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Las Vegas Raiders NFL coach Jon Gruden just got fired for writing politically deplorable private emails a decade ago. In contrast …

From the Daily Mail:

Nike Jordan chairman Larry Miller, 72, reveals he murdered an innocent teen when he was a gang member in 1965 and served time in jail: Has kept it secret from Michael Jordan and the sports giant until now

Larry Miller, 72, is publicly sharing how he fatally shot 18-year-old Edward White, a rival gang member, when he was 16 years old

Miller served time for the crime and says continuing to keep his past a secret ‘was eating me up inside’

He shot the fellow teen after a member of White’s gang stabbed and killed one of Miller’s friends and fellow gang members

Miller shared that in wake of the stabbing, he stood at the corner of 53rd and Locust Streets and fired the .38-caliber gun into the first person he saw
That shot killed instantly White, whose involvement in the stabbing is unknown

Miller hopes his story will help others, specifically at-risk youth, from making a similar mistake

His book Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom will be available on January 18, 2022
By NATASHA ANDERSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 14:17 EDT, 14 October 2021

… Miller has not revealed exactly what he was charged with in connection to White’s death or how long he spent in jail, but did indicate he was in and out of juvenile detention and prison for various offenses between the ages of 13 and 30.

… No photos of White have been shared, and members of his family have yet to comment.

Nike, famed for its desire to present itself as one of the United States’ wokest corporations, has come out in support of its CEO with a gushing statement.

CEO John Donahue gushed: ‘Larry Miller has played an influential role in Nike history and is a beloved member of the Nike family.

‘His story is an example of the resilience, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back.’

The stigma on murder disparately impacts blacks, so it’s got to go.

… He was able to get out of disclosing the murder, because most employers only asked for details of criminal convictions from the last five years.

In other words, for a black man with excellent accounting skills, there is surprisingly little suspicion on the part of corporate America.

… Silver echoed Nike’s claims saying that although he was ‘stunned’ after having never hearing a ‘rumor or whisper’ of Miller’s criminal past, he was amazed by the businessman’s strength.

‘I then went from stunned to amazed that Larry had managed his long and very successful professional career, operating at the highest levels in our industry, with this secret firmly intact, and was ultimately left with a feeling of sadness that Larry had carried this burden all these years without the support of his many friends and colleagues,’ he said.

The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

 
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  1. Compare to career cancellation from tasteless teen tweet.

    In Bizarro World, words murder but actual killing doesn’t.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @New Dealer

    For a straight white man, everything is forbidden.

    For a black man, everything is permitted.

    You all know this.

  2. Sounds to me like someone owes Ray Lewis a shoe deal.

  3. Prince Harry once dressed up like a Nazi. But he married a strong, Blackish! woke woman, so, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

    • LOL: PaceLaw
    • Replies: @fish
    @JimDandy

    But he married a strong, Blackish! woke woman....


    It probably would have been better for him had he just accepted his punishment and made a cringing apology.

  4. Miller was Just Doing It twenty years before the Nike slogan ever saw light of day.

    Oh, and that headline: it’s perfect.

    • Agree: Ray Caruso
  5. Well, negros wearing nikes kill each other on a daily basis, so how awesome is it that we have big chief Larry dat actually did kill someone befo de was any nike shoe? We be so damn lucky. Dun give us street cred nome sayin?

  6. Nike’s Jordan brand has its own chairman? Miller isn’t listed as a director of Nike itself: https://investors.nike.com/investors/corporate-governance/?toggle=directors

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Dave Pinsen

    Yeah, I thought it was a strange title too. Does the "Jordan Brand" have Articles of Incorporation and shareholders? No? Then how does it have a Chairman? This all sounds rather plaques-for-blacks-ish.

    If memory serves, a couple of decades back when Nike was getting protested by—rather than protesting for—the woke mob (sweat shops in Asia? just being rich and successful? hard to remember the woke causes of the turn of the century...), Nike employed a similar looking black guy to get ahead of the protestors and spoil their PR momentum. I thought that was rather clever. If it was Miller, this may be his sinecure reward for that thankless task.

    Replies: @Barnard

  7. The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It’s all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. ‘The Green Mile’ is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    • Agree: West reanimator
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Altai

    glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre.

    There is no occupying army in Syria except in a small knock Syria lost when it signed on to one of Gamal Abd el-Nasser's witless schemes (and for which it has never been willing to bargain). The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years).

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright

    , @kaganovitch
    @Altai

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency.

    I think you nailed it.For goodwhites only Whites have agency. When you have agency , teenage tweets are a capital crime. When you don't have agency, actual capital crimes aren't crimes.

    Replies: @Dr. DoomnGloom

    , @Polistra
    @Altai

    Worth noting, according to the article he got hisself into a mood and simply "shot the first person he saw." The victim's "involvement in the stabbing is unknown."

    Typical prejudicial language in the NYT. They could have said "no known involvement" or some such, but instead they tell us that there was involvement but we just don't know what, exactly.
    ....

    Miller served time for the crime and says continuing to keep his past a secret ‘was eating me up inside’

    Took over 50 years to eat anything substantial, apparently. Like a book deal. Privilege.

    , @Ian Smith
    @Altai

    Stephen King, for all his talent, is one on the worst offenders in the ‘Magic Negro’ department (slyly undermined by Kubrick in the Shining.) But he’s a boomer liberal who grew up in Maine, so he can almost be forgiven. Almost.

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Altai


    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.
     
    No, that was the Intifada. If you're going to drag Israel into a completely irrelevant cultural comparison, at least get the not-so-insignificant details right.

    And you're even wrong about Miller himself - he's not shooting and crying. He's promoting a book.

    In the case of Israel, there was a spontaneous, sincere, outpouring of guilt and grief from soldiers whose job was to fight soldiers being deployed to fight civilians. I expect a lot of "troll" and "LOL" but it's a fact. As always happens in the modern world, this was commercialized, but the original impetus was genuine. But I don't expect you to understand or acknowledge that.

    You're welcome.

  8. OT: pretty good ballgame. Doesn’t get any better than a great pitchers’ duel.

    • Troll: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Atta boy; keep licking the feet of those kicking you in the fact.

  9. If you’re still buying Nike after the Colin Kapernick traitorism, you’re a traitor yourself.

    This means nothing, Miller is traitoress anti-American, white-hating trash.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    @R.G. Camara

    Yup. There are tons of athletic apparel companies. Nike only seems to market to BLM activists and lesbians. Nobody else should ever give them business.

    , @bomag
    @R.G. Camara

    Yeah.

    And the guy putting it out there like this is a form of bragging.

    Things just get worse.

  10. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    OT: pretty good ballgame. Doesn't get any better than a great pitchers' duel.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    Atta boy; keep licking the feet of those kicking you in the fact.

  11. • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Johnny, when this POS kicks off, during the reign of biden, the funeral will rival that of a deceased pope and a Viking king combined, but will it reach the level of ass licking that george floyd's funeral attained?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  12. @Altai

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the 'shoot and weep' genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It's all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. 'The Green Mile' is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @kaganovitch, @Polistra, @Ian Smith, @Paperback Writer

    glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre.

    There is no occupying army in Syria except in a small knock Syria lost when it signed on to one of Gamal Abd el-Nasser’s witless schemes (and for which it has never been willing to bargain). The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years).

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Well of course the Syrians think that the Golan Heights are part of Syria.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years)."

    ? Israel was in Lebanon until 2000. Your lie's a bit obvious even for a Zionist.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  13. I can’t wait for the murder pride parade

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @bruce county
    @40 Lashes Less One

    🤣

  14. It would have been fitting if Miller had murdered that guy for his shoes.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @International Jew

    If the shoe don't fit, you must acquit.

  15. Another Black person who is successful with a Jewish sounding name.

    Idk if it’s a pattern.

    Elaine Kaplan – Sociology professor at Berkeley

  16. So being a murderer is now just another thing you get over, like an alcoholic who’s been to the Betty Ford clinic.
    The only thing that will stop the current legitimization of murder is, unfortunately, more murder. When murder becomes common in suburban white neighborhoods the good white liberal women will finally get negro fatigue and lose their infatuation with murderers. Truth is it will take a war for Americans to relearn the value of civility and the rule of law.

    • Agree: L in Atl hell
    • Thanks: JerseyJeffersonian
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @rebel yell

    White women find murder sexy. They like it very much. Inside every nice White lady is a Manson Family member screaming to get out.

    Black murderers are of course even sexier for White women.

    , @Colin Wright
    @rebel yell

    '...When murder becomes common in suburban white neighborhoods the good white liberal women will finally get negro fatigue and lose their infatuation with murderers...'

    Will they? I remember (I would have been about six) when the plague of blacks snatching purses in decent neighborhoods broke out.

    Particularly in the context of 1964, it really was pretty shocking. Yet all that happened was that purses went out of fashion for a while.

    Obviously, murder's different --- but people need to be led, and if all their leaders keep saying 'just submit,' well...

  17. An interesting journalistic project is to study what happened to the victim’s family in the next 50 to 60 years.

    In a follow up story to a homeless girl that the NYT followed 8 years ago, the author blames the family’s misfortunes on her great-grandfather not buying home after WW2. Of course there’s no evidence provided that he even bothered to try to buy a home.

    So follow up here. What happened to the victims family after their son was murdered.

  18. @rebel yell
    So being a murderer is now just another thing you get over, like an alcoholic who's been to the Betty Ford clinic.
    The only thing that will stop the current legitimization of murder is, unfortunately, more murder. When murder becomes common in suburban white neighborhoods the good white liberal women will finally get negro fatigue and lose their infatuation with murderers. Truth is it will take a war for Americans to relearn the value of civility and the rule of law.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Colin Wright

    White women find murder sexy. They like it very much. Inside every nice White lady is a Manson Family member screaming to get out.

