Is Mass Incarceration the New Caste System?

Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, The Bay State Banner, April 19, 2012

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In just 30 years, between 1980 and 2000, the number of U.S. prisoners skyrocketed from 300,000 to more than 2 million, most of them poor people of color. The United States now has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and imprisons a higher percentage of black people than South Africa did under apartheid.

This phenomenon, says law professor Michelle Alexander, has become the country’s newest racial caste system. In her award-winning book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Alexander explains how America’s criminal justice system is no longer a “system of crime prevention,” but one of “social and racial control,” similar to segregation in the South.

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What do you mean when you say mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow?

It’s important for people to understand that the system of mass incarceration isn’t primarily a system of crime prevention and control. It has become in recent decades a system of social and racial control. I refer to it as the new Jim Crow because even in this age of Obama, even in this era of so-called colorblindness, we’ve managed to recreate something akin to a caste system.

Thanks largely to the war on drugs and the get-tough movement, millions of people—overwhelmingly poor people of color—have been swept into our criminal justice system mainly for nonviolent and drug offenses, branded criminals and felons. Then [they are] ushered into a parallel social universe in which they are stripped of many of the civil and human rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement: the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, the right to be free from legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education and public benefits.

Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon. That’s why I saw we haven’t ended racial caste in America—we’ve just redesigned it.

How did this happen?

One of the greatest myths about mass incarceration is that it’s been driven by crime and crime rates, when in fact our prison population has exploded—quintupled—in a period of a few short decades. We went from a prison population of about 300,000 in the 1970s and into the early 1980s, to now well over 2 million.

We now have the highest rates of incarceration in the world, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and this occurred in an astonishingly short period of time—a few short decades. During those decades, crime rates fluctuated. Today, crime rates are at historic lows, but incarceration rates, especially black incarceration rates, have consistently soared.

How has this racial caste system adapted to the colorblind or post-racial age, we supposedly live in today?

This system is colorblind on the surface. Our drug laws on the surface say nothing about race. Unlike the images of the old Jim Crow—the images of overt, latent bigotry and racism—this system has a colorblind veneer that is very seductive.

But the reality is that these colorblind laws, particularly our drug laws, are enforced in a grossly discriminatory manner. Even though studies have shown consistently now, for decades, that contrary to popular belief, people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, people of color have been arrested and incarcerated at grossly disproportionate rates. In some states, 80 to 90 percent of all drug offenders sent to prison have been one race—African American.

The drug war has defined as its enemy, folks primarily who live in impoverished, racially segregated, ghettoized communities. It is the people who live in those communities, and their children, who are targeted by the police for routine stops and frisks … [They] are subjected to tactics that would be met with outrage in middle-class white neighborhoods, or on college campuses, even though drugs are equally likely, or more likely, to be found there.

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What I’m concerned about, as all of the politics and the drama surrounding Trayvon Martin’s case plays out, is that we have demonized Zimmerman, rather than acknowledge that Zimmerman’s mindset, far from being unusual or aberrational, is absolutely normal and institutionalized within law enforcement itself.

If Zimmerman had had a badge with his gun, we wouldn’t even know Trayvon Martin’s name today. What Zimmerman did—view a young black teenager as a problem to be dealt with, confronted and controlled for no reason other than his race—is how police treat young black men every day in this country.

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  • dd

    There’s a very simple and obvious solution to this social injustice.  When a black child is born he is issued a book of coupons that gives him a free pass for three muggings, two armed robberies and one murder.  That should bring the number of minorities in jail way down.  Problem solved.  

    • Rocky Bass

       That’s a great idea! Makes as much sense as this asinine report this asinine woman has written.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Let’s just turn all those Black criminal back into the Black community where they belong.  The poverty pimps could care less about Black on Black  crime, so why should we? Take any community that is more than 50% Back and just build a wall around it.

