Affirmative Action Doesn’t Work, It’s Time for a New Solution

Tanner Colby, Slate, February 10, 2014

I.

In 2009, I attended the NAACP’s 100th annual convention at the Midtown Hilton in New York. Not just the centenary celebration for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, this was also the group’s first convention under our newly inaugurated black president. The theme of the week’s events was to pay homage to the great civil rights victories of the past while at the same time defining a new mission for the next century. But on the night NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous took the stage for his big speech, when the subject turned to affirmative action, he didn’t sound like he was charting a new course so much as doubling down on the orthodoxy of the past. “The only question about affirmative action,” Jealous declared, “isn’t whether or not we need the hammer. The only question is whether or not the hammer is big enough!”

The line was met with thunderous applause. At the time, this didn’t really stand out to me, because, like a lot of well-intentioned but minimally informed white liberals, I believed in affirmative action. I didn’t have terribly strong convictions about it, but given America’s history it generally seemed like “the right thing to do.” That was five years ago. Then, in the course of writing a book about the history of the color line and our efforts to erase it, I took a closer look at the origins of affirmative action, and its results. Having done so, I’m a believer no more.

In part because of recent Supreme Court cases like Fisher v. Texas, the current national conversation about affirmative action has focused mostly on its use in college admissions, but my focus here will be on affirmative action in the white-collar workplace, the failure of which I observed up close during my years in the advertising industry. Race-conscious policies in college admissions and corporate hiring are different creatures, with different pros and cons, but I came to see that they also share some common, troubling flaws.

When I think back now to the rousing applause affirmative action earned at that Hilton ballroom, I can’t help but wonder why, 45 years down the line, liberals like Jealous are still so fervently devoted to a program so plainly inadequate and ill-conceived from the start. Having botched the effort to integrate American schools through the overzealous misuse of an otherwise valuable instrument, the school bus, the left’s second great blunder on race was pinning the economic fortunes of black America on affirmative action.

II.

Proponents of affirmative action tend to glorify the program by lumping it in with the great liberal victories of the civil rights movement. The phrase “affirmative action” first appeared in President Kennedy’s Executive Order 10925, which called for “affirmative action” to be taken to ensure people were employed “without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” And Lyndon Johnson is usually given credit for enunciating the principles of affirmative action when he called for reparative economic justice for black America in his famous “To Fulfill These Rights” speech at Howard University, saying, “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and say, ‘You are now free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.”

But neither Kennedy nor Johnson ever implemented anything resembling what we now describe as affirmative action—i.e., quotas and set-asides—on the economic front, largely because the Democratic party was beholden to Big Labor, whose unions were adamantly opposed to quotas of any kind. So while the great liberal crusade of the 1960s produced victories in the area of civil rights, it did little in the way of producing actual jobs for black Americans; in some states, black unemployment under Kennedy and Johnson actually went up, hence the frustration that exploded in the urban riots of Watts, Newark, and elsewhere. When Vietnam forced Johnson out of office, the task of implementing a program of reparative economic justice for the victims of slavery and segregation fell to our 37th president, Richard Milhous Nixon.

That Richard Nixon was racist is well beyond dispute—he believed that, moral objections to abortion aside, the practice was justified in the case of mixed-race pregnancies. When giving instructions to the aide who scheduled his appointments and photo ops, Nixon said the Oval Office calendar should have “just enough blacks to show that we care”—setting a precedent for Republican racial engagement that stands to this day. But Nixon wasn’t just racist in the sense of thinking blacks inferior; he was racist in the sense that he subscribed to an actual taxonomy and hierarchy of race—the idea that different groups possess inherent qualities. Asians are smart and industrious. Jews are crafty but lack moral fiber, and so on. When the first wave of studies were published purporting to show that blacks have lower IQs than whites, Nixon, in a conversation with domestic aide Daniel Patrick Moynihan, said he “couldn’t agree more” with the findings. The president was quite generous on the subject of what black people were good at: “Athletics isn’t a bad achievement. You look at the World Series. What would Pittsburgh be without a hell of a lot of blacks?” But he was far less charitable when it came to black talent in other areas: “. . . when you get to some of the more shall we say profound, rigid disciplines, basically, they have a hell of a time makin’ it. . . . In terms of good lawyers, even though a lot of them go to law schools, I mean, it is not really their dish of tea.”

Racist as he may have been, Nixon was also a pragmatist. With America’s cities beset by riots, he knew he had to take steps “not to have the goddamn country blow up.” Blacks needed jobs. And as someone who had grown up poor, Nixon did believe in the basic principle of what he called a man’s “right to earn.” Everyone, black or white, had a right to earn a decent living for his family. Nixon just had a limited opinion of what blacks were capable of earning. Another thing the president told Moynihan was that it was his job as president to be aware of the fact that blacks have “basic weaknesses,” and that those weaknesses needed to be taken into account when it came to formulating policy.

The way in which affirmative action was implemented speaks volumes about the motivations behind it. Nixon’s first task upon taking office was to resolve the impasse between civil rights leaders and skilled labor unions. In his first address to Congress, the president announced what became known as the Philadelphia Plan, which imposed goals and timetables for race-based hiring in the city’s unions. Prior to the Philadelphia Plan, under Kennedy and Johnson, affirmative action had always meant to take affirmative action to ensure discrimination was not taking place. Now, affirmative action meant imposing racial preferences and quotas. After its launch in Philadelphia, the program was rolled out in dozens of other cities nationwide. In the meantime, the White House was busy stuffing racial-preference policies into the federal bureaucracy wherever it could find room. In the spring of 1969, Nixon expanded affirmative action mandates from government procurement contracts and applied them to any institution that received any federal funds of any kind, which brought universities, research institutions—basically everyone—into the fold. Then Nixon issued Executive Order 11478, which called for affirmative action in all government employment, bringing huge numbers of black workers onto the federal payroll. Racial preferences, as we know them today, were now sewn into the fabric of the country.

And affirmative action “worked.” The most immediate and measurable impact was in government hiring. Blacks had always enjoyed relatively better employment prospects in the public sector, and affirmative action greatly enhanced that. By the early 1970s, 57 percent of black male college graduates and 72 percent of black female college graduates were employed in government positions. The private sector also went on a hiring binge. Impelled by the fear of more urban riots, the Fortune 500 launched a flotilla of affirmative action programs aimed at getting as many black hires in the door as quickly as possible. After decades of economic stagnation, between 1969 and 1972, total black income rose from $38.7 billion to $51.1 billion, a 32 percent jump in just three years.

Richard Nixon put more money in black wallets than JFK, LBJ, and MLK combined. While they never embraced Nixon, black Americans and their white liberal champions fell in love with quotas and set-asides. Many of the moderate and liberal Republicans in the White House had faith in affirmative action, too. Nixon’s Secretary of Labor George Shultz, upon his nomination, acknowledged that black unemployment was the most pressing labor issue in the country, and believed that the Philadelphia Plan would offer a useful model for cities across the country. Even some conservatives were on board. Prominent Nixon-supporter William F. Buckley called for “a pro-Negro discrimination” in order to address the problem of unemployment.

The president, however, felt differently. Just weeks after calling the Philadelphia Plan “historic and critical” in Congress, Nixon jotted a note to domestic aide John Erlichman calling it “an almost hopeless holding action at best,” saying “let’s limit our public action and $—to the least we can get away with.” {snip}

Given the immediate positive impact that affirmative action had, it was perfectly reasonable for liberals to want to believe that it could be, at long last, an answer to economic discrimination and structural inequality. But it wasn’t. Not remotely. For starters, the quotas and mandates put in place were almost comically easy to evade. The skilled labor unions required to admit blacks engaged in practices known as checkerboarding (putting all the black hires on government-contracted job sites while ignoring the quotas everywhere else) and motorcycling (shuffling black hires from job site to job site depending on where federal inspectors were slated to show up). Quotas may have seemed like a positive development, and they did produce some jobs, but they also turned black employment into a numbers game—and gave employers a way to game the numbers.

Affirmative action in state, local, and federal government offered decent jobs with decent wages, but the side effect of all this government hiring was to relieve the white collar private sector from having to truly confront the issue in its own staffing. For the minimal hiring it did do, corporate America made sure to meet its new quotas in the least disruptive way possible, hiring blacks for back-office roles in the accounting department, for example, or creating make-work departments that had no power and did nothing, like the community outreach or “social responsibility” department. Again, these were decent jobs with decent wages, but they diverted blacks from the business units where real decisions were made. Affirmative action offered the illusion of reparative justice wrapped up in the rhetoric of empowerment, but its net result was to absorb and neutralize black demands for equality, not fulfill them.

Another effect of affirmative action was that it created a short-term labor shortage in the black middle class, because that’s who affirmative action was designed to help. In Nixon’s taxonomy of race, there was a clear division between “the good blacks” and the rest of urban America. “There are 35 percent of blacks we can do good with,” he told his staff. And it was squarely at this group that he aimed his policies. If you look at the areas where affirmative action was implemented—college admissions, corporate hiring, minority business loans, skilled labor unions, government office jobs—you’ll notice that most of them aren’t really things that will help you if you’ve never graduated from high school.

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Did millions of people do well under affirmative action? Yes. A bribe only works if you actually give somebody something. But the benefits that accrued to black America under affirmative action could almost be considered a byproduct of the program’s actual endgame: to give black people just enough to stop rioting and leave the white establishment to go about its business. While some black people used quotas and set-asides as a foothold to climb into genuine positions of power, the effect of affirmative action overall was to funnel upwardly mobile blacks into a separate employment pipeline where their aspirations were held in check, where they exercised very little authority, and where their progress depended on government intervention. Thanks to affirmative action, the black middle class was now vested in the very system the civil rights revolution had sought to overthrow.

III.

When affirmative action was first implemented, it was not met with a broad backlash from white America. Like Nixon, the average white voter was inclined to do something “not to have the goddamn country blow up.” Then the 1970s recession hit and access to jobs felt more like a zero-sum game. It was then that white people began to use phrases like “reverse racism” and “haven’t we done enough for them already?” The parties flip-flopped. Liberals, who had once disdained racial quotas as being antithetical to true liberty and justice, embraced them for the short-term leverage they provided. Republicans, once in favor of set asides and preferences as a cheap and easy solution for appeasing blacks, now saw them as a wedge issue useful for stirring up disaffected whites. Then Ronald Reagan was elected president and started undermining racial preferences just as quickly as Richard Nixon had put them in place.

To this day, Reagan is vilified by the left as the man who crushed America’s dream of racial equality by rolling back affirmative action. But of course Reagan started rolling back affirmative action. Why wouldn’t he? Affirmative action was created by the Republican establishment to protect the Republican establishment. Once that group felt protected, once it was Morning in America and the riots had been reduced to occasional flare-ups in Liberty City and Crown Heights, affirmative action had largely fulfilled its purpose: Blacks had been pacified enough that their needs could be safely ignored. So why not start winding it down?

The problem with winding it down was that black Americans were now invested in it, had banked their hopes on it. By embracing affirmative action as a solution to economic disparity, the liberal establishment encouraged black Americans to double down on something that was never intended to close the economic gap in the first place. As a result, they were promised something that the government can’t actually deliver.

For starters, the government doesn’t actually enforce affirmative action. {snip}

But even if the government were keeping better tabs on affirmative action, the bigger problem is that its jurisdiction doesn’t reach the parts of the economy where affirmative action is most desperately needed: the places where real money is made and real power is allocated. The best example of this is the industry that dominates so much of our economy today: the technology sector. Silicon Valley’s racial diversity is pretty terrible, the kind of gross imbalance that inspires special reports on CNN.

{snip}

Some would purport to remedy this by fixing the tech industry job pipeline:more STEM graduatesmore minority internships and boot camps, etc. And that will get you changes here and there, at the margins, but it doesn’t get at the real problem. The big success stories of the Internet age—Instagram, YouTube, Twitter—all came about in similar ways: A couple of people had an idea, they got together with some of their friends, built something, called some other friends who knew some other friends who had access to friends with serious money, and then the thing took off and now we’re all using it and they’re all millionaires. The process is organic, somewhat accidental, and it moves really, really fast. And by the time those companies are big enough to worry about their “diversity,” the ground-floor opportunities have already been spoken for.

{snip}

Affirmative action treats workplace discrimination like a bureaucratic, process-based problem. In reality, workplace discrimination stems from a very nebulous social and cultural problem. The government claims it can regulate the racial composition of our professional lives, but too much of what we call “work” is actually rooted in the messy, socially segregated realm of our personal lives. How many affirmative action compliance officers were stationed in Steve Jobs’ garage while he and his buddy Steve Wozniak assembled the first Apple? Zero. It’s possible to track what goes on in the human resources department and in the minutes of corporate board meetings, but too much of the economic life of this country transpires in the spaces in between. Racial preferences can provide just enough jobs and material support to keep up the illusion that we’re moving toward equality, but no program can give black Americans real, sustained access to the places where the prerogatives of wealth and power are exercised. Only social and cultural integration can do that—the kind of integration Nixon opposed while he was advancing affirmative action.

Of course, at first blush, the case against workplace affirmative action would seem to make the case for collegiate affirmative action: Admit black students to majority white colleges, and maybe a black student ends up in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room when he starts Facebook. And to an extent that’s true. Unlike the Hobbesian state of nature that is the 21st-century job market, college admissions are a methodical, bureaucratic process where the special circumstances of minority students can be given extra weight and duly monitored for enforcement. And no matter what apoplectic conservatives say, racial diversity is no more “unfair” a standard than legacy status or geographic distribution or any of the other subjective criteria used in assembling a freshman class.

But does collegiate affirmative action, like its workplace cousin, just come too late in the game? In his memoir Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Yale Law professor Stephen Carter—who describes himself as both a beneficiary and a victim of racial preferences—makes a sound argument. Because of the thorny politics and stigmas that inevitably come with race-conscious remedies, those remedies should start aggressively at a very young age and then, for everyone’s good, taper off over time. {snip}

Starting young would also likely increase the effectiveness of affirmative action. Thanks to structural inequality in access to resources, the statistical gaps between black and white Americans start the day we’re born, with disparities in birth outcomes and infant mortality rates. Those gaps get wider with each passing year, as privileged kids get greater access to pre-K and extra tutoring until, come college application time, the gaps have become chasms. {snip}

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IV.

Today, the statistics on black and white inequality are so unchanging that they can be recited by rote: The black unemployment rate holds steady at double the white unemployment rate; the median net worth for black households is about 7 percent of white households; annual per capita income for blacks is 62 cents for every dollar of per capita income for whites. When presented with these figures, supporters of affirmative action typically use them as evidence that conservatives kept affirmative action from working. Others say the statistics are proof that affirmative action didn’t really work that well to begin with. But there’s always the third option to consider: that persistent racial inequality is, at least in part, the result of affirmative action working exactly as it was intended to.

