One hundred years ago, progressives referred to people of color as 'backward races,' 'degenerate and unprogressive,' 'non-adults. Today's leftists, of course, believe no such thing. They think all humans are equal, as they tell us at every available opportunity.

Don't they?

Careful: TWCS is noticing a sea change.

The rhetoric and the actions emanating from the left as of late show that they have perhaps taken a U-turn—a salutary one. People of Color, they are now saying, in fact have little agency, are prisoners of their instincts, and thus can't be held to the same standards as other ethnies.

In other words, today's progressives have become de facto race realists.

What is our evidence?


(a) White Liberal Flight

Leftists are quite aware of Afros' lower cognitive abilities...

...Which translate to lower test scores:

[We know that leftists believe in the power of IQ tests, of course, because they use them to get criminals off death row, argue that righties are duller than lefties, and get their kids into the ritziest Manhattan kindergartens.]

And progressives also know that Afros have higher sociopathy and behavioral disorders:

Data source (click to enlarge)

Which translate into higher discipline rates:

We know that progressives are well aware of the intractability of these differences, because they will go to absolutely any lengths to keep their kids out of Diversity-rich schools:
A study by researchers from the Stanford University School of Education … reports that nearly half of the almost 500 school districts that were under court order to desegregate as of 1990 have been released from judicial oversight during the last two decades, resulting in a slow but steady re-segregation, as compared with districts where judicial oversight continues.
This is the case for even the most leftist enclaves, such as New York City:

The nation’s most segregated schools aren’t in the deep south — they’re in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by UCLA's Civil Rights Project. That means that in 2009, black and Latino students in New York “had the highest concentration in intensely-segregated public schools,” in which white students made up less than 10 percent of enrollment and “the lowest exposure to white students,” wrote John Kucsera, a UCLA researcher.

In one of the nation’s most liberal cities, where people say they prize diversity, parents mostly choose schools where the other children look like their own. That has led to one-third of the district’s elementary schools becoming racially isolated, composed of at least 60 percent of students of one race. 
Or Seattle:
Nearly three decades after Seattle Public Schools integrated almost all its schools through busing, that racial balance is long gone. It, like many districts across the nation, has slowly, steadily re-segregated. “We like to think of ourselves as these enlightened, liberal folks,” says School Board member Harium Martin-Morris. “But the fact is our schools aren’t the way that people really think they are.”
Et tu, White Progressive? 

Leftists, you may argue, believe these disparities come from outside oppression, not The Diverse's own make-up. But progressives are just as aware as anyone that white kids from low-income households score higher on SAT tests than black kids from the wealthiest families:

Or that per-pupil spending for black districts has in many places surpassed that of white districts… to no effect on test scores:

Data sources: Number 1Number 2 

This 're-segregation,' then, shows that our leftists are well aware of the long-standing behavioral and cognitive differences between groups. And act accordingly.

(b) Lower expectations

One hundred years ago, progressive Euros openly affirmed that Afros were less able than their white peers, and that we should thus have compassion for our colored confreres. Today, finally, they seem to be coming back to this position.

Can't follow rules

Anti-racism educator Heather Hackman, for example, recently claimed that students of color just aren't capable of being as rigorous and disciplined as white children—so these standards should be dropped:

'The racial narrative of White tends to be like this: Rugged individual, honest, hard-working, disciplined, rigorous, successful,' she said. 'And so then, the narrative of U.S. public education.' 
Hackman described these as specific cultural traits chosen and emphasized to favor whites to the detriment of non-white groups,who are forced to assimilate white traits such as good discipline and  goal orientation or else be left behind.
... She predicted her [more lax] approach will triumph, and the sinister force she dubbed “Super-Whitey” (and compared to the Eye of Sauron) will eventually be swept aside.
Can't be disciplined 

Black educators, surprisingly, are saying the  same thing.  In a clear call for re-segregation, they're admitting their kids simply aren't equipped to learn in a 'white environment':

'This is a hard truth that teaching staffs all over the country have witnessed. With black students, the black teacher just doesn’t have anywhere near the discipline problems as white teachers.  Disproportionate African-American suspension and expulsion rates lead to only one fatal conclusion, that is, if you’ve got the guts to go there. White female teachers cannot, as a rule, handle black male students, much less educate them.'
Can't meet testing standards

Black activists harangued Washington for years about 'The Gap,' that stubborn gulf between white and black kids' test scores. GW Bush finally gave in and passed the 'No Child Left Behind' Act, mandating equal testing scores for all kids by 2014. 

