Monday, September 01, 2014

Great Resource: "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America"

The road map and history of the communist takeover of our schools is quite open to the public. Step by step, the leaders in charge released statements, research papers, orders, editorials and books describing the goals and mechanisms for changing education. It is horrifying, but lends credibility to the idea of a loose conspiracy of like minded individuals running the media, academia and the civil service. Charlotte Iserbyt's "the deliberate dumbing down of america" is not a great book to read, but it is an absolute great reference that tracks the homegrown communists. You can access her website for PDF versions or buy the book, which is weirdly still expensive despite being decades old (textbook use?), and just keep it for reference. Everything is laid bare. The key thing that this reveals is the why behind changing American education.

Even before World War Two, America's leaders (Carnegie/Rockefeller Foundations and others) saw the end of the individual age of man and the rise of the collective age. I'll condense the long book.

The entire goal of education was to mold people for the rise of the American global empire. Destroy the bonds and connection to traditional thoughts and family history. Think globally. We moved away from educating people and slid into shaping people's attitudes.

This is why nothing works, but we never go back to pre-FDR methods. It is a materialistic view of man, and great for shaping people to support the aims of a government that is now an empire. If anything is to be inferred about the obsession with "the gap", poor schools are the perfect tools for these communists. We must "close the achievement gap", so we go to inner city schools and offer them more money, but they have to accept the new schooling methods, and after they are test run there, they get shipped off to other school districts for use. Scores stay low, nothing is improved, but suddenly other school districts are learning communist garbage instead of their old curriculum.  

Iserbyt is great at showing different statements and papers that would become policy. She also lays out the "change agent" game plan where they bark for more school money. Local property taxes cannot cover it, so it becomes a state issue. States pay for some of it, but to prevent fraud and measure results, they institute tests. Teach to the test starts. Ask for more money and eventually the Feds get involved, and now you're at the mercy of the commies in charge for globalism, commie curriculum. As Iserbyt states, the two parties have the same goals, fund the same programs but serve slightly different constituencies. Think you're safe at a Christian school, think again. Iserbyt explains how vouchers are the means for the government to get their laws into regulating private schools. Home-schoolers will have problems, too. She does not actually write much, but simply reveals their duplicity and failure after failure that somehow does not hurt any academic's or policy maker's career. She also points out the long, slow war fought by teachers, parents and administrators who have resisted this onslaught for decades.

Reading this book, you will be saddened and angered by the devious behavior of the communists that have been in charge for decades. Iserbyt is also clear in stating how the stamp of authenticity that the Ivy credentials gave these charlatans. These Ivy graduates control our federal service, which per Iserbyt "funds 90% of all education research". These fools linked American education to UNESCO standards and methods. Like using states as labs for creating national programs, UNESCO allowed transmission of commie nations' programs to the US to "catch up". Had they just been bums in ratty clothing, they would have been thrown out of any building for making these suggestions. The most ludicrous thing of our education system is that we subject children to systems and behavior modification programs that prison inmates and government workers are protected from going through and have their religious rights allow for exemption from compliance. If anyone ever opens a "Cathedral Studies" program at the antiversity, this book should be on the shelves.

Here are select passages she cites or cites and explains for non-civil service laymen.

- In 1944, the Educational Policies Commission released a book with the following goals: federal programs for health, education and welfare combined in one giant bureau, Head Start programs, getting pre-school children into the system, teacher participation in curriculum decisions, federal funds without federal control, youth services through a "poverty program", removal of local control of political and educational matters "without seeming to do so", and sex education. Same goals in 2014.

- This 1942 Time article that laid out the super-protestant world empire goals.

- The 1965 ESEA that would become an overwhelming majority of state education funding within 25 years. This targeted low income and disadvantaged youths for Skinnerian methods of education.

- Iserbyt cites Dr. Henry M. Levin in 1971, who wasted millions of federal dollars on methods that did not work, get picked up for a new program with more funding. No one is ever held accountable.

- In a 1972 NY Times article by William Stevens, Stevens wrote of the process based global society revolution raging across the US, which was being resisted by those wishing to focus on fact based, Western civilization studies. This was timed with Dr. Chester Pierce (Harvard) writing about the need to educate future planetary citizens.