It’s not an accident that affirmative action and Nixon’s “law and order” campaign are both rooted in the same historical moment: the backlash to civil rights. Liberals want to believe that affirmative action is a social good and mass incarceration is an unalloyed evil. The left wants to enshrine the former and abolish the latter. But affirmative action and mass incarceration are just two sides of the same coin: one program to manage the aspirations of the black middle class, one to contain the anger of the black underclass. Both are forms of social control, and neither has anything whatsoever to do with repairing the real damage wrought by slavery and segregation.

{snip}

The latest idea, floated by those who’ve started to admit the shortcomings of race-based affirmative action, is to replace it with class-based affirmative action. But that’s an equally unpromising idea. The nature of affirmative action is that it skims. It elevates the best and the brightest of a disadvantaged group while doing nothing to eliminate the root causes of that group’s disadvantage. Just as cherry-picking all the black kids with good SAT scores hasn’t brought about the end of racism, cherry-picking all the poor kids with good SAT scores isn’t going to do much to end poverty.

As big a detour as it’s been, you can’t just get rid of affirmative action. There is a separate and unequal economy that depends on it. Racial preferences may have taken black America into a socioeconomic cul de sac, but you can’t just tear up the road and leave people with no way to get out. Fortunately, the one thing the left does have is the leverage and the political capital to end affirmative action in the right way. Right now, the Democratic party and the racial justice movement are sitting on a junk heap of racial preference programs that aren’t doing anyone much good, and they lack the substantive programs they need: a true, New Deal—style reformation that repairs the infrastructure of our cities, ends mass incarceration, provides access to early education and paid family leave and job training and other programs that put all of black America on more solid footing. {snip}

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  • John R

    Affirmative action doesn’t work? Really? I thought that is was a very effective way to give millions of low IQ Africans jobs and education that they otherwise would not possibly be qualified for. Plus, it was a very effective way of getting back at YT for all the evils that he did. So, what do they mean, “it doesn’t work”? Depends on your point of view. As a means of weakening White society, and elevating our race enemies, I think it was extremely effective.

    • Erasmus

      Black “leaders,” like Obama, Jack$on and $harpton, already know affirmative action doesn’t work. They support it because it empowers them financially and politically.

      With “leaders” such as them, no one should be surprised that the black community remains mired in dysfunctional behavior and criminality deeper than ever.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        The black American educator Booker T. Washington was probably the greatest leader the black community ever had. At least he taught blacks the virtues of self-reliance, hard work, and knowing their place in a white man’s world.

        • John R

          Yes, Booker T Washington was the one Negro leader that I have use for. If only the black community had followed his advice, and not that of the racist Negro, and Communist Jew, agitators, history would have been different. (By the way, I usually am not anti-Jewish in my comments, but I am referring to history in the early twentieth century, when, most of the members of the American Communist Party were, in fact, Jewish.)

        • Brian

          He was half-white himself, but managed not to turn into an angry, militant magic mulatto. I suppose he deserves some credit for that.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        There’s a section on how they shook down Boeing over at adversityDOTnet.

    • r j p

      Affirmative action is a scam to hire the unemployable. There was a black guy that worked at the facility I formerly worked in that I saw going into the alley with a six pack multiple times. A six pack? Just get a pint of vodka and hit it in the washroom and at least pretend like you work.

      • FransSusan

        I know of many, many similar stories.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          This occurred on one of the medical floors in the hospital where I interned.
          To avoid a discrimination lawsuit, an outrageously unsuitable black RN was promoted to Head Nurse.
          She was absolutely unprincipled, unskilled, in no way capable of assuming a position that involved clinical acumen or power over another.
          True to her kind, she abused that power, treating White nurses and interns with sneering disdain, but that is not the worst of it.
          One day I walked by her office as she was handing a wad of cash to an on duty black orderly, with instructions that he drive out to Golden Gate Fields and bet on certain horses for her.
          I was tempted to report this incident, but did not. To do so would have reaped a whirlwind of racist charges against me, a lowly White female intern.

          • John K

            They also have no regard for the patients. I’ve observed hospital settings where nurses are running around like crazy trying to keep up, and there black nurses sitting around reading magazines with sneers on their faces as if to say, “shooze, I has ten mo’ minutes on mah break!”

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Working hard, caring for another be White, nomesayin?

          • fuzzypook

            When my elderly mother had a stroke there was a callous boon that was supposedly taking care of her in the afternoon. Between myself, my sister an my brother, we were able to observe her africianized idea of care. My brother, being a real man. went to the head nurse and had the boon removed from care of our mother. Point being, you CAN stand up for yourself in the hospital and insist that you do no want care from AA incompetents.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Fuzzy, I was in no position to do that. Had just begun a coveted internal medicine internship, did not wish to risk my position. To raise the issue, would have done so.

          • Pelagian

            There are good ones and bad ones. But I would agree that within each group, a larger percentage of the black ones are bad than the percentage of bad white ones.
            So you can get a good black one, but the problem is if you get a bad black one, if you complain about her you’ll get tarred with the whole “racist” brush. Better not to have any black one. AA and cry-wolf racism have screwed things but for whites.. but for good blacks as well.

          • Chris Mallory

            Are you guys really that ignorant or just like to hear yourselves talk b.s.. Affirmative action was to undo the travesty that was done to a race that were not allowed to learn or get a quality education. It looks like you guys could benefit by trying to get educated instead of blaming affirmative action on your short falls. The way it works dummies is that you have to be on the same education level as the privileged whites to be considered for affirmative action. They just don’t take an uneducated person and put them up against an educated person. You ignorant whites were never in the race for the job or the school you try to blame your defeat. Take responsibility and say you failed during to unwillingness to strive in life. Stop blaming a race that is trying to better themselves. Let me educate you, while you are watching the Blackman, your white brothers are robbing you blind. Whites actually committed more gruesome crimes, are the serial killers, and committ the most unreported crimes. Just in case they are caught your families are able to pay off the judicial system with old money your family made off of slavery. Look in the mirror at your family before accusing mines.

          • Thor Bonham

            I feel the same way when I see a black doctor ..
            Does anyone want a black doctor to do open heart surgery or brain surgery on them, with what you know about affirmative action ?
            I should say NOT !!

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Native born black doctors are mostly affirmative action med school admissions and inferior, in my experience.
            Black doctors born in Africa, believe it or not, are better.

    • MikeofAges

      Nothing for everyone is never going to fly as a political agenda.

      • me

        “Civil punishments”….I like that! That’s exactly what it is…punishment for being White. Punishment for being better, brighter, and prettier. The government was wrong from the very beginning with these implemented ‘social programs’. You can’t legislate away inferiority, superiority, or thousands of years of evolution.

  • MekongDelta69

    Article from Slate

    Skip article – save time…

    • sbuffalonative

      I got to the point where he said, “The best example of this is the industry that dominates so much of our economy today: the technology sector. Silicon Valley’s racial diversity is pretty terrible, the kind of gross imbalance that inspires special reports on CNN” and I seriously began to question his intelligence.

      Either you’re smart enough to cut it or not. Affirmative action can’t close the IQ gap.

      • Erasmus

        If silicon valley has to hire more blacks, then professional football and basketball need to hire more east Asians.

        Oh, and those government employees, way, way, way too black. Time to hire more whites.

      • dmxinc

        They don’t believe in the IQ gap.

        The ONLY difference is that you burn when exposed to the sun too long.

        That is it. Any other differences are due to “White racism.”

      • Peter Connor

        Maybe there could be a connection between dominating the economy and the lack of ……..pause for hysteria.

      • FransSusan

        I had the same thoughts when I got to that part about lack of diversity in the technology sector. And his solution is to put more blacks in dorm rooms with whites. His comment: “….and maybe a black student ends up in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room when he starts Facebook.” I guess that will be the government’s next affirmative action move–to demand that every smart white student share a dorm room with a dumb black one. You can bet the social engineering isn’t over. They’re never going to give up on this. They don’t believe in IQ differences. They’re going to destroy the white race with these never-ending programs to try to elevate blacks and we all know that the programs are never going to work. For example, the city of Philadelphia has begun new programs with government (taxpayer) funds to solve the black “inequality” problem there.

        • Anna Tree

          I thought the same about how they may want to force a black roomate to every white and then I came to realize that miscegenation is also affirmative action: to make a white parent have a non-white child so that non-white child can get a better start (i.e. a white start). Well their IQ got higher but not as high as the white parent: I guess you can’t beat white privilege… IQ is racist.

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            Were a daughter of mine to show up on my doorstep with a half-ape in tow, I would immediately disinherit her and invite her to find somewhere else to sleep.

          • Truth Teller

            I would have her give the kid up for adoption so she can start again with a new family. Out of sight, out of mind.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            We did that very thing, Truth Teller.
            A teenage member of our over-extended family was bamboozled and impregnated by a genuine squat monster, illegal alien Guatemalan. He was the worst of the worst, deported over and over, only to return, rob another convenience store.
            Our clan did not think twice; the half breed baby was promised to be out the hospital door into the arms of an adoptive couple before birth.
            My cousin, the teen’s mother, has occasional contact with the adoptive family, a high functioning, educated Silicon Valley couple. They report the kid, now seven, does not like school.
            It will be interesting to see if enriched nurturance is able to make a dent in nature. Guatemalans have low IQs.

          • dd121

            That’s another leftist lie. Putting a low IQ dark skin into an enriching nurturing environment doesn’t magically transform them into high IQ high functioning human. Sorry to hear of you first cousin’s once removed bad judgment.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Thanks, dd. I hold no hope that he will fare well, IQ wise. Nature trumps nurture with only a negligible possibility of increase. At best, one can only hope he does not inherit his father’s criminal tendencies.

          • FransSusan

            Nurture does not over-ride nature. It’s been proven over and over again. The only hope is that the white half is more prominent that the “other” half. Thanks for sharing that, itdoesnotmatter.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            You are welcome, Frans. I hesitated, as it is shameful to think about, let alone discuss. Here is the proper venue for sharing such disasters, though.
            Agree, as posted previously, I do not hold out much hope for this kid’s future.

          • TeutonicKnight67

            The shame is not yours. You and your kin should be proud that you reacted in a unified and correct manner sir!

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Thank you, Teutonic Knight. We were pleased with the outcome. Our family tends to be cohesive when deciding how to proceed in such matters.
            Are you really a member of the TKs?

          • fuzzypook

            Deluded liberals adopting low IQ third worlders and they think they are going to “make a difference”

          • itdoesnotmatter

            I do not know their political views. Do know that they were White, from a muzzie inundated area of Northern Europe, now living in the USA, infertile, approaching their forties. One would assume they are aware of the shortcomings of Third World People.
            They seem to be really lovely people, both educated professionals.
            The night the baby was born was unforgettable. They both wept, and I along with them, as they embraced him for the first time.

          • TeutonicKnight67

            That is the only solution. A return to racial self-worth and pride is in order. This type of reinforcement is just what the doctor ordered.

      • me

        Silicon Valley, get ready for Affirmative Action! One of the last bastions of American industrial success will soon be sacrificed to the gods of ‘diversity’. If I owned a business, I’d find some unimportant ‘busywork’ that a Bantu could do…hell, I’d even give the Bantu a ‘title’ and some business cards to amuse myself. Just keep them away from the important stuff.

    • Berkeley Guy

      You mean save your air conditioner for the really real hot air?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It is a bit of a jerk circle.

    • indoctrination_FAIL

      Yeah, really. The first thing I thought when I saw this headline (from ‘Slate’, mind you) was “gee, there’s been a big mistake at the editors’! Surely this was scheduled for April 1…”

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, me too. ‘…Slate?…’ Better hold my nose.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    I’m not impressed.

    The twit who wrote this thinks that affirmative action only went awry because Richard Nixon started it. So the solution is to turn the operations over to twits like the author of this article, give it a new name, and all will be well.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Just like they are renaming the new ACORN pig and dousing it with perfume.

    • NM156

      This article is written by some loquacious liberal kid who knows not much about affirmative action. Yap yap yap. Yawn…

  • Whitetrashgang

    Nixons thoughts on the races is spot on, Always did like that guy.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      But why were his political actions the complete opposite?

      I don’t care what he said, or what he personally thought. I care what he did.

      If Richard Nixon hated black people, why did he deploy his HUD Secretary, George Romney, to St. Louis and he in turn deployed the FBI to intimidate white people who were organizing to stop black housing projects?

      It only starts there.

      • sbuffalonative

        I saw an interview with a black man who argued for affirmative action to Nixon. The argument he gave Nixon was that AA was a national security issue. Nixon responded something to the affect, ‘that’s a new way of looking at it’.

        • Anna Tree

          The way to hell is paved with good intentions…

      • r j p

        Was that Blackjack?

        • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

          It wasn’t “Black”jack before, but thanks to Nixon and old man Romney, it is now.

          Get yourself a 21 with the ace of spades.

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        If memory serves, I believe it was Alexander Cockburn in The Nation who bemoaned the fact that most Americans were outraged by Nixon’s liberal use of expletives on the Nixon Tapes, rather than his racial remarks. Pretty much his thoughts on the races were widely shared by Whites at the time, so you’re right, you have to examine what he did rather than what he said.

      • Geo1metric

        Excellent rule to apply to all politicians: ignore what they say; watch what they do.

      • M&S

        QD,

        >>
        If Richard Nixon hated black people, why did he deploy his HUD Secretary, George Romney, to St. Louis and he in turn deployed the FBI to intimidate white people who were organizing to stop black housing projects?
        >>

        The man had inherited a very unpopular war and was fighting the rebel youth inspired by the Communist Left for whom ‘everything was linked’. Lift up the blacks and the College Crud will forgive you for fighting a war, provided you make it clear you are getting out.

        Politicians don’t look to win fights but to endorse extant agendas already in progress so that they can ride the public’s egotistically (media) manipulated understanding of the circumstances to remain in power. This is the difference between politicians and _leaders_, everywhere. A leader will introduce a little know subject and make it his own. A leader will dare to say no to a obsessively simplistic attitude of cause as affected outcome.

        _At the same time_, you must remember that Nixon was himself the tool for the Globalist Agenda as the opening of China to American industrial markets meant that whites were on the way out the door anyway.

        Elevating blacks to break unions and cause massive turmoil in the labor system merely makes it easy to shuffle soft capital as processes and core cadre out the door.
        Finally, you have the sheer hubris of the moneyed elite as the real attitude they have about everyone ‘not operating on their level’. Namely that things like keeping blacks out of office isn’t racist because it’s a preference that belongs solely to you.
        It was completely beyond Nixon’s ability to grasp that he might be _just like the rest of us_ in not wanting to have blacks around them. Because we are not like he and thus have no rights to ‘personal preference’ as opposed to group identity.

