White Privilege Debunked
In America, there's some tabloid fodder that won't go away and that's the White Privilege and the College Admissions Scandal. For those unfamiliar with the story, basically a bunch of wealthy Americans bought spots into elite colleges for their dumb kids.
The topic of white privilege kind of festers under my skin. Why? Because "White Privilege" is a purely left-wing American construct.
Now America is 77% White, yet the top 10 richest Americans are all White. Now the under-educated in America are now screaming "see, see, WHITE PRIVILEGE!"
But we're not done here. Far, far from it.
America is the richest of the rich nations, but let's continue on down the list.
China is #2. Their largest ethic group is Han Chinese at 91%
Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian.
#3 Japan. Their largest ethic group is 98.5% Japanese.
Top 10 Richest: Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian.
#4 Germany. Their largest ethic group is 80% German.
Top 10 Richest: White, White, White, White, White, White, White, White, White, White.
#5 U.K. Their largest ethnic group is 87% White.
Top 10 Richest: White, Asian (?) What is this?
The second richest person (technically Brothers)....
Are Sri and Gopi Hinduja. They made their fortune in India, then accumulated their wealth in Great Britain. Fourth Richest? The Reuben Brothers made their fortune in India, grew their fortune in Russia, and are currently enriching their investments in Great Britain. Fifth richest? Lakshmi Mittal. Born in India, accrued wealth in India, moved to Great Britain. Sixth richest? White (from Russia).
Then White, White, White White. Maybe Great Britain is becoming more progressive, oh wait, didn't they just vote for Brexit?
Editor's Note: Conspicuously Absent? The British Royal Family. Interesting Read: The Queen is Not as Rich as You Think.
#6 France: Largest ethnic group is 89% French.
Top 10 Richest: White, White, White, White, White, White, White, White, Whi--- (Not sure Drahi's ethnicity) & White.
#7 India: For purposes of brevity, let's go with a generic Indian.
Top 10 Richest: Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian, Indian
#8 Brazil: 47% White, 44% Mixed. Brazil is the closest to a melting pot of any countries in the Top 20 richest.
Top 10 Richest: Ugh. You want me to split hairs between White, Hispanic, and Mixed?
How about: Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black, Not Black.
Or we could play the game in a different way. In your head, imagine what the richest person in Canada looks like. No cheating. Now scroll down.
How close were you in guessing David Thomson's features? I was actually pretty close.
Let's try again. What does the richest person in Italy look like?
Ah, I bet you guessed wrong this time. (Hint, she INHERITED her money.)
Let's reframe the question. Who do you think Maria Franca Fissolo inherited her money from?
#11 South Korea: Richest? Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian.... keep on going.... 50 spots deep, nothing but Asians.
#12 Russia: Every one in the Top 10 richest where born in a country in the old Soviet Union.
#13 Australia: Top 50 richest? Old white men with a smattering of old white women and Asians.
Now you're interrupting me, banging your laptop on the table, it's the white man that built the systems. The systems of power in the world today. Okay, if you look at the Founding Fathers in America, it is true, they were all white men.
But if trends continue, you know who's going to have the largest GDP in, say, about 10 years? China. Whites in China? .0012% of the population. Blacks in China? 0% You know who's treated poorly in China? Minority groups like the Tibetans or the Mongols that make up some of the 56 recognized ethnic groups within China. You know what's going on in China (according to the American Left)?
India still has the Caste System.
Almost every country in the world has systems.
White privilege is a buzz word to stoke the fires of racial division in Industrialized Nations. No matter what country in the world you live in, the fact is, what happens on the Earth is...
Kind of in the same line of thinking, using GDP, what country in the world is the richest person NOT in the same ethnic group as the majority of the population? I'm going to guess South Africa, but let's verify:
#14 Spain - Spaniard Amancio Ortega
#15 Mexico - Latino Carlos Slim
#16 Indonesia - Robert Budi & Michael Hartono: "These Chinese-Indonesian brothers are well-known as tobacco crop billionaires, inheriting the cigarette making company Djarum from their father." - MoneyMakers.com
#17 Turkey - Murat Ulker, Turkish through and through. (But part of his education was in, <gasp> the United States.)
#18 Netherlands - White Country, White Billionaires.
#19 Saudi Arabia - C'mon now, what do you think?
(Two of top 3 are Saudi Princes.)