- In 1975, experimental psychologists received federal funding for course design that would "mold children's social attitudes and beliefs along lines that set them apart and alienated them from the beliefs and moral values of their parents and local communities".

- Iserbyt hammers away at the focus on education policy makers that repeatedly discuss children as human capital and identifying them and pushing them along towards career paths the system wants them to go towards and not their individual or familial wants or desires. Iserbyt finds sources discussing this human capital issue as far back as the '70s.

- The 1981 book All Our Children Learning by Professor Ben Bloom states, "the purpose of education and the schools is to change the thoughts feelings and actions of students". We now know why American test scores do not improve despite more education spending.

- A 1982 essay in the Innisbrook Papers by Harvard Professor Anthony Oettinger that described the antiquated need for literacy amongst the population. Do they really need it to read? Don't they just need to know how to navigate society/ Once again, it is thirty years later and we know they failed.

- John Dunphy wrote "A Religion for a New Age" in The Humanist in 1983 about the primary importance of America's classrooms, "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved".

- Why make education so important, because you can control the nation through education. In 1983, some aware individuals laid it out clearly, "Universal education fits neatly into the authoritarian state. Education is tied directly to jobs - control of the job being the critical control point in an authoritarian state". That fits well with let's get someone fired for not being progressive enough.

- Iserbyt documents the "effective schools" movement. This movement is still all around you. It focuses on direct learning, and is part of the reason poor performing school districts are getting Ipads and Chromebooks if they accept grants now.

- Iserbyt knows the cathedral idea but does not know she knows it. Here's her description of a 1908s Carnegie Foundation chairman. "Hornbeck is a soft-hearted, highly paid 'should-have-been' Presbyterian minister do-gooder who approaches his job with missionary fervor rooted in the theologian Reinhold Biebuhr's idea that a good Christian must strive to correct any unjust status quo".

- Spring 1987: the Carnegie Foundation awards Lee Shulman $817,000 in grant money despite being a part of a massive failure in Chicago's use of Mastery Learning. No accountability. No new ideas.

- Iserbyt notes that as home-schooling took off in the late '80s so did articles about schools being great ways for the community to protect children from child abusers who would sequester them at home, hiding the abuse. Media has to protect their cathedral friends with a good offense. She notes on page 331 that if the media had printed essays and research that showed resistance and revealed the poor goals of the education reformers that the nation would be spared. Seriously, let's call Iserbyt up now!

- A 1989 article by Rushworth Kidder to make education focus on "one world; develop educational curricula that reflect the realities of global interdependence; promote community service; inculcate a healthy skepticism for authority; reduce the share of GNP devoted to military spending; and strengthen the role of the UN and other multilateral forums". Basically a progressive platform was the goal for children's education.

- Iserbyt points on page 280-281 to the development of hypothetical resumes that would report more on one's self esteem, responsibility and other intangibles that the progressives would deem good for the workplace.

- Here are some of the education topics in a 1992 essay: vegetarianism, environmentalism, pacifism, population control, international global government, and Gaia worship.

As Iserbyt writes and notes non-stop, these are old goals but the same goals from seventy five years ago. They will not stop. This will be a continuous fight. This will not end until the USG system is broken apart and cannot be reconstituted.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chocolate Cheesecake

Wrapping up Black Week, I made a vague promise of a women post, which we could call Chocolate Cheesecake. I've written before on the new form of 'passing', which for black men is finding a women who looks white but is just black enough for mom. Sad really but foreseen by old timers. There are attractive black women out there who are not Halle Berry 50-70% white DNA types. Maybe if black men avoided sleeping with 200 pounders, there would be incentive to shed the pounds and improve the pool of black women with nice bodies. Top notch talent like Carla Campbell is out there.

Incredibly high quality
Jamaican born model who was in SI's swimsuit edition. Natural curves, great eyes and full lips plus no hint of european DNA.