But how to square a circle? Afro teachers were well aware their kids weren't cognitively up to the task. They saw only one way out--massive cheating:

[Beverly] Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, and 35 other educators have been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in a cheating scandal that involved large, unexplained test score gains in some Atlanta schools back in 2011. They were ordered to turn themselves in by Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

From Dallas to Detroit to St. Louis to Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to Chicago to Atlanta:

'No Child Left Behind has created a culture in which people will do anything to keep their jobs,' says Diane Ravitch, an education historian at New York University and a leading critic of corporate-inspired school reform. 'There are states that have gamed the systems, there are districts that have gamed the system, there are people who have gamed the system.'
Solution: re-segregation

As time has worn on and Gaps have not closed, some black educators have begun singing a different tune:
The KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter, which opened last fall in Jacksonville and has 96 percent black enrollment, recently received accolades from Gov. Rick Scott for helping minority students achieve academically.  That's justification for grouping students by race or ethnicity in charter schools, supporters say.
"I would not call it segregation," said Patricia Levesque, executive director of former Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future, a lobbying group. "Charter schools may target minority communities because they want to provide those students with options."
Slowly, ever so slowly, it is dawning on educators that different ethnic groups need different rules and standards in order to thrive.

Solution: Lower standards

Progressives have also embarked on a little-known but thoroughly race-realist policy of different testing goals according to ethnic group:

Data sources: VirginiaFloridaNew Jersey

Noel Roycroft of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights:
Imagine you are the parent of an African American student and that your child’s teacher has just informed you that if your child scores a 75% on a test he or she will receive the same grade as a white student that scores 87% or higher. Would you be comfortable with this? Would you accept the implicit message that your child is somehow inferior and is expected to achieve less than others based solely on their race?
At last we are getting somewhere. Yes, Mr. Roycroft, we are cognitively affected by our ethnicity. Bravo to our progressive educational leaders for seeing it. By far the more cruel position is that of conservatives, who insist that we all, no matter our ethnic make-up, can 'pull ourselves up by our bootstraps' and attain the same level.

(1b) Education--college

Fifty years after de-segregation, the leftists who run academia seem to have accepted that no matter their socio-economic background, People of Color simply cannot meet the same standards as other groups. They have thus put their thumb on the scale and created a system by which the Diverse are held to much lower admission criteria.

Espenshade and Radford, in the most detailed study of its kind, analyzed admission records for 245,000 students at 8 top universities (who asked to remain nameless) over 4 years.

This is also true for medical school:

As well as for law school:

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education admits bluntly
If these institutions were to choose their students solely on test scores and college grades, it is clear that in the intense competition for places at medical schools in the United States, African Americans would be at a severe disadvantage ... Under these circumstances no blacks would be admitted to the nation's most selective schools of medicine.
One outcome of this 'thumb on the scale' approach can be seen in Bar Exam results:

Data sources: CaliforniaNew YorkTexas

As well as on general educational mismatch:

It is clear, then, that leftist academia fully understands People of Color's lower capabilities, and has adjusted its admissions policies accordingly. Unfortunately, the first to suffer are the Diverse themselves, who are often left hopelessly out of their depth and deeply in life-long debt.


The job market is another domain where progressives have accepted that the Diverse have lower abilities.  In particular, they've conceded that Afro-Americans can't be expected to obey the law, graduate high school, or pay their bills at the same rates as other groups, and so hiring criteria must be strongly massaged. 

