Black Culture Is Not the Problem

N. D. B. Connolly, New York Times, April 30, 2015

In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., commentators noted the absence of black representatives among Ferguson’s elected officials and its police leadership. A Department of Justice report highlighted how Ferguson’s mostly white City Council and its courts spurred on explicitly racist policing, in part to harvest fines from black residents.

Then came Baltimore. The death of Freddie Gray, like those of Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Rekia Boyd and so many other unarmed African-Americans, at first seemed to fit the all-too-familiar template–white cops, black suspect, black corpse.

But unlike New York, Chicago and other cities with white leaders, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a majority-black City Council. Yet the city still has one of the most stained records of police brutality in recent years.

In the absence of a perceptible “white power structure,” the discussion around Baltimore has quickly turned to one about the failings of black culture. This confuses even those who sympathize with black hardship. When people took to the streets and destroyed property, most observers did not see an understandable social response to apparent state inaction. They saw, in the words of Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, “thugs,” or in the words of President Obama, “criminals and thugs.” To be fair, the mayor later expressed regret, and both she and the president have tried to show empathy for the dispossessed. But they are also fighting myths about degenerate black culture. Condemning “criminals” and “thugs” seems to get them away from beliefs about broad black inferiority. Yet when black people of influence make these arguments, it prevents us from questioning Baltimore the way we questioned Ferguson.

Instead, we lionize people like Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother who went upside the head of her rioting son. Baltimore’s police commissioner, Anthony W. Batts, applauded her, pleading with parents to “take control of your kids.” But the footage certainly affirms violence as the best way to get wayward black people under control. Moreover, by treating a moment of black-on-black violence as a bright spot, we take our eye off the circumstances that created the event. {snip}

Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism. Freddie Gray’s exposure to lead paint as a child, his suspected participation in the drug trade, and the relative confinement of black unrest to black communities during this week’s riot are all features of a city and a country that still segregate people along racial lines, to the financial enrichment of landlords, corner store merchants and other vendors selling second-rate goods.

The problem originates in a political culture that has long bound black bodies to questions of property. Yes, I’m referring to slavery.

Slavery was not so much a labor system as it was a property regime, with slaves serving not just as workers, but as commodities. Back in the day, people routinely borrowed against other human beings. They took out mortgages on them. As a commodity, the slave had a value that the state was bound to protect.

Now housing and commercial real estate have come to occupy the heart of America’s property regime, replacing slavery. {snip}



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  • Black Culture Is Not the Problem

    Who officially is saying that it is?

    In the absence of a perceptible “white power structure,” the discussion around Baltimore has quickly turned to one about the failings of black culture.

    It has? Where? Where officially are the failings of black culture being discussed? As far as they let us think, we are to think that some guy in West Virginia typing “n****r” into Google has caused Baltimore.

    What I think is going on is that N.D.B. Connolly actually thinks those things, but he doesn’t want to admit that he thinks it. So he’s bouncing what he thinks off on nebulous “others” whom he is claiming are so wrong for having thought and said and written it. It’s like the after math of the testimony of Rachel “Nobel Prize in Physics” Jeantel back in the Trayvon Martin trial — During the two days after her testimony, black women writers and commentators were all over the media complaining about how everyone on the Fox News Channel was making fun of her, calling her stupid, fat, etc., and her testimony a disaster. When I turned on FNC during that time, nobody was doing any such thing, in fact, they barely covered her testimony. What was really going on is that these black women were themselves making fun of Jeantel, they thought she was stupid, fat, etc., they thought her testimony was a disaster, and they probably (rightly) assumed that a lot of other people were thinking that. So they bounced their feelings off on people who they assumed were thinking that but never said that. All to avoid having to make that accusation personally and directly.

    Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism. Freddie Gray’s exposure to lead paint as a child, his suspected participation in the drug trade, and the relative confinement of black unrest to black communities during this week’s riot are all features of a city and a country that still segregate people along racial lines, to the financial enrichment of landlords, corner store merchants and other vendors selling second-rate goods.

    1. Lead poisoning doesn’t affect your body chemistry if your nutrition is good enough and balanced enough, i.e. you eat more than what you can order out of a clown’s head at the 365BellCurve fast feeder.

    2. We still segregate people along racial lines? Well, we better hurry up and pass a civil rights bill, before 1964 is over. Before you know it, we’ll be dropping the ball on 1965.

    3. Landlords have the audacity to charge rent; quickie mart owners have the nerve to charge prices.

    • Freud called it projection. It was one of his few valid theories of how the mind works.

      Projections explains a lot of the junk “racism” accusations that float around today. Projecting onto others their own dark, secretly held values and beliefs is a liberal trait.

      • Oil Can Harry

        “Who officially is saying that it is?”

        Actually many lamestream conservtives on talk radio and the net blame “black culture” for their savage behavior.

        In reality, of course, their “culture” is correlated with their genes.

        • evilsandmich

          There is something to be said for leftist policies making black culture/behavior even worse than it would be ordinarily.

        • De Doc

          You nailed it. There is an unspoken fear in the Left and the Right that biology dictates the truth. Both sides blindly stumble along, thinking that it’s only about melanin content of the skin and that imposing our White European ideologies on these people will somehow right all the wrongs. The results are almost always the same – failure of the African American community to find sustained success in our world.

          • jocasseejo

            …and that is why, the great majority, of AFRICAN Americans will never be successful in a civilized 1st World country~the same holds true with all the muslims and hispanics the government is FORCING on us without the citizens’ consent. As I’m writing this, I’m watching news about the shooting in Garland, Texas at a muhammed cartoon contest by what will, inevitably, turn out to be muslim shooters. This is a Judeo-Christian nation~muslim ideology is not compatible with our culture.

        • Max

          I absolutely agree that it is rooted in genetics BUT the culture becomes selective for certain traits which, in the case of blacks, has been largely degenerate as compared to say, Ashkenazim for whom cultural selection has been mostly beneficial. Crappy culture imposes pressures on mate availability, selection and offspring survival and in mixed culture such as ours where the dull and violent offspring will be largely supported by an outgroup (working whites), a degenerate culture can promote bad genetics.

      • More on point: Blacks always accusing others of “racism” when in fact blacks are the most racist group in the country and Whites are actually the least, to our detriment, btw.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        “Freud called it projection. It was one of his few valid theories of how the mind works.

        Projections explains a lot of the junk “racism” accusations that float around
        today. Projecting onto others their own dark, secretly held values and
        beliefs is a liberal trait.”

        Freud didn’t come up with that theory. He stole it like all the other phonies in the sociopath communist movement.


      • Albert

        You are so full of it. All of Freud’s theories are accepted as empirical facts! Especially the one where we all have the desire to kill our fathers and ravish our mothers. You simply can’t argue with the simple logic of it.

    • tetrapod

      For once I’d like to see the leftists actually lay out a detailed causal chain starting with slavery and ending with Baltimore. We’ve been told for decades such a chain exists, and everybody just assumes it’s there. The writer makes a weak attempt in the last three paragraphs, but fails to make a decent case.

      • You want a Leftist to explain his/her half baked theories with facts and logic? When have they ever?

        • thegodsofeden

          Using actual facts and logic would make their heads explode. How would they explain the African slave trade, the free-black slave owners, the Northern slave states…

          • SentryattheGate

            The fact that there was almost as many whites slaves is rarely, if ever, aired.

          • thegodsofeden

            Shhh! Think I just heard a head explode!!

          • Speedy Steve

            There’s a small museum in St Augustine dealing with indentured servitude at New Smyrna Beach and the indigo plantation. It didn’t go well.

          • jocasseejo

            …or that their beloved Harvard University Law School~that bastion of progressive lock-speak~was founded by a monetary bequest from Isaac Royall, a brutal slave owner…

        • Albert

          The typical leftist would avoid having to do so by simply labeling you racist for asking the question.

          • Yep, just call you the dreaded “R-Word.”

        • Susan

          Indeed. Leftist means the absence and denial of logic, reason, and reality.

      • how about this

        It works like this:

        1. Blacks’ performance at basically everything is inferior because slavery made Blacks think they were not as capable as the White man. You can think your way into anything. This weekend I plan to think my way into the safe at the local Wells Fargo.

        2. Jim Crow did the same thing. If you separate two races in the same country and one race fails appallingly while the other does not, the successful race must be blamed. A sense of inferiority is responsible, just like how humans are responsible for the low IQ of cuttlefish with our presumptuous claims that our species is more capable than theirs. If we just raise cuttlefish like people, we will see that they are just as smart as us. They even throw up their arms and turn red in frustration sometimes! See, they’re just like us. Now we just need to teach little Cuttly to breathe air and free him from his internalized aquaticism. I promise it will work.

        3. Ignore all the evidence that self-esteem has no effect whatsoever on school performance or IQ. Also ignore the evidence that blacks have very high self-esteem compared to other races in the US. It’s self-esteem, okay?

        4. Everything you Whites have, Blacks should have had and would have had if the White man had not killed their self-esteem. You bastards!

        5. The White man is dirty, but hating him makes you clean. With the cleansing power of this hate you are released from the oppressive responsibilities of finding a job, mating or bathing.

