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Here’s a funny clip from MSNBC: the professional Hispanic named Alfonso praises Paul Ryan for being pals with arch-immigration advocate Luis Gutierrez and for being a “hard worker.” Professional (sort of) black lady Melissa Harris-Perry reads him the riot act about how the phrase “hard worker” is racist.

Don’t you know that Melissa Harris-Perry has to work twice as hard as Tim Wise?

It’s almost as if these folks don’t really like each other and if they didn’t have the cisgender straight white man to hate, they really wouldn’t get along.

 
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  1. I’m trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I’ve got nothing.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I’m trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I’ve got nothing.

    It sounds more elegant in Spanish: "guano loco."

    BTW, I guess the multicultural future is supposed to work out as long as we remain "super careful" at all times.

    , @Thomas Fuller
    Hydranencephalous?

    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.htm
    , @Cwhatfuture
    Barely suppressed psychopathic anger at those who would disagree - not even at what she said - but what she was thought about a choice of words, now what in the world would make you think that is crazy?
    We just better hope no one like this ever takes power here. That kind of crazy might line someone up against a wall.
    , @Ulick McGee
    "Pozzed" is the word you seek.
  2. A Progressive talking about hard work is like a nun talking about screwing.

  3. @Hunsdon
    I'm trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I've got nothing.

    I’m trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I’ve got nothing.

    It sounds more elegant in Spanish: “guano loco.”

    BTW, I guess the multicultural future is supposed to work out as long as we remain “super careful” at all times.

    • Replies: @Arclight
    Your last line is exactly right - the progressive left is trying to put together a society where people would have to tiptoe around not noticing things and only speaking in approved platitudes so as not to inadvertently micro-aggress. It sounds exhausting, to to mention completely fun-free.
    , @bomag
    Yeah, Syria couldn't pull it off, but I suppose we can because we're special.
  4. At work at Nat Review too.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/386521/across-ungreat-divide-armond-white

    Why is Armond White writing for it?

  5. She lost me. Completely. Surely she wasn’t trying to hijack the very topic she picked for her own TV show. Surely she wasn’t trying to ban the term “hard worker” from her show because it (+ the depressing picture on her wall) “triggered” her.

    It was a nervous tic, I figure, like some anxious housewife jumping up at a local zoning board meeting and shouting, “Think of the children!”

  6. I don’t think Stalin guarded the preferred narrative as rigourously as our premier public intellectual (at least until recently dethroned by THC) MHP does here.

  7. It’s almost as if these folks don’t really like each other

    LOL “almost”

  8. Does this female possess any talent besides being able to semi-articulately whine about perceived anti-black prejudice in any circumstances whatsoever?

    Does MSNBC have a business plan more complex than “appeal to the lowest information Democrat voters through cheap race baiting that anyone with an IQ over 95 can see through”?

    And not to sound cruel but couldn’t the open borders folks find someone more telegenic and less… dweebish than Señor Aguilar? Maybe MSNBC is really aiming for the übernerd deomgraphic…

    The questions abound…

  9. Lol, does anybody even watch MSNBC? They might as well be broadcasting their dinner table neuroses into space.

  10. These republican legislators are not getting the message or they don’t give a frick about what Republican voters think. There is a massive dogfight going on over ‘cuckservatives’.

    Ya might be a cuckservative when the cornrollsheaded msnbc talkin’ head and Alphonso like your choice for speaker of the house.

  11. It’s almost as if these folks don’t really like each other and if they didn’t have the cisgender straight white man to hate, they really wouldn’t get along.

    Nothing a little hatesex couldn’t alleviate.

  12. Whatever is wrong with her mind also seems to be affecting her hair.

  13. MSNBC is lucky to have someone as diligent as Ms. Harris-Perry, who is able to be “super-careful” about phrases like “hard-working” by keeping a picture of cotton fields in her office to continually remind her about what hard work really is, giving her the authority to lecture an entire ethnic group of people about what hard work is while simultaneously sitting in a nice office with only a picture of cotton fields.

    It’s hard work, as George Orwell tells us:

    “To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.”

  14. So I’m African-American. My mother is white and my father is black and both my parents were married before they met and had me. I have one sibling who has two white parents and three siblings where both parents are black, so we’re truly a mixed race family. It was something that I was always aware of, but specifically when I was 14 and I was a freshman in high school. Two very different things happened. I was a cheerleader and I loved being one. I went to a public high school in central Virginia where football is king. It was very clear to me that there was a cap for how many black girls could be on the team and that no matter how many black guys were on the football team, people in the stands didn’t want to see more than a few African-American girls as part of the cheerleading squad. So I not only learned about being black and a woman, but also being light-skinned because one of my girlfriends who was dark-skinned and was equally good, did not make the team when I did. The other thing is I’m a sexual assault survivor and that was the year I was assaulted. The perpetrator is an African-American man, who was my neighbor. I didn’t tell [anyone] for about 10 years. One of the reasons I didn’t tell [anyone about it] was about race, [from] experiencing the worst kind of vulnerability as a girl and as a woman, and suddenly understanding what it means to be a girl and victimized in this way, and then for [the perp] to be someone who was in the [same] race group…

    http://www.mixedracestudies.org/wordpress/?tag=melissa-harris-perry

    • Replies: @SFG
    So she got it (literally) from both sides? Explains a lot.

    Hey, all I do is post on Internet bulletin boards.
  15. If only she would grace us with a list of of what language is acceptable and what language like “hard worker” will cause her race to fall behind, unfortunate incidents like this could be avoided.

  16. Melissa Harris-Perry, who easily passes the brown paper bag test, must work double-plus hard to demonstrate her affirmative action bona fides. Our beloved leader, BO, and all his affirmative action colleagues e.g., Eric Holder, all share the same predicament. They must out-Negro the Negro to retain their places. All this would be LOL amusing if it were not having such a corrosive effect on culture and society.

  17. Kind of like hatred of Jews (deserved or not) binds many in the alt-right.

  18. I think there’s a certain psychopathy to many crusader types in that they feel a compulsion to tear others down to build themselves up, and on the other hand to turn every conversation into an opportunity to pontificate, and finally to have everything be about them and their concerns. People with such enormous egos (or ego requirements) tend to be avoided by sane people.

