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A racist rock

I had been shamefully unaware of the Racist Object menace until 2016, but I’m pleased to report that America has since progressed to fretting over, at substantial expense, Racist Rocks. From the Wisconsin State-Journal [by the way, who had Wisconsin and Minnesota as their top states in the 2020 iSteve Content-Generator pool?]

UW-Madison moves forward on plan to move 70-ton boulder seen as symbol of racist past
Kelly Meyerhofer | Wisconsin State Journal Nov 19, 2020

UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove a boulder from Observatory Hill after calls from students of color who see the rock as a painful reminder of the history of racism on campus.

The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

The Campus Planning Committee unanimously voted last week to recommend to Chancellor Rebecca Blank that the boulder be removed from Observatory Hill. Blank has previously indicated she supports the rock’s removal, though a timeline for removal has not been established.

The Wisconsin Black Student Union called for the rock’s removal over the summer. President Nalah McWhorter said the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices that students of color face on a predominantly white campus.

“This is a huge accomplishment for us,” she said on Wednesday. “We won’t have that constant reminder, that symbol that we don’t belong here.”

McWhorter also faulted the Wisconsin State Journal for printing the vulgarity in a 1925 news article.

University historians identified the news story as the only known instance of the offensive term being used.

Butcher told the committee that the rock’s removal presents an opportunity to prioritize students of color and engage in complex conversations.

The rock’s next destination has yet to be decided. Options include burying the rock at its original resting place, breaking up and disposing of the rock, or moving the rock to the Ice Age Trail.

But if they blow up the rock, perhaps each pebble created would continue to emanate racism and hate, kind of like how when Mickey Mouse chops up the broom into splinters in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, he now has to confront an entire army of brooms.

Breaking laws in the
Hot sun

I fought the rock and the
Rock won

… Officials estimate the cost of removal ranges from $30,000 to $75,000.

After the rock is removed, the Black Student Union’s focus will shift to generating ideas for how students of color can reclaim the space, such as installing a piece of art, McWhorter said.

It’s almost as if these are turf wars.

Some academic should look into the late anthropologist Henry Harpending’s idea that we are seeing a revival in the U.S. of distinctively sub-Saharan superstitions.

 
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  1. AndrewR says:

    Hopefully people resort to much more explicit methods of informing Ms. McWhorter that she doesn’t belong there.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  2. LRFD says:

    I often get discouraged by the very real power of TPTB. Then I read that a “huge accomplishment” for their lackeys is to remove a rock. At that point, I’m not sure if I should be cowed or dismissive of them, and I end up utterly confused. It reminds me of nothing so much as Caligula (allegedly) appointing his horse as Consul.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @Ragno
  3. anon[255] • Disclaimer says:

    This is close to the medieval concept of a deodand.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Deodand

    How much more medievalism should we expect in the wonderful future?

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  4. Are they going to ban Brazil Nuts next?

  5. I really can’t laugh at this stuff any longer. It’s extra painful because I’m an alum of that school.

    “Ha ha, look how idiotic these liberal lunatics are!”

    Sure, but they won. Again. They always seem to win. And all this stuff they’re destroying ain’t coming back.

    “This is a huge accomplishment for us,” she said on Wednesday. “We won’t have that constant reminder, that symbol that we don’t belong here.”

    You don’t belong there because you are stupid.

  6. MBlanc46 says:

    And it’s just starting….

    • Replies: @Polistra
  7. Barnard says:

    Althea Bernstein should have blamed the racist rock for her self inflicted burns. It would have been more believable and might have paid better too.

  8. When you referred to a racist rock, I assumed you were talking about removal of Plymouth rock.

    I guess that will have to wait until next year.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @znon
  9. I’d guesss that most of the $75K will be to cover the cost of the mandatory environmental studies. Seriously!

    Reminds me of the proposed irreversible overpainting at San Franciso’s George Washington H.S., now PoC majority, of the unwoke, triggering murals (created in the 1950s by a Russian émigré artist who eventually returned to Matushka Rossia/Матушка Россия after retiring from his studio prof gig at SF State U.), depicting President Washington’s slaves and later, the covered wagon pioneers trampling over the corpses of displaced First Nations people. Twenty bucks for a coupla gallons of white paint, $1,000 for a painters union crew for a day or two, and the remaining $65K for the EIS/EIA/SIA?

    I proposed a panel, so focused, at last year’s International Association for Impact Assessment conf, on enviro documentation overkill; and on how “every noble calling eventually turns into a business, and thence degenerates into a racket” (close paraphrase of ex-longshoreman Eric Hoffer’s most celebrated aphorism). My moral and intellectual betters at IAIA (I’m a longstanding member) went berserk and told me to F…. off.

    Oh yeah, also in my rather heartfelt IAIA conf session proposal was G. B. Shaw’s aphorism, “every profession is a conspircy against the laity”.

  10. Rob McX says:

    These guys really have it in for satirists. They’re trying to do for them what the jumbo jet did for the Cunard Line.

    • Agree: James Speaks
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  11. Patriot says:

    Kudos to UW Madison for finding that racist rock. I suspect that studying was virtually impossible for many POC students at UWM over these many decades.

    I worry that some of the rocks in my backyard might also be racists. I’ve decided to mail them to the university and ask them to carefully examine the rocks for racism, and to take whatever anti-racism action is needed to safely and properly dispose of them.

    I’m thinking that a geat many racist rocks and other racist objects could be lurking, unnoticed in our homes. For example, my toothpaste claims to “whiten” — THAT CANT BE GOOD!!

    I strongly urge you to send suspect items to UWM ASAP and have them checked.

    STOP THE HATE

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  12. newrouter says:

    “This is a huge accomplishment for us,”

    Participation trophies for the win!!11!! lol gf

  13. Who put that rock there, right on top of that nice lawn?! I bet it was those raciss white glaciers that done it, in the middle of the night, well, geologically-speaking.

    • LOL: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @reactionry
  14. Patriot says:

    I have some watermelon seeds in the garage. Were can i safely dispose of them? Is there a toxic-racist waste disposal site in Illinois?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    , @AndrewR
  15. Power-hungry blacks, mentally ill whites and cowardly administrators are demonizing a rock. A rock. The liberal professors will rationalize and dignify their superstition. These are the people who are taking control of the United States government and its military.
    Is this how the early Christians took Rome?

  16. I first thought that this would be about a demand to remove Plymouth Rock in dishonor of the Mayflower anniversary tomorrow. Will Plymouth Rock be renamed as Oppressive Monolith in some future Current Year?

    Malcolm X: “Our forefathers weren’t the Pilgrims. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; the rock was landed on us.”

    (Many here will understand this sentiment: “It is nationalism that is bringing freedom to oppressed people all over the world.”)

  17. Lot says:

    Don’t ask what moon pies are called in France!

    http://abenchaalors.fr/tete-de-negre/

  18. Patriot says:

    My toilet paper is white.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO? Should I get out of the house?

    Are there specialists or professionals who can come and handle this? I don’t dare touch it myself.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Calvin Hobbes
  19. Wisconsin Black Student Union President Nalah McWhorter, et al, are having fun yanking the chains of white people. They make idiotic demands, and then the white folks fall all over themselves to accommodate those idiotic demands.

    What is wrong with white people?

  20. Mr. Anon says:

    Racist Rock to be Removed

    Perhaps racists on the UW campus could be condemend to push the rock up a hill for all eternity.

  21. They’re leaving no stone unturned.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  22. is schoolhouse rock next.

  23. This has all the elements of a pagan religion. The rock is bad because …. therefore it must be removed. When removed, the evil spell it casts upon negroes will go away.

    Seriously, what kind of superstitious fools pay attention to any of this? Answer: Liberal arts majors who never learned how to think, only to believe.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    , @TTSSYF
  24. Should grocery stores continue to sell Brazil nuts? I heard they used to have rather a crude nickname, “n—– toes.” Surely that must trigger black shoppers whenever they see them. But what if they’d never heard that old-fashioned term? Wouldn’t the nuts be non-problematic then? No, conscientious SJWs would consider it their duty to publicize the hateful history of these nuts so that blacks can take offense at them, or at least the SJWs can take offense on their behalf.

    Wouldn’t it have been better if no one brought up what someone called the rock 100 years ago? Then that $75,000 could be spent on something productive, in the unlikely event that anything productive happens in today’s American colleges.

  25. Anon7 says:

    I’m waiting for the demand for the removal of the balcony from the Wisconsin Union Theater for performing arts. I can remember my grandfather referring to balcony seating as “n***er heaven” even in the 1960’s.

  26. @Lockean Proviso

    Thanks for bringing that up, L.P. I have an alarm set on my phone to tell me to write a quick post on the landing tomorrow.

    Steve, you had an R.I.P. post for a game show host. Will you remember the Mayflower landing 400 years later? The elementary school is apparently too busy to observe this anniversary. Peak Stupidity has been on it.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    , @J.Ross
  27. jon says:

    But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

    Hahaha, all rocks must go! We need to get a catchy hashtag and start pushing this on social media. Just derail the whole BLM thing into a massive rock removal movement.

    • Replies: @Neuday
  28. Racist rock:


    University of Calgary

    Based ROK artist:

    https://thegauntlet.ca/2017/09/25/u-of-c-students-paint-over-confederate-flag-on-campus-rock/

    A third-year political science student has approached the Gauntlet to claim responsibility for painting the confederate flag on the Rock. Andrew Moon says he is proud to display the flag.

    “There are many people of colour such as myself who do not have a problem with the flag and also choose to proudly display it. As I wrote, the flag represents southern culture and heritage, which is not exclusive to whites, and does not represent hate,” Moon said in an email. “[Lee] opposed secession but he fought because he was a general and his loyalty was to his state.”

    Moon attached a picture of himself with a stencil that he says he used to paint the flag’s stars on the Rock.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  29. @rebel yell

    “Is this how the early Christians took Rome?”

    Uh, yes, exactly. But don’t tell the “right-wingers” who think “Christianity saved the West.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Dumbo
  30. @Lockean Proviso

    Malcolm X: “Our forefathers weren’t the Pilgrims. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; the rock was landed on us.”

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  31. @James Speaks

    “This has all the elements of a pagan religion.”

    Um, no, as the commenter above pointed out, it’s the way Christians took over Rome.

    ” Liberal arts majors who never learned how to think, only to believe.”

    Ah, now I know why you don’t understand history. Go back to the lab, nerd.

    • Troll: Polistra, Cloudbuster
  32. Bugg says:

    Pancake mix and syrup, rice, math, English, rocks….

    • Replies: @Bert
  33. It seems like a lot of money to move a rock.
    Money that might be better spent on healthcare for immigrants, business loans for women of color,bail for prisoners, outreach to seniors,veterans,the homeless,mental health counseling,etc.
    Why not save money by having the students move the rock? One fine Saturday morning,bright and early,have a group of students of color gather at the rock and push it to it’s new site. It’d be fun! Maybe the students could sing a song as they work.

  34. How was it determined that this talisman weighs 70 tons? The species of rock is identifiable, and it seems reasonable to assume that it is of uniform density, so it suffices to determine its volume. The Engineering Department of UW-Madison will have ways to do that. But it would be simpler if its shape were as parallelepiped as the Black Monolith in

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  35. Patriot says:

    We need Racism-Sniffers, similar to the Witch-Sniffers they have today in Africa, who you hire to come to your village and sniff out witches, so that they can be found and burnt.

    Let’s call em “Diversity Officers” Universities, corporations, foundations, and governmental units can hire them, and they will sniff out statues, holidays, building names, rocks, etc. that are racist

  36. notsaying says:

    Race relations are far from perfect in our country. That both whites and blacks at this college focus their attention on this rock which has nothing to do with anything tells you that they are avoiding the real issues.

    Whites are listening to blacks right now more than they usually do. Why are blacks wasting their opportunities to get something valuable done? I keep coming back to the idea that blacks aren’t willing to make the necessary changes they need to make themselves for their lives to change.

    That leads them to get all wrapped up in side issues. It’s very sad.

  37. Someone ought to chalk every boulder in Madison with the message, “It’s Okay to Be a Rock.”

  38. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    But it would be simpler if its shape were as parallelepiped as the Black Monolith in (2001)

    Right

  39. anon[139] • Disclaimer says:
    @Father O'Hara

    It seems like a lot of money to move a rock.

    No kidding.

    Why not save money by having the students move the rock?

    The ancient Egyptians sure knew how to get ‘er done!

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @El Dato
  40. @James O'Meara

    Uh, yes, exactly. But don’t tell the “right-wingers” who think “Christianity saved the West.”

  41. Whiskey says: • Website

    Reality check here. Christians took over the Roman Empire from the bottom up. Christian converts were slaves, women, people of low status. People of HIGH STATUS were Pagan, through and through. Its why Pagan elites persecuted Christians, whenever they could. Often most cruelly. And officially.

    Christianity offered instead of Paganism, a God who personally cared about each person, instead of some remote quarreling gods who would randomly punish people unless appeased. Christianity offered a savior God who personally died for each individual, not a remote Hero-God who did something long ago and did not care about anyone in particular. Christianity offered literacy, and was syncratic in its approach, mixing many Pagan festivals, traditions, and gods as Saints and the like. When Constantine adopted Christianity, one of his motivations was to please both his common soldiers who were mostly Christians, and his mother.

    Wokeism is top down. Its Corporate leaders, and the various young women who are their defacto mistresses to be blunt and honest. It offers big shots meaning to their lives (they are heroes fighting the deplorables) and a reason for their hos (the young women who are their staffers and often their mistresses) to look down their noses as the working White men around them. To the average White person who works for a living it offers nothing but degradation without meaning. They can’t change their skin or their original sin of Whiteness so they are stuck as the evil bad guy to be destroyed.

    This is why revolution is in the air. This random rock now. Mount Rushmore or the Washington Monument tomorrow by President Harris. With units openly disobeying and mutinying and citizens rushing to support them, likely hit by Predator Drones and its ON! Boogaloo Plus.

    The starting point for the balloon going up will be a pile of rocks, no doubt. And punishment of White soldiers who don’t blow it up, and their defenders.

    Consider this — most of the nation is officially on lockdown right now. And most people are just ignoring it.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Francis Miville
    , @El Dato
  42. @Patriot

    Send them to the Governor’s official residence, in Springfield or elsewhere. He’ll gladly eat them for you.

    • LOL: Patriot
  43. @notsaying

    “Why are blacks wasting their opportunities to get something valuable done?”

    Perhaps because the average IQ of Negroes in the USA is below 90 and I suspect that of Negroes attending the University of Wisconsin is not much higher.

  44. JimB says:

    The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

    By this logic, Brazil nuts should be removed from bags of mixed nuts sold in Safeway since they are often referred to as n**er toes. So don’t put any offending nuts on your Thanksgiving desert cart or the Vice Presidential-elect quadroon will put you on her “who’s naughty” list.

  45. BTW, things could soon heat up in Madison. The rock is close by an Amerindian burial site. Maybe some Amerindian activist will claim that the rock had/has religious significance for the autochthonic population. Maybe we will finally learn whether it is Amerindians or Negroes who have more Pokemon points within the coalition of the aggrieved.

  46. @Lockean Proviso

    Apologies in advance to Cole Porter:

    In olden days, the darkies knew their place,
    Now, everywhere you turn, they want things to burn,
    When will we learn?

    • Agree: bruce county
    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  47. @Achmed E. Newman

    Thank @Wilkey, I’m glad they reminded us of the Mayflower anniversary in a previous thread. I might not have noticed otherwise given the lack of media mentions.

  48. Dumbo says:
    @James O'Meara

    Worshipping, or, in this case, demonizing a rock, seems much closer to paganism or animism (or even mohammedanism) than anything in Christianity.

    Comparison with the Roman Empire’s decay are tempting, but fallacious. I think we are in uncharted territory.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  49. Dumbo says:

    It is not possible than any civilized society can survive this type of stupidity.

    I wonder if the future is going to look more like Zardoz or Mad Max than Brave New World or 1984.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @Gabe Ruth
  50. The Truth says:

    All black people are is the boy that cried wolf. Everything they see and everywhere they go they see a wolf. They see a rock and scream Wolf! Wolf! And stupid white people go Where? Where? And the blacks go There! There! And stupid white people go point to it I’m blinded by my white racism! And darky goes over to it and points to it and says see, there! And stupid white people go OHHH! Yes of course! It’s in the shape of a plantation mansion out in them cotton fields! And darky says No! No! And the stupid white people go Oh I see it. It’s white! And darky goes No! No! And round and round they go. Where it stops nobody knows. Old blackdonald had a farm eee, eyes, eee, eyes, ohh. And on this farm he had some racists. Eee, eyes, eee, eyes, ohhh. With whitey sayin coon here and sayin nicker there. Here a jungle bunny, there a porch monkey. Everywhere a welfare check. Old blackdonald cry-ing wolf. Eee, eyes, eee, eyes, ohhh.

  51. El Dato says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    No. the animism is serious and genetic.

    • Agree: TTSSYF, AndrewR
  52. Anonymous[351] • Disclaimer says:

    When you think about it, it is no more absurd, superstitious, and fetishistic than the ‘magic dirt’ theory school of economics – an ideology and dogma which currently has the ‘best and brightest’ of the western political elite in its thrall.

  53. Stogumber says:

    Lovers of tradition may remind Percy’s ballad about the demolition of Charing Cross by the Puritans:

    “But neither man, woman, nor child,
    Will say, I’m confident,
    They ever heard it speak one word
    Against the parliament.
    An informer swore, it letters bore.
    Or else it had been freed;
    I’ll take, in troth, my Bible oath,
    It could neither write, nor read.
    The committee said, that verily
    To popery it was bent;
    For ought I know, it might be so,
    For to church it never went …”

    • Thanks: Charlotte
  54. Voltarde says:

    But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

    The etymology of “n*****head” is more complicated, and in working-class parlance it can be complementary. It can mean anything massive, significant, and inherently powerful.

    In sawmills in the Pacific Northwest where booming is used (floating logs to the mill in “booms”), a jackladder pulls the logs one-by-one (in a line) up out of the water into the sawmill. The first massive sawmill-floor-level sawing unit that is used to hold and cut the logs is called a “n*****head”. Unless you’ve actually seen the size of these massive logs, you can’t really imagine just how big they are, and how important is the role of the correspondingly massive “n*****head”. If it fails, the whole mill shuts down.

