05 September 2012

Sweet Little Lies

'Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.'
--Honore de Balzac  
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Two hundred thirty years ago, Thomas Jefferson opined:  

I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.

Today, Euro America (like Euro South Africa) has pushed aside such ideas.  We are sure that God the Universe has created us all equal, as we go out of our way to tell each other at every opportunity.




But do we believe it?  Talk is cheap. When a man's actions don't back up his words, we call him mistaken--or a hypocrite.

'Black and White are equal in every important way,' proclaim a great number of Euro-Americans today. We here at Those Who Can See are not so sure that they really believe it.  We argue, on the contrary, that progressive white Americans are in the habit of treating Afros as if they were slightly mentally retarded.  And that Blacks themselves often seem to agree. 


What is our evidence?




SCHOOLS



The patronizing treatment of white progressives towards Blacks begins early.

Though schools have been officially desegregated since 1954, and Euro liberals sing the praises of diversity, they will do anything possible to avoid sending their children to learn with large numbers of their Afro 'equals.'



To wit:

WBEZ compared school demographics from 20 years ago and today for our series Race: Out Loud. We examined schools in Chicago, suburban Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

WBEZ’s analysis shows a stark resegregation of the city’s schools:

►The number of Chicago public schools that are 90 percent or more black has increased in the last 20 years, from 276 to 287. That’s despite a 57,000-student drop in black enrollment in the district.

►71.0 percent of all CPS black students go to extremely racially isolated schools or more black. In 20 years, that figure has inched down only negligibly, from  73.4 percent.

►White students have become more concentrated. There are now seven schools that are at least 70 percent white; 20 years ago there were none.

The number of “integrated” schools--schools where no one race makes up more than 50 percent of the student body--has taken a nosedive, from 106 schools in 1990 to 66 schools today. “No majority” schools used to make up 17.5 percent  of all city schools. Today the proportion is just 9.8 percent.

... The demographic shifts have occurred even though a student's school assignments now depend far less on kids’ addresses and far more on parental choice than in the past.

In the pre-Civil Rights era, Afro schools were indeed given less money than their Euro counterparts.  But 'equality' of funding was finally achieved--and then surpassed.  In order to realize the same results as white children, it is claimed today, black districts need more funding than others.  This same argument, of course, is used to explain why schools have to spend a little extra on 'special needs' children.



For a most instructive example of this largesse, a lauded black school district in Kansas City:


[In the 1990s, under court order,] Kansas City spent as much as $11,700 per pupil--more money per pupil, on a cost of living adjusted basis, than any other of the 280 largest districts in the country. The money bought higher teachers' salaries, 15 new schools, and such amenities as an Olympic-sized swimming pool with an underwater viewing room, television and animation studios, a robotics lab, a 25-acre wildlife sanctuary, a zoo, a model United Nations with simultaneous translation capability, and field trips to Mexico and Senegal. The student-teacher ratio was 12 or 13 to 1, the lowest of any major school district in the country.

The results were dismal. Test scores did not rise; the black-white gap did not diminish; and there was less, not greater, integration.

Interestingly, many Afros seem to share this opinion that they are intellectually inferior to Euros.  In 2001 Congress passed legislation mandating equal testing outcomes for all races.  Black educators, in a seeming admission that parity with white children is unattainable, have simply resorted to massive cheating:

“APS [Atlanta Public Schools] is run like the mob,” one teacher told investigators, saying she cheated because she feared retaliation if she didn’t.

The voluminous report names 178 educators, including 38 principals, as participants in cheating. More than 80 confessed. The investigators said they confirmed cheating in 44 of 56 schools they examined.

“In sum, a culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation permeated the APS system from the highest ranks down,” the investigators wrote. “Cheating was allowed to proliferate until, in the words of one former APS principal, ‘it became intertwined in Atlanta Public Schools ... a part of what the culture is all about.’ ”



One black Atlanta teacher made this admission:

Schajuan Jones, who taught a fourth-grade class across the hall from [Shayla] Smith’s former room, overheard her talking to another teacher about the test.