In the News this week: Saudi Arabia beheads 37, Mostly Minorities.
You mean blacks? No, that would be all over CNN.
#20 Switzerland - Richest person in White Switzerland? Almost got ya, White South Africans.
#21 Argentina, no surprise. #22 Sweden, no surprise. #23 Poland, no surprise. #24 Belgium, no surprise. #25 Iran, no surprise. #26 Thailand, no surprise. #27 Austria, no surprise. #28 Norway, no surprise. #29 United Arab Emirates, no surprise.
#30 Nigeria? A gentleman named Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Nigeria. Actually not just the richest man in Nigeria, but the whole African Continent. Did he make his money in America? No.
"Nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work." - Dangote
Ah, now the list gets more complicated.
According to Haaretz, Roman Abramovich is the most wealthy Israeli. Roman Abramovich was born in Russia, made his money in Russia, moved to Great Britain when he bought the soccer club Chelsea, and...
Abramovich had faced unusually long delays in renewing his UK visa, which had expired, sources told the Reuters news agency. The British government has declined to comment on his case....Israel grants citizenship to any Jewish person wishing to move there and a passport can be issued immediately. Israeli passport holders can enter the UK without a visa for short stays, -
Abramovich is also listed as the 11th richest Russian. If you research how he made his money.
Uh....let's just keep moving here before even the hint of Abramovich speculation crosses these pages.
(Hey, Drahi's on this list, too.)
#32 South Africa
South Africa is 80% black, but its billionaires are almost all white. Some sourcing has Elon Musk as the richest South African, despite having not lived there since age 17. Musk has citizenship in South Africa, Canada, and the United States.
The rest of the South African list is populated with a lot of white faces, with the distinct exception of South African Black Billionaire, Patrice Motsepe. Born in South Africa, educated in South Africa, and residing in South Africa, Motsepe is all about unlocking the hidden wealth of the African Continent.
So here we are, all the way down at #32 where a minority race has exploited the majority race. I've been hearing about the injustices of apartheid since my youth, this did not just happen recently. What are the solutions in South Africa? There are none that satisfies both the land owners and the majority. What's going to happen there is lots of bloodshed and lots of starving. (See Zimbabwe: How to Kill a Country. That is South Africa's Fate for 2030.)
#33 Hong Kong - Li Ka-shing. Born in China, fled with his family during wartime in his childhood, ended up in Hong Kong. Built a $30 billion+ business empire.
#34 Ireland - White country, white billionaires. With Irish names like O'Brien, McManus, & Kelley.
#35 Denmark - White county, white billionaires. With Danish names like Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.
#36 Singapore - Here's an interesting story. One of the co-founders of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin, was born in Brazil, made his money in the United States, then renounced his citizenship and moved to Singapore. Apparently an Elon Musk-type "world citizen," Saverin is only one of two on the Top 50 richest in Singapore list not of Asian descent. (The other being New Zealander Richard Chandler.)
#37 Malaysia - Lots of OLD money in Malaysia, led by 95 year old Malaysian Robert Kuok.
#38 Philippines - Lots of OLD money in the Philippines, led by the recently deceased 94 year old Henry Sy.
#39 Colombia - Columbian Luis Carlos Sarmiento is one of the wealthiest people in all of Latin America.
#40 Pakistan - Shahid Khan was born in Pakistan and moved to the United States as a teen. The rest of the wealthiest in Pakistan are Pakistanis. Khan is so rich, he owns a soccer team in the Premier League. (But not so rich that he could afford a good one, like Abramovich.)
Let's stop there, carpal tunnel is starting to set in from attaching links. In Pakistan, there are no White Overlords. The Pakistani Government uses White Americans as demons to distract their populace from the Pakistanis getting rich off of other Pakistanis and the corrupt Pakistani government.
In America, if you can get the poor whites angry at the minorities and immigrants for taking away the "good jobs" and then you can get poor immigrants and minorities angry at the whites for "stacking the deck," you don't have people asking questions of the men in power. You hate your neighbor instead of the problem.
