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From the San Francisco Chronicle:

I am wondering why this tweet is phrased so precisely as to be completely true.

Did Professor Christainsen insist?

Or perhaps the writer or editor is playing a joke on naive SF Chronicle subscribers by calling the exact truth a “fringe theory”?

An East Bay professor is teaching the theory that race influences intelligence. Students and faculty want him out

by Jason Fagone Oct. 30, 2020 Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 6:20 p.m.

An economics professor at one of California’s most diverse public universities has for years taught a fringe theory that race influences intelligence, claiming that certain Black and Hispanic ethnic groups are less intelligent on average than white Europeans and Northeast Asians.

Complaints about Gregory Christainsen, a white professor emeritus at Cal State East Bay, bubbled up at a Board of Trustees meeting for the college system conducted via livestream video on Thursday. Three professors and three students aired concerns about Christainsen’s work, as well as the impact on students and faculty of color.

Christainsen “asserts in his work that people of sub-Saharan African descent, people like me and many of our students, have significantly lower IQs than any other ethnicity,” Pascale Guiton, a Cal State East Bay assistant professor of biology originally from the Ivory Coast said during the meeting. “It is appalling and scary to know that he and others like him get to teach and evaluate Black students and Black faculty.”

Meanwhile, a group of students posted an online petition calling on the university to “put an end to institutionalized racism starting with the termination of (Christainsen’s) emeritus status.” As of Friday morning, the petition had more than 900 signatures.

The push-back against Christainsen’s work comes amid wide alarm over a resurgence of far-right and white nationalist movements in the U.S. and around the world. Energized by President Trump, these organizations often draw on the core ideas of race science, spreading them in online communities and at public demonstrations.

Christainsen and leading figures in “race realism” are not trained geneticists, and experts in that field — as well as authorities on neuroscience and psychology — reject the conclusions of race realists, saying their work relies on faulty assumptions and dubious statistics.

Alerted to the comments and the petition Thursday afternoon, Christiansen defended his intelligence research as legitimate and accurate, saying it has been published in respected peer-reviewed journals and that critics are trying to censor him.

In several emailed statements to The Chronicle, Christainsen described his work as uncontroversial, falling within the mainstream of contemporary intelligence research. He said he welcomes debate and that students upset with his papers or his teaching “constitute a highly unrepresentative sub-sub-sample of the more than 10,000 students I have taught.”

“I would prefer that people provide evidence pertaining to the truth or falsity of research findings instead of recklessly using words like ‘bigoted,’” Christainsen said. “I do not enjoy reporting that different population groups have different average test scores, but I am open to continued discussion of reasons for test score differences.”

Specifically, while referencing the work of others or his own research, Christainsen has written that “the average level of intelligence in sub-Saharan Africa is quite low,” that African American women are overpaid “relative to their cognitive ability,” that brain size varies along racial lines and IQ is linked to brain size, and that “people should face issues of eugenics and dysgenics more forthrightly than has recently been the case.”

Christainsen formally retired from the university in 2016 but has continued to teach economics and management courses on a part-time basis. This semester, according to the university, he is teaching three classes: “Principles of Macroeconomics,” “Introduction to Urban Economics” and “Managerial Economics and Business Strategy.” Emeritus faculty retain many university privileges and the option to teach again in the future.

Asked about the criticisms of Christainsen made at Thursday’s meeting and the student petition, a university spokesperson said, “The statements and views expressed by this faculty member are antithetical to the core values of Cal State East Bay, which is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect.”

But the university also defended Christainsen on academic freedom grounds.

“It is important to note, however, that as a public institution of higher education, we are bound to uphold First Amendment guarantees of free thought and speech, including when — and in fact especially when — we strongly disagree with and find repulsive the viewpoints offered, as long as the expression is lawful and comports with our campus time, place, and manner policies,” the Cal State East Bay statement continued. …

“I would have said the same things in an interview with The Nation, Mother Jones, or The Huffington Post,” Christainsen told The Chronicle. “I certainly am not a ‘white nationalist,’ and in the interview I said that the evidence does not at all support ‘white supremacism.’ I am a classical liberal in the spirit of John Locke.”

An economist within Christainsen’s department, Christian Roesssler, said there is “a difference between academic freedom and academic malpractice. Citing and interpreting statistics selectively to align with personal biases is expression, but it’s not academic expression.” Nina Haft, professor of dance, said such biases “undermine our Black students and create barriers to their success.”

The faculty speakers were followed by three students who demanded that Christainsen’s emeritus status be revoked.

“As a proud Mexican American, I am appalled that CSUEB has tolerated a professor who publishes racist ideology while teaching at one of the most diverse CSU campuses,” said Karen Parada, a master’s candidate in biology, who quoted from a 2012 paper in which Christainsen writes that Hispanics in the U.S. “score poorly on intelligence tests (on average), tend to have less massive brains than whites” and “have a high rate of dependency.”

“How is this person still allowed to teach?” asked another student, Ashmita Ahluwalia, a sophomore majoring in human resources.

And I bet Ashmita will indeed get a job in human resources.

Christainsen’s department head, Jed DeVaro, chair of economics, told The Chronicle that while he has no comment on Christainsen’s research and no statement to make on behalf of the department, “I would like to say that I personally condemn racism in all of its forms.”

The battle is flaring up after a summer of activism and introspection at the university, where the student body is 10% Black, 37% Hispanic, 23% Asian and 14% white.

White Supremacy in action.

Since the police killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed, some at East Bay have turned the lens on their own institution, questioning the administration’s commitment to its stated mission of “providing access to higher education for a diverse student body.”

Students and faculty have pushed officials to address inequities in hiring, funding and achievement. For instance, according to figures gathered by the Alliance for the Black Community, an independent group of faculty and staff, the four-year graduation rate of Black, Hispanic and Native American students at East Bay is half the system-wide rate, and Black tenure-track faculty leave East Bay at five times the rate of their white counterparts.

During some of these discussions, Christainsen’s papers about intelligence have drawn fire.

Christainsen and other researchers who identify as “race realists” argue that race and IQ are biological realities, not merely social or cultural constructs, and cite genetic studies performed in the last decade to bolster their case. And they say their work holds lessons for public policy: If intelligence can’t necessarily be altered, some forms of social spending are bound to be ineffective and some types of racial discrimination may be rational.

Angela Saini, a British science journalist who has tracked the movement, said race realism amounts to a rebranded form of eugenics, a discredited belief system that has been wielded to rationalize everything from Jim Crow laws to immigration bans to genocide.

“What they’re trying to do is justify inequality,” said Saini, author of the 2019 book “Superior: The Return of Race Science.” “They set up their own journals, and then they cite each other. So they give the veneer of respectability.” But the research, she said, is “nonsense on so many levels.”

Christina Chin-Newman, a developmental psychologist and professor of human development and women’s studies at East Bay, said she was “pretty shocked” when she first read Christainsen’s papers on race and IQ.

She said the papers make fundamental oversimplifications that first-year psychology students are taught to avoid: For instance, Christainsen treats IQ tests as reliable measures of intelligence, when the psychology field has known for decades that the tests are “inherently culturally biased,” Chin-Newman said.

James Ahiakpor, a Cal State East Bay emeritus professor of economics from Ghana, said he has known Christainsen since 1991. He described him as a supportive colleague, “cordial and respectful.”

Ahiakpor said he wasn’t aware of Christainsen’s intelligence research until now and has never discussed it with him. But Christainsen has earned his emeritus status “on the basis of his meritorious teaching and academic publications/contributions,” Ahiakpor said, adding that if people on campus object to Christainsen’s work, they should use internal channels instead of going public.

Christainsen’s detractors say students have complained about his classes in the past, but that the administration hasn’t supported them. DeVaro, the department chair, confirmed that he has received student complaints about the professor that were “addressed in accordance with university policy.” Christainsen said he can only remember one student who ever emailed him with concerns about a class discussion of intelligence research, more than eight years ago.

Jung You, an associate professor of economics at Cal State East Bay and the only woman economist in that department, said that while professors are free to publish what they want, they can cross a line if they bring biased views into the classroom that block students from achieving.

“He is teaching his own research, which is not neutral, particularly, but promotes very racist and anti-education ideas to his own students,” she said of Christainsen. “So that has really broken my heart, and I feel really troubled.”

Jason Fagone is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @jfagone

How could any professor in the Bay Area possibly imagine blacks tend to be less intelligent than Asians on average?

And, by the way, vote for Proposition 16! California must bring back affirmative action to keep Asians and their high test scores from completely taking over.

