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I have a dream!

By someone else   Apr 13, 5:30pm   9 links   8,626 views   163 comments   watch (2)   quote      

I look to a day when white people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

--Martin Luther King

This is the correct response to anti-white SJW racism.

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124   Quigley   Jun 9, 9:32am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Injustice is worth opposing no matter who it is committed against!

That said, banks are in the business of doing loans, and nobody at the bank gets paid for turning people down for loans. In fact, it costs the bank money to initiate or prequalify someone for a loan whether or not they qualify. So if they're making a policy like this to turn down marginal candidates of a certain culture, it's for an economic reason. Sure they're making a generality and that's what stereotypes actually are! But it's apparently in their best economic interest to do so. If we want this behavior to change, we need to tip the economic scales towards giving out loans to marginal minority applicants. A program that incentivizes a banker for making these loans would help, but could also really hurt too! Remember what happened in 2008? A crapload of marginal minorities got loans for homes they couldn't afford and then foreclosed. It almost crashed our banking system.
Be careful when you try to mess with economics. The market doesn't come with training wheels for the less fortunate.

125   joeyjojojunior   Jun 9, 9:46am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's not the market doing this--it's humans with human emotions and human prejudices. Loans made to minorities in red lined districts (CRA) actually performed better than other loans during the 2008 crisis.

126   Dan8267   Jun 9, 10:42am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Quigley says

Injustice is worth opposing no matter who it is committed against!

Pollution is an injustice committed against everyone including future generations. Oppose that.

127   FortWayne   Jun 9, 10:44am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

"Between 2006 and 2009, JPMorgan charged at least 53,000 black and Latino borrowers more than white borrowers with the same credit and risk profile"

Probably just cherry picking statistics, that's very typical. Statistics are misleading, kind of like speaking English gives cancer statistic.

128   joeyjojojunior   Jun 9, 10:49am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

"Probably just cherry picking statistics, that's very typical. Statistics are misleading, kind of like speaking English gives cancer statistic."

When did it become so easy for people to simply disregard out of hand facts and truth because it disagrees with their preconceived notions?

129   jessica   Jun 9, 12:18pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Job titles are meaningless, but show the data anyway. I've search long and hard for the actual data, and it's nowhere to be found. And no, a report with zero actual figures written by some anonymous bureaucrat does not constitute evidence or data.

https://www.bls.gov/cps/data.htm

I know there was just news about how Google said the effort would be too expensive to get data for their employees in relating to a pay gap so I agree that expansive data across companies is probably hard to come by. The BLS has a sample size of 60,000 but it seems to be pretty raw.

130   FortWayne   Jun 9, 12:25pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

You don't have facts, you have opinions

joeyjojojunior says

"Probably just cherry picking statistics, that's very typical. Statistics are misleading, kind of like speaking English gives cancer statistic."

When did it become so easy for people to simply disregard out of hand facts and truth because it disagrees with their preconceived notions?

131   joeyjojojunior   Jun 9, 12:32pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

No-it's a fact that J.P Morgan charged minority applicants higher rates than non-minorities with the same credit and risk profile.

That is not an opinion. It is a fact.

132   jvolstad   Jun 9, 12:34pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

My favorite MLK quote. The liberals don't want to hear it of course.

133   Dan8267   Jun 9, 12:39pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

jessica says

I know there was just news about how Google said the effort would be too expensive to get data for their employees in relating to a pay gap so I agree that expansive data across companies is probably hard to come by.

1. We live in the Information Age. Getting this data is damn cheap. About five cents for all 310+ million Americans if no profit-taking is had.
2. It would not matter how hard the data is to come by. Once it is had, publishing it on the Internet is free.
3. If the data has not been gathered, then there is no credence to the assertion that a pay gap exists. If the data has been gathered, there is no reason not to publish it to support the assertion. Not only would publishing the data prove the assertion if it is true, but it is also absolutely necessary in order to understand the problem in detail and to solve it.

No one should take seriously any claim by someone who says "I have evidence for this, but I won't show you.". That is a red flag. If someone came to my office making such a claim, I would kick his ass out immediately for wasting my time.

Even personal data can be anonymized without compromising the demographics. This is literally done every freaking day on planet Earth by literally thousands of organizations. This problem has been solved. There is no excuse for not backing up such a politically polarizing claim with evidence.

