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On the one hand, race does not exist biologically.

On the other, nothing is more significant nor fascinating to black women than the racial distinctiveness of their hair.

 
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  1. I have a theory, and it’s MY theory! My theory goes like this… (and remember, it’s MY theory!) OK, here it comes… did I mention it’s MY theory? Anyway:

    “The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity”

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    • Replies: @Gunga Din
    @Mr Mox

    I'm trying to correlate this to a brontosaurus.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Mr Mox

    "Miss."

    , @Bill Jones
    @Mr Mox

    A little discussed feature of Afro's is that they require an extensive rooting system.

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/high-resolution-old-baobab-tree-isolated-75270991

    , @Hereward the Woke
    @Mr Mox

    This implies folks have been getting smarter since the 70’s.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Mr Mox


    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity”

     

    Don't let frequent iSteve commenter Paul Jolliffe hear you talking 🗑 about his cousin.


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DIm7k1mvMlw/maxresdefault.jpg

    , @AnotherDad
    @Mr Mox


    “The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity”
     
    While black girls do look better when they do the straightening to try and ape white hair, it's really ridiculous. I think it's better for them and for American society overall to just have more of an expectation of natural hair (which is more attractive than the corn rows and crap like that). And once you do that, black women are going to want to have some "big hair", because hair is a girl/girly thing.

    Black girls with rows and short cropped afros do not look attractive--they look like HR/diversicrat lesbians.

    So i cut black girls slack in this department. On the other hand black men--there's no reason not to have short/very short/shaved natural hair. It works just fine for them. Big hair on guys looks stupid.

    Ok, that about exhausts this white guy's knowledge and opinion on the subject.
  2. Here, I sympathize with black women.

    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Here, I sympathize with black women.
    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?
     
    They don't know the difference when they live in Africa and there are not lots of white women around to compare themselves (their hair) to. If Europeans had not colonized Africa, they would be happy enough wearing their afros, corn-rows whatever. No jealousy of Becky's hair. Here in the US Becky is the bane of their existence, making millions of black women neurotic and making a million Koreans wealthy. The Ks who own the weave and beauty supply shops.
    Plus it was Becky, we can blame her for a thousand awful NY Times essays about "My black hair".

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @guest
    @Bardon Kaldian

    They act like their hair us *our* problem, which I cannot abide.

    Replies: @Detroit Refugee

  3. While EEGs can indeed be important to one’s personal health care, I have a similar question affecting civic behavior.

    How does black hair affect EST (electro-shock therapy?)

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Somsel


    How does black hair affect EST (electro-shock therapy?)
     
    You have the question turned around. EST probably works as a non-lye alternative for straightening hair.
    , @really, no way
    @Somsel

    More importantly how does black hair effect ESP??!!

  4. Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane.Animal husbandry and biblical dominion…

    What could be the problem?Follow the science.It’s not personal;just busy ne$$.

    • Agree: vhrm
    • Replies: @vhrm
    @goldgettin

    ok, not sure what the 2nd half is about, but i agree with:


    Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane
     

    Replies: @guest

    , @jamie b.
    @goldgettin

    What?

  5. anonymous[315] • Disclaimer says:

    Your kill crazy men would and gladly do have multiple sexual encounters with women like you no matter what condition your hair is in.

    It was fun back in the 70’s-80’s-90’s-and- even early 00’s but white men could we please give up the football. They’re faster stronger and can jump higher than us and yet our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers defeated the highly motivated and well disciplined forces of Togo and Hitler despite nobody clocking any of their forty times.

  6. OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/21/i-am-going-to-make-the-bank-of-england-better-by-improving-racial-diversity

    We are well aware of just how damaging it can be for organisations to be made up solely of people from similar backgrounds who think in the same way: the dearth of diversity and inclusion in financial services contributed to the unchallenged, dangerous decision-making that helped drive the financial crisis of 2008.