 
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  1. syonredux says:

    are less intelligent on average than white Europeans and Northeast Asians

    If a qualifier must be used, why not “Native Europeans?” That way, we can properly distinguish them from various interlopers….

    The battle is flaring up after a summer of activism and introspection at the university, where the student body is 10% Black, 37% Hispanic, 23% Asian and 14% white.

    White Supremacy in action.

    Indeed. Kindly note how the allegedly dominant group is the only one that does not get capitalized…..

  2. Old white guy, whatever. His name is even Christiansen. Straight out of Central Casting.

    “How is this person still allowed to teach?” asked another student, Ashmita Ahluwalia, a sophomore majoring in human resources.

    What the heck? That’s a major now?

    Actually I agree with the protesters. Christiansen shouldn’t be allowed to teach. But only because this ridiculous excuse for a college shouldn’t be allowed to exist.

    • Agree: Rob McX, Lurker
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @J1234
  3. Some Guy says:

    Would be funny if prop 16 passes but then the Supreme court rules affirmative action illegal nationwide shortly afterwards.

    By the way, I know how you could eliminate one racial gap Steve: I noticed that only about 5000 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander participate in the SAT and ACT exams every year. Suppose you encouraged your readers to take one or both of those exams while filling in “Pacific Islander” on the race question.

    Assuming your readers would score about the same or higher than the average white, then if we can get a few thousand people on board we could drastically reduce or eliminate the white-pacific gap in a single year!

    There’s also the GMAT which only 500 Native Americans & Pacific Islanders take a year, and the GRE which only 1000 Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders take a year.

    Why do all that? I dunno. Fun to see journalists trying to figure out the mystery behind the “Pacific Miracle”? Interesting to see how your readers stack up in the brain department?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  4. Good for him for not bowing down. I’m not sure if this guy has nerves of steel, is autistic enough to not realize that leftists consider racism to be on par with murdering children, or is just too old to care anymore.

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
  5. An economist within Christainsen’s department, Christian Roesssler

    Okay, shut the place down for an entirely different reason: it’s full of Nazis.

    Wait a minute. Are we still supposed to be capitalizing ‘Nazis’??

    I also note that following Steve I misspelled Christainsen. Stain.

  6. When the SF Chronicle is reporting on this….

    It’s breaking through.

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
  7. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    That journalist’s name rang a bell, and I thought I remembered it from a conservative or right-wrong context. Looking him up I see where I got that from. He wrote a book on competitive eating, Kobayashi and the Nathan’s hot dog contest, etc. Not overtly right wing, but sort of a whiff of Nascar culture. I have no idea what his personal politics are.

  8. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:

    Actually, Christiansen is NOT saying that blacks and browns have a genetic cognitive deficit compared to whites and yellows

    “I would prefer that people provide evidence pertaining to the truth or falsity of research findings instead of recklessly using words like ‘bigoted,’” Christainsen said. “I do not enjoy reporting that different population groups have different average test scores, but I am open to continued discussion of reasons for test score differences.”

    He is not even saying that blacks and browns are less intelligent. He is only saying that on average they score lower on certain administered tests.

  9. ‘…where the student body is 10% Black, 37% Hispanic, 23% Asian and 14% white…’

    So what’s the other 16%?

  10. Back during the Iowa Democratic primary that took place in February, the Democratic party engaged in voting fraud to take a victory away from Bernie Sanders.

    Here’s what Ron Unz said at the time.

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/diversity-or-socialism/#comment-3702317

    Well, I haven’t been paying a great deal of attention. But I’m a little friendly with someone loosely associated with the Sanders camp, and he very much agreed with me that America was really just a Banana Republic these days.

    The Democratic Establishment apparently cancelled the last Iowa poll because it showed Sanders far ahead, and then suppressed the actual Iowa vote for similar reasons. Maybe they’ll also cancel New Hampshire and the national vote in November…

    Max Blumenthal had a pretty devastating column describing the whole ridiculous situation:

    https://thegrayzone.com/2020/02/04/pro-israel-buttigieg-seth-klarman-iowas-voting-app/

    See more below from Max Blumenthal.

    Behind the app that delayed Iowa’s voting results is a dark money operation funded by anti-Bernie Sanders billionaires. Its top donor Seth Klarman is a Buttigieg backer who has dumped money into pro-settler Israel lobby groups.

    As Democratic elites like the Sussmans braced for a Bernie Sanders triumph in Iowa, a mysterious piece of technology spun out by a group they supported delayed the vote results, preventing Sanders from delivering a victory speech.

    And the politician many of them supported, Pete Buttigieg, exploited the moment to declare himself the winner.

    In such a strange scenario, the conspiracy theories write themselves.

    So it’s not implausible that the Democrats would seek to repeat this type of deliberate fraud.

    Trump is absolutely right to raise doubts about the integrity of this election.

    No official winner on election night?

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    , @bomag
    , @Lot
  11. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    “He is teaching his own research,” says his female Asian economics colleague. I think you have to be female and Asian to be shocked that a university professor publishes his own research and mentions his findings in class. You’re supposed to just buy a textbook from a leading publisher and stay within its lane. Unless you’re in grievance studies.

    The new Russell Warne book will blow the mind of all these carping malcontents.

  12. That mask just adds to the effect of this professor wanting to show that “I can’t say anything”. Are people really wearing masks sitting on the bed at home? Why does “Greg” Christiansen have mammary glands? Is it just that it’s late, or doesn’t that “Cal State” come around a curve with “East Bay” sticking out 3 in. closer to the camera. How can a Professor Emeritus not have some gray hair?

    Steve, you’ve totally confused me with the tweet, the name Gregory, and the picture. If that’s Gregory in the picture, than she may have enough pokemon points to get away with being in the fringe. As for you, well, you read that – they are tracking your movements, it says. See if they can figure out the next time you have a spicy Thai meal.

  13. I bet the professor’s opponents #ifuckinglovescience.
    And quoting a “Professor of Dance” is just trolling, right?

    • Replies: @couch scientist
  14. It would seem easy enough for the Party of Science to actually prove their Blank Slate theory, if it wasn’t merely an issue of faith.

    All those quoted in this article criticizing the professor know they aren’t very intelligent and could never really compete on an level playing field versus Asians and northern European heritage whites. So sad.

  15. Anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    To paraphrase, Christiansen is not a geneticist. Therefore, he may not do research on this subject or have an opinion.

    If you don’t understand this obvious truth, our professor of Dance will explain.

    Good grief.

  16. vhrm says:

    On average men are taller than women.

    But individuals have a specific height. If someone is 5′ 10″ tall, their sex doesn’t tell you anything more about what their height is.

    Similarly, people who are threatened by the fact that their group is lower IQ than some other group are missing a critical point: whether the difference in group IQ is true or not, it has zero impact on that person’s IQ is. Their IQ is already is whatever it is. Schrodinger’s cat’s box has already been opened for them. If your IQ is 110 … it’s 110 if you’re asian, it’s 110 if you’re black, it’s 110 if you’re jewish it’s 110 if you’re white gentile.

    Even if your people are found to have an avg IQ of 140, but their tests reports were secretly sabotaged by the evil psychometrician cabal… guess what your iq is? still 110.

    Whether that makes you 25th percentile for your race or 75th percentile doesn’t impact anything about your mental capabilities compared to other people of IQ 110.

  17. I attended that university in the late 90s. Class discussions really confirmed my race realism. Dull, angry blacks. Friendly but dull Mexicans.

  18. I don’t care what any test says; look at REALITY. Look at Africa. Look at Europe. Life is the best IQ test.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  19. @vhrm

    But it matters for their children and extended family, which is why mass immigration is so dangerous.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  20. Mr Mox says:

    Famous Last Words:

    “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really”.

    James Watson

    “I do not enjoy reporting that different population groups have different average test scores, but I am open to continued discussion of reasons for test score differences.”

    Gregory Christainsen

  21. El Dato says:

    Three professors and three students aired concerns about Christainsen’s work, as well as the impact on students and faculty of color.

    Certain fringe groups of “professors” and “students” are dumb fucks and should never ever have been left out of the safe space they so richly deserve.

    “He is teaching his own research, which is not neutral, particularly, but promotes very racist and anti-education ideas to his own students,” she said of Christainsen.

    A mind rotten by Wikipedia. “No original research! VERBOTEN! NEUTRALITY ÜBER ALLES”

    “So that has really broken my heart, and I feel really troubled.”

    A mind rotten by Hollywood. You do not have the right to not be troubled. Still troubled? Xanax is your friend.