    Black murderers are of course even sexier for White women.

  19. @Altai

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the 'shoot and weep' genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It's all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. 'The Green Mile' is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @kaganovitch, @Polistra, @Ian Smith, @Paperback Writer

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency.

    I think you nailed it.For goodwhites only Whites have agency. When you have agency , teenage tweets are a capital crime. When you don’t have agency, actual capital crimes aren’t crimes.

    • Replies: @Dr. DoomnGloom
    @kaganovitch


    I think you nailed it.For goodwhites only Whites have agency. When you have agency , teenage tweets are a capital crime. When you don’t have agency, actual capital crimes aren’t crimes.
     
    No doubt the murder wasn't capital because he was a minor. Nonetheless, it didn't destroy his life, he was able to go on to get an education. That a kid gets an opportunity to recover doesn't bother me, in fact its better than the alternative. That should be the norm.

    But no forgiveness for foolish kid who makes a highly inappropriate tweet. Education is off the table. It's a life sentence without benefit of trial, jury, or conviction. Where is the racism. Punish some kid for all the past sins of people who looked like him, but are beyond your vindictive power? This is pure evil.

    Regarding Gruden, a private communication can do very little damage. Excavating and publishing (out of context) did essentially all resulting damage. The perp here is the NFL I haven't watched football in the past year and have no intention of returning.
  20. The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

    Like Mary Jo Kopechne, doubtless he would agree it was “worth it”.

  21. America seems to be moving towards a new legal system in which blacks are allowed to murder other blacks, so long as they are non-elite. I did not expect that to be the next Woke rallying point.
    World War M.

    • Replies: @nobodyofnowhere
    @Nikolai Vladivostok

    Don King spent a grand total of 4 years in prison despite killing two different men in the course of running an illegal sportsbetting operation. There's long been a path to success for black murderers who could play the game.

  22. Being part of a criminal gang is like being a soldier in a military: you know what you’re risking.

    Having said this, the CEO’s response is unreal. But we live in very strange times. Never forget or forgive what our elites are doing.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @AndrewR

    Andrew, thank you. He murdered a man, but now it is ho hum. He will probably get a place of honor at the next DNC.

  23. Try telling your colleagues you killed people while on duty in a war zone and see if they are so accepting of you afterwards.

    • Agree: bomag
  24. Anonymous[130] • Disclaimer says:

    Because of the enormous incidence of committing murder amongst American blacks, this sort of ’embarrassment’ becomes statistically likely, and indeed probable, when we consider the actual numbers involved, that is, if we postulate that the number of black men in senior executive positions in the USA runs into the many hundreds – not an unreasonable assumption – then by the sheer fact of the laws of probability as applied to large numbers, this embarrassment cropping up sporadically is an inevitability.

  25. @Altai

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the 'shoot and weep' genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It's all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. 'The Green Mile' is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @kaganovitch, @Polistra, @Ian Smith, @Paperback Writer

    Worth noting, according to the article he got hisself into a mood and simply “shot the first person he saw.” The victim’s “involvement in the stabbing is unknown.”

    Typical prejudicial language in the NYT. They could have said “no known involvement” or some such, but instead they tell us that there was involvement but we just don’t know what, exactly.
    ….

    Miller served time for the crime and says continuing to keep his past a secret ‘was eating me up inside’

    Took over 50 years to eat anything substantial, apparently. Like a book deal. Privilege.

    • Agree: bomag
  26. These are vile people.

    • Agree: Ben tillman, AceDeuce
  27. AS we already suspect this will probably just strengthen the brand…….

  28. Which of us hasn’t set fire to some great public building? I know I have!

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Gordo

    "It's like murder -- make a thing illegal and it acquires a mystique....The only way to bring the crime figures down is to reduce the number of offenses -- get it out in the open. I know I have."

  29. @Dave Pinsen
    Nike’s Jordan brand has its own chairman? Miller isn’t listed as a director of Nike itself: https://investors.nike.com/investors/corporate-governance/?toggle=directors

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Yeah, I thought it was a strange title too. Does the “Jordan Brand” have Articles of Incorporation and shareholders? No? Then how does it have a Chairman? This all sounds rather plaques-for-blacks-ish.

    If memory serves, a couple of decades back when Nike was getting protested by—rather than protesting for—the woke mob (sweat shops in Asia? just being rich and successful? hard to remember the woke causes of the turn of the century…), Nike employed a similar looking black guy to get ahead of the protestors and spoil their PR momentum. I thought that was rather clever. If it was Miller, this may be his sinecure reward for that thankless task.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Almost Missouri

    This is a weird role, especially considering the impression I have gotten is that Michael Jordan himself does very little actual work related to the management of the brand. Whoever running the place is woke, I checked their website and the models used for the products are all physically unattractive and over 80% non white.

  30. @New Dealer
    Compare to career cancellation from tasteless teen tweet.

    In Bizarro World, words murder but actual killing doesn't.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    For a straight white man, everything is forbidden.

    For a black man, everything is permitted.

    You all know this.

  31. I’ve noticed the word “resilience “ a lot lately in reference to POCs.

  32. “Another shameless attempt by Nike to sell shoes.”

    • LOL: Hangnail Hans
  33. Where’s Willie Horton at these days? You should check up and make sure he’s not a VP of Starbucks.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Rob McX

    In prison in Maryland. The sentencing judge in his trial for crimes in Maryland directed he be imprisoned in Maryland and not returned to Massachusetts as there was no telling what the cretins in the Masshole Correctional system would do with him. He committed his first murder at age 23.

  34. Miller shared that in wake of the stabbing, he stood at the corner of 53rd and Locust Streets and fired the .38-caliber gun into the first person he saw.

    Just shoot it.

  35. “The stigma on murder disparately impacts blacks, so it’s got to go.”

    And why shouldn’t it go? It’s not like Miller made an anti-trans remark, or disparaged the LGBT community. Now, if he were to do that sort of thing, THEN he’d be immediately fired and written out of the Nike family forever and ever. After all, anti-trans simply isn’t who Nike is.

    It’s called values, people. Priorities, priorities.

    *Noticing. In the sports world, Nike carries major cred. They defend their own board member from having committed murder, and yet around the same time, an NFL coach (also in the sports world) was just fired/persuaded to resign from controversial emails from a decade plus ago. Apparently words speak louder than actions. The wrong kinds of words were spoken and thus that person must swiftly go.

    Hopefully Miller won’t confess to having uttered an anti-trans or anti-LGBT remark. It might make Nike uneasy. Perhaps it would be along the lines of “Well, after carefully thinking about it, we’ll forgive you and give you pass, but only just this once! Don’t ever let it happen again. After all, being anti-trans simply isn’t who we are.”

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  36. @Altai

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the 'shoot and weep' genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It's all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. 'The Green Mile' is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @kaganovitch, @Polistra, @Ian Smith, @Paperback Writer

    Stephen King, for all his talent, is one on the worst offenders in the ‘Magic Negro’ department (slyly undermined by Kubrick in the Shining.) But he’s a boomer liberal who grew up in Maine, so he can almost be forgiven. Almost.

  37. CEO John Donahue gushed: ‘Larry Miller has played an influential role in Nike history and is a beloved member of the Nike family.

    ‘His story is an example of the resilience, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back.’

    Would he say that if Miller had murdered a youth for being gay?

    One asks…

  38. If he had murdered a white kid they may have let him take over for Phil Knight. Shame.

  39. Well yes, he did commit murder. But, to be fair, the kid he murdered was only a n——r. So why should anyone care?

    The stupidity of modern America is that I’m more likely to get fired (from my non-CEO position) for saying something like that than a black murderer is to get fired for admitting he killed someone.

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Wilkey


    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?
     
    Well I certainly believe that Nike doesn't care, does that count?
    , @Altai
    @Wilkey


    So why should anyone care?
     
    This is one of those moments when the whole 'everything the American media says is about race is about class' comes through. Of course a poor inner city black boy's life doesn't matter. It obviously doesn't really matter much to anybody, otherwise people would listen to what he had to say or what his concerns were. To the middle and upper-middle classes he didn't matter, he didn't even exist to them.

    But if he were to have been killed by a white person, then his life matters but only as a front in an ethnic conflict since 'racism' (Read: White American ethnocentrism) is the greatest evil on Earth, being outraged and protesting his death becomes a way to remind the world, 'I am not poor! I am not like those poor white trash people who probably celebrated!' while falling asleep the moment people start talking seriously about trade, immigration or industrial policy that have a hope of improving the lot of poor blacks.
    , @Rob McX
    @Wilkey


    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?
     
    The victim's family surely knew the killer went on to become a Nike executive. They must have been paid off to keep quiet about it.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    , @Bragadocious
    @Wilkey

    No way this was a "secret" at Nike, which has quite a sophisticated security operation with lots of ex cops and feds. This sounds like a case of someone threatening to out this guy and he got ahead of it by "volunteering" the information and presenting it like it's a terrible burden that keeps him up at night. LIE. Former NJ Gov. McGreevey did this too after rumors threatened to break of him hunting teenaged boys at 3 a.m. "The truth is I'm a gay American" etc.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  40. What percentage of high paid executives who have murdered somebody are negroes?

    I bet it’s closer to 52% than it is to 13.

  41. I don’t think crimes committed as a juvenile come up on a criminal background check.

  42. Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America’s squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don’t have the energy to actually deal with them.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Arclight

    That's all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they're doing.

