350.org Outted As White Supremacists?

From the MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN

Francis Menton

Today’s radical left progressive movement has two main branches. The two share the common element of fundamentally arising from the deep need of wealthy people to expiate their guilt over their sins of economic success and comfortable lifestyle. But in other ways the two branches are totally contradictory.

The two branches of the movement are:

  • The environmental branch, now completely swallowed up by the cult of climate alarmism and the demand to rid the world of fossil fuels. Here wealthy and almost entirely white activists and donors form and fund NGOs to protest and lobby to get the government to suppress energy that is cheap and that works, and thereby to drive up the cost so as to force low income people and members of minority groups into energy poverty all in order (supposedly) to “save the planet.”
  • The diversity, inclusion and equity (DIE) branch, currently focused on the demand for equal economic outcomes in all societal positions and jobs except NBA player. In this branch of the movement, an overlapping group of nearly-as-entirely white and wealthy activists and donors prove their superior virtue by demanding ever more aggressive affirmative action programs that somehow never work to alter economic outcomes among ethnic groups, while simultaneously accusing everyone else of “systemic racism” and “white supremacy.”

Given the fundamental inconsistencies of the goals of the two branches of the progressive movement, it’s actually remarkable how the two have managed to minimize what could easily turn into major conflicts. But in recent months things have boiled over at an organization called 350.org.

Are you familiar with 350.org? It’s the super-activist environmental NGO founded in 2008 by professor and author Bill McKibben and 8 others described by Politico as “a group of white people.” The 350 of the name, according to the group, is the highest level of atmospheric CO2, in parts per million, that is acceptable for the planet. (The current level is well above that.). The front page of the organization’s website states the mission:

Stop Fossil Fuels. Build 100% Renewables. We are standing up to the fossil fuel industry to stop all new coal, oil and gas projects and build a clean energy future for all.

350.org is perhaps most famous for its role in organizing protests and demonstrations that ultimately blocked the Keystone XL pipeline. The fact that the organization’s program, if adopted, would dash any hope for prosperity among millions of poor people and members of minority groups does not appear to trouble 350.org at all.

McKibben himself phased out of the CEO role in about 2014, and apparently has little remaining active role at 350.org today. His successor and current CEO is a woman named May Boeve. Here is a picture of the two of them:

It would be hard to get any whiter than that pair!

The current difficulties at 350.org are detailed in a long February 20 piece at Politico with the headline “The group that brought down Keystone XL faces agonies of its own.” To summarize the background: It seems that in 2019, under the leadership of Boeve, the organization embarked on a strategic program to greatly increase its size, staff and, consequently, its cost structure. In May of that year, Boeve spent $800,000 on a boondoggle corporate retreat in Ireland:

[A]t the Killarney retreat that May Boeve, the executive director and one of 350.org’s founders, announced that she’d hiked the organization’s annual budget to $25 million. She told staff to dream big. She revealed plans for nearly 130 new hires to make a splash at global climate strikes that September. . . .

The 130 new hires represented a near-doubling of the group’s then level of staff. According to Politico, a main purpose of the staff increase was to “improve the organization’s diversity and equity.” Apparently the organization’s “diversity and equity” up to that point had been deficient, although no amount of searching on my part seems to turn up statistics on their pre-2019 racial and ethnic breakdown. According to Politico as to the organization as of 2019:

It was also hard to tell just how diverse the staff was. 350.org’s reporting on its racial and ethnic makeup has been opaque. The organization said it did not have systems in place for people to identify their race or other demographic information as recently as 2019, and is only just now getting a handle on that information.

I like that excuse about not having “systems in place.” Could they have counted them? My three year old grandson can count to 100.

Anyway, the result of the hiring binge without having the funding lined up was a bloodbath of layoffs later in 2019. Politico interviews some 10 or more ex-staffers as to what happened next. You won’t be surprised to learn that underlying it all is white supremacism. Here was the situation as of 2019:

Even with McKibben’s role minimized, the organization’s power center still ran through white officials at the top who set 350.org’s tone, even as the lower ranks were filled with people of color, according to 10 current and former staff members. . . . White, wealthy liberals have dominated green groups for decades, coloring environmentalism with a reputation for elitism.

350.org hired consultant Hannah Lownsbrough to produce a report as to what went wrong. According to Lownsbrough’s report (via Politico):

“Layoffs in the US have been experienced as disproportionately affecting people of color and with other marginalised identities on the 350 staff team; concerns have been expressed about the emergence of a ‘white supremacy dominance culture.’”

Most of the recently-hired “Black and brown” people in the organization who were not fired then quit. A black woman and 350.org executive named Tamara Toles O’Laughlin was responsible for hiring many of the minority group members on staff. Ms. O’Laughlin herself quit in December 2020. She has this to say about the people she had hired:

“[I left behind] a women-led, majority Black and brown leadership team. . . . I hired just about every one of the Black and brown people on that staff and I do not believe any except for one are still there.”

To top it all off, Politico quotes one Anthony Rogers-Wright of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest in a statement applying not just to 350.org but also to many other environmental NGOs:

“My question is simple, why do we continue to work with white-led organizations that treat Black people and Black women in particular like shit?”

Specifically as to 350.org’s treatment of racial minorities, Rogers-Wright says:

“[350.org] needs to be put on notice.”

I can’t say that I am surprised at all to learn that 350.org is permeated by “white supremacy dominance culture.” The simple truth as to what’s going on is that the people who run and fund the place are wealthy, guilty white liberals who have somehow convinced themselves that they can alleviate their own guilt by further impoverishing low income people and members of minority groups. Of course when push comes to shove they “treat [b]lack people like shit.” What I can’t understand is how the DIE activists think that they can make common cause with these people.

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Scissor
February 25, 2022 6:07 am

Clearly, they are against black and brown fuels.

Tom Halla
February 25, 2022 6:11 am

The greens really want the lower classes in mud huts.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 25, 2022 12:39 pm

If the predominant skin color of your country is brown, black, red or yellow, including non-urban white, you should be very concerned that the whole enchilada is cooked up to keep you in energy poverty, with a career in planting trees or grass in marginal lands for carbon seque$tration poverty wages paid by nearly insolvent corporations and urban tax-payers. It’s basically the Build Back Better folks plan for the deplorables. It’s not even socialism…

Willem Post
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 25, 2022 1:31 pm

They love black or brown, if it not oil and coal

2hotel9
February 25, 2022 6:15 am

I love how these moronic f**ks keep screeching wacism when they are the wacists. When you really dig into all this crap you find that college educated white women are the cause of 95% of all these problems.

