Of Course You're a Racist
by FG. Posted here June 29, 2015.
Wiktionary defines the word "racist" as a "person who believes a particular race is superior to others."
Let's think about that. Are all races absolutely equal in every way? You don't think so? Well, you're a racist.
The Unofficial 2014 NFL Player Census says that 68 percent of the NFL players are black, 28 percent white, and 4 percent other. But this can't be, because we know the racial makeup of the U.S. (in 2010) was 64 percent white, 12 percent black, 16 percent Hispanic or Latino, and 8 percent other. Is the NFL racist? Does the NFL believe that in general blacks are better football players than whites? The NFL must be racist!
What about the NBA? Wikipedia says the NBA in 2011 was composed of 78 percent black, 17 percent whites, 4 percent Latinos, and 1 percent Asian. Does the NBA believe that in general blacks are better basketball players than whites? What other conclusion could you reach? Of course it does. The NBA is racist.
What about major league baseball? The demographics there for 2012 were: 64 percent white, 7 percent black, 27 percent Latino, and 2 percent Asian. How come there are so many Latinos -- over three times as many Latinos as blacks? Are the major league teams all racist? Of course they are.
||U.S. Population by Race, 2010
||NFL Players by Race, 2014
||NBA Players by Race, 2011
||Baseball Players by Race, 2012
Not to believe there are differences in the races when it comes to sports is naive. Or perhaps deranged.
So, why wouldn't you think there are differences in the races when it comes to other characteristics? Of course there are differences. And of course, you know that. And, of course you're a racist.
If someone were to say "the best evidence suggests that races differ markedly in such things as maturation rate, brain size, bone density, susceptibility to disease, and perhaps even personality," would you be surprised? Of course you wouldn't. You're a racist.
Race differences in skin color occur because of different levels of melanin production. All races have approximately the same number of melanocytes, or melanin-making cells, but they differ in how actively the cells make melanin. (Source.)
The races do not smell the same. Blacks and whites have strong, but differing smells, and many Asians have scarcely any smell at all. Koreans often have no odor-producing glands in their arm-pits, and Japanese have very few. Nineteenth-century Japanese found Europeans so foul-smelling that even today, a common Japanese expression for anything Western means "stinking of butter." (Source.)
Whites and West Africans differ in proportions of body fat, width of hips, thickness of thighs, bone density, and proportion of fast- and slow-twitch muscle. Even East and West Africans differ in important ways that explain why they excel in different sports. (Source.)
Because blacks have such dense bones, they are less buoyant and less likely to be swimming champions. However, their bones are more resistant to aging. After their mid-30s, white men lose about 2.5 percent of their bone mass every year. Blacks lose less than one percent. Loss of bone mass speeds up greatly under conditions of weightlessness, so blacks could probably survive longer space voyages than whites. (Source.)
It is a little-known fact that Africans have identical twins twice as frequently as Europeans, who in turn have them twice as frequently as Asians. Some African populations have identical twins seven times as frequently as whites. Blacks also have shorter gestation periods than whites or Asians. By the 39th week, 51 percent of black babies have been born, but only 33 percent of whites. By the 40th week, the figures are 70 percent and 55 percent. Shorter gestation seems to be a characteristic of blacks that is independent of social status or access to medicine. (Source.)
Many African and black American newborns can hold their heads up whereas white and Asian newborns almost never can. The average age at which black children walk is 11 months, compared to 12 months for whites and 13 months for Asians. (Source.)
Earlier maturation and early sexual activity among blacks may have a biological price. In the United States, blacks, on average, can expect to die six years sooner than whites. Higher homicide, accident, and disease rates contribute to this difference, but it is entirely possible that blacks may also have a naturally shorter life span. (Source.)
Most of the known medical differences seem to be to the blacks' disadvantage. Black women are twice as likely to have strokes as white or Hispanic women, and they suffer more damaging aftereffects. Blacks are three to four times more likely to have dangerously underweight babies. Kidney disease is eighteen times more common among blacks than whites. Left untreated, AIDS kills blacks more rapidly than it does whites or Hispanics, and blacks do not respond as well to the drug AZT as do patients of other races. Glaucoma strikes blacks five times more often than it does whites. Blacks are also twice as likely as whites to have high blood pressure, and five to seven times more likely to have dangerously high blood pressure. (Source.)
Now, let's get to that forbidden topic of discussion: intelligence. Just as you can't say blacks are better athletes than whites (to be politically correct), you can't say there is any difference between the races' IQs. Rather than pander to the PC crowd, let's look at some facts.
Among white Americans, the average IQ, as of a decade or so ago (that translates to the late 1990s), was 103. Among Asian-Americans, it was 106. Among Jewish Americans, it was 113. Among Latino Americans, it was 89. Among African-Americans, it was 85. Around the world, studies find the same general pattern: whites 100, East Asians 106, sub-Sarahan Africans 70. (Source.)
