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Who said this? Signs of “Whiteness” Are Rugged Individualism, Nuclear Family, Scientific Method, and Work Ethic?

Who said this? Signs of “Whiteness” Are Rugged Individualism, Nuclear Family, Scientific Method, and Work Ethic?

Umm, these statements which would be deemed anti-Black if said by almost anyone, were made on the website of The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is out with a “discussion” on race, in particular “whiteness,” and it is a doozy.

It’s worth noting that the museum is part of the Smithsonian which receives approximately 62% of its funding from the federal government.

From institutional racism, to white domination of social and political structures, the discussion assumes being born white is a veritable super power.

Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.

This white-dominant culture also operates as a social mechanism that grants advantages to white people, since they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal. Persons who identify as white rarely have to think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.

Thinking about race is very different for nonwhite persons living in America. People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.

Whiteness (and its accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color. Acts of microaggressions include verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults toward nonwhites. Whether intentional or not, these attitudes communicate hostile, derogatory, or harmful messages.

This little gem is block-quoted in the middle of the tirade:

“In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”  TONI MORRISON

Should I even bother pointing out this is not true? That no one has asked or required any other group to identify as anything other than American and that it’s always been the choice of progressives to divide groups according to race and other shallow identifiers? That generations before ours often considered themselves American as soon as they set foot on US soil? Or nah?

There’s even this handy graphic that would be hilarious if it weren’t serious.

There’s so much more, but this really covers the gist of it. It’s not a discussion on race, it’s vilifying an entire group of people because of their race, in the name of equity and equality.

Like neo-feminism which intentionally paints men into a corner, if a white person, life myself, were to say something like, “stop putting all your garbage on me, enough of the victimhood milking, being white is not, in fact, a privilege, not here nor elsewhere, and stop blaming a system you keep voting into power,” I’d be told (and have been told) I’m just unaware of my privilege and the fact that I’m uncomfortable with the assertion of white privilege is telling. Which is nothing more than gaslighting. All of it. It’s what unwell people do.

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They’re so Pro-Choice. Diversity (i.e. denial of individual dignity, denial of individual conscience, affirmative discrimination, color quotas, color blocs) is a progressive condition. We should be wary of exercising liberal license to indulge color judgments, including racism, sexism, and other class-based outlooks.

They’re racist statements, and whoever makes them or adopts them is racist filth.

Speaking of racists:

How Affirmative Action Screwed Up Michelle Obama:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/how_affirmative_action_screwed_up_michelle_obama.html

    If you follow the links to her thesis, you might be surprised. She found exactly the same thing I did: no systemic racism, but a whole lot of racist Liberals.

    I got a chuckle out of it. East Coast Liberals are very provincial.

How does a family have 2.3 children? Paging King Solomon!

Dusty Pitts | July 15, 2020 at 6:16 pm

So, a culture of doing what actually leads to the successful achievement of goals… is white.

    DSHornet in reply to Dusty Pitts. | July 15, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    That occurred to me too, Dusty.

    Everything I saw seems to lead in the direction of civilized behavior and the organized advancement of the society ***as a whole.***
    .

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to DSHornet. | July 15, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Your privilege is showing. You require re-education or, perhaps, cancellation.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to DSHornet. | July 15, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      I have mentioned before that I am part Native American, a quarter. The rest of my lineage is from several European, and half is German.

      I recognize that my intelligence is a result of my whiteness.

      Analytical capacity is only one aspect of what makes white and Jewish culture so successful. An innate ability to grasp ethics, and a number of other factors are important to whiteness.

      Unfortunately, blacks are deficient in many areas, not just in IQ. Their crime rate demonstrates this, their culture is destructive to both themselves and those around them.

      I remember when in the sixties there was a huge push to attribute all the black condition to environment. Initially I bought that argument, hook, line and sinker.

      Over the past 50 years it became clear that society’s approach to the black problem has been completely wrong.

      When colleges could not find suitable, well qualified black students, they should have confronted that problem head on. Instead they dumbed down expectations. And when that was not enough to get the PC outcome, they created a bunch of new majors.

      I am really fed up with black BS, but that does not mean that I want to just abandon American blacks. I do think that they should be directed to jobs and professions which are appropriate for their actual capabilities.

      I also think that they should be held to the same standards as everyone else.