In other countries, if you can get your poor citizens to hate the Whites in rich countries, it distracts their citizens from their own problems. In homogeneous countries like Iran (99% Persian & Turkic, 99% Muslim), it is much easier to paint different looking enemies than yourself in other countries. If you're the Iranian government, the last thing you need is your restless population questioning what's going on in Tehran. If Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, and Syria all set aside their differences and formed a Middle Eastern equivalent of the EU with open borders and using the same currency, imagine the strength of that political entity. Imagine what wealth that conglomerate could generate. But the rich in those countries have no inkling of giving up their power for the greater good. It's much easier to blame the White Devil instead of fixing your own problems.
Could you see a Middle Eastern Union in the next, say, 100 years?
"I'm sick of reading crap from White Fred Hunt, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, spinning facts to fit his argument. Have you ever been a minority in your life? You don't know how it feels." As a matter of fact....
I had been with Taco Bell on and off, across multiple branches, for 10 years. Long story short, I was promoted to Branch Manager at the Romig Road Taco Bell in Akron, Ohio. Apparently no one went to college in the hood to become a TB manager, because the corporate office couldn't fill the position with anyone local. At the time, the posted job of Restaurant General Manager required a college degree and 3-5 years of restaurant experience.
No one wanted the job. When I accepted the job, I was the only one who applied (with the posted requirements of the position.) By the end of my first month, I was the only white employee on an all-black crew. And you know what I learned? There's good black workers and there's bad black workers. Just like in the suburbs where there were good white workers and bad white workers. Simply a different set of problems.
The store was on the imaginary racial divide line in Akron. 90% black to the north. 60-40 split where the branch was, 95% white just across the Akron line into Norton.
Which brings us to the crux of the article. I've been rambling on and on about the larger systems in the world and who benefits from them. But if you shrink the map all the way down to the ward level in Ohio, you'll start to realize that all politics are local.
Whenever there was a problem, I, the White Manager, would pick up the phone and, invariably, a White Policeman would show up at my door.
Guess what? Things still haven't changed.
The leftist is shaking his fist, "you just proved my point, yet again, dummy! The White Cops are holding down the Blacks." Say you're a Young, Black Left-Winger making that statement. Here's my simple response.
"Then change the system and become a cop."
Akron is hiring, I looked it up. And at a fairly good wage to boot.
You might not want to be a policeman in one of the most dangerous cities in Ohio. But who does? Just like I didn't want to go to Akron to be a Taco Bell Manager. But I had a young fiancée and I was looking at opportunities for advancement. To further my point, let's delve a bit deeper into some statistics. The Crime Index below lists the highest crime rates in Ohio.
The population of the Great State of Ohio is 11.73 million.
9.5 million White (81%)
1.4 million Black (12%)
.3 million Mixed (3%)
.2 million Asian (2%)
Now if you look at minority population percentages of the most crime riddled Ohio cities from Akron on down, you'll find some trends. According to the chart above at USA.com, these are the greatest deviations from norm for the cities on the bottom of the crime statistics list by race.
Akron: 30% Black
Toledo: 26% Black
Coalton: 98% White
Middletown: 82% White
Hamilton!: 86% White (A sarcastic exclamation point.)
Gallipolis: 91% White
Columbus: 28% Black
Magnolia: 100% White
Chillicothe: 87% White
Holland: 8% Asian
Canton: 23% Black
Springfield: 18% Black
Lima: 26% Black
Dayton: 40% Black
Youngstown: 44% Black
Cincinnati: 43% Black
New Boston: 97% White
Whitehall: 29% Black / 14% Hispanic
Moraine: 86% White
Portsmouth: 90% White
Clinton: 98% White
(I dated a girl from Clinton once. That's another story for another day.)
Fairfax: 94% White
Cleveland: 52% Black / 10% Hispanic
Editor's Note: Red Bold Font: Population>50,000 - Black Bold Font: Population<20,000
.... and finally, dumpy little Linndale: 31% Black / 27% Hispanic
Why speak ill of Linndale?
Because for decades they were the home of the Interstate 71 Speed Trap.
That damn cop would wait in the shadows of the bridge supports.
Guess what? I tricked you. The consistent part of the list wasn't race at all, it was Married Households. Almost every one of the cities above was (way) below average on Married Households, by 15 to 20 percentage points in some cases.
Household and Family Statistics
Percentages are Married Households by region:
Akron 31%, Toledo 31%, Coalton 43%, Middletown 39%, Hamilton 38%, Gallipolis 38%, Columbus 33%....
---Magnolia, 59% ???
391 Households, 82 instances of theft & burglary.
You know what that smells like? The Opioid Crisis.
