Blacks & The American Family

Comments at Steve Sailer:

* Sailer has extolled “citizenism” as an American policy approach, drawing the line of “us” and “them” at US citizenship. Sailer has also Noticed the data on the disadvantages of black Americans in the aggregate. These two are obviously in tension, if not in contradiction.

But Sailer has also defined “race” as “an extended family that is partly inbred.” Family includes blood, but family also famously includes people related not by blood, but by marriage. Is there potential in regarding black Americans as troublesome inlaws–flawed and undesirable in many ways, but family nonetheless and entitled to some consideration on that basis?

* Black Americans are part of the national family. Although I don’t mythologize them and put them on a pedestal as the left loves to do, they are here and it is undeniable that for most of the time they have been present in the US they have been treated abominably. I have no patience for those whose life choices make communities a worse place to live than they ought to be and support using cultural pressure and law enforcement to change that to the greatest extent possible. At the same time, most are decent people and deserve the same respect and protections of citizenism as anyone else.

* American blacks are no longer African, and haven’t been African in a long, long time. They are as interwoven into America as any white person. Many of them actually thrive under Anglo-Saxon norms. We just need to get rid of the perverse incentives that encourage parasitism and dysgenic breeding.

But then I see the NY Times preaching that blacks have to come out on top every single time, otherwise it’s just unearned privilege. Then I despair.

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