This chart of bell curves gives a pictorial view of these differences (source)). IQ is identified on the x-axis; the percent of individuals by race is shown on the y-axis. This indicates, for example, that on average, Asians have higher average IQs than whites, Hispanics, and blacks.
Of course, there has been great reluctance to accept such politically incorrect information. We can't say one group is smarter than another. That's insulting. That's demeaning. That's racist!
But what are we to do if we encounter uncomfortable facts? Are we to refute them? Are we to ignore them? Are we to pretend they don't exist?
Well, in a word, in today's politically correct climate -- "yes," we are to pretend they're not there.
But I rather deal with the truth as best we know it, and if the truth presents us with uncomfortable information, we ought to face it and accept it. Sure, let's examine what we think is true, let's challenge it, let's debate it, but if it holds, I believe we must confront it and accept it.
Not surprisingly, a good deal of challenging and debate has been going on regarding IQ and race. Many attempts have been made to refute the findings. But the facts seem to refuse to budge. One challenge was to examine kids of various races, but who were brought up in white, middle-class homes. The idea was that environmental factors would be key in the determination of IQ. A series of trans-racial adoption studies shows this theory does not prove out. When kids of different races are raised in white, middle-class homes, the kids' IQ scores remain quite consistent with IQ scores of others of their race. (Source.)
Racial differences have been demonstrated repeatedly by every test ever conducted by every branch of the U.S. Military, every state, county, and local school board, the U.S. Dept. of Education, etc. The same ratio of difference has held true over a 40-year period. (Source.)
But, as was mentioned earlier, differences between races appear in numerous areas of comparison, not just IQ. The black man's skin is thicker and possibly superior to the white man's in the way it impedes the penetration of germs and in its protection from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Blacks have arms which are longer, relative to body height, than those of whites. This feature, together with their much thicker cranial bones, gives black athletes an advantage over whites in boxing. The skeletal and muscular peculiarities of blacks' lower limbs give them considerable success as sprinters, but have left them relative undistinguished as distance runners. Blacks have shorter trunks, and the cross-section of their chests is more circular than that of whites. Blacks are more powerfully developed from the pelvis down, while whites are more powerfully developed in the chest. The hands and fingers of blacks are proportionally narrower and longer than those of whites. Blacks' wrists and ankles are shorter and more robust. (Source.)
The rate at which blacks commit murder is thirteen times that of whites. Rape and assault: ten times. Though only 12% of the U.S. population, blacks commit more than half of all rapes and robberies and 60% of all murders in the U.S. A black person is 56 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. Black rapists choose white victims over half (54.9%) of the time, 30 times as often as whites choose blacks. (Source.)
Race is a touchy subject. Many folks downplay it and trivialize it. But often these are the same folks who beat the drum for better race relations, more racial entitlements, and greater appreciation of racial complaints. Look what Heewon Chang and Timothy Dodd of Eastern College wrote in their article, "International Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity: An Annotated Bibliography:"
"First, racial differences are more in the mind than in the genes. Thus we conclude superiority and inferiority associated with racial differences are often socially constructed to satisfy the socio-political agenda of the dominant group. Second, racial and ethnic categories are neither fixed across societies nor within a society. Racial and ethnic categories are fluid and changing depending on the socio-political context of a society at any given time. Third, ethnic and racial differences do not inherently lead to conflict. Instead, these differences can take on a social meaning of hierarchy leading to conflict when divided groups fail to negotiate."
The politically correct are sticking to their script: Race doesn't really matter. There aren't any differences between races. All races are equal. But these people don't want the issue of race to actually go away. That would disarm them of one of their favorite and most powerful weapons: calling someone a racist.
A white waiter (or waitress) was called racist, then as a result fired because he (she) had not given enough attention to the black wife of a white customer at a restaurant. (Source.)
A white UCLA professor was called a racist because he had the gall to correct grammar and spelling on black students' papers. (Source.)
A white Duke professor was called racist for arguing that Asians have integrated into America better than blacks. (Source.)
A black judge was called racist for fighting against racism in his courtroom. (Source.)
A white Michigan student was called racist and was removed from the staff for asking what an acronym meant, then laughing at the answer. (Source.)
A South Carolina School's new mascot logo was called racist because it has a half-black, half-white face. (Source.)
A white professor at UC Berkeley was called racist when he told his class that black-on-black crime hurts the black community. (Source.)
Rudy Giuliani was called racist for saying Barack Obama doesn't love America. (Source.)
Sniper Chris Kyle was labeled racist towards Iraqis and Muslims because he went on "killing sprees in Iraq on assignment." (Source.)
What a weapon! Call someone a racist and you can get that person in all sorts of trouble. Three little words: "You're a racist."
Rachel Lu says "Liberals need racist foes to vanquish. Most of the time they have to resort to finding them where they obviously aren't there." After all, calling people racists is a lot easier than actually debating issues or discussing differences. Even when you're dead wrong on a topic, you can always resort to slander: "You're a racist!"
Yes, of course. We're all racists.