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Some of you guys might remember that I traveled to several countries in Europe this summer with my wife and 18mo old daughter
"What's the matter with your teeth!?", "Have you been chewing on bark!?"
it's the melting pot diversity
This was particularly prevalent in Eastern Europe (Poland). People would get up immediately without even asking
IT HAS BECOME increasingly popular to speak of racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength. From multicultural festivals to pronouncements from political leaders, the message is the same: our differences make us stronger.But a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded just the opposite. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam -- famous for "Bowling Alone," his 2000 book on declining civic engagement -- has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings."The extent of the effect is shocking," says Scott Page, a University of Michigan political scientist.
The interesting thing is that "diversity" is a religion in San Francisco. You must believe diversity is entirely good, or you are the very definition of evil around here. But diversity is quite provably a bad thing in most respects:
A fight breaks out in Euope and people absolutely step in to stop it.
This was particularly prevalent in Eastern Europe (Poland).
as we head towards third world status
I don't know whether it's the melting pot diversity, the cut-throat competition, the identity politics or what, but we've become a bunch of self absorbed selfish pricks here in the Bay Area.
No one is born racist
Babies show racial bias when picking playmates, a study suggests.Infants aged 15 months normally choose a playmate who is perceived as being fair, sharing toys equally for example, regardless of that person’s colour.But if a baby sees a person of the same race as them unfairly distribute toys in a way that benefits another of their race then the baby wants to be playmates with that person.Babies are also more likely to help those of their ethnicity, an effect known as in-group bias, where people favour those with the same characteristics.Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, noticed the phenomenon when the infants developed favourites during a previous experiment.
Looked at your study report Patrick. Not sure I would use this as a reliable basis for anything given the number of participants, less than 200 unless I missed something. Has this been repeated anywhere or a larger group studied over time, Any other countries tried this ?What I put up just keeps repeating itself, year after year.On a secondary note, the world according to the people I grew up around was not quite the world I experienced once I left home and the area. Had it not been for the fact I read excessively growing up, I may have accepted the entire line of bullshit hook, line and sinker. Mercifully I knew there was more and something better outside of the narrow view of reality I grew up in. Life proved me to be correct but also correct in that the negatives I grew up around are alive and well and you do not have to look very far to find them.
BayArea saysI don't know whether it's the melting pot diversity, the cut-throat competition, the identity politics or what, but we've become a bunch of self absorbed selfish pricks here in the Bay Area. When I was in San Francisco in the early 2000s for a little while, I was walking up the escalator to the surface streets. Forget the name of the station, I think it was Powell st? Anyway. I notice everyone is "hopping" right before they get onto the escalator. As my turn comes up, I notice it. A slightly under 1 foot human feces log laid right across the entrance to the escalator going up. I carefully step over, and get on. I watch behind me, and everyone is just hopping over it like it's normal. I guess what I'm trying to say is, it could be "identity politics" or "tribalism", but the Bay Area, especially San Francisco has been a giant shit hole for many years. Out of all my travels during my career (a...
No, it's totally consistent in multiple studies. Babies always prefer members of their own race. It's innate and universal. So you could truthfully say we are indeed born "racist".Sorry about that, but it's a fact.The videos you posted do show that people can further subdivide within their own race into in-groups and out-groups, but we all knew that. It's the basis of gangs, for example. The Mexican drug gangs all hate each other, but they are all Mexican.
but the Bay Area, especially San Francisco has been a giant shit hole for many years.
Goran_K saysbut the Bay Area, especially San Francisco has been a giant shit hole for many years. When Art Agnos was mayor of San Francisco in the late '80's, the city had a terrible homeless crisis. There were even homeless shanty towns surrounding city hall, and in the park across the street. Merchants were fuming as shoppers and tourists stayed away. Agnos was replaced by Frank Jordan, the chief of police in San Francisco who resigned to run for mayor. The Jordan administration came up with plans to move the homeless, including by ferry to house them on Angel Island. To this day, the rash of ferry sinkings has never been explained, but the homeless folks were removed.
"the better you can identify people from foreign races or cultures that are good-willed towards you"Like with Dubya and Putin ?The Dotard and Putin ?
The two studies cited in the second link, comment 21 states clearly "The team doesn't believe this type of behavior is innate, but rather a result of not being exposed to faces of other-races early in life."
Except in Ireland where they ask whether they can participate.
and 18mo old daughter.
BayArea saysand 18mo old daughter.You must be made of steel!
Here in the Bay Area, people have no respect for that sort of thing.
we've become a bunch of self absorbed selfish pricks here in the Bay Area.
anonymous saysNot convinced...Keep reading. There are lots of such studies and they all "suggest" the same thing.
Patrick saysanonymous saysNot convinced...Keep reading. There are lots of such studies and they all "suggest" the same thing.Keep it up Patrick, redpilling is God's work.
we naturally as kids were reacting extremely skittish towards people looking different from our parents
mell sayswe naturally as kids were reacting extremely skittish towards people looking different from our parentsNonsense. My family moved to a "better" neighborhood when I was about 6 or 7. I remember my playmates as "the kids" and nothing else. Was kind of surprised to look at my kindergarten class picture as an adult to realize I was almost the only little blonde white kid. There were no apparent race lines friendships formed along at this school. I think you're overestimating whatever natural aversion to different races you're suggesting here.