A fundamental but unrecognized fact of blacks’ interactions with whites

Diana writes:

I have been reading about the martyrdom of Trayvon for the last couple of days.

This comment at Half Sigma had me laughing out loud, although the situation it describes isn’t funny:

All this focus on the physical mechanics of the confrontation obscures the larger, more important point about the current reality of relations between U.S. blacks and everyone else. The #1 operating law of black life these days is: “nobody can talk to me.” This applies to women as well as men, and to employed, middle-class blacks as well as to dropouts and street types. It has nothing to do with traditional slurs, or with tone of voice or “rudeness.” Blacks demand to be exempt from questioning by non-blacks, period. If you haven’t realized this yet, it’s because you’re “successful,” and have a routine consisting mostly of going from safe suburb to glass tower and back, and doing your shopping by catalogue or over the web. Hell, I wouldn’t know this stuff myself if I hadn’t fallen off the success track long ago.

I believe one of your regular contributors, Irv P., spoke of this, when he wrote about “black defiance.”

What made me laugh was the last sentence, which describes me, as well. If I weren’t such a screw-up, I’d be a liberal probably.

What next? Where will this all lead?

LA replies:

In the last few days I’ve repeatedly discussed blacks’ common attitude that their response to any white authority figure who asks them anything is to resist, fight, ignore, or run away. But the commenter at Half-Sigma puts it better: Non-blacks may not talk to blacks, period. To say anything to a black is to step into his territory, it is to dis him, and thus to provoke his righteous vengeance (an extreme example being the beating to death of Christopher Kernich in Kent, Ohio in 2009 because Kernich or one of his friends cried out, “Watch where you’re going,” after a car driven by blacks almost hit them). And this black attitude is directly relevant to what happened between Zimmerman and Martin. While we do not have the whole picture yet, Zimmerman probably approached Martin or called out to him and asked him what he was doing in the neighborhood, and this is what set Martin off and drove him to assault Zimmerman, as several reports have indicated that he did.

Diana writes:

You write,

“To say anything to a black is to step into his territory, it is to dis him.”

Very true. That is why I’ve become hypervigilant when dealing with blacks. I watch every word, because nearly anything can set them off and as you say, you are stepping into his territory, so you are at the disadvantage.

The hypermasculinity of blacks, all blacks, is quite astonishing.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 26, 2012 10:55 PM | Send

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