Spetzer86
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 6:39 am

Hey! You’ve fixed racism. Now you’re just sexist…

2hotel9
Reply to  Spetzer86
February 25, 2022 6:43 am

I love sex! Participate as often as I can. 😉 Just not with liberal, college educated white women, the constant vomiting of stupidity kills the vibe, don’tchya know.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 7:04 am

like this elderly lady on the front page of yesterday’s Bah-stin Globe

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2hotel9
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 7:20 am

OHHH, that just killed the vibe for my whole weekend. Thanks a lot, buddy! 😉

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 8:06 am

A ripoff of American Gothic.

Al gray
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 12:06 pm

That’s my auntie Rosie Greenpiece

lee
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 6:36 pm

Like that T-shirt “Sex Appeal – Give generously”

Al gray
Reply to  Spetzer86
February 25, 2022 12:05 pm

You are a wag I like you whatever your gender species ethnicity or politics

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 6:59 am

not long ago- if you talked about “colored people” you were definitely considered raccist- now, if you don’t call the same people “people of color”- then you’re a raccisst- I think most would prefer to just be considered “people” and drop all references to color- I’ve pointed this out to people who use the “people of color” term but they can’t grasp the message

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 7:10 am

I’m sure they called you a racist for refusing to group people by the color of their skin.

2hotel9
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 7:25 am

I learned long ago in Army that skin color is totally irrelevant to anything, anywhere at all. Which is why leftists use as a weapon against anyone who refuses accept their sick ideology. No refutation will suffice against it, they just screech wacist louder and louder. Hope they don’t stop, more and more people see it for what it is.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 8:44 am

I fully agree, but alas, it will take some time to address the balance!!!

Al gray
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 12:09 pm

One doth ‘my screech wacist on thcweams and thcweams it till one is thick

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 8:43 am

Last time I checked the latest DIY colour chart, apparently “white” is actually a colour!! Does this mean I can take advantage of every taxpayer funded handout that’s on offer by claiming I suffer from colour prejudice??? Sarc!!!

2hotel9
Reply to  Alan the Brit
February 25, 2022 7:07 pm

I was taught black is the absence of light. A point I have proven by observation, repeatedly.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  Alan the Brit
February 25, 2022 7:39 pm

On the old American TV sitcom Sanford and Son (Sandford and son were black owners of a junkyard), Sanford (comedian Redd Foxx) was reporting a crime to a cop. The cop asked him if the perpetrator was “colored.” Sanford emphatically replied “Yes! White!”

I don’t know if that show could air today, but it was funnier than hell – and popular among people of all colors.

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2hotel9
Reply to  Michael S. Kelly
February 26, 2022 6:25 am

Actually it plays on METV.

John Endicott
Reply to  2hotel9
February 28, 2022 5:15 am

Does it air unaltered? ME TV has gone and edited some shows for modern “woke” sensibilities. For example, in early season happy days episodes you might notice a blur on the wall of Richie’s bedroom. Apparently one of the posters on his wall (for the Southern 500, an old NASCAR race) happens to contain an image of the confederate flag

MeTV flags objectionable content in ‘shows from another era’ – Robert Feder

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2hotel9
Reply to  John Endicott
February 28, 2022 6:21 am

Have not watched, just saw it advertised. I would not doubt they would censor. I have watched Blazing Saddles on AMC and it was complete, on USA it was seriously chopped up.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 12:42 pm

And yet, the NAACP still uses that anachronistic, politically incorrect name.

ThinkingScientist
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 1:02 pm

There’s a fantastic interview with Morgan Freeman where he first says no, he’s not going to celebrate Black history month.

Then he says the best way to stop racism.is for white people to stop referring to black people and black people to not refer to white people. Just stop talking about skin colour and just talk about the person.

Alba
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
February 26, 2022 4:14 am

We already have a Black Month and a Pink Month. This is colourist. I demand a Brown Month, a White Month, a Yellow Month, a Blue Month, etc. As for those Yellow Cabs, it’s time there was more diversity. And Greyhound Buses (if they still exist) is discriminatory against Poodles, Collies, Alsatians, etc. And more diversity is needed in hockey. As well as ice hockey there needs to be rain hockey, snow hockey, etc. And how many company executives are bald, especially among females? It’s time for positive affirmation of bald people. Bald people are underrepresented. We need far more bald people on television and in politics. How can people with hair possibly understand the needs of bald people? Maybe JB could stand in 2024 on the platform: “It’s time for a bald President”. Wonder what KH would look like with no hair.

Alba
Reply to  Alba
February 26, 2022 4:51 am

Oh, I was forgetting. All KH has to do is to declare that she identifies as being bald and, hey presto, she is bald, no matter what nature or her looks tell us. And you’d better not say, “But you’ve got hair.”

MarkW
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 7:09 am

The group that believes that minorities are incapable of running their lives and must be led step by step by white liberals through every aspect of their lives, keeps calling those who disagree, racists.

2hotel9
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 7:28 am

That is the only tactic they have, and they apply it to everything they encounter.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 8:49 am

Not sure about the good old US of A, but back a few years, any rational, logical, practical discussion about immigration, was always seized upon by the UK liberals/socialists, as perpetuated by wacists!!! “Let them all come in, I’m not racially prejudiced at all!” was the cry dejour!!! Just another weapon in the arsenal of leftist manipulation & control, in an effort to embarrass & humiliate, & generally put on the back foot, anyone of a questioning mind!!!

2hotel9
Reply to  Alan the Brit
February 25, 2022 6:41 pm

Yep, leftist always crow about having the “moral high ground” whilst wallowing in the gutter,

observa
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 7:41 am

It’s the white woman’s burden now. Takes a load off a white bloke’s shoulders that’s for sure.

2hotel9
Reply to  observa
February 25, 2022 6:43 pm

OK, that is good! You win the intratubesthingy for the day!

