Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stealing credibility- Dinesh D'souza has prison epiphany- after hanging with the homies- Hallelujah Hilary!




Dinesh D'souza seems to be straining credibility again.. But why aren't people outside the echo chamber surprised?  This post looks at his new 2016 book "Stealing America." It is a laugher. Exposed for his own corruption and adultery, as documented at his trial, D'souza attempts to lay the groundwork for a comeback with a new package of propaganda and white lies - a laughable attempt to "spin" his own corruption and exposure by playing the "prison redemption" card, and presenting himself as some sort of "martyr." In this new spin package, D'souza had this supposed epiphany by talking to the cons while he was incarcerated. You see homes, they told him some stuff about gangs, and presto- our chap D'souza had the blinding insight that "criminal gangs" can be likened to how "the liberals" (insert other enemies here..:) operate. Dang! Who woulda thunk the cons were blessed with such wit and wisdom?


certayfied gangsta...

Where these hardcore cons supposed to be homes?
 But right off the bat D'souza's "redemption spin" fails. He says that his "experience with criminal gangs" opened up his eyes to the criminality of "the liberals." One cannot help but fall to the floor laughing. For one thing, a panty-waist like D'souza got an easy ride. He served his sentence in a light security "confinement center" in San Diego County- at which he did not even have to spend the entire day, but checked in at night for 8 hours. He was then free to leave- the rest of the day was his. And he served a mere 8 months- a slap on the wrist, after which he had to do some light duty community service, and pay a piddling fine - chump change for a man raking in hundreds of thousands every year via his books and videos It is not a venue crawling with hard-core "criminal gangs." Hell, the place seems like one of those celebrity prisons where affluent shallow white types like Paris Hilton go to serve their "sentences." The insinuation of a grizzled wise guy or hardcase gang-banger pulling D'souza aside for "conferencing and commiseration" in said "Community Confinement Center" is totally ludicrous. Right off the bat, D'souza's "prison epiphany" fails the smell test.


The easy ride- coddling wrongdoers?
What is ironic is that the right wing D'souza himself has railed against "coddling" lawbreakers and criminal justice leniency, but turns out he himself benefited from "coddling" with an easy-to-serve sentence, at a wrist slap venue, escaping two years of hard time with REAL gang-bangers. Yet with such an easy sentence, the hypocrite whines about "persecution." Also ironic- it was the same D'souza who rails against "irresponsible blacks" that himself was caught out in conduct grossly irresponsible, including not only his bribery scheme, but cheating on his wife, and on top of that, taking his mistress to a Christian conference. All of these are well documented at his trial, and elsewhere.

Even more telling, D'souza  who has railed against "a sense of entitlement" by "the liberals," blacks and other enemies, is himself a smug seeker of entitlement favor. As reported in several media outlets, he requested "a summer break" from this community service duties- teaching ESL kids at a local private school. Whoa! Tough duty bwoy!  "With respect to [the] request that Mr. D'Souza's community service hours be `waived' from June 1, 2015, until July 13, 2015, the request is respectfully denied..  The short explanation is, as all criminal defendants are aware, that we don't provide `summer breaks' in these circumstances," federal judge Berman wrote.

Instead of finding an alternative means of performing community service when the school let out for the summer, D’Souza had his parole officer petition the court for a “summer break.” Rather lazy of you, eh old chap- you who has railed against "lazy" blacks. Why are YOU trying to get out of your own obligations? Interestingly (and it illustrates not only Dsouza's sense of entitlement but also his vanity), the probation officer included a copy of a Vanity Fair profile in the "summer break" request.- as if that puff piece was supposed to impress. To which the judge sardonically responded:  “the court has no immediate reaction other than the article suggests several fertile areas of discussion during Mr. D’Souza’s required therapeutic counseling.” Sho nuff... Perhaps Dsouza thinks this is India where some puffery and influence can grease the skids, eh? Now what does this say about Dsouza's own invocation of "rational racism" as regards how certain minorities are viewed? The judge ordered counseling to continue because D'souza not only displays arrogance but seems to be unaware that he has done anything wrong. Mayhaps a little counseling with that non-summer break might help..
http://www.salon.com/2015/05/06/dinesh_dsouzas_request_for_a_summer_break_from_community_service_gets_slapped_down_by_federal_judge/




Whining the "victim" card..

The second thing that stands out bout this book, aside from the distorted "spin," is how D'souza continues whining. Constantly trying to minimize his own culpability, he keeps playing the "victim" card- oh dear- the heroic teller of truths, unjustly persecuted by "politically correct" forces.. LOL.. Only D'souza's echo chamber of acolytes or gullible flunkies buys this rubbish. He tried the same "victim card" approach at his trial and drew a sharp rebuke from the judge who noted he was long on portraying himself as a "victim" but short on acknowledging remorse or responsibility for his actions. The judge dismissed D'souza's claims of political prosecution as whining, and rebuked him repeatedly for his self-serving explanations of the behavior he had pled guilty to. The judge even quoted from a letter to the court from Mr. D’Souza’s white ex-wife, Dixie D’Souza, in which she said he had a “flawed character and lack of truthfulness” and accused him of physically abusing her. (NY Times- D’Souza Avoids Prison in Campaign Finance Case. Sept. 23, 2014).




Yes "the liberals" can be gangsters but how come we don't hear about conservative "gangstas"?

But this is typical D'souza, a vain, self-serving distorter of the truth. His book is along the same intellectually dishonest lines, just as his book: "America- Imagine A World Without Her" is similarly dishonest. In "America" for example he claims that Obama was elected due to "white guilt." This laughable bit of rubbish, eaten up by the dull hordes of the right as "the truth" was debunked in detail earlier- where it was pointed out- Obama received about the same number of votes as previous white Dem politicians- like Clinton or Carter. White people did not go out of their way to vote for him, more, nor apparently were they impressed by the hapless "grizzly" Sarah Palin and John McCain the right wing put up as alternatives. But D'souza is a master at dealing in rubbish.

