Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's a Free Education Worth? USA Today adds it up and Black People Still Complain

National exposure, free tuition and board and connections isn't enough. They must be paid.
I just finished reading The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball. The book details the unbelievable amount of time, money and backstabbing that goes into promoting the careers of high school basketball stars.

Most of the athletes are Black and most come from horrible family situations. With the setting of the book in a housing project in Brooklyn, we learn that Sebastian is a welfare families last hope of making it big and moving on up.

One has to wonder how many Black people have this same mentality.

Telfair was courted heavily by major college basketball programs, but ended up being a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. His family hit the lottery too, finally able to leave the projects thanks to Sebastian's basketball skills and no thanks to any actual work on their part. 

Having originally committed to Louisville, Telfair was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers and signed a contract instantly making him a millionaire many times over. Had he actually gone to college, he would have earned at least $120,000 annually in goods, services and future earnings for his athletic contributions to the school. USA Today published a fantastic cover story delineating the enormous gift that basketball players receive in exchange for their labor on behalf of the university that gives them a scholarship:
That $120,000 represents far more than the $27,923 median grant-in-aid, or athletic scholarship, received by men's basketball players at the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
At Butler University — a private school in the Football Championship Subdivision — tuition, room, board and fees are $42,278 for 2010-11, according to the school's website.

"Forty thousand dollars-plus a year to play, that's a pretty good salary for an 18-year-old that has no college education, if you think about it that way," Howard said.

But more than scholarships, players receive benefits including: elite coaching; academic counseling; strength and conditioning consulting; media relations assistance; medical insurance and treatment; free game tickets; and future earnings power that comes with some college education. 

There also are incalculable perks not included in USA TODAY's $120,000 figure, most notably the regional and national exposure players receive that typical students don't. 

Sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, a professor at Smith College in Massachusetts, calls "wrongheaded" this analysis of total value.

Zimbalist, author of a book about college sports finances titled Unpaid Professionals, contends that a typical big-time men's basketball player's compensation should be calculated simply: tuition multiplied by the men's nationwide basketball graduation rate, which, according to NCAA data, is 66%. Then, add room and board value. 

That would total less than $20,000 a year at most schools. 

Lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, whose clients include the NFL Players Association and other sports labor unions, says, "I think it's very hard to make the case that these athletes are getting a fair shake."

How it added up to $120,000

Grants-in-aid: These don't include the full cost of attendance. Some of that full cost can be covered by the NCAA Assistance Fund, which allows additional cash to athletes for, among other items, some books, required clothing and travel to and from home on breaks. 

Critics argue that even the scholarship isn't costing universities because, in most cases, an athlete's presence on campus isn't denying admission to another student. 

"The cost of a scholarship to a school, to simplify it, is an extra chair in a classroom," says Jon King, who represents Sam Keller, a former Arizona State and Nebraska football player, and Ed O'Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, in a lawsuit against the NCAA and video game maker EA Sports that centers on the use of athletes' names and likenesses.

Coaching: One way to determine the value to each athlete of top-flight coaching is to allocate one-fifteenth of a coach's salary to each player on his roster. But a coach making $200,000 a year might be as effective for some players as a star coach who can leverage the market to make $2 million or $3 million a season.

As Butler's Howard asks: "What is the value of someone's coaching (to someone who) never plays again? It's probably zero. But to someone who is getting better, then gets paid to play, I can see where that value is a lot more." 

Most years, 60 players worldwide are drafted by the NBA, and another 200 or so college players might move on to minor leagues or non-U.S. teams. The pool of players who bounce a ball for a living after college is limited.

USA TODAY's formula, then, used the price of private, basketball training facilities that some college players attend to prepare for the NBA and that some NBA players use to polish their skills. 

Three elite centers placed the cost of one year of full-time basketball and conditioning training at $60,000-$80,000.

But for economist Zimbalist, coaching is analogous to "on-the-job training," which is what workers in many industries receive to enhance their skills or job promotion chances. It's not considered pay. Zimbalist wouldn't consider coaching as an added value.
General administrative support, equipment, uniforms, marketing and promotion: These categories provide athletes with a range of $7,000 to $15,000 of value a year.

Players go through as many as six pairs of sneakers a season. Almost all players take advantage of dedicated academic counselors, to whom non-athletes don't have access. There are sports media relations staffers and the publicity content they produce. 

Medical and insurance premiums: The dollar amount of this is surprisingly small; hundreds of dollars in most institutions, up to $1,200 in others. But the value is huge.

Missouri forward Justin Safford tore a knee ligament last year, requiring surgery. His says his medical bills, including rehab, were covered by the university. A typical Mizzou student wouldn't get such care.

"I was rehabbing seven days a week, sometimes twice a day," Safford says. "I didn't have to go to a physical therapist. I was with our trainer every single day."

Lawyer Kessler scoffs at this. "(Colleges) keep (players) healthy while they're on the team," he says. "It's just to keep them playing." 

Game tickets: By NCAA rules, each player can have up to four complimentary admissions for each of his team's regular-season games, home and away. Not all players use all their tickets. But at popular programs, this can amount to more than $2,000 in value. And that's before conference and NCAA tournament play, when the admissions allotment grows to six a player.

Future earnings: U.S. Census data show that workers with "some college" earn $6,500 a year more than workers with a high school diploma only. 

In many cases, big-time college basketball players wouldn't be on a campus without their athletic scholarship. Many, of course, don't graduate. 

As Howard says: "If you're talking strictly of someone that's going to be one (year in school) or two and done, it's sort of hard to put into numbers how much that's going to be worth if they don't ever go back and finish an education." 

But those who do get a degree could, census data show, expect a nearly $20,000 a year value over that of someone with a high school degree. 

Exposure: This isn't included in the $120,000 figure. It's too difficult to quantify the value of exposure that players receive via television, radio, print and the Internet and by being personalities in their respective markets. 

