Steve Sailer has a fantastic breakdown of this article in the Atlantic. The article is tedious, but Steve’s deconstruction is well worth the time it takes to read it. It is an example of why I rarely read anything written by women. Women want to share experiences and talk about them. Men want to see facts and state opinions. That does not mean all male writers are cold-blooded logic machines. It’s that many are willing to write about facts, rather than their feelings about the facts.
This line in the Atlantic post is interesting. “… In recent years, a new term, apartheid schools—meaning schools whose white population is 1 percent or less, schools like Central—has entered the scholarly lexicon. While most of these schools are in the Northeast and Midwest, some 12 percent of black students in the South now attend such schools ….” Northern whites will treat blacks as equals just as long as they don;’t have to live near them remains a stubborn reality.
But let’s back up here a second. The author, a black woman and is writing for a northern publication about “resegregation” in the South. Then she fully admits that the north is vastly more segregated than the South. If I did not know better, I’d assume this is a very clever prank by someone trying to illustrate the blinkered idiocy of northern white liberals. Maybe it is, but the lack of self-awareness with the sorts of people who now control publications the Atlantic cannot be overlooked.
According to the author’s resume, she lives in Brooklyn, a place that is actively driving out black people so upper middle-class whites can live in trendy neighborhoods. She grew up in Iowa, went to Notre Dame and then went to UNC for a masters. Her choice of majors tells us she grew up middle-class or better. Her knowledge of the South and experience with the underclass can probably be written on a napkin.
Outsiders often make the best observers as they lack the emotional blinkers of insiders, so her observations could worthwhile. As Steve illustrates, what we’re getting here is the same old liberal platitudes about race, dressed up with some statistics and decorative personal stories. In other words, the story was written before she started gathering personal accounts, anecdotes and statistics.
The point is not to inform, but to confirm. Nikole Hannah-Jones is playing the same side of the street as Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is a performance piece intended to flatter the all white northern liberal readership of The Atlantic. The Jews running it are good at this game, which is why they run the media. Town meetings in Iceland have more diversity than the readership of the Atlantic. It is also culturally monolithic. Ms. Jones seems to have figured this out and parlayed that into a nice payday.