    • Conrad

      He & all of the other politicians of that era failed the country. They should have used military force to put an end to the so-called civil rights movement. The civil rights movement was a Communist con job, through & through.

      • Sick of it

        Michael King would have agreed, off the record.

  • So CAL Snowman

    I have to say, I have a new found respect for Nixon after reading this. He understood that blacks were not up to snuff regarding Western Civilization and his policies needed to reflect that in order to keep the country from blowing up. Simple and pragmatic.

    • dmxinc

      It may have been better if the country would have “blown up” back then.

      We might not be in a worse situation like we are today.

      • So CAL Snowman

        I agree, I was just musing on the use of logic by an acting President. It’s such a rare occurrence in these dark times, I see it as an anomalous event

        • M&S

          Gutlessness So Cal. Not logic.
          He took the easy road out to simplify the number of enemies he was fighting rather than admit that _as President_ it was his duty to fight ALL our enemies.
          Nixon was as deep in the dirt as it’s possible to get, what with the China thing and Vietnam, he just made a quickie peace treaty with the young liberal hoodlums who ran the college level socialist revolution so that he could have the authority he needed to do the /other/ things which would eventually betray America.

      • BonV.Vant

        yes, let us not forget that nixon also enacted price controls that led to an economic catastrophe and gas lines. An explosion back then would have delegitimized the grievance industry, and much of the left. It would have hardened the attitudes of whites rather than allowed them to soften. IT was an example of not dealing with a problem in the hope it would go away. It didn’t go away, and we are on the verge of losing our county because of it. IT was , and still is, the rich, comfortable white people that do not want their pleasures threatened that keep putting off dealing with the race issue. Placating the black and brown races has not done anything but whet their appetite for more.

        • r j p

          My father closed his gas station after her was forced to shut down for a month after he was found to be charging $0.001 to much per gallon.

    • Funruffian

      Nixon was both charitable and realistic about their mental handicap. Yet, he was kind enough to embrace the principle of one’s right to earn. Perhaps we was too charitable.

      • Anna Tree

        Pathologic altruism is not a new phenomenon…

        —-
        We have the golden rule:
        “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself”
        And the silver rule:
        “One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated”
        —> It’s time for the platinum rule:
        “One should not treat others in ways that others would not treat oneself”…

        • ThomasER916

          New Golding Rule:
          “Nothing is more important than the survival, identity, safety, peace, and prosperity of our people.”

      • Epiminondas

        Nixon was a dope. Even more so now that I know how he felt about blacks. He could have led a white backlash, but chose the easy way out. We’re paying for it now.

    • Epiminondas

      “He [Nixon] understood that blacks were not up to snuff regarding Western Civilization and his policies needed to reflect that in order to keep the country from blowing up.”

      The country NEEDED to blow up. We would have it all cleaned up by now.

    • Ed

      That’s what I thought when I read it. He was brutally pragmatic. Most Blacks could not hack it he reasoned. The data supported it. Identify the few that can lift them up and leave the care of the race to them.

  • sbuffalonative

    I can’t help but wonder why, 45 years down the line, liberals like
    Jealous are still so fervently devoted to a program so plainly
    inadequate and ill-conceived from the start.

    Because they can’t compete on a level playing field, they know it, and it’s all they have; guilt trip liberal whites (like the author) and sue sue sue in federal court.

    • Luca

      And because they want to give the appearance of earning their keep while in reality they are being pandered to and given a gift they can’t handle.

    • Conrad

      Many blacks back then stated that ALL they wanted was a level playing field. I knew that it was a lie even back then.

  • ncpride

    After such a long article, this person still doesn’t get why AA doesn’t work…..Giving blacks everything they ask for still doesn’t make them competent or smart enough to accomplish anything. For all his ‘research’ on this topic, he completely ignores the elephant in the room.

    • BonV.Vant

      what do you expect, he’s out of a job if he admits his liberal agenda is all BS.

      • ncpride

        I think he firmly believes his nonsense.

        • BonV.Vant

          Who knows. he is so invested in it, emotionally, monetarily (education, profession) and egotistically ( vanity, moral superiority) that he will never challenge his own beliefs, he will never examine them. He BELIEVES he believes this nonsense because he WANTS to. That is not the same thing as STILL believing it after really examining it, and his own motives. It is like a rich person that believes he is loved for himself, not his money. Few have the courage to really examine the belief and challenge it.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Exactly. To a social engineer whose handlers believe it’s possible to catch a turd by the clean end, he accomplished his circular mission.

        That is a typical sensation you get when trying to debate a liberal. You come away from it saying:

        “…That idiot flapped his gums for a half hour and didn’t say anything!…”

    • Sick of it

      So many do ignore the elephant in the room…

  • BonV.Vant

    affirmative action is not the same thing as affirmative ability. You can replace a white person in a job with a black person , but you can not magically enable the black to perform it as well as the white person who you replaced. In most cases, you can not enable the black to perform it at all. There is no EQUALITY of ABILITY between the races. That is an unpleasant (for blacks) reality.

    • CaptainCroMag

      The author seems to understand that Blacks don’t have equal ability, but dances around it, denying it, while making statements like this:

      Admit black students to majority white colleges, and maybe a black student ends up in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room when he starts Facebook.

      So that’s the solution, huh? Maybe if a Black man is around a talented White (or Jewish) man, he can be in the right place to steal his accomplishments. That’s the heart of affirmative action: Blacks taking what Whites create.

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        If you want to learn how to steal someone else’s accomplishments, I’m your weasel!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          You’re almost hurting the FarceBook brand with your mouth as bad as J. Bozo is hurting the Amazoom brand after buying that newspaper.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      To the cynics in the Diversity business it’s called: Equal Results versus Equal Rights. Their only concern is appearances, not performances. That’s why the Defense product costs twice as much and is half as good.

  • Berkeley Guy

    In lecture yesterday, Searle mentioned that Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized his entire PhD thesis, saying that the information about this is readily available online. He then went on to say that since the US needed a “black hero,” Anglo-Saxon culture is good at creating one so that whatever radical movement is at the fore can be assimilated into our culture. But, Searle being an Oxford man, just can’t accept such a plagiarism (who could?), so he does not seem to think too well of the “Dr.” He has also mentioned that Berkeley is not diverse in thought the way Oxford was, which resonates with many people on this site. Those of us who have to deal with liberals with a closed mind.

    I expect that Affirmative Action has a shelf life as a social salve, and we are probably past that date.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      States are having some success rolling back hiring preferences. The State of NH, for example, stopped allowing AA type hiring practices for state workers. I believe it went into effect 1/1/12? But, corporations, federal agencies, and federal contractors don’t seem to be displaying any such American tenets.

      On the federal side of the equation they actually have layers of Diversity Nazis. Not only is the EEOC there to ensure that white males (western European in particular)are persecuted and ultimately cleansed, there is a higher agency called the OFCCP that puts pressure on the EEOC to keep the white genocide up.

      This site explains some of it. I lived it, until I was finally cleansed.

      adversityDOTnet

      • Berkeley Guy

        Here at Berkeley in the last few years looking at race when considering admissions applications was repealed. They look at test scores, GPA, extracurriculars. I have heard some say that what Berkeley really wants is international students for high tuition rates they must pay, but who really knows. Some blacks and Latinos resent the Asians.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Yeah, the universities will repeal race preferences to pander to all that fat Chinese cash.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Actually, ‘Anonymous’, when they show up, that’s when we start bolting things down. We’re not that into you.

    • Geo1metric

      Having suffered during my career because of aa, I have for years refused to give funding to my alma maters, and any political party which supports aa.

      When asked for money, I ask if they support aa. When they say “why yes, we do”, I tell them that I do not support discrimination against Whites and hang up.

      • Berkeley Guy

        Now that’s activism. Woot.

  • BonV.Vant

    Liberals believe in “wish craft”, they sold it to the American people and they believed it for awhile. Now American’s are waking up to the total FRAUD that was perpetrated on them. Wishing blacks could be like us, and coddling them in an effort to make this happen , has been nothing but an utter FAILURE!!! The results of that failure have been murderous, ghastly.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Hey, ‘Wishcraft’. I got my new term for the week….<;-D

      I often try to describe Liberalism in the fewest number of words. Albert Einstein once said, ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough’. So I often try to reduce an equation down as you did. The fewest number of words I could come up with to define Liberals was:

      Self-fulfilling prophecy that never fulfills. But, ‘Wishcraft’ distills it down even further.

      • BonV.Vant

        gee, thanks

      • Sick of it

        Heretics or madmen are also appropriate terms for liberals.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Perhaps “retards?”

      • Geo1metric

        I also like the “echoes” of something else just as stupid as liberalism.

      • Brian

        Wishcraft is truly brilliant– rolls off the tongue much better than ‘dupes who fall for the reverse moralistic fallacy constantly’.

  • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

    …the real damage wrought by slavery and segregation …doing nothing to eliminate the root causes of that group’s disadvantage.

    Is this an economics and sociology course, or are we delving into biology and genetics? Wait! This is satire, right?

  • AutomaticSlim

    “Affirmative action doesn’t work”

    Neither does welfare, food stamps, head start, or any other “great society” program.
    Everyone already knows this. Some just simply choose to publicly deny it.

    “a true, New Deal—style reformation that repairs the infrastructure of
    our cities, ends mass incarceration, provides access to early education
    and paid family leave and job training and other programs that put all of black America on more solid footing”

    A blatant lie.
    The only thing that will “put blacks on a solid footing” is cold, hard, Social Darwinism.
    Let natural selection take its course with the 95+% of them who are unfit to live within the rules and regulations of a civilized society.

  • Luca

    I have a solution. Everyone graduating high school is given an aptitude test. This determines whether they go to school and if so, what subjects they are eligible to take.

    Once out of school they are given another test to see what job they are suited for based on their skills, abilities, experience and education.

    We stop sending low IQ kids to college and stop giving jobs to people who aren’t capable of performing them.

    If that has a disparate impact, then blame it on IQ and not race.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      The military DOES give an IQ test called the ASVAB with a four-part subset called the AFQT that determines whether you’ll be allowed to enlist or not. The subsets influence where enlistees are assigned — to the kitchen or to learn how to repair jet engines.

      Steve Sailer writes:

      The AFQT is a verbal and math test kind of like the SAT or ACT. AFQT scores are so highly g-loaded that they are pretty much interchangeable with IQ scores on a non-culture free IQ test like the Wechsler

      The government likes to keep this hidden but the military needs to know WHO is capable of operating and repairing its high tech equipment when lives depend on it.

      They well know that IQ isn’t meaningless.

      • Luca

        You read my mind. I was thinking of my military experience and the testing I received which helped shape my future.

        Too many kids are being herded into college with federal loans when they would be better off going to trade schools or something similar.

      • Sick of it

        You have to score pretty high to get into military intelligence as well as technical fields (all jokes re: military intelligence aside). I once considered a career in military intelligence.

    • Truth Teller

      I agree they should be used as guidelines but not the end all be all.
      I think people should be free to try and fail. The problem is people wanting to force success. Life is trial and error.

    • newscomments70

      That is what was done in Germany until recently. The test was called, “the Arbitur”. For every young person, two years of military or civil service was mandatory. Those who were suitable for university would attend. Others would train for various trades. Military/civil service often helped immature teens focus on their talents and interests. This system created a mature, well trained work force. All of that has been completely abolished now. There is no civil service and EVERYONE can go to university. Now the colleges are overcrowded and dumbed-down…just like in the US. Someone had to “fix” a system that worked so well.

  • Berkeley Guy

    I just love magical thinking, but lately my wand has started to misfire, and now I have to take in reality as it really is. Sigh, so much for warm and fuzzy feelings and loving just any and everyone.

    Oh wait, the author isn’t talking about affirmative action for various groups of people, but just blacks. So much for the cult of equality, or is it diversity? It’s hard to sift through the muck.

  • HJ11

    Of course it doesn’t work. It doesn’t consider race and genes. One cannot speak intelligently about the so-called “human condition” unless one also speaks about race and genes.

    Genes are us.

  • bigone4u

    Let’s get real. Blacks have third-rate minds. Until someone in power acknowledges that a group with third-rate minds cannot thrive by competing with other groups who have first-rate minds, then the world will stay a mess. Blacks should rise as high as their minds allow them to rise, but on the whole, this will leave them at the bottom of the ladder.

    An unaffordable New Deal style program for blacks must be a JOKE. They’ve had school integration, head start, forced bussing, black history month, and AA to help them rise. But they’re still at the bottom because that’s where their abilities are at. The Constitution is about equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. The author wants equal outcomes, no matter the cost. He’s a typical deluded liberal with a third-rate mind himself–always searching for the “magic bullet” that will bring third-rates minds into equality. Impossible.

    • BonV.Vant

      Blacks are very “handy”. They only can understand that they have hands, and they want things that they see and desire IN their hands. That is it, that is the whole modus operandi of the black mind. It is never more complicated than that.

    • Anna Tree

      Great post, bigone4u.

      I hope you don’t mind if I reuse your words?

    • itdoesnotmatter

      You nailed it, bigone.

  • dave

    It never worked. it’s all a scam to advance unqualified blacks and women.

  • Truth Teller

    I’ve been saying this since 1972 when AA began to adversely affect my finances, family and life. I have donated money to every state proposition to end affirmative action. It has been totally and completely futile.
    Here are a few stories
    At one time San Francisco Police and Sheriffs Departments used an exam that did not require the ability to read. The exam consisted of little movies of crime scenes. Then a recording read the questions and possible answers. “If the store clerk wore a red shirt check answer A” If the robber wore a red shirt check answer B.” If the man who was shot wore the red shirt check C”
    After the blacks all failed, the blacks scores were simply adjusted upwards so they passed.
    At one time the US State Department moved all White women who passed the FSO exam with scores higher than 90 percent to the White male group. It was called “White male profile” I.E high test scores.
    I don’t think there will be a race war. I don’t believe that when the welfare state fails blacks will leave the cities and roam the country side. We lost the war in the courtrooms
    decades ago. Think back to the last century and the communist takeovers of so many countries. The main criteria for govt employment was membership in the party.
    When an entire group of people are banned from whether because of ethnicity, religion, or whatever, the end of that group is near.
    Most White women and about half White men are anti White. They hold all the power. Our constitution is what Judges say it is. For 50 years, the Judges have decreed that he 14th amendment does not apply to Whites.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Nixon was not wrong:

    “. . . when you get to some of the more shall we say profound, rigid disciplines, basically, they (blacks) have a hell of a time makin’ it. . . . “

    One of THE most insidious lies of the Cultural Marxists is that all races have equal IQ and equal potential and that ANY economic disparity or disparate impact anywhere is a sign of institutional White racism that must be destroyed.

