New evidence suggests Black people, immigrants, and general non-whites all demonstrate lower levels of trust than white people.

As a general rule, humans don’t like to have things taken from them. While the media talks all day about how racist white people are, the coverage tends to end before it gets to just how racist minorities are against other minorities.

The Democratic Party has long prided itself as being the party of science. Many prominent figures in science are generally of a left-leaning political persuasion. “The good thing about science,” according to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” Though that’s been largely crumbling, as identity politics has taken over the mainstream left, driven by bad data, or occasionally no data at all, except the opinion of a tv actor or pop music star.

Of course, when a fundamental part of your political platform is based on the notion that “X” and “Y” are somehow non-binary values, you immediately lose claim to being beholden to scientific fact. For the binarily challenged, “bi” means 2. In the 0s and 1s of computers, we can call “X” a 0, and “Y” a 1. And there you have binary. It’s not entirely new, either, as Democrats have spent years now finding ways to explain away statistical data they find unpleasant, or counter to their beliefs. If a study shows that “Minority Race” is, per capita, three times more likely to commit a crime than “Majority Race”, the left will insist that the study is void, because of speculative assumptions of under-reporting for Majority crime, and over-policing of Minority crime.

While the left is still reeling in confusion from the election, the more reasonable minded amongst them are trying to figure out why, without blaming Bernie, or the Russians, or neo-Nazis. It turns out, some of the data they’ve been ignoring may be helpful in informing Democratic campaigning going forward, assuming someone can get a Democrat to listen, which seems highly unlikely. The left is collectively wondering how Trump got so many minority votes, but we’ve had the data for ages that explains why, they’ve just been ignoring it, because it shows that racism isn’t a white people thing,  rather it’s a human thing. And it’s not always about race, it’s just “us vs them”, as it has been since the dawn of civilization. As they say, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

In the face of hard statistics that “conflict theory” is the most empirically supported theory, Sociologists Maria Abascal and Delia Baldassari published an unsurprising paper, blaming white people all the same. Ironically, their paper repeatedly states the very assumption they aim to counter, such as, “Even early contact theorists acknowledged that contact only reduces prejudice under specific conditions,” which include a perception of equality; a perception all but impossible to accomplish amongst a party dedicated to divisive identity politics. In fact, the paper specifically states that black people, immigrants, and general non-whites all demonstrate lower levels of trust than white people.

This Psychology Today article supports conflict theory, where all groups tend towards more conservative views when they see another population growing, thus diminishing the power ratio of the group, compared to society at large. Here in America, the Democrats have made such an effort to create a system for non-whites that is “separate, but equal,” for lack of a better term, that the minority groups are now competing with one another for Affirmative Action spots, and other “skin color is important” opportunities, and the more competition there is, the less “equal” society seems, which only fosters more distrust.

“New evidence from the US suggests that in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods residents of all races tend to ‘hunker down’. Trust(even of one’s own race) is lower, altruism and community cooperation rarer, friends fewer.”

 

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  • Rusty Esq

    Excellent article. So many excellent points.

    There are a few things to add. Correlation vs causation. There are more crimes committed by migrants (and I don’t doubt that), but why? Being a migrant is not likely to be the cause, unless you can find a gene that links crime with ethnicity. There’s no science to back that up.

    There’s also a thing called the GINI coefficient. Ben Shapiro dismissed this solid evidence backed by a lot of research because Bill Gates’ neighbour didn’t break into Bill’s house. If you want an informed view of the GINI coefficient, see Jordan Peterson’s video on it on YouTube and ignore Ben Shapiro’s views on it. Ben is normally very good and on average, he’s an excellent researcher.

    Why is the GINI coefficient so important? It highlights economic disparity in the same region (street, suburb, city) as being the single biggest predictor of crime (I think Peterson said a 0.8 – meaning almost a certainty, even if Bill Gates’ neighbour didn’t conform).

    In spite of the GINI coefficient, I reject racist (and sexist) behaviour from government, media and educators. It’s divisive. It tears communities apart. It undermines national (and human) identities. It fragments communities. It promotes incompetence through quotas. This divisiveness is what made a seemingly decent Australian government employee compare Australia Day with the holocaust. Nobody decent and in a fit state of mind would ever made such an appalling and divisive statement.

