Other news: The insurance cost of the rioters who chanted ‘I can’t breath’ and then went out to burn, loot and riot on behalf of Floyd George is now more than ONE BILLION dollars — more than the cost of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles years ago.
You cannot say that those were “largely peaceful protesters…”
There’s still no evidence of any animus, anger or hatred towards Blacks in general or towards Floyd George in particular by the police who were involved. What say you?
Know people who think Black Lives Matter Incorporated — that marxist group that seeks to defund the police and wants all police ‘gone’ — is soooo right on? Belong to a church that offers BLM wrist bands to wear? The latest jewelry!
Pass along the following info —
COMING SOON: THE FACTS ON CRIME, RACE AND POLICING
Heather Mac Donald is America’s premier expert on the intersection of crime, race and policing.
Mac Donald’s 2016 book The War On Cops remains the definitive treatment of this topic. Sadly, the war on cops has not only been renewed, it has been ramped up to a degree that would have been unimaginable just four years ago.
You can go here to sign up for the event and get email reminders. But you don’t have to do that, the event will be live-streamed for everyone on YouTube and Facebook as well as at that link.
Mac Donald’s presentation will be the most thorough explication of the issues of crime, race and policing that you can see anywhere. These topics are surrounded by myth and misinformation that have become pervasive. Heather Mac Donald has the data to pierce through the fog and the courage to lay it out objectively. This is an event you will not want to miss. Mark your calendar, 12:00 Noon Central on Thursday, July 30. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea to sign up for email reminders.
That’s 10 AM in California, folks Remember — Thursday, July 30. You can download Mac Donald’s book The War on Cops from Amazon for $9.99.
Will someone please invite Dr Lewis — the New York pastor who offers Anti-Racist Workshops — to listen in? Ask questions?
The first workshop by Dr. Lewis asked people to take a Pledge: to learn ‘the Story’ of racism, and to change ‘the Story’ of racism. That was June 17 &18. Her next one [go to www.middlechurch.org ] is July 22 and 23 at 4 PM California time.
Dr. Lewis’s opinion is that whites are responsible for racism against blacks and that the problem goes back to Thomas Jefferson and his published views — quite unfavorable — on blacks. Remember who Thomas Jefferson was? That dude who, totally, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
written by Cameron Jackson DrCameronJackson@gmail.com
Dr. Jacqui Lewis, an Afro-American pastor in New York City with Middle Collegiate Church, offers two anti-racist workshops. She discusses only what to do about racism towards…. blacks.
But what about racism towards whites? Whites Believe They Are Victims of Racism More Often Than Blacks
from Social Work Today: “Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School.
“Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, according to the study. However, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased and is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
“It’s a pretty surprising finding when you think of the wide range of disparities that still exist in society, most of which show black Americans with worse outcomes than whites in areas such as income, home ownership, health, and employment,” says Tufts Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Sommers, PhD, coauthor of the study that appears in Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Researchers asked a nation-wide sample of 208 blacks and 209 whites to indicate the extent to which they felt blacks and whites were the targets of discrimination in each decade from the 1950s to the 2000s. A scale of 1 to 10 was used, with 1 being “not at all” and 10 being “very much.”
White and black estimates of bias in the 1950s were similar. Both groups acknowledged little racism against whites at that time but substantial racism against blacks. Respondents also generally agreed that racism against blacks has decreased over time, although whites believed it has declined faster than blacks do.
However, whites believed that racism against whites has increased significantly as racism against blacks has decreased. On average, whites rated anti-white bias as more prevalent in the 2000s than anti-black bias by more than a full point on the 10-point scale. Moreover, some 11% of whites gave anti-white bias the maximum rating of 10 compared with only 2% of whites who rated anti-black bias a 10. Blacks, however, reported only a modest increase in their perceptions of “reverse racism.”
“These data are the first to demonstrate that not only do whites think more progress has been made toward equality than do blacks, but whites also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality, at their expense,” note researchers. Whites see racial equality as a zero sum game, in which gains for one group mean losses for the other.
Black Lives Matters Inc. (BLM) has been much in the national news. BLM has held various demonstrations. What does BLM say about blacks killing fellow blacks, largely in their own neighborhoods? Nothing.
The corporate organization Black Lives Matter (BLM) has no message opposing killings by blacks of other blacks. BLM focuses on police killings of blacks and support de-funding the police as their ‘solution’. What will happen to black neighborhoods with even fewer people wearing blue are keeping the peace? More violence. Just recently, New York City removed 500 plain clothes police from street duty and violent crime in the City has skyrocketed.
