Why White People Aren’t as Cool as Black People

Dexter Thomas, Guardian, April 14, 2015

Obama seems to be the King Midas of political cool. Any topic he touches–whether it’s climate change, rap music, or health care–suddenly becomes hip. Even when he mixes up Star Wars and Star Trek, or makes an awkward attempt at greeting people in Jamaican patois, America is constantly giving him cool points.

But this will never happen for Rand Paul (should he by some strange turn of events be elected), or most other Republicans. The right wing are scrambling to figure out how to win over the youth–a group that is, more than ever, obsessed with coolness. The key to reaching this group might very well be to be cool; to beat Obama at his own game. But they won’t succeed. This is because they’re white–and white people are not as cool as black people.

Pity the conservatives: they will never win the cool war. Being cool is always going to mean reaching curiously towards something foreign and, as long as the right wing is focused on pushing the foreign away–whether that be immigrants, gay people, Muslims, women, or especially blacks–it will never be cool.

To be cool, you need to be part of a minority–not one so minor that it is invisible, but one that is easy for a lay person to imagine and understand. Also, it’s not enough that you reject the majority–it needs to reject you first.

In the United States, the most visible and easily understandable population of rejects is black people. This is why the bleeding edge of cool is always black (which is apt, because black people have been bleeding for centuries). When other minorities enter white spaces, reactions range from polite disinterest to hostility (when California’s first Muslim judge was appointed this year, people called him the “Jihadist Judge”). But when black people enter a white space, they’re cool by default. This is because for black people, even squares like Obama, being cool is completely effortless. Sometimes, it’s even unwanted.

If you’ve ever been the only black person at a party, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Once the music comes on, all eyes are on you. You might have two broken left feet and a bad back, but in that moment, every white face turns to you, waiting for you channel the spirits of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Bobby Shmurda into a dazzling display of exotic dancing majesty. You could do jumping jacks at this point and people will copy you, in hopes of absorbing some of your coolness. You’re automatically hip, even if you don’t want to be.

But this isn’t me gloating. The fact that blacks are still cool by default is probably a sign that the white American market still needs black coolness, in order to fill some ambiguous hole in its heart. The week that Walter Scott was shot in South Carolina and America muttered a collective sigh of annoyance at the prospect of yet another month of black-related news coverage, the Billboard Top 10 was dominated by black artists. The officer who shot him was listening to a hybrid rap/blues song when he pulled Scott over. This should be no surprise. We hold our blacks close in our ears, and push them away in our hearts.

There may come a day when the black monopoly ends, and white people have an equal shot at being cool. That will be the day that black people cease to be exotic, because white America will view black America as part of the same America, instead of just a source for sports highlights, mp3s, and “on fleek” tweets from Denny’s. It will also be the day that we stop searching for reasons why black children deserve to die. In other words, it will be the day that racism ends.

On that day, I will no longer be automatically hip at parties.

I’d be cool with that, though.

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  • Cliven Owens

    The Guardian is right. We need to be more Black. I think if all Whites turned into wiggers, it would eliminate all of our guilt and self-hatred.

    • Cliven Owens

      New Jersey is leading the way in being “cool”:

      • Red

        Lord these people are pathetic. Unbelievable.

        • LHathaway

          here here. I hope your are talking about the retarded author of this latest work of inversion.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Ok THIS is cool.

        • I need some eye-bleach. If I wrote more about the whatever-it-is in the first picture, I would be banned by the mods. All I can say is that some folks are seriously messed-up.

          • ghettovalley

            These wigroes are an embarrassment and shame to normal white people. Into the oven these degenerates go.

        • Kenner

          Fix-o-Dent and forget it.

        • throttler

          Yeah, that is not cool. I would not want my teeth to look like that. Almost all of black fashions are not cool. Wearing your pants so that they slip down and you can see the underwear is not cool; they just look like retards. Wearing your hat backwards is not cool.Donning huge white t-shirts makes them look like dorks. Remember when they used to hang gigantic clocks around their necks? Totally uncool.

          • ekwaykway

            Flava Flave with the big clock.

          • Deep North

            Maybe if every black person wore a giant clock around their neck they would be on time.

          • InAFreeCountry

            No, they’re set to CPT.

          • ekwaykway

            Nobody ever said he could read the clock. Lol

          • Who Me?

            I missed the clocks, but I remember the pacifiers…!

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Dis here nigra gunna hab dem teefs ripped out by one o dem gangbangers…after he dun shootses dem.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          I genuinely don’t understand why people do this to their teeth, It looks horrifying.

          • Susan

            You may be expecting too much from the average nigra. Common sense and logic do not reside in nigra brains. If you keep that in mind, everything they do makes sense. Well, it really doesn’t, but you’ll understand why.

        • SoulInvictus

          Oh come now, you know you want to give that some sugar…

      • LeonNJ

        We don’t have those creatures in South Jersey. I’d like to think of us being more sophisticated than the northerners in that regard.

        • Cliven Owens

          Well that’s good to hear. Didn’t mean to bash either. But every time I see a White fool that has this kind of hairdo, I think of that silly MTV show Jersey Shore that all the brainwashed kids in America watched and immortalized.

          • ghettovalley

            That was the worst show I’ve ever had the misfortune of viewing. R.I.P. Western Civilization, you were great while you lasted.

      • TruthBeTold

        I’d love a ‘Where is he now’ follow up.

        Did he stay on this path and if so what did he become or did he open his mind one day and realize he was on the wrong life path.

        • Lexonaut

          Relax. Ginger Pimps is just his stage name.

    • The Dude

      Who says we don’t have diversity?

      • Earl P. Holt III

        The nigras in their black gangs must look upon these pitiful losers like Lenin looked upon the West’s “Liberals”: He called them “Useful Idiots,” and vowed to hang them FIRST…

        • The Dude

          I never understand the whites who act black. If they want to “act cool”, there’s enough coolness that is typically white to go around. And it tends to be a lot classier than the black’s. No need to ape* other subspecies because it just looks awkward.

          ————–
          * no pun intended

          • Earl P. Holt III

            The “Stockholm Syndrome” explains it: Anywhere I see Whites who are solicitous of nigros, I see individuals who are SCARED TO DEATH OF THEM…!

    • Who Me?

      Oh God! Just shoot it!

  • “Scrambling to figure out how to win over the youth”

    What for?

    Why did Willie Sutton rob banks? Who do politicians chase after 45 and older voters?

    Any time I hear a politician say that his fortunes depend on young voters or Hispanics, nine times out of ten, he’s doomed.

    • TruthBeTold

      The youth vote has become a problem due to social media.

      Kids are herd animals and they can easily be led to follow a trend they think they started.

      Social scientists working for PR firms know how to track ‘cool’ and market it to kids.

      It’s going to be awhile before these kids pick up on the fact that they were manipulated by focus groups and twitter.