    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
  55. El Dato says:

    Arecibo to be torn down. At least it was not racist. Or was it?

    The whole structure is dilapidated. 😧 (can one still say that? is it racist?)

    NSF has, in recent years, been seeking to reduce its commitment to the Arecibo Observatory and, in taking over its management, [University of Central Florida] has shouldered more of the financial burden. But [Ralph Gaume, director of NSF’s astronomy division] stated: “This decision has nothing to do with the scientific merits of Arecibo Observatory. It is all about safety.” The facility still has powerful and unique capabilities that researchers rely on, he said. “I’m confident of the resilience of the astrophysics community,” he added, and NSF is working with some of its other facilities to take up some of the studies that have been halted.

    Over the next few weeks, engineering firms will develop a plan for a controlled dismantling. It may involve releasing the platform from its cables explosively and letting it fall.

    Famed Arecibo telescope, on the brink of collapse, will be dismantled

    Legendary Arecibo telescope will close forever — scientists are reeling: New satellite image reveals the damage that shut down the facility, ending an era in astronomical observation.

    Will be it be built back better? Apparently not!

    Well, there is one in China. Fixed radiotelescopes have their problems though.

    Seriously, it’s like being in a J.G. Ballard story…

    All day this strange pilot had flown his antique aeroplane over the abandoned space centre, a frantic machine lost in the silence of Florida. The flapping engine of the old Curtiss biplane woke Dr Mallory soon after dawn, as he lay asleep beside his exhausted wife on the fifth floor of the empty hotel in Titusville. Dreams of the space age had filled the night, memories of white runways as calm as glaciers, now broken by this eccentric aircraft veering around like the fragment of a disturbed mind. From his balcony Mallory watched the ancient biplane circle the rusty gantries of Cape Kennedy. The sunlight flared against the pilot’s helmet, illuminating the cat’s-cradle of silver wires that pinioned the open fuselage between the wings, a puzzle from which the pilot was trying to escape by a series of loops and rolls. Ignoring him, the plane flew back and forth above the forest canopy, its engine calling across the immense deserted decks, as if this ghost of the pioneer days of aviation could summon the sleeping titans of the Apollo programme from their graves beneath the cracked concrete.

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
  56. Wake up says:

    “The Wisconsin Black Student Union called for the rock’s removal over the summer. President Nalah McWhorter said the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices that students of color face on a predominantly white campus”.

    Just curious, who is the President of the White Student Union?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  57. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    1620? Must be an off-by-one error!

  58. @Achmed E. Newman

    Residual boulders are linked to pole vaulting…

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en-US&biw=1130&bih=761&ei=3dS4X9qBBo7a5gLnrZdo&q=%22residual+boulders%22&oq=%22residual+boulders%22&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIJCAAQyQMQFhAeMgYIABAWEB46FAgAEOoCELQCEIoDELcDEOUCEIsDOh0ILhDqAhC0AhCKAxC3AxDlAhCLAxCaAxCbAxCoAzoFCAAQkQI6CAguELEDEIMBOgIIADoCCC46CwguELEDEMcBEKMCOgUIABCxAzoICC4QxwEQowI6CgguEMcBEKMCEEM6BAgAEEM6BwgAELEDEEM6BQgAEMkDOgUIABCSAzoECC4QQzoICC4QxwEQrwE6BwgAEMkDEEM6BwguELEDEEM6CggAELEDEMkDEEM6BAgAEAo6BAguEAo6CwguELEDEMcBEK8BOgoILhDHARCvARBDOggIABCxAxDJAzoFCC4QsQNQ7StYyYABYICEAWgFcAF4AIABwgGIAagOkgEEMTYuNZgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXqwAQq4AQLAAQE&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwia5KrwoJPtAhUOrVkKHefWBQ0Q4dUDCA0&uact=5

    …which is a sport in which participation by blacks is strongly discouraged:
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en-US&biw=1130&bih=761&ei=TNS4X5DQO66r5wKP-56wDg&q=is+pole+vaulting+a+white+sport%3F&oq=is+pole+vaulting+a+white+sport%3F&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoUCAAQ6gIQtAIQigMQtwMQ5QIQiwM6CwgAEOoCEI8BEIsDOggILhCRAhCTAjoLCC4QxwEQrwEQkQI6CAgAELEDEIMBOgsILhCxAxDHARCjAjoFCAAQsQM6AggAOggIABDJAxCRAjoFCAAQkQI6CAguELEDEIMBOggILhDHARCvAToFCC4QsQM6BQgAEMkDOggIABCxAxDJAzoCCC46BggAEBYQHjoJCAAQyQMQFhAeOggIIRAWEB0QHjoFCCEQoAE6BQghEKsCUKNzWMu5AWC7vAFoAXABeACAAYIBiAGpFpIBBDIzLjiYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEKuAECwAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwiQps6roJPtAhWu1VkKHY-9B-YQ4dUDCA0&uact=5

    See also: Why does The Man try to keep black students from learning how to pole vault? School to prison to pole vaulting pipeline, The Great Escape

    • Replies: @reactionry
  59. Pericles says:

    Thank you, Joe Biden. Let the healing begin.

  60. Bert says:
    @Bugg

    Pancake mix and syrup, rice, math, English, rocks….

    Soon the Federal Reserve Notes in your wallet will be the target of removal to a new owner who deserves reparations for your forebears’ sins and your own given that you don’t practice self-flagellation. Socialism will be justified as the only way to right the wrongs suffered by POC.

  61. BB753 says:

    When will they finally remove legitimate racist rock?

    “Imagine everyone in a sold-out stadium singing along joyfully to a tune glorifying slavery, rape, torture and pedophilia, with the entire chorus led by a hyper-gesticulating 75-year-old white male, centimillionaire. It sounds like something out of a dystopian horror film or a tale of 19th century-era evil.”

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-rolling-stones-brown-sugar-racist-lyrics-20190524-story.html

    No, it’s not a song about heroin, you bigots, lol!

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
  62. @reactionry

    [sorry about the bad links!]

    Residual boulders are linked to pole vaulting…

    …which is a sport largely closed to black participation..

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-05-15-sp-4982-story.html

    See also: black students kept off pole vaulting teams, school to prison to pole vaulting pipeline, The Great Escape

  63. It seems that Wisconsin has only begun to scratch the surface, so to speak, in eradicating this racist blight from its all-too-recent history, as Wisconsonians (and, alas, others as well) have also used the term in question to refer to a species of freshwater bivalve.

    From the Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, May-June 1966, p. 26:

    In those days clamming was big business. Hundreds of clam boats dragged the bottom with “crow-foot” bars, bringing up mostly the valuable and abundant “niggerhead,” as well as many other species such as muckers, sand shells, and “pocketbooks.” Thousands of people along the Mississippi river depended on these molluscs for a livelihood, and dozens of button factories sprang up near centers of clamming activity.

    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951t00232863d&view=1up&seq=286&q1=niggerhead

    The offending species, Quadrula ebena, apparently still lurks in the waters of the Mississippi, and continues to be used in the manufacture of mother-of-pearl and other racist buttons:

    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-540-72816-0_15256

  64. @rebel yell

    The ‘Early Christians’ didn’t take Rome. They were taken by Rome.

  65. @Calvin Hobbes

    What is wrong with white people?

    They have been brainwashed by several decades of (MSM) propaganda. And their women are a bit on the dim side which–when combined with a messianic tendency toward suicidal altruism–produces a sort of racial end game for them.

    If this weren’t the specific goal of the Ruling Class, it wouldn’t be happening.

  66. Tell the Black Student Union they have to pay the bill for removal. Odds are they’ll abruptly decide they can live with this evil rock after all. The problem here, as always, is not the Nalah McWhorters of this world but their enablers.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
  67. @PubliusSecundus

    Maybe some Amerindian activist will claim that the rock had/has religious significance for the autochthonic population.

    They’d have to be more ‘on the ball’ and they’d need more sponsors from the Ruling Class.

    Maybe we will finally learn whether it is Amerindians or Negroes who have more Pokemon points within the coalition of the aggrieved.

    I believe this question has been settled for a very long time. Amerinds aren’t as useful (or as violent) a cudgel else they’d be in this game. Provided they had the right sponsors in the media.

  68. @LRFD

    This is a public frenzy of sorts.

    Btw. – Henry Harpending was kinda wrong because his argument that Subsaharan superstition would come to the US might underestimate the fact, that superstition is always there.

    Shakespeare, Goethe – and Voltaire and – Stephen King etc. knew this all along. Maybe Stephen King isn’t taken seriously enough as someone who is in the footsteps of the greats.

    (Then there is this decent writer David Guterson who did look out for the longing for the supernatural and the realm of wonders in our lives – and wrote a very nice novel about it: Our Lady of the Forest.
    Mine might be rather diagnostic and less therapeutic remarks. – But that I’d have in common with Henry Harpending and the fabulous English anthropologist Nigel Barley (see his great book about his Subsaharan fieldwork A Plague of Caterpillars: A Return to the African Bush, Viking Press, 1986. , which, btw. is full of superstitions and paranoia and all that jazz. – “A Plague of Caterpillars” is perfect read, I’d like to say, highly recommended – and maybe now more useful than ever.