    Given the immediate positive impact that affirmative action had

    Ask those more qualified Whites who were passed over for hiring and promotions in favor of unqualified blacks what “immediate positive impact affirmative action had” on their lives.

    The truth is, there is ongoing, government sanctioned and enforced discrimination against White Americans:

    Though 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, African-Americans are 18 percent of U.S. government workers. They are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of the State Department, 37 percent of Department of Education employees and 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity

    –Pat Buchanan, Black America vs. Obama?

    The “root cause” of black’s disadvantage is an inherent average IQ that is one standard deviation below that of Whites.

    With that said, Happy Valentine’s Day, Comrades!!

    • Anna Tree

      Readers, click on “See more”!

      Nice Valentines LOL Bon!

  • Truth Teller

    WhiteTrashGang
    FYI Nixon was the President who turned the civil rights acts “do not discriminate against QUALIFIED blacks to hire only blacks for govt jobs and NO WHITES NEED APPLY. It was also Nixon who, by executive order, decreed that (1) a Hispanic race existed and (2) they should also be eligible for affirmative action (3) The Hispanic race be included in the 1970 census. A couple months after his inauguration, Kennedy in late winter of 1961 issued an executive order that the feds and state and local govt agencies that received federal money make an effort to ire QUALIFIED blacks. But Nixon finished the job way back in 1972.
    Of all the Presidents, liberals hate Nixon the most because he exposed the communists in the govt. But he certainly did their bidding with affirmative action and opening the door to China so the capitalists could send the jobs abroad.

  • Pelagian

    That Richard Nixon was racist is well beyond dispute

    Dont agree that Nixon’s views on race (or ethnicity), quoted here, were beyond the pale, as this liberal does. Don’t agree with this liberal’s use of the term racist. I think racism is a credible field of study/belief, but I, myself, dont believe it, am not a racist, and think that not more than about 15% of Amren readers are even racist, by my definition. The expanded definition that liberals use allows even someone who doesn’t date 20% black women, or someone who spends 50% more to buy a 2BR house in a white neighborhood, rather than a black one .. to be labeled a “racist”. I.e *every* white person is racist. which would be highly convenient for them, in a pinch, I realizer. But dont let them GET AWAY WITH IT!

  • Nightmare

    Hey now, blacks do create jobs, they keep law enforcement in business.

    • Bantu_Education

      yep, and emergency services, hospitals, blood banks, doctors, nurses, ad infinitum. Don’t anyone tell me they don’t make a huge contribution to the “economy”.

  • Conrad

    Blacks will never be satisfied.
    Anti-white liberals will never be satisfied with the social position of blacks.
    Anti-white liberals will never stop trying to interfere in our lives.
    There is only one way to fix this problem. Deport all blacks.

  • Rhialto

    Align yourself with the times, Colby! Affirmative Action has been replaced by Diversity: Affirmative Action = Preferential hiring of Blacks & women; Diversity = Discrimination against heterosexual White males.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You sound like someone from the trenches? I’ve been at the front many times battling the Cultural Marxist jackals. I was in Defense, where did you see diversity pigs in action? What industry, at least? Big Pharma? Biotech?

      • Rhialto

        I worked in software engineering/electronics, for small firms and contractors. By 2000, I was totally unemployed.

  • Spartacus

    “But Nixon wasn’t just racist in the sense of thinking blacks inferior;
    he was racist in the sense that he subscribed to an actual taxonomy and
    hierarchy of race—the idea that different groups possess inherent
    qualities. Asians are smart and industrious. Jews are crafty but lack
    moral fiber, and so on. When the first wave of studies were published
    purporting to show that blacks have lower IQs than whites, Nixon, in a
    conversation with domestic aide Daniel Patrick Moynihan, said he
    “couldn’t agree more” with the findings. The president was quite
    generous on the subject of what black people were good at: “Athletics
    isn’t a bad achievement. You look at the World Series. What would
    Pittsburgh be without a hell of a lot of blacks?” But he was far less
    charitable when it came to black talent in other areas: “. . . when you
    get to some of the more shall we say profound, rigid disciplines,
    basically, they have a hell of a time makin’ it. . . . In terms of good
    lawyers, even though a lot of them go to law schools, I mean, it is not
    really their dish of tea.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    I’m suddenly liking Nixon…

    • NeanderthalDNA

      “Nixon just had a limited opinion of what blacks were capable of earning. Another thing the president told Moynihan was that it was his job as president to be aware of the fact that blacks have “basic weaknesses,” and that those weaknesses needed to be taken into account when it came to formulating policy.”
      I’ve always liked Nixon, even when I was a libtard. My pops was a Nixon man.
      I even like the Futurama version of Nixon…

  • Anon

    I wonder what this person would think of the fact that I think he should be hanged for his beliefs and behaviors.
    The ONLY thing he is concerned about is the effect the liberal communist agenda has had on blacks. And never mind that those behind it care nothing for blacks….intend to genocide the entire black race once their usefulness is over with. These policies are not and never were designed for the benefit of blacks but ONLY to the detriment of whites.
    Tyrone might never have succeeded in school as this jackass fantasizes about but he certainly succeeded in the liberal goal of raping white women, killing people, stealing, committing mayhem and basically destroying our way of life.
    When I say hanged….I mean it. This is way, way, WAY past the point of trying to wake up people like this.
    It’s about getting rid of them. Turner Diaries are completely prophetic.

    • ThomasER916

      You have to realize the minds that created the Communist agenda come from the Pharisees. During the time of the Pharisees they allowed Herod (after converting him) to sacrifice all of the sons born within the time frame of a particular prophesy.

      Do you really think these same people care about their lessers?

      Communism is the secularization of an Elite religion that operates like an international crime syndicate. The mob bosses never worry about their negro stick-up men. In fact, that’s what they’re there for – to be the fall guy.

  • John K

    Affirmative action was designed to screw whites out of a job and give it to a non-white, black specifically, who can’t do the job. Any “civil rights” law is designed to discriminate against whites with the government’s assistance.

    This is what needs to happen to reclaim America:

    1) End welfare for the able-bodied bums who supposedly cannot work, yet breed like roaches. If they don’t work, then they can’t breed and they lose the right to vote. If they can’t contribute, they shouldn’t participate, and it’s an excellent way of decreasing the Democrat voting base while at the same time decreasing the welfare population.

    2) Stop illegal aliens from entering the country and stealing jobs and bankrupting hospitals. Deport the ones here and give the jobs to the welfare rats; sink or swim. Any businesses employing or aiding illegals need to be heavily fined and certain management facing prison time.

    3) any congressmen or senators aiding illegals should be investigated, tried, and convicted of treason and their assets confiscated to compensate victims of illegal alien crimes or their families. Term limits would be put in place for congress and senate; three two-year terms and they’re out.

    4) Civil rights groups are finally given a taste of their own medicine and shut down, their leaders and staff convicted of hate crimes and attempted genocide of the white race.

    America needs an enema, the brown waste needs to be flushed.

    • FransSusan

      Good ideas, John K. But I have NO faith that it will ever happen. Everything should be based on merit. But that will never happen, either. I, as an industrious, productive member of society, should not have to pay ever-increasing taxes on everything–from taxes & fees on utilities to taxes on gas and things I order from Amazon—just to support parasites, both corporate and human. That’s never going to change either. Not without a rebellion.

      • ThomasER916

        If there’s a “civil war” then it must be conducted base on specific knowledge – ethnicity, financial support and voting records. The people that need to go are the Hostile Elite.

      • John K

        Not rebellion, REVOLUTION. The answer to 1984 is 1776.

    • ThomasER916

      The way to recapture America is to target their networks. Either we do that economically through white identity (Duck Dynasty, Paula Deen) or we do that with terrorism. As for their Civil Wrongs Groups, I want them to stay open. Why? The key to ending all of this garbage lies in destroying their networks. Just look at South Africa. The blacks took over and now their Litvaks are gone. They have no more brains and no more white tax money.There will be a Civil War because the Left will go into full on terrorist mode. If the Civil Wrongs groups remain open then we can see the head of the snake.

      Why did the Litvaks go to South Africa? Because they lost their ethnic control over Lituania. They brutalized the white Christians. Slowly as more whites instinctively vied for power they pushed out the Litvaks. Losing their role as a Hostile Elite they couldn’t play their double standards anymore. They fled to South Africa and were accepted by their fellow travelers who helped them ply their trade in South Africa. Aided by their fellow travelers in Britain, they began the plunder of SA that was started long ago by Benjamin Disraeli.

      So I’ll stress this again. The only thing that needs to be done is to destroy their networks. It can start with a mass economic destruction.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    I was expecting a Matthew Yglasias by-line.

  • Spartacus

    “A couple of people had an idea, they got together with some of their
    friends, built something, called some other friends who knew some other
    friends who had access to friends with serious money, and then the thing
    took off and now we’re all using it and they’re all millionaires.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    It’s called working together. and is pretty common among real human beings, who actually have something to offer each other…

  • dd121

    Sure, let’s put black interns in jobs in Silicon Valley. They’ll all be magically transformed into top flight programmers. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • Truth Teller

    NAACP National Association of Always Complaining People

    • John K

      NAACP = n****rs are always causing problems.

  • WR_the_realist

    What an amazing amount of verbiage in order to come to the wrong conclusion.

    Until whites wake up to the reality of racial, genetically determined differences they will constantly come up with the wrong solutions to our racial problems.

  • NM156

    Affirmative action quotas for immigrant workers, self-imposed by large companies for fear of lawsuits and surrender to court-imposed regulation and the EEOC, should be abolished. AA for immigrants in an era of mass Third World immigration is nothing but a giant zero-sum conveyor belt of white Americans’ jobs to immigrants. Baffling and bizzare that our good pals in the Grand Old Party never mention a liberal policy that has probably displaced millions of white people from jobs that rightfully belong to them.

  • Truth Teller

    Spartacus
    My motto is don’t listen to what people say, look at what people do. Whatever Nixon’s personal opinion of blacks was, he was the President who implemented affirmative action. That is what he did. He essentially banned White men and non Marxist White women from government jobs, education jobs, government contracting and other jobs.
    It does not matter what Nixon said about blacks. What matters is what his affirmative action orders did to Whites. He had the biggest landslide in history. He could have prevented affirmative actin, instead he got it going from a quota system to no Whites need apply.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The SCOTUS ruling: Griggs vs. Duke Power in 1971 was also a huge catalyst in the quota department. I was displaced by that legislation in the 1980’s while working for Duke Power (now Duke Energy) in the Carolinas. Many people don’t realize how long Americans have been dealing with reverse discrimination. Griggs, for all intents and purposes, nullified CRA 1964.

      • Brian

        Griggs was one of the worst SCOTUS decisions ever, up there with Buck v. Bell.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    “The only question about affirmative action,” Jealous declared, “isn’t whether or not we need the hammer. The only question is whether or not the hammer is big enough!”

    That is classic, textbook ‘Projection’.

    The only words that were missing were: “….Everybody knows……”

  • FransSusan

    This article is sickening. It just goes on and on and on and is really saying nothing. It’s just so tiresome to read and hear this same screed over and over—blacks just haven’t had the opportunities they need. They’d be successful if only they had more fruits and vegetables in their diet, if they had good grocery stores in their ‘hoods, if they ate a better breakfast, if more money was spent on their education, if they could be Zuckerberg’s room mate when he developed Facebook…well, I’ll admit, that’s a new one! The negro fatigue is overwhelming me. I don’t know how much more of this tedious moralizing I can stand!! I was listening to the news on PBS tonight. Judy Woodruff interviewed Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia. And he was saying some of the same ol’ stuff I mentioned above. And that more money is needed to alleviate black inequality. No one EVER says it’s time we faced facts about IQ differences!

    • IstvanIN

      The Zuckerberg’s roommate comment just shows that the author really does know blacks are in general less intelligent and imaginative if they “need” to share a room and look over the shoulder of a “white” person to succeed.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Two things are certain: if a group of 4 or 5 people start a successful company, there will be no blacks among them. If 4 or 5 people start a riot, there will be all blacks among them.

  • Sangraal

    “The only question about affirmative action,” Jealous declared, “isn’t whether or not we need the hammer. The only question is whether or not the hammer is big enough!”

    ——————————————————————-

    To paraphrase Chairman Mao,
    ‘Affirmative Action is not done out of love. It is a hammer with which we smash our enemies.’

  • So CAL Snowman

    I wish it did blow up as obviously we would have been victorious. I was merely commenting on what Nixon said. Im on your side 100%

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      When did “Roots” come out?

  • IstvanIN

    Nixon may have been correct on his racial views, but was overall, a disaster for this country. Putting people in jobs for which they are not qualified and can not perform adequately was a disaster. It helped create two problems:
    1) Pushing companies over seas. Surely avoiding having to hire and retain incompetents was a deciding factor in sending jobs to foreign countries, not the only reason by far, but a reason none the less. Being forced, or coerced, to hire two men to do the job that should be done by one just might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. You may be able to satisfy taxes, union demands and environmental regulations, but then having to run your business inefficiently with useless employees with lawyers watching your every personnel decision must get tiresome. I know.
    2) Bloated government which results in higher taxes, both from having to have agencies, and departments within agencies, that enforce AA rules as well as, once again, needing two men to do the job of one.

    Mind you, I am not opposed to hiring American blacks for jobs they are qualified for and perform well, but mollycoddling blacks just encourages the devolution we see today. I also believe that AA sets a person up for failure if you put them in positions you know they are unqualified for just because they are black. Or any other “protected” category you can mention. AA also gives blacks a sense of entitlement and protection that they can “fail” and not be held accountable. AA is simply wrong on so many counts. A rational argument can be made for not actively discriminating against American blacks, by judging them by the same standards as everyone else, no rational argument can be made for AA.

    Now comes the disaster of non-White immigration. As we import more and more low IQ peoples we need more and more AA to be “fair”, thus becoming more and more inefficient and less successful. Maybe the false facade of AA for American blacks could have been maintained in a 85% White country but not in a majority non-White country. The house of cards is falling.

  • Garrett Brown

    Pretty positive affirmative action never worked.

    • Mergatroyd

      Also never ever discussed are the successes of those “brilliant” blacks and Mexicans who were given preferential treatment over White kids in college admissions.

      Let’s see the graduation rates, grades, drop-out rates, majors chosen or switched out of .

