“The New Jim Crow” As Seen from the Right.

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a text I’ve come across many times over the years. In fact, I don’t know if there is a single time I have walked into a major bookstore and have not seen the book displayed in prominence on an end cap or center aisle table. I’ve encountered all the arguments made within the text over the years in articles, during debates, and in university classrooms as an undergraduate. Perhaps the significance of Alexander’s work is best assessed in the foreword by Cornel West: “The New Jim Crow is the secular bible for a new social movement in the early twenty-first-century America.” Although the data and arguments found within have been seen both before and after Alexander’s work, this is perhaps the most definitive and comprehensive work on the topic of Black crime and mass incarceration in America, as seen from the left.

The overarching premise is that mass incarceration, Jim Crow laws, and slavery have been the three primary measures adopted as public policy in the U.S. as a means to control the Black population. Several of Alexander’s contentions jumped off the page at me from the very beginning of the introduction, where she states that an essential goal of the Founding Fathers was to ensure citizenship to Blacks would be denied. In a way, I was thoroughly impressed, aghast even. I hear noxious phrases like “we are a nation of immigrants,” “America is for everybody,” and “this is a homeland for all,” almost daily, be it on social media, from politicians, the press, or in the media. And to see an author who has declared her goal is an “egalitarian democracy,” to be so honest, so frank, and so correct, is in many ways to be welcomed. Alexander displays from page one that she has a grasp of historical racialism as it pertains to the foundation of the U.S. and the Founders’ intentions. She finds this to be an unacceptable position, of course, but her admission that the U.S. was founded as a White nation is exceedingly rare nonetheless.

She notes the disparity of Whites and Blacks in prison for drug crimes and suggests that these disparities cannot be explained by respective rates of involvement in the drug trade (7). As evidence of this claim, Alexander cites studies that show Whites and Blacks both use and sell drugs at the same rates; therefore, disparities in incarceration must be due to racism. At first glance, this seems like a reasonable argument. However, according to Bureau of Justice Statistics, 99.5% of the 94,678 people in federal prison for drug crimes are in prison for trafficking.[1] So the people incarcerated for drug crimes are not in prison for simple use, or selling low quantities of drugs, but for trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution. Drug usage and selling of small quantities are simply not equivalent to drug trafficking. It would be similar to saying that every person who drank alcohol during prohibition was also likely to be in the business of bootlegging, rum-running, and operating speakeasies. Further, for her claim to be correct, it would essentially amount to a vast understanding from the highest levels of the Justice Department, down to beat cops, that White drug traffickers are to be ignored, while Black ones are to be arrested. I have a very hard time believing that the U.S. government is so racist, and so pro-White, that this would be their public policy.

Alexander makes another astute claim, with which I half-agree: “The widespread belief that race no longer matters has blinded us to the realities of race in our society and facilitated the emergence of a new caste system” (11–12). She is correct; the current brand of “colorblind” nationalism is incredibly harmful, especially to us. People who are unwilling to view our current social ills in terms of race realism have a very difficult time understanding much of what is happening, particularly White dispossession. Although I disagree with Alexander that lack of racial awareness is responsible for the caste system she says seeks to hold down Blacks, I can see her view that there is an emerging caste system — one that allows Blacks to play the “knockout game” with unsuspecting Whites, and not be called racists by the mainstream press.

Alexander claims that economic mobility is difficult, and in many cases, simply impossible (13). She further claims that Blacks are plagued by poverty and not free to move up in society, and that mass incarceration plays a key role in creating the Black underclass. According to the Brookings Institute, only 2% of Americans who finish high school, maintain a full-time job, and wait until they are 21 to get married or have kids will live in poverty. Further, 75% of Americans who follow those three rules earn $55,000 per year or more.[4] Mass incarceration is hardly responsible for people choosing to drop out of school, have children out of wedlock, and not work.

Chapter 1 is a tendentious historical overview of Black history, beginning with slavery through the crime policies of the Clinton Administration. Alexander’s telling of the Atlantic Slave Trade would have one believe that slavery was a uniquely American phenomenon, despite that the majority of slaves would end up in South America and the Caribbean, and that slavery was common throughout the non-European world, and still is in many places[5] As historian Seymour Drescher notes, “freedom, not slavery, was the peculiar institution” at the time that Britain ended slavery in the early nineteenth century.[6]

Alexander goes on to hail Lyndon Johnson, the civil rights movement, and the abolition of miscegenation laws, which led to the increase of interracial marriages. Without citing data on actual Black criminality, she further argues that the emergence of “tough on crime” rhetoric from Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, were not responding to legitimate fears of an increasing crime rate, but were less-than-subtle appeals to racial discrimination against Blacks.

