Comment: “Physically they are, but behaviorally there are some differences. Russians, along with many ethnics, tend to be more ethnocentric and less universalist in their thinking than the whiter-people. In this sense they are a little closer to the NAM’s [Non-Asian Minorities] than the whiter-people are, and therefore understand them better.”
Another comment: Most “Russian” immigrants to the US are not ethnic Russians. “Russian” immigrants are overwhelmingly Jewish, with an admixture of Georgians and Armenians.
Whether ethnic Russians are really “white” people is also debatable. Even beyond the fact that there is a substantial admixture of Tatar and Mongol genes in the Russian population, the history of Russia between 900 AD and 1900 AD was very different than the history of Western Europe. Most Russians are descended from serfs, which is to say most Russians are descendants from the results of 700 years or more of slavery. It’s probably not a coincidence, whether you want to blame nature or nurture, that ethnic Russians seem to show many of the same social pathologies that show up in the African-American population – an inability to cooperate effectively and non-violently even with members of their own ethnic groups, trouble with authority, promiscuity, high percentage of children born out of wedlock, much value given to stereotypical “masculine” behavior, etc. But this is more of a problem in a country like Germany, where there are lots of ethnic Russians immigrating, than it is in the US.
“One thing I’ve noticed about Portland and other liberal, whiter people cities (San Francisco, Seattle, Ann Arbor): the bums there are especially aggressive. I suppose this because they are coddled by the local culture and unafraid of the locals in a way they wouldn’t be in other, more conservative cities.”
“The SWPL believes that, no matter how “bad” diversity gets, since nothing moral can be done to resolve it, nothing at all should be done, so you just have to learn to get used to it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to convince him that something moral (as the SWPL would understand it) can be done.”
This article failed to mention one of the main reasons for Portland’s whiteness, an accident of nature. In 1948, a massive flood of the Willamette destroyed Vanport City, a Portland suburb that was then Oregon’s second largest city and home to blacks who had moved to work during WWII. Whites wern’t hospitable to flood victims, and many left. To this day, you can hear local blacks strangely claim the flood was a big conspiracy.