Sunday, November 20, 2011

White Men Can Run

Jordy Nelson takes on the caste system
Ever seen the Mark Wahlberg film Invincible? I've always believed that this movie - the story of 30-year-old Vince Papale who became a receiver/special teams player for the Philadelphia Eagles after impressing coaches at an open tryout - and Miracle are Disney apologizing for the lies they promulgated in Remember the Titans.

Purchasing the book the film is based on led me to this passage that was left out of the script (Invincible, p. 84), where Papale talks about the open tryouts for the Eagles and the blistering 4.5 40 time he posted. One of the position coaches didn't see him run the time, so he was on the verge of being left behind:
I was being shut for reasons I didn't know. Unlike the decathlon, I couldn't let this opportunity pass. For once I stood up from myself. I yelled out, "What is the criteria?" 
The coach, who had begun to walk away, turned around and shot me a look. He couldn't believe I was challenging him. 
"We're taking the fastest forty times," he said.  
"I ran a four five, that was the fastest forty time here," I said. 
"Yeah, but I've never seen a white guy run that fast. My assistant must have timed you wrong," he said to me. 
"Give me another chance," I said, stepping forward. 
Papale tells how four coaches timed his run this time. All the clocks read 4.5 when he finished. The motivational story of Invincible would never have been told, had Papale not said "give me another chance," and he would have been denied the opportunity for success because of the conditioned belief that white guys can't run.

It is indisputable that Black people - well, Black people of West African descent - hold the top 200 times in the 100 meter dash. But this does not necessarily mean that ALL Black people are fast, and that they alone hold a monopoly on 'speed'; conversely, there are white athletes, like Papale, whose athleticism was questioned as a 'mistake' because of the widespread belief that a lack of melanin means some kind of 'speed' deficiency.

 It all starts at the high school, when talent scouts - representing Rivals and Scout.com - evaluate potential blue-chip recruits and hand out 'star' ratings. Rarely does a white athlete at a 'skilled position' (running back, wide receiver, safety, or corner back) receive more than a 3 out of 5. Tom Lemming, the founding father of recruiting guides, told Michael Lewis in The Blind Side that white high school athletes were discriminated against by college scouts and coaches because they couldn't possibly be as a fast as Black athletes. He told the same thing to The Chicago Sun Times; he told the same thing to the South Bend Tribune.

White guys can never be fast. It's a conditioned stereotype. When fans of college football teams see white players at skill positions, they instinctively believe their team is at a disadvantage and that the white player is a liability. Back in 2002, the Kentucky Wildcat started three white wide receivers (who all stood out, as few of the 12-member Southeastern Conference - SEC - schools start one white wide receiver) including the super talented Derek Abney.

The Black players dubbed them "The Snow Storm":
The Wildcats' all-white starting receiving corps of Aaron Boone, Derek Abney and Tommy Cook has combined for 77 catches, 1,235 yards, 13 touchdowns and one catchy nickname. Seems some of the black players on the team have jokingly referred to the trio as "The Snow Storm." Lead storm trooper Abney, generously listed at 5-10 and 172 pounds, now has returned five kicks for touchdowns this year, after taking back two punts last week against Mississippi State. White Lightning is averaging 19.2 yards every time he touches the ball and is the only Division I-A player with at least 450 yards in receptions, punt returns and kickoff returns. His six career kick-return TDs ties the SEC record set by Vanderbilt's Lee "Long Gone" Nalley in the 1940s. "At one particular point it amazed me how tough this kid is," coach Guy Morriss said. "He's taken some shots, and he'll bounce back up like he's made out of Flubber, almost. It's almost like he's sending back a message to the guy that hit him, 'That didn't hurt me.' "

Abney, like so many white receivers before and after him, never got a real shot at the National Football League (NFL), where receivers like Terrell Owens - who recently had an arrest warrant out for failure to pay child support - are lauded by fans, coaches, and analysts for their "speed" and antics on the field that draw attention to themselves.

Drawing attention to themselves is something that that the white receiver (only 15 percent of the receivers in the NFL are white) has a tendency to do, as primarily Black defensive backs laugh when they line up to guard a "white boy." This article from Sports Illustrated back in 1991 illustrates the problem perfectly:
Brian Hartline: One of the NFL's most underrated players
The Taunts start early for Phoenix Cardinal wide receiver Ricky Proehl on most fall Sundays. "Hey, slow white boy!" opposing cornerbacks scream at him. "You ain't going anywhere today. You ain't catching nothing!" 
Proehl thinks the Philadelphia Eagle defensive backs are the loudest, but they aren't alone in singling him out—Proehl's one of only five white wide receivers who were starters for most or all of last season. "Most cornerbacks take it personally when they get beat by a white guy," Proehl says. "Even in practice, when I beat a corner deep, I get compliments. It's like I'm not supposed to do it." 
The preference for blacks is not restricted to the NFL. "When I was in high school trying to get a college scholarship, most of the college coaches would shy away when they found out I was white," says Proehl. And according to New York Jet assistant coach Kippy Brown, when he was a Tennessee assistant in 1990, the other Volunteer coaches "looked at me like I was nuts" when they found out he was recruiting a white receiver. That player, Craig Faulkner, is a starter for Tennessee this fall. 
Nineteen years ago Brown became the first black quarterback in Memphis State history, and he equates the blacks-can't-play-quarterback controversy of years past to the white receivers' situation of today. "The myth about black quarterbacks has been exploded, and it's been proven you have to make decisions based on ability, not skin color," Brown says. "But the mentality of a lot of people in this business is that the white kids can't play certain positions." 
The overwhelming need for speed at receiver and cornerback can be traced to NFL rule changes enacted in 1978. Offensive linemen were allowed to use their hands to thwart onrushing defenders, and defensive backs were restricted to bumping wideouts in an area within five yards of the line of scrimmage. All of a sudden, the quick, small black wideout became a huge factor, and an adjustment had to be made on the other side of the ball. At the end of last season the NFL had only six whites who were starting at defensive back—and none of them were cornerbacks.
Rare is the high school white receiver who gets a scholarship or an offer. Fitting that 1991 was also the year that Ben Brown decided to write a book called Saint Bobby and the Barbarians that documented the Florida State football team under Bobby Bowden, one of the coaches who was influenced by the belief that there were few, if any, white athletes worthy of being recruited to play college football (even laughing at the suggestion of a white running back). On page 75 of that book, we learn about Matt Frier, the last white starting receiver for FSU; he's from a  proud family, and would eventually graduate with a degree in advertising and seamlessly move into the world of regional commerce.

But at FSU, he would have to outwork the other receivers (all Black) for a spot in the playing rotation:
(John) Eason - the FSU receivers coach - noted sarcastically that Frier may have been the victim of a racist stereotype. Because he was white in a position dominated by black athletes, he was assumed to be slow and awkward. But Frier's straight-ahead speed probably put him in the middle of the pack among receivers and running backs. And his desire and toughness were unrivaled. 
Rarer is the white starting wide receiver who earns a scholarship to an SEC or Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school.

It is the flashy Black receiver ready to dance after every reception and perform some gratuitous touchdown celebration that fans and coaches have been conditioned to believe can only excel in the either college or the NFL.

Stanford University held a conference on racial stereotyping in sports back in 1995, and a white receiver from that school described his experiences from NFL draft evaluations:

(Justin) Armour, a public policy major, told of his experience in February at a National Football League training camp where he was the only white among 44 wide receivers who were being looked over for the draft. In informal conversations with the mostly white physicians, coaches and trainers, he said, he was frequently asked about his academic work and non-athletics-related plans for the future. The same people, when talking to black players, he said, were not only less talkative but brought up "nothing to do with scholarship." 
During a pencil-and-paper problem-solving test, he said, some of the black athletes pretended to be sneaking a peek at his paper. This joking behavior, he said, was encouraged by league representatives in the room. On the field, he said, coaches made comments when seeing him about having a "smart guy" in the group. Only after the camp was over, Armour said, did it strike him how pervasive the stereotyping had been. "It is perpetuated over and over," he said, by well-educated people. "What scares me about racism is that the majority of it is pretty subtle."

This is not an example of racism, but merely of conditioning. College recruiters will not sign a white receiver (or running back) for fear of being called a 'racist' by other coaches who will tell Black athletes that a rival school favors white players. For other reason but "racism" would a major university disadvantage their offense by signing a slow white athlete to catch passes?

Enter the very white Wes Welker, one of the leading receivers in the NFL. He stars for the New England Patriots, though no team dared draft the former high school Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma. In fact, only one school - Texas Tech - gave him a scholarship, as he had planned to walk-on at Oklahoma State.

Only because former Texas Tech coach Mike Leech saw something he liked in the "frat boy" looking Welker's film, did he offer him a scholarship. For four years, he would be the top receiver for the Red Raiders. Now, he is one of the top receivers in the NFL, though like so many other white high school stars, he almost never got the chance to even play college football.

The same goes for Indianapolis Colts receiver Blair White, who had to walk-on at Michigan State ('walking-on' means that the player didn't receive an academic scholarship and must pay their own way into school, and that they start very low on the totem pole when it comes to the depth chart). The same goes for former walk-on Oregon white wide receiver Jeff Maehl, who despite putting up insane numbers at the 2011 NFL combine, wasn't drafted. Here's what was said of him before the BCS championship game in 2011:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The question seemed innocent enough, but Oregon receivers coach Scott Frost didn't view it that way. 
When a reporter noted that wide receiver Jeff Maehl has deceptive speed, often turning short passes into long gains, Frost took exception to the perceived implication. 
"Unfortunately, he's a white receiver so you give him that stereo type," Frost said. "I don't know why you give him that stereotype, but he's gonna run a better 40 time than three fourths of the receiving coming out in the draft." 
Fair enough. Maehl is more than a possession receiver who runs precise routes. His leaping 45-yard touchdown catch in the USC game was highlight-reel material. 
Maehl is aware of the stereotype surrounding "white receivers" and if anything it has worked to his ad vantage. 
"I guess that's just kind of my advantage if teams think I might be slow or something," said Maehl, a 6-foot-1, 184-pound senior from Paradise, Calif. "I'm guessing it's out there in the media and in the back of some guys' heads, that's probably what they're thinking."
Another white walk-on receiver, Mike Hass of Oregon State, would go to win the Biletnikoff Award, annually given to the top receiver in college football. Drafted by the New Orleans Saints, he never got a chance to play in the NFL. Bouncing around between a few teams, he languished on practice squads. But no college team offered him a free-ride; he had to walk-on and fight for everything at Oregon State.

Though one college football site joked about discrimination toward white receivers, the reality of white high school players getting passed over is real.

Tim Dwight, who was nicknamed "white lightning" was once one of the fastest players in the NFL. Sadly, he was used primarily as a special teams player instead of a receiver. The Green Bay Press Gazette wrote an article about the problems facing white receivers in the league, which inadvertently shed light onto one of the reasons there are so few lining up for NFL teams:


"We're a minority," (Brett) Schroeder said. "In many ways being a white receiver is kind of like being an African-American golfer. I don't know why it's like that, but that's just the way it is."
Part of the reason is the NFL has fewer white players than ever. Just 25 years ago, 70 percent of the NFL was white. Now, it's 30 percent.
"The league has changed," NFL analyst and former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Cris Collinsworth said on NFL.com. "It's difficult to compare anything now in the NFL to what it was like 25 years ago."
In 1981, Collinsworth was one of four white receivers to play in the Pro Bowl. He joined San Francisco's Dwight Clark, Denver's Steve Watson and Seattle's Steve Largent.
In the past decade, Denver's Ed McCaffrey is the only white receiver to be selected to the Pro Bowl. McCaffrey made it in 1998 and 1999, but in the last six seasons, no white receiver has been selected.
Tennessee Titans receiver Drew Bennett had a Pro Bowl-type season in 2004 when he had 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns, but he didn't receive an invitation. After that season, he was referred to as "The Best White Receiver in the NFL." It's a tag Bennett doesn't like.
"I guess you always want to be the best at something," Bennett said sarcastically. "I don't control what people say."
In the last five seasons, there have been 105 1,000-yard seasons, but only two of them — Bennett and Indianapolis' Brandon Stokley in 2004 — have come from white receivers.
"There are plenty of good, white receivers in the NFL," Bennett said. "I'm not going to get obsessed over stats."
But the statistics can be very telling. Last season, only six white receivers — Bennett, Stokley, St. Louis' Kevin Curtis, Atlanta's Brian Finneran, Carolina's Ricky Proehl and Seattle's Joe Jurevicius — finished among their teams' top three receivers. Curtis led all white receivers with 801 yards and Bennett was the only one to lead his team in receiving.
Packers receivers coach Jimmy Robinson has been coaching receivers for 21 years, including 17 in the NFL. Robinson said there's one simple reason why there are fewer white receivers in the NFL than ever before.
"Obviously, it comes down to talent," Robinson said. "Teams are committed to keeping the guys who are the best ones, regardless of color."
During the 2005 draft one of the players who was causing the most commotion was Matt Jones, a 6-foot-6, 230-pounder who played quarterback at Arkansas.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were so enamored with Jones that they took him with the 21st pick.
When the Jaguars drafted Jones, it was the first time in over a decade a white receiver was taken in the first round.
Packers cornerback Ahmad Carroll remembers when he got burnt by a white receiver during his rookie season in 2004 when the Packers were hosting the Titans on "Monday Night Football." The Packers were torched for three passing touchdowns in the 48-27 loss, but the one play Carroll remembers the most was the 11-yard touchdown pass from Steve McNair to Eddie Berlin.
Berlin is white.
"If I get burned by a white receiver, I'm going to hear about it more than if that's not the case," Carroll said. "Anybody who says otherwise is tripping."
Bennett said he has gotten the sense defenders may actually try harder to make sure they don't get beaten by a white player.
"I think they take me seriously. If you're in this league, you can obviously play," Bennett said. "Now, does it bother them a little more if I burn them for a touchdown? Well, you'd have to ask them that."
White guys can't be fast, which means that if a Black defensive player gets beat by one of the "speed" deficient white men in the NFL, they'll take a lot of criticism from other players and coaches. Which brings us to Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers. A former walk-on at Kansas State, Nelson was a rarely used receiver until the 2010 season.

He helped lead the Packers to a Super Bowl title; this season, he has become one of the top receivers in the league (and, along with fellow white receiver Eric Decker of the Broncos, is near the top of league in touchdown receptions). And certainly one of the most talked about, after letting slip the reason for his success. Here's the Washington Post on a "controversy" that would garner opinions and bloviating from ESPN, Rush Limbaugh, and, well, the entire sports world:
“I was talking to ‘Wood’ in the fourth quarter and he said, ‘When you see Jordy out there, you think, “Oh well, he’s a white wide receiver. He won’t be very athletic.” But Jordy sort of breaks all those stereotypes,’” (Aaron) Rodgers recounted during his weekly radio show on WAUK-AM, an ESPN Radio affiliate. “I am not sure why he keeps sneaking up on guys.” 
Jennings, Nelson’s fellow wide receiver and friend, knows exactly why Nelson keeps sneaking up on opponents: He’s white. 
“They underestimate him. And honestly, he uses that to his advantage,” said Jennings, who like Woodson is black. “Seriously . a lot of it has to do with the fact that guys look at him and say, ‘OK, he’s the white guy, he can’t be that good.’ Well, he is that good, he’s proven to be that good and it’s because of the work and the time that he’s put in -- not only on the field but in his preparation off the field.”
Like Dwight, Nelson is nicknamed "white lightning"; unlike Dwight, Nelson was given the opportunity to succeed in the NFL (largely due to injury attrition) and made the most of it. Though his success has been questioned, just like Papale's speed:

When asked by the Green Bay Press Gazette if racial bias is a factor in Nelson's on-field success, he replied: "Honestly, I think it is." 
Nelson and his teammates believe that, with so few elite white receivers in the league, opposing players are likely to dismiss Nelson's abilities on the field. 
"As receivers, we've talked about it." Nelson told the Press Gazette. "I know [cornerbacks coach] Joe Whitt tells me all the time, when all the rookies come in, he gives them the heads up, 'Don't let him fool ya.' That's fine with me."
Wes Welker, the NFL's best receiver

Nelson had to prove his worth to Kansas State coaches as a walk-on, because no college would give him a scholarship. Welker was basically in those shoes, especially as an undrafted receiver. How many talented white high school receivers never get the chance to even lace up their boots in the college ranks, because of the institutionalized bias that only Black people have "speed?"

Steve Sailer pointed out that Matt Jones (whose cocaine addiction ended what should have been a stellar NFL career), the first white receiver drafted in the first round in years, was asked to gain weight to play tight end:
Of course, wide receiver is mostly a black position, so lots of NFL guys tried to talk Jones into playing tight end, a position where whites are more common. Chris Mortensen of ESPN wrote: 
"You know, it's funny," one AFC head coach told me last week. "We asked [Jones] about putting on some weight and playing tight end, and he made it clear that he thought it was foolish. He said, 'So you want me to put on 20 pounds and be a 4.57 guy instead of a 4.37 guy?' When you put that into context, you have to admit he makes sense.
So there is something to what Jordy Nelson intimated. White guys aren't supposed to be 'fast' or play wide receiver. Not at the collegiate level; not at the professional level.

To excel means that they are outliers, freakish white athletes that stand out from the sloth-like masses of white people. In reality, to excel at receiver you must be able to run precise routes (because quarterbacks have timed drop backs that require concise route running from the receiver to operate properly); good spatial recognition (to determine where to make cuts for optimal positioning against a zone defense to get open; and enough speed to get separation from the defensive back.

Plenty of white receivers can and do excel at this; sadly, coaches don't believe white guys have the intangibles and necessary metrics (fast 40 time) to compete at the college level. This is a burden of entry for many talented white high school athletes who are then forced to walk-on if they want to play college football.

And because fans and coaches (and players) have been conditioned to believe only Black people possess "speed," any white athlete who excels at receiver in the NFL will be instantly singled-out by the media and opposing defenses - led by entirely Black corners and safeties - for ridicule. Just ask Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, a white receiver from the Ohio State University. He happens to be one of the NFL's most underrated receivers:

The NFL is a melting pot full of players from every city and every background under the sun. There aren’t many white wide receivers, though. Hartline says he and his teammates have some laughs about that. 
Among the NFL’s top 30 in terms of 2010 receiving yards, Dallas’ Jason Witten and Hartline are the only Caucasians. 
“We have a lot of fun with it,” Hartline said. “No doubt, you hear a lot of talk, along the lines of, ‘That white boy ... don’t sleep on him.’”


Or Mike Furrey, a white receiver who caught 98 passes a few years ago for the Lions in one season, and quickly found himself unemployed the next.

What about Drew Bennett, a white wide receiver who retired from the game in 2009. ESPN The Magazine published this account of the un-drafted, former college quarterback, who went on to be one of the more productive receivers of the 2000 - 2010 years:

On a cool March evening under a clear Spanish sky, he slides out of a rickety wooden chair in a cozy cafĂ© in Barcelona's Plaza Real. The gangly and goofy American can feel the rubbernecking stare of the natives. He's 6'5'' in a land where men are an average of 5'9''. He wears gray suede Pumas with an orange stripe in a land where people seldom wear tennis shoes. He orders toasted ham and cheese and a beer using butchered Spanish ("Oon bikini ee oon Guinness, poor fevoor") in a land where people speak a language called Catalan. Clearly, Drew Bennett does not belong. 
So, what else is new? 
Forget for a moment that Bennett, in Spain visiting his younger brother Mark, who's a student there, is a white guy playing a position dominated by black guys. Disregard that he's a former backup UCLA quarterback who's now the Tennessee Titans' No. 1 wide receiver. Ignore the fact that he's gone from his childhood home in the Bay Area to Nashville, from the cradle of conservation to a place where recycling means buying another Harley. All of it pales in comparison with the mother of fish-outta-water scenarios: making it in the NFL as an undrafted free agent.


Ask Austin Collie of the Indianapolis Colts, who excelled at Brigham Young University as a receiver. BYU is known for having great quarterbacks who throw to primarily white Mormon receivers, and Collie is easily the best receiver the school has ever produced.

Perhaps his success is fueled partly because he had a good support system at BYU, instead of being constantly ridiculed by his teammates for being a "slow, white receiver." Because BYU actually recruits student-athletes instead of any Black kid who can run a fast 40 time, white athletes aren't unfairly criticized and made fun of; with most of the team being white guys, there a sense of camaraderie that talented white players don't feel elsewhere.

That's the point of sports; to develop sound work ethics and pride in yourself, because you are part of a team.   Recently retired NFL fullback Heath Evans once alluded to the fact that many NFL teams have racial animosity (imagine being one of the few white guys on a team of predominately Black players), and you can understand how white receivers might have difficulty adjusting to a culture dominated by Black morals and social customs.

