They make up 4% of the population. I wouldn’t say that they all act bad, but a lot of them do. The thing is that with only 4% of the total and only 3,000 population, the local Blacks simply don’t have any numbers, so all the typical pathologies associated with a certain type of Blacks (which they are for the most part) never arise.
I mean those pathologies of a certain type of Black are there all right, but when they don’t have any numbers, these Black pathologies are only present in a few isolated folks here and there, and they don’t tend to coalesce into large numbers of pathological folks, which is a whole different ballgame. It’s interesting that you can have small numbers of pretty pathological people, but they don’t really cause many problems as long as they do not coalesce together in large groups.
Actually that makes sense. Pathological individuals or tiny groups often act a lot better than when they are in a large group of pathological people.
As the group grows, the pathologies tend to coalesce and increase, and also perhaps “the boldness of numbers” seems to spring a lot more pathologies to the surface, whereas in small numbers, a lot of these people would hide their worst aspects because there aren’t the numbers present to “set off” or “trigger” their worst behavior.
Perhaps small numbers of pathological people tend to keep their heads down to some extent also. With numbers comes boldness, arrogance, riffing off and amplifying one another’s pathologies, the growth of a large scale actual pathological culture, etc.
Think about it. You see one homeless person and no matter how messed up they are, they’re really no big deal. We have ~600 homeless here. I actually know some of them. But you only encounter them as individuals, so they’re not a problem at all. Now think of large cities that have whole armies of homeless – particularly large groups that coalesce in large numbers and high concentrations in certain areas. A whole other ballgame, no?
I’m sure there must be literature in sociology about how isolated pathological people act far better than when they get together in groups, but I’m not aware of any. I assume that the study of that sort of thing would be sociology or possibly social psychology (sort of the same thing).
Most of the rest who are not like those people are deep into what I call “Black culture” – that is, they are more into being Blacks than being, say, Americans or Californians. In other words, Identity Politics Blacks.
To tell the truth though, I think most Blacks are into Black IP. But it’s not good for them. Blacks deep into Black IP and Black culture tend to be rather hostile towards Whites even if they are otherwise fairly well-behaved. A lot of them have a serious beef against Whites. They often look angry a good part of the time. I think the Black IP and Black identity tends to get them all riled about race relations in the US, hence their sense of anger and grievance.
I can usually handle them anyway because I just return their hostility with kindness (just like Jesus, my main man), and a lot of them soften up and say, “Hey, you’re all right,” and things like that. Obviously that means I am a horrible, vicious racist like my critics insist, right?
I have a Black neighbor who is a fine human being, but she is way off into Black Culture and Black IP. There’s a list of subjects you can’t bring up with her because it sets off her Black IP. I tried to mention Black men not sticking around to raise their kids, and she didn’t’ want to hear that at all! She was a definitely ride or die girl as far as Black people go! And she was raising a teenage daughter alone. Where’s the father, ha ha?
There is no Black part of town here, thank God – they’re mixed in all over in very small numbers mostly on the “bad side of town” which is of course where I live (Where else would I live?). To tell the truth, I am having a hard time thinking about the local Blacks here as examples because there are so few of them. When there are hardly any of them, they barely even register, even if they are pretty damned lousy as most of the ones here are.
There are a few more middle class Blacks here, but the ones like that mostly live in the local large city with a population of 575,000.
There are a surprising number of mixed race Blacks – Black and White mixes. There are also a surprising number of mixed race couples or single women with a mixed race brood. It’s almost always a working class White woman and a Black man.
As a general rule, the mixed-race Blacks tend to act much better than the full Blacks. Whether that is down to genes or environment, I have no idea. Some of these folks are almost shockingly “un-Black” in their behavior. Some act like nerdy Whites – brainy, quiet, and introverted. Others are just well-behaved regular folks.
But they generally act more White than Black. Note that we Whites think that anyone who acts more or less like we do and doesn’t appear to have an ethnic culture “act White.” Whether they are really acting White or whether they are just “acting American” is unsure because we Whites think acting American and acting White are the same thing, sorry.