In any case, I would be extremely shocked if such data were even possible to gather under the current system. We live in a capitalist society. That means one and only one thing: the owners pay people based on bargaining power, not productivity. Not only would this make equal pay for equal work impossible, regardless of whether the inequality has any correlation to gender, but it also incentivizes the owners to create an information disparity between themselves and the employee thus making the collection of the very data you need to support your assertion impossible to gather. The best you can do is compare pays for job titles within the same company, and that's like comparing pay for employees with the same car color. It's completely meaningless. If the hidden statistics is based on that, then they are worthless regardless of whether or not that anonymous bureaucrat did the math right, and he or she probably didn't.

There's a reason why all math and science papers show their work and the evidence, and are peer reviewed. Doing math and science right is damn hard. Doing math and science wrong is damn easy. Most people, especially non-scientists, do the latter. Non-peer-reviewed studies are worthless. Assertions based on statements of private studies with no work shown are worst than worthless. They are propaganda and should never be taken seriously.

134   Dan8267   Jun 9, 12:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says

You don't have facts, you have opinions

FortWayne is talking to himself, now?

135   FortWayne   Jun 9, 12:56pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

You are not stating why, you are assuming the why.

So I tell you it's a fact that English speaking people have more cancers.

joeyjojojunior says

No-it's a fact that J.P Morgan charged minority applicants higher rates than non-minorities with the same credit and risk profile.

That is not an opinion. It is a fact.

136   Dan8267   Jun 9, 1:01pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

MMR says

leftist = republican = conservative

Not even remotely true. You clearly also have reading comprehension problems. I'm beginning to suspect that many people are utterly incapable of comprehending anything that violates their tribalism. This should be a named law. Let's call it the law of Tribal Willful Ignorance or TWI for short.

The left, the right, Stalinist, and Islamists are all conservative tribes. There are also probably dozens more such conservative tribes throughout the world. Clearly these tribes hate each other. They also dominate different power structures precisely because they hate each other and cannot work together.

I've said many times on this site that the Republican Party is dominated by godless greedy owners and batshit crazy, racist, white Christians. Together, they form the conservative right, an unholy marriage created in the 1950s and 1960s by Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy. What was called the left and the right were completely different things before the sixth party system, which I have written about extensively in the threads regarding the last election. So the labels left and right may be the same, but the meaning of those labels changed. The same goes for the two major parties. Same labels, but the parties switched roles and constituents. There's a reason the American South used to vote Democrat as a block and now vote Republican as a block. The Republicans of today are the Democrats of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Freedom Caucus equals Dixiecrat.

Anyway, the Republican Party is controlled by the conservative right. The Democrats, unfortunately, are largely dominated by the conservative left. The left doesn't has quite the stranglehold on the Democrats as the right has on the Republicans because the Democrats are composed of anyone who isn't a batshit crazy religious racist or morally bankrupt owner motivated entirely by greed. This is why there are more Democrats than Republicans. It's also why Republicans all vote the same way and the Democrats constantly in-fight. It's easier to brainwash a homogeneous population than a heterogeneous one.

MMR says

“Countries such as Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Belgium, and Italy provide national identity documents to their citizens to use for many purposes, including travel, banking, and healthcare access as well as voting.”

That says it all doesn't it?

The obvious solution is a national ID system, applicable to all citizens, for a whole host of purposes, including voting, banking and healthcare.

But who are those who always obstruct and delay and drag their feet on a sensible national ID system?

1. The politicians in those countries do not try to suppress legal voters using ID laws. As I have proven time and time again with real evidence, the sole purpose of the voter ID laws sponsored by Republicans is to stop legal votes, not illegal ones.

2. I have proposed a national ID system for use in voting and other things that does not suppress votes, but would actually increase votes. Not a single rightwing conservative on PatNet supported that system precisely because it would increase the number of poor blacks who voted. Every one of you objected to it, so clearly it's not about stopping illegal votes to you but rather stopping legal votes.

But hey, prove me wrong. Advocate my system. It uses an unforgable ID that won't keep a single legal person from casting a vote even if he doesn't have the ID at the time. Meanwhile, it will prevent any illegal vote even if someone casts it by flagging votes for verification and providing the person with an unforgable ID on the spot.

So, would you support a system that increases legal voter turnout, especially among the poor and black and Democratic voters, while eliminating the possibility of in-person voter fraud? I await your support.

