Well, yes, obviously, this is the only solution to racism

It wasn’t until years later that I realized American identity does not need to function like a sword hacking away at our differences, or a snake digesting them. In his 1996 book The Coming White Minority, Dale Maharidge explores the view that multiculturalism presents “two stark choices: the United States sticks with a white-centered melting pot, or degenerates into separate conflicting societies.” He reveals an alternative to assimilation. He quotes a researcher who imagines it as “a continuous cauldron of activity, rebirth, reformulation.”

Multiculturalism is not a threat to civilization. The only thing it threatens is extremism. As America becomes more mixed, we will have a greater capacity for empathy. People with hyphenated identities are familiar with multiple ways of being; they can readily inhabit different people and diverse realities.

It seems so obvious now as I sit on the grass with my five-year-old niece, who is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Black, and American, fluent in Spanglish and Shel Silverstein.

Quite so, a few generations of miscegenation and the job’s done, right?

38 thoughts on “Well, yes, obviously, this is the only solution to racism”

  1. As America becomes more mixed, we will have a greater capacity for empathy.

    Explains why Latin America definitely isn’t a shithole.

  2. We should not conflate race and culture. A multiracial society can absolutely be a coherent and peaceful one – as long as there is something around which the people of all different skin tones can coalesce. A positive and proud NATIONAL culture. Identity politics seeks as its driving force to split people into groups, usually along racial lines. This effectively prevents any national id emerging, there can be no demos around which democracy can function. It’s endless culture wars and mutual hate and recriminations. Multiculturalism destroys the ability of a peaceful multiracial society to develop and splits previously harmonious nations up.

    If you doubt this just take a peep at France. Or the SNP. We’re heading for a Balkanised hate filled world, egged on by Twitter and CNN.

  3. It seems so obvious now as I sit on the grass with my five-year-old niece, who is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Black, and American . . .

    You have to laugh. If Trump talked about people being a mix of “black and American”, there would be shit-fits a plenty.

  4. My understanding is that mixed race children have the worst of both worlds. There is a stigma there and they don’t fit in anywhere. We are tribal and people that breed outside the tribe are seen to be traitors. The woke may like it but not your standard parent.

    They say it is changing but what I think is changing is people are not willing to express their true feelings on this matter and so it seems like there is acceptance but like our political polls, they are wrong.

  5. So in this melting-pot world BLM will become redundant as, by common consent, All Lives will Matter equally.

    I can’t see that catching on.

  6. Not everyone wants miscegenation: “No intelligent black man or black woman in his or her right black mind wants white boys or white girls coming to their homes to marry their black sons and daughters” Muhammad Ali (the boxer not former ruler of Egypt).

  7. ” We should not conflate race and culture. ”

    Culture is downstream of race.

    ” A multiracial society can absolutely be a coherent and peaceful one….”

    It’s never happened so far in human history, but I’m sure it’ll work this time around….

  8. As others have said, multiracial is not multicultural.

    And there are two kinds of multicultural:
    A. a society where people have different cultures
    B. a society where people have extra cultures on top of a shared culture.

    B. can – and does – work, A. can’t and won’t.

    Some people think they’re talking about A, but then they start talking about “shared values”, so they mean B.

  9. It’s never happened so far in human history, but I’m sure it’ll work this time around….

    Ancient Rome had a bit of a thang going on as did Christendom .You know that Latin was used by scholars across Europe right? That was because they all spoke different languages. Not sure I would claim Europe was peaceful especially but it was coherent.

  10. ‘Multiculturalism is not a threat to civilization. The only thing it threatens is extremism.’

    It is by definition extremism.

    How delightfully Orwellian.

  11. Years ago the National Front Nightmare was that…. “One day we will all be light brown ” Bum bum baaaaaaa ! The BNP told its members to restrict their comments to concepts like “identity” and ” Reasonable concerns about immigration”….lot of that leading up the great mistake.
    I`m not sure what you might call horizontal integration works quite that way. It rests, if you think about it, on the assumption that either black or white people are homogenous groups in the first place.
    We are a mixed brace family, my other half is mixed race with a lot of typically Bantu characteristics but a European nose. We don`t have a black identity, we have an English identity and some kind of class identity perhaps. There are lots of mixed race families nowadays but I have noticed that as a group it is entirely different to “black families” by almost every measure, in that either are groups at all.
    A starker example is the Cape coloureds, a group with highly mixed origins a but not one that especially integrates with other black tribal groups.

