[sixties-l] Fwd:On Racism 7 "White Deviance"

From: Ted Morgan (epm2@lehigh.edu)
Date: 11/04/00

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    The list hasn't talked about racism much lately, but I thought this one
    was too good not to pass along.  [Note the reference to the
    Ted Morgan
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    [Fwd: ZNet Commentary / Tim Wise / White Deviance / Nov 3]
    Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 12:06:59 -0500
    Getting Serious About White Deviance:
    An Open Letter to the Pioneer Fund
    By Tim Wise
    To Whom It May Concern:
    With great excitement, I recently discovered your
    organization's work for the betterment of mankind, through
    the applied science of racial research. As someone who has
    been investigating the disproportionately pathological
    tendencies of persons of European descent--whites in the
    popular vernacular--imagine my delight upon reading your
    Charter, which notes:
    "The Pioneer Fund is committed to the proposition that
    people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds are, on
    the basis of heredity, inherently unequal and can never be
    expected to behave or perform equally."
    Gentlemen, I couldn't have said it better; and given our
    mutual interest in racial differences, I feel certain you
    will be intrigued by my funding proposal.
    Just as your group has lavishly financed those whose work
    demonstrates the intellectual deficiencies of blacks, so too
    is it critical to examine the reasons for the
    disproportionate drug use, binge drinking, and propensity
    for serial murder that are the hallmarks of the Caucasian
    Although it has long been known that roughly 90% of serial
    killers in modern history have been white, only recently has
    evidence emerged to illuminate the epidemic of substance
    abuse in the white community.
    According to the Department of Health and Human Services,
    whites are 11% more likely to have used drugs than blacks
    and 25% more likely to have done so than Hispanics. What's
    more, recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and
    the National Household Drug Abuse Survey indicates:
    --White high schoolers are 4.5 times more likely than blacks
    to have used cocaine; 3.6 times more likely to have gotten
    high using inhalants, like paint fumes or Liquid Paper;
    twice as likely as blacks to have used heroin; and six times
    more likely to have used methamphetamine. In fact, there are
    more white high school students who have used crystal meth
    than black students who regularly smoke cigarettes;
    --Whites are 43% more likely than blacks to drink alcohol
    and 27% more likely to binge drink than blacks (consuming
    five or more drinks at a time), with white youth more than
    twice as likely as black youth to binge;
    --Whites are 74% more likely than blacks to binge drink
    regularly (at least five times monthly), and white youth are
    three times as likely to do so;
    --In fact, there are more whites who binge drink at least
    once a month than there are blacks in the entire U.S.
    And finally:
    --According to a private study, white college students
    consume three times more alcoholic beverages weekly than
    black students, are 65% more likely to drink to the point of
    being hungover, and 71% more likely to drink 'till they
    What's more, these white behaviors put others at substantial
    --Whites are almost twice as likely as blacks to drive
    drunk, and 15% more likely to do so than Hispanics;
    --Whites between 12-17, are 34% more likely than black youth
    to have sold drugs in the past year;
    --The annual cost of white alcohol and drug abuse is
    approximately $200 billion in escalated health care and law
    enforcement expenditures, as well as lost productivity;
    --White males are 24% more likely than black males to have
    carried a weapon in the last thirty days; and white males in
    high school are twice as likely as their black counterparts
    to bring a weapon to school.
    Could these overwhelmingly consistent examples of white
    pathology be mere coincidence? Or might they indicate a
    genetic predisposition to such harmful activities? Surely,
    the latter possibility is strong enough to warrant a massive
    research effort to get to the bottom of these phenomena.
    Of course, the liberals will insist there are environmental
    explanations for white drug and alcohol problems. One can
    imagine them trying to blame two-earner white families for
    being too busy with their dot-com startup or landscaping
    classes at Home Depot to give their children the nurturing
    needed to resist drugs. But as the Department of Health and
    Human Services data indicates, white kids are 27% more
    likely than blacks to receive anti-drug information from
    parents, and 24% more likely to receive similar information
    in school, yet they just can't seem to put down their
    needles and pipes.
    Though some will insist white alcoholism is
    environmentally-conditioned--what with happy hour at TGI
    Friday's and Chili's entrapping white businessmen and soccer
    moms to get plowed on Micro-Brews and Flaming Margaritas--in
    the end, I feel confident that scientific truth will
    prevail, and whites will be forced to take personal
    responsibility for their behavior.
    As for the methodology I will use to determine if there is a
    white genetic predisposition to substance abuse, I have
    written to Phillipe Rushton, of Ontario to ask for his
    assistance. Having generously underwritten Rushton's work on