The same can be said of the college level.

At the high school, it's not a liability to have a white receiver; coaches can't recruit (save at private schools) and can only play those athletes who live in their school district. White receivers excel and develop chemistry with their teammates, but rarely have the opportunity to advance to the next level, because college recruiters have prejudicial opinions of their innate abilities.

In spite of this, talented players like Wes Welker and Jordy Nelson found a way to excel. If that meant walking-on and having Black defensive backs (we won't even discuss the kind of hate Jason Sehorn faced) be dismissive of their talents because they were white, so be it.

It's this simple: sports provide the primary medium where Black people can provide positive contributions to American life. Though trivial, many people derive their entire identity from their alma mater or professional football team they follow (because there is no such thing as an "American Identity" anymore).

Because the concept of Black Supremacy in sports is so ingrained, predominately white sports fans believe that having a white athlete at a position dominated by Blacks (especially wide receiver) that their team is at a distinct disadvantage.

How can they compete against such fast Black players?

Just ask Vince Papale how you compete against coaches and talent scouts who believe white men can't run fast.

Just ask Jordy Nelson and Wes Welker, who never had Rival or Scout salivating over their abilities, and were forced to fight for everything they earned as either a walk-on or as a player given the last scholarship.

How many talented white high school receivers could have developed were they given that opportunity?

White Men Can Run (with apologies to Amby Burfoot), its just a system has been erected that denies the lot of them an opportunity to prove it at the collegiate level. Those that break free then face an even greater burden of proof at the NFL level to showcase their talents, because white guys aren't supposed to be fast.

White Men Can Run... it's just universally accepted and constantly stipulated that they can't. Just ask Jordy Nelson, who is having a tremendous season in spite of his debilitating whiteness.









92 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a white guy from outside America. Without training back when I was in highschool I could run the 100m sprint close to 10 seconds. Thats without training. With training I was known as the fastest guy in my Football(roundball) league. I could easily go under 10 seconds.
Yet in highschool I was told I couldn't compete in the sprints because I was too white and my place was reserved for the blacks in the school.
This phenomenon of white guys being blocked from competing in favour of blacks is a worldwide thing. Its not just Africans that get the favouritism but any black skinned person specifically will be looked at more favourably than a fairer skinned person.
Which means the whole theory is that someone is fast purely for their skin colour. How does dark skin make someone faster? Is it more aerodynamic?
My parting shot in highschool was to knock out every black "athlete" in the school, in the first 100m sprint heat, then I refused to particpate and went onto college to study science.

Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here. Congratulations, you've done your homework.

Anonymous said...

Just finished watching the eagles/giants game. Great game by Bradley Cooper (white receiver) including game winning touchdown. Another practice squad guy.

CJ

Anonymous said...

Nelson's stats today 6 Rec 123 Yds 2 td

Just sayin

Whiskey said...

On the con side of that, incentives matter. If there is a constant search for undervalued players (White WRs that are fast but other teams don't want), then coaches will snap them up and use them to win, the way the first coaches who snapped Black athletes did in College and Pro basketball and football.

BUT if the incentive is not to look bad, have excuses for losses, and network for the next job instead of win at the current one, well you'll have guys who do not fit the mode of an expected player get cut out.

The Moneyball revolution took off quickly in Baseball because using it led to wins -- the Red Sox won two World Series after a century of futility with that method (getting undervalued players).

Most of the time, the safest bet is to take the Black guy, because he'll not just be faster but significantly faster. Most coaches are not that smart, don't search for advantage, and do things the way it was done twenty years ago. Penalties for newness in sports are severe.

Anonymous said...

Why I dont give a *^*@# for 1.)Team sports, 2.) College sports, 3.)Pro sports. Give me individual competitor sports, or I will watch a game when there is someone I know personally competing. Any game with a bunch of bruthus in it...fuhgeddaboutit! Kid Clorox

Anonymous said...

Great article. Dane Sanzenbacher and Jeff Maehl ran the fastest times for wide receivers;and top 5 among all positions; in the 20 and 60 yard shuttle, and 3 cone drill at the 2011 NFL combine. Yet they went undrafted. When coaches, scouts, and announcers say teams are looking for "speed," they mean black speed. There are two standards. White athletes actually have to peform better than their black counterparts to be given the same opportunity.

In 2009 Toby Gerhart ran for 1871 yards and 28 TDs. Mark Ingrahm ran for 1658 and 17 TDs, and in 2010 Ingrahm did not even come close to his 2009 numbers. At the 2010 NFL combine Gerhart measured at 6'00", 231 lbs, 4.53 40 yard dash, 22 reps on 225 lb bench press, 38 inch vertical leap, and 9'10" broad jump. Ingrahm measured at 5;10", 215 lbs, 4.62 40 yard dash, 21reps on 225 lb bench press, 31.5 inch vertical leap, and 9'10" broad jump. Yet Gerhart was a 2nd round pick in 2010 and gets only a few touches each game for Minnesota. Ingrahm was a first round pick in 2011 and immediate starter for the Saints.

So when they say "speed and athleticism," they mean black speed and athleticism. Even if a white player objectively perfoms slightly better in every single way, they will take the black player. It's not becaus the black player will perform better, make more money for the franchise, or help the team wins games. It's purely and simply because they are black, and they feel black players are intitled to the first crack at any position.

Anonymous said...

People tend to assume affirmative action must not exist in sports, as it exists everywhere else in society, because blacks are pretty good at sports unlike anything else involving intelligence. But the truth is that it does exist in sports, on top of the athletic ability that they already have. You could really do a story on white RBs too, castefootball has a lot of info on white RBs that have been snubbed over the years.

eh said...

More importantly for America, black men commit too many crimes, are crap in school, and father too many children out of wedlock. Or too many kids period, to put it more bluntly.

Anonymous said...

Sir- I KNOW you love football, and other sports. But, really, truly, there are OTHER issues out there that need addressing!

Just for one (and a completely different) example, could you write about the discrimination that White European-Americans (You know, REGULAR Americans?) are finding in being cast in ANY sort of classical Musical or Opera these days?

In an art form created by, developed for, and attended overwhelmingly by White, Educated Folk, why do we HAVE to have 'EEOC' mandated 'diverse casts' when the historical time periods, the sentiments expressed, and the plays written upon which over 98% of opera libretti exist, are ALL for WHITES? IT's absolutely ludicrous to see a Black singer (For example) dressed in 18th century Austrian court garb (as in Cosi fan Tutte), yet it is happening more and more.

A voice teacher colleague of mine bemoans the demise of Opera - just from the singing side of things, precisely because even the pedagogical framework for what is called 'Bel Canto' nowadays doesn't even recognize (or want to address) the differeng Facial Structures, and laryngeal components between blacks and whites, yet they DO exist (he tells me) - and that matters when you can't even tell a 'Black' singer their vocal production will not serve them well in Opera, for 'fear' of being labelled 'racist', even at the undergraduate level.

How are we going to raise up the next Maria Callas, or even Mario Lanza, when the crap that pretends to be singing on 'American Idol' is nothing but savage African ululations, fixed by Auto Tune?????????

It's not just sports. It's also REAL art forms, like Opera and even Broadway. In short, it's ALL of Life, being ruind by the N word.

-Fr. John+

Anonymous said...

Oh god! Not another sports column!

Ha just kidding, that was a great article. It really is important to raise awareness here. Our society is raising young white men to believe they are physically inferior -- and even more than that, that they don't stand a chance.

Anonymous said...

Personally i'm interested in this articles about sport, as an outsider (i'm italian) there are many things that I can't understand of the american society, but one thing always bugged me... I used to think "how come there are so many blacks in the states?" I mean, they are everywhere on television and they act as doctors, scientists etc. (as a side note, blacks on tv shows are almost all mulattos, with hairs more similar to ours, "light" skin for an african and so on; in Italy there are immigrants that come here directly from Africa and they are really "black", like totally black, dark as a raven lol)... anyway, that was before I had internet, I thought they were like 50% of the population, it's incredible how much the propaganda can deceive.

Anonymous said...

Paul, you HAVE to check out this unbelievable Fiat commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4nYgmg2sLw0

3 Negroes In Training For Fatherhood After Impregnating 3 White Women

Can you believe this crap???

Anonymous said...

A factor that might also be having an effect is the earlier maturing date for blacks. It's been brought up here in the past,but I think it's worth repeating.

A 14 or 15 year old black kid is about as grown up as he's ever going to get,whereas white men often don't reach full physical maturity until their mid 20's.

So a college coach that recruits a black 19 year old is recruiting a player that's already physically mature,and has been getting decent training for 3 or 4 years of his "adult" life.

I suspect,but can't prove,that if you compared the performance statistics of black athletes in their late 20's or early 30's with white players in the same age range,the numbers might surprise us white guys,and surprise us very pleasantly.

Blacks dominate ( or are allowed) to dominate certain sports that have a need for burst performance,but being able to sprint very quickly for short distances and jump high aren't the be-all and end-all of athletic ability.

Ever seen a black swimmer? A black kayaker? A black who excells at sculling? A black on a marksmanship team of any sort? ( ah....scratch that...brothers and firearms haven't turned out to be a very good combination....) A black downhill or cross country skiing competitor? A black cyclist of Tour de France caliber? A black gymnast? A black hockey player? (not sure about the last-hockey has grown in popularity a lot the last decade and it might be that there's a push to insert them into the game)

And while a lot of people have pointed out that NASCAR is working on getting black drivers,I'm not at all opposed to the idea,as long as-

The black driver has to drive a car that's been built from the ground up by black mechanics,and he gets to drive the race with a pit crew made up entirely of blacks as well. The results would be ...ah...enlightening.

Old School Youth said...

This same shit is going on in basketball. Fortunately, we have the mid-major havens that have no one else to recruit but white players. Considering the number of "top 25" upsets, maybe teamwork and practice drills actually trumps "raw athleticism"

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, but I've never seen a white guy run that fast. My assistant must have timed you wrong," he said to me.

"Give me another chance," I said, stepping forward.


Kudos to him for blaming an assistant.

When Billy Beane, of Moneyball fame, ran a 60 yard dash the quickest the slow thinking scouts could only come up with blaming their own eyes.

LBD said...