      • But is it really any worse in this generation than previous generations of young people? People under 30 hardly vote in almost all elections. Even the ballyhooed first election of Obama in 2008, the under 30 vote was only slightly up over four years before, and four years later it was right back down again.

        • TruthBeTold

          Yes it is worse with the advent of instant social media.

          • ghettovalley

            The world is worse with the advent of social media. I can’t even begin to describe the extent to which fellow millennials disgust me. It’s hard to bite my tongue sometimes when faced with the staggering levels of ignorance and degeneracy I see posted on a daily basis on social media by my peers. And their kids are going to be terrible, because their fathers aren’t around and their mothers are too absorbed with their iphones to actually raise their children. Let’s just say America is doomed.

          • TruthBeTold

            Social media has been co-opted as a new form of lynching.

            There are progressive liberals who know how to manipulate young kids. Look at how quickly they got them to accept gay marriage.

            But I used to be what I call a ‘passive liberal’. I grew up hearing about the ‘horror’ stories of ‘black oppression’ and I believed it was bad. I say I was passive because although I believed the hype I was never actively involved in a cause.

            After I left college and was on my own and had one-on-one experience with blacks I began to see through the endless excuses blacks and their apologist made.

            I suspect that after kids are on their own and they are confronted with buying a home in a nice neighborhood and wanting their kids to get a good education they’re going to come face to face with the policies they championed.

            The question is will they learn from their mistakes and will it be too late?

      • Speedy Steve

        woowoo

    • propagandaoftruth

      The best way to be seen as “cool” by young people is to utterly cease trying to be cool.

      Flip off the entire concept of “cool”, cease fake-o pretenses. Genuineness and disdain for “cool” make one “cool” more than posing.

      Also growing a pair helps.

      • Disdain for “cool” makes one real, which is heaps better.

        • propagandaoftruth

          The blacks who have thought me the coolest were those who feared me…

          • 1776commence

            Same here!

          • Jefferson Goodberry

            Absolutely! I’m 6’6″ / 270 with 22″ arms and about 8% body-fat as a result of nearly 20 years of bodybuilding. I’ve always done this as it is my hobby and my escape from the drudgery of work and stress. However, whenever any blacks (especially women) see me they come up to me and marvel over my physique… no kidding! White people (and unfortunately white women in particular!) almost never ask me about my training, diet or compliment my physique, but I can j guarantee at least one black person will come up to me in awe when I’m out in public… it is a near certainty.

          • pcmustgo

            You’re right… the less you like blacks, the more they respect you…

          • ElComadreja

            They despise whites that lower themselves to have sex with them. Even they understand how wrong it is.

      • Dale McNamee

        I agree !

        I’m glad that I never tried to be “cool”,
        and was respected and accepted for
        who I was…

        And I did likewise to them…

        Being genuine is the “coolest” thing of all !

      • pcmustgo

        yup, that’s me baby… a leader

      • anony

        “To thine own self be true, and surely as the night follows the day… .”

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      White voters under 30 voted for Mitt Romney over Barrack Obama in 2012; Republicans win youths in their demographic.

  • TruthBeTold

    In the future the word ‘cool’ will be seen as a slur towards black behavior and become politically incorrect.

    That’s how these things work.

  • Chip Carver

    White people aren’t cool because a hostile media hand in hand with “academia” (if we can call it that these days) says they’re not. Only primitive melanin enriched groups and certain “aggrieved groups” can be looked at as cool or “legit”.

    • 1776commence

      I would also add that since the average black does not have much to contribute to society, they really only have “coolness” to work with. Which in my opinion is a manufactured “cool” which is slowly coming to an end.

      • ElComadreja

        This “cool” crap with them all started with the popularity of the blues in the 1960’s. Stupid whites thought that just because a few of them played half decent guitar it made all of them “cool” even though most of them couldn’t talk in complete sentences.

    • LHathaway

      Thank you. I was hoping someone would say something like this. Educators and the media treat Blacks as if they are singularly important, with women and other people of color slightly less important. Read any news article that has ever been written, written any time during the last 50 years, Whites, their concerns, their interests, do not appear at all. The only time Whites are Ever mentioned is as being racists, privilege or oppressors. Other than that, Whites and their concerns do not exist at all.

    • ekwaykway

      Not wiff da street cred I gots.

  • MekongDelta69

    I’d rather be ‘uncool’ than be black

    • LexiconD1

      So would I, and our children are thankful for it.

      • The Dude

        Mine will certainly be. I like to do clean-ups around the hood.

        • ghettovalley

          Nice meme brother

    • TruthBeTold

      “Cool” is just blacks and their inability to respect social norms.

      It’s their innate ignorance of respect for others around them that they consider a social advantage.

  • Johann Wald

    No problem. I’m just fine with not cool, boring, vanilla, articulate, widely read, intelligent and attractive people rather than all people of color who are none of the above.

    • Who Me?

      Nothing wrong with vanilla–it outsells all other flavorings worldwide by about 8:1! (I know, I know, OT, but it’s a true fact I couldn’t help sharing.)
      People who simply go their own way and stay true to themselves are the ones who are usually seen as “cool”. It may take a while, (A couple of months is “forever” to a pre-teen) but it’s far preferable to having been seen as cool, and been discarded by the “in” group later after having been unmasked as a fraud. Adults hopefully have a bit better sense of balance, but apparently not much. Anybody who wants to “be cool” after the age of about 23 needs mental health care.

      • Susan

        No intelligent white has EVER thought nigras were cool!

    • TruthBeTold

      I can live without “cool” being anywhere near me. In fact, I go out of my way to avoid “cool”.

      “Cool” is my new euphemism.

  • Tarczan

    Well Dexter, after thirty years of dealing with black people,I can tell you, they are not cool. It is not cool to be addicted to crack cocaine, marijuana, or alcohol. It is not cool to have children who are high school graduates who can barely read. It is not cool to have more black people in prison than in college. It is not cool for most black people to live off the benevolence of whites. It is not cool to drive around for months on the emergency spare tire. It is not cool to drink a twelve pack of malt liquor, and pass out on the floor while your chillun be running around in dirty diapers. It is not cool for the average black women to have a net worth of about five dollars. I could go on, but you get the idea.

    Somewhere, someone believes this nonsense, but no one on this website.

    • pcmustgo

      It is not cool to be so disgustingly insecure and full of Angry Black Woman hate you run around giving people hostile stares and body language… it is not cool Blacks ruin most public events with negative, nasty behavior…

    • TruthBeTold

      If you’ve ever been the only black person at a party, you know exactly
      what I’m talking about. Once the music comes on, all eyes are on you.
      You might have two broken left feet and a bad back, but in that moment,
      every white face turns to you

      Since I avoid parties and places that blacks frequent I don’t know if this is true; though it sounds like he believes blacks are the center of the universe.

      But if it’s true, whites are looking at blacks as their entertainment. ‘Damn, can that boy dance or what?’

      I don’t believe that’s how Mr. Thomas sees it but that’s what’s happening.

    • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

      To add… It’s not cool to be a grandmother at 31

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  • Luca

    Doing drugs, spreading disease, robbing, raping, stealing, collecting welfare, being loud, violent, vulgar and crude, ah yes… all those really cool things.

    • UncleSham

      Yeah I’ve heard that song. It’s got a really catchy beat.

      • Luca

        Say, maybe I could turn this into a rap song. You know, how White people really view nigras. Should be a big hit or perhaps I’ll get arrested for hate speech.

    • ElComadreja

      You forgot murder.

  • USofAntiWhite

    “When the music comes on, all eyes are on you” because the lights are dim and everyone, including other Blacks are wondering if and when you are going to steal the stereo or wonder off to the bedrooms to rifle through the jewelry box.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    But don’t Liberals always promote esteem lifting programs for blacks because they assure us blacks lack self-esteem due to being looked down on them? Yet this black author tells us that everywhere he goes non-blacks treat him like he’s the coolest man in the room, and he suggests this happens to blacks all the time. Being treated like you’re so much cooler than everyone else hardly seems like it would deflate the ol’ self esteem. Quite the opposite. It’s difficult to take the Liberal narrative seriously when it contradicts itself so much.

    • Yeah, blacks are “cool”, but they lack “self-esteem”? Whatever. Yes, in my opinion, most blacks are “cool” if by cool you mean have hugely inflated egos. I have never met a Negro yet, who acknowledged that he/she had any faults or was ashamed of anything. They are all so high on themselves.

      • Petronius

        Right! –– all blacks have an exaggerated opinion of themselves.

        • People are always saying that we Whites don’t understand black people. That’s funny. In reality, blacks are very easy to understand; there is nothing hard to figure out. As you said, they are just losers with an exaggerated view of themselves, who lack empathy for anyone else. What is there to understand?

      • TruthBeTold

        “Cool” is just blacks without an sense of self-awareness for respect for social norms.

        I’d never invite “cool” to a backyard barbeque.

      • ghettovalley

        Most people with a low level of intelligence tend to have high self-esteem and an unwarranted sense of self-importance. They’re just too stupid to realize how much they actually suck. It seems to be a fairly common thing for the black community, fairly typical behavior. I suppose that their low levels of cognitive ability and intelligence coupled with their extreme narcissism are the most likely root causes for these types of thoughts and behaviors.

        • Petronius

          And because they have such an exaggerated opinion of themselves, they will always fail to measure up to whatever destiny they believe they deserve.

          And so when they inevitably fail, well then, it has to be somebody else’s fault.

          And that’s where we come in. Black failure = white discrimination = a permanent justification (in their minds) for black on white violence.

        • TCA

          Dunning-Kruger effect.

    • People most likely treat this author with the same sort of polite condescension with which normal people treat the mentally retarded. Only he is too…cool…to realize it.

  • Truthseeker

    If being “cool” rather than a wise leader is what it takes to ascend to power, I don’t want to live in a democratic system.

    • Speedy Steve

      Florence King once said “democracy is the crude leading the crud.” I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Deacon Blue

    The author is delusional. Amongst the liberal “illuminati” Blacks may think they are cool
    as they are coddled and condescended to as “trendy pets” but they are absolutely not
    cool. Cool is the dude from the Dos Equis commercial. And he absolutely ain’t Black.
    Cool is Jason Stratham in The Transporter. Cool is James Bond, especially Sean
    Connery. Cool is heavy metal singer and Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson, who
    sings like nobody’s business, can pilot commercial aircraft and is a professional fencer.
    Cool are heavyweight boxing brother, the Klitschkos, both who kick *ss, take names
    and have earned research doctorates. Need I name more? All of these folks have
    something in common. Care to guess what that is Dexter Thomas? Show me a
    professional Black boxer with an earned PhD? A rapper who can fly a jet and compete
    in a professional sport too? Ya feel me dawg? Black is not cool. It is not the new cool.
    It never will be cool. Y’all concur with this point even if we differ on others?

    • Kenner

      You’re defining ‘cool’ as something over the purview of a self-absorbed 17 year old. That’s the difference.

      • Deacon Blue

        Guilty! But if we want to do an “apples-to-apples” comparison to
        the article and author above, citing names like Jefferson, Churchill,
        Hume, Nietzsche, Adams, Patton, etc., might not get my point across.

    • Yeah, when I want someone to fix my complex automobile; diagnose my illness; or safely land the plane me and my family are in, I don’t need “cool” people doing it. I will take competent over cool any day.

      • Deacon Blue

        Don’t confuse the two though. One can be cool but not competent,
        one can be competent but not cool and one can be both.

        If I can only pick one I too, choose “competent” over “cool.”

        But hey, why not both?

    • The Dude

      You can add Ron Swanson to that list.

      Anyway, I’ll say what I said in my other comment, which is that whites and blacks have different types of cool. The names you mentioned have a typical Caucasian coolness blacks don’t have, but blacks have their typical cool ways too. The white type tends to be classier.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Let’s put Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on that list, also.

      • Deacon Blue

        Seconded! Frankie Valli and all the Four Seasons can be added. Aye?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        The rat pack were the epitome of cool. No one else, nothing else comes close.

        I have a poster of this hanging in one of the bedrooms of my home.

        • InAFreeCountry

          They had a certain…sophistication that you will never see in a rapper.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            Mob affiliation?

          • InAFreeCountry

            I am not rising to the bait.

        • Julius Caesar

          I’m a Bing Crosby guy myself. Love those guys too, though.

          • InAFreeCountry

            I like Bing, but I wouldn’t call him cool. He’s more with Perry Como or Andy Williams on the cool scale. Fred Astaire had some cool, though.

        • Lexonaut

          Second from our right — is that Mitt Romney?

          Is joke.

          • TCA

            Is funny.

        • Susan

          I don’t think those guys are cool. Some of them had good voices, but they mostly just had big egos, which isn’t very cool.

      • carriewhite64

        Frankie was and always will be the epitome of coolness.

    • Deacon Blue

      I would be remiss, even at the risk of sounding patronizing, if I did not include
      Mr. Jared Taylor on the lists of “cool” and “competent.” Mr. Taylor, thank you for this website, for your years of articulate and logical, fact based writings and for almost single-handedly opening my eyes to how things “truly are.”

      I consider AmRen to be a gift. And while I am somewhat sad it took me so long
      to find this gift, I am grateful that indeed, I did manage to find it.

      I believe in race realism. Because it is steeped in fact, truth and logic.
      Because it does not subscribe to rigid, dogmatic hyperbole and is open,
      flexible enough to allow for critical debate. Because being a race realist
      allows me to draw a line in the sand while at the same time realizing that
      I need to constantly review and reflect on my positions as more information
      and data becomes apparent. Because while many of us may not agree on
      everything related to race we {hopefully} can set aside our minor and petty
      differences to come together to – at the very least – try to stop the Black and
      Brown hordes from further damaging this amazing, unique and worthy
      creation which is White civilization and culture.