In "Stealing America" he tries yet more of the same shell game, attempting to drive home the claim as he writes that due to this alleged "epiphany"-  the current administration is essentially just a criminal machine/gang, running things mostly to benefit themselves & their masters (bankers/corporate globalist elitists). Hilary will continue the same "racket" he "learned." Whooo... What he doesn't mention is that conservatives themselves are quite skilled at gangsterism- and indeed said conservatives were at the forefront of, or cheered along the weakening of government regulations designed to keep financial and other "gangsterism" in check. It was under his hero Ronald Reagan for example that a huge wave of such deregulation began, a trend that continued on into the George W Bush administration, as detailed studies such as (Thomas O. McGarity- Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival-2013 demonstrate. This weakening was one of the key components that led to the crash of 2007-2008- which by the way was accompanied by a bailout package that was quite generous to the financial gangsters- proposed initially by Bush. But none of this gets much ink in D'souza's distorted world.



Indian D'souza himself benefited from allegedly "unneeded" Civil Rights Laws or rulings- like freedom from segregation and freedom to marry his white wife, something forbidden before "unneeded" civil rights laws and supporting court decisions. 

 The Indian D'souza may not even have been allowed to become a citizen at one time in America.  In 1923 the US Supreme Court ruled that Asian Indians were not eligible for citizenship, stripping several naturalized Indians of citizenship. A 1922 federal law stipulated that women who married aliens ineligible for citizenship would lose theirs- provisions not lifted until the 1940s. Had he lived in America just 4 decades prior to his arrival he and his white wife might have been non-citizens. The 1921 and 1924 immigration law set numerical limits but only for Europeans. Other non-whites were banned. The book by Ian Haney 1996- White by law: the legal construction of race" sets out the dismal facts in detail. It took decades of struggle, suffering and sacrifice to get such things reversed.

But along comes the hypocrite Dsouza to benefit on the backs of those who suffered, even as he dismisses civil rights protections as "unneeded" directly or by implication.  Since he arrived on American shores in 1978, well AFTER all the messy and ugly business of the "unneeded" Civil Rights law he dismisses, he and white wife get to stay in any public accommodations he chooses, can pretty much buy housing where they want, and get to send their kids pretty much to the schools they want, without being blocked and sandbagged by racist Realtors, restaurant owners or bureaucrats. Furthermore, he and Dixie lived in Virginia, a state that once imprisoned or threatened to imprison interracial couples for the crime of "miscegenation." D'Souza gets to have to both ways, He can dismiss Civil Rights laws as "unneeded," because as an "honorary white" immigrant coming after the fact, he can enjoy all the benefits of that which he dismisses, and never had to worry like say, interracial couple Mildred Loving and her husband- miscegenation "criminals" sentenced to jail or exile.

As a class, white women like Dsouza's wife Dixie benefited most from "affirmative action"..


The man with special insight- on a special mission

His nickname among certain press journalists "Distort Denewsa" is apt. Aside from his so-called "epiphany" during which he allegedly "learned" from "criminal gangs" the rest of the book is another rehash of talking points he has made before. Gee ain't Obama awful, and won't Hilary be too?

One thing that doesn't make it into his book is what he proposed in his 1996 tome -"The End of Racism" - where be advocated re-appealing key provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He has never retracted this and his hypocritical posturing that he had some sort of "special insight" into "race relations" is the same approach he repeats in this book- only this time the "special insight" he gains is due to "time spent" with "criminal gangs"..

Pause... stifle laughter..



A scammer by any other name- himself a beneficiary of "special preferences" ...
Finally D'souza organizes his chapters to talk of "scams"- Chapter 5 the reparations scam, Chapter 6 the greed & inequality scam etc. Most of these chapters are simply  repackaged talking points, presented with the usual snark and cherry picked anecdotes. But it really a "scam" to question the high levels of CEO pay especially involving companies they have run into trouble? Is it a "scam" to question the favoritism shown of the bankers and financiers who got bailed out in 2008/2009? Is it a "scam" to question police misconduct including pervasive falsification of arrest reports when certain things happen? Reasonable people can certainly disagree on the issues but why are so many areas of social policy waved aside as a "scam," save as a propaganda tactic to dismiss having to address the evidence or engage in honest debate?

Dsouza reserves much rhetoric for being "agin" special "preferences" but as already noted above, "preferences" are quite beneficial to certain whites. Why is there so little in-depth discussion of that aspect? Ironically D'souza himself is the beneficiary of special "affirmative action" preferences. He was appointed "scholar" at prestigious Hoover Institute at Stanford for example, despite having no serious scholarly publication, or peer reviewed article published, and only having a BA in English. He was appointed president of prestigious private Kings College despite no experience in academic administration, or ministry. As one detailed analysis notes:

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"He holds the post of  “scholar” [Rishwain Scholar at Stanford University’s prestigious Hoover Institution] but has earned only a BA in English from Dartmouth where he eventually transferred. At age 26, he served as Senior Domestic Policy Analyst under Reagan without a shred of serious policy training. In fact D’Souza, the political “expert,” has no training whatsoever in social science. Moreover, he has been appointed to two research institute positions without a single peer- reviewed essay or publication. And, perhaps not surprisingly, he is treated as a serious intellectual in the media and publishing world despite the remarkable lack of research that goes into his books. 

As an immigrant “success” story, his is more reminiscent of the political patronage and smoke-filled backroom promotions of over a century ago—only this time ethnicity and tribalism are denounced and denied as the source of D’Souza’s power. In reality, D’Souza has little in the way of credentials or training to merit any of his promotions... If Dinesh D’Souza were not East Indian, he would simply have no role to play for the Right: there would be no White House credentials, no appointments as “scholar,” and no press."

  FROM: --How Dinesh Gets Over: The Unmeritorious Scholarship of Dinesh D'Souza, by Christine Kelly- 2003- Logosonline



Oh by the way- D'souza as seen previously had some kind things to say about "rational racism" - but he didn't need special insight from "criminal gangs" to draw his conclusions.   Bottom line- if you want good entertainment by a skillful, self-serving fibber and distorter this book is for you. If you want a standard rehash of right wing talking points, cheered along by an echo chamber of "the faithful" then this book is certainly for you. If not, skip it. Note this review does not apply to other works where D'souza seems more sincere such as his books on Christianity- but hypocrisy and mendacity not sincerity seem more to mark this one. Perhaps his polemic should be called "Stealing Credibility."

