Thursday, February 01, 2018

Happy Black History Month, evo-psycho bros!

"I'm ever so pleased you and your family could join my household, Jim.
And by the way, that little daughter of yours is looking mighty fine
Do you think it would be OK if I decided to have sex with her?
Oh, wait, that's right - IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!
Hah hah hah hah! I'm just swelling with Southern Pride right now!"

You might think that "Black History Month" could feel a little awkward to evo-psycho bros, but I'm confident they are able to ignore the history of black people in the United State in February as well as in every other month.

To the right we see an image which is discussed in a Daily Beast article from August 2016 entitled How Dixie's History Got Whitewashed. I bolded the first line, since it is so mind-boggling.

As late as the ’70s, the state of Virginia still used the popular textbook Virginia: History, Government, Geography by Francis B. Simkins, Spotswood H. Jones, and Sidman P. Poole, first published in 1957. 
Its chapter on slavery—“How the Negroes Lived under Slavery”—featured a well-dressed African-American family on board a ship shaking hands with a white man, who is presumed to be the family’s new owner. Here is how it describes slavery: 
A feeling of strong affection existed between masters and slaves in a majority of Virginia homes . . . The house servants became almost as much a part of the planter’s family circle as its white members . . . The Negroes were always present at family weddings. They were allowed to look on at dances and other entertainments . . . A strong tie existed between slave and master because each was dependent on the other … The slave system demanded that the master care for the slave in childhood, in sickness, and in old age. The regard that master and slaves had for each other made plantation life happy and prosperous. Life among the Negroes of Virginia in slavery times was generally happy. The Negroes went about in a cheerful manner making a living for themselves and for those for whom they worked . . . But they were not worried by the furious arguments going on between Northerners and Southerners over what should be done with them. In fact, they paid little attention to these arguments.
As I have shown in this ongoing series on evo-psycho bros, especially the posts on the Inconvenient Truth About Slave Rape the evo-psycho bros ignore the genetic impact that slave rape had on the ancestry of blacks, and minimize or deny the impact that slavery and its ongoing legacy has had on the lives of people designated "black" in the United States, as when John Paul Wright says in Biosocial Criminology: Directions in Theory and Research (I bolded the last sentence):
Moreover evolutionary theory helps explain why race-based patterns of behavior are universal, such as black over-involvement in crime. No other paradigm organizes these patterns better. No other paradigm explains these inconvenient truths.
As you probably guessed if you've been reading this series, where there is an evo-psycho bro, there is a Steven Pinker connection. Here is Wright thanking Pinker for how much his work has informed Wright's thinking in Criminals in the Making Edition 2 by John Paul Wright, Stephen G. Tibets and Leah E. Daigle.
I, John Paul Wright, would like to thank Francis T. Cullen for all his years of academic and personal mentorship. I would also like to acknowledge Kevin Beaver, Matt Delisi, and Michael Vaughn for their encouragement and dedication to this field of study. I also want to recognize the pioneers in the field, whose work has informed much of my thinking: E. O. Wilson, David Rowe, Steven Pinker, Avshalom Caspi, Terri Moffatt, and Judith Rich Harris. Finally I would like to salute Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis, whose careers exemplify the scholarly pursuit of truth.