Because of the above reality, the Supreme Court in 1971 ruled that companies can't give intelligence tests to potential hires (Griggs vs Duke Power Co.). Chief Justice Burger made the curious, rather race-realist choice to draw on Aesop's Fables in order to communicate Afros' lower ability:
Congress has now provided that tests or criteria for employment or promotion may not provide equality of opportunity merely in the sense of the fabled offer of milk to the stork and the fox.

(For those who've forgotten, the fox offered some soup in a wide, flat dish to his friend the stork, who with his long beak couldn't swallow a drop.)
On the contrary, Congress has now required that the posture and condition of the job seeker be taken into account. It has -- to resort again to the fable -- provided that the vessel in which the milk is proffered be one all seekers can use. The Act proscribes not only overt discrimination, but also practices that are fair in form, but discriminatory in operation. 
In other words, giving a black person an IQ test is like asking a stork to drink out of a flat bowl--Nature has just not equipped him to handle it.  

Similarly, because of the above disparity in graduation rates, the EEOC has threatened disallowing use of high school diplomas by prospective employers.

Due to Blacks' inability to obey the law like other groups do (see above), the EEOC is also trying to forbid the use of criminal background checks by prospective employers.

Since Afros' lower future orientation hinders their ability to pay their loans back at the rate of other groups (see above), the EEOC is also trying to ban the use of credit checks in hiring.

Civil service exams serve as a kind of proxy IQ test.  But because the results keep coming out 'wrong,' Obama's Dept. of Justice has tried to force police and fire departments to 'simplify' their tests as much as possible. 

Data sources: MilitaryCivil serviceFirefighters
The U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, rejected the results of Dayton's Civil Service examination because not enough blacks passed. The DOJ has ordered the city to lower the passing score.... The DOJ-approved scoring policy requires potential police officers to earn the equivalent of an "F" on the first part and a "D" on the second.

Our federal equality-rain-makers have done the same not only in Dayton, but in (among others) Boston, Chicago, Virginia Beach, New Jersey, and ConnecticutBlacks themselves appear to agree that they are not up to the task:
An amicus brief for the International Association of Professional Black Firefighters declared flatly that it was "widely known and accepted that cognitive examinations, such as used here, have a demonstrated adverse impact on blacks and other minorities."
...Well, not all of them:
Keith Lander, chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Dayton NAACP president Derrick Foward condemned the DOJ actions. Mr. Lander said, "Lowering the test score is insulting to black people," adding, "The DOJ is creating the perception that black people are dumb by lowering the score." 
Mr. Foward agreed ... "If you lower the score for any group of people, you're not getting the best qualified people for the job."
Indeed. But this is a feature, not a bug, of our 'affirmative action' regime--you may have the best qualified, or you may have equal racial representation, but not both.

There is one last reason we know that leftists believe these cognitive differences to be deep-seated. The reason is that at its birth back in the 1970s, affirmative action was meant to be temporary--allowing Afros to 'catch up.'  As Richard Kahlenberg, in The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action, reports:
Congressman Robert Drinan (D-Mass.) called race and gender preferences "an interim strategy," and Eleanor Holmes Norton, chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President Carter, acknowledged that "there is a general consensus in our society" that affirmative action "ought to be temporary." 
Most proponents did not specify a time limit, though a few did. Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League called [in 1962] for "a decade of discrimination in favor of Negro youth, " and Justice Blackmun said he hoped that affirmative action programs would be unnecessary "within a decade at most." 
Yet today, forty years later, all such fantasies have burst. No one is more keenly aware of this intractable cognitive divide than our mulatto elite. Eric Holder again:
'Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices,' Holder said. 'The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin ... When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?'
It's a startling admission: Short-term 'leveling of the playing field' couldn't do it--some groups really do have lower future orientation and general cognitive ability, and so for them exceptions must, and always will have to, be made.


Data sources : Bureau of Justice Statistics and Bureau of the Census reports 

Fifty years after the end of Jim Crow, faced with the grinding, endless reality of high crime rates from People of Color, progressives have finally thrown up their hands and admitted that 'They just can't help it'—race realism in a nutshell. How do we know?

(a) Blacks lack agency

The 2014 Trayvon Martin affair showed it amply.  

We all know the story: A black teen out casing houses at night is approached by a neighborhood watchman Rather than explain himself, the teen decides to jump the watchman and beat his head into the concrete, at which point the watchman pulls out his gun and saves his own life by ending his assailant's.

But as has become the norm, American leftists entirely removed the young man's actions from the equation. This take, from the 'Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University,' is typical of the genre:
'The most elemental facts of this case will never change. A teenager went out to buy Skittles and iced tea. At some point, he was confronted by a man with a gun who killed him. There is no universe I understand where this can be declared a noncriminal act. … America is racist at its core. I used to doubt this simplistic claim. Today I cannot. A jury in Florida failed us.'

This rather open-and-shut case, which would have never made it out of the local police blotter if the two had been of the same ethnie, was somehow blown up into the race trial of the century.  The lesson to be learned, leftists made abundantly clear, is that Blacks are utterly unable to control their impulses, and thus must be avoided like wild animals on the savannah.

We see the same sentiment in this revealing comment from a judge in Chicago:
A California college girl was arrested at the airport [during a psychotic break], then released into the deepest and most dangerous ghetto in Chicago [Robert Taylor Homes]. Soon after her release, she was attacked and thrown out of a seventh-story window.  Her family sued.
During the trial, a Harvard professor testified that if a white person walks through a black neighborhood, people can reasonably expect some very unreasonable violence to be visited on that person. …[Judge] Easterbrook said the situation was so transparently dangerous that Chicago police “might as well have released her into the lions’ den at the Brookfield Zoo.” The City of Chicago settled for $22.5 million.
A resounding admission of the many stubborn behavioral challenges the black underclass faces.

Recently, four white 18-year-olds kidnapped and tortured a retarded black man for hours, yelling 'fuck black people' (while live streaming). The local white police chief shrugged it off, saying 'Kids make stupid mistakes… whether or not we seek a hate crime [depends if] this is sincere or just ranting and raving.' A white NBC pundit agreed that 'kids can make some really poor decisions from time to time,' a white CNN journalist adding 'I don't think it's evil… these are young people, and they have bad home training.'

Unbelievable? Of course. Reverse the races of everyone above, and it happened just as described, last month in Chicago.

No agency: Blacks just can't help themselves, say Chicago Police ChiefNBC punditCNN pundit(torture victim at left)

As is always the case with these crimes, if a white person does it, he is held to highest standards of responsibility; if a black person does it, well, he has no agency and just can't help himself.

When a 300-pound black teen being stopped for jaywalking decided to punch a Missouri cop and lunge for his gun, and ended up shot for his trouble, NYT columnist Chuck Blow did not chide the youth for his stupid decision, but rather lamented:
'the criminalization of black and brown bodies–particularly male ones–from the moment they are first introduced to the institutions and power structures with which they must interact.'

Translation: We are bodies, not brains, and can't be held accountable for our actions, so white society must let us commit crime at will.

(b) White victims and 'battered wife syndrome'

On the same 'Afros lack agency' theme, those brutalized in random black-on-white attacks have taken to excusing their aggressors, with the seeming recognition that they simply cannot control their impulses.

After being punched in the face by a random group of laughing (and filming) black teens, Washington D.C.'s Phoebe Connolly said:
'I’ve moved past it and I really have no hard feelings about what has happened. And I just see it as another reason why we need to better support our youth with activities and youth programs, which is actually what I do for work, and it’s great to see teenagers do incredible things when they’re supported and empowered.'

A white Baltimore bicyclist was pulled from his bike and beaten by a black mob just for fun, the helmet cam catching it on tape. His reaction?
'I wish they had something to domaybe they could come out and join us.  If they asked any of the cyclists if they want to come out on a bike ride they’d probably say yeah, I’ll help you get a bike, we’ll do this.'

