I was with a friend in downtown Portland today when we noticed a large group of teenaged girls marching through the street with signs about slavery. We caught up with them at a park a few minutes later and I asked about the nature of their protest.

I spoke to one of the directors of the march, a young lady named Avital. She told me that sex slavery, especially of underage girls, is a huge problem in Portland. I wondered if she was familiar with the scandal in northern England, where authorities allowed native girls to be exploited, raped and murdered for years because they feared being called “racist.” She said she was familiar with it.

Then I asked her why all the protesters were white, with a smattering of Asians, and included not a single black girl. I had previously been informed that they were from St. Mary’s Catholic school for girls. According to their website, they are about 5% black and 5% Hispanic. What I was getting at was that, if this protest was against slavery, one would expect some participation from their black students. Apparently, this is not the right kind of slavery for black students to be overly concerned with; most of the victims are white.

Avital’s reply was disturbing:

Unfortunately, Portland is about 70% white so we just don’t have the diversity.

I told her that I don’t see that as a problem. I said that I’m glad to live in a white city. I pointed out that my Chinese friend (who was with me) doesn’t consider it a problem that his city, back in China, is almost exclusively Chinese, and that the blacks of Detroit don’t consider the fact that Detroit is almost completely black to be a problem.

At this point she turned pale and her jaw dropped. I doubt she’d ever heard any sort of pro-white sentiment before today. She then excused herself from my presence.

I think it would be a good idea to seek out groups of high school students and give them pro-white flyers that tell them there is nothing wrong with being white, that it is not a deficiency if a city is majority white, and that they have every reason to be proud of their heritage.

Two items caught my attention in yesterday’s Oregonian:

“Teen faces rape, other charges in Lane County” and “Racial impact tool to roll out soon.”

The first article, which has a similar online version, illustrates the Mexican crime problem in Oregon:

A 17-year-old on a field trip to an Oregon Ducks game organized by the Washington County Juvenile Department managed to slip away and allegedly rape a woman outside the stadium.

The accused rapist, identified as Jaime Tinoco, was discovered by a police dog near Autzen Stadium the night of Sept. 13 after he reportedly grabbed a 39-year-old woman and dragged her into the bushes, according to KATU-TV.

Tinoco was on a trip to Eugene to watch a football game at the University of Oregon with a group of about a dozen teens being supervised while on probation…

There were four employees from the Washington County department watching the group when Tinoco walked away. The program is an alternative to detention that develops life skills and socialize teens instead of slapping on additional prison time.

I suppose we could consider the ability to rape “life skill” and “socialization.” This skill might come in handy, for Jaime, while in prison.

The other article, so far only in the print version, has more to do with a push for leniency for black criminals. It’s titled:

“Racial impact tool to roll out soon,” and here’s a quote:

Calling them “a good first step toward justice,” state Sen. Chip Shields on Tuesday outlined how he hopes new “racial impact statements” will address racial disparities in criminal sentencing and child welfare cases in Oregon…

Momentum behind the effort to draft such statements is drawn from statistics showing that, among other things, African Americans make up about 2 percent of Oregon’s general population but about 10 percent of the state’s prison population.

It seems to me that 10% is suspiciously low; it should be more like 20% – when we consider the overall criminality of blacks. I’m very close to a person who got in trouble with the law, here in Oregon, and he told me of his own experiences in jail – among them the fact that blacks are wildly overrepresented among the hardened criminals he encountered. I’m convinced that our “justice” department has been wary of being called “racist” for many  years, and that it metes out lighter sentences to blacks with this in mind. This might have been the case with the person I’m close with – who can pass for black himself.

To all but those in the media and politics, it should be obvious that blacks are overrepresented in the prison system because they commit more crime. Not because they are subject to racism in the police force or the “justice” department. This being the case, practically all laws will have a disparate impact upon blacks – as they will against men. Any attempt to soften this impact will have the effect of encouraging even more criminal behavior from blacks. As this increase in criminal behavior trickles down into the prison system, more cries of “racism” will be heard, and yet more leniency demanded. It’s a vicious cycle. What we need is harsher sentencing for blacks and Hispanics, not more leniency. Only harsher sentencing can reverse their spiral into lawlessness. Only harsher sentencing can protect the rest of us from their depredations.