      So thank you, Mr. Taylor, for this amazing gift of enlightenment that you
      and many others have offered to me and many others like me who “felt
      something” but lacked the verbosity at the start to express it properly.

      You have allowed many of us to take the abstract and make it concrete.
      You have given many of us the words we needed to fight back against
      the diversity zealots and Progressive Leftist lunacy when we did not have
      them before.

      All of this is “cool” and “competent” to say the least.

    • The Dude

      To me, the epitome of white coolness was the character of mafia boss Isaac Sirko in the season 7 of Dexter. It has been my favorite season so far for that guy alone. He typifies the typical white coolness and composure of “speak softly and carry a big stick”.

      • LHathaway

        ‘Cool’ is a mafia boss on a TV show?

        No offense intended to you, but as I see it, this is part of the problem?

        • The Dude

          Cool here is the way he carries himself, the way he speaks, and deals with people. The guy oozes charisma and confidence, and his coolness is tenfold classier that of the common black. That was my main focus. His “occupation” is secondary in evaluating his coolness.

          But yes, since you mention it, being a mafia boss is cool. It’s evil and bad, but also cool.

    • antiquesunlight

      It’d be hard to find a rapper who can even sing, much less do other things.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    You ain’t cool cuz you don’t got a cool ride.

    • My garage-queen Pinzgauer truck doesn’t run. Again. A Pinzgauer is either cool or nerdy, but a garage-queen is just irritating.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Pinzgauer??

        Post a pix or it ain’t so.

        • I’m too “cool” for that.

          • Lexonaut

            “My digital camera also doesn’t work.”

            By any chance is it black in color?

          • The digital camera is silvery. The Pinzgauer is OD.

          • Lexonaut

            Black … Work … Have another cup.

    • George Moriarty

      Hello Bon, I am confused about the above pictures, are they meant to be cool or just crazy and way out. While they exhibit great mechanical skill most are impractical. I will give top marks to the second picture from the top, yes, that is cool! Was it built by a black or a white mechanic?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        The photos were meant to highlight what blacks consider cool.

        I doubt a White would be caught dead in any of those rides —

        Or with THIS gravestone…

        • bv

          He probably was shot for those rims?

          • Lexonaut

            Yes, and it gives a whole new meaning to the term rim shot.

          • ekwaykway

            Lmao!

        • Jason Lewis

          Is it a spinner?

          • InAFreeCountry

            You needs to axe? Yo, it spin like a mofo, maaaaaaan.

        • George Moriarty

          I understand (re the crazy cars), it’s a bit like the hideous hairstyles, shades and clothes that the few black yoofs we have here wear, absolutely awful but sadly white schoolgirls drool over these creeps.

    • Jason Lewis

      Skittles car? Trayvon would be jealous.

      • Alexandra1973

        There’s a pink Pepto-Bismol car in Massillon Ohio. Across the top of the back window it says “Cause all the haters be sick.”

        • Tarczan

          I sometimes go down there for football games, I’ll look for it. A very confused town. Canton, to the east, is coming apart because of race, and the people in Massillon can’t see they are next.

        • Tarczan

          Also, both those towns appear to be at the epicenter of racemixing
          There is always some white girl in the stands who was impregnated by the black running back. I never saw so many white girls with black guys, and everybody down there seems to think it’s just great.

    • ekwaykway

      Ghetto fabulous!!!

    • belajadevotchka2

      Bon, you post the best pics!
      And the word that comes to mind when I see these “cars” is ASININE.

  • I was once told that “racism isn’t cool”, to which my reply was completely hideous. I like being what I am, and at age 49, I can’t imagine being any different. I’ll never be invited back there again, but I simply don’t care, so I’m calling that one “IDMS”.

    Coolness resides in the gaps, to my thinking. We watched the Masters’ golf Tournament last weekend with my mother, and Phil Michelson’s putting his ball into the hole across the green from out of the sand bunker for an eagle was very cool. I also loved watching Tiger Woods tank. I don’t play golf.

    I make fishing tackle at home. Is that nerdy or cool? I suppose it depends upon whom one asks. The answer to the million-dollar question over there is that it doesn’t matter, which might make it either really nerdy or really cool. It still doesn’t matter, as the lures I make catch fish. That’s the bottom line, isn’t it?

    • Sam Brown

      That electromagnetic pulse thingy mentioned once sounded pretty cool.
      And orcs are always more thuggish and cool than elves!

      • Orcs were alleged to have been elves, once. I have no idea whether there is a way to go back. It would be wonderful if there is, but it will probably take a very long time. I didn’t like it very much. I write good poetry about lost love, and have one unfinished C&W song, about a guy who’s best friend drinks himself to death. Cheery stuff!

    • TCA

      Knowing the difference between the nominative and the objective cases is cool.
      +1

  • Speedy Steve

    Dexter Thomas writes about what he knows — which is being a knee grow. Ergo, not much. He’s an AA hire at Cornell, a dubious institution of higher learning.
    www hastac org/users/dexter

    • throttler

      Dexter Morgan is a lot cooler than Dexter Thomas.

  • Sam Brown

    What the hell is this guy talking about?
    White people ARE the global minority.

    • Yeah, blacks are the aggrieved put down minority, right. Anyone who still believes that is an idiot.

    • TruthBeTold

      “Cool” is just a euphemism for an inability to live by socially acceptable norms. Blacks think that’s a good thing.

      • ekwaykway

        How does one make millions when you’re fat, black and stupid? Rap music.

    • TCA

      By ‘subversive Hollywood’ I assume you mean Jews.

  • Actually I agree with this article. Yes, blacks are “cool”. But then my agreement ends. You see, first of all blacks are not “cool” because they are the “rejected ” group. Far from it. They are cool because they are the group that has been promoted by popular culture for at least the past half century. The young people who are supposedly “rebelling” against the dominant culture aren’t rebelling at all. They are really conforming to their youth culture. No, Whites are not as “cool”, nor should we try to be.

    Working hard, supporting your family, taking responsibility for your actions, does not look “cool.” We, the older generation of White people, including many of us who have children, cannot hope to get into a “cool” contest with blacks. We would never win that.
    As to politics, the best thing we can hope for, as far as the young are concerned, is that they do not vote in large numbers. Liberalism will always appeal more to the young than conservatism will. There is no way around it. Accept it.

    Will the young ever learn that blacks are not “cool.”? I will answer by telling a little story: I was in Center City Philadelphia, about down on the subway platform, getting ready to take the “el train” home, through West Philadelphia. I was standing on the far end of the subway platform. The platform was crowded with mostly black teenagers, all coming from school, I guess. They filled up the whole platform. I was standing there, middle aged me, in my suit an tie, as I said, all the way to the far end of the platform, with the black teens occupying nearly the whole area. Then, coming down the steps, was one skinny young White guy, a typical member of “the millennial” generation. He walked all of the way past all the crowds of black people, clear to the opposite end of the platform, to stand almost directly in front of me, obviously hoping that I would keep an eye on him. He was skinny and small built; I am almost six feet tall and over 220 lbs.

