The Town that Floyd DestroyedJim Goad
Until very recently, Minnesota loomed in the public imagination as a state that was so white, you could almost go snow-blind merely looking at it on a map. Possibly due to its dark and endless winters, it has been a magnet for Scandinavians immigrating to America since the 1850s. The Minnesota Vikings football team are thus named because even today, the state boasts more residents of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry than any other state in the Union. The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota — not Fargo, North Dakota — is where most of the film Fargo, with its overwrought caricaturizing of the whitest possible white people in America, was set.
Ever since the 1990s I’ve likened Minneapolis to Portland: one of those cities that’s so disproportionately white by American standards that it becomes maddened by its good fortune and flings itself into a tortured maelstrom of self-flagellating guilt over its clean air and low crime and lack of non-whites to the point where it feels as if the only path to redemption involves shitting the bed with endless waves of brown.
In 1950, the city of Minneapolis was 99% white. As of the 2020 census, Minneapolis was 58.1% white.
Over the years, Minnesota’s unacceptable whiteness problem was rectified by schlepping in countless tired and huddled masses from such high-status nations as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Somalia. What a great country.
Minnesota’s new demographic bragging right is that along with hosting hordes of ex-Swedes and ex-Norsemen — which an acquaintance of mine from Minneapolis once referred to as “fjord niggers” — it now can, erm, boast that “the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area . . . makes up the largest Somali diasporas in the United States.”
Minneapolis graced the United States Congress with its first Somali-American member, and also the first African-born member of Congress, Ilhan Omar, whom, shall we say, doesn’t exactly act grateful that she no longer has to live in Mogadishu.
Minneapolis is also where a bulbheaded Somali-American cop named Mohammed Noor, without a word of warning, shot and killed a white woman named Justine Damond one night in July 2017. Damond had called 911 reporting that she heard a woman screaming in an alley behind her house. There were no national editorials about how black men routinely butcher White Female Bodies. There were no white riots. Mohammed Noor is now a free man, whereas Derek Chauvin may possibly die in prison.
In 2019, 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda threw a five-year-old white boy over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, nearly killing him. There were no riots over that one, either.
Then came 2020’s Summer of Floyd. The match was lit at the intersection of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, and the fires spread nationwide, leading to the “Minneapolis Effect” wherein an alleged concern for black lives caused countless more black deaths, the dismantling and emasculation of police departments nationwide, and an unsustainable powder keg of a cultural situation where the majority population is terrified to even think anything negative about black people lest they face eternal social unpersoning and possibly even a deadly beating.
Thanks a bunch, Minneapolis. Are you sure things weren’t even a teeny smidge better when the city was 99% fjord niggers?
The day after Floyd’s death, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey made everything so much worse by announcing that “being Black [sic] in America should not be a death sentence.” He made quite a spectacle of crying over Floyd’s casket. And after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three murder charges against him, Frey tweeted that “George Floyd came to Minneapolis to better his life. But ultimately his life will have bettered our city.”
Students in the Minneapolis Public School District are 36.9% white and 33.3% black, while the rest is a counterclockwise swirl of brown and yellow. Test results from late last year found that roughly three-quarters of white students were reading at their grade level or above, while 62% of them were proficient in math.
By contrast — and what a dark contrast it is — a piddling 19% of black students were reading at their grade level. A mere 9% of black pupils were treading water in their math classes, while the rest had already drowned.
There is only one possible explanation for this stark disparity: not enough black teachers.
In March, amid a strike by educators with the gall to walk off the job and demand more benefits despite their dismal performance record, a member of the Minneapolis teachers’ union told a local magazine:
Students need educators who look like them and who they can relate to. . . . This language gives us the ability to identify and address issues that contribute to a disproportionately high turnover of educators of color.
Is there any evidence for this assertion that students need teachers who “look like them”? Asians seem to do fine without an overabundance of Asian teachers. If the only necessary prerequisite for academic and civilizational success was to be around people who look like you, I have two words for you: Explain Africa.
