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Most countries today have a problem with Statistical Racial Inequality: not all groups are as accomplished in each particular field as some other groups.

Australia, however, is apparently solving its racial inequality problem by letting white people, like this neurologist, declare themselves to be Aboriginals.

This sounds like a promising tactic for America.

For instance, rather than tearing down the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover headquarters because Hoover was mean to Martin Luther King, we could just declare that Hoover was, like Gore Vidal always said he was, black.

We could then move on to Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln, St. Junipero Serra, and Hans Christian Heg: black, one and all.

 
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  1. t says:

    #blacklivesmatter Motive in Chicago double murder over the weekend: teens asked a 19 year old how tall he is.

    https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-news-south-shore-weekend-shootings/6266661/

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Angharad
  2. t says:

    Junipero Serra, is already a “person of color” but that didn’t save him.

  3. This is how South American elites control the proles and avoid widespread racial resentment. “We’re all Mexican”. Ignore that everyone on TV looks like they came out of a Miss Alabama beauty pageant from 1955.

    • Agree: snorlax, Colin Wright
  4. vhrm says:

    Well, go far enough back and we’re all Africans. Some of us are just lighter colored than others because our families lived in the North for a while and we needed Vitamin D…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  5. Dan Hayes says:

    I recently saw a group photograph of several recent Aboriginal medical graduates. At the time it perplexed me why they were so obviously Caucasian. So now I know!

  6. newrouter says:

    So many frauds so little time.

  7. She’s wearing the most bizarre fascinator I’ve ever seen.

    • LOL: Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. Alfa158 says:

    That sounds like a quicker solution than the one already in process: Transform the USA into a country that still has racial inequality, but no one will care about it because effectively speaking, none of those races will be White. Based on the process here in California that will still take decades, so just declare everyone non-White and do a warp-jump to the destination.
    Speaking of this subject, the proposition to rescind the ban on affirmative action in California has qualified for the November ballot. AA is still being practiced by subterfuge, but if the proposition passes it will be pop-up some corn time, and enjoy the show when high performing Asians, who nevertheless vote the same way as Hispanics and Blacks, realize they are going to shafted worse than they already are.

  9. Years ago Norm Macdonald suggested to declare Huckleberry Finn to be a black kid. One of his best jokes.

  10. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    The Flight from White set up the Carom off Karen

  11. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Amount of research in that Allure piece reminded me of, e.g., Star Trek TOS vs TNG

  12. Twinkie says:

    I guess I’ll declare myself an American Indian. Navajo or Aleut, maybe? After all, my 23andMe result says I am 0.1% Native American… if you say that’s some sort of a statistical noise, you are an evil, evil racist!

    Give me my casino money!

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    , @Travis
  13. Legally dicey to point this out in Australia, however, as Andrew Bolt could tell you.

    Speaking of statistics, I’m pretty sure census data shows Australia’s Aboriginal population growing out of all proportion to its birthrate, which indicates the scale of the fraud just how many Aboriginals were previously fearful to declare themselves as such to census-takers, lest the police burst in shortly after and kidnap their children.

  14. Does J. Edgar get any Pokémon points for being a cross-dressing queer? Or has he been re-retconned back into being an evil cisgendered white male?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @HammerJack
  15. Apparently, the Aboriginal population has boomed in Australia over the last 30 years. Their TFR is around 2 while the rest of the population is around 1.8 so there is not a great difference to justify the increase. Guess where the extra Aborigines are coming from?

  16. OT:

    White woman punched in face after repeating N-word at Black woman in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON) — Video circulating online shows a white woman being punched several times after using a racial slur towards a Black woman in Sacramento, per TMZ.

    The woman was caught on camera repeating the N-word during an altercation with the Black woman.

    It’s unclear what started the argument, though the women who appear to be in a convenience store can be heard saying “I said excuse me”.

    After taking turns yelling at one another, the Black woman dares the lady — who social media users are now referring to as “Karen” — to call her the N-word one more time and she’d beat her up.

    The white woman took up the challenge.

    After receiving several punches to the face, the woman was seen on the floor in distress. The white woman appeared to have held onto the Black woman who was asking her to let her go.