    I’m not sure the typology for the kind of person Melissa H-P is acting out is completely satisfactory. “America’s most foremost public intellectual” (as TNC dubbed her) definitely ain’t it. I’m sure there are some names in psychology or elsewhere to apply to this kind of syndrome.

    Meanwhile, thinking about it, it reminded me of a couple of characters I saw on SNL years ago when my kids were growing, I found a couple of clips for Kristen Wiig’s Penelope and Rachel Dratch’s Debbie Downer. These are just representative, not necessarily the best ones. In short, M H-P is kind of a cross between the two.

  19. Nothing a little hatesex couldn’t alleviate.

    Melitha isn’t very bright and could almost certainly into trying all those crimes against nature that your girlfriend won’t!

    Your idea has merit!

  20. @Hunsdon
    I'm trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I've got nothing.
    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    I should probably just settle on "toxoplasmosis" and leave it at that. Catlady crazy.
  21. Ya know, if ya really want to troll NBC/CNBC/MSNBC—-and any non-lefty going on those shows should know the only way you’ll come out ahead is if you realize they’re just one giant lefty propaganda machine and not a news organization, and therefore deserve trolling—–you should just start spouting off every micro-aggressive “triggering” word/phrase you can think of to set they amygdala on fire:

    hard-working
    ladylike
    feminine
    articulate
    clean
    civilized
    savage
    lazy
    manly
    gay
    homosexual
    male
    female
    normal
    disordered
    southern pride
    IQ

    etc. I’m sure the Stevosphere readers could come up with reams of more words that we’re “not supposed to say” around lefties. Then keep saying them around lefties till their heads explode. Seriously, these people are mentally diseased.

    Also, its good to know Ms. Harris-Perry, aka Tampon Ears, has a job despite her unladylike, unfeminine behavior; her lazy work ethic; and her disordered mental state. Bless her heart.

  22. How did you find that clip? I thought you didn’t watch television.

    Divide and conquer should be a cinch for a our future ruling class.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    One or more readers brought it to my attention. Unfortunately, I don't recall which, but ... thanks!
  23. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website

    When was the last time anyone in these United States picked cotton by hand? Ten or 15 years ago I bet? No, it’s still going on, ¡ Ay, carama!

  24. I’ve never picked cotton ( who has ) but if Caesar Chavez had been around in the antebellum South he likely would have looked favorably on the working conditions ( if not the pay) slaves had. No ‘piece work’ of the sort California farm laborers received or being kicked off the farm when the harvest was complete. No, the slave had an early version of the welfare state. Had to work when there was work to be done but he couldn’t be fired and his health and well being was the owners responsibility.

  25. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    From Harris-Perry’s website, writing about her own mother:

    A white woman in a Mormon family [isn’t that redundant?], my mom was raised in the racially homogenous enclave of Spokane, Washington and in 1960 went off to college at Brigham Young University. People are typically incredulous when I share this part of my mother’s biography. After all, if they know me as an outspoken, progressive, feminist, black woman, it might be hard to believe that I am the daughter of someone with these beginnings. [Regression to the mean?]

    But my mother, Diana Gray, possesses an unmatched commitment to fairness, an unflagging belief in hard work [RACIST!!!], and more than a casual relationship with profound personal transformations.

    These people are insufferable. No wonder Trump gets great applause by denouncing Political Correctness. The Republican nominee needs to make make Black Lives Matter Hillary’s running mate, to paraphrase Lee Atwater.

    http://tinyurl.com/qewhjvu

  26. Ms. Harris-Perry is sort of right. While there may be many Republicans who are kind, gentle folks, when it comes to the party line, the vote, the platform, “it” is not either kind or gentle.

    The precepts are passed on to the rest of the citizens by spokespeople who have faces and voices we see and hear. These people also have names. They represent their voters, at least to those of us who see and hear ourselves spoken of in derogatory terms.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that, still not make even the bottom rung–can these people even imagine how it feels to be told one is lazy or doesn’t care, to have some life story made up out of whole cloth? Can they imagine, even as one tries to work hard every day, to be told that the job one does is worth next to nothing, that one is not working hard enough, by folks who pay others to do what most people do for themselves, after working hard all day–on one’s feet? Don’t give us your sad faces because we say we don’t think you care. Look at your policies. Live our lives for six months, I challenge you. Then see what you think.

    • Replies: @Curle

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that, still not make even the bottom rung–can these people even imagine how it feels to be told one is lazy or doesn’t care,
     
    I've noticed that the laziest among us imagine themselves to be working hard when they are very clearly goofing off.
    , @ben tillman

    Ms. Harris-Perry is sort of right. While there may be many Republicans who are kind, gentle folks, when it comes to the party line, the vote, the platform, “it” is not either kind or gentle.

    The precepts are passed on to the rest of the citizens by spokespeople who have faces and voices we see and hear. These people also have names. They represent their voters, at least to those of us who see and hear ourselves spoken of in derogatory terms.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that....
     
    In spite of all what? There's no antecedent in your vacuous ramblings.
  27. She lost me on the first weave.

  28. @Hunsdon
    I'm trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I've got nothing.

    Barely suppressed psychopathic anger at those who would disagree – not even at what she said – but what she was thought about a choice of words, now what in the world would make you think that is crazy?
    We just better hope no one like this ever takes power here. That kind of crazy might line someone up against a wall.

  29. Yeah, we’ve all met those “hardworking moms” who don’t got no healthcare, who plop out 3 kids with 4 different fathers by their 21st birthday, who set on da couch all day watching Judge Judy and Family Feud and whose kids wander around the house making messes that don’t get cleaned up for years, if ever.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    You're wrong you racist bigot! They're watching premium cable and DishTV!
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Need another loose leaf binder, have to add " hard working" to all the now verboten words, like urban, and thugs and youths and burly, etc. This is hard work, opps my bad.
  30. Why bless her heart. I guess she must have forgotten to take those pills before the show.

    Luke

  31. @Wilkey
    Yeah, we've all met those "hardworking moms" who don't got no healthcare, who plop out 3 kids with 4 different fathers by their 21st birthday, who set on da couch all day watching Judge Judy and Family Feud and whose kids wander around the house making messes that don't get cleaned up for years, if ever.

    You’re wrong you racist bigot! They’re watching premium cable and DishTV!