A truly gruesome case from the Twin Cities:
The 27-year-old was walking home in his neighborhood on St Paul’s East Side when he was attacked by a group of 30 to 50 [black] juveniles and young adults. He was hit in the head with a ‘can in a sock’, stomped on, had his pants ripped off him and was robbed. Widstrand has already undergone two surgeries for brain swelling and skull fractures. … [it] left him in a wheelchair and unable to perform basic tasks.

In sum, an unprovoked lynching. His reaction?
‘That was just a freak accident,’ Widstrand, who is now 27, told the Star Tribune. ‘It was just young kids lashing out. I was a young kid once. I lashed out.’ He added: ‘I’m indifferent towards them. I wish them the best. But I am recovering and I’ll be back soon enough.’
It is interesting to see well-meaning liberals excuse their own attackers because, well, 'they just don't know any better.' This precise argument—that Afros have lower impulse control, higher aggressiveness, and lower out-group empathy (i.e. are like children in adults' bodies)—has been made by race realists for hundreds of years.

(c) Europe: Our new Diversity has no agency

Europeans have only recently begun importing Diversity in large numbers, and they too have come to realize that some populations are simply not able to be held to the same standards as White Europeans.

In Germany, an Eritrean tried to rape an 18-year-old woman in public:
He was already half undressed and had bitten the young woman on the face and the neck multiple times. There was blood everywhere.  …  He won’t be deported, and he doesn’t have to go to jail. The Eritrean was sentenced to thirty hours of community service and therapy for alcoholism. 
Why so lenient? Local criminology Professor Frommel attributed the crime to 'lack of money, lack of affirmation and appreciation, and lack of access to sex.'

In one of the now infamous swimming pool incidents, a 30-year-old Afghan was accused of groping several children (aged 5 to 12) in the Offenburg poolBut the trial was stopped:

What really upsets the mother is that she sees the state’s attorney’s argument twisting the facts. There it is claimed that the children stimulated the man to touch them by fooling around. 'No way!' says Sicre. Her daughters were shocked when she read them the prosecutor’s letter. 'Mama, that makes us look like the guilty ones.'
 The vibrantly diverse in Europe are, it seems, considered to be more child-like than actual children.

In Norway, a politician who was raped in his home by a Somalian refugee regretted his role in sending the monster home:
Hauken, who describes himself as a ‘young Socialist Left Party member, feminist and anti-racist’: ‘My life fell into ruin, but now I feel guilty about him being sent out of the country. … I was the reason that he would not be in Norway anymore, but rather sent to a dark uncertain future in Somalia. I see him mostly like a product of an unfair world.'

An especially piquant example of the infantilization of our new Diverse, from the U.K.:
A gang of Muslim women who attacked a passer-by in a city centre walked free  from court... The group – three sisters and a cousin – allegedly screamed ‘kill the white slag’ as they set upon Rhea Page as she waited for a taxi with her boyfriend.
Miss Page, 22, was left ‘black and blue’ after suffering a flurry of kicks to the head, back, arms and legs while motionless on the pavement. … Judge Robert Brown gave them suspended jail terms after hearing mitigation that as Muslims, the women were not used to being drunk. 
Once again, we see progressives grappling over how to handle a colored community wracked with natural low impulse control and high aggressiveness. While conservatives claim that People of Color simply must dig in and make an effort to behave like everyone else, leftists have correctly sensed that these folks are operating on a different biological playing field, and thus need special consideration.


