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Same tape

The working conditions for New York Times reporters these days are kind of dehumanizing. It must be humiliating for smart journalists to have to fit the facts into The Narrative, no matter how brain dead, and only be allowed to hint at what you figure really happened toward the end of the article when most readers have stopped processing hints.

From the NYT:

Tape Found Over Portraits of Black Harvard Professors
By JESS BIDGOOD NOV. 19, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Black slashes of tape appeared across the portraits of some African-American professors at Harvard Law School on Thursday morning, outraging students and faculty members and touching off a day of discussion about racial injustice at the school.

In a statement, the school’s dean, Martha Minow, said that the portraits, which appeared on walls inside the building, had been “defaced” and that the Harvard University Police Department was investigating the incident as a hate crime.

“This is my portrait at Harvard Law School,” wrote Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., on his Twitter account, along with a photograph of his portrait, with a wide piece of gaffer’s tape placed diagonally across his face.

An investigation is “active and ongoing,” the Harvard police said of the episode that had raised the specter of a hate crime at an institution that educated Barack Obama, as well as six current Supreme Court justices. That includes Justice Elena Kagan, who was dean of the law school, and who also has her portrait on the wall.

The news of the incident spread rapidly around campus, bringing a new sense of urgency to discussions about race and racial discrimination that have spread across this campus as well as universities and graduate schools around the country.

“I woke up to a bunch of texts,” said Kyle Strickland, the president of the law school’s student body. “As a black student, it was extremely offensive. And I know the investigation’s ongoing; we’ll see what happened, but to me it seemed like a pretty clear act of intolerance, racism.”

Seeking an immediate discussion about the issues, about two dozen students interrupted Ms. Minow’s constitutional law class. All students asked then, said Dami Animashaun, a third-year student, that “we talk about this,” adding that the school had reached a “tipping point.”

Shortly after noon, hundreds of students — as well as faculty members and administrators, including Ms. Minow — gathered for what the law school called a community meeting, filling one large room and much of another. …

But some students said the administration had not done enough to make the school fully inclusive of minority students and faculty members and voiced an array of concerns that ranged from the relatively low number of black professors — there are 12 black permanent full-time faculty members out of 125 — to the way the school taught law.

Harvard pioneered the “case method,” in which students read court rulings, and classes are a give-and-take of questions and answers. But that method, some students said, fails to account for how external factors, like race, might have affected a legal decision.

“We’re using this as precedent, we’re not being taught now to reverse these precedents, we’re just forced to regurgitate them,” a second-year student, Aya Saed, said.

Finally …

In a twist, the black tape used on the portraits had apparently been used in an earlier protest, which sought to have the law school change its seal. Students had put the tape on mats displaying the seal to protest the inclusion of the family crest of a slave-owning family named Royall that they say was involved in brutally putting down a slave rebellion in Antigua. The family also owned slaves in Massachusetts and one member, Isaac Royall Jr., bequeathed part of his estate to Harvard, which was crucial to establishing the law school.

“It appears that whoever did this took the tape from those mats and used the strips of tapes from those mats and placed them on the black professors’ portraits,” said Alexander J. Clayborne, a third-year student here who has been involved in a campaign to change the law school’s crest. The student-led campaign called Royall Must Fall circulated an open letter Wednesday calling for a change in its seal.

Same tape

But that’s my job, NYT reporters: at least I’ll read your articles carefully and spell out your cries for help.

This article should come with a Jeremiah Denton-like video of reporter Jess Bidgood blinking in Morse Code H-O-A-X.

The Daily Caller doesn’t pay much compared to the NYT, but at least you don’t have to act like a chump in public. Blake Neff writes in The Daily Caller:

While activists on Facebook and Twitter are quickly denouncing the tape as a sign of the hate that lurks beneath the surface at Harvard, the possibility must be considered that the hate crime is a hoax or false flag. Bogus hate crimes have occurred with some frequency on college campuses.

One particularly noteworthy red flag is that the black tape used to deface the portraits appears to be identical to tape that was recently used by activists affiliated with the Royall Must Fall group protesting against HLS’s current seal (which is taken from the coat of arms of the slaveholding family that endowed HLS’s first professorship).

Royall Must Fall claims the tape is identical because it was used as a calculated retaliation against their earlier protest.

“What was an obvious educational art action placed on campus was retaliated against,” the group says on Facebook. “Cowards used the black tape from the educational art and defaced the portraits of the Black professors at HLS.”

But another possibility, of course, is that the same roll of tape was used in the first place. The Harvard Law Record’s write-up indicates the taped-over seal was noticed the same morning as the taped over faces, suggesting that the alleged hate criminal either retaliated extremely quickly, or else was responding to something so obscure it had gone unnoticed thus far.

Efforts to contact Royall Must Fall for more information were unsuccessful.

P.S.: FakeHateCrimes has a list of 213.

 
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  1. Glenn Loury knocks it out of the park in his comments on black protesters on college campuses. He points out that as a qualified black economics professor he can be hired at any university in the country. Proving there is no discrimination against professors of color.

    around the 30 minute mark.
    http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/37708

    • Replies: @anonitron1
    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn't about hating black people. It's about how we're going about improving the lives of people with lower IQ's (most of them white!) in precisely the wrong ways.
    , @Desiderius
    Loury's ire is all about the unspoken element in all this:

    class.

    Reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj9dA6E3fJw

  2. So putting tape over the seal is not a hate crime, but a piece of tape on a picture is a crime worthy of police investigation.

  3. Not the brightest hoaxers are they?

  4. Vandalism = Educational Art Action. Check. I will admit the Education Art Action of the Taliban and Isis enrages me.

    The timeline is crucial here. Same tape, same time, ergo same people.

  5. It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax, deliberately involving the same kind of tape, but the hoax scenario seems more likely.

    • Replies: @anon
    I thought about that, but if it was a tit-for-tat thing, then wouldn't they have made the mark across their faces an X, like it was on the family crest thing? I mean, why go to the trouble of going to the store and finding the same kind of tape if you weren't going to make it really obvious?
    , @Desiderius

    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax
     
    Timeline doesn't work.

    Also, a self-respecting society wouldn't even be having this conversation.
    , @Jack D
    The problem is the systemic double standard - sometimes you apply Occam's Razor and other times you use Occam's Butter Knife, depending on the who-whom involved.

    So if a piece of black tape (identical to the black tape known to be used that same day by black protesters) appears , then naturally you assume (at least until the video shows up) that it was (a) done by white racists and (b) said act is symptomatic of the widespread white racism which pervades Harvard.

    However, if someone randomly shoots up a crowd while shouting Allahu Akbar, (a) we can't assume that person is necessarily Muslim and (b) even if he is, it's just an isolated act and says NOTHING about Muslims in general.

    Do you see how this works? The benefit of the doubt automatically runs in the politically correct way. Initially (until the hoax is exposed, as it usually is) it is automatically ASSUMED to be a heinous hate crime and classes are cancelled and you have a big meeting of all the students to have a "conversation" about race, etc. Then some time later the hoax is exposed, but it's never mind and the false-flag operator is never punished and you just move on to believing the next false-flag.
  6. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Royall Must Fall claims the tape is identical because it was used as a calculated retaliation against their earlier protest.

    All right. You cannot tell me that anyone, even someone working for the New York Times, could possibly fall for that.

    I know what they have to say, and I know there are perfectly valid reasons they’re not allowed to tell people that yes, this whole thing was a stupid hoax. But they also cannot really believe it.

    This kind of thing has to eat away at your soul after awhile, doesn’t it?

    • Replies: @CK
    It is impossible to eat away at something that you have already sold.
  7. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @timothy
    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax, deliberately involving the same kind of tape, but the hoax scenario seems more likely.

    I thought about that, but if it was a tit-for-tat thing, then wouldn’t they have made the mark across their faces an X, like it was on the family crest thing? I mean, why go to the trouble of going to the store and finding the same kind of tape if you weren’t going to make it really obvious?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    Wouldn't racists use white tape?

    I would
  8. @timothy
    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax, deliberately involving the same kind of tape, but the hoax scenario seems more likely.

    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax

    Timeline doesn’t work.

    Also, a self-respecting society wouldn’t even be having this conversation.

    • Replies: @timothy

    Timeline doesn’t work.

     

    "In a twist, the black tape used on the portraits had apparently been used in an earlier protest" ?
  9. OT, but Taki Magazine has posted an article about George Soros. The author of the article, Manfred von Pentz, misattributed a quote about annihilating the white race to Soros. Several commenters pointed out the error (and anyone familiar with the Taki mag comment section would be on high alert about this). The quote was actually from some Korean-Swedish dude that Soros might have sponsored, but Pentz ran with it, full blast, anyway.

    http://takimag.com/article/hail_the_ghoul-manfred_von_pentz#axzz3ry2eATRP

  10. Maybe if Peter cries “Wolf!” I mean “KKK!” enough, people will start to ignore him. Unfortunately wolf panics get ratings and clicks like nothing else, whether they are true or not.