    After last year’s horrific murder of George Floyd, I had a series of wide-ranging and, quite frankly, humbling conversations with my minority ethnic colleagues at the Bank. I want to thank all of those who were so open and honest with me about their experiences. It was apparent that, despite the substantial efforts by the organisation over the past decade or so, we were making insufficient progress on diversity and inclusion, particularly in the area of ethnicity.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @YetAnotherAnon

    "the dearth of diversity and inclusion contributed to dangerous decision-making..."

    Let us review these Diverse Opinions which enrich us all, and save us from disaster....

    BLACKS: What we need is more free stuff for blacks.
    INDIANS: More Indians. We definitely need more Indians.
    MUSLIMS: In my expert opinion, more Muslims. And more free stuff for Muslims.
    CHINESE: We need more Chinese, that will fix it!
    LGBQT: There's still a straight guy sitting over there. We could replace him with a trans!
    LATINOS: Mas Latinos! Y mas free stuffidad!
    HMONG: How could you expect this thing to work? There aren't nearly enough Hmong!
    JEWS: My Fellow White People: we need more of EVERYBODY except white people! Actually I didn't say that. But I heard another Diverse Employee making that point downstairs, and it sounds to me like he's right....

    , @Giant Duck
    @YetAnotherAnon


    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)
     
    Calvin Trillin wrote something similar (although stated less directly) in the New York Times in 2009:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/opinion/14trillin.html
    , @Charlotte
    @YetAnotherAnon

    White collar professionals spend many years in school, more than they did a generation or two ago. The professional socialization tends to foster group think while weeding out the types who aren’t inclined to agree with their professors and classmates. If the conventional wisdom taught in the academy is more or less an accurate representation of reality, that’s got advantages. If it is not, professions are eventually dominated by people happily supporting each other’s bad decisions. After all, how can they be wrong? All their peers agree with them.

  7. Anon[110] • Disclaimer says:

    This is yet another example of physical (as in “physics”) differences that blacks attribute to white racism. For instance:

    AI facial recognition has a harder time recognizing black faces in a corpus of face data mostly because black face data has less data. The light-to-dark dynamic range of color goes from light to dark (shadow) for whites, and from middle tones to dark for blacks. As an analogy, a digital image of a black at dusk is like taking a digital image of a white at night. So there are fewer defined facial features that can be compared.

    Can this be “fixed”? It can be improved, but improvements will also affect white facial recognition, so there will always be a black-white gap.

    For instance, cameras can become more sensitive in the dark and cameras could be made to record an infrared channel for use in data analysis, but not for visible display. This takes time, costs money, and will raise the cost of equipment and data storage. You could make a case that climate change will be hastened by it. But it could be done.

    At any rate, why do blacks care? these systems are used to identify criminals. Do blacks want them to be more accurate and put more blacks in jail? The claim that they misidentify blacks is not true, since every identification is assigned a confidence rating. Typically there are fewer black candidate matches, with lower confidence, than for white face searches. No images are presented as 100 percent sure, whether black or white. So there really has never be a problem outside of AI research journals.

    Now to EEGs: If you want to get electrical signals from a head, your first instinct is to put an electrode on the scalp. If scalp is inaccessible, whose fault is that? If there is a way around it that researchers could come up with, given enough money (lasers or tine accupncture-like pins or whatever), fine. But the fact that the simple, cheap, low hanging fruit idea was executed first is not because of racism. Should implementation of medical technology be delayed until a “black body environmental impact report” is issued after years of study, follow by years of research on additional technology? No. Get it out there to benefit non-blacks, and then deal with the inevitable black shit later.

    • Thanks: res
  8. @Bardon Kaldian
    Here, I sympathize with black women.

    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?

    Replies: @Clyde, @guest

    Here, I sympathize with black women.
    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?

