Rihanna on the Music Industry’s Race Problem: ‘People Are Judging You Because You’re Packaged a Certain Way
13th October 2015
Indeed. For example, you’d never know that she was Officially Black just by looking at her.
13th October 2015
Indeed. For example, you’d never know that she was Officially Black just by looking at her.
5th October 2015
Susan Taffe Reed will not be director of Dartmouth College’s Native American Program after all. Her appointment, announced a month ago, drew criticism from many Native American groups who said that her claim to be Native American was false (which Taffe Reed denied) and that the appointment insulted them.
Dartmouth issued a brief statement about the latest development. “Susan Taffe Reed will no longer serve as the director of the Native American Program. Unfortunately, the distraction around her appointment prevents her from effectively serving in this role. It does not prevent her from contributing to Dartmouth in other ways and we are currently exploring other opportunities with her. The experience of Dartmouth students is our priority and we are working to ensure that we have a strong and easily accessible network of support in place for our students.”
Another fauxcahontas bites the dust.
5th October 2015
Because all the Chattering Class, following the lead of the Mouth that Roared, spout off about increased suppression of gun rights and people start stocking up before the anticipated ban.
This is the same reason why stores sell out of food and batteries before a storm hits.
1st October 2015
Steve Sailer points out some inconvenient truth.
Individuals respond to incentives, so it’s not surprising to observe an ongoing Flight from White currently.
This is in contrast to the Flight Toward White in the mid-20th Century. For example, the Census Bureau didn’t separately count Hispanics / Latinos / Mexicans in the 1950 and 1960 Censuses in response to the League of United Latin American Citizens’ contention that it would be better for them to just be officially classified as white.
Now, of course, the Census Bureau laboriously classifies Hispanics as its own Ethnicity. (Nobody else gets an Ethnicity, just Hispanics.) This 1970-2010 Census ploy allows Latinos to get the benefits of affirmative action while also allowing individuals to assert their racial whiteness (because that means a lot to many Hispanics). In the future, it would not be surprising if the Census Bureau promotes Hispanics to their own race.
Other groups want in on the action, too. For example, Arab-American pressure groups are pushing the Census Bureau to count “Middle Eastern / North African” individuals separately from whites on the 2020 Census.
Those who aren’t counted as a separate Identity Politics Fashionable Minority don’t get a space at the government trough. It’s not surprising that Jews, who aren’t stupid, want to get in on the act.
29th September 2015
As a poet, Hudson has been published in several journals and literary reviews. His poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the Greensboro Review and North American Review. Hudson gained attention by publishing a poem in the literary periodical Prairie Schooner which then was selected by poet and novelist Sherman Alexie for the 2015 edition of the Best American Poetry anthology series. Hudson, who is Caucasian, submitted the poem and had been rejected 40 times under his own name. He then used the pen name of Yi-Fen Chou, putatively a Chinese female, and it was accepted for publication.
Critics and people within the poetry community were critical of Hudson’s use of a pseudonym. Some called it racist, an act of “yellowface,” or describing it as “literary fraud”. Others were critical of the publishing establishment for inserting affirmative action and identity politics into the editorial selection process.
Yellow lies matter.
28th September 2015
The story of Ahmed Mohamed is one of the most revealing of our time. Ahmed, a 14-year-old Texas student whose father keeps running for president of Sudan, took apart a clock and stuck the clock’s workings in a case with a lot of wires, dummied up to look like a suitcase bomb. (I assume everyone understands that such bombs use timers, i.e., clocks.) He claimed to have invented or built a clock, when in fact he had merely dismantled and disguised one. Why did he do this? He wanted school authorities to think that he had brought a bomb to school so he could expose their “racism.”
Which evidently was what Ahmed had in mind. His ploy worked like a charm: the story was big news nationwide, and Barack Obama invited the boy to the White House, while he was also feted by Google, MIT and others. Needless to say, Obama didn’t invite the boy who was suspended from elementary school for biting a pop tart into the shape of a gun to the White House. So this story isn’t about the silliness of zero tolerance school policies, it is about…what, exactly?
