September 30, 2010

25 Myths About Race and "Racism": Myth #5

Myth #5: Racial Profiling Is the Reason for Non-Whites' Higher Crime Rate

This old canard claims that "racial profiling" is the reason that non-Whites are overwhelmingly over-represented as the perpetrators of crimes in the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and National Crime Victimization Survey. Profiling is a useful law enforcement tool that accounts for no more than 1-3% of all the arrests and convictions of criminals nationwide. If these incidents were expunged from the public record the non-White population would still commit crimes at a rate exponentially greater than the rate at which Whites commit crimes. The vast majority of criminals are caught and convicted after a police report is filed and an investigation is done. No profiling is involved. Non-Whites are over-represented in the prison population for one reason only - they commit significantly more crimes than do Whites.

September 29, 2010

25 Myths About Race and "Racism": Myth #4

Myth #4: Non-Whites Are Penalized More Harshly by the Justice System for the Same Crimes

To the contrary, most evidence points to the fact that Whites are held to a much higher standard regarding crime than any other group. Crime is so rampant in some non-White communities that “minor” infractions, like the possession of small amounts of drugs or possession of unregistered firearms, without a license, are routinely over-looked by law enforcement. “Crimes” that are routinely enforced in majority-White communities, like traffic violations and jay-walking, are unheard of in America's inner-cities. Entire categories of crimes, like “hate” crimes are selectively enforced, almost solely, against Whites, even though Whites are much more likely to be the victims of such crimes than the perpetrators of them. Jury nullification is so rampant in non-White communities (see the O.J. Simpson and Reginald Denny cases) that it is virtually impossible for prosecutors to gain a conviction against non-Whites if their victim is White. The recent dismissal of a case involving Black Panthers, caught on video engaging in voter intimidation, vividly demonstrates the unequal enforcement of the laws. The White population, of entire states, is under a form of consent degree (the Voting Rights Act) forcing them to divulge to the federal government any changes to their voting practices, in order to prevent them from “intimidating” non-White voters. And finally, perhaps the most egregious area, where Whites are discriminated against by the criminal justice system, is in the area of immigration. While non-Whites, from every nation on earth, are flooding into our nation in violation of our immigration law, it is only White Europeans that are routinely rounded-up and sent back to their countries of origin for simple violations like missing a check-in or overstaying their visas.

September 28, 2010

25 Myths About Race and "Racism": Myth #3

Myth #3: Whites Have Some Special Kind of "Skin Privilege"

This is another of the rare race myths that can be traced back to its originator. The accusation, that Whites benefit from some form of “skin privilege,” was first made by Noel Ignatiev, a former Harvard University staff member, and has now gained favor, under the rubric of “Whiteness Studies,” on college campuses nationwide. On its face, the idea is preposterous, Whites (particularly White men) are the most discriminated against group in America. Whites are not awarded extra points for their racial identity in college admissions. There are no set-asides for Whites in government hiring and contracting. Whites are disproportionately charged with so-called “hate crimes” (while at the same time being disproportionately victimized by such crimes). Whites are not allowed to advocate on behalf of their group's collective interests, without being labeled “racist” (a word coined by Communist agitator Leon Trotsky), there are no White lobbies in Washington DC looking after the interests of European-Americans, Whites are the only group that it is acceptable to accuse of racism, and they are disproportionately sued - and found at fault - for racial harassment. And this only touches on the most common forms of institutionalized anti-White sentiment. Anti-White racism practiced by non-Whites is even more prevalent. Whites are overwhelmingly the targets and victims of violent inter-racial crime. Whites are an order of magnitude or more, more likely to be beaten, robbed, raped, or killed by a non-White than they are to be the perpetrator of such a crime against a non-White. In addition, White countries, communities, and families are being overrun by non-Whites, which in turn has the genocidal affect of robbing Whites of their traditions, denigrating their heritage, confusing the facts concerning their history, and destroying their culture and way of life.

September 27, 2010

25 Myths About Race and "Racism": Myth #2

Myth #2 - Whites Are Guilty of Slavery and Must Be Held Accountable

Slavery is an ancient custom, traditionally practiced by all peoples. The most enslaved people in history have been White people. In fact, the word “slave” comes from the practice of ancient Near Easterners capturing and enslaving “Slavs,” a White, European people. This White slave trade continues to this day. White Europeans themselves have a very brief slave-trading history. Although slaves were traded among the tribes of Europe, the practice was limited in scope. The idea that Whites are the most “guilty” of slavery is based on claims made about the “Middle Passage Slave Trade,” involving Africans being brought to the Americas. This practice was, in historical terms, very brief. Although it began in the 16th century, it didn't become common until the early part of the 18th century and was ended in 1808. The numbers of Africans brought to what is now the United States is estimated to have been less than 650,000. This number pales in comparison to the number of blacks enslaved by their fellow Africans during this period and is only a tiny fraction of the 10's of millions of Whites enslaved by Jews, Turks, Africans, and others throughout history. Further, almost every slave brought here was enslaved by another African and transported here in a Jewish-owned ship. If slavery is the greatest evil - and those that have practiced it are guilty and deserving of punishment - then we should be examining how best to bring to justice the blacks, Jews, Arabs, and Turks, who are responsible for the bulk of enslaving and slave-trading.

September 26, 2010

25 Myths About Race and "Racism"

An updated and expanded edition of this article is available here: 25 Myths about Race: Myth 1 - Race Is a "Social Construct"

I'm working on a project to debunk the 25 most repeated myths about race and "racism." I've found that projects like this often benefit from multiple view-points, so I'm going to post one myth a day - until the list is complete - in the hopes that you will offer your suggestions, recommendations, and criticisms.

Myth #1: Race Is a Social Construct

Race is a biological fact that goes much more than skin deep. For almost a century physical anthropologists have been able to identify the race of an individual's remains by a cursory examination of his or her bones. Because of the vast differences among the races, modern medical science is increasingly focusing on the race of the patient. The Human Genome Project has clearly identified three races of humans (that correlate directly to those long identified by physical anthropology): Caucasian (Europeans, Middle Easterners, and North Africans), Negro (Sub-Saharan Africans), and Mongoloid (Asians and American Indians). The myth that “race is a social construct” is one of the few that can be traced back to an actual individual. It was created by Frans Boas, who forked anthropology by creating a branch of it known as “cultural” anthropology, in order to advance the idea that race is not a biological fact and only a “social construct.”