    Replies: @Arclight, @John Johnson

    , @Veteran Aryan
    @Arclight


    Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child
     
    Here's a strategy to consider. Turn urban black areas into murderous hellholes. blacks flee cities and scatter to towns and villages, and subsequently tell their friends and relatives how much better life is there. More come. (this absolutely is happening, I'm a first-hand witness to it. * ) Eventually, the pendulum swings back and tougher laws let them lock up the survivors of the "Dissed" wars. Cities open up for development. Mucho moolah is made. Most blacks actually have better lives living in smaller communities governed by Whites. The only loser is Flyoverville.

    * At first it was black recruits for the community college basketball team. Then their girlfriends, then their families. Once they've seen it, most don't leave. Those that do often come back. (I run an apartment building, and see a lot of applications. I've got a pretty good idea of the demographics coming into town.) Covid and lockdown and the BLM terror wave have accelerated this process. There are a flood of them now. Crime is rapidly rising.
    , @Colin Wright
    @Arclight

    'Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt...'

    You'll love this one. Back when I had a moving business, I employed quite a few helpers over the years. I was pretty demanding, so they all showed up on time, worked fast, and didn't bang things (that's pretty much the job right there).

    Usually they were white, but I employed a few blacks. One of them was Anthony, and he was perfectly satisfactory. No complaints.

    However, he was no better than several white kids I employed at the time.

    But here's the thing. I used to maniacally track all kinds of data connected to my business -- including tips. Anthony got literally twice the average tip that white helpers got. It's not like he was especially cute or charming, either. He was just a big black kid who worked hard.

    Apparently, my customers just couldn't get over that.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @L in Atl hell
    @Arclight

    Very well stated and entirely correct, Sir.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Arclight


    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites,
     
    They do indeed say that. I've been working close to 50 years, in all types of jobs, in the military, etc---and I haven't seen any niggro twice as good as even an average White Man. The vast majority are nowhere near as good as Whites, and few, very few, are as good as an average White person.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  43. Steve, comments stuck in mods, thanks.

  44. @Wilkey
    Well yes, he did commit murder. But, to be fair, the kid he murdered was only a n——r. So why should anyone care?

    The stupidity of modern America is that I’m more likely to get fired (from my non-CEO position) for saying something like that than a black murderer is to get fired for admitting he killed someone.

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Rob McX, @Bragadocious

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    Well I certainly believe that Nike doesn’t care, does that count?

  45. @Arclight
    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America's squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don't have the energy to actually deal with them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Veteran Aryan, @Colin Wright, @L in Atl hell, @AceDeuce

    That’s all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they’re doing.

    • Replies: @Arclight
    @Polistra

    I think many of them do, if not the run of the mill progressive activist. They have no answers as to what could be done about black underperformance, but do understand that they can leverage it politically and economically for their own benefit.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @John Johnson
    @Polistra

    That’s all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they’re doing.

    They only hold Blacks to these ridiculously low standards because they feel there is no choice. The establishment does not enjoy having to make excuses for murder and mayhem.

    The original plan was equal standards for all but they backed away from that decades ago. If you watch 60s idealist movies you can see that the left at the time really expected equal outcomes.

    The actions of the establishment are more of a reaction to their own failed theories rather than adherence to some grand plan.

    There is certainly a plan to undermine Whites but that is only because they gave up on their multi-racial utopia with equal standards. The best they can do now is turn the place into Brazil and try to dilute Whites before any serious backlash mounts.

  46. @Art Deco
    @Altai

    glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre.

    There is no occupying army in Syria except in a small knock Syria lost when it signed on to one of Gamal Abd el-Nasser's witless schemes (and for which it has never been willing to bargain). The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years).

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright

    Well of course the Syrians think that the Golan Heights are part of Syria.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt's chicken games and Egypt's revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jack D

  47. @Wilkey
    Well yes, he did commit murder. But, to be fair, the kid he murdered was only a n——r. So why should anyone care?

    The stupidity of modern America is that I’m more likely to get fired (from my non-CEO position) for saying something like that than a black murderer is to get fired for admitting he killed someone.

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Rob McX, @Bragadocious

    So why should anyone care?

    This is one of those moments when the whole ‘everything the American media says is about race is about class’ comes through. Of course a poor inner city black boy’s life doesn’t matter. It obviously doesn’t really matter much to anybody, otherwise people would listen to what he had to say or what his concerns were. To the middle and upper-middle classes he didn’t matter, he didn’t even exist to them.

    But if he were to have been killed by a white person, then his life matters but only as a front in an ethnic conflict since ‘racism’ (Read: White American ethnocentrism) is the greatest evil on Earth, being outraged and protesting his death becomes a way to remind the world, ‘I am not poor! I am not like those poor white trash people who probably celebrated!’ while falling asleep the moment people start talking seriously about trade, immigration or industrial policy that have a hope of improving the lot of poor blacks.

  48. Here’s information about another black-on-black murder that Steve blogged about a few days ago:

    MEDIA BLACKOUT: The Latest Mass Shooting In Minnesota That No One Heard About

    https://thebluestateconservative.com/2021/10/15/media-blackout-the-latest-mass-shooting-in-minnesota-that-no-one-heard-about/

    QUOTE:

    On Saturday, October 9th, a bar in the capital city of Saint Paul was the scene of chaos, fear, and death. Two gunmen began exchanging gunfire, leaving one innocent female patron dead and over a dozen wounded. It has received scant coverage in Saint Paul and none outside of the metro area. I doubt most Minnesotans are aware, let alone others in this country.

    It brings me no joy to note that both shooters (more on them in a moment) were black and the deceased was black. Of course, it fully explains why the propagandist American media is disinterested in the story.

    Pulling pieces together from various outlets (which has been difficult), the events of the night can best be summarized as follows: The two black gunmen knew each other through one of them being in some kind of relationship with the other’s family member. The relationship was allegedly abusive. One of the gunmen flew from Las Vegas and within an hour was at the club, so it is not difficult to surmise the purpose of his travel. After confronting one another, they exchanged gunfire. They were both hit, but from the floor continued firing indiscriminately. In the crossfire, the number of innocent victims continued accumulating. Presumably, the firing stopped after there were no more bullets.

    END QUOTE

    Still pretty sketchy, with no information about who was who and where a third guy came into it.

    Meanwhile, from yesterday:

    At Least 6 Hurt In 3 Separate Minneapolis Shootings, All Within 45 Minutes

    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/10/15/minneapolis-3-shootings-within-hour/

    6 wounded, no deaths, so…

  49. @kaganovitch
    @Altai

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency.

    I think you nailed it.For goodwhites only Whites have agency. When you have agency , teenage tweets are a capital crime. When you don't have agency, actual capital crimes aren't crimes.

    Replies: @Dr. DoomnGloom

    I think you nailed it.For goodwhites only Whites have agency. When you have agency , teenage tweets are a capital crime. When you don’t have agency, actual capital crimes aren’t crimes.

    No doubt the murder wasn’t capital because he was a minor. Nonetheless, it didn’t destroy his life, he was able to go on to get an education. That a kid gets an opportunity to recover doesn’t bother me, in fact its better than the alternative. That should be the norm.

    But no forgiveness for foolish kid who makes a highly inappropriate tweet. Education is off the table. It’s a life sentence without benefit of trial, jury, or conviction. Where is the racism. Punish some kid for all the past sins of people who looked like him, but are beyond your vindictive power? This is pure evil.

    Regarding Gruden, a private communication can do very little damage. Excavating and publishing (out of context) did essentially all resulting damage. The perp here is the NFL I haven’t watched football in the past year and have no intention of returning.

    • Agree: bomag
  50. Anonymous[170] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Cuddly’ wild haired boxing impresario and promoter, Don King, is, famously, a double murderer, having once kicked a man to death over a few dollars worth of debt.

    No adverse consequences for him. Indeed he now drinks tea and high-fives with Presidents and all manner of the ‘great and good’.

  51. These stories are predictable in that they focus on the perp, and his remorse, rather than the victim, because people sympathize with the emotions they witness, and not the (equally valid) emotions they don’t.

    I recall watching a 60 minutes on harsh prisoner treatment. They interviewed the convict, and he talked about his original crime briefly — about how sorry he was. They then focused on the anguish the harsh treatment caused (solitary, mainly), and how scarred he was by it, and how difficult it would be to readjust.

    They probably told themselves it was fair coverage because they acknowledged the crime and even had the guy talk about it.

    But they never showed a picture of the victim, never talked to his family, or about his hopes and dreams, such as they were.

  52. I had to look up this Larry Miller, because what with his title and name, I wasn’t sure he was black.

    No, really – not being PC. Wanted to make 100% sure.

    OK, so he’s black, no shock there. But what about that title — I can’t nail it down, exactly, but it sounds genuine and impressive. He’s the CEO or the Chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand.

    He’s not the CEO of Nike – that’s a stale pale male, yada yada, named John Donohoe.

    Back to the title, this is more interesting than Steve is making it out to be. As a survivor of years in the corporate trenches, I learned that titles are important, but after a bit ot practice you can always tell someone’s rank. Communications Coordinator is always some pert young popsy from a Good School. No one is a secretary nowadays. Then there’s manager, director, VP, and so on. Now there’s all that diversity crap, and of course, corporate concentration camp guards “Human Resources.”

    I think here the tell is that he’s the chairman of “Jordan Brands.” That tips you off he’s black and a figurehead.

    I welcome corrections.

  53. @Altai

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the 'shoot and weep' genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    I think a guy committing murder and going on to (Albeit after 17 years in jail) to have a very charmed life only revealing he killed a man in his auto-biography which is then promoted in the articles from the perspective of how bad he felt and how brave he is; is much the same genre. The real victim is Larry Miller.