23rd September 2015
A 29-year-old Thai-Cambodian woman has launched a fundraiser asking her “white friends” to pay for her therapy — claiming that they owe it to her because stress caused by racism is why she needs it in the first place. Rinna Rem is from the Portland, Ore., area and suffers from a chronic illness that affects the heart and connective tissues called “Marfan syndrome.” According to Rem, the condition is much worse for her because of all of the racism. “The stress of living as a Thai-Cambodian woman in such a white city replete with constant interpersonal and institutional racism has a big toll on my health and wellbeing,” Rem wrote in the description of her campaign, which is appropriately titled “White Friends, Pay for My Therapy.” “I see an amazing therapist to cope with this s[***], but I spend $100/month on therapy for bi-weekly appointments,” she continued. “Now it’s your turn to pay!”
I am not making this up.
23rd September 2015
The gentrification of the “Dumbo” area of Brooklyn was good news for P.S. 8. (New York City calls its grades K-5 schools P.S. schools). The school became predominately SWPL and thus a safe place for white parents (as well as SWPLfied Asians) to send their precious children.
But too much of a good thing is now a bad thing because the school now has too many children for the size of the building. The city’s solution? Send some of children now zoned for P.S. 8 to nearby P.S. 307 that primarily draws students from the housing projects.
Not surprisingly, the SWPL parents who thought they were zoned for a free and safe public school are outraged. But somewhat surprisingly, the parents in the projects don’t want a bunch of white kids invading their school either!
And you can hardly blame them. As George Carlin famously said, ‘ You can bet the Eddy, Vinny, and Tony can easily beat up Tyler, Kyle, and Tucker.’
23rd September 2015
Another thumbsucker from the New York Times pushing the usual ‘progressive’ narrative.
Every family’s situation is different; some women may be able to handle with ease conditions that don’t work for others. But many women who started out with all the ambition in the world find themselves in a place they never expected to be. They do not choose to leave their jobs; they are shut out by the refusal of their bosses to make it possible for them to fit their family life and their work life together. In her book “Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home,” the sociologist Pamela Stone calls this a “forced choice.” “Denial of requests to work part time, layoffs or relocations,” she writes, will push even the most ambitious woman out of the work force.
Note the blithe assumption that it is somehow the employer’s duty to arrange the work environment to suit the desires of female employees, rather than the female would-be employee to figure out what her priorities are and then make sometimes-hard choices.
22nd September 2015
The stigma is there for a reason, people; you’re killing babies.
19th September 2015
Dartmouth College this month appointed Susan Taffe Reed as director of its Native American Program. In a news release, the college noted Taffe Reed’s academic background (a Cornell University Ph.D. and postdocs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Bowdoin College), her research interest (ethnomusicology) and something else: Taffe Reed, Dartmouth noted, is president of Eastern Delaware Nations Inc.
If Dartmouth expected applause for hiring someone with a strong academic background and a personal background that would appeal to its Native American students, whom the program serves, it was mistaken.
Not all Native Americans recognize Eastern Delaware Nations as an Indian tribe. Nor do federal or state governments. So leading the group wasn’t seen as a plus, but as a minus. And then a blog ran a detailed genealogical post about Taffe Reed’s grandparents (from whom she draws a Native American connection) alleging, with legal documents, that they are white European immigrants and their descendants. Dartmouth and Taffe Reed dispute the blog post, but did not issue a detailed rebuttal.
For those not in the know, an Indian is the Dartmouth mascot. The racists.
18th September 2015
Gavin MacInnes is fed up.
That’s America today: easily duped and way off course. Whoever whines the most gets the most attention even if they’re a tiny fraction of the population—even if they’re lying. The crybaby generation is driving this boat and they don’t know how to drive. This is what’s so great about Trump. In an era where dupes are easily led, you need a great leader. Trump doesn’t pander to one-percenters of any sort. He’s even pushed for tax hikes on the very rich. When someone tells him to stop saying “anchor baby” he asks what their solution is, and after hearing how long it takes to say “American-born child of undocumented immigrants” he responds, “No.” Republicans already support Israel and are pro-life. Shut up about it and move on to genuinely contentious issues. We want to hear about immigration, and Trump was the first one to get the ball rolling. For the first time in decades, we have a presidential election that gets into what real Americans care about. And the rest of the politicians and pundits are floundering. They like debates to revolve around meaningless politically correct discourse. Can we call #BlackLivesMatter a terrorist group or is that too mean? Is air-conditioning sexist? When is it time to retire football? Fuck off.