    • Rocky Bass

       Better to dig a moat, as da brothas don’t SWIM!
      Was this god’s cruel joke, as to make flushing easier in some future wonderful event?

    • Rocky Bass

       You could dig a moat, as African Americans are not really inclined to learn to swim.
      (no genocidal musings to follow)

  • B

    Michelle Alexander is just another in denial professional black race “expert” who can always find a way to excuse away the inferior behavior of blacks. 

    • Rocky Bass

       Your talking about institutional racism aren’t you? You mean to tell me and other readers that you don’t see the racism? It’s hard to see racism when your being beaten mercilessly isn’t it?

  • Southern__Hoosier

     I always thought they should put halfway houses for criminals in neighborhood where the minimum price  house is 1/2 million.

    • redshirts

      We should organize a petition that demands any White executive who works for a company with a Diversity and Inclusion policy must publicly petition HUD to put Section 8 Diversity Enrichment Housing in his “too White” neighborhood.  
      Dang, we could get a grant from Soros for that.

    • redfeathers

      Yes, in Malibu!

  • To quote Liar Liar of all movies, what the lawyer screamed at his client when cursed with honesty…

    “QUIT BREAKING THE LAW, YOU !@#$”

    Blacks and Hispanics have this magical thinking. There is this magical entity, this demoniac and diabolical White Devil called “Rayciss” and he winds up sending them to prison and visiting them with violence and disease, wholly apart from their own behavior.

    “DAS RAYCISS!”
     

  • WmarkW

    As Heather MacDonald points out, in New York City alone, ten thousand minority males are alive today that would have been murdered had policing techniques not changed since 1980.

    If the African-American community wants to keep their killers, they can keep them to themselves.
     

  • redshirts

    This is part of an organized, powerful, and effective
    campaign to pressure White lawmakers to allow Diversity negro felons to
    vote.  Felons vote anyway, but with risk
    of having their votes tossed out if caught.

     

    The moral case for allowing their vote is now made: if
    you give felons the vote, you defeat another shameful and racist vestige of Jim
    Crow.

     

    Who could argue in favor of Jim Crow and survive the next
    election?  Even Whites would turn against
    him, especially our compassionate, evangelical White women voters.

     

     (Our enemies are
    so good at framing their arguments, and we are so bad at it, sometimes I think
    we should just surrender to them out of respect for what they have that we
    lack.  We are inferior in more ways than
    we care to admit.)

     

    At the same time, the DOJ will allow the system to get
    flooded with illegal votes, and when the challenge comes from “racist and
    extremist” Tea Party lawyers, the process can slow down enough that the
    clock runs out an Obama is inaugurated for his second term.   Romney will copy surrender monkey McCain and
    not challenge the questionable votes, because doing so will “hurt the
    party by alienating our emerging Diversity coalition for the 2016
    election”.

     

    God’s mercy on us, can’t you just feel the darkening doom
    descend upon us more heavily every day?

    Who will save us? Nobody. 
    Our only joy is the victory of our hate. Seize it, because it’s the
    “right thing to do”. 

     

     

     

     

    “If you don’t hate what has happened to America, you
    don’t deserve God’s love.”

     

    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Even Jesus knew how to
    hate,” 2012

    •  I don’t know, I think Romney is much more determined to win the presidency than McCain ever was. He wants to achieve what his father wasn’t able to. He isn’t raising and spending all that money for nothing.

      That doesn’t mean he can win, but he wants to as McCain frankly didn’t.

  • Hirschibold

    You can get the data this ‘professor’ gets by investing in flawed methodology. 
    Put it this way. Say a black man is on his third conviction for armed
    robbery, and during the trial he spits at the judge and is bound and
    gagged. He dismissed his legal council and chose to defend himself,
    despite no knowledge of the law, and against the advice of counsel and
    the bench. He is given life in prison. Next on the docket is a white
    man, who is being arraigned on his first count of armed robbery, and
    quietly allows his attorney to defend him. He is given eight years.

