Study: Diversity + Proximity = Low Social Capital

Diversity + Proximity = War update (the hits (to the Narrative) just keep on coming!): Cities in the predominately White hold-out of the Midwest have the highest social capital scores. Diverse cities the lowest.

While entertainment, climate and recreation are no doubt important considerations for many people, there are many other location-related factors that influence quality of life. Social capital, for example, is rarely factored into the various indexes that rank and rate cities according to their quality of life.

As the World Bank defines it, “social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society’s social interactions.” In other words, social capital looks at community relationships and social cohesion. People living in places with high levels of social capital are likely to feel more connected to their local community and less isolated from their surroundings, while the opposite is true in places with low levels of social capital.

Generally, people build social capital through their participation in organizations and institutions. Examples may include attending religious services, volunteering at a special interest organization, joining a sports league or any other activity in which people can build a common bond or share a common goal. Social capital, therefore, is not necessarily a reflection of “quality of life” as many city planners understand the concept. While a community may have a high number of nice cafes and art galleries, they do not necessarily improve an individual’s quality of life if he or she holds no personal or emotional attachment to them.

Richard Florida BTFO.

According this index, the places with the highest social capital scores are mostly Midwestern cities where “quality of life” scores based on nightlife and natural amenities are lowest. These cities mostly have small, relatively homogenous populations. By contrast, many of the smaller, ethnically diverse cities in Texas, Arizona and California, as well as many cities in the smaller cities in the Southeast are at the bottom of the list in terms of social capital. Joining them near the bottom are large auto-dependent cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Houston.

Diversity is our lonesomeness. Homogeneity is our tight communal bonds. But, hey, you can get a Korean taco in your favorite Diversitopia to eat your despair!

No one but a virtue sniveling White liberal would be surprised (or pretend to be surprised) to learn that ethnic and racial homogeneity — that is, genetic closeness — buttresses stronger, healthier communities because people feel more at ease with those who are similar to themselves. Diversity isn’t a strength at all, unless you’re a globosouled bugman whose religion is your Faceborg quest for Likes and whose patron saint is your iPhag.

The article notes that for those who want to strike a balance between consumerist amenities, natural beauty, and social connectedness, the Pacific Northwest is the place for you.

In addition, small- and medium-sized cities in the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West offer a good balance between social capital and quality of life concerns. These cities have both the physical and social infrastructure to help people enjoy their community while also building the sort of emotional attachment required for long-term civic health.

Unfortunately, the PNW is also loaded down with the worst shitlib Whites in the country, a veritable outpost of soylandia uptalkers and bluehair fatties. You have to get away from the coast before people start resembling normal, sexually dimorphic humans again.

PS I’ve added this research to the Diversity + Proximity = War Reference List on the front page of the blog, bringing the total number of linked, lib-triggering studies to forty-three.





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  1. on November 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm CBR600RR_Rider

    1st! 😛

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  2. As I mentioned in a previous comment I noticed this after relocating to the midwest after a 30-year absence. The locals act like they are glad to have me around whereas in other places I felt merely tolerated.

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    • I have a mild sense of what you mean, Elmer. In fact, now that I’m more aware, I can sense it stronger.

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    • Although an East Coaster nearly all my life, I once traveled to a small city in Indiana (I guess that counts as the Midwest) on business and the locals treated me like I was kangz and sheet. 😉

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    • Sad to say at times in the Southwest I encountered outright racist hostility from Hispanics. Mind you I am sympathetic to them as my own father grew up in Mexico and considered Spanish his native language. Some of the whites were little better and it gets back to no coherent community.

      Many Hispanics were decent and kind towards me though. My theory being that we easily recall painful events but forget the good ones. One hundred people treat you well and you don’t think of it much but one asshole will linger in your memory.

      And black commenters mentioning “browns” and “other people of color” gets back to my theory that black gentlemen think they may get some POC ass out of the deal.

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  3. Engaging in events in your community with similar folk as yourself has always been more enjoyable to me rather than trying to hit a night club or get into a ritzy, overpriced restaurant.

    It’s more inviting than anything.

    I’m Lone Wolf McQuade out there in la-la-land. I visit a donut shop on the weekends to grab a cup of joe and I’m practically the only white guy there.

