You have two alternatives. You can live with disparities, or you can live in totalitarianism….

…… is the keen observation from Brown University economist Glenn Loury as he “channels Thomas Sowell” in a conversation with his former student Glenn Yu in City Journal (“ Race and Equality “), italics added : I’m channeling Thomas Sowell now.

Source: You have two alternatives. You can live with disparities, or you can live in totalitarianism….

THEY SELL FAILURE: “One might instead argue that this supposedly ‘white’ ‘obsession’ with …

THEY SELL FAILURE : “One might instead argue that this supposedly ‘white’ ‘obsession’ with ‘mechanical time’ – which is to say, basic foresight and punctuality – or just adulthood – has very little to do with oppressing the negro , as Mr Moore claims, and rather more to do with courtesy and treating other people as if they were real, just as real as you, and no more deserving of delays, frustration, or gratuitous disrespect.

Source: THEY SELL FAILURE: “One might instead argue that this supposedly ‘white’ ‘obsession’ with …

Police Abolitionist Story Was False

7/21/20 The Federalist: “We called 911 for almost everything except snitching” reads the first line of an Atlantic article, “How I Became a Police Abolitionist,” by social justice activist and lawyer Derecka Purnell. Her deeply personal essay, first published July 6 in the Ideas section, tells of her childhood in a polluted neighborhood surrounded by violence and beset by fear, using one particularly disturbing memory of a police officer shooting their cousin, just a “boy,” in the arm for skipping the basketball sign-in sheet in front of Purnell and her sister, who had been playing basketball but were forced to hide “in the locker room for hours afterward.” “When people dismiss abolitionists for not caring about victims or safety,” she writes, “they tend to forget that we are those victims, those survivors of violence.” “This story means everything to me,” Purnell wrote on Facebook later that day. “I cried a lot while writing it.” An investigation by The Federalist encompassing newspaper archives, police department records, questions to The Atlantic, the police union, and the office of the mayor, however, called the story — including facts about the neighborhood, the timeline of the incident, and if the incident described even happened at all — into question.

Source: Police Abolitionist Story Was False

It seems the Atlantic is up to its usual tricks.

[DID THIS WALKING ASSHOLE *REALLY* THINK HE WOULD BE HAILED BY KAMERADEN?] – WATCH: Portland Mayor Joins Violent ‘Protest’; Booed by Protesters, Tear Gassed by Feds — Watcher of Weasels

THIS STUPID SONUVABlTCH IS LUCKY THE MOB DIDN’T KILL HIM. They probably will, eventually…. Redstate.comWHOSE IDEA WAS THIS ANYWAY. TRUMP? ~~ ___________________________ ~~ WATCH: Portland Mayor Joins Violent ‘Protest’; Booed by Protesters, Tear Gassed by Feds Joel B. Pollak 23 Jul 2020 Nathan Howard / Getty3:16 Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler joined a…

[DID THIS WALKING ASSHOLE *REALLY* THINK HE WOULD BE HAILED BY KAMERADEN?] – WATCH: Portland Mayor Joins Violent ‘Protest’; Booed by Protesters, Tear Gassed by Feds — Watcher of Weasels

White Fragility — Reporting by the Rolling Stone

Matt Taibbi offers his thoughts on the book White Fragility. He doesn’t think too highly of it.

A core principle of the academic movement that shot through elite schools in America since the early nineties was the view that individual rights, humanism, and the democratic process are all just stalking-horses for white supremacy. The concept, as articulated in books like former corporate consultant Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility (Amazon’s #1 seller!) reduces everything, even the smallest and most innocent human interactions, to racial power contests.

DiAngelo isn’t the first person to make a buck pushing tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horseshit as corporate wisdom, but she might be the first to do it selling Hitlerian race theory. White Fragility has a simple message: there is no such thing as a universal human experience, and we are defined not by our individual personalities or moral choices, but only by our racial category.

Ideas that go through the English-DiAngelo translator usually end up significantly altered, as in this key part of the book when she addresses Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” speech:
One line of King’s speech in particular—that one day he might be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin—was seized upon by the white public because the words were seen to provide a simple and immediate solution to racial tensions: pretend that we don’t see race, and racism will end. Color blindness was now promoted as the remedy for racism, with white people insisting that they didn’t see race or, if they did, that it had no meaning to them.
That this speech was held up as the framework for American race relations for more than half a century precisely because people of all races understood King to be referring to a difficult and beautiful long-term goal worth pursuing is discounted, of course. White Fragility is based upon the idea that human beings are incapable of judging each other by the content of their character, and if people of different races think they are getting along or even loving one another, they probably need immediate antiracism training. This is an important passage because rejection of King’s “dream” of racial harmony — not even as a description of the obviously flawed present, but as the aspirational goal of a better future — has become a central tenet of this brand of antiracist doctrine mainstream press outlets are rushing to embrace.
This notion that color-blindness is itself racist, one of the main themes of White Fragility, could have amazing consequences. In researching I Can’t Breathe, I met civil rights activists who recounted decades of struggle to remove race from the law. I heard stories of lawyers who were physically threatened for years in places like rural Arkansas just for trying to end explicit hiring and housing discrimination and other remnants of Jim Crow. Last week, an Oregon County casually exempted “people of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling” from a Covid-19 related mask order. Who thinks creating different laws for different racial categories is going to end well? When has it ever?

“Help I’m Being Repressed!” — The Writer in Black

So, Federal agents in unmarked mini-vans are going around and arresting (the screaming leftist pundits are saying “kidnapping”) Antifa and BLM agitators invovled in riots, vandalism, and other crimes (same leftist pundits say “protests”). And I’ve seen some folk out there asking folk like, well, me, why we aren’t up in arms and using our […]

“Help I’m Being Repressed!” — The Writer in Black