On “Dream” 50th, Race Is Less Black & White, More Scale of Grey

Charles Badger, Washington Times, August 29, 2013


Measuring progress toward King’s dream requires moving beyond categorizing people and events as either racist or not. A more sophisticated analysis appreciates gradations of racial harm. Using the Model Penal Code as a template, produces a “Scale of Racial Wrongdoing” which looks like so:

Type #1: Negligence—Negligence is when a person neither knows nor intends the harm they’re causing, but should have known. This is the lowest culpability level and includes having racial and ethnic stereotypes, unconscious implicit associations, or what are called “micro-aggressions.”

Examples of causing racial harm negligently include Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia’s comment this May about serving Tiger Woods fried chicken, the Daily Caller using the acronym “HNIC” that same month, Sen. Harry Reid referring to President Obama as having “no Negro dialect” and Joe Biden referring to Obama as “clean” and “articulate,” in 2008.


Type #2: Recklessness—Here, again, a person doesn’t intend the harm they’re causing. Yet they’re aware their words or actions can cause harm, and consciously disregard that unjustified risk.

Newt Gingrich acted racially reckless in coining “food stamp president,” as did Rep. Don Young’s by using “wetbacks” this April. Or John Sununu’s use of “lazy” and “learn to be American” to describe Obama. {snip}


Type #3: Knowing—To be consciously aware of one’s belief in superiority and inferiority of racial groups, whilst “meaning well”, or without intending harm by it.

A tell-tale sign of someone acting knowingly but not intentionally racist is beginning a sentence with, “I’m not racist, but…”

Examples here include Jason Richwine, fired from the Heritage Foundation in May for asserting Latinos have lower IQs than white people, and we should discriminate against them on that basis.

In the category of knowingly causing harm are the white nationalists Richwine associated with: the Alternative Right, who’s founder runs an organization for “the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States.” The group also has the anti-immigrant website VDare.com, and the Occidental Observer which describes itself dedicated to “white identity, [and] white interests.”

There are also the knowingly white supremacist, like the 23 members of the Towson University White Student Union who crashed a seminar of black Republicans to ask why Frederick Douglas didn’t thank his slave master for giving him shelter.


Knowing exactly what he was doing, too, was the Sen. Rand Paul staffer, Jack Hunter, resigned this summer after preaching white pride and secession while wearing Confederate flag masks.


Type #4: Purposeful—This, the highest level of moral culpability, should be reserved for the most hateful acts intended to do racial harm. This would include hate crimes and discrimination, and throwing bananas at black soccer players which happens almost every year in Europe.

But this also includes the previous Rand Paul staffer fired in 2009 for participating in a heavy metal band that wished people “Happy N***** Day” on MLK day, with a photo of a lynching.

Doing racial wrong with a purpose are the many groups in the Richwine race-IQ cabal, like the white nationalist American Renaissance (the editor of which said after Katrina, “When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of civilization—disappears”) and the whole neo-Confederate libertarian fringe of which Hunter is an exemplar.

Ditto Mel Gibson, Michael Richards, and Riley Cooper’s n-word tirades, and Rep. Steve King’s Latinos-as-drug-runners hate-mongering.


In sum, in 21st Century America, race wrongs no longer come in the simple on/off switch of racist or not, but, rather, in at least four distinct flavors meriting at least four distinct responses.

Hate speech and hate acts done purposefully should be treated as crimes. Racial harm committed knowingly but not intentionally should be met with education, to understand, for example, the false equivalence of a White Student Union, and to create a public that politicians cannot attract with coded appeals like “as far as I know.”

In the case of recklessness and negligence, much can be solved by more genuine interracial friendships, first, because it’s harder to “hate up close”; and, second, by appreciating that “offensive” has become a far, far overused word.


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  • So sensitive, conditional and controlling.
    “I too have a dream…” that all of these useless people would just go away.

    • borogirl54

      Ain’t that the truth!

    • ms_anthro

      If “go away” is a euphemism, then I share your dream.

  • borogirl54

    The thing is a lot of these folks are telling the truth. Latinos actually have lower IQ’s than whites and Asians. Mexicans have a high dropout rate.

