testing scandal. There is one thread running through all of these stories. Vibrancy. Maybe DeRay will be good at his job. With Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and DA Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore hasn’t set the bar too high.

  71. @BB753
    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.

    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.

    That’s assuming you accept the “born this way” genetic explanation for homosexuality, an explanation for which there is zero scientific evidence. It’s possible that homosexuality is entirely cultural. Or that it’s caused by some pre-birth trauma. Or there’s even Greg Cochran’s gay germ idea.

    That’s male homosexuality. As for female homosexuality, it simply doesn’t have any real existence. It’s completely cultural or situational.

    • Replies: @BB753
    You don't have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.
  72. @RonaldB
    And what is "TPTB"?

    I think you're generalizing too much. I've worked with extremely competent blacks. What happens is that making gross generalizations about all blacks, the media simply has to find someone genuinely competent, and your argument is refuted.

    It's very different to assert "most" blacks are incompetent, and "all" blacks are incompetent. Also, there is the argument that affirmative action automatically propels blacks into levels beyond their competence, so under affirmative action, you're more likely to see incompetent blacks than under a genuine merit system. In fact, using genuine merit as a standard, you'll see no more incompetent blacks than whites: you'll simply see disproportionate representation in different categories of employment.

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites. They may have a bit more income (debatable), but I myself have experienced the discomfort of being in a position for which I was marginally qualified. It's no fun. The satisfaction of doing a job well is one of the most important quality of life factors you can have.

    Believe it or not, I see blacks as victims of affirmative action, as well as whites.

    I agree. The same argument applies to women – these days we have an awful lot of women in jobs for which they are hopelessly unsuited. In the long run policies such as affirmative action are cruel.

  73. @dfordoom

    Except that straight parents have gay kids, 2 in 100, more or less.
     
    That's assuming you accept the "born this way" genetic explanation for homosexuality, an explanation for which there is zero scientific evidence. It's possible that homosexuality is entirely cultural. Or that it's caused by some pre-birth trauma. Or there's even Greg Cochran's gay germ idea.

    That's male homosexuality. As for female homosexuality, it simply doesn't have any real existence. It's completely cultural or situational.

    You don’t have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    You don’t have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.
     
    If you accept the “born this way” theory then you have to accept that you will always get 2% of kids turning out to be homosexual. If it’s mostly just a cultural thing, driven by fashion, then in some populations you might get 5% homosexuals while in others you might get fewer than 1%.

    The point I was making is that there’s not necessarily any inevitability about straight parents having gay kids at the rate of 2%. It’s the LGBTQWERTY lobby that wants us to believe that it is inevitable.

    In a functional society I suspect homosexuality would be quite rare. And lesbianism would be almost unknown.
  74. @RonaldB
    Truthfully, your comment is unintelligible without having to chase down several links, and even then, one has to guess what you're talking about.

    I suggest you state your premise and point clearly in the text, and use links as evidence or explication.

    It all started when a black female student complained about a white male student using an ethnic slur. The school says that the white kid was disciplined, but it wasn’t enough for the girl and her parents; this attitude only manifested after two other students posted a YouTube video. Interesting footnote is the that mother of the complaining student is a Latin alumna from the short period of time that Latin was under an affirmative action decree, and her daughter is a legacy.

    The two dark Talented Tenth damsels (2,430 students, 67 blacks, hey, it’s an exam school) felt microaggressed and whined about it. Note the stylish Black Powerish t-shirts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72akBcSZiOY&feature=youtu.be

    This story isn’t about microaggressions. It’s about taking over the institutions, and lily-white liberals like the resigning headmaster and her stale, pale male assistant (52 years at Latin) don’t cut it anymore. The big problem is that the superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, former LA school official Eddie Chang, is seen as a pretty good choice by all concerned with public education in Boston, but he’s new and is essentially hamstrung by city hall, especially the village idiot mayor Marty Walsh. I often wonder if Chang looks at the complaining sistas and sees two idiots taking spaces at Latin better used by his co-ethnics.