Pornography has some pretty black women. An unspoken thing in the porn world is the inversion of norms when it comes to interracial scenes. While the media still worries about the taboo, what they are really focusing on is the taboo of non-black women performing with black males. This is reinforced by IAFD only listing an interracial performance as a non-black with a black. If they truly listed all IR, there would be an unspoken pattern. The more attractive the black female in porn, the higher percentage of scenes she will have with whites. Media does not cover that, but it's real. Clear cut examples exist. Even black feminist performers see it to some degree.

On the porn forums, debates of best natural breasts ever in the industry usually include Audree Jaymes (Bing search her). Amazing body. Looks like a girl on the track team who sprouted DDs after high school. As great as her breasts were, her teeth were just as bad. She was a performer with a short lived career (she married out) who made maybe 25 films and most of them are with whites.

The rest of her pics were NSFW
On lifestyle black male ezines, they'll list best or hottest black chicks in porn. Lacey Duvalle is usually high on that list. She is another with, ahem, many scenes with white talent. The fans notice, and it does bug some black fans who forget porn performers are just filmed hookers. They do it for the money. It irks the bruthas, but it doesn't stop them from watching all the reverse IR they can find. Duvalle's curves are bought but worth every penny.

Hard to find SFW pics of her
Use Bing for image search. Google is filtering things now (even with safesearch off). That might carve a niche for Bing search if they keep it up, "Bing: We Don't Filter Out Porn".

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sports Exception that Proves the Rules

Oh Lordy, the media is gushing about the wicked awesome pitcher at the Little League World Series you just have to watch. Of course you will remember her name forever! Mo'ne! I can't imagine why the sports media is going nuts about her. She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Why?

Black, female and who knows maybe she already is a lesbian. That is progressive media BINGO right there. Kind of reminds me of the jokes comics and sportscasters made about the Danny Almonte kid and his city team scaring the little white or foreign kids on other teams. Almonte was a 14 year old who competed as a 12 year old. If you know male growth patterns, you know 14 vs. 12 is a large difference, so his team illegally beat good team after good team because every other game they had a 14 year old, only to lose in the finals to the foreign team because he couldn't pitch due to the "every other game" rule. It was "cool" though watching the city kids win per the media, whereas the Taiwanese teams that used 14 year olds in different years were dirty cheaters. Before the advent of widespread Little League softball programs, it was common to see one girl play in a Little League and occasionally one make it to an All-Star team. Hey, the media has to use the exception to prove nature's rules.

The Decline of New York City Basketball

Grantland had an interesting article on the decline of New York basketball. It is a good fluff read if you like sports, especially basketball and its history. It is an entertaining read. The article explains the decline of NYC as a mecca for basketball as well as a wellspring for talent. The Garden was a palace for basketball whether the Knicks or the Big East tournament. Stars played on the playgrounds. A new amazing point guard came out of NYC like they were off an assembly line. The Grantland article laments this decline and tries to find out why. Think some things are missing in their analysis? Grantland can only skirt around some issues and others it must skip entirely because of the progressive system.

Recognizing the NBA only picks up about 60 guys per year from the whole world would be a simple explanation for the drop in NYC ballplayers. This should not get in the way of good shock hooks for an essay. About 20% of the NBA is foreign born.
This is a pool of talent that was virtually nonexistent 25 years ago. This is going to squeeze out not the best, but the bench warmer or specialist type talent that might have scooped up a NYC player. The idea of NBA player is the end result of a series of steps. This involves a filtered funnel because God forbid any progressive thinks of the thirty steps it takes to get to the NBA (like from infant to practicing surgeon). This article is not going to mention the staggering number of black American aborted since Roe v. Wade. Lebron James's mom was a pregnant teenager. If she gets an abortion like the high percentage of NYC black American teens do, no one knows Lebron because he does not exist. That is the lottery ticket of genetics there for the NBA. How many NBA players have been aborted since the '70s. Can't talk about it.

The article mentions the change in the game from being a city game to a nationwide game with the growth of players from the South and West. The quotations mention strength training and weight-lifting. This actually pushes towards the physical fitness at 13 setting the stage for 7 years later on draft night, which is absurd but par for the norm in today's "upside", "potential", "burst", etc. sports world. Unmentioned is that the game went from being a city and primarily Northeast game to a game all blacks identified as their game. Those boys from the South are black players. Scouting is far more spread out, so there is a national network of scouts picking up guys through the AAU system and not relying on high school competition like days of old. it is kind of like Harvard's ending of their entrance exam and reliance on the SAT combined with a lowering of the pre school pipeline for picking freshmen. It is not hard to see similarities if one wants to think hard enough.

