Sometimes, I think I’m crazy.
After all, we live the era of diversity fanaticism. Yet, no matter how hard I try, I seem be unable to bask in the warm, healing, and all-powerful glow of diversity.
But, just when I think I’m losing it, I come across something that is so dumb and so obviously contradicted by “accepted wisdom” that I’m saved. I know that I’m not crazy.
Here are a couple facts that all right-thinking people know:
If you’re too lazy to click the first link (and please, don’t click the others), the average white person has a net worth of about $113k, while the average Hispanic person and black person has a net worth of about $6k.
2) If you buy a house, the size of your down-payment matters. You’re much more likely to default if you put virtually nothing down than if you actually have some equity in the house (after closing costs and Realtor’s fees).
If you know these two facts (or rather if you know the first (which all Good People know) and can intuit the latter (which is fscking obvious)), it’s not exactly a huge leap of logic to conclude that a huge increase in the rate of minorities buying houses just might, might lead to more defaults.
So, what happens if someone draws this conclusion? They get shamed. That’s right, basic logic is fscking shameful. Behold, the warm glow of diversity.
(Ironically, it’s possible that no one (in these circles) was non-retarded enough to actually draw the obvious conclusion. Instead, in an effort to satiate the ever-hungry God of diversity, the paper may just have hired a minority to design its cover. The Gods, apparently, will not be mocked – they mock themselves).
History is full of people who persecute those who discover truth. It’s less full (though full nonetheless) of people who attempt to deny and shame those who tell obvious truths. Say what you will about those who persecuted Galileo, but it’s considerably harder to demonstrate that the Earth revolves around the Sun than it is to demonstrate that people without any money “buying” houses might increase defaults.
I’m not a hateful guy, nor do I get worked up about much. But I do hate hostility to the truth.
Or maybe, it’s just the booze talking.