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White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century Paperback – May 19, 2011
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Jared Taylor is arguably the most brilliant of the leaders of what is sometimes called the 'Alternative Right,' the intellectual movement focused on emergent issues that are now systematically suppressed in America's purblind public debate. This book, the long awaited sequel to his seminal Paved With Good Intentions, will eventually be seen as a decisive step forward on the historic American nation's road to recovery from the paralyzing curse of Political Correctness."
-- Peter Brimelow, Editor of VDARE.com and author of Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster
"In this brilliant and wide-ranging survey of the relevant science and history, Jared Taylor shows that racial consciousness is intrinsic and that efforts to remake human nature are doomed to fail. He shows that in modern America, people of all races prefer the company of people of their own race; that racial diversity is more often a source of conflict than of strength; and that multiculturalism is changing the United States profoundly and to the detriment of most white people."
-- Dr. Raymond Wolters, Keith Professor of History, University of Delaware
"The work of an insightful, well-tempered, and above all, demandingly honest mind, White Identity is especially timely as the white population of America comes under intensifying demographic, political, cultural, and economic pressure from both within and without. Jared Taylor deserves our deep gratitude for declaring that whites must find a way to stand up for themselves in a world in which they are becoming a shrinking minority, even in their own once white-majority countries."
-- Prof. J. Philippe Rushton, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
"Jared Taylor offers the reader an open, honest, and frank discussion of the reality of race and race relations in America today. He convincingly argues that unless all the facts, painful or politically inconvenient though they may be, are laid bare then all that follows will be based on false assumptions and doomed to failure."
-- Dr. Roger D. McGrath, Author/Historian/Television Commentator
"White Identity makes shocking and painful reading for any white person who fears for the future of the United States. It is about the relentless demise of whites, about the loss of will to survive, even about the death of whites globally. As Jared Taylor demonstrates in a relentless barrage of data and statistics, whites are being racially, culturally and physically dispossessed by non-whites. The acceptance of multiculturalism as something beneficial when it is barely concealed and often explicit anti-white racism renders whites uniquely vulnerable to the organized racial solidarity of non-whites. I retain hope. I retain this hope because of the author himself. Jared Taylor embodies all the virtues that made the American Republic: physical courage, wisdom, love of learning, an indomitable spirit and point-blank refusal to live by the Lie."
-- Dr. Frank Ellis, formerly of University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Leeds
"Jared Taylor documents the dire consequences of demographic change in the United States. He warns of the deterioration that will follow when and if whites become a minority, and sounds a much needed wake-up call for whites to regain their sense of racial consciousness."
-- Dr. Richard Lynn, Professor emeritus of psychology, University of Ulster
"If you don't like letting facts ruin your fantasies about race relations and diversity stay away from this book!"
--Dr. Anthony Hilton, Associate Professor of Psychology (retired), Concordia University, Montreal
Fear of an Erudite White
By Jim Goad
White Identity is Jared Taylor's first full-l --Houston Conservative Examiner
Few men in America are as reviled by the liberal establishment as Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), he is "a courtly presenter of ideas that most would consider crudely white supremacist." Keep in mind that the SPLC is an organization that cites Thomas Fleming, editor of this magazine, 11 times on its website for his association with such "hate groups" as the League of the South and the notorious Rockford Institute. If you are reading this madazine, you are already tainted. If you buy Jared Taylor's new book, you probably risk investigation by the ATF or some clandestine civil-rights-enforcement organization. Even reading this review could endanger your voting rights in the New World Order.
Now that you have been forewarned, allow me to summarize Taylor's argument: The architects of the civil-rights movement, who sought to build a color-blind, fully integrated society, have achieved only a pyrrhic victory. If minorities are well represented in our public institutions, our schools and colleges, our sports, and in the media, pervasive segregation persists in virtually every form of volutnary association. The Ideology of multiculturalsim, while it celebrates "diversity," is little more than a cover for a divisive racial poer politics intended to demonize whites and impose upon them a disabling burden of guilt and self-loathing. While blacks, Hispanic, Asians, and other minorities are encouraged to express racial solidarity, whites who attempt to do the same are branded as racists covertly seeking to restore white supremacy. Unchecked immigration across the Mexican-American border is permanently altering not only the complexion but the character of American life. By mid-century, America will be a mosaic of minority cultures, each competing fiercely for its share of power and federal largesse. Given this reality, whites can no longer afford the luxury of disdain for racial-identity politics. Whites today, Taylor writes, "have a choice: regain a sense of identity and the resolve to maintain their numbers, their traditions, and their way of life--or face oblivion."
