Steve Sailer is a favorite writer of SBPDL. Though he has never mentioned this blog nor allowed any links that would send a reader here to be posted in his comment section, we feel in many ways that this Web site has influenced a lot of his writing over the past 10 months.
Recently he posted an important essay – Black people like being Black – which contained a number of important insights that should be obvious to anyone who reads this site:
For one thing, how much do blacks want to act white?
As far as I can tell, blacks, on the whole, have a blast being black.
They not only like being black, they like to talk about being black with other blacks. They have one of the more homogeneous cultures in the world, in part because they are constantly discussing being black with each other…
The reigning theory is that white culture will rub off on blacks by osmosis, but there is precious little evidence to back it up. Indeed, exposure to white people just makes blacks focus more on their blackness…
And, these days, which whites, exactly, are volunteering for the job of making blacks feel ashamed that they aren't acting white? How much prestige and social approval would you receive for taking on that onerous task?
Instead of blacks competing for white approval, whites today compete with each other over how much they approve of blacks.
Not surprisingly, that doesn't do much to improve black behavior.
Black people like being Black. How commonsensical, how to the point and matter of fact. This rational statement helps explain why the # entries at SBPDL happen with such frequency wherever Black people are found in America and why any mention of these activities or stereotypes must be assiduously censored and deemed impolite -- impolitic -- to discuss.
Remember, in Black Run America (BRA) any attempts at discussing the pathologies that plague the Black community are off limits. Even Bill Cosby was questioned for his well-intentioned discussion at highlighting the problems endemic in the Black community, and if a life-long crusader for the acceptance of Black people in mainstream America is chastised by his own people for daring expose their dirty laundry, it becomes apparent that one of two scenarios are obvious.
Either Black people wish to obscure the world in which they dwell for fear that white people will pass judgment on them for failing to live up to a civilized standard, or Black people see nothing wrong with their behavior and celebrate it vociferously.
We know Acting White is considered a dreaded contagion in the Black community that must be stamped out with ruthless aggression, which correlates to one simple truth that supports the latter scenario: Black people have no intention of ever assimilating to white culture; white people are assimilating into Black culture because they embrace it with open arms.
Rejecting those members of the Black community who dare pass judgment and criticize a community they see as pristine and in no need of amelioration, Black people rejoice in everything Black and have blatant disregard for anyone who from inside their group or outside who believe higher standards should dictate Black life.
One video helps illustrate this point beautifully. Recall a post on Huntsville, Alabama from a few weeks back. A video was highlighted showing a Black family that had the misfortune of another Black person invading their home and attempting rape on one of the females in the clan. Enter one Antoine Dodson into the equation and Newsone.com presents us with this story:
I’m sure all of you have seen the Antoine Dodson video. If you haven’t, I posted a link to it below.The clip from the Huntsville local nightly newscast is embarrassing. The people in the clip remind one of the poor trailer park dwelling white people interviewed directly after a tornado has invaded their mobile domicile park and brought massive devastation with it.
In the aftermath of this video, there have been many on the net who think Antoine Dodson makes us look bad. There are others who just look at it as a funny video regardless of color.
Personally, I feel many of us have the same issues President Obama has. While Obama does everything in his power to not talk about race (think he will seem racist/one-sided to white folk), many of us want any images of “ignorant, uneducated” Blacks to disappear from the TV screens and daily life. In some cases, many of us don’t even want to associate with or acknowledge them.
A few years ago, I was riding on the 1 train in NYC and a poor Black man entered the car. He was acting a bit wild and an older African American lady said: “No wonder they hate and make fun of us.” I disagreed with that statement. Too many Blacks care about what other ethnic groups/races think of them. That has to stop. We have to realize that for every Black Antoine Dodson, there are plenty of Whites and Latino’s who act just like him.
With all that being said, where do you stand on this? Do you think its embarrassing to us or just a funny clip?
Yet, white people look with horror at these misfortunate individuals, never embracing their plight. In fact, SWPL white people deem them “white trash”.
Black people, however, celebrate the strange behavior found on display by Mr. (or is it Ms.?) Antoine Dodson. Indeed, an HBCU band has decided to jump aboard the strange 15-minutes of fame Mr. Dodson has been allotted:
I remember being excited to play “Louie, Louie” in middle school band class, fast forward over a decade and college marching bands are now covering viral video parody songs, quite nicely I might add.
You may have been one of the more than 10 million people to have seen Antione Dodson’s news package, where he talked to reporters about saving his sister from a potential rapist in Huntsville, Ala., and the subsequent Auto-Tune the News remix, well North Carolina A&T’s Blue & Gold Marching Machine broke up the grueling monotony of band camp to take a stab at their rendition of that YouTube parody.
Their version, shot in the band room, actually makes it sound like something from the radio and has nearly 60 thousand views in less than two days. Arranger Thomas L. Jones Jr. made a point to say this is only a practice/reading session, not the final product.
Full disclosure: I’m a graduate of North Carolina A&T.
The song is now available on iTunes, see the original “Bed Intruder” here. Check out the cover below. Hide your kids, hide your wife! Run tell that!
White people watch and laugh at these videos of normal Black people and normal Black behavior, but never dare challenge why these types of people are celebrated in the Black community and not condemned. That would violate every rule of BRA.
The lowest common denominator seems to dictate the cultural ideals in America and when BRA dominates every segment of American society, Black culture becomes the norm.
Sailer is wrong though: Black people don’t like being Black, they love being Black. Blackness places them above reproach from outside criticism. Black people reject any criticism of their community by fellow Black people, for they see nothing wrong with celebrating oddities (like Mr. Dodson) when other racial groups run from these of type of people within their groups.
Only a Black college marching band would find joy in paying homage to Mr. Dodson, for any white college marching band that dared play the same tune would be immediately derided as insensitive and racist for the poor taste in making fun of Black people.
It should be obvious now: Black people love being Black; they see nothing wrong with the state of their community; and they celebrate people whom, if they weren't Black, white people would look upon with derision.