18th September 2015
American higher education: Prolonging childhood unto the fourth generation.
8th September 2015
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2nd September 2015
The local Black Lives Matter movement took to the streets again in St. Paul yesterday. The marchers, some 40 in all, marched by the Governor’s mansion on Summit Avenue to protest Governor Mark Dayton’s disparagement of their State Fair protest this past weekend as “inappropriate.”
That’s stern stuff coming from a liberal Democrat; the Black Lives Matter crowd is not used to that kind of disrespect. Indeed, that is precisely what protest leader Rashad Turner had to say according to the Star Tribune photo caption: “It was disrespectful to call protesting inappropriate. The governor needs to realize he’s in a position to help people.”
And by ‘people’, of course, he means ‘black people’. After all only Black Lives Matter.
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2nd September 2015
At your expense, of course. (See Democrite Playbook p. 3)
2nd September 2015
Another navel-gazing thumb-sucker from the New York Times.
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31st August 2015
Jim Goad takes a shot at Most Politically Incorrect.
Like a hypersensitive black gay snail, Vester Flanagan II left behind a slimy trail of perceived grievances, slights, and microaggressions that culminated in last Wednesday morning’s live televised murder of a white female reporter and her white cameraman.
The apparent creature of a social-media age where not only is everyone hypersensitive, they’re also a star, Flanagan filmed the killings himself, posted the video online, bragged about it on Facebook and Twitter, and faxed a 23-page manifesto to ABC News before ending his life with a bullet to the head during a high-speed police chase.
But here we have a black man using anti-white slurs and killing two white people LIVE AND ON CAMERA because he says he wants to start a race war. Surely this is equivalent to the Charleston shooting and the press would be all over the racial angle like ants on candy, right?
You’re a naïve little lamb if you think so, dollface. This story is less than half a week old and already it’s mostly been “disappeared” from the top of the news cycle, whereas the Charleston shooting had dominated the news for much of the summer. And whereas the Charleston mass murder led to calls for snuffing out all symbolic remnants of the Confederacy because shooter Dylann Roof had posed with a little Rebel flag in a few sullen selfies, the fact that Flanagan’s apartment allegedly contained a rainbow flag has not led to similar demands to snuff out all expressions of gay pride. Nor has it led to mass rallies about saving “white bodies” from the predations of race-obsessed lunatic blacks.
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27th August 2015
‘I’m a victim, you’re a victim, he’s a victim, she’s a victim, wouldn’t you like to be a victim too?’
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20th August 2015
I see no reason why a white man cannot be an activist for the Black Lives Matter movement. On the other hand, there are undoubtedly those who feel that anybody involved in pushing for more privileges for black people really needs to be black to have any credibility, which seems to me an expression of racism barely disguised.
‘I’m a victim, your a victim, he’s a victim, she’s a victim, wouldn’t you want to be a victim to?’ seems to be the theme of the age.
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19th August 2015
I am not making this up.
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10th August 2015
Invoking proportionate representation ideology, the research also determined that “less than 5 percent of all speaking or named characters in those movies were Hispanic or Latino, despite that group comprising about 17 percent of the U.S. population.”
Perhaps it’s because even blacks and females find watching movies about blacks and femals BORING.
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8th July 2015
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7th July 2015
And as a result was splashed over the headlines and airwaves for weeks, occupying the front pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
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29th June 2015
The Crust take care of their own.
In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows.
The former senator, who spent most of his working life in Congress, had a net worth of about $1.7 million and assets that included pasture rents from a family farm and royalties from a zinc mine, remnants of his rural roots in Carthage, Tennessee. Funds from the cattle sale went to three of his kids, according to federal disclosure forms filed as part of his presidential run.
Fourteen years later, he made an estimated $100 million in a single month. In January, the Current TV network, which he helped to start in 2004, was sold to Qatari-owned Al Jazeera Satellite Network for about $500 million. After debt, he grossed an estimated $70 million for his 20 percent stake, according to people familiar with the transaction.
Two weeks later, Gore exercised options, at $7.48 a share, on 59,000 shares of Apple Inc. stock that he’d been granted for serving on the Cupertino, California-based company’s board since 2003. On paper, it was about a $30 million payday based on the company’s share price on the day he claimed the options.