    Not only do we get the government we deserve, we’ve duly earned the media we have.

  11. @Desiderius

    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax
     
    Timeline doesn't work.

    Also, a self-respecting society wouldn't even be having this conversation.

    Timeline doesn’t work.

    “In a twist, the black tape used on the portraits had apparently been used in an earlier protest” ?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    They were discovered concurrently.
  12. anon • Disclaimer says:

    voiced an array of concerns that ranged from the relatively low number of black professors — there are 12 black permanent full-time faculty members out of 125 — to the way the school taught law.

    That number is surprisingly high to me, actually. Approximately one out of ten isn’t that bad, considering that blacks are only around one out of eight people in the country.

    What I wouldn’t give to see what would happen if a particularly churlish student asked if white Protestants were adequately represented, relative to their proportion of the population…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "Approximately one out of ten isn’t that bad, considering that blacks are only around one out of eight people in the country."


    and zero out of summa grads in the history of harvard law school . Granted, summa grads of HLS are excedingly rare but you can scale down to whatever elite threshold in law school/legal scholarship achievement you'd like and I assure you that 12/125 is more than generous to blacks in legal academia.
  13. History is moving so fast now. Amazing. We are almost through the other side of political correctness now, thanks, in different ways, to Black Lives Matter, ISIS, the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle, etc.

    Vox journo Tim B. Lee posted a tweet storm a couple of hours ago (see below) about how the elites are losing power due to disintermediation of their large institutions (political parties, newspapers, etc.) by the Internet. But I don’t think that explains what’s happening now.

    Elites have done a pretty good job of occupying some commanding heights on the Internet (Google, including YouTube; NYT online; Vox; etc.), and those who largely share their worldview have occupied other heights (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs have been around for all of this century at least. What’s happening now is that current events are overwhelming elite attempts at controlling the Narrative. There’s just only so much the NYT can do to massage news stories like these.

    If only ISIS and BLM radicals and trigger-happy illegal aliens weren’t so short-sighted! They are making David Brooks’s inexorable demographic change look increasingly exorable.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Don't get cocky. Their disproportionate power is still plenty illegitimate. BLM is about blacks wanting a (bigger) cut of it. Loury's worked up because he sees his legitimate power getting washed away in the flood, whether BLM gets theirs' or is beaten back.
    , @27 year old
    >Mediating institutions used to give elites disproportionate power

    Disproportionate relative to what? Their numbers? Isn't that just the definition of elite? Running things even though (and/or because) there are only a few of you? Basically Timmy here is telling us that control of information is what makes the elite elite. Well thanks, Tim, great point. Really groundbreaking stuff.
    , @unpc downunder
    ISIS made a big tactical mistake in going after the French and Russians at the same time. If they had stuck to attacking one side or the other they could have played on the rivalry between the US, Europe and Russia. However, blowing up that Russian airliner (assuming it was them who did it) has reduced tension between Russia and the West and given a boost to immigration restrictionists at a time when things were looking really grim following Merkel's brain explosion regarding refugees.
  14. @Steve Richter
    Glenn Loury knocks it out of the park in his comments on black protesters on college campuses. He points out that as a qualified black economics professor he can be hired at any university in the country. Proving there is no discrimination against professors of color.

    around the 30 minute mark.
    http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/37708

    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn’t about hating black people. It’s about how we’re going about improving the lives of people with lower IQ’s (most of them white!) in precisely the wrong ways.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog.
     
    Please. Obvious back-rationalization is obvious. Note how riled up Loury gets over his CYA act.

    Not everything is about whites behaving badly.
    , @Bill

    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn’t about hating black people.
     
    I hate that Loury is a violent criminal, druggie, serial philanderer, mediocre economist, and sirer of bastards. I hate that McWhorter is a strutting non-entity. But, yeah, comically deficient public affirmative action cases prove that I'm not a racist. Somehow. Or maybe they only prove you're not a racist? Wait, does Obama prove that I'm not a racist, too? Black Science Man has got to prove that somebody's not a racist. Pluto, maybe? Does he prove Pluto isn't racist?

    Do you capitalize Pluto even though it's not a planet any more? Maybe we can ask McWhorter. I mean, if we can get him over being jealous that Black Science Man got more famous than him by vandalizing Pluto. Seriously, how much more cred can you get than from tagging a whole planet . . . I mean non-planet. Dwarf planet. What a stupid name. I'll bet McWhorter could have come up with something better. Like planetesimal. Well, not McWhorter himself. But we could hire some, like, ghost linguist to come up with something and let McWhorter take credit. Then he and Black Science Man could both be equal proofs that somebody isn't racist.

    How about Black Surgeon Man? Wait, he's not comically deficient, just a neocon turd. Maybe being a neocon turd automatically makes you comically deficient? Nevermind, surely Black Pizza Man proves I'm not a racist? When do I get my "I'm not a racist because Black Pizza Man" certificate?

  15. From the NYT article:

    …minority students…voiced an array of concerns that ranged from the relatively low number of black professors — there are 12 black permanent full-time faculty members out of 125…

    Twelve out of 125 is about 10% which is fairly close to the proportion of resident, non-institutionalized blacks in the larger US population. But if placement as a law professor at Harvard was entirely due to IQ score and blacks are offset 15 IQ points from the white norm, the 10% figure at Harvard is a vast over-representation of black law professors. And black over-representation at Harvard is also evident if we consider the distribution of sociopathy; if law professors are selected on the basis of law-abidingness and pro-social behavior and the other factors opposite to sociopathy, the 10% figure at Harvard is quite annomolous since black sociopathy is almost 1 s.d. higher than that of whites.

    Blacks should be no more than 2% of the law professors at Harvard and quite probably no more than 1% if the standards at Harvard were very high indeed. That is, there should be no more than 1 or 2 black law professors at Harvard but instead there are 12. It’s called affirmative action. Realistically, from Baysean statistics, there shouldn’t even be any black law professors at Harvard at all, not even one. Not if a law professor is selected on the basis of high intelligence and low sociopathy. This is the way the world and Harvard operated pre-1950.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    Blacks should be no more than 2% of the law professors at Harvard and quite probably no more than 1% if the standards at Harvard were very high indeed.
     
    Frankly, on a absolutely color-blind meritocratic rank-order system, even 1% seems somewhat on the high side to me. The problem with using IQ distributions is that they're not necessarily Gaussian and they also they ignore the huge impact of the fat upper-end tails of smallish high-IQ American populations. So it's better to focus on empirical lists of objective high-performance such as the NMS semifinalists.
  16. Here’s another supposed hate crime that hit the fan.

    Vanderbilt Hate Crime Turns Out To Be Blind Girl’s Dog’s Poop

    http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/vanderbilt-hate-crime-turns-out-to-be-blind-girl-s-dog-s-poop-111815

  17. @timothy

    Timeline doesn’t work.

     

    "In a twist, the black tape used on the portraits had apparently been used in an earlier protest" ?

    They were discovered concurrently.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    Cambridge CSI and SVU is no doubt getting down on the case, but the only way this adds up as a white hate crime is under one of two scenarios:

    #1 - White racist sees the original educational art, is incensed, immediately goes over to the nearest arts and crafts store and deliberate buys the same roll of tape, goes back and then puts single strips of tape over pictures of black professors. This is, frankly, not credible on its face.

    #2 - White racist sees the educational art installation, and, bemused, removes some strips of tape from said art installation and walks over and puts single strips on pictures of black law professors. This where CSI, SVU, FBI, CIA, DHS and the Institute for Forensic Tape Analysis come in. However, this is also very unlikely. If a white racist was incensed with the original educational art, he would have simply removed it. Period.

    #3 - Black students, after installing educational art, are walking down the hall and notice the pictures of black professors. Hey, man, you got any more of that tape? Some. Let's put some of that on here. But there's only a little bit left. Okay, well, just put a couple of strips on there, since we don't have enough left to make an "X". I think this is the most likely scenario.
  18. @Steve Richter
    Glenn Loury knocks it out of the park in his comments on black protesters on college campuses. He points out that as a qualified black economics professor he can be hired at any university in the country. Proving there is no discrimination against professors of color.

    around the 30 minute mark.
    http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/37708

    Loury’s ire is all about the unspoken element in all this:

    class.

    Reminds me of this:

    • Replies: @CK
    SJW's
    1) They always lie
    2) They always double down on their lies
    3) There is always someone sitting in the moderator's chair who protects them.
    , @candid_observer
    That was a thing of beauty.
  19. @anonitron1
    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn't about hating black people. It's about how we're going about improving the lives of people with lower IQ's (most of them white!) in precisely the wrong ways.

    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog.