4E Douglas
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 7:18 am

Friend of mine , Choctaw /Chickasaw- tribal member. She’s working at her job running the register. tall dark, not “white” up walks a skinny soy poisoned young lady, redhead, pasty
white with a mask with ”BLM” on it . She asked my friend: “How does it feel to have white privilege?”. My friend: “I wouldn’t know, I’m Choctaw.” The pasty ginger left-leaving what she bought on the counter.
“Why is it you never see Black People in the BLM locally, they’re all white college students or old blonde/grey white” women she mused. ?

MarkW
Reply to  4E Douglas
February 25, 2022 10:27 am

Even if the cashier was as pasty white as the customer, how does being a cashier show evidence of white privilege?

AndyHce
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 9:17 pm

obviously, being white is so good it is automatically privileged, regardless of any circumstances or actions

Tom Abbott
Reply to  4E Douglas
February 25, 2022 11:22 am

““Why is it you never see Black People in the BLM locally, they’re all white college students or old blonde/grey white” women she mused. ?”

I saw a video the other day of the riots in 2020, and in one, there were several people holding up a large BLM banner, and every one of them were white. Not a black face to be seen.

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Robert B
Reply to  4E Douglas
February 25, 2022 11:45 am

BLM is just inducting idiots into a cult.

Taking MLK’s advice is not enough. You need to tap your head and rub your belly at the same time or you are a racist.

RevJay4
Reply to  4E Douglas
February 25, 2022 4:48 pm

There’s a blonde joke in that “blonde/grey white” thingee there. Oh wait, AOC destroyed the easy blonde jokes. Darn it.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  RevJay4
February 25, 2022 5:11 pm

Obviously, she is a blonde, but dyes here hair to camouflage it.

Paul S
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 7:20 am

Who fought in the Civil War for slavery? Democrats. Who was Jim Crow? Democrats, Who was initially against civil rights legislation? Democrats. Who perpetuated urban slavery, ie, The Great Society, Democrats. Who are the greenies? Democrats

Derg
Reply to  Paul S
February 25, 2022 8:12 am

+1

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Paul S
February 25, 2022 8:51 am

Nullius novus sub Solis!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Paul S
February 25, 2022 10:28 am

Who declares that any minority that doesn’t vote for them is a race traitor?
The Democrats.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Paul S
February 25, 2022 11:32 am

Who fought in the Civil War for slavery? Democrats. Who was Jim Crow? Democrats, Who was initially against civil rights legislation? Democrats. Who perpetuated urban slavery, ie, The Great Society, Democrats. Who are the greenies? Democrats

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I dimly see a pattern forming here…

Jtom
Reply to  Paul S
February 26, 2022 5:11 pm

You forgot one:
Who established the KKK? (Same answer).

John Endicott
Reply to  Jtom
February 28, 2022 5:23 am

And who tried to filibuster the civil rights legislation that they now try to take credit for? (same answer) Bonus: one of the leading democrats in that filibuster was the only member of congress who was also a member of the KKK – Senator Robert Byrd (D).

Who instituted segregation in the federal workforce? Again same answer, in 1913, President Wilson (D) mandated that the federal workforce be segregated by race—leading to the reduction of Black civil service workers’ income, increasing the significant income gap between Black and white workers, and eroding some of the gains Black people had made following Reconstruction

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.KcTaz
Reply to  Paul S
February 27, 2022 7:29 pm

That’s a keeper! Thanks.

Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 8:58 am

Those at the responsibility core are academic sociologists who haven’t found a grievance narrative that they won’t embrace, and the very progressive university administrators who hire and encourage them.

They turn out generations of young angry progressives who hate everything about the Enlightenment civilization they inherited.

MarkW
Reply to  Pat Frank
February 25, 2022 10:30 am

Most liberal academians grow up convince that they are the crème de la crème and are convinced that they should be paid like it. The fact that they aren’t all multi-millionaires is proof, in their minds, that capitalism is hopelessly broken and only tearing it down and putting them in charge will fix it.

2hotel9
Reply to  Pat Frank
February 25, 2022 6:47 pm

Dingdingdingdingding!!!!! We have a winner!!!!!!!

Sara
Reply to  2hotel9
February 25, 2022 1:11 pm

Hey, hotel, I’m not like that bunch of quacking idjits. I”m the precise opposite of them. Don’t paint all us girls with one brush, please.

2hotel9
Reply to  Sara
February 25, 2022 7:18 pm

Miss Sara? I apologize, I get my roller out and everything gets covered with base coat! My point still stands. You, a college educated woman, have encountered this enough you can’t possibly have missed it. 😉

TheLastDemocrat
Reply to  2hotel9
February 26, 2022 6:40 am

They have a new acronym:
AWFL
Angry White Female Liberal.

2hotel9
Reply to  TheLastDemocrat
February 26, 2022 7:26 am

The AWFLs are coming!

Anon
February 25, 2022 6:19 am

If you applied that metric to NPR you would find the same thing. Its audience is >85% wealthy, white progressive liberals. However the name of the organization contains “national” and “public”, so what would an NPR look like that really reflected the composition of the nation? A selection of non-English language broadcasts, tailored to the population of each broadcasting region, music and discussions that pertain to the regions of where people immigrated from, etc…

And once real measures of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion were implemented, NPR would be unrecognizable to it’s current audience.

A few years ago, I would not have cared, but since this is the road they have taken, they ought to at least name their programming accurately and consider changes like: “All White Things Considered“, etc… sorry to appear mean spirited, but I have about had it; the profession of science will take a generation to repair after what these people have done to it, assuming we get past this era of neo-Lysenkoism. (sigh)

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Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 6:23 am

If NPR were more representative of the nation as a whole, they’d play more rock and country music. Just saying’…

meiggs
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 6:34 am

npr = tax leaches pedaling propaganda

MarkW
Reply to  meiggs
February 25, 2022 10:32 am

What kind of distillate do you get from a tax leach?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 7:08 am

The NPR in Albany, NY is I believe one of the largest in America- reaching much of the northeast. To this day- if you turn it on- it’s mostly about Trump- how much they hate him. I found out that the guy who started it and still runs while “pushing 80” makes almost $200,000/year. Not bad for a “public” radio station.

