Ten Percent Is Not Enough

The following was written by Anthony Bryan at American Renaissance and it makes a good companion piece to Garnet’s post the other day, African-Americans, Un-Hyphenated.

black white experimentThe black/white experiment has failed.

For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites. The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.

Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.

From Justice Ginsburg’s dissent in Shelby County v. Holder :

Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless handwringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No To Racism.” Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.

americas millionairesSome thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing. Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them.

watts riots 1965

Watts riots, 1965. Look familiar??

Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and majority-black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment. Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away.

The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, more opportunities. But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president.

Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.” But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich, and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it, that has nothing to do with poverty.

The Color of Crime: Race, Crime and Justice in America

The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in permanent social incompatibility.

Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, the reflexive animosity. The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.

They will be the only ones who are surprised when real revolution comes to the United States, and that it is white people who lead the revolt.


It’s not just our rulers who don’t understand that we’re not out to get black people, but I would say that most black people don’t understand that either. Most see themselves as victims more than they see themselves as equals.

equal opportunityDoes anyone think that the protesting & rioting criminals consider business owners or police their equals? All of this disruptive behavior is a direct result of the intentional creation of that dependent victim culture caused by the Democrats. The public school system has indoctrinated this belief, and “community organizing” has furthered it. It is the corruption of the Civil Rights movement, with the concept of equality being distorted into entitlement rather than a people with equal opportunities.


(huge h/t to our reader & friend Buck)

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10 Responses to Ten Percent Is Not Enough

  1. carolinmd says:

    This is one of the most honest articles I’ve read in a long time…these are things that must be said and acknowledged of we are to ever get along with the black population.Though many of us have black friends, close black friends…as a society we are still failing and we have to recognize what and where we are going wrong. But we also need to recognize the fact that it has been mostly the government’s fault for forcing the people to feel guilt for something they had no part in. We assumed the guilt of our government and the black population allowed the white people as whole, rather than guilty few at the top, to be the object of resentment.

    If being held slaves alone was the problem, the Irish, Scots and scattered other white populations who were chained and brought here would never have thrived and assimilated over the years. These white groups were treated as vilely as any blacks, yet, for them, the slave mentality dissolved with the years.

    Instead it has become buried history, with more shame for our government than they dare to face in today’s reality.

    Possibly, if this was brought out in the open, the black people would realize they were not the only people who were treated so evilly as they believe they were…there were hundreds of thousands of white people too that were captured and chained, beaten and mutilated just as they were. The black people were captured by those of their own race, and sold to both black and white, and the white people were also captured and carried here by those of the black race to a country that bought their own people, as did free blacks buy the white slaves.

    The black people as well as the white people need to know this. It is past time for the truth to be what it is…for the black and white people to move on honestly. It is history, it is fact. These facts are out there for anybody and everybody to learn for themselves.

    • Kathy says:

      Great comments Carol, and you make some really good points. Three problems I see are the government played a large part in foisting guilt onto whites over slavery, the whites accepted it and the blacks handily played the victim. All three have to change if we’re to ever move on.

      You’re absolutely correct that everyone needs to learn it and then accept it as history – not current events.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Yep, the experiment has failed only because of the lefty white elites and the race pimps that profit from division.

    Carol’s comment above is spot on. The article is spot on too. The left continues with this racist meme only because they have nothing else to sell and keep their voter base. They’re certainly not going to acknowledge failure and ask for reelection. It’s easier to blame someone else for failure.

    Eventually as the article suggests it will be whites that lead a revolution. People will ultimately have enough of this crap. That time may come soon.

    On a side note, people I know that don’t have a racist inclination are now looking at blacks differently. They are now afraid that blacks will harm them due to some perceived slight.

    I believed that we were doing just fine before bat-ears got elected and that we were on the final leg of erasing racial tensions. The proof of this was both the ’08 and ’12 elections. If racism is as systemic as Obama claims he would have never been elected, much less twice. We know it’s bullshit. So do thinking blacks.

    This administration and the race pimps have set back race relations decades. That’s Obama’s legacy.

    • Kathy says:

      Whenever there is a mistake or a failure, most people look around for something or someone to blame – seldom do they blame themselves first.

      The blacks have to get past the victim stage in life if there is ever going to be more than just the ten percent.

  3. Clyde says:

    World-class, Kathy. Take a bow. So, WHERE is Eric The Red’s comment? No cowardice HERE while discussing race.

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Clyde and you make a great point too. A large part of the problem when discussing race has been the cowardice. People focus on being nice, or PC, instead of focused on honest straight talk. We could do with more of that and leave out the BS.

  4. Garnet92 says:

    A most EXCELLENT article Kathy! Also kudos are in order for your commentary as well as carolinmd’s comment.

    Unfortunately, the chances of those responsible (liberal whites and black activists) ‘fessing up and accepting the unvarnished truth is ZERO. I’m sorry to say so, but I just can’t envision ANY way that our racial tensions can be lessened without a large percentage of blacks accepting the truth as written in the article and that’s just not going to happen. I just don’t believe that our racial problems will be mitigated any time soon or without bloodshed. It’s going to take more than one strong influential black voice to make the masses listen. I wish I could be more optimistic.

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Garnet, and I’m afraid you’re right about little real progress being made without bloodshed. Most blacks blame white for holding them back or making things too tough (test score levels, etc) when it’s them holding themselves back. They have to be willing to apply themselves, but most would rather whine and demand things be given to them, even though the whites had to bust their butts to earn the equivalent.

      Yeah, we’re pretty exhausted with that whole meme and it’s their turn to make a move and if it’s bloodshed they want, then it’s bloodshed they’ll get.

  5. Uriel says:

    Slavery is mind, body, or spirit. As such it is not unique to time, place, ethnicity, or gender. Those who serve mamon are enslaved just as surely as those in chains. Man in his considered uniqueness has perpetrated this since well before written historical documents archeologists have uncovered and in fact exists across the world today. It is past time to put the hatred and lunacy of left wingers into the grave of remembrance. Move on and drop the attitude of today’s enabled Blacks, whites, and genders. Many missing children and adults today have as much claim and more than 5th generation Blacks from the early years. Black tribes sold their slaves to white traders, owned plantations and were among the cruelest of masters. People in eastern countries like Mexico, Pakistan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and thousands of locations around the world TODAY are continuing slavery yet we hear only a whisper. Many industries are taking advantage of this slavery to gather great wealth across the world NOW. Liberals, Democrats, industrialists and the underbelly across the world are all guilty either by looking away or purchasing what is being peddled. We owe those Blacks nothing more who would push for being paid for today on the backs of their forefathers. My own family of generations of Irish, Native American and goodness knows what else were enslaved at times as well. Yet I was always taught it was not where you came from but your self-determination that makes you the one responsible for yourself. I never asked to be paid nor expected pay from my forefathers. They are gone. It is me and my vision of my life that counts now. We only have the second we live in EVER. We can not live in the chains of past for it was. Nor can we anticipate future for it is yet to be born.

    • Kathy says:

      Great comments, Uriel, and the main point today is that if they don’t get past that ‘you owe me something’ attitude they’ll continue to stifle their own opportunities. It’s not us holding them back, it’s themselves.