      Society does not go out of the way to protect feelings of low IQ whites or any other group except blacks.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 16, 2020 at 7:24 am

        Speaking plainly netted you a lot of down-ticks. I was glad to give you an uptick as I am in complete agreemwne with you.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | July 16, 2020 at 9:10 am

          A small percentage of blacks have higher IQs, as in at or above the national average, and they thrive. The rest do not thrive, but they are certain that they deserve all the perks which productive people have.

          I would have been mostly silent about blacks, but their in our face approach, their bald faced lies painting thuglets and thugs as victims, their demands have become completely unreasonable. Their blackmailing of all of society with threats of and actual violence is not acceptable.

          I have mentioned my background in other posts, I did not come from a wealthy family. I studied and learned many disciplines, I sacrificed for a better future, and never inherited anything.

          I worked hard for everything I have, and I am not going to part with the fruits of my labor. I raised my children well.

          Everyone who comes from modest conditions has a choice, those who do not work to improve themselves and their children need to look in a mirror to place blame.

        Historically, the American legal system hasn’t done a very good job protecting the property rights of African-Americans. As a result hard work, saving money, entrepreneurship, etc are less of a thing among black Americans. As they would be in any group that had been treated in this way. The main reason the United States is so much richer than Mexico is that property rights are more secure in this country. People have little inclination to build wealth, if it can be stolen.

    alaskabob in reply to Dusty Pitts. | July 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Likewise, every accusation of “whiteness” is an excuse for failures within portions of the Black community. It’s as easy as 2+2=4 being racist.

    This is justification for a dysfunctional subculture demanding “rights”? John Wayne’s point above “white supremacy” until the Black community could stand on its own is painfully obvious.

      DrRJP in reply to alaskabob. | July 21, 2020 at 8:25 am

      It’s more like the failure of Democrats for which focusing on “whiteness” and “white privilege” is how they try to obscure them.

    Dennis in reply to Dusty Pitts. | July 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah, identifying hard work, rationality, and deferred gratification as specifically ‘white’ characteristics, that sounds like David Duke.

    MAJack in reply to Dusty Pitts. | July 15, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Facts are stubborn things.

Why are we funding this with federal tax dollars? This is ridiculous. I don’t know how they expect any society to prosper if they accept these arguments.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rochf. | July 16, 2020 at 5:46 am

    Why? For the very same reason we are compelled to support race-based scholarships, and paying for radio stations to broadcast a weekly commentary from a death row inmate in years past. It’s because not enough whites have the guts to protest it.

While they are at it, they might as well pipe Weird Al’s “Dare to be Stupid” on a loop through the loudspeakers.

In a post on this issue over at Ace of Spades I saw this rhetorical question: what would David Duke find to disagree with this?

Indeed. The KKK could not possibly barf up anything that would sound different from this. Can we finally say it: the KKK and BLM are one?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | July 15, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    KKK had in large part been reigned in, what is going on right now may well help the KKK gain traction again.

      That’s a disturbing thought: a race war would be a horrible thing. (Although come to think of it, perhaps what we are seeing right now is a race war, albeit one in which only one side knows it is waging war.)
      Nitpick: It’s “rein in” as in pull on a horse’s reins.

Geez, wish I would have known this whole time about all this priviliege that I had.

I certainly did not take enough advantage of it.

“Don’t show emotion.”

I love that. Which white person/culture is that one based on?

    healthguyfsu in reply to alohahola. | July 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Robot culture.

    No, but seriously, “emotion” is the minority excuse for fighting cops, grabbing tasers, retail theft, etc. If a group can claim that their bad behavior is just based on years of pent up frustrations being let out through “raw emotional truth” (yeah, it’s a thing for the woke), then they can get away with anything they want.

And this is another example of why we need to allow all the folks who choose to indulge in the evils of tribalism to go and do so in their own nation. Go to cali and wherever else you can convince a geographically contiguous population to split off from the U.S.

Go away, take all the adherents of your philosophy with you so that you can indulge in your racist, Marxist experiment unhindered by the rest of us.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CommoChief. | July 16, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    After the civil war we bought a chunk of land in Africa for ex slaves to settle. If I recall history correctly, there were many people advocating forcing freed slaves to relocate to that land.

    In any event, I think that everyone, including their white accomplices, who has been part of riots, looting, assault, etc., should now be charged with treason, and expelled to their place in Africa.