  • negrolocaust

    hello all! MICHAEL SAVAGE just opened his show with the knockout attack on the white cleveland vet and a clip of high yellow faracan’s garbage from his lawn jockey mouth saying kill whites. youtuber onlythebest posts his show

    • ThomasER916

      You need to post links. This helps no one.

  • Truth Teller

    After the 1968 civil rights for everyone but Whites act was passed, my Father’s company sent him to a conference on how that civil rights act would impact employers. Conclusion was, “from now on, every hiring, firing, promotion and assignment decision will be subject to lawsuits”
    Of course the employers, Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers etc could have raised a war chest and sponsored anti affirmative action law suits and rammed through anti affirmative Judicial appointments. Instead the employers jus sat back and let it happen. I believe that they wanted cheap competent White female labor and were willing to put up with incompetent blacks for the purpose of getting rid of White men and lowering wages.
    I have always thought that the double threat of affirmative action lawsuits and environmental lawsuits was what pushed American business over seas. Of course capitalist greed was the major factor.

  • Truth Teller

    Griggs vs Duke power overturned the Duke power requirement that entry level employees had to have a certificate of finishing the 6th grade. Kaiser vs Weber a year or 2 later overturned the exam for foreman in Kaiser steel mills. The exam required reading, writing and math skills. Such questions as: Your department has 25 people. You cannot operate with less than 19. How many can go on vacation at the same time? Blacks could not understand questions like this, let alone answer them.
    Haven’t people noticed that virtually every govt job is filled by a non White?

    • rightrightright

      Because the state sector doesn’t have to deal with the economic consequences of employing Blacks. The taxpayer has to do that, so we are hit twice – we and our kids can’t get state sector employment because we are White and when the bottom line of the balance sheet is reached, we pay the bill for the mess.

  • Truth Teller

    Should be noted that Brown vs Topeka, Griggs vs Duke Power and Kaiser vs Weber were funded by Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller and other foundations. The employers did nothing to fight affirmative action. I believe that employers were willing to trade useless black employees and threats of black lawsuits in exchange for cheap White female Asian and Hispanic labor. The labor unions, decent wages, paid overtime, safe working conditions were all achieved by White working class men. Affirmative action destroyed labor unions in the private sector. The elimination of White men contributed greatly to the stagnation of real wages for the last 40 years.

  • fuzzypook

    I think we should start a new topic “Blacks in the workplace.” Kind of like the diversity haiku. I’m sure we all have our own stories of experiences with diversity in the workplace.

    • BonV.Vant

      it produces 1/5 the volume as me
      even that little is unacceptable quality
      I must pick up the slack
      to make up for that babbling hack
      it’s like spending time with Uncle Remus
      inane banter is what it gives us
      it knows the game
      remain good natured and avoid any blame
      if I don’t abandon this ship
      then I must work harder or go down with it
      and be told all the while
      accept it all with a smile
      or be labelled a ray-cissssssssssssss
      but still there are more
      pounds of flesh I must give
      from may paycheck is taken
      a good portion of my remuneration
      to give to the black nation
      for knock out games and
      marches for white replacement and elimination

  • LACountyRedneck

    That’s what I thought in 1990 when I went and applied at a LAFD and they told me they can’t accept my app. because I was White. My pre-race realist days.

  • JohnEngelman

    The phrase “affirmative action” first appeared in President Kennedy’s Executive Order 10925, which called for “affirmative action” to be taken to ensure people were employed “without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”

    – Tanner Colby, Slate, February 10, 2014

    Hiring decisions are personal. Bosses like to hire people they will enjoy working with, and who will get along well with their co workers.

    A boss who refuses to hire homosexuals, Jews, and Orientals will lose talented people to rivals. A boss who refuses to hire blacks will avoid performance and discipline problems.

  • JohnEngelman

    When I got my first computer job I had a black co worker who earned twice what I did. This bothered me because he was not doing his job.

    When I talked to my boss about it he told me that when he got his job he was told that he would be evaluated by his ability to attract and keep blacks, and that he was to expect less from them.

    • FransSusan

      I’ve heard that from others in white collar & service jobs—blacks making more, doing less. Also, blacks get jobs in education that have names such as Instructional Lead Teacher, for just one example, that is nothing but a flunky-type, do-nothing job with a hefty title and big salary. I know one who had the job in a school where I worked and I remember her going shopping during work hours.

      • Bantu_Education

        This situation is rife in Azania (S.Africa) where “black diamonds” (as they are laughingly known) get 2/3 times the salary of whites and, despite their incompetence, are in heavy demand from companies forced to hire blacks. They have no loyalty and are constantly job-jumping in the search for ever higher salaries. Of course the whites who work alongside them are under a lot of stress having to fix all their work, etc.

        • Brian

          Sometimes I entertain a fantasy of all those who think like us travelling by boats to South Africa along with all the mercs we could hire with our pooled $, and taking a chunk of SA by force, then sending out the recruitment call to others to join in a new homeland, and then comes phase II expansion, working toward total ‘goneheid’. Then I wake up…

          • Bantu_Education

            The movie “2012” ended with 100,000 wealthy survivors (who had paid millions each) setting course in huge submarine-like vessels for Cape Town as, miraculously, only Africa had survived the worldwide flooding. I am dying to see the sequel when they arrive in South Africa uninvited and attempt to re-colonise Africa. I cannot fathom out whether the Hollywood scriptwriters actually considered the enormous irony of the situation.

          • Geo1metric

            Most, if not all, sub-Saharan countries can be “taken” with about fifty well trained mercs with sufficient supplies (read bullets).

    • Jotun Hunter

      I would hire a reasonably intelligent black over a narcissist judas liberal like you any day

    • RisingReich

      I wouldn’t let you any where near my network, or servers I’m responsible for managing.

      • JohnEngelman

        Why? Because I love Jews, Judaism, and Israel?

  • Nathanwartooth

    Just look at the SAT scores compared to parent income for blacks and whites.

    If affirmative action doesn’t elevate lower IQ blacks to positions above their station, I’d eat my hat.

    It just doesn’t transform such a low IQ population like Africans into superstars. Some people are just unemployable, no matter how much of a hand up you give them. Even with affirmative action you still have to wake up and arrive to work.

    • Martel

      “…around 1960. Since that time, controlled for IQ, blacks have been much more likely to be in a high-IQ occupation as whites with the same IQ. For example, in a study performed on data from 1990, whites with a professional job had an IQ of 114, while blacks holding these jobs had an average IQ of 94″

      Quoted from Cultural Insurrections by Kevin Macdonald, who quotes from The Bell Curve by Herrnstein & Murray (1994) p321-322 & 488-492.

      Now wipe that ketchup of your hat, no one is going to eat it.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Now wipe that ketchup of your hat, no one is going to eat it.

        Thanks for the quote, but what does this line mean? I’ve never heard it before.

  • Truth Teller

    It was the Ford Foundation that created both MALDEF and LARAZA. Within year MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the affirmative action lawsuit that resulted in affirmative action for Hispanics.

  • hastings88

    “That Richard Nixon was racist is well beyond dispute—he believed that,
    moral objections to abortion aside, the practice was justified in the case of mixed-race pregnancies.”

    I have a new-found respect for Nixon.

  • hastings88

    Affirmative action has been replaced in the workplace with “diversity hiring,” which allows companies and institutions to hire other non-whites, notably Asians, to be hired ahead of whites. That way, the employers can say and feel like they are not racist without having to deal with unqualified blacks.

    • FransSusan

      The black race hos won’t stand for that much longer. You gotta have negroes in your workplace.

  • Dave4088

    Missing from this black supremacist’s narrative is the negative impact affirmative action programs have had on white people and particularly white men. Affirmative action has created a glass ceiling for average white males and deprived them of perhaps millions of dollars in better jobs and promotions they deserve.

    My career was affected years ago when I was deprived of a promotion since the company had set an annual quota on promoting white males. So much for my white male skin privilege. Contrary to the denials and guffaws from the anti-white left, affirmative action is a zero sum game in which whites (white males) invariably lose.

    The last sentence should send chills up the spine of all racially conscious white people as he’s suggesting a massive and forcible redistribution of white wealth and jobs to afro-mericans and a rewrite of our penal code to to allow shiftless and violent blacks to walk free and be given jobs they don’t deserve. This would be laughable if we didn’t have president, attorney general and Democratic party who agree with Tanner Colby’s prognosis and a feckless and cowardly Republican party who would probably just ask where to sign up.

  • BonV.Vant

    I wold gladly pay for the termination
    of the products of black copulation

  • Hunter Morrow

    It didn’t fail. It was the decades long systematic theft of 15 trillion dollars from Whites by blacks. It created the Artificial Middle Class of black people getting government jobs, contracts and please-don’t-sue-me employment from corporations while giving enough
    immediately spendable “gibsmuhdat” like welfare checks, food stamps and rent checks
    to keep the unreachable blacks incompatible with White civilization from literally burning
    cities down instead of Detroit’ing them and rotting them out over time.

    It failed because the end goal was curtailing black criminal violence.
    It most manifestly did not do that. The Social Contract (You get your phony middle class if you cut the crap with the crime) is obviously violated millions of times per year by blacks.

    The terms of the contract are not withheld. The black race is in breach of contract.
    No more gibsmuhdat for them.

    • Mergatroyd

      Great post. I only have one minor quibble:

      “It failed because the end goal was curtailing black criminal violence.”

      I only question this b/c this is what we Whites were told to placate us. Black criminal violence could have been easily dealt with as it was in the days before so-called Civil Rights.
      I believe AA, forced busing, civil rights, forced integration of White areas were pushed for one reason only: To destroy White civilization and, in effect, destroy the White race.

    • Max

      You don’t understand the new social contract: Jews divide, whites provide, blacks get a free ride.

  • Epiminondas

    Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick…

    • Mergatroyd

      That’s what Tim Wise said as he was looking forward to counting down White heartbeats until the last White heart stopped beating. A true anti-White monster.

      • Max

        Could we expect more of the Tribe?

  • dd121

    “The present Democratic Administration has far exceeded our worst apprehensions .  .  . in its general and unvarying abuse of the power intrusted to it by a confiding people.”
    That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the Federal Government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans; while the recent startling developments of frauds and corruptions at the Federal metropolis, show that an entire change of administration is imperatively demanded.”

    From the 1860 Republican platform.

  • Bantu_Education

    I copied this quote down many years ago – I may have made a few slight changes of my own. I think it originates from Prof.Michael Levin and his book “Race Matters”. (why do we never hear from him?)

    “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION” in a NUTSHELL…
    A person with genuine qualifications doesn’t need AA….
    Therefore, those who demand AA are obviously NOT QUALIFIED..!
    To offer AA to a GENUINELY QUALIFIED applicant would be an insult to his ability and integrity.
    Acceptance of AA is therefore an admission of FAILURE and INFERIORITY..!
    AA is thus for LOSERS only..!”

  • shmo123

    A building constructed of inferior materials, assembled by workers with no skills or pride in their work, will eventually come crashing down. So it is with our country. You can spackle over cracks and repair broken windows, but at the first social tremor, the place will go down like the Titanic. It happens when people are put in educational institutions where they don’t belong and given degrees they didn’t earn; when people are hired and promoted solely because of race, with no regard to skill, the lie is perpetrated and the rest of us must live under the tyranny of pretending not to see or hear what we do, and either clam up or regurgitate the party line in order to keep our jobs. That is the Orwellian nightmare that AA contributes to.

  • Geo1metric

    You can turn the recorder off now.

  • Brian

    Guys like Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP (perfect name for him) love AA because…look at Jealous– looks like an octoroon. He gets to doubledip– a hefty helping of white genes, while grabbing the full portion of black AA too.

  • Jotun Hunter

    chewie take the professor into the back and plug him into the hyperdrive. Your endless self-absorbed, narcissistic band standing never tires anyone engeltroll. It’s so charming that a half wit like you can never fail to think he’s instructing the little folk.

  • Jotun Hunter

    you found a quote! your cracked it! “If I had just one bullet and in front of me would stand a traitor and an enemy, the bullet would go in the traitor.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

    • Brian

      It seems like maybe he has a jar full of fortune cookies with various permutations of the same fifteen things.

      • Jotun Hunter

        I have never seen anyone, not even other trolls, who appear to take themselves so seriously and appear to regard their own opinion with such esteem. He fronts this ‘reasonable-guy-just-speaking-his-mind’ persona but endlessly repeats the same flawed garbage with a weird, unshakable confidence reminiscent of a sociopath or other brain-injured jerks. He is tireless, no amount of successful refuting will alter his course or make him refrain from that revolting tone of ‘imparting great wisdom’. If he’s got a quote off the net, esp. one with Rustons name beneath it, regardless of context, he thinks he’s struck gold.

        • Brian

          Sometimes I wonder if he could pass the Turing Test.

          • Jotun Hunter

            there is some kind of insidious entity behind his name, what it is one can only speculate. But there is always a chance he is also just exactly what he appears to be. I’m not sure why, but the latter notion seems to irritate me more

  • Major

    OT…DUNN…Guilty of 4 out of 5 and 2nd Degree murder.

  • RisingReich

    ‘The government doesn’t enforce AA..”
    WHAT?

    • LACountyRedneck

      Perhaps he was referring to Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • LHathaway

    Did the author of this article discuss whites anywhere, other than implying they are the cause of blacks problems and no one need do anything for them? If whites are cause of holy blacks problems. . . well. . what worse thing in the world could there be than to harm blacks?

    • jane johnson

      I don’t think he used the word, White, in the entire essay. Hmmmm.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The ideology of Political Correctness combines the worst features of liberal capitalism and Soviet Marxism. In terms of economic policies, PC requires the ruthlessly exploitative and predatory global capitalism of a plutocratic oligarchy; on the political front, PC manifests all of the usual repression of individual freedom associated with state socialist regimes. PC suppresses the verbal criticism of the masses (as “racism”, “sexism” etc.), but in doing so it makes all diplomatic solutions impossible. PC-enforced policies, such as mass 3rd world immigration, affirmative action and multiculturalism, will then be allowed to produce increasingly negative effects until these accumulate and reach critical mass. Once this happens, the system will either implode or the regime will be swept aside in a wave of populist violence.

    PC is in many respects, far more repressive and brutal than the Marxist-Leninist dictatorships of eastern Europe. For one thing, apart from subscribing to the officially endorsed ideological norms, one was allowed to express oneself freely in private life. The classical pedagogical model and traditional family were not under the same ruthless assault as they are in the post-modern west. Because there was no endless rampage of brutal, vicious 3rd world immigrants, the social and national cohesion of Soviet-ruled eastern Europe was largely preserved intact. When it came to enforcement of Marxist-Leninist ideological norms, there were secret police who would hunt down and punish offenders. However, because few people adhered to the official ideology, state repression was nowhere near as pervasive as it is in western Europe and America.

