On Human Race: Behavior and Society



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What maintains societies? What destroys them? There are many factors that contribute to whether a society flourishes or fails — natural resources, weather conditions, IQ [two weeks], et cetera —, but a fundamental, unavoidable fact is that the quality of the men and women who comprise a society is intimately and causally connected to the level and the success of that society.

Human behavior is downstream from race, because race is a matter of genetics. The behavior of individuals influences society and aggregates into civilization. A society comprised of violent, uncontrolled criminals will never achieve great things; a society comprised of lazy, unintelligent men will never reach the stars.

As Christians, these are not matters of indifference — what kind of men we produce or permit in our societies directly affects our neighbors and, yes, the Church. In this, the second episode of our series on race, we will be tackling the uncomfortable questions of race, behavior, criminality, and related issues. Last week was genetics and next week will be Scripture — this week is behavior and society.

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This episode frankly discusses crime and related matters. You may not want to play this one for your children.


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8 Replies to “On Human Race: Behavior and Society”

  1. It took centuries of execution to drive out high murder rates out of European society:


    1. The strict punishment of crime certainly does have a role to play in appropriately managing the population (which certainly includes reducing the crime rate). Also, it is worth noting, that the actual outcome of such actions as your link describes was the removal of a certain sort of uncontrolled impulsivity from the population (and this, naturally, reduces the overall crime rate).


  2. I’m curious as to what the historical data shows with respect to rape and other violent crime by blacks shortly after migration to the North (circa 1900). Southern blacks had exposure to the gospel which would have tempered such tendencies toward violent crime. After a century of living in American cities, it would seem this tempering influence has all but vanished. If true, it would certainly be evident that the best thing for them as a people group would have to been to remain in their previous station, come back to Christ fully, and seek temporal emancipation through faith and prayer.

    Consequently, did whites contribute to the prolonged spiritual slavery of blacks by freeing them from bondage? An uncomfortable, but relevant question.


    1. Historical crime data largely reflect the reality of the current situation. Segregation and such certainly suppressed the numbers, but the behavioral differences have always been there. Certainly, the breakdown of the family, hierarchy, societal structure, et cetera, has contributed to a rise in crime, but that is only because the loss of those systems has enabled latent behavior issues, not created them.

      As a general rule, loud cries for ‘freedom’ or ‘liberty’ do end with shirking responsibility, abandoning duty, and worse outcomes all around.


  3. doesnt biological predispositions to violence, ect make strict moral codes a little strange?


  4. Please post the study on homicide rates which show US black homicide rates as comparable to African homicide rates


    1. The FBI and the CDC both publish data on US homicide rates. The UN, the WHO, and the SAPS publish homicide rates for various parts of Africa. These can be readily compared.