Racism

 

"Racist" Facts

Stereotypes

Racial Superiority

Rational & Irrational Racism

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jews and Blacks

"African-American"

The Blame Game

Ghetto Blacks

Respect, Heroes, and Goals

Crime in Black Neighborhoods

Playing The Race Card

Speaking Proper English

Niggers



"Racist" Facts

In our sensitive, politically-correct American society, it is improper to say anything that some group may find offensive, even if you're merely stating facts. For example: When income and education levels are adjusted for, Asians have the highest IQ, with whites in second place, Hispanics in third, and blacks in last place. Some people will call those statistics "racist" even if the team conducting the IQ study consists of black and Hispanic professional statisticians. If facts of a racial nature are unpleasant to hear, they are automatically labeled "racist" by the people who dislike them. I'm a strong advocate of truth, not political correctness. If certain truths are unpleasant to hear, then too bad.  Silly made-up ideas like souls and heaven continue to exist precisely because some people are unwilling to deal with the finality and permanence of death. Such people sacrifice truth for the sake of emotional comfort. With some very rare exceptions, I will always value truth more than emotional comfort, no matter how painful that truth may be.


Stereotypes

Stereotypes exist for a reason: because more often than not, they're true. Asians are non-confrontational and do well in school but they are not good drivers. Blacks are good at sports and dancing but they are angered easily and they're not successful academically nor financially. Jews are successful academically and financially but they're not very cool nor hip, and they tend to have larger noses than other white people. Such observations are usually labeled "racist" despite the fact that they are usually correct. At this point, you might say "I know a black guy who has a Ph.D in physics and makes $120,000/year, and I know an Asian guy who flunked math twice, so your stereotypes are WRONG!" Such an objection would indicate an ignorance of the meaning of the word "stereotype". Stereotypes are not iron-clad laws that apply to every single person. There will always be exceptions to any rule about human behavior. Stereotypes are broad generalizations that are usually true about a certain group of people.


Racial Superiority

Whenever I hear racists argue, they often say things like "My race is superior, that race is inferior." I don't understand how anyone could disagree with that statement because there is nothing there to disagree with. Your race is superior to my race in what way? You're better than me at what? At passing IQ tests? At sports? At dancing? At winning Nobel Prizes? At reflecting sunlight from your skin? At robbing and murdering people? Unless the racist explains how their race is superior, the phrase "My race is superior" doesn't mean anything. It's an incomplete thought. It's what grammarians refer to as a floating comparative. Advertisers do it all the time when they sell laundry detergent and claim that it has "Superior Stain-Fighting Power" or they advertise an air freshener that "Lasts Longer!" The detergent is superior to what at fighting stains? Superior to water? Superior to chicken soup? They never say. The air freshener lasts longer than what?  Than a nanosecond? So I'll gladly agree with any racist who says "my race is superior to your race!" because I'll mentally finish the sentence "Yes, your race is indeed superior to mine... at swinging from trees."

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For the remainder of this page, I will focus on black people since they come to the average American's mind first when the term "racism" is mentioned. When I say "blacks" or "black people", I don't mean all black people, I mean the stereotypical, average black person. As I mentioned earlier, there will always be exceptions to any rule about human behavior.


Rational Racism

We humans are not immune to the conditioned responses discovered by physiologist Ivan Pavlov. After repeated negative experiences with members of group X, it is perfectly natural for a person to be suspicious of all members of group X. Such suspicion is part of our built-in survival instinct that learns from bad experiences and avoids them in the future. If a woman's purse is snatched five times in the course of a year, and each of those five times the thief is a young black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and baggy pants, chances are she will be suspicious of all young black males in hooded sweatshirts and baggy pants even if she herself is black.

It's no secret that taxi drivers in New York City avoid black male passengers. Even black taxi drivers avoid them. Are black cabbies racist against themselves? I don't think so. It's a simple matter of self-preservation. When a cabby hears story after story of his fellow coworkers being robbed and killed by black males, it is perfectly natural for the cabby to be suspicious of all black male passengers even though most of them pose no threat. Again, this is just our natural self-defense instinct at work and this kind of racism is natural, understandable, and forgivable. It's the same reason you'd probably feel some discomfort and uneasiness if you were on an airplane and a long-bearded Muslim man dressed in a traditional white robe and turban sat next to you and began reciting prayers in Arabic. The fact that 99.999% of Muslims are not terrorists will do little to alleviate your discomfort.

When the New York City media is saturated by reports of violent crimes such as murders, robberies,home invasions, beatings, and rapes, and the suspects' faces are on every channel and newspaper, and most of these suspects turn out to be black, one doesn't have to be a bad person to become racist in such an environment. Negative stereotypes about black people don't just appear out of thin air; they arise from repeated negative experiences. A normal person who is open-minded and unbiased can move to Brooklyn for a number of years and if he lives in certain neighborhoods, he'll emerge very biased as a direct result of his experiences. This person will become racist through no fault of his own.