So what to make of all this killing? Blacks kill other blacks in huge numbers. Unarmed blacks and whites get killed by the police.
So — is it ‘whitey’ that’s the real problem? Is racism — your racism–or ‘structural racism’ — is that’s the problem? Are you ‘woke’? Do you accept your supposed ‘white privilege’ guilt?
Maybe you’re a bit curious and willing to learn more about ‘white privilege’ and ‘structural racism’?
Well, there’s workshops out there that seek to ‘enlighten’ you.
I attended The Call of the Moment: an Anti-Racism Workshop offered via ZOOM by Dr. Lewis. About 1300 attended. Dr. Lewis plans more workshops in the future.
Dr. Jacqui Lewis, is Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church located in New York City. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church and has served in a senior position with Middle Collegiate for about 15 years.
Published on VOX on May 29,2020 is the following info:
And more than 16,000 people have already died in my city [New York] because the president failed to prepare for the coronavirus and did not prioritize giving New York the aid we needed. [Oh really? Factual problem here.]
Dr. Lewis continues: “So, while I’m horrified by the president’s callousness in demanding houses of worship be allowed to open, I cannot say I’m surprised. And I am not surprised by how many white Americans continue to support him — it is part of our country’s foundational white supremacy. Our social contract has always made its peace with brutality and death to secure the power of whiteness…..”
Given the strong bias against President Trump that Dr. Lewis clearly expresses, how ‘loose with the facts’ might Dr. Lewis be when she presents in an anti-racial workshop? More about the Workshop will be discussed in a separate post.
As. Dr. Lewis lays a huge number of societal problems at one person’s door — President Trump’s door — how likely is she to consider that behavior on the part of blacks is part of the problem as well as part of the solution?
Per the VOX post, Dr. Lewis blames Trump for killing twelve thousand people in New York City (where she lives and works). The facts do not support her allegations.
Dr. Lewis, as published by Vox, states ‘facts’ about Trump that are clearly erroneous for which there is no support.
Take Away: The workshop by Dr. Lewis on anti-racism makes no mention of the brutal violence that male Afro-Americans living in large Democrat controlled cities inflict on other individuals of their color, ethnicity and culture both on physical bodies and on black homes, businesses and neighborhoods. Black violent behaviors harming other blacks was not touched on in the workshop.
Dr. Lewis does talk about ‘holding environments’, that we find our identify in various contexts (home, school, church). She talks about that the first ‘holding environment’ — the womb. When bullets are flying near by that first ‘holding environment’ is at risk.
When black males (6% of the population) commit 50% of murders against their neighbors who are black what’s the effect on the ‘holding environments’ aka wombs of pregnant black women? Check the facts: Floyd George put a pistol to the stomach of a pregnant woman after pushing his way into her home. Dr. Lewis writes that there were bullets flying nearby when she was 8, living in Chicago, and it was learned that Martin Luther King had been assassinated.
I think it matters that Afro-Americans are killing, maiming children and aborting black babies in huge numbers. As stated above, 50% of all murders and robberies are committed by black men killing and robbing other blacks who are their neighbors.
In response to what I wrote about blacks killing blacks one person, an episcopal church leader wrote: “Those statistics point to the effects of years of ‘systemic racism’ that have left black people with little to no opportunity and isolated them in ghettos where violence prevails.”
A black author in the WSJ Jason Riley says differently. He writes that riots caused businesses to leave inner cities which resulted in social pathologies. Here are Riley’s words:
“A common assumption among liberals is that the movement of inner-city jobs to the suburbs in the late 1960s is what led to the higher rates of crime, violence and other social pathologies associated with ghetto life. But this gets the order wrong. The business flight took place after the rioting, not before. Will history repeat itself?”
Someone, a christian and member of an episcopal church, wrote on Facebook that a video by Candice Owen ‘made him feel sick’. He asked people to comment and received 50-60 comments in response.
Some said Candice Owens and Jason Riley, both black conservatives, are ‘shills’ Three disagreed including myself.
Aren’t you just a little more ‘woke’ now ? the person writing on his Facebook page asked of one dissenter. “I reject most of what ‘woke’ stands for” that person responded. Oh dear, not everybody buys into getting ‘woked’.
Another dissenter commented that for many years most major U.S. cities are run by black politicians …. ” My question: do these black politicians care about the blacks voters that put them in office? Why have these black politicians produced so little helpful to blacks?