That’s a pretty good January for a guy who couldn’t yet call himself a multimillionaire when he briefly slipped from public life after his bitterly contested presidential election loss to George W. Bush in late 2000, based on 1999 and 2000 disclosure forms.
Gore isn’t finished exercising his Apple stock grants. Those 59,000 are part of 101,358 Apple options and shares of restricted stock Gore has amassed, according to company filings, giving his total holdings a gross value of more than $45.6 million today.
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28th June 2015
In an open letter to DNC Chairman Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz, Jeffrey Lord provides a readout of the tangled history of the Democratic Party with slavery, segregation, lynching, and the Ku Klux Klan. Lord draws on the Democratic Party platforms of 1840, 1844, 1856 and 1860. He adds that, as the Civil War drew to a close, the Democrats opposed the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment (ending slavery), and proceeded afterwards also to oppose the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Lord has more, all in the spirit of the moment; Lord calls on Schultz to apologize on behalf of the party.
Will Obama, the chief functionary of the Democrite party and the government employee who most likes to make apologies on behalf of people who have not authorized him to do so, do the right thing.
I’m thinking: No.
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28th June 2015
In today’s Observer, Will Hutton unwittingly highlights the poverty of the inequality debate in Britain. Gifted writers like him bang on about private schools the whole time rather than look at the far greater problem: inequality within the state system. He devotes a column moaning about the schools which, I suspect, will supply a good chunk of the students he’ll meet in his role as Principal of Hertford College, Oxford.
“Social apartheid,” he says: a lazy analogy, suggesting a binary divide between state and private. In fact, the truth is far worse. Britain doesn’t have a two-tier system: we have a multi-tier system where educational attainment is directly linked to parental wealth. Are you semi-poor? Then your kids can expect semi-bad results. Stinking rich? Then your state school will be one of the best around. And so it continues (see graphic, above). Private schools educate just 7pc of pupils; state schools educated 93pc. And this is where the real damage is done.
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26th June 2015
Now that’s comedy.
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22nd June 2015
Let’s welcome Rachel Dolezal to the “White Negro” Hall of Fame, a place named in honor of Norman Mailer’s seminal 1957 essay about race identity and the world of hipsters. We’ll do a quick sprint through the exhibits, checking out some musicians, writers, and of course its founding theorist. As you’ll see, this Hall of Fame is really a labyrinth, and Ms. Dolezal’s unexpected induction could require the place to build her a wing of her own.
And our government is just the one to build it. At your expense, of course.
Surely the most famous credo of ‘White Negro’ yearning belongs to Beat master Jack Kerouac. In On the Road (1957), he wrote, “At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy , kicks, darkness, music, not enough night…. I wished I were a Denver Mexican, or even a poor overworked Jap, anything but what I was so drearily, a “white man” disillusioned…. I was only myself… sad strolling in this violet dark, this unbearably sweet night, wishing I could change worlds with the happy, true-hearted, ecstatic Negroes of America….”
Hipsters always want to be something other than what they are. Yoda would’ve spanked every damned one of them.
Baldwin lets on in his 1961 Esquire essay about Mailer, “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy,” that none of these jazz players regarded Mailer as remotely hip. “They thought he was a real sweet ofay cat, but a little frantic.”
Real black people aren’t fooled by fake black people.
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20th June 2015
Jeez, guys, let it go….
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17th June 2015
Steve Sailer jumps on the bandwagon.
As you may have noticed, the more denunciations we hear of Cisgender Straight White Male Privilege, the more the evidence mounts that, all else being equal, the rewards in 2015 tend to lie on the other side.
If you want to know which side is more powerful at present, just observe who is wielding the rhetorical whip hand. It’s human nature to fear, respect, and even admire those with the power to harm you. Hence, it’s popular to side with the strong to denounce the weak.
A common contributor to examples of transracialism is coming from a foreign culture with different racial standards. For example, one of my son’s college roommates remarked that in America everybody calls him black, while back home in Jamaica everybody calls him white.
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15th June 2015
Asghar Bukhari, a founder member of Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, said his shoe was stolen while he slept to make him feel “vulnerable”.