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  4. I guess this is science proving that people are most comfortable with their own kind. Who knew? Besides every person who has ever lived…

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  5. […] Study: Diversity + Proximity = Low Social Capital […]

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  6. “Unfortunately, the PNW is also loaded down with the worst shitlib Whites in the country, a veritable outpost of soylandia uptalkers and bluehair fatties. You have to get away from the coast before people start resembling normal, sexually dimorphic humans again.”

    The shitlibs are concentrated in the greater Seattle and Portland areas and the major university towns. Even fairly populous cities/metro areas that do not fall into either category (Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Boise) voted for Trump, and Eastern Washington and Oregon are as red as Idaho. The main problem is that the shitlibs in Washington and Oregon outnumber the realthinkers.

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    • BTW, IMHO, the Boise area has the region’s best girls.

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      • I have never been but have always wanted to visit Boise for some odd reason. Maybe this summer.

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      • on November 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm Oleaginous Outrager

        Be prepared, though: the area around BSU is the one deep blue part of the state. They really, really want to be Portland, but because Boise’s even whiter, they tend to go overboard in overcompensation.

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      • If ever I get serious about that Northwest Imperative, Boise was my targeted landing spot.

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      • Paper bomb the boise campus with “it’s okay to be white” flyers.

        [CH: yes. the prime target of the IOTBW campaign should be virtue signaling white college students.]

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      • Be selective. What until the day after something bad happens. Then of course in anticipation of an event.

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      • What does that even mean?

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      • It means it’s easier to evoke a greater reaction from those who have seen the message when the emotions are engaged. People are going to remember those “It’s ok to be White” posters after they hear a local story about a negroid raping and killing a teenage girl or another mass shooting or the days preceding a BLM ruckus, etc.

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    • on November 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      Everything I’d heard about Spokane while living in W. Washington was quite negative: drugs, addiction, crime, burgeoning migrant communties for agriculture… Spokane natives explained that the town’s nickname “Spo-Compton” isn’t for nothing.

      It didn’t sound like just ordinary SJWs yammering about Republicans, Christians and gun nuts…

      Are the problems real or exaggerated?

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      • I’d say they’re overblown. Crime rates are higher than the Washington state average, but only by about twice. They’re still miniscule compared to actual crime-ridden places like Chicago.

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  7. on November 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm CBR600RR_Rider

    No wonder Coral Springs in S. FL. where I’m at is such a shithole 😦 I mean it’s nice middle / upper middle class neighborhood where I live but holy moly diversitiez everywhere :/

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    • on November 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm CBR600RR_Rider

      For those who know the area… wife stopped going to the Coral Square Mall because in a matter of few years it turned from upscale shopping center aimed at middle/upper middle class house wifes to a fucking diversitopia zoo.

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    • You have cognitive dissonance in spades (pun intended). You called it a shithole and nice in the same sentence. GTFO of there.

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    • on November 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm Les Saunders, Protestant

      How is Palm Beach?

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      • on November 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm CBR600RR_Rider

        Depends on where you are obviously, but in general Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach are a divers1ty cesspools 😦

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      • Florida is in fact still mostly white. Otherwise it wouldn’t have voted for Trump.

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      • on November 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm Les Saunders, Protestant

        I always thought Palm Beach was made up of Whites and Jews from New York. Wikipedia says its 93.8% non-Hispanic White. Seems good to me.

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      • on November 8, 2017 at 8:07 am Mandy been here a while

        I grew up there. It was going to Help in the 80s. My high school was about 40% white (lots of Jews.) They had barbed wire topped fences surrounding the campus. It was considered one of the better public schools. Then it was partly crap, Now it’s total crap. You couldn’t pay me enough money to raise my kids in Palm Beach county.

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      • on November 8, 2017 at 8:10 am Mandy been here a while

        Also Palm Beach itself, the town proper is an island. It is tiny and outrageously expensive. West Palm is the biggest city, across the intercostal then there are various towns dotting the coast. If you want a white neighborhood or to not live in the swamp, you will pay dearly .

