It’s Official: Left Doesn’t Really Believe Races Equal

It’s Official: Left Doesn’t Really Believe Races Equal, by Lance Welton.

Social Justice Warriors who proclaim that all races are “equal” in every way, and vociferously condemn and campaign for the firing of scientists whose work contributes to the overwhelming empirical evidence that blacks have a lower average IQ than whites, don’t believe it deep down. And now we have scientific proof.

Soon-to-be-published research, by psychologists at Yale and Princeton, one black and one white, has now proven that, beneath all the “humility,” American “Liberals” who claim blacks are “equal” also tend to speak to them as though they were intellectually inferior. “Conservatives,” by contrast, tend to speak to people of all races in the same way.

The eye-opening study is entitled Self-Presentation and Interracial Settings: The Competence Downshift of White Liberals and is to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Written by Cydney Dupree of Yale University, and Susan Fiske of Princeton it begins with a striking statement:

Most Whites, particularly socio-political liberals, now endorse racial equality. Archival and experimental research reveals a subtle but reliable ironic consequence. White liberals self-present less competence to minorities than to other Whites — that is, they patronize minorities stereotyped as lower status and less competent.

Firstly, they analyzed 74 speeches by white Democrat and white Republican presidential candidates based on whether they were speaking to a mainly white or to a mainly black audience. They also analysed the kinds of words used. They found that Democrat candidates were less likely to use words associated with competence when addressing a black audience and were more likely to use words associated with “warmth.” The Republican candidates, by contrast, used pretty much the same kind of language with all their audiences, whether black or white.

Secondly, to investigate the issue further, Dupree and Fiske conducted a study in which white people—who had rated themselves on how “conservative” they were—were asked to imagine that they were members of a book club and had to send an email with their thoughts on the current book to club secretary “Emily” or “Lakisha.” Again, liberals altered their presentation to use words rated as lower in “competence” and higher in “warmth” when they had to email “Lakisha.” Conservatives sent essentially the same email to “Lakisha” and “Emily.” …

In the final study, ostensibly about online communication, 743 whites were asked to create an online profile — avatar and self-description — to be seen by another member of an online community. Some participants’ online partner had a white avatar called “Jake” or “Emily.” Others had a black one called “Tamara” or “Darnell”—participants’ partners were always the same gender as they were. This time the differences were significant, using their measured (lack of) “Social Dominance” as a proxy for Liberalism. White liberals wanted to seem more “warm” and less “competent” with blacks but not with whites. White conservatives presented themselves in the same way whether their supposed partner was black or white. …

It is likely that “cognitive dissonance” — the attempt to pretend they believe something that they don’t really believe at all in order to maintain a favorable self-image — plays a significant part in Leftists becoming “triggered” by research into racial differences. They know such research is accurate, but they desperately want it not to be accurate because they have invested so much, in terms of their identity as a good person, in claiming that this research is wrong. If it is right, they are deluded and worse.

Nailed it. Whites on the left lie when they claim statistical equality of groups, and they know it. The gap in IQ between the white group and the black group (not individuals) is pretty substantial, and everyone who lives in the US knows it — though some furiously deny it for political advantage. The claim of systemic racism is nonsense.