Similar situation in Holland (48%)
According to NBC News, Montgomery County, Ohio is Ground Zero of today's Opioid Crisis.
Chillicothe 37%, Canton 31%, Springfield 33%, Lima 30%, Dayton 24%, Youngstown 25%, Cincinnati 23%, New Boston 24%, Whitehall 30%,
----Moraine 47%, guess what county that city is in? If you said Montgomery, you would be correct.
Clinton 98% white, yet 176 thefts and burglaries out of 462 households....
Fairfax, similar racial statistics, higher theft rate. Both have marriage rates statistically the same as the State of Ohio rate.
Cleveland 21%, Linndale 33%. For all intensive purposes, Linndale is an even smaller microcosm than Clevealnd.
Instead of blaming White Privilege, try blaming your Deadbeat Dad for not holding the family together, your Preacher for not holding your religious community together, or the Drug Dealer for laying waste to a lost generation. And for all you Conservatives out there screaming "that's right," I don't necessarily mean Mom, Dad, kid, & kid. If Mom, Mom, kid, & kid works, fine with me. Dad, Dad, kid & kid, fine, have at it.
Look all the way down at #466 out of #467, there's Cleveland, Ohio. "Whatever, Fred Hunt, it's not like you know any Cleveland Cops where you know what's going on at ground level." As a matter of fact I do.....
I talk to 'Officer Joe' all the time. About 30 seconds after Cleveland lost the Ohio Supreme Court Ruling requiring cops to be residents, Officer Joe moved out to my neck of the woods. Black Mayor Frank Jackson had a quandary. Hoping to shore up his base, he gutted the resources of his police department. As morale fell, policemen wanted to move the hell out of Cleveland, further eroding the city's tax base. In the world of Frank Jackson, appear hard on crime, get voted out of office. Appear soft on crime, all your cops want to move out of the city.
Now in Frank Jackson's World, you'd just replace the fleeing cops with citizens from the neighborhood. Problem is, even with a Black President, Mayor Jackson had problems recruiting Black Police Officers.
And even the Black Police Officers started to notice something. The Whites weren't coming into the city in large numbers to perpetrate crimes. Most of the crime was "black on black."
Big City Mayors from coast to coast know this secret. So they went after a different scapegoat.
The Gun. Now you've opened up a whole 'nother can of worms.
We'll use Frank Jackson again as the stereotypical ignoramus. Frank Jackson decided that in order to curb crime, he wouldn't add more cops (because they'd probably be white), or give the cops more resources, he would demonize the gun. He attempted to push through some of the toughest gun legislation in the State. Of course the Ohio Supreme Court ruled against Jackson, he was trying to curb the Constitutional Rights of the Black Majority in Cleveland.
But what you didn't see on the local news was commentators lamenting Jackson trying to strip Blacks' rights guaranteed by the second amendment. Instead Jackson cried ignorance. What do you want me to do about crime in the city? (Hint: Hire more cops.)
When you have a family to support, you are more likely to stick it out at your crappy job (i.e. being a cop...or a Taco Bell Manager.) The more you're stuck at your crappy job, the less time and energy you have for crime. Listen, you can list me exceptions to the rule all day long, but if you look at the statistics and trends, social scientists have long espoused the benefits for children who live in two-parent homes. Again, it is easier to be mad at the Whites, than to be mad at your Father.
If your definition of White Privilege is that both your of parents are around and your immediate family isn't in jail. Well, that's a low, low bar for the definition of privilege.
"If you had ever been randomly pulled over by the cops, you would have a MUCH different opinion than the one you're presenting here today." What are you talking about? I've been randomly pulled over by the cops, at least, a dozen times in my life. Not including speeding tickets, I have been pulled over multiple times for no reason. I was taking my daughter's friend home LAST MONTH and some cops pulled me over because they received an anonymous call of a "dark colored vehicle driving erratically." I wanted to say "that's what you're going with?" But I didn't. I was respectful and kept quiet. [Hey, thanks North Ridgeville PD for my reference point.]
Again, remember I used to work at Taco Bell?
I remember driving home at 3 am and seeing cops all the time.
Here are my favorite random middle of the night excuses from Cops from first hand experience:
"Your License Plate light is out."
"Your car was drifting right."
"You made multiple lane changes while I was following you."