Matt Balvanz, director of analytics for Chicago-based Navigate Marketing, says men's basketball players at top-100 programs — from an average member of an eight-man playing rotation to a standout on a high-profile team — can receive exposure value from $150,000 to $630,000 a season. He based those figures on the values that sponsors receive for the impressions their names or logos garner during a televised game and secondary exposure through highlights, etc. 

Former Pittsburgh and all-Big East forward Jason Matthews, who played from 1987 to 1991, is a case in point. A Los Angeles native, he figures his exposure as a collegian helped pave the way for his career as CEO of a real estate investment and consulting firm that's based in Pittsburgh. 

Matthews figures he played 120 games during his college career, with each contest lasting two hours, and his name and face on display throughout. 

"How much does it cost Procter & Gamble to buy an ad on ESPN?" he says. "That's how I always looked at it, the value of the TV exposure to me." 

Old Dominion senior forward Keyon Carter sees personal exposure to local business leaders as a networking perk. Potential employers attend ODU games. 

"I try to make myself available for them, to kind of get to know them and them to know me, because those are the people that are hiring," he says. "The general student body, they don't get to shake hands and rub elbows with some of the people that I get to."
Earning a scholarship to a major university to play college basketball is a right, not a privilege. That the majority of major college basketball players are Black (60 percent), and that the majority of these Black players come from homes that suffer from income inequality is precisely the reason that paying amateur athletes is even a debate. 

The NBA Draft has only two rounds consisting of thirty selections for a total of 60 players selected each year. 68 teams competed in March Madness alone this year, and each team has 12 - 14 players. That 816- 952 players playing in the NCAA Tournament that could, theoretically, vie for one of those coveted 60 NBA  Draft slots. 

Knowing how bad the unemployment rate is for young Black people with only a high school degree (even with a college degree), these Black college basketball players should be excited that their talents have enabled them to a free education. 

Considering how much debt and how few Black people actually pay back their student loans, these Black college basketball players should be excited that their talents have enabled them to a free education. 

Considering how Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) degrees are currently worth to potential employers and on the free market, these Black college basketball players should be ecstatic about the exposure they get at Predominately White Institutions (PWI), access to rich and influential alumni for potential future employment and connections, and a degree. 

Sadly, the Black graduation rate in college basketball is incredible low, probably because the Black players are more interested in potential NBA employment instead of the career an actual degree could earn them.

Black intellectuals like William Rhoden and Dr. Boyce Watkins believe that Black people are being taken advantage of by major college basketball (and football) programs and that their labor is akin to that of the slave.

As the USA Today article makes perfectly clear, these predominately Black college basketball players have opportunities presented to them that normal students attending classes could only dream of attaining. 

That Black college basketball players fail to graduate and take advantage of the name recognition they earn by representing their school and the connections they make is entirely their fault. After all, the primary reason they are attending a major university is because of their athletic ability. 

Most of the time, their academic capabilities are of secondary concern. 

College athletes should not be paid. The opportunity to earn a degree in exchange for four years of service on the basketball court is a proposition that once was viewed as payment enough.

In Black Run America (BRA), such an opportunity is viewed as discriminatory against the potential earnings of predominately Black athletes. That many Black college basketball players get paid by boosters and end up landing their college team on probation is of little concern.

College sports, like most things in BRA, cannot be reformed. They must collapse on themselves.

Telfair's talents were able to get him to the NBA without having to go through college. His lottery selection helped enable his family to leave the ghetto. Such is not the case for most Black basketball players. 

Their athletic talents can get them to college (where they can earn a degree for free), but not to the NBA.

That they fail to earn a degree and take advantage of the many opportunities USA Today delineates is entirely their fault. But in Black Run America (BRA) any negative situation a Black person finds themselves in is anyone's fault but their own.

Dez Bryant - the Face of the Modern NFL

March Madness. The Super Bowl. Bowl Season. Opening Day.

It should be obvious that Americans live their lives vicariously through collegiate and professional sports. We have documented this on several occasions, pointing out that it was sports and sports alone that broke down the final barriers of the old United States and replaced them with the idea of Black Run America (BRA).

Dez Bryant, far right, represents the 2011 NFL with poetic irony
In 1956 a famous moment took place when an all-white Georgia Tech squad was to play an integrated Pittsburgh football team, which created quite the stir in Atlanta. Playing the contest meant the repudiation of the fragile world that existed:
A dozen effigies of Governor Marvin Griffin were hanged and burned during the students' march, which culminated in a 2 a.m. riot in front of the governor's mansion. 

Earlier in the day, the governor had incurred their wrath by a pinhead act: he asked the State Board of Regents to forbid the athletic teams of the university system of Georgia (e.g., Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia) from participating in games against any team with Negro players, or even playing in any stadium where unsegregated audiences breathed the same air. 
"The South stands at Armageddon," brayed Griffin to the regents. "The battle is joined. We cannot make the slightest concession to the enemy in this dark and lamentable hour of struggle. There is no more difference in compromising the integrity of race on the playing field than in doing so in the classrooms. One break in the dike and the relentless seas will rush in and destroy us."*
The dike did burst. Everything changed virtually overnight once Black athletes started playing for teams in the once segregated South. And the impact was not only upon Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools but also on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Generations of white alumni and fans who never interacted with Black people in real life -- who, in fact, participated in white flight when Blacks moved too close -- suddenly manufactured relationships with Black athletic stars when said Blacks wore the home team colors.

Thanks to their ability to run with the football and dunk a basketball, positive examples of Black people could be found in abundance.White coaches, afraid to discipline Black players for fear of being perceived as discriminating against them, gave in to outlandish behavior that would never be tolerated at an HBCU or a formerly segregated Predominately White Institution (PWI).

To placate prized Black recruits, a lowering of standards -- morally and academically -- occurred overnight.