    The name of the man he killed is only mentioned off-hand once in the article. It's all about how Larry Miller killed somebody and was brave to tell people in his autobiography available from all good book stored (At the end of his career when there were no potential consequences) and not that Edward White was murdered by the CEO of Jordan. We just get his age and the implication that he was a gang member, nothing else. Not even a picture.

    But all of this goes to the very clear fact that to whites blacks do not have moral agency. 'The Green Mile' is a perfect distillation of this. Mentally most liberal whites class blacks as a collective as a vulnerable child and this sometimes gets attached to individual blacks no matter if they are a rich CEO.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @kaganovitch, @Polistra, @Ian Smith, @Paperback Writer

    In Israel some cultural critics called the flood of memoirs and films that focused on the glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre. Not only do you kill and occupy people you get to play the victim for it.

    No, that was the Intifada. If you’re going to drag Israel into a completely irrelevant cultural comparison, at least get the not-so-insignificant details right.

    And you’re even wrong about Miller himself – he’s not shooting and crying. He’s promoting a book.

    In the case of Israel, there was a spontaneous, sincere, outpouring of guilt and grief from soldiers whose job was to fight soldiers being deployed to fight civilians. I expect a lot of “troll” and “LOL” but it’s a fact. As always happens in the modern world, this was commercialized, but the original impetus was genuine. But I don’t expect you to understand or acknowledge that.

    You’re welcome.

  54. Wow! The hospital parking lot confrontation between Hillary’s crew of suicide assistants and Bill’s body guards must look like one of those Chinese martial art films.

  55. Background checking must’ve changed. Or been modified to include those newfangled spy vetting techniques that seem to miss the obvious. Was the guy in deep cover? How many HR minions overlooked the obvious facts?

    Just another chapter in Noticing, I suppose.

  56. @Wilkey
    Well yes, he did commit murder. But, to be fair, the kid he murdered was only a n——r. So why should anyone care?

    The stupidity of modern America is that I’m more likely to get fired (from my non-CEO position) for saying something like that than a black murderer is to get fired for admitting he killed someone.

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Rob McX, @Bragadocious

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    The victim’s family surely knew the killer went on to become a Nike executive. They must have been paid off to keep quiet about it.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @Rob McX

    "The victim’s family surely knew the killer went on to become a Nike executive. They must have been paid off to keep quiet about it."

    Why would you assume they knew? They may have had many more immediate concerns than tracking what happened to the guy who shot their family member after he got out of jail.

  57. @40 Lashes Less One
    I can't wait for the murder pride parade

    Replies: @bruce county

    🤣

  58. @Wilkey
    Well yes, he did commit murder. But, to be fair, the kid he murdered was only a n——r. So why should anyone care?

    The stupidity of modern America is that I’m more likely to get fired (from my non-CEO position) for saying something like that than a black murderer is to get fired for admitting he killed someone.

    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Rob McX, @Bragadocious

    No way this was a “secret” at Nike, which has quite a sophisticated security operation with lots of ex cops and feds. This sounds like a case of someone threatening to out this guy and he got ahead of it by “volunteering” the information and presenting it like it’s a terrible burden that keeps him up at night. LIE. Former NJ Gov. McGreevey did this too after rumors threatened to break of him hunting teenaged boys at 3 a.m. “The truth is I’m a gay American” etc.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Bragadocious

    When last heard, McGreevey is (or was) a charter acolyte in the reconstituted Church of Henry VIII (aka the Episcopal Church on this side of the pond)!

  59. @JimDandy
    Prince Harry once dressed up like a Nazi. But he married a strong, Blackish! woke woman, so, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

    Replies: @fish

    But he married a strong, Blackish! woke woman….

    It probably would have been better for him had he just accepted his punishment and made a cringing apology.

  60. “Miller hopes his story will help others, specifically at-risk youth, from making a similar mistake”

    I wish we could retire this ridiculous “at-risk youth” euphemism.

    Youths who do crimes and murders are not “at risk.” The people “at risk” are the people who live around the youths doing crimes and murders.

  61. @Arclight
    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America's squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don't have the energy to actually deal with them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Veteran Aryan, @Colin Wright, @L in Atl hell, @AceDeuce

    Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child

    Here’s a strategy to consider. Turn urban black areas into murderous hellholes. blacks flee cities and scatter to towns and villages, and subsequently tell their friends and relatives how much better life is there. More come. (this absolutely is happening, I’m a first-hand witness to it. * ) Eventually, the pendulum swings back and tougher laws let them lock up the survivors of the “Dissed” wars. Cities open up for development. Mucho moolah is made. Most blacks actually have better lives living in smaller communities governed by Whites. The only loser is Flyoverville.

    * At first it was black recruits for the community college basketball team. Then their girlfriends, then their families. Once they’ve seen it, most don’t leave. Those that do often come back. (I run an apartment building, and see a lot of applications. I’ve got a pretty good idea of the demographics coming into town.) Covid and lockdown and the BLM terror wave have accelerated this process. There are a flood of them now. Crime is rapidly rising.

  62. @Almost Missouri
    @Dave Pinsen

    Yeah, I thought it was a strange title too. Does the "Jordan Brand" have Articles of Incorporation and shareholders? No? Then how does it have a Chairman? This all sounds rather plaques-for-blacks-ish.

    If memory serves, a couple of decades back when Nike was getting protested by—rather than protesting for—the woke mob (sweat shops in Asia? just being rich and successful? hard to remember the woke causes of the turn of the century...), Nike employed a similar looking black guy to get ahead of the protestors and spoil their PR momentum. I thought that was rather clever. If it was Miller, this may be his sinecure reward for that thankless task.

    Replies: @Barnard

    This is a weird role, especially considering the impression I have gotten is that Michael Jordan himself does very little actual work related to the management of the brand. Whoever running the place is woke, I checked their website and the models used for the products are all physically unattractive and over 80% non white.

  63. anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Well, I guess you could look at it from two sides. On the dark side, it’s horrible that a murderer could rise to the top of society’s echelon. On the bright side, it shows that someone who committed a serious crime when they were young and stupid could still get a second chance and succeed in life after paying for their crime by doing time. I think the second message is encouraging and powerful for a lot of troubled teens and young people, it shows that they could still turn their lives around. Perhaps I would’ve been more troubled if the person he killed was an innocent bystander, but it was another gang member. “Mutual combat”?

  64. @Polistra
    @Arclight

    That's all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they're doing.

    Replies: @Arclight, @John Johnson

    I think many of them do, if not the run of the mill progressive activist. They have no answers as to what could be done about black underperformance, but do understand that they can leverage it politically and economically for their own benefit.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Arclight

    Like most people, including Blacks, they have come to the realization that nothing can be done about dysfunction and under-performance. Therefore next step is, no big deal, just ignore the under-performance and dole out rewards anyway. Hence, Equity instead of Equality, reparations, quotas etc.
    Same thing with crime. Just make crimes functionally speaking no longer crimes.
    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.

    Problem solved. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?

    Replies: @anon

  65. For years now I’ve said the only blacks without a criminal record are those who haven’t yet been caught. Nothing in reality has inclined me to change my view. Still celebrating the obvious, Sailer. Branch out and find something new – your niche has turned into the Mariana Trench.

    • Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost
    @3g4me

    Steve provides an invaluable service on this website and you want to bitch that it’s obvious? Go back to the Daily Stormer or some other cum rag if you don’t want to add something useful to the conversation.

    Replies: @3g4me

  66. @Arclight
    @Polistra

    I think many of them do, if not the run of the mill progressive activist. They have no answers as to what could be done about black underperformance, but do understand that they can leverage it politically and economically for their own benefit.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    Like most people, including Blacks, they have come to the realization that nothing can be done about dysfunction and under-performance. Therefore next step is, no big deal, just ignore the under-performance and dole out rewards anyway. Hence, Equity instead of Equality, reparations, quotas etc.
    Same thing with crime. Just make crimes functionally speaking no longer crimes.
    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.

    Problem solved. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @anon
    @Alfa158


    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.
     
    Why do Jews care about the White-Black gap and miscegenating Whites away but don’t seem to care about miscegenating away Asians?

    Replies: @loren

  67. Are they going to prosecute him or not?

  68. The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …

    It is a mark of a our times that the great and the good spend far more time worried about the murderer than they do about the one who has been murdered. I have never understood this sentiment as anything but perverse.

    I guess because the victim is dead their feelings don’t matter–or those of their family members still alive.

    If the CEO was truly repentant he would have compensated richly the family of the murdered victim for his crime and certainly not written a book about his life. Furthermore, instead of heading up a company selling high priced sneakers to kids who have no chance of getting to the NBA he could have redeemed himself better by taking a vow of poverty and retreating to a Tibetan monastery to reflect to the end of his days what a scumbag he was to take the life of another human being.
    .

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @lavoisier

    wealth-generating capitalism benefits the poor and downtrodden far more than monastery-sitting.

    He did the right thing. Now it's time to compensate the family of the victim and then set out to help other crime-victim families.

    Replies: @loren

  69. Well, the victim’s name was White, wasn’t it? Maybe our good CEO was triggered by the other kid’s name, especially since it is capitalized. If his name is White, he was certainly white-adjacent.

  70. @3g4me
    For years now I've said the only blacks without a criminal record are those who haven't yet been caught. Nothing in reality has inclined me to change my view. Still celebrating the obvious, Sailer. Branch out and find something new - your niche has turned into the Mariana Trench.

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost

    Steve provides an invaluable service on this website and you want to bitch that it’s obvious? Go back to the Daily Stormer or some other cum rag if you don’t want to add something useful to the conversation.

