Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Puzzles - and some solutions

Thanks to bubba for sending me this link. It’s to an academic paper, or to be more precise, its abstract, which comes up with a remarkable research finding. The project studied American youths of African, Arab, European, and Latino descent. It found that white parents teach their children to not discriminate against members of other groups but Black and Hispanic parents do not.

Now I was deeply puzzled by this – at least for a while. You see, as every schoolboy knows, all racists are whites. There are no other racists. How then was it that only whites (and a small Arab sample) were good enough to discourage discrimination?

Well, it eventually dawned on me that the answer was in the question. You see, as only whites are racists, only white parents need to teach their children not to be racists! Isn't that really simple after all?

But then another aspect of the study had me puzzled as well: Here was an academic research project which showed whites up in a good light. How could this be? Well, reading further through the abstract revealed the answer. It tells us that "European-Americans were less committed than were African Americans to improving race relations".

So whites are the bad guys after all…. kind of.

Hang on though, I'm still baffled.

You see, as I pointed out, the main finding says that whites teach their children to not discriminate, while blacks and Hispanic do not. Yet, out of this finding they deduce that "European-Americans were less committed than were African Americans to improving race relations".

Can you figure that out?

It's got me beat....

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

committed to accruing wealth from race relations ?

Heraclitus said...

Yes, surprising how that escaped from the groves of academe.

Master of Cohesion said...

Thanks to the courageous men and womyn of Labour et al, papers like that are popping up like mushrooms after a fortnight of rain.

Labour! Labour! Labour!

Magnum said...

Well, it's obvious if you analyze the two statements:

1.white parents teach their children to not discriminate
2.European-Americans were less committed than were African Americans to improving race relations (in order words - they discriminate)

Therefore, I can deduce that white parents need to educate their white children better. I think we need more propaganda in the media, liberal PC workshops and support groups as well as more liberal politicians in the power. What other alternative we have? To discard all this glorious academic results in favor of common sense, viz. fostering free-thinking and race-realism? I think not! That would be very racist indeed.

(I couldn’t help myself, but the sad thing is that I can come up with several bullshit responses like this in maybe two minutes of thinking, but I bet that most people would see them perfectly valid.)

kulak said...

African-Americans were least likely to believe that the government was responsive to the average person.

Score one for darkie!

Can you figure that out?

It's got me beat....


O.K. I'll bite.

In order to want to improve race relations you first have to have a race.

The implicit white's call to eschew one's race is extremely self-destructive.

This is obvious to everybody but them.

It's obvious even to small children who can't read.

And when whites call non-whites to do the same, it comes across as dishonest or insane.

It makes race relations WORSE.

A white man's freedom of association is their freedom to live under the bridge.

For blacks in the West, it's the freedom to live in Africa.

For Indians in the West, it's the freedom to live in India.

For Chinese in the West, it's the freedom to live in China.

And they ALL know it.

Only a RACIST can improve race relations.

This SHOULD be obvious.

Robert said...

The Color of Murder and Gun Violence in New York
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Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2010

{snip}

Check out these statistics from the “Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City” report for the first six months of 2010.

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims are most frequently Black (67.0%) or Hispanic (28.1%). White victims account for (3.2%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims while Asian/Pacific Islanders account for (1.8%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims.

The Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrest population is similarly distributed. Black arrestees (53.8%) and Hispanic arrestees (36.4%) account for the majority of Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrestees while White arrestees (7.1%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (2.2%) arrestees account for the remaining portions of the Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrest population.

Shooting victims are most frequently Black (73.8%) or Hispanic (22.1 %). White victims account for an additional (2.6%) of all Shooting victims while Asian/Pacific Islanders victims account for (1.2%) of all Shooting Victims.

The Shooting arrest population is similarly distributed. Black arrestees (70.9%) and Hispanic arrestees (25.8%) account for the majority of Shooting arrest population. White arrestees (2.5%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (0.9%) account for the remaining portion of the Shooting arrest population.

In short, 95.1 percent of all murder victims and 95.9 percent of all shooting victims in New York City are black or Hispanic. And 90.2 percent of those arrested for murder and 96.7 percent of those arrested for shooting someone are black and Hispanic. I don’t even know where to begin to describe the horror I still feel looking at those numbers. But the word “hunted” comes to mind.

cruft said...

owwww! my head, my head! no more double negatives, it makes me hurt in the head.

Muninn said...

Meaningless waffle...

"As a group, the majority (of European descent) were less likely than each of the minority groups to endorse the goal of advocating for their ethnic group, which is hardly surprising given the lower salience of ethnic awareness for this group.

However, they also had the lowest means on building tolerance and improving race relations, significantly lower than their peers from African American backgrounds.

Although this group was equally likely as their peers from minority groups to say that tolerance was a value emphasized by their parents, they were less likely than the African-American youth to rate improving race relations as highly as a civic goal."

http://agexted.cas.psu.edu/faculty/Docs/EthnicAwareness.pdf

J Bull said...

Great insight Kulak. You consistently provide me with an extra dimension of understaning. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

yeah...i can imagine these pricks scratching their tiny heads wondering how we can make whites look bad.

Louis IX said...

The last author is from a vatican university. Christian AND auto-flagellation are co-substantial. Did you know that JP II practiced the Cilice in his youth priesthood ?
We can only guess the imaginary sins he tried to purge from his mind, like I don't know, the 'unchristian' dreams of lust of a healthy young man for a girl?

Anyway, this paper is pure bs, these faculty fat asses have too much time in their hand and too much tax payer money to waste.
Too bad uhmarican rednecks have been brainwashed to despise socialism, because Mao Zedong methods are what need these white faculty assholes: force them to work for a couple of years as farm workers in California, or pizza deliverers in Chicago, or teachers in Latinos-ISD, or unemployed girls in south Texas (i.e., prostitutes for mostly hispanics customers).
Maybe after that they will have more respect for their brothers and sisters.

Anonymous said...

Right on Lioux IX!

Anonymous said...

What about Ireland, Savant? About to become a German fiefdom? I pray for your people. A very, very sad moment which was probably not envisioned in 1916.

Potgieter

SAVANT said...

potgeiter - thanks for the concern but don't worry. The Germans couldn't do any worse than our own messers. In any event a good purge is what the country needs. Then we'll come up again.

Californian said...

There's no mystery here. Blacks and hispanics believe in a racially based struggle. They see their political goals in terms of gaining advantages on the basis of their race, while piling on with the demonization of Whites. Blacks and Hispanics have numerous advocacy groups which promote their interests, defend them legally, and browbeat White Americans who have this quaint notion that by quoting a line or two from MLK they will be saved.

The problem, really, is not blacks or hispanics. It is Whites who have this delusion that race can be made irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Robert,

the breakdown of London homicides looks remarkably similar.

About 50% of homicides are carried out by foreigners and nearly all the rest are carried out by minorities.

Check this out http://www.murdermap.co.uk/murder-map.asp

We do only have a bout 150-180 killings a year though.

RB London

Anonymous said...

RB - these are astonishing figures. Why is not the whole city up in arms about them?

rebelliousvanilla said...

Muninn, that's normal since improving race relations means more welfare and payouts from white people to nonwhites. When it will mean blacks not raping white women and the like, you will see how much they really care about it.

And this post shows why I'm disgusted by white people. Pathetic group of idiots.