- May 2014
I'm not sure that she dislikes African-Americans as a group. However, Yes, she is displeased by African-American performance on various things--whether on academic tests or even the likelihood that one is going to put seatbelts on one's children.The author of the blog is an American that does not like African-Americans and tries to find ways to denigrate them for any area in which they are behind other American groups.
As for the comments on her blog, well, she is not responsible for the thoughts of other people. Plus, it's clear that in the comments section she rejects things such as ethnic cleansing and re-colonizing Africa. Indeed, her solutions for Africa's problems actually appear to be pretty good:
- Accept that outside help will be needed, perhaps in perpetuity.
- Help them to re-draw borders in a more sensible way, respecting ethnic and religious differences.
- Bypass national governments and give aid directly to those concerned.
- Fight against parasites, malnutrition, and idodine deficiency in order to help boost brain-power.
- Do everything possible to help lower their suicidal fertility rates.
- Refuse to participate in fatal brain drain; stop inviting their intellectual elites to immigrate to the West.
- Refuse to let Africans posing as 'refugees' into Europe; oblige them to stay home and hold their leaders accountable.
Not all of these are going to be easy (for instance, the second point won't be easy), but all of this seems like perfectly reasonable and practical advice. Someone who genuinely wishes to harm Africans wouldn't give such advice to them.
What I am curious about is if the rate of single motherhood among African-Americans was always so high or if it was much lower in the past. For instance, I wonder if the move from a rural to an urban environment significantly increased African-American single motherhood rates.That is beyond obvious. It is outright hostility to them as a group which is the animating factor behind all the stuff in the post about African Americans and why she gets into the issue of IQ. It is a deep-seated racial animosity toward African Americans as a group - something which is hardly rare in the U.S. Even in the comments section of her post it becomes blatantly obvious just how severe her racial bias is, with the comments about the phenomenon of "baby mamas" (that is, single motherhood) that she and others take from the African American case and try to apply to the Nigerian case, not even realizing that most of Nigeria has a relatively low single motherhood rate (with the exception of perhaps Borno state, but even that state's supposed single motherhood rate of 35% is still nearly half of the current single motherhood rate among African Americans).
Indeed, we'll see what happens to Africa's single motherhood rates once the continent urbanizes. Also, for that matter, if there is going to be a massive exodus of Africans to the West (not merely the cognitive elite, but a lot of ordinary Africans as well), it would be nice to look at the single motherhood rates for that group.
Here's a hypothesis--African-Americans and Blacks in the southern part of Africa have higher single motherhood rates because they live in more urban environments than West Africans live in. I don't know if this hypothesis is accurate, but it's at least worth exploring.African American single motherhood rates resemble those of southern African countries, not those of the west African countries whose various peoples African Americans are actually more closely related to. A disinterested observer, who is not simply animated by hatred toward African Americans, might try to figure out why African American single motherhood rates closely resemble those of African countries that went through apartheid, or which saw large scale male labor migrations create a single motherhood trend, and why African American single motherhood rates do not resemble the single motherhood rates of the groups of people (west Africans) that they are more closely related to. But to stop and engage in any sort of informed thought about that issue is apparently too much work. Even the first step - to actually ascertain how single motherhood rates are distributed in Africa and why - which is something that can be accomplished with a few searches in a search engine, apparently requires too much effort for someone blinded by bias.
As for your hypothesis, it would be interesting to compare single motherhood rates in the Southern U.S. with those in the Northern U.S. Based on your hypothesis, one would think that single motherhood rates would be higher in the Southern U.S. since that is where the worst racism and segregation in the U.S. historically was.