 

Irrational Racism

Irrational racism is the kind that Martin Luther King Jr. fought against. It's the belief that a certain race is inherently undeserving of certain rights. Hitler was irrationally racist, as is the KKK, the Black Panthers, and anyone else who believes that all members of a certain race are less deserving of legal rights than another race.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

I praise MLK for having the balls to stand up to white authority and tradition at a time when black people had less rights than dogs (in 1955 dogs with white owners could sit at the front of the bus yet Rosa Parks couldn't.)  MLK advocated non-violence and equality, which I totally support.  I suspect he had a self-sacrificial spirit because he started a civil rights revolution and it is well known that people who start revolutions rarely live to see the fruits of their labor. Gandhi, Che, and Joan of Arc also come to mind.

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Jews and Blacks

Jews were robbed, enslaved, and butchered by the millions by Nazis, but just a few decades after WW2 they became one of the most successful and affluent people on the planet. Despite being only 2% of the Earth's population, they've won 22% of Nobel Prizes.  They win this intellectually-demanding prize at eleven times the rate of all other races on the planet combined [source]. Why is that?  They were slaves just 65 years ago. It wasn't even one lifetime ago that they were oppressed, persecuted, humiliated, starved, beaten, tortured, hanged, burned, and gassed by the millions. Yet today they are a productive, educated, and financially successful people. Why can't black people do the same here in the US? Blacks have had far more time to recover from slavery and become educated and financially successful in the US, yet they're still the bottom social class academically and economically.


"African-American"

The construction of the term "African-American" is as follows: continent of origin (dash) continent of residence. American blacks originated in Africa and currently live in America so they are African-Americans. Okay that's fine, but to be consistent Egyptians and Libyans who live in Mexico would also have to be called African-Americans. And I'm no longer white, I'm European-American. Aboriginal people in Saudi-Arabia are Australian-Asians and people from India who live in Colombia are Asian-Americans. Is all this continent naming absolutely necessary?


The Blame Game

There's a great book called "Ten Things You Can't Say In America" by black intellectual Larry Elder. It should be required reading for anyone who has anything to say about the plight of Black Americans. I agree completely with Mr. Elder's opinions and conclusions. He says that today, Black people have mostly themselves to blame for their social standing in American society. Although racism can still be an obstacle for the average black person, most of the time it's not, yet blacks love to use racism as a scapegoat for their failures. Those who live in prison or poverty will likely blame their situation on racism. "The white man is keepin us down!" is their mantra. Why? Because it's emotionally comforting to blame someone else for your failures.


Ghetto Blacks

Many blacks are born to single mothers and grow up in the ghetto without a paternal figure that can provide discipline. Criminal gangs become their families. Violence, incessant profanity, beatings, vandalism, robbery, drive-by shootings, murders, etc. - this is the environment many young black males grow up in. Is it any wonder they become ignorant, unproductive, irresponsible, criminally-prone men who leech off of society? They leech either directly by stealing and robbing or indirectly by sitting in prison and getting government hand-outs at taxpayers' expense. It's a cycle of poverty, crime, and ignorance that begets more of itself. I must confess I don't know how to end it.

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Respect, Heroes, and Goals

Being peaceful, honest, non-violent, friendly, and polite are signs of weakness among most young black men, while being intimidating, aggressive, and threatening are positive respectable traits. A few years ago I heard a black man say "I have new respect for a shotgun after I saw what it can do to human flesh." So this man "respects" an instrument of death because it can mutilate and kill people. Interesting.  Personally, I think that's a reason to fear a shotgun, not respect it.  I always thought "respect" was synonymous with "admiration" and having a positive, high opinion of something.

One of Black people's heroes is Muhammad Ali, a man whose greatest skill was beating the living crap out of others.  He punched people so hard they fell down and passed out, bleeding. How charming!  What an honorable and respectable skill that is!  Another hero many blacks have is Michael Jordan. His primary skill consists of inserting a ball into a hoop. "Be Like Mike!" little black boys are told. So apparently, throwing punches and basketballs are their highest goals, along with speaking rhythmically to beats. What about intellectual or academic goals? What about artistic or literary pursuits? Apparently those are unimportant.


Crime in Black Neighborhoods

Why do Blacks commit the most violent crime of any race and disproportionately fill our prisons [source]?  Fully one-third of all black males will have seen the inside of a prison cell at some point in their lives [source].  Why are black neighborhoods almost always bad neighborhoods, full of crime and poverty?  I live in a mostly white neighborhood and black people here are very uncommon. When a black person shows up to a festival, movie theater, beach, park, concert, etc. he is not bothered. He is left in peace and treated with respect like any other person. However, if a white person dares show up to a mostly black event in some city like New York or Atlanta or Baltimore, he will probably be harassed, insulted, robbed, beaten, or attacked somehow. It seems that the average black person is far more aggressively racist and prone to racial violence than the average white person. Why do blacks feel the need to gang-up on lone white people and beat them up or harass them somehow? Worse still is that they usually laugh as they're beating and robbing their victim. This delight in the humiliation and injury of a victim is appalling. I don't understand why so many black men turn into sadistic sociopaths when they are in a mob that surrounds a white person. It seems that the desire to hurt, rob, and humiliate is perpetually on their minds and the only reason they don't do it all the time is because they're afraid of getting caught. When an opportunity to victimize a white person arises, they rarely pass it up.