Alexander claims that Nixon’s and Reagan’s use of language such as “welfare queen,” “lazy,” “ghetto,” and the like, were actually messages to working-class Whites that they would reform welfare and stop transferring wealth to Blacks. Alexander never really dives into these issues further; they are dismissed as irrational fear mongering and racism, for which there is no need for support with actual data. In reality, there is legitimate cause for fear of Black on White crime, and there is a legitimate grievance Whites have in terms of welfare use and taxes paid. In 85% of violent interracial crimes between Whites and Blacks, Blacks are the attackers, amounting to over half a million violent crimes per year against our people.[7] In an analysis of fiscal impacts between races that account for taxes paid and services consumed, we see that Blacks and Hispanics both use far more tax dollars than they contribute, resulting in a net negative, which Whites are forced to subsidize.[8] Criticism of crime and tax burdens that are placed on Whites by others is not merely some racist, fear mongering talking point — it is an objective reality.

Reading the second chapter of The New Jim Crow was somewhat of a peculiar experience for me, in that I do not think Alexander made any substantive argument where I disagreed or noticed any faults. She discusses in depth the “evisceration” of the Fourth Amendment, which has been wrought in part by the War on Drugs. Alexander briefly discusses the historical impetus behind the Amendment, which she characterizes as “[t]he routine police harassment, arbitrary searches, and widespread police intimidation of those subject to English rule…” (62). She goes on to describe the creeping normality of living under a police state under the guise of a drug war: no-knock warrants, warrants obtained through anonymous informant information, expanded surveillance, and nearly anything being “probable cause” to justify search and seizure.

Alexander cites Terry v. Ohio as an erosion of Fourth Amendment rights, reducing “probable cause” to “reasonable articulable suspicion,” which was a colossal shift in policy. Terry effectively moved public policy away from the rights of individual citizens, in favor of allowing police to use their “discretion” to protect themselves from potentially dangerous criminals, granting agents of the state the “right” to safety, over the citizen’s right to be free of unreasonable searches. (63)

She is also critical of Florida v. Bostick, a Supreme Court case which held that information voluntarily given to police will not be a legal basis for a Fourth Amendment violation. What came of this is the policy of police starting seemingly benign interviews, which lead to the police asking if they can search a person or asking a question like “do you have any drugs or weapons on you?” even when there is no reasonable suspicion. Here, Alexander argues (and I think accurately) that when accosted by police, most people are nervous, unaware of their rights, and will “consent,” although reluctantly. Most people, criminal or not, comply with police questions and consent to searches. As a result, the general lack of legal knowledge is leveraged by police to circumvent the most fundamental purposes of the Fourth Amendment. (64)

Alexander describes the incredible cost and inefficiency of the drug war, as well as the policy of civil forfeiture. When police suspect a person of being involved in a crime, they may seize things they suspect were also involved in the crime, such as cash they suspect was ill-gotten, or a car police suspect was used to transport drugs. The burden of proof for civil forfeiture is incredibly low — the state needs to only establish a “preponderance of evidence,” a far cry from “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Worse, if alleged perpetrators are not ultimately charged with a crime, they are afforded no legal aid to retrieve their property from the state, as civil matters do not entitle one to the right of legal representation. Of course, in many cases, this means it would be less costly to allow the state to steal your property than to hire a lawyer and seek justice. (83)

The chapter rounds out with a discussion of the inadequacy of state-provided legal aid, as many court-appointed defense attorneys are dealing with a tremendous number of cases while being paid on the lower end of what attorneys earn. Alexander also discusses the plea-bargaining system, which lends itself to prosecutors overcharging cases — even charging crimes on which they know they can’t convict — as leverage to force the accused to take a plea bargain instead of risking the uncertainty and expense of a jury trial. This is definitely a legitimate concern.

The only real oddity I found in the second chapter was how Alexander opened her book describing the United States as a nation founded for Whites and claiming the entire system needs a radical overhaul as a result, to becoming an originalist a few pages later when discussing the Fourth Amendment. She clearly does not like the idea that Whites have some sort of claim on the country they built, but she does want to keep the Fourth Amendment preserved as it was from the same era that biased immigration toward Western Europe. On one hand, she seems to be in support of the Bill of Rights as it was written, while on the other hand wanting to see equally important aspects of our nation destroyed and scattered to the wind.

The remainder of the book was a bit of a letdown. Although I had anticipated the typical Leftist argument that Whites were oppressing non-Whites, I was hoping there would be more well-thought out legal arguments and a better theoretical bases, as in the second chapter. What came was mostly a victim mentality, constantly invoking Martin Luther King Jr. and the argument that drug laws create a de facto caste system in America based on race.

