Blacks are lazy and feckless because of the Scots? I think thats a bit of a stretch. Not that I'm arguing with you about the Scots.
Derpzique wrote:it's to do with the breakdown of the bourgeois nuclear family unit – a thoroughly western idea if ever there was one. do you really think african american children are underperforming compared to their peers and dropping out of the accepted/expected norms because of the way tribes are organised in southern kenya? you truly are an idiot.
Culturally black Africans have never had a nuclear family unit, whereas Europeans have had them for centuries if not millennia.
They never had it so they can't have lost it. Aggressive and feckless behaviour is rooted in their genes.
Yes, the South was largely settled by people from pre-industrial Cumberland/Northumbria, Ulster and Scots. Virginia was largely settled by people from East Anglia, and New England was settled by people from Devon/Somerset/Dorset. When people emigrated here they tended to come in family groupings that reflected where they came from back in Europe. Entire towns relocated together.
After the Scottish highlands were enclosed after Culloden, the culture in Scotland changed. It became more Anglicized, industrial, and educated. Prior to this they were tribal smallholders that did the bare minimum to get by, stole, poached, and raided their neighbors. Honor was paramount and dueling and brawls were common. Hotheaded, lazy, willing to fight at the first sign of disrespect, uneducated, uninterested in business or improvement. This described both the Borderland/Scots, the transplanted Southern rednecks and their cultural kin in Northern urban ghettos. It's a direct cultural line. It really has nothing to do with Africa. Blacks were here for hundreds of years before they were released from slavery. They picked up their culture from the poor southern whites they lived and worked with.
Even "Ebonics" has been traced back directly to defunct British dialects. It really has nothing to do with a unique black culture rooted in slavery or whatever its promoters try to sell it as.
For all intents and purposes, black Americans are culturally pre-industrial British. They just have dark skin.
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