Haiti is the only black-run country in the Western hemisphere.  It is also the most impoverished nation in the Western hemisphere, with catastrophic rates of unemployment and crime.  Coincidence?  And why is sub-Saharan Africa the most corrupt, lawless, backward, impoverished, rape-afflicted, undeveloped, uncivilized continent on the planet? Is it all whitey's fault again?  No, because slavery was alive and well in Africa long before the white man showed up. When African tribes went to war with each other, the winners usually either enslaved or ate the losers. When white men from the United States arrived wanting slaves, they didn't have to chase anyone. They simply went to a slave market run by African blacks.  White men bought black slaves from black slave masters who were happy to sell their brothers into bondage.  Why is this fact conveniently omitted from pop history of the slave trade?

The most civilized, prosperous, affluent places in sub-Saharan Africa are leftovers of European settlements (Dutch, French, British).  Why is that? Japan has no natural resources yet it's a major economic and technological super power.  Africa is full of natural resources (oil, gold, diamonds, etc.) yet African nations are perpetually mired in poverty, corruption, famine, and war.  Why is that ?  



Playing The Race Card

I've noticed that accusing someone of being racist is a knee-jerk reaction and a very popular tactic among many blacks when they have any sort of conflict or grievance against someone. For example, here is a video which shows the only black student in a classroom getting caught smoking marijuana.  He immediately plays the race card, claiming the teacher is picking on him only because he's black, as if his smoking marijuana in class has nothing to do with it. 

When asked to explain why our prisons are disproportionately black, many blacks will claim that it's because of racist cops, juries, and judges.  So according to blacks, white people commit murders and robberies just as often as black people but police detectives abandon those cases or don't pursue them with much interest if the suspect is white. And even if they do catch the white suspect, the jury will ignore all the evidence and testimony in court and simply let him go. I'm not sure why jurors would want to release a murderer back onto the streets of their own city. Apparently white people enjoy living among murderers.


Speaking Proper English

When a black person speaks standard American English, meaning when it is impossible to tell that they're black just by how they talk, the black person is usually described by white people as "well spoken" or "articulate". There's a good reason why Blacks are praised merely for speaking proper English: it's unusual. More often than not, blacks in the United States speak Ebonics, which is a butchered form of English typically characterized by the following errors: Incorrect conjugation of verbs: "Was you at McDonald's?", omission of verbs altogether: "He mad!", failure to articulate certain sounds: "Dass right, she pregnit!", transposition of sounds and awkward syntax: "I axed him where he at'", incorrect pronunciation of fricatives and use of double negatives ("You ain't gettin no birfday cake!"), among others.

It's not their fault they speak this way as children because that's how they're raised. However, at some point they must realize that their speech differs from normal English. It differs, but not in the same way that a regional dialect or accent differs. Regional dialects and accents apply to everyone regardless of social class and level of education. Ebonics, however, is popular only among poorly-educated blacks.

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Niggers

For some reason, young black males incessantly shower each other with a barrage of "yo nigga, wussup ma nigga, wuss wrong witchu nigga?" etc. If it's a hateful word, one wonders why they use it so much. We don't hear Jews greeting each other with "Shalom, you kike!" Why not? Obviously because that term is offensive. But blacks somehow managed to turn "nigger" into something positive, except that's not how they pronounce it. Since black people have a tendency to not articulate the letter "r" at the end of words, the word comes out as "nigga." So "nigga" has come to mean "buddy" or "homie" in black urban slang because that's how black people say it. But "nigger" remains an offensive insult because that's how white people say it.

Observation: Even when blacks use "nigga" to refer to a black man in a hateful manner, no one seems to mind. Yet no matter how a white man uses this word it's always considered a bad thing by both races. I dislike double-standards and will deliberately violate them. As you can see, I have not held back my use of the word in question.  As I mentioned in the "Offensive Rants" section, telling someone they are not allowed to do something only because of their race is an excellent example of racism.  Both black and white people tend to be racist in this regard because they think it's okay for black people to use the word "nigger" but not for white people to do the same.

A certain definition of "nigger" that I agree with was popularized by black comedian Chris Rock. He has a rant called "Black people vs. Niggaz" where he unapologetically explains the difference between decent, respectable black people and lazy, ignorant, aggressive, criminally-prone hoodlums, whom he calls "niggas". I agree with Chris Rock completely and I'm glad black people who think like him exist.

After reading this article, many people would label me racist but truth be told, I don't care what race my friends and neighbors are as long as they're friendly, responsible, well-mannered, honest people.

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