This might be a stretch but look at NYC's population and what NYC's black population went through in the '80s, '90s and even today. The men quoted mention empty playgrounds and empty courts when kids used to shovel courts to play. What if some of it is video games and some of it is safety? Murders started to rise sharply in the '70s and peaked in the early '90s. A 23-33 year old player would've been a kid during the peak crack years. Did NYC lose a future superstar from murder, crime, jail or just the secondary effect of influencing a family to leave or a family to cocoon their child? It is a possibility. Just like NYC's black population being roughly the same it was 35 years ago, but childhood obesity today is far worse than it was in 1979. What if a kid ate himself out of competition? Not the short fat guys, but guys who skyrocketed to 6'4" but ate themselves to 292 pounds have potential. Slice off 10-15% of the black youths out there, and then you have fewer black males to send through the filtered funnel for the NBA.

This is all rather silly. To point out a drop in players from one city of an incredibly young game and even younger league is a bit of a waste of print space. Similar to news media, with the involvement of blacks, there are only so many appropriate reasons one can cite for an issue. The foreign player numbers cut into the black numbers as some foreigners are black foreign born players, so that unsettling feeling of being squeezed (whether Harvard, manual labor or the NBA)  is there for American blacks. Best not ruffle feathers or think beyond idiotic points. The bigger idea is that basketball has grown in breadth of interest globally and NYC has stopped being the center of its earth. That is an interesting enough message that the mandarins of ESPN want to push anyway. There might be a dwindling interest from mainstream America, but by golly, the whole world cares now. Still, this is America, and the focus always has to be on America. This could just have been an article on the decline of basketball's connection to NYC. Similar to Notre Dame football though, when the Knicks bounce back, the cache will be there and it will be buzzing in the Garden.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blacks, Let's Make a Deal

Sometimes a problem gets so big that people stop trying to address it. Sometimes a problem is so thorny that even to touch it is to inflict pain. Sometimes you have to cut the Gordian knot. There are rumblings of secession. There are calls for black cops for black neighborhoods. There is always a search for black educators to teach black students. I read earlier in the year a gentleman call for reparations for blacks. We need to right a historical wrong that keeps getting further and further in the rear view mirror. Let's Make a Deal!!!

Before we make a deal, let me mention that reparations of any amount are rather horrible to bring up in our vibrant and diverse nation. What do the 15% of Americans who are Hispanic owe? What do the 5% of Americans who are Asian owe? What does anyone who immigrated after 1865 owe? What do descendants of those who fought and died wearing blue in the Civil War owe? Setting that aside, can we look at the ledger. Smart guys wrote about welfare and what not for why reparations are a bad idea, but let me bring up crime. What are the costs of crime?
Oh what if we just focused on black-white crime gaps? What of the differential in interracial rape that is in the tens of thousands? If each rape has a cost of $110K, that is $1.6 billion a year eating into your request. If the cost of rape is $448K like these researchers believe, then you're running into a $6 bil hit each year. What of murder? At $17 mil per murder and a couple hundred  murders differential per year, that is a couple billion each year. Multiply this over the statistics for the last forty years, and we've wiped away Mr. Coates request. Let's call it even.

The Deal

Money can be spent, and we all know the white devils would somehow find a way to get it back if it were purely greenbacks. Let us concentrate on land like Abe's deal would have been. First we need to locate all 1st and 2nd generation immigrants that identify as black and return them to their homelands. I include 2nd gen immigrants because they should help their homelands. After all, when an immigrant is raised in Maine and nurtured in the sweet, sea breeze all their life and still identifies as a Jamaican for public exposure, we might have a loyalty problem. That will knock the black population number down from 38 million to 33 million. We'd leave prisoners in prison, so that removes another million (we'll return them to you after release). Second, you are Americans, so there's a couple ways we could go about this. Repatriation to African is open, and we'd gladly set up an emigration program to a bribed welcoming nation in West Africa. If the call of Africa is not inviting, we can focus on keeping Americans who have been here centuries in America. We can use the Georgia Plan.

