The Mighty Whitey

Over the holidays, I saw this floating around social media. It’s not a new story, but I guess it was relevant to whatever was being discussed. What caught my attention was a comment someone made along the lines of “Stowe is the quintessential New England town.” I think the person meant it looks like what people think of when they think of New England towns. It is a picturesque little town and it is a wonderful place to live, not just for the architecture. The the von Trapp family thought so, which is why they settled there.

Lifestyle sites love putting together lists like this. Cooking sites will have an annual “50 Best Restaurants” or “10 Best Overlooked Dining Towns.” I have an old copy of a cycling mag that lists the best ride in each state. I keep it in case I find myself in an unfamiliar state with some time for a ride. In the olden thymes, popular magazines like Time would do special issues on America’s best towns or best school towns. These sorts of articles are popular, because they mostly flatter the sensibilities of middle-class white people.

Anyway, looking at the list from Architectural Digest, I recognized many of the towns, but others were new to me. I’ve been to about half of them. Reading over the list, the thing that struck me as that all of them are very white. More precisely, they have very few blacks. The first one on the list, Traverse City, Michigan, is 94.4% white. Native Americans and Asians have bigger numbers than the blacks. Doing a little math, there are roughly 100 blacks in this town. This town probably has more left-handed lesbians than black guys.

Jacksonville Oregon is the next town on the list and it has more people describing themselves as “other” than calling themselves black. Here’s a pic of the local high school basketball team. I’m guessing they don’t win many games. My first thought was that it was a town full of middle-aged divorced woman, but the census tells me that the median age in the city is 54.9 years, with 65% of the population over 45. It seems that Jacksonville is a quaint little town for retired white people and some of their less ambitious kids.

Now, Oregon is a state roughly as white as New England, so I looked at the next town on the list, Dahlonega Georgia. The Peach State is the fourth blackest state in the nation, with a black population of 40% and a sizable Hispanic population. The most charming small town in the state is 5% black. It is 90% white with a respectable number of Hispanics, but they are most likely laborers and service workers, as Dahlonega is now “the heart of the North Georgia Wine Country.” Many locals claim Cherokee ancestry, so it is all good.

Figuring that the good whites at Architectural Digest would be painfully aware of their whiteness, I took a look at the towns on the list in heavily Hispanic areas. One of the tricks Progressives use to get around their aversion to black people is they point to the Hispanics or Asians in their towns and claim the maximum diversity points. I have an acquaintance who swears he moved to Arlington Massachusetts for the diversity. This is a town that is 2% black, but there are plenty of Asian professors and Hispanic maids.

Taos New Mexico is one of those towns that Boomer women like visiting, because they have warehouses full of turquoise dangle ear rings and dream catchers. The last census says it is 61% white, but only 40% non-Hispanic white. Taos is less than one-percent black, which means there are 30 black people in the whole town. The high school basketball team is probably not very good. This is a funny town though, as it is more of a resort town, that serves whites who fly in for skiing and the southwestern arts scene.

That’s the common theme with all of the towns on the list with relatively low white populations. Marfa Texas has become a funky little arts town that is mostly Hispanic, but has a small white population to run the tourism business. Bisbee Arizona became a hippie attraction and is now is fully gentrified. You can be sure the readers of Architectural Digest are not taking trips to see the run down neighborhoods where the mostly Hispanic servant class lives. Still, the trend continues. None of these towns have many black people.

The blackest town on the list, interestingly enough, is Berlin Maryland, on the eastern shore of the state. It is 68.8% white and 23.3% black. The town started out as a trading post for the Burley Plantation in the 18th century. This part of the state was tobacco plantations until the Civil War. The interesting thing about the black population, though, is it is declining quickly. In the 80’s the black population was close to 50%. By the 2000 census it was down to 30%. Gentrification follows the same pattern, even in small towns.