  32. As to “hard work,” there was once a phrase, unknown to me until I learned about it in a NY Times article a few years back, implying that Americans of African descent were known for their willingness to put in the “extra effort.” Perhaps encouraged by Booker T. washington. It fell out of favor around 1910. “work like a …” And I’ll leave it at that.

  33. That’s the funniest video I’ve seen in weeks

  34. This may sound insane, but is it really that far from Obama’s infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ comment?
    Even at the sharper end of African-American socio-political analysis, there is an erroneous perception that everything must have come easy to those who succeeded in life.
    Ultimately this thinking leads to Zimbabwe, where the blacks took over all the farms and factories and thought it would be easy to make big money that way, because, well, whites did it, so how hard can it be?
    We’ve seen the results. South Africa is 3/4 of the way down that path, and in the not too distant future, so will follow the US and western Europe. Then its ‘goodnight nurse’.

  35. Cable news continues to exist despite a world that does not need it.

  36. In a Trump administration, MHP will be forced to go on “Jeopardy!”

  37. In short, the white man is the devil.

  38. Here’s a hint for the Republican party: when professional ethnic grievance jockeys on MSNBC are touting a guy for Speaker of the House, maybe he isn’t the guy your constituents want.

  39. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I must admit MHP is a guilty pleasure. The Sylvester the cat speech impediment, her stumbling bumbling attempts at reading the Teleprompter, her half white guilt or whatever the hell it is that makes her need to be the blackest person in the world. It is so spectacularly awful I can’t turn away.

  40. Did MHP forget to take her retainer out before she went on the air. That listp is pretty distracting.

    Cotton fields? Why doesn’t she keep a picture of a black welfare recipient with her six kids by eight different fathers on the wall, if that’s such hard work?

  41. @Harry Baldwin
    I’m trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I’ve got nothing.

    It sounds more elegant in Spanish: "guano loco."

    BTW, I guess the multicultural future is supposed to work out as long as we remain "super careful" at all times.

    Your last line is exactly right – the progressive left is trying to put together a society where people would have to tiptoe around not noticing things and only speaking in approved platitudes so as not to inadvertently micro-aggress. It sounds exhausting, to to mention completely fun-free.

  42. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Making absurd claims is simply an another attention-gaining gambit in the very competitive libtard mediawhore sharkpool. It’s an attempt to one-up her colleagues, preen for her bosses, and make herself the sole viewer spotlight. Unfortunately, these mediawhores get paid a salary for spouting this Democrat party-line nonsense, which only encourages even more ridiculous statements.

  43. She looks white. Cis-racially speaking, that is.

    • Replies: @Ed
    Her mother is a white Morman & she has a full white older half sister. Often times mulattoes over do it in their attempt to be a "real" black person. She moved to the 9th Ward just to soak up the authentic New Orleans experience.
  44. @Harry Baldwin
    I’m trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I’ve got nothing.

    It sounds more elegant in Spanish: "guano loco."

    BTW, I guess the multicultural future is supposed to work out as long as we remain "super careful" at all times.

    Yeah, Syria couldn’t pull it off, but I suppose we can because we’re special.

  45. I’ve known people who picked cotton, and there are two things to know about that. It is seasonal. And it is the hardest possible work, but only when you are being paid by the bag. A slave is not paid at all, so he rightly considers his job to be working as slowly as possible. Nobody in the South knew what hard work was, especially not white people. That was the legacy of slavery, the devaluation of work.

    The woman appears to be in a great state of micro-aggression.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "Nobody in the South knew what hard work was..."

    I think you're overstating your case.
    , @Rifleman

    Nobody in the South knew what hard work was, especially not white people. That was the legacy of slavery,
     
    Great, another smug noitall getting it wrong.

    Yeah, through the 1800s up till 1960 something White Southerners just hung out drinking lemonade, playing their banjos, did some whittlin' and fishin' and waited for something....

    It was like Lil' Abner 24-7-365.
  46. If you think that is narcississtic then you should meet Britain’s newest high profile feminist MP Jess Phillips. A Conservative MP (male) proposed a debate on men’s higher cancer, suicide and unemployment rates to balance the debates on International Women’s Day.
    Ms Phillips chose to take umbrage at this, ignored the thrust of what he said and harrumphed at length about how there are still more men in the House of Commons than women.
    Note the smirking and giggling she did at 4:15

    For another taste of her solipsism watch her speech in which she says it is disgraceful that her husband – an elevator engineer – got paid more than her when she was running a women’s sexual abuse charity.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    That's a man, baby.
  47. @Wilkey
    Yeah, we've all met those "hardworking moms" who don't got no healthcare, who plop out 3 kids with 4 different fathers by their 21st birthday, who set on da couch all day watching Judge Judy and Family Feud and whose kids wander around the house making messes that don't get cleaned up for years, if ever.

    Need another loose leaf binder, have to add ” hard working” to all the now verboten words, like urban, and thugs and youths and burly, etc. This is hard work, opps my bad.

  48. OT: Does anyone know about Ron Unz’s appearance at a Berkeley debate on immigration on Oct. 28th 2015? Video? Transcript?

    Berkeley: Debate: The United States Should Open Its Borders

    With the rise of immigration into the United States, the United States is confronted with a growing problem. Global strife, from Syria to Central America, has led many individuals to seek refuge in the United States. Many proposals, from amnesty to deportations have been proposed. This debate seeks specifically to examine the possibility of unimpeded immigration across United States borders.

    PRO:
    -Alex Nowrasteh: Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, Writer, Open Borders: The Case
    -Kevin Bai: Director of Business Relations, University of California Berkeley Model United Nations

    CON:
    Ron Unz: Publisher, The Unz Review & Former Publisher, The American Conservative, Former California Gubernatorial Candidate
    -Pranav Shankar: Vice President of Finance, The Debate Society of Berkeley
    ————————————————————————————–
    The event is open to the public.

    October 28, 2015 at Sibley Auditorium (Bechtel Engineering Center) in Berkeley.