    Enter this industrious young race-hustling ‘professor.’ Ignore mitigating circumstances, ignore all the priors. Just report “A white man is given 8 years for a crime which would land a black man life in prison.”

    Voila!

    • Rocky Bass

       That is the usual legal system, disparate impact story in a nutshell though isn’t it?

  • Rocky Bass

    Blame black propensity for crime, NOTHING ELSE!
    Crime rates have fallen? Yeah because a lot of the criminals are LOCKED UP!
    I do agree we have way too many non-crime crimes. Our framers intended us to only ever face common law proceedings,  With valid causes of action in all cases. Requiring a victim who had a right violated by the accused, damage done by this violation of right, Something the court could do to make the victim whole or closer to whole.  

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    We now have the highest rates of incarceration in the world, a penal
    system unprecedented in world history, and this occurred in an
    astonishingly short period of time—a few short decades. During those
    decades, crime rates fluctuated. Today, crime rates are at historic
    lows, but incarceration rates, especially black incarceration rates,
    have consistently soared.

    Um, excuse me Ms. Alexander, but has it occurred to you that these things might not be taking place in a vacuum? Let’s see: high incarceration rates, especially black incarceration rates, crime rates at historic lows. I wonder if they’re related?

    Even though studies have shown consistently now, for decades, that
    contrary to popular belief, people of color are no more likely to use or
    sell illegal drugs than whites, people of color have been arrested and
    incarcerated at grossly disproportionate rates. In some states, 80 to 90
    percent of all drug offenders sent to prison have been one race—African
    American.

    There’s a certain truth to this. I grew up in an overwhelmingly white MD county. Drug abuse was, and is, far more prevalent than it appears at first site. Still, arrests remain low, save for among the lowest of the lower class (po’ white trash).

    Here’s the difference: by and large, coke-heads and other druggies in the White world are more able and prone to carry on their vices without causing much disturbance to the community at large. The truth is that ridding society of recreational drugs is fantasy. Law enforcement know this. Anyone with a functioning brain knows this. But blacks seem utterly incapable of doing the drug game- or anything else- without causing disruption and creating an environment of danger to everyone around them.

    It’s like the fictitious heroin dealer on HBO’s The Wire said to some of his underlings, “Man, you think the police give a **** about n***as getting high? In the PROJECTS? Man, it’s the BODIES that keep them coming back here.”

  • JohnEngelman

    The increase in the prison population is one of the few social experiments in the United States that has worked. Since the prison population began to grow in 1980 the crime rate in terms of 100,000 inhabitants has declined from 5,950.0 in 1980 to 3,345.5 in 2010. Right now the murder rate is lower than it was in 1960.
     
    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm     

  • How about a nice copromise. As long as the victims are black the crooks can stay out of jail. You killed 30 people , nevermind they where all black you can go.

  • Building new prisons creates jobs too.  Not one cent of the TARP cash was spent on building more prisons.  Why?  The Commies want over crowded prisons so their Commie judges can order vicious black killers released.  

  • Raped women, drug sales, shooting people, killing children, stealing, break in, etc. is why these blacks are in Prison.  Mass Incarceration works.  Blacks see to function better when they are incarcerated together.  We need more prisons designed specifically for the needs of the black criminal.

    • Dan

      Many Blacks don’t mind prison. I spent 30 years in corrections and it never ceased to amaze me how nonchalant Blacks were when being returned to a correctional center. Upon entering the facility they would often inquire about the well being of their “homies” or homosexual lovers and begin the process of trying to cell with certain inmates. Many of them gain weight and look healthier after a month or two in jail. It’s truly amazing the amount of money this group cost’s the rest of the population.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    from AT
     Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
    *
    When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more
    likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to
    use a knife.
    * Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times
    the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter
    the white rate.
    * The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.