    Boston Latin, founded in 1635, has historically been a feeder to the best colleges in the country, the joke at the school is that Harvard was founded a year later so Latin grads would have a place to go. This is Boston Latin:

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/12/13/making-harvard-feeder-schools/

    This is why:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/23/boston-latin-little-outreach-city-black-latino-students/of6NlYrJhR8PvxMUYNi50L/story.html

    It has remained that way because of an Irishman and a Jew:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/20/us/affirmative-action-voided-at-public-school.html

    What are the two students in the video doing with their coveted Boston Latin diploma? One is matriculating at Temple (acceptance rate of 61%), the other at historically-black girls’ school Spelman College (acceptance rate of 39%).

    • Replies: @Triumph104

    (2,430 students, 67 blacks, hey, it’s an exam school)
     
    Boston Latin School is 9% black or about 218 students. The Globe article states that 67 are from Roxbury, no specified race.

    Outreach has nothing to do with the decrease of blacks at the school in recent years. Blacks have been replaced by Asians. There is a graph on SchoolDigger that shows the demographic changes over 25 years. This is happening all over the country. In 1989 Brooklyn Tech was 38% black and 30% Asian. In 2014 it was 8% black and 60% Asian.

    http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MA/schools/0279000203/school.aspx
    http://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/0009101928/school.aspx

    The black/Hispanic numbers are artificially high at BLS but I don't know by how much. First, some white and Asian kids take advanced coursework at their elementary school. (For admission to BLS grades count for 50% and a standardized exam for 50%). Since the advanced classes are not weighted like AP classes, students are getting Bs when they would have gotten As in regular classes. These students don't get into BLS even though they are very bright. Meanwhile blacks and Hispanics at majority-minority elementary schools are getting A pluses. Second, a few kids select one of the other two Boston exam schools as their first choice but wind up getting placed in BLS, which is akin to getting rejected from Tufts and settling for Harvard. My guess is that theses students are black or Hispanic but I'm not sure.

    One is matriculating at Temple (acceptance rate of 61%), the other at historically-black girls’ school Spelman College (acceptance rate of 39%).
     
    The Spelman acceptance rate is misleading. HBCUs get a lot of application from semi-illiterates who have no business in college. A woman on YouTube applied to Spelman with a 1270/2400 SAT score. Spelman waitlisted her and asked her to improve her stats. She was finally accepted with a 1350/2400 SAT and a 3.7 GPA. Her speech was littered with grammatical errors.
  75. @Jim Don Bob
    Dr. Bill Cosby has one. He was the Educational Consultant on the Cosby Show.

    Who followed the advice of the real consultant, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint.

  76. @Triumph104
    For some reason the title Dr. is very impressive to blacks and they never worry about how it is obtained. I would say anywhere from a third to a half of black clergy who call themselves Dr. have a bogus doctorate, either from a diploma mill or an honorary doctorate. A lot of them don't even have bachelor's degrees or have never gone to college at all.

    As mentioned most blacks in education. like Dr. Holly from Dance Moms. have EdDs, not PhDs.

    It’s the same thing that drives sistas to have those license plate holders identifying them as alumna of XYZ College.

  77. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Eh. Any iSteve regular should be able to “twig” my comment simply by reading the link mouse-overs. No need to “chase down” (You mean click on? Don’t strain yerself!) any possibly informative content. (I put links in case the schools’ respective histories were too regionally esoteric for some.) I admit the last link was simply a shout out to Ed Real, because education.

    Although he didn’t know it, Ronnie was just saying you’re “too hip for the room.” I just want to thank you for using actual links and not https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-blacklivesmatter-just-a-jobs-for-the-gays-racket/#comment-1473657

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    thank you for using actual links
     
    You’re welcome! Yeah, commenting (for me) is a delicate attempt to balance pithy vs. TL,DR — and serious vs. sardonic bullshit. I often like to drop the latter two in a blender and serve ‘em up cold. Could be an acquired taste.