All of this is very interesting for race realists, but it does speak to the great divide in the American culture. The sort of people reading Architectural Digest are the sort of people who enjoy lecturing the rest of us about race. These are the people telling us that diversity is our strength, yet when it comes to where they live and where they visit, diversity is the last thing they want to see. Baltimore has some spectacular Federal architecture, but you can be sure Architectural Digest is not telling its readers to visit Charm City.

The challenge before us in the Dissident Right is not to shake our fists at the gross hypocrisy of the good whites. That’s been done to death by Buckley Conservatives and Civic Nationalists. The good whites simply don’t care. My acquaintance in Arlington Massachusetts will forever hate me for pointing out to him that his town is as white as Reykjavik. The challenge is to convince the good whites that the rest of us want the same things they want. We want our towns to have the same complexion as their towns,

That would be mighty white of them.

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Din C. Nufin
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Din C. Nufin

Ho, Hum. So what else is new? I live in Oregon for a reason, not Jacksonville, but a similar demographic. I wouldn’t live, or even visit, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Gary Indiana, etc. Saves a lot of aggravation. Basketball teams do okay, playing other small Oregon towns.

Ripple947
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Ripple947

Unlike the other cities mentioned, San Francisco proper doesn’t have a lot of blacks and has a relatively low rate of black crime.

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This is true. Blacks have moved out. Tons of homeless, though.

Tax Slave
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Tax Slave

Human feces on the sidewalk and urine on the tree in your front yard don’t have a race.

pyrrhus
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pyrrhus

True, SF has made it so expensive to live there that the minorities have been driven to Oakland and other outlying areas, so the Friscoites can virtue signal without risk, except for AIDs and illegals.

Din C. Nuffin
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Din C. Nuffin

Yeah. But SF has yet another demographic i don’t care to be around.

Diavolobello
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Diavolobello

Meaning if you drop your wallet there, you’d better kick it to Oakland before you try to pick it up?

Kendoka
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Kendoka

San Francisco’s black population is half what is was in 1985. Why? Partly due to the insanely high cost of housing. But everyone faces the same costs so that alone does not explain why so many black residents left. What it really comes down to is what Z Man was referring to above; most white liberals are not at all comfortable with being around blacks in their neighborhoods or schools except in small numbers. It’s all about having your cake and eating it too, i.e. virtue signaling on race relations and at the same time keeping the “dangerous elements” away… Read more »

chris
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chris

“We want our towns to have the same complexion as their towns,”

Aren’t the working class whites higher on the victim totem pole than bourgeois whites? Could make some social justice argument. “We are victims, we want your town demographics!”

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I think Hillary adequately expressed what bourgeois whites think of working class whites — deplorable. There is no place on the victim ladder for them.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

It won’t work alas. The higher classes have everything anyone could want materially so all they can do is compete on petty bullshit and virtue signaling Its pretty much a dopamine addiction for them. Also they mostly hate the lower class Whites, preferring Hispanics or sometimes well behaved Blacks This is because they lack basic humility, instead of “there but for the grace of God go I” the presence of the White lower class makes a lot of them profoundly uncomfortable feeling like they are phonies When it comes to the working class, especially the trades this is actually quite… Read more »

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– “In their mating and migratory habits, liberals are indistinguishable
from members of the Ku Klux Klan.” Joe Sobran

Chiron
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Chiron

Joe Sobran wat too good for this world.

newrouter
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newrouter

“The challenge is to convince the good whites that the rest of us want the same things they want.”