        • Albert

          Emm. They really don’t seem to have a problem when it comes to mating, which is really surprising considering their lack of hygiene. Monogamy, commitment and raising their own kids.. Yeah, there’s a small problem.

          • how about this

            Many of the people who hold the views I was mocking (probably most, within the US) are White, and many refuse to have children as they do not have the usual sense of duty to their race or their nation. Some of them do not even believe in monogamy. That is where I got the part about mating.

    • thegodsofeden

      And the rest of us have the silly idea that personal responsibility is a good thing.

    • Canadian Friend

      We still segregate people along racial lines? Well, we better hurry up and pass a civil rights bill, before 1964 is over.

      That’s gold!

      • Albert

        Meh.. Just call it “micro-segregation” and tell everyone that they do it whether or not they are aware of it.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      1. Lead poisoning doesn’t affect your body chemistry if your
      nutrition is good enough and balanced enough, i.e. you eat more than
      what you can order out of a clown’s head at the 365BellCurve fast

      2. We still segregate people along racial lines? Well, we
      better hurry up and pass a civil rights bill, before 1964 is over.
      Before you know it, we’ll be dropping the ball on 1965.

      3. Landlords have the audacity to charge rent; quickie mart owners have the nerve to charge prices.



    • AndrewInterrupted

      NYT: ‘In the absence of a perceptible “white power structure,” the discussion around Baltimore has quickly turned to one about the failings of black culture.’

      QD: “…It has? Where? Where officially are the failings of black culture being discussed? As far as they let us think, we are to think that some guy in West Virginia typing “n****r” into Google has caused Baltimore..”.

      Everyone here at AmRen should have their cultural Marxism radar tuned to this type of propaganda by now. This is cultural Marxism Commandment #1: projection.
      My definition of projection is: speaking an untruth as if it were matter-of-factly the truth. Marxist 101, Commandment #1.

      Cultural Marxism Commandment #1B: control the narrative with projection.

      You guys should read Andrew Breitbart’s two books: Hollywood Interrupted and Righteous Indignation. It really blueprints the scourge of the Marxist apparatchiks in the West.

    • Caucasoid88

      That guy in West Virginia was me.

      • Well, if I can get all the credit for St. Louis being dark red on that map, then you get all the credit for wherever you live in WV being dark red.

    • Snazzy Snook

      Did you ever watch the O’reilly factor ?
      Flip it on once in a while, O’reilly talks of this all the time..
      He has a huge audience ..

      • And then the next day he’ll be almost like a kook leftist in dealing with race. He’s all over the map; I think he’s taken just about every position on just about every issue. He has a huge audience, huge by cable news talk show standards, but how, I have no clue.

        • Albert

          Right. He has to assert that the current state of black culture is the result of oppression. To suggest that culture is a product of biology would be career suicide.

    • jocasseejo

      People self segregate for the most part~it’s innate to all people, to all cultures. The TRUTH is most people WANT to be with the people who are most like them: culturally, religiously, racially, ethnically, and etc. People are happier when they’re with people like themselves~forced diversity will always be a failed experiment, it only causes animosity amongst those it’s forced upon. It seems to be ok when asians, hispanics, blacks, and other cultural ethnicities self segregate~it ONLY becomes a problem for progressives and progressive/socialist government when Whites also want and choose to live apart. Then we are proclaimed to be racists!~well so be it~I’m ready to reclaim language. If doing what every other person naturally wants to do makes me a racist, well than call me a PROUD racist.

      • Susan

        Me, too. There will always be racists—we can’t help it; we prefer our own race to others. And so what? Whites must stop over-reacting to being called racist; there’s nothing wrong with being racist, and it’s not something that one can stop being. We all have prejudices, priorities, and discriminate all the time whenever we make a choice about anything.

        • jocasseejo

          Susan, you are absolutely correct. EVERYONE is racist~we all prefer our own race and think it’s the best. It’s just that as a white person we KNOW we’re the best race!! A proud racist aka a realist…

  • Chip Carver

    The folks whose media promotes black “culture” and their lobby(s) that enable blacks and their culture are the real problem.

    • Voice of Reason

      Speaking of the media “folks” , look forward to the remake of Roots next year on History, A&E, Lifetime.

      • Weisheit77

        Don’t joke like that! That is not even funny.

        • Voice of Reason

          Not a joke..Hollywood Reporter, Variety broke yesterday. I’ll at least watch Kunta’s session w/ Mr. Ames where he learns his new name, Toby.

      • exlib93

        I will boycott any product that buys advertising on this remake.

      • Hilis Hatki

        New reasons to hate whitey.

      • Kenner

        History Channel must atone for the success of the all-white ‘Vikings’.

      • De Doc

        Rhetorical question of the day –> Will they have a disclaimer at the start of this program alerting viewers that Alex Haley plaigerized large tracts of his story from Harold Courlander’s (a White author), “The African.”?

        • Albert

          You sir, are racist for having noticed that. Shame on you.

        • Susan

          Will there ever be a disclaimer on any of these white-bashing, propaganda movies alerting viewers that none of the story is based on facts.

      • Susan

        Oh, gawd. Say it ain’t so.

        • Say it is so. When the first Roots aired, the crime rate plummeted. As far as I’m concerned, Roots can be on 24/7/365.

          • Susan

            It will probably have the opposite effect this time, because it’s flagrantly anti-white propaganda.

          • The original Roots was race porn agitprop, too.

          • Susan

            I know and I’m surprised that crime dropped.

          • Because they were indoors watching Roots.

          • Susan

            I understand that. Even so, it was such a spiteful, vicious, anti-white TV series that I’m surprised to learn that crime dropped.

    • george00

      So many people waste their time going after the puppet instead of the puppet master.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Chase the symptom, not the cause.


      • Susan

        True. Like Obama. He’s certainly useless, but he’s just the current stooge for the puppet masters, the moneyed interests that control the country.

    • Albert

      You gotta love their role models, especially in the music industry. Rap musicians spout off about (you can’t really call it singing, or music for that matter) drugs, bitches and hoes, killing cops, rioting, etc, and the fans eat it up as though those things were virtues.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    World Star Hip Hop tells another story.

    • APaige

      Visual proof that gene and culture co-evolved.

  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    The author is right. What causes black delinquency is not only rotten black culture that worships illiteracy and disrespect, but it is also black genes that predispose black people to low IQs and violence.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      You should anonymously send these thoughts to every college professor at the alleged “institution of higher learning” that you attend. They clearly could learn something from the students.

    • Canadian Friend

      I live about 20 miles from Montreal city and the north part of Montreal is now populated by blacks, and guess what?… a few years ago after the police shot and killed a south American ( nope he was not black ) after he physically charged a female police officer, blacks in Montreal-north rioted and looted stores ( the police had videos online in case we could give names and most looters were black ), yet we never had black slaves or any slaves in Canada nor did we have the klan or any of those things…yet blacks behave the same as every where else…

      • John Smith

        Hell, getting to Canada was freedom for most of them. That’s gratitude for you.

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          • ElComadreja

            Reported. Is your brother named Ro?

    • B.E.L.

      I completely agree with you.

      Lets say Connolly is correct in his assumptions. My next questions to Mr. Connolly is, where on planet earth do black people thrive as a vibrant crime free society? Where is this black shangri-la? What place on this planet do blacks have it better than they do in America? And if this place exists, why arent more blacks going there?

      The fact is, it doesnt exist. Any country, land, city or neighborhood that blacks inhabit, there is strife, high crime rates, poverty and all around un-happiness. And somehow this is all due to racism.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That brings us to Cultural Marxism Commandment #2:


        What “the tribe” and the Quakers call “shunning”. The social engineers belonging to the cultural Marxist ideology have been posed that question thousands of times–for decades–if not centuries. Just don’t answer it; pretend the question isn’t there. Shun. Suppress-thru-ignore.

        Whether she knew it or not, Ann Coulter said it best when describing Cultural Marxism Commandment #2, when she said: “When arguing with liberals (cultural Marxists), you either lose–or the game is rained out”.

        She was describing the tried-and-tactic of suppress-thru-ignore, or the long known “shunning” technique. Your question of “Where’s the African Shangri-La? ” will get the standard suppress-thru-ignore from a Racial MadCow of MSLSD or some seditionist at ABC Snooze.

        The game of your question and their answer–will get rained out.

    • Susan

      They’re the same all over the world.

  • WR_the_realist

    White culture is bad enough in this country. Black culture is a catastrophe. Who does the New York Times think they’re fooling?

    • Weisheit77

      And a lot of white culture has been degraded by coming into contact with black culture on TV and in the public school system. The redneck meme pushed by the media is almost as ridiculous, too.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Take heart, good, uplifting white culture is here to stay. If our children and grandchildren are our future, here they are.

      • Cid Campeador

        George Carlin commented on a High School scenario. He said that if you put 100 Black Kids in a school of 1000 White kids, in six month all the White kids will be mimicking the speech of the Blacks.

        • Weisheit77

          I’ve been there, seen that, and didn’t do it but boy was I surrounded. Thankfully, I had heavy metal music (the decidedly anti-black kind) to help me maintain my white identity and speech patterns in middle and high school during bussing.