137   Quigley   Jun 9, 1:39pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

"Probably just cherry picking statistics, that's very typical. Statistics are misleading, kind of like speaking English gives cancer statistic."

When did it become so easy for people to simply disregard out of hand facts and truth because it disagrees with their preconceived notions?

What he's saying (or meaning) is Correlation does not equal Causation. These facts exist independently from the conclusions you wish to draw.

138   joeyjojojunior   Jun 9, 1:40pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

"You are not stating why, you are assuming the why. So I tell you it's a fact that English speaking people have more cancers"

Ah, so you think the fact that minorities are charged higher rates is due to a correlation? Care to explain why it is so highly correlated?

139   joeyjojojunior   Jun 9, 1:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

@ Quigley--

Yep, I understood his point and just responded. So, what explains the high correlation then?

140   Booger   Jun 10, 8:34am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

141   Booger   Jun 10, 8:34am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

142   Quigley   Jun 10, 9:21am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

@ Quigley--

Yep, I understood his point and just responded. So, what explains the high correlation then?

Plenty of theories have been floated already on this very thread! Take your pick.
My favorite:
Everyone agrees that Afro Americans are the least wealthy of any ethnic group. It would make sense that they have the least credit/cash/ability to buy houses on average. This could stem from a systemic cultural problem whereby they can't seem to get their finances in order. Disordered finances will lead one to ruin no matter what one makes! Ever heard the aphorism: some people will be poor no matter how much money they make!? It's true, because irresponsibility with finances will indebt and impoverish you even if you're making six figures.

My solution: start teaching personal finance in high school! It would be the single most valuable class anyone could take.

143   Quigley   Jun 10, 9:25am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's not just that they are a minority! If that were true, then the same thing would be happening with Asians, Jews, and Middle Easterners. It's not, by the way. In fact, those three minority groups can boast a far higher acceptance rate than whites!
The difference is (I believe) a cultural focus on finance education in those three cultures. Even white people dont get the right finance education they need to be successful.

144   joeyjojojunior   Jun 10, 9:34am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

My favorite:

Everyone agrees that Afro Americans are the least wealthy of any ethnic group. It would make sense that they have the least credit/cash/ability to buy houses on average. This could stem from a systemic cultural problem whereby they can't seem to get their finances in order

No, they adjusted for that. Try again.

145   FortWayne   Jun 10, 10:58am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

It's not just that they are a minority! If that were true, then the same thing would be happening with Asians, Jews, and Middle Easterners. It's not, by the way. In fact, those three minority groups can boast a far higher acceptance rate than whites!

The difference is (I believe) a cultural focus on finance education in those three cultures. Even white people dont get the right finance education they need to be successful.

I think the problem is their leaders. Black leaders, the liberals, who constantly scream that all blacks are worthless and are oppressed and there is no point of trying in life unless you are a basketball star or a drug dealer. They are fucking their own over with the message they are sending to their children, just so they can become their self appointed "leaders". Those people like Al Sharpton are real dirt bags. When a black man succeeds and does not agree with the message, they become a pariah of the "black leaders" group. Those fucks even were criticizing Obama until Obama came out to kiss their asses. I remember Sharpton criticizing Obama, because he was afraid that Obama would inspire black people to rise above stupid identity politics and make Sharptons of the world irrelevant.

146   zzyzzx   Jun 12, 8:50am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

147   zzyzzx   Jun 13, 8:31am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=56866
White Professor Awarded $4.9M After Being Fired From Black College To Make It 'Blacker'

A white teacher was awarded almost $5 million in a racial discrimination suit after being fired by administrators at the historically black college of Harris-Stowe State University who were intent on making the college "blacker."

148   someone else   Jun 13, 8:35am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Wow, some justice!

149   Dan8267   Jun 13, 8:47am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

zzyzzx says

White Professor Awarded $4.9M After Being Fired From Black College To Make It 'Blacker'

Job discrimination based on race is illegal.

150   someone else   Jun 13, 8:50am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Job discrimination based on race is illegal.

Are you sure? Maybe it is actually legal to discriminate against white people.

Do you know the text of the laws? And are they state or federal.

More white people should start suing. I've had shit like happen to me too, in the name of "diversity".

151   Dan8267   Jun 13, 9:15am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Patrick says

Maybe it is actually legal to discriminate against white people.

There are a lot of illegal things that businesses, individuals, and the government do that are not prosecuted due to corruption of the courts. Those actions are still illegal, and the solution is to get rid of judges, prosecutors, and cops who are corrupt.

