Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Jeffrey Turner (
15 Apr 1995 11:32:56 -0400

In article <3mhgga$>,
Gary Strand <> wrote:
>jo> John Otteson
>jo> Please explain "black self-victimization" to me. What is it and where
> does it come from (ie. what causes it)?
> It's a relatively complicated phenomenon, which is revealed by several symp-
> toms, including:
> (a) very high teenager-pregnancy and "illegitimacy" rates;

There's a very simple way to reduce or eliminate this,
and it is totally the opposite of what Gingrinch, et al., are
proposing, _eliminate poverty_! This is not a race issue, it
is a CLASS or ECONOMIC issue. Teenage pregnancy rates correlate
with and lag poverty rates by ten years.

> (b) black-on-black crime, particularly youth crime;

This too is easy to solve, integrate the inner cities.
Integrate poverty, then targets for crime of all races will
be easily available.

> (c) exploitation of black oppression by black civil rights groups and lead-
> ers (ie, if blacks weren't disproportionately poor and underrepresented
> politically these guys wouldn't have the power they do);

The answer is obvious in the parentheses, but the
claim itself is doubtful. Do you have an encyclopedia on
blaming the victim?

> (d) dismissal of mainstream culture as "white" culture, so mainstream values
> and viewpoints are avoided (ie, "acting white" and "Uncle

Gee, why cannot everyone hold middle class values?
Or take at face-value and whole-heartedly the mores presented
by TV sit-coms?

> (e) substitution of ideological dogma for factual knowledge (eg, Afrocentrism
> and the "black" version of history and slavery).

The white version is factual, the black version is dogma.