Vox posted this as the latest in his series of posts pointing out the flaws in the thinking of the Left: Genetics Vs Geographics. He correctly points out that Leftists seem to believe that when immigrants from third world countries are brought to Europe or the United States, they will automatically pick up the traits of the native people in their new countries through osmosis or something. This is clearly ridiculous, as each immigrant group brings their own influences to the new countries, and in the absence of some sort of assimilation being forced on them by the new country, the immigrants will retain the habits, biases, and culture that they had in their old country. Vox's response to that is that this is related to the genetics or the race of people, but I don't believe that is the determining factor. It is CULTURE, not RACE or genetics that is the determining factor here.
Now to a discussion of the U.S. and American culture: for decades now, we have been assaulted with the idea of multiculturalism, that all cultures are basically equal, that no one culture can be said to be better than another, and moreover, that there is no "American Culture" to defend. I categorically reject these statements of multiculturalism. I believe that it's fine to study and understand different cultures, but to do that without being moored in the superiority of what I will call "Western Culture" or "American Culture" is to get lost in the seas of human culture.
The reason that race is often used as the dividing line between cultures is that race and culture often go together. Obviously, though, individuals of any one race can adopt the culture of another race. Two examples: Justice Clarence Thomas and Eminem. Justice Thomas is a black man who worked hard to adopt the cultural traits of "white America" and climbed to a seat on the Supreme Court. Mr. Mathers is a white man who worked hard to adopt the cultural traits of "black America" and became a successful rap artist. Yes, there are many other examples like this, and they may even be better than these two.
Why are race and culture confused? Well, we are all born into a family of some sort, and the culture of our family is directly passed on to us in our early life, imprinting patterns and behaviors onto us that are very difficult to override. Because of this, most individuals of one race end up being in a similar culture. With geographic separation, one race can give rise to different cultures, but that takes generations. You can't take people raised in one culture, transplant them to another place where they are a minority in another culture, and expect them to adopt the traits of the new culture without being forced to assimilate. Instead, we have seen that the different immigrant groups tend to gather together and preserve their cultures. Only in the second or third generations do we see their descendants adopt most of the traits of the majority culture.
Today, no one wants to defend or preserve American Culture, and it is being allowed to go straight to hell. Well, if the people of this culture are too weak to defend and preserve it, they deserve it.
So, am I a Racist? No, not at all. I am a Culturist.