          • pwnful truth

            I too was a metal head at my 50% black high school, where, needless to say, I saw lots of black behavior including witnessing a shooting. That said, I think that the metal head thing was an indirect effect of black culture. Blacks are so stupor-stitious that they feared the “Devo-music” and so they usually chose other targets for victimization.This is largely how I think that evolved; at my school you were either a sycophantic wigger who drove the blacks around, spent all your money on them, put them in the position to steal from your parents, and basically got worked over for everything you were worth, you were a metal head, or you had a big target on your back

          • Weisheit77

            Long haired fag, devil worshipper, and “kill your mother” music fan were their favorite insults.

            Going to a bussed school left me woefully unprepared for college, educationally or socially. It was a miracle I graduated with a 3.0, a member of 2 honor’s societies, and the award for best student in my major on honor’s day.

            If I had had black skin, lord only knows the financial and academic support I would have received. Alas, I have white skin privilege.

        • ElComadreja

          He was dead on target. Blacks always drag whites that associate with them down to their level.

        • Dale McNamee

          So much for school integration…

          The rationale for bussing was that black kids would
          emulate the behavior of the white kids…

    • White culture was fine until the sixties social revolution and until the Cultural Marxists took over. Then it was downhill from there.

      • Whitetrashgang

        So why do white people act like that? Our we that what?

        • ElComadreja

          The 1960’s made “negro worship” cool. The screwy thinking was something like “We like three chord songs played on guitars, promiscuity, alcohol and other drugs and so do blacks so they must be cool, man”.

          • Who Me?

            It had to start before that. Beaver Cleaver, Richie and Joanie Cunningham and everybody in their generation didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to grow their hair long, smoke pot, run amok in the streets and march for civil rights for blacks. They had to have been taught by someone (parents? teachers?) that these things were right and good, or at least permissible somewhere before the 60’s began. I’d say most of the problems that the baby boomers are blamed for are actually the fault of their parents and teachers.

          • ElComadreja

            Point taken. It goes back at least to the 50’s and the “Snivel Rights” movement but it became a mass phenomenon in the 60’s and even more so in the 70’s. The “Beaver” and “Happy Days” versions of the 50’s was a product of Hollywood anyway. It sure didn’t resemble my reality. This is a subject someone could write a book about.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        The commies took over in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. They made their main thrust around the first world war.

        The NAACP was founded in 1909.
        The Federal Reserve was founded in 1913.
        The Bolshevik Revolution 1917

        Earlier evidence is

        The communist manifesto 1848: Around the time of the Gold rush before the Civil War. I think the Civil War was influenced by communist.
        Looking Backwards communist fictional book 1888 en[dot]wikipedia[dot]org/wiki/Looking_Backward

        Red sashes were commonly worn by communist revolutionaries. They wore them in Russia, China, and Cambodia. The Clanton gang (aka the Outlaw Cowboys) from the O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone Arizona wore red sashes. They behaved a lot like commies.

        It looks like both Marx and Ike Clanton were Massons.

        • Weisheit77

          I think you’re right. This didn’t come out of nowhere in the 60’s. People who praise the 1950’s as the pinnacle of USA culture need to read some more history and watch less “Leave it to Beaver”.

          Anytime I hear someone praise the ’50’s, I say, “the 1850’s?”

      • Weisheit77

        The 60’s are where the Marxist dropped the laborer and pickup on race, thus becoming “cultural” Marxists instead of “economic” ones. The terms are not perfect as Prof. Gottfried has written, but for lack of a better term we say “cultural Marxist”. There is a direct linage to Marx, though.

    • ElComadreja

      One of the main problems is whites adopting black “culcha”.

  • Truthseeker

    The problem isn’t Black culture, it’s Black genetics.

    • Kenner

      Occam’s Razor.

    • Robert Binion

      Swoosh! Nothin’ but net! (The allusion is to basketball.)

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Before there can be cultural expressions, genetics determine the kind of behaviors around which how culture flourishes and expresses itself, which is what I think you’re saying.

    • Cid Campeador

      I’ll never understand why White pop singers especially British always sound like Blacks. I thought the Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck werfe Black before I saw their pictures.

  • Hey, NY Times guy, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

    Here’s a picture of the author of the piece, also known as Stepin Fetchin, Intrepid New York Times Boy Reporter:

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      His entire rebuttal to those who criticize black culture is mentioning 150 years’ dead slavery at the end of his article. His opinions are uninformed enough, but his argumentation style is even worse. I expect better from the New York Times.

      • anony

        Well, after all, the NYT has affirmative action hires too. They have to, you know.

      • David Ashton

        NYT has a past, as they say.

        • HamletsGhost

          But no future. I have a bottle of champagne in my refrigerator that I am saving for the day the NYT goes belly up.

      • Why in the world would you expect better from the Times? This is exactly the sort of sloppy propaganda they love to print.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        You expect better than this from the New York Times? I don’t.

      • SentryattheGate

        Years ago, before the Jason Blair scandal, the NYT editors were asked “What is the priority of your news room?” They answered “Diversity” not accuracy or objectivity in reporting!!!!

    • Oil Can Harry

      His initials NDB stand for Negro Douche Bag.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        It runs in the fambily….

    • Speedy Steve

      I was wondering if he is an Ndebele from its initials.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Maya Angelou with a military cut.

    • Cid Campeador

      Ouch. Watch that use of “boy”! Everyone is waiting to be “Offended”.

  • LHathaway

    Does it matter? If Black culture is problematic does anyone doubt this too would be the fault of Whites?

  • Denis

    Try not “segregating people along racial lines”. Treat them and their crimes the same as everyone else, (Which they do). And you end up treating them like.. black people. Huh?. You have the same statistics, Same amounts of crime.

    Has anybody else actually met, Black people?. Minus race hustlers and DMV workers working at a snails pace while ‘sticking it to the white man’?.

    Do you think the police don’t ‘profile’ white meth heads or serial criminals in order to.. uh, arrest them?. Because they are criminals?. (That is the police’s job.) Do you think the cops are going to treat a white guy covered in tattoo’s charging at them, Or resisting arrest any differently?. Are they going to treat him with velvet gloves and call him ‘white brother’?. Are they going to catch a white rapist and take him out for a beer?.

    This country is fast becoming ridiculous.

    • anony

      “This country is fast becoming ridiculous.”

      In my opinion it has been ridiculous for many, many years. After all, how is affirmative action sensible? How is the “war on poverty” sensible. How is integration at the point of a bayonet sensible? I could go on and on.

      • Petronius

        I am convinced that the American end will be epidemic insanity.

      • It’s a 3000 mile-wide insane asylum, but the enjoyable aspect to this is that one gets to make fun of the situation and ridicule the narcissistic loonies.

        • anony

          That thought provides some distraction. Thanks.

          Occasionally I suffer from spasms of hopelessness about the overall conditions of our society.

    • thegodsofeden

      This country went past ridiculous sometime in 2008.

  • “Nec Aspera Terrent”

    Why of course “Black Culture” is not the problem. Slavery carried down through generation after generation is the cause of most of them being lazy and corpulent as they “strut” the earth. If not for slavery they all would be scientists, engineers, doctors, great lawyers, and of course “Masters of the Universe”. It seems however they are on leeches on society.

    • David Ashton

      Slavery and (don’t forget) lead paint, the one invention for which whitey was certainly responsible. Oh, and corner stores (which should, of course, be looted or burned down as a logical protest against white cops).

      • John Smith

        Corner stores are racist until they burn them down and can’t buy anything with their EBT cards anymore without driving or taking a bus.

        • Speedy Steve

          They can get a hooptie from 800 KARSFORKIDS, or some other scam charity.

  • Jason Lewis

    Darn YT again.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Now housing and commercial real estate have come to occupy the heart of America’s property regime, replacing slavery.

    At this stage of the game, I don’t care if black dysfunction is caused by a rotten culture or genetics or both. It’s probably both. As long as whites are divided, we will have to endure this bleep for the foreseeable future. You don’t have to be Nostradamus to predict the outcome for whites. It will be PAIN.

    • Jack Frost

      The guilt ridden whites who intermarry and politically abet the destruction of the nation will all be really surprised when everything collapses. Obama’s gambit will allow the Iranians to use a N. Korean missile to EMP the grid. Once it is toast, there may arise another sudden need for black labor in order to rebuild the country. Yeah, I laughed hard out loud while typing it too!!

  • Harry

    “Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism. Freddie Gray’s exposure to lead paint as a child, his suspected participation in the drug trade..”
    I stopped right at this point to google the author. Yeah, he’s black. “Suspected participation”? Freddy had a rap sheet a mile long. “..exposure to lead paint as a child..”
    Ah yes, the mental retardation card. where would they be without it?

    • Who Me?

      Documenting childhood lead exposure to bolster a plea of mental retardation and forestall a death sentence when his crimes finally caught up with him? No, that would take foresight and planning far out of the reach of the common black man in America in 2015.

      • Harry

        The author (who is black) is suggesting that eating paint chips as a child lead to Freddie’s life of dysfunction and early demise. Where he got his information, who knows.

  • Luca D.

    “Black Culture is Not the Problem”

    It is a problem, but it is dwarfed by a bigger problem: Liberal Journalism.

    • anony

      “, but it is dwarfed by a bigger problem: Liberal Journalism.”

      and lying. But that would be redundant.