    Let these people follow in the footsteps of settlers who came to America, and transform Africa into a land of prosperity. Let them fight to survive, fight to transform Africa in the way America was transformed.

      henrybowman in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Liberia, if I recall my HS history, named after freedom.

      An anecdote: I remember a history test (mid ’60s) on which one of the questions was to name that social movement. Our teacher was upset at the number of people who apparently didn’t study for it, and read out some of the stupider answers to the questions. One I remember was to that question, to which a student had written “the Back to Africa movement.” That wasn’t the approved answer (which I believe was the American Colonization Society) — yet in fact it was a perfectly valid answer in that what the ACS was proposing was generally known as the “Back to Africa movement,” as well as a similar one recreated in the 20th century.

Where is the chart for “Signs of Blackness”?

Kemberlee forgot to include the URL.
https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

Parts of this site constitute taxpayer supported racism. A note to your senators and representatives would be appropriate.

healthguyfsu | July 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm

“I’d be told (and have been told) I’m just unaware of my privilege and the fact that I’m uncomfortable with the assertion of white privilege is telling. Which is nothing more than gaslighting. All of it. It’s what unwell people do.”

Actually no, it has escalated beyond the mere disdain of your position. You would be accused of toxic white supremacy and be cancelled for your racism.

These “Whiteness” characteristics sound an awful lot like what it takes for a human being to successfully participate in the real world. Regardless of the color of their skin.

caseoftheblues | July 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm

The Smithsonian just established the new gold standard for racist ideology and statements.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to caseoftheblues. | July 16, 2020 at 5:59 am

    They’ve been pushing deviciveness for a while now. I went the air and space museum in DC. One ofd this displays is a cutaway section of a DC6 or DC7 airliner. I’ve been ding-dong-nuts about DC6Bs since I flew in one in 1955, so I had to see it.

    All was well and good until I looked in one of this display cases. In it was an old diorama (if that’s the right word) of the cabin interior. Seats, cot closets, the galleys, toilets, the lounge at the back. The description made a specific note about the passengers: they were – virtually – all white, and I think the same was said about the crew.

    I walked straight over to the office where some of the docents were taking a break. “Gentlemen, I note there are donation stations throughout the museum.”. I held up the $20 bill i was set to contribute when I went in, and said, “See this twenty? It WAS to be yours. Now, no. Why? Because I can’t even go into a museum to look at airplanes without being beaten over the head with the race issue. Shame on the museum, and shame on you for either not noticing, or being too chicken-hearted to speak up and get rid of it!”. They were shifting in their chairs aqnd avoiding my stare.

    SPEAK UP, PEOPLE.

howard08817 | July 15, 2020 at 7:58 pm

Take a look at successfully emerging countries in Black Africa – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya. Their middle and upper classes are already following these ‘acting white’ rules.

    Milhouse in reply to howard08817. | July 16, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Well, of course. That’s true by definition, since according to these people the mere fact of being middle class is white. So anyone in Africa who becomes middle class thereby becomes white.

Shouldn’t this poster be citing Weber?

I have written to my Republican congressman with a copy of the racist Smithsonian exhibit. I have asked him to consider pulling tax dollars out of the Smithsonian.

We should all be writing congress about this outrage.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rebar. | July 16, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Waiting til after the election would be best. There is not one single solitary politiciian willing to risk the finger-pointing and cries of “raaayyysissssttt!” this close to November.

    Social Security is no longer the third rail of politics; kowtowing to the pressure groups IS.

What sort of moron wants to throw away our Greek and Roman influences? What did the Romans ever do for us, anyway (cue Monty Python)?

JusticeDelivered | July 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm

I repeat, government should stop considering race, all people, regardless of race, should should be judged on merit. Following that path would fix much of what is wrong with America today.

    henrybowman in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 16, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    The government demands we not take race into consideration to discriminate, and yet continues to be the main (only?) entity requiring you to disclose your race on every form you are required to fill out for them. If they can’t make their operation work without relying on racial data, particularly since they are mandated to treat everyone “equally under the law,” it’s hypocritical of them to demand the opposite of us.

This is a very interesting document.

It outlines or defines the characteristics of “whiteness”, the obvious implication being that everyone who isn’t white (in practice, that means black) must be the negation or antithesis of these things. So, it’s implying that non-whites (blacks) are

. . . the antithesis of rugged individualism—that is, devotees of dependence, mental slavery, and the Borg Collective

. . . the antithesis of masters of scientific method—Dark Age superstition, voodoo, and Triumph of the Will in place of logic, science, math, quantitative analysis, and boring old facts

. . . the antithesis of the Protestant work ethic—shufflebutts and layabouts hoping to be supported by somebody else

Etc.