"You had your turn signal on too long."
"You have a damaged bumper."
Luckily the smell of stale beans and look of defeat confirmed to the said officers that I really was a Taco Bell Employee. My friends all used to joke that I MUST have been doing something wrong to get pulled over so much. Yeah, I was. I was working in the middle of the night while their parents paid for their college.
While I was working on this article, Kyle Korver, former Cleveland Cavalier, was apparently working on an article of his own from his own perspective.
When he was on the Cavs, I liked Kyle Korver, so I read his missive about being a White Man in a Black League. Kyle Korver's points are easily countered by someone not flying on a private jet to work.
You are in a league of millionaires. You admit that 75% of your league is minorities. Yet there's a huge problem with racism in this nation based on racist taunts? In a racist nation, your SPORTS LEAGUE is not populated with MINORITY MILLIONAIRES.
"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it. Not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it." - Ty Cobb
Do I doubt that there's racist taunts in basketball? No I do not. But you know what story is as old as time itself? Rich Athletes being taunted by fans. When I was a kid, I used to read stories about Ty Cobb. I never saw him play and saw almost no highlights of his exploits, but I clearly remember the story of him climbing into the stands and beating on a heckler. Beating him BADLY.
Another major controversy in Cobb's career occurred in 1912, and this led to the first players' strike. During a game in New York on May 15 of that year, Cobb was subjected to vicious and unrelenting heckling from the fans, especially a disabled man named Claude Lueker, who for several years had made sport of heckling Cobb whenever the Tigers visited Hilltop Park. Finally, unable to stand the abuse and urged on by his teammates, Cobb went into the stands and attacked Lueker, who had lost one hand and most of the other in a printing press accident. When he was informed of the incident, Ban Johnson suspended Cobb indefinitely. Despite their dislike for Cobb, his teammates were outraged, and announced that they would not play again until Cobb was reinstated. After a one-game farce in which the Tigers fielded a team of semipro players, the matter was resolved when Cobb's suspension was reduced to ten days. - Society For American Baseball Research
By all accounts, Ty Cobb was a horrible human being. The year before, 1911, Ty Cobb was the highest paid player in all of baseball at $9,000 a year. What do you think Lueker was saying to Cobb? You can speculate all you want, but the fact remains is that Ty Cobb didn't care about the money, he didn't care about his safety, he was going into the stands to beat someone's ass. (Granted, Cobb may or may not have known the heckler was disabled.)
What Kyle Korver fails to point out is that there are mechanisms today to eject fans.
Back in 2004, Ron Artest was laying down and some doofus chucked a beer at him. Ron Artest then went into the stands to administer some vigilante justice. You can watch the video for yourself above. I was in the minority and respected Ron Artest for going into the stands. Some A-Hole throws a beer at you and it's go time.
But if you go back and listen to the AUDIO version of the clip, one of the announcers also supported Artest going into the stands based on the premise that the fans deserved it for all of the racist taunts endured by the players over the years. I don't disagree with the sentiment, but my question is why have the players had to endure racist taunts?
Your beef should be with the NBA for allowing it. You should be telling your employer you won't play in a hostile work environment. If you don't control your crowd, you're going to go into the stands, Slap Shot-style, and pound on some racists.
Ron Artest ended up losing nearly $5 million in salary through an 86 game suspension. That penalty did NOT fit the crime, but the NBA didn't want the precedence of players looking like "thugs."
If you told a black player today that you'd kick him out of the league for beating a racist fan, can you imagine the shitstorm that would happen in the media? The NBA bears some of the responsibility for not protecting it's own players. Let's use Kyle Korver's Utah Jazz as an example. This past year, the Utah Jazz payed its 15 players $113,000,000. Let's have those 15 players take a vote. Do you want to sacrifice $1,000,000 for heavy security around the court. Every fan that throws racist taunts around is quickly apprehended and banned from the arena for life. You can't use the excuse that you don't have the manpower to police all unruly fans.
You don't go to jail, but you don't have a Constitutional Right to watch the Utah Jazz live either, so you just lose your $10,000 investment of courtside seats. If I wanted to swear at a Jazz player (I wouldn't, but just follow me here) they would never hear me. Sitting in the nosebleed section, I could swear all I wanted, all the players would hear is static.