    After some time went by, the Black woman walked out of the store as the white lady remained on the floor.

    No further details have been reported at this time.

    https://www.kron4.com/news/california/white-woman-punched-in-face-after-repeating-n-word-at-black-woman-in-sacramento/

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  17. AKAHorace says:
    @Twinkie

    I guess I’ll declare myself an American Indian. Navajo or Aleut, maybe? After all, my 23andMe result says I am 0.1% Native American… if you say that’s some sort of a statistical noise, you are an evil, evil racist!

    A lot of “natives’” in Canada have taken this route. Unfortunately it does not seem to have improved relations.

  18. trelane says:

    I want to see her palate area to cranium volume ratio or index of neoteny per Rushton.

    (Lots of luck searching these terms on Google these days).

  19. Nodwink says:

    Under the old rules (ie. those created under Whitlam, and then Hawke & Keating), you didn’t have to have any Aboriginal ancestry to qualify as an Aboriginal – you just had to identify as such, or be accepted by Aborigines as being part of the tribe.

    I mentioned this before, but I remember an Orthodox Jew who “identified as Aboriginal” creating a huge fuss for airport security, because they confiscated his didgeridoo. A truly unforgettable piece of television.

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @Photondancer
  20. Jesse says:

    This brings the awkward question of whether this means that the “Rabbit Prrof Fence” type policies worked. Yes, anyone would get touchy at a government program to breed them out of existence, but the results kind of speak for themselves.

    • Replies: @Richard of Melbourne
  21. Wilkey says:

    We began identifying as African-American and Hispanic back when we got our first mortgage. The mortgage application asked for race and ethnicity, and I knew that if we didn’t fill it in they would have to do it for us, based on their “best guess.” So we put ourselves down as both black and Hispanic.

    I would swear the loan officer gave a little chuckle when she saw that part of the application, but she didn’t question it or change it. I decided to change my racial status at work, too. I’m as white as can be, and am probably > 90% ethnically British. We filled the census out honestly, because that’s where the government comes up with the basis for their quotas and set-asides. But anywhere we feel like there’s a quota that needs to be met, we identify as minorities. Because screw ’em. It’s time to start breaking this system any little way we can.

    • Replies: @Some Guy
    , @Alden
    , @Anonymous
  22. Travis says:
    @Twinkie

    The American Indian population has experienced rapid growth over the last 30 years. The 1990 census counted 1.9 million Indians, the 2000 census counted 4.1 million and the 2010 census counted 5.3 million American Indians. The current census will probably find another big increase , since so many whites are claiming American Indian ancestry today. It may reach 9 million this year.

    If all white Americans who are .5% Native American self-identify as Native American we would have 35 million Native Americans on the 2020 census. Half the African Americans are 1% Native American , yet they are not likely to self-identify as American Indians. Most hispanics are over 25% Native American , yet they are more likely to self-identify as white even if they are genetically 45% Native American.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Charlotte
  23. Larry Bird was obviously black.

    • Replies: @Not Louis Theroux
    , @FPD72
  24. Jon says:

    we could just declare that Hoover was, like Gore Vidal always said he was, black.

    We should start off-loading all of the currently unpopular White people of the past.

  25. yanouz says:

    A little tip for iSteve readers: if you’re ever backed into a corner (metaphorically, not literally) by a woketard, you can shrilly declare that they’ve insulted your “Latinx heritage.”

    Weaponize the neo-Nomenklatura’s own nomenclature against them. Stop caring about honesty, because your enemies never did.

  26. Mr. Anon says:

    I’d like to see the name of Hoover – a petty, corrupt, tyrannical, homosexual secret policeman – taken off the FBI building. I’d have no problem with the entire agency – which was rotten from the beginning – being abolished.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  27. Some Guy says:
    @Wilkey

    If whites identify as races with lower IQs than themselves like native Americans, they can easily out-compete them for “diversity seats” at universities, corporations etc. That would turn affirmative action into something that benefits whites at the expense of Asians.

  28. Mr. Anon says:
    @Stan Adams

    Being a little light in the jackboots hasn’t helped Ernst Roehm’s reputation any.