    Interracial Crime

    * Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every
    year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites
    commit 15 percent.* Blacks commit more violent crime against whites
    than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43
    percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit
    violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.*
    Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime
    against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit
    robbery.* Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/19/report-zimmerman-told-cops-trayvons-last-words-okay-you-got-it/#ixzz1sXGlLGwy

  •  There is huge forest near Minsk, Belarus, with ca. 200,000 corpses of victims- true victims of a political maniacal purges in 1936-1938 period.

    Does this woman want *that* method applied instead of putting thugs behind the bars ?

  • Petronius

    Mass incarceration of blacks results chiefly from the Federal mandatory 15-years prison sentence imposed for drug trafficking.

  • MikeofAges

    Lets get real. Trayvon Martin ended up shot to death because he jumped Zimmerman, beat on him and, ultimately, threatened to kill him when Zimmerman wanted to do no more than wait for the law to show up. Maybe Zimmerman was grossly negligent in engineering the situation, but the outcome of it was not of his making.

    Even so, an incarceration state and a caste  system based on offender status is not something to be wished for. What happens when you start getting swept up in your own dragnet? It can happen. Does, sometimes.

  • No

    Two thoughts;

    First, this makes total sense to me.  It’s just another indication that whites prefer not to live with blacks.  Prison bars are the next best thing to keeping them chained up down at the slave quarters.  Of course, the BEST thing would be to chain them up in the hold of a ship with a one-way ticket back to the Congo.

    Second, the “rights of felons” is now code for a new area of liberal activism.  Baby rapers are especially important to liberals because they get hassled after they leave prison more than your average con.  Just consider this the newest addition to the Democratic Party.

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t white men and now white women who own businesses stand strong against this and defy it?  I don’t want felons working for me, not even white ones.  I had a call center job where the majority of my co workers were ex cons and/or lived in halfway houses. The most toxic people to be around.  I felt dirty everytime I got off work and went home just being around them.

  • “Today, crime rates are at historic lows, but incarceration rates,
    especially black incarceration rates, have consistently soared.”

    How can he say it and still not see it?!

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     blacks have had equal rights for over 50 years. how long are blacks going to use the slavery / discrimination excuse for their vile degenerate sub human culture and behavior, 1000 more years? personally i had nothing to do with slavery rosa parks jim crow etc and quite frankly am tired of hearing weak criminal blacks whine like babies because they are too lazy and dumb to help themselves. in baltimore blacks and whites and every other race cant even ride the bus because blacks act like animals beating passengers etc i stopped riding it when a black urinated in the isle and another black beat him and threw him down the steps. they have no more excuses weall know what time it is.

    • Anonymous

      What are the blacks doing that aren’t losers to correct this problem?  Whites do their part.  When neo nazis and klansmen come to town, they scream at them, picket and run them out of town.

  • Natassia

    “people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, people of color have been arrested and incarcerated at grossly disproportionate rates.”

    That’s because they are dumb and get caught.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    In just 30 years, between 1980 and 2000.

    Last time I checked, 1980-2000 is TWENTY years.

    I didn’t need to read any further to know this author is a MORON.

    Bon

  • KenelmDigby

    There is an element of truth in what the author is writing.
    Basically, the main races living on the soil of the continental USA are incompatible with each other – because of some rather profound genetically mediated behavioral reasons.
     Such an unnatural system can only really exist if some rather strong form of social control is imposed on the society. For political reasons, the USA abandoned any such system of social control that did exist – and has experienced deep pain and anguish as a result. What has happened is that the legal and penal systems have morphed into becoming the defacto agents of social control.

    • elitist

      Most blacks take regular prison terms for granted as a normal part of life.

      The threat of prison is NOT a disincentive to commit crime, it is instead quite simply a method of keeping career criminals off the street as long as possible.

      Recidivism rates for black men are horrific.

      Mass incarceration of black men is also staggeringly expensive, but the only conceivable alternative at the moment would be to accept crime rates so high that spending 100 billion year on the prison system is a bargain by comparison.

