Rest of the DNC Open Thread

26 07 2016

Philadelphia

While there was plenty of action yesterday, it wasn’t on par with 1968.  Sure, there are three more days to go, but I get the feeling that there won’t be any ’68-style confrontations.

My assessment of yesterday is that we got a lot of blatantly contradictory mish mash, the most obvious of which is that we were told that the country is already great because Baraq Obama made it that way, and the country is a dystopian hellhole of social injustice, income and wealth inequality and Republicans winning elections on occasion.

Michelle Obama used the occasion of her speech last night to note that “big men with guns” take their daughters to school.  These people all want us to hate cops, but they want their protection.  Remember, Baraq and Michelle Obama deliberately bought in a Chicago neighborhood that had two layers of police protection, CPD and UCPD.  They want wafer thin dainty transgenders armed with restraining orders to be your cops, but they want big men with guns to protect them.  They want affirmative action for the military and law enforcement, but when he wanted to pull off the keynote accomplishment of his first term, he turned to the whitest part of the military, the Navy SEALs.

Revealed preferences sho’ dooz beez revealing, knowatimsayin?





Gridiron Ceiling (HBD On Parade)

19 07 2016

Washington, D.C.

A whole article about this kind of thing without a mention of the dork in Orlando with a fax machine?  In fact, Georgetown and its B-school are listed here as the academic source, which has to infuriate the dork.

It says that the pipeline to NFL head coach often goes through offensive coordinators, offensive quality control coaches, and quarterbacks coaches.  And those are heavily white.  In contrast, where you see blacks dominate in the NFL assistant coaching universe are running backs coaches and defensive secondary coaches.  Those are not good pipelines to head coaching.

Because we’re versed in HBD, we know why the QB position is heavily white and RB, CB, FS and SS are heavily black.  Because the QB position rewards intricate forward thinking and planning, and RB and the defensive secondary reward speed and impulsive reaction.  So it stands to reason why QB coaches are white and RB and defensive secondary coaches are black.





With or Without

20 06 2016

College Station, Texas

A&M brags about more NAMs in spite of no affirmative action.

How were they able to pull it off?

Embracing the Top 10 Percent Rule

The decision for A&M to avoid considering race was made in 2003 after the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Michigan could use affirmative action in its law school admissions. Before that, Texas universities were bound by a 1996 ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmative action was unconstitutional.

The 1996 ruling led to Texas’ Top 10 Percent Rule, which promises automatic admission into public Texas universities for students who rank near the top of their high school’s graduating class. The rule ignores the SAT and other factors, which on average benefit white and Asian students, and was meant to ensure that a certain number of students from the state’s poorer, lower-performing schools can also get into a top public college.

Plain words, affirmative action.

The top ten percent rule that everyone in the top ten percent of their class gets in, whether it’s a none too rigorous ghetto or taco high school, or a difficult white or Asian school.  Meaning that D’Leiysha who was in the 91st percentile of her class at Martin Luther King High in Bell Curve, Texas gets in, while Blake who was in the 89th percentile of his class at this school doesn’t get it.





Stereohype Threat

19 06 2016

New Brunswick, New Jersey

This is the second of a three-part counter-response to a response to a WSJ editorial that the author of the counter-responses co-authored.  All the links are there or in the links themselves if you want to get up to speed.

But I think Dr. Jussim is wasting his time debating over the stereotype threat.

That’s because the stereotype threat not only does not exist, it can’t possibly exist and never could have existed in the climate of the almost century since the Boasian Revolution.

I’ll net it all out for you:  Stereotype threat means that blacks don’t do that well on tests because they have been told that they are innately intellectually inferior, therefore, they don’t bother trying.  (Which begs the question:  Why do they even bother taking the test?)

That’s easy to refute:  When in the conscious lifetimes of everyone reading these words have blacks officially been instructed that they are innately intellectually inferior?  One actually has to go looking for social science research in the racial differences in IQ; the librarians hide it well, and that’s if you can get past the psychological firewall installed against our curiosity; you know, six million and gas chambers and all that jazz.

In reality, blacks are instructed to think that if they don’t do as well on tests as whites, it’s because there’s something wrong with the tests, and that’s of course an excuse that is very easy for them to believe.





It’s Historical Racism Porn Time, Kiddos

18 06 2016

Downtown

SLU Law is all about the affirmative action for “minorities” (read: blacks), because:

“For decades, and I’m talking pre-1950, nonwhites were prohibited from the practice of law (through) being prohibited from bar associations,” Taylor said.

Those real, but unofficial policies to keep the legal profession nearly all white persisted through the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Explain the 66-year gap in your CV, Mr. Narrativemongerer.  It’s 2016, and you say that before 1950, “nonwhites” (read: blacks) were (supposedly) not allowed to practice law.  Well what’s the deal in the 66 years between 1950 and 2016?

Started practicing law in 1933

Started practicing law in 1933

 





First World Third World Problems

18 05 2016

Downtown

Hark.

News today is that black people aren’t becoming city cops and firefighters fast enough, and St. Louis-area legal immigrant aspiring citizen Muslims aren’t becoming citizens fast enough.

You want I should say something about Sgt. Heather Taylor and World War T?  Naaah, I’ll skip it.





Another Hoax

27 04 2016

Santa Clara, California

Tech Crunch:

Intel CEO says leadership team has received threats for company’s stance on diversity

Intel is widely seen as a leader around corporate diversity in tech. But, it turns out, some Intel employees are not happy with the company’s stance on it. In fact, there’s “been a bit of a backlash within the company” and even threats made toward the company’s senior leadership team, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told Rev. Jesse Jackson on stage at the PUSHTech 2020 conference today in San Francisco.

“People worry that as a white man, you’re kind of under siege to a certain extent,” Krzanich said. “There’s been a bit of resistance. We’ve even had a few threats and things like that on some of our leadership team around our position on diversity and inclusion. We stand up there and just remind everybody it’s not an exclusive process. We’re not bringing in women or African-Americans or Hispanics in exclusion to other people. We’re actually just trying to bring them in and be a part of the whole environment.”

[Update 10:19 a.m. PT: Regarding what kind of threats the leadership team received, an Intel spokesperson said, “The context here is that any time you undertake a big initiative it’s a journey and an ongoing process toward change and evolution. I know you mentioned the words can mean many things so this is the context.”]

That’s because there are no threats.  Krzanich just made up something that he knew would sound good going into Jesse Jackson’s ears.

How can I be so cock sure?  Because these same white men who are making all these threats when the new SV diversity is NAMs and women didn’t make these threats when the SV diversity, not counted as diversity anymore, were H-1B Asians, many years ago.








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