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 10:33 am

And if you ask him, he’ll tell you it’s the fault of conservatives that he is not making more.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 12:52 pm

It is interesting how the hatred of Trump seems to permeate and even define the character of woke liberals, instead of a positive agenda to correct the problems that both sides of the political spectrum can agree on. It seems that the hatred of Trump is actually pathological, shutting down the left side of their brains.

Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 9:07 am

the profession of science will take a generation to repair after what these people have done to it

Scientists have done it to themselves. The institutions of science have not taken down the activist groups of incompetents led by liars. Instead, they have colluded, including by their silence. And that includes virtually every university in the US.

The betrayal of science by scientists could not be more profound. That some scientists have vigorously spoken out against it — and I include Anthony Watts prominently among them — will help to rescue science when the reckoning finally comes.

But recovery will be noisy and difficult.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pat Frank
February 25, 2022 11:32 am

“The betrayal of science by scientists could not be more profound.”

Yes. It’s not that hard to figure out that the human-caused climate change narrative has no substance to back it up.

It’s not hard to determine that what you get from climate change alarmists is all unsubstantiated assumptions and assertions. Nothing else. It’s not science. A competent scientist should know this. A competent scientist should be able to tell the difference between assumptions and assertions and actual evidence.

The Professional Science organizations are the biggest betrayers of science, promoting unsubstantiated climate change speculation as established fact.

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DonM
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 10:52 am

If they switched out the trademark monotone talkers with ethnic sounding folks, the majority of the listeners would switch stations or turn off the radio completely.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 12:48 pm

I used to listen to NPR. However, I came to realize that I wasn’t wealthy enough to be worthy of their wisdom.

MarkW
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 26, 2022 9:40 am

If they are so wealthy, why do they always need to be begging for OPM to run their radio stations?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
February 26, 2022 8:04 pm

That’s how they got wealthy. Spending OPM.

Mumbles McGuirck
February 25, 2022 6:20 am

Leftists seem to be passed masters at hoisting themselves by their own petards. We’ve recently seen other cases of circular firing squads where doctrinaire militants find other militants insuficent in their militancy.

LdB
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
February 25, 2022 7:12 am

They are also pretty spineless ask the Lefty politicians in the EU who have basically condemned Ukraine. Germany even blocked expelling Russia from SWIFT to save it’s own butt because Russia would turn off the gas. They were with Ukraine right up until the moment it got hard and the Ukraine president and people are right in calling them cowards.

Derg
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 8:18 am

Well freezing sux 😉

LdB
Reply to  Derg
February 25, 2022 9:10 am

Yeah when the tanks roll into Germany it’s too cold to help.

ih_fan
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 11:07 am

Yeah when the tanks roll into Germany it’s too cold to help.

Does anyone else find it ironic that with Russia in Ukraine, Germany needs Poland to protect it from Russia?

Strange world we live in.

MarkW
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 10:35 am

And in this country, Hillary is trying to blame the invasion on Trump.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 12:57 pm

Further evidence that she and her ilk are out of touch with reality.

fretslider
February 25, 2022 6:29 am

I suggest that 350.org should follow the ‘honourable’ example that was set by the “School Strike 4 Climate” group in Auckland, New Zealand. They admitted their naked racism and disbanded.

“The chapter of the international movement said it was a ‘racist, white-dominated space’

In a Facebook post, the movement’s chapter in Auckland said it had “avoided, ignored and tokenised BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and people of colour] voices and demands” and that it had been “a racist, white-dominated space”.

The group, which did not respond to requests for comment, said it would no longer organise strikes and instead pledged to “uplift BIPOC-led climate justice spaces”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/15/auckland-chapter-of-new-zealands-school-strike-4-climate-group-admits-racism-and-disbands

Would 350.org care to “uplift BIPOC-led climate justice spaces”?

These [mostly middle and upper middle class] people really are bonkers. 

Andy H
Reply to  fretslider
February 25, 2022 7:44 am

So did The London Throwdown, a jazz dance competition/event in London. The organisers decided that they were not woke enough to run a jazz dance event. In summary: they went woke, cancelled themselves and now have nothing. The details are on Facebook.

fretslider
Reply to  Andy H
February 25, 2022 7:59 am

Ouroborous explains it – think.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  fretslider
February 25, 2022 8:27 am

Don’t forget they have created big salary jobs for themselves and limelight fame. This is not an insignificant motivation. They don’t display compassion for anyone. These organizations seem to be all misanthropic.

I commented (along with a few others) over the years here about white lefties having created and peopled all these ugly misanthropic organizations, funded by tax exempt (middle class and poor’s taxes exploited!) whitey “charities, which engage in treason with impunity.

I’ve remarked that their racism takes an unspoken form of believing that non-whites (poor dears) need to depend on whites’ superior abilities to save them from their hapless plight. I’ve noted they’ve created all the Qwerty of genders, social justice, personal pronouns and the like. White supremes indeed! The traditional WSs referred to by the white left are a sorry, dwindling, broken, once proud wing of the Democratic Party.

Glad, at last it’s going mainstream.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  fretslider
February 25, 2022 8:28 am

What they view as “climate justice” is anything but. What “justice” is there in inflicting energy poverty on the world, which serves nobody except the political classes and the wealthy. Every time you see or hear “climate justice” your mind should simply replace the cynical term with something more realistic, like “economic injustice.”

John the Econ
February 25, 2022 6:32 am

Illustrates several phenomenon:

1) The real “white supremacy” is wealthy white Progressives telling the poor that the 20th century advancements that lifted most out of abject poverty was a mistake and must be repealed.

2) Most of these NGOs are jobs rackets for the highy educated yet otherwise unemployable.

3) Watching Progressivism eat their own is entertaining.

Drake
Reply to  John the Econ
February 25, 2022 8:05 am

#2 Actually IMO, ALL progressive policies are intended to and result in make work programs for the high(l)y educated yet otherwise unemployable.

Think of all of the useless “diversity/gender studies”, etc. degrees and their associated “professors” and how many of your otherwise unemployable they create.

What is “Defund the police” all about? About taking money from the police and directing it to liberal/progressive ‘otherwise unemployable” over-educated DEMOCRATS.

And then Jen the Liar and OBidens BBB intends to replace the diverted money with Federal funds? Of course that was the plan all along.