The Minneapolis Public Schools announced in June that they’d allocated over $2 million to inject “ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity” into their K-5 curriculum for the purposes of helping students develop “positive math identity.”
And just this week, news broke that in the negotiations that settled the teachers’ strike back in March, the union agreed that if teachers were to be laid off, it would not be based on the traditional labor-union rule of “last in, first out.” Instead, the new standard would be “Whites are the first to go.”
According to recent estimates, a mere 18% of Minneapolis teachers are non-white, despite the fact that the student population is over 60% non-white. This was taken as irrefutable evidence not that more whites than non-whites apply to be teachers, nor that non-white applicants may have been less qualified, nor that the non-white applicants who became teachers either skipped school or raped one of their students while on yet another crack binge.
No, the only possible reason was “past discrimination.” According to the signed agreement that settled the strike:
Past discrimination by the District disproportionately impacted the hiring of underrepresented teachers in the District, as compared to the relevant labor market and the community, and resulted in a lack of diversity of teachers. . . . Starting with the Spring 2023 Budget Tie-Out Cycle, if excessing [laying off] a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population.
Among the groups the new deal would protect from being “excessed” were:
- “Teachers who are members of populations underrepresented among licensed teachers in the district.
- “Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities programs.”
There are numerous reasons why this double standard is unconstitutional, the most surprising of which is that although affirmative action allows businesses to discriminate on racial grounds when hiring people, no such precedent has been set for laying off an employee or outright firing them.
Whether or not the new rule stands, it was mostly white teachers who voted for and cheered their own replacement. I’m not sure they’ll be so joyous if they wind up hungry and unable to afford medical care. I suppose that some people need to feel their replacement rather than ponder it in the abstract. But by that point, it may be too late.
Just like Portland, Minneapolis got the diversity it wanted. But it probably didn’t get the diversity it expected.
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Interesting and quite shocking.
We pray this doesn’t happen to Maine.
The whitest state in America. 🙏
I say don’t pray, prey. Do as a Manhattan Jew.
Take careful account of both goals and assets, then study what options maximize prescribed outcomes while minimizing damage, every benefit assessed in light of cost.
All available strategies should be considered, even counterintuitive anathema, at which the article hints amply.
“the only path to redemption involves shitting the bed with endless waves of brown.”
I suggest we introduce this as the correct way to refer to these govt programs of importing vibrants into formerly White neighborhoods.
“Students need educators who look like them and who they can relate to…”
Well, that’s what we had, segregation. Are they happier now?
“Minneapolis got the diversity it wanted. But it probably didn’t get the diversity it expected.”
Just the diversity it deserved. Good and hard.
This is why white preservationists should adopt certain aspects of the libertarian agenda – a program of radical government downsizing (which I support anyway, apart from racial concerns) tailored to promote white interests. We can advance many prowhite goals under the cover of libertarian rhetoric. For example, HUD must be abolished for our own people’s well-being (or to maintain what’s left of it). HUD is a weapon in the hands of the diversity imperialists. Under cover of “fighting residential segregation” rhetoric, they aggress against still majority white neighborhoods, esp working class ones, by plopping disgusting public housing projects and Section 8 subsidized housing filled with “vibrants” into them; ie, they force taxpayers to pay for the racial ruin of their own neighborhoods.
What we need is a chronology of de-statization (which would be good for white economic, as well as potentially racial, interests) which focuses on eliminating all those aspects of the Federal “Leviathan State” which favor nonwhites at white expense (rather than some typically idiotic GOP maneuver calling for “across the board” racio-economically neutral budget cuts, which often end up disproportionately falling on whites, once nonwhites start wailing, and the GOP caves).
Hennepin county DA Micheal Freeman at least isn’t as bad as his Soros funded counterparts in Los Angeles, Portland, Milwaukee, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Manhattan. But he is a failure regardless because of the record crime rate in the twin-cities post-Floyd. The homicide rate remains highly elevated. He won’t seek re-election, so when he steps down god willing we can elect someone who will put criminals in prison.
I’m sure that DA race will be a top priority for the cabal of Judeo-Satanists headed by Soros. And, of course, most of the fjord niggers as well as the muds will eagerly vote for the cockroach the cabal picks.