I remember reading a short news blurb back in 1998. It said something about a popular Algerian folk singer being murdered. Though I hadn’t a clue who the singer might be (his name was not mentioned), I felt a pang in my chest; my gut told me that humanity had suffered a great loss.

Only years later did I learn that the murdered singer was Matoub Lounes/ Lounes Matoub – and that a more correct term for his killing would be “martyred.”

No, today is not his birthday, nor is it the anniversary of his death. But I was enjoying some of my old music CDs, and among them are songs by the late singer. He sang in several languages, but first and foremost in his native Tamazight (“Berber”) dialect of the mountainous Kabylie region. Wikipedia has this to say about Matoub:

Lounès Matoub (in Kabyle: Lwennas Maṭub, in Tifinagh: ⵍⵡⴻⵏⵏⴰⵙ ⵎⴰⵟⵓⴱ, Algerian Arabic: معتوب لوناس) (January 24, 1956 – June 25, 1998) is a famous BerberKabyle singer, poet, thinker and mondol player who was a prominent advocate of the Berber cause, human rights and secularism in Algeria throughout his life. He was a symbol of resistance and courage.

 

He is revered as a hero and martyr in Kabylie and the Berber World but reviled by most of the Arab population in Algeria for his atheism and the alleged blasphemy of some songs (like Allahu Akbar) along with his militant advocacy of Berber rights, so he was unpopular among both warring parties during the Algerian Civil War. His assassination, in circumstances which remain unclear, provoked violent riots in Kabylie. Berber Algerians still accuse the Algerian regime of killing Matoub Lounès, but some of the Algerian regime’s figures accused the Islamist terrorists of this crime.

 

His music mixes oriental Chaabi orchestration with politicized Berber (Tamazight) lyrics, and covers a broad variety of topics including the Berber cause, democracy, freedom, religion, Islamism, love, exile, memory, history, peace and human rights. Unlike the Amazigh poet/musicians who preceded him, Matoub’s style was direct and confrontational. Fellow musician Moh Aileche recalls:

 

He went straight. He criticized a president. He mentioned the president of Algeria right in the beginning of his career. He goes black and white. He was very, very clear in his songs, and he is the only singer – not only Algeria, but in all of North Africa – who criticized the government and criticized clearly. He would never get afraid.[2]

 

Despite being banned from Algerian radio and television, Matoub became, and remains, an extremely popular Kabyle singer…

 

During the riots in October 1988, Matoub was shot five times by a policeman[citation needed] and left for dead. He was hospitalised for two years, requiring 17 operations including the insertion of an artificial sacrum and the contraction of his leg by 5 cm. His 1989 album L’Ironie du sort describes his long convalescence.

 

During the civil war, which began in 1992, the Islamist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) added his name to a hitlist of artists and intellectuals. Matoub remained in Algeria. On 25 September 1994, he was abducted. He was held for two weeks in a GIA mountain stronghold and condemned to death. He was released following a large public demonstration in which his supporters threatened “total war” on the Islamists.

Reading the various news stories regarding the threat of extremist Muslims, we find many armchair warriors; people who talk tough from the safety of their own homes, and politicians who take a hard line – knowing full well that their risk of paying the ultimate price is minimal.

If ever there was a man who had the courage to speak his mind, and look death squarely in the eye, it was Matoub. In the end, he did pay the ultimate price. The Wikipedia article continues:

On 25 June 1998, at approximately 12:30 pm local time, Matoub’s car was stopped at a roadblock while he was driving along a mountainous road in eastern Algeria. The car was fired upon by masked gunmen, killing Matoub and wounding his wife, Nadia Matoub, and two sisters-in-law.