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @John Milton’s Ghost

    @69 John Milton's Ghost: Of course, because your endless 'conversation' has accomplished so very much. Boomer b&tch fest for the win.

  71. @Gordo
    Which of us hasn't set fire to some great public building? I know I have!

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “It’s like murder — make a thing illegal and it acquires a mystique….The only way to bring the crime figures down is to reduce the number of offenses — get it out in the open. I know I have.”

  72. Las Vegas Raiders NFL coach Jon Gruden just got fired for writing politically deplorable private emails a decade ago. In contrast …

    Nike Jordan chairman Larry Miller, 72, reveals he murdered an innocent teen when he was a gang member in 1965 and served time in jail…
    Nike, famed for its desire to present itself as one of the United States’ wokest corporations, has come out in support of its CEO with a gushing statement.
    ‘His story is an example of the resilience, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back.’

    Another example of how social justice has become a moral refuge for amorality.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @J1234


    Another example of how social justice has become a moral refuge for amorality.

     

    A libertarian trope of the '70s was that social negated the word that followed. Social justice wasn't just, Social Security not secure, social studies not very studious.
  73. @Art Deco
    @Altai

    glum depression of the occupying Israeli army in Lebanon and Syria as the ‘shoot and weep’ genre.

    There is no occupying army in Syria except in a small knock Syria lost when it signed on to one of Gamal Abd el-Nasser's witless schemes (and for which it has never been willing to bargain). The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years).

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright

    ‘The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years).”

    ? Israel was in Lebanon until 2000. Your lie’s a bit obvious even for a Zionist.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    Israel was in Lebanon until 2000.

    No, Israel financed a militia to occupy a narrow strip along the border. There were militias all over Lebanon. (And large swaths of the country occupied by Syria).


    The Jews aren't dead Mr. Wright. Deal.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  74. @Rob McX
    Where's Willie Horton at these days? You should check up and make sure he's not a VP of Starbucks.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    In prison in Maryland. The sentencing judge in his trial for crimes in Maryland directed he be imprisoned in Maryland and not returned to Massachusetts as there was no telling what the cretins in the Masshole Correctional system would do with him. He committed his first murder at age 23.

  75. @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Well of course the Syrians think that the Golan Heights are part of Syria.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt’s chicken games and Egypt’s revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt’s chicken games and Egypt’s revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).'

    Israel attacked Syria in 1967, not the reverse -- and Moshe Dayan admitted there was no need to, either.

    It was an act of aggression. In 1973, Syria tried to reverse it. Do you see something wrong in any of this?

    I take your car. You try to get it back. I beat you up. I take it you would argue that you deserved it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    I don't disagree with you. There is a small chuck of the Golan ( the "Shebaa Farms") that Hezbollah has decided really belongs to Lebanon, which gives them a continuing pretext (as if they really needed one) for continuing hostility toward Israel.

    Lebanon is in chaos again. Yesterday Hezbollah held a demonstration against the judge who is investigating the port explosion. They want the judge removed because they are guilty as hell and don't want it to be formally known - there is no other reason for wanting him removed. Hezbollah controlled that section of the port and while they were very happy to control it to the extent of accepting all the bribes that went thru that area, they were not interested in taking an responsibility for the large pile of ammonium nitrate explosive. Maybe they were saving it to make a really big bomb to blow up one of their enemies. It's hard to say if it was just simple greed or something even more evil.


    Someone (Christian militias?) took a few shots at the demonstrators and then "shooting broke out".

  76. @rebel yell
    So being a murderer is now just another thing you get over, like an alcoholic who's been to the Betty Ford clinic.
    The only thing that will stop the current legitimization of murder is, unfortunately, more murder. When murder becomes common in suburban white neighborhoods the good white liberal women will finally get negro fatigue and lose their infatuation with murderers. Truth is it will take a war for Americans to relearn the value of civility and the rule of law.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Colin Wright

    ‘…When murder becomes common in suburban white neighborhoods the good white liberal women will finally get negro fatigue and lose their infatuation with murderers…’

    Will they? I remember (I would have been about six) when the plague of blacks snatching purses in decent neighborhoods broke out.

    Particularly in the context of 1964, it really was pretty shocking. Yet all that happened was that purses went out of fashion for a while.

    Obviously, murder’s different — but people need to be led, and if all their leaders keep saying ‘just submit,’ well…

  77. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt's chicken games and Egypt's revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jack D

    ‘If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt’s chicken games and Egypt’s revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).’

    Israel attacked Syria in 1967, not the reverse — and Moshe Dayan admitted there was no need to, either.

    It was an act of aggression. In 1973, Syria tried to reverse it. Do you see something wrong in any of this?

    I take your car. You try to get it back. I beat you up. I take it you would argue that you deserved it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    Israel attacked Syria in 1967, not the reverse — and Moshe Dayan admitted there was no need to, either.

    Syria and Jordan had signed on to a formal working arrangement with Egypt. Egypt had (1) insisted the UN buffer force leave the Sinai and (2) moved Egyptian troops to the border and (3) closed the Straits of Tiran. This last was a casus belli. You don't want a cornered enemy 'attacking' you, the easiest thing to do is nothing.

    The Jews aren't dead and have no intention of conducting themselves to achieve your preferred outcome. Deal.

  78. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt's chicken games and Egypt's revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jack D

    I don’t disagree with you. There is a small chuck of the Golan ( the “Shebaa Farms”) that Hezbollah has decided really belongs to Lebanon, which gives them a continuing pretext (as if they really needed one) for continuing hostility toward Israel.

    Lebanon is in chaos again. Yesterday Hezbollah held a demonstration against the judge who is investigating the port explosion. They want the judge removed because they are guilty as hell and don’t want it to be formally known – there is no other reason for wanting him removed. Hezbollah controlled that section of the port and while they were very happy to control it to the extent of accepting all the bribes that went thru that area, they were not interested in taking an responsibility for the large pile of ammonium nitrate explosive. Maybe they were saving it to make a really big bomb to blow up one of their enemies. It’s hard to say if it was just simple greed or something even more evil.

    Someone (Christian militias?) took a few shots at the demonstrators and then “shooting broke out”.

  79. @Rob McX
    @Wilkey


    And does anyone really believe that Nike didn’t know? Anyone?
     
    The victim's family surely knew the killer went on to become a Nike executive. They must have been paid off to keep quiet about it.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    “The victim’s family surely knew the killer went on to become a Nike executive. They must have been paid off to keep quiet about it.”

    Why would you assume they knew? They may have had many more immediate concerns than tracking what happened to the guy who shot their family member after he got out of jail.

  80. @John Milton’s Ghost
    @3g4me

    Steve provides an invaluable service on this website and you want to bitch that it’s obvious? Go back to the Daily Stormer or some other cum rag if you don’t want to add something useful to the conversation.

    Replies: @3g4me

    @69 John Milton’s Ghost: Of course, because your endless ‘conversation’ has accomplished so very much. Boomer b&tch fest for the win.

  81. If he had murdered Vince Foster, he could have become a major party, US presidential nominee.

  82. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1448861331151597570

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Johnny, when this POS kicks off, during the reign of biden, the funeral will rival that of a deceased pope and a Viking king combined, but will it reach the level of ass licking that george floyd’s funeral attained?

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo,

    Will Grieving Monica dress in widow's black?

    Replies: @Tony, @Buffalo Joe

  83. @AndrewR
    Being part of a criminal gang is like being a soldier in a military: you know what you're risking.

    Having said this, the CEO's response is unreal. But we live in very strange times. Never forget or forgive what our elites are doing.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Andrew, thank you. He murdered a man, but now it is ho hum. He will probably get a place of honor at the next DNC.

  84. @Polistra
    @Arclight

    That's all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they're doing.

    Replies: @Arclight, @John Johnson

    That’s all very logical and cogent, but it sort of elides the possibility that the Ruling Class are fully aware of what they’re doing.

    They only hold Blacks to these ridiculously low standards because they feel there is no choice. The establishment does not enjoy having to make excuses for murder and mayhem.

    The original plan was equal standards for all but they backed away from that decades ago. If you watch 60s idealist movies you can see that the left at the time really expected equal outcomes.

    The actions of the establishment are more of a reaction to their own failed theories rather than adherence to some grand plan.

    There is certainly a plan to undermine Whites but that is only because they gave up on their multi-racial utopia with equal standards. The best they can do now is turn the place into Brazil and try to dilute Whites before any serious backlash mounts.