    So I don’t guess that Hoover gets a pass because his nickname was “Mary”.

  29. @Jonathan Pine

    “William Shakespeare?”

    “Un… un-DOUBTEDLY black!! Without question!”

  30. @Stan Adams

    Had no idea that was even him in the pic. So, I admit, I now find the stories a bit easier to believe.

  31. @Travis

    Is there a law against claiming “Native American” ancestry when in fact you don’t actually know your details to the nth degree? Seems to me that if you were born somewhere you’re a native of that place.

  32. @Jesse

    I assume you refer to the supposed policy of removing half-caste children from their Aboriginal mothers as a way of forcing assimilation, the children becoming the so-called “Stolen Generations”.

    The myth of the Stolen Generations was created by hard-left activists starting in the 1980s. It reached full flower with a report by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission by the name of Bringing Them Home, in 1997. Much self-flagellation by white Australians duly followed, culminating in a formal apology to the “Stolen Generations” by the Australian Prime Minister in 2008.

    The fact is that Australian Aborigines in their native habitat live in the most appalling conditions of poverty and disease – not as a result of white racism (the left’s go-to explanation) but simply because their culture is incapable of any higher form of material culture. It is noteworthy that before 1788 Aborigines were incapable of boiling water (they had no pots) and were unaware of the wheel.

    In outback Australia in the first half of the 20th century especially, a large number of full-blood Aboriginal women had children by white men. The children usually stayed with their mothers and often did not know their fathers.

    There was no government policy to “steal” the children from their mothers (the poisonous myth created by leftist activists). However, when such children’s lives were threatened by hostility from full-bloods, or simply from the squalor in which their mothers lived, the government sometimes stepped in to save the children. In a larger number of cases mothers voluntarily surrendered their children when the mothers knew that they were unable to provide the children with an adequate level of care.

    The children thus taken into care were generally raised and educated at church-run mission schools and most went on to live decent lives. In a nice irony, many of the most vocal Aboriginal critics of the policy to rescue the children were themselves rescued and educated at mission schools. No good deed goes unpunished.

    • Replies: @Jesse
  33. @vhrm

    That’s the Bill Cosby method:

    Let’s just pretend we are all green here, OK?

    .

    .

    .

    Now, light green in the front, dark green in the back.

  34. @HammerJack

    Been there, done that. If they are going to stick with that asinine term, rather than Indian, they’ve set themselves up. Your 2nd sentence is exactly how I’m prepared to put it… in court… with my lawyer present.

  35. Charlotte says:

    A black man once explained to me that Barack Obama was not America’s first black president. Most American presidents were actually blacks passing as whites, according to this guy. I didn’t argue, he seemed happy with his theory.

  36. Charlotte says:
    @Travis

    The more exotic the group, the cooler the group. Indians in Mexico aren’t exotic the way Indians in New York are exotic.

  37. Alden says:
    @t

    I read about that killing. The killer sounds like a black Bernie Goetz.

    3 black thug teens follow a man from a store and he just shoots them? The kids probably tried to rob him. 3 blacks is always a mugging team. He didn’t shoot the 3rd black thug teen who followed him. The surviving member of the mugging team is the witness who told the police his buddies were killed because they asked their intended victim how tall he was.

    Just like the black thug Bernie Goetz shot only asked if he could borrow some money from Bernie and just happened to brandish a sharpened screwdriver.

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
  38. Alden says:
    @Wilkey

    I hope you classified your children as black or Hispanic when you enrolled them in school.

    If you do, they’ll get college application letters offering full scholarships freshman year of high school. If they go to college they’ll start getting good job offers junior year. They’ll be set for life.

    Classify them as White and they’ll be unemployable untouchables

    It’s every White for himself.

  39. Jesse says:
    @Richard of Melbourne

    I can still see why they’re touchy about it in that story. Imagine a majority black country (the parallels won’t exactly hold, but stay with me) with a group of impoverished white women who’ve had babies with black men. Rather than providing them with material support (or hell, with contraception or even making the fathers actually take responsibility) the black establishment not only takes the kids from them but crows about their moral virtues in doing so.