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      • on November 8, 2017 at 8:33 am Mandy been here a while

        In your demographics search, don’t forget age. Most of the white people in Palm Beach are over 65.

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  8. Your current correspondent is writing this from one of the last blue-collar, working-class white pubs in Baltimore. Outside, a fucking jungle. Once I finish my beer and grub, the two-block walk back to my car will be with a knife in my hand and concealed in my jacket pocket.

    This is no way for a civilized man to live.

    (At least it’s raining out. We all know the jiggaboos don’t like rain or swimming.)

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  9. PNW- GTFO

    I read somewhere that people in Washington & Oregon must travel across the state to Idaho just to get laundry detergent & dish soap with phosphates in them. You know, phosphates, the only f*cking thing in it that actually cleans your clothes & dishes. No thanks.

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  10. on November 7, 2017 at 1:59 pm Oleaginous Outrager

    All I can say is the suppurating suckhole that is Sacramento didn’t score low enough for me.

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  11. on November 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    “Unfortunately, the PNW is also loaded down with the worst shitlib Whites in the country, a veritable outpost of soylandia uptalkers and bluehair fatties. You have to get away from the coast before people start resembling normal, sexually dimorphic humans again.”

    The climate & natural setting together with optimism & opportunities in their booming economies could make the PNW an exquisite place to live.

    Alas the people…

    Not even our wise host can capture the depths of oppressive despair that their culture evokes.

    While doing my own time there, a fellow transient and I both came to the same conclusion that it didn’t matter if one was born there or relocated there later in life, it inevitably devours everybody’s soul who stays too long. Of course not all of damaged souls were complete abominations; some could be at times reasonable, almost facsimiles of humans. I had imagined that some of the smaller towns and cities outside the major cities might enjoy many of the same natural amenities and the favorable climate without all the toxic pozzed rootless culture of the cities. So I asked a number who hailed from some of these smaller places throughout the region that were unfamiliar to me about what they were like when they growing up. Consensus: a very dangerous low trust culture of concentrated poverty, squalor, dysfunction, crime and despair fostered by an economy that had left them behind as value creation and opportunity are increasingly concentrated in a very few cities. Almost all personally had suffered tragic loss to casualties of addiction & overdose. Add to this an ever increasing dose of the toxic elixir of diversity in the form of more and more migrants recruited to do the punishing work in the farms, orchards and vineyards as well as in the nearby factories to process the commodities that they harvested. I’d also be remiss to remind about the presence of native tribal reservations that bring their own brand of fun diverse multiculti resentment and entitlement, but exploring that now would be too much of a digression even for me.

    Hence these smaller towns suffer an adverse selection in which the promising get the hell out, leaving behind mostly losers with their dysfunction, addiction and general indifference as well as a slim caste of social workers, medical professionals and teachers to pacify the natives, maintain an illusion of solidarity and to continue to extract the most promising to harvest for the next generation of brain drain.

    This phenomenon is really an overlooked class dynamic. Not so long ago in our cultural history, every small town had its own local elite who might reproduce and stay to provide some generational continuity to foster prosocial culture and values in those places. The increasing concentration of opportunities that invariably draws the best and the brightest means that the better classes that might provide some role models to inspire their communities are being stripped away to leave the meanest sort of proles and trash. Not a place for hope and opportunity. Not a place for family. Not even bunkering down and resorting to “home-schooling” is a solution. Not a place to live. And certainly not a satisfactory refuge from the madness in the rootless pozzed cities.

    Finally being aware of the origins of many of these blue-haired fatties & virtue signalling SJWs that do make their way to the city, helps to understand their motives and why they are the way they are. Coming from such humble backgrounds and unimpressive places they feel insecure. Yet they view themselves as somehow superior and upwardly mobile having left those places behind. But deep down they know they’re still unsophisticated rednecks or other trash. They suffer severe status anxiety in the new unfamiliar socially competitive urban setting, but are unable to shine or distinguish themselves in a genuine constructive way that adds value to civilization. So they latch on to a very simplistic and easy to grasp “religion” (Social Justice) and they compete to be the most pious of all the converts in an effort to virtue signal their way higher while taking down any competitive rivals in their way with accusations of 21st century “witchcraft” (racism, misogyny, homophobia, white supremacy, privilege, etc, take your pick).

