November 27, 2014
So, same problem. Most blacks don”t want separation from whites. They want to live in a white-run society. Whatever they might say about it, that is plainly their revealed preference.
Outcome equalization. Blacks riposte that: “Yes, we want to go on living in the country we were born into, believe it or not: but we want to live here on equal terms with our nonblack fellow citizens. Statistical outcomes in social indicators show that we are not given an equal shake.”
That’s the disparate impact argument. Statistical disparities like that can only be the result of malice toward blacks: of racism.
Since these disparities have barely changed across an entire generation”on some indicators of household wealth, academic achievement, and incarceration they have actually gotten worse“it must be the case that white racism is as bad today as 25 years ago. Does anyone believe this?
Ah, but … And then comes the latest excuse: legacy of slavery, stereotype threat, unconscious bias … Excuses, according to ancient drill-sergeant’s lore, are like arseholes: everybody’s got one. Blacks and their white liberal apologists have a hundred.
There is no way out from this, no exit, no solution. This is just a cross we have to bear.
Basil Fawlty: “Perhaps it’s a dream.” (Bangs head on desk.) “No, it’s not a dream. We”re stuck with it.”