Jared Taylor/American Renaissance
Posted: January 11, 2011
Jared Taylor calls his views "race realism" and himself a believer in "complete freedom of association." He advocates voluntary segregation as a "natural" expression of racial solidarity and denies that his views constitute white supremacism or white separatism. Viewing world conflicts and societal problems as derivative of racial, religious, and ethnic diversity, Taylor upholds racial homogeneity as the key to fostering peaceful coexistence. He sees Japan, where he lived until he was 16 years old with his missionary parents, as an exemplar of a racially homogenous society. He views Asians generally as genetically superior in intelligence to whites who he, in turn, sees as genetically superior in intelligence to blacks.
Taylor generally promotes his views through articles published in American Renaissance, the white supremacist journal he edits. In the articles, he often argues that racial diversity is a negative for society, as in "Integration Has Failed," the lead article in the February 2008 issue of the publication. His recent writings have promoted such themes as a genetic basis for differences in intelligence between races; the alleged benefits of racial homogeneity; a propensity among blacks to commit crimes at higher levels than whites, and an alleged reconquista (or re-conquest) of the American Southwest by Mexicans.
Being careful to couch his language in purported scientific
research and academic jargon, he often roots his findings in what he describes as predetermined factors, including a lower IQ and higher blood testosterone in blacks. During one of his at least ten appearances on The Political Cesspool, a now-defunct Tennessee-based radio show that often gave a platform to anti-Semites and white supremacists, Taylor said, "Nature has dealt blacks an unfortunate hand when it comes to crime." Blacks, he argued in his 1999 pamphlet "The Color of Crime," are more prone to criminal activity than whites, a position from which he justifies the use of racial profiling in community policing. Taylor also views whites as the lone racial group in America unable to proclaim racial solidarity and calls Latinos more dedicated to "race and homeland" than the United States of America. As expressed in his appearance on CNN's Paula Zahn Now in December 2006, Taylor sees whites as singularly oppressed in contemporary American society and claims that they cannot use the "n-word" in public for fear of losing their jobs and reputations.
Taylor eschews anti-Semitism. Seeing Jews as white, greatly influential and the "conscience of society," Taylor rather seeks to partner with Jews who share his views on race and racial diversity. Four out of the 10 speakers at the initial American Renaissance conference in 1994 were Jews, including Michael Levin, a racist professor at the City University of New York and author of Why Race Matters, and Rabbi Mayer Shiller, then head of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys in New York. Jews have been speakers and/or participants at all eight American Renaissance conferences.
During the 2006 American Renaissance conference David Duke, who was not a scheduled presenter, accused Jews of being a "power… that has led to the internal destruction of our will and spirit" during a question-and-answer session. Taylor attempted to "clear the air" regarding Jewish participation in American Renaissance conferences with a piece in the May 2006 edition of the American Renaissance journal in which he wrote, "Jews have, from the outset, been equal participants in our efforts." However, he also compared the question of "the roles of Jews in society" to questions over homosexuality, foreign policy, and abortion and said that these issues should be openly debated in a "free society."