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LINKS TO OTHER POSTS:

Stealing credibility- Dinesh D'souza has prison epiphany- after hanging with the homies- Hallelujah Hilary!
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2016/05/straining-credibility-dinesh-dsouza-has.html

Go with the flow 3- more DNA and cranial studies show ancient African migration to, or African presence in ancient Europe
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2016/04/go-with-flow-3-more-dna-and-cranial.html

Go with the flow 2- African gene flow into Europe in various eras
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/11/go-with-flow-2-african-gene-flow-into.html


DNA studies show African movement to Europe from very ancient times
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/09/dna-studies-show-african-movement-to.html

Guilt3- Why the "white privilege industry" is not all there
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/09/guilt3-why-white-privilege-industry-is.html

Guilt2- Media collaborates with guilt mongers - or how to play the white victim card
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/09/guilt2-media-collaborates-with-guilt.html

How Obama plays on white guilt
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-obama-plays-upon-white-guilt-hilary.html

Blacks oppose free speech- more ramshackle "research" from "the East"..
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/08/blacks-oppose-free-speech-ramshackle.html

Hands off the Confederate flag
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/06/hands-off-confederate-flag.html

Despite much more wealth than blacks, whites collect about the same rate of welfare and are treated more generously
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/06/despite-much-more-wealth-than-blacks.html

African "boat people" ushering in European demographic decline
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/05/african-boat-people-ushering-in.html



The forgotten Holocaust- King Leopold's "Congo Free State" - 10 million victims
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-forgotten-holocaust-10-million-in.html


Are violent minorities taking over California and the West?
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/04/are-violent-minorities-taking-over.html

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson meets and Greeks
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/03/presidential-hopeful-ben-carson-meet.html

Contra "ISIS" partisans, there have been some beneficial effects of Christianity
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/03/contra-isis-partisans-there-are-some.html


The social construction of race, compared to biology- Graves
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-social-construction-of-race_8.html

Why HBD or hereditarianism lacks credibility
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/10/why-hbd-or-hereditarianism-lacks.html

Leading Scientists criticize hereditarian claims
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/08/leading-scientists-criticize.html

Thai me down - Thais fall behind genetically related southern Chinese, Tibetans below genetically related East Asians like Koreans and other Chinese
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/08/thai-me-up-thai-me-down.html

Time for liberals to respect "the south" ... in a way of speaking.. the south of Egypt that is..
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/08/time-for-liberals-to-respect-south-in.html

Irony 2: touted High IQ "G-men" cannot reproduce themselves 
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/07/irony-2-higher-iqs-correlated-with_25.html



Unz and Sowell: Unz debunking Lynn's IQ and Wealth of Nations. Sowell debunking the Bell Curve
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/07/unz-and-sowell-unz-debunking-lynns-iq.html

Irony 1: touted High IQ types are more homosexual, more atheist, and more liberal (HAL)
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/06/irony-high-iqs-produce-more-atheists.html


Elite white universities discriminate against Asians using reverse "affirmative action"
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/06/elite-white-universities-discriminate.html

Deteriorating state of white America
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/05/deteriorating-state-of-white-america.html


Racial Cartels (The Affirmative Action Propaganda machine- part 2
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-affirmative-action-propaganda.html

Hereditarian's/HBD's "Great Black Hope"
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/04/blog-post.html



Exploding nonsense: the 10,000 Year Explosion
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploding-nonsense-review-of-cochran_8.html


We need "rational racism"- Convicted felon Dinesh Dsouza becomes his own test case
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/01/we-need-rational-racism-proponent.html

The Affirmative Action Propaganda Machine- part 1
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-affirmatve-action-propaganda.html

Two rules for being "really" black- no white wimmen, no Republican
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/01/to-be-really-black-you-cant-have-white.html

The Axial age reconsidered
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-axial-age-reconsidered.html

Cannibal seasonings: dark meat on white
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/12/i.html

"Affirmative Action" in the form of court remedies has been around a long time- since the 1930s- benefiting white union workers against discrimination by employers
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/09/affirmative-action-as-term-appears-in.html

Mugged by reality 1: White quotas, special preferences and government jobs
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/mugged-by-reality-1-white-quotas.html


Lightweight enforcement of EEO laws contradicts claims of "flood" of minorities "taking jobs"
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/blog-post.html

Railroaded 3: white violence and intimidation imposed quotas
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-3-white-violence-and.html

Railroaded 2: how white quotas and special preferences blockade black progress...
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-2-thow-white-quotas-and.html

Railroaded 1: How white affirmative action and white special preferences destroyed black railroad employment...
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-how-white-affirmative-action.html

Affirmative action: primary beneficiaries are white women...
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2011/04/quick-regime-kill-hopes-in-libya.html

7 reasons certain libertarians and right-wingers are wrong about the Civil Right Act
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

Assorted "Role models" debunked- hypocritical hereditarianism
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post_5570.html


Social philosophy of Thomas Sowell
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2011/07/social-philosophy-of-thomas-sowell.html


Additional gene flow data... :)


Bogus "biodiversity" theories of Kanazawa, Ruston, Lynn debunked
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post.html

JP Rushton, Michael Levin, Richard Lynn debunked. Weaknesses of Jared Diamond's approach. 
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_1818.html

In the Blood- debunking "HBD" and Neo-Nazi appropriation of ancient Egypt
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post_29.html

early Europeans and middle Easterners looked like Africans. Peoples returning or "backflowing" to Africa would already be looking like Africans
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-post_1754.html

 Ancient Egypt: one of the world's most advanced civilizations- created by tropical peoples
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_06.html

Playing the "Greek defence" -debunking claims of Greeks as paragons of virtue or exemplars of goodness
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/03/playing-greek-defence-review-of-thornton.html

Quotations from mainstream academic research on the Nile Valley peoples
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_9251.html


http://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/15/basic-database-nile-valley-studies



OTHER LINKS
Race, IQ, and Wealth: What the facts tell us about a taboo subject By Ron Unz


HBD EVOLUTION, BRAIN SIZE AND NATIONAL IQ CLAIMS DEBUNKED
Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wichertsPAIDrejoinder.pdf
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Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wicherts2010.pdf
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Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537
http://www.iapsych.com/iqmr/fe/LinkedDocuments/wicherts2004.pdf
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LYNN AND VANHAVEN'S IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS DEBUNKED
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www.anth.uconn.edu/faculty/mcbrearty/Pdf/McB%20&%20Brooks%202000%20TRTW.pdf

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Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

http://books.google.com/books?id=5DLrgG_MflgC&pg=PA190&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=1#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book

http://books.google.com/books?id=t9OdPPLIgMAC&pg=PA64&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=7#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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http://www.ogiek.org/indepth/what-they-mean.htm
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/05-02-18/
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http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/course/topics/curveball.html

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--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v36/n11s/pdf/ng1455.pdf


--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/pageDocuments/WAURRSZQOE.pdf
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HBD RACE EVOLUTION CLAIMS DEBUNKED BY GENETICISTS
Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.