All this—to whites, nothing but incapacity and failure as far as the eye can see (at least according to this document)—is apparently implied to be the apotheosis of black culture. Yes, very interesting. A remarkable manifesto and an amazing admission.

But that’s not our real problem. If the goal of modern black culture is mediocrity, non-performance, and general incapacity, well, OK, it seems a waste of talent but it’s not really my concern. Blacks can hunker down in The Community and decay away to savagery, and I won’t annoy them with lectures about the benefits of civilization and White methodology.

The real problem for the rest of us is that American government policy is to pack persons from this population—a population which considers incapacity and failure to be the ideal—into all stages of government, industry, art, and education. So the notorious Affirmative Action, which puts people in jobs according to who they are, rather than what they’re capable of doing, is not just a race to the mediocre; it’s a race to the worst comprehensible level of performance.

In short, the end of civilization is in sight.

On the other hand, our fellow Americans who happen to be black may recognize this madness and slap it down. I’m sure some realize the danger. But it will take a lot more than “some” to make it happen.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to tom_swift. | July 16, 2020 at 6:11 am

    The real problem for the rest of us is that American government policy is to pack persons from this population—a population which considers incapacity and failure to be the ideal—into all stages of government, industry, art, and education.

    Also, through revocation of our rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of contract, codified by the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the courts, we are compelled – via the badges and guns of government – to rent or sell to them, or to have money extracted from our pockets to fund Section 8.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | July 16, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Look at any neighborhood which has been subjected to either projects or section 8 housing, within 20 years every location I have seen turned into a ghetto.

      People move, generally losing all their equity, not because of skin color, but because of the nature of those people. No one wants to have their property taken, to face assault or worse or to have their children exposed to depravity in or out of school. And no one wants their children to receive a substandard education. Two or three disruptive children in a class can bring learning to a crawl.

    henrybowman in reply to tom_swift. | July 16, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    “the obvious implication being that everyone who isn’t white (in practice, that means black) must be the negation or antithesis of these things.”

    No, the best you can logically infer is that other cultures do at least some of those things differently. But even that much is enough to make the Smithsonian squirm when we demand specifics.

oh how I wish a work ethic could be ascribed to all white people.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Andy. | July 16, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    There are significant numbers of white people who suffer from the same problems, but the per capita rate is far lower with whites.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | July 16, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Again, this is not white PEOPLE, or even white HERITAGE, it is white CULTURE. Skin color isn’t your choice, nor is the origin of your ancestors. But your culture is the choice of your parents, and later your own. I don’t practice the culture of my ancestors, and I can tell you for a fact that I’m better for it.

buckeyeminuteman | July 16, 2020 at 6:38 am

I wish rugged individualism were a hallmark of black America. Actually, of all Americans.

SIDEBAR ISSUE: The flag is presented incorrectly IIRC the rules. The blue field of stars goes on the viewer’s left unless the flag is on a casket – then the field is over the heart (more or less).
Is this another symbol of whiteness = complying with rules and tradition?
Or is this display another intentional act of infantile defiance by USG supported groups? Deep state anyone? Google for “Redstone Arsenal whiteness document released in error”

So living life in order to have the greatest possibility for success, having a family with the hope of raising the children with the greatest chance of being mentally healthy with good ethics, working to make your community be successful, etc., are all example of white supremacist thinking. If we follow the simple logic here, this means that the ideal of the black community is to destroy you local community, do all you can to promote personal failure, let your children be raised in an environment that fosters their future failure on so many levels, etc. This basic statement speaks volumes about the success or failure of so many today.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a racist organization for focusing just on black African-Americans. What about the white African-Americans?

As an African American museum. You’d have thought they’d have started with “Blackness” in this humorous series.

This document does help to explain the problems associated with the demographics of STEM careers.

Looking forward to the documents on:
Arab-ness
Asian-ness
Black-ness
Hispanic-ness
Indian-ness
South Pacific Islander-ness

I wonder what is left except perhaps hand-waving, emotionalism and BLM (Burn Loot Murder)

The next time anyone claims BLM is a political protest, consider this gem from the Office of Special Counsel:
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/071420_osc_blm_hatchact_FNN.pdf

Twisting logic and facts, OSC concludes “using BLM terminology is not inherently political activity and BLMGN [BLM Global Network] is not currently a partisan political group” at the time of this writing.

