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It takes an unusual person to be a race realist.

This video is available on BitChute, Brighteon, and Odysee.

If you are watching this, you are an unusual person – you’re probably what I call a race realist. You don’t believe the silly stuff we are supposed to think: that there is no such thing as race, diversity is a strength, America is a white supremacist country where the game is rigged so that white people float effortlessly to the top.

And my question to you is this: How did you avoid falling for the hogwash? Or, if at one time you thought the way National Public Radio tells you to, how did you see the light?

It doesn’t come easy. Schools, churches, the government, and of course the media are constantly beating egalitarian rubbish and white guilt into our heads. Those powerful forces are hard to resist. How’d you do it?

We want to hear your story. Some of the most popular articles we publish at our website,, were written by people like you.

These first-person accounts are all different and endlessly fascinating, and we’d love to have more.

If you write something good, we’ll publish it. Keep it concrete, specific, to the point — and probably under 1,000 words. It can be as short as 200 or 300 words. When it’s finished, go to at the Contact Us tab here. This opens a screen where you can paste your story. You should use a pen name. This country pretends to believe in free speech, but actually, it hates free speech. So, protect yourself.

But please include your email address so we can send questions if we have any, and so we can tell you when your story will be published. We will keep your information confidential.

If you’ve got a story, our readers want to hear it. They’re counting on you. And so am I.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Realist says:

    Yes, by all means, let’s see those stories.

  2. Went from a private grammar school to a public high school. That HS required an entrance exam to get in and was one of three such schools in New York City. It was in a bad neighborhood (Bedford Stuyvesant – all black – 1964-68), but offered a technical education not available elsewhere. I wanted math, engineering, shop, foundry, physics, etc with as little history, art appreciation and other nonsense as possible.

    I was mugged by 2 blacks with zip guns the day of the entrance exam as were several of my friends. They stole my watch, wallet, coat and shoes in the middle of winter.

    I made it through the 4 years but by the end I was carrying an illegal 22 cal pistol. I was beat up several times, robbed several times plus stabbed and shot, always by the black locals. My 4 years of college were roughly in the same area so I carried the pistol for protection the entire time. Only once did I have to rely on it when two blacks accosted me on an empty subway platform and demanded my money. Because I had my finger on the trigger inside my coat pocket, I looked the one guy in the eye and told him to back off or I’d kill him. He hesitated slightly and then saved his own life by backing away.

    Maybe it was my attitude, my confidence knowing I had death in my pocket that kept the savages from bothering me, but as soon as I got the pistol, I was left alone. For the short time I worked in Manhattan, taking the subway to and fro, I also carried that pistol.

    One day, again in winter, my wife and I were on the subway to work when a black with a high volume ghetto blaster (huge radio on shoulder) got on board. I had been put upon for years by them and started to move toward him with the intention of doing him bodily harm. My wife grabbed the back of my coat and said – “you’ll go to jail” because she instinctively knew what I was about to do. That day, I decided to leave New York and ended up in Texas for decades where I carried a Colt 45 and then a Glock 9 for the entire time, always without a permit.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Realist
    , @Bert
    , @Twinkie
  3. laughter says:

    A better story to be told is, when did you become a realist about the jews? Because none of the race-baiting and racial delusion in American society is possible without them. The psychoses that are tearing apart America are caused by them, and perpetuated by them. On their own, the groids are nothing, but it’s the jews behind all.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @RoatanBill
  4. Realist says:

    That day, I decided to leave New York and ended up in Texas for decades where I carried a Colt 45 and then a Glock 9 for the entire time, always without a permit.

    I imagine one of the best decisions you have ever made.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  5. Realist says:

    Did you go to at the Contact Us tab here and submit your story?

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  6. @Realist

    No, I just put it above. I was hoping I’d hear from Mr. Taylor here so I could offer him some suggestions for here. I’m curious if he ever reads the comments on this site as I’ve never seen a comment from him.

    He has a poor following on this site if I use the number of comments as a guide. I think that’s because he doesn’t provide written copy. This is, not YouTube. I’ve watched a few of his videos but much prefer to read. There are lots of times I copy snippets of text for future reference but I can’t do that with a video and trying to transcribe text myself is too cumbersome. I think he would reach a much wider and well deserved audience with written articles.

    I’m willing to give people various amounts of my time to view their videos depending on my impression of them. It’s much easier for me to speed read a huge article just to get the flavor of it before I invest in a more thorough reading session. Video offers no such perusal capability although I set speed at a minimum of 1.25 on almost every video and for someone like Alexander Mercouris I go to 1.75 because of his glacial speech pattern.