    • Weisheit77

      You mix the two and you’ve got hipster and hippie kool-aid.

  • TheCogitator

    What other culture behaves like this?


  • IstvanIN

    Need I say more:

    • Is that a writer, or someone who tries to sell me body wash?

      • anony

        Both choices are equally problematic.

      • IstvanIN

        I wouldn’t want him to towel down my car at the car wash.

      • evilsandmich

        We can all well imagine that his resume begins and ends with the color of his skin, and his writing drivel like that doesn’t help to dissuade me.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Please, we’re eating.

    • thegodsofeden

      Good Lord, it’s a black hipster (slowly sobs).

      • Lexonaut

        The term hipster was invented by blacks. Google “hipster’s avenue james brown” for a 1967 use of the term.

        • thegodsofeden

          Wow, good to know that for the info and short history lesson. Also, I now use the search engine ‘Startpage’ instead of “Google”. They don’t record your IP or search requests, and they send your request to “Google” using an anonymous IP. Google results without Google tracking.

          • Lexonaut

            Thanks for making that public. However, NSA already has everything that a future dictatorship might want to use against me. This would not necessarily be true for people who are just starting out on the internet — they should indeed use Startpage because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain..

            Of course this assumes that Startpage is not itself an NSA operation. Even if it isn’t, I’m going to speculate that NSA captures the traffic going into Startpage. But I’m speculating.

          • thegodsofeden

            Your welcome. It’s possible that Startpage is an NSA op. The thing that sealed it for me though, was when I tested it by saving a search to my favorites and clicking on it later. Voila, went right to the home page search box. Even checked my history tab the same way, with the same result. Therefore no cookie-monsters are tracking me.

          • Lexonaut

            I’m under a national security oath from fifty years ago that will never expire. I can’t tell you what I knew then, and I can’t tell you what I think our intelligence capabilities are today. I can, however, engage in limited speculation. I will speculate that they don’t need cookies.

          • thegodsofeden

            Wouldn’t surprise me. My father worked for Rockwell International decades ago and couldn’t tell us what he did there at the time. Unlike you, he was able to speak about it once the “Classified” & “Top Secret” statuses were no longer in effect.

          • I understood what my ex-father did at Los Alamos during summers, because I was really bright even then and have always intuitively loved weapons.

          • Lexonaut

            Check out the Cary Sublette website.

            While I worked at DEC in the Springs, one of my 1980 colleagues had previously worked on H-bomb designs at both Los Alamos and Livermore. If he wanted to travel outside the US he had to call the FBI so they could arrange a two man armed special agent escort to accompany him wherever he wanted to go.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      And the ASH-CAN-OZZI posse who really wrote it told him to “….just sit there and be African”.

  • Tarczan

    “Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism.”

    Exactly how is allowing darkies to destroy American cities while giving them trillions of dollars profitable?

    • John Smith

      A few negroes, some white collaborators and many Tribal members find acting as go-betweens in this flow is exceedingly profitable.

  • Denis

    Baltimore, Ferguson, NYC, Is simply black people acting naturally. That is them in their own habitat. Take a look at Africa. The more this bs becomes our ‘national narrative’, The less and less relevant this country will be on the world stage.

    • Weisheit77

      Don’t get me started on Africa. There is a population boom going on their that threatens the world. Imagine a world where the blacks outnumber the Han Chinese 3 to 1, and white 15 to 1, or worse.
      Japan, you had better start building Festung Japan, and don’t make the mistakes that Germany did with Festung Europa. Don’t skimp on any gun emplacements.

      • David Ashton

        Yes indeed. See the UN Population Projection graph posted April 23.

        • journey

          And they are invading Europe like rats in order to survive. Europe is sinking from the tsunami of black freeloaders while the leadership fiddles. And the white masses get angrier by the day.

      • hastings88

        This is assuming that we continue to feed them. They will experience a population “bust,” like rabbits when they have decimated their food source.

        • Weisheit77

          I’m sure no one is going to pull the plug. They’re just going to let the surplus population into Europe, if the EU has its way.

        • I pop rabbits here with an air rifle when they become numerous. Then we eat them. It’s just like harvesting the vegetable garden.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    These professional black blame gamers have no shame because they have no intellectual integrity or self respect. Black culture IS the root of the problem. It is all the crime and stealing done by blacks that keeps businesses from surviving in black areas. Customers will not go where they do not feel safe. Then you add to that all the illegitimate children blacks have and can’t afford to raise, their unwillingness to educate themselves and wa la, you have a common black ghetto. Poverty is created by those who live in it.

  • Harry

    “During that time, the worker does actual labour, producing goods and services. The capitalist can then sell these and obtain surplus value; since the wages paid to the workers are lower than the value of the goods or services they produce for the capitalist.”
    (Karl Marx: ‘Das Kapital’) And this is what the author is implying at the end of his editorial. The only reason for slavery is for labor.

    • John Smith

      Funny how daft Marxists are and were from the beginning – of course wages must be lower, since the capitalist provides the capital equipment, physical location and other rents, as well as assuming the cost of transporting goods to and finding buyers. A worker with a few handfuls of screws he made at work during the day is going to have a tough time converting them into ready cash or even know what they’re worth on a daily basis when he can find buyers and plan his expenses accordingly.

  • oscar1609

    funny thing is that not even the NYT readers are buying this nonsense, just look at the comments on NYT website

    • thegodsofeden

      Don’t be surprised if the NYT, in the near future, goes CNN and discontinues the comments section.

  • JackKrak

    This is a template with a hot key on the computer of every NYT reporter.

    Nothing can ever, ever, ever (repeat until you believe it) be the fault of blacks.

    • anony

      Your comment reminds me the show “COPS”. Every time they would arrest a black perp, the black would deny, deny, deny having done anything wrong even when caught in the act.

      More evidence of the delusional lives they lead.

      • Harry

        Google ‘Dindu Nuffins’.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          It’s an official term in the Urban Dictionary now.

          From the Bantu came the Dindu.

          • Lexonaut

            Oh dear. (Snicker snicker.)

  • Denis

    Having lived in Japan, And speaking Japanese, I understand precisely what Shinzo Abe is thinking when giving the joint press-conference with Obama whilst the latter is being peppered with questions about baltimore etc., “>.>… We don’t have that problem. ^.^” While Japan, China, etc. are building economies and societies, We are busy dealing with blacks, AGAIN, retarding our educational and workspace standards, Our productivity, Moral and national cohesion, etc. Ridiculous.

    • Weisheit77

      That is strength! I paid a lot of money to learn that in a major university.

      I’m not Japanese, nor do I speak the language, but I was wondering if that was exactly what was going on in his mind.

      • Lexonaut

        Did you try reading his lips?

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Blacks are America’s white elephant.

      • anony


    • John Smith

      The Sisyphean task of rebuilding what they destroy is an engine of economic growth, dontcha know?

    • journey

      And, the next huge growing underclass are the Hispanics. In the meanwhile, China is researching genetic wise how to improve their population IQ. China recognizes the IQ level is the key for a nation to pull ahead. While, we are doing the reverse. Are whites that stupid to fall for the media’s propaganda that breeding with blacks is cool and hip?

      • John Smith

        We don’t need to research – kicking all non-Asian minorities out of the country will improve IQs in the US.

      • LexiconD1

        China poisons their population in many different ways.

        • journey

          So, does this country.

    • redpill99

      what is it like to live in japan ? do they have gangs ? drugs? violent protests? i see korea sesm to have lots of protests.

      • journey

        Japan has a very organized gang system. Remember during the tsunami, they helped with relief efforts?

  • Weisheit77

    Wow, reading the NYT is more dangerous for one’s mind than huffing(ton) gold paint. I really feel dumber after reading that. How much money do they make to write this?

    Maybe the NYT should one day get the memo…PEOPLE LIKE LIVING WITH PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEM.

  • JohnEngelman

    Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism. Freddie Gray’s exposure to lead paint as a child, his suspected participation in the drug trade, and the relative confinement of black unrest to black communities during this week’s riot are all features of a city and a country that still segregate people along racial lines, to the financial enrichment of landlords, corner store merchants and other vendors selling second-rate goods.

    – N. D. B. Connolly, New York Times, April 30, 2015

    How are landlords enriched when blacks take over the neighborhoods in which they have their apartments, and they have to reduce their rents? How are they enriched when their apartments are trashed? How are “corner store merchants” enriched when they are robbed and murdered?

    For too long racism has been the alibi for black social pathology used by blacks and their white apologists. Until most blacks perform and behave as well as most whites racism will persist, even though it is dangerous to express it.

    • anony

      ” Until most blacks perform and behave as well as most whites…”

      That will be when hell freezes over and pigs fly.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Or… if this lady has a conversation with Mr. Connolly….

        • Lexonaut

          My cheek muscles are starting to hurt. Who does these cartoons?

    • libertarian1234

      The bias by whites against blacks is the same as the bias by whites against rattle snakes out in the wild.

      It is a bias based on facts and common sense.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      And if land lording and store owning in the ghetto are so damn remunerative, how come the only people willing to do it are FOB Asian immigrants?

      • journey

        And quite a few of those Asians have been murdered by blacks.