  49. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    If “hard worker” is a bad thing to call someone then terming them ‘lazy’ should be a compliment. None of these fringe people have much in common; ever see any Mexicans holding up picket signs on behalf of any blacks? A lot of these very light skinned blacks are actually very conflicted beings. They wish they could shift over a couple of degrees into whiteness and be done with it but can’t so they’re stuck talking about race endlessly.
    One thing they all have in common is that they’re getting whitey’s money and want it to keep coming.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    One thing they all have in common is that they’re getting whitey’s money and want it to keep coming.

    They are getting whitey's land.
  50. I have a thesis about this which I’m finding it difficult to articulate. If I try to put it into words, it’s going to sound sufficiently similar to many other things that have already been said that I’m afraid it will simply be taken as my own harrumphing assent to the general alt-right platform, and will not capture the subtle distinction I’m trying to express. However, let’s give it a shot. To sum the matter up in one pithy line:

    The world is now run by former Student Council members.

    In every arena upon which they have laid their befouling hand, but especially in mass media and education, the typical SJW crusader seems to me to embody the spirit of a high school student council member. And what are the distinguishing features of that spirit? It begins with the willingness to arrogate to oneself an entirely unmerited and excessive degree of social importance. The student council is important by definition, you see, not because it does anything that normal people would consider necessary or useful. This exaggerated self-regard needs some sort of field in which to operate, but that obviously cannot be any endeavor where skill, talent, or experience are required, where it would simply evaporate like the morning mist. Therefore it seizes upon “justice” and idle rule-making as its own particular gift to humanity; and, after gaining access to class time and to the PA system by representing itself as the organ of student life, busies itself by forcing a captive audience (the students) to listen to its edicts and pronouncements. Invariably these have to do with inculcating sensitivity and delimiting “abusive” (read: clear, expressive, and accurate) language. It’s not because these students are especially sensitive and high-minded themselves that they take this course; it is because inventing distinctions, assigning values to them, and crusading for a reordering of such values gives them something to exalt and feel engaged about. It is really just the outward extension of their ego. Thus, during Ramadan, the student council will tap its token Muslim member to inform the 2,000-strong student body via the PA system to be especially aware of the other Muslim students (which probably consist of half a dozen Somalians), because they will be weak and distracted from their fast (which they probably aren’t observing); and then, for good measure, will repeat the entire message in Arabic (which nobody, not even the Somalians, still less the teachers and administrators who are the principal enforcers of the sensitivity, understands).

    From top to bottom this whole exercise was nothing but an ego trip. First of all, the spiritual value of a fast becomes void if you demand special treatment from others while enduring it. When you fast, you must keep it to yourself and “appear not to fast,” otherwise the attention you seek from others will be your only reward. Second, the only function of the Arabic version of the announcement was to showcase the speaker’s bilingualism. Since the intended audience of the message was ostensibly the “insensitive” white students and faculty who are unaware of the Ramadan fast, they could not possibly benefit from hearing it in Arabic. The content of the message was something quite the opposite of its iport, which was “Look at me, I’m different and I’m special.” O, how the teachers, such few sane ones as remain, must love having their class time commandeered for such high jinks!

    And when you look at the media the student council chooses for its self-expressions (other than crashing the AV club to produce those 3rd period student news bulletins–another fine use of class time), you inevitably find wall posters, collages, and decorations as the preferred substrate. If battles are won on the playing fields of Eton, leftist ideas are first born and executed in the timeless media of Elmer’s glue and glitter. Natural propagandists all, the burgeoning leftists have an instinctive feel for the value of their gaudy displays. This childishness never departs from them. The modern news broadcast, in its content as well as its production values, is precisely what you would expect from the poster-makers once they finally got their hands on the expensive toys.

    It eventually transpires that the individual members of the student council try to outdo one another in the application of their “fairness” ideology. The cleverer they can be in highlighting distinctions and asymmetries to be eradicated, the greater a claim they can lay to the true currency of their trade, viz. the ability to monopolize other people’s time and attention and extract tribute from them. Zany ideas like the transgender bathroom are the natural outcome of such a process–an internal leftist arms race to see who can be the biggest SJW.

    If you’ve ever seen an activist judge in action, or if you can recall Obama’s first few months in office when he actually used to order Congress to have seminars and breakout sessions (there was a classic and highly illuminating video of this that I wish I could find), you will recognize this atmosphere of the schoolroom, the budding busybodies alongside the mature denizens of the faculty lounge, snickering to each other as they discoursed on fairness and justice, as if the real world ever paid the slightest attention to their theories.

    There is much more to be said but I think I’ll stop here for now.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    tl; dr
  51. “cisgender straight white GENTILE man” would be even more accurate.

  52. Just glanced at the pic of Perry. Looks like she’s saying, “Now just hold on a cotton-pickin’ minute here….”

  53. I wish conservatives wouldn’t use SJW coinages like “cisgender.” It implies that identifying with the gender of one’s birth is so rare a phenomenon that we need a new word for it.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    That's the problem - staying male or female all your life is so common that nobody even thought we needed a word for it until now, just as there's no word for someone who isn't a cannibal or a coprophiliac. So there's no conservative synonym for 'cisgender'.
  54. I love Alfonso “The Chin” Aguilar’s body language. He’s literally looking down his nose at her.

  55. Social justice vectors colliding there. This is very telling, because it isn’t just any other fringeist co-traveler there but an Hispanic daring to use the W word. Melissa is nuts and impulsive but this outburst comes from the deep; she’s signalling him and his ilk that blacks are not pleased with them and their white defenders touting their work ethic, that blacks know just who it is they implicate by omission when they invoke this, and that they won’t be having any efforts by Hispanics to advance up the hierarchy either by overt or implicit suggestions they’re the harder working new brown folk. By bringing up slavery it’s as if she’s acknowledging this narrative but implying blacks, having had their turn, have earned a pass from “hard work”.
    But how is it an executive of sufficient authority for this network doesn’t see this embarrassing display and immediately get on the phone to ask someone why in the f— is this crazy person on our network, already?

    • Replies: @Clyde

    ......and that they won’t be having any efforts by Hispanics to advance up the hierarchy either by overt or implicit suggestions they’re the harder working new brown folk.
     
    Her chastising the Hispanic guy is to put Hispanics in their place. That blacks were, are, always will be, top of the racial grievance pecking order. Because only blacks were slaves (and worked damn hard! in the sun!!! picking cotton!) while Hispanics were not. And at any rate they just got off the banana boat.
  56. Harris Perry’s mom is a Mormon, but not a typical one.

    http://nocountryforyoungwomen.com/2011/05/mothers-day-special-melissa-harris-perry/

    • Replies: @Wyrd
    "Mom moved to a city, enrolled in graduate school in sociology..."