So BLM indoctrination material in the Federal workplace is not a Hatch Act violation; however, MAGA is ” … employees may not use President Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” in their email signatures while President Trump is a candidate for reelection.”

more –> “The Tea Party provides a close analogy for BLM. Like the Tea Party, BLM is a blanket
term for a leaderless movement that apparently arose in response to social concerns. Also like
the Tea Party, the BLM movement comprises numerous individuals and groups, any one of
which can claim affiliation with BLM without having to be formally accepted into the
movement. And to the extent that either movement’s motivating principles can be definitively
established, it appears that they both were or are focused primarily on raising awareness of, and
achieving policy changes for, their issues of concern. Thus, expressing support for or opposition
to BLM as a movement is not “activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party,
partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office.” Such expressions are
therefore allowed by the Hatch Act”

So, if BLM isn’t political, then what is it?

– OldSchool –

    JusticeDelivered in reply to OldSchool. | July 16, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    BLM is a terrorist organization. All government needs to do is put a dead or alive bounty on their, and the Black Pansies. I am sure that there are plenty of well armed public spirited people willing to help clean up this mess.

    Milhouse in reply to OldSchool. | July 16, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    That document is correct. It makes its point clearly and I don’t understand how anyone can fail to understand it. The Hatch Act does not ban federal employees from politics on the job; it bans them from partisan activity. BLM, like the TEA Party movement before it, is political but not partisan. Neither one is “directed toward the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office”.

      OldSchool in reply to Milhouse. | July 16, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks for your insight; however, the distinction between partisan political activity and nonpartisan activity is a very fine line. In my experience, that line is usually not well defined.
      So, if I want lower taxes, then I can campaign for lower taxes all day – unless the NoTax Party is in the election, then I can’t because my actions might be supporting a partisan political party? Then no one can campaign for anything if any politician is involved – else I’m supporting a partisan activity.
      Largely a distinction without a difference.
      Splitting hairs to achieve a prescribed result.

      Anyway, the poster didn’t survive a day of sunshine (a great disenfectant)!! I would love to have heard the discussion about retiring it.

      Meanwhile, CNN accuses the administration of conducting political activities at the White House.
      Where else would those be conducted?

      Regards,
      OldSchool

Some of the posters here might be too young to remember, but I remember well when the joke making the rounds in D.C., even repeated humorously in the news media and once referred to by Bill Clinton himself, was that “Bill Clinton is the first Black President”. And what were the criteria met that gave him that status? Well, for one thing, he never met his father. Secondly, his mother had a series of boyfriends and produced other siblings by these men, none of whom she married. And Bill slept around, regularly cheated on his wife. So that was considered “acting black” by the white chatterati, who are actually the most racist people around.

Either you judge people as individuals (Republican and conservative position of today) or you judge them for their group membership (Democrats as of always and liberals today).

Thing is- if you define people as members of a group- then you have to say what those group differences are. And the only possible way to do that is to look at statistical differences. And when you do that- you get what The National Museum of African American History and Culture put out- something that looks exactly like what John C. Calhoun would write or the KKK would publish. Every time. Statistics don’t lie. They can be manipulated, misrepresented, lied about, ignored, whatever, but numbers and statistics simply do not lie. But you have to be able to understand numbers and statistics to see the truth.

If you can identify a difference between two groups of people-there will be other measurable differences between them. Whether the difference is cultural or genetic is up for debate on many of them, but not others.

There is a difference in alcoholism rate in the US between brown eyed and blue eyed people. I’m going with genetic.

Apparently Blood Type A is more susceptible to the dreaded covid than Type O. Genetic. In fact, there’s a lot of diseases that are different by blood type. Genetic.

There’s a very large statistical difference between tobacco use in adult white Americans, adult Chinese in China, and adult Japanese in Japan. And in current American statistics Current smoking has declined from 20.9% (nearly 21 of every 100 adults) in 2005 to 13.7% (nearly 14 of every 100 adults) in 2018, and the proportion of ever smokers who have quit has increased. vs Norway: Smoking in Norway is banned indoors in public buildings and aboard aircraft or other means of public transport. … The legal age to buy tobacco is 18 years in Norway, but 10%-12% of 15-year-olds smoke daily or weekly, and 31% of adults smoke daily or occasionally. How much of that difference is genetics? How much cultural? And how much by people lying on surveys? I think that one is up for grabs.

