Soft bigotry of low expectations

Chances are, you have probably heard this phrase over and over again. Conservatives tend to use this phrase when describing the left’s racist tendency to condescend to black Americans and other minorities.

Here’s the truth: There is no such thing as “soft” bigotry.

Bigotry is bigotry, plain and simple. The left’s low expectations of minorities are indicative of a type of racism that is even more damaging than the overt racism exhibited by the likes of David Duke and Richard Spencer. Why? Because most people don’t recognize it as bigotry.

But what does it mean?

The “Soft” Bigotry Of Low Expectations

The phrase was originally coined by Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. It refers to the fact that the left’s approach when it comes to minorities — especially in the black community — is based on the notion that they are unable to achieve success in American society.

They couch this belief in the idea that racism in 21st century America is too much of a burden for black Americans to overcome. This faulty belief has manifested itself in the way many leftists approach issues pertaining to black Americans and other minorities.

One of the most pernicious ways the bigotry of low expectations displays itself on the left is when they justify bad behavior on the part of minorities. By writing off misdeeds committed by black Americans, they send the message that they expect that we can’t live up to the standards of other Americans. We have a recent example of this in the incident in which Emanuel Kidega Samson, a black man from Sudan, entered a church in Tennessee and opened fire, killing one of the parishioners.

Read more here: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations – Liberty Nation

Stereotype threat is a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group. It is purportedly a contributing factor to long-standing racial and gender gaps in academic performance. Since its introduction into the academic literature, stereotype threat has become one of the most widely studied topics in the field of social psychology.

Situational factors that increase stereotype threat can include the difficulty of the task, the belief that the task measures their abilities, and the relevance of the stereotype to the task. Individuals show higher degrees of stereotype threat on tasks they wish to perform well on and when they identify strongly with the stereotyped group. These effects are also increased when they expect discrimination due to their identification with a negatively stereotyped group. Repeated experiences of stereotype threat can lead to a vicious circle of diminished confidence, poor performance, and loss of interest in the relevant area of achievement. Stereotype threat has been argued to show a reduction in the performance of individuals who belong to negatively stereotyped groups. Its role in affecting public health disparities has also been suggested.

According to the theory, if negative stereotypes are present regarding a specific group, group members are likely to become anxious about their performance, which may hinder their ability to perform to their full potential. Importantly, the individual does not need to subscribe to the stereotype for it to be activated. It is hypothesized that the mechanism through which anxiety (induced by the activation of the stereotype) decreases performance is by depleting working memory (especially the phonological aspects of the working memory system). The opposite of stereotype threat is stereotype boost, which is when people perform better than they otherwise would have, because of exposure to positive stereotypes about their social group. A variant of stereotype boost is stereotype lift, which is people achieving better performance because of exposure to negative stereotypes about other social groups.

Some researchers have suggested that stereotype threat should not be interpreted as a factor in real-life performance gaps, and have raised the possibility of publication bias. Other critics have focused on correcting what they claim are misconceptions of early studies showing a large effect. However, meta-analyses and systematic reviews have shown significant evidence for the effects of stereotype threat, though the phenomenon defies over-simplistic characterization.

Stereotype threat – Wikipedia

Intergroup anxiety is the social phenomenon identified by Walter and Cookie Stephan in 1985 that describes the ambiguous feelings of discomfort or anxiety when interacting with members of other groups. Such emotions also constitute intergroup anxiety when one is merely anticipating interaction with members of an outgroup. Expectations that interactions with foreign members of outgroups will result in an aversive experience is believed to be the cause of intergroup anxiety, with an affected individual being anxious or unsure about a number of issues. Methods of reducing intergroup anxiety stress facilitating positive intergroup contact.

Widely theorized causes of intergroup anxiety are based on the feeling that interactions will have negative consequences. These can be grouped as follows:

  • Negative evaluations from the outgroup, often for failing to be aware of and demonstrate appropriate behaviors that are congruent with the outgroup’s social norms or possibly being rejected or mocked by members of the outgroup
  • Negative evaluations from the ingroup, e.g., possibly being ostracized from one’s own ingroup for associating with members of an outgroup
  • Negative psychological outcomes for the self, such as feeling uncomfortable or being deemed prejudiced
  • Negative behavioral outcomes for the self stemming from the belief that members of an outgroup are potentially dangerous and pose a threat to oneself and others

The amount of anxiety one feels in such an instance is hypothesized to vary according to a variety of personal factors. Negative prior relations between groups predict more intergroup anxiety, and one’s own experiences with individual members of the outgroup can affect anxiety about interaction with others from the group (often more salient if they are negative). Negative evaluations of outgroups often incorrectly stem from personal interactions due to a generalization from interpersonal contact to intergroup contact. The subsequent lack of positive contact results in negative expectancies of upcoming intergroup contact, leading to anxiety, heightened hostility, and a desire to avoid this contact. This cycle limits the possibility for positive contact.