IQ claims and miscellaneous data
HBD RACE AND INTELLIGENCE CLAIMS DEBUNKED
 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.

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MORE HBD DEBUNKING
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
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Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture
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Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/04/24/rspb.2009.0238.full


http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/coming-apart-can-murrays-down-with.html


"SELECTION FOR"- "SELECT FOR" HDB CLAIMS DEBUNKED- "SELECTION" IS NOT THE ONLY KEY FORCE DRIVING CHANGE
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/12/demic-diffusion-notes-and-tropical.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/08/cro-magnons-are-us-debunking-claims.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploding-nonsense-review-of-cochran_8.html



--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race
http://raceandgenomics.ssrc.org/Graves/

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1072&context=yjhple

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http://evolution.binghamton.edu/evos/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PageProofs-Graves_race.pdf

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other links



Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wichertsPAIDrejoinder.pdf
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Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wicherts2010.pdf
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Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537
http://www.iapsych.com/iqmr/fe/LinkedDocuments/wicherts2004.pdf
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LYNN AND VANHAVEN'S IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS DEBUNKED
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www.anth.uconn.edu/faculty/mcbrearty/Pdf/McB%20&%20Brooks%202000%20TRTW.pdf

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Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

http://books.google.com/books?id=5DLrgG_MflgC&pg=PA190&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=1#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book

http://books.google.com/books?id=t9OdPPLIgMAC&pg=PA64&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=7#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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http://www.ogiek.org/indepth/what-they-mean.htm
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/05-02-18/
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http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/course/topics/curveball.html

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--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v36/n11s/pdf/ng1455.pdf


--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/pageDocuments/WAURRSZQOE.pdf
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HBD RACE EVOLUTION CLAIMS DEBUNKED BY GENETICISTS
Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.


HBD RACE AND INTELLIGENCE CLAIMS DEBUNKED
 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.

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MORE HBD DEBUNKING
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
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Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture
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Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/04/24/rspb.2009.0238.full


http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/coming-apart-can-murrays-down-with.html


"SELECTION FOR"- "SELECT FOR" HDB CLAIMS DEBUNKED- "SELECTION" IS NOT THE ONLY KEY FORCE DRIVING CHANGE
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/12/demic-diffusion-notes-and-tropical.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/08/cro-magnons-are-us-debunking-claims.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploding-nonsense-review-of-cochran_8.html



--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race
http://raceandgenomics.ssrc.org/Graves/

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1072&context=yjhple

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http://evolution.binghamton.edu/evos/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PageProofs-Graves_race.pdf


A review of Sowell's Wealth, Poverty and Politics- International Perspective




Like an aging musician  reissuing pieces of his back catalog for the fan base, Thomas Sowell pulls another  recycling job in his book Wealth, Poverty and PoliticsL An International Perspective, 2015. He did it previously with his 2011 tome called Intellectuals and Society where he basically deals with old news- the Stalin era, the Hitler era, "appeasement" by Chamberlain and so on. He has very little on what's happening now, in the contemporary era, circa the mid or late 2000s. And it is interesting what Sowell avoids in that book. His chapter on intelligence in that book for example deals mostly with stuff prior to, or around WW2, Carl Bingham circa the 1920s, along with Darwin, Galton, European immigrants to the US in the early 1900s, HL Mencken's eugenic and anti-black rantings, etc. But all this is quite dated. Mencken's racist rants for example are from 1937. This is rather old news.


Why does Sowell carefully avoid addressing contemporary right-wingers and libertarians and their dubious "genetic" explanations for international wealth and poverty?

What's happening NOW circa the 2000s? Who's making similar arguments NOW, in the contemporary era? Sowell avoids saying, and that is understandable. To discuss the "black inferiority" meme writings of the present day - folk like Arthur Jensen, JP Ruston, Linda Gottlieb, Charles Murray, Richard Lynn or Tatu VanHaven etc, would expose people who are fellow travelers, or fellow recipients of cash from right-wing, sometimes racist sources like the Pioneer Fund. Such contemporary right-wing types have a well funded network of conferences, books and Internet forums and websites, energetically propagating their particular party line- some quite influential like Charles Murray, and Dinesh D'souza. But Sowell maintains a convenient "politic silence" on what his contemporary right wing buddies are writing, despite a book claiming to examine the wide impact, including the damaging impact of intellectuals on society.

Sowell is quick to bash "liberals" but why does he not examine RIGHT WING intellectuals such as
by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen., in their 2002 book, IQ and the Wealth of Nations? In it, the authors advance a farrago of distortion including chastising Africans for "failing" to domesticate species such as the African Cape buffalo, one of the hugest, fiercest ungulates in the world- (it should be noted that in Asia, similar fierce species have not been domesticated either). People opted for milder tempered cattle. But only Africans are condemned as "backward" with seemingly "low mental capacities" for the eminently sensible choice of avoiding large unpredictable, dangerous beasts that are apt to attack nearby humans.

It should be noted that Lynn and Vanhaven's is a serious scholarly attempt to prove that that the great variation presently observed in the per capita wealth of the nations of the world can be explained largely as the effect of the differences in inherited mental capacity existing between prosperous and impoverished countries. Their work fits in quite well with the similar "IQ Supreme" arguments of right-wing and libertarian types, including Charles Murray. If anything is tailor-made for examination of "Intellectuals and Society" it is Lynn and Vanhaven's sweeping thesis and detailed statistics. But where is Thomas Sowell when it comes to examining such work by his right wing fellow travelers? He is a convenient no-show.


Old news, yet again - Sowell's analysis of wealth and poverty internationally recycles old material but has little to say about contemporary issues

And the same pattern continues with this book. Basically it retreads arguments from his previous books, throws in a few new references from David Landes, and a few others, and repackages the whole claiming an "International Perspective." But most of the book has little to say about a contemporary international perspective on issues of wealth and poverty. Yes it is nice to read about German immigrants who were efficient farmers in birth 19th century US and Brazil, or Italian immigrant stone-working skills in the 1800s and early 1900s in the US and Argentina, but all this is old news he covered way back in the early 1980s in Sowell's books: Ethnic America (1981) and The Economics and Politics of Race (1983). There is relatively little new, or contemporary, save when opportunity arises to bash "the liberals."