    (Can we also talk about the trash white men fathering children and abandoning them? Is that allowed here?)

    The fact is, while they weren’t angels, Aboriginal people (and Amerindian, Maori etc) had cultures that worked on their own terms before their worlds were crushed by bigger, bladder warrior cultures. The fact that they couldn’t/can’t build or maintain a Western style culture is not a sin or their fault. Do you blame the blacks for not being middle class, annoying as it is?

    (A major issue that HBD’ers have is that they’re all for genetic explanations – until it hits a pet peeve of theirs and they revert to “culture” to, say, bash single mothers or tell entire peoples with characteristics they can’t help that they’re not just unfortunately evolved but morally inferior. At least be consistent.)

    There’s no real solution to any of this, and I’m certainly not going to flagellate myself over it, but I don’t expect them to be happy or grateful. I certainly don’t expect communities to be happy at their go-getters fleeing as soon as possible and not being able to keep them, no matter the race.

    Many commenters here seem unable to comprehend that white power, as a real life entity is gone. Only power can demand that people not only obey but love you.

  40. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    Statue prank idea: make a bunch of statues of famous black folk, MLK, Sammy Davis, Jr., Oprah, Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock, Michelle Obama, Shawn King, Roxanne Gay, et al., on horses, epoxy them in various parks in the dead of night, then wait for them to be pulled down. For budget purposes they could be made of paper mache painted in a patina bronze color. Fill them with fireworks. Jesse Jackson’s crotch area could contain a bottle rocket. Maybe the heads could be made to launch up 100 feet when disturbed.

  41. Alden says:
    @HammerJack

    The tribes got together and demanded and got rules that for jobs and college applications a person claiming Indian affirmative action status had to present a tribal certificate. I don’t know if it’s actually enforced There’s lots of 1/16s with tribal certificates,

  42. There is an interesting incompatibility among diversity arguments.
    1) all groups should have equal results across all meaningful outcomes. This includes education, wages, job representation, and so forth.
    2) Diversity is a strength to be valued. Studies show diverse companies outperform non-diverse.

    If 1) is true, then diversity has no measurable meaning and 2) must be fatuous. If 2) is true, the diversity should manifest in meaningful life choices.

    In fact the studies I’ve seen on 2) always focus on sex, and some combination of education, prior work field and original nationality (birth not ancestral origin) on the “Leadership team” . There are usually some serious methodological/analytical problems with the studies, but those categories are plausible proxies for a diversity of thought, experience, and opinion.

    We also know that each of those markers has a very diverse actual life outcome at the group level.

  43. @Nodwink

    It’s an open secret the whole thing has become a scam for white people to grab the cushy government jobs and grants that well meaning but insufficiently cynical bureaucrats created to help genuine aborigines from disadvantaged communities. Wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a network of obliging aborigines one can call upon who will testify that you are part of their tribe in exchange for a share of the spoils, or a bottle of grog.

    I’ve noticed recently that the government job ads now say they prefer aboriginal candidates but won’t enforce it. The rort could be on its way out.

  44. @Dan Hayes

    I know the one – couldn’t even make a whole Abo out of all the 1/8ths and 1/16ths!

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  45. dearieme says:

    When we lived in Oz a leading Aboriginal activist was revealed to be 0% Aboriginal. He was white/African.

    NZ did better: one of its leading Maori activists was revealed to be 100% Irish.

  46. @Jesse

    Outback Australia was, until maybe 50 years ago, much like the Wild West. The law was a long, long way away, and there were more than the usual number of bad folk around. (It still has a bit of that menace about it.)

    Before the Second World War the Northern Territory had 25 police officers to keep order in an area twice the size of Texas. Imagine them trying to enforce alimony orders on a largely itinerant population of white drifters and native hunters and gatherers. It simply could not be done.

    Whatever the moral failings of the fathers, the state tried hard to do the right thing by the children. When their mothers were unable to look after them, the state took responsibility for them and ensured they had as good an upbringing as could be arranged in the circumstances.

    If you read my earlier comment carefully you will see I make absolutely no judgement about Aborigines’ moral status. I made objective comments about their way of life, not as criticism but to provide the context for the state’s actions.