Another factor that predicts intergroup anxiety is a strong level of identification with one’s ingroup. This ethnocentrism can cause ingroup members to look down upon outgroup members, yielding negative interactions. Imbalance of power in the specific situation can also increase anxiety. Linkage between intergroup anxiety and resulting intergroup hostility is likely, as individuals typically experience aversion to stimuli that arouse negative emotions.

Intergroup anxiety – Wikipedia

The Pygmalion effect, or Rosenthal effect, is a psychological phenomenon wherein high expectations lead to improved performance in a given area. The effect is named after the Greek myth of Pygmalion, a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved, or alternately, after the psychologist Robert Rosenthal. Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson, in their book, applied the idea to teachers’ expectations of their students affecting the students’ performance, a view that has been undermined partially by subsequent research.

Rosenthal and Jacobson held that high expectations lead to better performance and low expectations lead to worse, both effects leading to self-fulfilling prophecy. According to the Pygmalion effect, the targets of the expectations internalize their positive labels, and those with positive labels succeed accordingly; a similar process works in the opposite direction in the case of low expectations. The idea behind the Pygmalion effect is that increasing the leader’s expectation of the follower’s performance will result in better follower performance. Within sociology, the effect is often cited with regard to education and social class. The Pygmalion effect has also been subject to criticism.

Pygmalion effect – Wikipedia

The Golem effect is a psychological phenomenon in which lower expectations placed upon individuals either by supervisors or the individual themselves lead to poorer performance by the individual. This effect is mostly seen and studied in educational and organizational environments. It is a form of self-fulfilling prophecy.

Golem effect – Wikipedia

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The Dutch That Fought Against the Western Allies in World War II – Landstorm Nederland

Landstorm Nederland was a collaborating Dutch Waffen-SS unit established in March 1943 during WWII in the Netherlands. Contrary to the Wiking Division and the Dutch Volunteer Legion, this unit did not fight on the Eastern Front. They did see action during the Liberation of Belgium and Operation Market Garden. Later it was re-named into SS-Grenadier-Brigade Landstorm Nederland (1944) and after that re-named: 34. SS-Grenadier-Division Landstorm Nederland (1945). Some of its men served as camp guard in Camp Erika and Hollandscheveld. After the war these men – Erik Pattist, Dirk Hoogendam, Herbertus Bikker and Toon Soetebier – escaped either to Spain and Germany. Learn more about the forgotten stories of WW2 in the Netherlands.

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Self-fulfilling prophecy

self-fulfilling prophecy is the sociopsychological phenomenon of someone “predicting” or expecting something, and this “prediction” or expectation coming true simply because the person believes it will and the person’s resulting behaviors align to fulfill the belief. This suggests that people’s beliefs influence their actions. The principle behind this phenomenon is that people create consequences regarding people or events, based on previous knowledge of the subject. There are three factors within an environment that can come together to influence the likelihood of a self-fulfilling prophecy becoming a reality. These would be appearance, perception and belief. When a phenomenon cannot be seen, appearance is what we rely upon when a self-fulfilling prophecy is in place. When it comes to a self-fulfilling prophecy there also must be a distinction “between “brute and institutional” facts” The philosopher John Searle states the difference as  ““facts [that] exist independently of any human institutions; institutional facts can only exist within institutions”” There is an inability of institutional facts to be self-fulfilling. For example, the old belief that the Earth is flat (institutional) when it is known to be spherical (brute) There has to be a consensus by “large numbers of people within a given population” asides from being institutional, social, or bound by the laws of nature for an idea to be seen as self-fulfilling. A self-fulfilling prophecy is applicable to either negative or positive outcomes. It can be concluded that establishing a label towards someone or something significantly impacts their perception and influences them to establish self-fulfilling prophecy. Interpersonal communication plays a significant role in establishing these phenomena as well as impacting the labeling process. Intrapersonal communication can have both positive and negative effects, dependent on the nature of the self-fulfilling prophecy.