Alexander brings up the argument over and over again, that because Whites and Blacks use and buy drugs at the same rate, the representation in prison should also be similar. Not once did Alexander note the incredible leap from drug use to drug trafficking. Nor did she note that the vast majority of those incarcerated for drug crimes are for trafficking, not simple possession. She repeatedly states that the racist American system is the reason for the overrepresentation of Blacks in prison for drugs. However, she never considers that in England, Blacks are also over-represented in crime per their population percentage and as compared to Whites, although I suppose she would blame the White British for that.[9] Alexander also does not bother to mention the fact that Blacks in America commit a disproportionate amount of crime of every type, not merely drug crime.[10]

Alexander suggests that the reason so many Black children grow up without fathers is due to mass incarceration, which the War on Drugs perpetuates. “Hundreds of thousands of Black men are unable to be good fathers for their children, not because of a lack of commitment or desire but because they are warehoused in prisons, locked in cages” (180–181). Alexander notes that about one million Black men are behind bars in prisons and jails currently but fails to investigate what percentage of them have children or whether they were supporting the children until they became incarcerated. According to the Kid Count Data Center, as of 2011, there were over 6.5 million Black children being raised by single parents. A rate of nearly 70%.[11] To suggest that the reason 6.5 million children are being raised without a father is due to one million Black men in prison is patently absurd.

A recurring theme through the book is that the rise of U.S. prison population is due largely to the drug war. However, the federal and state prison data does not support this claim. If every person that was incarcerated for only drug offenses in both federal and state prison were released, the total prison population would drop by about 14 percent.[12]

The “crack vs. cocaine” argument was forwarded as well. Alexander alleges that because cocaine has a connotation of being used by wealthy White people, it carries lower sentences than crack, which is seen as used more widely by the Black community (112). When we compare crack sentences to meth or PCP — both seen as more “White person” drugs — the disparity in grams needed to land you a 5-year prison stay nearly disappears.[13] The majority of people in jail for meth are White, with only a small amount being Black.[14] Nobody claims that meth laws target poor Whites but they claim crack laws target poor Blacks. They always use the erroneous “cocaine vs. crack” dichotomy to make their invalid argument. Alexander is eerily silent on the widespread use of meth, heroin, and opioids in the White community.

The final chapter of the book opens with the story of the Jena Six, a group of six Black teenagers who beat a White student so badly he was hospitalized. The beating was said to have been “provoked” by a racial joke or the connection to rising racial tensions that involved nooses being hanged from courtyard trees. Alexander praises the Black community’s response to the “plight” of the six Black attackers. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and MLK III were all in attendance, along with rappers, and thousands of protesters who joined in the fight against the “racial bias” leveled against the Jena Six, as they were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder (pp. 221-222). The Jena Six story is used as an example of “successful” civil rights advocacy; the kind Alexander urges is necessary for this next era of civil rights and ending oppression.

A civil war had to be waged to end slavery; a mass movement was necessary to bring a formal end to Jim Crow. Those who imagine far less is required to dismantle mass incarceration and build a new, egalitarian racial consensus reflection a compassionate rather than punitive impulse toward poor people of color fail to appreciate the distance between Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and the ongoing racial nightmare for those locked up and locked out of American society. (235)

An eternal victim mentality permeates the pages of The New Jim Crow. At no point in the entire work is the notion that Blacks might be committing a high rate of crime entertained or perhaps that they should stop involvement in drug trafficking. Alexander writes that despite affirmative action, unemployment rates in the Black community are similar to those of Third World countries (246). This level of unemployment is of course attributed to the alleged racial caste created via mass incarceration in the U.S., and not the shared social attitudes, academic achievement, and behavior among Blacks. For Blacks, education is the royal road to the middle class, but the reality is that relatively few of a population, half of which has an IQ of less than 85, is unable to take advantage of this.

The final sub-chapter opens by reaffirming that the United States was created by White men, for White men (255), and then quickly asks Whites to “sacrifice their racial privilege” (257). “Whites should prove their commitment to dismantling not only mass incarceration, but all of the structure of racial inequality that guarantee for whites the resilience of white privilege” (257).

This plea struck me as outrageous given that she is speaking on behalf of the group that is the aggressor in 85% of violent interracial crimes between Whites and Blacks. Whites suffer over half a million violent crimes each year at the hands of Blacks. I’m sure Alexander will excuse me if I’m in no hurry to support her aspirations, especially after hailing the Jena Six case as a victory for Blacks.[15]

Something else struck me while reading the book, particularly on page 125, where she remarked that many Blacks refer to police in their neighborhoods as “the occupation,” thus seeing their own neighborhoods as territory occupied by a hostile forces. In her discussion of White police coming into Black parts of town with what they see as bad intentions, I was very sympathetic. Amid Alexander’s constant appeals to more welfare for ex-convicts, pleas for Whites to surrender the remnants of our homeland to Blacks, and complaints that Blacks cannot be given a fair trial in a White nation, I couldn’t help but think the underlying theme to all this was an implicit desire for self-determination—their own Wakanda. Obviously, an ethnostate would be an excellent solution for Whites as well.