    I don’t blame Aborigines for not being middle class (actually, a sizeable minority of them are middle class nowadays). I don’t blame them at all – they are what they are and neither they nor we can change that. The only people worthy of blame are those who think white people should feel guilty for what happened 50 or 100 years ago when the (white) state tried to make the best of a bad situation.

  47. FPD72 says:
    @Jonathan Pine

    Larry Bird was obviously black

    .

    Not according to Skip Bayless. When Bird was coming out of college, Bayless wrote that he would be a flop in the NBA because Bird was “too short, too slow, too dumb, and too white.”

  48. Gilligan says:

    Nonsense. Everyone knows you can only self-identify your gender, and *not* socially constructed attributes like race. See e.g., l’affaire Rachel Dolezal, l’affaire Elizabeth Warren, etc.

  49. @Jesse

    Jesse, Is it a white thing to believe that a given civilization that has not ever made a pot or fabricated a wheel, nor obviously imagined those things, and seeing no need for writing their language, and having not changed their lifestyle materially in any way over the entire history of their existence might be a civilization endemically racist in the treatment of everyone? Wouldn’t it be just and merciful to attempt to ensure that at least a few of the helpless (young) are given a chance to do something different when something different does, in fact, exist and can be disdained?

    Maybe all that is too white for you, let me know.

  50. @Charlotte

    William Jefferson Clinton was the USA’s first black president. Toni Morrison – who could be a better judge – said so https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2015/08/toni-morrison-wasnt-giving-bill-clinton-a-compliment/402517/.

    Barak Hussein Obama was our first affirmative action president.

  51. @Alden

    I hadn’t thought of that angle. It makes perfect sense.

  52. Old Prude says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    I give Karen an A-plus for balls but an F- minus for judgement. She probably would have left her opponent off balance by calling her “swarthy obstreperous cun*”

  53. Dan Hayes says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Hoover’s name will never be taken off the FBI Building as long as there is a Japanese-American US Senator who remembers that Hoover was against Nisei incarceration in WWII!

  54. Dan Hayes says:
    @HammerJack

    Ask Senator Pocahontas (aka Warren)!

  55. Time for Al Sharpton to keep his nose out of this all and to let the rest of t hem get by without him and Srike Lee trying to instigate Riots and Violence

  56. @Jesse

    The fact is, while they weren’t angels, Aboriginal people (and Amerindian, Maori etc) had cultures that worked on their own terms before their worlds were crushed by bigger, bladder warrior cultures.

    Yes. Those tribal cultures worked through perpetual war, enslaving the losers, and treating the slaves as non-humans, because if you lost the war, your life was forfeit. You do not know much about tribal society or any society from the past, do you? The fact that you cannot see the downside of tribalism (well, they weren’t angels, but they were just as righteous) is indicative of your moral imbecility.

    Many commenters here seem unable to comprehend that white power, as a real life entity is gone.

    Only Democrats exercised white power. The rest of us just want to live life without paying for the sins of Democrats. I do not expect you to understand this because reasoning is obviously not your strong suit.

  57. Tusk says:
    @Jesse

    Aboriginal people (and Amerindian, Maori etc) had cultures that worked on their own terms

    Child rape, beating their children, 40% of Aboriginal female skeletons being found with crushed skulls (cause of death) all sound like “working” culture to me. How dare Whitey intervene!

    • Replies: @Angharad
  58. Anonymous[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    OK, but remember the government used to throw people in prison for lying on the census. That no longer happens, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the next Democratic administration introduces similar legislation to punish (white) people who lie about their race. If you’re going to do this at least try to make it superficially plausible. (Claiming Native American ancestry seems to be a safe bet.)

  59. Angharad says:
    @Tusk

    Sorry Whitey – but that’s correct. Savior of the Planet Do Gooder Whitey, working to uplift al the Darkies, is a MAJOR source of mayhem, wrack and ruin. Leave the Protos to their own devices. STAY OUT OF THIR BUSINESS and MIND YOURS. You are not going to “save them”. They are going to destroy US.

    MIND YOUR OWN WHITE BUSINESS.

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