Patrick says

More white people should start suing. I've had shit like happen to me too, in the name of "diversity".

Often the law is contradictory. Affirmative Action and race quotas are, by definition in the later case, racial discrimination in hiring practices.

152   FortWayne   Jun 13, 9:34am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Dan8267 says

Job discrimination based on race is illegal.

Are you sure? Maybe it is actually legal to discriminate against white people.

Do you know the text of the laws? And are they state or federal.

More white people should start suing. I've had shit like happen to me too, in the name of "diversity".

We've had that happen to our daughter. Made us really upset with the system.

153   zzyzzx   Jun 13, 9:36am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Are you sure? Maybe it is actually legal to discriminate against white people.

I've been laid off for being white. Seriously, they were laying off a group of people and didn't want a room full of non-whites in the room, so I got to be the one. Didn't matter that everybody in the other office that was getting laid off was white, since appearances is all the mattered. Really didn't bother me since I really hated the place and had wanted to quit for quite some time, and wanted the really nice severance package that I got. That and I ended up getting a better job quick enough anyway.

154   someone else   Jun 13, 11:37am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I've also had that experience, wanting to leave, and being happy to get the severance.

What sucks is that to get it you may have to sign some agreement that you will not say anything negative about the company, no matter if it's true.

155   Dan8267   Jun 13, 11:41am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Patrick says

What sucks is that to get it you may have to sign some agreement that you will not say anything negative about the company, no matter if it's true.

Such agreements should be illegal. Basically the party with all the power can and does coerce the other party into "giving up" his rights. Not much different from holding a gun to a person's head. Sure you can choose to get shot, but is that really a free choice? Same thing when you are holding a person's financial life in your hands.

156   someone else   Jun 13, 11:46am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Such agreements should be illegal. Basically the party with all the power can and does coerce the other party into "giving up" his rights.

Absolutely.

And this from a company whose internal motto includes bullshit about transparency, like "Turn on the lights."

They use such payments make sure that the truth about their company is absolutely not transparent.

157   Dan8267   Jun 13, 11:52am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Whistle blowing is always good for society.

158   BayAreaObserver   Jun 13, 1:17pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I think the problem is their leaders

Does that work for religious leaders also ?

159   FortWayne   Jun 13, 1:20pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

BayAreaObserver says

I think the problem is their leaders

Does that work for religious leaders also ?

That's a leftist lie BAO. God does not teach anyone to hate. For let the first one without sin cast the first stone, perhaps you missed that story.

160   BayAreaObserver   Jun 13, 1:26pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Stone throwing, being first yadda yadda - one of the first one's I learned, how about yourself.

I knew I could count on your rapid response as soon as I posted this comment and once again you did not let me down. Lurking around off line and I no sooner hit the submit button and I saw you were signed in. You go Big Boy !

Question - being a cowboy and all have you ever ridden a horse ? Ever served in the military ? Seriously, ever done either of the two ?

BTW - "God" may not teach anyone to hate but you cleverly failed to mention God's representatives on earth, the ones up in front of the congregations. Also the ones on TV hawking salvation in exchange for a donation or two or three. Better yet put your donation (love offering- I love that one) on your credit card and give as much as you can until you go broke and they find another sucker.

161   Dan8267   Jun 13, 1:27pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

FortWayne says

God does not teach anyone to hate.

God is a fictional character. He can be used to advance any social agenda.

Leviticus 20:13

If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Yeah, your god does not teach hate at all.

But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe FortWayne has no problem with homosexuals living their lives in peace, marrying each other, and having anal sex with each other. Am I wrong FortWayne? Are you OK with two men married to each other having blissful marital sex with each other?

Unless the answer is a resounding yes, you have just contradicted your assertion that your false god does not teach hate.

#lawyered

162   zzyzzx   Jun 22, 10:06am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

http://wtnh.com/2017/06/21/threats-close-trinity-college-in-hartford/

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Trinity College in Hartford has found itself in a national firestorm after a professor allegedly passed along some very angry, racist literature against white people on social media. Professor Johnny Eric Williams allegedly forwarded reports on his social media feed saying things like “If you see white people drowning or burning or bleeding to death, let them effing die and smile a bit when you do.” He concluded the 18 post rampage with the hashtag, #LetThemEffingDie!”

163   zzyzzx   Jun 28, 10:45am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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