    No wonder Melissa is criminally insane. Her mother was a sociologist.

    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    People are typically incredulous when I share this part of my mother’s biography. After all, if they know me as an outspoken, progressive, feminist, black woman, it might be hard to believe that I am the daughter of someone with these beginnings.

    What an asshole.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    The Practical Conservative said something like: "Perry’s mom is a Moron, but not a typical one".

    That would explain a lot.
  57. What exactly does it take to get white-listed on this blog? My comment, which I spent considerable time composing and which contains nothing objectionable, has been waiting in moderation for several hours.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    Slaving away were you?
    , @Anonym
    No one is whitelisted, which should be kinda obvious given that a few comments go through, then nothing while Steve gets on with his non-blogging life, then a flurry of comments go through. Why not put through a $50k donation and ask to be put on the whitelist?
    , @kaganovitch
    It takes getting in synch with Steve's schedule; Late to bed and late to rise
  58. For the record – it’s racist that you noticed this.

  59. can someone summarize the argument?

    why is “hard working” a racist term?

    • Replies: @Wyrd
    Because a woman of color said so, natch.
    , @GW
    Because slavery.
    , @BurplesonAFB
    Because the conversation was getting too on topic, she needed to bring it back to the legacy of slavery, and single moms, and how nobody but black people can work hard, and privilege.

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I'm guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She's whiter than Columba Bush, that's for sure.

  60. @The Practical Conservative
    Harris Perry's mom is a Mormon, but not a typical one.

    http://nocountryforyoungwomen.com/2011/05/mothers-day-special-melissa-harris-perry/

    “Mom moved to a city, enrolled in graduate school in sociology…”

    No wonder Melissa is criminally insane. Her mother was a sociologist.

  61. At least Melissa Harris-Perry is feminine and not experiencing any gender confusion. She has one or two children. I liked the link above to her mothers life as kind of an old line SJW. I’ll bet Melissa Harris-Perry had lots of guys chasing her when younger.
    Me playing devils advocate here.

  62. @The Practical Conservative
    Harris Perry's mom is a Mormon, but not a typical one.

    http://nocountryforyoungwomen.com/2011/05/mothers-day-special-melissa-harris-perry/

    People are typically incredulous when I share this part of my mother’s biography. After all, if they know me as an outspoken, progressive, feminist, black woman, it might be hard to believe that I am the daughter of someone with these beginnings.

    What an asshole.

  63. The video is clear evidence of Harris-Perry not working hard enough. Being pleasant and seeming emotionally balanced are parts of a TV hostess’s work.

  64. @27 year old
    can someone summarize the argument?

    why is "hard working" a racist term?

    Because a woman of color said so, natch.

  65. @Intelligent Dasein
    What exactly does it take to get white-listed on this blog? My comment, which I spent considerable time composing and which contains nothing objectionable, has been waiting in moderation for several hours.

    Slaving away were you?

  66. @anonymous
    If "hard worker" is a bad thing to call someone then terming them 'lazy' should be a compliment. None of these fringe people have much in common; ever see any Mexicans holding up picket signs on behalf of any blacks? A lot of these very light skinned blacks are actually very conflicted beings. They wish they could shift over a couple of degrees into whiteness and be done with it but can't so they're stuck talking about race endlessly.
    One thing they all have in common is that they're getting whitey's money and want it to keep coming.

    One thing they all have in common is that they’re getting whitey’s money and want it to keep coming.

    They are getting whitey’s land.

  67. lol at her talking about the hypothetical single mom being chastized by people for “sucking off” the welfare system.

  68. @Intelligent Dasein
    I have a thesis about this which I'm finding it difficult to articulate. If I try to put it into words, it's going to sound sufficiently similar to many other things that have already been said that I'm afraid it will simply be taken as my own harrumphing assent to the general alt-right platform, and will not capture the subtle distinction I'm trying to express. However, let's give it a shot. To sum the matter up in one pithy line:

    The world is now run by former Student Council members.

    In every arena upon which they have laid their befouling hand, but especially in mass media and education, the typical SJW crusader seems to me to embody the spirit of a high school student council member. And what are the distinguishing features of that spirit? It begins with the willingness to arrogate to oneself an entirely unmerited and excessive degree of social importance. The student council is important by definition, you see, not because it does anything that normal people would consider necessary or useful. This exaggerated self-regard needs some sort of field in which to operate, but that obviously cannot be any endeavor where skill, talent, or experience are required, where it would simply evaporate like the morning mist. Therefore it seizes upon "justice" and idle rule-making as its own particular gift to humanity; and, after gaining access to class time and to the PA system by representing itself as the organ of student life, busies itself by forcing a captive audience (the students) to listen to its edicts and pronouncements. Invariably these have to do with inculcating sensitivity and delimiting "abusive" (read: clear, expressive, and accurate) language. It's not because these students are especially sensitive and high-minded themselves that they take this course; it is because inventing distinctions, assigning values to them, and crusading for a reordering of such values gives them something to exalt and feel engaged about. It is really just the outward extension of their ego. Thus, during Ramadan, the student council will tap its token Muslim member to inform the 2,000-strong student body via the PA system to be especially aware of the other Muslim students (which probably consist of half a dozen Somalians), because they will be weak and distracted from their fast (which they probably aren't observing); and then, for good measure, will repeat the entire message in Arabic (which nobody, not even the Somalians, still less the teachers and administrators who are the principal enforcers of the sensitivity, understands).

    From top to bottom this whole exercise was nothing but an ego trip. First of all, the spiritual value of a fast becomes void if you demand special treatment from others while enduring it. When you fast, you must keep it to yourself and "appear not to fast," otherwise the attention you seek from others will be your only reward. Second, the only function of the Arabic version of the announcement was to showcase the speaker's bilingualism. Since the intended audience of the message was ostensibly the "insensitive" white students and faculty who are unaware of the Ramadan fast, they could not possibly benefit from hearing it in Arabic. The content of the message was something quite the opposite of its iport, which was "Look at me, I'm different and I'm special." O, how the teachers, such few sane ones as remain, must love having their class time commandeered for such high jinks!