      • JohnEngelman

        They lack opportunities to locate in better neighborhoods. Nevertheless, their children do well in school, and leave the ghetto.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          I’m not sure they live where they trade.

        • Lexonaut

          The problem here is the national teacher’s union, which always spends lavishly to defeat the charter schools that offer caring ghetto parents the opportunity to have their kids get the real educations they so desperately need.

  • DaveMed

    The NYT has completely jumped the shark (again).

    • Lexonaut

      True hip-hop is jazz It’s not degenerate.

      But the music genre Hick-Hop that somebody informed me today exists? I watched some and yes, it’s degenerate, but in a hilarious way.

  • David Ashton

    Reductio ad Hitlerum again – defending ourselves against genocide is equivalent to destroying others by genocide. Quos deus vult perdere….

  • MekongDelta69

    Whites build.

    Blacks destroy.

    Leftists make excuses for blacks.

    • Lexonaut

      Hispanics maintain.

  • And, at the end of the article we are still discussing this slavery issue. Uhhh, didn’t that, like end, a hundred and fifty years ago? But I do agree with one thing: The problem with blacks is not primarily due to “black culture.” It is due to 60,000 years of evolution of that subspecies away from the rest of humanity.

    • Weisheit77

      It’s like an exponential curve. The further away from the event, the more powerful the effect, and it never ceases.

  • No, that doesn’t prove black “culture” is the problem. The culture of Haiti is different than the USA, which is different from Kenya, which is different from South Africa. What you have proved is that the problem is really one of genetics, not culture.

    • MrBiIIGoode .

      Culture is the collective phenotype of the population group and their genes that make it up.

      Even in the US, blacks from NY or Detroit have different cultural elements then blacks from the Louisianna Buyou. However, there are many cultural commonalities they share with each other and with blacks as a whole worldwide.

      Thus everywhere they reside in the world ends up looking the same.

      • george00

        What you’ve just done is said the emperor has no closes, which makes you a bad person because, according to the MSM, only good people can see that blacks are the same as Whites, except for skin color of course. So the powers that be keep trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear and turn black people into White people and a sane country out of an insane philosophy.

      • Cid Campeador

        Drug addiction, alcoholism, beat downs, rapes and murder against both their own and against Whites.

        • David Ashton

          “Black lives matter” except to blacks who kill one another on a huge scale.

      • Albert

        I agree with you, it’s plain to see there are cultural elements that blacks have in common regardless of their location. Whether they are living in the dark continent, Britain, Haiti or the U.S., blacks have proven to be criminal, violent, unproductive and mentally inept.
        I strongly agree that culture is a product of biology.

  • FozzieT

    So, let me get this straight: During slavery, black lives had such value that you could take a mortgage out against them. But today, black lives don’t have any value whatsoever. So if we take this argument to its logical conclusion…..

    • Who Me?

      And those black lives were so valuable that Whites supposedly hung them up and whipped them to death for an after-dinner sport…not very likely.

      • AFlaVet

        Didn’t make sense to beat your property so badly that the crops would rot in the field and not make it market….does it? Blacks were to that culture of farmers and agrarians what a John Deere is to them today.

      • Red

        In the book, A Southern Practice: The Dairy and Autobiography of Charles Hentz, MD, Dr. Hentz describes how he always liked treating slaves because he knew he would get paid. Of the twenty years his dairy covers, the only ‘brutality’ towards blacks he ever mentions was when a freed slave was whipped for misbehaving by occupying Union forces after the Civil War.
        It’s a fascinating book about life in the Florida Panhandle during the mid-1800s.

    • LexiconD1

      Logical conclusion….”Obsolete farm equipment” is worthless?

    • Lexonaut

      The logical conclusion is that any of us can afford to buy many of them.

      Oh dear. Bite your tongue, Lexonaut.

      • We would have to feed, clothe and house them, as well as tolerate what passes for their “music”, all over again.

        Awww, rats. We do, anyway.

  • Mahound

    The problem is really only that whites don’t hand over enough tax money to blacks.

  • libertarian1234

    “Black Culture Is Not the Problem”

    Hahahahaha! Lord, that’s funny.

    It is specifically because these people are unable to come up to average standards of all other people in civilizations on earth that they’ve been locked into the hunter/gatherer stage of evolution for their entire existence.

    They have no business being here, and no amount of lies or spin is going to change that.

    If each one of them got a million dollars in reparations they would have all kinds of material toys, but they would be right back to where they were not long after it was all spent.

    “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”

    Thankfully they’re adding to their negative image every time one of them brays his opinion on the situation and excuses bad black behavior as being the fault of something or someone else but themselves.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Ah. See, this is a dude furiously trying to plug a hole in a dike. He has probably had some of his white friends start to connect the dots.

    Anytime stupid white people try to talk to you about these things, just interrupt them and say, “You know ‘unarmed’ is code for ‘violently resisting arrest’, right?” Push.

  • Looting and arson are apparently no longer “degenerate”, but are now the mark of a refined culture.

    • anony

      Well, it depends on where your starting point is, doesn’t it?

      Huts made of dung is, well… a starting point.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    When Negroes ever establish any great civilization will be the day monkeys go flying out of their butts.

  • Donald

    What Black Culture?

    • Vito Powers

      “Black Culture” is an oxymoron …

  • TCA

    Hear that Whitey?
    You bunch of greedy, slave-owning, real-estate profiteering, privilege-inheriting, lead-paint-poisoning, racist, lily white mother-effers, it’s STILL YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Capn Dad

    This article is a typical NYT piece of crap. There is an American Negro Culture and it is vastly different than the American Anglo Culture.

    • Who Me?

      So many lies, half-truths, distortions, and twisted (il)logic in this article I could hardly read it.

      • journey

        It came from a black convoluted mind trying to sound intellectual. The liberals at Johns Hopkins love it. It all makes them feel good about themselves that they are different from the other whites.

  • AmericanRemnant

    Black culture is not the problem, it’s the lack of black culture that’s the problem.

    • how about this

      Careful, you might be accused of culture denial. It’s like Holocaust denial but with a twist. You might get a question from Phil Donahue like “do you believe that jazz music happened?”

      • AmericanRemnant

        LOL! Just as I was having a quiet evening you just had to poke me with the Holohoax stick!

    • Lexonaut

      Even chimps have culture. What blacks don’t have that Hispanics, whites, Asians and Jews do is civilization.

  • John Smith

    “Black Culture” is an oxymoron.

    • anony

      Moronic no doubt.

    • journey

      Well, we all know what “black culture” is. We tried to avoid it. Keep it far away as possible. But the media keeps jamming it down our throat. Sometimes, one wonders is this Africa with the constant black faces on display?

    • AFlaVet

      So is a “minority majority”.

    • American Tax Payer

      Black Culture Exists.

      Ghettos, Graffiti, Gangs and Generational Welfare.

      • Lexonaut

        Now I know what a 4G network is.

  • 1Forced_Registration

    I don’t know who Connolly is, but that article was a whole lot of useless drivel that never came close to making a decent point.

  • listenupbub

    Gosh, what a hamster this author is!!! People trying to make money in corner stores are responsible for black misbehavior now? GIVE ME A BREAK!

    The reason we segregate is that competing tribes will take the women and wreck our chances of preserving our genes. It is survival. If you live in a diverse area, you will see an alarming number of millennials miscegenating.

    There are three Darwinians reasons blacks want desegregation. First, they want to impregnate and leave our women, wrecking our genetic lines. Second, some of them have secretly given up on their race, fearing that there is no way they can compete with whites long-term, and figure their best shot at preserving at least some of their genes is to hybridize with whites. It would even be better if they can ultimately absorb our race into theirs. Third, some blacks might actually believe that they are superior and will take over white countries, so they want to move in with us and outcompete us.

    • Lexonaut

      “People trying to make money in corner stores are responsible for black misbehavior now?”

      Have you not heard of the legal concept of attractive nuisance? Operating a retail business in a black neighborhood is equivalent to leaving your car parked in that same neighborhood with the keys in it. It’s a form of entrapment. Just ask that reporter, he’ll tell you.

      • how about this

        Do people actually believe that? Is it entrapment for an attractive White woman to go for a walk in the vicinity of Blacks too?

        • Lexonaut

          I was being facetious. It isn’t entrapment for a good looking white woman to go for a walk in the vicinity of blacks. It is, however, crazy — and in fundamentalist Muslim countries it would in fact be entrapment.

          In such countries a rape conviction requires the testimony of four uninvolved male witnesses. The female victim is not allowed to testify.

          • Who Me?

            A good example of an “attractive nuisance” is a swimming pool without a lockable protective enclosure.

          • Lexonaut


  • Samuel Hathaway

    Went over the page you provided and find that he traces his family lineage to the Carribean. But so far, no forthcoming book that gives credit to the free enterprise system or the right of freedom of the press created by whites that are the foundation of why he has any kind of career at all in the United States.

  • journey

    “Yet the city still has one of the most stained records of police brutality in recent years.”
    Check out Africa, all black ruled.

    “a country that still segregate people along racial lines” Section 8 housing (mainly occupied by blacks) was put into white lower and middle class neighborhoods which destroyed them. This is a well-known fact.

