Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Scuttlebutt is that David Brooks (above), columnist for the New York Times, is a secret fan of Steve Sailer’s blog. So it’s surprising to see him come out with paffle like this:
Sometimes the behavioral research leads us to completely change how we think about an issue. For example, many of our anti-discrimination policies focus on finding the bad apples who are explicitly prejudiced. In fact, the serious discrimination is implicit, subtle and nearly universal. Both blacks and whites subtly try to get a white partner when asked to team up to do an intellectually difficult task. In computer shooting simulations, both black and white participants were more likely to think black figures were armed. In emergency rooms, whites are pervasively given stronger painkillers than blacks or Hispanics. Clearly, we should spend more effort rigging situations to reduce universal, unconscious racism. (emphasis mine.)
The assumption behind this paragraph is that different races don’t behave differently on average. That’s not true though. Some groups are more criminal than others, for example. Stereotypes exist for a reason, they’re not just fake lies someone made up because they were bored. Do you really think High Expectations Asian Father is some kind of white supremacist fable?
I’m not sure what “rigging situations” is going to do. The media’s been trying to do this for the last half century. Results have been good in terms of intimidating people from saying (and, to some extent, thinking) non-pc things, but that just seems to lead to new and more inventive forms of discrimination.
Hat tip to Anonymous, who thought of “ban truths about youths” first.
Previously posted on Tumblr.