Sowell tries to add contemporary relevance by pulling in a few references from David Landes to discuss wealth and poverty of nations, but they are rather too little, too late. As is typical with his cherry-picking approach, he often fails to discuss important factors that influence wealth and poverty internationally, including international trade, terms of that trade, the outsourcing of American manufacturing capacity to cheaper Third World locations, the impact of the global financial system and so on. The book has few references to key issues of international trade for example, nor does it discuss the international financial bodies that influence wealth and poverty in the Third World, such as the IMF, and its "stabilization" demands imposed on underdeveloped nations. Nor does he deal with the whole morass of international debt, including the negative manipulation of Third World economies by bankers and other Western financial or institutional players. Even David Landes in his 2006 book discusses the predatory manipulation of the more powerful West (in the form of the US) to exploit Latin America and create dependency. But Sowell not only skips this, but has little new as to analysis, or case studies, or data to bring to the table.

It could be argued that Sowell is focusing on various individual ethnic groups as he has done in previous work. OK, but even here there is little significant analysis if the contemporary era. Where for example is the detail on contemporary Asian immigrants, many having substantial levels of educational attainment, BEFORE coming to the US, much more than the peasant farmers of the 19th century? Where is the detail on African immigrants, some of whom (not all) also on average bring substantial levels of education with them prior to arrival? It is true that Sowell does mention that in England, some children of low income African immigrants outperform native whites, in some schools, but how does this square with other data where the children of these immigrants lag behind native whites? And how does it square with some African immigrants in general bringing substantial educational levels prior to arrival in the UK or the US? Sowell does manage to work in sneering references to "the welfare state ideology" to explain the lag of the low income whites and US ghetto blacks, but predictably, has no credible data on alleged "welfare" effects to put on the table. He sneers then quickly moves on.



Meandering multi-cultists

Some of Sowell's claims are just plain shaky strawmen he sets up to "refute." For example he says- quote: " Multiculturalists today decry any recognition that some peoples have superior achievements or inferior achievementsat a given time and place, though it is blatantly clear that Greeks were far more advanced than Britons in ancient times and Britons were more advanced than Greeks in the nineteenth century." But predictably, he can give no credible example of these dastardly "multiculturalists." What multicultural author or school textbook for example goes about "denying" that ancient Greece was on several counts more advanced than ancient Britons? Key multicultural texts and writers do no such thing. They do note however that dichotomies such as "primitive" versus "civilized", or the automatic assumption that a Western source is better than a non-Western one, or automatic genuflections to the imperial "grandeur that was Rome" are simplistic and distorted ways of understanding the complexity of history, economics and human culture. They also advocate a more balanced recognition of the accomplishments of other peoples rather than the glorified or anointed icons of the West. Greek science and architecture for example owes several debts to Egyptian and Middle Eastern influences depending on time and place. The "glory that was Greece" did not spring out of a vacuum, as any credible contemporary historical text shows. Are there things that can be criticized by some multi-culturalists? Certainly, but lets deal with the issue honestly not present a one-sided view. 

Sowell along these lines also skips over the CONSERVATIVE or right wing version of multiculturalism, including the distorted textbooks on into the 1970s denigrating an distorting history and culture of minorities, and presenting a sanitized picture of white goodness, particularly in the South. Hence the Daughters of the Confederacy conservative activist group for decades dominated how the US Civil War would be presented- oh, not much to do with slavery, but rather "state's rights." But this is laughably circular. Exactly what was the key "states right" at issue? - slavery. But in Sowell's world, apparently only "the liberals" offend in such matters of distortion.




Cherry picking for good lickin' - the case of 'elites' and Griggs versus Duke

One of the problems with Sowell's work is his penchant to cherry pick items that fit his particular ideological axe to grind. while ignoring or sidestepping contrary data, or analysis. In other words, his is not always a balanced analysis. For example, Sowell criticizes the landmark US Supreme Court employment discrimination case- Griggs vs Duke Power decision that employers must validate tests that have which have a disparate impact on minority groups when those tests are 'unrelated to measuring job capability.' Sowell spins this as yet another imposition of distant third parties against sensible job performance rules. But this is cherry-picking while hiding the full context. Griggs vs Duke came into court in the first place, not because of "elites" "interfering" with the good people, but because the Duke Power Company, had discriminated against blacks for years, freezing them out of significant opportunities and promotions, no matter how qualified. This was quite beneficial to whites. Sowell of course does not mention how whites benefited.

Nor does he mention that it was soon after the landmark 1954 Brown vs Board decision, that Duke Co. suddenly implemented new educational requirements to move up for promotion even though some of these new impositions bore no direct relation to job performance. White workers for example were hired on and promoted prior, WITHOUT having to get a diploma. And when the new rules went into effect, Whites, who were already on the job, and already had enjoyed decades of "reserved," white only higher slots, were grand-fathered in, and did not have to meet the "new requirements." The impact of the new, seemingly "race neutral" rules was to freeze the existing system of white benefit and advantage in place, since many blacks, who might have been capable of particular jobs without needing any new layers of "requirements", now found themselves STILL frozen out of better slots and opportunities, for many did not meet allegedly "needed" new educational requirements. They were routed to the back of the line again despite whatever the Supreme Court might say.

In short, whites, already benefiting from decades of preferential treatment, were ushered or locked into the higher slots and opportunities- they had little to worry about- their privilege and profit were preserved. The detailed study by Robert Samuel Smith (2008) Race, Labor, and Civil Rights: Griggs Versus Duke Power and the Struggle for Civil Rights lays out the issues in detail. As Smith notes-Quote: "White employees were hired into higher classifications without high school educations prior to the company instituting its high school policy in 1955. Workers in the Labor, Watchman and Coal handling Departments continued to be hired without the high school requirement, but only white worker received promotions before the [Civil Rights] Act."