“The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell,’” Jones was quoted as saying about the interaction between Smith and the unidentified third teacher.

In addition, there is evidence teachers are withholding criticism from Afro children, in order to bolster their self-esteem.
Harber and colleagues developed a poorly written essay that they gave to the teachers to grade, under the pretense that it was the work of a student. In some cases, the teachers believed the student was white, in others black and in others Latino. The teachers believed their feedback would go directly to the student.

The researchers found that, indeed, the teachers were prone to give more praise and less criticism if they believed a minority student had written the paper, as opposed to a white student.
What reason could a teacher have to not tell a child he has made a mistake? We can think of one--he is a mentally handicapped child, i.e., we don't think him capable of better.




Despite loudly claiming 'equality,' Afro-Americans themselves are constantly pleading special measures for their own.  For example, they have argued at various times and places that, in order to learn properly, black children


...and so forth.  Why this barrage of special conditions for an ethnic group that is just the same as any other?

A final declaration of Black mental inferiority is seen in the recent decision by Virginia's public schools:

For example, under the new rules, schools are expected to have 78 percent of white students and 89 percent of Asian students passing Virginia’s Standards of Learning math tests but just 57 percent of black students, 65 percent of Hispanic students and 59 percent of low-income students. The goals for special-education students are even lower, at 49 percent. Worse, those targets are for 2017. The intermediate targets are even less ambitious — 36 percent for special-education students this year, for instance. Goals for reading will be set later. ...there is no way around the fact that the commonwealth is codifying different expectations for various groups of students.

A rather surprising policy choice, with a clear subtext: 'Separate....and unequal.'


At the college level, these same assumptions apply.  Were Whites really of the belief that Blacks are their equals, they would not feel compelled to admit the latter into their universities with SAT scores 310 points less (22%) than the white standard, into medical school with MCAT scores 9 points less (24%)  than the white standard, and into law school with LSAT scores up to 60% less than the white standard.




The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education admits:

If these [graduate medical] institutions were to choose their students solely on test scores and college grades, it is clear that in the intense competition for places at medical schools in the United States, African Americans would be at a severe disadvantage in relation to the highest scoring whites. Under these circumstances no blacks would be admitted to the nation's most selective schools of medicine.


College sports programs are a particularly egregious example of Whites' presumption of Blacks' mental inferiority.  Historically white colleges and universities seem to believe that the only way to retain Afro athletic talent is to lower their student-athlete academic demands to almost remedial levels, and to prop up each jock with an army of tutors.



U. of Georgia:    

Georgia’s $1.3 million budget for academic tutoring for its roughly 600 athletes is the same amount that the university spends on its centralized campus tutorial program for its 25,000 undergraduate students. Dell Dunn, the university’s vice president for instruction, said the budget for all of Georgia’s tutoring services outside athletics rose by $200,000 when programs in individual departments were included.

Georgia’s center for athletes, which was built in 2002, features rows of computers, plush furniture and an electronic check-in system to make sure athletes put in their minimum study hours. The center has 17 full-time staff members and more than 60 tutors.



University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport's findings:
The [racial NCAA graduation] gap has grown from 22 percent in 2009 to a current level of 32 percent. White players show a 91 percent graduation rate, which is up 7 percent. Black players have a graduation rate at 59 percent, up 3 percent from last year's study. This is the third straight year the gap has increased.

Recruiting Afro sportsmen who are also capable of handling basic college curriculum?  Were we all as equal as we say we are, this would be a given.


JOBS



If two ethnic groups are mental equals, then with adequate health care and nutrition they should eventually arrive at the same IQ level.

But in a seeming admission that Blacks will stay forever behind, the government in Griggs v. Duke Power forbid the use of IQ tests for job applicants:

Congress has now provided that tests or criteria for employment or promotion may not provide equality of opportunity merely in the sense of the fabled offer of milk to the stork and the fox.



