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violence in Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Newark, northern New Jersey, and Detroit. Nor are race riots a relic from the 1960s. The single worst outbreak in the nation’s history was in Los Angeles in 1992, when rioters killed 58 people and injured more than 2,300. They also burned 5,300 buildings, causing nearly a billion dollars in damage. There was smaller-scale violence–all of it directed at whites–in Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York City, and Richmond and San Jose, California. The Los Angeles riots showed that Hispanics can behave as badly as blacks. Although the grievance was ostensibly about a miscarriage of justice for the black criminal, Rodney King, more than half of the 15,000 people arrested for looting were Hispanic. “Diversity” can pit one set of Hispanics against

another. Puerto Ricans in Miami have rioted, claiming to have been excluded by the city’s Cuban power structure. “Cubans get everything; we get nothing,” explained one rioter. The greater the diversity, the more varied the possibilities for disaffection and violence. There has been a Sahara of hot air about why blacks riot, with the official pronouncement on reasons dating back to the Kerner Commission Report of 1968: “[T]he most fundamental is the racial attitude and behavior of white Americans toward black Americans.” Whatever one may think of this finding, there is one conclusion no one can deny: Race riots cannot happen without racial diversity. An occasional glance at a newspaper is all it takes to learn that diversity of the kind that is supposed to benefit the

United States is a problem wherever it is found. Every large-scale and intractable blood-letting, be it in the Middle East, Ireland, Burundi, or the former Yugoslavia is due to “diversity,” that is to say, people who differ from each other trying to live in the same territory. Most of the time, the reasons for discord are not even as salient as race. They can be religion, language, or ethnicity. From time to time, Americans have fought each other for these reasons, but race is the deepest, most constant source of antipathy. Unlike language or religion, race cannot change. Differences between men that are written deep into their bodies will always be a source of friction. The Diversity Double Standard Diversity, of course, is only for whites. Wherever only whites gather

charges of “racism” cannot be long in coming. On the other hand, it would be tedious to list the racially exclusive non-white gatherings the country takes for granted. Shule Mandela Academy in East Palo Alto, California is only a little more outspoken than most when its students meet every morning and pledge to “think black, act black, speak black, buy black, pray black, love black, and live black.” The same racial double standard is found in national policies. It is only white nations–Canada, the United States, and Australia–that permit large-scale immigration. Non-white nations are careful to maintain racial and cultural homogeneity and most permit essentially no immigration at all. Some nations, of course, could attract no immigrants even if they wanted to; there

is not much pressure on the borders of Bolivia or Uganda. However, as soon as Third World countries become even only a little bit more prosperous than their neighbors they quickly become keen to keep strangers out. Malaysia, for example, recently announced that in the case of repeat offenders, it will flog illegal aliens, their employers, and anyone who smuggles them into the country. The Ivory Coast, which is better-run and more successful than its West African neighbors, has launched an Ivoirite (Ivorian-ness) campaign to expel all residents who cannot prove that their grand parents were born within the national territory. Even nations that are unattractive to immigrants sometimes display their feelings about diversity by expelling what few aliens arrived in the past. Idi Amin

became ruler of Uganda in 1971. The very next year, his government expelled the 70,000 to 80,000 Indians and Pakistanis whom the British had brought in to be merchants. Black Ugandans, who did not like dealing with people unlike themselves, were delighted. Hundreds of thousands of poor Mexicans sneak into the United States every year, but even Mexico is attractive to some Central Americans, whose countries are poorer still. Mexico guards its southern border with military troops, and is ruthless about expelling illegals. Not even United States citizens have an easy time moving to Mexico, which has no intention of diluting its national culture in the name of diversity. Only whites babble about the advantages of diversity. One of the alleged advantages is so nutty, it is hard to