    Please. Obvious back-rationalization is obvious. Note how riled up Loury gets over his CYA act.

    Not everything is about whites behaving badly.

  20. >>Royall Must Fall claims the tape is identical because it was used as a calculated retaliation against their earlier protest.

    “What was an obvious educational art action placed on campus was retaliated against,” the group says on Facebook. “Cowards used the black tape from the educational art and defaced the portraits of the Black professors at HLS.”<<

    Budding fodder for a Simpson's episode here.

  21. @Dave Pinsen
    History is moving so fast now. Amazing. We are almost through the other side of political correctness now, thanks, in different ways, to Black Lives Matter, ISIS, the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle, etc.

    Vox journo Tim B. Lee posted a tweet storm a couple of hours ago (see below) about how the elites are losing power due to disintermediation of their large institutions (political parties, newspapers, etc.) by the Internet. But I don't think that explains what's happening now.

    Elites have done a pretty good job of occupying some commanding heights on the Internet (Google, including YouTube; NYT online; Vox; etc.), and those who largely share their worldview have occupied other heights (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs have been around for all of this century at least. What's happening now is that current events are overwhelming elite attempts at controlling the Narrative. There's just only so much the NYT can do to massage news stories like these.

    If only ISIS and BLM radicals and trigger-happy illegal aliens weren't so short-sighted! They are making David Brooks's inexorable demographic change look increasingly exorable.


    https://twitter.com/binarybits/status/667549732651290624

    Don’t get cocky. Their disproportionate power is still plenty illegitimate. BLM is about blacks wanting a (bigger) cut of it. Loury’s worked up because he sees his legitimate power getting washed away in the flood, whether BLM gets theirs’ or is beaten back.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    The bigger issue is immigration, which ISIS ties in with. Black Lives Matter jumping the shark is just another sign of where we are on the PC arc. In practical terms, there's little Black Lives Matter can do with their power, such as it is. A handful more AA sinecures? Maybe. What else? Not much.
  22. If a real white man had done it, he would have used duct tape.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar


    If a real white man had done it, he would have used duct tape.
     
    Or, in Massachusetts, hockey stick tape.
  23. @Desiderius
    Don't get cocky. Their disproportionate power is still plenty illegitimate. BLM is about blacks wanting a (bigger) cut of it. Loury's worked up because he sees his legitimate power getting washed away in the flood, whether BLM gets theirs' or is beaten back.

    The bigger issue is immigration, which ISIS ties in with. Black Lives Matter jumping the shark is just another sign of where we are on the PC arc. In practical terms, there’s little Black Lives Matter can do with their power, such as it is. A handful more AA sinecures? Maybe. What else? Not much.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Black Lives Matter jumping the shark
     
    I'll believe they've jumped the shark when Ivy League Presidents stop crawling over broken glass to kowtow to their every demand.

    See also:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/technology/intel-budgets-300-million-for-diversity.html?_r=0&mtrref=undefined&gwh=C45BE3F5C2CBB31216C097E48242D19D&gwt=pay&assetType=nyt_now
    , @WhatEvvs
    They can do a lot more damage. Your complacency shows a want of imagination, based on your own default reasonableness. They can demand universities fire tenured white professors and replace them with blacks, they can force symphony orchestras to hire black musicians, they can force police and fire departments to junk all standards and hire blacks. They can and they will. Liberal white society is in total moral collapse mode.
  24. @Dave Pinsen
    History is moving so fast now. Amazing. We are almost through the other side of political correctness now, thanks, in different ways, to Black Lives Matter, ISIS, the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle, etc.

    Vox journo Tim B. Lee posted a tweet storm a couple of hours ago (see below) about how the elites are losing power due to disintermediation of their large institutions (political parties, newspapers, etc.) by the Internet. But I don't think that explains what's happening now.

    Elites have done a pretty good job of occupying some commanding heights on the Internet (Google, including YouTube; NYT online; Vox; etc.), and those who largely share their worldview have occupied other heights (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs have been around for all of this century at least. What's happening now is that current events are overwhelming elite attempts at controlling the Narrative. There's just only so much the NYT can do to massage news stories like these.

    If only ISIS and BLM radicals and trigger-happy illegal aliens weren't so short-sighted! They are making David Brooks's inexorable demographic change look increasingly exorable.


    https://twitter.com/binarybits/status/667549732651290624

    >Mediating institutions used to give elites disproportionate power

    Disproportionate relative to what? Their numbers? Isn’t that just the definition of elite? Running things even though (and/or because) there are only a few of you? Basically Timmy here is telling us that control of information is what makes the elite elite. Well thanks, Tim, great point. Really groundbreaking stuff.

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Disproportionate relative to what?
     
    Their merit.
  25. Seems like these students are taking their cure from their South African counterparts with their Royall Must Fall protest. Earlier this year we had the Rhodes Must Fall movement at the University of Cape Town against the statue of Cecil John Rhodes which even led to sympathy protests at Oxford, home of the Rhodes scholarships. The university caved and the statue was removed, which led to another round of rampaging protests against fees at most of the country’s universities just as the final exams were kicking off. The government subsequently promised to scrap all fees. It’s not clear yet if government will carry the cost or whether they will strongarm the universities into using their own reserves.

    • Replies: @Robard
    *cue*
  26. Two points:
    1. Anyone paying attention to recent advances in forensic science knows that fingerprints indicate clearly whether or not a person is black. So you could easily get to the bottom of whether the tape was put up by someone white or black.

    2. Seriously? How many white racists will you find at Harvard Law School these days? All white applicants are so heavily vetted for GoodThink tendencies my guess is that the only racists left are Latinos or Arabs.

    Seriously, the Harvard Police should dust for fingerprints unless they actually don’t want to get to the bottom of this.

  27. @Desiderius
    They were discovered concurrently.

    Cambridge CSI and SVU is no doubt getting down on the case, but the only way this adds up as a white hate crime is under one of two scenarios:

    #1 – White racist sees the original educational art, is incensed, immediately goes over to the nearest arts and crafts store and deliberate buys the same roll of tape, goes back and then puts single strips of tape over pictures of black professors. This is, frankly, not credible on its face.

    #2 – White racist sees the educational art installation, and, bemused, removes some strips of tape from said art installation and walks over and puts single strips on pictures of black law professors. This where CSI, SVU, FBI, CIA, DHS and the Institute for Forensic Tape Analysis come in. However, this is also very unlikely. If a white racist was incensed with the original educational art, he would have simply removed it. Period.

    #3 – Black students, after installing educational art, are walking down the hall and notice the pictures of black professors. Hey, man, you got any more of that tape? Some. Let’s put some of that on here. But there’s only a little bit left. Okay, well, just put a couple of strips on there, since we don’t have enough left to make an “X”. I think this is the most likely scenario.

  28. UC Riverside also racially oppresses Black spaces.
    http://abc7.com/news/dozens-of-students-protest-racial-injustice-at-uc-riverside/1091781/

    Organizers said for far too long, African-American students have felt marginalized at the UC .

    The Inland Empire city of Riverside, California is majority Hispanic, so does that mean it is mostly Hispanics who are oppressing African Americans? Or do Whites still get 100 percent of the blame even though Whites are a minority in Riverside and most of The Inland Empire in general.

  29. I put this in my comment on the other thread, but it belongs here:

    But that’s my job, NYT reporters: at least I’ll read your articles carefully and spell out your cries for help.

    Effing hilarious Steve.

    While activists on Facebook and Twitter are quickly denouncing the tape as a sign of the hate that lurks beneath the surface at Harvard, the possibility must be considered that the hate crime is a hoax or false flag. Bogus hate crimes have occurred with some frequency on college campuses.

    Great job, Blake Neff; they’re false flag hate crimes, not hate crime hoaxes. Perfect term for it, because as Steve wrote yesterday, these false flag hate crimes are real hate crimes (as real as prank hate crimes get, anyway) intended to stir up hatred against whites.

  30. If a real white man had done it, he would have used duct tape.

    Gorilla Tape.

  31. How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?

    Picking up on the comment Steve posted a couple of days ago, very little effort is required to achieve whatever protesters are demanding. But this tape thing is a new low. It’s almost like they’re seeing how much they can get away with.

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity, or something like that.
    , @Desiderius

    It’s almost like they’re seeing how much they can get away with.
     
    That's exactly what they're doing. And if anyone in charge were at all competent in the art of either managing a classroom or raising a child, they would recognize this. That's not the kind of folks who get hired to administer universities these days.

    Want to fix this in no time?

    Hire Belichick and Popovich to run your Cultural Awareness Seminars.
    , @tbraton
    "How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?"