  22. Twinkie says:

    An economics professor at one of California’s most diverse public universities has for years taught a fringe theory that race influences intelligence, claiming that certain Black and Hispanic ethnic groups are less intelligent on average than white Europeans and Northeast Asians.

    The professor just doesn’t know how to play the game!

    He wouldn’t be in trouble if he just said, “Northeast Asians have higher average IQ than white Europeans” and “(Western) Sub-Saharan Africans are more likely to have fast-twitch muscles than white Europeans” or some such thing. Or even “whites are dumber than East Asians” and “whites run slower than blacks.”

    Here is a tip, Professor: always point out that that whites are worse at something than others. Then you will be safe from the mob and, if your students were not completely dumb, they’d figure out the implications of those statements and tease out what you really meant to convey.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @martin_2
  23. Riddle me this: Why wouldn’t a White person want White supremacy?

    It was dismantled long ago and it’s not coming back. But why wouldn’t a White person want it?

    Why wouldn’t a Japanese person want Japanese supremacy if it could get it?

    • Agree: Lot
  24. @Anonymous

    He is not even saying that blacks and browns are less intelligent. He is only saying that on average they score lower on certain administered tests.

    Okay, but why do they score lower? Do they always show up late to the tests and run out of time before answering all the questions? Someone should look into this.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @HammerJack
  25. Zaida Catalan would’ve deffo thought it a fringe theory!
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  26. Ano says:

    Dear Mr Sailer,

    In response to your readers’ hurtful mockery of a Professor of Dance pronouncing on the academic research area of Race, we wish to point out Professor Haft was just one of many eminent senior members of faculty who spoke out authoritatively in denunciation of this discredited field of fringe crackpottery.

    Yours, the undersigned-

    The Professor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Studies
    The Professor of the Klingon Language
    The Professor of Wakandan History
    The Professor of…

  27. Anon[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @HammerJack

    His name is Christainsen, /kris TINE sen/

    • Agree: Liza
    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Reg Cæsar
  28. @R.G.Camara

    A nice thought, but Professor Christainsen’s kerfuffle reminded me less of “the coming thing” and more of John Demjanjuk’s prosecution.

  29. Anonymous[341] • Disclaimer says:
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    But it matters for their children and extended family, which is why mass immigration is so dangerous.

    I don’t understand either clause of this sentence. What is the connection to what the person you are replying to wrote and why is mass immigration dangerous? Please elaborate.

    • Replies: @Charlotte
  30. JimB says:

    Since the police killing of George Floyd…

    Pretty much says it all. George Floyd’s low IQ led him to a career in crime and drug abuse, and he killed himself with an overdose of fentanyl from a plastic bag he had been hiding in his rectum. But police, who apply race-realism to the performance of their job everyday, must be the true killers. It reminds me of a dumb lyric from a Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil.”

    I shouted out, ‘ Who killed the Kennedy’s, but after all, it was you and me.’

    No it wasn’t. It was a leftist kook named Lee Harvey Oswald. And those Minneapolis police offices didn’t kill George Floyd. Nor did you or me.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  31. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    He is not even saying that blacks and browns are less intelligent. He is only saying that on average they score lower on certain administered tests.

    Yes, but the critics know that this can’t stand, lest someone slip over to the wrong side. They must fight here so they don’t have to fight later on when more information has accumulated for the counter-Narrative.

  32. Mike Tre says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    They always have to borrow a pencil after arriving.

  33. Rob McX says:
    @syonredux

    Kindly note how the allegedly dominant group is the only one that does not get capitalized…..

    I know it was the left that mandated the capitalisation of “Black”, but that will soon be forgotten. How long will it be before they’re saying lower case “white” is some kind of white supremacy dog-whistle?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Reg Cæsar
  34. OT – liberal Brahmin moves from London to Portland, Oregon, shocked to find it’s full of white people.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/31/we-left-the-uk-for-portland-expecting-a-liberal-dream-that-wasnt-the-reality

    Five years ago, when we dreamed up our relocation from London to Portland, it went something like this: we’d land in the city where my husband’s mother lives, and which we knew to be a liberal, laid-back place, full of quirky, outdoorsy people (the Patagonia sort, not hunting).

    Which highly multicultural places are full of quirky, outdoorsy people again?

    The first surprise was the lack of non-white people.

    I’m starting to think she’s being economical with the truth. Her m-i-l lives there, yet she doesn’t know it’s a very white place? Doesn’t she talk to her husband?

    I later discovered that the 2010 census found Portland to be the whitest big city in the US. When our daughter started daycare, she came home and said she didn’t like her brown skin; she wanted to be white like the other kids. She was three. I felt like a fool for moving her out of a city where she would have been surrounded by people who look like her.

    Yes, in London it’s the white kids who feel out of place.

    You’re bored with it, you’re just British.
    White female, Year 10

    I’m not from a Caribbean country or an exotic country or even France or Spain. I’m from nowhere like that, I’m just plain British.
    White female Year 10

    It’s boring, I just want to be like from a different ‘race’, or a quarter something.
    White female KS2

    https://web.archive.org/web/20120514115058/http://www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/dnloads/diversityandcitizenship.pdf

    Living in Portland was also the first time I felt noticed for being in a mixed-race marriage. In rural Oregon, where you now regularly see Trump signs and bumper stickers, it’s become an unsaid agreement between my husband and I that I get out of the car as little as possible. He goes into the gas stations; he checks us into motels. I was horrified but not surprised when, during the fires, armed vigilantes set up “checkpoints” in small towns – claiming they were worried about “antifa looting”. They stopped drivers and asked them to identify themselves.

    That’s called paranoia. Note that neither she nor her husband have been stopped by these putative ‘vigilantes’ (or we would have heard all about it) – and unless you were a resident or a looter, why would you choose to drive in a fire-ravaged area?

    I write all of this as a brown person and a recent transplant. Racism for black people in Portland is far more pervasive and damaging. It’s visible in housing policy, police brutality and who gets to work where. In 1859, when Oregon joined the union, it was the only state to explicitly ban all black people living there. That legacy of racism has cast a long shadow. As recently as the 1990s, lenders in the state engaged in redlining (not giving people loans and mortgages because of where they live – which mainly affected the city’s small black population).

    No Emmett Till?

    One Saturday evening, our daughter came up in hives. At the hospital, they took our insurance details, recorded her vitals, gave her some antihistamine and a remote control, and she lay in bed and watched Frozen. She was fine and we were relieved. As we were leaving, the doctor brought out paperwork and I asked how much it would cost; she blinked and said our insurance company would be in touch. A week later, we got a bill for $600.

    Welcome to America. A few stitches in a gashed hand cost my son $400.

    I am in London now, quarantining in my old bedroom in my parents’ attic…I am physically and mentally relieved to be distanced from white supremacists carrying guns on the streets, the threat of pandemic-related medical debt, and the specific cruelty of the Trump administration. We have a return ticket booked; we just have to decide if we’ll use it.

    At least if Biden steals the election we’ll be rid of her (and you’ll have her).

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  35. Rob McX says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Supremacy is probably a bad word to use, or at least a vague one. It suggests whites subjugating other races. What white nationalists want is to live separately, where their own racial interests come first and last. But you’re right – it’s only natural that every race wants what’s good for itself, even if whites have been cowed into denying that they do.

  36. Neoconned says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/04/politics/joe-biden-super-tuesday-historic-comeback/index.html

    Biden had, & i quote “the biggest comeback EVER in ANY American political primary REGARDLESS of party in ALL of American history…..”

    Bernie won the primaries fair and square. Someone or a group of unidentified conspirators at DNC HQ threw the election….

  37. BB753 says:
    @Anon

    Why the misspelling, or am I missing something?

  38. bomag says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Americans should be prepared for “no official winner on election night”…

    Troubling that the Democrats are cultivating an ethos of extending elections and weakening voting requirements; knowing that in any kind of close election, with a few tweaks they can have a “count till we win” strategy.

    Honest people need to fight back; but to even have to engage in the battle is depressing.

    The few NPR stories I hear have plenty of coverage on the Democrats making election fraud easier, with regular robotic cautions of no voter fraud.

  39. AndrewR says:
    @Rob McX

    This is libertarian nonsense. We cannot leave Africans to their own devices. And the rise of China suggests we must act to prevent being ruled by them. And of course Israel must not be given free rein.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  40. bomag says:
    @vhrm

    Yes, but there is a lot of political baggage attached to general intelligence.