My view: Why blame the huge numbers of blacks killing and robbing their black neighbors on something called ‘structural racism’ when it can just as easily be described as Democrat Party politics as usual? Why? Remember, 2020 is an election year and the Democrats prime goal is to remove Trump from office.
Churches are a main civic organization. So what has been the response of churches to Black Lives Matters and ‘structural racism’?
The Episcopal Church has been in the news lately. Remember the picture of Trump standing in front of the church across from the White House which had been torched the night before? Trump had a bible – that picture.
Rev. Curry head of the episcopal church in Washington D.C. says. “I really do believe that we’ve got to face the pain of our past and then work together to create new ways to create a new future.”.
I’ve found no discussion by Rev. Curry or other episcopal leaders as to the role blacks specifically play in the violence inflicted by blacks on their black neighbors. Nothing specific as to what blacks can and need to do. The episcopal stance appears to be ‘we stand against racism and structural racism…’
So what are some of the factors why black men commit 50% of all murders?
Listen to voices who published Letters in WSJ June 13-14, 2020: These letters cite Prof. Orlando Patterson’s essay “The Long Reach of Racism in the U.S.” (Review, June 6). One voice names the failure of black office holders. The number of black children born without a father in the home and black reliance on government programs instead of finding meaningful work is listed as another factor by another voice.
My views: It’s complicated and there’s many factors why black men commit 50% of all U.S. violent crimes. Something not talked about is the role of feminism and easy access to abortions. Feminism and ‘my body is my own to do as I please‘ comes to mind. Due to Planned Parenthood, there’s easy availability of abortion as a primary birth control method. In New York City more black babies are aborted than born.How do those young black almost-a-father and never-had-a-choice black men feel? Ask them.
Black fathers don’t appear to matter. What about self esteem issues and attaching value for who you are. Look at the Black Lives Matter website and you will find no role, no value, no interest in black fathers, black sons or black families with a mother and father as a married entity. Marriage and family and the place of the black man as father are not valued by Black Lives Matters. Take a look at their web site.
Self esteem comes from learning skills that are age grounded. Riding a bike at 4. Learning to read and later learning how to reason and think logically by early teens. These contribute to the development of self esteem. Learning a skill that can result in a wage is another crucial step for young people. The union controlled public schools produce poorly educated persons of all colors including young black men.
Effect of the unions. In the 1930’s thousands of young blacks went north to get jobs. The blacks had carpentry and other skills and got jobs. Then the Davis Bacon Act was passed which requires that ‘prevailing wages’ be paid. The act was passed to limit blacks from getting jobs. Time to change the law?
Recent events: Now we learn that a bad, bad white cop with 18 disciplinary actions killed a black man he knew (they were bouncers together) while several other cops stood by and did nothing. Those other cops were complicit and contributed to the death of that black. For years, that bad cop was protected by the police unions.
Yes — it’s time to rein in the power police unions. And time to rein in the school unions that produce poorly educated persons of all colors.
Unions for public employees. That is a major culprit. The police unions protect the bad cops. The school unions protect the bad teachers. Together as a result we get poorly educated young persons of all colors. And there are all sorts of factors why young black men take guns and kill and rob other blacks.
There’s no real bartering when the police and school unions sit down across the table from the politicians — the Democrats — who they paid to put in office. For example, t he SEIU paid $60 million to put Obama in office in 2008.
We don’t need ‘structural racism’ to explain why black Democrat politicians in large cities do nothing about the power of police unions and the power exerted by school unions.
Why unions for public employees stay in power: Old fashioned greed is a simple and better explanation why no change over the years. Both sides want more and both give to each other more to get more.
This is why there should not be public employee unions. There has to be an adversarial relationship when those representing the public purse sit down to discuss money with representatives of public schools and the police.
So what to do so young blacks stop killing and robbing other blacks? Become part of the solution. How?
Churches: Are you a member of a church? Get local churches to cooperate and work together. Episcopals with Catholics, Protestants and others — can work collaboratively to support family values that weaken and reduce the power of Hispanic and Black gangs. That’s a no brainer. Encourage young men to marry and staying married to the women with whom they have children. That’s also a no brainer. Intact families with a mother and father in the home create and raise children who go to college and get jobs. How support families? How and when? Do so around Christmas which celebrates the birth of Jesus into a family with a father in the home.