Sure make them live by their rules: Find an endanger “species” in their back yard –

Fractured West
In Oregon and elsewhere, rural residents increasingly balk at Democrats’ progressive governance.
https://www.city-journal.org/html/fractured-west-15611.html

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

First heard about the deep antipathy towards BLM and the Feds in general twenty years ago from an uncle that ran a business in southern Montana. Micromanaged everything but knew nothing. Wouldn’t listen to the locals on staff, everything was run by newly minted PhDs in “environmental sciences” from the east or California. He ran an outfitting business and the Feds were always closing or restricting access to areas with no warning and no explanation. Frequently would do the same to ranchers who depended on hundred year old access rights across Federal land to reach pasture and grazing land.

calsdad
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Vin Suprynowicz has been writing about the abuses of the Feds and specifically the BLM since at least the 90’s. It’s probably been 15 years since I read his books “Send in the Waco Killers” and ” The Ballad of Carl Drega”, and they had a lasting effect. I wasn’t really familiar with how pissed off many people out west are at Federal government policies. The fractured-west article posted by Newrouter hits all the same points I remember Suprynowicz making in his books. So apparently not much has changed. If you wanted a primer on getting pissed off at the… Read more »

Observer
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Good luck convincing the Goodwhites to identify as white people & care about the wellbeing of other white people. They want to be perceived as moral & to enjoy high social status. Currently, morality & status are defined by the universities & disseminated through the media. Both of those institutions are dominated by people who see normal straight white gentiles as the enemy. We need a parallel set of institutions that say it is moral & high-status to care about white people’s wellbeing. And a separate media to disseminate those standards. Then we need to take over, infiltrate or destroy… Read more »

joey+junger
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joey+junger

Rather than asking the usual “code questions” that Steve Sailer and Jared Taylor talk about (“Is the neighborhood high crime?” etc.) I can probably glean the same info by asking, “Does the basketball team lose a lot?” If the answer is yes, then I’m that much closer to utopia. Re: the goodwhite presence in the Southwest, it’s kind of a dirty secret, but when rich New England whites have kids who are total fuckups (not fit for inheritance even by right of primogeniture because they’ve totaled cars and done a lot of drugs) their parents send them to these weird… Read more »

Dr. Dre
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Dr. Dre

A close friend’s niece got kicked out of her lovely NE boarding school for booze/drugs a few yrs ago and ended up in one of the SW Arizona? detox establishments you described. Her grandpa was shelling out practically a Yale tuition for her stay. She eventually got thrown out of that too when her bottle was found in the cactus landscape out front of the Admin building! It was sad, though, because she had been molested by a family member for years, so she was certifiably messed up. She’s been on the mend and got her life straightened out thru… Read more »

TomA
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Being a realist means being realistic about everything, and in particular, being realistic about the stuff that is antithetical to your world view. For example, the gentrified whites that are described in this post are not going to change their stripes because someone accurately elucidates reality to them. Core beliefs and attitudes are hard-wired early in life and will persist stubbornly despite intelligent discourse proving otherwise. This is the nature of the battlefield.

Severian
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I honestly wonder if they CAN learn. For instance, when I started living in a college town, it was wonderful — all the benefits of diversity without, you know, Diversity, as anyone darker than Vladimir Putin wore a letter jacket and lived in a separate dorm. Then the eggheads decided we needed more Diversity and began the furious importation of the nearest major metro’s ghetto. Now all the craft boutiques have burglar bars on them and you can’t walk around outside at night. To top it all off, some deep-cover shitlord in the zoning office briefly redrew the school districts… Read more »

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Sounds a lot like my hometown, which is looking more and more like downtown San Francisco.

calsdad
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calsdad

I think that is going to depend on how badly they get abused for their decisions – and HOW. One of the problems I see with “whites” – is that the goodwhites are not fully held to account for their stupidity by the badwhites. This (unfortunately) usually means confrontations on a personal basis in my experience. Which gets tiring and old after a while for all except the most masochistic of badwhites. From what I’ve typically seen: badwhites just separate from the goodwhites and self-isolate to get away from the leftist craziness. Somewhere along the line 15-20 years ago –… Read more »

WanWeiLin
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WanWeiLin

Looking around the world at stable, functional 1st world societies I’ve noticed they have all been heavily influenced by western civilization–which is another way of saying they have been influenced by white Christian culture. Except for Japan (influenced by missionaries after WW2) I cannot think of a single non-white open, classical liberal 1st world country. Anybody have suggestions?

