Reality Check

Reality Check. By Steve Sailer.

In truth, the reason that the lies have mounted to such a fevered pitch in recent years is that nobody really believes anymore, as we begin the third full generation after civil rights, that blacks have what it takes to reach statistical equality in economic productivity with whites, much less with Asians or Jews, or even with Mexicans.

Hence the gold rush to extract as much as imaginable from the net worth of naive whites before the country is taken over by cynical immigrant nonwhites who will laugh at black claims.

What can be done instead?

First, we must recognize that blacks have a very good deal in America even if they aren’t as rich as everybody else. While African-Americans are the poorest Americans, they should feel grateful that they are the richest Africans in the world.

Second, whites need to drop their unspoken but debilitating concern over black fragility. Millions of whites assume that if blacks ever heard the truth — Due to reasons of nature and nurture, your race is on average better at sports and music than at coding and physics; and you need to work more on not shooting each other so goddamn much — black self-esteem will vanish and they will just die of embarrassment.

Nah, blacks have plenty of self-esteem. What they could benefit from more of is criticism. Blacks need to be treated as if they were human beings rather than sacred cows.

Third, … black fertility … has fallen below replacement level during the past decade. …

Fourth, we must understand that if you want integration, you must have law and order. … We should make clear that all races are entitled to the equal protection of the laws and that no race is above the law.

Fifth, we need intellectuals to tell the truth. Next month, Charles Murray is publishing Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America in answer to the current dominance of Ibram X. Kendi’s dogma that black underperformance in anything must be proof of white guilt, and thus, whites must pay. Murray answers:

Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability…. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must.

We’ve tried lying and look where that has gotten us.

In the last decade, the politically correct lies about race came home to roost in the US. What a mess.