Georgia will be set up as your state. You can rename it as it was named after a white King of England. You can either remain in the union or create your own nation (might want to go "own nation" route to free up economic development). Because evil, racist whites live in Georgia, we will have to redistribute them to different US states (shut up, white Georgians, I know what I am doing). We also want to spare you from evil, racist whites, so we will set up strict border guards and fence around the border so that no white is allowed to stray in and potentially accost or kill your people. Evil whites, stay out. We will also make strict immigration rules to make sure no blacks stray and put themselves in the evil lands outside the state of Georgia. Finally, black businesses employing blacks. Black cops patrolling black neighborhoods. Black politicians everywhere. Black doctors, black nurses, black newscasters, black reporters, black teachers, black accountants, etc. No more white meddling. Think of how awesome that is.

Now I know some liberals might not want this state to happen. They are doubting you and you better show them! They are just scared because by placing 30 million blacks in one state only, they would lose every national election going forward. Why? Well all blacks would be concentrated in one state removing the swing difference in many states, plus we'd now have millions of whites to distribute to swing states. How many non-swing states could we make securely rightist? That could make continuing your favorite federal government programs untenable in the future. Better to not leave your destiny and your community in the hands of evil, white America (forget Hispanics and Asians). Make Georgia a separate nation. The world will be so proud. Freedom from evil, white privilege. Freedom from evil, white systemic racism. Freedom to make a nation of your own. The chance to create and control your destiny.

I have seen the racial dot map. Blacks generally live in major metropolitan areas and the South. Blacks should be angling for secession and emigration into blue states with those nice, progressive whites to avoid scary, racist whites. It would be better than competing with the Hispanics and suffering tribal warfare non-stop. No money to compete with the Asians and whites, and a lower, working class foe who exhibits tribal solidarity, family formation and lower rates of social dysfunction does not make a happy future. If secession does not come, this Georgia Plan is going to look fantastic in hindsight.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gentrification Research Results Perplexes Academics

Gentrification is such a nice, hot phrase for liberals to enjoy while simultaneously decry for ruining city slum authenticity. It is not like rich conservatives are gentrifying those areas. Simple reviews of vote history in elections by census tract can show the media progressives how they are just attacking the hands that pay for them. Academia even has a nice myopia or selective amnesia about gentrification. How else can one explain this piece of work.

Immediately, the writer does not notice the circumstances of recent decades where the gentrifying cities suffered sharp declines ans white flight qhile being followed by the FIRE economy real estate bubble. The Sun Belt cities had no gentrification because they experienced their growth in the post-WW2 era as those old, bordering bodoes of water experienced decline. Sun Belt cities had no zoning law red tape and cheap land. Rust Belt cities held on a bit longer due to manufacturing sticking around as an economic force longer there than in the older port cities. For liberals who celebrate diversity, they miss diversity of economics, history and land.

Comedy continues as the writers note research finding that gentrification is very dependent on the percent of black inhabitants with 40% a magical line. It might not just be "explicit racism" but other factors. Here is an idea: maybe it is crime statistics for the area. Maybe there is a sweet spot where real estate values are depressed by the crime and blight in the area but the crime and blight might be more manageable with an increased poloce presence. Do black gangs operate in 65% black neighborhoods but have less of a footprint in 30% black neighborhoods? Just asking before I label gentrification scouts racists.

The researchers find that gentrification does not have spillover effects for bordering neighborhoods. Anyone who has walked in a major Northeastern city knows this. It is an archipelago one navigates for safe zones. These academics and the writer have the foolish mindset that if you paint the cage pink, the pit bull will change. The idea inserting people with wealth into an area will help surrounding areas is an ancient one from the bygone era of ethnic city neighborhoods. Neighbors that all sent kids to the same schools, ate the same ethnic foods, went to the church and were a connected unit. Twenty first century gentrification is made up by wealthy or adventurous pepple who love the architecture, the location, the idea of living in the city or returning. There is no connection because it brings the atomized suburban experience to the city.