A self-fulfilling prophecy has been considered an inherently false conception based on the way Merton defines self fulfilling, which makes it a restrictive theory due to the fact that it must be a false idea from the start in order for the resulting outcome to have proved the initial thought to be true.

“The expectations of a relationship or the inferiority complex felt by young minority children are examples of the negative effects of real false beliefs being self-fulfilling.”

American sociologist W. I. Thomas was the first to discover this phenomenon. In 1928 he developed the Thomas theorem (also known as the Thomas dictum), stating that,

If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.

In other words, the consequence will come to fruition based on how one interprets the situation. Because of the way the Thomas’ defined a self-fulfilling prophecy it can be regarded as relatively flexible and can apply to many things such as culture. On a societal level, there can be a consensus on what’s deemed true depending on the importance of the part of the culture even if it is a false assumption and as a result of this perception of the culture it will become the outcome based on the behavior of the society. A person’s perception can be “self-creating” if the belief they have is acted upon by their behavior which aligns with the outcome.

Building on Thomas’ idea, another American sociologist, Robert K. Merton, used the term “self-fulfilling prophecy” for it, popularizing the idea that “a belief or expectation, correct or incorrect, could bring about a desired or expected outcome.” While Robert K. Merton is typically credited for this theory since he coined the name, The Thomas’s developed it earlier on along with the philosophers Karl Popper and Alan Gerwith who also independently contributed to the idea behind this theory in their works which came before Merton as well. Self-fulfilling prophecies are an example of the more general phenomenon of positive feedback loops.

Other specific examples discussed in psychology include:

New Thought

The law of attraction is a typical example of self-fulfilling prophecy. It is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. According to this law, all things are created first by imagination, which leads to thoughts, then to words and actions. The thoughts, words and actions held in mind affect someone’s intentions which makes the expected result happen. Although there are some cases where positive or negative attitudes can produce corresponding results (principally the placebo and nocebo effects), there is no scientific basis to the law of attraction.

Begging the question

Bootstrap paradox

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Copycat effect


Expectation (epistemic)

Fake it till you make it

Mind over matter

Moore’s law

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nominative determinism

Reflexivity (social theory)

Subject-expectancy effect

Selection bias

Self-defeating prophecy

Self-licking ice cream cone

Self-validating reduction

Read more here: Self-fulfilling prophecy – Wikipedia

In memoriam Hermann Löns – Der Wehrwolf

Before anyone says it- I know the song I used here is based on a poem by Erich Mühsam who was a communist satirizing militarism and nationalism. But I think as with many things the left does, it’s easily interpreted to mean the exact opposite. Their negatives are our positives. It’s why the band made this song really.

Just realized that Schritten – stapfoot isnt even a translation. Stapvoets is a Dutch word. Oh well. Deal with it.


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Hermann Löns (29 August 1866 – 26 September 1914) was a German journalist and writer. He is most famous as “The Poet of the Heath” for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape of the North German moors, particularly the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. Löns is well known in Germany for his famous folksongs. He was also a hunternatural historian and conservationist. Despite being well over the normal recruitment age, Löns enlisted and was killed in World War I and his purported remains were later used by the German government for celebratory purposes.

Hermann Löns was born on 29 August 1866 in Kulm (now ChełmnoPoland) in West Prussia.

Löns’ books continued to sell well after his death. By 1934, they had reached an overall circulation of 2.5 million books. By 1938, the Wehrwolf had sold more than 500,000 copies (reaching 865,000 copies by 1945). This made him one of the most successful authors in Germany at the time.

His literary work has been categorised as part of the folkish philosophy, although his character was also one of intense individualism.

As some of his writings had included nationalistic ideas, he was considered by the National Socialists as one of their writers. Some parts of his works conformed well with the “Blood and soil” ethos endorsed by National Socialist ideologues such as Walther Darre and Alfred Rosenberg, which lauded the peasantry and small rural communities as the true character of the German nation.

Read more here: Hermann Löns – Wikipedia

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Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayistpoet and playwright. He emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet Republic, for which he served 5 years in prison.

Also a cabaret performer, he achieved international prominence during the years of the Weimar Republic for works which, before Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, condemned “Nazism” and satirized the future dictator. Mühsam was murdered in the Oranienburg concentration camp in 1934.

While in jail, Mühsam was very prolific with his writing, completing the play Judas (1920), and a large number of poems. In 1924, he was released from jail as the Weimar Republic granted a general amnesty for political prisoners. Also released in this amnesty was Adolf Hitler, who had served eight months of a five-year sentence for leading the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923.