I think that Michelle Alexander has a sentiment for something she cannot express in a way that she’s come across in academia or through her legal training. There was certainly a hostile undertone, and sometimes overtone to her work, wanting to “dismantle” what was once our nice White country. Yet I think on a deeper level than that, was the desire for self-determination. The desire for Blacks to decide if they want to legalize the drug trade and drug use. The desire to not operate within a White framework, to conform to White laws, or exhibit White behavior. I could be way off base here, but it seemed to me that Alexander was, on one hand, saying Blacks should not be subjugated to White rule, and on the other hand, asking for White tax dollars for welfare programs and help from those ridden with White guilt.

On some level, I agree with her. I don’t want White tax dollars to be spent looking for marijuana in “ghettos” (a term she uses often) either, or anywhere for that matter. I would much rather the money be spent stopping the drugs from entering the country in the first place, at the border, and would much rather see a drug war waged against Purdue Pharma, as opposed to those smoking weed. Although she seems to think the whole War on Drugs somehow benefits all White people, by making even the poorest and least successful of Whites somehow “above” Blacks, I think her understanding lacks a certain depth. She’s right, the police do not work for the people, and they are very often the trappings of an occupation, but she’s wrong in thinking Blacks are the only ones being subjugated by a hostile elite. She’s right: the entire system is corrupt and oppressive. Alexander made many mentions of social programs that could be used to help the Black community instead of incarcerating them, yet she never bothered to think that it is White people paying the taxes for those programs, while Blacks are a perennial net negative.[16]

Alexander posits many times that this racial caste system somehow benefits all Whites. But nothing could be further from the truth. Taxing Whites at oppressive rates in order to hire people to police, house, monitor, and try Blacks, does not benefit the average White. A handful of people who own stakes in the prison industry benefit, and nobody else apart from Whites spared from the depredations of incarcerated Blacks. The amount of money Whites must spend to have a multi-racial country is astronomical, and we receive zero benefits from policing Blacks.

Cities that have experienced heightened levels of social unrest, Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, and others, have experienced a rise in crime. High profile cases of violent police interaction, followed by protests and riots, has had a chilling effect on policing behaviors, especially of Black communities. The withdrawal of police presence leading to a rise in crime in cities that experiences civil unrest and high profile incidents has been dubbed the “Ferguson Effect”. Although Alexander never indicates that she views police activity in Black neighborhoods as anything but negative, the removal of police has, in at least several cities, led to the murder rate increasing, and more Blacks dying.

I do not foresee the solution that Alexander proposes happening. The idea of having multiple nations trying to exist in one country is proving to be a disaster; “coexisting” is going to be more and more strenuous as this great multicultural experiment continues to unfold. Instead of handing the country to the horde of non-Whites that quite openly hates us, we should offer a mutual separation through a generous repatriation program. If this were my nation to run as I saw fit, I would offer all criminals currently incarcerated or under state supervision a one-time deal, renounce your US citizenship, leave, and never come back, in exchange for a total pardon. Non-white mass incarceration would end overnight. For all those in the country legally, but feel they are owed a reparation, I would gladly pay a one-time, lump-sum, cash settlement in the amount of their lifetime net-burden to White tax-payers to renounce their US citizenship, leave, and never come back.

This whole thing could end peacefully with every group having total self-determination, which I think might have been the subtext to Alexander’s entire work.

[1] Taxy, Sam, et al. “Drug Offenders in Federal Prison: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data.” U.S. Department of Justice, Oct. 2015, www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dofp12.pdf.

[2] contributor, Ron Martinelli opinion. “The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities.” TheHill, 18 Jan. 2018, thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/329589-the-truth-about-crime-illegal-immigrants-and-sanctuary-cities.

[3] “Prison Inmates at Midyear 2009 – Statistical Tables.” Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2200.

[4] Haskins, Ron. “Three Simple Rules Poor Teens Should Follow to Join the Middle Class.” Brookings, Brookings, 28 July 2016, www.brookings.edu/opinions/three-simple-rules-poor-teens-should-follow-to-join-the-middle-class/.

[5] “The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.” Historical Context: Facts about the Slave Trade and Slavery | Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, www.gilderlehrman.org/content/historical-context-facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery.

[6] Seymour Drescher, Capitalism and Antislavery: British Mobilization in Comparative Perspective (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 2.

[7] Taylor, Jared. “New DOJ Statistics on Race and Violent Crime.” American Renaissance, 14 Dec. 2016, www.amren.com/news/2015/07/new-doj-statistics-on-race-and-violent-crime/.