On the contrary, Congress has now required that the posture and condition of the job seeker be taken into account. It has -- to resort again to the fable -- provided that the vessel in which the milk is proffered be one all seekers can use. The Act proscribes not only overt discrimination, but also practices that are fair in form, but discriminatory in operation.

Attorney General Eric Holder has so little confidence in the intelligence of Afro-Americans that he has threatened to make it illegal to use high school diplomas in hiring decisions.
 




Afros have consistently achieved lower scores than Euros on police and fire exams. Instead of encouraging the former to study harder, as one would with a people of equal intelligence, the state has declared Blacks' mental inferiority by forcing police and fire departments to lower the difficulty level on their entrance exams 'until enough Blacks pass.'



A settlement has been reached between New Jersey and the US Department of Justice in a suit filed by the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division that alleges that the exam used by municipal and county police departments to determine eligibility for promotion to the rank of Sergeant discriminates against black and hispanic applicants.

According to the officials in the DOJ Civil Rights Division, there is a ‘statistically’ significant disparity in the number of blacks(73%) and hispanics(77%) passing the exam when compared to whites(89%), so the method used to determine qualification must be altered.

We see the same phenomenon with civil service exams. Dayton, Ohio:

The U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, rejected the results of Dayton's Civil Service examination because not enough blacks passed. The DOJ has ordered the city to lower the passing score.... The DOJ-approved scoring policy requires potential police officers to earn the equivalent of an "F" on the first part and a "D" on the second.

The State of California:

By a narrow margin, the full Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court decision allowing use of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) to license entry level teachers in the state.

The California education department admits that the first-time passage rate for whites is 80 percent, compared with 37 percent for blacks, 47 percent for Hispanics, and 60 percent for Asians. According to the majority opinion, “The CBEST is not intended to measure all the skills that are relevant to all the jobs for which it is required. It is intended to establish only a minimum level of competence in three areas of basic education.”

Blacks themselves appear to agree with this assessment:

An amicus brief for the International Association of Professional Black Firefighters declared flatly that it was "widely known and accepted that cognitive examinations, such as used here, have a demonstrated adverse impact on blacks and other minorities."

Despite their many differences of opinion, Euros and Afros seem to agree that, like special needs children, Blacks ought to receive a pat on the head and an "A" just for showing up.



CULTURE



It has become de rigueur for White America to excitedly champion Blacks who make any mark at all in academia, no matter how limited or mediocre.  This is curious behavior for people who consider Afros their intellectual equals. Were the writings of Cornel West to be judged on their merits, he would be considered at best a third-rate thinker. But progressives Whites gush over this gentlemen and others like him, inviting them to regularly expound on television and the radio.

David Horowitz:


Surveying the corpus of West’s academic work, Wieseltier concluded that [West] was an intellectual empty suit whose writing was “noisy, tedious, slippery … sectarian, humorless, pedantic and self-endeared,” and whose works were “almost completely worthless.”

... West’s plight is that of a paradigmatic affirmative-action baby, whom the good wishes of his “oppressors” have elevated so far beyond his merits that he has lost sight of terra firma below.

... There is a whole generation of racially favored intellectual water flies — Bell Hooks, Michael Dyson, Robin D.G. Kelley, Patricia Williams, to name a few — whose cultural elevation is not only unrelated to any serious intellectual achievement, but has eliminated the possibility of one.


To see people of such middling intellectual merit exalted by Euro admirers leaves one with nothing so much as the impression of a retarded child being fawned over for properly tying his shoes.

It is also not a new attitude. E.B. Reuter noted in 1927,

The contribution made by Negroes to American literature is slight and contains very little of any permanent value. It is only very recently that there has been any contribution at all. There were from time to time efforts in this direction which attracted popular attention. But the public interest was excited by the unexpected fact that a Negro could write a book rather than because the production had merit. The output was small and the quality low, but since nothing worth while was expected the early efforts often received lavish praise.

[...] The volume of competent work [of poetry] is still very slight but the assurance of immediate recognition awaiting even mediocre work promises to bring to expression whatever poetic genius the race may possess.