Thus the world we live in now, where Black athletes' criminal actions are covered up by administrations, coaches (here's looking at you, Jim Tressel), and ignored by nearly all-white fan bases because of the belief that only Black players can bring championships and accolades to the university or professional sports franchise.

College administrators no longer look upon the miserable Black graduation rates with a sense of shame, because these hired talents -- most of the time -- have no legitimate goal of graduating in anything outside of a general studies degreeThey are simply enrolled to win championships regardless of the ramifications in the future when their recruitment becomes suspect.

White people, after decades of watching Black atheletes gradually come to predominate the play at one position after another, have been programmed to believe that Black people are better at athletics.  And these white spectators have yet to reach an understanding of what this capitulation ultimately represents.

The relentless seas rushed in and nothing will ever be the same again. Black criminality -- that primarily preys upon Black people -- was once kept in check because Black people wouldn't tolerate it. Now Black people excuse it, rationalize it, justify it, defend it, explain it away as just another lingering vestige of Jim Crow and a tyrannical judicial system. Every Black person's view is drenched in a sense of entitlement, and the repercussions are damaging and horrific.

Black athelets, present and former, meet any criticism of Black athletes attack, ridicule, and assertions of blatant racism.  Black athletes form a tight-knit fraternity and protect one another from outside attacks.

Most Black males believe they can grow up to become professional athletes. Those, that is, who don't have a promising career in criminality, government service, as a diversity hire at a major corporation, or even a career as a celebrated racial academician.

The National Football League (NFL) has locked out its players, because they ostensibly work under slave wages and demand a bigger piece of the pie. The NFL brand, built over the past 75 to 80 seasons, has eclipsed baseball as America's favorite sport.  The athletes who play now - 70 percent Black - enjoy the harvest sown by many players -- predominately white - from the rich history of the NFL whose tireless labors built a sport that once paid as much a year as some current players make in but one single quarter of a football game.

Black athletes have little appreciation for the sport and believe it is their right to be earn millions (and spend millions more) and be beloved at both the collegiate and professional level. Having no loyalty save to the Almighty Dollar, Black athletes will go to the highest bidder and spend every last penny with reckless abandon.

We already know that Michael Vick is a figure adored in the Black community, but Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant represents the true face of the NFL in 2011. Having been ruled ineligible at Oklahoma State for lying to the NCAA, character issues were quickly disregarded because his athletic ability necessitated his high selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Though the NFL Players created a lockout pool of money for players who paid into that systemBryant's fathers is a pimp. His mother had three children by the time she was 18. Were it not for his ability to catch the football, one is hard-pressed to come up with a viable employment option for Bryant that would present him the opportunity to earn $850,000 in a lifetime, let alone in exchange for one year of his labor.

That is precisely what the NFL gave the opportunity to do, which he quickly spent away:
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is facing two lawsuits seeking more than $850,000 for unpaid jewelry bills, NFL and NBA tickets and loans.

A Tarrant County man is suing Bryant for $588,500 worth of watches, earrings, bracelets, rings and other jewelry, plus $15,850 worth of tickets and $11,000 in unpaid loans. All the transactions were between June 2009 and June 2010.

Receipts signed by Bryant show that they were supposed to be paid by July 30, 2010, “or when he signs his first Marketing or Sports Contract, which ever happens first,” the lawsuit said. The suit was filed in September and amended last week, before Bryant allegedly unleashed a tirade at a mall security officer concerned about his drooping pants.

Another lawsuit filed last week says Bryant owes a New York company $246,000 for jewelry purchases made between January and May 2010.
Bryant accepted loans while at Oklahoma State and made extravagant purchases, which he incorrectly thought he would never have to pay back.  One should remember that 78 percent of NFL players go bankrupt two years after retirement, and seeing the financial decisions of first-year NFL player Dez Bryant is a stark reminder why such events transpire.

 He was also recently kicked out of a Dallas mall for wearing baggy pants, a trend among Black males and a common accoutrement of Black criminals nationwide. Bryant wasn't happy:
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was ejected from an upscale Dallas shopping mall after a dispute over the sagging pants worn by him and some companions.

A police statement on Tuesday says officers working off-duty on Saturday as security at NorthPark Center encountered Bryant and three companions wearing the drooping pants.

According to the statement, when the officers asked the four to pull up their trousers, Bryant launched into a profanity-laced tirade that prompted the officers to escort the four from the mall.

Police say Bryant refused to leave, however, until his “representative” could arrive and he parked in a fire lane until a friend arrived and persuaded him to leave.
Bryant represents the modern NFL and what the grotesque parody the league has become; the majority of the players have absolutely no concern for the fans and no respect for the history and tradition of the game.

And they'll have no problem calling themselves "slaves" in the process.

When that dike burst in 1956, the waters that poured in eroded what was once the United States. The flotsam and jetsam left behind is Black Run America.

Out of a possible score of 50, Bryant pulled down a 16 on his Wonderlic test.  He was heavily recruited by many of the major college football powers that would never have considered him as a student were it not for his athletic prowess.

He is worshipped by millions for his ability to catch a football during the course of a frivolous game. This is but a one example of why we find ourselves living under Black Run America (BRA).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Will "White Flight" be declared Illegal? News from the "City too Busy to Hate"

Will "white flight" be declared illegal? Why don't people move to majority Black cities?
In the state of Georgia, the Black Caucus is suing majority white cities ostensibly because of White Flight and the lack of tax dollars being shared with the city of Atlanta. The Black Undertow has been unsuccessful in turning these cities and counties into mirror images of Clayton and DeKalb County, because Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek have kept property values high, keeping a Black influx from transpiring.

The sad fact is the state of Georgia is broke. With an astounding number of Black people moving back to the South after failing in virtually every other city they went to during The Great Migration, the stress levels on an already broken infrastructure are going to become shockingly apparent. As this incredible article from admits, Black people are reliant on local, state, and federal government for employment and entitlements at levels disproportionate to other racial groups:

Poor and working-class Blacks, on the other hand, are caught between a rock and NO place—the “hard place” option no longer exists.