Courts examined thousands of documents in detail and took testimony from witnesses, including the testimony of black workers directly affected by years of discrimination. It is not the picture of "elite" third parties handing down rulings from on high without knowing anything about what was happening on the ground. Even lower courts that ruled against the black plaintiffs, acknowledged the past discrimination and the present "white lock-in" results, but held that absent an EXPLICIT racial barrier as in the past, Duke Power's new seemingly "race neural" rules were allowable. Sowell does not criticize or dismiss these lower court rulings in favor of the corporate defendant. Nor does he criticize similar appeals court rulings, though it should be noted that the Griggs appeal panel did find discrimination against blacks. Before it went to the Supreme Court, a 3-panel appeal court reversed the lower court ruling in part- holding that while there was little explicit discriminatory intent Duke, residual discrimination arising from employment practices prior to Title 7 was NOT insulated from remedial action. And the appeals court did find that black employees prior to the 1955 new rules were victims of discrimination.

The appeals court, interestingly showed some of the company's manipulations such as "promotion" of black janitors. that still locked them down in the traditionally "colored" Labor Department. Interestingly again, it was after the lawsuit that Griggs somehow "found" some black workers with diplomas to hire. Before the lawsuit few such workers were apparently in existence, and Duke, again mysteriously, suddenly stopped restricting Negroes to the Labor Department. It is when he comes up against a ruling he doesn't like, namely the unanimous Supreme Court holding, that he insinuates the specter, as he does in several of his previous books, of "elites" dictating policy without knowing the true situation. Here again the "cherry pick only what I like" approach reveals itself.

Interestingly the Supreme Court that delivered this ruling was one appointed by right wing president Richard Nixon, under his chief Justice, Warren Burger. Also of note ,appeals Judge Simon Sobeloff, while concurring with the finding granting the old-line black employees relief, dissented from the majority ruling arguing, that the manipulations by Duke company were part of a covert pattern seen in other cases- Quote: "The pattern of racial discrimination in employment parallels that which we have witnessed in other areas. Overt bias, when prohibited, has oftimes been supplanted by more cunning devices designed to impart the appearance of neutrality but to operate with the same invidious effect as before." (cited in Smith 2008) Such grim reality in the ground is apparently beyond the conception of Thomas Sowell, himself a "distant third party" observer.


Apparently these thugs are "representative" of all black folk..

Ah those evil liberals, but let's skip scrutiny of libertarians and right wing conservatives

Sowell is often occupied recycling old material, but he quickly becomes contemporary when its time to bash "the liberals." If the opportunity arises for a bit of liberal bashing, for sins real or imagined, Sowell in on the case like white on rice, but has little to say about his right wing ilk. He even throws in the standard bogeyman standbys- Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Twana Brawley as examples of evil liberalism in the present day. Such things play well with Sowell's libertarian and right wing "base."

The Negro menace: Sowell also works in a few incidents of "black wilding" or something called "the knockout game," played apparently by mostly black teens, involving approaching an unsuspecting victim and punching them out. Apparently such idiotic activity is only newsworthy when said negroes knock out a few Jews- and Sowell insinuates that liberal "apologists" condoned some attacks out of misguided concern for "troubled youth." Exactly who the liberal "apologists" are he does not say. Surely the standard bogeyman Al Sharpton would be among the liberal villans, but turns out that Al Sharpton issued a strong condemnation of the youth gangs carrying out the "knockout" attacks, but this of course is not mentioned by Sowell. Various incidents are ginned up into a sinister conspiratorial pattern of black evil against white people by Sowell and the right wing authors he cites, such as Michael Flatherty. But how does Sowell, a "distant third party" himself, know the right wing narrative is true?

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter in a 2012 news conference considered the "knockouts" to be simple assaults not any "racial trend." Likewise NY City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly declined to identify any sort of "racial conspiracy" or trend, debunking the claims of Sowell and his supporting authors. Other observers question whether a number of reported assaults were part of any "negro knockout" "trend" as opposed to the vicious excesses of a few criminal gangs who happen to be black. Jeffrey Butts, who specializes in youth criminal justice at John Jay College, says there's no real pattern to the way the attackers choose their victims, but they are always alone, and they stand out. "The victims are someone who the young people consider to be an 'other,'" Butts explained. "That could be a racial difference, it could be a religious difference, it could be an age difference, it just could be a class difference."
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/deadly-knockout-game-what-it-is/

And in some incidents, there was no "negro menace" to white people per se. The teen perps in one Philadelphia incident for example were white. In several other "knockout" videos, the victim and attacker are both black. And contrary to right wing claims about "the media" supposedly "ignoring" things, the attacks got wide media coverage, particularly when the victims were elderly white Jews and the perps were black. The racial angle was picked up right away and Al Sharpton weighed in with strong statements condemning said attacks, which rapidly declined after a brief flurry of activity. See: ("Knockout Games-The Biggest Form of Cowardice; Rev. Al Sharpton". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-12-08)

The CBS story on "knockouts" debunks the right wing narrative about "the media" not covering the story. CBS Video clips clearly show young negroes knocking out whites. CNN picked up the story and gave it a fair amount of play- even interviewing boxer Mike Tyson who condemned the attacks. So where is this story being "ignored" by "the media"? What right wingers seem to be really bothered about is that local media generally refuses to gin up various incidents into some sort of sinister anti-white "wave" of violence by blacks. These are the same conservatives who decry "playing the race card" but do not hesitate to deploy it when they find it convenient.

Menace from the laggards but not the advantaged: Sowell tries to "spin" the "negro knockout artists" into a narrative about how "more advanced groups" are likely to suffer violence from "lagging" or "backward" groups- like the Russian peasant pogroms of old against "more advanced peoples" like Jews in Eastern Europe. But this is dubious. The pogroms of Eastern Europe and elsewhere by so-called "lagging" groups, involved mobs of hundreds or thousands attacking a relatively small minority, sometimes with the connivance, indifference or even active participation of the legal authorities. Where is there anything similar among blacks in America? Are the swarms of black folk in NYC rushing out to Coney Island, Brighton Beach or Sheepshead Bay.to attack "advanced" Jews? And in the United States most "race riots" have been by supposedly "advanced" groups (white) attacking "lagging" groups Black and Asian) including over 3,000 lynchings of blacks. But of course you will hear very little about this from Sowell in his "group comparisons." See http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-knockout-idUSBRE9AP11Z20131126

Predictably, Sowell has nothing to say about attacks by white racists against blacks-several are documented every year in the US. Nor does Sowell have much to say about racially motivated police abuses against blacks (as witnessed by the multi-million dollar payouts cities keep making to cover or settle misconduct cases by their mostly white officers). [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-police-settlement-misconduct-210-million_us_5787f6a6e4b03fc3ee500a88] This omission is telling, for police abuses are an integral part of the story behind the black ghetto riots of the 1960s and beyond, not only "hooliganism", as any credible history shows. Pointing this out does not mean one does not support police or is "against law and order." But Sowell's selective omission on this score shows he is prone too often to parroting right wing propaganda, rather than objectively examining the issues at hand. These examples are detailed but they illustrate a pattern- not that of an author analyzing the issues in a balanced way but of someone cherry-picking various items, and ignoring data to the contrary, so as to grind a particular ideological axe.