    And when you look at the media the student council chooses for its self-expressions (other than crashing the AV club to produce those 3rd period student news bulletins--another fine use of class time), you inevitably find wall posters, collages, and decorations as the preferred substrate. If battles are won on the playing fields of Eton, leftist ideas are first born and executed in the timeless media of Elmer's glue and glitter. Natural propagandists all, the burgeoning leftists have an instinctive feel for the value of their gaudy displays. This childishness never departs from them. The modern news broadcast, in its content as well as its production values, is precisely what you would expect from the poster-makers once they finally got their hands on the expensive toys.

    It eventually transpires that the individual members of the student council try to outdo one another in the application of their "fairness" ideology. The cleverer they can be in highlighting distinctions and asymmetries to be eradicated, the greater a claim they can lay to the true currency of their trade, viz. the ability to monopolize other people's time and attention and extract tribute from them. Zany ideas like the transgender bathroom are the natural outcome of such a process--an internal leftist arms race to see who can be the biggest SJW.

    If you've ever seen an activist judge in action, or if you can recall Obama's first few months in office when he actually used to order Congress to have seminars and breakout sessions (there was a classic and highly illuminating video of this that I wish I could find), you will recognize this atmosphere of the schoolroom, the budding busybodies alongside the mature denizens of the faculty lounge, snickering to each other as they discoursed on fairness and justice, as if the real world ever paid the slightest attention to their theories.

    There is much more to be said but I think I'll stop here for now.

    tl; dr

  69. @Anonymous
    I wish conservatives wouldn't use SJW coinages like "cisgender." It implies that identifying with the gender of one's birth is so rare a phenomenon that we need a new word for it.

    That’s the problem – staying male or female all your life is so common that nobody even thought we needed a word for it until now, just as there’s no word for someone who isn’t a cannibal or a coprophiliac. So there’s no conservative synonym for ‘cisgender’.

  70. @27 year old
    can someone summarize the argument?

    why is "hard working" a racist term?

    Because slavery.

  71. @backup
    She looks white. Cis-racially speaking, that is.

    Her mother is a white Morman & she has a full white older half sister. Often times mulattoes over do it in their attempt to be a “real” black person. She moved to the 9th Ward just to soak up the authentic New Orleans experience.

  72. @The Practical Conservative
    Harris Perry's mom is a Mormon, but not a typical one.

    http://nocountryforyoungwomen.com/2011/05/mothers-day-special-melissa-harris-perry/

    The Practical Conservative said something like: “Perry’s mom is a Moron, but not a typical one”.

    That would explain a lot.

  73. @27 year old
    can someone summarize the argument?

    why is "hard working" a racist term?

    Because the conversation was getting too on topic, she needed to bring it back to the legacy of slavery, and single moms, and how nobody but black people can work hard, and privilege.

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I’m guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She’s whiter than Columba Bush, that’s for sure.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    Yes that is pretty much the black narrative: only they have suffered slavery, only they can work hard - no one else has any idea what hard work is except a black who has never worked, etc.

    No one else is allowed to claim these because blacks wouldn't be unique and special in all the world.

    It's all about promoting BS narratives so one can practice emotional and monetary blackmail or extortion on others.
    , @Clyde

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I’m guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She’s whiter than Columba Bush, that’s for sure.
     
    Looking at her carrying on this was my guess too. That her father is biracial. Either directly from black/white parents or that he happens to have 50% white inheritance and 50% black. Maybe with a little Choctaw thrown in? Hey, why not.
    Simplifying, this would make her 75% white. At a glance Melissa Harris Perry looks as black as the infamous Rachael Dolezal when both give that corn-row look to their hair. M-L-P would have a fit if someone told her this.
  74. A little OT, but of interest because I consider SJW teachers as an important part of this coalition. I never thought I’d say that SOL b.s. tests are a good thing, but maybe they prevent SJW “educators” from getting up to real mischief.

    Listening some days ago to a local NPR affiliate (?) I heard this clip, which I couldn’t locate on NPR, but tracked down. http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/new-guidelines-standardized-testing/

    The article, unfortunately, isn’t transcribed. It’s about the reduction of testing proposed by the Obama Administration. Around 2:00 into the audio they begin interviewing a teacher from a Title 1 school in Charlotte, NC. She makes some good points about how there is a lot of time spent prepping for tests. She says, perhaps correctly, that they must focus on teaching kids how to pass a test and thus aren’t spending enough time on teaching kids how to pass the biggest test, i.e. life. To prep them for college or the workforce.

    Ok, no problems so far….

    Around 3:20 into the audio she says that there is less time for literature and novels or things the students “enjoy” because they need to keep scores up. Regrettable, and understandable…

    So around 5:00 we learn that she has taught in places without such time constrictions, starting from 5:36 we learn about “what actually matters” and what she would do with we learn what she would do when given time (and why I have no sympathy for, and I pray fervently for such a day, when nice white ladies all lose their jobs or insanely more demands and stress are placed on them).

    One of her favorite unit/topic is diversity and stereotypes.

    Ok, so basically, no quizzes. Just gripe sessions.

    So, while No Child Left Behind was an exercise in colossal stupidity, one positive [most certainly] unintended consequence was preventing time for activities like this teacher would engage in.

  75. That Alfonso guy looks a bit tetched! He has a bizarre face,nice looking but as if trying to tamp down the crazy! He would make a very funny comic actor.Is there a bit of cream cheese mixed in with the salsa?

  76. @redpillyummy

    So I’m African-American. My mother is white and my father is black and both my parents were married before they met and had me. I have one sibling who has two white parents and three siblings where both parents are black, so we’re truly a mixed race family. It was something that I was always aware of, but specifically when I was 14 and I was a freshman in high school. Two very different things happened. I was a cheerleader and I loved being one. I went to a public high school in central Virginia where football is king. It was very clear to me that there was a cap for how many black girls could be on the team and that no matter how many black guys were on the football team, people in the stands didn’t want to see more than a few African-American girls as part of the cheerleading squad. So I not only learned about being black and a woman, but also being light-skinned because one of my girlfriends who was dark-skinned and was equally good, did not make the team when I did. The other thing is I’m a sexual assault survivor and that was the year I was assaulted. The perpetrator is an African-American man, who was my neighbor. I didn’t tell [anyone] for about 10 years. One of the reasons I didn’t tell [anyone about it] was about race, [from] experiencing the worst kind of vulnerability as a girl and as a woman, and suddenly understanding what it means to be a girl and victimized in this way, and then for [the perp] to be someone who was in the [same] race group…
     
    http://www.mixedracestudies.org/wordpress/?tag=melissa-harris-perry

    So she got it (literally) from both sides? Explains a lot.