Simply put, the current economic crisis is much deeper than job and business creation. Both can be undertaken and still feature exploited workers with no health benefits or a living wage.

So what options exist for the Black poor and working class?

First, at the very least, poor and working-class Blacks need to organize. They should not be seduced by political slogans of hope.

Black youth, whose unemployment numbers are approaching a staggering 50 percent, for example, have to be aware of Arab young people using the “white man’s magic” (cell phones, Internet, FaceBook, and Twitter) to revolt against oppressive regimes. In doing so, some Arabs have made references to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Yet, Black youth have failed to capitalize on the growing trend of using technology for political mobilization to address staggering unemployment and other issues that impact their lives.

According to a recent Target Market News Report, Black-Americans spent $9.4 billion dollars on cell phones and connectivity services in 2009.  This is regarded as a growing market. Even so, cutting-edge smart phones do not constitute Black political or economic power, especially for millions of Black youth for who technology is used primarily in the hot pursuit of foolishness.

Second, the disproportionate number of Blacks employed by municipal, state, and federal government need to wake up to the budget deficit game being played in Washington. It is not far-fetched to imagine the possibility that they may be sacrificed en masse. Beyond these workers themselves, budget cuts also translate into an assault on working and middle-class Blacks.

And finally, for Black folks who did not have jobs in the first place, surviving in the underground and barter economy—as they have always done—is the most viable option. They, like many of their counterparts across race trapped in jobless urban centers and rural areas, are caught in the middle of history.
This above article is an honest look at a problem we have pointed out will eventually manifest itself in America. The Federal Government is already attacking all-white counties and cities, scolding them for not making enough concession to Black Run America. Whose side do you think the government will fall on during a massive Black revolt (which seems to be encouraging)?

An artificial Black middle class has been created in Atlanta, largely due to a massive support network that seeks to improve the quality of Black life at the expense of other racial groups:
Local leaders said black business people come to Atlanta because of the city's strong black middle class, support among other black entrepreneurs and black colleges and universities.

"There are really a lot of proactive efforts to engage small businesses and entrepreneurship here," said Nancy Flake Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Urban League. "The political climate is supportive."

Groups such as the Urban League, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Atlanta Metro Black Chamber of Commerce and Atlanta Business League have assisted these efforts.
The Federal Government has already made it clear that all-white cities, counties and states are a thing of the past (just ask the Somalians of Minnesota and Maine how great the welfare programs are there). Now the Black Caucus is suing the refugee camps outside of Atlanta and calling for the dissolution of these white flight enclaves.

Atlanta is known as The City too Busy to Hate. In reality, it is a city whose Disingenuous White Liberal class has been one of the most dedicated groups in the erection of Black Run America (BRA) and a metropolitan area that saw its Black ruling political class come under fire in 2009 when it became apparent that they were losing control of the city.

It's a city where 30,000 Black people rioted over the right to sign a waiting list for Section 8 housing that wouldn't be available for five years.

It's a city with some of America's least safe neighborhoods (all Black areas).

It's a city white people fled from, and in so doing established some of the top counties in the nation (they would apologize for this on Oprah). Slowly, and surely, the Black Undertow followed. Gwinnett, Clayton, and even parts of Fayette County all succumbed to the problems that the citizens who fled to them sought to avoid.

The ultimate question is this: Why are cities and counties with majority white populations so desirable and cities and counties with majority Black population so undesirable? 

Now the legal system will be used to break up white flight. As we have seen with Marin County in San Francisco, the legal system is in the pocket of BRA. Strangely, Black people still believe that the legal system operates under Jim Crow. This is why Brian Nichols thought he was a Black Avenging Angel of Death (BAAD), courtesy of people like Michelle Alexander who hold a revered place in Black people's hearts and minds.

The mentality of people like Alexander has harmfully impacted thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Black people. Maybe even millions. has basically called for insurrection in this nation by Black people, following on the heels of Middle East uprisings.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, like The Washington Post and New York Times, rarely publishes articles that deal with race and crime (unless its a story like the Duke Lacrosse hoax). If they did, the paper would just be a print version of Thug Report.

If Black people follow's suggestion and start to use social media to protest a system that provides free lunches, welfare, cell phones, housing, scholarships, allows Black-only groups to help with creating businesses, and employs a disproportionate amount of Black people in government jobs, how do you think non-Black people in America will react?

As we have said before, Black Run America is going to collapse on itself. Attempting to deprive people of the right to "white flight" by suing majority white cities that exist because majority Black cities (and Black-run municipalities) are unsuitable for raising families is a shocking indicator of the power of BRA.

But it's an act of desperation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Michelle Alexander and Black Incarceration Rates: The Real Conspiracy

Black crime is Jim Crow's fault
Once you join the ranks of those who can see, no matter how badly you may desire averting your eyes from the truth you can never go back. Life would be so much simpler enjoying television, sports and movies without noticing the oddity of manufactured Black Fictional Heroes in every commercial, sitcom or film. They are needed to offset the lack of Black heroes in the real world, with the burden falling on basketball and football to fulfill the vast majority of those slots.

Once you join the ranks of those who can see, every news story takes on a whole new meaning. There are some people who search for answers by conjuring up elaborate conspiracies to explain the state of the world, believing a pernicious force is behind every action.

We at Stuff Black People Don't Like came up with the idea of Black Run America (BRA) to explain the most obvious conspiracy in the United States, an open conspiracy.  Academia and the media excuse away continuous Black failures, blaming someone called Jim Crow and something called white privilege as the primary source of these struggles.

It is because of academics like Michelle Alexander, who wrote the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, that mass murdering Black criminals like Brian Nichols can try and justify their actions as attempts to bring justice to unjust system. White privilege and this mysterious Jim Crow can be the only culprit behind the high prison rates of Black males:
More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation. 