    I believe it is Sailer's Razor which holds "never attribute to laziness that which can be explained by stupidity."
  32. Capitulation at Princeton:

    Princeton administrators cave, agreeing to ask for the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus because of student concerns that the former president was a racist. The Daily Princetonian reports that a 32-hour sit-in, which involved a small percentage of the student body, wrapped last night with university President Chris Eisgruber agreeing to several demands. He said he will write the chair of the Board of Trustees “to initiate conversations on removing Wilson’s name from campus buildings.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/11/20/the-daily-202-why-teacher-unions-hated-hillary-clinton-when-she-was-arkansas-first-lady/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Wasn't Wilson a big Progressive?
    , @hhsiii
    I guess I will soon be driving over the George Washington Carver Bridge. Or maybe he'll be retconned into Malik Abdul Carver
    , @Bill
    I hear that when you are pushing on an open door, it like, um, opens easily.
  33. Also for Star Trek fans, the Romulan Senate has weighed in on the HLS case:

  34. I dis you: educational art.
    You dis me: hate crime.

    Rules simple enough for everyone to follow.

  35. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The media is itself an active part of the hoax industry by ginning these stories up out of nothing. Using hyped-up language such as ‘specter of a hate crime’ where everyone is ‘outraged’ is part of creating drama where none exists. They have to sell ads and thus have to pique interest to draw a readership, they’re in business and yada yada, but really the media have partnered with these various other players to continually bamboozle the public.
    I used to think that the media was bent on reporting the facts and uncovering the truth. Then I realized I got that idea from the newspaper; they told me so. They were lying to me then and they’re trying to deceive the next generation of suckers.

  36. But some students said the administration had not done enough to make the school fully inclusive of minority students and faculty members and voiced an array of concerns….

    Use, rinse, and repeat.

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  37. @anon

    Royall Must Fall claims the tape is identical because it was used as a calculated retaliation against their earlier protest.
     
    All right. You cannot tell me that anyone, even someone working for the New York Times, could possibly fall for that.

    I know what they have to say, and I know there are perfectly valid reasons they're not allowed to tell people that yes, this whole thing was a stupid hoax. But they also cannot really believe it.

    This kind of thing has to eat away at your soul after awhile, doesn't it?

    It is impossible to eat away at something that you have already sold.

  38. @Desiderius
    Loury's ire is all about the unspoken element in all this:

    class.

    Reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj9dA6E3fJw

    SJW’s
    1) They always lie
    2) They always double down on their lies
    3) There is always someone sitting in the moderator’s chair who protects them.

  39. @Ed
    Capitulation at Princeton:

    Princeton administrators cave, agreeing to ask for the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus because of student concerns that the former president was a racist. The Daily Princetonian reports that a 32-hour sit-in, which involved a small percentage of the student body, wrapped last night with university President Chris Eisgruber agreeing to several demands. He said he will write the chair of the Board of Trustees “to initiate conversations on removing Wilson’s name from campus buildings.”
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/11/20/the-daily-202-why-teacher-unions-hated-hillary-clinton-when-she-was-arkansas-first-lady/

    Wasn’t Wilson a big Progressive?

    • Replies: @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar


    Wasn’t Wilson a big Progressive?

     

    Yes. And no one is more racist than a progressive-- then, or now.
  40. Coming soon to a college or university near you, omnipresent security cameras, and body cams for students and faculty, until some one places tape across the lenses.

  41. Maybe the whole “Royall Must Fall” campaign was a false flag op by white racists, who then went on to use the same tape on the pictures of black Law Professors in order to make it look as if the portrait defacement was a hoax hate crime. Harvard is full of KKK types with too much time on their hands.

    • Replies: @tbraton
    "Harvard is full of KKK types with too much time on their hands."

    Unknown to most people, including the high IQ types who frequent unz.com, is the fact there is an organization known as Krazy about Krispy Kremes (aka KKK). Cambridge, Mass. is a known hotbed of KKK activity. Just look at all the Krispy Kremes located near the Cambridge campus of Harvard Law School: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Krispy+Kreme&find_loc=Cambridge%2C+MA That s not just by accident. You can only spend so many hours a day consuming Krispy Kreme donuts. You need to find another activity to fill up the remainder of the day. It just so happens that taping is a very popular avocation among KKK types.
  42. @Desiderius
    Loury's ire is all about the unspoken element in all this:

    class.

    Reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj9dA6E3fJw

    That was a thing of beauty.

  43. Really, these false flag hate crimes only highlight the systemic nature of white racism. See, whites are refusing to provide genuine hate crimes to focus the public mind on white racism, out of pure spite. They are spitefully refusing to commit genuine hate crimes in the hope that the righteous forces of justice will be lulled into a false sense of security, and the flame of anti-racism will die out.

    Fight this perfidious white supremacy with false flag hate crimes, my brothers!

  44. @anon
    I thought about that, but if it was a tit-for-tat thing, then wouldn't they have made the mark across their faces an X, like it was on the family crest thing? I mean, why go to the trouble of going to the store and finding the same kind of tape if you weren't going to make it really obvious?

    Wouldn’t racists use white tape?

    I would

  45. The most disturbing prospect about this hate thingy at Harvard Law is the possibility that we may never be allowed to know what really happened, even if they determine who did it. I can’t see Martha Minnow allowing a hate hoax to be disclosed, for two reasons. First, it just goes against the narrative of racism at Harvard Law that she loves. Second, how is the culprit going to be punished?

    My expectation is that it won’t be hard for them to figure out who did it (they may already have done so), and, if they don’t come up with a culprit, it may be hard for them to explain why they couldn’t (probably the relevant security cameras, etc., will be obvious to all). We’ll see how it plays out.

    One positive thing here is that a good number of Harvard Law faculty are very much opposed to this sort of lunacy, so maybe there will be real pressure to get to the bottom of things and be forthright.

  46. If the tape is sticky like most tape there might be some DNA evidence on it in the form of dead skin cells of the person who handled it, which could be analyzed for race. I am just guessing about this. But if the University seriously wants to investigate . . .

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Sticky tape plus plate glass over photos = fingerprints galore.
  47. @Robard
    Seems like these students are taking their cure from their South African counterparts with their Royall Must Fall protest. Earlier this year we had the Rhodes Must Fall movement at the University of Cape Town against the statue of Cecil John Rhodes which even led to sympathy protests at Oxford, home of the Rhodes scholarships. The university caved and the statue was removed, which led to another round of rampaging protests against fees at most of the country's universities just as the final exams were kicking off. The government subsequently promised to scrap all fees. It's not clear yet if government will carry the cost or whether they will strongarm the universities into using their own reserves.

    *cue*

  48. Blake Neff’s on a roll:

    Columbia Student Claims To Be Traumatized By Reading About White People

    “It’s traumatizing to sit in Core classes,” she said. “We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?”

    It’s not traumatizing. That’s narcissism talking, and it insults people who’ve gone through real trauma. That said, I agree with miz Aya’s sentiment 100%. The answer is to roll back the gov’t and corporate edifice that supports so-called “integration,” and restore the people’s right to organize as they wish without gov’t or corporate interference. This includes putting an end to the “positive” meddling the gov’t does in providing incentives for so-called “integration.” Blacks will be able to have institutions centered around blackness. Jews will be able to have institutions centered around Jewishness. Whites will be able to have institutions centered around whiteness. Same goes for any other like-minded group, even so-called “multiculturalists.”

  49. @timothy
    It still could be a tit-for-tat non-hoax, deliberately involving the same kind of tape, but the hoax scenario seems more likely.

    The problem is the systemic double standard – sometimes you apply Occam’s Razor and other times you use Occam’s Butter Knife, depending on the who-whom involved.

    So if a piece of black tape (identical to the black tape known to be used that same day by black protesters) appears , then naturally you assume (at least until the video shows up) that it was (a) done by white racists and (b) said act is symptomatic of the widespread white racism which pervades Harvard.

    However, if someone randomly shoots up a crowd while shouting Allahu Akbar, (a) we can’t assume that person is necessarily Muslim and (b) even if he is, it’s just an isolated act and says NOTHING about Muslims in general.

    Do you see how this works? The benefit of the doubt automatically runs in the politically correct way. Initially (until the hoax is exposed, as it usually is) it is automatically ASSUMED to be a heinous hate crime and classes are cancelled and you have a big meeting of all the students to have a “conversation” about race, etc. Then some time later the hoax is exposed, but it’s never mind and the false-flag operator is never punished and you just move on to believing the next false-flag.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    The benefit of the doubt automatically runs in the politically correct way.
     
    The benefit of the doubt is superfluous to an ideology that allows no doubt to be brooked.

    a.k.a. Occam's Nuke
  50. @Anonymous
    Wasn't Wilson a big Progressive?

    Wasn’t Wilson a big Progressive?

    Yes. And no one is more racist than a progressive– then, or now.

