I’ve been reading, off and on, the excellent anarcho-libertarian site strike-the-root. Years ago I used to participate in its forums, where I would express my views on whatever topic was at hand. My opinions on racial inequality were unwelcome. Anarcho-libertarians did not want to be lumped in with “racists”. But despite their prejudices, these are high-IQ people; they are fully capable of thinking outside the box and of harboring heretical ideas.
Strike The Root is updated very frequently, so there are many articles I’ve missed over the years. Therefore it’s likely I’ve missed a few race-realist links and articles in the past. But I found one today and it’s pretty well-written even though it’s rudimentary. The article is by Professor Walter Williams and is titled “Are We Equal?” He write:
Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal — or should be equal — is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let’s look at it.
Male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. Female intelligence is packed much closer to the middle of the bell curve, whereas men’s intelligence has far greater variability. That means that though there are many more male geniuses, there are also many more male idiots. The latter might partially explain why more men are in jail than women.
Watch any Saturday afternoon college basketball game and ask yourself the question fixated in the minds of liberals everywhere: “Does this look like America?” Among the 10 players on the court, at best there might be two white players. If you want to see the team’s white players, you must look at the bench. A Japanese or Chinese player is close to being totally out of the picture, even on the bench. Professional basketball isn’t much better, with 80 percent of the players being black, but at least there are a couple of Chinese players. Professional football isn’t much better, with blacks being 65 percent. In both sports, blacks are among the highest-paid players and have the highest number of awards for excellence. Blacks who trace their ancestry to West Africa, including black Americans, hold more than 95 percent of the top times in sprinting…
A more emotionally charged question is whether we have equal intelligence. Take Jews, for example. They are only 3 percent of the U.S. population. Half-baked theories of racial proportionality would predict that 3 percent of U.S. Nobel laureates are Jews, but that’s way off the mark. Jews constitute a whopping 39 percent of American Nobel Prize winners. At the international level, the disparity is worse. Jews are not even 1 percent of the world’s population, but they constitute 20 percent of the world’s Nobel Prize winners.
There are many other inequalities and disproportionalities. Asian-Americans routinely score the highest on the math portion of the SAT, whereas blacks score the lowest. Men are 50 percent of the population, and so are women; yet men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. I’m personally wondering what whoever is in charge of lightning has against men. Population statistics for South Dakota, Iowa, Maine, Montana and Vermont show that not even 1 percent of their respective populations is black. By contrast, in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, blacks are overrepresented in terms of their percentages in the general population. Pima Indians of Arizona have the world’s highest known diabetes rates. Prostate cancer is nearly twice as common among black men as white men. Cervical cancer rates are five times higher among Vietnamese women in the U.S. than among white women.
Soft-minded and sloppy-thinking academics, lawyers and judges harbor the silly notion that but for the fact of discrimination, we’d be proportionately distributed by race across incomes, education, occupations and other outcomes. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere, at any time, that proportionality is the norm anywhere on earth…
Williams can get away with this and keep his job; he is black (and I’ve already posted about him here). I applaud him,however, on recognizing the overall intellectual inferiority of his own race. This does take some courage – even though it obviously has no bearing on himself as an individual.
It’s about time sites like Strike-The-Root view racial differences objectively. Like it or not, libertarian thought is closely linked with these differences. Important questions should not be ignored:
1) If a libertarian society can work in a population whose average IQ is 100, does this necessarily mean it can also work in one whose average IQ is 80?
2) If one race is more crime-prone than another, shouldn’t the laws (and punishments) reflect this?
3) Given racial differences, at what point should individual rights yield to group rights when it comes to maintaining the demographics of a society?
4) Could higher fertility, within one group, be considered a form of aggression against other groups in certain situations?
If Strike The Root continues to show such open-mindedness, I might try participating in its forum again.