The story of Matoub goes back well before his birth. His legacy is that of a people that has inhabited its current homeland since before the dawn of history. The Berbers, or Tamazight, do not belong to any specific race. Again, according to Wikipedia:

The Berber identity is usually wider than language and ethnicity, and encompasses the entire history and geography of North Africa. Berbers are not an entirely homogeneous ethnicity and they encompass a range of phenotypes, societies and ancestries. The unifying forces for the Berber people may be their shared language, belonging to the Berber homeland, or a collective identification with the Berber heritage and history…

 

The Maghreb or western North Africa on the whole is believed to have been inhabited by Berbers since from at least 10,000 B.C

I might add that their collection marginalization, by invading Arabs, has served to solidify their ethnic/political solidarity. There can be little doubt that Matoub, and his kin, kept their well-established heritage in mind as they fought and bled to preserve it. To quote Wikipedia yet again:

Since the independence of Algeria, tensions have arisen between Kabylie and the central government on several occasions. In 1963 the FFS party of Hocine Aït Ahmed contested the authority of the FLN, which has promoted itself as the only party in the nation.

 

In 1980, protesters mounted several months of demonstrations in Kabylie demanding the recognition of Berber as an official language; this period has been called the Berber Spring. The politics of identity intensified during the 1990s as the regime initiated Arabization due to growing Islamist power. In 1994–1995, a school boycott occurred, termed the “strike of the school bag”. In June and July 1998, there were violent protests after the assassination of singer Matoub Lounes and the law requiring use of the Arabic language in all fields.

 

In the months following April 2001 (called the Black Spring), major riots — together with the emergence of the Arouch, neo-traditional local councils, followed the killing of Masinissa Guermah, a young Kabyle, by gendarmes. The protests gradually decreased after the Kabyle won some concessions from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The struggle of the people of Kabylie, to preserve their language, should serve as an inspiration for the rest of us – perhaps most of all, for the Afrikaners. There are some parallels between the struggles of Tamazight and Afrikaans.

Lounis

 

 

Race-realism is an acknowledgment of reality; it’s not the exclusive property of any particular race or ethnic group. Most of y’all are already aware that there are Asian race-realists. Some of y’all may be familiar with jayman. He’s an accomplished HBD blogger, and partly black himself. But there are also some full-fledged blacks who have accepted race-realism, and who are pro-white.

One such person is a lady who had commented on this blog. She goes by Jane Doe, and has agreed to an online interview. Here’s the text of that interview, and I hope there will be further discussion in comments:

1) Can you describe your journey to race-realism?
 
I have been interested in the subject of intelligence since high school.  When I discovered the subject I learned that there is a one standard deviation difference in the average IQ scores of blacks and whites, with whites being higher.  I was curious about whether this difference was mainly environmental or genetic.  As a black woman of Nigerian ancestry I was eager to believe that the difference was entirely environmental.  My bias led me to read all the negative reviews of The Bell Curve by Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein and all the positive reviews of Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond and The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen J. Gould.  (I didn’t know at the time that only one chapter of The Bell Curve covered race.)
 
When I got to college I took an introduction to philosophy course which required me to read a book by Michael Levin.  This book had nothing to do with race, but it introduced me to the author.  I later discovered that he wrote many controversial books about feminism and racial differences in intelligence.  Since I had already read another book by the author and liked it, I decided to check out Why Race Matters.  It didn’t take long for me to become convinced that the intelligence disparity may well be genetic.  In the beginning of his book Levin asked his audience why anyone would think that blacks are equally as smart as whites.  Blacks have never behaved as though they are.  That introduction was all I needed to read, although I did go on to devour the rest of the book.
 
2) When you reached your HBD conclusions, who were the first people
(both online and in real life) you shared them with? What were their
reactions?

Although I have never admitted to anybody face to face that I am a race realist, I regularly comment on American Renaissance articles and also on a blog called Occidental Dissent.  Every once in a while a white person will respond to my comments.  They typically express their surprise that a black person could become a race realist and tell me that while they have no problems with decent blacks, they don’t want to live among blacks in general.  I have rarely encountered hostility, although one person from Romania asked me to sterilize myself.

 
I’ve also posted articles from AR and OD on my facebook.  I generally get pretty angry responses from both blacks and whites alike.  I have gotten into debates about the book Why Race Matters with a cousin and my postings have garnered accusations of self-hatred from former friends.  
3) Have you met any other race realists face to face? Do you desire
friendships with them? Have you attended any race-realist/ pro-white
conferences?
 
I have never met a self-professed race realist in person.  As much as I love my egalitarian friends I would love to find friends that accept HBD.  I’ve never attended any race realist/ pro-white conferences either and I’m actually unsure about whether it would be moral to attend any of these types of events.  The very least I can do as a black is let whites associate with each other once a year without black intrusion.