    • Replies: @nglaer
    It would be really funny if the Princeton blacks came out with a statement that said Wilson's eagerness to intervene in WWI and imposition of a too brutal peace on the loser paved the way for Hitler's rise to power and the Holocaust.
    , @Curle
    A racist is simply someone who questions out-group causes of black performance failure.
  51. NYT reporters are fairly dumb. Indeed, they’d have to be very, very stupid to be in the NYT. Thats the downfall of the elite — they are STUPID. They actually believe their own BS as Obama once said.

    Stupidity in face of rapid change is a recipe for downfall. Not the internet but the easily predictable mass shooting attacks by Muslims and Mass Muslim Immavasion have rattled elites. By provoking White fear of being enslaved or killed TODAY. Not their grandkids some time later.

    All easily predictable. Muslims LIKE killing. ISIS is successful because Muslim men really, really like personally and sadistically killing people. Not all of course, but many. It is an expression of dominance that really appeals to the clannish, cousin-marriage oriented Muslim society. The torture and murder IS the appeal of ISIS. Which has Whites worldwide fearful they will be next.

    Most Whites don’t get on airplanes every day, or work in skyscrapers. But they do go out to eat, shop, etc. And getting shot by Muslims for whom murder is the appeal makes them both scared and angry. As does suddenly living in Syria with most of it moving to Europe. Along with every other Muslim nation.

    Again this is utterly predictable but stupid people believing in diversity can’t understand it. The NYT is a place for stupid people who are the children of the elite to “work” at a respectable job like the clergy in the 19th Century. That sort of stupid.

    • Replies: @Bill

    NYT reporters are fairly dumb. Indeed, they’d have to be very, very stupid to be in the NYT. Thats the downfall of the elite — they are STUPID. They actually believe their own BS as Obama once said.
     
    Someone is certainly stupid.
  52. @Reg Cæsar


    Wasn’t Wilson a big Progressive?

     

    Yes. And no one is more racist than a progressive-- then, or now.

    It would be really funny if the Princeton blacks came out with a statement that said Wilson’s eagerness to intervene in WWI and imposition of a too brutal peace on the loser paved the way for Hitler’s rise to power and the Holocaust.

  53. Wow, iSteve commenters are just great. I don’t think there’s a dud on this thread (yours truly excepted, of course).

  54. That’s a lot to write with a crayon.

  55. @keypusher
    How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?

    Picking up on the comment Steve posted a couple of days ago, very little effort is required to achieve whatever protesters are demanding. But this tape thing is a new low. It's almost like they're seeing how much they can get away with.

    never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity, or something like that.

  56. @Ed
    Capitulation at Princeton:

    Princeton administrators cave, agreeing to ask for the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus because of student concerns that the former president was a racist. The Daily Princetonian reports that a 32-hour sit-in, which involved a small percentage of the student body, wrapped last night with university President Chris Eisgruber agreeing to several demands. He said he will write the chair of the Board of Trustees “to initiate conversations on removing Wilson’s name from campus buildings.”
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/11/20/the-daily-202-why-teacher-unions-hated-hillary-clinton-when-she-was-arkansas-first-lady/

    I guess I will soon be driving over the George Washington Carver Bridge. Or maybe he’ll be retconned into Malik Abdul Carver

  57. @Reg Cæsar


    Wasn’t Wilson a big Progressive?

     

    Yes. And no one is more racist than a progressive-- then, or now.

    A racist is simply someone who questions out-group causes of black performance failure.

  58. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    voiced an array of concerns that ranged from the relatively low number of black professors — there are 12 black permanent full-time faculty members out of 125 — to the way the school taught law.
     
    That number is surprisingly high to me, actually. Approximately one out of ten isn't that bad, considering that blacks are only around one out of eight people in the country.

    What I wouldn't give to see what would happen if a particularly churlish student asked if white Protestants were adequately represented, relative to their proportion of the population...

    “Approximately one out of ten isn’t that bad, considering that blacks are only around one out of eight people in the country.”

    and zero out of summa grads in the history of harvard law school . Granted, summa grads of HLS are excedingly rare but you can scale down to whatever elite threshold in law school/legal scholarship achievement you’d like and I assure you that 12/125 is more than generous to blacks in legal academia.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Keep in mind that Obama was such a unicorn (magna, [elected] president of law review) that hes one of the few people in history to turn down a supreme court clerkship. typically, the supreme court is not the one courting you, no matter how good you are.


    He was also an autohire at a top 5 law school (Chicago)--he held the same title, lecturer, as Judge Richard Posner, the most cited living judge/scholar-- despite never publishing legal scholarship. Again, because he was such an AA unicorn.
  59. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    "Approximately one out of ten isn’t that bad, considering that blacks are only around one out of eight people in the country."


    and zero out of summa grads in the history of harvard law school . Granted, summa grads of HLS are excedingly rare but you can scale down to whatever elite threshold in law school/legal scholarship achievement you'd like and I assure you that 12/125 is more than generous to blacks in legal academia.

    Keep in mind that Obama was such a unicorn (magna, [elected] president of law review) that hes one of the few people in history to turn down a supreme court clerkship. typically, the supreme court is not the one courting you, no matter how good you are.

    He was also an autohire at a top 5 law school (Chicago)–he held the same title, lecturer, as Judge Richard Posner, the most cited living judge/scholar– despite never publishing legal scholarship. Again, because he was such an AA unicorn.

  60. @27 year old
    >Mediating institutions used to give elites disproportionate power

    Disproportionate relative to what? Their numbers? Isn't that just the definition of elite? Running things even though (and/or because) there are only a few of you? Basically Timmy here is telling us that control of information is what makes the elite elite. Well thanks, Tim, great point. Really groundbreaking stuff.

    Disproportionate relative to what?

    Their merit.

  61. @Jack D
    The problem is the systemic double standard - sometimes you apply Occam's Razor and other times you use Occam's Butter Knife, depending on the who-whom involved.

    So if a piece of black tape (identical to the black tape known to be used that same day by black protesters) appears , then naturally you assume (at least until the video shows up) that it was (a) done by white racists and (b) said act is symptomatic of the widespread white racism which pervades Harvard.

    However, if someone randomly shoots up a crowd while shouting Allahu Akbar, (a) we can't assume that person is necessarily Muslim and (b) even if he is, it's just an isolated act and says NOTHING about Muslims in general.

    Do you see how this works? The benefit of the doubt automatically runs in the politically correct way. Initially (until the hoax is exposed, as it usually is) it is automatically ASSUMED to be a heinous hate crime and classes are cancelled and you have a big meeting of all the students to have a "conversation" about race, etc. Then some time later the hoax is exposed, but it's never mind and the false-flag operator is never punished and you just move on to believing the next false-flag.

    The benefit of the doubt automatically runs in the politically correct way.

    The benefit of the doubt is superfluous to an ideology that allows no doubt to be brooked.

    a.k.a. Occam’s Nuke

  62. @Dave Pinsen
    The bigger issue is immigration, which ISIS ties in with. Black Lives Matter jumping the shark is just another sign of where we are on the PC arc. In practical terms, there's little Black Lives Matter can do with their power, such as it is. A handful more AA sinecures? Maybe. What else? Not much.

    Black Lives Matter jumping the shark

    I’ll believe they’ve jumped the shark when Ivy League Presidents stop crawling over broken glass to kowtow to their every demand.

    See also:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/technology/intel-budgets-300-million-for-diversity.html?_r=0&mtrref=undefined&gwh=C45BE3F5C2CBB31216C097E48242D19D&gwt=pay&assetType=nyt_now

  63. @keypusher
    How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?

    Picking up on the comment Steve posted a couple of days ago, very little effort is required to achieve whatever protesters are demanding. But this tape thing is a new low. It's almost like they're seeing how much they can get away with.

    It’s almost like they’re seeing how much they can get away with.

    That’s exactly what they’re doing. And if anyone in charge were at all competent in the art of either managing a classroom or raising a child, they would recognize this. That’s not the kind of folks who get hired to administer universities these days.

    Want to fix this in no time?

    Hire Belichick and Popovich to run your Cultural Awareness Seminars.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Belichick has attained some sort of mythical status.

    The league has a group photo very year of all the head coaches at the combine. Can you name the coach who's absent every year? The league does their ridiculous status whoring with the pink stuff during October and the camo crap during November. Can you name the only coach who's never worn any? Funny thing is that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the moonbat's moonbat, but he has a great relationship with his coach.

    It's good to be king. Goodell may be the one being paid $44 million, but BB runs the NFL.
  64. @anonitron1
    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn't about hating black people. It's about how we're going about improving the lives of people with lower IQ's (most of them white!) in precisely the wrong ways.

    I hate that McWhorter is so alienated by the sort of HBD weirdo who frequents this blog. Him and Loury are the sort of guys, potentially, that show acknowledging the importance of genetics in human intelligence isn’t about hating black people.