@Fr. John: My husband and I go to the Shakespeare festival every summer, and the "blind" racial casting, which is actually casting which aggressively promotes black performers, is extremely annoying. There are usually more blacks on stage than in the audience, despite the Festival's relentless efforts to do "outreach" to blacks who are completely indifferent to the classics. Now our favorite Gilbert and Sullivan troupe has started this crap--they cast a black lead in Pinafore this season. He was a chubby, unattractive, mediocre singer in the role of the handsome male hero. The plot involves two babies switched at birth--talk about interfering with the willing suspension of disbelief which is necessary in the theater!

Wolf said...

I wonder what's going on with major league baseball. The number of black players has been diminishing significantly over the last several years. I'm not sure why, but it might be interesting to look into it.

Sheila said...

Excellent points, Fr. John and LBD. Paul, this was an excellent post, but you really should do one on aggressive AA in other forms than football and movies. I've mentioned before that when we took our youngest to see "A Christmas Carol" a few years ago, perhaps 30 of the cast was black - jarringly out of place in Victorian England. Opera would be even worse. Given how much I already knew about genetic racial differences, I'm surprised I hadn't really considered the differences in laryngeal and vocal structures. I can see the problems this would cause in classic singing techniques.

Camlost said...

Christopher Lemaitre of France is now running the 100 meters in less than 10 seconds.

Along with Jeremy Wariner, he's definitely the fastest white sprinter of all time.

Anonymous said...

Just to be clear, Ingram doesn't start for the Saints. Darren Sproles gets the majority of touches. Ingram and Thomas split the leftovers.

Though I'd bet the Saints is one of the blackest teams in the league, while the Packers are one of the whitest.

10mm AUTO said...

Friar John,

I wish classics were the only place it was happening, but the latest trends in mass media are even more disgusting. There is a show called "True Stories of the ER" which is an Emergency Room drama. In flipping past, I caught sight of a Toby that was not stealing a Rolex off a dying patient! It turned out, he was the "Teaching Resident". WOW! I thought, a buck that is equivalent to a responsible, intelligent human!

Wrong! The show allowed on camera interviews and "dramatizations". While all the other Doctors were interviewed at length, the Toby was not. At the very end they had a group picture of all the Doctors nurses and the first thing I noticed was Dr. Spook was not there! His replacement actor had been cast for diversity's sake as a big negroid! Surprise!

In every way, music, classics, movies, TV, Politics, University recruiting, even the Military Academy, diversity (meaning less Whites) attempts to foist the negroid over the White, far outside their ability, while in the real world, we see every day the results of their efforts and their spawn. The media sells a strong nuclear family, while 70% of groids don't know "who da baby daddy bez". The media sells black doctors, while 99% can't make the cut and those who can steal Rolex watches from their dying patients or inject them with Propophol (Michael Jackson). The media sells false images of negroids in every possible high social position requiring high I.Q. and takes real incidences (Like "Dolphins Tale") and replaces the main White character(s) with a magic negroid all in an attempt to give the criminal, evil, dangerous, violent niglets "something to look up to" or to keep the Government off their back or, worse, to put down the White. This is the Propaganda Arm of BRA that Paul Kersey talks about.

Political correctness and "Diversity" will only be satisfied when Shaquanalaquisha Brown plays "Elizabeth" in the remake of "Pride and Prejudice".

Artist said...

As a lifelong football fan, and former player and coach, I find all of this extremely disturbing. I'll make a couple of comments...

First of all, to the Italian poster. I traveled to Ireland in 2007 and visited my cousins. One of the questions they asked me was "what is it like living with the blacks?" The question surprised me. They asked this question because TV and movies gives the impression that the USA is at least 50% black.

I coached youth football and high school for 10 years. I used to view football as perhaps the prime arena of black and white cooperation and fellowship in our troubled land. No more. In the beginning I did not "see" well. Now I "see" all too well.

The NFL is at the point of no return. Bigoted and orthodox, it has restricted white to certain position ghettoes. Work proceeds at best possible speed to recreate the quarterback position so there will be no more white province, except for kicker.

Many of my coaching friends are now muttering under their breath... They see the racism in the sport and are sick of it. NCAA football and the NFL are going the way of the NBA. A white backlash is coming. Gradually, viewership will drop and revenues will drop with it. The sooner the better.

I have seen this stopwatch racism up close. A black 4.5 forty is said to "faster" then a white 4.5 forty. The only white being recruited are big guys, offensive linemen and tight ends. It's said you need to "smart" to handle the work there. BTW, my black friends really chafe against the designation "smart".

My son, now 6 years out of high school, was a excellent high school defensive lineman. However, he is 5'11". Conventional wisdom says any lineman needs to be at least 6'3". Being "smart", he was recruited by very expensive liberal arts D3 schools. He had enough and chose to get educated, so he left football behind. However, I have since noticed in my travels that I see a lot of defensive linemen that are in the 5'11 to 6'0" size. Of course they are all black.

I used to love basketball. I played in a lunch time league at my local university until I was 42. The gym was crawling with all kinds of real basketballers. Guys who were either on the university's team or were hoping to make it. Among all the very tall gifted athletes running these intense pickup games there were always white guys. And guess what? If you really watched, there was always a white guy who was just as good as the best black guy. Someone who could run and score and dunk and play defense with the best of them. The only reason there was black superiority is because there was always more of them.

My kids are adults now. But when it was time to groom them for sports in the mid-90's basketball was already gone. Despite my love of the sport I could not see entering into a black culture where we would be subject to verbal abuse and race hatred on a regular basis. In the county in which my kids went to school all the public school teams are majority black. Only the two catholic teams field majority white basketball teams. And if you go to a game where they play a black team the remarks you overhear coming from the black fans can make your head explode.

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Anonymous said...

I'm not really into sports, but I think you are doing a great job exposing the racism against whites in football. A lot of people follow football by the hour and I think your keyword ladden articles have a good chance of getting ranked well in search engines and having people who have a strong interest in football read your articles even if they would never have come to this site otherwise.
Another plus about having the football angle covered in your blog is that fans can put pressure on coaches, especially college coaches, to not discriminate against white people (think on campus protests or write in campaigns). Anything tide to a college football scandal has a much higher chance of making it into the MSM than it otherwise would.
It seems that you don't really go for calls to action, but it would be great if people could make a coordinated effort to protest discrimination against white people in college and professional football.

Anonymous said...

"I wonder what's going on with major league baseball. The number of black players has been diminishing significantly over the last several years. I'm not sure why, but it might be interesting to look into it."

Actually, the number of negroes in MLB has been dropping for decades.

Blacks seem to be less interested in sports that have fewer opportunities for showboating.
Little League baseball has all but disappeared from black neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

"NCAA football and the NFL are going the way of the NBA. A white backlash is coming. Gradually, viewership will drop and revenues will drop with it. The sooner the better."

THIS!!

NBA ratings have already begun a steady descent, the NFL will soon follow.

Anonymous said...

"Which means the whole theory is that someone is fast purely for their skin colour. How does dark skin make someone faster? Is it more aerodynamic?"

From Entine:
Compared to whites, blacks have narrower hips, which gives them a more efficient stride. They have longer legs, which makes for a longer stride. They have a shorter sitting height, which provides a higher center of gravity and a better balance. They have wider shoulders, less body fat, and more muscle. Their muscles include more fast twitch muscles, which produce power.

Blacks have from 3 to 19% more of the sex hormone testosterone than Whites or East Asians. These testosterone differences translate into more explosive energy, which gives Blacks the edge in sports like boxing, basketball, football, and sprinting. However some of these race differences, like heavier bone mass and smaller chest cavities, pose a problem for Black swimmers.

Anonymous said...

"The overwhelming need for speed at receiver and cornerback can be traced to NFL rule changes enacted in 1978."

Just who is it that keeps making these rule changes? does this represent what the fans want to see? what is best for the sport? what maximized their revenue?

Anonymous said...

slightly off topic but here's an example of something you will only see in a whitopia neighborhood. Some high schoolers in Kingwood, wealthy suburb outside of Houston, bullied an elderly teacher, prompting a glee club serenade at his house by supportive kids. If this was in HISD, no doubt the black kids would have only shown up at his house for an armed robbery.

Leandra said...

As an American Ethnic Studies major and a brown person at a very white institution, black people being good at sports comes up so often in conversations about race. This post became even more interesting to me as I read the first comment. Anonymous said "This phenomenon of white guys being blocked from competing in favour of blacks is a worldwide thing," and that they ended up giving up on their sport and studying science instead. I am very much aware that the stereotype of black folks being better at sports [especially those that require great speed or jumping,] but people often forget that people in color have to work twice as hard to get the recognition that white folks do in most areas of society. Also, there was once a time in which black folks weren't allowed to play in team sports with white folks, let alone attend institutions that allowed the integration of black and white students. We must take in mind how dehumanizing it could feel to not be recognized for one's character or academic potential and only be seen as a black player that will benefit a sports team as well.

Though people don't expect white folks to be good at something like running fast or jumping, they can be trained, practice, improve their technique, and get the opportunity to tell people to give them a chance, and then make headlines about being a miraculous success story. However, in American society, people of color, cannot be trained, taught technique, or tell people to give them a chance in a societal system that is overtly and covertly made to keep them down. People of color can't just overcome racism like a white wide receiver can overcome people not expecting him to be fast.

Sure, it may be rewarding to white folks to be peeved about how they feel discriminated against in terms of sports and apparently in terms of typecasting at Shakespearean festivals. This is not 'racism against whites' or 'reverse racism.' Maybe it would be valuable for white folks to think about how there are very few other places in society where black folks are favored above whites. Movies and plays only have a select amount of black folks in their cast, thus there are likely thousands of hopeful black actors that want the part. Most shows on television and most plays [unless they are specifically targeted toward African Americans, or if they have a token black friend] have an overwhelming amount of white people. Though there may be better white actors or better white sports players out there, these are two of the very few places where black folks may get preference. If we step back and realize that white folks still have an exponentially larger amount of wealth than black folks do, or if we look at how many black faces appear in who Hollywood recognizes as best actors, or how the American government and justice system is set up in a hierarchy in which white folks are placed at the top of the totem pole and black folks at the bottom, I feel as though maybe the fact that people assume black people are fast is of little importance.

A fast white person can be an exception to the stereotype that white folks aren't fast, but there are very few black folks that are exceptions to institutionalized racism, even sports players. Black players are expected to have some sort of natural ability to be good at what they do, while white players' successes are attributed to training, practice, and great technique. Even these assumptions devalue the hard work of the black players. Not every black person is naturally good at sports, and not every white person is slow and incapable of jumping. A good player is a good player. If someone doesn't get chosen to be on a team because they are white, that is too bad, but there are so many things that black folks don't get 'chosen' for in greater society simply because they are black.