Dave Fair
Reply to  John the Econ
February 25, 2022 8:12 am

The Left always pushes too far. It is a never-ending effort by Leftists to force everybody into their mold.

Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 6:55 am

Nothing stopping “people of color” from starting enviro groups. Then they can hire a few token “honkies”.

fretslider
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 7:25 am

Careful…

Canadian Liberal MP Ya’ara Saks stated that the onomatopoeia “honk honk” was a coded message meaning “Heil Hitler.”

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MarkW
Reply to  fretslider
February 25, 2022 10:39 am

As one young african american woman told me, all whites are racists, you just have to keep digging till you find the proof.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 1:03 pm

What could be more racist than believing that skin color alone was responsible for a serious, antisocial behavior? That people with white skin were incapable of rising above cultural stereotypes!

MarkW
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 26, 2022 9:42 am

I don’t remember her name, but if she is not a senior member of BLM, I’ll be surprised.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 2:54 pm

“…digging till you find the proof.”
Wow, and only a feather duster to expose her ‘ism.

Randle Dewees
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 25, 2022 7:54 am

Crackers

MarkW
February 25, 2022 7:04 am

Anyone who isn’t sufficiently racist, is a white supremicist.

Gunga Din
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 1:58 pm

Strange how they label blacks and browns and reds and yellows as “white supremacists'” that only see us all as fellow humans.

MarkW
Reply to  Gunga Din
February 26, 2022 9:44 am

Imagine my surprise when I found out that Larry Elder was a white supremacist.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
February 28, 2022 5:35 am

Imagine how surprised Larry Elder must have been about that.

commieBob
February 25, 2022 7:05 am

Here’s a quote from my old buddy Vlad Putin:

The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness. Godspeed, hoist the flags, as we say, go right ahead. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs, and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion, and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones — all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.

This, I believe, should call to mind some of what we are witnessing now. Looking at what is happening in a number of Western countries, we are amazed to see the domestic practices — which we, fortunately, have left, I hope — in the distant past. The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism bordering on absurdity, when the works of the great authors of the past — such as Shakespeare — are no longer taught at schools or universities, because their ideas are believed to be backward. The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race. In Hollywood, memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what color or gender should be in a movie. This is even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

link

We also have the comment of one of my friends who was actually at Tiananmen Square.

What Trudeau did to the truckers was worse than Tiananmen Square. The Chinese government negotiated for months with the protesters before they called in the army.

(my paraphrase)

The D.I.E (Diversity, Inclusitivity, Equity) people are evil. They are turning our society into something just as evil as the Red Guard or the Khmer Rouge. They have taken over the universities. Defund the universities.

H.R.
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 7:18 am

Excellent, commieBob. 👍👍

Derg
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 8:24 am

Post of the day. Should be easily understood even for the Simon’s of the world.

Drake
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 8:30 am

As to defund the universities.

First: Get the Federal government OUT of the student loan business.

Second: Make the universities do studies on their costs and the employability of their students, like OBama did to DeVry, and make THEM pay off the student loans.

Third: Confiscate 50% of ALL University endowments to pay off defaulted student loans of the “students” who have died, etc. Hell Harvard and Yale should do the trick alone.

Fourth: End ALL tax credits for higher eduction.

Fifth: Specify that any university that gets ANY federal funds shall have no undergraduate degree requiring more than 128 credit hours of instruction. Such federal funds would include any research grants, etc.

As to why 128 hours? When I went to UVa in 1974 that was the most of any undergraduate degree, for chemical engineering. When my daughter was looking at getting a degree in education at UNLV 25 years ago the required credit load was in the high 130s. When reviewing the required courses, at least 30 credits were for diversity this, women’s’ studies that, etc. We normal people live in a DIVERSE society, we don’t need the extra training.

On a state basis, state legislatures should not allow anyone to get more that 128 credits subsidized for an undergraduate degree program and, IMO, should not subsidize any higher education degrees. Why? #1 I had a brother, now passed, who took classes for YEARS and never obtained a degree. He was in Mass. and really hated Romney when he was governor because he put a stop to SOME of the higher education freebee extravagance. At one time, the state paid tuition, books and a stipend for the “unemployed”, which he was every winter because he lived in a tourist supported community, Cape Cod. #2 Because ditch diggers taxes should not be subsidizing the education of people who could make 5 to 10 times their income.

Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 9:21 am

“Defund the universities.”

Totally agree. Removing the public money is the only way. Universities across the US have violated the tenure agreement — job security in return for dispassionate scholarship.

There virtually is no scholarship left in sociology and psychology departments, much less dispassionate scholarship, and there never was any in culture studies. It’s all progressive propaganda and defense of the narrative.

The rot is now spreading into the physical sciences, where courses are watered down and hiring is skewed all under the press of DIE policies.

None of this — none — should be carried on public money.

Jit
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 9:29 am

What Trudeau did to the truckers was worse than Tiananmen Square. The Chinese government negotiated for months with the protesters before they called in the army.

Utter nonsense. I guess your friend was not among those who were shot.

commieBob
Reply to  Jit
February 25, 2022 10:53 am

I guess your friend was not among those who were shot.

That’s inane.

Are you standing up for Trudeau?

Because the left thinks working people are a basket of deplorables, it’s OK to ignore their problems.

A whole bunch of people spent the time and money to to to Ottawa. It wasn’t just a lark. The government should have been out on the streets talking to them and trying to get to the bottom of their problems. Apparently, the Chinese government would have done better.

The working people often have trouble putting words to their problems. My favorite Democrat blog had this. White American working people had worse health outcomes than any other group. They couldn’t put words to their problems so they elected President Trump. The Democrats didn’t learn the lesson from that and neither did the Canadian left.

So, ignore the working people and you’ll get something way worse than Trump. Time after time the elites have learned the hard way that you can’t ignore the majority forever.

Jit
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 12:16 pm

Logic fail. I am no fan of the Prime Minstrel. I merely pointed out that to say what Trudeau did was worse than Tiananmen was and is wrong.

If Canadians don’t like Trudeau, they can vote him out. Ask your Tiananmen survivor how the people can remove their leaders in China.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2022 1:09 pm

In Hollywood, memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what color or gender should be in a movie.