    They don’t know the difference when they live in Africa and there are not lots of white women around to compare themselves (their hair) to. If Europeans had not colonized Africa, they would be happy enough wearing their afros, corn-rows whatever. No jealousy of Becky’s hair. Here in the US Becky is the bane of their existence, making millions of black women neurotic and making a million Koreans wealthy. The Ks who own the weave and beauty supply shops.
    Plus it was Becky, we can blame her for a thousand awful NY Times essays about “My black hair”.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Clyde

    Sure, but they had contacts with Arab Muslims before, and later, they were destined to contact other races (east Asians etc.).

    Frankly- how would you feel that, one way or another, male of female, you have to waste so much time on damn hair & do accomplish virtually- nothing?

  9. Current EEG techniques disproportionately affect underrepresented minorties?

    This probably explains why we can’t find the Black Einsteins.

    Flatlining is the modern equivalent of redlining.

  10. All they need to do is make smaller electrodes so they can actually touch scalp. There, I solved racism.

  11. Catholics have smaller bodies and genitals.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Anon

    How did you know?

  12. But but.. the White Doctor might touch their hair. They don’t realize Dr. Jackson Avery and Doctor Richard Webber are TV Show characters.

  13. It’s fashionable for black wokistas these days to claim they are “exhausted” by the emotional labor of just existing. They don’t seem to consider that they are wearing out their welcome from the rest of society, and there is a point at which the majority of the country will be quite comfortable with openly ignoring black cultural demands.

    • Replies: @Goddard
    @Arclight


    [T]here is a point at which the majority of the country will be quite comfortable with openly ignoring black cultural demands.
     
    That point has not been reached yet. However, the whole house of bullshit and lies is built on very weak foundations, and could collapse surprisingly fast.
    , @Paperback Writer
    @Arclight

    That whole "I'm exhausted" thing isn't merely funny, it's inadvertently revelatory.

    I know that Freudianism isn't very popular hereabouts, but sometimes psychiatrists can be insightful. An old friend who was a shrink told me that his patients who complained all the time of "tiredness" weren't lying: they were engaged in an unremitting struggle to avoid collapse. They were always schizoaffective females. Not almost always. Always.

    Just saying.

  14. There is a simple solution to this problem – black scientists invent apropriate EEG technology for black patients. The same for SpO2 probes etc.

  15. @Arclight
    It's fashionable for black wokistas these days to claim they are "exhausted" by the emotional labor of just existing. They don't seem to consider that they are wearing out their welcome from the rest of society, and there is a point at which the majority of the country will be quite comfortable with openly ignoring black cultural demands.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Paperback Writer

    [T]here is a point at which the majority of the country will be quite comfortable with openly ignoring black cultural demands.

    That point has not been reached yet. However, the whole house of bullshit and lies is built on very weak foundations, and could collapse surprisingly fast.

  16. Another totally random connection between X and black hair:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/style/olympics-soul-cap-ban-swimming.html

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @International Jew

    Forget about NYT, most of us are not subscribers & cannot see their articles. Next time, c/p.

  17. Has a decent bio/evolutionary reason been offered as to why negro hair is so radically different from the hair of other ethnicities? Does it have some ‘radiator’ effect to keep the head cooler in a tropical environment. It curious too that human hair grows as long as it does. Obviously proto humans had no way to cut their hair until someone discovered a piece of obsidian or some other sharp edged stone could cut hair ( though shaving with obsidian without a good mirror would be a very bloody affair). Its pretty obvious that, for human females of the non negro persuasion , hair length and color were an important sexual attractant. For men more of a practical hindrance as in any sort of hand to hand combat having long hair or a bushy beard was something an opponent could grab and pull you to the ground with.

  18. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/21/i-am-going-to-make-the-bank-of-england-better-by-improving-racial-diversity


    We are well aware of just how damaging it can be for organisations to be made up solely of people from similar backgrounds who think in the same way: the dearth of diversity and inclusion in financial services contributed to the unchallenged, dangerous decision-making that helped drive the financial crisis of 2008.