Summary

While here is good detail on things like geography and the characteristics of immigrant groups and their rise from poverty - this is a rehash basically of some of his earlier work like the 1990s book "Geography and Culture," or even 1983's "Economics and Politicsof Race." Interestingly some of this detail debunks standard right wing claims about "genetic" explanations for "lagging" groups, as well as right wing "environmental" explanations, such as the supposed efficacy of cold climates for promoting and fostering advanced civilization. For example various right wing proponents are able to offer few credible explanations as to why most of the foundational advanced civilizations sprang up not in supposedly benevolent cold climates, but in hot or warm tropical or sub-tropical climates, from Ancient Egypt, to Mesopotamia, even to sub-tropical southern Europe. Why did the allegedly more virtuous cold climate northern Europeans lag behind? Egypt of Kemet for example is partially in the tropical belt, and its dynastic civilization was foundationally laid by Africans from south of the Sahara as virtually every credible scholar or specialist in the field affirms (Morkot 2005, Lovell 999, Raxter and Ruff 2008, Smith 2002, Kemp 2005, etc etc. ad infinitum) Look dear reader- CONTEMPORARY scholarly references! Curiously, the master of empirical data Thomas Sowell has little to say on this matter that directly bears on what some of his various right-wing allies are pushing.

 Much more can be said, but most of the book is basically repackaging old material with very little substantive coverage of contemporary matters. Much of the anecdotes, such as the "Negro knockout artists" will play well with "the base" of right wingers and libertarians, (old ghetto riots by US negroes anybody?), but there is little new for the discriminating reader. Looking at the lack of contemporary substance, one cannot help but get the impression that Sowell is "playing" his base by re-releases of old material. Some of this is understandable. In his 80s now, with little up to date research done for over a decade, Sowell comes across as a canny curmudgeon, squeezing out a last coupla paydays, from "the base."


Still for what its worth, the book debunks a number of  overblown "HBD" or "hereditarianism" claims regarding European  exceptionalism: 


Poor northern Europeans also show the same problems as blacks on IQ
QUOTE:

"The “hillbillies” were described as a degenerate population “with the lowest standard of living and moral code (if any). . . and the most savage tactics when drunk, which is most of the time.” National publicity followed, with stories in Time, Look, and Harper’s, the latter under the headline “The Hillbillies Invade Chicago.” That article’s subhead gave away the racial slippage: “The city’s toughest integration problem has nothing to do with Negroes. . . . It involves a small army of white Protestant, Early American migrants from the South— who are usually proud, poor, primitive, and fast with a knife.” The message was clear and intentional: these people are “worse than the colored.”

"The parallels with blacks go beyond the opinions of others. A 1932 study of white children from small communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains found that these white children not only had IQ scores somewhat lower than the national average of 85 for black children, but also had IQ patterns similar to those of black children— such as doing their worst on abstract questions and having IQs closer to the U.S. national average of 100 in their early years, with a widening gap as they grew older."


--Thomas Sowell. 2015. Wealth, Poverty and Politics_ An International Perspective. p 33


Europeans are beneficiaries of numerous things copied or borrowed from NON European peoples
QUOTE:
"What this meant was that the indigenous populations of North America and South America had both a smaller economic universe and a smaller cultural universe than that of peoples in Europe, Asia or North Africa. Not only could exotic goods travel thousands of miles across the Eurasian landmass, they could also travel thousands of miles across water in large ships.

These imports included many things that originated in Asia— paper, printing, gunpowder, the compass, rudders, stirrups, spaghetti, chess, and a numbering system that Europeans called Arabic numerals (because they first saw these numerals in use among the Arabs, even though the numerals actually originated in India). All these things created in Asia became part of the cultural universe of Europeans. Much knowledge from the Middle East and North Africa also found its way into Europe, including the agricultural and architectural advances that the North African Moors brought with them when they invaded and conquered Spain. When the British confronted the Iroquois on the east coast of North America, the mental and material resources at the disposal of these two races were by no means confined to what they had each developed themselves.

The British had been able to navigate across the Atlantic, in the first place, by using the compass invented in China, doing mathematical calculations with a numbering system from India, steering with rudders invented in China, writing on paper invented in China, using letters created by the Romans, and ultimately prevailing in combat using gunpowder, also invented in China."

--Thomas Sowell. 2015. Wealth, Poverty and Politics_ An International Perspective. p 43







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"Affirmative Action" in the form of court remedies has been around a long time- since the 1930s- benefiting white union workers against discrimination by employers
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/09/affirmative-action-as-term-appears-in.html

Mugged by reality 1: White quotas, special preferences and government jobs
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/mugged-by-reality-1-white-quotas.html


Lightweight enforcement of EEO laws contradicts claims of "flood" of minorities "taking jobs"
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/blog-post.html

Railroaded 3: white violence and intimidation imposed quotas
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-3-white-violence-and.html

Railroaded 2: how white quotas and special preferences blockade black progress...
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-2-thow-white-quotas-and.html

Railroaded 1: How white affirmative action and white special preferences destroyed black railroad employment...
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/railroaded-how-white-affirmative-action.html

Affirmative action: primary beneficiaries are white women
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2011/04/affirmative-action-primary.html

7 reasons certain libertarians and right-wingers are wrong about the Civil Right Act
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

Assorted "Role models" debunked- hypocritical hereditarianism
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post_5570.html


Social philosophy of Thomas Sowell
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2011/07/social-philosophy-of-thomas-sowell.html


Additional gene flow data... :)


Bogus "biodiversity" theories of Kanazawa, Ruston, Lynn debunked
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post.html