    Hey, all I do is post on Internet bulletin boards.

  77. @Intelligent Dasein
    What exactly does it take to get white-listed on this blog? My comment, which I spent considerable time composing and which contains nothing objectionable, has been waiting in moderation for several hours.

    No one is whitelisted, which should be kinda obvious given that a few comments go through, then nothing while Steve gets on with his non-blogging life, then a flurry of comments go through. Why not put through a $50k donation and ask to be put on the whitelist?

  78. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    Didn’t you know that women compete with themselves so they don’t really have to be better than men.

  79. @Intelligent Dasein
    What exactly does it take to get white-listed on this blog? My comment, which I spent considerable time composing and which contains nothing objectionable, has been waiting in moderation for several hours.

    It takes getting in synch with Steve’s schedule; Late to bed and late to rise

  80. @Tiny Duck
    Ms. Harris-Perry is sort of right. While there may be many Republicans who are kind, gentle folks, when it comes to the party line, the vote, the platform, "it" is not either kind or gentle.

    The precepts are passed on to the rest of the citizens by spokespeople who have faces and voices we see and hear. These people also have names. They represent their voters, at least to those of us who see and hear ourselves spoken of in derogatory terms.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that, still not make even the bottom rung--can these people even imagine how it feels to be told one is lazy or doesn't care, to have some life story made up out of whole cloth? Can they imagine, even as one tries to work hard every day, to be told that the job one does is worth next to nothing, that one is not working hard enough, by folks who pay others to do what most people do for themselves, after working hard all day--on one's feet? Don't give us your sad faces because we say we don't think you care. Look at your policies. Live our lives for six months, I challenge you. Then see what you think.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that, still not make even the bottom rung–can these people even imagine how it feels to be told one is lazy or doesn’t care,

    I’ve noticed that the laziest among us imagine themselves to be working hard when they are very clearly goofing off.

  81. @BurplesonAFB
    Because the conversation was getting too on topic, she needed to bring it back to the legacy of slavery, and single moms, and how nobody but black people can work hard, and privilege.

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I'm guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She's whiter than Columba Bush, that's for sure.

    Yes that is pretty much the black narrative: only they have suffered slavery, only they can work hard – no one else has any idea what hard work is except a black who has never worked, etc.

    No one else is allowed to claim these because blacks wouldn’t be unique and special in all the world.

    It’s all about promoting BS narratives so one can practice emotional and monetary blackmail or extortion on others.

  82. @james wilson
    I've known people who picked cotton, and there are two things to know about that. It is seasonal. And it is the hardest possible work, but only when you are being paid by the bag. A slave is not paid at all, so he rightly considers his job to be working as slowly as possible. Nobody in the South knew what hard work was, especially not white people. That was the legacy of slavery, the devaluation of work.

    The woman appears to be in a great state of micro-aggression.

    “Nobody in the South knew what hard work was…”

    I think you’re overstating your case.

    • Replies: @Anon
    YEs, most whites were landless or smallholders in the south. Slaves made their lives harder because they had to compete against cheap labor. Andrew Jackson's dad literally died from overwork, trying to carve a farm out of a South Carolina hillside. That was much more typical of southerners pre-war. There was also the need fight off the Cherokee pre 1812. After the war 2/3 of sharecroppers were white, and that is as hard work as anybody has ever done.
  83. @Hunsdon
    I'm trying to think of a neat and elegant way to say batshit f*cking insane, but I've got nothing.

    “Pozzed” is the word you seek.

  84. @Tiny Duck
    Ms. Harris-Perry is sort of right. While there may be many Republicans who are kind, gentle folks, when it comes to the party line, the vote, the platform, "it" is not either kind or gentle.

    The precepts are passed on to the rest of the citizens by spokespeople who have faces and voices we see and hear. These people also have names. They represent their voters, at least to those of us who see and hear ourselves spoken of in derogatory terms.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that, still not make even the bottom rung--can these people even imagine how it feels to be told one is lazy or doesn't care, to have some life story made up out of whole cloth? Can they imagine, even as one tries to work hard every day, to be told that the job one does is worth next to nothing, that one is not working hard enough, by folks who pay others to do what most people do for themselves, after working hard all day--on one's feet? Don't give us your sad faces because we say we don't think you care. Look at your policies. Live our lives for six months, I challenge you. Then see what you think.

    Ms. Harris-Perry is sort of right. While there may be many Republicans who are kind, gentle folks, when it comes to the party line, the vote, the platform, “it” is not either kind or gentle.

    The precepts are passed on to the rest of the citizens by spokespeople who have faces and voices we see and hear. These people also have names. They represent their voters, at least to those of us who see and hear ourselves spoken of in derogatory terms.

    To work hard, study hard, yet, in spite of all that….

    In spite of all what? There’s no antecedent in your vacuous ramblings.

  85. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Hibernian
    "Nobody in the South knew what hard work was..."

    I think you're overstating your case.

    YEs, most whites were landless or smallholders in the south. Slaves made their lives harder because they had to compete against cheap labor. Andrew Jackson’s dad literally died from overwork, trying to carve a farm out of a South Carolina hillside. That was much more typical of southerners pre-war. There was also the need fight off the Cherokee pre 1812. After the war 2/3 of sharecroppers were white, and that is as hard work as anybody has ever done.

  86. Harris-perry is black? She looks whiter than me.
    One summer I help a relative on his farm. The result of my hard work was that I got a free tan from working outdoors, All that lifting gave me a buff body by the end of summer, and all the local farm girls wore tight shorts with cropped tops and flirted a lot. Then I had to return to the dull city.Unfortunately my relative sold the farm by the next summer. I am still mad at him.

  87. @Luke Lea
    How did you find that clip? I thought you didn't watch television.