TV shows that I formerly enjoyed watching have now become Kabuki that I can’t relate to because they don’t reflect the world I grew up in, or even experience today. It is a loss of my freedoms to be forced to watch things that don’t speak to my world experiences.

AndyHce
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 26, 2022 12:19 am

forced?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  AndyHce
February 26, 2022 8:06 pm

Lack of choices.

Ron Long
February 25, 2022 7:20 am

I think May Boeve could beat the hell out of Bill McKibben.

fretslider
Reply to  Ron Long
February 25, 2022 7:40 am

How about Boeve vs Oreskes?

I’d pay to see that.

Reply to  Ron Long
February 25, 2022 9:24 am

In her picture, May Boeve seems to be attempting the Vulcan ‘live long and prosper’ salute. But failing.

griff
February 25, 2022 7:31 am

since apparently it is so simple to just count the number of people of different backgrounds in an organisation, perhaps Watts would like to set a benchmark of transparency and tolerance by counting its own staff/contributors/volunteers?

fretslider
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 7:44 am

In a free world griff people do as they please. They go where they want. Your quota system cannot function in a free world.

In the UK black and ethnic people for the most part are working class. And like their white counterparts they don’t have time for idle indulgences and fantasies about an imaginary climate crisis, they have jobs to do and food to put on the table.

Only your strata of society has the time and the money to make a nuisance of itself.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 8:00 am

griffffff goes way low and accuses all of WUWT of wacism.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 25, 2022 10:43 am

It’s not like he’s got any valid cricitisms.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 12:08 pm

Too busy tilting at windmills.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 25, 2022 12:24 pm

windmills 20 : griff 0

commieBob
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 8:05 am

Poor griffie has totally missed the point of the article. D.I.E. is bull crap. Why would WUWT hold itself up to that particular standard?

Derg
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 8:24 am

Why ? Who cares.

Drake
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 8:34 am

You, as always, have missed the point. Most of us here are looking for the content of ones character, not the color of ones skin.

We KNOW the content of your character and don’t care the color of your skin. An imbecile is an imbecile, regardless of his or her race, sex, national origin, etc.

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LdB
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 9:24 am

If they don’t have the right ratios do they have to go on a recruitment drive and to get the perfect PC ratio? Do the PC police roll in if your aren’t culturally appropriate?

I think you missed the point of the post and I really wonder about your IQ, talk about dense.

Lets be more blunt no-one cares except you leftards that is the point 🙂

However if it really matters to you honey I will be a black transgender vegan who likes lattes and identifies sexually as a toaster.

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MarkW
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 10:43 am

Does WUWT demand that others live up to any form of diversity standard?

They why should they be forced to live up to a standard they don’t force on others? Unless you just like being a hypocrite?

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
February 26, 2022 12:14 am

I’m race fluid, gender fluid and abrosexual, don’t judge me you fascist!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 7:40 am

Here is the Charity Navigator summary page on 350.0rg.

Take a look at the most recent 3 years of Revenues and Expenses. Note that 2019 revenues dropped to $14.972M from $19.194M in 2018 while expenses grew to $25.225M from $15.450M. In other words there was a net surplus of $3.744M in 2018 and a net deficit of $10.253M in 2019.

It looks like the new leadership team in 2019 didn’t do anything right.

fretslider
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 7:49 am

a net deficit of….”

Now it really is being run as a socialist enterprise. All hail democratic socialism.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 8:07 am

Sounds just like BLM when the “founders” bought mansions and fled the scene.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 8:47 am

So financial ruin beckons for them, as it did for many companies in Canada involved in KXL….

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DonM
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 11:19 am

It appears that the new hires did not result in new revenues, so the new hires were let go.

Then the manager of the dark new hires complains about the fact that they were let go, and infers racism.

mebbe the manager should have inferred that the token new hires should not have ever been hired in the first place.

MarkW
Reply to  DonM
February 25, 2022 12:28 pm

As one young socialist once told me, there is no such thing as most qualified and least qualified. Everyone is either qualified or unqualified.
Once you determine that a person is qualified and is hired, you MUST assume that everyone who works for a company is equally qualified. As a result everyone who works for a company must get the same benefits and the same salary. And when being fired, the only fair way to do the firing is on a color blind basis. In other words, the number of people you fire of each race must be based on the number of people of that race in the wider population. (Not the population in the company.)

On the other hand, how firing based on race works out to being color blind, I have never been able to figure out, but it made sense to him.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 1:16 pm

He lives in a black & white world.

MarkW
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 26, 2022 9:50 am

It’s how they arrive at the assumption that any differences in groups, must be caused by racism. In their “minds”, they have proven that there are no differences between groups.
All groups have exactly the same talents, the same desires, etc.

AndyHce
Reply to  DonM
February 26, 2022 12:25 am

The equal pay for equal work mentality works hard to ignore the fact that so many just don’t do much work if they can manage to avoid doing so.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 25, 2022 1:14 pm

That’s what happens when ideology takes precedence over hard facts.

lee riffee
February 25, 2022 8:10 am

Perhaps the reason there are so few non-whites in these extreme greenie organizations is because the idea of making life a lot harder by choking off energy isn’t at all appealing to them. Maybe that’s why so many that were hired by 350 quit. Initially they liked the idea of saving the environment but then they found out what it would entail, at least in the way 350 would do it…. Most working class people of any race wouldn’t support anything that promises to take away most modern conveniences from their lives.
OTOH, the rich and upper class whites who support this garbage can afford to replace a lot of these conveniences with hired human labor – just like those who had slaves and servants before the advent of fossil fuels.

commieBob
February 25, 2022 8:12 am

re. the picture at the top of the article.

Kilroy’s daughter was here.
link

Olen
February 25, 2022 8:12 am

They both are wearing what looks like black expensive coats. That may be a subconscious act of their subconscious goals. If they think society is wrong they should first look at themselves. The might be surprised at what they see.

Corky
February 25, 2022 8:34 am

Fun to watch the progressive left eat its own.

February 25, 2022 8:47 am

What I can’t understand is how the DIE activists can be thought to think.

The Dark Lord
February 25, 2022 9:53 am

“What I can’t understand is how the DIE activists think that they can make common cause with these people.”