  69. @Harry Baldwin

    “conscientious SJWs would consider it their duty to publicize the hateful history of these nuts so that blacks can take offense at them”

    I’ve observed this too. Similarly they lose no opportunity to remind everyone of the supposedly hateful history of words like ‘gypsy’ and ‘hysteria’, which everyone else had forgotten generations ago, and therefore we must not use them. Preserving shibboleths is very much the raison d’etre for half these people.

  70. @notsaying

    No, Not “Rock Rap”

    “That leads them to get all wrapped up…”

    Perhaps a University White Paper could get the rock wrapped up.

    See also: LUG, SUG, Scissoring Until Graduation

    • Replies: @Muggles
  71. What’s the over/under on indoor plumbing going away? “My ancestors never had it, so it’s racist”.

  72. @rebel yell

    I’d hold that Christianity was a step forward in the history of mankind. So – no. Ancient Rome might not be the right analogy.

    I’d rather propose to look at medieval history – the proud city of Münster in North-Rhine Westphalia is an interesting example. John of Leiden and his – (self-baptizing) Anabaptist movement that took over this town for while. – The self-baprizers Anabptists were popular, anti-rational, “liberating” (not least – – – – sexually!), narcissistic to the n-th degree and – – – – – quite destructive.

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

    (Another plausible analogy would be Saint-Just, Danton et. al. of their – comrades – in the French Revolution – with the Marxian caveat though, that the once tragic outcome is now while being repeated – a rather burlesque happening (that marks the difference between Joe Biden and the rock fighters). – Marx’ remark I refer to is in his famous text about Louis Napoleon’s 18th Brumaire.

    • Replies: @David
  73. @anon

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” (William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun).

    For everybody interested in the medieval predecessors of the actual frenzies – check out Arno Borst’s books – especially Medieval Worlds – Barbarians, Heretics and Artists in the Middle Ages and or
    The Ordering of Time

    https://www.amazon.com/-/de/s?k=arno+medieval&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&dc&__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&qid=1605954377&ref=aw_s_fkmr0

    For a start – look up the Anabaptist King John of Leiden – nice Wikipedia article.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @guest
  74. El Dato says:
    @anon

    Wouldn’t work nowadays. People would randomly stop every few minutes to look at tweets.

    Plus, there are no imported blacks (nor jews) in that image but paid professional workers performing professionally on a mega-project. No bitching and moaning in that gang!

    • Replies: @anon
  75. Dr. X says:

    It will, of course, surely fall to a white contractor to figure out how to move the rock… I doubt the Black Student Union has many engineering majors.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  76. @Cloudswrest

    I was about to post the same thing. Beat me to it.

  77. Cortes says:

    Bad Day For Anti-Black Rock.

  78. Rob McX says:
    @PubliusSecundus

    Indeed. Maybe it would be cheaper in the long run to move the university away from the rock than vice versa.

    • LOL: TTSSYF
  79. guest says:
    @Dieter Kief

    Pursuit of the Millennium is a classic. Though because the author’s last name is Cohn it focuses on anti-semitism a bit too much.

  80. @notsaying

    I keep coming back to the idea that blacks aren’t willing to make the necessary changes they need to make themselves for their lives to change.

    When interviewed, many blacks will claim that nothing has really changed for them in that last 60 or 70 years of civil rights progress. Certainly this is not true for blacks of ability and good character who have taken advantage of the many opportunities now open to them. For the others, though, the reason that nothing appears to have changed is that they themselves have not changed.

    But maybe they can’t. We all work within our own limitations. There are things about myself I wish I could have changed and had I been able to do so my life would be better. I’m doing all right, but like most people, I could have done better. Do I blame anyone outside myself? No, I accept that it is a mixture of some things beyond my control, such as my level of intelligence and certain innate traits, and other things, such as a lack of self-discipline and some poor decisions, for which I have to take responsibility.

    I imagine for those in really poor circumstances, it’s painful to accept the possibility that it just “is what it is” because of their own innate limitations and because they have found it too difficult, perhaps impossible, to develop qualities that would have improved their situation. So they keep looking outside themselves for change that will improve their lives, but that change isn’t going to come.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy, Patriot
    • Replies: @Seneca44
    , @Patriot
  81. @Dumbo

    I wonder if the future is going to look more like Zardoz or Mad Max than Brave New World or 1984.

    Even Idiocracy had a level of technological advancement that seems beyond what people will be capable of in 100-200 years should current trends continue.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  82. David says:
    @Dieter Kief

    In 408, mobs of Christians were pulling down statues of Roman statesmen and gods, ransacking the temples, and using stone tablets with memorial inscriptions to pagans to pave roads. In 410, for the first time in 700 years, a conquering army entered the city of Rome.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Dieter Kief
  83. Anon[117] • Disclaimer says:

    They should go the “blow up the whale carcass” route: put a huge amount of dynamite underneath it and see what happens.

    The date of the explosion can be known as n***** head day, and small n***** head replica paperweight could be sold.

    For extra trolling, the “replicas” could bear no resemblance to the original, such that any rock paperweight will cause black trauma.

  84. Rob McX says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Idiocracy requires much suspension of disbelief for dramatic and comic purposes. People that stupid couldn’t handle the technology they have in the film, not even if they inherited it from earlier generations and only had to maintain it. Unlike Idiocracy, the future will be no laughing matter.

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
  85. TTSSYF says:
    @Patriot

    And can you believe that Kraft still produces cheese that’s explicitly labeled White American cheese? More systemic white racism, no doubt.

  86. TTSSYF says:
    @Patriot

    Snow White, My Fair Lady, White Shoulders…all have to go. And of course, white chocolate.

  87. Well, now we know that Camus had it wrong. That rock Sisyphus rolled up the hill didn’t descend by some impersonal force of Nature or the inevitable working of Cosmic Fate. it was dislodged by some human agent that had made it its life’s mission to harass and foil him.

    Ever notice how the mainspring of every black “justice” impulse is to burden and oppose whites? How they never strive to move forward but to always place themselves across the path of progress? How they define themselves by their opposition to whites? How they have no desire to express who they are in and of themselves?

    This dependence upon another person for one’s self definition is the very essence of the Slave mentality. Blacks ensnare and enslave themselves.

    • Agree: Patriot
    • Replies: @Neuday
  88. TTSSYF says:
    @James Speaks

    The liberals know better. They’re just pandering, as they’ve been doing for decades.

  89. If I remember correctly, a niqqerhead, for steamboats on the Mississippi, was a log that was so waterlogged that it floated vertically, with just a chunk of the end of the log visible above the surface. Like its human namesake, it posed a real threat to ordered life and easy commerce because it was hard to see and if a ship ran over one, the momentum of the log heaving up and down could readily poke a hole in the hull of the ship.

    So, as is so often the case, the colloquial, colorful, folk meaning of a word is more evocative and holds layers of meaning that academic words lack. The end of the log not only looked like the head of a person of color, but behaved like one as well. There’s a deep, embedded wisdom in the language of the Folk.

  90. Spud Boy says:

    “…that symbol that we don’t belong here.””

    She’s right. She probably belongs in a junior college taking remedial classes.

  91. The way things have gone at Mizzou I’m worried about the big beloved M on the hill behind one end zone — formed from thousands of rocks! White rocks! A painful reminder of, well, fill in the blanks. We may have even had some white cornerbacks back then.

  92. Polistra says:
    @MBlanc46

    The cool thing is that you can apparently get anything you want removed simply by calling it a name. My neighbors house is blocking my view of the water. Well guess what I heard someone call my neighbors house, just the other day.

    But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

  93. Dan Smith says:

    New academic position at major colleges and universities: geological racism inspector. Starting salary: $150K. Must be POC. Baccalaureate degree optional

    • LOL: Patriot
  94. Corvinus says:
    @AndrewR

    “Hopefully people resort to much more explicit methods of informing Ms. McWhorter that she doesn’t belong there.”

    So why don’t you volunteer? Then your hope turns into reality, rather than pawning off the responsibility to some schlub.

    As far as the situation is concerned, the rock should NOT be removed. The chancellor is dead wrong to buckle to the pressure.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  95. Is there a way I can adopt the rock? It never call anyone anything. It is innocent, and has been forced to be a public spectacle for decades. It just needs a home where it can damage vehicles that stray on my lawn due to negligent drivers.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  96. “… “n*****head,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.”

    The word was common in surface coal mines until the ’70s when it was replaced by the initials BFR, for “big fcuking rock”.

    Maybe if they changed the tag for the rock to BFR the students would demand it be kept.

  97. It would be funny to get some geology professor from the university to explain how, yes, rocks and other geological formations can in fact hold racist or other undesirable opinions or memories.

    And he would. His job depends on it.

  98. songbird says:

    There are lots of interesting stories from Japan about haunted rocks that would cry out, with some unique phrase, as travelers passed by. Sometimes, the Japanese would build temples around them, in order to celebrate them. Perhaps, we should do that: The rock said, “Nigger!”

    What to call this new racist animism that is developing in the West?

  99. J.Ross says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This might be a good time go re-endorse Michael Medved’s Thanksgiving Lecture. I have loads of disagreements with Medved but his knocks his pilgrim program absolutely out of the park. It’s conditionally family safe but very dark. He goes through the actual history in some detail (eg, mentioning the woman who committed suicide after reaching America because it was such a bleak wasteland) and nothing has made me appreciate Thanksgiving so much.
    http://townhallreview.com/2017/11/true-story-pilgrims-thanksgiving/

  100. @Rob McX

    For both you and Harry, of course there was plenty of artistic license, but Idiocracy was trying to show the world that the smart people built running down. It was understood that nobody there could handle the technology that was just running on autopilot. I liked the scene where the elevated road was partially in ruins, but cars were just driving along and falling off the edge of one bridge, one on top of the next, into a pile.