[...] There is a public eagerly awaiting any work of merit, and any competent craftsman is assured of immediate success. But a novel of importance by a Negro is as yet to be written. (1)


Whenever 'Black History Month' rolls around, Afros themselves (with the fervent support of Euro progressives) repeatedly assert their own inferiority. As we have seen, Blacks have the curious habit of pouncing on any individual with even a sprinkling of African DNA as 'their own,' thus appropriating his accomplishments as somehow 'belonging' to their race.  To wit:

 
 First 'black' Cabinet Member (HUD)


First 'Black' to command a U.S. ship


 
First 'black' cardiologist




First 'black' woman to earn a U.S. patent


One is left to puzzle over an African race with so little faith in their own intelligence that they proudly proclaim as 'theirs' the feats of individuals of over 75% European blood.


*       *       *


If he says 'I love her' but beats her daily, can we believe him?  A man who truly loves his wife does not brutalize her.  It is more likely that he holds her in contempt.  When he declares his love, then, is he lying? Or simply mistaken?

It is entirely possible that the white progressive believes 'treating everyone as though they're equal' means treating certain ethnic groups as if they are mentally handicapped. We cannot discount this possibility.  We also cannot discount the possibility that he is subconsciously overwhelmed with evidence that this ethnic group really is mentally challenged, and is simply reacting in kind-- albeit without realizing it.

It is in either case a curious phenomenon. A visitor to our country would no doubt be perplexed: On the one hand, 'equal rights' banners fluttering on every corner. On the other, Whites in the intellectual arena giving Blacks a head start in every race, a corked bat on every pitch, marked cards on every hand, and a mulligan on every shot.  How can one account for this seeming gulf between what Euro progressives say they believe and what they show themselves to believe? It remains a mystery.



REFERENCES:
(1) Reuter, E.B. The American Race Problem: A Study of the Negro. Ed. Seba Eldridge. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1927

24 comments:

Bobby said...

I've had many arguments with leftist friends on this topic. Racism, past and present, is what they always say is to blame. I ask what about black Africa? Colonialism, they say. What about Africa before that? They say blacks would have been fine - like Europe - had the colonists not arrived.

I say there have been slaves everywhere on earth. Colonies all over the place. Everybody else has pretty much got over it. Blacks and people like you (my friends) make never ending excuses for black disfunction, like they're children.

No place in the world - ever - that has had a majority black population has been a decent place to live.

AmericanGoy said...

Sir! Sir!

I say, Sir!

I must vehemently disagree with your take on the, so called, small contribution of black written word authors to the American experience.

Why, just recently I have discovered the veritable fount of an word smith who shows the african-American experience in all its glory in his superb books.

http://authors.simonandschuster.com/50-Cent/21487372/books

Anonymous said...

I went to a K-6 primary school in the 1970's and was fed a daily diet of "They're just like we are with a different skin color" and, believed it until Jr high when I actually saw how they acted for the first time.
About 98% of them were complete idiots who's knowledge and skill level was easily 3rd grade level, they were always nailed for cheating, stealing and, suspended for violence of some sort.

In high school, they came to mingle, play ball and, get a free lunch...and use their bus pass to go hang out downtown in the hood.

In the Army, they stood around all day dancing and talking about the club or, sports scores.
If their ASVAB GT score was under 100, they were offered ASEP and BSEP which is remedial jr high level classes for 2 weeks...which also got them out of work for the duration of each course.

Promotions
Attending ASEP = promotion points
Attending BSEP = promotion points
Getting GED = promotion points
Retaking ASVAB and scoring ONE point higher than their original score = promotion points.

So, the promotion system was geared toward giving points to idiots who's GT score was low enough to allow them to take special classes, retake the ASVAB, get a GED and be given points toward promotion that a high school grad who scored over 100 on the ASVAB could NOT get...which oddly were white, high school grads that scored over 100 on the ASVAB and didn't need remedial 4th grade reading classes.
Go figure.