    black hypersexuality--which you'll recall he demonstrated by
    going to a shopping mall and asking blacks, whites and
    Asians how far they could ejaculate--you will no doubt
    appreciate my desire to include him in this endeavor. I
    propose that Rushton return to the mall and ask blacks,
    whites, and Asians how many bong hits they can do without
    choking, and how many tabs of ecstasy they can take before
    their eyeballs roll back in their head and they begin to
    And with help from the folks at the Genome Project, it
    should be easy to find not only the substance abuse genes in
    Caucasian DNA, but also those correlated with other
    high-risk, mostly white, and I dare say, pathological
    behaviors, like bunjee-jumping, skydiving, and
    Best of all, this research could directly impact public
    policy. Currently, in part because folks don't know about
    disproportionate white substance abuse, law enforcement
    efforts are often foolishly targeted against blacks.
    For example, although blacks are 14% of drug users, they are
    35% of those arrested for possession, 55% of those
    convicted, and 75% of those incarcerated for drugs. In
    cities like Baltimore, Columbus and Minneapolis, blacks are
    anywhere from five to twenty times more likely to be
    arrested for drugs, though whites are the more likely users.
    Even worse, the drug arrest rate for black juveniles has
    recently climbed by over 75%, while for whites it has fallen
    34%, and black youth are 48 times more likely to be
    incarcerated for a drug offense than whites with the same
    record, even though evidence indicates whites will more
    likely re-offend.
    By exposing pathological white substance abuse, my research
    could lead to a more efficient use of law enforcement
    dollars: instead of stopping cars driven by blacks, we could
    set up roadblocks leading into the suburbs, trailer parks,
    and gated communities where so many white addicts reside.
    Sure, some will complain they're being victimized for
    "Driving While White," but like Dinesh D'Souza says,
    "rational discrimination applies the logic of predictive
    evaluation to racial groups," and "is not premised upon
    assumptions of biological inferiority." In short, it's
    nothing personal.
    Additionally, we could drug test all white college students
    receiving federal financial aid, and raid their fraternities
    and sororities, suspending all subsidies to those testing
    positive for narcotics, or those under 21 who have been
    drinking. Unfair? Hardly: as D'Souza continues:
    "...rational discrimination...can be fully eradicated only
    by getting rid of destructive conduct by the group that
    forms the basis for statistically valid group distinctions.
    It is difficult to compel people to admire groups, many of
    whose members do not act admirably."
    Although Dinesh was talking about rational discrimination
    against blacks by taxi drivers, it only seems fair to apply
    the principle consistently, as I'm sure you'd agree.
    Though this research might inadvertently cause prejudice and
    discrimination against innocent whites, unfairly labeled
    deviant because of their group's proclivities, the search
    for truth cannot be suppressed in the name of political
    correctness: facts are facts, and we must go where they
    lead, just as those intrepid scholars, Charles Murray and
    Richard Herrnstein did in The Bell Curve, many of whose
    sources were researchers funded by your courageous
    Yes, this is controversial. But my research would be in
    keeping with a Pioneer tradition, begun in the '30's when
    your group's founders imported copies of a Nazi propaganda
    film on race hygiene, for screening by American schools and
    civic groups.
    Just as this film, "Applied Eugenics in Present-Day
    Germany," demonstrated the folly of spending money to keep
    the Rhineland's genetic defectives alive, so too could my
    research demonstrate the waste of pouring money into drug
    education in mostly white schools: after all, you just can't
    get through to some people.
    It may be that nothing can wean whites from their insatiable
    appetites for drugs and alcohol. If so, then just as your
    founder, Wickliffe Draper, once said blacks were
    "genetically inferior," and "ought to be repatriated to
    Africa," so too will you surely be brave enough to call for
    a full-fledged "back to Europe" movement, so as to rid the
    U.S. of millions of narcotized Caucasian parasites.
    As one of your grantees, Richard Lynn says, it might even be
    necessary to "phase out" inferior cultures: a prospect that
    might apply to whites if they're unwilling or unable to
    clean themselves up. Such is the price of progress.
    So, I anxiously await your reply to my funding request. I
    have also contacted the Free Press (which published The Bell
    Curve and D'Souza's The End of Racism), since they seemed
    the natural choice to publish my research, once it is ready
    to appear in book form. I have even proposed a title: either
    The 'Saved By the Bell' Curve--named after a Saturday
    morning television show, popular with white kids (probably
    because they're stoned)--or the Bell-Bottom Curve: a
    satirical reference to the style of pants made popular in
    the late '60's and early '70's by whites (especially hippies
    and potheads).
    I would appreciate any ideas you may have for the research
    or the title of this guaranteed best seller. Please respond
    quickly: the future of our country is at stake.
    Tim Wise

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