Just a concept I’ve held onto a while ago and figured now would be a good time to use it.
I can speak from experience that accepting racial differences while being a minority (U.S perspective anyway) is something that’s hard to swallow even after sometime coming to terms with the data. Sure, you have your troubles from a White perspective (basically being on the receiving end of Cultural Left Identities agendas), but if you wanted to be more engaged in HBD, you’re going to be at a disadvantage depending on your background, to put it lightly. To put it bluntly, you probably want to keep reading if you want your sanity secured.
#1. Ignorance is bliss as much as denial is delusion. Not by lack of trying in the past though, I’m not going to go through the trouble of convincing in 500 comments. I may respond to several comments at most regarding the more controversial HBD concepts, but if you want to stay comfortable in zero innate differences between races or somehow massaging the differences, then so be it. The more furious ones about it typically don’t stay long nowadays on this blog aside from Jason Y, and he’s White!
#2. Buddy System applies. Aside from some mildly pro-white HBD blogs, you’re best bet for both learning and having a relatively civil club of people to talk about stuff would be here. The owner here has already posted much on the topic of typical HBD blog behavior, and he tries hard to deviate as far as possible before hitting Denialism.
#3. Don’t redo the 4th Grade; remember what an average is. This is without a doubt the number one detail that, when unnoticed, has caused strawmen among non-sequituri in mountains of fallacies in efforts of debunking HBD. Second runner-up is to overplay the environment factor ,and the grand champ of defense mechanisms of course is just to claim racism.
#4. Keep up with the class and study. I can also tell you from experience that not everyone is going to be accurate. For example, a blogger named “Modern heretic 3000” often talks about Blacks having browridges as a low IQ development, but that’s incorrect. Even if you look it up in Erectus Walks Among Us, the measurement show Blacks have lower values of browridge prominence compared to Caucasians. What may commonly appear to be one is just an averagely smaller height in of the forehead. These types of mistakes are going to be common among those who lean towards the higher ends of White Nationalist lunacy. Other milder HBD’ers typically just stick to the basics of HBD and politics. You may come across opportunities to use “scientific racism” to your advantage.
#5. Don’t miss it “all” just for the “warts”. Believe or not, reading about tribes in Africa from actual 19th century books for information of these tribes’ capabilities was far better than reading either typical Afrocentric propaganda or typical Black-bashing. If you’re uncomfortable with what you find, use it as an opportunity to learn both the negatives and positives of your race. However don’t dive into Romanticism as tempted you may be because chances are the stats will wake you up if you don’t.
#6. Self hate is no way to live. While this could be said of any other advice I’ve given, follow this step if you can help it. Chances are there’s a good number of years ahead of you, and you’ll get sick of the routine after a day. I know I did. Also it’s a waste of your potential for to aspiring to better yourself. If you can believe and get worked up over racial flaws that may apply to you, you could have a higher chance of somehow getting around them one way or another.
These 6 steps are really the only major ones that come to mind that will get you some footing in HBD. If anyone has any question or suggestions, feel free to share.