Alexander, currently a law professor at Ohio State, had been brought in to discuss her year-old bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness More Black Men Now in Prison System than Were Enslaved. Interest ran so high beforehand that the organizers had to move the event to a location that could accommodate the eager attendees. That evening, more than 200 people braved the pouring rain and inevitable traffic jams to crowd into the library’s main room, with dozens more shuffled into an overflow room, and even more latecomers turned away altogether. Alexander and her topic had struck a nerve.

Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice  Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.”

“Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes.

As a consequence, a great many black men are disenfranchised, said Alexander — prevented because of their felony convictions from voting and from living in public housing, discriminated in hiring, excluded from juries, and denied educational opportunities.

“What do we expect them to do?” she asked, who researched her ground-breaking book while serving as Director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California. “Well, seventy percent return to prison within two years, that’s what they do.”
We wrote an article that detailed crime is dropping, though unemployment is rising. It is a commonly held belief that when times get tough, crime becomes more commonplace. Richard Cohen of The Washington Post pointed out what this means last year:
This is a good news, bad news column. The good news is that crime is again down across the nation -- in big cities, small cities, flourishing cities and cities that are not for the timid. Surprisingly, this has happened in the teeth of the Great Recession, meaning that those disposed to attribute criminality to poverty -- my view at one time -- have some strenuous rethinking to do. It could be, as conservatives have insisted all along, that crime is committed by criminals. For liberals, this is bad news indeed. 

The figures are rather startling. From 2008 to 2009, violent crime was down 5.5 percent overall and almost 7 percent in big cities. Some of those cities are as linked with crime as gin is with tonic or as John McCain is with political opportunism. In Detroit, for instance, with the auto industry shedding workers, violent crime was down 2.4 percent. In Washington, D.C., murder was down 23.1 percent, rape 19.4 percent and property crime 6 percent. Stats for political corruption are not available. 

Probably the most surprising numbers come from Phoenix, which thought of itself as sinking in a sea of supposedly immoral and rapacious immigrants, all of them illegal and all waiting for nightfall and the chance for a nifty burglary or home invasion. If so, the crime reporting system has virtually collapsed. To the surprise no doubt of local TV news anchors, violent crime was down almost 17 percent. Back at 11.

What's going on? A number of things, say the experts. As is always the case, the police credited the police for magnificent police work, while others cited the decline in crack cocaine usage. Those answers, though, are only partially satisfying because, believe you me, if and when crime begins its almost inevitable ascent, the very same police authorities will blame economic or social conditions beyond their control -- not to mention the inevitable manpower shortage.

Whatever the reasons, it now seems fairly clear that something akin to culture and not economics is the root cause of crime. By and large everyday people do not go into a life of crime because they have been laid off or their home is worth less than their mortgage. They do something else, but whatever it is, it does not generally entail packing heat. Once this becomes an accepted truth, criminals will lose what status they still retain as victims.
Censoring the truth of Black crime and overall Black dysfunction is the primary conspiracy that the media, academia and the government engage in and attempts to blame high rates of Black incarceration on anything except high rates of Black criminality threaten to exacerbate the problem.

That Michelle Alexander is offered a prominent opportunity to galvanize already irascible Black people is one of the primary causes behind people like Brian Nichols hatred of a "system" that keeps Blacks perpetually down and, ultimately, she is to be blamed for their actions.

Black people are offered every opportunity to succeed in America, because they have the advantage of Black privilege in BRA. Their anti-social actions are excused and blamed upon lingering white racism and this Jim Crow character that appears almost on cue whenever Black people face adversity.

The Washington Post ran a story on Black victims of Black crime, but failed to point out a large demographic of Black crime:
Utterly absent from the Post story and Justice Department stats is anything about white victims of crime. Not a word. Do white folks not count, though they are two-thirds of the population?

Yet, in "The Color of Crime: Race, Crime and Justice in America," produced by the "right-leaning" New Century Foundation in 2005, using the same FBI and Justice surveys, startling facts emerge:

-- "Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against other blacks." Forty-five percent of the victims of violent crime by blacks are white folks, 43 percent are black, 10 percent are Hispanic.

-- Blacks are seven times as likely as people of other races to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery and three times more likely to use a gun in a crime.

-- "Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against a white person than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery." (If decent black folks have trouble hailing a cab, and they do, these numbers may help explain it.)

-- Black-on-white rape is 115 times more common than the reverse.

Even the two most famous sexual assaults by white men on black women in the last two decades -- the Tawana Brawley and Duke rape cases -- turned out to be hoaxes.

What do these statistics tell us? A message the Post will not report. The real repository of racism in America -- manifest in violent interracial assault, rape and murder -- is to be found not in the white community, but the African-American community. In almost all interracial attacks, whites are the victims, not the victimizers.

Michelle Alexander peddles an insidious myth that militarizes an already bellicose Black population. They commit crimes without an academic, such as herself, excusing this criminality on a racist criminal justice system.

That her talk was attended by 200 Black people is a reason why the jury system in America is broken. Black people sitting on juries will always believe that the racist criminal justice system is on the prowl to lock up yet another innocent Black person and refuse to convict them. Respected Black people like Alexander told them so.

Just imagine how long her book would be if abortion wasn't legal.

We plan to go back to publishing more traditional SBPDL-style articles soon, but our next two articles will be the most explosive yet. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Falsification of Hope: USA Today's Damaging Expose of Black Test Score Improvements in Atlanta and D.C.

Recall that one Atlanta metro county -- Clayton County -- already lost its accreditation. Another county, DeKalb County, is on the verge of losing its accreditation. And, the Atlanta Public School system is on probation and will have its accreditation reviewed at a hearing later this year.

