Saturday, June 27, 2009

Evolutionary psychology and feminism

Kevin MacDonald and Steve Sailer have some interesting insights on these topics.

Testing for racial bias

The Implicit Association Test finds that people have a bias towards their own race.

African-American children in Maryland are being arrested at a rate nearly three times higher than their white counterparts

Liberals, of course, blame law enforcement and the schools but not the black children themselves for the problem.

The lynching of people accused of being witches in Kenya

This horrific practice seems to be on the increase in Kenya.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A high proportion of gang rapes in Britain are carried out by young black men, according to Metropolitan Police statistics

In 2008 alone, the Metropolitan police received reports of 85 gang rapes. In 29 cases, from January 2006 to March 2009, a total of 92 young people were convicted of involvement in gang rape. One fact stood out. Of those convicted, 66 were black or mixed race, 13 were white and the remainder were from other countries including Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.


Two men jailed over torture and rape attack on Clapham couple

The three races of Man

All of Earth's people, according to a new analysis of the genomes of 53 populations, fall into just three genetic groups. One group is the African. It contains the descendants of the original humans who emerged in East Africa about 200,000 years ago. The second is the Eurasian, encompassing the natives of Europe, the Middle East and Southwest Asia (east to about Pakistan). The third is the East Asian, the inhabitants of Asia, Japan and Southeast Asia, and - thanks to the Bering Land Bridge and island-hopping in the South Pacific - of the Americas and Oceania as well.


Big US study will test vitamin D, fish oil

Saturday, June 20, 2009

South Africa should end black empowerment

South Africa should scrap its drive to give black people a slice of the white-dominated economy because it stifles growth and spurs corruption, the brother of the country's former president has said. Political commentator, entrepreneur, journalist and critic of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Moeletsi Mbeki believes the affirmative action policies championed by his brother Thabo have entrenched the rich-poor divide in Africa's biggest economy and could lead to an explosion of violence. "If you made me president of South Africa, the first thing I would do would be to scrap everything to do with black economic empowerment (BEE)," Mbeki said in an interview following the publication of his book on economic policy in Africa, "Architects of poverty". "If we keep going with these policies, the question is what will collapse first, BEE or the economy, or the country?" Several black empowerment deals have collapsed as the global crisis has caused the value of shares used as collateral to fall, and critics argue the drive has enriched a small black elite while doing nothing to boost South Africa's economy. Mbeki, 63, goes further. He says the policy entrenches the country's shocking economic inequalities by creating a culture of cronyism and entitlement that discourages black entrepreneurship and education, keeping millions in poverty. "BEE tells blacks - 'you don't have to build your own business, you don't have to take risk, the whites will give you a job and shares in their company'," he said. "I blame the ANC for buying into this story that instead of blacks working hard ... they should be given a free ride." Mbeki, who worked as a journalist and trade unionist before starting his own construction, media and agriculture firms, also argues that black empowerment has encouraged corruption, with lawmakers reportedly rigging tenders to benefit associates. Mbeki argues that unless South Africa axes the policy in favor of a broader skills development drive, South Africa's underclass, crammed into vast settlements of rickety shacks with no water or electricity, will balloon and eventually turn on the elite. Rampant levels of crime and recent attacks on foreigners in the townships are warning signs, he said.

Rabbi says that Israel should kill Palestinians

A prominent Chabad rabbi is seeking to clarify remarks in which he renounced “Western morality” and seemed to call on Israel to massacre Palestinian civilians. "The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way,” wrote Rabbi Manis Friedman in the current issue of Moment magazine. “Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).” Friedman’s comments were a response to the question “How Should Jews Treat Their Arab Neighbors?”

Black and white serial killers

In a sample of 413 serial killers operating in the United States from 1945 to mid-2004, it was found that 90 were African American. Relative to the African American proportion of the population across that time period, African Americans were overrepresented in the ranks of serial killers by a factor of about 2.

Diversity insanity in Europe

Mark Steyn on why the fascists are winning in Europe

No, madam, it's you who have offended MY values

Ben’s murder was not racist – just a matter of statistics

Boom time for immigration lawyers

Bill will ban 'white-only' BNP

Want to see a GP? Gipsies come first as NHS tells doctors that travellers must be seen at once

Police 'illegally' stopping white people to racially balance stop-and-search figures, watchdog claims

Quarter of men in South Africa admit rape

One in four men in South Africa have admitted to rape and many confess to attacking more than one victim, according to a study that exposes the country's endemic culture of sexual violence. Three out of four rapists first attacked while still in their teens, the study found. One in 20 men said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year. South Africa is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape in the world. Only a fraction are reported, and only a fraction of those lead to a conviction. Professor Rachel Jewkes of the MRC, who carried out the research, said: "We have a very, very high prevalence of rape in South Africa. I think it is down to ideas about masculinity based on gender hierarchy and the sexual entitlement of men. It's rooted in an African ideal of manhood." Jewkes and her colleagues interviewed a representative sample of 1,738 men in South Africa's Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Of those surveyed, 28% said they had raped a woman or girl, and 3% said they had raped a man or boy. Almost half who said they had carried out a rape admitted they had done so more than once, with 73% saying they had carried out their first assault before the age of 20. South Africa's government has been repeatedly criticised for failing to address the crisis. Only 7% of reported rapes are estimated to lead to a conviction. A report published by the trade union Solidarity said that one child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, with 88% of rapes going unreported. It found that levels of child abuse in South Africa are increasing rapidly.