    I hate that Loury is a violent criminal, druggie, serial philanderer, mediocre economist, and sirer of bastards. I hate that McWhorter is a strutting non-entity. But, yeah, comically deficient public affirmative action cases prove that I’m not a racist. Somehow. Or maybe they only prove you’re not a racist? Wait, does Obama prove that I’m not a racist, too? Black Science Man has got to prove that somebody’s not a racist. Pluto, maybe? Does he prove Pluto isn’t racist?

    Do you capitalize Pluto even though it’s not a planet any more? Maybe we can ask McWhorter. I mean, if we can get him over being jealous that Black Science Man got more famous than him by vandalizing Pluto. Seriously, how much more cred can you get than from tagging a whole planet . . . I mean non-planet. Dwarf planet. What a stupid name. I’ll bet McWhorter could have come up with something better. Like planetesimal. Well, not McWhorter himself. But we could hire some, like, ghost linguist to come up with something and let McWhorter take credit. Then he and Black Science Man could both be equal proofs that somebody isn’t racist.

    How about Black Surgeon Man? Wait, he’s not comically deficient, just a neocon turd. Maybe being a neocon turd automatically makes you comically deficient? Nevermind, surely Black Pizza Man proves I’m not a racist? When do I get my “I’m not a racist because Black Pizza Man” certificate?

  65. @Ed
    Capitulation at Princeton:

    Princeton administrators cave, agreeing to ask for the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus because of student concerns that the former president was a racist. The Daily Princetonian reports that a 32-hour sit-in, which involved a small percentage of the student body, wrapped last night with university President Chris Eisgruber agreeing to several demands. He said he will write the chair of the Board of Trustees “to initiate conversations on removing Wilson’s name from campus buildings.”
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/11/20/the-daily-202-why-teacher-unions-hated-hillary-clinton-when-she-was-arkansas-first-lady/

    I hear that when you are pushing on an open door, it like, um, opens easily.

  66. @Whiskey
    NYT reporters are fairly dumb. Indeed, they'd have to be very, very stupid to be in the NYT. Thats the downfall of the elite -- they are STUPID. They actually believe their own BS as Obama once said.

    Stupidity in face of rapid change is a recipe for downfall. Not the internet but the easily predictable mass shooting attacks by Muslims and Mass Muslim Immavasion have rattled elites. By provoking White fear of being enslaved or killed TODAY. Not their grandkids some time later.

    All easily predictable. Muslims LIKE killing. ISIS is successful because Muslim men really, really like personally and sadistically killing people. Not all of course, but many. It is an expression of dominance that really appeals to the clannish, cousin-marriage oriented Muslim society. The torture and murder IS the appeal of ISIS. Which has Whites worldwide fearful they will be next.

    Most Whites don't get on airplanes every day, or work in skyscrapers. But they do go out to eat, shop, etc. And getting shot by Muslims for whom murder is the appeal makes them both scared and angry. As does suddenly living in Syria with most of it moving to Europe. Along with every other Muslim nation.

    Again this is utterly predictable but stupid people believing in diversity can't understand it. The NYT is a place for stupid people who are the children of the elite to "work" at a respectable job like the clergy in the 19th Century. That sort of stupid.

    NYT reporters are fairly dumb. Indeed, they’d have to be very, very stupid to be in the NYT. Thats the downfall of the elite — they are STUPID. They actually believe their own BS as Obama once said.

    Someone is certainly stupid.

  67. @keypusher
    How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?

    Picking up on the comment Steve posted a couple of days ago, very little effort is required to achieve whatever protesters are demanding. But this tape thing is a new low. It's almost like they're seeing how much they can get away with.

    “How effing lazy do you have to be to use the same roll of tape?”

    I believe it is Sailer’s Razor which holds “never attribute to laziness that which can be explained by stupidity.”

  68. @Rob McX
    Maybe the whole "Royall Must Fall" campaign was a false flag op by white racists, who then went on to use the same tape on the pictures of black Law Professors in order to make it look as if the portrait defacement was a hoax hate crime. Harvard is full of KKK types with too much time on their hands.

    “Harvard is full of KKK types with too much time on their hands.”

    Unknown to most people, including the high IQ types who frequent unz.com, is the fact there is an organization known as Krazy about Krispy Kremes (aka KKK). Cambridge, Mass. is a known hotbed of KKK activity. Just look at all the Krispy Kremes located near the Cambridge campus of Harvard Law School: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Krispy+Kreme&find_loc=Cambridge%2C+MA That s not just by accident. You can only spend so many hours a day consuming Krispy Kreme donuts. You need to find another activity to fill up the remainder of the day. It just so happens that taping is a very popular avocation among KKK types.

  69. Micro Hate Crimes

    In times when real hate crimes get rare, you have to lower the barrier, otherwise many jobs will be lost.

  70. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:

    They were recycling. It was a lesson in environmentalism.

  71. @Luke Lea
    If the tape is sticky like most tape there might be some DNA evidence on it in the form of dead skin cells of the person who handled it, which could be analyzed for race. I am just guessing about this. But if the University seriously wants to investigate . . .

    Sticky tape plus plate glass over photos = fingerprints galore.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Just like the police are almost never interested in college "rapes" ( because they don't, even when they aren't outright hoaxes, meet the legal standard for rape), they are not that interested in taking fingerprints, when (A) chances are they will lead to a race hoax which they REALLY don't want to prosecute or (B) even if they were connected to a white person, don't constitute a crime recognized by the world outside of college campuses.
  72. @Buzz Mohawk
    If a real white man had done it, he would have used duct tape.

    If a real white man had done it, he would have used duct tape.

    Or, in Massachusetts, hockey stick tape.

  73. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    The bigger issue is immigration, which ISIS ties in with. Black Lives Matter jumping the shark is just another sign of where we are on the PC arc. In practical terms, there's little Black Lives Matter can do with their power, such as it is. A handful more AA sinecures? Maybe. What else? Not much.

    They can do a lot more damage. Your complacency shows a want of imagination, based on your own default reasonableness. They can demand universities fire tenured white professors and replace them with blacks, they can force symphony orchestras to hire black musicians, they can force police and fire departments to junk all standards and hire blacks. They can and they will. Liberal white society is in total moral collapse mode.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    It's pretty tough to fire tenured professors -- that's the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there's no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.
  74. @Steve Sailer
    Sticky tape plus plate glass over photos = fingerprints galore.

    Just like the police are almost never interested in college “rapes” ( because they don’t, even when they aren’t outright hoaxes, meet the legal standard for rape), they are not that interested in taking fingerprints, when (A) chances are they will lead to a race hoax which they REALLY don’t want to prosecute or (B) even if they were connected to a white person, don’t constitute a crime recognized by the world outside of college campuses.

  75. @Dave Pinsen
    History is moving so fast now. Amazing. We are almost through the other side of political correctness now, thanks, in different ways, to Black Lives Matter, ISIS, the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle, etc.

    Vox journo Tim B. Lee posted a tweet storm a couple of hours ago (see below) about how the elites are losing power due to disintermediation of their large institutions (political parties, newspapers, etc.) by the Internet. But I don't think that explains what's happening now.

    Elites have done a pretty good job of occupying some commanding heights on the Internet (Google, including YouTube; NYT online; Vox; etc.), and those who largely share their worldview have occupied other heights (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs have been around for all of this century at least. What's happening now is that current events are overwhelming elite attempts at controlling the Narrative. There's just only so much the NYT can do to massage news stories like these.

    If only ISIS and BLM radicals and trigger-happy illegal aliens weren't so short-sighted! They are making David Brooks's inexorable demographic change look increasingly exorable.


    https://twitter.com/binarybits/status/667549732651290624

    ISIS made a big tactical mistake in going after the French and Russians at the same time. If they had stuck to attacking one side or the other they could have played on the rivalry between the US, Europe and Russia. However, blowing up that Russian airliner (assuming it was them who did it) has reduced tension between Russia and the West and given a boost to immigration restrictionists at a time when things were looking really grim following Merkel’s brain explosion regarding refugees.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Yeah, there's no strategic thinking on the part of ISIS. If they were playing a long game, they wouldn't have attacked Russia, and they certainly wouldn't have attacked France. Instead, they would have kept infiltrating Muslim migrants into Europe and aimed to win at the ballot box in a couple of decades. Instead, they've triggered Europe's (and, perhaps, America's) immune response too soon.

    Also, what's different about ISIS versus Al Qaeda is how clearly the ISIS atrocity in Paris is the result of a disastrous immigration policy. 9/11 was too, but there were other policies beside immigration that governments could busy themselves with addressing (e.g., increasing security theater at the airport, increased government surveillance, enacting special antiterror). Now, there's nothing left to address but the elephant in the room.
  76. @unpc downunder
    ISIS made a big tactical mistake in going after the French and Russians at the same time. If they had stuck to attacking one side or the other they could have played on the rivalry between the US, Europe and Russia. However, blowing up that Russian airliner (assuming it was them who did it) has reduced tension between Russia and the West and given a boost to immigration restrictionists at a time when things were looking really grim following Merkel's brain explosion regarding refugees.

