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Kristin Kreuk vs. the Yang Yang Twins

October 24th, 2005 Posted in Personal

This article is pretty much the sickest thing I’ve seen in a while. This group Prussian Blue (I won’t even link to their site) is basically Mary Kate and Ashley, but minus the eating disorders and with a bunch of racism tossed in. What irked me the most about this article was not the part about their parents encouraging this behavior or even their insidious use of a child-friendly format to spread their garbage. Rather, it was this quote from one of the girls:

“We’re proud of being white, we want to keep being white,” said Lynx. “We want our people to stay white … we don’t want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race.”

Oh boy. Aside from the fact that these folks are obviously wack-a-frickin-doo, this particular argument for racism has always annoyed the hell out of me, since the concept that a “pure” race is somehow better than a mixed one is so easily disproven, scientically. See, there’s this thing called heterosis, more commonly referred to as hybrid vigor. It’s an easily observable phenomenon where an offspring can, if lucky, recieve characteristics from both donors of genetic material which give it higher genetic fitness and survivability. What this means for you (and the rest of the human race): inbreeding bad, genetic diversity good. Or, as Vice put it, “Have you ever watched a mutt and a thoroughbred go up the (sic) stairs?” And if you really need more proof of the potential genetic superiority of cross-breeding, just ask yourself: would you rather fuck this or this? So, in conclusion, go have sex with someone from a different race, ASAP. I personally plan on sticking it to one of these blondies once they get a little older and realize their parents have sold them a bridge in Brooklyn. I think a little Jewish in their gene pool would do them good.

Which leads usto the other thing I wanted to comment on, which was a Commonwealth Club broadcast I heard on NPR last week. The speaker was Dr. David A. Thomas, and he was presenting his paper entitled Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity. I’ve been unable to find a audio archive of the discussion, but I’ll post it when I find it. The gist of his argument was that diversity for diversity’s sake is pointless, and that most systems we have in place to promote diversity in the workplace accidentally do the opposite by insisting that everyone can do the job the exact same way. In doing that, we lose the very advantage that promoting diversity gives us, which is the variety of different perspectives and ideas that different races or genders can bring to the table. He made this argument with examples not only of how diverse perspectives often make for good business, but also with numerous examples of how we are suppressing true diversity while simultaneously insisting we want it. Persuasive stuff.

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