Is society so hell-bent on denying the reality of racial difference that we'd rather die than deal with it?
Some days I think the answer is "yes."
Just when the reality-containment bands are stretched to the breaking point, along comes something that lets us continue indulging our equality-and-rainbows delusion just a bit longer.
A buzzing economy. A two-term black president who proves we're not racist. A deport-'em-all president who keeps whites happy with tough tweets.
Then, another black death at the hands of police. And the process starts all over.
It is very tempting to say that police should simply disengage from black communities, as Gregory Hood says.[Michael Moore Is Right, Whites Shouldn’t Police Blacks-blacks/, Amren.com, May 29, 2020]
Of course, that move would prove Hood's own point: blacks would immediately complain that whites were abandoning their communities.
So how, in this climate, can we get a disengagement discussion going? Are we fools to fantasize about a series of op-ed articles in the New York Times? Congressional hearings spearheaded by the first white advocate elected to the House?
The alternative is: there will be no discussion. Only blood, and lots of it.
I wonder if this fact alone might make some respectable academic or journalist take on the idea for discussion in mainstream venues. We've tried everything else, why not revisit some evil ideas that might, on second thought, be practical and save lives?
Kind of like the way leeches came back into medical vogue.
Putting the discussion in terms of what's good for blacks (or Hispanics, or whoever) is better than putting it in terms of what's good for whites.
I don't see a nationwide classroom lecture on IQ differences happening. The discussion needs to track differently because average people are just too terrified of this idea.
Rather, the discussion needs to focus on different behavior and different attitudes. These are things people can see. We need to think in terms of oil and water, not "inferior" and "superior."
Racial divorce is good terminology. Divorce is ugly, but observers don't think of it as a case of spousal supremacy.