  85. Mark Wahlberg participated in racial attacks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Wahlberg#Legal_issues

    In June 1986, then-15-year-old Wahlberg and three friends chased after three black children while yelling “Kill the nigger, kill the nigger” and throwing rocks at them.[14] The next day, Wahlberg and others followed a group of mostly black fourth graders (including one of the victims from the previous day) taking a field trip on a beach, yelled racial epithets at them, threw rocks at them, and “summoned other white males who joined” in the harassment.[14][15] In August 1986, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for violating the civil rights of his victims, and the case was settled the next month.[16][17][18]

    Another racially-charged incident occurred in April 1988. The then 16-year old Wahlberg assaulted a middle-aged Vietnamese-American man on the street, calling him a “Vietnam fucking shit” and knocking him unconscious with a large wooden stick. Later the same day, Wahlberg attacked Johnny Trinh, another Vietnamese-American, punching him in the eye. When Wahlberg was arrested and returned to the scene of the first assault, he told police officers: “I’ll tell you now that’s the mother-fucker whose head I split open.”[19] Later, Wahlberg would explain that he was on PCP at the time.[20] Investigators also noted that Wahlberg “made numerous unsolicited racial statements about ‘gooks’ and ‘slant-eyed gooks’”.[21][22] Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to felony assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only forty-five days of his sentence.[21][23] Wahlberg believed he had left the second victim permanently blind in one eye, though Trinh later stated that he had lost his eye in the Vietnam War, while serving in the South Vietnamese Army, who were fighting alongside American troops.[24][18][21][22]

    In August 1992, Wahlberg fractured the jaw of his neighbor Robert Crehan in an attack.[25] Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg, “without provocation or cause, viciously and repeatedly kicked” Crehan in the face, while another man, Derek McCall, held the victim on the ground. Wahlberg’s attorney claimed that Wahlberg and McCall, who is black, were provoked after McCall was called a racial slur by Crehan.[26] The lawsuit was settled between the two parties, avoiding a criminal trial.[27]

    In 2006, Wahlberg said the right thing for him to do would be to meet with Trinh and make amends, though he had not done so.[23] In 2016, while requesting a pardon for his conviction for the assault on Trinh, Wahlberg said he had met with Trinh and apologized “for those horrific acts.” Trinh released a public statement forgiving Wahlberg.[24][28]

    In 2014, Wahlberg applied for a pardon for his convictions.[29][30] His pardon application engendered controversy.[21] According to the BBC, the debate about his suitability for a pardon raised “difficult issues, with the arguments on both sides being far-reaching and complex”.[31] One individual attacked by Wahlberg when they were a child opposed the pardon, saying: “a racist will always be a racist.”[15] Judith Beals, who had been the prosecutor in some of the cases, argued that “Wahlberg has never acknowledged the racial nature of his crimes” and that pardoning Wahlberg would undermine his charity work, saying: “a formal public pardon would highlight all too clearly that if you are white and a movie star, a different standard applies. Is that really what Wahlberg wants?”[32]

    In 2016, Wahlberg said he regretted his attempt to obtain a pardon, and his petition was closed after he failed to answer a request from the pardon board as to whether he wanted it to remain open.[28][33]

    He remains an A list actor. So the “when I was young and reckless, I was young and reckless” defense has worked to an extent for men convicted of serious offenses. Although it has to be said that until now, this hasn’t generally extended to murder.

    He’s not lacking in self-confidence, though:

    Wahlberg was booked to fly on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, but his plans changed the day before and he canceled his reservation. He received backlash for stating in a 2012 interview, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did”. He added that “there would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’” He issued an apology after family members of those killed on the flight expressed outrage.[92]

    This was the flight on which Daniel Lewin, a genuine vet of the Israeli commando unit, the Sayeret Matkal*, was killed early on during the hijacking.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Lewin#Death_and_legacy

    * Vets of this unit include Yonatan Netanyahu, of Entebbe fame (during which he was killed) and Ehud Barak, whose military record suggests he’s lived up to the exploits of his namesake, the famed assassin and warrior of antiquity.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Johann Ricke

    A Swede assimilates to Boston Irish culture. It's happened before:


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

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  86. @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'The only period in which Israel occupied part of Lebanon was during the period running from 1982-85 when the country was in an anarchic state and much of it had been appropriated by the PLO (who stunk up the place for 15 years) and Syria (who did so for nearly 30 years)."

    ? Israel was in Lebanon until 2000. Your lie's a bit obvious even for a Zionist.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Israel was in Lebanon until 2000.

    No, Israel financed a militia to occupy a narrow strip along the border. There were militias all over Lebanon. (And large swaths of the country occupied by Syria).

    The Jews aren’t dead Mr. Wright. Deal.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'No, Israel financed a militia to occupy a narrow strip along the border. There were militias all over Lebanon. (And large swaths of the country occupied by Syria).'

    So. The point is Israeli troops were there as well.

    'The Jews aren’t dead Mr. Wright. Deal.'

    From that point of view, parking half the Jews in the world in a strip of semi-desert surrounded by people who have learned to hate them wouldn't rate as much of a survival strategy.

  87. @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'If they did not want to lose them, they should have taken a pass on Egypt’s chicken games and Egypt’s revenge (Syria lost territory both times). If they wanted them back, they could have bargained for them, which they refused to do. (I think in 1967 it may have had a five-digit population, mostly Druze).'

    Israel attacked Syria in 1967, not the reverse -- and Moshe Dayan admitted there was no need to, either.

    It was an act of aggression. In 1973, Syria tried to reverse it. Do you see something wrong in any of this?

    I take your car. You try to get it back. I beat you up. I take it you would argue that you deserved it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Israel attacked Syria in 1967, not the reverse — and Moshe Dayan admitted there was no need to, either.

    Syria and Jordan had signed on to a formal working arrangement with Egypt. Egypt had (1) insisted the UN buffer force leave the Sinai and (2) moved Egyptian troops to the border and (3) closed the Straits of Tiran. This last was a casus belli. You don’t want a cornered enemy ‘attacking’ you, the easiest thing to do is nothing.

    The Jews aren’t dead and have no intention of conducting themselves to achieve your preferred outcome. Deal.

  88. “I never saw a nice kid get bullied.” —Thoughts

    Okay, technically the victim wasn’t a “nice kid”, just of “unknown involvement”. And he wasn’t “bullied”, just murdered.

    The stigma on murder disparately impacts blacks, so it’s got to go.

    Unlike, say, murder itself. Which also disparately impacts blacks. Really, the answer to murder lies not in stigma, but stigmata. Make them bear the wounds of Christ… literally.

  89. @Arclight
    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America's squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don't have the energy to actually deal with them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Veteran Aryan, @Colin Wright, @L in Atl hell, @AceDeuce

    ‘Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt…’

    You’ll love this one. Back when I had a moving business, I employed quite a few helpers over the years. I was pretty demanding, so they all showed up on time, worked fast, and didn’t bang things (that’s pretty much the job right there).

    Usually they were white, but I employed a few blacks. One of them was Anthony, and he was perfectly satisfactory. No complaints.

    However, he was no better than several white kids I employed at the time.

    But here’s the thing. I used to maniacally track all kinds of data connected to my business — including tips. Anthony got literally twice the average tip that white helpers got. It’s not like he was especially cute or charming, either. He was just a big black kid who worked hard.

    Apparently, my customers just couldn’t get over that.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Colin Wright

    Back in the 1990s, (the almost all black) skycaps at O'Hare Airport in Chicago who check bags in on the curb made over $100k annually in tips. They did a good job. It was hard to become a skycap: you needed to have a bunch of people recommend you and they tend to come from well connected families, like cops and firemen.

    My impression is that white business travelers tend to both like black men who hustle and fear them. So they tip well both to reward them and to head off any sabotage.

  90. Speaking of murderers, Charles “Tex” Watson, 75, main killer at the Tate-Labianca slayings, was denied parole today (Friday) for the 18th time.

    Unlike Sirhan Sirhan, Watson didn’t get by the parole board. As I’ve said, Newsom will almost certainly overrule Sirhan’s parole.

  91. The stigma on murder disparately impacts blacks, so it’s got to go.

    Absolutely. A wee thing to note, but the W***pedia entry on that NIKE guy proclaimed:

    “Later that month, Miller and others went out looking for anyone affiliated with
    53rd and Pine and shot the first person they encountered. That person was White.”

    For a fraction of a microsecond best measured with the accuracy of an atomic clock, I thought that there’d been an AP style guide change speccing that a white person’s colour should be capitalized.

    Imagine if the press reported that so-and-so, a “White person,” was murdered by a “black person.”

  92. @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    Israel was in Lebanon until 2000.

    No, Israel financed a militia to occupy a narrow strip along the border. There were militias all over Lebanon. (And large swaths of the country occupied by Syria).


    The Jews aren't dead Mr. Wright. Deal.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘No, Israel financed a militia to occupy a narrow strip along the border. There were militias all over Lebanon. (And large swaths of the country occupied by Syria).’

    So. The point is Israeli troops were there as well.

    ‘The Jews aren’t dead Mr. Wright. Deal.’

    From that point of view, parking half the Jews in the world in a strip of semi-desert surrounded by people who have learned to hate them wouldn’t rate as much of a survival strategy.

  93. @Nikolai Vladivostok
    America seems to be moving towards a new legal system in which blacks are allowed to murder other blacks, so long as they are non-elite. I did not expect that to be the next Woke rallying point.
    World War M.

    Replies: @nobodyofnowhere

    Don King spent a grand total of 4 years in prison despite killing two different men in the course of running an illegal sportsbetting operation. There’s long been a path to success for black murderers who could play the game.

  94. And they say Whites are privileged.

  95. @J1234

    Las Vegas Raiders NFL coach Jon Gruden just got fired for writing politically deplorable private emails a decade ago. In contrast …

    Nike Jordan chairman Larry Miller, 72, reveals he murdered an innocent teen when he was a gang member in 1965 and served time in jail…
    Nike, famed for its desire to present itself as one of the United States’ wokest corporations, has come out in support of its CEO with a gushing statement.
    ‘His story is an example of the resilience, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back.’

     
    Another example of how social justice has become a moral refuge for amorality.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Another example of how social justice has become a moral refuge for amorality.

    A libertarian trope of the ’70s was that social negated the word that followed. Social justice wasn’t just, Social Security not secure, social studies not very studious.