    • proudwhitegirl

      Southeast asians, Filipinos and Pacific islanders all have lower mean IQs than whites do. The only asians that have slightly higher mean IQs (but not higher rates of genius IQ as whites do) are Koreans, Chinese (Hong Kong), Japanese and Taiwanese.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        These are the ones that we get into our system. Generally, even Northern Asians are not of higher IQ than whites. I have known some really dumb Chinese and Japanese people. More-over, the ones I have known personally were good at getting good grades, but very emotionally immature and temperamental.

        In the 1950s and early 60s, the U.S. allowed some Chinese refugees to settle in Chinatowns, mainly SF and NYC. They did not excel because there were no special programs to give them inroads into the educational systems, jobs, etc. They turned into gangsters or like my wife’s brother in law, became some of the laziest, delusional people I have ever seen.

  • sbuffalonative

    “When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of civilization—disappears”

    Naturally, the author doesn’t cite any evidence to prove this statement wrong.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Well, not sure it’ll disappear–it’ll look like most of Africa.

      • Andy

        The original definition of civilization did not include most of Africa.

  • Puggg

    Someone should alert Charles Badger that libertarians are the total polar opposite of racially minded people.

    Charles Badger forgot:

    Type #5 — That white people even exist, which is a crime against humanity.

    But at least for once, he acknowledged the existence of American Renaissance.

    Still, I can’t wrap my doggy mind about the Washington Times letting him appear in its pages but they got rid of Samuel Francis.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    The only reason they made up these “gradations” of racial harm is because almost no whites actually do anything genuinely harmful to non-whites anymore. White liberals can no longer sob over violent crimes against minorities, so they have to open up new frontiers of “harm” to continue feeling superior to white conservatives.

  • bigone4u

    Under the Model Penal Code all whites are guilty of racism. The Scale of Racial Wrongdoing is intended to instill that massive guilt in order to turn our attention away from the genocide on whites through race replacement, white inpoverishment, and black crime. It’s easy to see through this garbage if you’re awake, and more of us are awakening every day.

    • sbuffalonative

      Whenever someone brings up the Zimmerman case when discussing white-black issues, demand that before continuing with the discussion that they acknowledge that Zimmerman self-identifies as Hispanic.

      • CharlesFinley

        …or get them to admit that if George is a “white hispanic”,
        then barry is a white african.

        …and dare them to punch up New Nation News dot com.

        And finally, suggest that it’s time for them to get phuckt.

  • sbuffalonative

    If anyone is into the study of racial (sexual, female, et al) accusations, google: Kafkatrapping Armed and Dangerous

    The author lays out different examples of trapping people in Kafkaesque denunciations.

  • amourpropre

    “Neo-Confederate Libertarianism,” i.e., the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Spartacus

    “To be consciously aware of one’s belief in superiority and inferiority of racial groups…”


    You mean like this ?

    • ms_anthro

      I will never get tired of that image.

  • mgs166

    “Type #4: Purposeful—This, the highest level of moral culpability, should
    be reserved for the most hateful acts intended to do racial harm. This
    would include hate crimes and discrimination, and throwing bananas at
    black soccer players which happens almost every year in Europe.”

    Type #5: Incomprehensible–This, the absolute highest level of impulsive, highly focused and lethal rage, should be reserved for the most hateful acts intended to do not just racial harm, but severe bodily harm as well. This would include the killing of infants in strollers as well as killing because it is “bored” since it possesses the mind of an animal behind soulless sub-human eyes.

  • Hal K

    Wow, the writer appears to be serious. If you go to the original article you will see that he is black. It is alarming to see a supposedly conservative newspaper like the Washington Times print an article promoting racial hypersensitivity.

    • MBlanc46

      More like racial thought policing.

  • dd121

    The authors assertions only have validity when coming from an anti-white Marxist perspective.

  • MekongDelta69

    And this is from the Washington Times, no less. (Your so-called, ‘conservative’ alternative to the WaPo.)

    Hate speech and hate acts done purposefully should be treated as crimes.

    I can not STAND the terms and the laws regarding ‘hate’ crimes; ‘hate’ speech; ‘hate’ thought.

    And NOT because they only go one way, I don’t want them to go both ways.

    Unless you want to live in Orwell’s world (which I don’t), I want them GONE.

    • NorthSea

      “Hate speech…..done purposefully should be treated as crimes.”…here it comes. Washington Times – says everything you need to know about conservatives.