    Yeah, there’s no strategic thinking on the part of ISIS. If they were playing a long game, they wouldn’t have attacked Russia, and they certainly wouldn’t have attacked France. Instead, they would have kept infiltrating Muslim migrants into Europe and aimed to win at the ballot box in a couple of decades. Instead, they’ve triggered Europe’s (and, perhaps, America’s) immune response too soon.

    Also, what’s different about ISIS versus Al Qaeda is how clearly the ISIS atrocity in Paris is the result of a disastrous immigration policy. 9/11 was too, but there were other policies beside immigration that governments could busy themselves with addressing (e.g., increasing security theater at the airport, increased government surveillance, enacting special antiterror). Now, there’s nothing left to address but the elephant in the room.

  77. @WhatEvvs
    They can do a lot more damage. Your complacency shows a want of imagination, based on your own default reasonableness. They can demand universities fire tenured white professors and replace them with blacks, they can force symphony orchestras to hire black musicians, they can force police and fire departments to junk all standards and hire blacks. They can and they will. Liberal white society is in total moral collapse mode.

    It’s pretty tough to fire tenured professors — that’s the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there’s no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    Agreed. I can't see grass roots campaign among Persons of Color to increase the number of Classical Musicians of Color. That would be like demanding more hockey players of color.

    Also agreed that white tenured profs aren't going to be fired, but the fact is, most of them aren't even being hired, most of the hirings in academia that I see (absent enormous amounts of therapeutic diversity officers who invariably are persons of color and/or women of size) are rarely of cishet men but gays, women, and -- you guessed it -- persons of color, while the teaching load is passed on to the migrant worker adjunct population, whose cishet white male representation has been steadily declining.

    One thing that always has to be kept in mind that, outside of the sciences, and whatever trend is sexy in technology, the hirings in literature, humanities, history, philosophy, even foreign languages is almost entirely dictated by fads, even if tenure demands that the representatives of those fads stick around for decades. Thus, 50-60 years ago virtually all unis had one or two specialists on Germany (and usually emigres at that) while 40-50 years ago many had 3-4 specialists on Russia alone. Nowadays you are lucky to find one for either, and the person doing it is usually doubling it with some other field that students can "relate" to.

    I'm pretty sure that what most of these protestors of color want are more diversity appointments which will provide people they can hang with and who can also go to bat for them on their grades, then secondly they want professors of color who will grade them easy and give them things to read other than Old Dead White Guy stuff that makes their heads hurt (this last is a 50 year old cliche, but it was just confirmed at Columbia last week.) The fact that writing a thesis on intersectionality, bell hooks, TNC, and black bodies isn't going to get you anywhere on the outside. (Parenthesis: as an undergrad 40+ years ago I studied a lot of AA history because it interested me as a white American, I advised my son, who graduated recently, to take some for his diversity requirement; we both observed the same thing: low enrollment, low attendance, and the professors of color loved us because we actually did the work.)
    , @WhatEvvs
    Sorry for the wordy comment, but....

    It’s pretty tough to fire tenured professors — that’s the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there’s no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?
     
    Again, you're defaulting to your own reasonableness. Could you have imagined a time when a football team would have forced the resignation of the president of a major state U? When thugs could rampage through an Ivy League college's library, threaten people, and get patted on the head? (Dartmouth.)

    Yes, it's hard to fire a tenured prof. But it can be done. I forget where, but a guy with tenure got shitcanned recently for saying hatefacts. It can be done - it will be done. Again & again, until every white professor quakes in his boots and never, ever aggrieves a black student by challenging him/her, or giving out a bad grade.

    How many aggrieved black classical musicians are there? More than you think. Screw the blind auditions - they'll figure a way around that.

    A black woman mounted a propaganda/publicity campaign to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater and succeeded. She's a mediocre dancer with zero classical technique. But she's screwing a black donor, and she's black and can dance a little in toe shoes, so she got promoted. This was considered a great coup for diversity. It was a disgrace. (Reg Caesar, you know about this?)

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.
     
    So it predates BLM, so what?? It will intensify, everywhere, and reach a peak, to the point where it endangers public safety BIGTIME.

    I'm not saying BLM has any original ideas. They don't. What's original is their intensity, and their determination to reach the final goal, which is to destroy white institutions. I linked somewhere else to one of their theoreticians, and I really can't be arsed to find the link again, but briefly, the point she was making was that blacks no longer have to deal with racial exclusion. They have to deal with "racial domination." And their answer is to destroy every white institution extant. Why?

    Because they are enraged, consumed with bitterness - and they can.
  78. @Desiderius

    It’s almost like they’re seeing how much they can get away with.
     
    That's exactly what they're doing. And if anyone in charge were at all competent in the art of either managing a classroom or raising a child, they would recognize this. That's not the kind of folks who get hired to administer universities these days.

    Want to fix this in no time?

    Hire Belichick and Popovich to run your Cultural Awareness Seminars.

    Belichick has attained some sort of mythical status.

    The league has a group photo very year of all the head coaches at the combine. Can you name the coach who’s absent every year? The league does their ridiculous status whoring with the pink stuff during October and the camo crap during November. Can you name the only coach who’s never worn any? Funny thing is that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the moonbat’s moonbat, but he has a great relationship with his coach.

    It’s good to be king. Goodell may be the one being paid $44 million, but BB runs the NFL.

  79. @Trelane
    From the NYT article:

    ...minority students...voiced an array of concerns that ranged from the relatively low number of black professors — there are 12 black permanent full-time faculty members out of 125...

    Twelve out of 125 is about 10% which is fairly close to the proportion of resident, non-institutionalized blacks in the larger US population. But if placement as a law professor at Harvard was entirely due to IQ score and blacks are offset 15 IQ points from the white norm, the 10% figure at Harvard is a vast over-representation of black law professors. And black over-representation at Harvard is also evident if we consider the distribution of sociopathy; if law professors are selected on the basis of law-abidingness and pro-social behavior and the other factors opposite to sociopathy, the 10% figure at Harvard is quite annomolous since black sociopathy is almost 1 s.d. higher than that of whites.

    Blacks should be no more than 2% of the law professors at Harvard and quite probably no more than 1% if the standards at Harvard were very high indeed. That is, there should be no more than 1 or 2 black law professors at Harvard but instead there are 12. It's called affirmative action. Realistically, from Baysean statistics, there shouldn't even be any black law professors at Harvard at all, not even one. Not if a law professor is selected on the basis of high intelligence and low sociopathy. This is the way the world and Harvard operated pre-1950.

    Blacks should be no more than 2% of the law professors at Harvard and quite probably no more than 1% if the standards at Harvard were very high indeed.

    Frankly, on a absolutely color-blind meritocratic rank-order system, even 1% seems somewhat on the high side to me. The problem with using IQ distributions is that they’re not necessarily Gaussian and they also they ignore the huge impact of the fat upper-end tails of smallish high-IQ American populations. So it’s better to focus on empirical lists of objective high-performance such as the NMS semifinalists.

    • Replies: @Trelane
    The Gaussian model for IQ distribution is excellent/pretty good for the 95% of individuals who fall within 2 s.d. of the mean. It's excellence in predicting the 1 sigma 68% who fall between IQ85 and IQ115 is legendary. This suggests that IQ is mediated by a large number of small additive variables (genes?) which is, of course, the definition given by the central limit theorem (CLT).

    But, it has been found that the Gaussian model over-predicts the number of persons with IQ scores that are far below the "normal" range of 70 to 130. For example, the Gaussian distribution predicts that about 0.4% of people will have an IQ of <60 but in fact, we really never find a person with an IQ this low who is otherwise part of the normal distribution. Instead we find people who have been hit over the head with a hammer or have rare genetic conditions that are due to a small number (usually one) of multiplicative (not additive) variables of large (not small) effect (the opposite of the central limit theorem). The CLT seems to breaks down when we look at people with abnormally low IQ.

    The CLT also breaks down when we look at populations with abnormally high IQ. Terman noted that really high IQ people (like you Mr. Unz) are really over-represented. It's as though the Gaussian model has a log-normal component to it that is hidden in the masses of the larger sample but appears when we look at exceptional persons. Griffe tried to create a function to model this (see http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/ashkenaz.htm). It's easier just to assume that the distribution of IQ is log-normal and fit the model to the academic attainment data. Interestingly, the log-normal distribution has a zero point (where the distribution crosses the x axis) and any realistic set of parameters puts this point at about 60 on the IQ scale.

    So, I'd concur that IQ distributions are "not necessarily Gaussian" as you stated but we have a pretty good idea of how they actually are distributed and also why.
  80. @Dave Pinsen
    It's pretty tough to fire tenured professors -- that's the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there's no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.