  41. AndrewR says:
    @Rob McX

    “White” gets capitalized in a few publications (I think the Bezos Post does), but at least ome publication has openly said it won’t capitalize “white” because that’s what “white supremacists” do, plus “whiteness isn’t real, unlike Blackness.” Not even making this up. I think it was AP.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
    • Replies: @guest
  42. Beliavsky says:

    He has good teaching reviews overall at https://www.koofers.com/california-state-university-east-bay-csueastbay/instructors/christainsen-758184/ , and none of the students mention his views on race and IQ. So I don’t think those views impede his ability to teach economics.

  43. So does that mean math really isn’t racist? That affirmative action, not the meritocracy, is actually racist? Wouldn’t that mean bad black test scores are just out of pure laziness? Or maybe they just need mass dosing of Ritalin to deal with their learning issues? Personally I would stick to the IQ discrepancies.

    • Replies: @guest
  44. Gordo says:
    @syonredux

    If you want to see what happens when you criticise a real dominant group see Jeremy Corbin.

  45. Anonymous[181] • Disclaimer says:

    Leaving the validity of Mr Christainsen’s beliefs aside, I can’t help but notice that an awful lot of the people trying to suppress his first amendment rights at a public university are first gen immigrants from the Third World.

    -Jung You
    -Pascale Guiton
    -Ashmita Ahluwalia

    some of the other complainants:

    -Christina Chin-Newman, a professor of women’s studies
    -Nina Haft, professor of dance

    And of course if the professor were such a bigot why would he choose to teach at such a diverse university?
    Sort of like how Officer Chauvin decided to be an officer in diverse Minneapolis when there were literally hundreds of less diverse, less dangerous municipalities in the state of MN where he could have gotten a law enforcement job.

  46. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Okay, but why do they score lower?

    Stereotype threat. They’re afraid that if they score lower, they’ll get lower scores.

    Fortunately, we’re on the verge of permanently fixing this remnant of white supremacy.

  47. Flemur says:

    I am wondering why this tweet is phrased so precisely as to be completely true.

    Perhaps they read your post, because two hours later they added a (perhaps) more inflammatory statement (with the same dopey picture):

    “For years, at one of California’s most diverse public universities, an economist has been promoting eugenic ideas, arguing that some races are less intelligent than others. Now some faculty and students want him gone.”

  48. deGuyFaux says:

    “I am a classical liberal in the spirit of John Locke.” LOL.

    As Christainsen’s was led to the Gallows, he stopped, turned back to the chanting and cheering crowd to say,

    “Tis not I who hang today, but the spirit of John Locke who suffers such fate. God rest his soul.”

  49. … a sophomore majoring in human resources.

    You can major in HR? OMG, the end is near for corporate America.

  50. @RichardTaylor

    Why wouldn’t a White person want White supremacy?

    Because our elites are in the middle of a breeding program creating a small hybrid race of Jews, Asians, WASPS and high IQ blacks. It is in their interest to minimize competition by denigrating whites and boosting their own „non-white“ (but genetically very European) children.

    Japanese have a Japanese identity. There is no historic „White“ identity and European whites actually hate each other (see Germans vs. Slavs, English vs. various British Celts and Irish, Northern Italians vs. Southern Italians).

  51. AceDeuce says:
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    ‘The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong–but that’s the way to bet.”

    Damon Runyon, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes 9:11

  52. Jack D says:

    An economist within Christainsen’s department, Christian Roesssler, said there is “a difference between academic freedom and academic malpractice. Citing and interpreting statistics selectively to align with personal biases is expression, but it’s not academic expression.”

    In other words, “You have COMPLETE academic freedom to teach anything you want, as long as it aligns 100% with dogma. And don’t you go citing none of your hate facts. Just because what you are saying is true won’t shield you. You have COMPLETE freedom to teach the facts but only the ones that we like and as long as you interpret them in the way that we like. Citing facts selectively is bad unless WE select them and you can be sure that we won’t be selecting any racist hate facts to cite. We are going to ignore those because that’s what academic freedom is all about – the freedom to ignore racist hate facts and to make sure that everyone else ignores them too and doesn’t put nonsense in young people’s heads.”

    This is an Orwellian interpretation of the meaning of academic freedom and it is absolutely chilling that a fellow academic is touting this definition. If it were really applied, it would render the concept of academic freedom completely meaningless. “Eat me last” he is saying to the wolves but it won’t work.

    Even Stalin didn’t go this far (usually). Lysenko was an exception and even Lysenko got trimmed back in the end. I can only hope that we are experiencing a temporary insanity and that people will come to their senses in the long run. But I don’t know how long that will take. In Lysenko’s case it took decades.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Elsewhere
  53. @Rob McX

    I prefer the term “pro-white humanists” myself. Steven Pinker defines humanism as the promotion of human flourishing, and white nationalists definitely want normal white people to flourish.

  54. @Some Guy

    Cool idea, but how many iSteve readers haven’t already taken the SAT/ACT about, 20 to 45 years ago? Maybe he could encourage all his readers to get their children to do this, but Steve doesn’t believe in any even semi-radical action. It would indeed be really fun though.

    First, during the testing season, people with kids of that age could chime in “Got 2 Pacific Islanders for you, Steve”. “1 more over here on the west coast”. Then, sit back, buy popcorn, wait for the academics to gear up, hope the country hasn’t already ended or the financial SHTF happened yet, and look for that 1st iSteve post about it.

    “Be the change that you’ve been looking for.”

    – some famous Constitutional Scholar with REDACTED SAT scores.

    • Replies: @Some Guy
  55. @syonredux

    syon, Great catch! Waiting for a college course called Truth 101.

  56. Alden says:

    Off topic. Sean Connery just died last night 80 years old.

    Cal State East Bay, a remedial middle school for a certain demographic that metastasized from the original source of infection from Richmond and Oakland to the entire East Bay.

    In N and Central California, East Bay is Code for crime ridden ghetto, like Newark or Harlem.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @joe_mama
  57. Woodsie says:

    Three professors and three students aired concerns about Christainsen’s work, as well as the impact on students and faculty of color.

    cue Jack Nicholson: “You can’t handle the truth!”

  58. @Colin Wright

    Colin, I didn’t know there was going to be math on this thread. Not good on math. And to the college students who are protesting this professor I will bet that none of them caught the error.

    • Replies: @Marty
  59. Nina Haft, professor of dance, said such biases “undermine our Black students and create barriers to their success.”

    Professor Haft is choreographing a devastating rejoinder to Christainsen’s research:

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
  60. Alden says:
    @Twinkie

    Whatever a hetero White says is subject to harsh criticism, 20 lashes and 2 days in the stocks.

    Last month’s correct term is this months slur. This insanity is so old. It’s been repeating and repeating for the last 60 years. It was the reason for hundreds of billions maybe a trillion dollars and endless destruction of cities and schools and abuse of White children in their 13 years of incarceration in the public schools to prove that blacks aren’t truly stupid. It’s like America is a cement mixer that never stops. Just keep revolving and adding water and never pour the cement.

  61. Alden says:
    @Alden

    Typo Sean Connery died at 90.

  62. the student body is 10% Black, 37% Hispanic, 23% Asian and 14% white.

    And that probably accounts for the inability to count to 100.

  63. @Colin Wright

    “So what’s the other 16%?” Smartasses checking “other” , and getting penalized the most.

  64. @White Guy In Japan

    So you attended back when it was Cal State Hayward? Nice. I guess the administrators thought calling it “East Bay” would make the name zippier, and maybe draw some Silicon Valley funds. Hayward is pretty rough in spots.

    A colleague of mine adjuncted there for a short time. Lots of semi literate students with behavior problems, so that it felt lower than a community college. An army of adjunct teachers paid horribly, filled mostly by PhDs from supposedly elite degree mills like Berkeley who didn’t want to leave the Bay Area to look for jobs, all predictably Marxist or Critical Race Theory-ist. The dwindling number of tenured professors railed against the administration (which managed to grow itself) constantly—but a few had bought housing in nice places early enough to be comfortable and be predictably Marxist in a very bougie way.

    Come to think of it, that university was perhaps just the front runner to all the schools in the country, just slightly ahead of the curve because its ethnic demographics match where we are heading now.

  65. Some Guy says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Hah, perfect headline!

    Some people take tests just for fun/to challenge themselves don’t they?

    Maybe this idea is more 4chan territory, but I dare not venture into their lair.

  66. @Rob McX

    Meanwhile, in the real world:

    “Western man towers over the rest of the world in ways so large as to be almost inexpressible. It’s Western exploration, science, and conquest that have revealed the world to itself.
    Other races feel like subjects of Western power long after colonialism, imperialism, and slavery have disappeared.
    The charge of racism puzzles whites who feel not hostility, but only baffled good will, because they don’t grasp what it really means: humiliation.
    The white man presents an image of superiority even when he isn’t conscious of it.
    And, superiority excites envy.
    Destroying white civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call minorities.”