A 'heroic' Frenchman, Cédric Herrou,  was recently profiled in the New York Times:
A local hero to some, a scofflaw to others, Mr. Herrou, who was arrested in August, had helped his guests — all [economic] migrants from Africa — to cross the border into France illegally. He planned to sneak them to a train station so they could continue their journey. Some might stay in France, but most wanted to get to Britain or Germany. 
Early the next morning, cool and foggy in the mountains, Mr. Herrou and some volunteers in his underground railroad traded tips on which Riviera train station would be best to slip through.
A powerful comparison—and strongly reminiscent of 19th century colonialists, who believed (even the leftists) that colored peoples were so incapable of ruling themselves that the only way to truly help them was to let them be governed by white people.

And here we are, back to the future. The modern leftist believes that forcing, say, a Gabonese to live in a country ruled by other Gabonese is some kind of crime against humanity. Thus any denizens of the third world who wish to enter ethnic-Euro countries and be governered by Whites must be allowed to do so.

It's a welcome surprise to see such race realism from our progressive brothers. We agree with them that the 3rd World, especially Sub-Saharan Africans, have an especially hard time governing themselves in the modern world. But comparing Afro governance to slavery, as our NYT writer did above? On what is this based? 

As it turns out, basic electrification is still outside their grasp:

Of the little electricity they have , 75% of it is provided to them by Arabs or Euros.

Fifty years after independence, Africans still farm at such a primitive level that foreigners are begging to come in and be allowed to cultivate the land profitably:

The basics of human development still seem out of their reach:
Government corruption there is rife:

More evidence of leftists' race realism is that they seem to believe that as colonialism (i.e. white rule) recedes farther into the past, African rulers need more and more aid every year:

No surprise, then, that Africans themselves are race realists and would like very much to be governed by someone other than themselves:

It is also little wonder that progressives have become so pessimistic about Colored People's ability to govern, that they have more or less invited the entire third world to come be ruled by Whites again.  As the recent Women's March manifesto put it:

'Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin … We recognize that the call to action to love our neighbor is not limited to the United States, because there is a global migration crisis. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.'
While the progressive's take on African rule is harsh--that they are incapable of governing themselves properly, and so we must take in as many as would like to be ruled by Whites--we must admit it is a rather race-realist one.


Another realm in which leftists have shown themselves to be surprisingly race realist is that of historical accomplishment.

'Black History Day' was born in 1926, then expanded to 'Black History Month' in 1976 by President Gerald Ford, who urged all Americans to 'seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.' 

'Black Americans'?

Here again, we've been surprised to see  that our progressives have so little faith in actual Afro achievement that every February they've no compunction in trotting out 'Black' icons who are of three-fourths (or more) European blood.

For those who have forgotten what 'Blacks' actually look like, we've added some statesmen from West Africa (U.S. Blacks' homeland) for comparison.

Housing minister (Nigeria), Supreme Court justice (Ghana), regional governor (Cameroon), army general (Ivory Coast), foreign affairs minister (Senegal)

As for statesmen, so for men of letters:

First 'black' cardiologist, 'black' American Surgery Board member, 'black' man to earn a B.A.'black' man to earn a Ph.D.:'Black' to graduate Harvard

And as for 'Black' men, so for the women:
First 'black' woman to earn a Ph.D., 'black' female college professor'black' female federal judge, 'black' female State Supreme Court justice, 'black' female bank president

Leftists, then, feel no special embarrassment in claiming that to be a 'Black' at the top of the historical heap involves having mainly European blood.

Not that this observation is anything new. From his nearly 400-page doctoral investigation 'The Mulatto in the United States' in 1918, E.B. Reuter concluded:   
According to the strictness or the looseness of the definition of full-blooded Negro that is used, and the high or low degree of superiority that is accepted as the test, the twenty per cent of mixed-bloods among the American Negroes have produced eighty-five per cent or upwards of the race's superior men.


Athletics is a virtual showcase of the liberal consensus on Human BioDiversity. Though they're vexed by black under-representation in the wine industryart history departments, and NASA, leftists are strangely unmoved by massive black over-representation in professional sports.