[8] Faulk, Ryan. “Fiscal Impact of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics.” The Alternative Hypothesis, 10 May 2016, thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/05/11/fiscal-impact-of-whites-Blacks-and-hispanics/.

[9] Palmer, Alasdair. “Police statistics shed fresh light on link between crime and race.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 27 June 2010, www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7856404/Police-statistics-shed-fresh-light-on-link-between-crime-and-race.html.

[10] Rubenstein, Edward S. “The Color of Crime, 2016 Revised Edition.” American Renaissance, www.amren.com/archives/reports/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-edition/.

[11] “Children in single-Parent families by race | KIDS COUNT Data Center.” KIDS COUNT data center: A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/867,133,38,35,18/10,9,12,1,185,13/432,431.

[12] Roeder, Ollie. “Releasing Drug Offenders Won’t End Mass Incarceration.” FiveThirtyEight, FiveThirtyEight, 15 Mar. 2016, fivethirtyeight.com/features/releasing-drug-offenders-wont-end-mass-incarceration/.

[13] Sterling, Eric E. “Drug Laws And Snitching: A Primer.” PBS. Accessed July 13, 2017. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/snitch/primer/.

[14] “Crack Vs. Meth.” Investor’s Business Daily. July 28, 2011. Accessed July 13, 2017. http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/crack-vs-meth/.

[15] Taylor, Jared. “New DOJ Statistics on Race and Violent Crime.” American Renaissance, 1 July 2015, www.amren.com/news/2015/07/new-doj-statistics-on-race-and-violent-crime/.

[16] Faulk, Ryan. “Fiscal Impact of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics.” The Alternative Hypothesis, 11 May 2016, thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/05/11/fiscal-impact-of-whites-Blacks-and-hispanics/.

37 replies
  1. joe six pack
    joe six pack says:

    I had read that it was the Black leaders who had pushed for higher penalties for crack.

    from here

    “White Backlash vs. Black Empowerment

    But the notion that black leaders played a pivotal role in the drug war is controversial. Some black historians, including Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling book “The New Jim Crow,” have downplayed the role of black America in promoting and sustaining the drug war. Alexander declined to be interviewed for this story, but in public comments she has portrayed the drug war as the creation of white politicians, deliberately targeting black Americans.

    “The drug war was motivated by racial politics, not drug crime,” said Alexander. “The drug war was launched as a way of trying to appeal to poor and working class white voters, as a way to say, “We’re going to get tough on them, put them back in their place — and ‘them’ was not so subtly defined as African Americans.”

    Fortner disagrees, and said his research on the prominent role black leaders played in fostering the drug war is unpopular among those who subscribe to the backlash theory.

    “If you think that everything can be explained by white backlash, if you think the white racial order is somehow omni-present and all-powerful, and is always trying to re-establish itself, then you hate what I do,” he said.

    Fortner said black leaders in the wake of the Civil Rights movement were newly energized, and used their social and political infrastructure to push for tougher approaches to crime in their neighborhoods.”

    As an aside I would mention Steve Sailer’s idea that we presently live in the era of “Jim Snow,’ with the media endlessly yapping about ‘White Privilege.’

    I believe in order to fund our present era of ‘Jim Snow’ we should fund the White Guilt Bank of America with a three percent tax on the sale of all mayonnaise.

  2. GeorgeKocan
    GeorgeKocan says:

    Chicago offers the best field experiment in sociology regarding racial issues. The Democrat Party has made the black population it special project. Chicago has a huge black population which reliably votes for the Democrat Party. It also has a strong communist influence, which I find hard to estimate. However, certain personalities support my view. Barak Obama’s early influence was Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party. Saul Alinsky was not a commie but did work on the commie agenda which dove-tailed nicely with modern Democrat politics in Chicago. Studds Terkel, Communist, had a radio show on WFMT for many years and even a short stint on local television. Alinsky influenced both Obama and Hillary Clinton, top leaders in the Democrat Party. The Communist Party USA endorsed both for president. Former Black Panther and Minister of War or something like that is Congressman Bobby Rush. Congressman Danny Davis received an award from some commie group. Jesse Jackson Jr., former Congressman, is a commie in my opinion. These are the people who control Chicago. The Democrats and their commie friends run everything in Chicago which matters–number one being the school system. They run the media and high education. They run the entertainment. Of course, the run the government. They have everything their way. Yet, the black community is a disaster with drive-by shootings a regular event.

  3. Gilbert Huntly
    Gilbert Huntly says:

    “…to secure the blessings of liberty to OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY…” was written in the Preamble of our Constitution by the WHITE men who signed it. We whites are their posterity – not everyone else. Foundations are evolutionary.

