Walter Russell Meade describes the current racial entente- what Paul Kersey and Hunter Wallace call Black-Run America- the Compromise of 1977, or the Last Compromise. He uses this date because it represents the start of the Jimmy Carter presidency, but important aspects of it- the reestablishment of law and order, primarily- occurred much later.
Like most of what he writes, it’s interesting and insightful without getting into dangerous territory. Meade lays out the racial history of the US as a series of compromises, only the Missouri Compromise which is formally known as such, but represent some kind of political agreement on how to deal with blacks.
Meade recognizes that part of this bargain was providing blacks with jobs in large bureaucratic organizations, public and private. The problem as he sees it, is that the financial ability of both private and public bureaucracies to maintain these jobs is seriously declining, putting the black middle-class at risk.
What he won’t say is that large bureaucracies can maintain a lot of organizational fat- people who do not productively contribute to the organization’s goals. The truth is there really is no black middle class. Most blacks do jobs that are unnecessary, work with people of other races who do the actual work, or act as commissars, such as in human resources. Corporations have been cutting jobs seriously and permanently for 20 years or more. They can’t just get rid of all the black deadwood, but they can cut proportionately, and that puts blacks out of work or eliminates jobs for which they might be hired. Government still has a lot of jobs of this type; but state and local governments have been cutting, leaving only the federal government as a gravy train.
Meade, in true neoconservative fashion, still thinks we haven’t done enough for blacks- “Poor black kids in a chaotic, crime-ridden neighborhood with no option but to attend lousy schools can hardly be said to enjoy equal access to the opportunities of American life.” Yes, as a “conservative” Meade can’t admit that the reason that the neighborhoods are dangerous and the schools are lousy is precisely the presence of black people and no amount of money will change that- almost unlimited amounts of money have been tried, and it hasn’t worked.
This Compromise, or BRA was a great victory for blacks, even though I argue they did not really benefit as a whole and were not the intended beneficiaries. Blacks have been insufferable ever since. Meade phrases this, unfortunately without irony as “a new culture of assertion and pride.” Why, indeed it is, if you put it that way! It’s a bit like Steve Sailer’s “large, self-assured black woman” although Steve writes it with a smirk.
Meade sees the collapse of the ability to support this “compromise”, or as it might better be put, shakedown, as a serious problem. I’m not sure this will be that much of a problem for blacks- they have tremendous political power, and in a corrupt oligarchy resources follow power. To the extent this strong-arming does come to an end, it’s a great thing and a new era for America. We have suffered the leeching of blacks and their bullying and intimidation too long. Any decrease in this is an improvement.