    I might hit Mr. Taylor’s site in a few days if nothing happens here.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Realist
  7. I was skeptical of race being a “social construct” but still assumed that racial gaps were caused by racism and historical oppression. The skepticism I had was most likely from being exposed to Black areas at a young age. Once you have seen a ghetto it is difficult to forget. Overall however I still viewed Blacks as victims.

    Up until college I assumed that liberals were still trying to do the right thing even if biology didn’t allow for perfectly equal outcomes. I took the position that liberals still had the best plan and we all needed to be liberal for the sake of equality, even if that meant ignoring some aspects of reality.

    Things seemed fine until I suspected an English prof of mine was cheating the White students. At first I thought I was being paranoid until I started talking to the better students of the class. No matter what they did the prof would never give them more than a B-. She would tell them that they needed outside help while praising the non-White students. But I still assumed that she was grading equally and that the non-White students must have some amazing papers. So I simply asked the favored non-White student to show me his paper. When I saw the first paragraph I was physically nauseous. It was barely readable. Maybe 8th grade level at best. It cost thousands of dollars for a quarter at this college and here she was using the class as her own war against competent White students.

    That really messed with my head. I had signaled I was a Good White and was still sacrificed for the sake of equality. It wasn’t enough for her to simply grade up the non-Whites. She was also bitter towards the better White students and wanted to tear them down and undermine their confidence.

    I truly did not think that anything like that ever happened. After that I began to view liberalism as an unhealthy ideology that was trying to tear down Whites instead of facing harsh truths. I noticed that my liberal profs followed certain thought patterns and would use social pressure to push desired outcomes. They really didn’t like students that asked questions or showed skepticism. Intelligent White students were in fact often browbeaten into accepting the narrative.

    I could go on but that is really what turned me anti-liberal. I was supposed to embrace all this lying and cheating for equality. Then I went into the private sector and saw the results of Affirmative Action first hand. It was just as much lying but people would actually lose their jobs over it. I concluded that telling the truth about race cannot be worse than all this madness. It isn’t even working. It’s all just a circus behind the scenes. I sometimes envy naïve Whites in the burbs that have no idea as to what a giant lie it all is.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  8. In my younger days, I suppressed realism in order to get along with girlfriends and the in crowd.

    A girlfriend dragged me to a hasty wedding between a tattooed slut and a visiting Nigerian. The wedding was so that the African could stay in the country. What struck me was the guests were unanimously approving of helping this instant couple to defeat his immenent deportation, as if it was a noble act. You could say they were all of the left, virtue signalling.

    My coming out as a realist was life changing. Leftists go into hysterics when someone voices a different opinion. Many people ‘unfriended’ me, but by then I was older and wiser. Liberating oneself from leftist dogma was the beginning of freedom.

  9. @laughter

    A better story to be told is, when did you become a realist about the jews?

    Mr Taylor supports the teaching of evolution in the schools. Just like the ACLU.

    • Troll: Raches
    • Replies: @Raches
  10. @RoatanBill

    I’ve watched a few of his videos but much prefer to read.

    Hear, hear! Videos are slow and stupid, with very few exceptions. Most of us have limited time every day, and most of us read far faster than anyone on a video can speak.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, AKAHorace
  11. @John Johnson

    Things seemed fine until I suspected an English prof of mine was cheating the White students.

    Yep. I had numerous teachers like that, and they were always white women. Each believed that it was her sacred duty to personally enforce reparations by punishing the white males in her class.

    After college, I moved to New York City, where jewish bosses took it upon themselves to enforce their own systematic oppression upon non-jewish employees, every day of the year. But are we even permitted to discuss such matters in a J.T. comment thread?

  12. @laughter

    And the controllers need a control system that they own to administer for their goals. Gov’t in the US has been captured totally to produce what is fast becoming a non functioning society. All the funds siphoned off for wars of choice aren’t providing health care, better education, infrastructure maintenance or anything that might make the US population more competitive in a world market.