    Sad.

    If I didn’t despise them so much, I could almost pity them.

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    • damn… sledgehammer of a comment. parallels my own observations made while growing up in a smallish town and during my subsequent relocation to a larger metropolis.

      the spiritual and social evisceration that has been visited upon small communities across the US due to the loss of meaningful and gainful work has left them in their own dark ages. neither here nor there. they’re not able to live off the land, nor are they able to benefit from the capitalist system that they’re supposedly a part of. they exist in a social and economic no man’s land, and in that sense they are like vast, rural ghettos. if you grow up in one of these and you have half a brain, you GTFO. the purposelessness is unbearable.

      it is true that many of your tatted, pierced, blue-haired, uncultured shitlibs hail from these locales. the allure of an endlessly stimulating life in the city is irresistible. it may be a grass is greener fantasy, but anonymous-urban-living-diversitopia nihilism looks pretty f’ing good when you’re coming from abandoned-logging-town-rampant-incest-and-alcoholism nihilism.

      it is also true that the piousness with which they are often raised in these god-fearing communities usually transmogrifies into social justice crusading when they land in the big cities. it’s as if the the religion programming is the operating system, and the “Cause” is the software. they can be reprogrammed to be fanatics about a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g, which should give us some hope about how things will pan out once we’ve seized control of the narrative.

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    • on November 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm SteveRogers42

      “To improve your towns, flush the browns.”

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    • on November 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm SteveRogers42

      To save your towns, flush the browns!

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  12. “Unfortunately, the PNW is also loaded down with the worst shitlib Whites in the country, a veritable outpost of soylandia uptalkers and bluehair fatties. You have to get away from the coast before people start resembling normal, sexually dimorphic humans again.”

    Can confirm.

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  13. Unfortunately, the PNW is also loaded down with the worst shitlib Whites in the country, a veritable outpost of soylandia uptalkers and bluehair fatties. You have to get away from the coast before people start resembling normal, sexually dimorphic humans again

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    • That show actually had skit where some alpha male cult leader guy had managed to get a whole harem of wives using his charisma and kept them submissive and happy via personality.

      Than he dies and they all start wondering what the hell they have been doing with their lives.

      Kind of a testament to game really.

      On some level even SJW’s acknowledge it.

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    • this video is virtually all white people. if Portland is really like that, I bet you can do well as long as your reality is stronger than theirs, which it should be.

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  14. I have questions about some of the Appalachian areas in Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, etc. I realize there are areas of poverty but the natural beauty and paucity of dindus appeals to me. Anyone have any experience in these areas? I also have traveled to the Ozark areas of Arkansas and Missouri. Pretty scenery and predominately White.

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    • North Carolina is a wealthy state for the South and it’s beautiful. Also, they raise a lot of soy beans and ship them to the Far East.

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    • on November 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm Captain Obvious

      The last quarter century has seen an all-out war against Appalachia’s economy.

      NAFTA & MFN for China & Soros/Steyer/EPA/FDA have gutted the old furniture, textile, tobacco, coal, and paper mill industries.

      All those beautiful small towns used to have at least one mill or mine – now many of them have NOTHING.

      It’s been a terrible, terrible human tragedy.

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      • “Unfairly targeted at Mexico, not only is a wall planned to separate the US from Mexico but potential import duties and penalties could possibly be imposed for US businesses that move operations to Mexico. The US automotive industry is particularly susceptible as many have established facilities in Mexico along with their OEM partners. As a result, tightly woven supply chains have been created thanks to rail expansions, partnerships and cross-border solutions offered by logistics providers. If NAFTA is abolished, WTO requirements will replace NAFTA which would likely mean higher import duties and thus higher supply chain costs.”

        https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/how-supply-chain-change-Trump-2017/510127/

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      • “Moving toward the final customer” = MAGA

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    • I have some experience in West Virginia. It is beautiful. There is poverty, but I don’t know if it is as bad as people make it out to be. I think the difference is in a lot of the small towns in Appalachia the poverty is a lot more visible. In cities, people segregate by race and class and if the population and geographic area are large enough people don’t have to interact much with people of different classes. In WV the towns are usually small and confined geographically in river valleys so space is kind of limited. There aren’t enough people to support both a rich and poor grocery store, so there’s just one that everyone goes to. Consequently, you get a lot more intimate exposure to poor white people. And it can be really ugly. Multi generational welfare dependency, drugs (particularly meth), morbid obesity, very loose/nonexistent family structure, etc.