    It was in this, my favorite scene, with Dr. Lexus – go to 01:33:

  101. This version is slightly better. The Bobby Fuller Four played Fender Stratocasters, inherently racist instruments made in racist Fullerton, California.

  102. @cynewulf11

    What were they supposed to do, the thing was stone cold racist.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @El Dato
  103. slumber_j says:

    McWhorter also faulted the Wisconsin State Journal for printing the vulgarity in a 1925 news article.

    So the very newspaper in which this story is printed needs immolation too. Immediately.

    As to “I Fought the Law”: as a teenager I dug The Clash version. Recently I ran across an interesting Clash fact btw: apparently in the classified ad that landed Joe Strummer for the band, Mick Jones wrote, “Must like New York Dolls & Mott the Hoople.”

    This is as fascinating to me and in very much the same way as when early-stage Axl Rose answered a Rolling Stone interviewer’s boring question about a record on a desert island: “It can’t be just one. It’s Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols and Queen II.”

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  104. Art Deco says:

    There’s absolutely nothing to this other than the Black Students Union demonstrating they can get you to dance a jig in a saloon. The people who consented to this are contemptible.

  105. @Reg Cæsar

    that one is almost certainly next, and good riddance.

  106. AndrewR says:
    @Corvinus

    I’ve never even been to Wiscããnsin, so that would be rather silly. But I would belong at UW-Madison far more than this [redacted] does.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  107. AndrewR says:
    @Patrick in SC

    But she’s a “person of color.” And hates white people. So our Jewish betters have decided she absolutely belongs there. Do you have a problem with that, white goy?

  108. CCZ says:

    Does this reaction to a rock qualify as “black fragility”?? Think Robin DiAngelo will be writing “Black Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for Black People to NOT Talk About Imaginary Racism” anytime soon??

  109. Seneca44 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Well said. It’s a shame such an obvious truth must be only voiced on sites such as this lest you be fired, doxxed, or worse. This sentiment really needs to appear on sites such as The Root or Very Smart Brothas.

  110. @Patriot

    My toilet paper is white.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO? Should I get out of the house?

    Absolutely, if you want to be antiracist! You should replace it with antiracist toilet paper of the same color as Wisconsin Black Student Union President Nalah McWhorter:

    Meet five young Black leaders emerging in Madison

    https://www.channel3000.com/meet-five-young-black-leaders-emerging-in-madison/

    I had a BM a little while ago, which I’m going to regard as an antiracist BM, since what emerged was the same color as Wisconsin Black Student Union President Nalah McWhorter.

  111. Stores are going to have to stop selling Brazil nuts, because, according my Southern mom, they called them N****r toes.

    • Agree: bruce county
  112. El Dato says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    They should hold a “Nazi Rock” concert at that place. The NSATAP (National-Sozialistische Amerikanische Trumpische Arbeiter Partei) is sure to show up.

  113. El Dato says:

    OT: Physics Today has discovered that … physics is racialist?

    #BlackInPhysics Week essay series

    Although all our programming is built for Black physics students, postdocs, faculty, and industry professionals, we encourage allies and the general public to participate in the week’s events.

    Why?

    A series of panel discussions will target issues relevant to Black physicists, such as dealing with impostor syndrome and mental health, and are aimed at those in specific career stages. Additional professional events include a job fair and a three-minute thesis competition for PhD students to showcase their work. These professional events are being held only on weekdays because we value work–life balance.

    I actually had to look up “impostor syndrome”.

    Not gonna make it if you value work–life balance. It’s sad but it’s what the game matrix commands!

    I leafed through the articles but the only thing that jumped out was the “I don’t belong” neuroticism, the self-consciousness, the impression to being in a biblical obstacle course, the patriarchy, the stealing from blacks, the anti-queerishness and the feeling of persecution in the Trump era. Maybe people should drink more.

    30 years ago, we got Black Computer Genius Dyson in Terminator 2 trying to avoid the AI Apocalypse, 10 years ago we got genius Lt. Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ College Enterprise (well, maybe those years don’t exist, we seem to have gone seamlessly from Bush to Trump, but now the salvation is at hand).

    Whence all those psych problems?

  114. @Buzz Mohawk

    Eenie Meenie Miney Moe……

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  115. Here’s something Steve retweeted a few days ago:

    So what exactly are white people superior at? | Keep it 100: Black in America | Cut

    Blacks showing hatred and contempt for whites and pretending that reality is different from the way it is. They’re not all like this, but it seems like a lot of them are.

  116. Wuzzn’t this also the old term for (flower) Black-eyed Susans (and duzzn’t that promote violence against bitches and hoes?)

    Back in 1971, some folks objected to two location names, one Niggerhead Pond, and the other Niggerhead Ledge, both in the same small town of Marshfield, Vermont.

    Source: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2011/10/04/niggerhead-ctd-1/

  117. AndrewR says:
    @PubliusSecundus

    When has this ever even been up for debate? The red man is only useful to our ruling class when they can be used to bash whites. Anyone who truly cares about the red man (or the black man, for that matter), would oppose mass immigration, because every additional person in this country makes it that much less likely for the Cherokee or the Chippewa or whomever to get their old lands and ways back.

  118. Here’s another part that doesn’t make sense. The rock obviously didn’t call anyone any names. So if the rock was called a “n*****head” back in 1925, doesn’t that actually make it a VICTIM of racism instead?

    Should any black man that has been called the “n-word” be banned from campus now?

    • Agree: Stogumber
    • LOL: Svigor
  119. @Voltarde

    I believe there is evidence that this UW-Madison rock was used to smash Emmett Till’s head. That’s what Althea Bernstein was going to reveal when she was attacked. Open your eyes!

    • LOL: Voltarde
  120. Patriot says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Thanks! You are absolutely correct.

    Over the last 150 years (6 generations), Whites have done everything possible to comfort and uplift Blacks — Civil War, Emancipation, 40 acres and a mule, Reconstruction, integration, civil rights, welfare, food stamps, housing, medical care, job training, economic empowerment, Ebonics, Afro-Centric teaching, Head Start, NCLB, Affirmative Action, grants, fellowships, set asides, subsidized house and business loans, adding Blacks to every movie and TV,, MLK Day, Back History month, worship of Black athlites and performers. Whites even voted in a black president, twice.

    But it is STILL NOT ENOUGH.

    Blacks were given every opportunity. They simply are incapable of doing it. They have failed in the USA, same as how they have failed anywhere on Earth wher they live.

    It is impossible to fix Blacks.

  121. @slumber_j

    Music geeks can be remarkably specific about the combination of bands or artists comprising their “influences,” particularly if they’re trying to form their own band. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, the core couple behind indie perennials Yo La Tengo, placed a classified ad seeking musicians who shared their enthusiasm for the Soft Boys, Mission of Burma and Love (the ’60’s Los Angeles folk-rock/proto-punk outfit headed by talented drug casualty Arthur Lee). In 1984, when the Soft Boys’ records were available only as pricey imports (and Robyn Hitchcock was out on his own with the Egyptians, a band made up of ex-Soft Boys), Mission of Burma was barely known outside their Boston hometown (and had recently disbanded), and Love’s three original LP’s on Elektra were in-and-out-of-print, that was a rather recondite set of influences.

    The songwriting partnership between Steven Morrissey and John Maher (later Marr) that led to the Smiths was cemented by their mutual love of both glam rock — Morrissey was the president of the English fan club for the New York Dolls — and ’60’s girl group records, of which Marr had an impressive collection. Marr might as well have placed an ad for a singer/lyricist who “must like the New York Dolls and the Shangri-Las”: he wouldn’t have found a better musical fit than Morrissey.

    Then, there are (the) Pixies: Charles Thompson (a/k/a Black Francis, a/k/a Frank Black) and Joey Santiago placed an ad, looking for a bassist who liked “Husker Du and Peter, Paul and Mary,” and ended up with Kim Deal.

    • Thanks: slumber_j
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  122. AndrewR says:
    @PubliusSecundus

    I apologize for my lack of clarity. What I meant is that, objectively, the reds get treated worse than anyone else by the billionaires and Jews. And officially, the reds are only superior to whites in the intersectional totem pole.

    “Not now, Chief Flying Hawk; Draquarious Jenkins needs to burn down half the city in order to protest white supremacy.”

  123. AndrewR says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    John Maher is alright but “Your Body is a Wonderland” is an unforgivable stain on the history of music.

    (…eez joke)

  124. @Dumbo

    Maybe they can replace it with … oh, The Golden Calf of Anti-Racism!

  125. @Father O'Hara

    Now that you mention it, if I really must choose to spend the money on moving a rock or more gibs for PoC … I choose the rock.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  126. Corvinus says:
    @AndrewR

    “I’ve never even been to Wiscããnsin, so that would be rather silly.”

    It’s silly that you talk a good game, and when push comes to shove, you back down. I mean, here is your chance to “resort to much more explicit methods”.

    “But I would belong at UW-Madison far more than this [redacted] does”.