    Joseph Sobran, April 1997

    That simple and obvious explanation accounts for about 95% of the lunacy of the past 50 years.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Thanks: vhrm
  67. “professor of dance”?

    Who wrote this, Woody Allen?

    • Replies: @tyrone
  68. Farenheit says:

    And yet, it moves….

  69. @Peter Akuleyev

    This is a fascinating point: the elites attempting to create a “small hybrid race” would help explain a number of perplexing data. Jews out marry at rates higher than any other group. Asian elites pound the drum for anti white programs even though they’re ostensibly harmed too. Highly credentialed or wealthy whites insult their own race and act as if genocide is the solution. Smart blacks defend horrific behavior from dumb blacks.

    Whether such an attempt to create a new caste, based largely on the DNA from Western Europe, is successful is an open question. Eventually the hordes that the elites are attempting to control will turn on their masters.

  70. Alfa158 says:
    @Colin Wright

    The 16% is Other.
    It includes Pacific Islanders of which there are a fair number in California, plus people who have figured out it is in their interest to identify as anything but White such as Arabs, mixed race, prefer not to say and so forth. These seem to be a growing percentage of the population here. You see increasing numbers of people who fall under the category of Your Guess Is As Good As Mine.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    , @Bill Jones
  71. @Anonymous

    He’s doing the soft-shoe shuffle. But we hear him.

  72. tyrone says:
    @candid_observer

    Sorry, Woody’s been canceled ……..we’re gonna be needing a directory of the unpersoned

  73. This notion of “cultural bias” in IQ tests, it always has me wondering. I get the idea that some people must think that a typical pattern-recognition test problem is written in words, and must look something like this…..

    Imagineth th’re beest three squares bef’re thee. In the first square, which is did divide in half by a delicate v’rtical line, th’re is a bawbling’r r’d square on the bottom, and a white square which can beest hath found on the upp’r right

    Did cast thy mind anon to the second square of the row of three af’remention’d. Th’re thee shall findeth nay division of the most wondrous’r square, not by a line of any delicate nature, but instead a black square on the bottom which rests und’r a triangle, and a white square ‘rient’d such yond t resembles a diamond. This black square is as black as the barbarians which can beest hath found on the far reaches of the Lord’s wondrous earth, and this white square is as did chase and pure as our valorous people

    Did cast thy mind anon to the third square in the row of three af’remention’d. Th’re, just as th’re wast a r’d square on the bottom hath left of the first square in this row of three, and a black square at the bottom hath left of the second grad’rs square, thee shall findeth a black square at the bottom hath left of this square in the af’remention’d row of three. This can beest hath found und’r a a c’rdon’d off quart’r section of the most wondrous’r square, and did contain in this thee shall findeth a white square

    This square just mention’d is not, mind thee, ‘rient’d such yond t resembleth a diamond.

    Wouldst thee prithee inscribe on the pap’r bef’re thee what the charact’ristics of a fourth square in this s’ries might beest?

  74. “As a proud Mexican American, I am appalled that CSUEB has tolerated a professor who publishes racist ideology while teaching at one of the most diverse CSU campuses,” said Karen Parada, a master’s candidate in biology, who quoted from a 2012 paper in which Christainsen writes that Hispanics in the U.S. “score poorly on intelligence tests (on average), tend to have less massive brains than whites” and “have a high rate of dependency.”

    Does Parada have any empirical grounds upon which to disagree with anything Christainsen says? Do Hispanics in the U.S. not “score poorly on intelligence tests (on average)?” Do they not have less massive brains? Do they not “have a high rate of dependency?”

    Her graduate studies in biology do not appear to have imbued her with any analytical skills. Maybe she could devote her Master’s thesis to refuting the notion of Hispanic biological inferiority. But that would take work.

    • Replies: @Farenheit
    , @Known Fact
  75. Elsewhere says:
    @Jack D

    This reminds me of something I heard or read recently. It was said that laypeople are free to doubt scientific papers and have their own interpretations, but scientists are obligated support the scientific consensus, otherwise they are not being professional.

    • Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat
  76. Farenheit says:

    Jason Fagone is a narrative writer with The Chronicle, focusing on in-depth stories and investigations.

    “A narrative” writer? Is that a newspaper reporter who just makes crap up? Or a reporter whose job it is to just push the “narrative”. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

    • Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat
  77. @vhrm

    On average, negroes are blacker than whites.

  78. @Alfa158

    Where do Phoenicians figure in?

  79. @vhrm

    “people who are threatened by the fact that their group is lower IQ than some other group are missing a critical point: whether the difference in group IQ is true or not, it has zero impact on that person’s IQ is.”

    Of course, but that conclusion requires common sense — not something the “woke” crowd seems to have much of.

  80. @RichardTaylor

    I’ve wondered this for some time. Not so much the subjugation aspect of it – which is kind of a non-sequitur – but the idea that the developed world, which is mostly European in origin – is just so much damn better than other places. Why in the heck would people want to give that up? Africa is a sh*thole because the Africans are incapable of running it. Same as most of Latin America. Same as the Middle East. The native culture and society is not as good as that created and granted by the Europeans. Why would anyone reject that just to feel better about hurting someone else’s feelings? It makes no sense to me.

    • Agree: RichardTaylor
  81. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    These fellows would like to participate.

  82. @Anon

    His name is Christainsen, /kris TINE sen/

    Christiansen is a very common Danish patronymic. “Christainsen” is weird and needs some explaining.

    An ancestor-in-law changed his name from Christiansen upon arrival here, but we don’t know why. If it was a reaction to its too-common status, he made a mistake. His new name is in the top handful around here. His descendant couldn’t wait to get married and get rid of it. She was tired of being anonymous.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Anon
  83. @Rob McX

    How long will it be before they’re saying lower case “white” is some kind of white supremacy dog-whistle?

    Well, they’ve got me. I will continue to use Lothrop Stoddard’s orthography. I will not descend to the infantility of John H Johnson’s.

  84. Flemur says:

    fringe theory

    Come to think of it, one supporter of that fringe theory is the American Psychological Association.

  85. Lot says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    When I want advice on seducing a married man or raising a really fat daughter, Cindy McCain will be just the hussy I call. Otherwise I don’t see why the Economist is publishing her.

    Ross Perot gave his own assessment of the McCain divorce: “After he came home, he walked with a limp, she [Carol McCain] walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona [Cindy McCain] and the rest is history.

  86. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Christ Stein you say?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  87. martin_2 says:
    @Twinkie

    Yes, there was a time when it was taboo to suggest that there were any racial differences whatsoever. One was even supposed to pretend to believe that West African domination of the 100 metres was owing to white oppression, (blacks couldn’t get regular jobs so were forced into elite sports).

    But these days one is allowed to point out racial differences, providing that the difference is to the detriment of White people. Thus one can say blacks are better athletes than whites and one can say that Orientals score higher on IQ tests than whites, and these differences are owing to genes. But anything that white people are better at is due to white oppression and has nothing to do with nature except for the innate badness of Whites.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  88. Average IQ: Mexico: 85; Honduras: 82; El Salvador: 82; Guatemala: 79. Etc. I always wonder if these race deniers are offended by statistics showing some Asian groups having the highest IQ scores of any ethnic/racial group, including, of course, execrable whites? Their refusal to recognize reality sort of proves the point they are trying to undermine.

    • Replies: @Flip
  89. deGuyFaux says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Exactly. Especially the Jew/black mix. Wonder where they go to synagogue. Reform most likely. When they go. This is about limiting competition and kneecapping the comp at every opportunity. One would expect there would be, and there kinda already is, a super-race of high caste Hispanics from the mix of middle class Celts/Slav/Italian types with Mexicans and South Americans. That hybrid has competition of course, from the earlier high-caste (White) Latinos of South America, who are and always have been “white” and educated.

  90. Truth has always been a “fringe theory”.

  91. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised by the college’s stance to protect free speech. Hopefully they don’t kowtow to the mob.

    Similar efforts have been promoted by 100 Stanford faculty and the Stanford Daily to cut off the conservative Hoover Institution from Stanford University. The president of Stanford, to his credit, said that Dr. Scott Atlas, the target of much of their ire for working for Trump, is entitled to his opinion. He was backed by the Provost, who plainly stated that Hoover is Stanford and Stanford is Hoover, there is no separating the two. Both are physicists. Both stress the importance of supporting free speech at Stanford in their opening letter to all students this fall.