    In the west, the enforcement of officially endorsed ideological norms is carried out by informal and formal mechanisms of coercion. Formal mechanisms include human rights commissions and tribunals, “hate crimes” legislation etc. Informal mechanisms include being fired from one’s job or being denied a contract. Because of mass indoctrination, everyone is psychologically conditioned to internalize PC ideological norms. The masses come to believe that PC is plain common sense. There is no need for secret police because the participatory nature of PC allows everybody to police everybody else. This provides the globalist totalitarians with an effective informal mechanism of enforcing a rigid ideological conformity in both private and public spheres.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Classical Marxism Leninism:

      You must own a black car.

      Modern political correctness:

      You can own any color car you want as long as it’s black.

      • ThomasER916

        Not surprising since the Culture of Critique created both.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    We’ve been over this. It is also true Orientals are less creative and more conformist than Europeans. Likewise the White IQ standard deviation is higher, allowing for us to have a higher share of geniuses.

    • JohnEngelman

      When we were “over this” before I pointed out that the Japanese have more patents every year than Americans, that China is in third place, and that China has more patents every year than all of Europe.

      I also pointed out that in the United States Orientals have a presence at America’s best universities far out of proportion to their numbers in the population. This would not be true if whites “have a higher share of geniuses.” Unless one is black or Hispanic one usually needs an IQ of at least 130 to get into a top tier university.

      • LACountyRedneck

        Have you ever seen a dog skinned alive? Or a live animal set and held on a grill? Cat boiled alive? Watch what these Japanese and Chinese cooks do in their respectable countries. I’m nowhere near an animal lover but Orientals/Asians lack something. These are some perverted sick people that enjoy torture. Speaking of U.S. Orientals in U.S. universities, why don’t they go to the universities in their own countries? Are they not capable of creating similar and/or better universities?

      • shmo123

        That may be true for patents, but those Asian countries you mentioned are way back in the pack when it comes to Nobel prizes.

        • JohnEngelman

          For now, yes.

          Since Nobel Prizes were established, one out of five has been won by Jews.

          • newscomments70

            Obama won the Nobel peace prize. It seems like a poltically correct “everyone-gets-a-prize” organization. Anyone can win a Nobel peace prize for following the European liberal mantra.

      • Jotun Hunter

        list the chinese and japanese inventions alongside european ones, historically – side by side – for me please? if you are so sure of this? You will not because you will embarrass yourself

      • newscomments70

        What modern inventions have they created, besides small improvements to technology already invented by Whites/Europeans?

        • JohnEngelman

          Actually, the Japanese have come up with major improvements in cars and consumer electronics.

          • newscomments70

            I know, I drive one of them. I swear by my Japanese car. It’s amazing. They did not invent the automobile though, nor did they invent any of those electronics. Their electronics have gone downhill since they moved some of their manufacturing to China and elsewhere…especially Sony and Canon. It’s a shame, those were wonderful products. Also, I wanted to mention that there are more than 4 billion people in Asia. They are bound to come up with some small inventions. They did not invent any thing major this century or last. My two favorite companies are Tesla and Apple…both American and conceived by whites.

    • JohnEngelman

      I would like to make one more point. This thread is about affirmative action. The minorities I admire do not need affirmative action to get ahead. Some posters here seem to desire affirmative action policies against those minorities.

      I like diversity, but I want it to be voluntary, and based on merit.

      • Jotun Hunter

        you can get a nobel prize these days for anything supporting egalitarianism – like writing a book about a retard who has successfully tied his shoes.

      • Jotun Hunter

        however, I won’t argue that the ashkanazi don’t have remarkably high iq. It’s too bad they are also commies with dark, semetic hearts.. Also they look…. RIDICULOUS

      • Jotun Hunter

        there will never be a jewish Wagner, for isntance, though since Mahler they have tried to imitatie him. The true power of creation lies deep in the pagan hearts of Europeans.

  • Thor Bonham

    Tanner Colby, excellent job at rewriting history .. You libtards are masters at it ..

  • PouponMarks

    Singapore is a meritocracy- Lee Kwan Yew. Special consideration should be given to disadvantaged youth on a colorblind basis, i.e., class only. In the case of Blacks, eugenics are necessary to improve the breed. Start out by offering flush young Black and Hispanic females with low IQ, sociopathic personalities, propensity to crime, low impulse control, etc., to undergo irreversible sterilization with a one time payment of $10,000.00 dollars, no strings; Or maybe a coupon to be used with the corner drug dealer.

    • ThomasER916

      Black IQ is so low that only what 1 in 100 are intellectually fit (IQ, personality traits, criminal behavior) for the modern world as a mere average? But that’s not enough and here’s why.

      The problem with discussing eugenics is most people don’t know that genes are also regressive. Characteristics, traits regress toward the mean. In other words, if you took out sample sets of Negroes with 100 IQ and they bred, their IQ would fall back toward the mean or their true average, which would be lower. This is the problem with every black group. A near genius (130 IQ) Black can found a new nation and lead his people out of the wilderness, but in the end he’ll be surrounded by 80 IQ Negroes. What has to happen then, is a drastic sample set where the numbers increase to 1 in 1000+ so the deviation yields a higher mean otherwise it will deviate and Detroit (the Motor City) becomes Detroit. The Chocolate City always ends in diarrhea.

      What you’re talking about with low-IQ sterilization isn’t genocide but people will see it like that. If only 1 in 100 Negroes weren’t sterilized because they possessed the requisite abilities to function in the modern world then what people would see is hordes of sterile Blacks and people screaming racism and genocide. Never mind the blacks themselves would benefit. Remember, they’re only an “average” now.

      In other words, it’s not going to work. You’re trying to “fix” something rather than accept it’s inherently bad.

      • introspection

        I am African. Why don’t you and I take an IQ test and see who gets what? You have nothing to worry about since you have a 30 points advantage over me.

        • ThomasER916

          If you really were as intelligent as you claim you could read and understand what I just wrote. Your comment is contrary evidence as chest thumping is little more than aping and posturing.

        • LACountyRedneck

          And what would that prove?

      • Andy

        Groups regress toward the mean, but they do so less the longer they’ve been selecting for a given trait. That’s why there’s less social mobility than there used to be. Upper class children now have perhaps seven smart great-grandparents, rather than one, from which they can pull a high-IQ gene. Lower class children are usually descended from families that have been poor and uneducated for generations, while there was an opportunity for bright ones to move up. Few of the genes in their family’s pool give high IQ, or the family would already have gotten wealthier.

        In as few as a hundred years of a eugenic program, we could bring blacks up to the current white average. If we had started when eugenics was discovered, black Americans might already be functioning as white Americans do now.

        • ThomasER916

          I disagree, primarily because eugenics was in its infancy and genetics wasn’t as well understood as it is today. For example, we didn’t know anything about chimerism until the 1950’s. Now people are so stupid with Political Correctness they deny genes exist and in 2011 the Olympic Committee overturned a 45 year ruling on genetics. In other words, in the Postmodern Olympics if you’re XXY chromosome you compete as a woman when in reality you’re not.

          I’ve delved into the eugenics arguments and the best I’ve seen come from Kevin MacDonald who suggests that culture provides us with our own eugenics programs. Example? If you look at Islam you’ll find that rape and pedophilia are protected by Sharia. This means that predatory men with low Impulse Controls and low Empathy are protected and able to procreate. Low Impulse Controls are what prevents people from developing long term goals – academics, investments, savings, and life-planning; all of the requisites for living in a modern society. So it makes sense that Islam recruits from prison. Why? Where else are you going to find those people who do not plan for the future, take from others, and brutalize without compassion? Look to your felons.

          Because genes regress towards the mean, culture must be strict and standards must be absolute. These are not “guidelines” but lifelines for the fabric of civilization. If those lines are crossed then the snowball rolls down hill. That takes us to the ghetto. What has the “Great Society” created with welfare? People who have no ambition, low Impus

      • PouponMarks

        I am not sure what you meant here: “What must happen instead is a drastic sample set must be taken where the sample size increases and the numbers chosen decreases to 1 in 1000+ so the deviation yields a higher mean,”

        The problems of Black people, and they are ours because we have to live along them, are inherently genetic. This is robustly illustrated in the large sampling of the entire continent of Africa, and the immigrant population of same in the N. Hemisphere and Europe. Nurture is the primary mover and inhibitor, not Nature, otherwise we would see them approximate the upward mobility of other immigrant groups who arrive at those shores, with similar circumstances.

        I simply don’t know why people deny the importance of breeding. In everything in Nature, it is the prime determinant of outcomes and improvement. Blacks need to initiate a selective breeding program on their own. Take away all the props, AA, preferences, and as Frederick Douglass said, “Let the Black man stand on his own”. Water seeks its own level, and natural forces will determine the overall position of this race.

    • FransSusan

      That would be a lot cheaper than all the parasite program that we productive citizens are forced to provide for the parasites….the low IQ, dysfunctional sociopaths. We’re sinking into third world status in several parts of the US (e.g. Detroit, Birmingham.) $10,000 each would be a bargain!

  • 2eRep

    Negroes Against the Advancement of Colored People. The negro has no desire to better himself, he wants more money for doing less.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Blacks want to better themselves. The problem is their advancement, if possible, is directly related to and contingent upon the suppression of whites. Whites’ advancement was never contingent upon the suppression of blacks; if anything, it was incidental to it.

      • FransSusan

        I don’t believe they want to better themselves. They want more and better stuff, but they don’t want to do what it takes to earn any of it themselves. They want it given to them either in the form of degrees they don’t earn, affirmative action jobs they’re incapable of actually doing, or the many many parasite programs they use.

        • ThomasER916

          You are correct. Blacks don’t want to better themselves. Blacks want what you have. Just like Mexicans.

          Low IQ + Low Impulse Control = Gimme Datz

  • Germanicus

    Test scores for any group in an academic or instructional class–if the test is valid–tend to change very little in rank (student to student) throughout semester. The race differences in intellectual abilities are simply another separable factor as numerous studies have shown and incidently follow this pattern. Educators, in general, have corrupted the practice of testing by artificially creating grading schemes that fraudulently result in the movement in scores from lower scores up to “A-s” by semester’s end. It is as though grade improvement, not an accurate grade in comparison with the performance of contemporary or cross-semester peers, is the expected reward for learning. Students, teachers & professors, administrators, parents, government bloatacrats and society in general demand it each for their own unholy reasons. Part of this disfunctionalism derives from the imposed media-hammered consumerist views of the human person and the devaluing of some work, which though manual, repetitive, and low-skilled, is nonetheless socially valuable–even critical. One problem is that we devalue people doing jobs which anyone can do. A society better grounded in a Christianity more similar to that of the middle ages rather than the corrupted, modernized, vacant, faux social-justice scheme of today, could go a long way toward restoring the right understandings of the roles of persons of various abilities in achieving the common good, even if some of those clusterings coincide well with race. Opportunities for social mobility, especially for children, are not impossible and have existed before the oppressive manipulations of the so-called “liberal” nanny state arose to effective power.

  • Ella

    Life is never fair. There will always be more beautiful, intelligent, richer, creative and athletic people than oneself can actually be. So does this mean we would should give constant handicaps to others who happen to lack certain “gifts” or inclinations at birth? When can the Libtards accept natural occurrences and order? Shall we stare at ugly models and hire the LEAST intelligent engineers to build nuclear power plants or bridges? Affirmative actions has always been a pain in the a#s toward younger generations who did not own slaves or even segregated Blacks from Whites, but with the collective mentality we pay consequences as if we caused the harms.

    • Max

      -and the collective mentality allows the slackers to collect rewards as if they contributed value to the system. The great melting-pot indeed.

      • ThomasER916

        The problem is the Melting Pot is a lie. America was never a Melting Pot.

  • BonV.Vant

    you are determined to confuse SAT scores, and other such things, with IQ. They are not the same thing. One can study for an SAT test, one can not increase one’s native IQ

    • JohnEngelman

      There is a close correlation between all mental aptitude test scores.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    The quest for equality in an inherently unequal world is nothing but a lesson in futility. We are not equal as individuals and we are not equal as groups, this is a simple fact.

  • M&S

    Blacks are hustlers, there is no doubt about that. I have seen them beat feet to social network with each other around any and all gibmesums. I have been the victim of blacks who wanted to know why a white could stand in line for multiple gibmesums when he already had one and was taking away some of their’s (which ended when I asked whether he was in line behind me or in front).
    But what blacks and certainly this writer don’t realize is that social networking is not innate. It’s not ‘organic’. It’s based on abilities. And a poor black who has poor black friends has no networking advantage to offer beyond riding on someone else’ skills and his /presence/ (attitude and way OTT racial pride) will drive away investors who might otherwise have given a young white man a chance.
    In this, you have the eternal problem of blacks forming 13% of society and wanting leverage as though they were 30%, at least.
    Never understanding that what makes that society ‘safe’ for their existence as IQ failures is that whites are allowed to get on with business without them. Because that business of doing business is OUR payoff. Not their charity.
    The only way to deal with blacks is aggressively to shove their hypocrisy in their faces. “I am a racist, why do you think I would help you? Why do you want to be around me? Here, take New York as your own land. Live as you think you should. No white will ever take another thing from you.”
    And then when they ask why they should have to leave this free handout society tell them it’s because they won’t get behind the 62% majority of people who are white.
    In this, we are starting to see the true reality of white vs. black racial ‘grievances’ reach an explosion point. Because -poor- whites are finding that poor blacks don’t want them to have any part of their setasides and poor whites are asking why it is that such setasides are reserved in a society where there are no jobs for whites either.

    • benvad

      Bravo! We should push them back hard.

  • http://leftistconservative.blogspot.com/ Leftist_Conservative

    Affirmative Action (AA) works just fine—for those for whom it was intended to work.

    AA & multiculti was never intended to benefit the white working class american citizen.

    Just the opposite in fact.

    The so-called ‘dissident right’ has failed in part because it failed to make some fundamental realizations about the reality of this world.

    Here is the number one failing of the dissident right: the failure to realize that those at the top of society have different interests from the rest of the white working class. In fact the interests of the top of society are directly opposed to the interests of the majority white working class.

    You see, those at the top of society BUY labor. We of the white working class majority SUPPLY labor.

    Just as when you walk onto a car lot and try to buy a car, the interests of the two parties are directly opposed.

    The elite want cheap labor. When the supply of labor grows faster than the demand for labor, then the elite wallets get fatter, and the wallets of the white working class majority get slimmer.

    Fundamentals of supply and demand.

    How does AA & multiculti increase the supply of labor faster than the demand for labor?

    Do I have to explain this?