      • ms_anthro

        Out of curiosity, who owns the Washington Times?

        • NorthSea

          The paper was established in 1982 by Sun Myung Moon, the Korean “evangelist” who wanted the paper to be religiously based.

          • Lagerstrom

            What? The original ‘Moonie’? Really?

          • NorthSea

            Yep, the same.

    • robinbishop34

      “That is, unless you want to live in Orwell’s world (which I don’t).”

      But it’s been such a delightful romp so far.

  • Charles Badger could have quoted my favorite quote machine, myself, with my 64th Axiom:

    Of the some 7 billion people on Earth, if even only one of them is a gentile white heterosexual non-leftist, the other 6,999,999,999 people will be oppressed minorities.

    And he’d literally believe it, too.

  • NorthSea

    “Harder to hate up close.” Probably news to any beneficiary of street-level diversity.

    • Jesse James

      That’s not been my experience.

  • JohnEngelman

    Doing racial wrong with a purpose are the many groups in the Richwine race-IQ cabal, like the white nationalist American Renaissance (the editor of which said after Katrina, “When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of civilization—disappears”)

    – Charles Badger, Washington Times, August 29, 2013


    Whenever someone says something like this I ask: What did he [Jared Taylor] say that is not true?

  • JohnEngelman

    A tell-tale sign of someone acting knowingly but not intentionally racist is beginning a sentence with, “I’m not racist, but…”

    – Charles Badger, Washington Times, August 29, 2013

    If someone calls me a “racist” I explain what precisely I believe about racial differences and respond, ” If by your definition of “racist” that makes me a racist, I do not care.

    I go on to explain that for too long the fear of being called a “racist” has inhibited the dialogue on race liberals call for while hypocritically suppressing.

  • John Smith

    We’re living in an artificial bubble created by and dependent on massive deficit spending. When the time comes where we can no longer spend enormous amounts of money to maintain the artificial bubble… [fill in the blank].

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Two ways to understand this fellow. He believes:

    1) Diversity/multiculturalism is such an important public good that absolutely nothing can be permitted that threatens the grand, noble experiment of multi-ethnic, multiracial inclusion. Therefore it follows that:

    2) As fundamental freedoms — of speech and association — threaten diversity, their exercise must criminalized:

    “Hate speech . . . should be treated as crimes.”

    An example of the “highest level of moral culpability” deserving criminal penalty? The words of the editor of American Renaissance, Jared Taylor, who said: “When blacks are left entirely to
    their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of

    It does not matter if what the editor of American Renaissance said is true or not. Truth is of no value — if it is detrimental to the grand experiment. Diversity is the ONLY value. All over values are secondary, expendable if they in any way interfere with the grand experiment.

    Charles Badger is a totalitarian, a diversity zealot.

    • jane johnson

      It’s moral relativism writ large; there is no objective truth, therefore the truth is irrelevant to the narrative that diversity is a worthy goal no matter the cost to liberty. Also, Mr. Badger can’t even spell Frederick Douglass.

  • Irishgirl

    Somebody is going to have to explain to me how Biden calling Obama “clean” and “articulate” is in any way racist.

    I mean, the last guy who called me clean and articulate – well, that just really ticked me off!

    • IstvanIN

      Because most of them are not clean and articulate, but I think you know that.

      • ms_anthro

        In Irishgirl’s defense, most of the bottom-feeders crawling around in Washington look like televangelists and shady used car dealers. They don’t call it “Hollywood for Ugly People” for nothing.

  • Truthseeker

    I sincerely wish we could get back all the time, money and brainpower that’s been wasted over the years because of “diversity” and all its attendant dilemmas. We whites are sick of these lectures on “how to not be a racist,” and we’re sick of these attempts to neuter us out of any distinctiveness or cultural identity. These totalitarians peddle this garbage and all it does it make the average white person less likely to engage with non-whites, because life is too short to scrutinize every word for its level of “racist” intent.

    You want to end “racism”? Stop forcing people to coexist with people who are vastly different from them. Let people stick with their own kind and no one has to worry about being “racist” toward anyone else. We just want to live our lives and not worry about whether we’re catering to others we share no interests with. Just end this diversity nightmare already.