    After last year’s horrific murder of George Floyd, I had a series of wide-ranging and, quite frankly, humbling conversations with my minority ethnic colleagues at the Bank. I want to thank all of those who were so open and honest with me about their experiences. It was apparent that, despite the substantial efforts by the organisation over the past decade or so, we were making insufficient progress on diversity and inclusion, particularly in the area of ethnicity.
     

    What could possibly go wrong?

    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Giant Duck, @Charlotte

    “the dearth of diversity and inclusion contributed to dangerous decision-making…”

    Let us review these Diverse Opinions which enrich us all, and save us from disaster….

    BLACKS: What we need is more free stuff for blacks.
    INDIANS: More Indians. We definitely need more Indians.
    MUSLIMS: In my expert opinion, more Muslims. And more free stuff for Muslims.
    CHINESE: We need more Chinese, that will fix it!
    LGBQT: There’s still a straight guy sitting over there. We could replace him with a trans!
    LATINOS: Mas Latinos! Y mas free stuffidad!
    HMONG: How could you expect this thing to work? There aren’t nearly enough Hmong!
    JEWS: My Fellow White People: we need more of EVERYBODY except white people! Actually I didn’t say that. But I heard another Diverse Employee making that point downstairs, and it sounds to me like he’s right….

  19. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    I’m trying to correlate this to a brontosaurus.

  20. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    “Miss.”

  21. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    A little discussed feature of Afro’s is that they require an extensive rooting system.

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/high-resolution-old-baobab-tree-isolated-75270991

  22. Is it intrinsically the curly kinky hair or the fixed arrangement of the hair that is the problem? Unfamiliarity with African hair or nervousness?

    The techs have to apply from 4 to 256 electrodes in the proper pattern. IIRC it was about 20 or 30 for me. They part the hair to the scalp and scrub the scalp with sandpaper. That’s what it feels like, let us say an abrasive cleanser to remove oils and loose skin cells.

  23. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    This implies folks have been getting smarter since the 70’s.

  24. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/21/i-am-going-to-make-the-bank-of-england-better-by-improving-racial-diversity


    We are well aware of just how damaging it can be for organisations to be made up solely of people from similar backgrounds who think in the same way: the dearth of diversity and inclusion in financial services contributed to the unchallenged, dangerous decision-making that helped drive the financial crisis of 2008.

    After last year’s horrific murder of George Floyd, I had a series of wide-ranging and, quite frankly, humbling conversations with my minority ethnic colleagues at the Bank. I want to thank all of those who were so open and honest with me about their experiences. It was apparent that, despite the substantial efforts by the organisation over the past decade or so, we were making insufficient progress on diversity and inclusion, particularly in the area of ethnicity.
     

    What could possibly go wrong?

    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Giant Duck, @Charlotte

    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)

    Calvin Trillin wrote something similar (although stated less directly) in the New York Times in 2009:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/opinion/14trillin.html

  25. This must have been brought up before but I haven’t seen it, there’s an entire website dedicated to comparing young male to adult female athletic performance.
    http://boysvswomen.com

  26. None of the abbreviations on this poster are spelled out. EEG apparently stands for “electroencephalography”. For the scheduled times, PT must be Pacific Time and ET must be Eastern Time, but what is BST? Does the B stand for Black? No, it’s
    https://time.is/BST

  27. Ohh, is that actually hair???

  28. @Clyde
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Here, I sympathize with black women.
    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?
     
    They don't know the difference when they live in Africa and there are not lots of white women around to compare themselves (their hair) to. If Europeans had not colonized Africa, they would be happy enough wearing their afros, corn-rows whatever. No jealousy of Becky's hair. Here in the US Becky is the bane of their existence, making millions of black women neurotic and making a million Koreans wealthy. The Ks who own the weave and beauty supply shops.
    Plus it was Becky, we can blame her for a thousand awful NY Times essays about "My black hair".

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Sure, but they had contacts with Arab Muslims before, and later, they were destined to contact other races (east Asians etc.).