  92. Anon[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I just pointed out that the commenter had misspelled the name. The Chronicle, and Steve, have it right, and it’s not a typo. Yes, it’s very rare, and its origin might be a typo by an ancestor. The only other person with that name is his 52-year-old, reasonably attractive and well preserved Chinese wife who works at Stanford in some sort of accounting capacity. Derbyshire would approve.

    The guy has a few Mankind Quarterly publications, so there’s a Richard Lynne/Pioneer Fund adjacency. He probably reads this blog. I don’t think he got into the subject via reading mainstream psychology journals.

  93. J1234 says:
    @HammerJack

    It’s interesting that both he and Kevin MacDonald teach/taught at a Cal State campus and both have degrees from the University of Wisconsin/Madison (a notoriously liberal and activist school.) I’m guessing both are from the upper Midwest, but I don’t know that for a fact.

    As an evolutionary psychologist, it would’ve been more difficult for MacDonald to avoid this contentious subject. It would be interesting to know the exact context in which economist Christiansen presents the information. I’m guessing it doesn’t show up in macro and micro 101 or 201.

  94. Jed DeVaro, chair of economics, told The Chronicle that while he has no comment on Christainsen’s research and no statement to make on behalf of the department, “I would like to say that I personally condemn racism in all of its forms.”

    I’m glad he cleared that up. My first thought was “I wonder if this guy’s department head supports racism in any of its forms?”

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
  95. Marty says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    More to the point, none of the outraged, or any of their family members, ever hired a black attorney, a black money manager, a black contractor for their house addition or kitchen remodel, or even a black mechanic to work on their car. Too bad Jimmy Kimmel can’t show up to do the survey.

  96. Washington, D.C.-area sports radio host Chad Dukes was just fired from WJFK (106.7 FM) for “racist” comments on his personal podcast:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/10/30/chad-dukes-fired-1067-the-fan/

    The Washingtonian has possibly identified the offending remarks:

    https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/10/30/are-these-the-comments-that-got-chad-dukes-fired-from-dc-radio-station/

    There are real, legitimate concerns that people have that have nothing to do with the fact that they’re against people with bad skin tone. There’s personal accountability issues, there’s family structure issues, there’s the fact that communities with more violence and crime need to be policed more so they have higher interactions with police officers—none of that can be spoken about. It’s “this person killed this person and now we burn down the city.” And there’s a lot of people that are smart enough to realize that there’s a more nuanced conversation, but they’re not allowed to talk about it. So what you’re talking about is, you’re like, “this is great, we’re having a conversation.” No we’re not. We’re continuing to allow one group to speak and silencing the other one and castigating them.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @Known Fact
  97. dvorak says:

    a white professor emeritus

    White Professor Emeritus is a badass title, like Swiss Family Robinson.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  98. vhrm says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Riddle me this: Why wouldn’t a White person want White supremacy?

    It was dismantled long ago and it’s not coming back. But why wouldn’t a White person want it?

    Overall, there’s just no need to have race conflict. For most purposes you want the fittest individual for that “job” (including following expected ethical, environmental etc norms) regardless of their race.

    Thus we should encourage a society where that’s the case.

    If I’m a white guy I don’t want a system that picks a white Homer Simpson type over a more qualified non-white to run the power plant because I want consistent, safe, cheap power more than I care that my 7th cousin gets the job over my 30th cousin.

    The 20th century US melting pot had demonstrated that to a decent degree: How often does English American vs German American vs Italian American competition come up.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @anon
    , @bomag
  99. El Dato says:

    Completely OT but relevant: The Germans make even the military take regular tests to detect the Dummbatzen.

    01:22:21

    This video is not politically correct as it features the Panzerlied in full (without anime girls, too). This will probably make the head of any Safe Space denizen explode, so beware.

    59:10

  100. @Rob McX

    “Supremacy is probably a bad word to use, or at least a vague one. It suggests whites subjugating other races.”

    That’s why the left uses it. But if it suggests whites subjugating other races, it would mean, for example, that whites should rule China, Japan and Korea. Since even the K.K.K. never advocated something like that, it clearly doesn’t apply to anyone at all and is simply another attempt by the left to control our language and brand white Americans with a manufactured racist label.

  101. it’s weird how they always try to phrase it as “race influences intelligence” or similar.

  102. @Alfa158

    I believe the phrase you are searching for is mystery meat.

    Are there really that many?

  103. syonredux says:

    Macron:”Alignment with American multiculturalism is a form of defeatist thought,” he said.”

    • Replies: @syonredux
  104. @vhrm

    White people don’t stay up at night worrying that the average IQ of their collective ethnic group is below the average of Jews and Asians.

    But somehow if black and brown people learn the truth they will supposedly suffer irreparable damage to their self-esteem. That was Ezra Klein’s rationale in Vox for never talking about HBD issues again (despite admitting in between the lines that they were real). He concluded the truth must not be spoken as it might discourage a hypothetical “black teenager.”

    • Thanks: vhrm
    • Replies: @Lot
  105. @Peter Akuleyev

    “There is no historic „White“ identity”

    Clearly the founders of this country thought there was such a thing as White identity.

    “The Naturalization Act of 1790 (1 Stat. 103, enacted March 26, 1790 ), signed into law by President George Washington, was a law of the United States Congress that set the first uniform rules for the granting of United States citizenship by naturalization. The law limited naturalization to free white persons.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalization_Act_of_1790

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  106. syonredux says:
    @vhrm

    The 20th century US melting pot had demonstrated that to a decent degree: How often does English American vs German American vs Italian American competition come up.

    Germans and Italians have been assimilated into the Anglo-White American category.

    Overall, there’s just no need to have race conflict. For most purposes you want the fittest individual for that “job” (including following expected ethical, environmental etc norms) regardless of their race.

    You’re being dreadfully naive.

  107. syonredux says:
    @Rob McX

    Supremacy is probably a bad word to use, or at least a vague one.

    “Hegemony” has a nice ring. In any society, one group will exercise hegemony. In the USA, I want Anglo-Whites to be the hegemon, not BIPOC.

  108. anon[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @vhrm

    For most purposes you want the fittest individual for that “job” (including following expected ethical, environmental etc norms) regardless of their race.

    Why?

    Seriously, why would you assume that to be a cultural norm?

    Tribalism is all about the tribe, dude. What’s good for the tribe?
    It is not at all about what’s best for everyone else. Everyone else can look out for themselves. Anyone who doesn’t belong to a tribe is simply out of luck. Too bad for them.

  109. J.Ross says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Pssst, supremacy means you have to take care of them.

  110. The Cal State system accepts a huge number of in-state, public school graduates; there are also many foreigners enrolled.

    The low percentage of CSU kids who pursue rigorous disciplines are ill-prepared. Since the colleges are huge supporters of diversity, they have an imperative to graduate under-representeds. The colleges have to offer remedial classes (or similar).

    In 2013, presumably before this profster had retired, his total compensation package was ~ $150K.

    The president of CSUEB makes > $400K, I’m sure.

  111. @syonredux

    I’d say that white will be capitalized in not so distant a future. Reality influences a language. Especially language like English, where spelling has so many weird outcomes in pronunciation…

    door/blood/cool

    heat/heart/hearth/bear/dear/death …

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  112. ic1000 says:

    As quoted in the OP, Jason Fagone writes,

    Specifically, while referencing the work of others or his own research, Christainsen has written that “the average level of intelligence in sub-Saharan Africa is quite low,” that African American women are overpaid “relative to their cognitive ability,” that brain size varies along racial lines and IQ is linked to brain size, and that “people should face issues of eugenics and dysgenics more forthrightly than has recently been the case.”

    I picked the middle of the three quotes, and asked what it looks like in context.

    [MORE]

    A search for “relative to their cognitive ability” brings up “A conversation with Gregory Christainsen, for American Renaissance,” by Grégoire Canlorbe (Sep 25, 2020) — but only via Google Cache.

    It is frequently asserted that differences in average labor market earnings across racial groups are seriously exacerbated by unwarranted racial discrimination. This view was challenged by a paper of Derek Neal and William Johnson in 1996, which led to a shift in attitude among labor economists. The authors found that, after controlling for cognitive ability, there wasn’t very much left to explain with respect to pay differences.

    Relative to their cognitive ability, African-American women were even found to be overpaid. Subsequent studies have also found differences in cognitive ability to be more important than discrimination in explaining differences in labor market earnings. Of course, there are laws regarding discrimination and “affirmative action,” which may help to explain the finding that African-American women were overpaid.