    Divide and conquer should be a cinch for a our future ruling class.

    One or more readers brought it to my attention. Unfortunately, I don’t recall which, but … thanks!

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/sleep-racism/#comment-1206978
    , @Dennis Dale
    You can find a lot of this stuff just by searching Youtube.
  88. @Steve Sailer
    One or more readers brought it to my attention. Unfortunately, I don't recall which, but ... thanks!
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Thanks
  89. @BurplesonAFB
    Because the conversation was getting too on topic, she needed to bring it back to the legacy of slavery, and single moms, and how nobody but black people can work hard, and privilege.

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I'm guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She's whiter than Columba Bush, that's for sure.

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I’m guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She’s whiter than Columba Bush, that’s for sure.

    Looking at her carrying on this was my guess too. That her father is biracial. Either directly from black/white parents or that he happens to have 50% white inheritance and 50% black. Maybe with a little Choctaw thrown in? Hey, why not.
    Simplifying, this would make her 75% white. At a glance Melissa Harris Perry looks as black as the infamous Rachael Dolezal when both give that corn-row look to their hair. M-L-P would have a fit if someone told her this.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    I came back to this thread to see if anyone was going to make this point.

    If she didn't braid her hair, would the average person immediately consider her black?

    Sounds a bit defensive...
  90. @Dennis Dale
    Social justice vectors colliding there. This is very telling, because it isn't just any other fringeist co-traveler there but an Hispanic daring to use the W word. Melissa is nuts and impulsive but this outburst comes from the deep; she's signalling him and his ilk that blacks are not pleased with them and their white defenders touting their work ethic, that blacks know just who it is they implicate by omission when they invoke this, and that they won't be having any efforts by Hispanics to advance up the hierarchy either by overt or implicit suggestions they're the harder working new brown folk. By bringing up slavery it's as if she's acknowledging this narrative but implying blacks, having had their turn, have earned a pass from "hard work".
    But how is it an executive of sufficient authority for this network doesn't see this embarrassing display and immediately get on the phone to ask someone why in the f--- is this crazy person on our network, already?

    ……and that they won’t be having any efforts by Hispanics to advance up the hierarchy either by overt or implicit suggestions they’re the harder working new brown folk.

    Her chastising the Hispanic guy is to put Hispanics in their place. That blacks were, are, always will be, top of the racial grievance pecking order. Because only blacks were slaves (and worked damn hard! in the sun!!! picking cotton!) while Hispanics were not. And at any rate they just got off the banana boat.

  91. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/sleep-racism/#comment-1206978

    Thanks

  92. “It sounds exhausting, not to mention completely fun-free”

    No wonder some Blacks and Hispanics are jumping ship and hanging out at Donald Trump conventions.

  93. @Thomas Fuller
    Hydranencephalous?

    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.htm

    I should probably just settle on “toxoplasmosis” and leave it at that. Catlady crazy.

  94. The Coalition of the Fringes at Work

    Again it’s the The Coalition of the Majority at Work.

    the cisgender straight white man

    And THAT is the fringe in America.

    You Steve are a minority of a minority. Cisgender straight white men like you are a minority and those with your politics are a minority of those.

    If you need to feel persecuted at least admit you are a persecuted minority and stop denying who the increasing majority of Americans actually are.

    You live in LA, there’s no excuse for your denial. I know you don’t like to leave your wife’s house to look around at LA’s demographics but you love numbers so the data is out there.

  95. @james wilson
    I've known people who picked cotton, and there are two things to know about that. It is seasonal. And it is the hardest possible work, but only when you are being paid by the bag. A slave is not paid at all, so he rightly considers his job to be working as slowly as possible. Nobody in the South knew what hard work was, especially not white people. That was the legacy of slavery, the devaluation of work.

    The woman appears to be in a great state of micro-aggression.

    Nobody in the South knew what hard work was, especially not white people. That was the legacy of slavery,

    Great, another smug noitall getting it wrong.

    Yeah, through the 1800s up till 1960 something White Southerners just hung out drinking lemonade, playing their banjos, did some whittlin’ and fishin’ and waited for something….

    It was like Lil’ Abner 24-7-365.

  96. @Steve Sailer
    One or more readers brought it to my attention. Unfortunately, I don't recall which, but ... thanks!

    You can find a lot of this stuff just by searching Youtube.

  97. @Clyde

    Has Melissa Harris Perry ever been on a finding your roots type show? I’m guessing quadroon, 75% white genotype at a minimum. She’s whiter than Columba Bush, that’s for sure.
     
    Looking at her carrying on this was my guess too. That her father is biracial. Either directly from black/white parents or that he happens to have 50% white inheritance and 50% black. Maybe with a little Choctaw thrown in? Hey, why not.
    Simplifying, this would make her 75% white. At a glance Melissa Harris Perry looks as black as the infamous Rachael Dolezal when both give that corn-row look to their hair. M-L-P would have a fit if someone told her this.

    I came back to this thread to see if anyone was going to make this point.

    If she didn’t braid her hair, would the average person immediately consider her black?

    Sounds a bit defensive…

  98. Meanwhile the Republicans are divvied up into neo-con establishment donor shills, the religious right, the Trump-led Know Nothing resurgence, and libretardians, bickering at each other via stump speeches, united only by their shitty tax plans.

    It’s almost as if these folks don’t really like each other and if they didn’t have the wage slave to disparage, they really wouldn’t get along.

  99. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Tim Wise comes from a 100% white background experienced white privilege all his life and lives in a 100%* white suburb of Memphis whereas owing to her blackground Melissa Harris Perry can say “Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife..”

    * accurate to within = or – 1%

  100. @Jake Grant
    If you think that is narcississtic then you should meet Britain's newest high profile feminist MP Jess Phillips. A Conservative MP (male) proposed a debate on men's higher cancer, suicide and unemployment rates to balance the debates on International Women's Day.
    Ms Phillips chose to take umbrage at this, ignored the thrust of what he said and harrumphed at length about how there are still more men in the House of Commons than women.
    Note the smirking and giggling she did at 4:15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z60LUV3V0E

    For another taste of her solipsism watch her speech in which she says it is disgraceful that her husband - an elevator engineer - got paid more than her when she was running a women's sexual abuse charity.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIpMedhtx8M

    That’s a man, baby.

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