A lot depends on the post-Puritan residue among the Brahmins. Namely that these bourgeois upstarts insinuated a retarded narrative into the record: that white men killed themselves by the hundreds of thousands so that Africans could slave away in the factories at an even lower wage than the Irish. (Ok, not quite that low).
But: the ‘higher law’ versus the law; the spirit; and versus the law of the jungle. So that the northern conscience was sure to pride itself on its superior racial enlightenment under the Declaration. Which was never law.
But mark the experiment in higher law living.
And the sad part is we no longer have the South for answer.
I think Paul Gottfried and other authors argue that modern liberalism has its roots in Puritanism/Puritans. I never got that argument given that modern liberalism is all about transgenderism and gayness and arguably most Puritans would not be very fond of those things.
The video of the mayor weeping at the crimartyr’s casket accurately illustrates the insanity of our elite in this country. They have to be replaced.
The video of Jacob Frey weeping at one of the many ceremonies “honoring” career-criminal George Floyd was good for a laugh. They kicked him out of the event, too, because he is White. That made him cry more. It was a typical display of liberal-masochism. They are all weak, stupid and evil, as epitomized by Joe Biden.
I really don’t understand how they’re able to maintain that level of cognitive dissonance.
Surely they know that the meme of the white cop killing the innocent black man is simply not true. A kindergartner could glance at the statistics and realize it’s all a bunch of bs.
Perhaps something else is going on here. If you wanted to genocide a certain race of people but most of the people in law enforcement are of that race, you could reduce their numbers in that field dramatically by subjecting a few of them to malicious prosecution for simply doing their jobs. Then fill those positions with people who despise that race.
The one that did it for me was the video of Dan Cathy, the CEO for Chik-Fil-A getting down on his knees and polishing the shoes of some random black man. I haven’t had one of their sandwiches since.
“…Dan Cathy, the CEO for Chik-Fil-A getting down on his knees and polishing the shoes of some random black man.”
How do you know it was just some “random black man”?
It could be his wife’s boyfriend.
Our pathetic elite at work.
Mohammed Noor, the Somali-American cop shot 911 caller Justine Damond in July 2017. He was initially convicted of third degree murder and manslaughter, received a 12 ½ year sentence. In 2021 the 3rd degree sentence was overturned and he was resentenced to 4 years 9 months, then served 3 years in prison and was paroled July 2022.
Kim Potter is the white female police officer who seemingly intended to use her taser but shot Daunte Wright dead April 2021. She was convicted of manslaughter and received a sentence of 24 months, with 16 to be served in prison and the rest supervised release.
While the two cases differ in specifics, did the differing charges and sentences reflect race, gender, city, or ‘depraved mind’ as was claimed of Noor? And Floyd’s death, a depraved mind murder or negligent accident? It is suggested Chauvin aimed for “depraved heart murder” with all those cameras running?
As Jim did in the article, these topics mesh directly with affirmative action, as liberal voices exclaim this ignited their ‘racial reckoning’ that is not just about policing but showing favoritism to anyone brown when it comes to hiring. Not often mentioned in such discussions is that many businesses have trouble finding qualified black applicants. Selective colleges have about 60% of their black students coming from immigrant families or mixed race families (even though immigrant blacks are only 10% off all blacks, for now). So such policies are disproportionately helping immigrant blacks, whose continued migration comes at the expense of Asians, Whites and Black descendants of US slaves.
A very large segment of the Pale population has gone completely insane. They used to say lead pipes did in the Romans, it’ll probably be plastic water bottles for us.
You’re right. So-called “progressives” are degenerate masochists. It’s like they’ve all been (((brainwashed))) by our sick “culture” to hate life. Your guess is possible. Or else they could be spiteful mutants, as described by Edward Dutton in his new book.
It’s maladaptive behavior contagion in the time of smartphones.
No doubt plastics and forever chemicals contribute to young whites becoming low testosterone and feminized.
Two potential pieces of good news: First, the EU is attempting to ban forever chemicals.