Post Army:
Work in Detroit.
See whites fired for doing something they should know better than to do.
See blacks retained for the same dumb stunts for...
"Diversity numbers" and,
the fact that everyone has a lower expectation and standard for black employees because incompetent is "normal" and,
they ALL file a lawsuit whenever their incompetence is so severe that it actually does result in termination...which either scares the company into keeping them on regardless of the liability or, just settling the suit and, throwing cash at them to quiet them down...or both...paying them a huge lotto winning AND keeping them as an employee...while letting them just be idiots and useless until they retire...because if the company does otherwise, it also get sued for being a "hostile workplace".

So when you wonder why your car always falls apart or, your customer service rep is a retard...now you know.

Mustapha Mond said...

"It has become de rigueur for White America to excitedly champion Blacks who make any mark at all in academia"

Another aspect of this is that black intellectuals have only one subject: being black. I never see a black intellectual writing about the Chinese economy, or space exploration, or the environment, or Latin American politics. Gates, Dyson, West et al.: it's all about blackness.

Even when they venture to a larger subject, the same principle holds. World history becomes Afrocentrism, theology becomes "black liberation theology," etc.

Dewey said...

I mentioned you to the Irish Savant.
http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/

You are collapsing the lies like poofballs. You are dangerous.

AmericanGoy, those are priceless books indeed. Future anthropologists will have great pleasure analyzing the fall of America from those texts.

M.G. said...

Bobby--
People like that are tough to argue with, as they've been brain-washed since birth. They're like young-earth creationists: Their belief helps them make sense of a cruel-seeming universe, and no cold hard logic can penetrate it. Pointing out what anyone should see--that Sub-Saharan Africans are the least future-oriented, lowest-intelligence, and highest-aggression race on the planet--only makes them throw up silly defenses. Like the Y.E. creationist confronted with a million-year-old fossil who concludes, 'God planted it there to test my faith!' Arguments can't reach those people.

But here's a couple anyway (optimistic me)...

-'Racism causes black dysfunction'--If so, why is black dysfunction increasing as Jim Crow recedes farther into the past? Shouldn't it be the opposite? (i.e. fatherless families, violent crime, juvenile crime, STD rates, etc...)

-'Colonialism ruined Africa'--Fifty years after African independence, anyone still saying this has his head in the sand. Every bit of infrastructure Africa ever had was brought to it by Europeans, and it has almost all fallen into utter ruin since they left.

-'Without colonialism, Africa would be modern today'--There are places in Africa no white man ever set foot; they're as primitive today as they ever were. The most developed spots in Africa today are those where Euro rule was the longest. (South Africa)

M.G. said...

American Goy--
That's quite an oeuvre! Who knew he had his fingers in so many pies? It's a treat to watch him on a British talk show, surrounded by dry wits not quite sure what to make of him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trn_5PZ408s&feature=related


Anon--
It sounds like you have been through the A.A. wringer from beginning to end.

...if the company does otherwise, it also get sued for being a "hostile workplace".

I love hearing anecdotes like yours (and I copy and save them, hope you don't mind), because though I hear them often, I've never seen a book-length collection of affirmative action horror stories. It's a hole in the publishing world begging to be filled.

M.G. said...

Mustapha--
Yes. I forget who first used the term 'blackness expert,' but it's my go-to phrase now for that particular academic niche.

You also made me think of this old Larry Auster piece on how he became 'one who can see':

Whenever I would turn on C-SPAN and the conference being broadcast consisted of black people, literally five seconds would not pass before the speaker would say the word “black.” In other words, blackness itself was the topic of the conference. When whites get together at an academic or other type of meeting, it’s to talk about some objective area of shared interest, whether science or literature or history or politics. But, at least as far as one can judge from C-SPAN, when blacks get together to talk in a formal public setting it’s almost always to talk about themselves. (emphasis his)

He goes further:

What distinguishes Western from non-Western cultures is the capacity for objectivity, the ability to recognize a truth beyond one’s own immediate impulses or family and tribal loyalties.

One of my very favorite Auster articles.

Jeff! said...

@ Mustapha Mond:

Not in the interest of "I know a good one!" but what about Neil Degrasse Tyson? Looking at him, I suspect he is like many of the Black History Month heroes, with a high admixture of Euro blood.

Of course, cherry-picking a single outlier hardly makes a proof, and HBD is concerned with averages, not the extreme peaks.

Dewey said...

Auster is the man! I hope he closes his battle with yet more rousing fire. He is a man at the end of the line, unafraid to shout to the skies.
http://www.amnation.com/vfr/

Mustapha Mond said...

Jeff - for sure, there are exceptions to the parade of "blackness experts." I blame academia, media and publishing (overwhelmingly white people!) who have promoted these characters way beyond what they would achieve in an intellectual setting with some real standards.

Mustapha Mond said...

Re: "Blacks themselves often seem to agree"

An interesting manifestation of this is the demands made by black militants. This statement by NBP leader Malik Shabazz, pleading for a bailout of Detroit, jumped out at me:

"Give us the help we want, need and deserve, not the help you want to impose on us"

Translation: "Even though we talk tough, we're totally dependent on Whitey."

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120327/METRO/203270329

Militants of other races usually demand to be free of their oppressors rather than dependent upon them.

M.G. said...

Jeff--
Yes, there are outliers in every group, no question. What irks is the blank-slatist dogma, 'Since Blacks are 13% of the population, they must be 13% of astrophysicists too.' The fact is Afros seem to have a harder time than others with abstract thinking, and all that springs from it (from basic mathematics all the way up to extremes like theoretical physics).

Tyson has mixed parentage, his dad is the son of Caribbean immigrants, (some Asian Indian blood, I wonder? Always thought Tyson looked rather Indian), and his mom is Puerto Rican (photo here). Sounds like it was a family of bookworms. Tyson married a physicist, by the way, here's a photo of his wife and daughter.


Mustapha--
Detroit is an extreme example, but you see it everywhere. The Shabazz quote reminds me of that essay 'What Is It Like to Teach Black Students?', by an anonymous white teacher:

One day I asked the bored, black faces staring back at me. “What would happen if all the white people in America disappeared tomorrow?” “We screwed,” a young, pitch-black boy screamed back. The rest of the blacks laughed.

I have had children tell me to my face as they struggled with an assignment. “I cain’t do dis,” Mr. Jackson. “I black.”


I think this is the root of some of the hatred Afros seem to hold for Euros--they recognize their state of dependence but resent it. The sentiment seems even stronger in Mulattos.

Mr. Rational said...

I think this is the root of some of the hatred Afros seem to hold for Euros--they recognize their state of dependence but resent it.

Maybe we need to rub their noses in it more, like demanding a daily prayer of thanks to all the White and Asian taxpayers who make their lives possible before they get anything (and especially before they can write a text or make a non-emergency call on their free "sail foams").

If they don't like it, let them have one-way passage to Monrovia at our expense... which they have to repay us for before they can come back.

Dewey said...

Mr. Rational,

Your prayers are answered:

http://youtu.be/LiV22pJYG7M

"Everybody I get up and praise the White man" - Uncle Ruckus, from the shockingly clever and frank about racial reality "The Boondocks" (written by Blacks)

Mr. Rational said...

It would take a Black man who makes his own living to give thanks like that, because the parasites who survive only due to TANF, WIC and subsidized housing couldn't face themselves if they had to admit the facts of their existence.

Which is why I think they ought to be required to.  Maybe if their bratty kids had to thank YT before every free meal at school they would decide that education and work was a good thing after all.

M.G. said...

Dewey--
Nice find. McGruder's got talent. Since you've offered the funny example, I'll go ahead and offer a somber one. Here is black journalist Keith Richburg, summing up his four years in Africa as correspondant for the Washington Post:

Had my ancestor not made it out of here, I might have ended up there in that crowd, smiling gleefully, while a man with a cleaver cuts off the hands of a thief. Or maybe I would have been one of those bodies, arms and legs bound together, washing over the waterfall in Tanzania. Or maybe my son would have been set ablaze by soldiers. Or I would be limping now from the torture I received in some rancid police cell.