      This leaves the alternative of going “Sharia,” of imposing severe non-prison penalties such as flogging on career and violent criminals.

      Such an approach seems promising given black psychology as described by blacks: swift, certain, and painful punishment make sense to blacks, the possibility of a future prison sentence – that is to say, IF witnesses cannot be silenced, IF a majority black jury does not practice nullification – is essentially meaningless.

      That is why blacks worldwide tend to call for swift physical punishment as the only method of controlling black behavior (of course, their message is unheeded – i.e. censored – by scandalized whites).

      Obviously, it would also be politically unacceptable.

      As awful as the current system of mass incarceration seems, it will probably remain for as long as the black community is dysfunctional and criminal, simply because there are no alternatives.

      things are vastly worse in Europe: most of the new immigrant groups – especially Africans, Arabs, and Muslims in general – are horrendously criminal and violent, but Europeans simply refuse to punish them.

      German police have reported that violent offenders are simply handed a slip of paper telling them to show up at court IN FOUR YEARS and sent home, where they continue to collect welfare benefits and rob and assault their neighbors.

      • Anonymous

        In the old days, blacks (and whites) avoided prison.  You were likely to get executed by electric chair or firing squad.  If you weren’t being executed and just serving time, you did backbreaking work (like the chain gangs), you had to grow your own food in prison, make license plates, do manual labor, there were no security cameras to catch corrupt prison guards, you couldn’t lift weights, there were no tvs to watch, etc. 

  • Detroit_WASP
  • Detroit_WASP

    I have come to the conclusion that egalitarians are mentally ill.   Political correctness is like a religion, non-believers must be punished, burned at the stake if necessary (to save their soul).   Refuse to see facts and cling to fantasy.

    • Anonymous

      They me mentally ill, but the problem is they are winning and controlling us and our institutions because white men–as a race–do not have the guts to publically take a stand and run them out of town.

  • This problem IS FIXABLE: Make executions retroactive.  Eradicate these murdering scum.

    Make room for the next wave eating Government Cheese in strollers at Obama rallies. 

  • We’ve been through this before.  A black who gets a long sentence on a drug crime pled out a lot of other charges in exchange for a guilty plea on the “victimless” drug crime and a long sentence on that one crime.  Therefore, a black doing a long stretch for dealing weed really also committed a lot of other violent crimes.

  • No

    I wish it were that simple.  Please don’t get me wrong . . . I’m not sticking up for blacks . . . I’ve been a proud racist since before it was popular . . . but there is discrimination in the system. 
     
    Even where a local criminal justice system is heavily infested by black cops, lawyers and judges, blacks will still go to jail far more often than whites.  Your example is a good one . . . but it’s pretty rare.  Most blacks play the system pretty well.
     
    More blacks are currently in some stage of the criminal justice system than were in slavery in 1860.  More blacks are in the CJS than in college.  About 40-50% of all people in prison are black.
     
    The most common explanation seems to be that the drug war causes cops to focus more on areas where blacks live so they arrest more of them.  That’s fine because WE understand that drug dealing is just the tip of the iceberg.  But white libs use that to claim that white drug users get away with things the blacks go to jail for.

    • KenelmDigby

      If narcotics were not controlled – particularly amongst blacks – then w would see their criminality which is already ridiculously high, go right off the scale, with a scarcely believable Hades on Earth ensuing. Remember the ‘crack wars’ of the 1980s?
      Drug abuse has a pernicious enough effect on Whites, though in the main, Whites could probably cope with ‘free availability of drugs’ without an awful amount of collateral damage, but with blacks, no way – it would be like giving 7 year old boys sub machine guns and live bullets to play with as toys.

      • MikeofAges

         Drug legalization might reduce criminality. Low prices would reduce the  need to commit crimes to get drug money. Dealers and drug gangs would be put out of business. Some crimes would be committed by people under the influence. But these already are occurring. Not to mention, the greatest number of impairment-related crimes are committed by people under the influence of legal alcohol.