    Frankly- how would you feel that, one way or another, male of female, you have to waste so much time on damn hair & do accomplish virtually- nothing?

  29. @International Jew
    Another totally random connection between X and black hair:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/style/olympics-soul-cap-ban-swimming.html

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Forget about NYT, most of us are not subscribers & cannot see their articles. Next time, c/p.

  30. Woman’s name is Mensah-Agyekum. Mensahs are smart aren’t they? Need a 140 IQ to join. Don’t know about any hair requirements.

    • LOL: El Dato
  31. @goldgettin
    Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane.Animal husbandry and biblical dominion...

    What could be the problem?Follow the science.It's not personal;just busy ne$$.

    Replies: @vhrm, @jamie b.

    ok, not sure what the 2nd half is about, but i agree with:

    Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane

    • Replies: @guest
    @vhrm

    I’m uncertain about the relationship between idiocy, sanity, monstrousness, and, uh, “training.”

    Something tells me you could jumble the word (altering for part of speech) and have it mean the same thing.

  32. Speaking of racism, in case you weren’t aware, there was a profound modern-day lynching that occurred in Mississippi back in 1955. An allegedly sweet and gentle young man named Emmett Till was murdered by white men through no fault of his own. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this long-forgotten story, but The Atlantic brakes new ground on it today.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/barn-emmett-till-murder/619493/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @PaceLaw

    It's really like the obsession random communist splinter groups used to have with Rosa Luxemburg.


    In 1955, just past daybreak, a Chevrolet truck pulled up to an unmarked building. A 14-year-old child was in the back.
     
    But not for long.

    Funny how this happens all over Africa every single day I don't know how many times right now but the care-o-meter is not budgding.

    Replies: @PaceLaw

  33. @Anon
    Catholics have smaller bodies and genitals.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    How did you know?

  34. Perhaps the EEG issue for Negros is cultural rather than biological. Perhaps all the weird shit that they put on their hair and scalp and do their hair is what’s causing the issue. In this case it would be Negro beauticians, hair stylists, et al. who are responsible for the problem, not some imaginary witchcraft called, White privilege, racisssm, or some similar epithet.

  35. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/21/i-am-going-to-make-the-bank-of-england-better-by-improving-racial-diversity


    We are well aware of just how damaging it can be for organisations to be made up solely of people from similar backgrounds who think in the same way: the dearth of diversity and inclusion in financial services contributed to the unchallenged, dangerous decision-making that helped drive the financial crisis of 2008.

    After last year’s horrific murder of George Floyd, I had a series of wide-ranging and, quite frankly, humbling conversations with my minority ethnic colleagues at the Bank. I want to thank all of those who were so open and honest with me about their experiences. It was apparent that, despite the substantial efforts by the organisation over the past decade or so, we were making insufficient progress on diversity and inclusion, particularly in the area of ethnicity.
     

    What could possibly go wrong?

    (I think the crashes of the last four decades were actually caused by too much diversity, not by too little. Were the Fed and BoE run entirely by WASPy Paul Volcker clones for the last hundred years, we might have fewer booms, but fewer busts.)

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Giant Duck, @Charlotte

    White collar professionals spend many years in school, more than they did a generation or two ago. The professional socialization tends to foster group think while weeding out the types who aren’t inclined to agree with their professors and classmates. If the conventional wisdom taught in the academy is more or less an accurate representation of reality, that’s got advantages. If it is not, professions are eventually dominated by people happily supporting each other’s bad decisions. After all, how can they be wrong? All their peers agree with them.

  36. @goldgettin
    Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane.Animal husbandry and biblical dominion...

    What could be the problem?Follow the science.It's not personal;just busy ne$$.

    Replies: @vhrm, @jamie b.

    What?

  37. @Somsel
    While EEGs can indeed be important to one's personal health care, I have a similar question affecting civic behavior.

    How does black hair affect EST (electro-shock therapy?)