    • Agree: J1234
  96. @Johann Ricke
    Mark Wahlberg participated in racial attacks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Wahlberg#Legal_issues

    In June 1986, then-15-year-old Wahlberg and three friends chased after three black children while yelling "Kill the nigger, kill the nigger" and throwing rocks at them.[14] The next day, Wahlberg and others followed a group of mostly black fourth graders (including one of the victims from the previous day) taking a field trip on a beach, yelled racial epithets at them, threw rocks at them, and "summoned other white males who joined" in the harassment.[14][15] In August 1986, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for violating the civil rights of his victims, and the case was settled the next month.[16][17][18]

    Another racially-charged incident occurred in April 1988. The then 16-year old Wahlberg assaulted a middle-aged Vietnamese-American man on the street, calling him a "Vietnam fucking shit" and knocking him unconscious with a large wooden stick. Later the same day, Wahlberg attacked Johnny Trinh, another Vietnamese-American, punching him in the eye. When Wahlberg was arrested and returned to the scene of the first assault, he told police officers: "I'll tell you now that's the mother-fucker whose head I split open."[19] Later, Wahlberg would explain that he was on PCP at the time.[20] Investigators also noted that Wahlberg "made numerous unsolicited racial statements about 'gooks' and 'slant-eyed gooks'".[21][22] Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to felony assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only forty-five days of his sentence.[21][23] Wahlberg believed he had left the second victim permanently blind in one eye, though Trinh later stated that he had lost his eye in the Vietnam War, while serving in the South Vietnamese Army, who were fighting alongside American troops.[24][18][21][22]

    In August 1992, Wahlberg fractured the jaw of his neighbor Robert Crehan in an attack.[25] Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg, "without provocation or cause, viciously and repeatedly kicked" Crehan in the face, while another man, Derek McCall, held the victim on the ground. Wahlberg's attorney claimed that Wahlberg and McCall, who is black, were provoked after McCall was called a racial slur by Crehan.[26] The lawsuit was settled between the two parties, avoiding a criminal trial.[27]

    In 2006, Wahlberg said the right thing for him to do would be to meet with Trinh and make amends, though he had not done so.[23] In 2016, while requesting a pardon for his conviction for the assault on Trinh, Wahlberg said he had met with Trinh and apologized "for those horrific acts." Trinh released a public statement forgiving Wahlberg.[24][28]

    In 2014, Wahlberg applied for a pardon for his convictions.[29][30] His pardon application engendered controversy.[21] According to the BBC, the debate about his suitability for a pardon raised "difficult issues, with the arguments on both sides being far-reaching and complex".[31] One individual attacked by Wahlberg when they were a child opposed the pardon, saying: "a racist will always be a racist."[15] Judith Beals, who had been the prosecutor in some of the cases, argued that "Wahlberg has never acknowledged the racial nature of his crimes" and that pardoning Wahlberg would undermine his charity work, saying: "a formal public pardon would highlight all too clearly that if you are white and a movie star, a different standard applies. Is that really what Wahlberg wants?"[32]

    In 2016, Wahlberg said he regretted his attempt to obtain a pardon, and his petition was closed after he failed to answer a request from the pardon board as to whether he wanted it to remain open.[28][33]
     
    He remains an A list actor. So the "when I was young and reckless, I was young and reckless" defense has worked to an extent for men convicted of serious offenses. Although it has to be said that until now, this hasn't generally extended to murder.

    He's not lacking in self-confidence, though:

    Wahlberg was booked to fly on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, but his plans changed the day before and he canceled his reservation. He received backlash for stating in a 2012 interview, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did". He added that "there would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'" He issued an apology after family members of those killed on the flight expressed outrage.[92]

     

    This was the flight on which Daniel Lewin, a genuine vet of the Israeli commando unit, the Sayeret Matkal*, was killed early on during the hijacking.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Lewin#Death_and_legacy

    * Vets of this unit include Yonatan Netanyahu, of Entebbe fame (during which he was killed) and Ehud Barak, whose military record suggests he's lived up to the exploits of his namesake, the famed assassin and warrior of antiquity.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    A Swede assimilates to Boston Irish culture. It’s happened before:

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Reg Cæsar

    Both significant contributors to pop culture, no less, although Anderson had less drama during his young and reckless days. Given routine loot- and slave-gathering expeditions to the British Isles by Norsemen once the short (due to the early, long and harsh winters) Scandinavian crop season was over, it would not be surprising if both had actual Irish blood.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  97. @Colin Wright
    @Arclight

    'Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt...'

    You'll love this one. Back when I had a moving business, I employed quite a few helpers over the years. I was pretty demanding, so they all showed up on time, worked fast, and didn't bang things (that's pretty much the job right there).

    Usually they were white, but I employed a few blacks. One of them was Anthony, and he was perfectly satisfactory. No complaints.

    However, he was no better than several white kids I employed at the time.

    But here's the thing. I used to maniacally track all kinds of data connected to my business -- including tips. Anthony got literally twice the average tip that white helpers got. It's not like he was especially cute or charming, either. He was just a big black kid who worked hard.

    Apparently, my customers just couldn't get over that.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Back in the 1990s, (the almost all black) skycaps at O’Hare Airport in Chicago who check bags in on the curb made over \$100k annually in tips. They did a good job. It was hard to become a skycap: you needed to have a bunch of people recommend you and they tend to come from well connected families, like cops and firemen.

    My impression is that white business travelers tend to both like black men who hustle and fear them. So they tip well both to reward them and to head off any sabotage.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  98. @International Jew
    It would have been fitting if Miller had murdered that guy for his shoes.

    Replies: @Lurker

    If the shoe don’t fit, you must acquit.

  99. @Reg Cæsar
    @Johann Ricke

    A Swede assimilates to Boston Irish culture. It's happened before:


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

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Both significant contributors to pop culture, no less, although Anderson had less drama during his young and reckless days. Given routine loot- and slave-gathering expeditions to the British Isles by Norsemen once the short (due to the early, long and harsh winters) Scandinavian crop season was over, it would not be surprising if both had actual Irish blood.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Johann Ricke


    ...Anderson had less drama during his young and reckless days.
     
    To say the least. His entire education, from kindergarten to PhD, was on a single street.

    However (except for the PhD part), this may also be true of many gang members today.
  100. @lavoisier

    The kid he murdered, yeah, well, whaddaya whaddaya …
     
    It is a mark of a our times that the great and the good spend far more time worried about the murderer than they do about the one who has been murdered. I have never understood this sentiment as anything but perverse.

    I guess because the victim is dead their feelings don't matter--or those of their family members still alive.

    If the CEO was truly repentant he would have compensated richly the family of the murdered victim for his crime and certainly not written a book about his life. Furthermore, instead of heading up a company selling high priced sneakers to kids who have no chance of getting to the NBA he could have redeemed himself better by taking a vow of poverty and retreating to a Tibetan monastery to reflect to the end of his days what a scumbag he was to take the life of another human being.
    .

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    wealth-generating capitalism benefits the poor and downtrodden far more than monastery-sitting.

    He did the right thing. Now it’s time to compensate the family of the victim and then set out to help other crime-victim families.

    • Replies: @loren
    @stillCARealist

    nike impoverishes, no? yes?

  101. @Johann Ricke
    @Reg Cæsar

    Both significant contributors to pop culture, no less, although Anderson had less drama during his young and reckless days. Given routine loot- and slave-gathering expeditions to the British Isles by Norsemen once the short (due to the early, long and harsh winters) Scandinavian crop season was over, it would not be surprising if both had actual Irish blood.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    …Anderson had less drama during his young and reckless days.

    To say the least. His entire education, from kindergarten to PhD, was on a single street.

    However (except for the PhD part), this may also be true of many gang members today.

  102. @Bragadocious
    @Wilkey

    No way this was a "secret" at Nike, which has quite a sophisticated security operation with lots of ex cops and feds. This sounds like a case of someone threatening to out this guy and he got ahead of it by "volunteering" the information and presenting it like it's a terrible burden that keeps him up at night. LIE. Former NJ Gov. McGreevey did this too after rumors threatened to break of him hunting teenaged boys at 3 a.m. "The truth is I'm a gay American" etc.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    When last heard, McGreevey is (or was) a charter acolyte in the reconstituted Church of Henry VIII (aka the Episcopal Church on this side of the pond)!

  103. @Buffalo Joe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Johnny, when this POS kicks off, during the reign of biden, the funeral will rival that of a deceased pope and a Viking king combined, but will it reach the level of ass licking that george floyd's funeral attained?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Buffalo,

    Will Grieving Monica dress in widow’s black?

    • Replies: @Tony
    @Dan Hayes

    Of course not. She will wear the semen stained dress. Or is that in the Smithsonian?

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, isn't the blure dress back from the cleaners?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  104. So he joined the club of successful negroes who are murderers. Don King and Charles S Dutton are two I can think of right off the bat. Probably Snoop Dog and some other rappers could be members of the club too.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    @Tony

    Snoop dogg was charged with murder but acquitted. I think his bodyguard killed someone in the incident.

    , @David In TN
    @Tony

    No wonder Dutton was so believable when he played the janitor at the pencil factory in the NBC Miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan."

    , @E. Rekshun
    @Tony

    And probably NFL HOF'er Ray Lewis as well. And, of course, that other NFL HOF'er OJ Simpson.

  105. @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo,

    Will Grieving Monica dress in widow's black?

    Replies: @Tony, @Buffalo Joe

    Of course not. She will wear the semen stained dress. Or is that in the Smithsonian?

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  106. @R.G. Camara
    If you're still buying Nike after the Colin Kapernick traitorism, you're a traitor yourself.

    This means nothing, Miller is traitoress anti-American, white-hating trash.

    Replies: @Marty T, @bomag

    Yup. There are tons of athletic apparel companies. Nike only seems to market to BLM activists and lesbians. Nobody else should ever give them business.

  107. @Tony
    So he joined the club of successful negroes who are murderers. Don King and Charles S Dutton are two I can think of right off the bat. Probably Snoop Dog and some other rappers could be members of the club too.

    Replies: @Marty T, @David In TN, @E. Rekshun

    Snoop dogg was charged with murder but acquitted. I think his bodyguard killed someone in the incident.