    The Fed Gov is strangling the country with its taxes, mandates and general idiocy. It needs to disappear as the USSR did. The 50 states should each become new independent countries with 50 experiments on how to govern. Within a year or two at most, clear winners and losers would surface. The monopoly of the Fed Gov just needs to end. The jews and other parasites that can generally be labeled the political class need to be cut down. The race problems will eventually be solved either by a race war which the non white people will lose or through a realization that something for nothing has to end and everyone needs to pull his own weight.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  13. Bert says:

    Not residing in the U.S., you probably don’t care about this. But, just to help good old Jared to generate content, delivering a detailed “confession” of one’s inter-racial experiences could be a dumb move if one is ever on trial and using self-defense as a rationale for one’s response to a member of another race.

    Rumination is of little use. Public rumination is of none.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  14. Realist says:

    This may not pertain to Jared’s videos so much.

    But much is gained from a video that is lost in written text. Such as facial expressions, body language, peripheral actions of others in the video…etc.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  15. @Bert

    I’ve been on the gov’ts shit list for decades. I refused to be drafted to become a murderer in Vietnam. I also refused to do alternate “service” as I’m no ones slave.

    I tried to stay away from gov’t as much as possible, but when gov’t came after me I fought back. In Texas, the local gov’t mafia came after me for a billboard I had erected to promote my business and I used the word “engineer” as part of the advertisement. I am an engineer. They tried to claim I couldn’t use the word without their permission and threatened a \$10,000 / day fine if I didn’t relent. I threatened to sue the state and the issue went away.

    I got anywhere from 3 to a dozen speeding tickets a year for about 13 years. I fought each one in court and only lost once. I ALWAYS got a jury trial which cost the municipality much more than they could ever get out of me even if I got convicted. At times, I’d hold up a traffic cop for an hour if he stopped me because I wouldn’t follow the script; totally uncooperative so he couldn’t be thieving from other motorists during that time. I never signed a ticket, I filed my own court motions and even got a case dismissed on Constitutional grounds. I also got one cop fired.

    If I owned a business where BLM or other cretins were about to threaten it, I’d at a minimum put a shotgun blast in their direction as a warning. Anyone of them stupid enough to think I’m bluffing wouldn’t be thinking for long.

    It’s the people like you that back off that has allowed the US to turn into a police state. It’s the people like you that make me a misanthrope.

    I realized a long time ago I couldn’t continue with my antics, so I left. It was getting much too dangerous due to people like you that would convict me because some asshole judge gave you ‘instructions’ and because you are indoctrinated never to think for yourself.

    • Replies: @John Regan
    , @Bert
  16. @Realist

    I grant that your observation is true. I’m not suggesting ending the video version. I am suggesting augmenting it with a written transcript. Anyone publishing video content must be relying on notes at a minimum and some, I suspect, are really reading what they’re saying. A bit more effort offers a whole new medium for distributing the message. It’s actually concerning that Mr. Taylor isn’t offering written versions. The lack allows me to question his motivation as his effort isn’t 100% by definition.

    With text to speech software readily available, I don’t think it would take that much effort to tweak it’s output to correct the occasional error and insert appropriate punctuation, white space, etc.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Thanks: Realist
  17. Mr. Ed says:

    Just don’t mention ((those people)), cause Boss Taylor don’t stand for it!

    • LOL: Trinity
  18. Trinity says:

    Well I saw “the light” early on about race reality but even as a person of average intelligence, I realized who was behind it all by the time I was in my early 30s. Kind of hard to imagine all these intellectuals cannot figure out what a meathead high school graduate figured out with just a little bit of intellectual curiosity and a little effort. Really boggles my mind. Are these people, \$hills, phonie\$, or just educated idiots.

    I just know it must be the ChiComs or the Russkies behind all of this, Mr. Taylor.


  19. Raches says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    There should be a racialist version of Snopes to fact-check the misinformation that the ACLU does anything but distort and deny the theory of evolution.

    A better story to be told is, when did you become a realist about the jews?

    Mr Taylor supports the teaching of evolution in the schools.  Just like the ACLU.

    Correction:  —unlike the ACLU.

    The ACLU will throw a fit of quasi-religious fanaticism, if you suggest teaching schoolchildren the scientific facts about how evolution applies to the several species called “human”.

    If logically consistent, you would try the same argument on Professor Oliver, whose memoir is incidentally now being censored by “liberals” who pretend to love “free speech”.  His racialist worldview was essentially based on the theory of evolution.  He saw the Jews as his “biological enemies”, i.e., a species in hostile competition with his species and threatening its survival.  No matter what taxonomic nomenclature may be applied (“species”, “subspecies”, “races”, or the evasive HBD euphemism of “population groups”), that is the theory of evolution taken to its logical conclusions, which the ACLU types irrationally evade. ®

  20. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    I am a philosopher. Not one with a degree in philosophy, not one that is called a philosopher; a philosopher, which is a very different thing.