    So, I guess, to this young man, the black people weren’t that “cool” after all. In the end our young will learn the truth as we have. I wouldn’t worry too much about that. We all grow up eventually.

    • Tarczan

      I had a funny thing happen yesterday. I’m a bicycle rider and one tends to notice things more on a bike, so I’m sitting at a light and this car in front of me has this hideous rap music emanating from it. Inside is a young white kid. He sticks his hand out the window and starts making what appeared to be gang signs. I LMAO, this kid was a complete idiot. I am still puzzled by why these kids copy stupid darkies.

      • Because they’re stupid, too.

      • I hear you, but remember, that stupidity of youth has been going on for a long time. Those aren’t the first generation to do that.

        • InAFreeCountry

          Most of us did a lot of stupid s4it when we were kids, but emulating a black isn’t one I ever did. Oh, I take that back. We had a game where someone had a shoestring and whipped the other guy, who said “Pleez don beat me massa!” Probably made that up after Roots came out.

    • newscomments70

      I used to ride the public transportation in LA. Young black children sitting near me would sometimes call me, “daddy”. It was so sad, and the situation was immediatly obvious.

  • jim

    “…because white America will view black America as part of the same
    America, instead of just a source for sports highlights, mp3s, and “on fleek” tweets from Denny’s”

    I want no part of any of that now as it is. How any Whites can stand the above mentioned “sources” is beyond me.

    • Dale McNamee

      What the heck is a “fleek” tweet ?

      I’ve never used Twitter ( it’s for twits, and is a cesspool ), so I’m not up on the jargon…

      • jim

        It has something to with hash browns. I think the company started using the word “fleek” themselves which is some kind of slang. I have absolutely no interest in it, nor will it get me into a Denny’s any time soon. But it sho’ be coo’….

        • Dale McNamee

          Hi Jim !

          Thanks for the explaination…

          “Fleek” ranks right up there with MTV’S : ” Butternut Whack “…

          • Lexonaut

            “… Butternut Whack …”

            Isn’t he the reigning champion of competitive masturbation?

          • Dale McNamee

            ROFL !

  • Caucasoid88

    This is why the bleeding edge of cool is always black (which is apt, because black people have been bleeding for centuries).

    Because they shoot each other.

  • IstvanIN

    population of rejects is black people a statement I can agree with!

  • phillyguy

    Tell me, what is so cool about a sixth grade education ? what is so cool about robbing and raping old ladies? what is so cool shooting up a whole neighborhood with an illegal stolen gun? what is so cool about carjacking someone at gunpoint ? what is so cool about living in a rat and roach infested section 8 shack?

    • The Dude

      Now hold on! There are upstanding black people in Africa with stable jobs and an impeccable sense of fashion. Let’s not get prejudiced…

      • Biff_Maliboo

        Eat your heart out, Fred Mertz!

      • Lexonaut

        So that’s where all the pants-down-below-the-knees cloth went!

      • AmericanRemnant

        You do seem to have a way of picking up on the cutting edge trends!

        • The Dude

          I roam a lot on social media and Youtube during my breaks.

      • anony

        Well, at least they’re not hanging down around his knees.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        These guys are from the opposing tribe.

        • TCA

          How do you run from the cops wearing an outfit like that? No wonder the prisons are full of Negroes.

  • listenupbub

    Being cool is always going to mean reaching curiously towards
    something foreign and, as long as the right wing is focused on pushing
    the foreign away–whether that be immigrants, gay people, Muslims, women,
    or especially blacks–it will never be cool.

    To be cool, you need to be part of a minority–not one so minor that
    it is invisible, but one that is easy for a lay person to imagine and
    understand. Also, it’s not enough that you reject the majority–it needs
    to reject you first.

    What a brilliant theory of “coolness.” (sarcasm) So, in places like Korea and Japan, where there are not really any minorities, certainly there are no people who are considered “cool” by their society, are there? Oh wait…there are plenty of athletes and musicians who are considered “cool” in these countries!

    Coolness is about being confident and strong, and also about being likeable. Conservatives have fear of liberal reforms. Many conservatives are not informed enough to understand the issues, so they have no arguments; all they have is fear. This makes them look weak, dumb, and scared, which is not cool. In my opinion, the fears of liberalism are justified.

    Of course, blacks have oodles of confidence, and their stupidity is endearing, I can’t lie. So some whites might find them cool. However, the real reasons blacks are considered cool are 1)white guilt and 2) the relentless messages the media sends about black coolness.

    Italians were cool way before blacks were. Look at Sinatra and DiMaggio. Those were some cool cats.

    Kudos to anyone who actually read that…

  • The Dude

    I think Caucasians and blacks have instrinsically different types of coolness. Whites will never be able to pull off a Samuel L. Jackson type of cool; and likewise, blacks will never be able to behave like a Sean Connery or Clint Eastwood.

    I remember when I was 8, boys at my school started saying “this is cool”, “this is uncool”. So I asked my uncle what it meant to be cool, and the conversation went something like this:

    = What does it mean to be cool?

    — It’s when a man keeps his composure in the craziest of situations.

    = What’s “composure”?

    — It means you’re laidback and relaxed.

    = Okay. What else?

    — It’s when you make people laugh without acting like a clown.

    = Clowns are funny.

    — It’s also when you treat all people equally.

    = Like how?

    — Like when you don’t treat people as beneath or above you.

    = Even the President?!

    — Yes, even the President.

    = Okay. What else?

    — When you’re good at stuff.

    = Like what?

    — Like useful stuff. You have to train yourself till you become so good at something that you do with half-closed eyes.

    = That’s cool!

    — See, you’re starting to get it. This also makes you more confident, which is very cool.

    = Yeah… What else?

    — Have your own style.

    = You mean with clothes?

    — Yes, or just your own way of doing things.

    = Can I be cool if I do these things?

    — No, you’re still too young to be cool.

    = How old can I start being cool at?

    — 17 maybe. Alright, now go do your homework.

    = Cool!

    I noted down most of what he suggested and came across the list again at 21. That’s when I grew sick sideburns that went all through my cheeks, started learning stuff about changing tyres, whistling, and how to do 50 pull-ups in a row, and took up smoking. I also became a good dancer, especially to Eastern European house music, and espcially after a few drinks.

    But then my father’s authoritarian streak caught up with me, and I started to feel the need for order, for establishing rules and enforcing them. Discipline became attractive, and I started falling in love with the police and having fantasies about whites multiplying and expanding. My fiancee says she doesn’t like that part of me of setting rules and punishments on everything, and talking about disciplining hoodlums. But when we’re intimate, she usually suggests that I keep my precious jackboots on and tell her about my desire to spread my seed and dominate the brown races.

  • how about this

    “Dexter Thomas is a scholar of modern culture. He studies and teaches at Cornell University, and is currently writing a book on Japanese hip-hop culture.”