    Our host Steve has his own gently arch sense of humor (not sure what he thinks of mine), and he’s gracious enough to publish my comments. His “at whim” mod skills hit the right tone. Quite different, than say, Ta-Nehisi “Genius” Coates’s lockstep-modded erstwhile (drink!) commenter “Horde” at the Atlantic.
  78. @Brutusale
    It all started when a black female student complained about a white male student using an ethnic slur. The school says that the white kid was disciplined, but it wasn't enough for the girl and her parents; this attitude only manifested after two other students posted a YouTube video. Interesting footnote is the that mother of the complaining student is a Latin alumna from the short period of time that Latin was under an affirmative action decree, and her daughter is a legacy.

    The two dark Talented Tenth damsels (2,430 students, 67 blacks, hey, it's an exam school) felt microaggressed and whined about it. Note the stylish Black Powerish t-shirts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72akBcSZiOY&feature=youtu.be

    This story isn't about microaggressions. It's about taking over the institutions, and lily-white liberals like the resigning headmaster and her stale, pale male assistant (52 years at Latin) don't cut it anymore. The big problem is that the superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, former LA school official Eddie Chang, is seen as a pretty good choice by all concerned with public education in Boston, but he's new and is essentially hamstrung by city hall, especially the village idiot mayor Marty Walsh. I often wonder if Chang looks at the complaining sistas and sees two idiots taking spaces at Latin better used by his co-ethnics.

    Boston Latin, founded in 1635, has historically been a feeder to the best colleges in the country, the joke at the school is that Harvard was founded a year later so Latin grads would have a place to go. This is Boston Latin:

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/12/13/making-harvard-feeder-schools/

    This is why:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/23/boston-latin-little-outreach-city-black-latino-students/of6NlYrJhR8PvxMUYNi50L/story.html

    It has remained that way because of an Irishman and a Jew:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/20/us/affirmative-action-voided-at-public-school.html

    What are the two students in the video doing with their coveted Boston Latin diploma? One is matriculating at Temple (acceptance rate of 61%), the other at historically-black girls' school Spelman College (acceptance rate of 39%).

    (2,430 students, 67 blacks, hey, it’s an exam school)

    Boston Latin School is 9% black or about 218 students. The Globe article states that 67 are from Roxbury, no specified race.

    Outreach has nothing to do with the decrease of blacks at the school in recent years. Blacks have been replaced by Asians. There is a graph on SchoolDigger that shows the demographic changes over 25 years. This is happening all over the country. In 1989 Brooklyn Tech was 38% black and 30% Asian. In 2014 it was 8% black and 60% Asian.

    http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MA/schools/0279000203/school.aspx
    http://www.schooldigger.com/go/NY/schools/0009101928/school.aspx

    The black/Hispanic numbers are artificially high at BLS but I don’t know by how much. First, some white and Asian kids take advanced coursework at their elementary school. (For admission to BLS grades count for 50% and a standardized exam for 50%). Since the advanced classes are not weighted like AP classes, students are getting Bs when they would have gotten As in regular classes. These students don’t get into BLS even though they are very bright. Meanwhile blacks and Hispanics at majority-minority elementary schools are getting A pluses. Second, a few kids select one of the other two Boston exam schools as their first choice but wind up getting placed in BLS, which is akin to getting rejected from Tufts and settling for Harvard. My guess is that theses students are black or Hispanic but I’m not sure.

    One is matriculating at Temple (acceptance rate of 61%), the other at historically-black girls’ school Spelman College (acceptance rate of 39%).

    The Spelman acceptance rate is misleading. HBCUs get a lot of application from semi-illiterates who have no business in college. A woman on YouTube applied to Spelman with a 1270/2400 SAT score. Spelman waitlisted her and asked her to improve her stats. She was finally accepted with a 1350/2400 SAT and a 3.7 GPA. Her speech was littered with grammatical errors.

  79. @BB753
    You don't have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.

    You don’t have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.

    If you accept the “born this way” theory then you have to accept that you will always get 2% of kids turning out to be homosexual. If it’s mostly just a cultural thing, driven by fashion, then in some populations you might get 5% homosexuals while in others you might get fewer than 1%.

