Some people have difficulties understanding the appeal of race-realism/H.B.D. They see the statistics we cite and they reply, “there are lies, damn lies and statistics.” They hear the stories we tell and they reply, “so you got mugged. Big deal; there have always been rough neighborhoods.” They see the science books we read and they reply, “your science is not science; it is pseudo-science. Our scientists are more numerous and they have already refuted your scientists.” They read the same newspapers we read and they reply, “the news is distorted to depict blacks and Hispanics in a bad light. Besides, their high crime rates are due to poverty and persecution.”
But more realistically, they will see neither the statistics, our stories, the science or the anecdotal evidence. Breaking taboos is not easy. But, for the few who struggle with the issue and truly want to know what we base our convictions upon, here is a brief explanation:
Yes, statistics can lie – but they are probably telling the truth when they agree with our everyday observations. Yes, our own experiences might be the exception – but they are probably representative of a wider reality when they are similar to the experiences of thousands of others. Yes, the science might be flawed – but it is probably valid when it goes hand in hand with the reality on the ground and when it persists despite powerful political forces that conspire to silence it. Yes, news stories can be biased – but when they are consistent around the world and across cultures there is probably something to be learned from them.
To make this easier to understand, I have compiled a couple of tables. Here is our table:
Here is the establishment table: