Fred Reed argues that establishment media, and the left generally, has entirely missed the most significant point to be drawn from looking on at George Zimmerman’s trial.
The crucial fact to come out of the whole adventureâ€”crucial, and therefore utterly overlooked–was that Rachel Jeantel, a prosecution witness and black girl aged nineteen years, canÂ´t read. The grim implication of this fact is confirmed by the illiteracy of tweets from blacks regarding the case. â€œIma kill dat dumass cracker be racis.â€ Here we see as neatly displayed as if in a jewelry box why so many young blacks will go nowhere in the remaining fifty years of their lives. They canÂ´t read, or barely can. In a fading techno-industrial civilizationâ€”I use the latter word frivolouslyâ€”this consigns them to a life on charity. Is this not of more note than who started what?
No. The educational disaster that will leave Rachel and millions of her confreres in meaningless lives on welfare pales in importance compared to the question: Did Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman have the proper racial attitudes? This is what exercises the vast endocrine boobitry howling with empty-headed rage and self-righteousness.
John Derbyshire has some characteristically highly politically-incorrect comments on racial issues in America.
â€œItâ€™s hard to find a sympathetic character in the entire saga,â€ opined our editors about the Zimmerman trial. Oh, I donâ€™t know. Iâ€™m quite sympathetic toward Zim. He thought heâ€™d be an active citizen, helping to keep his neighborhood safe. The poor sap thought he was living in the old, free America, where citizens looked out for each other, raised barns together, attended town meetings, and the rest.
That America is long gone, at one with Nineveh and Tyre. Town meetings nowadays are packed with activists from ACORN and GLAAD, and before you can raise a barn you need to spend two years and $100,000 on lawyers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. Whom did Zim think Neighborhood Watch has to watch out for? The poor guyâ€™s living in the past, and thatâ€™s something toward which Iâ€™m definitely sympathetic.
Bob Parks (who is black) posted an unusually frank essay describing all the kinds of things nobody talks about, originally posted by a teacher in the rants and raves section of the Mobile, Alabama craigslist.
The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, youâ€™re dreaming. This is important, so Iâ€™m happy to repost â€“ indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.
Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.
The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like â€œchaoticâ€ or â€œpoor learning environmentâ€ or â€œlack of disciplineâ€ do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.
Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock. …
Anyone who teaches blacks soon learns that they have a completely different view of government from whites. Once I decided to fill 25 minutes by having students write about one thing the government should do to improve America. I gave this question to three classes totaling about 100 students, approximately 80 of whom were black. My few white students came back with generally â€œconservativeâ€ ideas. â€œWe need to cut off people who donâ€™t work,â€ was the most common suggestion. Nearly every black gave a variation on the theme of â€œWe need more government services.â€
My students had only the vaguest notion of who pays for government services. For them, it was like a magical piggy bank that never goes empty. One black girl was exhorting the class on the need for more social services and I kept trying to explain that people, real live people, are taxed for the money to pay for those services. â€œYeah, it come from whites,â€ she finally said. â€œThey stingy anyway.â€
â€œMany black people make over $50,000 dollars a year and you would also be taking away from your own people,â€ I said.
She had an answer to that: â€œDey half breed.â€ The class agreed. I let the subject drop. …
Surprising attitudes can come out in class discussion. We were talking about the crimes committed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and I brought up the rape of a young girl in the bathroom of the Superdome. A majority of my students believed this was a horrible crime but a few took it lightly. One black boy spoke up without raising his hand: â€œDat no big deal. They thought they is gonna die so they figured they have some fun. Dey jusâ€™ wanna have a fun time; you know what Iâ€™m sayinâ€™?â€ A few black heads nodded in agreement. …
How did my experiences make me feel about blacks? Ultimately, I lost sympathy for them. In so many ways they seem to make their own beds. There they were in an integrationistâ€™s fantasyâ€“in the same classroom with white students, eating the same lunch, using the same bathrooms, listening to the same teachersâ€“and yet the blacks fail while the whites pass.
One tragic outcome among whites who have been teaching for too long is that it can engender something close to hatred. One teacher I knew gave up fast foodâ€“not for health reasons but because where he lived most fast-food workers were black. He had enough of blacks on the job. This was an extreme example but years of frustration can take their toll. Many of my white colleagues with any experience were well on their way to that state of mind.
John Derbyshire wins the valor award for the boldest, baddest, and most politically incorrect posting of the year.
A small cohort of blacksâ€”in my experience, around five percentâ€”is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacksâ€”around halfâ€”will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.
Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:
Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
He goes right on then to say really forbidden things about comparative statistical intelligence. Needless to say, the left is having a cow over this one. Charles Johnson‘s hissy fit is typical.
We all know that what Derbyshire says is perfectly true, but we also know that we’re not allowed to say such things.
British constitutional historian David Starkey comments in the video below that the British riots demonstrate that the “chavs (British juvenile delinquents) have become black,” i.e., that a foreign and exotic underclass culture has successfully assimilated the British white lower orders, rather than vice versus.
What he said! Black as a pejorative term. Expressing a hierarchical preference for white, European mores over African-Caribbean mores. The British left is quite indignant about this kind of politically-incorrect speech, and accusations of racism are flying.