    My own hobby horse on race is that we just need to get a few facts about what it is and is not. We know so much more than we did even 30 years ago and yet the discussion usually rests on categories dreamt up ( not unreasonably at the time ) by Blumenbach in the 1700s.
    What you are left with is a fascinating tale of genetic markers and populations that is enriching, like any knowledge but has almost nothing to do with the bizarre racial theories that still circulate.

    None of this is going to stop people hating eachother though thats just the way it is man

  12. ” Ancient Rome had a bit of a thang going on as did Christendom”

    People didn’t really move around very much though; unless they were in the Army or on Imperial business. In other words: Yes, the Empire was multicultural and multiracial but those people/ cultures were not in close proximity to each other, except in very small numbers.
    Christianity teaches that anyone can be in communion with God through Christ. That doesn’t always translate into peaceful coexistence though.

  13. People didn’t really move around very much though; unless they were in the Army or on Imperial business

    Hem hem….
    All Roman citizens were liable for military service, with most serving for several years during their youth.

  14. ” All Roman citizens were liable for military service”

    Only under the Republic, and initially only literal inhabitants of Rome until Roman citizenship was expanded to include most of Italy that had been conquered by Rome.
    The Imperial Army was an all volunteer force and legionaries had to be Italians and served for 25 years at the end of which they’d receive a pension and a grant of land.
    Auxiliaries were non-Italian, and even non-Imperial, volunteers and served for 25 years at the end of which they would be granted Roman citizenship.
    Gauls, Britons, Egyptians and the other provincials were not citizens.

  15. People with hyphenated identities are familiar with multiple ways of being; they can readily inhabit different people and diverse realities.
    Diverse realities? Divorced from reality more like.

  16. Pay attention Bond…
    The Latin peregrinus “foreigner, one from abroad” is related to the Latin adverb peregre “abroad”

    Peregrini constituted the vast majority of the Empire’s inhabitants in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. In AD 212, all free inhabitants of the Empire were granted citizenship by the constitutio Antoniniana, with the exception of the dediticii, people who had become subject to Rome through surrender in war, and freed slaves.

    So are you saying all these foreigners ( after Augustus ) didn`t move around enough to meet other foreigners ? I think its worth mentioning the concept off racism was unknown to Romans in modern terms ( well obviously ).
    I don`t , in all seriousness know more than a smattering about it but the relative openness of Roman Citizenship is surely not contested is it ?
    This is why the Nazis located the master race physical type as coming from outside the area of the old Roman Empire to the North ..ie the Nordic type which might otherwise puzzle you.

  17. By the way can I just mention the rapidity with which the early Christian Church spread. St Paul travelled all over the place and while I appreciate this is not exactly provable the impression one has is of a civilisation in which people and ideas could travel with astonishing freedom and safety .

  18. ” I think its worth mentioning the concept off racism was unknown to Romans in modern terms”

    Carthago delenda est.

  19. More seriously, the Romans were a Mediterranean people and the others they encountered – Greeks, Egyptians, Numidians, Iberians were also Meds. Only with the move North into Gaul would they have met people who looked somewhat different. Although they traded with India and with Sub-Saharan Africa there’s no evidence that any great numbers of Indians or black Africans lived in the Empire.

  20. Perhaps it should be made law that people could only marry, or have sex with, someone from a different race. Black/white people could only have sex with Latinos, Asians, Arabs, etc. That way, eventually, everyone will have the same racial characteristics, though no idea what gays would do, Blue Mink didn’t mention that in their song.

  21. None of this is going to stop people hating eachother though thats just the way it is man
    Good to see you’re flying your Leaver flag so very high today, Newmonia.
    So we can forget about there ever being a European demos? That’s an enormous relief. Just need to get rid of the cvunts in Bruxelles.