4) As a black race-realist, how would you use this knowledge for the
betterment of your own race? What do you think the prospects are that
other blacks, in significant numbers, will listen?

Years ago, AR posted an article about an organization founded in California that pays addicts to be sterilized.  It is currently called Project Prevention.  I would love to get involved in that organization someday even though the sterilization is only temporary.  Given that it was a white woman who founded the organization I think chances are remote that blacks will join.  

 
I’ve also heard of organizations that pay black girls not to get pregnant in high school.  I hope that blacks will not scream “eugenics” and protest against those organizations when I get involved, but I’m not optimistic.
5) Do you believe there’s a more receptive audience among African
blacks than among American blacks?

No.  I find that African blacks blame whites for all their problems just as American blacks do.  I only have anecdotal evidence to back up my assertion, but I’m convinced that most African blacks think that colonization is responsible for most of Africa’s woes.  I’ve asked many of my relatives why we don’t just beg the Europeans to re-colonize us and I’ve gotten scoffs from most of them, although one aunt did say that nobody wants to admit that we were better off being ruled by Europeans.

6) Does it bother you that, when you visit sites like Amren.com, or
even my own site, there’s so much anti-black diatribe? Do you find
yourself in inner conflict when you sympathize with the cause of
people, so many of whom hate you because of your race? Of course, as a
Jew, I’m in a similar situation.

It used to bother me a bit, but I’ve since become more tolerant.  In an ideal world, white race realists would understand the facts of HBD without having any animosity towards blacks at all, but our world is imperfect.  Many AR readers have witnessed black pathology and the unluckiest have been victims of our violence.  I can’t expect them not to go off on rants every once in a while.

 
As a young black woman who has yet to be in a romantic relationship, it used to severely hurt my feelings that AR readers find black women so unattractive.  (I remember one reader saying that he finds the creatures from the movie Avatar more attractive than black women!)  But now I’m happy about that.  The fewer white men that find black women attractive, the less miscegenation there will be.

I used to experience severe cognitive dissonance on a regular basis.  On one hand, I want the world to accept HBD before the West becomes a third world cesspool.  On the other hand, I want my family to be safe and happy.  I found a solution to not feeling guilty about my activism, though.  Mestizos and Arabs will mistreat blacks far more than whites would if they ever come to power, therefore, it is in the interests of every black person to prevent Mestizos from taking over the U.S. and Arabs from taking over Western Europe.    

7) I’ve written some negative things about blacks myself. Does it
sting, inside, when I write such things, or do you take them in
context and understand that I mean them only as generalizations, and
sometimes as a means of venting?

It doesn’t sting at all.  I’m glad you’re racially aware and I hope you never stop fighting for your race.  Although to be honest, I’ve often wished you would be less blunt about how Ethiopian women are beautiful and black women are unattractive!

8) What can we do to make more intelligent blacks aware of HBD? Do you
have hope that race-realists of all races can work together for our
mutual benefit, and to ensure respectful boundaries and autonomy
between us?

I’ve often considered trying to get blacks interested in eugenics by merely lying to them.  We could tell them that most scientists believe the IQ gap to be entirely environmental, but since we haven’t yet found a way to permanently raise the IQs of the lower income population we should try to prevent them from out-breeding the higher income population.  And also since we haven’t found a way make Head Start successful we shouldn’t let mestizos, Africans, and West Indians emigrate here.  

 
I wish I could say that I have hope that all the races could live in harmony side by side, but I don’t.  I believe that blacks will always demand more.  
9) Can you share some stories about your interactions with whites,
where you  spoke the truth and they weren’t sure how to react, or they
pitied you as a “self-hating black?”

I told a white friend of mine who majored in anthropology that blacks on average score one standard deviation lower than whites on IQ tests.  She scoffed and said she wanted to see the sample size on that.  I had a long debate with an acquaintance who majored in anthropology about whether race is biological.  I told him that scientists can tell a person’s race from their bones, their DNA, and other biological characteristics.  He disagreed and de-friended me on facebook.  He wouldn’t read AR’s book review of The g Factor by Arthur Jensen or anything else I sent him.  My black friends just pity me because they think that I feel bad about myself because I’m black.