    The last paragraphs regarding slavery do not make sense. One cannot be logical and lucid on non-truths. Slavery or not, black behavior is the same globally whether in Africa or elsewhere. And it has nothing to with whites, as this behavior did not magically appear once whites started interacting with blacks.

    So what’s left? The unspoken taboo subject matter of inherent racial genetic differences. Of all the racial groups, the blacks genetically are at the bottom with the whites on top. This is too wide of a spectrum in capabilities for blacks to really function in an advanced society. So, whites either voluntary or by force have to tip toe around this truth along with being subjected to black violence and the wasting of endless tax dollars in having to
    support the eternal childlike black.

  • journey

    Pathetic blacks stealing the accomplishments of dead people.

    • John Smith

      They have no problem stealing from dead people.

      • LexiconD1

        Or living.

        • John Smith

          Usually not for long after they’re held up by negroes.

      • Who Me?

        And voting in place of dead people…

  • journey

    N. D. B. Connolly Assistant Professor is a black
    installed at Johns Hopkins to regurgitate black victim nonsense. This is another reason why blacks will
    forever be stuck in reverse.

  • how about this

    “But unlike New York, Chicago and other cities with white leaders, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a majority-black City Council. Yet the city still has one of the most stained records of police brutality in recent years.”

    Of course a city full of Blacks is full of brutality. I wonder if the author would deny that Black cops are more likely to be brutal than White ones. He even tries to cast doubt on the reality of criminals and thugs, putting the terms in scare quotes like they’re just another racist concept the White man came up with. There was a time when paranoia was considered a psychiatric problem. Now it gets you a job at a top national media outlet.

  • Sid Ishus

    “to the financial enrichment of landlords”

    Written by someone who has zero experience housing low income blacks. Due to their dislike of paying rent, enjoyment of vandalism and general belligerence it’s impossible to see a profit dealing with that demographic. There is a valid reason rental property in the ghetto sells so cheap.

    • There’s also the extreme difficulty of actually evicting a deadbeat criminal vandal.

      • Sid Ishus

        Once upon a time that wasn’t an issue, the landlord would take down the front door or change the locks… or just throw their junk out in the front yard.

      • Lexonaut

        There are easier ways of making money than leasing apartments or houses in a non-discriminatory way. Armed robbery of police stations comes to mind.

    • John Smith

      Smart landlords used to be able to make money from these savages, but now they’ve got “rights” and you can’t just let them wallow in the filth they create or you’ll get fined.

      • Sid Ishus

        The watch Judge Judy all day long and know what their “rights is”.

        A Baptist Minister told me the most prejudiced people he has met have been landlords. Not sure he ever understood why. There’s a big difference between playing Santa Claus to them at the food pantry and trying to keep them from bankrupting you. He didn’t understand how hot the stove was because his money had never been on it.

  • Jason Lewis

    Somehow just completely lost all knowledge of it all and couldnt replicate it.

    • Didn’t you hear? The White Devils came and stole all the ju ju and won’t give it back!

      • An excellent quote regarding that delusional thinking:

        “Transfer us some knowledge.”
        –Louis Farrakhan

        I thought that was why we had schools, Louis, rather than for feeding niglets free breakfasts, lunches and dinners and inflating their egos to toxic levels.

        • Exactly. Yeah, uhhh, isn’t that what, like, public education is supposed to be for?

  • Spaniard in LA

    They built the great pyramids.

    • Lexonaut

      No. That’s just wrong. What does appear to be true is that there was about a hundred year period in which Nubians ruled both Upper and Lower Egypt, but the native Egyptian population got their act together again and finally threw the Nubians out. That hundred year period was not when the pyramids were built. The Nubians built pyramids in their own country, but those steep-sided pyramids don’t look much like the Egyptian ones, and the steep sides meant that they had to build small, not large.

      I will make no charge for this lecture. No no, don’t applaud. It embarrasses me. You can all sit down now.

  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    The Battle of Helms Deep was a battle of elite manish and elvish warriors versus a mass of witless orcs. This juxtaposition of the elite few versus the strength of the masses is one of Tolkien’s central themes. This juxtaposition is also the struggle of white civilization against hordes of black and brown savages.

    • anony

      I have always thought that Tolkien was writing about the very struggle that we Whites are facing now to include the current powers that be.

  • Who Me?

    Black culture, so why does he have an Hispanic accent?

    • Good point. I can’t even understand what the heck he is saying. I only included it to give some of us an insight as to how the negro mind operates.

    • Lexonaut

      Google “youtube war low rider” and you’ll see one of the cultural intersections.

  • Evette Coutier

    Year after year blacks fail. Year after year liberals find a new excuse or a new spin on the old excuses of black failure. The result is a compound failure that is crushing our society.

  • Speedy Steve

    Blah blah blah yadda yadda et cetera ad nauseam … But the footage certainly affirms violence as the best way to get wayward black people under control.

    Now that caught my attention. The denunciation of the reporter begins at 9 a.m.

  • throttler

    It has been proven that the ancient Egyptians were not black.

    • journey

      The ancient Egyptians were not black. As their country started getting weaker, the blacks started infiltrating in. Sounds familiar?

      • Lexonaut

        But they threw the Nubian rulers out after about a hundred years — and that doesn’t sound familiar, at least not yet.

    • I know. I was trying to be funny.

      • Lexonaut

        And that’s a Babylonian frieze. They weren’t black either.

  • American Tax Payer

    “But the footage certainly affirms violence as the best way to get wayward black people under control.”

    It’s basic. All they know is fear. If they do not fear, they will destroy and bring violence to anyone in their path. This is why some white people got a little physical back in the day. It was “understanding” the black level of comprehension.

  • gubblerchechenova

    Baltimore’s Troubles stem from the continued, indeed spectacular,
    UN-profitability of blackness.

    Too many blacks lie, cheat, rob, steal, rape, batter, burn, kill, loot, and act crazy.
    Not the best way to attract investment in the community. And blacks themselves don’t trust one another because, after all, black men don’t stick around to raise the kids, black women act nasty & vicious, black teachers are cynical about black students, black students mess things up in schools, blacks often fight and steal from one another, and etc.

    Blackness isn’t profitable except in sports and pop music. There are lots of blacks in government jobs but those are drain on the economy. Even sports and pop music industries are run by Jews and whites because aren’t good at management and organization.

    For blackness to be profitable and marketable in areas other than sports and rapping, blacks have to show they take schools seriously, live by code of ethics, treat others fairly, are trustworthy, behave civil than like thugs, and etc.

    But too many blacks lack such qualities. So, even most white Liberals don’t invest in the black community and prefer to use section 8 to drive blacks out than deal with them.

    If indeed blackness is so profitable, why doesn’t Oprah invest all her billions in Detroit? See what happens to her wealth in a few yrs. Down the toilet bowl.

    ‘Racism’ in America has just come to mean ‘whatever blacks don’t like’. So, if blacks terrorize a community and beat up non-blacks, and if non-blacks leave and set up another community and build up a working economy, that is ‘racism’.

    So, even though Baltimore is black run and black-run-into-ground, blacks just blame others.

    So, if you blacks burn your house down and rob your family and if you leave to another community, the problem isn’t with blacks but with those who depart from the black community due to bad black behavior.

    Excuses, excuses. With ‘intellectuals’ and ‘leaders’ like affrimative action jerkoffs like Connolly, no wonder black communities such across America.

    But if we wanna be honest, the fact is blacks are more troublesome because

    1. they are naturally more aggressive due to evolutionary factors. Wilder and crazier genes were selected to survive in hot harsh Africa.

    2. they are stronger and tougher than other races. So, blacks routinely beat up whites, asians, hispanics, arabs, and etc.

    This is why not only whites but many non-black minorities don’t wanna live with blacks. They’ve had bad experiences with blacks in schools, parks, buses, and etc.

    But Connolly the black thug chauvinist hasn’t any sympathy for non-blacks. he’s just a black tribalist who sides with his kind.

    I’ll bet if blacks rape a woman of another race and if the woman leaves and goes to safer white community, Connolly will cry ‘racism’. What a lowdown punk.

    • cyrusthevirus

      Am in England and recently one of the cable channels has been running a series called Empire -apparently a phenomenal success in the US–which shows in the trailers hugely successful black people running a giant corporation !!Havent watched it as enough info from lengthy trailers –any comment ??

      • It’s basically a mashup of the rap industry and King Lear, with just enough gay worked in to make Hollywood happy.

      • Lexonaut

        Empire is about a fictional rap music business giant. In the real world …

        Johnson Products (quite large, not to be confused with Johnson & Johnson) comes to mind as does the BET (Black Entertainment Tonight) cable channel. The leading antivirus software maker, Symantec, is (or was) black operated. (It’s the gold standard if you know how to configure it.)

        They’re Canadian rather than US but Corel, second only to Adobe in graphics arts software, is (or was) black operated. I don’t use anything else.

        Not all blacks are losers, and not all black entrepreurs are failures.

    • Lexonaut

      “‘Racism’ in America has just come to mean ‘whatever blacks don’t like'”

      This is absolutely not true. Just the other day I read that the definition of a racist is, Someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

  • gubblerchechenova

    Black dishonesty and denial certainly are problems.

  • They’re right. Black “culture” is not entirely to blame. I suspect that Black DNA and silly white liberals (and those who must not be mentioned) are to blame.