Mühsam was arrested on charges unknown in the early morning hours of 28 February 1933, within a few hours after the Reichstag fire in Berlin. Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister, labelled him as one of “those Jewish subversives.” It is alleged that Mühsam was planning to flee to Switzerland within the next day. Over the next seventeen months, he would be imprisoned in the concentration camps at SonnenburgBrandenburg and finally, Oranienburg.

Read more here: Erich Mühsam – Wikipedia

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Preferential Treatment

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Preferential treatment means government action which uses solely race or gender to select a less qualified applicant over a more qualified applicant. This definition of preferential treatment is based on the Washington state supreme court ruling in Parents Involved In Community Schools vs. Seattle School District, No.1, 72 P.3d 151, 166 (Wash. 2003).

Preferential treatment means the act of using race or gender as the sole qualifying factor to select a lesser qualified candidate over a more qualified candidate for a public education, public employment, public contracting or public health opportunity.

Preferential treatment definition – Law Insider

Preferential treatment means to give an advantage to one country, group, or company over others.

Preferential treatment | The IT Law Wiki

By a rather consistent margin for the past 22 years Americans have opposed preferential treatment for minorities. In a 2009 survey just 31% agreed that “we should make every effort to improve the position of blacks and minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment,” while 65% disagreed. Whites are overwhelmingly opposed to the issue (76% disagree), but majorities of both African Americans (58%) and Hispanics (53%) favor preferential treatment to improve conditions for minorities. However, in a 2007 survey, 70% of Americans said they favored “affirmative action programs to help blacks, women and other minorities get better jobs and education,” including a majority of whites (52%). Support for affirmative action has increased substantially since 1998 when only 58% favored such programs.

No to Preferential Treatment, Yes to Affirmative Action | Pew Research Center

Preferential treatment for minorities discriminates against majority groups and other non-minorities.

Racial preferences reinforce common stereotypes relating to inferiority.

Preferential treatment stigmatizes highly educated minorities as only being successful because of preferential treatment, instead of their hard work and intelligence.

It is said to be unwise because the racial preferences lower collegiate academic standards.

Racial preference can lead to resentment between those who benefit and those who experience discrimination.

Preferential treatment for minorities discriminates against majority groups | Course Hero

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If I were to describe North-West Europeans and especially Germanic people’s relationship with everybody else in two words, it would be preferential treatment.

This experience goes all the way back to my childhood. It can be seen everywhere in our countries, EU and in geopolitics.

Delusion of Grandeur

Self-Betrayal / Self-Deception

Cognitive Dissonance

Cultural dissonance

Cultural Appropriation

Cargo cult

Colonial Mentality

Learned Helplessness

Inferiority Complex


Affirmative Action


Victim Olympics / Oppression Olympics

Ivory Tower


Prima Donna

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Video: Unarmed White Woman Executed In Front Of Children By Black Police Officer Was Covered Up By State Officials

A shocking 2015 body camera video of a Burlington Police Department officer shooting a white woman in her yard in front of her young children has emerged online six years later. 

Local officials fought a lengthy legal battle in Iowa courts looking to cover the incident up. In 2018, a federal judge forced them to release the video to the public, but it was largely ignored by the mainstream media and activist groups for political and racial reasons. The officer, Jesse Hill, is black, while his victim, Autumn Steele, is white.

Video: Unarmed White Woman Executed In Front Of Children By Black Police Officer Was Covered Up By State Officials – National Justice

Out of camera shot, Steele was heard to cry out. She was rushed to hospital but died of a gunshot wound to her stomach.

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Inferiority Complex

In psychology, an inferiority complex is an intense personal feeling of inadequacy, often resulting in the belief that one is in some way deficient, or inferior, to others.

According to Alfred Adler, a feeling of inferiority may be brought about by upbringing as a child (for example, being consistently compared unfavorably to a sibling), physical and mental limitations, or experiences of lower social status (for example, being treated unfavorably by one’s peers due to belonging to a different race, economic background, or gender).

An inferiority complex may cause an individual to overcompensate in a number of ways. For example, a man who feels inferior because they are shorter than average (also known as a Napoleon complex) may become overly concerned with how they appear to others- they may wear special shoes to make themselves appear taller or surround themselves with individuals who are even shorter than themselves. If this is taken to the extreme, it becomes a neurosis.

It may also cause an individual to be prone to flashy outward displays, with behaviors ranging from attention-seeking to excessive competitiveness and aggression, in an attempt to compensate for their either real or imagined deficiencies.