10) If you had 5 minutes to address the entire American Jewish
community, what would you tell us?

The American Jewish community should emulate the Israelis.  Sterilize blacks, secure the American border, and declare the U.S. a homeland for whites.  

11) If you had 5 minutes to address the entire American white
community, what would you tell us?

Stop caring what happens to blacks.  Stop adopting black children.  Stop sending aid and food to Africa.  For the love of God, stop having offspring with blacks.  Repatriate every last one of us and never look back.

Though I was banned from Change.org a long time ago for expressing unorthodox views on race, I still like to peruse their petitions now and then. For my convenience, I receive occasional emails from them notifying me of such petitions.

It’s interesting that even though Change.org has various petitions in favor of increasing the numbers of “diverse” students at universities, like this one for example, they complain when said diversity comes back to bite them. A recent petition, titled “Remove convicted rapist from Big Red football team” bemoaned the light sentence meted out to a rapist, and the fact that the rapist was allowed to remain on the school football team.

What the Change petition conveniently neglected to mention is the fact that the rapist in question, Ma’lik Richmond, being black, is a beneficiary of the self-same policies that it supports. It should be obvious to anybody not living in a cave, that athletes, particularly black athletes, commit campus rape well out of proportion to their numbers.

Another Change.org petition complains about the lack of diversity in the upcoming game, Assassins Creed Unity. The petition reads, in part:

This petition has been created to express the disappointment of Ubisoft fans at the lack of representation of people of colour and females in the four-protagonist line-up of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

If they’re going to protest the supposed lack of diversity in a single film, or series, then Change.org must certainly have a petition protesting the lack, thereof, in an entire film industry. I’m referring, of course to Nigeria’s version of Hollywood, known as Nollywood. Submit a Google image search for “Nollywood star” and you’ll get endless photos of black actors and actresses, many of them light-skinned, but all of them black.

Nollywood“Diversity” Nigerian style

Some might expect the people at Change.org to bring this up, to call out Africa’s most populous country on this blatant racism. But we’d be kidding ourselves to expect any sort of consistency from Change.org. The only related result that comes up, from a search for “Nollywood” on their site, is a protest against the use of a biracial actress. This petition reads, in part:

Igbo people, like any other people range in physical characteristics as well as complexion. However, the majority of Igbos are dark brown in complexion. Igbo people do not look like the bi-racial Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton is an accomplished and talented actress in her own right. However, she is not Igbo, she is not Nigerian, and she does not physically resemble Igbo women in the slightest.

As a result, I have created this petition to demand the following things:

1. The use of Igbo men, women, and children, who look like the majority of Igbo people (which means brown in complexion) in the leading roles of the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s, Half of a Yellow Sun.

In an earlier post, I asked if Nigerian Americans might be intellectually superior. A commenter, who calls himself “Wales” (comment #10) cited some statistics and linked to some YouTube videos. His point was that Nigeria is a very large, changing and diverse country. He wrote:

As a Nigerian I do know that it is extremely difficult to generalize or group Nigerians one way or the other. We have it all. The Good the bad and the Ugly. The truth is that we are extremely diverse and you are likely to see lots of extremes both good and bad coming out of Nigeria.

Perhaps, but if we were to hold Nigeria to the same standards that those in power hold the Western world to, it would fail miserably. Actually, a more accurate assessment would be that this is yet further proof that “diversity” simply means “fewer white people.”

I went ahead and customized some t-shirts online. Yesterday I wore one around downtown Portland and the PSU campus. This sort of thing will get a lot more people thinking than some post on an obscure blog. Thanks to Countenance for coming up with the slogan “Question Diversity.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt the entrance to the university

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt the university office of colored people and perverts*

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ultimate goal of “diversity” on campus

Only one person confronted me about the t-shirt; most people are cowards. This particular individual implied that, since the U.S. was founded upon land stolen from Native Americans, we should let the Native Americans from the south flood over our borders. I pointed out to him that not all Native Americans are the same. That Central Americans are not indigenous to this land.

It’s also worth pointing out, if we take the European versus Native American narrative at face-value, that just as genocide was wrong then, so too is it wrong today.