Check your privilege, white folks.

Anonymous said...

I just looked around at the teams that make up the high school championship contestants in a half-dozen Midwestern states and to no surprise, white teams and white players are the overwhelming majority. Most teams even have white players at all of the skill positions, and they have obviously outperformed all of their black competition, which has been eliminated in earlier playoff rounds. Very few of these football players will be lacing them up at the collegiate level for no other reason than that they lack the proper skin pigmentation.

Once while discussing this topic, I was chided by a fellow who said "if there are so many dominant white players out there that go unrecruited, why doesn't some smart coach recruit them all and have a dynasty?" The problems here are multiple. First, most coaches are NOT "smart" in this way, but instead toe the line, and that goes for the assistants and all of the scouts as well. Secondly, most major universities DO NOT scout from scratch. They rely almost exclusively on the professional services such as Rivals, Scouts, etc. These folks base their evaluations on skin color first, and then performance. Just check out any "Rivals top 100" list to verify this claim. Also, at major universities, this incestuous relationship is furthered by bonuses and perks for the coaches and the university if they pull in a "high rated" recruiting class, which means black, even at supposed "non-speed" positions. An enterprising "smart" coach and his entire "smart" staff would virtually have to scout from the ground up to accomplish such a task as "finding" all of these players. The deck is stacked.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it would be valuable for white folks to think about how there are very few other places in society where black folks are favored above whites.

Hollywood does not represent America.

Van said...

Leandra:

I was able to stop reading your post after this piece of nonsense:

"people in color have to work twice as hard to get the recognition that white folks do in most areas of society"

Repeat a lie (or in this case, a piece of total bullshit) often enough, and it becomes the truth. How exactly are you measuring the effort one works to determine that blacks are working any harder, much less twice as hard? If its a sales job, are blacks bringing in twice the revenue for the company? Do black plumbers fix twice as many toilets? Do black accountants crunch twice the number of numbers?

The reality is that blacks think very highly of themselves, typically well beyond their actual abilities. I don't think I've ever met a black person that (according to him/herself) was bad at anything. For the record, I've spent much more time with blacks than the average negrophilic liberal. A good example of this is the majority black DC school system, which is among the nation's worst in terms of math proficiency but among the highest in agreeing with the statement "I am above average at math."

Its anecdotal, but I've rarely had a black co-worker that didn't consider himself well above average. I've also rarely had a black co-worker that wasn't below average. Across blue and white collar jobs - rarely on time; frequently absent; patting themselves on the back and upset if not singled out for recognition just for actually making it to work on time all five days of a week. Very little actual production.

Here's a little fact for you; one well documented and easily researched if you wish:

Admissions data from state schools is subject to FOIA request. For every black student ACCEPTED, there are several more qualified white students DENIED. At some of the top schools, every single rejected white was more qualified than every single accepted black.

Reality is the opposite of what you claim - an average black will be fawned over like a superstar white.

I'm going to save you some time and let you know how things typically go around here for people with your views.

First of all, no one cares what you think, or has any intention of, or desire to, change your mind. But we will debate you for one reason. There are people who read this blog that have begun to realize the truth, but haven't quite shaken free of the "diversity is strength" lie. Your presence is welcome, so that you can trot out the same bullshit that you, for some reason, think no one here as heard before.

Every single claim you make will be logically and factually refuted. Over and over and over. You will eventually become frustrated and leave.

This is for the benefit of the lurkers who are learning about reality. If you wish, please continue. I've had a large role in fending off the last three afro-centrists, and will likely take a break. But my colleagues here are more than equipped to carry on without me.

Anonymous said...

I noticed a poster referenced a dubious assertion made by Jon Entine from his book, "Taboo". This incredible generalization paints all blacks as having this build type, when it is primarily a West African trait, and even all of West African descent do not fit this "ideal". It also paints all white folks as short, squat, and slow. Jordy Nelson, Riley Cooper, Christophe LeMaitre, Brent Barry, Dirk Nowitski, the list goes on and on. I submit that in the larger US population, there are more whites with Entine's "ideal" that blacks!
Also, how does it explain a black sprinter like Michael Johnson, who had the dreaded white mans long torso and short legs?? Entine also asserted that blacks have more "fast twitch muscles" and "lower body fat content" among other generalizations and absurdities. I guess he hasn't bothered checking out the mobid obesity rampant in the hood, or even such "ideal" body types like New England Patriot defensive lineman Vince Wilfork......

Zenster said...

-Fr. John+: How are we going to raise up the next Maria Callas, or even Mario Lanza, when the crap that pretends to be singing on 'American Idol' is nothing but savage African ululations, fixed by Auto Tune?????????

Short answer: We aren't.

Long answer: Whites had better get off their butts and make the resurgence of Classical music a major priority. The Western European orchestral tradition remains unchallenged as one of mankind's greatest artistic achievements.

The complexity, nuance and richness of Classical music make it one of the most communicative and evocative art forms ever known. It has a range of emotion and expressiveness that most other musical formats cannot even begin to approach, much less equal.

Most startling of all is that a bunch of DWM (Dead White Men) managed to produce this body of work which has remained largely unequaled for several centuries. Why haven't there emerged any modern day Bachs or Beethovens? While occasional gems like Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" have come to light, the field is alarming deserted of talented Classical composers.

I have put forward this question to some of the most erudite people I know and the one consistent answer I get is that Classical music is no longer a priority. That the White race is willing to shed such a profound legacy and abandon its artistic heritage to preening self-absorbed wankers like Michael Bolton or Barry Manilow is as damning as it gets.

It speaks volumes that playing Classical music is now more often seen as a way of warding off loiterers and vandals. All of this marches in parallel with an overall "dumbing down" of society in general; with television's lowest-common-denominator-programming acting as a principal driver.

To forsake such genius is to extinguish an irreplaceable beacon of individual excellence and accomplishment. Few better examples of voluntary e-Race exist than this willing de-emphasis of what constitutes a pinnacle of White cultural achievement.

In tandem with this catastrophic loss is the meteoric rise of (c)rap "music". The monotonous and repetitive bowel sounds of this infantile medium betrays its fans as people totally incapable of nonlinear thought. That its overarching narrative glorifies criminality, degrades women and encourages conspicuous consumption reveals it to be one of the most degenerate influences in modern history. Small wonder that Islamic terrorists find (c)rap "music" to be a perfect vehicle for their message of slaughter and hatred of all things Western.

Even more ironic is that among those who are best preserving the tradition of Classical music are the Asians. Midori, Sara Chang and Yo-Yo Ma are doing more to keep Classical music alive than most Whites.

A major component of this cultural disconnect is the "mystification" of creativity. Less than a century ago many homes usually had in them some sort of musical instrument, be it a piano or an accordion. If people wanted to hear some music, they had to play it themselves.

[to be continued]

Zenster said...

With the advent of recorded music and radio, music became "accessible" to the masses. Moreover, it was available at the touch of a button and this oversimplified the process of obtaining music. People no longer had to participate directly in the making of music.

This seemingly negligible loss posed some serious ramifications in that most musical instruments require a degree of ambidexterity. Thus, predominantly right-handed people were obliged to become less "lateralized" in their brain usage, especially so with respect to drawing on their right hemisphere.

Right brain activity has long been associated with artistic ability and creativity. Losing this ready source of expanded consciousness through the abandonment of musical performance is one explanation for why overall creativity appears to be in a decline amongst Whites.

Said decline also explains why musical tastes have migrated away from what can only be one of the most demanding listening experiences; namely, Classical music. This slackening of appreciation facilitated the recognition of less sophisticated musical forms as acceptable replacements for the more serious medium of orchestral works.

It would not be surprising to discover a general, even if only minor, deterioration in IQ related to this departure from routinely grasping complex emotive auditory input. If modern youth are any indicator, there has been a grave decline in general intelligence among Whites. The “Google Effect” is cited as an aggravating factor but others dispute this supposedly recent evolution of memory by citing how literacy itself represented a significant paradigm shift as bulk information finally began to be stored outside of the human brain.

This speculation still retains pertinence when one considers the drastic droop in general literacy among modern youth of all races. There certainly has been no resurgence of a memory intensive oral tradition that could substitute for this pervasive illiteracy. Proof of this lies in how Black culture suffers tremendously with respect to illiteracy’s impact upon innovation and adoption of technology.

Finally, there is the most abject form of voluntary e-Race as seen in Wiggers (White Niggers), who wholeheartedly adopt intellectually and morally bankrupt (c)rap “culture”. This stunning rejection of racial birthright provides a glimpse of what awaits a White culture that is incapable of prizing its own success.

SBPDL has shown exceptional dedication with respect to highlighting this insidious trend. The valorization of Black athletes ― especially within collegiate sports ― even as those same Whites who show such adulation avoid at all costs any daily interaction with them, bespeaks a towering hypocrisy. It indicates a crippling degree of cognitive dissonance which is regularly confirmed by White abandonment of their race’s own greatest triumphs.

It will be an arduous and uphill battle to once again instill Whites with the justifiable pride that comes from contributing so much to human civilization. Clearly, the media and Cultural Marxists have nothing of the sort in mind. Theirs is one of the greatest crimes against humanity as they continue to exalt Multiculturalism and seek a total annihilation of White culture. This unmerited elevation of Blacks only accelerates our descent to their own subpar standard of living. It is everything that Hobbes meant when he decried primitivism as a state of “continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

Anonymous said...

I think this type of B.S. has infected the UFC now also. It used to be I loved the UFC; it was a break from nigger ball and it has a long European (White/Greek/Roman)history, but now it is being taken over by all the "athletes that everyone knows are superior".

I smell a rat; and while I don't know for sure the fights in the UFC are fixed, I am positive that entry into the UFC is rigged on skin color.

Zenster said...

Van: This is for the benefit of the lurkers who are learning about reality. If you wish, please continue. I've had a large role in fending off the last three afro-centrists, and will likely take a break. But my colleagues here are more than equipped to carry on without me.

If we are, it is only due to the unflagging efforts of individuals such as yourself when it comes to marshaling fact-based information that soundly refutes the Big Lies™ which are trotted out here with such clockwork regularity.

Anonymous said...

Folks.......
Google 'Black Trannie'MD' fills womans butt with cement'
Or go to DRUDGE and see the fake gal, fake MDs picture!