    No, you don’t. You lack the requisite Intersectional Pokemon Points. The University of South Alabama is more your speed.

    “So our Jewish betters have decided she absolutely belongs there. Do you have a problem with that, white goy?”

    Compared to the Alt Right masters who pull your strings? Are you talking to me, Deplorable?

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Mr. Anon
  127. Possumman says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    That what my grandfather always called them!

  128. Neuday says:
    @jon

    Something large, dumb, highly prone to inactivity but equally dangerous when kinetic was associated with ni55ers. Our ancestors, even the northrens, were based.

    • LOL: jon
  129. Public education is an unsurpassed, content generator.

    All government commissioned (tax gifted), public arts displays are crap.

    Smash the rock into 2,190 pieces and put one nugget on the front lawn of each WI, public school campus. At the base of the government flag pole.

    “Here, great minds are formed”.

  130. Neuday says:
    @ThreeCranes

    The Black “Justice” impulse is nothing other gussied up gibsmedat. If these Blacks had any intelligence one of them might wonder about a future where most of their people are dependent on government programs of a country that’s 40, 50 or 75 trillion dollars in debt. Are there alt-Negro websites where Blacks or reasonably good intelligence discuss the future of the American Black if scarcity or even famine were to return? Are there aspiring preppers? Our brighter parasites can always decamp to Israel or some other promising host, but do the duller parasites ever ponder the death of the host and whether it’s wise to so wish for such a thing?

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  131. Maybe they’ll bring in a thousand Mexican laborers to bust it up.

  132. “Butcher told the committee that the rock’s removal presents an opportunity to prioritize students of color and engage in complex conversations.”

    Endless complex conversations about bigoted boulders, what better way to spend one’s time.

    In 2011 Texas governor Rick Perry was entangled in a racist rock controversy:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rick-perry-familys-hunting-camp-still-known-to-many-by-old-racially-charged-name/2011/10/01/gIQAOhY5DL_story.html

    • Replies: @reactionry
  133. Svigor says:

    I largely agree with Weimericans that they aren’t worthy to have all these cool monuments and, er, rocks around them. Where I diverge with them is on what is to be done with these cool, important objects. Weimericans seem to want them destroyed or at least disposed of, where I demand that they be transported in state to places of honor near large populations of real Americans (White Southerners and the like).

    Barring this, I support disposing of all the Weimericans and keeping the cool, important objects where they are.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  134. Svigor says:
    @Corvinus

    It’s funny how you don’t even try to disguise your fedposting. The sad part is you’re doing the gig for free. Talk about a loser.

    Have you submitted your CV to Stasi FBI? They’re all gay obese mouth-breathing antifa like you now – you should probably give it a shot. You absolutely have the temperament for the “job.”

    Compared to the Alt Right masters who pull your strings? Are you talking to me, Deplorable?

    Seriously, apply; they absolutely say stuff like that with a straight face at Quantico nowadays.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  135. Ragno says:
    @LRFD

    I often get discouraged by the very real power of TPTB. …… I’m not sure if I should be cowed or dismissive of them, and I end up utterly confused. It reminds me of nothing so much as Caligula (allegedly) appointing his horse as Consul.

    Perhaps you might come to a different conclusion were you to discover that part of that shortage of firearms we’ve all been reading about the past few months is in part caused by government making bulk purchases and then seeing that those guns are distributed to the best-organized and most “proactive” antifa and BLM regiments.

    And before you harumph, “That’s an outrageous claim to make!”, remember – it was your government that armed Mexican gangbangers and narcoterrorists not long ago. (To say nothing of training and encouraging Osama bin-Laden, once upon a time.) And they admitted it well before our left-leaning media would ever have made a sincere attempt to investigate any of the leads.

    One way TPTB gets to be TPTB is when the free press so vital to a Constitutional republic becomes so corrupted (subtly at first, then less subtly, and eventually openly) that they change the working definition of ‘investigative journalism’ from following leads and knocking on doors and distrusting authority to “I can’t possibly write about this crime until you solve it for me first, complete with proof, motive and videotaped witness testimony” – and whose idea of following leads and knocking on doors is calling up various high-ranking party apparatchiks for a readymade soundbite in lieu of a response. As for questioning authority, that depends entirely on whether or not that authority is followed by a parenthesized D or an R. (The lack of any letter at all, or even worse, an I or a L, means you don’t even get the phone call.)

  136. Mike Tre says:

    “… Officials estimate the cost of removal ranges from $30,000 to $75,000.”

    So 500k, got it.

    • LOL: Rob McX
  137. @Patrick in SC

    ““Ha ha, look how idiotic these liberal lunatics are!”

    Sure, but they won. Again. They always seem to win. And all this stuff they’re destroying ain’t coming back.”

    We could organize a “Save the Rock” rally, but we know how that would turn out. The forces of evil hold the levers of power, and the 73 million Trump voters seem impotent to challenge them in any meaningful way.

    At least some wealthy conservatives haven’t allowed themselves to be muzzled:
    “An attorney representing accused Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse says actor Ricky Schroder and the CEO of MyPillow helped get the 17-year-old out of jail.”

  138. @photondancer

    “Tell the Black Student Union they have to pay the bill for removal. Odds are they’ll abruptly decide they can live with this evil rock after all. The problem here, as always, is not the Nalah McWhorters of this world but their enablers.”

    Exactly!

  139. Muggles says:
    @reactionry

    No, Not “Rock Rap”

    Correct, it should be referred to as the ‘rap rock.”

    Rap music lyrics are replete with usage of the Infamous N Word. So the old nickname just needs to be repurposed (or more fashionably now, ‘reset’) for modern 21 Century cultural references.

    Just put a bronze plaque on it and problem solved.

    Students from the Black Student Union can gather around it on Saturday nights and chant their favorite N-lyrics by various performers. Of course only blacks (Blacks!) allowed.

    This will reflect the new version of Systemic Non Racism.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @Cortes
  140. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    You are a stupid, contemptible ass.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Reg Cæsar
  141. Perhaps they could impose a ducking trial on the rock like they did in Salem.

  142. jamie b. says:

    “This is a huge accomplishment for us,”

    And she probably doesn’t feel that she’s exaggerating.

  143. Anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:

    When I read this, I caught myself thinking, “This is just so incredibly stupid, that it MUST be true!”

  144. Alden says:
    @David

    It was goth slaves or cheap immigrant labor who were in contact with the goth army and opened the gates to allow the goth army in. A lesson to be learned.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  145. “This is a huge accomplishment for us,”

    That says it all, folks. These people think they’re doing incredible things by having a rock that was once commonly called “nigger” removed.

  146. @Rob McX

    “satirists”

    2020: It is illegal to mercilessly mock and endlessly ridicule the overclass of Colour. History’s greatest collection of entitled jackasses. Anus horribilis.

  147. BobX says:

    So can anyone confirm this is John McWhorter’s daughter? That should make for an interesting The Glenn Show episode with Glenn and John.

    https://bloggingheads.tv/programs/glenn-show

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  148. @C. Van Carter

    Dearest C. Van Carter:

    With respect to your delightful and illuminating look back, you should try speed reading my classic N****rhead Revisited.

    Godspeed,
    Evelyn Wood Waugh

  149. McWhorter also faulted the Wisconsin State Journal for printing the vulgarity in a 1925 news article.

    Someone needs to exhume the remains of the editors and hang them at the Uni’s gate.

    … Officials estimate the cost of removal ranges from $30,000 to $75,000.

    Can’t they make DIE 101 a mandatory course for White students, with one of the learning assignments being to put themselves into irons, and, as a chain-gang, to put pick-axes and shovels to work breaking this big rock into little rocks?

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  150. @Muggles

    Correct, it should be referred to as the ‘rap rock.”
    Just put a bronze plaque on it and problem solved.
    Students from the Black Student Union can gather around it on Saturday nights and chant their favorite N-lyrics by various performers. Of course, only blacks (Blacks!) allowed.

    When in doubt – choose the easy way out!

    Variation would be: Whether or not in doubt – always the easy way out!

  151. @Patriot

    Please Corvie. Troll? Every word is demonstrably true. You’re the troll in this one. This is why no one likes you, no matter your proclamation elsewhere. You’re a party hack supporting talking points and lies. Wazzamattah, did Patriot give you a little too much truth in one post?

    • Agree: Bert
    • Troll: Corvinus
  152. Cortes says:
    @Lurker

    In the Middle East the Saudis don’t show the Flintstones but Abu Dhabi do.

    • LOL: Lurker
  153. Cortes says:
    @Muggles

    “Aspiring Rappers Rock”?

  154. @cynewulf11

    Is it possible they think it is the Mayflower rock? Geography is a white subject, you know.