    A people make a culture, a culture does not make a people. The culture stems from what they are, when those little group trends/nuances are magnified through living in densely populated areas with others of the same kind.

    Impulsive, outlandish, violent and destructive actions are often metered out through an incapability of understanding what is actually going on – and reacting the only way they know how, like naughty toddlers throwing a screaming fit on the floor of the supermarket (and pulling everything off the shelves).

    Couple this with ‘poor parenting’ skills that forever give in to the screaming toddler’s demands, add to it the narrative from “intellectual child psychologists” (from a certain tribe) that say it is the parents who are to blame for the perceived “unfairness” the toddler sees (when he doesn’t get to have his sweeties), and you have a recipe for disaster.

    The toddlers have now grown up and seek to wage “justice” against their parents. They have no respect for them, they blame all their woes on them, they just want them to die off so that they can take the inheritance money and living space.

    Whilst I don’t agree with beating children, I do subscribe to general smacking as a last resort. Spare the rod, spoil the child – is one old saying. Another, which I remember from my youth is “stop your crying or I will really give you something to cry about”.

    The question is, will the namby pamby liberal parents ever take charge of their unruly children? I think not.

  • Alan Martin

    leave it to liberal indoctrination to worm its way into everything… im sure in any other circumstance liberals and liberal media would be frothing at the mouth in order to decree that black woman as abusing her child, instead of a parent raising her child.

  • Ed

    The commentators on the uber liberal NY Times aren’t having it. They are trashing this piece from all angles.

    Maybe more people are aware but still put more stock in appearing to be not racist.

  • Alexandra1973

    I’d say black culture is a symptom of the problem. I’ve heard it said that culture doesn’t make people, but people make a culture. Black people make black culture.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    Ok, so property ownership=bad.

    So if nobody is allowed private property, and each black-occupied dwelling must be adjacent to a white-occupied dwelling, then all the problems will be solved, yes?

    Finally, it’s all figured out.

    • kikz2

      seems to be HUD’s plan. i’m kind of surprised they’ve not told us all, that we’ll have to house them.. personally… as well. who knows.. that may come too..

      • The remedy for that situation would be a saw, a bathtub, and self-cleaning oven, with the toilet for the resulting ashes and bone fragments. Nobody is really going to try that.

  • DRGarcia

    Typical Leftist rambling. Racism, blah, blah, blah. Slavery, blah, blah, blah. Victims, blah, blah… Blacks are overwhelmingly lazy, stupid, and violent. It’s in their DNA. Not going to change. Separatism is the answer.

  • GeorgeRA

    Blacks make black culture. It’s in their genes.

  • AmericanCitizen

    “A Department of Justice report highlighted how Ferguson’s mostly white City Council and its courts spurred on explicitly racist policing, in part to harvest fines from black residents.”

    Seems like they forgot to mention that places like Ferguson have chased out the small businesses and productive companies and firms. The tax base that is lost because of this, combined with the increase in law enforcement spending to patrol the dregs that are left, means the municipality needs to get revenue from any source possible.

    If blacks were productive citizens they would pay taxes and own and run small businesses that would contribute to the tax base of their city. Blacks are the opposite of productive and it’s only fair they should bear some of the costs of keeping them barely civilized.

  • Max

    Well, they *could* if only we would “invest in the community” don’t you see?

    • The term “investment” generally means an eventual profit for the investor(s). When “the community” uses that word, they really mean “free stuff”, and consider genuine investments as exploitative.

  • Augustus3709

    “The problem rests on the continued profitability of racism”.

    That’s true, except it’s racism against White people that today gets you financially and politically rewarded.

    “Slavery was not so much a labor system as it was a property regime, with slaves serving not just as workers, but as commodities.”

    Ultimately all people, all workers, in every scenario are a “commodity”. He’s applying economic fancy talk to reflect self-righteously.

    “White Power Structure” bla bla bla

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too. If you want to infiltrate White society and benefit from White civilization, you’re gonna need to deal with the White people in it. If you don’t want “White Structure”, then please, go somewhere without it, and see if you can find some better “opportunities” there.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    One can always count on the New York Times to have a unique and truly fascinating interpretation of events: The only problem is, they never come within 100 miles of being accurate or correct…

  • ElComadreja

    Please say it correctly. It’s “culcha”.

  • Light from the East

    As long as they stay in Africa, theoretically it shouldn’t be a problem. However, when they are introduced to live in an advanced and civilized countries, their non-evolved nature can’t compete with other more evolved sub species and they feel frustrated. Some selfish and evil politicians tell them it is the people founding the nation keep you away from your success and oppress you all the time. Blacks surely don’t want to admit their incapability to live in a modern society and blame their problems to all other external factors. A good example is a native African living in a traditional tribe is happier than most Africans living in a modernized society. Despite lack of material wealth and technological advancement, tribal Africans show they can be happy if we just let them live their lives and never expose them to our world.

    • Life is what one makes of it, and fretting about “stuff” one doesn’t have is a waste of time. I made an eastern Java-style “sambal” sauce to go on fish and chicken this morning. I’m not remotely Malay, but I like the cooking from that area. I used pressed garlic and chiles, lime juice, dry fish powder, dried powdered onion and chives, and some peanut butter. How many people in Colorado did that this morning?

      I am going to blame television advertising for part of this. The message with all of that nonsense is “You must have this!” Unfortunately, congenital idiots agree “We gots ta be haben dat shiny ting, gnome sayin?” and are infuriated when it is out of their financial reach.

  • Connolly whines about “second-rate goods”, but the people I see here shopping at the ARC thrift store and rummaging through the bargain-bin and clearance racks at Wal Mart are blue-collar whites, the very people he seems to despise. I got my daughter a lightweight spin-casting rod at ARC for $3, and Abu Garcia is a decent brand (heaps better than Zebco). It had a nasty tangle in the reel, but fixing that took less than five minutes and I only had to waste about six feet of line.

    • HE2

      Good on ya, MCS. I buy my kids’ clothing, T shirts, p.j.s, play clothes, sweaters, etc. in a local consignment shop. People sell really good stuff there.
      I am not above dumpster diving, either.
      The fancy, schmancy locally owned grocery store a block from our home throws away still wrapped day old Acme Bakery [Berkeley top notch bakery] baguettes. Sometimes there are as many as ten or twelve. I freeze them for future use, though heaven knows we go through a lot of bread.
      The kids think of scrounging as a treasure hunt adventure.
      Blacks would probably never stoop to scrounge because it is not theft.

      • Scrounging is great! I thought I was good at it before I went to prison, but turned it into an art form there. I used to dumpster-dive meat at Whole Foods during winters before they changed the type of dumpster they were using. So long as the weather was cold, “expired” meat wasn’t going to spoil. We ate really well as a result, and meat is expensive. It seemed a complete shame to let that go to waste, as some poor animals originally had to get karked in order to provide it.

        If I bring home any more computers or monitors, my wife says she’s going to kill me. On the other hand, when a monitor croaks here, I just pull another off the shelf in the basement. I also set up a reasonable PC for my mother’s place. She doesn’t have internet, but it’ll run “Neverwinter Nights” and the first three “Fallout” games.

  • Lexonaut

    “The problem originates in a political culture that has long bound black
    bodies to questions of property. Yes, I’m referring to slavery.”

    What I say to these people these days is … Everything you’re complaining about regarding white people is the unavoidable legacy of indentured servitude. Cut us some slack.

    • how about this

      Some of my ancestors were Irish, and the Irish had a bit of a food shortage back in the day. Therefore I am entitled to your food. Give me some of those potatoes. They have a spiritual significance to my people.

      • Lexonaut

        “Give me some of those potatoes. They have a spiritual significance to my people.”

        Especially when converted to vodka.

        Half my genes are Irish, and I’m an alcoholic who quit drinking 30 years ago. My father was a drunk and my son is showing signs of developing a problem. The stereotype is true enough to make the following joke funny to anyone of Irish heritage …

        Q: What’s the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?
        A: One drunk.

        • how about this

          Oh yes, vodka is our sacrament; thanks for the understanding, potato-brother. The Irophobic authorities just don’t understand that when we are under the influence, we are not “violent,” we are “differently peaceful.”

          Do you mind if I ask for your email address?

          • Lexonaut

            Let’s use [email protected][my Disqus username]dotcom. That will forward to my main email address. If it doesn’t work, let me know here in this thread.

            Now … “differently peaceful” … The movie actor Gene Hackman said that he used to go into bars and start fights just for the heck of it.

        • carriewhite64

          Irish here, too. Third generation in America.

          • Lexonaut

            I’m not sure how to classify myself. My father was English, from Manchester, and he never became a US citizen, instead keeping his green card. He registered my birth with the British consulate in NYC so in principle I could walk in there and request a British passport.

            However, I’m a loyal American. Fifty five years ago I took two trips to England to visit relatives, and forty years ago I traveled to Europe a lot on business where I spent a lot of time in the U.K., but this is my home. Not England, not Ireland.

  • Bossman

    Blacks still live in a primordial world of violence and chaos. They are closer to the primordial near-apes of a long time ago.