Data source: NBANFL

From John Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It: 
While everyone readily accepts that evolution has turned out blacks with a genetic proclivity to contract sickle cell and Jews of European heritage who are 100 times more likely than other populations to be afflicted with the degenerative mental disease Tay-Sachs, it is widely perceived as racist to suggest that blacks of West African ancestry have evolved into the world's best sprinters, Asians among the best divers, East Africans the premier distance runners, and whites the top weightlifters. 
Yet the science is quite clear and the empirical evidence consistent and overwhelming. A look at the ancestry (or home country) of runners holding the top 100 times in eight distances, from the 100 meters to the marathon, makes it clear that African domination is deep as well as broad:

No activists demanding why Whites, or Hispanics, or Asians are so woefully under-represented in basketball or football. No push for affirmative action in order to 'close the gap' in sprinting or distance running. No complaints that the NBA is 'hideously black.'

These wildly out-of-whack numbers do not seem to disquiet the modern leftist at all—thus showing that he does in fact accept human biodiversity and all that it entails.

College sports programs are a particularly egregious example of Whites' presumption of racial differences. The only way to stay competitive in running or jumping sports, it is thought, is to recruit genetically superior Blacks.

But the way to retain top Afro sports talent, it seems, is to lower their student-athlete academic demands to almost remedial levels, and to prop up each jock with an army of tutors.

U. of Georgia:     
Georgia’s $1.3 million budget for academic tutoring for its roughly 600 athletes is the same amount that the university spends on its centralized campus tutorial program for its 25,000 undergraduate students
Georgia’s center for athletes, which was built in 2002, features rows of computers, plush furniture and an electronic check-in system to make sure athletes put in their minimum study hours. The center has 17 full-time staff members and more than 60 tutors.

Despite this astronomical spending on tutoring Afro athletes, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport's finds the same Gap rearing its ugly head:

Kudos to schools for graduating their jocks at higher rates, but still that stubborn gap:

Data source

There are few domains where Afro speed and jumping superiority are on such blatant display as college and pro sports.  And yet the liberal consensus seems to be, Nothing to see here--these particular 'performance gaps' don't need closing, so let's all just move along.


Contrary to some of our confreres in this corner of the internet, we believe progressives have indeed tapped into a deep truth here. And we applaud them for it. We salute their efforts to get ethnic Euros to recognize their 'White Privilege,' and we hope they will soon go all the way and add the missing word: 'White [Genetic] Privilege.'

It does seem that leftists are beginning to grasp, however fuzzily, that natural selection has not treated us all the same.

(a) Doctrine: Whites are Blessed

Our college campuses are finally recognizing the 'we're all the same' trope is nonsense:
Student leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying. “I don’t see color,” “I’m colorblind” and “I don’t see difference. We’re all part of the same race, the human race” were all advised against.  
Similarly, at Purdue:
A business class (Management 301) at Purdue University teaches students the phrase “America is a melting pot” is a microaggression, according to class handouts, as well as “Everyone can succeed in society if they work hard enough” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
Data source #1, #2 (click to enlarge)
These phrases are problematic because they promote the “myth of meritocracy” or represent “statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in life successes,” the handout stated.
We at TWCS very much agree that race and gender play a role in life success, as we've explored in Meritocracy and Its Discontents. We're thrilled to see the leftist intelligentsia recognize 'the myth of meritocracy' (however foggy their understanding may be). Our ethnic heritage does indeed affect our life success, right down to the genetic level.

According to the university website, 'The Privilege of Whiteness' workshop was designed for white people to 'reflect on and name the ways their privilege impacts their beliefs and behaviors by gaining the skills to identify the historical roots of White privilege and how it manifests today.' 
This is very promising. Replace 'historical' with 'genetic' and we're just about there.

No less than the U.S. Army has dipped a toe into the race realism waters. From Georgia's 67th Signal Battalion 'white privilege' briefing:

In the PowerPoint presentation, the troops were instructed that 'invisible “powerful forces” conspire to keep hard working black Americans down' and stop them from being valued by the rest of society. According to the presentation, it is in fact white privilege alone that creates a 'yawning divide' in income and general prosperity.
We are quite near the truth here. Whites' genetic cognitive superiority does seem, from Blacks' perspective, an 'invisible powerful force' that does 'keep them down' no matter how hard they work.