  22. “By the way can I just mention the rapidity with which the early Christian Church spread. St Paul travelled all over the place and while I appreciate this is not exactly provable the impression one has is of a civilisation in which people and ideas could travel with astonishing freedom and safety .”

    A staggeringly ignorant statement which conceals a kernel of truth. Yes, there was a lot of infrastructure but, as Cioffi says https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935390.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935390-e-110:

    A high proportion of travel in the Roman world can be attributed to either military or commercial interests; the needs of the Roman army and the desire for economic opportunities contributed to motivating and financing the infrastructure on which other forms of travel depended….Private individuals also traveled for education and employment, as the fourth-century CE curriculum vitae of a certain Conon discovered in modern Ayasofya in Eastern Pamphylia attests: he studied Latin and Roman law in Beirut, got his first job in Palestine, then moved to Antioch and later to Nicomedia; he died while abroad in Egypt, and his father retrieved his body…Slaves represent a final group of individuals whose travel can be attributed to the exercise of Roman economic and political power. It is a sobering fact that they likely represent the largest group of economic travelers. yes, there was a lot of travel but it was hardly like stagflights to Prague or jumping on the Orient Express. That guy Conon basically spent his whole life wandering around Asia Minor

  23. There must have been a fair bit of diversity in the Roman army as evidenced by all those centurions, the earliest blacks in Britain according to Diane Abbott.

  24. Hmmm. Another poor,helpless refugee contributes to our health and wellbeing:

    ” After identifying Nice attacker as an illegal immigrant who just arrived to #France , MP Eric Ciotti tweets: “I just asked the president in a meeting in Nice to suspend all migratory flows & asylum procedures, particularly at the Italian border”.”

    https://twitter.com/HasanSari7/status/1321837164880142337

  25. “By the way can I just mention the rapidity with which the early Christian Church spread. ”

    Poison always spreads fast. When the Romans declined on neutralising it, so did Rome decline.

  26. “a few generations of miscegenation and the job’s done, right?”

    Miscegenation is racial suicide.

  27. “the rapidity with which the early Christian Church spread.” this is a bit like compound interest in samuelson (whereby they workout buying manhattan for 20 dollars wasn’t that much of a bargain) I read somewhere the growth was estimated 1-3% increase p.a but that’s still enough to get to 50% of the population in fairly short order. Lots say that it was Constantine’s conversion- yeah that was important but the numbers and the steady growth meant it was going to happen sooner or not much later whomever was the big guy.

  28. Now they say that about Islam. County hits 15% Muslim population and it’s gonna get the rest of the way…….

  29. ITYN- well it may well be, in terms of conversion that it corners the religious market but overall it’s is really competing with Atheism, which I’d say is a tougher nut to crack.

  30. So Much For Subtlety

    I fail to see why advocating genocide should be socially acceptable much less socially acceptable. The world needs White people. White people need White people.

    Newmania October 29, 2020 at 1:11 pm – “I think its worth mentioning the concept off racism was unknown to Romans in modern terms ( well obviously ).”

    That will come as a surprise to readers of Juvenile.

    “This is why the Nazis located the master race physical type as coming from outside the area of the old Roman Empire to the North ..ie the Nordic type which might otherwise puzzle you”

    You don’t think that perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the Nazis came from outside the area of the old Roman Empire, perhaps? I mean Bantus thinking Bantus are superior is not news. Bantus thinking that the Japanese are would be.

  31. So Much For Subtlety

    He reveals an alternative to assimilation. He quotes a researcher who imagines it as “a continuous cauldron of activity, rebirth, reformulation.”

    But Replacement Theory is a baseless conspiracy theory.

  32. There are those who claim to know the ideal state of society from a revelation gained while sat down on a mountaintop with an imaginary friend and a couple of stone tablets. Or a few years reading race and gender studies in a process known as indoctrination. Then there are the rest of us.

  33. ‘only solution to racism’

    ‘Solution’ is impossible. Except for people to realize that racism is perfectly normal. The Left has found people’s manipulated perception to be a very useful tool for the last 50 years. The irony being the Left in the U.S. is principally the party of the black persecutors. That blacks consistently vote Democrat is evidence of black incompetence.

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