A blogger named Zek Evets, or one of his followers, posted a link to a race-denialist version of my treatise “Reflections of a ‘Racist’ Father” as a comment to my last post. Following the link brought me to Evets’ blog and to his pathetic attempt to debunk common sense.
Here is the link to his “Racist Father” essay. As you can plainly see, there are plenty of assumptions therein. He assumes that only blacks experience daily racism, that “raising a black man” is a task more special than simply “raising a man”, that somehow the offspring of a Jewish man and a black woman will carry on his Jewish heritage in a meaningful way. And how many Jewish men marry black women anyway? I don’t like insulting people for no reason, and I don’t take pleasure in demeaning others for the pleasure of my readers – but I’ll be blunt: Evets excels at rhetoric. He’s a good writer. His words sound nice and they stir the heart. But is he saying anything of substance? All I see is a jumble of conflicting emotions, with no novel concepts, no statistics, very little wisdom and a lot of fluff. If, hypothetically, I had a child with a black women, would I love that child? Of course I would – and I would raise him as best I could. I would raise him to be a good man. But I would not worry about raising him to be a black man. I suppose this is one of the points where Evets and I differ. I place a lot of emphasis on my Jewish heritage and its future. He places a lot of emphasis on black heritage and its future. I don’t understand why he sees black heritage as more important than his own Jewish heritage. After all, for every Jew, there are millions of blacks.
As for his attempt to debunk common sense (AKA HBD), here’s the comment I posted on his blog:
It’s hard to tell if you are ignorant or trying to mislead people. But no, race does not affect your I.Q. Rather, there is a correlation between AVERAGE I.Q. and the geographical area your ancestors evolved in. You make it sound as if a black genius is actually a bit dumber as a result of being black. Individuals are what they are.
Your list of race-realist scientists conveniently left out Armond Leroi – who IS a molecular biologist. You should read some of his work.
You should also check out my review of Guns, Germs and Steel; that book does NOTHING to refute race-realism.
The Mismeasurement of Man has already been shown to be fraudulent and it’s hard to believe you don’t already know this.
The Bell Curve was never disproved; it was attacked – by people like you, but this does not disprove it. You do realize that there have been plenty of counterattacks defending the work, don’t you?
Your cute cartoons and insults might convince a simple-minded person, but they are, in the end, only cartoons and insults.
Of course, much more could be said about it – but I doubt whether it’s worth the effort since his underlying objection to HBD is emotional. Maybe he should visit Chicago and let some diversity beat some sense into him.
Now that I have vented my spleen, I’ll point out that Evets appears to be young. When I was his age, I didn’t know any better either. Well… maybe I did, but not that much better. Hopefully, some day he’ll grow up and learn to see things for what they are, and not what he thinks they should be.