Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fred on Mizzou

Elsewhere on the net a leftie friend of mine was just caterwauling about how the poor Blacks at the University of Missouri are treated. You know, everybody keeps calling them the N-word and burning crosses in their laps. They're so intimidated that they're afraid to do anything, except that they just basically overthrew the University administration. He's a decent guy, that friend, so he disagrees with me courteously. Other lefties on the board, however, started screeching 'racist,' which is their way.

My point was much the same as Fred's below — the Black football players, of course are almost certainly coddled, violent morons. And the Black students, we can be confident, are mostly in way over their heads academically. Do the math. Let's say that you need an IQ of 100 or more to function in a college. Whites average 100, so about half of Whites can usefully go to college. But Blacks average 85. So look at what percentage fall over 100 on this diagram. So how many Blacks at college are out of their depth and looks to blame Whitey for it? Again, think about the math. Colleges have quota systems, official or otherwise, that required them to admit a percentage of Blacks, usually proportional to the percentage of Blacks in the country.

Therefore the most prestigious universities are going to grab all the Blacks that qualify, and a bunch more who don't, but who might make it in second-tier schools. That group is therefor not available to the second-tier schools, who grab the next-lowest Black scorers. And so on, therefor guaranteeing that Blacks in college are virtually all out of their depth. Tom Sowell pointed all this out years ago. Such young Blacks are frustrated at not fitting in, and of course blame Whitey for their situation.

This is from Taki Mag [link]

Missouri: Taking the National Temperature
It warms the heart of a curmudgeon: As I suppose we all have heard by now, black semi-pro football players at the University (sic) of Missouri have forced white officials to resign because of “White Privilege.” This Privilege is a great upsettance to them.
White Privilege is real, of course. It is a combination of high genetic intelligence, studiousness, a tendency toward intellectual exploration, the capacity to organize, sustained hard work, and conscientiousness. There is a reason why whites design Mars landers and black athletes do not.
To make this point clearly (See? It is my tendency toward intellectual exploration), let us consider the following questions:
How many of the black athletes, or black radicals at Missouri, or anywhere, have any business being at a university? How many have IQs below ninety? How many are way below? How many are studying real subjects, such as chemistry, languages, philosophy, literature, or history—as distinct from subjects for the enfeebled, Black Studies, Sociology, Education, and Breathing for Credit?
How many of the jocks can read? In many universities the black athletes are kept in special dorms and get high grades for courses they never attend and can’t spell. Is that happening in Missouri? Can we see their SATs? No one, I promise, will want to check.
Stray thought: If universities accepted only those with intelligence and interest, the noise level would drop appreciably. I am for it.
But the antics at Missouri are only one instance of a far larger disease. Daily the country ties itself in knots to keep blacks happy, which is impossible—to placate them, to soothe their disturbances, give them everything they want but can’t or won’t earn. Nothing satisfies them. They shut down political meetings, loot shoe stores, burn cities. We back away. Always we back away.
We give and give and give—Head Start, Section Eight housing, AFDC, Obamaphones, medical care, free rides at university. If they can’t pass a test, we abolish the test and apologize, apologize, apologize. Do they want to burn Baltimore? We back away, give them space, for they are troubled youth. And we apologize. It never stops.
Nobody ever, ever, tells them “No.” Might this be called Black Privilege?
Read the rest here:
Quibcag: Technically, Rika Shiguma isn't White, being Japanese and all, but she is a scientist and definitely is not a Black athlete. 

1 comment:

  1. One reason I think blacks are being really, really stupid in behaving this way is that they may well provoke a backlash against them that will end up leaving them longing for the safe, happy days when Jim Crow was the law of the land. They're outnumbered 8-1, mostly (outside the South, at least) concentrated in deep urban neighborhoods, and are busily alienating everybody else.

    We may yet end up with our very own Jake Featherston (Confederate president from Harry Turtledove's "Timeline 191" series). And the blacks will have brought it down on their own stupid heads.