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The Pursuit of Racial Amity
Taki's Magazine ^ | January 7, 2014 | Fred Reed

Posted on 01/23/2014 3:48:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Pondering the smoking ruins of American racial policy, I wonder whether it isn’t time to say publicly what many, if not most, of both races know: It isn’t working. It isn’t going to work. If it were, it would have. If it were working, we would not need the unending laws to force the races together when they don’t want to be together. If people wanted diversity, it would happen without compulsion.

The hope that black and white would mingle amicably if only segregation were dismantled relied on a peculiarly American inattention to life and history and on a belief that people will behave as we want them to instead of how they observably behave. Human nature remains human nature, no matter how hard one holds one’s breath and turns blue.

It is not an easy thing that we try to do. Frequently, far smaller disparities than those between black and white lead to bloody conflict. Catholics and Protestants, Shia and Sunni, Jew and Christian are often virtually indistinguishable, yet they share a history of internecine butchery of each other. Is there anywhere an example of two groups so large and utterly different as blacks and whites successfully merging?

Despite our best imaginings, race is far more than skin deep. The races differ wildly in culture, appearance, attitudes, views of each other, language, musical taste, dress, attitudes toward law, education, family, and the role of government.

Much of what blacks believe about whites is almost psychotic. There are exceptions and degrees, yes, but the centerline remains....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacks; education; racism; welfare
Two page column.

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 3:48:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The civil rights movement was hijacked in the 60’s by the enemies of God and America with the result that today blacks are “educated to enmity” against whites. As long as the minds of blacks are encouraged to Hate there can be no real amity.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:19 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The government-academic complex has been doing what it can to incite a race and class war to destroy America.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 4:29:28 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While white America has become ever more accepting of blacks, blacks’ predations against whites have grown increasingly egregious, numerous, and durable. Those are the consequences (maybe unintended, maybe not) of policies imposed unilaterally on whites with no corresponding expectations for blacks. It’s quid without quo.

Only when the black community assumes some measure of ownership of its own shortcomings will any progress be made on the race front. And that includes a refusal to cry “racist” at every perceived inequity. But the Trayvon Martin debacle proved how far we are from that state.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:50:58 AM PST by IronJack
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