Severian
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I’d say a bigger problem is, I can no longer think of a single WHITE open, classical liberal 1st world country. Europe, America, Australia… all are missing at least one of those things these days.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Take Japan back to the Mejii restoration. Effectively they looked at Western civ as a big shopping mall and went on a spree buying the best each country had to offer in the drive to modernize. South Korea, similar story post 1954. Ditto Iran from 50s to 1979. Simply look at the GDP data for each country.

John Smith
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Hmmmm. Just so. Suppose you could probably add China to that list too, in a way.

WanWeiLin
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WanWeiLin

I asked my Chinese friend who lives in the mega-metropolis of Chongqing if China was a 3rd world or 1st world country. Without any hesitation he said 3rd world.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Most underrated fun during the primary season in ’16 was watching Bernie dance around gun control. His entire state has the peculiar demographic pointed out here. One can freely buy and carry a handgun open or concealed with no permit, no limits (outside of Federal) on types of long arms one can own. Yet, by some miracle, the state doesn’t resemble Deadwood Writ Large. Wonder why?

John Smith
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Two reasons: the liberals are full of beans about guns causing crime – but everyone knows that. The second is that there are probably no blacks in Bernie’s home state, I’m guessing. As a gun hound I have skin in the gun debate. I once watched an NRA presentation where they made a map of states with the most restrictive gun laws, and another map with of states with the highest crime. They virtually overlapped when laid atop one another. I wonder if a map with states that have high black populations would too? I’m almost willing to bet they… Read more »

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

The Bureau of Justice statistical database will give you all that. But just to Cliff Note it, if you are not: black, male, between the ages of 13-34, and don’t live in one of the 25 or so major metros, your risk from gun violence is about the same as pre-ISIS Europe. Oops.

calsdad
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calsdad

LOL. Ask and ye shall receive:

(Google search for ” demographic makeup of Vermont” – answer shows up right near the top – even Google apparently missed manipulating this one)

” How many black people are in Vermont?
Black Vermonters make up just 1.2% of the state’s general population, but 10.7% of its incarcerated population. This means that, proportionally, there are nearly 10 times more black people locked up in Vermont’s jails and prisons on a given day than there are walking its streets.Aug 24, 2015

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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Cuckservatives attribute the lack of crime in Vermont to its nonexistent firearms laws. In conversation and online, I point out the demographic reason – the state is 95% white.

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I can’t remember where, but I have read that Architectural Digest is a place where a communist who finds himself out of work for a while can find refuge. You have to write a bunch of stuff that you find distasteful, but they pay you to travel, and this covers some of your meet ups.

The dissident right needs places like this.

Severian
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I thought that’s what outfits like National Review were for, back in the days. Since being outed as a conservative would blackball you from an academic career forever, the kind of tweedy dorks that would otherwise teach Poli Sci at the nearest cow college would write articles for Buckley like “Whither Gambia? A Free-Market Approach.” But these days National Review is indistinguishable from boilerplate faculty-lounge liberalism, so that’s out….

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I said dissident right, not cucked Uniparty neocons. No offense.

Severian
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None taken! But there was a time Buckley et al were fairly close to dissidents. That’s why I said “Back in the days.” These days, of course…. (Personally, I *like* not getting paid. That way, I’ll never be tempted to sell out to The Man. I’ve got, like, integrity, man!)

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The big complaint against the establishment right is that they were libs on a lag. That they eventually reconciled themselves to the lefty agenda, but that at the time the left made the initial move, they just weren’t ready for it, but eventually succumbed. This played into the idea of an avant garde and the linear progression of society, the Whig view of history, which is, in part, one traditional aspect of conservatism (this is in part tied to the natural law side of conservatism, see Ancient Law, by Henry Sumner Maine.) In this mode, one can foresee an end… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Towns with stable hispanic levels throughout the SW never seem to have big problems with inter-racial conflict. The problems begin where the population density changes dramatically. Would make an interesting longitudinal study…

Jimmy the Fish
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Jimmy the Fish

Arlington, Mass. is nice if you ignore the moonbats.

