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I’m a voodoo child, voodoo child; Lord knows I’m a voodoo child. Jimi Hendrix Hello, friends! Welcome (back) to the Unamusement Park. — which is, depending on whom you ask, either an online encyclopedia of race relations with added kittens OR the most hateful collection of hatred known to man. It’s really up to you, […]

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I could have written a long essay spelling out every connection between the following nine items, but it just isn’t necessary. The connections are obvious, and so is the conclusion: that the state of racial discourse in this country has never been more dismal. Item (1): “Free speech covers all, even the primitive” (Charlotte Observer, […]

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Here’s a clear example of the fundamental fallacy of race relations: that disparate impact somehow implies disparate treatment. In February, black anthropologist Michael L. Blakey of the College of William and Mary offered everything from [black-white] income disparity to blacks’ abilities to get good jobs as proof that the effects of slavery, Jim Crow laws, […]

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Update: the original “Black Invention Myths” website has gone down, but you can find all the content here. Happy Black Alternate History Month, everybody! If you don’t know what that is, have no fear: Unamusement Park is here to help. Black Alternate History Month, or National African American Revisionist History Month, is “an annual [compulsory] […]

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Via Stuff Black People Don’t Like. Detroit is failing — no, Detroit has failed. This should not come as a surprise, because Detroit is full of black people. The city’s failure is entirely their fault. So we shouldn’t say Detroit has failed; we should say black people have failed. Again. Detroit has the highest concentration […]

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Race-baiting white-haters — or, to use their preferred name, “anti-racists” — devote enormous amounts of time to fabricating almost unimaginably vast and complex conspiracies of (systemic white) racism about which to complain (often very profitably). The subject of today’s post, for instance, describes racism — white racism, obviously — as nothing less than “a systemic, […]

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