Looking at gentrification as an economic and lifestyle selection on the part of big money developers and urban, knowledge workers strips the stupidity from these academics' assumptions. This is not organic neighborhood building with a bonding drive. It is a homo economicus decision for one's lifestyle. It is about money, their money. If the natives do not adjust or do not feel the financial benefits, then tough, sell and move out. Gentrification is not evil amd it is not a solution to improving the plight of the urban poor. A return to the old neighborhoods in American cities is a fantasy. It might not improve the lives of the urban underclass but gentrification at least improves the quality and utility of the prime real estate in our knowledge economy hubs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Narrow the Inequality Gap by Just Graduating High School

We here about inequality all of the time now. Unemployment, weak job growth and stagnant wage growth generally out of focus because it makes the president look bad. The deeper look is that it would make our FIRE economy system look bad, so we definitely do not want to talk about it. A personal favorite the last week or so has been for the media to discuss inequality with regards to the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Inequality is the root of all evil. With the steady drumbeat of the media, I wonder what the progressive apparatchiks have in store for us from a policy standpoint to solve this. The media loves to point the black white income gap, never the wider black-Asian gap or even wider black-Jewish gap, but black-white so whites can feel guilty and vote correctly. The media can never own up to a simple way to close this gap because it reveals a horror story about America. Blacks simply need to graduate high school at higher rates.

We can brush aside immigration (negative effect) and broken families (negative effect) and just focus on
graduation rates. Per the wonderful Schott Foundation, one can get a glimpse of the true graduation rate for black males. Sadly, the foundation is beating the drum on disparate impact of school suspensions like the rest of progressive institutions. With their data in hand, the hidden truth is revealed. The percent of black boys that enter 9th grade who then received a regular diploma after four years is 52%. This is up from 42% since 2002. This 52% is a first for cracking the 50% line since tracking it. Despite the straight line drawing in their website's report, older data they used to release showed how that number bounced between 42-48% through the decade. The foundation's director says it is not flaws in the students but neglect by the government policy-makers and officials. Whatever that means, since black girls graduate at higher rates in the same school districts (similar to the white male-female differential). If you have a black friend who graduated high school, he is one of the good half. Now think of how all the black guys you know have graduated high school and ponder the out of sight underclass. Those guys are not around you, and you do not want them around with the other issues that follow them.

This has knock on effects that the media does not want to consider as part of the inequality debate. It is pretty easy to look at annual salary data and see that, on average, high school drop outs make roughly $10,000 less than high school graduates per year who make less than college graduates. This is another filtered funnel the media and progressives will not cite. You cannot close an income or wealth inequality gap if someone dropped out of high school fifteen years earlier. Never finish high school and magically, there are a lot of jobs you cannot get nor fields where you can advance. This is not access to college and more education. This is about basic high school completion, which has been "dumbed down" as much as possible by our education policy-makers. The problem is being portrayed as a lack of engagement and evil school suspensions, because God forbid anyone be accountable for their problem. If the kid has a tough home, we cannot cite how that broken home may be the result of government social welfare incentives or higher rates of dysfunction in certain communities.

This is a horror story. One that will not be fixed with all the government programs in the world. Increase the number of two parent homes and the graduation rate might go up. That would require removing perverse government incentives that foster single moms and a matriarchal structure for a society. Two parents do not solve everything, but that situation makes parenting easier. We cannot change those incentives because that's the gimmedats formula for leftist electoral success as well as lost jobs for the social workers of America. It comes back to finishing high school. It goes back to homes and families. These are issues we will not address properly. In the eyes of our progressive overlords, it will be much easier and better to install more government programs, more redistribution and more fairy tale slogans than to face reality.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ethnic Cleansing of a Black Stronghold

Oh the fun one can have with newspaper archives. Historians, like the communist Howard Zinn, like to say that the ballot box has been used as a relief valve for social duress. That might work within a civilized society with a proper execution of the rule of law. It might work with rulers aligned to the area they administer. It does not happen in 21st century America. As America's rulers continue to push the multicultural line, it might be best to review an example of ethnic cleansing in the heart of vibrancy: southern California. It might come as a shock to rap historians but the city of Compton (bow wow wow), has switched from a black stronghold to a Hispanic redoubt with wombs, horrible methods and tribal solidarity.