    My psychological make-up is circa fully indifferent to social status, peer approval, and any food for vanity. Thus I can impersonate the child in that tale about an emperor and its clothes, whenever there are emperors, and their lushious clothes, involved, which is in about every social, cultural, political context that is in any measure linked to power.

    So like I always noticed, and was the only one, that spouses at wedding ceremonies were certainly not in love any more (or had never been), like I noticed that football matches were refereed with rules varying for each team according to the political and financial power of each (and quit watching football due to that), like I noticed what they did with the 2020 Presidential election’s ballots, so I have always noticed average racial differences, which are in every trait, surely not only in IQ.

    I also notice the high-IQ folks holding weighty degrees and having luminous careers, I notice how committed to pretending they don’t notice what they very well notice they are.

    • Thanks: Trinity
  21. Dr. Doom says:

    I became realistic with contact with Jews.
    They were always given preferences and deference not available to others.

    The blacks are just a smokescreen that Jews hide behind.
    Minority rights was always about Jewish Supremacy.

    White people created the freedoms here, and abolished slavery.
    That filthy Babylonian Talmud is all about slavery and Jewish Supremacy.

    The blacks and now Hispanics are just tools to defeat White Nationalism.
    We’re all “Nazis” now according to the crazy Zionists.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  22. @RoatanBill

    Bert was giving friendly advice to readers who might not consider the whole situation. Because they grew up in a society where though the system was biased in the extreme, rule of law for the most part was at least still the norm.

    I applaud your refusal to conform. I wish others would follow your example in greater numbers. All the same it makes good sense to consider one’s options carefully before doing anything that can’t later be undone.

    And in this new dark age that does include venting in blog comments.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  23. @John Regan

    It’s not venting if you’ve spent the bulk of your life doing it. It becomes who you are.

    By being safe, you are complicit in the evolution of the police state that I felt compelled to leave. I saw it coming but most had no clue because they kept their mouth shut and their head down thinking they’ll be alright.

    Surprise! You now have mandates that are the initial stages of trying to make your life so miserable that you consider suicide or do something so rash as to get picked off by the licensed killers in the society. When a gov’t tells you that you are a second class serf with limited capabilities to live your life, what does that indicate?

    If you haven’t figured it out yet, you live in a full blown police state and unless you start fighting back, you’re toast. If you haven’t even the guts to speak truth to power then you’re certainly never going to initiate action to thwart power. Good luck to you.

    • Replies: @Bert
  24. You have the courage of your convictions. And as I said, I applaud you for it.

    For many of our posters though it is indeed more about venting. It does no one any good if they end up in trouble for something pointless or trivial. At least they should think about it first, and take precautions to lessen unnecessary risks.

    But again I agree with your general sentiment. And thank you. We will need all the luck we can get to get through this.

  25. Bert says:

    LOL. A Legend in Your Own Mind.

  26. Bert says:

    Wherever it was in Texas that you couldn’t get along with your fellow citizens, perhaps because you handled all your interactions as you did driving, feeling that your “right” to speed overruled their rights to safety. Wherever that was, it was a lot less of a police state than is Honduras.

    It’s telling that you haven’t realized that Honduras combines the worst of both a police state and a failed state.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  27. Trinity says:

    I think the JQ is even more apparent than the race realities so anyone who does not see it is a BIG BULLSHITTER.

    I found out that Santa Claus wasn’t real at about 7 or 8 years old.

  28. @Bert

    You make an excellent state slave. You’ve been properly propagandized to think that following stupid laws makes you a model citizen. In a way, you’re right. You are what every gov’t wants, someone compliant that can’t think for himself.

    I’m freer on the island than I ever was in the US and I’ll admit that the island makes a big difference as opposed to the mainland. You should get out more and experience other parts of the world as I have. You have no idea how restricted life in the US is until you experience something else. The thousands of expat US and Canadians on this rock that have been here for decades say you’re just ignorant. Please don’t come; we certainly don’t need your kind here.

    • Replies: @Bert
  29. In my late 30’s, I realized I was hearing the same plans to uplift the un-uplifted that I had heard in middle school, high school, college, young adulthood, and older adulthood. As I age into even older adulthood, I’m still hearing them.