Posting on Facebook, he said that one shoe was left behind “to let me know someone had been there” – but the other is still missing.
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12th June 2015
Rachel Dolezal is the head of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane and is also a part-time professor in the Africana Studies Program at Eastern Washington University. The Spokane Spokesman-Review says that Dolezal described her ethnicity as white, black, and American Indian in an application to be the volunteer chairwoman of the city’s Police Ombudsman Commission, a position to which she was duly appointed.
But Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne, told the paper that the family’s actual ancestry is Czech, Swedish, and German, along with some “faint traces” of Native American heritage.
‘Black’ appears to be a … very flexible concept among professional victims. But, of course, these days, if people with a Y chromosome can ‘identify’ as female, then it’s not too much of a stretch for people with white skin to ‘identify’ as black. Elizabeth Warren is the poster child (in more ways than one) for this viewpoint.
Rachel Dolezal did not immediately respond to her mother’s claim when contacted by the Spokesman-Review, first saying “I feel like I owe [the NAACP] executive committee conversation” about what she called a “multi-layered issue.”
After being contacted again, Dolezal said, “That question is not as easy as it seems. There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that.” Later, she said, “We’re all from the African continent,” an apparent reference to scientific studies tracing the origin of human life to east Africa.
Steve Sailer’s take: Spokane Woman Denounced for Being Transracial
It’s extremely important that we all try to keep this straight: race doesn’t exist, but a perm, a lifetime membership at Hollywood Tan Salon, and a deep sense of racial grievance can’t make you black. On the other hand, plastic surgery, Spanx, and Photoshop can make you female.
UPDATE: Even the British are getting in on the dogpile.
Funny, she actually looks Jewish.
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7th June 2015
Steve Sailer looks back in wonder.
One difference between Weiner and myself is that he’s obsessed with the past, while I’ve always been highly cognizant of which way current trends are likely to take the future.
A lot of people don’t believe me about how much of what you see on TV today is driven by great-grandpa not getting into Los Angeles Country Club and therefore having to found Hillcrest Country Club, but listen to the creator of Mad Men instead and he’ll say the same thing.
High schools and country clubs — they’re a big part of how people feel about life.
It finally occurs to me that I’d be more driven and successful if I hadn’t had such a nice time in high school. The greatest motor of ambition in modern America appears to be resentments left over from high school, and I just don’t have enough.
Neither do I. That’s why I’m not Bill Gates rich; it’s my native indolence betraying me.
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1st June 2015
Is there any evidence that even a single non-terrorist suffered any bad consequences because of this NSA phone tracking?
Sure there is; why, a piece of the sky hit me on the head!
For the sake of those not paying attention — and I can hardly blame you — the issue is not that the NSA is listening in on people’s phone calls, WHICH IT ISN’T, but rather that they are getting from the phone companies their business information: who called whom, when, and how long they talked. This information is not the property of the telephone subscriber, who has no legitimate privacy interest in it (although a lot of them apparently think they do).
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31st May 2015
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29th May 2015
Attention, victims! Since you are too stupid to recognize when you are being oppressed, Voice of the Crust Salon (which is run by white people much smarter than you) will lay it out for you.
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22nd May 2015
One of the more striking aspects of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s recently flurry of interviews is his repeated distinction between Jews and “whites.” I wanted to come up with a picture of Matthew White with a black person to see if system of categorization makes much sense, but while Weiner gets his picture taken frequently, he does not get his picture taken with blacks or other nonwhites very much at all. The only black I could find him photographed with is film critic Elvis Mitchell below. For comparison sake, above is Weiner with George Lucas, who is primarily of British ancestry.
Sounds as if he really is a Wiener after all.
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22nd May 2015
Peggy Noonan nails it.
Readers know of the phenomenon at college campuses regarding charges of “microaggressions” and “triggers.” It’s been going on for a while and is part of a growing censorship movement in which professors, administrators and others are accused of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, gender bias and ethnocentric thinking, among other things. Connected is the rejection or harassment of commencement and other campus speakers who are not politically correct. I hate that phrase, but it just won’t stop being current.
Kirsten Powers goes into much of this in her book, “The Silencing.” Anyway, quite a bunch of little Marats and Robespierres we’re bringing up.