Compton was a black city with national exposure thanks to early '90s rap music. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and transplant Snoop Dogg rapped often about the mean streets of Compton. From a young G's perspective, it was a place where black boys become men and a veritable school of hard knocks. With Hispanic immigration in the 1990s, the Mexicans creeping north of the border found cheap real estate in Compton. They were fruitful and multiplied in Compton, but as the LA Times pointed out in 1998, they were still on the outside looking in politically. They were being excluded from power. Black leaders told them to go get the votes, and then maybe they could enjoy some of the leadership positions. Reading the Times report, there is a feeling that Southern California communities will find a way to share power and work together, it just needs time. Hispanics and blacks got along for the most part per the Times. This is a bit disingenuous because the Times has to play dumb about how the blacks ran whites out of neighborhoods and ascended to power in certain neighborhoods. Mexicans decided to take a similar route but slightly different.

Flash forward to 2013, the LA Times is running articles on Latino gangs terrorizing black residents in Compton. Hispanics now make up 65% of residents. Yes, the black Compton black rapper Kendrick Lamar raps about is a fantasy. Latinos did not bother to peacefully assemble voters, per the guidance of black leaders. instead, they decided to bring in the numbers and terrorize the other tribe. The Times is very detailed with the official ways the Latinos scare away blacks.

The attackers left, but a half-hour later a crowd of as many as 20 people stood on the lawn yelling threats and epithets. A beer bottle crashed through the living room window as the youngsters watched in horror."They were scared if they called the sheriff they'd be killed," Westin said. "So they called their mom, who called the Sheriff's Department."

I guess "snitches get stitches" is only acceptable when blacks use it to terrorize their own neighborhoods. The Times also thinks they can say the Compton homes were "well maintained" by blacks two decades ago. Not buying it as Snoop and Dre told me Compton was da mean streetz. I dislike anyone being terrorized by neighbors for simply being different, but it is incredibly hard for me to be sympathetic to an extended group (blacks) who have engaged in similar if not worse ways of chasing other people out of neighborhoods. Change black to white and Latino to black, and those instances of terrorizing are the same as in any neighborhood that has experienced white flight. The press and cops were quick to say none of the terrorized were connected to gangs. Yes, same goes for the millions of whites who fled cities after World War Two. The methods are not as organized and overt, but robbing your white neighbors and intimidating them is the same problem as described here.

The tragic part of this is found in statements by a city council member. "We need to address these issues," she said. "Because if they continue to fester like this, then it can spread to the whole city." Sorry, council member, but this is what happens across America when these two groups collide. The Times is silent on the black on brown crime that has gone on for decades combined with blacks freezing out Hispanics in the past. Hispanics now have the numbers, and score slightly better on almost every socioeconomic indicator. LA is ground zero but Hispanics now outnumber blacks in Chicago's public school system. Chicago has seen Mexican gangs move in, chip away at black territory, and then watch as they exhibit greater ethnic solidarity and let the black gangs gun each other down. Blacks have been on the losing end. This is horrible and an example of ethnic cleansing. As I wrote before on this very article, Hispanics move into those areas due to cheap rent or property, have nowhere to economically escape to, and they bring machetes and guns for retaliation.

The problem that blacks face is lack of capital and poor family foundations. When whites flee an area, they move 10 minutes further away and rebuild. On Indianapolis' Northside, one can witness what has happened to Lawrence Townships' schools and the decline creep northward and just drive ten minutes north to Fishers and see the gleaming new developments built after 1995. Blacks are not known for wealth or working capital. Middle class whites have been abandoning California, and the wealthy whites have their financial apartheid set up, so where oh where can they go? There is also another downside to the black community, and that is the moment anyone gets status or money in the community, they bail on their people. Nino Brown gave turkeys out at Thanksgiving, but your average black millionaire is hightailing it out of the hood. The article ends with the sad message that a man was shot for his skin color. This is ethnic cleansing, and only acceptable to discuss in the media because blacks are the victims. This is not the beginning nor is it the end, but it is a small tale in the diversity + proximity = war tale. The "no majority America of 2050" looks scarier by the day.