    Haha, this is how their professors write? They characterize self-defense against thugs as “searching for reasons why black children deserve to die?” Well I just can’t imagine why they aren’t accepted by the rest of us.

    Also thanks, Mr. Thomas — you taught me something new. Now I know that conservatives see women as foreign and to be avoided. So their children are produced by artificial insemination, right?

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Wait a minute now. Don’t you know that Conservative’s children are created from Anne Coulter’s embryo, Rush Limbaugh’s sperm, and incubated in the womb of Satan himself for 9 months?

  • The Dude

    Who says whites can’t be cool?! LOL

  • The Dude

    *coolness intensifies*

    • ghettovalley

      Do those guys have unusually elongated torsos and extremely short stubby legs? Or are they just possibly mentally retarded and simply don’t know any better?

      • The Dude

        Physically, Caucasians have a slightly larger torso:legs ratio than the Negro, so I’m gonna go with the retarded thing.

      • AmericanRemnant

        I think it just appears that way since the pants are normally worn around the knees instead of the waist.

    • Training wheels on the “Princess Bike” in the top picture: nice!

      • InAFreeCountry

        They were on there when he stole it.

  • dd121

    The left, you know who I mean, have been instrumental in the “negrofacation” of American culture, It’s part of the plan to break down barriers to the mixing of the races. There is hardly anything more offensive to me than to see white women twirking, as it’s called. They look like animals of the jungle in heat.

    • Well, that is what they’re imitating.

  • InAFreeCountry

    There is nothing cool about eschewing education, civility, manners, or work and calling it “acting white”.

    • Lexonaut

      ” … eschewing education …”

      Is that white for competitive eating school?

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Being cool is, what I say it is! – Sincerely, The Media

  • connorhus

    If you’ve ever been the only black person at a party, you know exactly
    what I’m talking about. Once the music comes on, all eyes are on you.
    You might have two broken left feet and a bad back, but in that moment,
    every white face turns to you, waiting for you channel the spirits of
    Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Bobby Shmurda into a dazzling display
    of exotic dancing majesty. You could do jumping jacks at this point and
    people will copy you, in hopes of absorbing some of your coolness.
    You’re automatically hip, even if you don’t want to be.

    What a brain washed by the liberal left Multi-Cult minority zombie this guy is. He actually thinks they are looking at him to dance? What they are doing is wondering if he is going to steal the stereo and make a run for it now that he knows one is nearby.

    • throttler

      Who is Bobby Shmurda?

  • Duke56

    Cool, huh? I remember the cool guys from high school, they’re cutting my lawn, and pouring drinks at dive bars now.

  • how about this

    “I live in California.”

    I am so sorry to hear that. How long have you had this problem?

  • InAFreeCountry

    Fonzie disagrees.

    • LHathaway

      You win for best post.

  • UncleSham

    “This is why the bleeding edge of cool is always black (which is apt, because black people have been bleeding for centuries).”

    White people never bleed. We have gone through the centuries floating on clouds and have never known pain or war. That’s why we feel so guilty about the darkies and all their suffering.

    • Lexonaut

      Clearly you have checked your privilege. Re-education camp is now dismissed.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Blacks must be cooler because…… they are cool in the movies and tv.

  • pcmustgo

    Blacks used to be “cool” and exotic to me, along with all other “urban” non-whites.. I know the truth about them now… they’re hostile, racist, aggressive, angry, rude, loud and disrespectful. They have awful taste in music, despite some of the coolest, best, most interesting musicians and song writers being Black….

    Blacks are only cool to clueless, naive, usually young whites.

    I agree in some sense he’s right… non-white is hip/cool, white is out, whites are at the bottom now, and everyone bullies whites. And race realists need to address and understand this reality when trying to reach whites.

    • pcmustgo

      Don’t forget the urban/suburban/rural breakdown here… Most of america, “Urban”/The city (exciting) = non-white… (Boring) Suburbs/Rural= White.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    Why do all the minorities come to white countries and change their appearance to look more white if whites are the least “cool.”

    Maybe “cool” means below room temperature IQ.

    .

  • nexus974

    I’m a middle-aged lame white guy and I’m perfectly fine with that.

    • IstvanIN

      Join the club. Quiet, orderly adults are fine with me.

  • WR_the_realist

    Why would any sane, rational person even want a “cool” president? “Cool” is for people who have no core.

    • throttler

      Obama is not cool. You can’t be cool and be an imbecile.

  • groidle

    “Cool” doesn’t build successful civilizations.

  • Evette Coutier

    I’m so happy I’m not black. What kind of an adult would write a retarded article like that?

  • ViktorNN

    The underlying sentiment and motivation of this article is pure racist gloating, boasting, and taunting.

    A new low for the Guardian.

    The politically correct left pretends to be “anti-racist” less and less each day. They’re just anti-white. It’s as plain as day.

    When are you white liberals lurking on Amren going to admit the truth to yourselves?

    • USofAntiWhite

      Anti-racist means anti-White.

  • The Dude

    Here are some cool hip-hop moves that fancy watching black carrying. Okay, some of those are “classical” moves, but still top-notch.

    • bv

      They need to fear us and they don’t anymore.

  • Mahound

    Is that why Nigeria is the coolest country on the planet?

    Or are blacks only cool in countries where there is a majority white population working 9 to 5 to fund their welfare checks so that they can strut around town in fancy clothes and hi-5 each other all day?

  • De Doc

    I think Jared spoke to the cool factor, when he recounted his days as the lone Caucasian kid, while living in Japan. I had a similar experience, though, not in youth. I was in Ipoh, Malaysia some years back and my associates were ethnic Chinese, who wanted to show me all the great places that White folks rarely get to see. I was the center of attention being the tall pale face, wherever we went. At one Chinese restaurant we went to, this young kid was bussing the tables and froze next to me where I sat, craning his head to look at me like I was from Mars. I’m sure the squirt saw White folks before, but just not in that context. I thought it was hilarious.

    The other weird incident was when I was in Kuala Lumpur – some White British dude out of the blue hails me like I was his best buddy ever. He had mistaken me for someone else, but still seemed glad to see another familiar face, even if not the one he thought it was. That trip gave me great insights about how different races and ethnic groups view one another.

  • TFD123

    This article needs to be saved, framed, locked away, and put in a time capsule so it can serve as an artifact of the (1964 – ??) Braindead Ages of Western Civilization.

  • Jo

    Tom Selleck is cool!

    • InAFreeCountry

      I’ve heard liberals bash him because he’s had the courage to speak up about his convictions.

      • Jo

        Don’t consider liberals worthy of having an opinion.

        • InAFreeCountry

          They have opinions, but most often wrong ones.

  • Michael Robert Ryan

    Black people are quickly getting pushed out of California, and
    especially Southern California, simply because of their dysfunction and
    uselessness to the rest of us.

    And unfortunately, they’re all coming here to Arizona. Thanks a lot.