But I was taken aback by a piece a few weeks ago in the Spectator, the student newspaper of Columbia University. I can’t shake it, though believe me I’ve tried. I won’t name the four undergraduate authors, because 30 years from now their children will be on Google, and because everyone in their 20s has the right to be an idiot.
Yet theirs is a significant and growing form of idiocy that deserves greater response.
We need a good long Depression to bring these people back to reality — or subtract them from the gene pool. I’m good with it either way.
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20th May 2015
And the Voices of the Crust continue the hunt for every last victim minority they can find … or manufacture….
“There’s an assumption that white Americans make about Asian-American social class status based on racial identity. It’s the idea of the model minority; that Asian Americans are successful, high income, studious, hard working, quiet,” said C.N. Le, PhD., a University of Massachusetts sociologist. “That’s the prevailing image that white Americans have and it’s of course a set of stereotypes.”
They say that as if it’s a bad thing. Never forget that stereotypes have an underlying factual basis, otherwise they wouldn’t exist.
“I didn’t realized how little we really earned until recently, when I had to pay for college, and apply for financial aid; I realized that we are not that well off at all,” Chen said. “I would say that we’re financially struggling.”
Can you imagine a black American saying that? I can’t either.
“My parents don’t have much in the way of retirement savings,” Chen said. She and her sisters, she says, “want our parents to live with us and live a good life as they get older. We see it as our job to pay our parents back.”
Can you imagine a black American saying that? I can’t either.
It’s not race, it’s culture, morons.
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19th May 2015
The school’s rebuke came after a student backlash against Political Science Professor Jerry Hough, 80, whose May 9 letter sought to address racism and the Baltimore riots. Hough said African-Americans don’t try to integrate into society, while Asians “worked doubly hard” to overcome racism instead of blaming it.
The fact that he’s been to the left of Bernie Sanders all his life apparently doesn’t get him any points. As Stalin’s minions learned in the 1930s, it doesn’t matter what you’ve said or done in the past, all that matters is that you toe the Party Line today.
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18th May 2015
Steve Sailer does a little fisking.
That’s kind of my point, which is that Diversity was already a real thing in this part of L.A. when I was growing up (and Weiner, from the richer side of the Hollywood Hills, is six years younger than me). Society was getting complicated in ways that the rest of the country only began to understand decades later. For example, Dr. K. told me at lunch in 1981 that Harvard School had a policy of discriminating against Oriental applicants because they didn’t contribute as much to classroom discussions as their test scores would indicate. Presumably, opinionated students like Weiner were preferred, even if they weren’t as smart. Today, we hear that Harvard University is being sued by Asian-Americans for discrimination in admissions, but I heard about discrimination against Asians at Harvard School 34 years ago.
It’s a little bit like how I can relate to Barack Obama (b. 1961) because Honolulu was like L.A., only much more so. But nobody is interested in how racially integrated little Barry’s kindergarten class was in 1965. Instead, when New Yorker editor David Remnick wrote a quasi-biography of Obama, he called it The Bridge and made it, somehow, all about the 1965 civil rights struggle on the bridge in Selma, Alabama, even though Obama spent 1965 feeding the hamster in Miss Yomiguchi’s kindergarten class along with little Jimmy and Soon-mi. It was a bestseller.
In contrast, I wrote a book putting Obama into the context of his growing up at a prep school in Hawaii and going to college in Los Angeles in 1981. It was not a bestseller.
Similarly, Weiner loves to tell interviewers about how Jews were a down-trodden one-eighth or one-tenth of the student body at Harvard School, even though a Los Angeles Herald-Examiner article from 1981 mentions that two-fifths of the student body was then Jewish. It’s a bizarre thing to dissemble about since Harvard and Westlake (the boys school and the girls school merged in 1989) figure in the lives of so many prominent people. According to Harvard-Westlake’s Wikipedia page, it’s alumni include Shirley Temple, Jon Lovitz, H.R. Haldeman, gay basketball player Jason Collins, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Tori Spelling, swimmer Dara Torres, Mark Harmon, astronaut Sally Ride, Governor Gray Davis, reluctant NFL player Jonathan Martin, Salon founder David Talbott, etc etc
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18th May 2015
Thank God somebody is sticking up for the ‘abled’ in this country.