JohnTyler
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JohnTyler

Anyone notice where barry HUSSEIN o’commie and family vacation? Yep, in lily white locales populated by white millionaires and white billionaires. Notice where his kids are going to college? I don’t think that any of the traditional black colleges (e.g., Howard University ), could offer any sort of scholarship that would have ocommie suggest to his kids that they should attend college where they can rub elbows and bootie with their bros and sistas. And isn’t/wasn’t ocommies daughter “working” for a bunch of white folks in a white owned enterprise in Manhattan. You can bet it was not located in… Read more »

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The people with the most acute cases of Trump Derangement syndrome I know of live in Arlington and Newburyport, MA. I grew up in the vibrant neighborhood of West Medford across the river from East Arlington in the late 70’s and 80’s. The Arlington and MDC cops always seemed to have a reason to post details on the bridges out of Medford into Arlington, even before Arlington was taken over by cambridge weirdos. West Medford has gentrified into a carbon, well non-carbon, copy of Arlington, somerville, cambridge, vermont, etc. I enlisted in the service after high school and moved to… Read more »

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Over the Festering Period I was at a gathering of my wife’s very large family, pretty evenly split between higher ed types, private sector jobbed- a couple in sales, and own business entrepreneurs. I had occasion to drop the line “Play the white man ” to one of the teens who was being unusually greedy, even for a teen. The reactions ranged from the gobsmacked, the smirking and the laughing.
Too a man they fell into the prescribed groups.

Mark Stoval
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Mark Stoval

I do wish I could have been there bile. I must have been a hoot.

By the way, Scuzza and I still wish you would join Twitter someday so we could keep track of you.

Happy New Year to you and all that crazy family.

May the wind always be at your back.

~ Mark

Hardvanger
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Hardvanger

“Non-hispanic white” is a clouding term injected into the immigration/identity arena to confuse white people. I have met Argentinians and Mexicans who are stone cold white. No further analysis necessary.

The term causes your average north am gringo to pause and puzzle as he sorts through people from south of the Rio. The intent by the jew-oh-sphere is of course to keep whites off balance

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

I had a guy with two Argentinian emigre parents (doctors) who refused to identify as “Hispanic” for HR purposes. He simply had zero identification other than speaking perfect Castilian Spanish. I had to instruct another employee later on who was half-Mexican that he damn well would since being elected a Vice President in our firm depended on it (diversity quotas you know) The Cubans I grew up with considered most of the rest of the New World Hispanics to be the equivalent of trailer trash. Its complicated.

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Same with the Cuban folk I mingled with. Made damn sure you knew they were full-blood Spanish.

Herr Niemand
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Herr Niemand

An interesting episode that is somewhat understudied outside South America is the War of the Pacific where Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia despite being significantly outnumbered. One of the reasons that is mentioned is that they have a significantly higher percentage of Amerindians than Chile. It’s amazing how race conscious Latin Americans are as a whole.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Also meant to add the time my EA, who was an otherwise perfectly nice, efficient, decently educated and from Puerto Rico started coming in chronically late. Had a little sit down. So what comes pouring out? Turns out her sister (and roommate) got involved with “one of those fucking Dominican assholes who was abusing her, because all fucking Dominicans are low life animals” (that was the gist of it) Apparently that was another level in the Caribbean Hispanic pecking order I was not aware of. Mind you, i’d never heard a word of profanity in the prior two years.

james+wilson
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james+wilson

“My acquaintance in Arlington Massachusetts will forever hate me for pointing out to him that his town is as white as Reykjavik”. It is not being deceived, but undeceived, that provokes hostility. Or fear.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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Ris_Eruwaedhiel

It’s being on to his little virtue-signaling game.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

As I’ve said before the guy who can convince enough White people and a few others than he can turn the US into a Hallmark Channel movie will have an army behind him.