The organization Black Lives Matters: Call out Black Lives Matters for what it is — a marxist organization which is anti- nuclear family and puts forth policies and falsehoods which harm blacks. Look at their website carefully. There is no message on the BLM web site saying to black men to STOP killing other blacks. There is no support on the BLM web site for black fathers to marry the mothers of their children. There’s no discussion of the importance of male relationships between fathers and sons. And, there is no BLM message to young woman to ‘stop aborting black babies’ and re-think whether a government check and transfer payments for the next 18 years is a good deal.
Killing blacks. Looting. Violence. Black Lives Matter? So what say Catholic, Episcopal and Trinity Covenant church leaders in Aptos, CA — if anything — on Trinity Sunday about the recent killing of an unarmed black, about riots and looting?
The Catholic priest at Resurrection Church said nothing about recent events. no reference to the riots, the looting or the killing of an unarmed black man by a white policeman. What Fr. R said: God is love and love means relationships and …. make your daily relationships about love. God is love and love means relationship. A simple message. Catch it on You Tube.
At Trinity Covenant Church the minister T.M. started his sermon with the words, It’s a sin to kill. It’s a sin to loot…. He went on to say, Look at Black Lives Matter website, See what the Movement stands for. You will find that Black Lives Matter is anti-family…. Of note, at Trinity Covenant you can worship in the sanctuary (with social distancing), outside in your car in the parking lot or listen in from home.
Take a look at the Black Lives Matters website. Click the link. Black Lives Matters promotes inter-generational, non-nuclear family arrangements. There’s mothers, kids and they all live together with perhaps a queer or two. Maybe an aunt or two also hanging out with them. No mention about men and their role.
Hey, Black Lives Matters folks: Where are the Afro-American men that fathered the children? Who is telling black men to stop killing other blacks and start raising kids with a mother and father present in the home? A terribly huge percentage of black deaths (85+%) are committed by black men. That is the real problem. Last year police killed twice as many white unarmed me (19) compared to black unarmed men (9). Those are the hard, cold statistics that Black Lives Matters chooses to ignore. Check out last week’s Wall Street Journal for the most recent statistics.
Who is going to tell blacks to wake up and smell the roses? Check out the facts. If you black mamas and black poppas want your children to go to college then get married and stay married. And put your kids in Charter Schools with non-union teachers. And stop buying into the victimhood card. That’s my view.
The website Black Lives Matters celebrates Obama’s ‘if only I had a son he’d look like Trevon Martin. Black Lives Matters celebrates the Gentle Giant of Ferguson, the supposed martyr who died after he reached in the police car to grab a gun. Both those supposed ‘heroes’ of Black Lives Mater are men with long rap sheets and a history of violence and use of illegal drugs.
Yes, start listening. Click the link and Listen to Candice Owens, a young articulate black with views why blacks celebrate black thugs as martyrs. It’s a community thing. You are a ‘honky’ if want to succeed and you are a martyr if you have a violent history and rap sheet. No other culture celebrates thugs as heroes she notes.
Now, what about the episcopal church leaders in Aptos? What says the episcopal priest on Trinity Sunday? Mother T of St. John’s focused on current events specifically on systemic racism in America.
How Whites should / or might respond to the ‘ systemic racism of police killing Black’ s was the sermon topic Trinity Sunday by Mother T. The day before, she attended a Black Lives Matter rally 6/6/ 2020 in Watsonville CA where Mother T held a sign, Black Lives are Holy, Sacred and Created in God’s image. There, she saw another sign, White Silence Equals Black Deaths. She went to the Black Lives Matter rally in Watsonville, CA to end white silence.
Mother T with St. John’s prefaced her sermon that she identifies as White and in her sermon was speaking to other Whites.
Essence of Mother T’s sermon: Sometimes white people need to stop talking and start listening. Repeat that sentence.
One way to start listening she says is to join the Facebook group Be the Bridge. This group requires new members to engage in active listening (no posting and no comments) for three months. Three whole months. That impresses Mother T. (It is easy to join. Just follow 3 rules.)
Any discussion of the Trinity on Trinity Sunday at St. John’s? Not that I noticed. Mother T suggested that her mostly White parishioners focus on the re pre-scribed reading for the day, The Creation Story. God created the world and saw it was good.
The episcopal Mother T added, There are no adequate analogies to understand the Trinity so be silent in the face of all we don’t know.
Like a good read? Try Dorothy Sayers Begin Here, the Mind of the Maker. Sayers writes that God is the Creator and He knows the end of the Story. And he knows the main players such as His son and the Holy Spirit. Sayers writes good crime novels too.