You know who's taunting the Rich Black Players and they hear it? Rich White Fans. Rich White Fans that don't think they're getting a return on investment. If they were real racists, they wouldn't buy NBA tickets. So if you're upset with racist taunts, blame the people who partially pay your salary, not random Bloggers in the Midwest. Your salary does not come from a magical spigot. It comes from ticket sales and TV money.
"Oh yeah, when's the last time you heard racist taunts at work for being white?"
Really? That's your take? Okay that would be thirteen days ago. [Hey, thanks to XXX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XX XXX #17.]
Let me re-iterate, nothing is stopping Kyle Korver and his fellow players from going into the stands except for money. You know that the fans are unarmed, they have to wait in long lines just to be admitted into the arena. "The NBA would punish the players worse than they punished Artest if they did that. Listen, Fred Hunt, you missed the point of the Korver article." Okay, what was the point, in a nutshell.
"The fact that black Americans are more than five times as likely to be incarcerated as white Americans is wrong. The fact that black Americans are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as white Americans is wrong. The fact that black unemployment rates nationally are double that of overall unemployment rates is wrong. The fact that black imprisonment rates for drug charges are almost six times higher nationally than white imprisonment rates for drug charges is wrong. The fact that black Americans own approximately one-tenth of the wealth that white Americans own is wrong." - Kyle Korver
How about we solve racism right here, right now, using Kyle Korver logic. Because he does have some valid points.
More likely to be incarcerated?
Okay, let's loosen up the drug laws. We draw lines in the sand between recreational drugs, prescription drugs, and hard-core drugs. You should never legalize heroin, but marijuana is now legal in a handful of states, might as well tax it, uh, I mean legalize it across the nation. How about we send more blacks to rehab than to jail. I actually kind of agree with Korver there.
Remember, we are a Libertarian-Leaning website, not a Right-Wing website.
More likely to live in poverty?
According to the Census, poverty is driven mostly by single-parent households. We just talked about it. You could argue that blacks have more single-parent households, and then I'd respond....No, I'm not going to respond. I'm going to throw the ball back into Kyle Korver's Court. How about if he introduces a ballot initiative in the Jazz locker room to get a Marriage Mandate on the local Utah ballot. All black, pregnant women are mandated by law to get married to the Father when they give birth. I'm sure he'll get LOTS of signatures on that initiative.
More likely to be unemployed?
Back to my glorious years Taco Bell years. I hired lots of black employees in my time in Akron. But due to the high crime rate, the Mr. Hero next door closed, the Wendy's across the street closed, the Mall (Rolling Acres) was closed and recently demolished. There was a net loss of hundreds of jobs in the area while I worked there. Many service industries do not thrive in high-crime, urban areas. In the suburbs, chain stores pop up like weeds.
Using our favorite NBA Star and (former) Akron Resident LeBron James as a prime example of talking out of both sides of his mouth, James grew up in Akron and when he was looking for investment opportunities he chose an up-and-coming restaurant chain called Blaze Pizza. Blaze Pizza is rapidly expanding across the nation, yet somehow no branches in Akron. (The only Blaze Pizza in Ohio is in the High Rent District north of Canton.)
Now you could argue that LeBron also invested his hard earned money in the I Promise School just down the street from the Private High School he graduated from. Yes, that's very nice. You know what he invested even more money into?
Arsenal Soccer in London.
Because once you're in the "Rich" tax bracket, it's not about black or white, but green. James left Cleveland to build on his brand with a Production Company and a Media Company in Los Angeles. Don't get me wrong, he's a very good businessman, I'm just saying that he makes business decisions. Every single thing he invested in could have been done in Akron, but it wasn't. In theory, he could have bought the Columbus Crew when they were for sale and moved them to Akron and built them a new stadium. The Arsenal-share purchase was about return on investment as opposed to a love of soccer.
Who today is investing in inner city jobs?
I honestly don't know, I'm asking you. When I looked up the statistics, Akron's top 3 employers are all hospitals. Ask a young minority in Akron if s/he wants to work at Summa Health Care. They are hiring.
One-tenth of the wealth of White America.
What is the right amount of wealth? Should we legislate that every occupation mirror the makeup of U.S demographics? Blacks make up 12% of the population, so technically Korver is right about the wealth statistics. But how do you fix that? Do you legislate that a minimum of 12% of doctors have to be black, 12% of lawyers, pick any high end white collar profession.