And this....

My husband and I go to the Shakespeare festival every summer, and the "blind" racial casting, which is actually casting which aggressively promotes black performers, is extremely annoying. There are usually more blacks on stage than in the audience, despite the Festival's relentless efforts to do "outreach" to blacks who are completely indifferent to the classics. Now our favorite Gilbert and Sullivan troupe has started this crap--they cast a black lead in Pinafore this season. He was a chubby, unattractive, mediocre singer in the role of the handsome male hero. The plot involves two babies switched at birth--talk about interfering with the willing suspension of disbelief which is necessary in the theater!

See Rap and da hood comes in and there goes the culture.

Anonymous said...

SBPDL....

do an article on 'her'.
Oneal Ron Morris, 30.. her pix are online


The suspect - who police say was born a man and identifies as a woman - apparently performed the surgery on herself, and investigators say she may have victimized others. Oneal Ron Morris, 30, was arrested Friday after a year on the lam and has been charged with practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury.

Police photos show Morris as a small-framed woman with bee-stung pouty lips, arched eyebrows, oversized hoop earrings - and a large backside. She was released from jail on bond. A phone listing for Morris could not be found, and it's unclear if she has an attorney.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/20/2511141/police-fake-doc-injected-cement.html#ixzz1eNe6bruH

Sheila said...

Leandra, the reason there are so few roles for blacks in most plays and classic movies is that no black society in history had a written language. There is no black canon of great literature. Great literature was written by White Europeans, based on White European culture and civilization. It is a blatant farce and a travesty to have blacks playing the roles written for Whites during the Renaissance (a White cultural flowering totally "unenriched" by people such as yourself). Why don't you "keep it real" and keep away from White culture? You and your ancestors had no hand in creating it; it is a product of the White race. Even your music and dancing in America, which some falsely claim is intrinsically black and was copied by Whites, was actually copied by black slaves from the White folk cultures around them. Check out historic English and Scottish music and dancing (not courtly, but country and village) and try claiming this originated from African mud hut villages.

As far as being twice as good as Whites, try reality on for size. The average black high school graduate (and that's a very small percentage of black students) is 4-5 years behind the average White academically. Take a look at IQ distribution by race; the high end of the bell curve among blacks is nearly flat. You just don't have the brain power. Study after study has conclusively proven this, as well as proving that environment can only nudge innate IQ up a bit; it's in the genes and you can't "practice" to improve your brain power.

You and your cohorts have been told you're special your entire lives and whenever reality bites you in your black posterior, you react by parroting PC platitudes ("Check your privilege, White folks"). Contrary to your assertion that "the system" is set up "overtly and covertly" to keep you down, in reality BRA is designed to artificially prop up your already inflated self esteem and convince each and every black that his achievements are due to merit. Truthfully, in today's America, it is an extraordinary black who has achieved anything on merit. You've been propped up and pushed ahead at White expense, and "folks" here are tired of paying for your hubris.

Our "privilege" of paying for the criminal, feral black subspecies is wearing on us, and you might be quite surprised by just how fast or strong or smart White people can really be, when not artificially constrained by BRA. I live for the day the entire bloated edifice comes crashing down, and the shrine to your evil Michael King is toppled just as the Russians toppled their massive statues of Stalin.

Check your attitude, black girl.

Anonymous said...

"We must take in mind how dehumanizing it could feel to not be recognized for one's character or academic potential and only be seen as a black player that will benefit a sports team as well."...statistics will shoot that full of holes. 1.) The largest percentage dont get there academically. 2.) The largest percentage that get there via sports scholarships end up in remedial education class's to keep their elegibility. 3.) Way too many lose their eligibility by way of misdemeanor & felonius acts of criminality. This, of course, only covers black males. There isnt as much coverage regarding black females. There is way too much proof here, elsewhere online, and in news/magazines to back these statements up.

Anonymous said...

When I'm king of the world, commentors who end their remarks with 'just sayin' will be hunted down and shot.

Anonymous said...

As the following short documentary demonstrates, white people have a more naturally disciplined rhythm than negro people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DIScsl3gIM&feature=player_embedded#!

The Senior Engineer

(I can't believe I can spell "rhythm")

Artist said...

Elizabeth Wright, the great black conservative writer-God rest her soul, once wrote that blacks are obsessed with white people and obsessed about intruding upon white people and white people's associations. Ms. Wright says they just can't leave us alone.

So now we have Leandra, imposing. She wants to shed the light of reason upon us. Perhaps we can have one of those race circles. We can sit there like the lost, deracinated, dispossessed eunuchs she wants us to be. As we muzzle ourselves in shame, she can lecture us about all those present day laws that keep minorities down. She can tell us about all those universities with white only admissions policies. And all those corporations who won't allow blacks in. And the worst stories? The blatantly aggressive racist behavior of whites towards blacks in public. The beatings and robberies and rapes that take place every day in all the public spaces of the land. That's what fills me with the most guilt, seeing my fellow whites throwing their thug weight around in public, using the n-word, terrifying all those blacks folks, attacking them, beating them, driving them from the street. I am so ashamed to see black folk sneaking around, terrified of every white face they see.

Jack from OKC said...

@Leandra
I've heard it all before, a thousandth repetition won't change anything. By the way, you're majoring in Ethnic Studies? Now that does impress me! *snicker*

@Fr. John
You really struck a nerve with your remarks on the negrification of opera and musicals. A revival of CANDIDE a decade or so ago featured a black Cunegonde, and a made-for-TV version of THE MUSIC MAN added a few negroes to the population of River City, Iowa. It's infuriating; can't whites have anything to themselves?

Anonymous said...

Also, how does it explain a black sprinter like Michael Johnson, who had the dreaded white mans long torso and short legs??

This is an excellent question. Science, as understood by those who preach it, suggests that neither Michael Johnson nor Usain Bolt can be top sprinters because they are the wrong size.

You do know that Moneyball came into existence because coaches and sports reporters did not understand Baseball statistics correctly?

Anonymous said...

Lots of dancing here around the same common problem. Black people cannot create.

Too bad no good black opera has ever been written.

Too bad no good black play has ever been produced.

Too bad no good black university has ever been founded.

Too bad no good black research institute has been started.

Too bad no good black country has ever been created.

They cannot create so they infiltrate.

Anonymous said...

I've been a reader of this site for a while. I really like what you are doing here.

I personally am not a sports-minded person but you make it relatable and I get it. Good job and keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

@SBPDL: Not a huge sports fan, so this article was somewhat lost on me. I have a suggestion for a future article: "How our country's resources are being pissed away in order to feed its parasitic masses (i.e., EBT cards & food stamps)." Angry White Dude just today led with a very good article on this subject. If you really want to start a brouhaha amongst your readers, just run a story about how half of this country works just to feed the other half.

Californian said...

First, I will say "thank you" to Leandra for making her post, thereby giving us a shot at that long called for but seldom accomplished "dialog on race." And now...

Check your privilege, white folks.

Leandra, don't you think that white people deserve their "privilege?" Consider how virtually everything great in the modern world has been produced by white people: science, medicine, technology, transportation, media, etc.

Not to mention the philosophies such as Enlightenment era egalitarianism which blacks use to justify their ceaseless race hustling.

Where would you be without white people?

Have you not noticed that where white people rule, you have advanced societies, but where black people rule, you end up with a Liberia or Congo or Zimbabwe or Uganda or Rwanda or Haiti or Somalia?

Don't you think the fact that white people went to war to end slavery gives whites the right to claim some privilege? Why not show us where Africans went to war to end slavery, or your fellow "oppressed" Muslims? It seems that abolitionism is a white thing.

Why don't we look at what happens in the real world when whites give up their "privilege." Look how quickly white ruled Rhodesia turned into another running debacle under black majority rule Zimbabwe. Whites in Zimbabwe, and now in the rainbow nation of South Africa, are being ethnically cleansed via government policies such as BEE, via farm attacks, via a truly horrendous black-on-white crime rate which often involves torture, via endless agitprop against their history and culture. Are you familiar with the ANC song, "Kill the Boer, kill the farmer?"

Is it any wonder that whites fought so long and hard to maintain their rule over blacks? Because maybe they realized that surrendering their "privilege" meant their own destruction as a people. One would have to be insane, or a PC liberal, to desire one's own self-destruction.

And while we are at it, can you explain to us why a city like Detroit, now that it has been cleansed of those terrible "privileged" whites and their terrible racist corporations, has become a basket case of economic decline and corruption and endemic violent crime?

Do you not see a pattern here: White rule = advanced civilization; black rule = collapse.

Since this is the case, doesn't that make whites deserve their "privilege?"

Explain why, if America is such a racist, dehumanizing country, endless millions of your fellow people of color are mass migrating here, even breaking the law and risking their lives to get into this land of white "privilege?" Why aren't they moving to those glorious black majority ruled paradises in Africa, where there is no white "privilege?"

Let me ask you, yes you, Leandra, how long you would be able to maintain your lifestyle in a country in which there is no white "privilege," such as Liberia or Congo or Zimbabwe?

I'd think you might show a little gratitude to white peoples for giving you a shot at a civilized life, but such does not seem to be the case.

I realize that this is perhaps not quite what you are used to hearing in your classrooms and on your hermetically sealed campus.

So let me ask last more question:

Just what do you plan to do if I happen to like my "privilege?" And what are you going to do if I fight for it? Or even go to war for it?

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

One must consider more than race here, namely the costs involved. It has become quite apparent that the trauma factor is football is too high to use intelligent labor when ghetto stars will do. An example is the cost of a helmet. When I played the schools got them for around 120; of that maybe 30 dollars was helmet cost, the remainder was insurance. With the obvious long term problems with concussions, as only one example, it becomes clear that black inner-city and even lower mentally-performing country players are the exploitation of choice. I'd never let my kids play football, and I played it for 15 years. And I'd sure as hell sue the sh*t out of any defective equipment manufacturer. Bl@cks are hardly likely to anything more than piss off whatever they make, have a load of illegitimate offspring and limp their way to the liquor store after the completion of their playing days.

Anonymous said...

@ Leandra: Reality check, girl: European-based societies have produced Western Civilization with all of its accompanying institutions and of prosperity, democracy, education, law & order, medicine, literature, etc., etc.

Would you care to tell me what any African or African-derived society has ever contributed to Western Civilization, or to any successful society, for that matter?

Anonymous said...

Football is a manly sport,that is why it is dominated by the more masculine blacks.

Anonymous said...