For more on Dorothy Sayers, read Robin Phillips Saints and Scoundrels.
What say you about the riots, looting and what the local church leaders in Aptos have to say about Black Lives Matter on Trinity Sunday? Put your 2 cents in!
written by Cameron Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly Constitutional Amendment N0. 5 aka ACA5 kills Proposition 209 which in 1996 made it illegal to consider race in making decisions who gets into CA state schools. Proposition 209 has made it possible for far more minorities to enter the UC system and for far more to graduate. The numbers are there which show that Proposition 209 is a success story. More minorities go and more minorities graduate now thanks to Proposition 209.
For those living in Santa Cruz CA and near by your representatives in CA government are Mark Stone (916 319 2029) (831 425 2570) and Bill Monning (916 651 4017) (831 425-0401) are your representatives.
Mark Stone is a co-author of ACA-5. Per telephone contact 6/2/2020 with one of Mr. Stone’s Santa Cruz field representatives, Mr. Stone believes that getting rid of Prop. 209 is a good thing which will create a level playing ground.
How about an invitation? One way to get some questions answered: Let’s get Mr. Stone on KSCO 1080 in Santa Cruz so locals can get answers to their questions. Michael Z of 1080 attended UCSC years ago. From Mr. Stone’s Facebook page, why not invite him to speak on the radio via KSCO 1080?
This is a crucial week for registering opposition to ACA5. The Democrat controlled CA State Legislature want ACA 5 on the ballot in November. ACA 5 makes race central again in deciding who gets into state schools. Why the push now? With the pandemic and riots dominating the news now, it’s a convenient time to push the race card and get ACA 5 on the ballot without even a vote in the CA Senate.
ACA 5 overturns Proposition 209 the successful ballot initiative passed in 1996 which made it illegal for CA to consider race for awarding contracts, in hiring for public jobs and in deciding who is admitted to CA state schools. Ward Connerly, age 81, is back in the saddle working to join the fight against a new effort to overturn what he accomplished in 1996 and return race to the center of how decisions are made.
Those who care about a colorblind CA and that it remain that way can join Wenyuan Wu’s organization Asian-American Coalition for Education. Wu’s organization part of a broader alliance of Asian-American groups trying to stop ACA 5. Click here to become a member of Wu’s organization and fight racism in education.
Organizations that oppose CA proposed legislation ACA5 include a broad range of organizations: the Asian American Legal Foundation, Facebook group Asians Not Brainwashed by Media and Fair Chance for Asians to the Panda Kung Fu Center of the Univerisity of California, Chinese Alumni Association and Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation.
These associations have organized against ACA 5 because Ms Wu says, “If it passes, Asian-American students will be further scapegoated and penalized in college admissions.”
Proposition 209 has resulted in more — not less — minorities graduating from CA state schools. See below from Jacoby with
“In the University of California system, four-year graduation rates of underrepresented racial minorities rose from 31.3 percent [before Proposition 209] … to 43.3 percent during 2001-03. In 2014, underrepresented racial minorities’ four-year graduation rate rose to a record high of 55.1 percent.”
Jacoby continues: “And what is true of graduation rates is equally true of enrollment. Both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of all admissions, there are more minority students on University of California campuses than ever before. The charge that Proposition 209 “stymied” diversity in California’s public higher-education system, Wu says flatly, “is simply untrue.”
“Last summer, the University of California system admitted the largest and most diverse class of freshmen in its history — without resorting to racial quotas. Fully 40 percent of the new undergraduates, reported the Los Angeles Times, were African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian.”
So why are the Democrats in Sacramento pushing ACA5 now? Because with the pandemic and now riots it’s easy for the Democrats to push it through. So they think. So — pickup your phone. Call your representatives. And call radio stations in your area.
The Democrat cats running state government in CA go after Proposition 209 ‘mouse’ …. Run mouse run! Run for your life! Most ‘experts’ expect ACA5 to win if it makes it on the CA ballot in Nov. That’s why it’s important to act now. Pick up your phone? What say you……
written by Cameron Jackson email@example.com
Symbols of American freedom matter. Don’t sell shoes with a Betsy Ross flag? Why? Because African-American Kaepernick finds the Ross flag symbol offensive and associated with slavery. Get real.
Does Kaepernick know anything about Betsy Ross? Anything about early American history?
Betsy Ross is a woman to admire not spurn.
