Sociology

Societal changes, norms and how behaviors and mindsets effect society

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...
How the Destruction of Marriage Will Be the Downfall of the Feminist Welfare State
Deculturization, Sociology, Values

How the Destruction of Marriage Will Be the Downfall of the Feminist Welfare State

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Dalrock The standard narrative is that feminism removed the artificial restrictions that were holding women back, and what we observe today is a level playing field.  The Social Pathologist described this in his recent post Hypergamic Affirmative Action: The social, sexual and economic liberation of women in the latter half of the 20th Century has meant that for the first time women were able to compete with men in society without restriction. The result has been spectacular if not particularly beneficial to the happiness of women. Whilst not all degrees are created equal (men still overwhelming dominate the “hard” fields of knowledge) the fact that there are now more degree credentialed women than men is simply astonishing. A...
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...