He was right.
DeKalb and Clayton are school systems that have more than 75 percent Black enrollment, are completely run by Black administrators and taught by primarily Black instructors. Same with APS.

Clayton County was the first school system in more than 40 years to lose its accreditation in the entire United States of America.

We wrote about this story on March 4, and now the "nations newspaper" sort of follows suit. 

Not even the fine folks at USA Today dared mention the racial implications of why Atlanta Public Schools are in such a crisis mode. On the cover of today's USA Today, two hilarious stories were published detailing the massive cheating in Atlanta school's and questions that have been raised over dramatic improvements in Washington D.C. classrooms.

The dramatic improvements in Black test scores triggered red flags and spurred investigations of the school systems. Law enforcement is involved in both cases and one of the absolutely starkest examples of obvious Human Biodiversity (HBD) is transpiring before the eyes of the nation: the only way to close the racial gap in learning is to cheat, manufacturing improvements via falsification of results that both nature and nurture provide.

Strangely these gains triggered questions immediately over the validity of the improvements, showing that even those who grade the tests understand that no amount of Waiting for Superman, guidance from Crusading White Pedagogues or infusion of trillions of dollars into the education industry can close a racial gap in achievement that only a lowering of standards can alleviate.

Our question is to those who have done so much in the advancement of HBD via writing excellent articles, books, blogs, producing videos, etc., and it is simply this: What would the application of HBD look like in a country that, on virtually every level of human interaction (church, academic, business, entertainment) the integration of Black Run America (BRA) and Black Privilege has occurred? Subservience to the concept of improving Black Failure (inevitably caused by persistent white racism) is primary condition of being a good, morally upstanding 21st century American citizen, but Black Failure is appearing more and more to be a condition that no amount of nurture can alleviate.

What's the end game? What's the vision of a United States where -- and it is happening -- the idea of BRA and Black Privilege is no longer economically viable? What happens then?

We ask this question because these twin articles published by USA Today showcase that all the wishful thinking of Disingenuous White Liberals is coming to a crashing, highly public end.

The United States of America has immolated itself as a nation in the pursuit of bettering its Black population, an endeavor that no amount of money, set-asides, entitlements, policies and crocodile tears from those suffering from debilitating levels of white guilt can ameliorate. 

In the process, this attempt undid America.

Black Run America is collapsing before our eyes and no amount of intervention can stave off its demise.

USA Today failed to mention the racial implications of the falsification of test results, but we did back on March 4th.

So our question is this: What comes next? Because like it or not, the answer is coming.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Brian Nichols Channels Omar Thornton: Waged War on Racist Justice System in the name of Black People

You remember Omar Thornton, right? The media darling in that horrible mass murder of evil white bigots. Oh, he was the Black guy who pulled the trigger, ending the lives of eight former white employees he claimed were 
Brian Nichols wanted to start a race war, against a racist Atlanta police and justice system
racist (and thus deserving of death). 

The company he was fired from discriminated against him -- with only his account necessary for such accusations to be confirmed --and those nine deaths were just collateral damage in the war on whites being waged nationwide.

Just see what Eric "My People" Holder had to say on the situation of the Justice Department deciding to side against white people.

With what Omar Thornton did at his former place of employment, it should be noted that 88 percent of Black people believe they have experienced discrimination at the work place.

A regrettable number of Black people are shooting police officers. In Miami and New Orleans, a regrettable number of Black people have been shot by Black people because these people break the law.

Black people believe the police, the Justice Department and Justice system are aligned against them. In reality, the opposite is at play. Just look at what Seattle is doing in the name of "social justice":

City Attorney Pete Holmes defends the city’s progressive policies.  For example, driving with a suspended license is almost always charged when a person’s license has been suspended for failure to pay a fine, Fox News reports.  But Holmes says 44 percent of those prosecuted for the crime were African American.  According to Holmes, the disproportionate number of blacks being charged is a direct result of economic inequalities. 
Racial minorities are more likely to be poor than whites and unable to pay their fines, Holmes says, adding that it’s a waste of city resources to prosecute those cases.  “If we start to learn and understand that one of those institutional causes of racism is actually in the criminal justice system,” Holmes says, “it’s our obligation as prosecutors to address it.”

The Justice Department is making every attempt to excuse away Black crime. Black people are placing the justification for high levels of Black crime on a racist criminal justice system, instead of realizing high levels of Black crime are responsible for police increasing their presence in Black areas.

It's time people realize that the majority of Black people will always believe police and the criminal justice system operate straight out of a 1960s Bull Connor play book. Thus the reason Brian Nichols, a Black criminal who killed a judge, court reporter, Federal agent and a Sheriff's Deputy in Atlanta back in 2005 decided to wage a racial war in the name of perpetually oppressed Black people:
The Atlanta courthouse gunman said in letters that he escaped from guards and then killed four people in a shooting rampage to fight back against what he believed was a racist justice system, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. 
In the letters, which were among thousands of Georgia Bureau of Investigation documents reviewed exclusively by the AP, Brian Nichols lays out his motive for the March 2005 slayings in stark racial terms. 
"Certain dogs you can kick and they tuck their tail between their legs and run," he wrote in a July 2005 letter to a man who criticized him. "Others if kicked will turn and bite the individual responsible. I hate to say it, but it's the truth that black men have done way too much tail tuckin."
While awaiting trial on rape charges, Nichols overpowered a guard at the Fulton County Courthouse and fatally shot a judge, court reporter, deputy and federal agent. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole in December 2008. 
Trudy Brandau, the sister of slain court reporter Julie Ann Brandau, said the letters show Nichols is delusional. 
"If you want changes made, make smart, intelligent choices that would actually wind up causing improvement," she said. "What he wound up doing was extremely selfish and hasn't changed a thing for anybody." 
Nichols said he was infuriated that the judge, Rowland Barnes, was holding him without bond on rape charges while other inmates awaiting trial were set free. 
He compared himself to Dany Heatley, a former AtlantaThrashers star, whom Barnes allowed to remain free on bail after he was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2003 crash that killed a teammate. 
"White boy, driving crazy killed somebody. Was he not a threat to the community having killed a person as a result of his reckless behavior?" he wrote. 
He said "no black man has ever made a stand such as mine" and insisted the shootings sent a message. 
"Perhaps my children of another generation won't find their back against the wall, subjected to unequal treatment under the law. Unfortunately, my sacrifice is not enough to prevent that from happening, but perhaps it's a start." 
The gunman also described a perverse legal strategy. Writing to his prison pen-pal girlfriend Lisa Meneguzzo, Nichols said he was going on a letter-writing campaign to try to influence the jury pool and avoid a guilty verdict. 
"And believe me, in Fulton County, where there are a large number of people pissed off at the way the criminal justice system treats people, it can happen," he wrote. "All I need is the right people on the jury, and I go home. I've got to put in the grass-roots effort it takes to pull something like that off."
Remember that Black people are mad that seven criminal Black people have been gunned down in Miami, demanding that the police chief resign for this obvious indicator of racism. Brian Nichols saw himself as a Black Avenging Angel of Death (BAAD), which is how any cop-killing Black person will now be viewed.