Let’s compare 2019 ex- football player Colin Kaepernick with 1776 seamstress Betsy Ross:
Personal commitments to family? Kaepernick has a girl friend [Nessa Diag] since 2015. He’s not married and no children. Betsy Ross was soon widowed after marrying at age 21 outside her Quaker faith which caused her to be ‘read out of the Quaker church’ for doing so. She later married again and had children.
Professional skills? Colin Kaepernick was a second string quarter back who turned down a contract with the San Francico 49ers. He is a rich, civil rights agitator.
Betsy Ross was child number 8 of 17 children. Betsy attended a Quaker school 8 hours a day to learn sewing, reading and writing. She became a skilled seamstress. Fairly soon after marriage to John Ross at age 21, Betsy’s husband died while he was guarding ammunition.
A few months after her husband’s death, Betsy met with the Committee of Three which included George Washington. This meeting lead to Betsy Ross’ sewing of the first American flag.
Before the NFL game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch demonstrated an historic cluelessness.
Lynch, a regular kneeler this year during the playing of the national anthem before the games, actually stood for the Mexican national anthem — before protesting the U.S. flag by taking a knee.
What black football running back Lynch does not know about skin color and racism in Mexico — skin color dominates Mexican society.
Overall, one’s skin color is the major determinant of that person’s place in Mexican society- educationally, occupationally, connection-wise and status-wise. Dating back almost 500 years to when the Spanish conquistadors’ blood began mixing with that of the indigenous population, in Mexico lighter skinned people have been considered to be more desirable, more worthy and more beautiful than darker skinned individuals.
Just take a look at who is employed where. Generally speaking, the most sought after, best, most important and highest paid jobs are disproportionately filled by those that have the lightest skin. Lighter skinned persons dominate such professional fields as medicine, dentistry, engineering and architecture. The same can be said about the upper echelons of politics and in academia. Conversely, the lowest paying jobs and those with the least social status such as housekeepers/maids, construction workers, street vendors, restaurant kitchen workers, and public transportation employees are unfortunately the “birth right” of those with darker skin.
Nowhere is this racial/ethnic discriminatory dichotomy in Mexico more visually apparent than in the worlds of entertainment and advertising. In the country’s numerous and popular telenovas/soap operas usually the lead roles are portrayed by light skinned performers with darker skinned persons normally portraying “subservient” roles as maids, cooks or gardeners or “villains” such as criminals.
How could that running back not know? Get a bite to eat for an hour in any small taco/ burrito shop in the U.S. with Mexican music and TV playing. One does not have to go to Mexico to see how light skin is depicted via TV.
Firenze Sage: It is not racism that is the problem. Let us start with ignorance.
Trump got votes because of racism one researcher says. Oh? Let’s look at his research.
According to a controversial new analysis by theWashington Post, Trump voters were motivated by “racism” more than a number of other factors — such as “authoritarianism — in their presidential ballot choice last November.
Guess how researchers measure “authoritarianism”: how you say you raise your kids, whether parents teach children to follow the rules or parents teach children to be sympathetic towards people. But, perhaps parents teach both? Why assume an either this or that?
The incendiarypiece, titled “Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism” was written by Thomas Wood, an assistant professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, and proposes to examine the results of the latest American National Election Study (ANES) regarding voter attitudes.
Mr. Wood bases his skewed conclusions on a series of assumptions that reveal deep misunderstandings regarding the nature of racism, as well as Wood’s own profound racial biases.
To begin with, Wood only analyzed the opinions of white voters—his own racially biased choice.
How black voters feel about whites, or what motivated many blacks to vote for Trump is disregarded as irrelevant to his study. Yet, in looking at racism, why would an objective examiner only look at the attitudes of whites?
Second, in the four questions looked at by Wood, racism is never actually addressed. Instead, Wood employs a “symbolic racism scale” that interprets people’s views on programs like Affirmative Action as concealing a hidden racism that is never overtly expressed. Wood said that these attitudes are “coded as more racially biased.”
Firenze Sage: You must read the whole study to see what causes his conclusions to be racial. Essentially he takes attitudes, analyzes them and then calls you names.
On Tuesday’s edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews and MSNBC political analyst/Mother Jones D.C. bureau chief David Corn were unglued over the Susan Rice “unmasking” controversy, suggesting that it was racist and sexist for these accusations to be leveled at the former National Security Adviser because she’s never done anything wrong.
Firenze Sage writes: Remember, this is the racism sexism victim who claimed Americans died in Libya because of a video.