  • rentslave

    There are a lot of cool whites in the morgue after being murdered.

  • MathMan

    Yes, it sounds really cool to have a low IQ and violent tendencies!

  • Mentious

    I find black people boring. Now somebody like Franz Liszt (see avatar)…that’s somebody cool.

    • InAFreeCountry

      I’ve found blacks to be rude, loud, obnoxious, reprehensible, violent, even occasionally entertaining. I will give them credit for not being boring.

  • Light from the East

    Another typical black “feel-good” article from Guardian. Remember black “feel-good” gene?

  • superlloyd

    Blacks are only cool when they’re on the slab in the morgue. This article is typical negro, superficial narcissism with the inevitable dose of blame YT. It’s cool to create civilisation, technology, art, science and morality not barbarism, savagery, destruction and vapid egoism.

    • Lexonaut

      I’m writing a book on musicology. It’s titled “Gettin’ Down with Mozart”.

      Is joke.

  • Lexonaut

    “If you’ve ever been the only black person at a party, you know exactly what I’m talking about.”

    And if you’ve ever been a conservative in Marxist modern America you know exactly what I’m talking about.

  • Christopher Perrien

    If The Guardian said anything else , I might be concerned.

  • ekwaykway

    It’s cool, it’s cool, we bad.

  • TsarChairman

    Let’s admit it, Blacks are seen as cool because to be honest for the most part they come across as a very creative race culturally-that’s a fact.

    Let’s look at it; how come a supposedly despised, impoverished, minority
    completely influences the majority culture wherever they are? This is
    evident in America from the days of the Blues to the Jazz era to Rock & Roll, Soul, Funk, Disco,Techno, Hip-Hop, etc.

    Mind you, this phenomena is not seen just in America but in Britain, Brazil,
    France, Netherlands, Colombia,Ecuador, Cuba, Canada……even Russia.

    Think of the tiny island nation of Jamaica with only 2 million people and a
    disproportionate impact on popular culture around the world.

    Look, this isn’t an academic treatise, just my own theory. I haven’t had the time to evaluate the academic literature behind it, but I suspect my hunch is correct.

    • The Dude

      Yeah, but at the end of the day, blacks speak the white man’s language (or a variant thereof), follow his religion, dress Western (with some variances among youngsters), and I
      could go on.

      They’re overrepresented in the music and other cultural fieds because they can’t dominate other more vital sectors of the society.

      • TsarChairman

        The variance you cite is my point. Why does their interpretation of the majority culture hold sway consistently? Something to think about. I agree, they are hopeless at almost everything else, but “coolness” is primarily a cultural construct as far as I know.

    • AmericanRemnant

      I don’t think it is an example of the natural movement of the best rising to the top as it is being unnaturally inserted into society and being made to seem naturally superior. Our dysfunctional society is replete with examples of artificial engineering and the glorification of perversions and all manner of debased behavior.

      • TsarChairman

        You can say that for America, but I doubt that applies to other countries as well. Brazilian culture for instance is almost totally Black influenced. Same applies to Britain where even in the 60s, the skinhead movement ironically adopted Reggae and Ska as their music of choice. In Russia the most popular Cossack dancing troupe are a group of African students for crying out loud. I doubt that our Bolshevik friends have much sway there nowadays.

    • InAFreeCountry

      They do have an influence on singin’ and dancin’.

  • newscomments70

    Blacks are promoted as cool by the media. Many non-blacks dislike them intensely because of their violence and racism. Music is just music. The media keeps pushing them on us, but I’m not sure if the propaganda is successful. The photos of good-looking people that go viral on twitter and similar, are usually white. Liberal media has no control over that, and that’s what people seem to prefer.

  • Once whites become minorities in their own lands thanks to the good work of the Guardian and other assorted proponents of mass immigration, will white be “cool”? Thought not.

  • The Dude

    • AmericanRemnant

      This appears to disparage what would otherwise be considered the cutting edge of contemporary fashion.

    • Manxman

      Has any research been done on why boons invent such dumb names? Ever since Jerry Springer they started doing the same in Britain too. Helps confirm race of crime perps when media doesn’t mention it and could assist in ensuring you don’t accidentally call one for a job interview. Plus it entertains me so I hope they keep doing it and the names get ever more dumb!

      • The Dude

        N’DeSimeon and LaCreature are working on it. 😉

    • Tarczan

      HA!

  • newscomments70

    I’m over the “black is cool” propaganda. Anything I buy or watch has as little to do with blacks as possible. As I told some radical gay leftist the other day, “you cannot force people to like you through legislation and media propaganda. It actually has the opposite effect”.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      A+

  • Herman

    Obama is cool?
    Would a cool guy marry Michelle?

  • Herman

    I will admit some whites think blacks are cool.

    All the way up to the time they are 17 or 18 years old.

    • newscomments70

      See my comment about Jimi Hendrix.

    • John Smith

      Adults have more important things to worry about, so anyone past 30 still worrying about it is a case of arrested development.

  • newscomments70

    People go out of their way to avoid blacks. Even white liberals don’t choose to live in black areas. Why is the media pushing them on us? Why does hulu believe that displaying a black man in passionate embrace with a blond woman will somehow impress us? It angers more people than it impresses. Other than a niche following, no one with money wants it.

    • TsarChairman

      You’re wrong with all due respect. What is behind the culture of gentrification? Harlem & Brooklyn in New York are overrun by the so called hipsters who are White. This is the same in other black neighbourhoods across America. Look it up, there’s a huge
      hue and cry about it. Across the pond, black neighbourhoods like Brixton in London are experincing the same phenomena. The reason cited for moving in is apparently the “edginess” of these neighbourhoods. I kid you not. Look it up

      • newscomments70

        I talk about that often, and I have researched it to some extent. They don’t go there because they love blacks. They create their own encalves, for the most part. They go there to renevate old mansions or build new ones…knowing that the values are likely to skyrocket. For awhile, one could buy a victorian mansion in Harlem for less than 1 million. Those days are gone, but in midtown, a small apartment cost 5 million+. That is a no-brainer. Even nicer parts of the Bronx have some good deals. I saw some victorian homes in City Island with 20,000 sq foot yards going for 900K. It is happening in Oakland, CA as well. Harlem is more popular than the South Bronx because it has a lower black population. The South Bronx is still too scary for most of them; most of the gentrifiers there are upper income blacks.

        • TsarChairman

          So it’s a simple case of economics then? This however doesn’t address why gentrification never happened in previous decades. After all, the profit motive was there even then.
          The demographic in the ghettos has hardly changed in over 50 years and if anything the crime rate and squalor has probably worsened over time. So then, what explains this strange reversal of White flight?