    Christainsen is offering a synopsis of his article “Admixture in the Americas: Social Differences as a Reflection of Human Biodiversity,” Mankind Quarterly 56 (3): 404-410, but it’s paywalled. Here’s the corresponding paragraph (italics in original).

    A sea change was initiated by Neal and Johnson (1996), who showed that once cognitive ability, measured during people’s teenage years, was entered into the analysis, there wasn’t much “arbitrary discrimination” left to account for ethnic differences in wages. In such an analysis, African-American women even appear to be overpaid relative to whites. These results were extended by Carneiro, Heckman & Masterov (2005) who, after making relatively minor adjustments for differences in school quality, found that differences in cognitive ability across ethnic groups could be traced back to ages 3-4. (See the earlier work of Peoples et al., 1995). The point is not to say that no racial discrimination exists, but that much of it reflects an underlying reality: on an average basis, some groups are more intelligent than others.

    Journalism’s standard is “To perform your sacred duty while ensuring that each of your sentences is narrowly correct.” Mr. Fagone has earned his modest pay, hewing to the truth while doing his part to narrow the Overton Window by driving another heretic out of the public square.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  113. OT – Greek Orthodox priest shot in France.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54763136

    An Orthodox priest has been wounded in a shooting in the French city of Lyon, according to police.

    Police sources told reporters that the suspect had fled the scene.

    The French interior ministry said security and emergency personnel were on the scene and urged people to avoid the area.

    Some say shotgun, some hunting rifle – either way he’s very poorly. Lyon has a big Muslim population. Pity, it was a lovely city.

  114. syonredux says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    There is no historic „White“ identity and European whites actually hate each other (see Germans vs. Slavs, English vs. various British Celts and Irish, Northern Italians vs. Southern Italians).

    We’re talking about the USA, not Europe. The divide between, say, Italians and Finns looks vanishingly small when compared to the chasm separating Europeans from Black Africans:

  115. Forbes says:
    @John Milton’s Ghost

    Back in the ’80s I met a bunch of Navy (enlisted) vets who attended Cal State Hayward with the GI Bill to get their degree. The school’s nickname, apparently, was Cal State Hey-You!

  116. Farenheit says:
    @Cloudbuster

    Give her a break, she is a Karen after all…

  117. @dvorak

    Ah, there´s nothing like the Old School 😀

    I remember a WPE showing us a film on the explosive proliferation of Hydrodictyon (green alga) under eutrophic conditions, and musing:
    “And so it is with the negroes, and Europe is going to have A LOT to endure.”
    – Packed auditorium, 200 biologists, and not a feep (!) After all he was perfectly right, and everybody knew it; honestly I thought I´d wet myself 😛

    The shame is you have to be REAL old these days …

  118. @Bardon Kaldian

    “English, where spelling has so many weird outcomes in pronunciation…”

    A jug of wine beneath the bough
    And milk from yon contented cough
    And you beside me makes me glow
    Deliciously, from head to tow

    Weary with toil I reach my home at Slough;
    All the day long I have not ceased to cough:
    I hear the birds that twitter on the bough,
    The horses stamp while drinking at the trough
    My health is poor because my work is rough.
    I like the job and mean to keep it, though
    My mother says the pay is not enough
    For one who spends his life in kneading dough.
    She thinks I ought to walk behind the plough
    And go to join my my Auntie up in Brough,
    Where rain and hail and all the winds that sough
    Will brace my body and will make me tough.
    But I’ll not leave my home and native borough,
    But stay and work. My motto shall be ‘Thorough’.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  119. @Anon

    The only other person with that name is his 52-year-old, reasonably attractive and well preserved Chinese wife who works at Stanford in some sort of accounting capacity.

  120. Forbes says:
    @Percy Gryce

    but they’re not allowed to talk about it.

    Well, he proved his point by getting fired for saying so. I guess he took one for the team.

  121. @Peter Akuleyev

    Because our elites are in the middle of a breeding program creating a small hybrid race of Jews, Asians, WASPS and high IQ blacks.

    Do you really believe this?

    I’ve got here some Taj Mahal to sell …..

  122. Mr. Anon says:

    OT: Air Force General says that Air Force pilots are too white; diversity is a war-fighting imperative:

    https://news.yahoo.com/86-of-air-force-pilots-are-white-men-heres-why-this-needs-to-change-155046366.html?guccounter=1

    Perhaps someday, with enough diversity, we can hope to equal the military prowess of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    • Replies: @Farenheit
    , @Henry's Cat
  123. Anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:

    Completely unrelated but important. Wow, Sean Connery just died at 90. This is a sad day. The last men’s man is gone. A sad day, indeed. He was still playing golf and banging his maid at 87, so his death is shocking. Given his extraordinary energy and vigor in old age, I would have expected him to make it to three-digit years lifespan.

  124. @Bill Jones

    I read his writing for decades. Joe Sobran RIP

  125. Yakkity says:

    Intelligence isn’t for everyone…

  126. Flip says:
    @Enoch Powell

    I’ve always wondered why Native IQs in the Americas are so much lower than their distant cousins in Asia.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @Muggles
  127. @Elsewhere

    This reminds me of something I heard or read recently. It was said that laypeople are free to doubt scientific papers and have their own interpretations, but scientists are obligated support the scientific consensus, otherwise they are not being professional.

    I hope you’re not quoting this approvingly. It might be savvy to support a firm consensus, because the likelihood of overturning it is small. And nobody is going to fund you to try to disprove Maxwell’s Equations. But the professional thing to do is follow the data, even if they refute the consensus.

  128. Farenheit says:
    @Mr. Anon

    OT: Air Force General says that Air Force pilots are too white; diversity is a war-fighting imperative:

    Hum…so what’s the maximum width, and maximum weight, a Martin Baker Ejection seat can handle?
    Looks like they’ll be adding an extra mini rocket motor in the future!🤪

  129. Charlotte says:
    @Anonymous

    I believe it’s a reference to regression to the mean-the children of unusually high (or low) IQ individuals are likely to regress toward the average for their race.

  130. @Farenheit

    “A narrative” writer? Is that a newspaper reporter who just makes crap up? Or a reporter whose job it is to just push the “narrative”. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

    I think it means he actually writes continuous text instead of the listicles or bullet points that make up most published material now. So it may be a good thing.

  131. Rob McX says:
    @AndrewR

    But living separately from other races doesn’t preclude acting against threats from foreign powers when necessary. America’s foreign interventions are mostly against people who are not hostile (or whose hostility was provoked by America in the first place), while it ignores mortal threats to its existence, e.g. from immigration.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  132. @Mr. Anon

    There were similar concerns about the South African air force some years ago. I wonder how many Zulu and Bantu Top Guns they have now.

  133. Rob McX says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Thanks for that gem – and for reading the Guardian so I don’t have to.

    In rural Oregon, where you now regularly see Trump signs and bumper stickers, it’s become an unsaid agreement between my husband and I that I get out of the car as little as possible.

    She’s afraid of being lynched by grammar nazis?

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Lurker
  134. An economics professor at one of California’s most diverse public universities has for years taught a fringe theory that race influences intelligence, claiming that certain Black and Hispanic ethnic groups are less intelligent on average than white Europeans and Northeast Asians.

    Despite Steve’s compliment as to precise phrasing, this actually gives the distinct impression that the professor is teaching race realism in his classes. Given that they are presently listed as Principles of Macroeconomics,” “Introduction to Urban Economics” and “Managerial Economics and Business Strategy”, I greatly doubt he’s doing anything of the kind.

  135. This is your nation on minoritarianism.

    If we can’t fight and defeat minoritarianism this is what you future looks like–endless carping, endless friction, endless whining, endless lying.

    I don’t think the Chinese are some super-smart unbeatable race. But any nation of their scale, and a reasonably IQ that simply does *not* do this sort of minoritarian stupidity will win against us.

    ~~

    And again … the case is made for separation.

    A reasonable approach would be to propose separate “White” universities or “Republican” universities or “Conservative” universities or “Western Civilization” universities” whose core value instead of “diversity” would be “truth”. Sell by pointing out that be removing said students, the other universities would not have whites/conservatives/republicans/deplorables and their bad thoughts oppressing the oppressed.

    Students could decide to attend such universities … or not. But if they attend, they’d do so with an understanding that the diversity bullshit wasn’t on offer.

    The plain fact is minoritarianism is an ideology of parasitism upon white gentiles. Despite all the oppression rhetoric … minorities absolutely positively … won’t go away. Rather than glom onto whatever nice stuff–schools, businesses, neighborhoods, nations–and won’t let go.

  136. This prof has been teaching for how long, and they still find a way to dump it on Trump’s doorstep? Good thing there isn’t another debate or The Donald would have been pressed to “denounce” the guy.