  4. Alan Donelson
    Alan Donelson says:

    Excellent review! Thank you. As some reviewers and reporters ruefully write after watching MSM, reading such books, and listening to what passes for music, someone has to do the dirty work!

  5. JRM
    JRM says:

    “I would gladly pay a one-time, lump-sum, cash settlement in the amount of their lifetime net-burden to White tax-payers to renounce their US citizenship, leave, and never come back.”

    I would, too, but what country in their right mind would accept these people? We would have to maintain a separate country somewhere, like Australia once was for England, to house this convict and deadbeat nation. And who would have to financially support this entity? We would. It would all still probably be worth it to curtail interracial breeding, though.

  6. Joey Virgo
    Joey Virgo says:

    That civil war was necessary to end slavery as Alexander claims is a HUGE LIE perpetuated by pro-Big Government Northerners and gullible Americans for more than 150 years, and it was a big miss that R. Houck, ostensibly a patriot and lover of the U.S. Constitution, did not take the opportunity to address this matter but, in fact, evaded it altogether.

  7. T. J.
    T. J. says:

    Jack Daniels

    Jim Beam

    Old Crow

    “Jim Crow” should be introduced as a new liquor [200 proof], or as a new liqueur [220 proof], used only for special occasions, such as when the last non-White has been expelled.

  8. Lou
    Lou says:

    Off topic,

    In researching ‘Arkancides,’ I found this,

    Died: December 15, 2017

    Originally declared a murder-suicide, investigators concluded it was a murder staged to look like a murder-suicide involving multiple perpetrators. Barry Sherman founded Apotex pharmaceutical company. Apotex supplied generic drugs to Clinton foundation in Haiti and Rwanda. The Clinton Foundation was scandalized when it was dscovered that AIDS drugs sent to the third world were watered-down.

    / On (((You tube))) I see the memorial, Trudeau is there, as in Israel flag.

  9. Al
    Al says:

    Without getting into it too deeply, nicely written from someone who doesn’t have a clue of reality. You probably never even drove through one of these neigborhoods never mind spend any time in one.

    Lower lever drug dealing, etc. are committed by blacks; mostly by gangs. Gangs have a very violent history. Yes, cops are going to go after the ones who are shooting up neighborhoods killing innocent bystanders, children, etc…who get caught in the crossfire. Even the ones that don’t, when you start having 4-5 murders a day in a neighborhood the pressure is put on the police to clean up the area. Some of these neighborhoods just being white will get you shot after a certain hour.
    Bottom line, the more educated, and social status of the individual the less violent and attention he/she will bring to themselves knowing it’s bad for business. The less educated and lower social status will just shoot someone in broad daylight smack downtown in the middle of a busy afternoon not worrying about any attention it may bring to themselves other then a message to others, you mess with them, you will pay. Try going to a real busy city police department; NYC, Chicago, New Orleans, Etc….Ride with one of their officers for a week or so and see first hand what they deal with then write back about how prejudice they are, how bias they are, how racial they are….Not saying you won’t find any; the 10% rule applies to all professions, however, I do believe that’s about all you will find and you will find some true research and facts to write about why the disparities when it comes to arrest as to race, etc…. Another thing you may find a high crime are where arrest are through the roof are almost 100% black neighborhoods! You get a state were you have the majority of their crime come from 4-5 cities, and these cities are predominate non-white then your statistics are going to show a state that has a large amount of whites, but the majority of their arrest and incarcerated individuals are non-whites and appear to be bias, You lean as freshman stats 101 can be framed to whatever you want it to come out to look like by leaving out some pertinent details as such I mentioned.

    • Alan Donelson
      Alan Donelson says:

      “You lean as freshman stats 101 can be framed to whatever you want it to come out to look like by leaving out some pertinent details as such I mentioned.”

      Who the hell does not??! Try “propensity score analysis”, if you have the data. Bet you get a strong causative connection, notwithstanding your fair criticism! Rubin and Rosenbaum, Harvard University:
      Long story (mathematically short — “Correlation does not necessarily imply causation; causation necessarily implies correlation.”
      How you develop your “propensity score” does make a difference, as I discovered. The hammer of “logistic regression” fails to hit every nail accurately, if at all, for problems with complex causation. Been there, done that.

    • Sam J.
      Sam J. says:

      I found this on


      Who said he got it from someone else.

      “…here are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June 22, 2016 (the last searchable census numbers) Do the math: .009% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

      -65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws.

      -15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified.

      -17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence.

      -3% are accidental discharge deaths.

      So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Now lets look at how those deaths spanned across the nation:

      -480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago

      -344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore

      -333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit

      -119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

      So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state -an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1…”

      Looked at this rationally we could stop a vast amount of death if police cracked down on Blacks like they did in NYC in just a few areas.

