Robert VerBruggen, WTF?

1 09 2014

Green Bay, Wisconsin

The first and only time so far I have mentioned Robert VerBruggen in this space, I roasted him so badly that John Derbyshire was taken aback.

Now he’s back.  In an article mostly about the black-Hispanic-white race differences in firearm assault injury rates among men 15-34, the clueless knave concludes:

These numbers (like those discussed by Reihan Salam recently) go a long way toward explaining why we talk about black-on-black crime a lot more than we talk about white-on-white crime, even though most crime for both groups is intraracial. I think they also have ramifications for Ron Unz’s argument that Hispanic and white crime rates are essentially the same. (The authors used the Census’s American Community Survey to estimate the total population of each group. Given the problem of illegal immigration, any survey in the U.S. might undercount Hispanics, and perhaps there are problems with the hospital data too — but it would take a pretty dramatic counting problem to produce the disparities seen above.)

Now it was idiotic for Unz to say that “Hispanic and white crime rates are essentially the same.”  But does not Mr. VerBruggen have eyes and the ability to do simple division?  In all six states’ bar graphs, we can clearly see that the Hispanic rate is multiple times higher than the white rate.

Also I wonder why Arizona’s white rate is so high.  I bet they throw American Indians in with whites.


Another Danny Almonte? Or Simple HBD?

15 08 2014

Williamsport, Pennsylvania


A Little League player with the start of a mustache?

I know you’re thinking Danny Almonte, but there might be a non-diabolical but taboo explanation at work.

Currently, the age cutoff for Little League is April 30.  Which means that if your age is 12 on April 30, even if you turn 13 on May 1, you can play on the LL team for “12-year olds,” and maybe go all the way to Williamsport.

Young Mr. Pierce Jones, pictured above, is 13 years old.

So you probably have to consider racial differences in puberty onset as a factor, even though we’re not supposed to think about such things.

In a few years, the age cutoff will be moved back to December 31, and I think that’s to prevent this kind of thing somewhat.

Now it’s a Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

25 07 2014


The great motivational speaker can’t instill enough discipline in her own kids to keep them from being suspended eight times between the two of them before either one gets to Kindergarten?

I don’t know what kind of preschool she sends them, so this analysis might not be accurate.  But I know today’s public educational system does everything it can not to suspend NAM students unless whatever they did falls under the aegis of the insurance industry-driven zero tolerance paranoia.  Plain words, if black students are suspended at all, then they must have done something very bad.  There’s just too much Obama/Holder/DOJ/My Brother’s Keeper pressure on them.

If all else fails, this great motivational speaker who is also a single mother can say that her sons’ daddy wasn’t shit.


When Cool Becomes Cold

6 07 2014

Charlottesville, Virginia


Why the cool kids from middle school may have trouble down the line


Published last month in the journal of Child Development, it followed the “cool kids” from middle school for a decade. It’s true what they say about peaking too young. The socially precocious teens in middle school fell lower on the social hierarchy by high school. And in their early 20s, they had more problems with drugs and alcohol, more trouble with the law and were less competent in their friendships.


The cool kids from the Virginia study, when compared with their peers at age 23, had a 45 percent greater rate of troubles with alcohol and marijuana use and 22 percent greater rate of adult criminal behavior.

When children do things at 13 that seem more age-appropriate at 16 and 17, that’s a red flag for future problems that parents ought to take seriously, she said.

My middle and high school experiences were in niche environments that were deliberately way different than the typical schools.  I was never really bullied, never did any bullying, and I never saw any genuine bullying.  The worst I experienced was the occasional ephemeral smart-mouthed punk, but that was it.  However, that didn’t preclude me from learning about the concept, to know what to look for so that I could avoid it, assuage it, report it, and not engage in it.  My mother told me on more than one occasion that if I ever experienced any school yard bullies, just to handle it rationally, don’t dwell on it, but never forget it either, as one day these kids would be adults who would be asking me for a job.  I guess that was her way of saying what this study found, that high status middle schoolers equals low status adults.  I think the same is true for high schoolers, too — The most popular jocks are at best competent construction workers, the cool girls are now meth heads and whores in and out of jail all the time.

Then there’s another factor, one not mentioned in this article and probably not broached in the actual study, because it’s too taboo.

Hey, it’s me you’re reading — You knew that if there was any way for me to go there, there was where I was going to go.


Remember, this study is from the University of Virginia, so odds are it involved a lot of middle school students then young adults ten years later from the state of Virginia.  That’s Virginia as in the one with a lot of blacks.

The reason the “cool” and “socially precocious” middle schoolers who are “doing things at 13 that seem more age-appropriate at 16 and 17″ wind up getting in a lot of trouble with the law and otherwise in their early 20s isn’t necessarily because there’s a direct link between middle school cool and young adult flunky.  It’s that the middle school precociousness and the young adult flunkiness both have the same underlying cause:  Blacks mature earlier than whites to explain the former, and black to explain the latter.

R-K At Work

26 06 2014


This is all they give us before they give us the paywall:

Criminality is highly costly to victims and their relatives, but often also to offenders. From an evolutionary viewpoint, criminal behavior may persist despite adverse consequences by providing offenders with fitness benefits as part of a successful alternative mating strategy. Specifically, criminal behavior may have evolved as a reproductive strategy based on low parental investment reflected in low commitment in reproductive relationships. We linked data from nationwide total population registers in Sweden to test if criminality is associated with reproductive success. Further, we used several different measures related to monogamy to determine the relation between criminal behavior and alternative mating tactics. Convicted criminal offenders had more children than individuals never convicted of a criminal offense. Criminal offenders also had more reproductive partners, were less often married, more likely to get remarried if ever married, and had more often contracted a sexually transmitted disease than non-offenders. Importantly, the increased reproductive success of criminals was explained by a fertility increase from having children with several different partners. We conclude that criminality appears to be adaptive in a contemporary industrialized country, and that this association can be explained by antisocial behavior being part of an adaptive alternative reproductive strategy.

Seems to me that this is little more than first world versus third world, real Swedes versus black Africans.

I don’t think the criminality is an evolutionary offshoot of the “r” in r-K.  I think the criminality, the r strategy slash the consequences of an r strategy are two different effects of the same cause.

Arne Duncan’s Troublesome Question

13 05 2014

Washington, D.C.

Probe?  Why?

Just read Nicholas Wade’s new book.

Then again, you might forgive Duncan for not having heard about his book.

Worst of the Worst

1 04 2014


Mirror mirror on the wall, which ooks are the ookiest of them all?

Their solution:  Mo’ money, mo’ gibs.  Got any magic potion to raise black IQ?  Otherwise, quit blowing smoke out of your asses, ’cause none of what you propose will make a bit of difference.  When you read the story, you’ll find the same Asian > white > Hispanic > black pattern that presents so many times, so why not curl up with a good HBD book or three if you’re really interested in answers?

But I forgot:  Obama’s coming to save the day with My Brothers KeeperRand Paul is coming to save the day with Minority Engagement OfficeThe Detroit City Council has Black Male Engagement Task ForceThe Michigan State Highway Patrol has GREAT (Gang Resistance Education And Training).  The state tourism department has Pure Michigan.  Or something like that.

My solution is to return our obsolete farm equipment it its OEM.  But nobody is paying attention to me.

Related:  Sudden Wave of Nonviolence in Detroit



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