Taylor is among the few who have taken an unflinching look at the reality of racial segregation in contemporary American life. While in the past it was almost universally assumed that segregation was a direct consequence of white discrimination and everything to do with ethnic preference and political advantage. Many blacks now see the integrationist ideal as merely a political tool that has served its purpose. As Leon Williams wrote in a letter to the editor published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Inquirer, there is nothing wrong with segregation. Most African Americans with good sense want the same relations that most whites want. We don't want them living in our neighborhoods. We don't want our children going to school with theirs. . . We don't need tea and cookies and fireside chats with white people.Taylor makes a strong case that such attitudes, while not universal among blacks, are widespread. Education has, of course, been among the most hotly contested terrains in the struggle for equal opportunity. Blacks were once fervent supporters of public-school integration, but today many leaders in the black community are profoundly disillusioned with the official integrationist position of NAACP and have become advocates of segregated education, especially charter schools designed to serve black children.--Jack Trotter, Chronicles August 2011
White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century, by Jared Taylor
By Brett Stevens
People don't like to talk about it these days, but a big part of conservatism is racial identity what was once called "nationalism," when nation meant the ethnicity in which you were born.
Jared Taylor, a Yale graduate and independent businessman, has for the last two decades run an organization called American Renaissance that addresses the national question. Namely: how do we get beyond "diversity," which doesn't work for anyone, and re-discover our nationalist roots?
Naturally this upsets leftists. They claim to be tolerant of everything, but anything they don't like they accuse of being either elitist, racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-fat, Social Darwinism, Satan, etc. Leftists want you to think that you either think multiculturalism is Double Plus Good, or you're a fascist. No middle ground!
Taylor's newest book, White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century, will dispel these spurious claims because it does not just focus on white identity. Rather, it explores nationalist and identitarian politics and viewpoints in four racial groups: African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and whites.
Through meticulously researched content, Taylor proves that (a) diversity is failing despite massive government efforts (b) each racial or ethnic group seeks its own self-rule and identity, and in fact most prefer segregation (c) that racial identity is healthy for members of all ethnic groups and (d) that "diversity" and "multiculturalism" not only are failing now, but portend a future of continued failure that will harm all ethnic groups.
Sleek but not slick prose flows through this readable and engaging text, using numerous examples from both scientific publications and the mainstream news. Arguments are cleanly constructed and stand alone. It is an impressive work that will bring food for thought to anyone brave enough to consider the analysis it offers.
If you want a respite from the dogmatic race-baiting of mainstream politics, and a more scientific and historical viewpoint that is both balanced and compassionate but also logical and focused on the long term, White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century by Jared Taylor is an enjoyable and informative read. --Houston Conservative Examiner
About the Author
Jared Taylor was born in Japan, where he lived until he was 16 years old. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Yale University and a master's degree in international economics from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.He has worked as an international lending office for a major New York bank and as a consultant to companies doing business in Japan. For three yeas he was the West Coast Editor of PC (Personal Computing) Magazine, and has published articles and essays in the following publications:
Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Washington Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, National Review, Chronicles.
Since 1994, Jared Taylor has been the president of New Century Foundation, which publishes AmRen.com, a website devoted to issues of race and immigration.
He is the author of the following books:
Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle, 1983, 336 pp., William Morrow & Co.
Paved With Good Intensions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America, 1992, 416 pp., Carol and Graf (now part of Avalon Publishing).
The Tyranny of the New and Other Essays, 1992, Kinseido Publishers (Tokyo), 89 pp.
Jared Taylor lives with his family in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.
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This book uses a wealth of good evidence and the quality reasoning one would expect from the Yale graduate the author is. The quantity and quality of that evidence far exceeds that of most of the endless torrent of diversity-celebratory books published by prestigious publishers. Taylor uses that evidence to compellingly argue that:
-- diversity is NOT a strength
-- Eurocentric culture IS worth saving. Yet whites, educated by colleges and the media to feel they must step aside, are, without a shot being fired, surrendering the U.S. to a Black-and-Latino-centric culture. Such a culture, as Taylor's evidence so strongly indicates, is not one that gives one confidence about America's future. After all, I cannot find one Black- or Latino-centric nation among the world's 200 that inspires confidence that the world will be better when whites step aside.
I also want to mention that in Jared Taylor's book and in his other writings, it's clear that he is not some xenophobe who disparages all non-Whites. He's as quick to praise Asians' culture and accomplishments as he is to express concern about Black and Latino cultures.
He's also restrained and measured, a role model for how we all should be. He writes based on thoughtful reflection, not impulsive, near-religious irrationality, as do so many of diversity's True Believers.
I only wish that Jared Taylor would be invited into the national conversation about race and about immigration that this country desperately needs but is too afraid to have. Alas, that's particularly unlikely in light of our media being too brainwashed by their overwhelmingly leftist social science professors, and without the counterbalance of much real-world experience, to assert anything but "Diversity is our greatest strength."
