The Social Construction of Black Self-Destruction

The Social Construction of Black Self-Destruction, by Steve Sailer.

One of the matters the cops may have wished to speak to [Jacob] Blake about was his open warrant for felony sexual assault. But in 2020, if he’s not interested, a Black man doesn’t have to discuss his warrant with nobody.

So, Blake fell to brawling with the police. Eventually he was tased, but without apparent effect. When he got up, a policeman pointed his gun at the 29-year-old security guard to encourage him to desist. But instead of complying, he strode around to the driver’s side of his vehicle, as the police shouted to him to “Drop the knife!” He opened the door and reached in, at which point the cop grabbing his shirt shot him seven times. (Remarkably, he isn’t dead, so far.)

Whether Blake really had a knife in his hand (the video is fuzzy) or a gun inside his car, or was just trying to make his getaway, is not known at this time. …

After Blake’s shooting, Democratic politicians immediately poured gasoline on the fire. Wisconsin governor Tony Evers … didn’t say one word against rioting.

Not surprisingly that night, bored young people invigorated by authority figures like the governor poured into Kenosha’s streets and burned much of the business district.

The next day, Joe Biden issued the following irresponsible statement, making no attempt to calm the situation and prevent additional rioting, not even in the interest of deterring the spread of COVID:

Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.

These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.

Equal justice has not been real for Black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We must dismantle systemic racism.

“Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science. …

(see especially from 1:25)

Why are over half of murders in the US committed by blacks?

Clearly, in the heat of the moment, too many blacks make really awful decisions with dire long-term consequences. For example, too many black guys tend to come up with the following plan when cops try to arrest them: I’ll just resist, if necessary fight the cops, maybe shoot them, and then speed off. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? That strategy works in Grand Theft Auto, doesn’t it? If I just lie low, the cops will forget about it, right?

Why do blacks tend to be worse decision-makers than other races when it comes to crime and violence?

Genes likely play some role in the jaw-dropping difference in murder rates in the U.S. between blacks and nonblacks. For instance, nobody has yet come up with a plausible nonbiological explanation for some of the more spectacular racial gaps seen in sports. For example, NFL cornerbacks need to be able to react quickly and violently, and there hasn’t been a nonblack starting cornerback since 2004.

But it’s also probable that black bad decision-making is partly socially constructed as well.

Foucault had a decent point: A lot of the attitudes in people’s heads are the result of powerful people planting them there. Although we are constantly lectured on how blacks were discouraged in the distant past, our culture since the 1960s has encouraged too many blacks to believe that they are above the law and entitled to resist arrest.

This isn’t going to get fixed until people face up to the facts. Reality matters. The left’s politically-enforced fantasies preclude any satisfactory or fair solution.