        But it’s still a thought. Another way to put a dent in the drug culture is to forget about making arrests and legal cases. Just stop kids and messed up looking adults on the street, search them, take their dope or booze (in the case of minors and impaired adults) away from them, and send them on their way. Doing this would mess up dealing too. Drug runners could always say “the cops took  the stuff”. How could the customer (or “Mr. Big”) argue with that when there was no record of an arrest?

        • KenelmDigby

          I’m sorry but I’m more than a tad suspicious of the ‘utopian’ school of thought that maintains that decriminalizing all drugs is a ‘good thing’.
           We always have to remind ourselves why restrictive drug laws were introduced into virtually all civilized polities in the first place.

          • MikeofAges

             In reality, and that’s with a big “R”, drug legalization would little change the drug culture as we know it. Largely, it would allow some long-term addicts who could not “kick” to live legally if they so chose. Not all would.

            But what about the idea of simply confiscating drugs? I suspect the old-time street cop who would take some kid’s bottle of hooch and pour it in gutter right in front of his face saved more people from the worst of alcoholism than any battalion of do-gooders ever did.

            Part of psychology of addiction is the idea that the user is martyr. Take away the busts and you take part of the mystique. Sounds strange, but I say it will work out on the street.

        • Absolutely no. Alex Comfort & other sex gurus of 1970s predicted then when “sexual revolution” is over, prostitution & pornography will have disappeared, because “ordinary” women would be promiscuous enough to satisfy male appetites without the hooker outlet.

          We all know that sex industry skyrocketed from 1970s & this was a failed prophecy, one among million. In archaic lingo- if you breed the sin, sin will grow & breed on you.

    • Anonymous

      But blacks are committing a majority of the violent crimes and most are against whites. 

  • Stats don’t lie, even when Mestizos are counted as “Whites”:
    http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/tables/ovracetab.cfm

    From 1976. to 2005., average number of Black on White homicides per annum was 850 to 1100; White on Black- 300 to 450.

    • MikeofAges

       These numbers, if correct, work out to one interracial homicide committed per 40,000 AA’s. But only one interracial homicide committed per 500,000 NHWs. When you consider that some number of these are committed within criminal and addict peer groups, it shows that interracial murder is not the big issue. But the idea of having some part of town you better not go to and the possibility of finding public places flooded with people you have to watch out for are big issues.

      Hispanic communities usually do not present this problem to the same degree. If you are white Anglo and want to buy or do business within an Hispanic community area, you generally can do so in the daylight without having to fear for your safety or cope with people running up to you trying cadge money out of you, sell you dope or a hooker  or run some petty con game on you.

  • ageofknowledge

    Here’s another article in The Economist (I know a free trade publication unfortunately) that talks about this problem: http://www.economist.com/node/16636027

    The article is interesting in that it looks at the case of a man who went to prison for selling a harmless orchid without the proper form. The other prisoners couldn’t understand how he ended up in prison and kept asking him if the orchid had some form of properties that you could get high on (note: it did not).

    The scope of the problem is enormous. An entire judicial prison industrial complex now exists in the U.S. in which 1 out of every 31 American adults are either incarcerated or on probation/parole and often for things that were not even illegal just a few decades ago.

  • Kurt Plummer

    >>
    What’s so “immoral” and “unthinkable” about two groups with long histories of not getting along, going their separate ways? Isn’t it just common sense?
    >>

    Blacks can’t do it on their own and _don’t want to_.  A one mean standard deviation difference in our population groups average IQ equates to 2.3% of the black population having the mental faculties (120 IQ) to make use of a college education and 15% of the white population doing so (vs. 70% or more for the Ashkenazi whose IQ is, in turn, around one MSD above our own…).

    The smartest of blacks want to associate with whites because that’s where the moneyed business privileges in a safe environment happen.  They don’t want to rule a black nation of men and women a good FORTY POINTS lower in not just intelligence but associated (socially adjusted) behaviors.  To be King of the damned is still living in hell.

