April 09, 2012
White people also have a special talk with their kids
Black people whose kids aren't smart enough not to do something that would cause them to either get beat up by the police or shot by the self-appointed head of the local neighborhood watch have to have a special talk with their kids, known as The Talk. Toure, who's viewed as being representative of black people despite every aspect of his being (no shots), wrote something about it in Time magazine.
I've long suspected that white people have a similar talk with their kids, I just didn't have any way to prove it... until now.
John Derbyshire of the National Review, in Taki's Magazine:
There is a talk that nonblack Americans have with their kids, too. My own kids, now 19 and 16, have had it in bits and pieces as subtopics have arisen. If I were to assemble it into a single talk, it would look something like the following.
I knew it!
It's a lenghty talk. It's separated into 15 bulletpoints, and then point number 10 is split into several different subparts. Here's part of point number 10, as excerpted by Gawker.
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
That last part doesn't even seem like good advice. If you were walking down the street and saw a suspect looking black dude, why would you smile at him and say something to him. Your best bet is to look straight forward and keep it moving. But I'm hesitant to even point that out, because a racist white person might take my advice and avoid being fatally stabbed.
I know what you're thinking: If that last part is bad advice, does that mean the rest of it is good advice? Kinda, which is why (mostly white) people are so pissed off. Stereotypes wouldn't sting if there wasn't an element of truth to them.
You're less safe going to places with a lot of black people, but places with a lot of black people are good for buying drugs, listening to good music, getting it on with unscrupulous women with ginormous asses, not paying out the ass just to live in the middle of nowhere, and not being around a lot of racist cracka-ass crackas. So it's really up to you to decide.
How you would go about explaining that to your kids I'm not sure. It doesn't matter to me, because I don't have any kids.
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