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18th May 2015
If a person of color feels offended by something a well-meaning white person said and no one knows they’re offended, is it still a hate crime?
This is the implicit question posed by the very idea of “racial microaggressions.” The concept seems to have been formulated by the racial-grievance industry to fill the savage dearth of truly aggressive acts committed by whites toward nonwhites over the past few generations.
In other words, if what used to be known as “racism” no longer exists, you have to greatly expand the term’s breadth so that it includes words, thoughts, and acts that have zero conscious hostility behind them. You have to make everything racist just to stay in business.
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16th May 2015
An alliance of Asian American groups filed a federal complaint Friday against Harvard University, claiming that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
I guess Asians are honorary White People. Who knew?
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15th May 2015
A Goldsmiths University diversity officer who has faced accusations of racism after banning white people from an event has struck back with a bold claim: It’s literally impossible for a minority woman like herself to be racist.
Dunno … she looks pretty white to me. What ‘minority’ does she claim?
15th May 2015
But you knew that.
There’s been a familiar pattern on college campuses in recent years of incidents of blatant racism or “hate crimes”—nooses hung on doors of black students, racist graffiti, etc—that in nearly all cases turned out to be hoaxes, after which the professional class of jellyfish employed as “college administrators” would cancel classes or wring their hands and declare the hoax to be a “teachable moment.” The good folks at The College Fix ran a roundup of several leading hoaxes back in December, and the Daily Caller had its own expose back in 2013.
My old haunt at the University Colorado at Boulder decided to try to get ahead of the game with a series of posters around campus that attempt to raise consciousness of racial bigotry by shining a spotlight on epithets and thoughtless remarks reported to the university, and encouraging students to report “bias motivated incidents (BMIs)” through an official process. CBS News reported on this initiative last weekend (“University of Colorado Tries to Fight Racism with Racism”), and the College Fix included two facsimiles of the posters the university has produced, included here, based on reported BMIs. One claims someone said, “Your mom must be the janitor ’cause that’s the only job for dirty Mexicans.” Another says, “Go back to Africa—you don’t belong here.”
There are two further ironies here. First, many of the sensitive souls on the Boulder campus are offended at the poster campaign itself, and have torn down a number of the posters. (If I was still there I’d surely grab one as a souvenir.) Strange how the very people who always say they want a “conversation about racism” always back away from having that “conversation.” But of course, we know what “conversation about racism” really means today: You shut up, and confess your collective white guilt.
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9th May 2015
The Hispanic owners of a barbecue joint in Colorado plan to hold a “White Appreciation Day,” when white customers will get a 10 percent discount, because it was “the least we can do” to celebrate white Americans, they told Denver NBC affiliate 9 News (KUSA) in a story published Friday. They said the promotion started off as a joke but they will follow through with the idea, which critics label discriminatory.
I love these incidents that hit hit the fault lines of modern Political Correctness.
“We have a whole month for Black History Month. We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we figured the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans,” said Edgar Antillon, who owns the Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, with Miguel Jimenez. They said they’ll devote June 11 to White Appreciation Day, when a 10 percent discount will be taken off orders from white customers.
Calculating the victim points on each side of this controversy is left as a exercise for the reader.
A state official said the promotion could open Rubbin’ Butz to civil rights investigations if nonwhite customers complain about the discriminatory discount. “If someone felt like they were being discriminated against, they could come to the civil rights division and file a complaint in our office, and we would investigate that,” Jennifer McPherson of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies told the NBC affiliate.
Needless to say, if they’d run the same promotion in favor of non-whites, there would be no problem. Your tax dollars at work.
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15th April 2015
Gregory Wallace and another man burst into the Kentucky home of Jordan and Tommy Gray and robbed them and their three-year-old daughter at gunpoint. But at Wallace’s sentencing hearing Judge Olu Stevens singled out the Grays, not Wallace, for criticism. Wallace and his partner are black, and the Grays noted in their impact statement their daughter still reacts in fear to black men. Stevens said those remarks offended him and accused the parents of fostering racist behavior in their daughter. He sentenced Wallace to five years probation.
And there you have Obama’s America.
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12th April 2015
It’s all about the Narrative, and the Crust continues to rule.
Better learn to love Big Brother or it’s down the Memory Hole with you.
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