Because Black people believe the justice system of the past -- and by extension the police perpetuate racist policies -- never left.

The media made Omar Thornton's victims the antagonists in that story of mass murder spawned by the white people's racism.

Nichols saw himself as a BAAD; a Black guy waging war against a system created to keep Black people perpetually down. In reality, the justice system in America is just another extension of Black Run America (BRA), operating to help Black people who by their own actions keep themselves perpetually down.

The Justice Department, criminal justice system and police departments across the country no longer represent Bull Connor America. Ever since Rodney King, a slow evolution to the Justice Department of Eric "My People" Holder has occurred.

Nichols attempted to galvanize fellow Black people to wage war against a system that does everything possible to excuse away poor Black behavior. That's all modern America has become: a nation that excuses away horrible Black behavior as a response to lingering vestiges of white racism.

Brian Nichols tried to start a war against a system that does everything possible to keep the root cause of Black behavior censored. That system is Black Run America; that root cause is Black people themselves.

San Francisco Too? Black People Flee San Fran Because of Problems Caused by Black People

The Black population of San Francisco is dropping dramatically
San Francisco is losing it Blacks population. Quickly. Unable to afford home prices in the city, the Black population is migrating to less expensive areas. The Black population, once confined to ghettos and economically depressed areas of the city, have decided life among one of the most Disingenuously White Liberal populations in America isn't that wonderful of a proposition.

Those areas of the city that were once economically depressed because of the saturation of Black people have now become booming examples of gentrification, thriving hipster cities where property value rises as each Black family moves away.

USA Today tells us why Black people are leaving San Francisco:
According to Census estimates, the number of blacks here shrank from 13.4% of the population in 1970 to just 6.5% in 2005 — the biggest percentage decline in any major American city.

Other cities are losing blacks to the suburbs — Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Washington and Oakland among them — but none has seen anything like what's happening here. The actual number of blacks has dwindled to about 47,000 out of a population of roughly 744,000. 

In Los Angeles, the proportion of blacks is 9.9%, just over half what it was in 1970, although the number of blacks remains relatively high — 366,000, according to 2005 Census estimates. And in Chicago an estimated 1 million blacks remain — about one-third of the population — even though more than 55,000 have left since 2000, says Kenneth Johnson, a Loyola University Chicago demographer who analyzed 2005 Census data.

"The flight is certainly more intense in San Francisco than elsewhere," says Hans Johnson, a demographer with the Public Policy Institute of California here.

No single cause explains the continuing exodus, according to city officials, leaders in the black community, demographers and current and former black residents. The high cost of housing — one of the highest in the nation — is a dominant theme, but there are other factors:

•The loss in the 1950s and 1960s of a key black enclave to urban renewal.
•High crime rates in some of the city's surviving black neighborhoods.
•Substandard public housing, as acknowledged by city officials.
•Dissatisfaction with underperforming urban schools.

"Black people really don't matter in San Francisco. It's what this generation of political leadership inherited," says Chuck Collins, president of the YMCA of San Francisco. "There's been a very uneasy truce with the black population."

The task force "ought to study what's wrong with the white power structure, why they can't be responsive to the African-American community," says Amos Brown, pastor of Third Baptist Church and president of the local NAACP chapter. "They didn't need us anymore."

Stopping black flight will be "an uphill battle," Blakely says. "If you're a middle-class African-American, one of your dreams was to move into a nice mixed neighborhood and send your kid to a decent school."
Today, African-Americans across the USA are "suburbanizing" at a rate slightly higher than whites, he says. "As their incomes go up, they move out."

Lower-income blacks are leaving, too, typically to a city's closest suburbs. When cities redevelop blighted public housing or replace it with mixed-income units, many residents are left out.
Wait. The Black population of San Francisco is leaving because of problems created primarily by Black people? High crime rates in a city usually are reserved to areas with a high concentration of Black people, which USA Today affirms is a reason. Check.

Loss of Black enclave to gentrification? Check.

Substandard public housing? Black people complaining about Section 8 and government provided, tax payer supported domiciles and their haphazard condition? Check?

Under-performing urban (read Black schools) schools that the cities DWL population would never, ever send their kids to, unless they desired having them learn around Black kids more likely to be disciplined then earn a degree? 

If a school is failing in America, chances are it is failing because of the quality of students taking the standardized tests that represent that school. That predominately Black schools in San Francisco failed is a reflection of the academic abilities of the predominately Black student population.


White liberals are pricing an undesirable Black element out of their cities, a progressive move being replicated in Washington D.C. and New York City. Quality of life dramatically increases as the percentage of Black people in a cities population decreases.