    • Sick of it

      That would be a very biblical solution to the modern Babylon.

  • Chris

    This guy really needs to pull his head out of his black arse and take a look around. The racism is exactly one direction and its black against white. Stop gaslighting and get real jerkoff.

  • Wethepeople

    Bahaha thanks for giving three of our websites publicity, so if there are semi conscious, curios people out there they’ll know where to look. Further more his ultra lib readers will come here, and be awoken by the truth. Thanks for reducing my recruiting quota Mr. Badger.

    I would like to add, maybe the “Latino-as-drug-runner” motif stems from Latinos being drug runners?

  • MBlanc46

    This is really frightening. Opinions are to be criminalized in this author’s view. It’s Stalinism without the Gulag. Yet.

  • Andy

    Huh – I notice that the worst examples of white racism are using rude words and making uncomfortable observations about society.

  • proudwhitegirl

    Bantus and their advocates are so afraid of us. It’s really quite a compliment. However, their attempts to limit our freedom of speech and control where we live, with whom we associate, hire, befriend, or marry is not to be tolerated.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    “Microagressions.” I hate this Orwellian word.

    Before an IQ challenged black poster used it on SBPDL, I’d never heard of it. He loved using polysyllabic words as this one out of context. Rhetorically, he reminded me of Mrs. Malaprop.

  • FormerlyEdNY

    “Paula Dean’s mouth letting the infamous n-word slip from it 30 years ago should have resulted in her being arrested, tried in some kangaroo court with 12 clones of Rachel Jentel sitting on the jury, convicted of a ‘hate crime’ and then sent to a Soviet-style, Cultural Marxist gulag for the rest of her days?”

    I believe something similar to the above will happen in this country. The left definitely has the momentum.

  • Erasmus

    At first I had thought this a joke, but I see Charles Badger wants us to take him seriously.

    He writes like a graduate of an HBCU, with gratuitous punctuation and used mostly incorrectly, probably in the mistaken belief that every subordinate clause is always parenthetic and that the liberal use of commas, (unnecessarily), is the hallmark of the refined mind.

    (Where in his category of “hate” speech does my comment fall? I wonder.)

  • watling

    O, for a return to the simpler 70s when we didn’t have to concern ourselves with all this Orwellian nonsense.

  • Charles Lincoln

    More than anything else, I am amazed that people like Mr. Badger have no respect for the concepts of freedom of speech and of the press, of free assembly and the importance of debate and the “American Way” of promoting change by protecting unpopular ideas. HIS ideas were once in the minority. It was once considered ludicrous to say that interracial friendships would solve any of America’s problems. (OK, it’s still kind of ludicrous to us, but not to a large number of people in the “mainstream elite”).

    But somehow, by exercise of freedom of speech (coupled with a LOT of money invested in Hollywood movies and news and history twisting TV programming, government propaganda, and “education”) the norms were altered, and this guy can look down on us, because our (white) ancestors respected freedom of speech throughout U.S. history.

    To criminalize any form of freedom of speech means that ALL FORMS of speech can be criminalized. If we Whites ever take control again, I hope we will remember that. We can (and should) make laws restricting the elective franchise, restricting who holds office, but we should never suppress freedom of speech when nothing more than the expression of ideas is at stake. That is why I am not and could never be a “Nazi” and never would align myself with any movement based on anything but the U.S. Constitution (or some close derivative variant such as the Constitution of the Confederate States of America): freedom to speak, and freedom to think are what defines us as human.

    The ways we exercise those freedoms may well define us as Americans or Confederates or Confederate Americans. But the right to use our God-given powers of intellect to try to make the world a better place: that is the basis for everything.

  • Erasmus

    Oh, Lord, the genius of Urkel’s family.

  • Jenkem Huffington

    That troglodyte should be imprisoned for assault and battery on the English language. You can always tell when an orc is writing.

  • rebellisMMXII

    “Newt Gingrich acted racially reckless in coining “food stamp president,””…racially reckless!?!

  • rebellisMMXII

    “Newt Gingrich acted racially reckless in coining “food stamp president””…racially reckless? What does that even mean?
    “Lazy”? How is that racist? Too close to legitament observation?
    “Learn to be American.” American isn’t a race…

    Yes, this is mostly rhetorical, but it sheds light on supposed black intellectual thought.