I’ll let you in on the secret … the DIE people “treat [b]lack people like shit.”

both groups are about democrat power, nothing more nothing less …

Redge
February 25, 2022 10:50 am

professor and author Bill McKibben

Since when was Bill McKibben (BA) a professor?

Not even his own bio claims he has more than a bachelor’s in something or other (probably admin or media)

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Redge
February 25, 2022 11:18 am

Lower case “p”, so for him it just means he professes something, not an honorary title..
dictionary definition:

profess:
claim that one has (a quality or feeling), especially when this is not the case.

He professes to know something about science, so it’s an apt use of the word.

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Chris Hanley
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
February 25, 2022 12:52 pm

It may be grammatically correct but it is appropriate to make the point as the use of the lower case ‘p’ could be assumed to be a typo.
To reiterate Redge’s point: Bill McKibben is not a ‘Professor’ of anything.

Tom Abbott
February 25, 2022 11:48 am

350 .org needs to change its name to 420 .org. They are living in the past.

And it’s not any warmer now at 420ppm of CO2 than it was at 350ppm of CO2.

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MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 25, 2022 12:30 pm

If 350ppm is the highest safe level of CO2, how did the world ever survive when CO2 levels were between 5000 and 7000ppm?

Mr.
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 12:44 pm

or at 250 ppm

n.n
February 25, 2022 12:06 pm

Diversitists [dogma] (i.e. color judgment, class-based bigotry), likely. Rabid, probably.

Peter Plail
February 25, 2022 12:13 pm

Who is kidding who? McKibben has morphed into Boeve as a affirmation of their commitment to diversity.

John in Oz
February 25, 2022 4:30 pm

Do they need to have quotas for personal pronoun groups such as she/shim, dem/demonself/, e/xem/xyr, ze/hir/hirs, ey/em/eir?

They have a strong need to be inclusive, not necessarily intelligent.

Serge Wright
February 25, 2022 4:32 pm

The real “white supremacists” are the elites in the Democrats and progressive movements. Their label of everyone on the other side of the political spectrum as “white supremacist” is their attempt to deflect attention from their real villain status. Unfortunately this strategy works because of their penetration into MSM, but it’s amusing to see how the left eat their own when the lies and hypocrisy are exposed within their own organisations

MarkW
Reply to  Serge Wright
February 26, 2022 9:53 am

Their label of everyone on the other side of the political spectrum as “white supremacist” is their attempt to deflect attention from their real villain status

Is that anything like the tendency of leftists to declare that anyone who disagrees with them is a Nazi?

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Michael in Dublin
February 25, 2022 6:01 pm

There is a great scandal concealed here. It is the huge amount being spent on worthless NGOs
https://gript.ie/the-new-class-of-the-ngo-elite/

Benefacts Analysis 2020 (Ireland)
32,841 Organizations
165,075 Employees
86,481 Directors/Charitee Trustees
€14.2bn Turnover
€5.9bn State Funding

In 2007, there were 45,000 people employed in 19,000 community and other NGOs with a turnover of €2.5 billion. Now there are more than 165,000 people employed, and turnover is over €14 billion.
(Population increase 2007-2020 14%)

If they are doing this just think how much will be syphoned off for the climate boondoggle.

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Gary Ashe
February 25, 2022 9:32 pm

It all boils down to this.
The NGO’s and media outlets are infested with upper middle class white liberals who are unemployable in any productive way, so they infest these area’s which make these areas nothing more than working welfare for unemployable.

Ian Coleman
February 25, 2022 11:54 pm

Tell you the truth, I actually am a racist, which leads me to suspect that most other people are too. I’m white, and have lived in Canada since I was born in 1952. When I was a teenager in Red Deer, Alberta (population about 30,000 at that time) there was only one race. Actually we had about 20 or so families who were refuges from Communist China, but the rest of us were all white.

I avoid Black people when I can. Why don’t I like Black people? Well, its’ because they’re ugly, in a brutish, hypersexual way. And you keep running into Black men who are vastly stronger and more athletic that most of the white people you know. So they make me nervous. I’m being honest here. This is not a troll job, and I am posting under my real name.

Also, there is the immutable fact of the I.Q. gap. 15 points. The average I.Q. of a Black American adult is 85. Have you had even a five minute conversation in the last twenty years with someone with an I.Q. of 85? That score is so low that the U.S. Army won’t accept recruits with that I.Q. or lower. And 85 is the mean. Half of American Black people score lower.

Anyway, I doubt if my feelings about race are all that different from most people’s. I think that the reason so many white people (who claim to be not racist) are so certain that racism is prevalent is that they really, deep down, don’t much like Black people. I mean really, how many of the earnest white people who lamented the death of George Floyd would have accepted him as a friend if they had known him when he was alive? He was a large, fearsome-looking drug abuser and an ex-con who had done federal time for a violent crime. He had numerous children whose mothers he had abandoned. He was a rather bad man.

Think of all the reasons you are allowed to dislike people. You can dislike them because of their appearance, or their weight or their evident intelligence levels, and certainly their social class. So why not race?

Once again, this post is not a gag or a deliberate provocation. I mean what I say. Am I a bad person? I don’t think so. I treat everybody, regardless of race or social class, courteously and fairly. But that doesn’t mean, and can’t mean, that I like everybody equally.

AndyHce
Reply to  Ian Coleman
February 26, 2022 12:49 am

I think racism is biologically inherent: fear of the stranger, which mean anyone outside one’s usual acquaintances, and is apt to be stronger if the stranger looks distinctly unlike our usual acquaintances. It is just survival instinct to be cautious in the face of the unknown, a basic reaction below the level of rational thought.

On the other hand, experience and reason, rather than such emotion evaluations, can control one’s behavior and, for the most part, for most people, it does. Courtesy generally does not cost a great deal, and greatly smooths casual one-time interactions. Then, most of us find the stranger not so terrible after all if circumstances, or directed effort, leads to greater familiarity.

Ian Coleman
Reply to  AndyHce
February 26, 2022 1:34 am

Consider the case of George Floyd. If you watch the entire video of Floyd’s arrest and consequent death, at no time did the arresting officers even allude to Floyd’s race. And yet, because, Floyd was black and the policemen who arrested him were other races, it has been assumed from the start that the police were racist. This shows how entrenched racism is. When there is a confrontation between white people and black people, it is immediately assumed that race was the fulcrum of the quarrel.