Watch the video below to show the Federal Government's reaction to this crisis and realize that it will only be employed with greater frequency as America becomes increasingly diverse and white people (DWL's included) look to save some remaining civility by setting up enclaves. White people can no longer flee to Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana or Maine and hope to set up Whitopia's. The Federal Government has declared war on white people, even DWLs. The strategy they will use to break up these attempts of escaping diversity is illustrated in this video below.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Black Exodus from New York: The 21st Century "Great Migration Back South" Begins

Something strange is happening in America (we said this yesterday, but it's true... something strange is happening in America).

America's biggest cities are seeing their Black populations decrease exponentially. New York City, once known as the Black Mecca in America, has seen a mass exodus of Black people:
New York City holds a special place in the collective conscience of Black America. 

Not only does it have the highest concentration of blacks -- according to the 2000 Census, there were more blacks living in New York City than in all but four whole states -- much of black intellectual power and cultural capital has been accrued within its borders. 

It gave voice to Shirley Chisholm, refuge to Malcolm X, legs to Althea Gibson and opportunity to Jackie Robinson. It was the incubator of the Harlem Renaissance, the proving ground of jazz and the birthplace of hip-hop. 

It was a black Mecca and magnet. Was. 

Next week, the Census Bureau will release local data for New York. And if those data come in as expected, they will show the first drop in the black population of New York City on a census since at least 1880, according to Professor Andy Beveridge, a sociologist at the City University of New York. (The white, Asian and Hispanic populations are all expected to grow.) 

Part of the shift is likely from an overall trend in black migration toward the South and the suburbs. For example, the 2010 Census figures show that Georgia's black population grew by 23 percent and Florida's by 25 percent, but as The Associated Press reported Friday: ''The share of blacks in large metropolitan areas who opted to live in the suburbs climbed to 58 percent in the South, compared with 41 percent for the rest of the U.S.'' 

There is also the city's continued shedding of manufacturing jobs and shrinking middle class that is pushing it ever closer to becoming a dim, stilted wasteland of the wealthy, from edge to edge. 

But to the soup of reasons and recriminations I would like to add one more possible factor that must be considered if not studied: the hyper-aggressive police tactics that have resulted in a concerted and directed campaign of harassment against the black citizens of this city. 

According to a report in The Times last year, there were a record 580,000 stop-and-frisks in the city in 2009. Most of those stopped (55 percent) were black (a large portion were also Hispanic), most were young and almost all were male. For reference, according to the Census Bureau, there were about only 300,000 black men between the ages of 13 and 34 living in the city that year. A mere 6 percent of the stops resulted in arrests. 

The Times article revealed that in one eight-block area of an overwhelmingly black neighborhood in Brooklyn, the police made 52,000 stops in just four years, an average of nearly one stop for each resident each year.
And many of those arrested are charged with having small amounts of marijuana. According to an analysis of these arrests by Harry Levine, another sociologist at the City University of New York, the New York Police Department under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made more of these minor drug arrests than under his previous three predecessors combined. These targeting tactics mean that blacks are arrested for minor drug possession at seven times the rate of whites although on national surveys whites consistently say that they use marijuana more than blacks or Hispanics. 

Why would people stay and withstand this if they had the wherewithal to leave? 

If this is even part of the reason blacks are fleeing from, or simply not coming to, our great metropolis, then the city, knowingly or not, is engaged in its own subtle form of ethnic cleansing -- a sort of eradication by intimidation.
It's a bloody shame that New York City, once a city infested with crack users and crime, got tough on Black crime in a way that Seattle never would. In 2007, City Journal reported these sobering statistics:
Though blacks, 24 percent of New York City’s population, committed 68.5 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults in the city last year, according to victims and witnesses, they were only 55 percent of all stop-and-frisks. Of course, the Times didn’t give the actual crime figures. Even a spate of vicious assaults on police officers in the week before the indictments didn’t change the predominant story line that officers were trigger-happy racists.
Worse,the majority of murder victims happen to be Black people:
A Daily News review of the latest NYPD crime statistics shows drugs are a factor in at least half of city homicides - and two out of three victims are black.
Stats through Tuesday reveal 49% of all murder victims are involved with drug use and/or drug sales. The figure is 53% for murder suspects.
The numbers say 67% of murder victims are black, with 25% Hispanic and just 4% white.
In 12% of city slayings, drugs are the exclusive motive. Police say that figure is much higher when other factors such as previous disputes and criminal histories of victims and suspects are included.
The days, times and places where death is most imminent for New Yorkers:
  • The deadliest day of the week: Saturday (89 murders).
  • The safest: Tuesday (58 murders).
  • The deadliest time of day: 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. (41 murders).
  • The deadliest weapon: Guns, used in 62% of all killings.
  • The deadliest precinct: Brooklyn's 75th, with 30 murders. 

Much of the data mirrors past years, when black men were most often targeted in fatal shootings.
The city's homicide total stands at 476 through Tuesday, compared with 470 for all of 2009. Police suggest the bump indicates the NYPD is also a victim - of its own success after last year's record low.
Tony Fields, whose barbershop sits in the city's most lethal precinct, never noticed much change around his East New York business. "It's not that complicated," said Fields, 44. "Lots of guns and drugs equals a high murder rate. Get rid of the drugs. Get rid of the guns. Get rid of the murders."
Mr. Fields is wrong. Getting rid of the Black population will, conversely, get rid of murders. It's that simple. Just look at Washington D.C., where violent crime rates are dropping with the dramatic rise in the white population.

High rates of stop and risk for Black people in New York City happen because of high rates of criminality by Black people. It's why even Black taxi drivers don't want to pick up Black taxi patrons.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Black people all over America are participating in a reversal of the "Great Migration" of the 20th century. They are headed BACK to the South in unbelievable numbers.

The fate of Gotham City as depicted in Escape From New York City is no more. As Black people leave, order is restored.