* Integration has failed - nobody wants it, Black, White or other
* Diversity is not strength - it undermines most of society
* Blacks and Hispanics, and recently Asians as well, relentlessly promote their own racial agendas
* Even to talk about the interests of White people is anathema. We muzzle ourselves, and every other racial group shouts us down endlessly, and with impunity
* The situation is getting worse as the White majority inexorably shrinks
Taylor's style is to overwhelm the reader with citations from news sources, books, and other historical references. He easily convinces the reader that his evidence is not isolated and anecdotal, but rather, that it represents the actual situation in today's America. He has 50 pages of dense endnotes, by my count an average of 40 citations per page. A disbeliever could not refute the evidence, however they might disagree with the conclusion.
Taylor has previously argued from statistics. In "The Color of Crime" he presented FBI statistics on the identities of perpetrators and victims of crime. In this book he cites statistics gathered by others, but does not go into how those statistics were developed. The statistics all skew the same way. Blacks generally compiled the worst records for everything: school performance, poverty, crime, incarceration, teen pregnancies and so on, with Hispanics running a close second and occasionally exceeding the Blacks. American Indians, where statistics are available, fall in with the Blacks and Hispanics. Whites do significantly better in all categories. For instance, approximately 20% as much crime, 40% more income, four grade levels better in academic performance upon graduation. Asians exceed whites in almost all categories, especially notably in their low rates of criminality. Taylor's does not split Jews out from whites in general. Those who do generally show Jews to exceed Asians in most categories.
Taylor repeatedly pounds home the point that the races differ in temperament, and do not want to mix. Perhaps hoping someday to find a mainstream publisher, he does not investigate why this might be so. Though not exactly for those points, he cites two authors whose research has delved into these uncomfortable questions. Tatu Vanhanen is a Finnish psychometrician and co-author of "IQ and the Wealth of Nations" which centers on a statistical regression of average intelligence by nation with average income by nation. He finds the correlation to be highly significant: countries with smarter people make more money. His co-author, Richard Lynn, went on to write the unambiguously titled "Race and Intelligence," which pursues the same thesis within societies.
The second major author whom he cites is Philippe Rushton, who has investigated some systematic differences in temperaments among peoples. Whereas Taylor notes, rather without comment, that Blacks enjoy high self-esteem, Rushton delves into differences in blood chemistry, dopamine, and other such explanations.
Taylor talks at length about the amount of money - trillions of dollars - that has been spent attempting to lessen the "Black/White achievement gap" over the past 50 years, and the fact that it has had no measurable impact. Similar expenditures have been stubbornly unable to reduce self-segregation in neighborhoods, self-segregation on university campuses, incarceration rates or anything else to which it has been applied. Occam's razor suggests that the simplest explanation of a phenomenon is the best, and in this case, the evidence is overwhelming that there are unbridgeable differences between the races. Let it be! However, that goes against Diversity, which is one of the fundamental tenants of this age's secular dogma. I note with irony that even our churches, as segregated as they allow themselves to be, invariably preach a good line of diversity.
Taylor's last chapter is entitled "The Crisis We Face." You would hope that he offered a prescription, but he does not. I will offer my own in the next couple of paragraphs.
The United States is going to become a heavily pluralistic society. Perhaps Brazil offers the best model for our future. Whites and a surprising number of Japanese immigrants form a pocket of affluence from San Paulo southwards. They live in a sea of poverty and crime, and have to insulate themselves with walled communities, helicopter commutes, private schools and all of the other apparatus of a besieged minority. Nonetheless they survive, and they are responsible for Brazil's current affluence. Whites/Jews and Asians will continue to drive the engine of American financial success even as we are pushed into minority status. But we will not retain political control, and will continue to exist at the sufferance of the Blacks and Mexicans.
A major problem which Taylor does not address is our lack of fertility. He cites one stark statistic. White people make up 17% of the world's population but only 7% of its births. This is a recipe for self extinction, brought on by our own culture much more than anything the minorities have visited on us. We need a radical change of mindset, perhaps religious faith. Rather than waiting until such moment as our government leaves families enough money that we can be confident we can afford children, we should do as every other group does, have children and then figure out how to take care of them. Looking back at our own experience, a little adversity seems to have been beneficial to the children of the greatest generation. Let's not worry about it.
Lastly, I propose that we treasure the few uncontaminated reservoirs of whiteness. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are so politically and economically backwards that not even Africans want to come here. Writing from Kiev, I will add that the Ukrainians don't want them, and are just thuggish enough to rough them up occasionally on the streets when they do appear. Rather like a white boy on Calle Ocho. These terrible governments cannot last, and once these intelligent populations achieve some economic freedom, we can expect to see what economists call "convergence" by which process the gross national product rises to reflect average national productivity. Smart people naturally tend to grow rich; wealth has been repressed by catastrophic politics in this part of the world.
My expectation is that the Slavic countries, as well as Iceland, Finland, Georgia and a few other outliers will conclude that diversity is no virtue and keep themselves ethnically fairly pure. I have a choice of where to raise my kid, and I am betting on Ukraine. He will grow up feeling at home in his own country. Adios, Americanos.