    African Blacks living in European-White-Made-Countries need to be SHUT-DOWN. The fact that we have to listen to all this RIDICULOUS talk on their part about the “perpetual-victimhood” status, not only BORES me, but INSULTS my intelligence. The”Black-Mentality” is INFURIATING to say the least!


  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Black culture is not the problem. Black people are the problem.

  • Barabbas

    “The problem originates in a political culture that has long bound black
    bodies to questions of property. Yes, I’m referring to slavery.”

    How is it so invisible, regardless of political persuasion, that beginning with the ‘liberating’ Civil Rights Act in 1964 and as part of the policy of the progressive elite class, blacks again began being transformed back into the property they had previously been freed from? Property is precisely what the ‘benevolent’ left has made blacks into right out in the open for all to see. And these progressives exploit the low IQ of the black man and manipulate him into actually assisting them to re-enslave blacks. They have indeed, by their own free will and the self-enriching manipulations of the powerful who exploit them, journeyed back onto the very plantations they never cease talking about. They and all they own, as well as their most important choices, are owned and controlled by their progressives owners like no time since slavery. They are an entirely ‘kept’ people who have essentially no freedom or control over their own lives. The government owns them. The government decides what they get, how much they get, and how and in what ways they will get it. It bribes, bullies, and intimidates them into supporting the very people who have bought them, controls them, and exploits them for their own political power and benefit. How does this glaring situation go unseen?

  • AFlaVet

    Year after year blacks fail. Year after year liberals find a new excuse or a new spin on the old excuses of black failure. The result is a compound failure that is crushing our society.

    It’s difficult to expect people to act out any differently…when generation after generation the government has taken care of their needs. When their families, their neighborhoods are all in the same boat with the same mentality of expectations.

    Will this be our destiny?

    There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
    William Tecumseh Sherman

  • MBlanc46

    To the Gray Lady, all truths about blacks are a myth.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Black Culture is THE problem. Blacks are violent, criminal, lacking in civility, black culture is anti-human.

  • Jim

    Keep in mind folks…an actual history professor from Johns Hopkins wrote this nonsensical mess. Okay, so…any guesses as to his race?

  • Who Me?

    “It is silly to assert that the slum anchored Black semi-addict in East St. Louis has more freedom than his direct ancestors had in, say, Alabama in 1882.”
    That black semi-addict (and his relatives) would agree with you on that point, then they would hasten to add, “But it’s all Whitey’s fault, fo’ keepin’ us down’ ya know?”
    No recognition of personal responsibility.

  • Snazzy Snook


    N. D. B. Connolly,you’re tugging at my heart strings .. LMFAO pppffftt ! Phooey, I say to this, it’s all nonsense ..

  • According to who? Every GP/pediatrician (when I was a kid) or GP/PCP/internist I’ve ever had. That said, I wouldn’t ever make a habit of eating lead paint just because my nutrition is good, and even at that, I can’t remember the exact combo (I know at least it involves Vitamin C, calcium and iron, but there are others), but this whole lead paint excuse is a canard to avoid having to accept racial differences in intelligence.

    Besides, lead paint hasn’t been available since 1978.

  • Ultimate187

    Slavery is to Blacks as the Holocaust was to Jews. Both groups never cease to remind others about it, and both willingly carry victimhood as a central part of their racial identity in order to extract sympathy and material gain. Many Hispanic proponents of La Raza believe in Reconquista; the right for Mexico to reclaim land that was once theirs (i.e., Texas and California). All harbor animosity for whites and the general status quo of the United States.

    Some people might disagree with me, but I would argue the most truly successful example of integration of a minority with that of white society is Asian-Americans.

    • USofAntiWhite

      The Mexicans like to live on the lie that The Southwest was theirs. It never was. The Spaniards conquered and colonized it, naming many places but they had to let their lands in North America go adrift and Mexico, or New Spain as it was known, a place no European power really wanted by default had loose control over California and Texas for 28 years. There were hardly any Mexicans there. Funny, when The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, turning over The Southwest to US control one of the provisions of the treaty was that The US would regulate and police the border to prevent Apache raids on Mexico. It is fun to tell that to a Brown nationalist or leftie, they get all flustered when reality hits them on the head!

  • dewdly

    The worst aspect of slavery, was not trading in slaves or forced labor, but rather it was transporting people thousands of miles from their evolutionary home, their culture, and their kinsmen to live among a different race of people who had traveled a different evolutionary path developing culture and social structures completely foreign to Africans. If Africans had been brought here as free men and left to their own devices the result would have been the same. We know that dropping off a shipload of Inuit in the Kalahari to live with Bushmen cannot work and we know that the cultures of Native Americans were unable to survive as Europeans arrived. Abraham Lincoln could see that emancipation was not enough – the right thing to do was to return Africans to “their native clime” and he vowed that we would do it no matter how difficult the task. :Africa for Africans. There is no other way.

    • USofAntiWhite

      Damnit Mr. Booth!

  • OhWow

    Once again it’s like opposite world. The exact opposite is true.

    How can you possibly say that:

    *75% of black kids have no fathers
    *Young black males (3-4% of the pop.) commit over 50% of all national violent crime
    *A culture that hates authority
    *A culture that values crime including murder and selling crack
    *A culture that thinks being smart is “acting white” or “soft” or “weak”
    *A culture that worships black men in prison while laughing at guys like Bill Gates
    *Knockout game
    *A you can’t tell me nothing attitude
    *Victim complex
    *Racism against white people
    *A culture of dependency

    Has nothing to do with where blacks are right now?

  • zamzow

    The NYT author of this article is parroting the proposition promoted by the left wing that all we need is another 500 billion dollars thrown down the rat hole and all US blacks will become Dred Scott. The left will work at pounding that square peg into the round hole until the US collapses in a South African style browned out heap. The one and only solution to black criminality, in the US is forced deportation, to Africa, of any black who commits a crime. France had Devils Island, England had Australia and the US can use Liberia as it’s penal colony. One felony conviction or three misdemeanors and the brigands are out of here. After serving time in a Liberian prison funded by US dollars, citizenship is forfeited for good. The Liberian government can be persuaded by a few billion dollars a year and the US is off the hook for good with this class of crime plagued wreckers and disturbers..

  • scutum

    Genetics is destiny! Where ever blacks congregate you have the same problems, whether its African migrants in Spain, Italy and France, or African Americans in Baltimore and other large US cities. The country is eventually going to break apart due to its increasing “diversity” as more people find the concept of a “United” States to be irrelevant. As patriots we must concentrate on reforming the individual states that we live in, unless they are to far gone like California, New York, Massachusetts and some of the heavily black Southern states. The federal government is far to be reformed and brought back to its constitutional foundations.

  • lvdice

    Not sure about the poverty and violence correlation. Lots of poverty in Appalachia ,but a fraction of the violent crime.

  • Lead is a nutrient-mimic. Since it takes a +2 charge, the body tries to use it as if it were zinc. I suspect that the lead-based paint issue is exaggerated, however. Lead 2-ethylhexanoate was used as a plasticizer in some paints, but it stays put. Lead chromate was used in marine paints as a rust-preventative, but unless one has been sand-blasting old paint off ships, one isn’t likely to be exposed.

  • mobilebay

    What excuse was dredged up for the killers of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom? Did whites riot, loot, shoot police and in general act like savages to avenge the most horrific crime I’ve ever read about? This young couple was kidnapped, tortured, and eventually murdered. I didn’t ever know about it until about a year ago. Where were the demonstrations and marches for them? The TV and newspaper coverage? The blacks who committed these atrocities are now in prison, but should have all been executed for their horrendous crimes.

  • David Ashton

    Others will know the US statistics better than I do, but some of the smarter ones seem to marry white women, whereas the far more numerous stupid ones just “copulate freely” and leave their offspring to others to look after.

  • slobotnavich

    This has to be the most vomititious and specious rationalization for black African behavior I’ve seen lately. It’s been known for hundreds of years that blacks lack impulse control and have much lower average IQs than all other major races. Prison inmates, both black and white, are generally far less intelligent than the population at large. No amount of remediation change this dismal reality.

  • Spikeygrrl

    There is no such thing as “Black culture.” There is only Black anti-culture. The divide between the Talented Tenth and the rabid dogs (I apologize to canines everywhere) who now roam our cities, grows more clear-cut every day. I read recently, but don’t remember where (a Colin Flaherty piece?) that even the brilliant economist (and my longtime hero) Thomas Sowell, who is Black, despite writing about race relations from time to time over several decades is now surprised and appalled at just how FAST things have progressed (wait for it) from minor civic annoyance to life-threatening, Mad Max-type “survival of the most violent/lowest IQ.

    Such a shame that we only have been permitted to advance in science and the liberal arts until Western Civilzation starts to look attractive. AGAIN. Which is, to Blacks and Browns, the dog-whistle to burn it all down. AGAIN.

  • Susan

    I don’t get the point he’s trying to make. The inborn pathology that causes black dysfunction in a civilized society exists; always has, always will. It’s not caused by slavery, Jim Crow, segregation or anything else superficial. Those things occurred because of black pathology, not the other way around. There’s no intellectualizing this fact away or hiding it under the guise of white racism or white power structure.

  • adplatt126

    Connolly is right. Black culture is not the problem. Black genes are the problem.