    Blacks _are not_ ignorant of the way it is folks.  They sell the victim entitlement card hard but they know that they cannot afford to disenfranchise themselves from white social beneficence.

    This is why WE must be the initiators.  Whether it be to move towards a society of exogenic genomics (trading super babies for sterilization after 1-2), supported by robotic automation at every level until we -can- separate.

    Or, cutting the umbilical ourselves.  Because they never will.

    Obama is the way blacks see themselves ‘getting over on us’ with 13% of the population ruling the 35-40% of whites who will remain after 2060.

    And it is only through this that we are seeing the reality of ‘working for The System’ when The System is pointed towards black subsistence entitlement.

  • Kurt Plummer

    KD,

    Re: Crack Wars.
    In New York, matters became so horrific that _black religious figures_ were asking for harsher sentences because there was a real threat of black social implosion.

    People don’t remember that mandatory sentencing laws came about because Crack Cocaine was cheap enough to cause -anyone- to use enough of it to become psychotic.

    And yet only blacks did so in numbers sufficient to make it so dangerous to their own that their civic leaders pleaded for help.

  • Guest

    Someone wrote.    “I had a call center job where the majority of my co workers were ex cons and/or lived in halfway houses. The most toxic people to be around.  I felt dirty everytime I got off work and went home just being around them.”

    I worked in one of the most affirmative action ultra liberal ortganizations around, UCLA hospital in a clerical job.  Almost all the men were criminals and almost all the women were welfare to work mammas.

    I must say the women were worse than the men.  I have come to believe the reason black women are so much more agressive and wild than the men is due to prison.  Black men begin their careers in the local juvenile hall at 12 or so, then the county or state youth reform schools, then the young offenders units and by 15 or so the state prison for a long term.

    They at least have the notion that there are other people in the world. The black women however are the welfare queens of their little house in the projects and when welfare reform forced them out into the world they had no idea of how to function in a work environment.

    Of course they had no idea of how to function in any other environment either.

  • Alexandra1973

    While at the gas station the other day I saw this black guy wearing a black-and-white horizontal-striped hoodie.

    I had to keep from bursting out laughing.

  • Natassia

    Someone commented (probably here at amren) that blacks just can’t seem to do their drugs in a peaceful fashion.

  • MikeofAges

    Yes and no. I don’t argue that. I was thinking more in terms of major independent businesses. Muebleria. Super Mercado. Whatever.

  • Dan

    I’ve heard Russia doesn’t mess around with criminals. In the U.S. most prisons have a large Black population and they wreak havoc on the system. Regarding homosexuality in prison-The Blacks I supervised didn’t believe a man was committing a homosexual act unless he was playing the part of the “catcher” or female role during intercourse.

    • KenelmDigby

      One thing Russians are not is sentimental.
      They would have worked the blacks to death (got some economic value out of them) in sub-zero Siberian coal mines.
        Anyone who ‘acts up’ would be beaten to death on the spot there and then.

  • Hirene

    I am surprised the author is Asian.  He must be gay because Asians are frequent targets of diversity crime so why isn’t he defending  his own people?

  • Chasity McFarlin

    Wow. Every single person in this thread sounds ignorant and backwards. I agree, this was an absurd article but you predjudice, barbaric idiots seem to have some f*cked up misconceptions. You need to be locked in a room for a week with people from other ethnities. You all have issues you need to figure out (judging by all the racial/stereotypical hatred you have toward what seems to be all blacks, even non-violent middle-class law abiding ones). Seems like most of you grew up in small towns w/o a bucket to piss in let alone, teeth to chew with. You’ll all have to meet your Maker face to face one day and give account for all the hateful things you’re saying. P.S. This is coming from a 19 year old BLACK woman, Biology Major, future Oral-Maxillofacial surgeon.