… is an attribute of blackness.
That is to say, in any given setting, if perhaps 20% of white people would display willful defiance, perhaps 30% of blacks would. The actual differences in proportion are probably much greater.
We will examine first the evidence that this is so, and then consider the ramifications for black prosperity.
I do intend the evidence to be exhausting.
Continue reading Willful defiance
This is not the same Danny I’ve referred to before.
Against the notion that blacks victimize themselves by “acting black,” Princeton undergraduate Kristen Coke complains that “acting white” does not insulate her from petty racist insults. After all, she doesn’t act “ghetto.”
I’m not concerned about victimizations that occur when blacks “act white” in the presence of whites. In my world, there aren’t enough white people to matter. I’m concerned about the victimizations that occur when black people “act black” among blacks.
Some of them act so much like people act
in the places I won’t go.
Throughout, the music was so loud I couldn’t hear it.
The mission announced the concert in a Facebook post 11/18. I had an immediate negative reaction. There was no more notice of it until it happened, 12/08.
The first thing I heard was the screaming.
Continue reading They weren’t ready for white people.
One of the few situations in current American life
where race makes all the difference.