  10. Malc
    Malc says:

    Same situation in the UK, go into Londons biggest bookshop, Foyles, and you will see the books given often given prominence are of a leftist narrative and frequently immigrant/black whinge manuals. One such recent effort, is a book entitled Why I No Longer Talk to White People About Racism, the White People part obscured, as unlike the rest of the title, this lettering is white on a white background, the book by a black woman, has had it’s own table for weeks, was put in the window display and also sits alongside other excusitis manuals in the “race studies” section, not far from the considerable Communist/ Marxist/ revolutionary section, including official Antifa books. The single “nationalist bookshelf” is comprised of a few anti nationalist hardbacks. This is unfortunate as Foyles is, apart from the political bias, a great place.
    Leftists and reality avoidance can never be separated, the Guardian being a prime example of just how guilt ridden and delusional ethnomasochists consistently show themselves to be.

  11. Malc
    Malc says:

    A couple of days ago I noticed a children’s book on display while walking past Waterstones, it was called Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser. This book is another example of how they instil guilt in White Children. There’s no end to this sickness.

  12. Malc
    Malc says:

    After rereading the above essay, the statistic on interacial crime where it is pointed out that 85% Whites are the victim, is absolutely true. But for the mass media to openly acknowledge this would be considered “racist” ! If this is not evidence of how that word is used against us, then what is? As I said in my previous post, this sickness called White guilt seems to be a never ending nightmare, but thanks to fine sites like this, more of us are realising what we secretly thought all along, is 100% true!

  13. Stevie
    Stevie says:

    When will our Alt Right leaders propose the negotiations and payments (as you proposed) to Black leaders so we can begin the seperation and Balkanize European-Americans from Non-EurAm? Black leaders can then have their “I have a dream”; and we can have our United States of European-America! It’s time for our AmerExit.

  14. phillip baker
    phillip baker says:

    You should try and stop taking these authors at face value. The fact is that there are contradictions which Michelle Alexander may not even be consciously aware of. Black people do not want self determination. Apart from the small number of higher iq partly westernised blacks (who can therefore fight a zero sum struggle for all the white mans goodies) self determination is not in blacks self interest. Blacks ( and other nonwhite peoples to a slightly lesser degree) lack the idea of reciprocity i.e interpersonal fairness. People who are less intelligent, less able to empathise and more psychopathic generally are less likely to follow the golden rule i.e treat me like how you yourself would want to be treated. My point is that a race of people vastly lower in Kantianism may not be able to see the contradictions in not wanting to abide by the white mans rules but still wanting all of the benefits of doing so and yet still claiming discrimination when this is not given. Since they are literally not able to see things from others point of view they have no problem demanding things and not reciprocating. Added to this is their outer locus of control- a psychological term denoting someone more likely to believe that they are not a responsible actor- more that they are controlled by outside forces. Because of this we should be wary of two things. One that Michelle Alexander complains with the sincerity that she does- she may be able to do so because unable to understand others point of view she really does believe her own half truths. The second is that we can intuit any kind of rational basis for self determination. Just because blacks feel their neighbourhood is occupied by white police does not necessarily mean that they have a plan or desire to formulate an alternative. Be careful when thinking about a black ethane state. Whites know they would be better off without blacks and blacks (even just subconsciously) know they would be utterly bereft without whites.

    I recommend:

    Michael Levin Why race matters

    Gedaliah Braun Racism, guilt , deceit and self deception

  15. Rob Bottom
    Rob Bottom says:

    This is why YouTube had to remove Colin Flaherty from their website (you can find him on Minds.com now). He documents day in, day out, the overwhelming amount of black on white, Asian, Hispanic, male, female, young, old, etc., and the media’s refusal to name a spade a spade.

    Also notice how the media is no longer making martyrs out of blacks shot by police every week? It seems they learned the lesson that fanning the flames of racial hatred and boosting groups like Black Lives Matter only resulted in the red-pilling of Americans and the election of Donald Trump.

    • GeorgeKocan
      GeorgeKocan says:

      The Democrat media has found a better way to distract the public’ attention from troubles which is FBI, the Clintons and Mueller is having with the convenient school shooting in Florida.

  16. Ger Tzedek
    Ger Tzedek says:

    When (((they))) say “we are a nation of immigrants”, we must answer “we are a nation of Americans. Israel is a nation of immigrants.”

    Now it is obvious that Jews redefined us to suit them. Around 1932 when a Jewess proposed this “nation of immigrants”, roughly 95% of Americans were native-born.

    While we fight evils Jews did us a century ago, Jews are prolific to undermine us today.

