Culture

Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
Culture, Sociology

Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell

A summary written by Ikram Hawramani "The most interesting aspect of this work is his study of “redneck” culture. According to Sowell, redneck culture originated in Britain and was characterized by high criminality and violence, a lack of interest in education, pride, grandiosity and sexual promiscuity. Redneck migrants from England brought their culture with them and established themselves in the American South, repeating the same behaviors that they were famous for in Britain. Since nine tenth of black slaves lived in the South, they had the unfortunate fate of being acculturated to this redneck culture. Therefore according to Sowell, things that we consider to be “black” culture today (such as gangster rap and a low opinion of education) are actually the redneck culture of Brit...
Don’t Confuse Generational Curses with Poor Generational Choices
Culture, Deculturization, Values

Don’t Confuse Generational Curses with Poor Generational Choices

The real curse is believing we are powerless to break these familial patternsArah Iloabugichukwu One day, these questions and comments will filter through to the very bottom of the 'culture' and the 'totem pole'. One day the tide will turn and most of us will begin to look to ourselves as the problem AND the solution. Below is an Excellent Article by Arah Iloabugichukwu In Exodus 34:7, we hear about the God of the Bible “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” From this passage has derived the notion of generational curses; the concept of pathological dysfunction as spiritual punishment. Modern adaptations of this idea speak to the cyclical nature of unhealthy family pathologies, cit...
The Pursuit of Value Births Hierarchies
Culture, Sociology, Values

The Pursuit of Value Births Hierarchies

Part 2As a follow up to the first post about how Value Propositions give Purpose to one's life, I'd like to touch on how the presence of something valuable, which is to be obtained, creates competition and competition creates hierarchies of competence. I'd like to note here that competition should not be feared. It is only when we lack confidence in ourselves that fear having to compete. Further below, I will show how culture plays a great role in producing, not only confidence, but pride in oneself. Jordan Peterson on Hierarchies If we are going to pursue value, the pursuit would inevitably be done in a social space. Within that social space, multiple people will pursue the same object of value. As is true in all things, some will be better, faster, more apt to attain the go...
A Cadre of Untriggerable Youths
Culture

A Cadre of Untriggerable Youths

A working document We need a cadre of untriggerable Black youth being raised to focus solely on the intentional sowing and reaping of the fruits of an honest and verifiable belief system founded on the principle that Black Lives Really Matter. What is a cadre? It is a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession. What is untriggerable? The state of mind that is steeled against intrusion of oppositional or distractionary forces to the extent that is he/she is capable of sustaining focus on an end goal for an extended period of time. Infallible to attempts at emotional defeat. What is 'being raised'? Intentional parental taking back into their hands the control over the rearing of the child with the purpose of equipping them with the know...
Luxury Beliefs
Culture, Values

Luxury Beliefs

Article By Rob Henderson A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well-known technology company. Yes, she personally intends to have a monogamous marriage — but quickly added that marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family. But she maintained that traditional families are old-fashioned and society should “evolve” beyond them. What could explain this? In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs. People care a lot about so...
Discrimination Has Not Been Pervasively Effective
Culture

Discrimination Has Not Been Pervasively Effective

Some groups have been held back by discrimination and other groups haven't. A study of life might inform us that culture is the pervading deciding factor that will render the pervading discrimination largely ineffective. Dr. Thomas Sowell, Economist, on Discrimination By culture, I am referring to the values and norms that are established within the home and serve as an impetus for thought and action as the family members navigate their way through society. If the family has: a culture that values education as a means to expand and inform the mind and mechanism for teaching the individual how to think and learna culture of entrepreneurship that sets that views life from the position of ownership and personal responsibility for successa culture of championship, of that of a con...