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Culture War Roundup for the week of December 12, 2022

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Your suggesting honor games are behind the disproportionately murderous minority?

There is, surprisingly, quite a lot of evidence behind that hypothesis- it's notable that White Southerners also have elevated murder rates, although not as high as blacks, and for obvious reasons the two cultures are similar. In the case of White Southerners, their culture being acceptable to criticize, there's been a few articles alleging that honor games are behind higher rates of interpersonal violence. This probably generalizes at least partially to blacks, given that the cultures are extremely similar and the similar but more intense problem with increased levels of interpersonal violence.

While I do enjoy the idea of Chicago afflicted with dualists intent on maintaining honor. The comorbidities of other crime with the murders suggests to me pecuniary and regular criminality, lack of self regulation and executive function.

I’m now imagining a rapper going ‘now’s the last time you’ve insulted my honor/pistols at dawn and you’re a gonner/it was a long time ago you should’ve started playin’ nice/now I’ve got no choice to put you on ice’, but something tells me that what is meant by ‘honor games’ isn’t exactly that. In any case it seems quite apparent that the black community has far worse problems with violence than White Southerners even if the roots are the same; you could chalk this up to HBD, socioeconomic factors, what have you.