    The elite also want a divided nation. The more divided the populace, the less well defined the common interests of the populace. The less well defined the common interests of the populace, the harder it is for the populace to hold their politicians accountable. When the populace has little control of the politicians, that means the elite (corporations & rich investors) have more control. That means they can fatten their wallets more.

    Just as the liberals have been brainwashed in the edu-propaganda factories during their youth, the members of the dissident right have been brainwashed to not see the evils of the rich.

    • FransSusan

      Exactly. Divide and conquer is what they want and it’s what they have in the US now.

      • http://leftistconservative.blogspot.com/ Leftist_Conservative

        the USA was created via the installation of the federal constitution and the discarding of the articles of confederation. Madison, the so-called ‘father of the constitution’ wrote to Jefferson that the way to rule america was ‘divide et impera’ — divide and conquer.

        In the federalist papers and his notes on the constitutional convention, madison explained that the creation of the federal govt would divide the majority through the creation of larger voting districts, which would create factions and divide the populace.

        So, the divide and conquer thing has been their tool all along.

  • benvad

    If it was based on merit, they wouldn’t get a government job or contract. Republicans who think they’ll appeal to the inner capitalists of non whites, are living in The Republic of Delusion.

  • ThomasER916

    Gun confiscation means disarming whites.

    I really hope the Left pushes this issue and uses government force. I’m saying that because it could cause a violent backlash from whites and we only have about two decades before we’re completely outnumbered.

  • Jack

    Think about it next time you take your child to see a doctor. The black doctor may have gained his/her place at Uni because of AA, not merit. The White doctor, on the other hand, had to achieve far better entry requirements because of fewer places being available, because some were given over to ethnics because of AA.

    Tip. Go to the White doctor. Even if they aren’t as good at sports as the black doctor (Wink).

    • FransSusan

      Because of affirmative action, I don’t trust any black doctors or any other black “professionals” for that matter. Any particular one may be competent and earned his/her degree/credentials, but there are so many AA ones that I just don’t trust any of them.

      • Jack

        Quite so FransSusan, quite so.

        If a University has to be forced to take students it wouldn’t otherwise admit. Then they can’t be said to be the best of the best.

        A high flyer doesn’t need help from the law to get into University.

        • FransSusan

          Not only are universities forced by the corrupt US government’s socialist programs to accept students who aren’t capable of actually EARNING a degree, they’re also forced to dumb-down the curriculum, give passing grades to failing students, and then a degree that has not been earned. It’s true of high schools, as well. It’s creating a dystopian society.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That particular component of dealing with the social engineering culture creates a fair amount of stress. You can’t always re-do a Diversity Darlings work, so you are forced into leaps of faith–and then wonder if you got a soldier killed on some distant battlefield because you couldn’t follow your instincts.

        I knew that feeling you express. I knew it every day, for ten years at the defense contractor where I worked.

    • ThomasER916

      That’s the real issue. I can never trust a non-white or non-Asian doctor because Affirmative Action has eliminated the standards for non-white and non-Asians. Since I know that whites and Asians are held to a higher standard I can judge them as a group they will be better doctors. If the standards were reversed then the reverse would be true.

      The fact remains there have never been lowered standards for whites or Asians and it looks like there never will be.

  • introspection

    To those who talk about the low IQ of Africans, have you compared your IQ with an actual African’s? I am African. Why don’t any of you geniuses and I take the same IQ test and see if I end up with an IQ 70 and you a 100. I dare you. I am a college student, so you have to be one to make it fair. Bring it on.

    I am against affirmative action. I am also against people who do not hire a well qualified black just because they don’t like his skin color. How many of you here will hire a well qualified black if it was up to you?

    • newscomments70

      I tested my IQ using two different tests. Both tests indicated 125. I would hire the most qualified person regardless of race. I don’t deny it’s possible for a black person to have a high IQ.

    • Germanicus

      I have met and been friends with black Africans at the university and in workplaces. In fact, we have had similar conversations as the one that you and I are engaging in here. You must understand, Introspection, that you have walked into a national debate. You come, I have no doubt, as a person selected from the higher, not the lower, end of a bell curve. B.t.w. we all fall on a bell curve. Everyone has talents that are in someway limited. Einstein was not the best of mathematicians. You will need to experience the uniquely American culture of Blacks. Many black Americans are not university material. This us to be sure compounded by Black culture abd dies make it diffucult fir a bright child that happens to be birn into this. Genetics is a statistical science, but it has its surprises and outliers. Many American Blacks are not as articulate as you. Our nation is struggling because of a population that has characteristic modes of behavior and underlying abilities. I suspect that these characteristics would not compare well with those if a population of African Blacks. As my educated Black African friends, who identified more with White Americans, expressed to me–they do not trust going in American Black neighborhoods. Why? Because of the crime, of course, and their skin color would not make them exempt. They have also explained to me that American Blacks, detecting their intelligence, feel alienated from them and resentful that they seem to be able to move in White America more easily and confidently.. And the existence of the acceptance of African Blacks, especially in Churches, gives lie to the false accusation from American Black leaders of the racism of Whites. The difficulties that American Blacks experience is not due primarily to their skin color. It has everything to do with their behavior, culture and personal qualities. Some years have passed since my university years. Obama has been a disaster for the hopes of American Blacks. He has fueled the worst if their motives, attitudes and worldviews. You are suffering, perhaps, from the disturbed ideology that this fraud if a President has shrouded America with. America has had it with being bullied by Black racists. We are tired of their lies. Many of us Whites have suffered in American courts, workplaces and schools because of American Blacks who think that their problems were not due to their personal qualities and who are now going to extract their pound if flesh. I commend you for being against A.A. You have a sense of justice. And you can navigate this coming conflict because there are many just White Americans and: d employers who will treat at you as a person. If you have a chance to discuss this with Black Americans, you can point out to them that they have perhaps irreversibly missed the opportunity of perhaps thirty years ago. They had the opportunity to get ahead the way Whites get ahead: work, study and networking with anyone, regardless of skin color. They chose instead to self-isolate and cultivate resentments. Perhaps they are the ones who first said, “We have examined ourselves and we do not think that we can engage with Whites: we are scared and we are inadequate. Instead, let’s bluster and go on the offensive. Let’s toss the chessboard up in the air. Screw it. Well make an America where we do not have to do all that hard stuff and be uncomfortable.” Best wishes and prayers for you.

      • FransSusan

        Germanicus, I agree with much of what you said. I don’t understand this sentence, however: “It is a shame that with the scourge of public education those outliers are denied a path out of poverty.” I don’t think it’s public education that has set the low IQ part of our population on a course of poverty. There are people who can’t progress intellectually beyond a 4th or 5th grade level. They are capable of functioning in low/no skill jobs such as picking fruit/vegetables, but they will not do those types of jobs because “it’s too much like slavery.” I’ve heard that said! There are some in any society who just are not smart enough to ever pull themselves out of a subsistence lifestyle. That’s just the truth of nature. It’s not the fault of education. There is no way to ever subvert nature in these instances and make these people smart enough or learned enough for them to not live in poverty. No amount of education or socialist policies and parasite programs will EVER pull some people out of poverty. I’m not defending government/public education, either. There are waaaay too many affirmative action hires in education now at all levels, and therefore many incompetents teaching our children.

        • Hillbilly

          Too poor to paint, too proud to White wash, sorry to interrupt. I just wanted to give those out there the Hillbilly translation…..

      • introspection

        I agree with you. The continued resentment in the AA community towards whites is unreasonable. Whites as a people have done a lot to make up for their ancestors’ crimes but they are still hated by the majority of AAs. This doesn’t seem right to me. It is just smarter to “forgive” (there is really nothing to forgive).The victims and perpetrators of slavery are long dead. I know most whites today do not descend from slave owners either. i think you people are in a difficult position. I am not surprised some of you are race realists or racists. Interactions between whites and AAs are unreasonable tense. When i speak to my white friends they would talk naturally to me. They are not afraid of offending me. I would pounce on them if they had a slip of the tongue because I know they are not racists no matter what they might say. I think racism exists because AAs unknowingly/knowingly attribute every little utterance of whites as “proving” their racism. i think whites self sensor when they talk to AAs. That makes any interaction fake or tense. No real friendship develops out of this.Genuine black-white relationship cannot be established unless both are free to express their ideas freely. Instead there is mistrust and resentment. Resentment breeds crime more than even poverty. A poor person does not necessarily do crime just because he is poor. He has to also be angry at the other group.

        I think the AA community should let go of this unreasonable resentment. It is destroying the lives of innocent whites and the soul of the black community in general. AAs know there are a lot of problems among them. Most would not admit the source of the problems as the unreasonable resentment against whites.

        Changing the subject…

        My opposition of Affirmative Action does not include AA aimed at gender equity. I at least think it is good for Africa and most countries in Africa do have it. African women are more responsible than the men, they would do a better job in leadership if they are given a chance.

        Cheers!

        • Germanicus

          Dear Introspection, Thanks. Now we are having a real discussion. You talk about Whites having made up for their crimes of the past. Right there I see another idea that I must raise a red flag on. There is not “group guilt for the past.”. Next, my ancestors were not here during slavery. Next, I am part of an ethnic group that he Romans enslaved. That group was ridiculed by other Euro Americans and still yo this day are not though highly of in WASPy circles. I do not bitch about it. Frankly, I like the challenge. I have the brains to beat most of those Havard-Yalee-Princeton boys and girls anyway (haha) and they probably can beat me at lacrosse. See, weez all gots our talents. Whites generally like competing with each other. It’s fun and we excel because of it and so dies society, generally speaking. Now, the next big topic where you and I can help our American Black brothers and sisters. The rule is: make friends. I have done my own observations, I pass a White person, and let’s limit this to mature people (I.e., not young girls where other things are going on), Blacks will look away even when I greet them. This sure is not what we call basic networking skills. It takes humility for all parties to make the acquaintance of another. It’s a bit difficult because, yes, the world is full of cold people. Move on to the ones that aren’t. We’ll have to see what happens in the future. Black racists have pushed things very far. It will be up to you and other Blacks to decide if it can be reversed. Obamanism certainly must be repudiated. Never to reparations anywhere, otherwise I want you to pay for what the Romans did to my ancestors. Wait a second, yeah, I think I feel some institutionalized and disseminated residual effects of that every time some WASP or Jew or blindey looking Euro doesn’t hire me. Yeah, all those Slovak and hunky jokes the take their toll. Pay up Introspection! Have a good night. Fun taljibf with you.

          • introspection

            I agree with your points.

            1. Blacks should not think whites owe them something.

            2. They should see whites as friends, not the enemy.

            In addition,

            3. The high criminality in the AA community should stop.

            I am not surprised some whites hate blacks. Who likes criminals? It has nothing to do with skin color. I would hate a criminal too. I wouldn’t want to live near where he/she lives.

    • Andy

      That is not how IQ differences work. These are *averages*. About a sixth of black Americans are more intelligent than the average white American, and about a sixth of white Americans are less intelligent than the average black American. The results are a bit more extreme with Africans proper vs. whites, but there are still black Africans that surpass white Americans. You cannot bank on a particular black man being dimmer than a particular white man; you would be right more than half the time, but you would also be wrong plenty. However, you *can* make predictions for groups based on average IQ differences. Group differences in intelligence explain a lot about our world, and the idea is shunned not because there is any strong evidence against it, or lack or evidence for it, but to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. This squeamishness may come from good manners, but it has much worse results than bruised egos. A good proportion of blacks (and Hispanics) in our country now resent whites, since all differences in achievement are explained by white “racism”, and programs have been set up to allow the government as well as private businesses to give preferences to all races but whites. White culture, which gave birth to our nation, is being attacked, and vast amounts of money are being put toward impossible goals rather than achievable ones.

      Certainly I would not, if I ran a business, refuse employment to a qualified black. I think we need to build cooperation, rather than conflict, between the races. All the same, I think that “multiculturalism” is a ridiculous ideal. People who share a history, language, religion, and genetic traits get along better because of it, not worse. Filling our country with lots of non-English-speakers, Muslims, and people from areas full of violence and corruption will not make us a stronger nation. A “diverse” country is a civil war waiting to happen.

    • Jack

      introspection, nobody here has said that “all” Africans have a lower IQ than, say, all Whites. It wouldn’t be true. Some are way above the average. Clearly!

      I’m not a college student and my college days are way back. My IQ was tested, about, twenty five years ago. I’m happy it is above the average.

      Though, to suggest or imply that a small number of high flyers are representative of the whole group is disingenuous.

      History and personal experience tells us differently.

      Do you ever take issue with people who on some black owned sites continually stigmatise, run down and demean Whites? Do you subscribe to the view, as others do, that Whites are responsible for all the evil in the world and need to be removed?

      Or do you just take issue with people on White sites?

      • introspection

        I think on average, an African with the same education as a white will have equal or near equal IQ. This is what my experience tells me. I have studied with both white westerners and black Africans.

    • emiledurk16

      ” I am also against people who do not hire a well qualified black just because they don’t like his skin color.”
      ————————————————————————————————–
      The more probable situation in the 21st century is that a qualified white does not get hired because of his skin color.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        The latter is called Standard Operating Procedure at the EEOC and the OFCCP.

    • CelestiaQuesta

      Then why are blacks committing the majority of crimes and are the majority of fatherless families?
      Until Knockdown Polar-bear games and flash mob terrorizing stop, you can rest assured no one will hire a black because their black.
      Why is it that even our government wants 30 million illegals to fill jobs your kind never want.
      Blacks are 10% of the population and growing smaller.
      The end of your freed ride is near.

      • Jack

        “Blacks are 10% of the population and growing smaller.” Growing smaller?

        I think that they will just have to accept that Whites have been treated so badly that they will never trust or believe them.

      • introspection

        I am not an AA. I am African. Period.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I was displaced by the Diversity machine. Black is one component of a bigger reverse discrimination machine. It took 3 diversity darlings to replace me at a federal contractor. I had a high level of expertise at a large defense contractor, to the point that I worked in 3 different buildings on a large campus. They laid me off and put 1 diversity darling in each building.

      A year later, I’m getting a smattering of reports that a dozen people are carrying their sorry butts. And they will carry them indefinitely. No one carried me, nor would I let them. Being carried doesn’t seem to be a moral dilemma for those 3. After all, they are entitled. AA based reverse discrimination is much bigger than black. Women, LGBTQ, Asians, Hispanics, Armenians, Jews, also get quota concessions.

      All those demographics comprise the Left. When I encounter those groups, with very few exceptions, I walk the other way. They’ve sworn my demographic as their enemy. They have become mine.