Even primary schools are inching towards reality:

Anshu Wahi, teaching white Manhattan grade schoolers HBD
An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from 'white privilege' … Parents say white kids are being brainwashed into thinking any success they achieve is unearned. Indeed, a young white girl is seen confessing on a Bank Street video: 'I feel guilty for having a privilege I don’t deserve.'
Ethnic Euros don't 'deserve' our genetic blessedness, it is true. Her guilt is understandable.

A leaked slide from one of Wahi's PowerPoints lays it all out:

Bravo to Ms. Wahi.  This link between 'ancestry and privilege' is right on the money if looked at from a genetic standpoint:

(b) Biological?—Skating close to the truth

Progressives can't seem to figure out why 'White [Genetic] Privilege' is so persistent. It seems they're sensing that it's biological at some level, but not exactly which level.

Presenter at the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia Heather Hackman is inching toward the truth:

'The intention of Skin Deep is to use critical race content and somatic (body-based) exploration to uproot ideologies of white supremacy and systems of white privilege in our lives. … White conditioning begins when white bodies are preverbal ... This work is about literally becoming a different kind of person from the cells out.'
This vague sense of a biological origin to the problem is a good sign—and it's spreading. A frustrated Andrew O'Hehir at Salon:

'But the most insidious power of white privilege, the albatross effect that makes it so oppressive to white people themselves, is the way it renders itself invisible and clouds the collective mind. It’s like a virus that adapts in order to ensure its own survival and perpetuation, in this case by convincing its host it isn’t there.' 
O'Hehir is so very close to the truth here--genetic advantages do indeed 'survive and perpetuate,' albeit via normal sexual reproduction. 

We also have the inventor of the famous 'invisible knapsack,' Peggy McIntosh:

'I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So I have begun in an untutored way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. 
'I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was "meant" to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks.'
This is an excellent metaphor. Future orientation, strong impulse control,  high out-group empathy, abstract reasoning ablity... The many genetic blessings of being descended from Western Europeans can indeed feel like so many 'codebooks' and 'maps.'
Her 'knapsack of tools' is a groping-in-the-dark way of trying to grasp the innate nature of these genetic gifts.  We applaud her for venturing so close to the truth.

*     *     *

As we have seen, progressive thought has reached an important turning point. Though the Civil Rights era is half a century behind us, the behavioral and cognitive struggles of many People of Color, especially Afros, continue unabated.

Testing gaps, from grade school to college to medical and law schools to civil service exams, remain persistent. Violent and property crime rates stay stubbornly high in the black community. In Europe, waves of People of Color have placed an immense burden on their hosts via higher crime and welfare use.

Never more than 13% of the population, Afros are from 18% to 58% of the Billboard Hot 100 in any given year.

However, Afros continue to utterly dominate in running- and jumping-based sports, as well as to weigh heavily in their other natural strengths of comedyactingsinging, and music.  Ethnic Euros and East Asians continue to reign in the intellectual domain.

Meanwhile, our erstwhile champions of equality, those who twenty years ago were insisting that 'There's only one race, the human race,' are now watching their children decry this slogan as itself racist.  This is a promising development.

Racist micro-aggressor Atwood

Afros do have lower levels of impulse control, future orienation, and abstract reasoning ability than other groups. This is the genetic heritage tropical Africa has left them. It explains their particular life outcomes everywhere on the globe, from Detroit to São Paulo to Addis Ababa.

These disadvantages were once blamed on 'racism,' then on 'institutional racism,' and today, as we get closer to the truth, on 'white [genetic] privilege.' 

We are thrilled that progressives are getting so close to reality on this thorny issue. We wish them all the best in their continuing quest for the truth behind ethnic groups' diverse life outcomes.

Thank you for reading.

Originally published at Those Who Can See


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