"This incredible generalization paints all blacks as having this build type, when it is primarily a West African trait, and even all of West African descent do not fit this "ideal". It also paints all white folks as short, squat, and slow."

Entine never uses the word "all", this is categorically false.

Anonymous said...

All NFL owners are white.All NFL managers are white,24 of 32 teams have white coaches.If whites are being discriminated against as you claim,then it is whites that are doing the discriminating.And I am glad that you whites now recognize what black people have always known.That you whites are so incorrigibly racist that you will discriminate against yourselves.

Whiskey said...

Anon -- That's Europe. That Fiat commercial stuff is real popular with White women. [Not so with White men. Gee I wonder why?]

Off Paul Kersey's recommendation I read "Scoreboard Baby." While I feel sorry for the naive White girl who got roofied and then raped by the UW player Jeramy Stevens, I have to wonder why the girl was hanging around in the first place. Her words of how the guys (all Black UW players) "protected" her were familiar -- I've heard that from quite a lot of young White women. The young woman in question was not hanging out with Engineering students, but Black athletes. Because she found the one more attractive than the other.

Globalization brings losers and winners. Losers are everyone who depends on labor for a living, save those with the most brainpower devoted to financial skullduggery (subprime, the like). Winners are those with capital. It is not too different either with relations between the sexes. White and Asian and Hispanic and ... Black guys don't bowl themselves over pursuing Black women. [See Tyler Perry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence for their take on Black women, not particularly favorable.] Meanwhile athletic Black guys are desired by most women. After all, that UW coed was not stranger-raped. The guys all knew her, she hung around. Because she found the guys hot.

Dissident said...

"Check your privilege, white folks."

BULLSHIT! What you're calling "privilege" is in actuality just hard work and ethics and dedication and ingenuity. Something that you have no comprehension of lady.

Quit it already, you're not bringing anything of substance to this table. Go back to reading Ebony or Jet, for goodness sakes.

LBD said...

@Leandra:

I wish black people would invent just ONE THING on their own, without leeching off white culture. Why don't you and your whining friends stage a performance of "Treemonisha"--that's the Ragtime opera written by Scott Joplin--the only opera I can think of written by a black individual. Why aren't black audiences flocking to see it? The only time it is performed is when white people try to expose the public to this little-known work from the early twentieth century.

Hollywood may be swimming in money now, but it was invented by poor, lower class Jews who jumped on a new technology and risked their livelihoods to develop it. Why shouldn't Hollywood be run by Jews? They invented it. Go and write, produce and direct a film and you can hire all the black actors you wish. Tyler Perry did, and even if many people don't care for his movies, you've got to give him credit for doing it.

Theater festivals around the country are meticulous about including works by black playwrights in their repertoires. However, you never see blond actors cast in "A Raisin in the Sun". As usual, multiculturalism is a one-way valve.

The goalposts are continually moving, too. Every day a new form of "oppression" is invented by the black grievance factory. The new watchword is "food deserts". Funny how immigrants from every corner of the globe, with no English manage to take a run-down storefront in the ghetto and open a fruit stand, but dusky deep thinkers can only complain that Safeway closed its supermarket (due to NO profit--you can't steal every day and expect merchants to continue out of kindness) because they're (yes, wait for it) "INSTITUTIONALLY RACIST"!

Anonymous said...

"Also, how does it explain a black sprinter like Michael Johnson, who had the dreaded white mans long torso and short legs??"

LOL Michael Johnson is not built like a white guy, and does not have short legs.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/mj001.jpg/

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

Whiskey,

I'll have to re-read the chapter on the rape. The rest of "Scoreboard, Baby" was so hard to read I forgot some of the smaller details.

What were your other thoughts on the book? It was disgusting reading about the failure of the justice system in Seattle to prosecute the player (even worse reading about the Black DB who completely abandoned his gf/wife? that he knocked up) whose bloody Nike glove they found at the scene of the crime.

Anonymous said...

"If whites are being discriminated against as you claim,then it is whites that are doing the discriminating."

That's the point of the article, you fucking nitwit.

Anonymous said...

"That you whites are so incorrigibly racist that you will discriminate against yourselves."

Or we could take a quick look at the black-on-white violent crime rate and see clearly that blacks are the most racist people alive.

YT said...

Nubian Princess said " am very much aware that the stereotype of black folks being better at sports [especially those that require great speed or jumping,] "


Fleeing the police is not a sport. Not yet anyway...

Anonymous said...

As an American Ethnic Studies major and a brown person at a very white institution....

Ah,how good. Are you studying the contributions of ethnic groups like the Scots Irish that more or less settled Appalachia and large parts of the southern states?

The contributions of the German immigrants,those stable,hardworking,stolid farmers who settled large parts of Texas and the Great Plains?

The Acadians,who made their homes and thrived in what were (and are) literally swamps?



Please enlighten us as to what ethnicities are being studied,and exactly what constitutes the curriculum.

YT said...

"As an American Ethnic Studies major and a brown person at a very white institution, black people being good at sports comes up so often in conversations about race."

I have two questions:

1) Why did you put that qualifier in there? Does your brown skin make you any more informed on this matter? I actually hear this a lot. "As a African American " Who has been telling you your whole life that your opinions are more super-duper special because of your skin?

2) What in the fuck is ethnic studies? Is there an actual job you can get with that? Or is that what lawyers at the southern poverty law center major in before law school? I'm genuinely curious. As an electrical engineer, this comes up in unrelated conversation all the time. Since I figure I'm privileged by working to keep the modern world running for Ethnic Study Majors and all. Does it really take 4 years to learn to say "gib muh gib muh gib muh"?

3) Why is there a gorilla as your avatar?

Sorry, that was 3 questions. White privilege and all...

Anonymous said...

YT said:

"3) Why is there a gorilla as your avatar?"

Koko, like kitty? Koko want to pet kitty?

Anonymous said...

@ Zenster: You said: "Whites had better get off their butts and make the resurgence of Classical music a major priority. The Western European orchestral tradition remains unchallenged as one of mankind's greatest artistic achievements."

Here! Here! My children study violin and cello and participate in their (private) school's orchestra.

Anonymous said...

Football is a manly sport,that is why it is dominated by the more masculine blacks.??????

NO, football is a child's game and THAT is why it is dominated by the more CHILDLIKE black male, with a helping hand, via discrimination against Caucasians.

The COMBAT Arms of the Military are a manly occupation, and THAT is why it is dominated by the more manly, brave, warrior spirited Whites.
You confuse white liberal wusses with all Caucasians at your own risk.

Sheila said...

Paul - Kenyan runner recruited by U of Alaska gets frostbite and loses both feet; was depressed on fellow Kenyan teammate's suicide. Whites can't run so we need to import Africans to freakin' Alaska?!!

http://diversityischaos.blogspot.com/2011/11/kenyan-who-decided-to-go-running-during.html

Svigor said...

I thought they were like 50% of the population, it's incredible how much the propaganda can deceive.

In short, get your lies around the world 3 times before the truth can even get its boots on, and you rule the world.

Sad commentary on man, really.

Svigor said...

The black driver has to drive a car that's been built from the ground up by black mechanics,and he gets to drive the race with a pit crew made up entirely of blacks as well. The results would be ...ah...enlightening.

Nah, I just want the black to actually be black. You know, dark-skinned...90% sub-Saharan African ancestry. Not some mulatto, quadroon, or octoroon.

Svigor said...

but people often forget that people in color have to work twice as hard to get the recognition that white folks do in most areas of society.

Maybe they're half as talented? Seriously, keep your language rigorous, or you can be seen as leaving yourself loopholes or escape hatches.

And no, blacks do not have to produce twice the results to get the same recognition whites get. The very idea is laughable, an inversion of reality. Open your eyes, ma'am. Lie to me, but not to yourself.

MuayTyson said...

I have a few questions and maybe our black members could answer them.

1. Have Africans ever invented a sport that is played internationally either in it's original form or a modified form?

2. If you include professional sports played in the US or World wide, The Olympics, and World Games how many sports would that be? how many are dominated by Africans? I count only three Sprinting, NFL and NBA.

Thanks I look forward to you answers.

Svigor said...

The reality is that blacks think very highly of themselves, typically well beyond their actual abilities. I don't think I've ever met a black person that (according to him/herself) was bad at anything. For the record, I've spent much more time with blacks than the average negrophilic liberal.

Yes. I should probably work up a post about this aspect of the black personality. I've never heard a black male make a genuine apology. You know, where they actually sound sorry. Generally, a black male's apology is the "fuck you" type. You know, where the tone is derisive and the real message is, "oh I'm sorry, Mr. Asshole, for doing nothing wrong, but I'm really far too wonderful to apologize to you for anything, ever." Or the one where they attach what you have done that you should be sorry for, that is the real cause of conflict and demand for apology. Heartfelt "thank yous" are a rarity, too. "I was wrong"? Fuggedaboutit.

Svigor said...

Football is a manly sport,that is why it is dominated by the more masculine blacks.

Meanwhile, the sissy sport of boxing is dominated by girly Russians.

B. Herder said...

Just a funny/sad side note:
(BTW PK, thanks for the Nelson/white WR props ;^)

We're huge Packer fans here... I've been, since the Lombardi days (Yeah, I'm that old)

My oldest son, was pre-teen in the mid-late 90's, and as kids that age do, was into collecting sports 'stuff' ..
Cards, Pennants, Posters, Little sports figures, etc.

Anyway, every now and then I'd buy him a 'primo' Packer card on eBay, which he would immediately send off to whatever player in a SASE hoping for an autograph..

Without fail (And I'm not kidding, or BS'ing) all the White players would sign and return the cards. Even Brett Favre and Mark Chmura (Who both notoriously NEVER sent anything back) ... All sent autographed cards back. Along with Frank Winters, Ross Verba, Marco Rivera, and Bill Schroeder... Bill Schroeder (A White WR at the time) even took the time to write a little 'Thank You' note to my son saying how much he appreciated that he was a fan.

The negro players? Reggie White, Dorsey Levens, Robert Brooks, Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman ... Not ONE of them sent the card back.
Although, Gilbert Brown DID sent the SASE back with a note that said 'Send another card, along with a $20.00 bill' ....

Kinda' says it all.

Van said...

Continuing with the "blacks work twice as hard" nonsense:

Think about what would be required for this to be true. Either blacks are twice as competent/able as whites (probably what they think), or whites are only working half as hard as they are capable of.

Zenster said...