  155. @David

    Excerpt from Bruce Bartlett

    How Excessive Government Killed ancient Rome 

     Despite such efforts, land continued to be abandoned and trade, for the most part, ceased (Rostovtzeff 1926). Industry moved to the provinces, basically leaving Rome as an economic empty shell; still in receipt of taxes, grain, and other goods produced in the provinces, but producing nothing itself. The mob of Rome and the palace favorites produced nothing, yet continually demanded more, leading to an intolerable tax burden on the productive classes.’3In the fifty years after Diocletian the Roman tax burden roughly doubled, making it impossible for small farmers to live on their production (Bernardi 1970: 55)14 This is what led to the final breakdown of the economy (Jones 1959). As Lactantius (1984: 13) put it: The number of recipients began to exceed the number of contributors by so much that, with farmers’ resources exhausted by the enormous size of the requisitions, fields became deserted, and cultivated land was turned into forest. Although Constantine made an effort to restore the currency, subsequent emperors resumed the debasement, resulting in renewed price inflation (West 1951). Apparently, EmperorJulian (360—63 AD.) also‘3Aurelio Bernardi (1970: 81) suggests that from an economic point of view, the states increasing efforts to collect taxes against the increasing efforts of taxpayers to avoid or evade the excessive burden was more burdensome than the taxes themselves.‘4The depressing effect of heavy taxation on farm output is shown by the fact that land rent and real wages fell during this period (Muth 1994).299CATOJOURNALrefused to believe that the inflation was due to debasement, but rather was caused by merchants hoarding their stores. To prove his point, he sent his own grain reserves into the market at Antioch. According to Gibbon (1932: 801), The consequences might have been foreseen and were soon felt. The Imperial wheat was purchased by the rich merchants; the proprietors of land or of corn withheld from the city the accustomed supply; and the small quantities that appeared in the market were secretly sold at an advanced and illegal price. Although he had been warned that his policies would not lower prices, but rather would exacerbate the shortage, Julian nevertheless continued to believe that his policy worked and blamed complaints of its failure on the ingratitude of the people (Downey 1951).
      
    https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-journal/1994/11/cj14n2-7.pdf

  156. ic1000 says:

    > But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*****head

    Nothing is more racist than pimples. It’s an open question whether the supremacist kind or the oppressive kind are more triggering.

    I plan to investigate acne on the UW campus. My study will cost between $30,000 and $75,000.

  157. @Calvin Hobbes

    Cal, when I was young we were unloading steel from a barge and I was told to tie the barge to a …dare I say it? Those black, round topped stanchions on the dock were called…well, you know. Maybe we should get rid of all of them and then every ship will be unable to exploit blacks. Someone can post a picture.

  158. In the same vein, Berkeley University, proud employer of two recent Nobel Prize winners, is removing the names of three long ago professors from campus buildings. Cancelled for racist or eugenic beliefs, BUT, I learned in the comments at Berkeleyside that the founder of Berkeley U and the name sake of the city, owned slaves. documented fact. Well, now there is a dilemma, cancel all things Berkeley or ignore the obvious racist past.

  159. Wouldn’t it be fun if the actor,”The Rock”,actually came to UW to speak out against the other Rock?
    “I’m a Rock thats against racism!”

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  160. “Some academic should look into the late anthropologist Henry Harpending’s idea that we are seeing a revival in the U.S. of distinctively sub-Saharan superstitions.”

    You beat me to it, Steve. I was going to say that all of this reminds me of the references to “hoodoo” and other such imagery in old blues songs by long-gone sings like Ma Rainey.

    Also, how is it that whites, Asians, and Hispanics all seem to live in the present, but blacks seem controlled by things whites did hundreds of years ago?

  161. @Rob McX

    I always assumed that China and Japan were not as affected by the dysgenics as the West, and that they were the ones who sold technology to the denizens of Idiocracy.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  162. @Harry Baldwin

    Should grocery stores continue to sell Brazil nuts? I heard they used to have rather a crude nickname, “n—– toes.”

    I had never heard Brazil nuts called that, but that name was used for chocolate drop candy.

    Both of my grandparent’s houses, in the middle of Kentucky coal country, had watermelon sized chunks of coal that had come out of the mine with a round or oval shape outside the front doors of their houses. The common name for those chunks of coal was “nxxxxx heads”. But that was just their White privilege where my father’s childhood home did not have indoor plumbing until the late 1950’s and my maternal grandfather had lived in coal camps and worked in the mines one way or another since the age of 10.

  163. Removing the Hate Rock is a good start, but only a start. The ground, which has supported that malignant stone for a century since it was dug up, must be eliminated so as not to trigger persons of choler.

    How deep must the excavation of the racist soil go? A hundred feet? Two hundred? No! However much dirt is removed, there remains more that was systemically racist in holding the Hate Rock. It must be obliterated right to the earth’s core.

    But that’s a lot of dirt. What to do with it? Elon Musk has a plan for his space rockets …

  164. Svigor says:
    @Mr. Anon

    That’s what I’ve been saying: perfect FBI material.

  165. @BB753

    I have a game I play while listening to the Classic Rock station on long drives: try to find at least one lyric “problematic” enough to get each song banned.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
  166. First they came for the rocks
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a rock …

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    , @Dieter Kief
  167. Cato says:

    Some academic should look into the late anthropologist Henry Harpending’s idea that we are seeing a revival in the U.S. of distinctively sub-Saharan superstitions.

    Congratulations on being the person who facilitated the Harpending-Cochrane collaboration. Harpending’s idea (or maybe it is yours?) that notions such as “white privilege” and “systemic racism” are analogous to witchcraft beliefs widespread in Africa — such notions might well have been facilitated by Christianity. As Augustine proclaimed “Believe and you will understand” — i.e., accept our worldview and everything will make sense. Europeans became accustomed to accepting a dogma that would make the world intelligible. A dogma with empirically questionable tenets, such as a god impregnating a virgin, or a dead man rising to the skies, or the magical properties of eating this dead man’s flesh and drinking his blood. No wonder that Europeans can accept even more bizarre beliefs, such as that blacks are identical to whites in all of their essential characteristics, that only discrimination holds blacks down, and that the only thing that really matters in life is that black people approve of you.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  168. anon[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    Wouldn’t work nowadays. People would randomly stop every few minutes to look at tweets.

    Then poast selfies to Insta.

  169. anon[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    As far as the situation is concerned, the rock should NOT be removed.

    You should know better, Corvinus. Or should that be KKKorvinus?

  170. The bad juju coming from the rock is affecting black grades.

    The rock should be ritually stoned, like a symbol of the devil.

  171. @Buffalo Joe

    UCSD’s undergraduate college is named after Earl Warren.

    Post-12/7, EW was perhaps this country’s leading voice for rounding up Japanese-AMERICANs, peaceful inhabitants of the west coast though they were, and transferring them to high desert camps (prisons).

    The Yellow Peril.

    Let the name of tax-&-spend, Sinophobe, lawyer-judge and cover-up artist Earl Warren be stricken from every public roadway, building, and school.

  172. @Patriot

    It is impossible to fix Blacks.

    “Edmund Kirke, a northern businessman… could hardly believe the indulgence shown to slaves who did half as much work as northern free laborers. He snapped at a planter friend: ‘You waste enough in one day, to feed the whole North for a week. It’s a sin– the unpardonable sin– for you know better.’ His friend replied softly, ‘Well, it is wrong, but how can we help it? We can’t make the negroes anything but what they are– shiftless, and careless about everything but their own ease.’”

    Eugene D Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Fatal Self-Deception: Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South (2011), p.63

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  173. @Etruscan Film Star

    Let’s review: Rocks. Don’t. Talk.

    Other than that, you’ve got a good point.

  174. duncsbaby says:
    @rebel yell

    Power-hungry blacks, mentally ill whites and cowardly administrators are demonizing a rock. A rock.

    Help, I’m a rock.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  175. @Etruscan Film Star

    First they came for the rocks
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a rock …

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.

    Etruscan Film Star – may I rewrite the second verse:

    Then the came for liberty
    And there was no Rock left
    To roll away this malfeasancy!

  176. It figgers that they’d call attention
    To an object no others would mention.
    Hire diggers to bury
    What has now become scary:
    That which triggers our dummkopfisch Menschen.

  177. BB753 says:
    @Paul Mendez

    “I have a game I play while listening to the Classic Rock station on long drives: try to find at least one lyric “problematic” enough to get each song banned.”

    I’m pretty sure they’ll end up banning a lot of rock classics, or inserting “beeps” in between lines. Just like that famous Prince song, “You sexy motherf*ck*r”. The European release had no beep but the UK and US versions did.

    Prince gets a pass for being black, but not these great guys (whose lead singer looks like a young Steve Sailer and the bass player looks gay as hell) :

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  178. Rob McX says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Actually, I hadn’t thought of that. It’s the only thing that would make the story plausible.

  179. @Stonewall Jackman

    Wow, Moon, eh?
    I was expecting a ‘Keith’, but instead I got a ‘Reverend.’
    Good onya kid!

  180. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Lovely, Eustace… nice one!
    Got any more?

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  181. @Whiskey

    I have here to make a rectification : early Christianity was not a slaves’ religion. Christian missionaries did not concentrate on recruiting too many slaves except a few token ones, because it was opposed by founding principle to slave emancipation and all slaves in practice ended up running away in some accepted way by their masters once they had served, therefore too many slaves represented a risk for the cult’s reputation, as the early Christian doctrine mirrored the Hindu social doctrine and was more demanding to slaves and proletarians than to others : all forms of social ascension were ungodly and you were supposed to stay for all generations to come in the station you were born into, or reborn as a convert. There were slaves in early Christianity like there are a few token workers militating in the Republican party’s Christian coalition (or in established Communist Parties of the Eastern countries), but nothing more. Proletarians (which meant people more valuable to the state by the children they provided to the imperial armies than by their work proper) that lived for day to day pay and depended heavily on all sorts of imperial free stuffs to eke out a quite effortless and carefree existence were told to renounce to all public social programs and depend only on the plusvalue of their handwork to survive, which was near zero, and therefore were shunned as a clientele by the missionaries.