According to the Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology, “[i]n Adlerian psychology, a combination of an erroneous belief of an individual that he/she is unable to cope with some aspect of life because of a real or imagined physical or psychological deficiency, feelings of depression, and a cessation of coping efforts in that area”. In another sense “A general term for a personal sense of inferiority”.


The notion of an inferiority complex was introduced into the psychoanalytic branch of psychology by Alfred Adler, founder of classical Adlerian psychology, paralleling what Pierre Janet had called a feeling of incompleteness (sentiment d’incomplétitude). The idea appears in many of Sigmund Freud‘s works, but has fallen out of favor due to later advances in theory. It was also used on occasion by Freud’s sometime colleague Carl Jung, (who first employed the term complex in general as the denotation for a group of related ideas that conform to a certain pattern).

Adler considered that many neurotic symptoms could be traced to overcompensation for this feeling of inferiority, as well as such compensatory over-achievements as the oratory of the stammering Demosthenes.

In modern literature, the preferred terminology is “lack of self-esteem“.


An inferiority complex occurs when the feelings of inferiority are intensified in the individual through discouragement or failure. Those who are at risk for developing a complex include people who: show signs of low self-esteem or self-worth or have low status in their peer group. They may also display symptoms similar to depression. Children reared in households where the parents are perceived as having overbearing expectations may also develop an inferiority complex.

According to Adler, “Everyone (…) has a feeling of inferiority. But the feeling of inferiority is not a disease; it is rather a stimulant to healthy, normal striving and development. It becomes a pathological condition only when the sense of inadequacy overwhelms the individual and, far from stimulating him to useful activity, makes him depressed and incapable of development.”


Classical Adlerian psychology makes a distinction between primary and secondary inferiority feelings.

  • A primary inferiority feeling is said to be rooted in the young child’s original experience of weakness, helplessness and dependency, where there is also a lack of parental acceptance and affection, or an actual constitutional weakness. It can then be intensified by comparisons to siblings, romantic partners, and adults.
  • A secondary inferiority feeling relates to an adult’s experience of being unable to reach a subconscious, reassuring fictional final goal of subjective security and success to compensate for the inferiority feelings. The perceived distance from that reassuring goal would lead to a negative/depressed feeling that could then prompt the recall of the original inferiority feeling; this composite of inferiority feelings, i.e. the original feeling recalled due to the secondary feeling, could be experienced as overwhelming. The reassuring goal invented to relieve the original, primary feeling of inferiority (which actually causes the secondary feeling of inferiority) is the “catch-22” of this dilemma. Desperate attempts to obtain therapeutic reassurance and delivery from a depressing feeling of inferiority and worthlessness may repeatedly fail. This vicious cycle is common in neurotic lifestyles.


When an inferiority complex is in full effect, it may impact the performance of an individual as well as impact an individual’s self-esteem. Unconscious psychological and emotional processes can inhibit a student’s ability to receive and understand new information in addition to an excessive guardedness that results from an inability to accept or understand one’s own subconscious feelings of inferiority.

In his PhD dissertation, Guy Hutt found that in students who display difficulty with math classes, the subject can become associated with a psychological inferiority complex, low motivation and self-efficacy, poor self-directed learning strategies, and feelings of being unsafe or anxious.

In the mental health treatment population, this complex sometimes overlaps in patients with other disorders such as certain types of schizophreniamood disorders, and personality disordersAlfred Adler identified an inferiority complex as one of the contributing factors to some unhealthy childhood behaviors.

Individuals with increased feelings of inferiority have a higher tendency toward self-concealment, which in turn results in an increase in loneliness and a decrease in happiness.

Superiority complex

Related to the inferiority complex is a “superiority complex“, a psychological defense mechanism in which a person’s outward display of superiority displaces or conceals their feelings of inferiority. Differentiated by Adler from a normal desire for social recognition, the superiority complex results in vulgar displays of self-worth or status, stemming from underlying feelings of inferiority – sometimes judged by observers to appear as a form of imposture.

Inferiority complex – Wikipedia

Delusion of Grandeur

Self-Betrayal / Self-Deception

Cognitive Dissonance

Cultural dissonance

Cultural Appropriation

Cargo cult

Colonial Mentality

Learned Helplessness


Affirmative Action


Victim Olympics / Oppression Olympics

Ivory Tower


The Karen Mindset: The Psychology of Entitlement

Both Environment and Genetic Makeup Influence Behavior