    Agreed. I can’t see grass roots campaign among Persons of Color to increase the number of Classical Musicians of Color. That would be like demanding more hockey players of color.

    Also agreed that white tenured profs aren’t going to be fired, but the fact is, most of them aren’t even being hired, most of the hirings in academia that I see (absent enormous amounts of therapeutic diversity officers who invariably are persons of color and/or women of size) are rarely of cishet men but gays, women, and — you guessed it — persons of color, while the teaching load is passed on to the migrant worker adjunct population, whose cishet white male representation has been steadily declining.

    One thing that always has to be kept in mind that, outside of the sciences, and whatever trend is sexy in technology, the hirings in literature, humanities, history, philosophy, even foreign languages is almost entirely dictated by fads, even if tenure demands that the representatives of those fads stick around for decades. Thus, 50-60 years ago virtually all unis had one or two specialists on Germany (and usually emigres at that) while 40-50 years ago many had 3-4 specialists on Russia alone. Nowadays you are lucky to find one for either, and the person doing it is usually doubling it with some other field that students can “relate” to.

    I’m pretty sure that what most of these protestors of color want are more diversity appointments which will provide people they can hang with and who can also go to bat for them on their grades, then secondly they want professors of color who will grade them easy and give them things to read other than Old Dead White Guy stuff that makes their heads hurt (this last is a 50 year old cliche, but it was just confirmed at Columbia last week.) The fact that writing a thesis on intersectionality, bell hooks, TNC, and black bodies isn’t going to get you anywhere on the outside. (Parenthesis: as an undergrad 40+ years ago I studied a lot of AA history because it interested me as a white American, I advised my son, who graduated recently, to take some for his diversity requirement; we both observed the same thing: low enrollment, low attendance, and the professors of color loved us because we actually did the work.)

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Also agreed that white tenured profs aren’t going to be fired, but the fact is, most of them aren’t even being hired, most of the hirings in academia that I see (absent enormous amounts of therapeutic diversity officers who invariably are persons of color and/or women of size) are rarely of cishet men but gays, women, and — you guessed it — persons of color, while the teaching load is passed on to the migrant worker adjunct population, whose cishet white male representation has been steadily declining.
     
    Combine this point with Unz's directly above, and what we're seeing (and have seen for the past twenty years at least for those with eyes to see) is an utter hemorrhage of thin-tail talent from exactly the fields and institutions which still command thin-tail levels of cultural authority and financial investment.

    Talk about mismatch.
  81. @SPMoore8
    Agreed. I can't see grass roots campaign among Persons of Color to increase the number of Classical Musicians of Color. That would be like demanding more hockey players of color.

    Also agreed that white tenured profs aren't going to be fired, but the fact is, most of them aren't even being hired, most of the hirings in academia that I see (absent enormous amounts of therapeutic diversity officers who invariably are persons of color and/or women of size) are rarely of cishet men but gays, women, and -- you guessed it -- persons of color, while the teaching load is passed on to the migrant worker adjunct population, whose cishet white male representation has been steadily declining.

    One thing that always has to be kept in mind that, outside of the sciences, and whatever trend is sexy in technology, the hirings in literature, humanities, history, philosophy, even foreign languages is almost entirely dictated by fads, even if tenure demands that the representatives of those fads stick around for decades. Thus, 50-60 years ago virtually all unis had one or two specialists on Germany (and usually emigres at that) while 40-50 years ago many had 3-4 specialists on Russia alone. Nowadays you are lucky to find one for either, and the person doing it is usually doubling it with some other field that students can "relate" to.

    I'm pretty sure that what most of these protestors of color want are more diversity appointments which will provide people they can hang with and who can also go to bat for them on their grades, then secondly they want professors of color who will grade them easy and give them things to read other than Old Dead White Guy stuff that makes their heads hurt (this last is a 50 year old cliche, but it was just confirmed at Columbia last week.) The fact that writing a thesis on intersectionality, bell hooks, TNC, and black bodies isn't going to get you anywhere on the outside. (Parenthesis: as an undergrad 40+ years ago I studied a lot of AA history because it interested me as a white American, I advised my son, who graduated recently, to take some for his diversity requirement; we both observed the same thing: low enrollment, low attendance, and the professors of color loved us because we actually did the work.)

    Also agreed that white tenured profs aren’t going to be fired, but the fact is, most of them aren’t even being hired, most of the hirings in academia that I see (absent enormous amounts of therapeutic diversity officers who invariably are persons of color and/or women of size) are rarely of cishet men but gays, women, and — you guessed it — persons of color, while the teaching load is passed on to the migrant worker adjunct population, whose cishet white male representation has been steadily declining.

    Combine this point with Unz’s directly above, and what we’re seeing (and have seen for the past twenty years at least for those with eyes to see) is an utter hemorrhage of thin-tail talent from exactly the fields and institutions which still command thin-tail levels of cultural authority and financial investment.

    Talk about mismatch.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
  82. @Ron Unz

    Blacks should be no more than 2% of the law professors at Harvard and quite probably no more than 1% if the standards at Harvard were very high indeed.
     
    Frankly, on a absolutely color-blind meritocratic rank-order system, even 1% seems somewhat on the high side to me. The problem with using IQ distributions is that they're not necessarily Gaussian and they also they ignore the huge impact of the fat upper-end tails of smallish high-IQ American populations. So it's better to focus on empirical lists of objective high-performance such as the NMS semifinalists.

    The Gaussian model for IQ distribution is excellent/pretty good for the 95% of individuals who fall within 2 s.d. of the mean. It’s excellence in predicting the 1 sigma 68% who fall between IQ85 and IQ115 is legendary. This suggests that IQ is mediated by a large number of small additive variables (genes?) which is, of course, the definition given by the central limit theorem (CLT).

    But, it has been found that the Gaussian model over-predicts the number of persons with IQ scores that are far below the “normal” range of 70 to 130. For example, the Gaussian distribution predicts that about 0.4% of people will have an IQ of <60 but in fact, we really never find a person with an IQ this low who is otherwise part of the normal distribution. Instead we find people who have been hit over the head with a hammer or have rare genetic conditions that are due to a small number (usually one) of multiplicative (not additive) variables of large (not small) effect (the opposite of the central limit theorem). The CLT seems to breaks down when we look at people with abnormally low IQ.

    The CLT also breaks down when we look at populations with abnormally high IQ. Terman noted that really high IQ people (like you Mr. Unz) are really over-represented. It's as though the Gaussian model has a log-normal component to it that is hidden in the masses of the larger sample but appears when we look at exceptional persons. Griffe tried to create a function to model this (see http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/ashkenaz.htm). It's easier just to assume that the distribution of IQ is log-normal and fit the model to the academic attainment data. Interestingly, the log-normal distribution has a zero point (where the distribution crosses the x axis) and any realistic set of parameters puts this point at about 60 on the IQ scale.

    So, I'd concur that IQ distributions are "not necessarily Gaussian" as you stated but we have a pretty good idea of how they actually are distributed and also why.

  83. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    It's pretty tough to fire tenured professors -- that's the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there's no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.

    Sorry for the wordy comment, but….

    It’s pretty tough to fire tenured professors — that’s the point of tenure. Symphony orchestras already hire with blind auditions, so there’s no plausible way to attack them on race. And how many aggrieved black classical musicians are there?

    Again, you’re defaulting to your own reasonableness. Could you have imagined a time when a football team would have forced the resignation of the president of a major state U? When thugs could rampage through an Ivy League college’s library, threaten people, and get patted on the head? (Dartmouth.)

    Yes, it’s hard to fire a tenured prof. But it can be done. I forget where, but a guy with tenure got shitcanned recently for saying hatefacts. It can be done – it will be done. Again & again, until every white professor quakes in his boots and never, ever aggrieves a black student by challenging him/her, or giving out a bad grade.

    How many aggrieved black classical musicians are there? More than you think. Screw the blind auditions – they’ll figure a way around that.

    A black woman mounted a propaganda/publicity campaign to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater and succeeded. She’s a mediocre dancer with zero classical technique. But she’s screwing a black donor, and she’s black and can dance a little in toe shoes, so she got promoted. This was considered a great coup for diversity. It was a disgrace. (Reg Caesar, you know about this?)

    Police and fire departments are a different story. Damage has been done there, but that predates BlackLivesMatter.

    So it predates BLM, so what?? It will intensify, everywhere, and reach a peak, to the point where it endangers public safety BIGTIME.

    I’m not saying BLM has any original ideas. They don’t. What’s original is their intensity, and their determination to reach the final goal, which is to destroy white institutions. I linked somewhere else to one of their theoreticians, and I really can’t be arsed to find the link again, but briefly, the point she was making was that blacks no longer have to deal with racial exclusion. They have to deal with “racial domination.” And their answer is to destroy every white institution extant. Why?

    Because they are enraged, consumed with bitterness – and they can.

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