      • Franklin Ryckaert
        Franklin Ryckaert says:

        The US is (was) a nation of EUROPEAN immigrants, just as Israel is a nation of JEWISH immigrants. Changing the nature of immigration to the Third World would destroy both countries. Israel deports its African asylum seekers, but Jews insist we keep ours.

  17. delmas
    delmas says:

    The proliferation of books and attitudes influenced by Michelle Alexander’s thought are operating daily to seriously undermine the foundations of the social contract. If white Americans are to survive much less enjoy the tranquility of the rule of law, I see no solution but separation. Either resort to the the author’s suggestion (but which nation even in Africa would take them in?) or go for setting aside a territory within the Continental United States where all blacks could be sent to live and forge their own social contract. But the dream of an integrated society is an abysmal failure as it has been realized in the past 60 years (since Brown versus the Board of Education). Several generations of white youngsters were severely short-changed when their school systems were destroyed, when their neigbourhoods were destroyed, when their society was destroyed; and their hopes and dreams for the future withered from the onslaught of the cold in this winter of Civil Rights.

    • GeorgeKocan
      GeorgeKocan says:

      I think a huge immigration of American blacks into Africa would have a great positive influence on some country there. It would boost the economy with a skilled and educated population, which would not have to waste time on blaming their troubles on Europeans.

      • Ashbury
        Ashbury says:

        You guys are at a different place. I have friends of all races, and ethnic backgrounds. I just feel that white guys are made out to be the enemy too often.

        • Stevie
          Stevie says:

          American European men and men of European decent across the globe have been demonized for far too many decades. On balance Europeans have provided far more benefits than damage to other races.

          As a European American female we must join our great men and begin to protect our genes and race with noble dignity and grace, respecting our men with healthy feminine support. Our struggle is hardly about, Ashbury’s comments of “friends of all races, etc.” Europeans have had friends of all races throughout history as shown through our propensity for exploration. For example, we had great sea fairing trading throughout the Mediterranean in 2200 B.C.E. and after, (Orea de Linda book) interacting with many races.

          But NEVER in the known history of mankind has a race of people willingly participated in the destruction of their people by allowing foreign blood to dominate the gene pool, leading to our extinction without a shot being fired.

          Essentially we are at war. States and nations controlled by media, entertainment, education and banking which mocks and feeds propaganda and policy against our people is a battle field against us, yet we barley fight for our rights and race.

          Thus, I plead to my brethren, Rise up great men of the West! Rise up and save our race! Save our race! Please, rise up and fight for our territories, land and race. Rise up and save our race!

          • Stevie
            Stevie says:

            Then don’t make comments implying that you’re “page” is more enlightened because you have multi-racial friends.

            Please be kind and respectful, unlike this post you just sent me.

          • Ashbury
            Ashbury says:

            Not sure what you meant by my “page,” and how my remark was unkind or disrespectful, particularly after you used my earlier statement to imply I am encouraging the dilution of the gene pool.

  18. Ashbury
    Ashbury says:

    So I reading this book as part of a book club, I found your article and it appears your central argument is that Michelle is equating drug trafficking with drug usage and selling of small quantities of drugs. Then I find this article http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1632 which refutes your argument (The original powder-to-crack weight ratio was 100-to-1. The Fair Sentencing Act lowered the ratio to 18-to-1), and also introduces new information about the Congressional Black Caucus and their role. I need to do more research. What are your thoughts, and is anyone else actually reading the book?

  19. Sam J.
    Sam J. says:

    One thing not mentioned is that since a vast majority of crime is committed in Black neighborhoods…where do you think the police will hang out? Where the crime is. If they’re hanging out there it’s more likely they will catch people there.

  20. Junghans
    Junghans says:

    I wouldn’t waste a minute of my time reading some Negro’s delusional, racially motivated, ill-conceived, concocted nonsense. This is the kind of make-believe trash that the kosher publishing industry constantly tries to peddle to gullible Whites.

  21. Ger Tzedek
    Ger Tzedek says:

    I agree with the withdrawal of police from Black neighborhoods. That will increase their rate of Black-on-Black murder. Give them free house-containers. Open more Planned Parenthood clinics in their vicinity. All police in Black neighborhood must be Black, on White neighborhoods White. This will increase the rate of killing of Black police, and decrease it for Whites. Every little helps. Offer Black women generous lifetime salaries on condition that they do not make babies. This can be tailored in a thousand ways so as not to seem racist. For example, welfare queens, let them live very well, on the condition that they make no babies.

    Even when everything pondered, Blacks have a higher incarceration rate. I explain it with the IQ, among other things. Stupid people get caught.

    • GeorgeKocan
      GeorgeKocan says:

      Also, the Democrat Party, over many years of hard work, has inculcated into the black community a deep sense of entitlement, envy and anger.

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