South African rape survey shock

Diabetes and non-European ancestry in Latinos

Researchers find that the more non-European ancestry a Latino has the more likely they are to have type 2 diabetes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

The captain of Nigeria's Bayelsa United has been shot dead just hours after leading his club to the league title

Abel Tador was driving home after celebrating the team's success when he was stopped by armed robbers, according to the team's media officer. Ebi Avi said that Tador was shot in the head as he tried to reverse his car in the troubled Niger Delta. Bayelsa clinched the Nigerian championship with a 2-2 draw at Warri Wolves. "It is painful to have lost such a player on a day when we ought to be celebrating our historic league win," Bayelsa United chairman Victor Baribote said. The death comes just a few weeks after two other players from the same team were killed. Bayelsa is one of the states in the oil-producing Niger Delta, where violence is common. Militants frequently attack oil installations and kidnap oil workers for ransom. While the militants say they are fighting to help local people benefit more from the region's oil wealth, many criminal gangs operate in the area, stealing oil.

Intelligence and selling out

Steve Sailer reviews Richard E. Nisbett's book on intelligence.


Racial Gaps Drive School Policy, Part CMXXVII

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Zimbabwe girls trade sex for food

Growing numbers of children in Zimbabwe are turning to prostitution to survive, the charity Save the Children says. The aid agency says increasing poverty is leading girls as young as 12 to sell their bodies for as little as a packet of cookies. It also claims that the coming football World Cup in neighboring South Africa could soon make things worse. Unemployment in Zimbabwe is thought to top 90% and many cannot afford to pay for food, medical care or school fees. The deputy head teacher of a large school with 1,500 pupils east of Victoria Falls has said that hundreds of her female students are now selling their bodies for whatever they can get.

Sotomayor, affirmative action and American voters

American voters say 55% - 36% that affirmative action should be abolished, and disagree 71% - 19% with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's ruling in the New Haven firefighters' case, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. More than 70% of voters say diversity is not a good enough reason to give minorities preferential treatment in competition for government or private sector jobs, the independent Quinnipiac University survey of more than 3,000 voters finds.


Sonia Sotomayor: Miss Affirmative Action, 2009

Sotomayor — A Quota Queen for the Court

Race, body fat and muscle mass

The body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurement overestimate obesity in blacks, according to a new study. The results, which were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., suggest that conventional methods for estimating body fat may need to become race-specific. "Compared to Caucasians, African-Americans of the same age, gender, waist circumference, weight and height may have lower total and abdominal fat mass," said principal investigator and study leader Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of medicine and chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. "These findings argue for a review of the existing cutoffs for healthy BMI and waist circumference among African-Americans." National data show that blacks have higher rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes than whites. Dagogo-Jack and his co-workers therefore examined whether the relationship between body fat and BMI would differ by race. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association, they compared how close BMI was to body fat directly measured by DEXA in whites and blacks. The researchers performed the same comparison for waist circumference and abdominal fat. They studied 93 nondiabetic adults (53 blacks and 40 whites) who have one or both parents with type 2 diabetes. Subjects had a broad range of body weights. The correlation between DEXA-measured total fat and the BMI was higher in whites than blacks, the authors reported. The same was true for the correlation between directly measured abdominal fat and waist size. Therefore, body fat is likely to be lower in blacks than in whites of the same weight and height, Dagogo-Jack said. He said their data suggest that muscle mass may be higher in blacks, which would explain the dissociation between weight expressed as BMI and measured body fat. "If our results are confirmed in a larger study population by other researchers, the obesity field will need to develop ethnic-specific cutoffs for what values represent overweight and obesity," he concluded.


Lack Of Sleep Makes Certain Races Even More Obese Than Others

Obesity inversely correlated with European ancestry among African Americans

The challenge of HIV for African-Americans

In the last decade, HIV has undergone a huge shift, moving from a gay, white male disease to a largely African-American epidemic. African-Americans are more likely to contract HIV and to die from its complications, including AIDS, than whites. African-American women, in particular, bear the brunt of the disease, making up 61% of newly diagnosed female HIV patients in the United States while African-American men make up 46% of all newly diagnosed males with the virus.

Hate crimes and political correctness

Peter Brimelow on the Hate Crimes Prevention Bill.


