Repost from the old site.
You wonder why I call these people names. Ok. There is a very good reason for that, and it is not just what they write. I really don’t give a damn what they write, although in most cases, there’s a problem of tone.
The main problem is their position on civil rights and anti-discrimination laws (and I am not including affirmative action as one of these laws). If you’re against civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, you’re a racist. It’s really that simple.
There’s just no way around it. Although this makes all libertarians and anarchists de facto racists, people who always write about disparagingly about certain non-White races, and then want to get rid of civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, well, they’re just racists in both intent and praxis, period.
When you oppose civil rights and anti-discrimination laws for whatever reason, you are promoting racism. Whether you are consciously racist or not, you are engaging in racist behavior and promoting a racist project and agenda. It’s as simple as that.
How many Blacks oppose civil rights laws and anti-discrimination laws? Almost zero. How many Whites do? Wow! All sorts of Whites do, but they’re not really racists, they’re just libertarians. Holy Moses! Almost no Blacks take this Black-hostile stand, but tons of Whites do, but they’re not racists . Hmmm.
Let’s look at these folks:
Charles Murray: Mr. Murray, famous author of The Bell Curve. I have read it many times; it is excellent, and it really makes a mockery of his later life as he moved much to the right of that book. He has not yet made his position known on civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. However, he has taken a negative, hopeless, very hereditarian point of view on race and intelligence that is extremely controversial to say the least.
Recently, he also admitted that he is a libertarian. That’s strange for a long-time and high-profile Republican public figure like him. It seems clear that Murray’s libertarianism is based mostly or solely on his desire to end civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. Going out on a limb here, I am going to argue that Murray is a racist, against Blacks and Hispanics anyway (he married a Thai woman and has two biracial Thai-White kids).
Arthur Jensen It has been very difficult to pin down Jensen as a racist, since he tends to keep his mouth shut and does excellent scholarly work. James Flynn has praised him and says he’s not a racist. Nevertheless, early on, in 1969, he took an extremely hardline hereditarian stand on race and IQ, and he has not budged even one millimeter since then.
The rest of his career has been mostly spent fighting off attacks on his early claims and expanding on them. It doesn’t seem that he’s the kind of guy who will admit he’s wrong. Jensen has come out in the last couple of years and stated that he wants to get rid of all civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. Therefore, Arthur Jensen is a racist.
Philippe Rushton: As if his exasperating books were not enough (although Race, Evolution and Behavior is definitely a good and thought-provoking read at the very least), and they have been widely challenged, he has made some disparaging remarks about Blacks.
For instance, he said that Canada is starting to go downhill because more Blacks are moving there. We’ll let him slide on this for now, and on his problematic books.
Rushton has also taken a very hardline hereditarian stance on race and IQ, though recently, he and Murray admitted that Blacks have closed the B-W IQ gap by 3 points. However, Rushton has recently come out as opposing all civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. Therefore, Philippe Rushton is a racist, at least against Blacks, who are the source of most of his authorial attacks (he’s married to a Korean woman).
Robert Gordon of Johns Hopkins University: He works in sociology and is the former husband of Linda Gottfredson. This is the little-known fellow behind the Le Griffe Du Lion website.
He is not only a White racist like the rest, but unlike many of them, this guy is actually a White Supremacist. A good portion of his site is given over to studies showing how Whites are actually superior to Northeast Asians.
His work is exceedingly problematic and should well earn him the racist tag right there. For instance, he claims that Black criminals “deliberately prey with a hunter’s mindset for White victims to the exclusion of other victims”. Wow. But let us give him a break on his most unpleasant work and website for now.
Mr. Gordon, in the form of The Lion’s Claw, has definitely come out for getting rid of all civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, or at least that is my reading of Le Griffe’s blog. If I am wrong, let me know in the comments or in e-mail. Therefore, tentatively, Robert Gordon is a racist.
Richard Lynn: Mr. Lynn is a professor in anthropology at the University of Ulster. His writings are pretty unpleasant like a lot of this stuff, but he’s also engaged in some academic or scientific fraud in my opinion, or nearly so, or at least some funny theorizing.
I notice an awful lot of these “race realist”, “racialist”, “racially aware” or “White nationalist” folks, almost all of whom are White by the way, really take umbrage to being called racists. Though I’m not so obtuse or grotesque as to call anyone who adopts a name like the above a racist, I think one thing is clear.
If you oppose civil rights and anti-discrimination laws (other than affirmative action), that’s the litmus test for racism. You oppose them, you’re a racist. It’s really that simple. If you folks want people to quit calling you racist, maybe you should reconsider your position on these laws. Just a thought.
If you oppose civil rights and anti-discrimination law, don’t BS around. Just come right out and admit you’re a racist. It’s not the worst thing on Earth to be, and there are hundreds of millions of humans just like you. Hey, some of my friends are even racists. What the heck? Say it loud and say it proud!
Herrnstein, R. & Murray, C. 1994. The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. New York: Free Press.
Rushton, J.P. 1995. Race, Evolution and Behavior. New Brunswick, NJ.: Transaction Publishers.