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Just live somewhere at high altitude and with lots of snow. Pretty much any destination ski town will do. Then, fly back to your official residence in the city on your own private plane. This pretty much captures the subscription list and pass-along readership for AD Magazine.

Dr. Dre
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Dr. Dre

How about joining a yacht club? These used to be snobbish institutions, with clear and strict divisions along ethnic/religious groupings, but they now appear very welcoming to anyone with an interest in the sport of sailing, especially young families. Even your local marina, with power boats, large and small, seems devoid of diversity for the most part. We’re not talking Palm Beach here, either.

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A couple of off-topic items
1. The Z-man bitches from time to time about the cost of his health care insurance.
For myself, my wife and son, we are paying $1,700 per month- over $20,000 after tax dollars a year. The “health care” system needs to be destroyed, root and branch.
2. This is not the answer: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/02/nhs-hospitals-told-to-take-unprecedented-measures-amid-winter-crisis

Mercury
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Mercury

Actually, I think the challenge is to convince the “good blacks” that decades of riding the Progressive/Globalist/Government program train haven’t done a whole lot to improve their “communities” and it’s time to get the hell off.

Alex
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Alex

Z I am sure you’ve seen today’s WSJ but this just takes the cake: https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-informed-civility-is-the-latest-target-in-the-campus-wars-1514938758 — “Civility, you see, is a manifestation of the white patriarchy. Spearheading this campaign are a duo of University of Northern Iowa professors, who assert that “civility within higher education is a racialized, rather than universal, norm.” Their article in the Howard Journal of Communications, “Civility and White Institutional Presence: An Exploration of White Students’ Understanding of Race-Talk at a Traditionally White Institution,” describes a need to stamp out what they call “whiteness-informed civility,” or WIC. The pervasiveness of WIC, it seems, erases “racial identity”… Read more »

james+wilson
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james+wilson

Anger is unresolved incapacity, and although it’s better to be angry when you are beating a man to death, incivility is best put aside in the planning stages. Burke wrote that a defect in comprehension is furthered by a malignancy in disposition. This explains much IMO.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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I can’t read beyond the first few sentences of the WSJ article you linked to.

The thought that came to my mind was “Civilization: It’s a white thing. You wouldn’t understand.”

I don’t think that blacks and whites can continue to live together in the same country. We could in the past because white gentiles were on top, set the moral tone of society and enforced the rules. Not anymore.

Dutch
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Dutch

Another element of white civilization is letting criticism, direct or indirect, roll off your back and maintain a civil and polite atmosphere. Which is exactly what these two perfessers are attacking.

ronehjr
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ronehjr

“The challenge is to convince the good whites that the rest of us want the same things they want.”
That sounds nice in theory, but since we are the bad whites, good whites are probably going to have to be convinced at the point of a gun. After all, you are the one who continues to repeat that this will not end well

sirlancelot
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sirlancelot

I stayed in the city long after my other friends had moved out. Anytime I bitched about having the car broken into or trash and loud music friends now living in the suburbs would scold me for being a racist.

A co-worker said turn it around the next time they start with that business. Just remind them they live in lillywhite suburbia and you chose to stay in a multicultural setting.

Put an end to that nonsense but they still find other stuff to drone on about. Black lives matter, racist statues, etc.

There is no cure 🙁

txjohn
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txjohn

Z…you have a fabulous sense of humour…I laughed more reading this than anything I’ve read anywhere in a while. And…you are spot on. Thanks. Great start to the year.

Kendoka
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Kendoka

Really, there is nothing new here. Any observant, objective and rational person long ago noted that most white liberals are very good at virtue signaling on matters like race relations while living and acting in very different ways. Not a few of the black race baiter politicians have noted in private and occasionally in public that white liberal politicians are condescending to them (understandable on some levels) and expect black votes simply because black voters have “no other options.” One unmistakeable trend you see in modern American society is that as a ROUGH general rule the more formal and better… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

Reykjavik is vibrant.