    Replies: @JimB, @really, no way

    How does black hair affect EST (electro-shock therapy?)

    You have the question turned around. EST probably works as a non-lye alternative for straightening hair.

  38. I know many middle- and upper-middle-class American blacks with zero Caribbean heritage who sport dreadlocks. That’s cultural appropriation and can we make them the next ones to be cancelled, please?

  39. @PaceLaw
    Speaking of racism, in case you weren’t aware, there was a profound modern-day lynching that occurred in Mississippi back in 1955. An allegedly sweet and gentle young man named Emmett Till was murdered by white men through no fault of his own. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this long-forgotten story, but The Atlantic brakes new ground on it today.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/barn-emmett-till-murder/619493/

    Replies: @El Dato

    It’s really like the obsession random communist splinter groups used to have with Rosa Luxemburg.

    In 1955, just past daybreak, a Chevrolet truck pulled up to an unmarked building. A 14-year-old child was in the back.

    But not for long.

    Funny how this happens all over Africa every single day I don’t know how many times right now but the care-o-meter is not budgding.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @El Dato

    Yeah, the emphasis on the 14 year-old “child” is heartbreaking, isn’t it? The narrative is that this child was arbitrarily picked up is pretty pathetic. Also, you don’t have to go as far as Africa because random violence against black children is routine and standard within the black community.

  40. Perhaps people remember The Great Books series … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Books_of_the_Western_World

    The first book was Great Conversation, the 2nd & the 3rd Synopticon 1 and 2, and then all these big guys.

    I was skimming through the Synopticon 2. You got, alphabetically, from 51. Man to 102. World. (Mind, Opinion, Prudence, Quality, Religion, Science,…). No 101. is Wisdom.

    https://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=A8282D5E377314405B52B579CCCECD97

    Then I noticed- something truly crucial was missing.

    Wokeness.

  41. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    “The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity”

    Don’t let frequent iSteve commenter Paul Jolliffe hear you talking 🗑 about his cousin.

    • LOL: Mr Mox
  42. @Bardon Kaldian
    Here, I sympathize with black women.

    Who would want to be cursed with such a hair problem?

    Replies: @Clyde, @guest

    They act like their hair us *our* problem, which I cannot abide.

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
    @guest

    I’ve never given the blacks hair any thought whatsoever. Until this story and the comments. Read for a few minutes. And then move on. Forever.

  43. @vhrm
    @goldgettin

    ok, not sure what the 2nd half is about, but i agree with:


    Ego exists regardless of race,and if we keep training idiots to be monsters
    this world will never be sane
     

    Replies: @guest

    I’m uncertain about the relationship between idiocy, sanity, monstrousness, and, uh, “training.”

    Something tells me you could jumble the word (altering for part of speech) and have it mean the same thing.

  44. @El Dato
    @PaceLaw

    It's really like the obsession random communist splinter groups used to have with Rosa Luxemburg.


    In 1955, just past daybreak, a Chevrolet truck pulled up to an unmarked building. A 14-year-old child was in the back.
     
    But not for long.

    Funny how this happens all over Africa every single day I don't know how many times right now but the care-o-meter is not budgding.

    Replies: @PaceLaw

    Yeah, the emphasis on the 14 year-old “child” is heartbreaking, isn’t it? The narrative is that this child was arbitrarily picked up is pretty pathetic. Also, you don’t have to go as far as Africa because random violence against black children is routine and standard within the black community.

  45. The solution, I believe, is to use needle electrodes that puncture the scalp, as are used for EMGs (M = myo-, muscle). Their choice.

  46. On the other, nothing is more significant nor fascinating to black women than the racial distinctiveness of their hair.

    Yeah. And it sucks.

    Sorry but white girls just have best hair with a range of colors, shades, tones and curliness.