      That being said, you can make a really good life there. Those small towns have really high social cohesion. If the local high school sports team is half decent the whole town will come out to support them. If a team makes a run in the State Tourney, they last one out shuts off the lights. Contrast that to the larger schools in bigger cities, where a team can win a State Championship in front of only a fee hundred fans.

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    • WNC other than Asheville is mainly poor, white, rural, and full of natural beauty.

      I left behind dindustan to move here and although my career and salary took a hit, the quality of life is much better. Crime in this 90% White county is mostly non-violent. The 1 or so murders per year are typically blacks.

      Labor market is depressed, oversupplied with semi-skilled Whites plus a fuck ton of mestizo illegals around here. I have to press ‘1’ for English on the local ATM. (I’d rather press ‘1’ for deport.)

      The best non-government jobs around here pay $15/hour max.

      The best jobs are government and health care.

      All in all its not a bad place. The poorest Whites are better neighbors than any other group IMO. I don’t miss crime, traffic, crowding, or diversity.

      It’s a trade-off and its not for everybody but I’m glad I moved here.

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  15. – Social trust is negatively affected by ethnic diversity, case study in Denmark from 1979 to the present.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2012.00289.x/abstract

    – Ethnic homogeneity and Protestant traditions positively impact individual and societal levels of social trust.
    http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/4/311.short

    – “In longitudinal perspective, [across European regions], an increase in immigration is related to a decrease in social trust.”
    sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/3/1211.abstract

    – Immigration undermines the moral imperative of those who most favor welfare benefits for the neediest.
    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020715212451987

    – The negative effect of community diversity on social cohesion is likely causal.
    https://academic.oup.com/esr/article/32/1/54/2404332/Does-Ethnic-Diversity-Have-a-Negative-Effect-on

    – In Switzerland, social peace between diverse factions isn’t maintained by integrated coexistence, but rather by strong topographic and political borders that separate groups and allow them autonomy.
    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0095660

    – “Our analysis supports the hypothesis that violence between groups can be inhibited by both physical and political boundaries.”
    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4939-1705-1_12

    – Diversity hinders between-group cooperation at both the one-on-one and group levels.
    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0190272515612403

    – The best chance for peace in Syria is better borders (intrastate or through the creation of new states) “suited to current geocultural regions”, and tribal autonomy.
    http://www.necsi.edu/research/social/syria/syria.pdf

    – Using data from US states, study finds a negative relationship between ethnic polarization and trust.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2010.00215.x/abstract

    – Diversity is associated with more White support for nationalist parties, except at the local level where large immigrant populations cut into vote totals for nationalist parties.
    http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/1/249

    – In Australia, ethnic diversity lowers social cohesion, community trust, and increases “hunkering”, providing support for Putnam’s thesis finding the same results in the US.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/juaf.12015/abstract

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  16. in mod is a treasure chest of D + P = WAR studies.

    IOTBW

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  17. In related news, where’s the best place in the UK to be a woman, as admittedly measured by the BBC?

    Would you believe the ten best places are all very white and rural? And the worst ten are all urban and mostly “enriched” and “vibrant”.

    (Islington and Camden, in London, are almost leftist HQ, land of the hipster cafe and the occasional acid attack)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41203240

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  18. if you exclude the eskimos, the number of REAL non-hispanic whites in america’s biggest cities is really sad.
    if you are in nyc and see a heritage american family or even couple the odds of them being tourists is very, very high

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  19. on November 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm baked georgia

    I was wondering the number of REAL non-hispanic whites without counting the eskimos in the big cities. and the number is really sad.

    those numbers arent really official. it’s like when you see a 50% white university. that’s already sad. but how many of those are heritage?

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  20. I enjoyed your post.

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  21. The only diversity I want in America is a variety of calibers and women’s hair colors. The rest I want dead.

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