    In the past, we respected people who looked at what humanity has in common. The goal was to build bridges to unite people. Today, the mainstream media (and especially technology sites like Ars Technica and its spate of anti-free speech articles) want divisiveness. They seek to drive wedges between groups of people. They label huge sections of the community as “white supremacists” and Neo Nazis. The overwhelming majority of people who are called Neo Nazis have no flags and have never supported these causes. It’s purely divisiveness, to turn citizen against citizen… not only is it fake news, but it’s hateful too. The media (and Ars) are doubling down on anti-free speech and divisiveness as a last ditch effort to alienate and divide as many people as possible.

    Victim mentality, virtue signalling, identity politics, affirmative action. They are doing far more harm than good. They divide us rather than unite us. We need to get back to a common identity that everyone can live by. The media will do their best to destroy a united identity. United we stand, divided we fall.

  • DemocracyRules

    Breaking: Whole Trump UN Speech
    www[dot]whitehouse[dot]gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly
    Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
    – Calls gays, ‘bloody que*rs’, lesbians. ‘perv*rted carpetm*nchers’
    – Bad joke. Of course he doesn’t
    – But he does trash commies, big time

    • Unlucky#

      I checked the link. Your full of shit.

  • Robert A’Beuy
    • DemocracyRules

      Well, and theri blood, too.

  • So she likes Black Men.

  • ShorelineSpartan

    In my experience, having worked with all sorts of people around the world, the most race-conscious groups out there are, in order, Asians, hispanics, and blacks. These groups tend to *live* for race/skin color. Chinese live in Chinese neighborhoods and all Asians think Koreans are ethnic mutts. Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans, and blacks hate whites. This is anecdotal of course, and says nothing for what I believe, only what I’ve witnessed.

    I have some Filipino friends and it wasn’t until their kids got older that I got an eye opener. Mom started looking for ways to get money for school and all of a sudden all we’re talking about is race, as in “how can not white people get cash for college.” I never knew till then they thought of themselves by their race and not… people.

    • ranterator

      Chinatown,koreantown,ect,ect…

  • Pablo Jay

    Hell, Bill used Monica because Hillary. She’s always been revolting, even to Bill.

  • M&M

    for the most part the world views racism as a problem in the United States between blacks and whites. they justify their racism using other labels. just listen to a police officer ask a Mexican why he did not report them. and they will say I am not racist like that. Middle East is essentially the killing between two different groups. In Turkey they kill Kurds faster than they killed Jews

    • GTKRWN

      According to Professor Shekelstein and our mandatory “White Folk are the Devil” history courses at liberal colleges, racism only exists among white countries because only white people can be racist. Blacks, Arabs, Latinos, and Jews can openly and loudly announce every single day that they hate white people, want to rape their daughters, and want to see their babies killed off in a genocide and that isn’t racism, by the liberal definition… because they aren’t white.

      Convenient isn’t it?

      • M&M

        very true point, thanks for posting

  • I_h8_disqus

    No surprises here. My own anecdotal experience was that Hispanics and blacks didn’t like each other much at all, and Asians stayed among Asians and somewhat with whites. Of course, whites kept predominantly to themselves, but they never seemed to actively exclude other races. It was just that Asians were pretty much the only other group that ever wanted to hang around whites. This was only my experience in one high school in the Bay Area of California. I didn’t have any experience in college, because there were hardly any Hispanic or black people attending my California college.

    • el_uro

      The answer is obvious – Asians have a great culture behind them. Other doesn’t…

    • happytortuga

      Look closer and you’ll find that hispanics segregate themselves based on country of origin (if they are recent to this country). Same goes for Asians.

  • DaisyToo
  • Dante Alighieri ????

    “Black people (…) demonstrate lower levels of trust than white people.”

    Gee, I wonder why.
    Brought to you by — that old trusty adage: “white people are just as oppressed as everybody else”

  • Sabina

    I believe it. I grew up in Detroit, so I saw it for myself.
    It was always open season on whites.