Whites, for some reason not including Portuguese, are only the eighteenth highest income earners and yet are legally discriminated against because of an imagined "White privilege." The higher earning groups are virtually all "new immigrants" who were let into the country after the change in the laws in the 1960s. The raw data corresponds to Brooks statements, and one reason to explain this is by reference to Putnam's social science study of the loss of social capital experienced by natives due to diversity. Another way to explain this is to appeal to the Darwinian theory for the effects that invasive species have when they move into another's habitat. Once upon a time, common sense nativism and populist racial sentiment was regarded as a natural extension of preserving one's own species, to preserve one's own culture, way of life, and most especially living space. The Chinese exclusion acts and head taxes represent this natural form of self-preservation the Chinese built a Great Wall to keep the barbarians on the north out.
In our days, however, Darwinian theory is applied only to the natural, not the human world. A non-for-profit organization, The Invasive Species Centre, for example, has launched a campaign against the invasive species of Asian carp, which it deems dangerous to the Great Lakes:
"Because Asian carp breed so quickly, they can take over lake and river habitats, pushing out native species and unbalancing the natural ecosystem. Asian carp also contain parasites not native to our waters, such as the Asian tapeworm."
Perhaps the other fish are merely 'inferior species,' like Brooks' European Americans. If there is to be a parallel between the species protectionism against Asian carp and the racial protectionism against Asian people that Whites enjoy in Australia, America, and Canada before the 1970s, it is because both adhere to the same common sense natural principles of environmental and species protectionism. Common sense was simply not beholden to political correctness back in 1882 when the American government first issued the Chinese Exclusion Act.
To my own mind one of the main reasons for European underperformance in traditionally European derived and still majority White nations is the presence of a toxic popular culture and laissez-faire attitudes towards employment, education and child rearing we've inherited from the 1960s onward. The anti-authoritarian tendencies of the liberal order is a disease in which immigrants and their offspring are not subjected to leading to articles with titles such as: "Are Chinese Mothers Superior?" (the superiority lies in authoritarian parenting). These attitudes and general laissez-faire approach to life, an increasingly morbid sense of atomistic individualism and existential self-creationism are also to blame. Westerners are concerned with 'finding themselves' while Easterners are concerned with success and worldly status 'getting ahead.' Our cultural operating system has become incredibly crippling and dis-empowering.
However, the height of the 'current year' absurdity leading to our slow suicide is probably the ideological-politics of ethno-masochism constantly kowtowing to a highly selective, often ahistorical and decontextualized series of 'injustices,' prompting our Prime Minister to issue tissue-soaked apologies. This progressive propaganda is meant to promote 'White guilt,' a most pernicious form of demoralization that leaves Europeans far from adopting self-preservationist strategies. Wallowing in our own 'moral inferiority,' which is the most idiotic ahistorical lie imaginable (the exact opposite of the truth, in fact), presents us with the lack of a natural drive towards self-preservation, to natural protectionist policies.
It really tells how pathologically insane our ruling elites are apologizing to the very groups that are replacing, out-competing and pricing us out of our habitats, and if you permit me to be truthful to the natural world analogy of invasive species discussed above, without recourse to metaphor, apologizing to the "Asian Carps" that are killing us.