I mentioned three posts ago that I generally like the blacks I meet in my hometown more, on average, than I do the whites, since the blacks are generally friendlier and warmer. Blacks seem to be more uninhibited about being friendly, just as they're more uninhibited about most things. I also usually get the sense that when they are being friendly, there's no agenda and no phoniness. (This is often not the case with whites.)
And if people are nice to me, I can't dislike them.
Of course, any black willing to live in an overwhelmingly white town -- like the one I live in -- is not going to be the type who reflexively hates whites. If I met mostly inner city blacks, my impressions would undoubtedly differ.
I also know that as friendly as the blacks I meet are, that deep down, their loyalties are almost certainly racial. I know the percentage of blacks who voted for Jesse Jackson in '88, and for Obama in '08 and '12. For all I know, the friendly blacks I meet may have actually been among those cheering when OJ was acquitted in 1995.
But whatever resentments I feel against blacks is directed at those I read about, not those I meet. I meet friendly, congenial blacks. I read about Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Al Sharpton.
This leads me to wonder what role the media has played in my thinking. I wouldn't feel nearly as much resentment if the mainstream media didn't give a free pass to these lying hypocrites. Nor would I feel as much if there weren't such a huge double standard when it comes to reporting on crime. Nor if the media didn't try so hard to demonize anyone who speaks honestly about racial differences.
The media has overplayed its hand so much that it's almost as if they themselves have been purposely stoking resentment against blacks. Even though their aim seems to be to stoke resentment against whites, or, at least, to make whites feel guilty.
And that results in a large gap between my feelings about most of the blacks I meet and those who make the news. I'd even say -- as I've said in the past -- that while I can think of a number of whites I've hated enough to want to kill, I've never personally known a single black I've felt that way about.
(Had I had a sister who was raped by one, or a parent who was mugged, I might feel differently; but, I haven't.)
I'm aware of racial differences in IQ, and so on. But to dislike anybody because they have a lower IQ would be the height of silliness. Disliking liars and hypocrites on the subject of race, however, is another matter.
The worst liars and hypocrites seem to be in the media. And very few of them are black.