IQ is the tricky one that worries people. Some people simply say- “well IQ isn’t real”. It is, and can be measured. No one has been able to design any written IQ test in which any identifiable group of “Blacks” does better than whites. And in Africa- no one has been able to design a test in which there isn’t a difference between different tribal groupings. Going to this https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/average-iq-by-country you can see athere’s a huge IQ difference between various countries, and pretty much, the state of public infrastructure can be determined by average IQ. THESE NUMBERS CAN BE MANIPULATED. China, Japan, Mongolia,- they don’t test people who are going to score lower, hence their average is higher. Mongolia’s infrastructure does not match an average IQ of 101. Last nation on the list, Equatorial Guinea, has according to quick internet search, 500 internet users out of a 1.3 million population.

There is a measurable IQ difference between American whites and American blacks. Cultural or genetic? I’m going with yes- there’s a component of each. What this means though is that we can never achieve equal outcome- only equal rights and freedoms. A difference in group averages doesn’t mean there are aren’t high IQ blacks or low IQ whites (I know many of the latter much to my dismay.)

Behavior, OTOH, is purely cultural. Being on time, respecting rules, that sort of thing. I know some very smart people who – don’t practice good personal hygiene, don’t get to meetings on time, feel the rules don’t apply to them, and for the most part-are unsuccessful. I’ll listen to them talk, lose to them in chess, share stories with them. But they’re not successful because of their behavior. And most off them blame their lack of success on others. Hmmmm… sounds familiar.

henrybowman | July 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm

“It’s not a discussion on race, it’s vilifying an entire group of people because of their race, in the name of equity and equality.”

Well yes, it’s vilifying people… only those people would be non-white. Because the virtues in the poster are pretty positive (of course, I would think so, right?).

Aside from a couple of quibbles (“win at any cost” is white? Food from white Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, is bland?), I’m down with every single one of them.

The upshot is that white culture is what has worked to improve people, and we happily *welcome* anyone to adopt it. I’m sure as heck not going to apologize to anyone for that.

The real racism here is implicit — saying that unnamed nonwhite cultures consider some or all of these principles to be vices. And I can’t wait for the Smithsonian to get more specific.

JusticeDelivered | July 16, 2020 at 6:21 pm

From what I have seen, continuous vigorous teaching of young people might shift IQ by no more than 5 points. Black average IQ is 15 points below average. That is significant, and it explains why efforts to improve black outcome have mostly failed.

I would like to see blacks lives improved, not just for them, rather for all of our sakes. A big part of the problem is that a high percentage of blacks do not value education, even worse is that dull witted blacks routinely dis smarter blacks. It is quite common for smarter blacks to act dumb in order to fit in That is not unique to just blacks. Many people outgrow this. Generally they are smarter

    tom_swift in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 16, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    and it explains why efforts to improve black outcome have mostly failed.

    There are others, perhaps more important. The worst may be the incessant drumbeat about imaginary racism. When a white person runs head-on into adversity, he knows he just has to knuckle down and get ‘er done as best he can. A black person, who is told from infancy that he’s surrounded by this mysterious substance, “racism”, has that as an excuse. Can’t fight Da Man, so why even try? It’s a trap imposed by our “civil rights” hucksters, and probably inescapable.

RightStuff1944 | July 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm

See The Bell Curve by Herrnstein and Murray. That’s all you need. Lot of truth in there.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to RightStuff1944. | July 17, 2020 at 9:01 am

    What is really revealing, is when the black and the caucasian bell curves are plotted together, side by side.

    What I hope to see are breakthroughs in genetic engineering which will eventually make it possible to raise IQ. Genes controlling IQ have been elusive, and it appears that there are many interacting.

    For now, we and blacks, have to live with this reality. Most are dull, short term gain oriented, poorly motivated and lazy. They have a bad attitude which makes it nearly impossible to help them improve their condition. It is a tough nut to crack.

Democrats and the leftists who support them want to keep the Black community subservient and stupid. Otherwise, they just might realize that their party hasn’t done a damn thing for blacks, Latinos and other minorities and vote Republican.

To characterize an entire group of people by the melanin content of their skin is the very definition of racism. Period. Full stop.

“White privilege” is just so much horse manure.

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