          • newscomments70

            It is a case of economics. In the past, adjacent areas were more affordable. For example, in the 60s, San Francisco was very working class. One could buy a decent home there for $15K or so. There was no reason to move to a dangerous ghetto, at that time. Now such a home would be $3 million, give or take. One could buy beautiful, old, 2000 sq ft craftsmen in Oakland now for $700,000, give our take. Ten years ago it was $300,000 or less. I don’t know the psychology of every gentrifier, but I have read comments and listened to their opinions. My take is that they hope the “thug” types will eventually leave, and the “cool”, “hip”, Morgan Freeman types will remain as a small minority. In heavily, poor, black areas, gentrification is very limited. There are less than 250 white residents of the South Bronx, at this time.

          • newscomments70

            Also, some gentrifiers believe that their black neighbors will be like the fun-loving, wise people that they see on TV sitcoms and fictional movies. Black and black on white crime has almost been completely concealed by the media. The media promotion has also aided gentrification. “I’m not racist like my parents and grandparents”, etc.

          • newscomments70

            Harlem’s demographics are changing rapidly. this is from 2010: The 1990 census counted only 672 whites in central Harlem. By 2000, there were 2,200. The latest count, in 2008, recorded nearly 13,800.

      • James Hamilton

        It has more to do with central locations and lower property prices than a desire to live among the jungle hordes.

        • TsarChairman

          Which proves my point exactly. Why on earth are young White professionals taking the evil estate agents’ bait and moving to crime ridden hell holes like South Central Los Angeles, Harlem, parts of Brooklyn and the Bronx? They also appear to like it there, as their population has skyrocketed exponentially over the years.

          As you can imagine, the natives are not too pleased. In fact, in London the major complaint is that the White immigrants have transformed Brixton a.k.a “Little Jamaica” into the sort of “boring” and “bland”.suburbia that they escaped from.

  • newscomments70

    When I was a boy, I thought Jimmy Hendrix was “cool”. He seemed to work well with whites and produce a more white form of rock music. What I didn’t know about was an incident he had at a “Monkees” concert. The hippee Monkees loved Jimi Hendrix and asked him to open for their concerts. What they failed to understand was that their audience was white, with an average age of 12 or so. They didn’t quite get Jimi’s psychelic rock, which was riddled with pornography and suicidal comments. The Monkees’ audience wanted to hear “I’m a believer”, and “last train to Clarksville”. Anyhow, they booed him and demanded the Monkees. Jimi Hendrix retaliated by throwing a guitar at them…at white boys and girls. I didn’t know this until recently. The semi-fictional movie about the Monkees lied about this. In the movie, Hendrix simply shrugged and walked away. They left out the part about his smashing some young white skulls with a guitar. Anyhow, that was the black musician that I used to find “cool”…until I realized he was no different than the rest.

    • InAFreeCountry

      I guess the white Monkees fans had a bad Jimi Hendrix experience.

    • John Smith

      He liked hanging out with white women and even featured bare-breasted blondes in some publicity photos.

      • newscomments70

        I would have already assumed that. There have always been promiscuous white women who would do that, especially with newly rich black males. . Bashing white childrens’ skulls takes it to a new level though. I’m not sure if this is true, but I heard he was hot and heavy with Mama Cass…that takes some serious drug use.

  • James Hamilton

    If I see a black person at a party I wonder if I’ve come to the right place and keep a close eye on my valuables.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    You crackas ain’t nebber gonna be as kool as ussens bees, until youz all lerns to sleep til noon: Dass how we gets so RE-laxed.

    Dass also how comes we ain’t all nerbous ’bout no job an dat incum from Unkle Whiskers. Ussens likes to put a splash of Croun Royal in de grape soda, which also tendses to melow us outses.

    Ussens don’t feel no stress like dem Whiteboys and dem Chinamens bout no skool, ether: Dem White teechers dun tole us an tole us dat we is jes as smart as dem whiteboys and dem Chinamenses, and who bees nowin more dan dem teechers, nowotimsayen?

  • Lord Sandwich

    That’s a pretty good example of the inflated black ego. Grandiosity. They love their grandiosity. Because if the uncool people leave, Coolio suddenly living in the Congo. How cool is that? How Black is that!

  • Jack Burton

    To be “cool” means you have to be a mentally ill, narcissistic sociopath, like blacks.

  • antiquesunlight

    I don’t think black people are cool and I don’t want to be like them. I think it’s very strange that anybody thinks black people are cool. The are loud and annoying. My idea of cool looks something like this.

    Glenn Gould

    • TsarChairman

      If you look at this issue dispassionately, you’ll admit that there are very few classical musicians with the raw talent of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis or Duke Ellington.

      IMO the golden era of Rock n Roll was when White musicians and bands like Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Grateful Dead, etc were mimicking the style of the Black pioneers-Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, etc. Rock has been on a steady downhill trend since Blacks stopped singing it. Gene Simmons himself admitted that Rock is pretty much dead now.

      • antiquesunlight

        Actually there are/were quite a lot of classical musicians with equal and greater raw talent. All of the great composers being the most obvious examples (nearly all of whom were also great instrumentalists).

        But either way, this was about coolness not talent.

      • InAFreeCountry

        I prefer what the White bands did with Black Gospel, Blues, Jazz, and Soul when they merged to become Rock. That being said, nobody beats John Lee Hooker for playing guitar and chanting over a beat, and Chuck Berry plus the rest you mention had some great songs.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      LOVE Glenn Gould. Have you ever seen “Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”? I had to watch it once for a film course; it was quite interesting.

      • antiquesunlight

        Watched some of them on YT. He was an interesting guy. His views on music influenced me a lot. Been listening to his Scriabin recordings. Aren’t a lot of them, but they’re exquisite.

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    In significant numbers, Blacks will always be foreigners in some way because of their stark racial differences juxtaposed with others, but add the propensity for Whites to be interested in the exotic and a little White self-loathing, and you’ll get this coolness heaped on these odditys. Stupidity with the resulting lack of self-reflection mimicking confidence probably multiples this effect too.

  • carriewhite64

    “The fact that blacks are still cool by default is probably a sign that the white American market still needs black coolness, in order to fill some ambiguous hole in its heart.” I can’t believe the author wrote this with a straight face.

    • John Smith

      Apparently he’s a negro.

  • Susan

    Where does this doofus get the idea that blacks are cool? I’ve never seen anything cool about nigras. His definition of cool must be illiterate, immoral, dumb, indolent, insolent, whining, blaming, and uncivilizable.

  • Manxman

    Teenagers think negroids are cool for a number of reasons. I guess the average fully matured negro brain has many similarities with that of some teenagers?

    Teenagers have identity problems. They get identity from music and sport and fashion, (the areas in which blacks succeed). Teenagers are rebellious, over emotional, driven by hormones, anti authoritarian, insecure, not too sure what they will do to earn a living, excitable, loud, obsessed with sex, irresponsible, ungrateful and embarrassing. They hate mum and dad but expect mum and dad to pay for everything etc etc.

  • Manxman

    Obama in natural habitat.

  • Manxman

    Negros are genetically ‘cooler’ than all other races. I can live with that.

  • TsarChairman

    The elephant in the room 🙂