JP Rushton, Michael Levin, Richard Lynn debunked. Weaknesses of Jared Diamond's approach. 
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_1818.html

In the Blood- debunking "HBD" and Neo-Nazi appropriation of ancient Egypt
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post_29.html

early Europeans and middle Easterners looked like Africans. Peoples returning or "backflowing" to Africa would already be looking like Africans
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-post_1754.html

 Ancient Egypt: one of the world's most advanced civilizations- created by tropical peoples
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_06.html

Playing the "Greek defence" -debunking claims of Greeks as paragons of virtue or exemplars of goodness
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/03/playing-greek-defence-review-of-thornton.html

Quotations from mainstream academic research on the Nile Valley peoples
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_9251.html


http://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/15/basic-database-nile-valley-studies



OTHER LINKS
Race, IQ, and Wealth: What the facts tell us about a taboo subject By Ron Unz


HBD EVOLUTION, BRAIN SIZE AND NATIONAL IQ CLAIMS DEBUNKED
Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wichertsPAIDrejoinder.pdf
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Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wicherts2010.pdf
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Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537
http://www.iapsych.com/iqmr/fe/LinkedDocuments/wicherts2004.pdf
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LYNN AND VANHAVEN'S IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS DEBUNKED
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www.anth.uconn.edu/faculty/mcbrearty/Pdf/McB%20&%20Brooks%202000%20TRTW.pdf

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Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

http://books.google.com/books?id=5DLrgG_MflgC&pg=PA190&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=1#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book

http://books.google.com/books?id=t9OdPPLIgMAC&pg=PA64&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=7#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
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http://www.ogiek.org/indepth/what-they-mean.htm
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/05-02-18/
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http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/course/topics/curveball.html

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--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v36/n11s/pdf/ng1455.pdf


--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/pageDocuments/WAURRSZQOE.pdf
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HBD RACE EVOLUTION CLAIMS DEBUNKED BY GENETICISTS
Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.

IQ claims and miscellaneous data
HBD RACE AND INTELLIGENCE CLAIMS DEBUNKED
 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.

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MORE HBD DEBUNKING
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Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
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Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture
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Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/04/24/rspb.2009.0238.full


http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/coming-apart-can-murrays-down-with.html


"SELECTION FOR"- "SELECT FOR" HDB CLAIMS DEBUNKED- "SELECTION" IS NOT THE ONLY KEY FORCE DRIVING CHANGE
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/12/demic-diffusion-notes-and-tropical.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/08/cro-magnons-are-us-debunking-claims.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploding-nonsense-review-of-cochran_8.html



--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race
http://raceandgenomics.ssrc.org/Graves/

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1072&context=yjhple

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http://evolution.binghamton.edu/evos/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PageProofs-Graves_race.pdf

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other links



Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples ... - Jelte Wicherts 2010
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wichertsPAIDrejoinder.pdf
------------------------------------

Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence - WIcherts, Borsboom and Dolan 2010
Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 91-96
http://wicherts.socsci.uva.nl/wicherts2010.pdf
----------------------------- -------------

Are intelligence tests measurement invariant over time? by JM Wicherts - ?2004
 --Dolan, Wicherts et al 2004. Investigating the nature of the Flynn effect. Intelligence 32 (2004) 509-537
http://www.iapsych.com/iqmr/fe/LinkedDocuments/wicherts2004.pdf
-------------------------------------------

LYNN AND VANHAVEN'S IQ AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS DEBUNKED
---------------- -------

www.anth.uconn.edu/faculty/mcbrearty/Pdf/McB%20&%20Brooks%202000%20TRTW.pdf

------------------------

Race and other misadventures: essays in honor of Ashley Montagu... By Larry T. Reynolds, Leonard Lieberman

http://books.google.com/books?id=5DLrgG_MflgC&pg=PA190&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=1#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
--------------------------------

Race and intelligence: separating science from myth. By Jefferson M. Fish. Routledge 2002. See Templeton's detailed article referenced above also inside the book

http://books.google.com/books?id=t9OdPPLIgMAC&pg=PA64&dq=r-+k-+selection+races&cd=7#v=onepage&q=r-%20k-%20selection%20races&f=false
------------------------

http://www.ogiek.org/indepth/what-they-mean.htm
---------------- -------

Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
For summary see: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/05-02-18/
---------------- -------

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/course/topics/curveball.html

-----------------------------------------------------------

--S OY Keita, R A Kittles, et al. "Conceptualizing human variation," Nature Genetics 36, S17 - S20 (2004)
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v36/n11s/pdf/ng1455.pdf


--S.O.Y. Keita and Rick Kittles. (1997) *The Persistence ofRacial Thinking and the Myth of Racial Divergence. AJPA, 99:3
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/pageDocuments/WAURRSZQOE.pdf
---------------- -------

HBD RACE EVOLUTION CLAIMS DEBUNKED BY GENETICISTS
Alan Templeton. "The Genetic and Evolutionary significnce oF Human Races." pp 31-56. IN: J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating scinnce from myth.


HBD RACE AND INTELLIGENCE CLAIMS DEBUNKED
 J. FiSh (2002) Race and Intelligence: Separating science from myth.

------------------------------------------




MORE HBD DEBUNKING
-------------------------------- ---------------------

Oubre, A (2011) Race Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences, vol 1 and 2. BTI Press
----------------------------------------------

Krimsky, S, Sloan.K (2011) Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture
-------------------------------


Wicherts and Johnson, 2009. Group differences in the heritability of items and test scores
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/04/24/rspb.2009.0238.full


http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2013/06/coming-apart-can-murrays-down-with.html


"SELECTION FOR"- "SELECT FOR" HDB CLAIMS DEBUNKED- "SELECTION" IS NOT THE ONLY KEY FORCE DRIVING CHANGE
http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/12/demic-diffusion-notes-and-tropical.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/05/7-reasons-libertarians-may-be-wrong.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2012/08/cro-magnons-are-us-debunking-claims.html

http://nilevalleypeoples.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploding-nonsense-review-of-cochran_8.html



--Joseph Graves, 2006. What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Human Genetic Variation and the Social Construction of Race
http://raceandgenomics.ssrc.org/Graves/

J. Kahn (2013) How a Drug Becomes "Ethnic" - Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, v4:1
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1072&context=yjhple

------------------------------------ -----------------

http://evolution.binghamton.edu/evos/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PageProofs-Graves_race.pdf