Times pulls no punches on Serena Williams’s behavior

Has Black-Run America (see definition) passed its meridian? Has Auster’s First Law ceased to operate? One could be forgiven for thinking that, what with the New York Times describing, sans excuses or blameshifting onto whites, the menacing behavior of a prominent black female athlete as … menacing:

For the second time in three years, Williams’s menacing behavior toward an official at Arthur Ashe Stadium overshadowed her opponent’s brilliance. In 2009, Williams lashed out at a lineswoman who called her for a foot fault and lost her semifinal to the unseeded Kim Clijsters when she was given a point penalty on match point….

After Williams won the first point with another stinging forehand, she walked toward Asderaki and, pointing her racket as if it were an extension of her index finger, said something that drew her a code violation from Asderaki. During the changeover two games later, Williams continued to take Asderaki to task, and she got personal.

“If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way,” Williams said. “You’re out of control. You’re a hater and you’re unattractive inside.”

Here is a longer excerpt from the Times article.

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September 13

Bill in Virginia writes:

“One could be forgiven for thinking that, what with the New York Times describing, sans excuses or blameshifting onto whites, the menacing behavior of a prominent black female athlete as … menacing.”

The liberal media have no problem condemning the behavior of individual blacks (Robert Mugabe, Marion Barry, Mike Tyson, drug-using athletes, corrupt mayors, etc). They balk at condemning collective black behavior, since this could be construed as resulting from systematic differences between the races. Their allegiance is to egalitarianism, i.e. the underlying identity of all peoples. As has been exhaustively documented at VFR, collective black depravity is ignored, obfuscated (the participants become “youths” or “teens”) or explained away as a consequence of historical or present-day oppression. Isolated cases of black misbehavior do not undermine the egalitarian worldview, and so can be safely criticized.

“Has Black-Run America … passed its meridian?”

I take issue with the idea of the U.S. being “black run” in any real sense. If it were, there would be no possibility of a Republican defeating Barack Obama next year. This possibility is openly discussed at VFR and elsewhere.

LA replies:

Your points are well-taken. I was being a little tongue in cheek in my opening sentence about Black-Run America passing its meridian and Auster’ First Law no longer being operative.

In my understanding, Paul Kersey’s term “Black-Run America” obviously does not mean that America is literally run by blacks. It means that with regard to issues touching on black interests, black self-esteem, black advancement, the truth about black intelligence, the reporting of black crime and so on, the country is, to a very large extent, run for the benefit of blacks. Not totally, not in every instance, of course not. But the bias favoring blacks is systematic and overwhelming. Thus, to take one example out of thousands, when McCain in 2008 prohibited Republican criticism of Obama over his twenty year membership in Rev. Wright’s anti-white anti-American church, that was Black-Run America at work.

LA continues:

However, I disagree with your statement that the liberal media have no problem with criticizing the behavior of individual blacks, and that they only cover up the behavior of blacks collectively. Very often—indeed, systematically—the media cover up, soften, ignore individual behavior.

Robert B. writes:

My son was a collegiate wrestler and had arms and shoulders like that—from working out six hours a day and, being male, at the height of his natural testosterone levels.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 13, 2011 12:49 AM | Send

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