  137. @Anon

    The Chronicle, and Steve, have it right, and it’s not a typo.

    Same with Micheal Baca, the renegade 2016 elector in Colorado. That’s how he spells it, apparently. Add an accent, Michéal, and it would be proper Irish.

    Riots were more civilized in 2016:

  138. @Lot

    Silly Lot. This is Chris Stein:

  139. @Percy Gryce

    Sports radio guy fired for getting too close to the truth:
    WJFK — Ask not about anything

  140. Jack D says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    a small hybrid race of Jews, Asians, WASPS and high IQ blacks.

    If they are going to include high IQ blacks it’s going to be a very small race because there aren’t very many of those. And children of the few that there are end to regress to the black mean, which is not a good thing to regress to. TBH, I see lots of Jew-Asian-WASP marriages but not many blacks in there. When I see black-white couples it’s usually some fat lower class white woman. There are a few IQ Leftist women who fall for blacks like Obama’s mom and Harris’s mom, but the men never stick around.

    The best bet is to breed the black right out of them – in 3 or 4 generations of breeding with non-blacks, the black pretty much disappears and can only be detected on a DNA test. This was the traditional solution for high IQ light skinned blacks like Sally Hemings’s kids with (maybe) Jefferson. There are perfectly nice white people whose great-great grandma was a slave.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  141. @Cloudbuster

    This prof could not have set a better trap if he wanted to — these dolts blunder right in and prove the point

  142. Lot says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    “ He concluded the truth must not be spoken as it might discourage a hypothetical “black teenager.””

    The black teenagers Ezra knew as a child were on TV, or hypothetical. Irvine is 1.5% black, and he graduated from a majority Asian HS there. He then went to UC Santa Cruz, 1.9% black.

    Actual black teenagers have the highest self esteem of any demographic.

  143. @John Milton’s Ghost

    Yeah, Hayward was pretty awful back then. Lots of carjacking and such. On the other hand, my gf and I had an apartment with a pool.

    Cal State had some decent faculty, but really dull but entitled students really dragged everything down. I took a STAT class and read The Bell Curve around then. Felt almost like a spiritual awakening to young me.

  144. @Joseph Doaks

    “There is no historic „White“ identity”

    @Peter Akuleyev is obviously some sort of foreign johnny,
    Englishmen such as myself are qualified to be judges as to who is “White”,
    He is not.

  145. guest says:
    @AndrewR

    What made blackness real? Not God, because they don’t have “soul” anymore. Just bodies.

    I think it was white people, who by mistaking their fellow-man for inferior created a separate category of human with an inferiority complex. Err, um, I mean “grievances.”

    It was never explained to me why the aggrieved group gets to be a race while the group that literally created them is a big nothing. But I haven’t yet been initiated into the Secret Knowledge.

  146. @vhrm

    I’ve gotta say NAXALT-spewing ethnonarcissists do not seem to have a high enough IQ to understand this point.

  147. guest says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    We have magical phrases to cover this. “Stereotype threat. ” All sorts of biases. The Phantom Menace. Ghosts in the blood. That sort of thing.

  148. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    On the subject of fringe theory, I have always had the theory that the best female vocalists from back in the 60s had fringes (then called bangs).


    (Judith, from The Seekers)

  149. guest says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    There is no way you believe there’s going to be any such hybrid race.

    I can see a coalition of such peoples forming together a ruling caste. However, what evidence is there that any of those groups has Jungle Fever? None.

  150. @Jack D

    I agree that Jew-East Asian-South Asian – Wasp is the backbone of our new ruling race, but having the occasional half blood prince in the group makes the anti-white arguments more plausible. You don’t need a lot of black DNA in the elite – just enough to be maintain the „not white” image.

  151. syonredux says:
    @Flip

    15,000+ years is a very long time…..

  152. syonredux says:
    @syonredux

    AP Explains: Why France incites such anger in Muslim world

    So why is France singled out for protests and calls for boycotts across the Muslim world, and so often the target of deadly violence from the extremist margins?

    Its brutal colonial past, staunch secular policies and tough-talking president who is seen as insensitive toward the Muslim faith all play a role.

    https://apnews.com/article/boycotts-paris-middle-east-western-europe-france-ee594f94f34f4d7e04d12a60b67eacc1?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

  153. Muggles says:
    @Flip

    I’ve always wondered why Native IQs in the Americas are so much lower than their distant cousins in Asia.

    I don’t know the answer, but the proper measure would be the IQs of extant Siberian Asians who live in far northern Russia.

    Those “distant cousins in Asia” are not the ones now running Korea, Japan and China.

    A good question to research is how these northern Siberians (now AmerInds) ended up living that far north in very marginal climate/geography. They had to be very hardy and tough to live there. Also likely very small, isolated population groups. As opposed to larger villages and cities in more southerly climes in Asia.

    One might speculate that living in small bands of hunter gatherers with no livestock adversely affects the development of the intelligence factors measured by IQ tests. Diet? In-breeding of small isolated populations? Some of those factors might also be present in ancient sub-Saharan Africa.

    The causes of higher vs. lower IQ seem to be rather murky when you look at how ancient and distant populations in various places ended up with respect to current measured IQ. I would think that there might be some relevant animal IQ models worth looking at. Factors like diet and inbreeding affect it. Perhaps also difficulty of obtaining food to survive.

  154. @JimB

    This is the first I’ve seen that the death of Saint George was a fentanal suicide.

  155. @Redneck farmer

    That was my favorite quote of this article. When you quote the Professor of Dance, it seems perhaps you are engaged in malicious compliance or some other cross purpose.

  156. Lurker says:
    @Rob McX

    Grammar zionist is the preferred term.

  157. @syonredux

    I’m more curious about the missing 16%. Why would 1/6 just be ignored?

  158. @Anonymous

    Another critical aspect of all of this is that people don’t seem to or willfully and intentionally do not want to understand how the IQ test works. The IQ test is not some contrived test that “embodies cultural bias” (which is why that is rarely the criticism, but from the most low IQ), it is essentially a relative rank order test of intelligence based on the difficulty of the question/problem. The human actually doesn’t even play a real role, other than to classify the questions/problems.

    What drives the delusional equality tyrants even more insane than they already are, is that it’s essentially a performance test. It is essentially the equivalent of a 100m sprint of the mind, you either get a good time or not, there’s no fudging it.

    And yet, the insane equality crazed tyrants want us to all give Africans a jet-pack AND let them start at the 90m mark AND they want certain Europeans and Asians to have to shackle their legs AND they want to hit them over the knee cap before the race … all to prove that Africans are exactly the same as everyone else. In spite of the fact that they themselves know very well that is simply not true; they just cannot face reality, their critical and fundamental flaw that torments us all.

  159. bomag says:
    @vhrm

    If I’m a white guy I don’t want a system that picks a white Homer Simpson type over a more qualified non-white to run the power plant because I want consistent, safe, cheap power more than I care that my 7th cousin gets the job over my 30th cousin.

    No thanks for the TV trope. White guy as bungling idiot is a favorite theme pushed by the various ethnic booster groups grabbing up a share of the former USA; and those ethnic booster groups are completely happy to install their Homer Simpsons in such jobs.

    If they are at all qualified for the job, there are sound reasons to favor your 7th cousin over the 30th.

    • Replies: @vhrm
  160. A California professor has for years taught a fringe theory that race influences intelligence . . . .

    No, he did not teach such a theory. There is no such theory.

  161. joe_mama says:
    @Alden

    To be fair a lot’s changed in the last 10-20 years thanks to tech driving up housing costs and gentrification. East Bay isn’t what it was. Neither are other places in the Bay Area like East Palo Alto etc.

  162. vhrm says:
    @bomag

    and those ethnic booster groups are completely happy to install their Homer Simpsons in such jobs.

    If they are at all qualified for the job, there are sound reasons to favor your 7th cousin over the 30th.

    Some semblance of meritocracy in jobs in the private and public sectors has done America good over the years and I think we should keep at it.

    • Replies: @anon
  163. anon[109] • Disclaimer says:
    @vhrm

    Some semblance of meritocracy in jobs in the private and public sectors has done America good over the years and I think we should keep at it.

    Hey, cool it with the racism!

  164. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @White Guy In Japan

    If you went to Cal State East Bay, it says more about YOU than it does about blacks/hispanics.

    YOU chose to go there. Nobody forced you. YOU could have chosen to go some 90% white university in Nebraska or Montana or South Dakota.

    But instead you consciously chose to go somewhere full of blacks and hispanics. And then you moved to a country full of asians.

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