But on the other hand, how about if we mandated occupational racial makeups in the NBA? No more than 12% of black Athletes in American Sports. Whoa, whoa, whoa, I betchya Kyle and LeBron would NOT be down with that. They're only in favor of racial mandates for good jobs underrepresented by minorities, not overrepresented.
Why does LeBron come up so much in conversation? Because he treats the league like a reality show. It's all about business and branding. Just because you're in the NBA, doesn't mean you have to be down with branding, some players just want to play basketball: Kawhi Leonard Turned Down the NBA Reality Show Invite.
“His response was, ‘I’m not black, I’m O.J.’”- Newsweek
O.J. Simpson was worth $11 million during the Trial of the Century.
"Damn, I betchya Cracka Fred Hunt doesn't want reparations, either."
You would be wrong.
I am actually for reparations, if you do it the right way.
The scam with reparations is that the sins of American slavery are sins you can fix. If you want reparations, fine, here's how you do it. If you can prove that you are a descendant of a slave, you don't have to pay income taxes for, let's just throw a number out there, 5 years. You still have to pay sales tax and property tax, but for 5 years all of your income tax is returned.
And, say you're 19 years old and you're making no money, your once in a lifetime 5 year tax exemption can be deferred until the age of your choosing.
You could argue that's not enough money. Okay, let's go with 10 years of no income tax. No matter what metric you choose, at some point reparations are paid. In return you are going to have to have all race-based organizations dissolved. Living in a Post-Race America, reparations "solved" everything.
The only organization that can ask about your race is the census. Why the census?
The U.S. Constitution empowers the Congress to carry out the census in "such manner as they shall by Law direct" (Article I, Section 2). The Founders of our fledgling nation had a bold and ambitious plan to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count every person living in the newly created United States of America, and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress.
No more white or black organizations.
Will racism be over? Of course not, but reparations are a way to buy yourself out of history.
"Mr. Hunt, you missed the whole point. Reparations are just a first step....."
Okay then, what's the next step? In theory, no amount of money can fix what happened in the 1700's & 1800's.
Editor's Note: We almost named this article - Malice Pooper, Voice of Reason
I came across an interesting article in the Daily Beast: Horna Chaos as Antifa and Proud Boys Clash over Black Metal Band with Alleged Nazi Ties. Horna is a Black Metal Band that is getting their venues yanked out from under them. Why haven't you heard about this before? Because Horna plays at shitty venues with capacities in the DOZENS. They sell HUNDREDS of albums. Horna has culled numerous musicians with dicey backgrounds. You know who else has dicey backgrounds? Almost all other Black Metal musicians in the world, if they could play nice with other human beings, they wouldn't be in Black Metal bands.
...a.k.a Malice Pooper said when asked about the controversy "We're not White Supremacists, we're Satanists."
How can a metal musician that no one's ever heard of, from a band that no one's ever heard of, with songs no one's ever heard of, be covered by one of the largest online publications in the United States? Because it's all about advancing the narrative of White Privilege and the rise of the Nazis in America.
I enjoy reading the Daily Beast, it has a lot of provocative articles. But I'm more worried about the politics of the editors of the Daily Beast than ANY Metal Band.
Shatraug's Net Worth: Unknown.
There is no master race and all races are created equal. I believe that now as much as when my parents taught me that at a young, young age.
BUT some races are more easily fooled when it comes to knowing what the score is in relation to who is exploiting them---TODAY.
You remember the beautiful, stupid girl at the very beginning of our article. That's the daughter of Lori Loughlin. She's the average (at best) actress who tried to buy her daughter entrance into USC.
The nation collectively laughed at "Aunt Becky."
Yet at the same time, Dr. Dre piled on that his daughter got into USC the old fashioned way.
Click on the above link and it will take you to the Iovine and Young Academy Building on the Campus of USC. The building is half named after Andre Young.
...a.k.a. Dr. Dre.
YES THAT DR. DRE!
Thinking of NWA as a Rap University, whatever happened to those graduates?
Dr. Dre Net Worth: $850 million.
Ice Cube Net Worth: $160 million.
Easy E Net Worth: Deceased in 1995, $8 million today.
M C Ren Net Worth: $1 million.
DJ Yella Net Worth: $1 million.
Don't make me post NWA lyrics to make my point.....
How in the world did we get here?