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September 26, 2008, 02:58 AM
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A couple of years ago, the median sales price of a Los Angeles area home was $580,000. But, as Ed Rubenstein had reported on VDARE.com in 2004:

"A new study by the United Way of Los Angeles finds that 53 percent of the city’s adult population—3.8 million people—are functionally illiterate."

Do you notice a problem, a certain contradiction between very high home prices and very low human capital? If you stop and think, you might wonder how a whole bunch of people who can`t read and write English are ever going to make enough money to pay off these humongous and humongously leveraged mortgages

But, nobody was supposed to stop and think because that would be racist.

As Glaivester pointed out, one of the truly insightful scenes in modern cinematic history, an exchange of dialogue that speaks profoundly about the human condition in the 21st Century, occurs in "Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo," when Deuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider) tracks down his fugitive friend T.J. Hicks (Eddie Griffin) in Amsterdam by looking for him at the Van Gogh Chicken and Waffles Joint.

TJ: How`d you find me?

Deuce: It’s the only chicken and waffles place in Holland.

TJ: So, a black man`s gotta be at a chicken and waffles place? That`s racist.

Deuce: But you are here.

TJ: Yeah, but figuring it out is racist.