[...] I am terrified of Africa. I don't want to be from this place. In my darkest heart here on this pitch black African night, I am quietly celebrating the passage of my ancestor who made it out.

Anonymous said...

@Bobby
They're brain-washed so you don't want to waste time debating with them but instead hit them with something - preferably one-line - that will cause cognitive dissonance like

"India has a space program."

Cognitive dissonance cracks programming.

Anonymous said...

Contrary to the popular assumption that the Bible teaches all men as created equal, there is absolutely no such notion in either the Old or New Testaments. The Scriptures indeed teach that all humans have been created in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27), but that's not the same as saying that all humans have been granted the same level of equality in matters of intelligence, opportunity, ambition, natural abilities, etc. There is great diversity among individual humans and among the many races and ethnicities, and to somehow suggest that we are all equal and the same stretches the bounds of reason. God is sovereign in where he places men throughout history, including what blessings he chooses to bestow on them (Acts 17:25-26; Job 14:5). The Bible naturally assumes differences among the peoples of the world, and there is nothing within its pages hinting at some vague notion of universal equality among all races of people.

Anonymous said...

Have the standards been lowered for blacks to be an airline pilot? Maybe I can answer that one. I have never seen a black airline pilot. Hmmmm. (Solomonpal)

Anonymous said...

PANJOOMBY (!) says:
Biology is evil:) a hallmark of natural selection is variability - all organisms vary (& certain mutations/traits beneficial for survival get selected for over time, etc.) Biology = variability. yet, egalitarians fight futilely against biology -- therefore they fight futilely against reality!

eah said...

even though a student's school assignments now depend far less on kids’ addresses and far more on parental choice than in the past.

Very bizarre wording -- "even though". As if the author is surprised that when given a choice, Whites choose to avoid Blacks. How could that be? How could anyone be surprised by that?

Hard to understand such abject dishonesty, which is disturbing -- but not surprising -- to read.

Great post.

M.G. said...

eah--
Indeed. Love the assumption that the white parents just landed in these lily-white neighborhoods by complete accident, and once freed from the shackles of address-linked enrollment they'll be hustling Sally and Timmy down to Malcom X Elementary post-haste.

Just like in the old USSR, always hard to tell if these people are true believers or just lazily spouting the party line. I'd like to do a straight-up comparison of some old Pravda articles side-by-side with our modern blank-slatist newsspeak, it could be interesting.

Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous from 9/9/12 8:09 AM said...

"Contrary to the popular assumption that the Bible teaches all men as created equal, there is absolutely no such notion in either the Old or New Testaments. The Scriptures indeed teach that all humans have been created in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27), but that's not the same as saying that all humans have been granted the same level of equality in matters of intelligence, opportunity, ambition, natural abilities, etc."

I hate to burst your bubble but you need to learn the difference in the Hebrew language between what is a "Man" (Awdawm - he who blushes red, of a rosy complesion) and other words (such as zuwr, nokry) that are used for other types of humans. There are also common descriptions of blacks, like "beast of the field".

The laughable thing about Christians is the mythology they have substituted for what is actually written in the Bible. Do you believe in evolution? How did blacks come from the same origin as Whites in the world you believe was created in 4006 B. C.? Explain how this happened again after the "Flood", which only occurred in about 2300 - 2400 B. C., in which the entire world was (you believe) populated by the 3 sons of Noah and their wives. Blacks changed from looking like Europeans to the repulsive form they possess today, how? Where in the Bible does it discuss such a noticeable and such a devastating event? Usually burnt again Christians refer to the curse of Canaan, or Ham, which is from the Talmud, not the Bible. Are you saying blacks are the result of a curse? They are certainly a curse to every other race that has to come in contact with them, but do you want to base your "we're all equal" BS on a curse?

http://www.orange-street-church.org/text/noah-flood.htm