    I wasn’t socially conscious in elementary school; I just remember my school participating in busing students from elsewhere. It was my first up-close-and-personal encounter with blacks. I remember myself and other white students watching them with our jaws dropping. White bullies and losers were known as bullies and losers, and judged in contrast with whites who were not bullies or losers. To see an entire cohort of people who bullied and wallowed in shit was just baffling.

    I saw shitheads who went into boot camp and MOS training emerge after boot camp and MOS training as shitheads.

    After a point, you realize good students make good schools, good neighbors make good neighborhoods, good people make good countries. There is really no way to make bad people into good people who form good institutions. All you can do is keep the bad people from externalizing their bad acts on to good people.

    So to answer the question succinctly, I saw the light after several decades of seeing the same problems and the same solutions trotted out yet again. After awhile, you realize the solutions aren’t meant to solve; they’re just meant to maintain full employment for purported problem-solvers.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  30. JimDandy says:

    As a teen, I heard one too many blacks openly speaking about “white people” with hatred in their voice, praising violence against white people–in front of me, as if the thought that this might bother me had never entered their heads.

    You know what else honestly changed my views? Def Comedy Jam. A parade of ignorant, unfunny blacks using “the white guy voice” with genuine malice for unearned laughs from a braying mob of anti-whites.

  31. Bert says:

    I lived in Brasil for three years, speaking Portuguese, having Brasilian girlfriends, traveling across the country, being friends with whole families. From what I have seen of your comments you are simply a bitter person who enjoys casting aspersions entirely without provocation. You seem a lot like the Brasilian asshole who I shot in the eye when he tried to rob me, i.e., you overestimate your abilities.

  32. anarchyst says:

    The 50 states should each become new independent countries with 50 experiments on how to govern.

    You statement used to be the norm until the “War of Northern Aggression” was concluded. Until then, the word “united” in “united States was never capitalized as most power resided with the states. The only duties the federal government had was to regulate activities between the states–interstate commerce, establish and run a post office system and provide for the common defense–nothing else. In essence, federal powers were quite limited.
    In pre-“War of Northern Aggression” times, citizens of their respective states never regarded themselves as “citizens of the united States”, but rather citizens of their respective states. A resident of Virginia regarded himself as a “citizen of Virginia”, NOT a “citizen of the united States.
    That all changed with the conclusion of the “War of Northern Aggression”.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  33. anarchyst says:
    @Dr. Doom

    I have been “banned” from commenting on “American Renaissance” for over a decade for daring to bring up aspects the “jewish question” and how ((they)) use their black “pets” and others to suborn white societies.
    Attempts to get “reinstated” on “American Renaissance” have been met with promises from the moderators, but have never materialized.
    I tend to think that “American Renaissance” is controlled opposition. As long as one doesn’t stray too far from racial questions concerning blacks, all is well. As long as one remains somewhat “kosher” one will be allowed to comment…

  34. @anarchyst

    The original paperwork also created a Republic and there’s no mention of the word ‘democracy’ or its derivatives as a form of government anywhere therein.

    The Fed Gov is a criminal enterprise. Over time, it has slowly redefined its powers and responsibilities to where it is now a dictatorship run by Executive Orders with fraudulent elections to provide the appearance of legitimacy. It needs to end as there’s no future for the population given the current trajectory.

    The very idea that a senile old man can issue Executive Orders and the county’s business executives accept that as the equivalent of law promulgated by a legislature is shocking. Are they ignorant of the three branches of gov’t and their responsibilities and limitations? All it would have taken was for one brave CEO to tell Biden to shove his mandate up his ass, in that clear and unambiguous language, and the whole thing would have instantly failed along with Biden’s presidency.

    The people of the country need to resist the evolving totalitarian regime in all aspects and make it absolutely clear that what they mean is Fuck Joe Biden and the horse he rode in on, the whole government.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Realist
  35. anarchyst says:

    From my personal experiences…
    I lived in Detroit and had what I considered to be “good” neighbors. Mind you, not “good black” neighbors, but just good neighbors whose skin color did not (seem to) matter (at the time). We helped each other, whenever possible, looked out for each other, and had friendly relations, shared family events, barbecues and other social events.
    The “troubles” started when my “good neighbors” invited their “ghetto rat” relatives to their parties. I restored an old car to near showroom condition and used to park it in my driveway. The “ghetto rats” decided that my car would be a good place to sit (on the hood). Asking them to remove themselves was met with responses of f#ck you” and other derogatory responses. Upon discussing the situation with my “good neighbor”, he pretty much told me that “boys will be boys” and to “suck it up” and “get over it”. My friendly relations with that neighbor cooled, as he was not willing to straighten out his “ghetto rat” relatives. Soon after, these “ghetto rats” found new avenues in which to ply their criminal “stock in trade”- breaking in to and ransacking houses–easy (white) targets…
    I soon moved to an all-white enclave after that, giving up on the city of Detroit, the criminality, harassment, and civic abuse, and have never been happier.
    “It’s why it’s perfectly legitimate for whites to not want the nice black couple to move into their neighborhood” is most certainly a legitimate concern…

  36. Realist says:

    The very idea that a senile old man can issue Executive Orders and the county’s business executives accept that as the equivalent of law promulgated by a legislature is shocking.

    Yes, it is shocking that this country has devolved to this wretched state. It will be interesting to see if the country can get off the floor.

  37. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The saving grace is that Generation Z sees right through your southern sophistry.

    • Troll: Tony massey, Trinity
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    , @fish
  38. @Corvinus

    I’m sorry your daughter married a black man.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  39. Twinkie says:

    Went from a private grammar school to a public high school. That HS required an entrance exam to get in and was one of three such schools in New York City. It was in a bad neighborhood (Bedford Stuyvesant – all black – 1964-68), but offered a technical education not available elsewhere. I wanted math, engineering, shop, foundry, physics, etc with as little history, art appreciation and other nonsense as possible.

    Of the three original magnet schools in NYC, Stuyvesant HS (“Stuy”) was located in East Village in Manhattan, Brooklyn Technical HS (“Brooklyn Tech”) was/is in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, and The Bronx High School of Science (“Bronx Sci”) was/is, obviously, in The Bronx. None was located in Bed-Stuy.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  40. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    You’re an idiot. Not even wrong.

  41. @Twinkie

    Bklyn Tech was located across from Ft. Greene park. I never heard anyone refer to the ‘Ft. Greene section of Bklyn’ while I was growing up. It was always referred to as part of Bed Stuy, especially during the race riots of that time period.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  42. Twinkie says:

    Bed-Stuy isn’t even next to Fort Greene – Clinton Hill is between the two:

    These neighborhoods have been distinct since the 19th Century and aren’t even considered to be in the same sections of Brooklyn:

    Fort Greene has always been associated with the neighboring Navy Yard, because historically it housed tenements that supplied workers to the Yard:

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  43. @Twinkie

    I never heard of a good portion of those names on that map, specifically, Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill. I guess they never made the news in those days.

    Growing up in Queens and using the Myrtle Ave ‘el’ to get to school I walked through blocks that, to me, were part of the black area of Bed Stuy, since all of it was mostly black in the late 60’s.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  44. Twinkie says:

    Clinton Hill

    Clinton Hill has been lumped with Fort Greene at times, but as you can see in this map of the NYC subway system that only name major neighborhoods, Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy are quite distinctly identified:

    No New Yorker, certainly no one who walked the streets of Brooklyn, would forget these major neighborhoods prominently identified on the map and historically significant such as Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Brighton Beach, etc. (Fort Greene is also on the National Register of Historic Places and, of course, Bed-Stuy has been long famous/infamous for being the Harlem of Brooklyn.)

    I attended Stuy in the mid-80’s and commuted from Queens. I knew dozens of students who attended the rival Brooklyn Tech (and also many at Bronx Sci) – this isn’t some internet knowledge to me. Two close friends of mine in HS were an Italian kid from Bensonhurst (back then Little Italy, now the Chinatown of Brooklyn) and a Russian immigrant from Little Odessa (aka Brighton Beach), and I spent considerable time exploring Brooklyn with them. Brooklyn Tech kids have known not to venture that far into Bed-Stuy since… ever.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  45. fish says:

    WOW……someone has you on speed dial for whenever badthink happens.

  46. I attended kindergarten, first, and second grade as a White child in sea of blacks. There were about 6 White kids in a school of 250, three of those Whites were my sisters and me. I got it at a very early age that we were different. They are a violent species, even their young. It really did set the stage for the rest of my life and my views on blacks. Thankfully we moved to a White neighborhood when I began third grade. The “tiny hats”, unfortunately, took me many more years. It took 9/11 to open my eyes to “them”. Once you “see”, you can never “unsee”. Sometimes I wish I could return to that bubble and “unsee”, its all so very tiring.

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