Racism as it was known in the fifties and sixties has been banished from polite society, because any overt expression of it is severely punished. White people are required to act as if they like Black people as well as white people, but you can’t pass any laws that require them to actually like Black people When you read Black people on the social challenges they face as Black people, the dominant theme is that they’re angry that white people are only pretending to like and trust Black people. So many Black people are so angry that they are infuriated when white people are polite to them, because they take it as condescension.

Microaggressions? That isn’t the same as the murders of Emmitt Till or Medger Evers or Martin Luther King. We are now at a stage where racism has been defined so broadly that most people must be racist, which is where intellectual frauds like Robin diAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi come in. If there were no racists, they would recruit them and train them, and pay them wages.

TonyG
Reply to  AndyHce
February 26, 2022 12:59 pm

I think racism is biologically inherent: fear of the stranger,

J. Michael Straczynski noticed a very interesting phenomena while working on Babylon 5:

When the day players and extras arrived on set, they generally grouped together by race: blacks together, whites together, etc. But after their makeup was put on, they grouped together by “race”: Narns together, Centauri together, humans together, etc.

I saw a lot similar while working as an extra – the cops tended to group, the doctors, etc.

I doubt anyone has looked much into this, but it definitely suggests something very inherent.

Also, though, groups that previously knew each other, like the main cast, or groups of extras who had worked together a lot in the past, did NOT fall into this pattern, regardless of race, “makeup race”, or role.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  TonyG
February 26, 2022 8:12 pm

It is called “tribalism.” For tens of thousands of years the tribe was the most important social group.

MarkW
Reply to  Ian Coleman
February 26, 2022 10:00 am

I can’t say that you are a bad person, but your attitudes towards blacks in general are informed 100% from ignorance. If there is any difference between blacks and whites intelligence wise, it’s more like 1 point, not 15, and I’m not sure which way it would go.

I know of no study that shows that blacks on average are either taller or larger than whites.

That your opinions in general are similar to those you grew up with is probably true. That is true for everybody. In turn, that does not mean that your opinions are similar, much less the same as everyones.

You sound like a good person who wants to do good. Please make an effort to learn where your opinions are informed by fact, and where they are informed by ignorance.

Ian Coleman
Reply to  MarkW
February 26, 2022 4:41 pm

Now, Mark, the I.Q. gap is well established and enduring. If you don’t believe that it exists, well, that’s your right, but consider what the the implications must be if it actually does exist as an objective reality. I.Q. tests are quite good predictors of who will succeed. They are bang-on predictors of who will fail. That is, a man with an I.Q. of 120 can get a university degree in a Liberal Art A man with an I.Q. of 110 cannot, although he can learn a skilled trade. A man with an I.Q. of 85 bears a terrible handicap, and in fact will go through life being unable to make friends with anyone but people in is own general I.Q. cohort. This must mean that, in the general case,, no matter how badly anyone wants this, broad social equality between Black and white people in the United States is an impossibility.

Most people sort themselves into groups of roughly similar I.Q. Take an example: Google up the picture of Bill Gates and his early team of software engineers, who I’ll bet had a mean I.Q. of about 145. Nine men and two women, all in their mid-20s, all white, and all with that slightly startled, hyper aware look that I.Q geniuses usually display. Anyway, since most people associate primarily with people of roughly the same intelligence levels, people think that everybody in the world is more or less at that level. And that ain’t so.

As for the physical dominance of Black People, the NFL is now about 80 percent Black. There hasn’t been a white heavyweight boxing champion since Rocky Maciano, in the late 50s. All eight finalists in the 100 meter foot race at the Olympics will be Black men.

These are just facts, impossible to ignore unless you really, really want to.

It just makes me sigh when some people insist that race doesn’t exist, or that there are no broad racial differences that must have real social consequences. It’s not fair? What is? Is class fair? How about the stark outcomes between good-looking and plain people? You can try to impose fairness, but human variability and human nature will thwart you every time.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Ian Coleman
February 26, 2022 8:15 pm

I prefer to think of myself as a culturist rather than a racist. That is, I think some cultures are better than others, and I dislike some cultures. To me, someone’s behavior is more important than the color of their skin.

Ian Coleman
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 27, 2022 1:51 am

I have no objection to the colour of a man’s skin. I will dislike a man because of the shaped of his features.

Think of the movie star Lee Marvin, a white man who had negroid features. He had thick lips and a blunt nose. Until Marvin became a star, his stock in trade was brutish thugs. Even after he became a star, he was rarely cast as a man with a girlfriend. I’ve seen most of his movies, and I can’t remember him in a scene where he kissed a girl.

Or another example: Mick Jagger, who has thick lips. I just look at Jagger and I dislike him. There is something obscene about him. Lecherous and depraved.

Now think about Eddie Murphy. I can’t remember a scene in any of his movie where he kissed a girl.

See what I’m getting at here, Clyde? The line about skin colour trivializes what is a serious problem with negroid ugliness. If we are allowed to shun ugly people, we are then, by extension, allowed to shun many Black people.

I’ll tell you something else. Ta-Nahise Coates and Ibram X. Kendi and Robin diAngelo avoid people with I.Q.s of 85 just like you do. I’ll bet that all of those people live in predominately white neighbourhoods. Intelligence is a terrible and ruthless sorter of people in a way that no other quality is. Half of all the Black people in the the U.S. have a very bad personal handicap.

Alba
February 26, 2022 3:56 am

“Black and brown” people
Black I get. Who are the brown people?
And what happened to ‘people of colour’?

Craig from Oz
February 27, 2022 3:08 pm

An interesting little example of how ‘important’ 350.org actually is in the eyes of its supporters:

350.org YouTube channel has 13800 subs
Its videos regularly get a few hundred views

What this means? The people who actively support 350 by subscribing to the channel do not watch the content created. Some of these uploads are only 2 or 3 minutes long. Their ‘supporters’ cannot even take 3 minutes out of their lives to see what one of their climate hero groups is talking about.

(and remember you don’t need to be subscribed to watch a channel’s videos)

Bit sad really. If they weren’t a heavily funded group being run as a business I would feel sorry for them.

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