    • Agree: Detroit Refugee
  47. @Mr Mox
    I have a theory, and it's MY theory! My theory goes like this... (and remember, it's MY theory!) OK, here it comes... did I mention it's MY theory? Anyway:

    "The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity"

    Yours Truly
    Anne Elk

    Replies: @Gunga Din, @Gary in Gramercy, @Bill Jones, @Hereward the Woke, @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    “The size of an afro is inversely proportional to the cranial capacity”

    While black girls do look better when they do the straightening to try and ape white hair, it’s really ridiculous. I think it’s better for them and for American society overall to just have more of an expectation of natural hair (which is more attractive than the corn rows and crap like that). And once you do that, black women are going to want to have some “big hair”, because hair is a girl/girly thing.

    Black girls with rows and short cropped afros do not look attractive–they look like HR/diversicrat lesbians.

    So i cut black girls slack in this department. On the other hand black men–there’s no reason not to have short/very short/shaved natural hair. It works just fine for them. Big hair on guys looks stupid.

    Ok, that about exhausts this white guy’s knowledge and opinion on the subject.

  48. Could this technology help bring back late-80s’ Big Hair for white wimmen?

  49. Anonymous[106] • Disclaimer says:

    Black women be more about inter-weaving than intersectional.

  50. @Somsel
    While EEGs can indeed be important to one's personal health care, I have a similar question affecting civic behavior.

    How does black hair affect EST (electro-shock therapy?)

    Replies: @JimB, @really, no way

    More importantly how does black hair effect ESP??!!

  51. @guest
    @Bardon Kaldian

    They act like their hair us *our* problem, which I cannot abide.

    Replies: @Detroit Refugee

    I’ve never given the blacks hair any thought whatsoever. Until this story and the comments. Read for a few minutes. And then move on. Forever.

  52. “Girl, did you just call my hair “COARSE?’” *takes off earrings, gets vaseline out of purse*

  53. One evolutionary purpose of long hair on women is the spreading of pheromones.

    That’s why strict religious orders and cults cover a woman’s hair with cloth – so they don’t rile up the menfolk.

    That’s also why President Biden is a hair-sniffer.

  54. @Arclight
    It's fashionable for black wokistas these days to claim they are "exhausted" by the emotional labor of just existing. They don't seem to consider that they are wearing out their welcome from the rest of society, and there is a point at which the majority of the country will be quite comfortable with openly ignoring black cultural demands.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Paperback Writer

    That whole “I’m exhausted” thing isn’t merely funny, it’s inadvertently revelatory.

    I know that Freudianism isn’t very popular hereabouts, but sometimes psychiatrists can be insightful. An old friend who was a shrink told me that his patients who complained all the time of “tiredness” weren’t lying: they were engaged in an unremitting struggle to avoid collapse. They were always schizoaffective females. Not almost always. Always.

    Just saying.

  55. In one of those NYC rich kids’ schools that’s currently going through the woke agony, the black kids got together and issued a letter about the horrors of hair-touching.

    This is simply one of those fantastical black beliefs, akin to late 19th century beliefs in “hants.”

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/2712750

    • Replies: @anon
    @Paperback Writer

    ... the black kids got together and issued a letter about the horrors of hair-touching.
    This is simply one of those fantastical black beliefs, akin to...

    ...penis stealing. Later the Asian kids can get together and issue a letter about koro.

    https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/205236/whats-up-with-penis-stealing-sorcerers-fear-witchcraft-and-genitals/

  56. @Paperback Writer
    In one of those NYC rich kids' schools that's currently going through the woke agony, the black kids got together and issued a letter about the horrors of hair-touching.

    This is simply one of those fantastical black beliefs, akin to late 19th century beliefs in "hants."

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/2712750

    Replies: @anon

    … the black kids got together and issued a letter about the horrors of hair-touching.
    This is simply one of those fantastical black beliefs, akin to…

    …penis stealing. Later the Asian kids can get together and issue a letter about koro.

    https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/205236/whats-up-with-penis-stealing-sorcerers-fear-witchcraft-and-genitals/

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