    Early Christianity recruited most typically among the independent urban artisans and merchants quite above the level of simple workers, having long term budgets to care for, but too low and too busy surviving to aim at acquiring pagan classical litterate culture. Saint Paul as a manufacturer of tents had been a role model in this regard. Early Christianity recruited among the very same social class that adopted into Methodism in Georgian and Victorian England as well as in the corresponding strata of American urban society and more recently into Zionist Evangelism of the kind is used in poor countries by American missionaries in order to form a lower middle class most hostile to the ambient culture to break all chances of revolution : it then served to that very same purpose, it was a socially over-conformist religion that stood on the side of official order right or wrong, and which was resented against both by the intellectuals and artists (whose professions were then considered as ungodly and to be abandoned in order to convert) as well as by the proletarians and slaves and all those who aimed at getting most pleasure out of this life despite their lack of means : most persecutions against Christians, the number of victims of which has been grossly exaggerated, started among the poor whom the Christians accused of their own misfortunes and litterally prayed for to be visited divine plagues upon for their sins of immorality.

    As a rule early Christians were liked and even promoted by the most corrupt and austerity-fostering part of imperial power as Christianity was opposed to any political discussion or preference as contrary to salvation, and also to state social programs and imperial generosity to artists and aesthetic pursuits. Christianity was far more top-down than you might think, mostly financed as a new ideal tool of social control by the filthy rich avaricious classes looking for an alternative to the anti-Greek forms of the old Roman religion, and aiming at reducing the demand for social justice programs as well as destroying all forms of romanticism as well as of revolutionary spirit, as it encouraged a vision of the world where continuous social deterioration was God-willed : it was anti-humanism first and foremost, they prayed for the advent of a cultural dark age and they got it at last.

  182. @Old and Grumpy

    Adopt the rock — that’s how I feel about all those Confederate statues so wrongly desecrated and disappeared. I’d love to have Colonel Ambrose D. Whatever on my front lawn, sword drawn atop his noble steed. Throw in a cannon and a neat triangular stack of balls and I’m set — that’ll show the family down the street with the Hate Has No Home Here signs.

  183. @Alden

    The sad fact is that most Goths had far more admiration for Rome, at least as a monumental marvel, than old stock Romans. The Old Romans, who had reverted to being the same kind of mafia-enriched peasants as they had been during foundational and early republican times, were interested in short term profit only, and did not hesitate to use the old monuments as quarries for other more prosaic and sellable uses like bath or drinkhouse appliances, while the Goths repaired then so as to convert them to other uses as per their intentions, for in reality they repaired or rebuilt them according to the style of most recent fashion and greater prestige which was no longer classical Roman but mosaic-rich Romanesque or Byzantine.

  184. Corvinus says:
    @Svigor

    “It’s funny how you don’t even try to disguise your fedposting.”

    Indeed, I have a running file on everyone here. See. I know considerably more about what is going on behind the scenes of matters to which I am privy than the public does. But I can’t say anything about what is happening now until the process is over, and that process will take months, if not years.

    “The sad part is you’re doing the gig for free. Talk about a loser.”

    My offshore bank accounts say different.

    “That’s what I’ve been saying: perfect FBI material.”

    Of course you do realize that Trump is using the FBI to help him with his accusations of massive voter fraud at the behest of the Attorney General Barr, right? So when you denigrate fine institution, by extension you are saying their work is a sham to assist the President in his investigation.

    You’re just not that bright.

  185. El Dato says:
    @Whiskey

    Christianity offered instead of Paganism, a God who personally cared about each person, instead of some remote quarreling gods who would randomly punish people unless appeased.

    You have to admit though that the Pagan view is nearer to base reality than the Christian understanding of how the universe works. Except for the appeasement part. Nothing in the universe cares about appeasement or even knows there is one.

  186. @notsaying

    Why are blacks wasting their opportunities to get something valuable done? I keep coming back to the idea that blacks aren’t willing to make the necessary changes they need to make themselves for their lives to change.

    The main issue is that liberalism is emotional to the point of encouraging irrationality and White liberals lead them into irrational and impractical plans.

    They do the same thing to White college students.

    They turn them into left-wing activists that can’t explain how breaking a window or chanting about capitalism will improve the lives of anyone.

    It’s all just emotional glob. The work of postmodern BS. Objective thinking is discouraged so their own activists come out of school thinking that all plans have equal potential.

    I thought it wouldn’t get worse than being angry at statues but here we are.

  187. @Reg Cæsar

    Makes one wonder why your Yankee ancestors were the FIRST Americans to import, buy/sell negros, and to legalize chattel slavery Reg.

    ???????

    Quite the conundrum.

  188. znon says:
    @Hamlet's Ghost

    Plymouth Rock isn’t a racist rock, its a Colonialist rock.

  189. @Neuday

    Agree. And why don’t the Oprays or Cobys of the black world display a little entrepreneurship and compassion for their own people and open those grocery stores so needed in the ghetto food deserts? Why don’t blacks step up and help blacks? Aren’t the leaders of the black community interested in freeing their fellow Africans from the yoke of white (or Korean or Jewish) economic oppression?

    Or maybe there is no black “community”. There’s just a bunch of self-seeking sociopaths?

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  190. @BobX

    That thought struck me but I couldn’t quickly find anything to connect the two McWhorters. He does apparently have one daughter named Dolly, too young to cause trouble yet. And as good as Wisconsin might be, wouldn’t his spawn be going to some more superficially prestigious east or west coast U?

    • Replies: @BobX
  191. Gabe Ruth says:

    Some individuals of my acquaintance have been known to refer to sports arenas and stadiums as gorilla exhibitions. Shame that these very expensive and grand structures will now have to be demolished, but I don’t make the rules.

  192. Gabe Ruth says:
    @Dumbo

    We’ll trend towards Stand On Zanzibar for the lifetime of anyone reading this, my money’s on Book of the New Sun for the longer term.

  193. @BB753

    Black Betty is cultural appropriation,as BLACK prisoners would sing it as they worked. (Racism!)
    Someone said Black Betty was a name used by Brit soldiers for a particular rifle. Maybe it was adopted by BLACKS.

    You’ll note that “Money For Nothing”, which was yuge on MTV years ago,has dropped ths term ” faggot.”
    As has Fast Times. Remember “Those guys are fags!” Thats the line thst made Sean Penn a star.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Rob McX
  194. Rob McX says:
    @Father O'Hara

    And the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” is being censored for Christmas broadcast in Britain. This Sky News article is afraid to even name the excised word, i.e. faggot.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @BB753
  195. anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    This Sky News article is afraid to even name the excised word, i.e. faggot.

    What a bunch of fairies!

    • LOL: BB753
  196. @Wake up

    Wake up, good question and please note that these black students face ” daily injustices.”

  197. @Dr. X

    Dr. X, I would be slightly impressed if sledgehammers and picks and shovels were donated to the black students who could have at it and pulverize the offending stone. Think of that, an offending stone. Sad.

  198. @Mr. Anon

    @Corvinus
    You are a stupid, contemptible ass.

  199. TTSSYF says:

    Instead of agreeing to move the rock, why doesn’t the university tell McWhorter, et. al., to go pound sand?

  200. Steve, when I first saw the title to this post, I was certain Skrewdriver would be mentioned at some point.

  201. @Corvinus

    As far as the situation is concerned, the rock should NOT be removed. The chancellor is dead wrong to buckle to the pressure.

  202. @Cloudbuster

    As much as i appreciate white working guys …

    If this is really going to cost 30K, instead of hiring some white guys who do excavation, offer the UW black students the $30K … but they have to remove it themselves.

    Just watching the students organize to tackle this problem would be good theater and a valuable racial education.

  203. @Reg Cæsar

    Tap dance offs are gayer than gay porn.

  204. @Andrew Callinan

    Let’s employ Twitter morons to sting
    Sculpted rock of our Saint Doctor King
    With an epithet vile.
    In a wink: out of style.
    Gleeful Blacks will sledgehammer the thing.

  205. So, many decades ago, someone used an offensive term in reference to an inanimate hunk of silicon and oxygen compound, and the university has to spend tens of thousands of dollars to eliminate it? No doubt, pointing out that $35,000 to $70k could fund a couple or three scholarships for “People of Color” – who are probably anything but “scholars,” BTW – would have absolutely no effect on these agitators’ thinking – or, more likely, non-thinking.

  206. Tyrade says:

    I am almost certain the ‘offending’ rock is the one Tiger had removed in the 1999 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
    https://www.pgatour.com/video/2019/01/29/legends-of-the-green–fans-move-boulder-for-tiger-woods-in-1999.html

    The precedent was set: everything is a moveable obstruction.

    Fore!

  207. BobX says:
    @Known Fact

    Yes I found Dolly’s picture. I speculate Nalah to be perhaps a child of a prior pairing and estranged?

  208. BB753 says:
    @Rob McX

    Well, it’s not like the lyrics of the song befit a Christmas carroll. Just goes to show how secular our culture has become!
    Come to think of it, “White Christmas” is also secular in tone. No mention of Jesus, Mary or even the manger!

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