Anonymous (November 21, 2011 6:13 AM): A factor that might also be having an effect is the earlier maturing date for blacks.

I know you are referring to physical maturation for Blacks but the fact remains that "mature Black male" has to be one of the most pathetic oxymorons second only to such priceless gems as "Arab unity", "Islamic technology" and "Muslim integrity".

I am also reminded of the comment by Anonymous (November 21, 2011 4:48 PM) regarding how:

One must consider more than race here, namely the costs involved. It has become quite apparent that the trauma factor is football is too high to use intelligent labor when ghetto stars will do.

If these overly-lionized Black athletes were really nothing more than a modern day equivalent of ancient Roman for-hire gladiators, then I might not have so many qualms about their glorification. I'd certainly enjoy hearing Paul's opinion on this matter.

The problem being is that these overpaid gangsta thugs are granted a level of privilege and status wholly unbecoming of their character ― or distinct lack thereof ― and all too frequent misconduct.

If society generally regarded them as the hired hands that they most often are, then there might not be so much of an issue surrounding their predominance in collegiant and professional sports.

That these precious not-so-little hoodlums are serving as role models for generations of youth is most disturbing of all. Even Black kids deserve better than the likes of Vick and Bryant.

Zenster said...

Anonymous (November 21, 2011 6:47 PM): Or we could take a quick look at the black-on-white violent crime rate and see clearly that blacks are the most racist people alive.

In this case, it's not just the Blacks. Almost every other race exhibits severe xenophobia. Japan, China, most of the Islamic countries and so on do not encourage the least sort of Multiculturalism which they then, in turn, demand of the West.

It is this abject hypocrisy which provides ample justification for Europe and America to legitimately enforce the preservation of White culture.

Zenster said...

YT: What in the fuck is ethnic studies? Is there an actual job you can get with that?

Heck yes, you silly Honky! The only problem is that it usually includes asking, "Do you want fries with that?"

Zenster said...

Anonymous (November 22, 2011 8:29 AM): Here! Here! My children study violin and cello and participate in their (private) school's orchestra.

I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that your kids' grade point averages are in the top ten percentile at their respective schools, if not in the whole district. The gift of music is one of the greatest that a parent can bestow upon a child. A love of books and reading is all that can outrank it.

Just like you never see an aging executive clutching his heart during cardiac arrest and moaning, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office!" You never see someone with musical talent complaining, "I wish I had never learned music."

As schools have cut back on their arts and music programs they also see a decline in GPA. Those that bring back these programs see a definite increase.

Read about it >here< (an excerpt)

High school music students have been show to hold higher grade point averages (GPA) than non-musicians in the same school. At Mission Viejo High School in 1981-82, music students averaged 3.57 GPA, non-music students averaged 2.91. Further, 16% of the music students held 4.0 GPA. Of the non-music students, 5% held 4.0 GPA. (Horned, 1983)

The study of music produces the development of academic achievement skills. A 1981 survey revealed that 40% of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search winners were accomplished musicians. (State of California, 1986)

Learning to play a musical instrument helps students to develop faster physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Dr. Frank R. Wilson, assistant clinical professor of neurology at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, reports that research shows instrumental practice to enhance coordination, concentration, memory, improvement of eyesight and hearing acuity. He concluded that learning to play an instrument progressively refines the development of the brain and entire neuromuscular system. (Mueller, 1984)

Music in a special program of instruction produces accelerated learning. A course of instruction in accelerated learning which includes music allows Bulgarian students to complete two years of curricula in four months. First graders learn to read and write within a few weeks and third grades study intermediate level algebra. Dr. Georgi Lozanov is the founder of accelerated learning at the Institute of Suggestology. His work is being duplicated presently in the U.S. (Delehanty, 1982)

The Lozanov method used in the U.S. resulted in higher achievement for students in reading and math, as well as in writing and composition. Class room behavior was greatly improved, allowing for effective improved time on task. 850 students of the Paradise California Elementary School participated in the School Experiment in Accelerated Learning Program in 1981-82 and 1982-83. Music was used to adjust the classroom atmosphere, as well as in the curriculum. (Paradise, 1984)

There is a high relationship between high self perception, high cognitive competence scores, general self-esteem and interest in school music. In a study by the Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities, a connection was found between students having musical competence and high motivation to achieve success in school. Students with interest and competence in school music were found to have positive correlation with cognitive competence scores. (Lillemyre, 1983)

Achievement in school music builds student self-image which is a motivation for academic learning among urban Black middle school students. (Marshall, 1978)
[emphasis added]

Svigor said...

For the umpteenth time, no, blacks are not the most racist. They're just not held to any "anti-racist" standards; on the contrary, they get the very clear message that they have every reason to be racist, and get a free pass. They just know they don't get to come right out and say it that way.

Blacks will sell one another out in a heartbeat. Ethnocentric people don't do this.

None of this is written in stone, obviously, but I don't see any evidence for blacks as inherently the most racist race. Black Africans sold their fellow black Africans to Europeans, Arabs, Jews, and anyone else with a dollar. They would have sat under Apartheid forever, had external pressure not destroyed it.

Anonymous said...

@Leandra;
"White privilege" is the biggest BS.If you weren't so out of touch with reality you would know it is blacks who have special privileges. The best example is actually blacks who despite having average IQs of 82 (which make them qualified for jobs of low complexity such as cashier) have a totally unqualified, "brotha" in the White House ruining this country.

Anonymous said...

White privilege?

Mrs "Michael" Obama went to Law School ahead of people with better grades and went into Commercial law and found it wasn't for her. Nor was any other type of law.

Think what someone who would have been grateful of getting the place given to her would have done.

Anonymous said...

Man, you guys never get off your couches, do you? Do you know any real Black people, not the ones that fit your stereotype of thugs, uneducated morons. The Black people I know. The ones who went to great colleges, the ones who love being American and are not being attacked by whites for being Black as God created them, the ones who work hard daily to feed their families. The ones who have to suffer because so many cannot step outside their boxes and see that not all Blacks want to be athletes, performers, entertain the mass(a). Have a real conversation with your average Black person and you would be surprised that some of the things you are concerned about but blame Black people for, concern Blacks as well. But I doubt you will because your misdirected hatred will not allow you to have a decent conversation. Don't blame Blacks for "White Problems", the American government is still made up of mostly white men, so direct your energy to something that really matters.

Zenster said...

Svigor: Blacks will sell one another out in a heartbeat. Ethnocentric people don't do this.

None of this is written in stone, obviously, but I don't see any evidence for blacks as inherently the most racist race. Black Africans sold their fellow black Africans to Europeans, Arabs, Jews, and anyone else with a dollar. They would have sat under Apartheid forever, had external pressure not destroyed it.


So, who are the most racist? It certainly cannot be suicidal Whites. Which race gets the prize, Asians?

Again, you must incorporate the statistics of criminal activity.

Once that has been done, Blacks certainly seem to surge to the top of the proverbial Christmas list.

If you are unable to interpret Black crime as a racist and predatory behavioral mode with respect to the ethnic cleansing of White civilization, that might be your own problem.

Anonymous said...

The Entine book is definitely wrong regarding several points; falsely claiming blacks have a lower body fat percentage when the opposite is true; which makes the entire hypothesis suspect to me. There has never been a scientific study that conclusively determined that blacks have a higher fast twitch muscle fiber to slow twich fiber ration than whites. Also, Entine does not include the bias factor when determining that blacks "dominate" football.

In the NFL right now, 4 of the top 6 players in receiving TDs are white, (Rob Gronkowski 2nd with 11, Jordy Nelson 3rd with 9, Wes Welker and Eric Decker tied for 4th with 8). That is incredible considering their relative scarcity in the NFL, and the fact that Welker was undrafted out of Texas Tech University, and Jordy Nelson was not even given offered a scholarship to Kansas State University and had to walk-on. It is not actually surprising when you consider true athletic ability.

As other commentors have noted, a black 4.5 40 is considered faster than a white 4.5 40. The same goes with height and size. A 5'10", 195 lb white running back is "small," while a 5'10," 195 lb black running back is not small.

I have done a number of comparisons, such as the 2011 NFL combine where the white linebackers outperformed the greater number of black linebackers in the vertical leap test. Or as I mentioned earlier, Jeff Maehl and Dane Sanzenbacher who were the best WRs in the short area burst tests, and were flawless in the route-running/ball-catching reaction tests, yet went undrafted.

At the end of the day, the myth of black athletic superiority lies solely on the fact that in the past 30 years blacks have performed better at the 100m and 200m dash on world level track and field. The black world record in the 100 is 3.42% faster than the white record, 9.58 compared to Christophe Lemaitre's 9.92. 9.92 was the world record until 1991. In the 200m the disparity shrinks to 2.6%. Pietro Mennea held the world record with 19.72 until 1996.
And in the 400m, the disparity is only 0.6%. Wariner's 43.45 would have been the world record before 1988, and stands as the 3rd fastest time run ever.

There is no evidence to support though that blacks run faster in the 4 or 5 yards that most run plays cover, or the 8 to 12 yards most pass plays cover. Very few NFL receivers ever average over 20 yards per reception. No evidence supports that black RBs pick up blocks better, or have better hands for check down passes, or that black receivers run better routes or have better hands.

GMs in football definitely don't play money ball, because Chad Ochocinco has a higher salary than NFL leading receiver Wes Welker.

When one takes bias into account, the myth of black athletic supremacy fizzles.

Anonymous said...

The distribution of Black athletic ability is flatter than the normal Gaussian curve.
You have more speed at one end but the bit that is left out is that there are more weighing 500lbs at the other end.

Anonymous said...

Rex Burkhead a white running back for Nebraska made the Big 10 all conference team this year. He's from Plano and wanted to play for the University of Texas, but they would only play him at linebacker.

Also Jeff Maehl's coach at Oregon, Scott Frost, was a white defensive back for the Jets.

Anonymous said...

McClain of the Raiders gets arrested in Decatur, Alabama for pointing a towards someone's head, a close friend?, and he is available to play in Miami Sunday as he did not fire it at the friend.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/sports/football/jordy-nelson-of-packers-sneaks-up-on-defenses.html?_r=2&hpw

Nelson’s family raised and bred cattle near Manhattan, Kan., and as a child, he helped out with all the chores, even the much less glamorous ones. When Packer wideouts Jennings, James Jones and Brett Swain visited the farm with their wives two summers ago, Nelson demonstrated how to artificially inseminate a cow. All three then took a turn at it.

Different strokes for different folks?