  108. @Arclight
    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America's squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don't have the energy to actually deal with them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Veteran Aryan, @Colin Wright, @L in Atl hell, @AceDeuce

    Very well stated and entirely correct, Sir.

  109. @Tony
    So he joined the club of successful negroes who are murderers. Don King and Charles S Dutton are two I can think of right off the bat. Probably Snoop Dog and some other rappers could be members of the club too.

    Replies: @Marty T, @David In TN, @E. Rekshun

    No wonder Dutton was so believable when he played the janitor at the pencil factory in the NBC Miniseries “The Murder of Mary Phagan.”

  110. It’s almost as if murderers don’t actually belong at the front-rank of society.

  111. Ligaya Fabian  of  1631 El Camino Real #8 Tustin Ca 92780 submitted fake documents and bribed to obtain a driver’s license but DMV revoked. She did not disclose fraud she committed when she applied for a green card based on daughter Janice Souma petition. She can be reached at 714 881 6289

    Leticia olalia morales of 15501 Pasadena ave #h Tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and bribed toobtain a tourist and work Visa. She also claimed citizenship while working for target in Santa ana ca. She is now a citizen and has ss benefits. She can be reached at 714 884 3940 and 949 945 8155……….

    Ronald Bola of 12765 newport ave #d tustin ca 92780 married and paid Albina Danganan to get a green card and now a US citizen. Albina also married her cousin to get a green card.

    Carlos Olalia Morales III a chief radiologist tech at Sheridan County hospital submitted fake documents to obtain a tourist and work visa.

  112. @R.G. Camara
    If you're still buying Nike after the Colin Kapernick traitorism, you're a traitor yourself.

    This means nothing, Miller is traitoress anti-American, white-hating trash.

    Replies: @Marty T, @bomag

    Yeah.

    And the guy putting it out there like this is a form of bragging.

    Things just get worse.

  113. anon[386] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfa158
    @Arclight

    Like most people, including Blacks, they have come to the realization that nothing can be done about dysfunction and under-performance. Therefore next step is, no big deal, just ignore the under-performance and dole out rewards anyway. Hence, Equity instead of Equality, reparations, quotas etc.
    Same thing with crime. Just make crimes functionally speaking no longer crimes.
    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.

    Problem solved. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?

    Replies: @anon

    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.

    Why do Jews care about the White-Black gap and miscegenating Whites away but don’t seem to care about miscegenating away Asians?

    • Replies: @loren
    @anon

    O M G

    Perhaps bc of yellow racial pride they know it wont work. how often do i see black m - white female. some.
    black male - yellow femme almost never.

  114. @Arclight
    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites, when all the evidence is that most of society will bend over backwards to give blacks the benefit of the doubt. To give credit where credit is due, being America's squeakiest wheel has been a successful strategy to get what they want without too much scrutiny of whether it makes sense to reward persistent cultural dysfunction. Unfortunately, repeatedly sending the signal to the most wayward segment of our population that their screwups will be not only tolerated but explained away just gets more of that behavior. Most parents understand this is a losing strategy, but perhaps our overlords have just given up on this particular problem child and don't have the energy to actually deal with them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Veteran Aryan, @Colin Wright, @L in Atl hell, @AceDeuce

    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites,

    They do indeed say that. I’ve been working close to 50 years, in all types of jobs, in the military, etc—and I haven’t seen any niggro twice as good as even an average White Man. The vast majority are nowhere near as good as Whites, and few, very few, are as good as an average White person.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @AceDeuce

    They have a distorted, narcissistic, wildly inaccurate perception of what things like "good" or "twice as good" actually mean -- viz in their minds, they think they are telling the truth.

    Have you ever girded your loins and tried to read a bit of Black Twitter? It's hilariously deluded. They're constantly saying things like "They [whites] are jealous of us, they want to BE us." They also have as we all know a hilariously deluded understanding of history, when they understand history at all; and things like comparative history or historiography, well, forget about it. They have Narcissistic Historical Personality Disorder, where not just American history, but ALL history, began in 1619, except for the bit about Egypt. Remember how they invented everything and then mysteriously forgot it all, and how nobody else in the history of the world was ever enslaved, and nobody else except white people ever owned slaves. Even the smart ones believe nonsense like this.

    BLACKS: We built this country!
    MYSELF: Then why did you build a racist, white-supremacist country? What on earth were you thinking?

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Art Deco

  115. @Tony
    So he joined the club of successful negroes who are murderers. Don King and Charles S Dutton are two I can think of right off the bat. Probably Snoop Dog and some other rappers could be members of the club too.

    Replies: @Marty T, @David In TN, @E. Rekshun

    And probably NFL HOF’er Ray Lewis as well. And, of course, that other NFL HOF’er OJ Simpson.

  116. @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo,

    Will Grieving Monica dress in widow's black?

    Replies: @Tony, @Buffalo Joe

    Dan, isn’t the blure dress back from the cleaners?

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo,
    After being rejected by The Smithsonian, "The Spoof" reported that Monica's stained blue dress has been auctioned for 2.6 million dollars!

  117. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dan Hayes

    Dan, isn't the blure dress back from the cleaners?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Buffalo,
    After being rejected by The Smithsonian, “The Spoof” reported that Monica’s stained blue dress has been auctioned for 2.6 million dollars!

  118. @AceDeuce
    @Arclight


    Blacks are often fond of saying they have to be twice as good to get the same opportunities as whites,
     
    They do indeed say that. I've been working close to 50 years, in all types of jobs, in the military, etc---and I haven't seen any niggro twice as good as even an average White Man. The vast majority are nowhere near as good as Whites, and few, very few, are as good as an average White person.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    They have a distorted, narcissistic, wildly inaccurate perception of what things like “good” or “twice as good” actually mean — viz in their minds, they think they are telling the truth.

    Have you ever girded your loins and tried to read a bit of Black Twitter? It’s hilariously deluded. They’re constantly saying things like “They [whites] are jealous of us, they want to BE us.” They also have as we all know a hilariously deluded understanding of history, when they understand history at all; and things like comparative history or historiography, well, forget about it. They have Narcissistic Historical Personality Disorder, where not just American history, but ALL history, began in 1619, except for the bit about Egypt. Remember how they invented everything and then mysteriously forgot it all, and how nobody else in the history of the world was ever enslaved, and nobody else except white people ever owned slaves. Even the smart ones believe nonsense like this.

    BLACKS: We built this country!
    MYSELF: Then why did you build a racist, white-supremacist country? What on earth were you thinking?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    BRAVO! Outstanding post.

    , @Art Deco
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Not sure about all that, but you do run into odd historical fictions peddled by black chauvinists and white leftists from time to time. In recent months in meat space I've heard the 'we built the railroads' and the 'Black Wall Street' memes retailed.

  119. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @AceDeuce

    They have a distorted, narcissistic, wildly inaccurate perception of what things like "good" or "twice as good" actually mean -- viz in their minds, they think they are telling the truth.

    Have you ever girded your loins and tried to read a bit of Black Twitter? It's hilariously deluded. They're constantly saying things like "They [whites] are jealous of us, they want to BE us." They also have as we all know a hilariously deluded understanding of history, when they understand history at all; and things like comparative history or historiography, well, forget about it. They have Narcissistic Historical Personality Disorder, where not just American history, but ALL history, began in 1619, except for the bit about Egypt. Remember how they invented everything and then mysteriously forgot it all, and how nobody else in the history of the world was ever enslaved, and nobody else except white people ever owned slaves. Even the smart ones believe nonsense like this.

    BLACKS: We built this country!
    MYSELF: Then why did you build a racist, white-supremacist country? What on earth were you thinking?

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Art Deco

    BRAVO! Outstanding post.

  120. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @AceDeuce

    They have a distorted, narcissistic, wildly inaccurate perception of what things like "good" or "twice as good" actually mean -- viz in their minds, they think they are telling the truth.

    Have you ever girded your loins and tried to read a bit of Black Twitter? It's hilariously deluded. They're constantly saying things like "They [whites] are jealous of us, they want to BE us." They also have as we all know a hilariously deluded understanding of history, when they understand history at all; and things like comparative history or historiography, well, forget about it. They have Narcissistic Historical Personality Disorder, where not just American history, but ALL history, began in 1619, except for the bit about Egypt. Remember how they invented everything and then mysteriously forgot it all, and how nobody else in the history of the world was ever enslaved, and nobody else except white people ever owned slaves. Even the smart ones believe nonsense like this.

    BLACKS: We built this country!
    MYSELF: Then why did you build a racist, white-supremacist country? What on earth were you thinking?

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Art Deco

    Not sure about all that, but you do run into odd historical fictions peddled by black chauvinists and white leftists from time to time. In recent months in meat space I’ve heard the ‘we built the railroads’ and the ‘Black Wall Street’ memes retailed.

  121. @anon
    @Alfa158


    Promote immigration and miscegenation in White countries. If there are effectively speaking no longer any significant number of White people then logically there can no longer be a White-Black gap, and no one cares about the even larger Asian-Black gap.
     
    Why do Jews care about the White-Black gap and miscegenating Whites away but don’t seem to care about miscegenating away Asians?

    Replies: @loren

    O M G

    Perhaps bc of yellow racial pride they know it wont work. how often do i see black m – white female. some.
    black male – yellow femme almost never.

  122. @stillCARealist
    @lavoisier

    wealth-generating capitalism benefits the poor and downtrodden far more than monastery-sitting.

    He did the right thing. Now it's time to compensate the family of the victim and then set out to help other crime-victim families.

    Replies: @loren

    nike impoverishes, no? yes?

  123. O M G
    The mulatto child and black daddy as banner photo.

    get the message

    https://www.nike.com/

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