As this article shows, Minneapolis is being destroyed by an invasion by non-Whites. In 1950, it was well-run, clean and civilized, with a 99% White population and a low crime rate. Now it’s down to only 58% White, and already it’s a shit-hole.
If present trends continue, it’s gonna get worse. George Floyd Square in downtown Minneapolis is a high-crime, no-go area, and its mayor, Jacob Frey, is delighted. Try to imagine its future dystopia, as planned for by (((TPTB))).
Contrast the treatment of Mohammed Noor, who murdered an unarmed White woman, to that of Derek Chauvin, who got blamed for the suicide of junkie-hoodlum George Floyd. That is one egregious double standard.
“Somalians are the lowest form of sub-humanity from sub-Saharan Africa.” They are not! How dare you insult David Bowie’s exotically beautiful wife like that! Ever since I saw her in the movie No Way Out I have known that Somalians are special wonderful people. And that Russians are masterfully devious enemies of our democracy. And that gays in powerful places are evilly Machiavellian (oops, that doesn’t sound right, did that movie really say that?).
And that Russians are masterfully devious enemies of our democracy.
Yes, they are. The question is if it is good or bad. One can argue, that when your democracy is bad (and nobody denies it), then the enemies of it are good, even if they do it exclusively in their own egoistical interests..
Reading this very well-written and carefully researched (for statistics, etc.) article just makes me want to cry. It so sad that this is how such a lovely state as Minnesota and city as Minneapolis are being completely torn apart. I feel as if I’m sitting by and watching a shipwreck crashing into formerly unseen rocks. We can only write the story of the shipwreck, because so many people think this is the right way to run a country. I can only feel happy I was born in the 1940’s and raised in such a beautiful country as it was until it ‘hit’ the 1960’s. I grieve for that country which is now slipping away. I am glad, however, we are indeed recording the disaster — with the help of Jim Goad and a plethora of other writers here at Counter Currents, because no one else seems to care.
Hang in there, folks and keep recording the wrecks, and eventually it will be up to us to turn things around.
You couldn’t pick a worse set of Africans to flood your city with than Somalis, they are literal genetic detritus.
“Students in the Minneapolis Public School District are 36.9% white and 33.3% black”
There are not quite enough shovels to be the future spouses of the whites so some of them will have to settle for a beaner.
Why should we feel bad for those anti-racist white teachers who voted for their own replacement?
While we should feel zero sympathy for these self-hating white teachers, we have to challenge that teacher’s contract in court lest it set a terrible legal precedent.
China is paying close attention and chuckling. We will destroy ourselves from within. They won’t have to lift a finger.
Unless we poison them with our ink. The pen is mightier than the sword.
It seems like the Nordics, both New World and Old, have so thoroughly met their basic needs of food and shelter et al. that they have climbed up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to that most cherished of human emotions: Self-righteousness.
This used to be a common complaint against religious types (holier than thou), but since old-time religion is out, something new has to fill the bill, and that something new is Wokeism.
Pointless to argue against it, even when yet another nice white city turns into an urban hellscape. You could show these types the long-standing statistics on black social pathology and it’s like water bouncing off a raincoat. No facts will ever penetrate the cranium of someone getting high on his own literal amour-propre.
The book/movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” is the perfect example of Konrad Lorenz’s study of imprinting applied to people instead of waterfowl. Every white liberal sees himself as an Atticus Finch fearlessly defending the poor but soulful Negro against a mob of stupid vile rednecks. This feeling of righteous outrage gives such an endorphine rush to it adherents that is probably comparable to opiate euphoria. It’s arguably more dangerous to society than the pill or powder form.
from such high-status nations as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Except Ethiopia, four other high-status nations were blessed by American democratization. B52’s, Napalm, Agent Orange in Indochina, Black Hawk down in Somalia…
The civil war in Somali is the gift that keeps giving.. it’s how they lay claim to their right to enter the US. Ask for US intervention.. if they refuse to help say it’s because they don’t care about black and brown people than when the US finally intervenes also claim they’re racist and just want to bomb black and brown people. It’s a win win situation.
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