    The point I was making is that there’s not necessarily any inevitability about straight parents having gay kids at the rate of 2%. It’s the LGBTQWERTY lobby that wants us to believe that it is inevitable.

    In a functional society I suspect homosexuality would be quite rare. And lesbianism would be almost unknown.

    • Replies: @BB753
    A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I think Nature wins over Nurture wrt poofters, and I think 2-3% of the population is correct.

    The infection theory seems far fetched, if only because why didn't it spread? But then again, there was a doctor who said for years that some ulcers were caused by bacteria (tl:dr) and was roundly denounced until he was proven right.
  80. @Dirk Dagger
    Although he didn't know it, Ronnie was just saying you're "too hip for the room." I just want to thank you for using actual links and not https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-blacklivesmatter-just-a-jobs-for-the-gays-racket/#comment-1473657

    thank you for using actual links

    You’re welcome! Yeah, commenting (for me) is a delicate attempt to balance pithy vs. TL,DR — and serious vs. sardonic bullshit. I often like to drop the latter two in a blender and serve ‘em up cold. Could be an acquired taste.

    Our host Steve has his own gently arch sense of humor (not sure what he thinks of mine), and he’s gracious enough to publish my comments. His “at whim” mod skills hit the right tone. Quite different, than say, Ta-Nehisi “Genius” Coates’s lockstep-modded erstwhile (drink!) commenter “Horde” at the Atlantic.

  81. @dfordoom

    You don’t have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.
     
    If you accept the “born this way” theory then you have to accept that you will always get 2% of kids turning out to be homosexual. If it’s mostly just a cultural thing, driven by fashion, then in some populations you might get 5% homosexuals while in others you might get fewer than 1%.

    The point I was making is that there’s not necessarily any inevitability about straight parents having gay kids at the rate of 2%. It’s the LGBTQWERTY lobby that wants us to believe that it is inevitable.

    In a functional society I suspect homosexuality would be quite rare. And lesbianism would be almost unknown.

    A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    BB753 said, "A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection".

    How could it do so without breaking out into the population at large?
  82. @Arclight
    BLM is just following in the path blazed by the Rainbow Coalition (although I guess that has gay overtones in its name) in shaking down various institutions and corporations in exchange for being exempt from criticism. My guess is DeRay was half hired because the morons in charge of the school system think an administrator of human capital could actually accomplish something and half because he's not going to criticize the city from the inside.

    If DeRay has the slightest bit of intellectual honesty and actually works at his job, he'll come out of it hating the professional left and what it has wrought in once-great cities. I'm not holding my breath, though.

    Ha ha ha,yeah Delray gonna work hard!

  83. @dfordoom

    You don’t have to accept any kind of theory regarding homosexuality to say that the number of homos usually hovers around 2 %.
     
    If you accept the “born this way” theory then you have to accept that you will always get 2% of kids turning out to be homosexual. If it’s mostly just a cultural thing, driven by fashion, then in some populations you might get 5% homosexuals while in others you might get fewer than 1%.

    The point I was making is that there’s not necessarily any inevitability about straight parents having gay kids at the rate of 2%. It’s the LGBTQWERTY lobby that wants us to believe that it is inevitable.

    In a functional society I suspect homosexuality would be quite rare. And lesbianism would be almost unknown.

    I think Nature wins over Nurture wrt poofters, and I think 2-3% of the population is correct.

    The infection theory seems far fetched, if only because why didn’t it spread? But then again, there was a doctor who said for years that some ulcers were caused by bacteria (tl:dr) and was roundly denounced until he was proven right.

  84. @BB753
    A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection.

    BB753 said, “A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection”.

    How could it do so without breaking out into the population at large?

    • Replies: @BB753
    Immunity? The fact that it's not very contagious?
  85. @Jim Don Bob
    BB753 said, "A pathogen could also produce a constant rate of infection".

    How could it do so without breaking out into the population at large?

    Immunity? The fact that it’s not very contagious?

  86. @Anonymous
    Where is Baltimore getting the tax money to pay its school employees this much?

    From the $8k I pay each year in property taxes.

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