      • Germanicus

        A characteristic story of woe. I wish I could give you the details of one I am undergoing now trying to train a black woman that was generously extended a hand of employment. In a month that hand was being bitten. And you are correct, a bigger picture exists: there are the white women and the American Indians that have been the real slick beneficiaries of the Black-poster child AA racket. Women destroy institutions when in leadership roles. The fact tgat White women are generally destroyers as well is a case example that it is not analytical or synthetic intelligence alone that made White, male-led, Christian society really him like a fine engine. And the scam that is AA and tax-free bennies for American Indians and their businesses graced with much less regulation than comparable White-businesses is largely unknown and approved of by stupidly-guilty feeling White Americans. All of this is producing an accumulated rot that is not sustainable. Aren’t the Lefties always hand-wringing about sustainability? Thanks for your comment. I think we are seeing clearly that many of us are not alone in the things we have suffered.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I mentioned in other posts about all the scamming going on in this area. The Cambodians, and Southeast Asians in general, have been gaming the system in the ‘Refugee Act of 1980′ area. They have all the loopholes dissected and get paid large sums of cash through that system–all fraudulently.

          Then, which speaks to your point, they continue to bite the hand that feeds them by getting AA quota concessions at federal contractors and corporations. They are known as “….those Lexus driving bench workers…” It’s all stolen federal tax dollars.

          • Pelagian

            This is a very informative post. What you say about Southeast Asian rings true. You might consider allowing us to follow you on disqus. (Right now your posts are marked private). That way we won’t miss any of your posts. I’m collecting the very best thinkers into my very own newsfeed.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            No, I don’t need any more transponders, trust me. The NSA has more than just PRISM programs. They are also tracking the handful of Americans still loose in the country.

            I have a book that I’m finishing that will cover all those topics. I just recently uncovered a government cover-up where Diversity Darlings killed several Americans. I’m vetting that source now. You should consider me poison.

    • FransSusan

      It’s never never ever an issue in the US that a well-qualified black doesn’t get a job because of his/her skin color. The problem and it’s a gigantic problem is that unqualified blacks ARE hired because they’re black and a qualified white is passed over for the job. Affirmative action has destroyed the US; whites are naturally resentful because we have to work with the unqualified blacks and oftentimes have to pick up the slack (do their job), because they either won’t work or don’t know what they’re doing! I don’t know where you could have gotten an idea that blacks aren’t hired because of skin color. That’s really laughable in this dystopian society that blacks and a corrupt US government have created!

      • introspection

        I kind of agree with you. It is improbable that a well qualified black would be denied employment. If anything, employers will be happy to hire him/her.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Because of heavy anti-White racism in the U.S., I will now support Whites solely. AA and other racist programs have backfired and caused plenty of damage to Whites. If I ever own another business I will hire qualified Whites. Whites need to do this to support their own race. Surely blacks don’t need Whites to run and support their own businesses. So it would be fair for both. There are obviously some non-Whites that would be as qualified as Whites. I would not hire them. I haven’t felt that way until recently. I’ve had enough. Good luck to you.

    • IstvanIN

      Of course we know that there are smart Africans, we are talking averages here, as a college student I would hope you would understand the difference between an individual’s IQ score and the average for a group.

      By the way, if you are in fact an African why don’t you live in Africa? Could it because the “average” African isn’t terribly good at maintaining a first world society?

      • AndrewInterrupted

        He’s probably an Octaroon like O’Bummer or Holder.
        “To check the Diversity box, or not to check the box?
        Which will scam me more?”

      • ThomasER916

        You cannot maintain what none could create.

      • introspection

        I live in my country, who told you different?

        I know the difference between the individual score and the group average.

        No, what I am saying is an average educated African is as smart as an educated white.How come Africans,on average, do better than you in courses given in your native languages, in any field, at your colleges all the time? This happens at every kind of college in the west. Our best students are better than your top students.That’s a fact.

        I guarantee you I will score better than most of you IQ lovers here in any IQ test. That should have been impossible because even getting a 100 will be 2 standard deviations from my group norm. Now what if I tell you I have an IQ of 130? That will make me a one in a million African, right? That’s complete bull. I know myself enough to know that’s dead wrong. So this average figure of 70 is simply way too low for Africans.

  • MarcB1969

    A lot of White liberals who embraced AA may not be so thrilled with Disparate Impact. But by the time they decide DI is a pill that is too hard to swallow, the rest of the far leftist coalition making up the democratic party will eventually have the numbers in their so far in their favor that they will no longer need White libs to act as their useful idiots. The Democratic party gladly will dispense with DWL’s sometime after the mid-century mark the same way they did working class Whites in the early 2000’s.

  • scutum

    The problem of Racism in the United States will never be solved. The vast Majority of White perople want nothimng to do with blacks. For that matter the vast mjority of Asians and Hispanics wnat nothing to do with blacks. I had several good friends in the service who were Hispanic. One of them was a legal immigrant from Mexico who was older than most of the rest of us who were 18 or 19 years old. He was 26 and told me that 6 weeks after he received his citizenship papers he received his draft notice. The one thing I noticed about the Hispanic buddies I had in the service was that they kept their feelings about blacks to themselves, but didn’t associate with them unless they had to. However, in private they would talk freely and they had no use for blacks. This point was driven home some years later when I stated reading abouth the unreported (in the MSM) ethnic cleansing that was going on in parts of Southern California.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “Draft notice”? So we’re talking pre-1973?

      • scutum

        I went overseas in 1965 with the First Air Cavalry Division. All of the guys in my unit were pre 1973. ……Scutum

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Fan of Colonel Kilgore by any chance?

  • CelestiaQuesta

    How many black majority cities governed by blacks does it take to realize why endless AA given and the billions wasted for what, another ghetto where malls and chain stores close and move to other desirable locations, and they wonder why jobs are scarce?
    The NAACP is nothing more than a racist arm of black militant nationalist hell bent on the destruction of the white race and everything they stand for.
    They should be declared a terrorist organization.

  • Truth Teller

    Michelle Obama is the perfect example of affirmative action. BA from Princeton, JD from Harvard. Yet after several tries and intensive tutoring paid for by the law firm she worked for, she never did succeed in passing the Illinois Bar exam.
    How many White Harvard law grads fail the bar exam several times.

    • Germanicus

      Wow. Zappo.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Did she ever become a lawyer?

    • ThomasER916

      I don’t want to poo-poo on anyone but…

      Michelle failed the Illinois Bar Exam the first time and passed the second time.

      Back to the point, TT is correct. Most lawyers quit practicing because of the intensity of the hours and stress. The intellectual competition and dogged persistence is too much for most people. When you factor in sex, then the numbers skew heavily. Most lawyers are women thanks to Affirmative Action and the Feminist agenda (grants, loans, scholarships, et al). Most quitters are women. In other words, America shelling out and wasting an inordinate amount of money for people who will quit. This is no different from the hard sciences.

      The extreme technical rigors of the hard sciences greatly interest men. What does the government do? Wastes money on women who are not interested, lowers the standards, and screams “rape”. There’s an excellent book published in 1995 and prophetically relevant today entitled “Higher Superstition.” The two authors, Levitt and Gross, covered what was happening in higher education as a result of the political dominance of the Academic Left. They decided to tackle this problem because the Sokal Hoax opened the window and everyone was terrified to look inside.

      I’ve been studying this since I was in the Marines in 1995. I was trying to figure out WTF was happening to the military, even as I was a small part of it. I saw standards disappearing and people getting injured and killed as a result. The worst part of it all, I was just another 02 with higher test scores than any officer in I MEF. Myself and several others were virtually uncontrollable as we could navigate all of the rules except meritorious promotion. That last part was when I noticed the Holy Trinity – black, female, semi-qualified. If anyone possessed all three of those traits they were hunted down for meritorious promotion. Nearing the end of my enlistment we were inundated with lectures about “Diversity” that denied biology to an absurd degree and that leads to injury and death.

      When “Diversity” is applied to a nation, it leads to injury and death of a nation. In other words, everything is going according to plan.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Nothing wrong with saying it exactly how it is. That’s what made America great, when there was an America.

  • FransSusan

    That is one phrase “…the real damage wrought by slavery and segregation”
    that give me negro fatigue. When will blacks EVER accept responsibility for
    themselves, their actions, their attitudes??? Never, is my guess!! The only people still owning slaves are BLACKS!

  • Truth Teller

    I was wrong. Michelle Obama did pass the exam and was admitted to practice law. I should have checked the Illinois Bar when I first read that she never passed.

  • Germanicus

    Refreshing.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    First of all, in the workplace, no one admits to benefitting from AA. No one admits terminating or excluding another for AA reasons either. The Marxist bumper sticker lie goes something like ‘Diversity just happens’.

    Those Diversity people are the worst lying scum I’ve ever encountered. As long as AA exists there will always be huge mistrust and division. I’ve been at the receiving end of it for so long that I loathe two thirds of the people in this country.

    My ancestors died of exposure during the Irish potato famine, suffered in poverty in America, bled-out for America on foreign battle fields.

    We-and-I owe you-and-yours NOTHING.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I’ve been making similar comments here. “Communitarianism” equates to ‘the Left’. The process of strange bed-fellowing. A woman (presumably) like Racial MadCow was born with no desire to procreate, yet takes pro-Feminist/pro-Choice stances all night long on her podium at MSLSD. Why? You scratch my back, I will scratch yours. Why would she care about abortion rights? Because a Feminist will reciprocate.

    The problem with the folks here at AmRen is that they’re specialists. They don’t see the fully engorged tick clinging to Uncle Sam’s butt cheek. They only see one leg of that tick–the Black leg. They don’t see the LGBTQ leg, the Feminist leg, etc. You and I see the tick, and want to remove the whole tick. Here they just want to tickle one leg.

  • FransSusan

    Let’s stop with this: I believe that morals, values, behavior, etiquette, manners should be learned/taught at home. I do not want and should not be forced to pay for more programs for the hoi polloi.

    • Germanicus

      FransSusan, you lost me. I thought that I provided an argument for parochial schools paid for by the parents and the, usually, religious organizations that raise the money among themselves. It sounds like a perfect way for you to avoid any responsibility for thus if you so desire. Yes, parents teach at home. They are the principal educators of the children. Where do they learn it? White society is so bad now (in part because of the Leftists in schools and the lazy parents that sat back and watched). There is only so much parents can teach, though I am a big fan of home schooling. Thanks for forcing me to clarify.

  • Berkeley Guy

    When have you seen people on this site clamor for AA?

  • introspection

    This is a response to all of you guys,

    There is obviously a lot that is bad in the AA community and black Africa. Well if you look at the suffering, it is much worse in Africa.I am not delusional.

    Most if not all of these problems are self inflicted. Africans are reasonably smart as a group.The more plausible explanation for Africa’s poverty is probably too much diversity. I understand that some of you are scared of “multiculturalism”. Multiculturalism by itself is fine. Biodiversity in nature is not bad, is it? The problem with multiculturalism is there will always be a group that feels oppressed no matter how fair the society is. So it is very DIFFICULT to manage. However, I don’t think America is incapable of handling multiculturalism. The US has strong institutions that prevent it from descending to a “race war” as some of the radicals claim.

    Africa has weak institutions. Instead it has strong men who love power. Here in Ethiopia we have 86 tribes. We are only 80+ million mind you. Now, how are you going to keep 86 tribes happy? The system we have now is federalism and it is more or less working. The federal government arbitrates whenever there is a dispute between the tribes over land for example. Now it shouldn’t be surprising Africa isn’t developed because there are some 3,000+ tribes. No matter how civil a society is when there is so much diversity, it will fail. There will always be tension between the different groups and occasionally this flares up as a civil war. Not a single year since independence has there been peace on Africa. It is not because we are savages. It is simply impossible not to have conflict when there are so many interests.The west of course sells weapons to every “freedom fighter”. We can’t blame the west for that because if they don’t supply it somebody else will.

    I don’t subscribe to the notion that blacks are the way they are because they are idiots. It is not because I am ashamed to accept it if it was true. It is just false. Every race/civilization has its own dark ages and I think the black race is in one right now. It will emerge from that only if blacks somehow work through all these diversity. If this is not somehow done, no amount of aid to Africa or “Marshall Plan at gun point” in America is going to bring much change.

    So my white brethren here, don’t be scared of the Hispanic, the Blacks and the Asians. Your system is simply strong enough to protect you if you become a minority. Here in Africa it is “safety in numbers” and hence the rapid population growth. That can work with you, too. If you don’t like that, why don’t you form a movement like the TEA party. Get your gov’t to notice your plight. It is absolutely normal to want to continue to be a majority i think. I don’t think race realists are racists. I think they are the people who are most honest about race relations.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      There is so much wrong with what you are saying. Much of it is standard Leftist ‘projection’.

      For example, and the biggest example: “…However, I don’t think America is incapable of handling multiculturalism….”

      America never agreed to multiculturalism. It just showed up and stunk the pakce up. This is your dogma–you ‘projection’ that such a contract was signed. There is no signature.

      Your argument disintegrates from there.

      • introspection

        Blacks alone make up 13% of Americans. That leaves 87%. Let’s say the other minorities make up 20%. That will leave 67%. So, what’s the problem? 72% white is a normal figure. It is also a solid majority.What’s the problem?

        I also do not agree with your idea that, “America is supposed to be a place for whites.” You are dead wrong. America is also a place for the descendants of the slaves, the Native Americans and the Mestizos. You cannot just wish them away.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Your hero Marty, Jr.–who put a Reverend in front of his name to sound official, co-opted the Declaration of Independence when he slipped in the “…..we hold these truths to be self evident…”.

          That was a proclamation made to Europeans on how other Europeans would govern themselves. It did not include any other group. Marty co-opted the true and original intent of that document.

          And the conclusive evidence (and I know you folks don’t do facts) is the fact that the status of the Africans did not change afterward –not a day later–not a week later–not a month later–not a year later–not 10 years later. It’s pure revisionist history.

          And your other hero, Lincoln, produced several writings that stated he wanted free states for Africans for the same reasons. He had free states in mind in Central and South America. Where do you think the Liberia concept came from?

          ‘Co-opting’ and ‘Projecting’ are two very effective tools the Left uses for bringing down this country.

          • introspection

            Okay so Africans came here, worked all their lives for no pay and just because whites wanted their country (stolen from NAs) to be a vastly majority white nation, they would have deported them. Thank God it was not up to people like you to decide their fate. Blacks are as American as you could ever be. I really would like to see you try and tell a minority that they are not American. That their status is in doubt. What an idea!

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The future of the U.S. will be up to people like me, not you.

          • introspection

            Good luck.

  • George

    ” The black unemployment rate holds steady at double the white unemployment rate;”
    Yes, since they keep bringing in millions of Blacks every year thats kind of logical.

  • Guest

    why do white man have sex with dogs…cuz their grandpas use to rape their doggs