Did you hear about the holocaust museum shooting?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A single gene, called MYH9, may be responsible for many cases of kidney disease among African-Americans

Although doctors have blamed hypertension for causing common forms of kidney disease in African-Americans, new research shows that high blood pressure may not be the chief cause. "The MYH9 gene association in African-American kidney disease is the most powerful genetic cause of a common disease yet discovered," said Dr. Barry Freedman, professor of internal medicine and nephrology at Wake Forest University, who led a team of researchers in isolating the gene. About 70% of African-Americans with non-diabetic forms kidney disease have the MYH9 gene, and many of them end up on dialysis, he said. The gene predisposes African-Americans to the kidney disease that was thought to stem from high blood pressure. It also gives them a higher risk of kidney disease associated with HIV. "This genetic finding will forever change the way that we categorize the causes of kidney disease. It has the potential to lead to new treatment options to prevent this devastating disease," Freedman said. Kidney disease is a serious health issue among African-Americans, who have a fourfold higher risk of developing all common forms of it than whites in the United States.


Why Black People Need More Vitamin D

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The intelligence of foreign criminals in the Netherlands

The mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb says he is shocked by the fact that Moroccan and Antillean youngsters who are arrested, have been found to have a very low IQ. “It is so low,” he said, “that one can not do very much with them.” In addition one often finds a serious type of schizophrenia among the Moroccans.


EU Elections: Patriotic Parties Make Progress In Holland As Well As Britain

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mixed-race boy struggles to find stem cell donor

Lucas Blake was over the moon when his parents told him they were expecting a new baby. Not only would the seven-year-old have a younger sibling, there was a chance that baby would save his life. Just months before, Lucas was told why he was so exhausted and got massive bruises after the simplest of injuries: he had Fanconi anemia, an inherited disorder that leaves his bone marrow unable to make new blood cells. At first, Lucas' parents were relieved with their son's diagnosis; doctors had been worried he had leukemia. Then they learned that the only cure for Fanconi anemia was a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. One's best chances for a stem cell donor are often within a person's ethnic group. But Lucas' father is of Jamaican descent and his mother is of Portuguese descent. Finding someone who had blood like Lusas' would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Lucas' older brother (who is free of the disease) was not a match, but now there was a new baby on the way, bringing Lucas new hope. "Lucas was so excited and happy when the baby came," recalls his father Keswick. "He was jumping up and down at the hospital and so happy." After baby Owen was born, his doctors saved his stem-cell-rich umbilical cord blood and rushed it through genetic testing. Four weeks later, the family had an answer. Not only was Owen's blood not a match, there was more bad news: Owen had inherited the genes for Fanconi anemia too. "It was like a double hit," recalls Keswick. "When we got the test result, my wife cried. And Lucas was so sad. He looked at me and said, 'Who's going to help me now, Daddy?' "As a parent, to hear your son say, 'Who's going to help me now?'... It's very, very hard." Owen turned one year old recently. His health is good and he's just learned to walk. But Lucas, now eight years old, is not as well. The blood transfusions he began after his diagnosis now come every two weeks where once they were needed only every three times a year. He gets drained so easily and his immune system is so compromised, he can no longer go to school. Lucas is now like 70% of patients who need a stem cell or marrow transplant: he can't find a suitable donor in their family. Finding an organ match might be easier, since they rely on blood type, which is not related to race. But Lucas needs a donor whose blood has similar DNA markers, or HLA antigens, as his own, to ensure his own immune defences and the donor's cells don't try to attack each other. If Lucas were looking for a donor within the black community alone, it would be hard enough. Add in his mixed heritage and his prospects are not good. Most of the people on Canada's stem cell and bone marrow registry, OneMatch, are Caucasian; a full 83%. Only 0.5% are black. And only 0.13% are multi-ethnic.


Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors

The evolution of laughter

New research has given credence to the idea that laughter evolved in a common ancestor of the great apes and humans. Researchers tickled 22 young apes and three humans and acoustically analysed the laughing sounds that resulted. Though the vocalizations varied, the team found that the patterns of changes fit with evolutionary splits in the human and ape family tree.

Black-on-black crime and the Macpherson report

Political correctness and black crime in London.

Viruses are more virulent in a connected world

New research suggests that as human activity makes the world more connected, natural selection will favor more virulent and dangerous parasites.

Morning sickness and IQ

Research suggests that women who suffer morning sickness during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a high IQ.

MAOA and aggressive and violent behavior

Research is showing that genes can make some ethnic groups more violent than others.

European hominids

Millions of years before early humans evolved in Africa, their ancestors may have lived in Europe, a 12-million-year-old fossil hominid from Spain suggests.

What do white nationalists want?

Jared Taylor writes about white survival.


Raimondo, Libertarians, and Paleos

Tourette syndrome and race

Tourette syndrome occurs in 3 out of every 1,000 school-aged children, and is more than twice as common in white kids as in blacks or Hispanics, according to the largest U.S. study to estimate how many have the disorder.