About a week ago, a Christian group was protesting in Portland. They handed out flyers that stated:

RAPE AND ABORTION ARE WRONG FOR THE SAME REASON. They are both violent acts of aggression against other people’s bodies. Human beings who are conceived in rape should not be punished for their father’s crime…

Without getting into the abortion argument, I think most of us can agree that if we were to identify a specific individual adult as having been conceived through rape, that we shouldn’t go ahead and kill him.

Yet this is essentially the argument I encountered on campus yesterday. The man was saying that the United States, as a society, deserves to be murdered because it was conceived in rape generations ago. I think that even most Native Americans would agree that they’d rather live in our modern Western society than in the stone-age, as their ancestors did. I would venture to say that most Native Americans would not want the United States to be destroyed – and replaced by something like a cross between Brazil and Mexico, neither of whom have good track-records regarding their own treatment of their indigenous populations.

*Note that I have nothing against perverts; I’m one myself.

Back in 2011, The Oregonian criticized the State of Oregon for wasteful spending at a time when it should have been pinching pennies. Harry Esteve wrote:

Reporters reviewed thousands of state contracts and identified nearly $10 billion in state commitments to outside vendors, some of which appear to contradict the penny-pinching messages coming from state leaders. Others simply show a state quite willing to pay top dollar when it needs outside help.

Examples include $100,000 to the pro-consumer group OSPIRG to drum up opposition to insurance rate increases; at least $100,000 for diversity training and other employee workshops; and tens of thousands of dollars to a headhunting firm to place help-wanted ads on the Internet and in local newspapers.

In 2013, Politifact reported, regarding Portland Public Schools, that…

The district has spent more than $1 million since 2007 for diversity and equity training in the classroom.

Though it’s difficult to find exact figures, there’s no doubt that the government of Oregon, at various levels, spends large amounts of money on “diversity.”

The above, Oregonian, article notwithstanding, few have publicly objected to this grotesque misuse of tax-money. However, when the white male attendees appear to have too much fun, that’s seen as a problem. A recent Oregonian headline read “The $56,000 question: Is a diversity training seminar for white men an appropriate use of the people’s money?” The article (not found on their website, but available in print) reads:

Once upon a time, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to send 16 white guys – and only white guys – on an extended trip to a mountainside golf resort might have been considered a problem. These days, it’s a solution! To what isn’t exactly clear…

Portland’s mayor has defended the seminar. Another Oregonian article reads:

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and 15 other white male managers in city government are back in town after a lengthy diversity training retreat near Mount Hood, and the mayor defended the $56,000 training as “money well spent.”…

Hales pointed out half of Portland students are “children of color.”

“The leadership of [the] police bureau, particularly the white men, need to understand that community, need to understand the privileges we enjoy as white men – not through our own efforts, but just because of who we are,” Hales said in the KGW interview…

While diversity training programs are common for city employees and other public sector workers, an extended get-away at a Mount Hood area resort complete with a 27-hole golf course isn’t standard operating procedure.

You see, white males are supposed to suffer at these seminars; they’re not supposed to enjoy themselves. It’s not enough that whites are being deliberately replaced in the U.S. – as the mayor so kindly pointed out above – we are also not supposed to benefit from any of our ancestors’ achievements. At least no more so than those who are co-opting our civilization. This is why these 15 government goons were criticized in the first place. For white males to take a tool of oppression against whites, and turn it into a luxury vacation, is an abominable act in the eyes of the leftist elite.

Personally, I too think it’s an abominable act. They wasted money that was extorted from me and other hard-working Oregonians. The ruling class pampered itself at the expense of the rest of us. This makes me angry – but my anger has nothing to do with the fact that these leaches are white men. As for the Oregonian, and other detractors, they would have had few objections had the beneficiaries been black or Hispanic. This is clear from the wording of their articles.

For the record, I enjoyed my own company’s diversity training. When the instructor asked if any of us wished to share our personal experiences with diversity, I eagerly offered my own story. The other attendees were speechless. When I told the instructor that whites have every right to feel proud of their own heritage, she did not object. So you see, we can have fun at diversity seminars – but it needn’t cost $56,000.

 

 

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