They Forgot About the Klan

26 03 2015



The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

If all you do is read this Forbes article, you really won’t know why, even though they float some really creative excuses.

The United States is becoming much more racially and ethnically diverse. At the same time, it’s becoming more unequal in terms of wealth and income.

Some people are scratching their heads, I happen to think it’s a sequitur.

Much of that disparity comes from the gap in the home values in white neighborhoods versus the neighborhoods where people of color live. The roots of the gulf stem at least as far back as the 1934 National Housing Act, which redlined black neighborhoods, marking them as credit risks. Though outlawed in the ’60s, the effect persists today in the form of neighborhoods, consisting mostly of people of color, that have high poverty rates, low home values and declining infrastructure.

The cause is therefore something which was outlawed a half century ago.

Less obvious factors have historical roots in prohibitions against teaching slaves to read and the practice of “separate but equal” educational facilities. They continue to matter because parents’ educational level and family income and wealth are strong predictors of children’s educational success.

The cause is therefore things which were outlawed in 1865 and 1954, respectively.

Bummer, because they forgot to blame the KKK.

New Customers

26 03 2015



These are new HIV infections in 2010, and raw numbers, not rates.  Imagine how this graph would look in the 13-24 and 25-34 age ranges if this measured rates.

What’s also curious is that the number of blacks drops with each increasing age category step while with whites, it seems more like a bell curve.   If I had more time right now, I’d put some brain power behind trying to figure out why.  Then again, maybe you could help me?


Amanda Marcotte Reads Countenance Blog?

24 02 2015


H/T Steve Sailer

Amanda Marcotte, writing in Slate:

Indeed, when it comes to wage inequality, race is as much a factor as gender. The American Association of University Women analyzed census data on the wage gap and found that although white women make 78 cents to a white man’s dollar in the United States, black women make a mere 64 cents, and Latina women make a paltry 54 cents.

So, what she is saying is that the gender gap is largely a disguised race gap.

Someone else said that, too.

The Big Number One

23 02 2015

Jefferson City

Some big big big news about the school-to-prison pipeline.


Missouri elementary schools have highest rate of suspending black children

Black elementary school children are more likely to be suspended in Missouri than in any state in the nation, according to a national report released Monday.

Missouri also has the greatest disparity between how often black and white students get out-of-school suspension for infractions.

It’s been awhile since this state was #1 in some good positive quality metric.

So it’s time to…

Now, back to the article.

You may be wondering which school districts run by white KKK bigots are suspending black geniuses for no reason at all but to keep them away from their astrophysics lessons:

Pushing Missouri’s overall rate upward was St. Louis Public Schools, which suspended 29.1 percent of its elementary school enrollment that year. Normandy and Riverview Gardens each suspended around 21 percent of their elementary students. Kansas City had similar numbers.

Oh.  My bad.

Losen said disadvantaged schools may not have the support staff needed to effectively handle classroom management problems, which is why some turn to suspensions to deal with discipline. In many other situations, bias plays a role. As a general rule, Losen said, black males receive harsher penalties for offenses that don’t always lead to suspension for children of other races.

“What we’re coming to understand as a culture, there’s a tendency to perceive a situation involving black males as being more dangerous than it actually is,” he said. “It shows up when you look at large number over the course of time. It may not show up in every incident.”

That’s right, Losen.  You get on the phone and you tell all those white KKK bigots that run the SLPS, KCPS, Normandy and Riverview Gardens to knock off with the hateration yall.

Backing up a bit, and changing my tone to serious:

“We know that effective schools do not suspend high numbers of kids,” said Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies. “Effective schools keep kids in school and have high amount of instruction time.”

That’s because effective schools tend to have good quality white students who don’t need to be suspended because they don’t often do anything worthy of a suspension.  Daniel Losen needs a refresher course on cause and effect.



10 12 2014


Awhile back, Steve Sailer crunched some numbers and discovered that the two states with the highest multiple-times disproportionality between black incarceration rates and white incarceration rates are Minnesota and Wisconsin.  That’s because those states juxtapose the most well behaved white people (Scandinavians and northern Germanics) with some of the worst welfare-seeking ghetto blacks (Scandinavians love setting up welfare states, and blacks love collecting welfare).

Most people, if asked which states had the highest gap in this regard, would guess the Deep South, because of the stereotype of black-lynching Sheriff Buford T. Redneck who will see to it that blacks are sent to prison or worse for every ticky tack violation of the law while he looks the other way when white people do it.  Of course it’s a bullshit stereotype, and it wasn’t that true even when it was true way back when.

Hark.  Guess what Channel 5 has for us today.

Note that Arkansas is the only southern state in the top ten, and it’s #10 at that.

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.


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