Jared Taylor’s corrected Wikipedia page
Samuel Jared Taylor (born 1951) is an American journalist and an advocate of what he calls “race realism.”[Source] He is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a webzine that describes itself as “America’s premiere publication of race-realist thought.”[Source]
Taylor is the president of the magazine’s parent organization, New Century Foundation. He is a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Georgia-based think tank, and a former member of the advisory board of The Occidental Quarterly. Taylor and many of the organizations he is associated with are often described as promoting racist ideologies by among others, civil rights groups, news media and academics studying racism in the US. Other sources praise him for his intelligence and erudition. [John Derbyshire (February 2, 2011). “The Futility of Dissidence.” Taki’s Magazine. Retrieved June 24, 2011.] [ David Horowitz (July 15, 2002). “David Horowitz Critiques AR.” FrontPage Mag. Retrieved December 3, 2012.] [Jonathan Meador (March 29, 2012). “The Changing Guard of White Separatism Convenes at a Tennessee State Park.” Nashville Scene. Retrieved December 3, 2012.]
Born to missionary parents in Japan, Taylor lived there until he was 16 years old. His parents were conventional liberals[clarification needed], and so was he until the age of 30. He graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a BA in Philosophy, and received the diplôme of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in 1978. [Source] He has also worked and traveled extensively in West Africa.
Taylor speaks fluent English, Japanese and French. In the 1980s, Taylor was West Coast Editor of PC Magazine and a consultant before founding the American Renaissance periodical in 1990. Taylor has taught Japanese to summer school students at Harvard University.
He is the author of Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle (1983) ISBN 0-688-02455-6, in which he wrote that Japan was not an appropriate economic or social model for the United States, and criticized the Japanese for excessive preoccupation with their own uniqueness.
Taylor first turned to race in Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America (1993) ISBN 0-9656383-4-0, in which he argued that racism is no longer a convincing excuse for high black rates of crime, poverty, and academic failure. He also edited The Real American Dilemma: Race, Immigration, and the Future of America, (1998) ISBN 0-9656383-0-8.
Taylor supervised preparation of the New Century Foundation monograph, The Color of Crime (1998, 2005), which argues that blacks and Hispanics commit violent crimes at considerably higher rates than whites, and that whites commit violent crimes at higher rates than Asians. He is the main contributor to a collection of articles from American Renaissance magazine called A Race Against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century, (2003) ISBN 0-9656383-2-4 and the editor of a collection of essays by the late Samuel Francis entitled Essential Writings on Race, (2007) ISBN 978-0-9656383-7-1.
Taylor believes that white people have their own racial interests, and that it is intellectually valid for them to protect these interests; he sees it as anomalous that non-Hispanic whites have allowed people of other races to organize themselves politically while not doing so themselves. His journal American Renaissance was founded to provide such a voice for so-called “white interests.”
Taylor has summarized the basis for his views in the following terms:
Race is an important aspect of individual and group identity. Of all the fault lines that divide society — language, religion, class, ideology — it is the most prominent and divisive. Race and racial conflict are at the heart of the most serious challenges the Western World faces in the 21st century … Attempts to gloss over the significance of race or even to deny its reality only make problems worse.
He has questioned the capacity of blacks to live successfully in a civilized society. In an article on the chaos in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Taylor wrote “when blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears. And in a crisis, civilization disappears overnight.” Taylor believes in a general correlation between race and intelligence, with blacks generally less intelligent than whites, and whites generally less intelligent than East Asians.
Taylor has said in an interview:
I think Asians are objectively superior to whites by just about any measure that you can come up with in terms of what are the ingredients for a successful society. This doesn’t mean that I want America to become Asian. I think every people has a right to be itself, and this becomes clear whether we’re talking about Irian Jaya or Tibet, for that matter.
Taylor has also given support to Hans-Hermann Hoppe‘s attempts to persuade libertarians to oppose immigration; he generally approves of Hoppe’s work, although he sees the pursuit of a society with no government at all to be “the sort of experiment one might prefer to watch in a foreign country before attempting it oneself”.
In a speech delivered on May 28, 2005, to the British self-determination group, Sovereignty, Taylor said of his personal feelings to interracial marriages, “I want my grandchildren to look like my grandparents. I don’t want them to look like Anwar Sadat or Fu Manchu or Whoopi Goldberg.”
Taylor says that “people if left to themselves will generally sort themselves out by race,” and has said that churches, schools, and neighborhoods are examples of this. He opposes non-white immigration into white countries.
In January 2005, Taylor reviewed a book by Frank Salter, On Genetic Interests, in which Salter writes that the genetic distance between Englishmen and Bantus is so great that “random Englishmen are almost as related as parent and child compared to the relationship between Englishmen and Bantu.” Salter then writes: “Thus it would appear to be more adaptive for an Englishman to risk life or property resisting the immigration of two Bantu immigrants to England than his taking the same risk to rescue one of his own children from drowning … .” Taylor called this conclusion “extreme” but “justified from a genetic point of view.” [Source]
Taylor does not exclude Jews from white racial advocacy: “It should be clear to anyone that Jews have, from the outset, been welcome and equal participants in our efforts.” [Source] However, he does recognize that some of his supporters are not as welcoming:
“Racially conscious whites tend to be suspicious of Jews for two reasons. First, Jews have been prominent in the effort to demonize any sense of white identity. Second, Zionist Jews support an ethnostate for Jews — Israel — while they generally promote diversity for America and Europe. This is annoying, but understandable for historical reasons.” [Source]
Taylor’s views have been described as racist by many academics, political commentators, journalists, and various other organizations. Taylor himself says his views were considered normal by most key figures in American history.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Taylor as “a courtly presenter of ideas that most would describe as crudely white supremacist — a kind of modern-day version of the refined but racist colonialist of old.” A 2005 feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Taylor as “a racist in the guise of expert”
Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich, writers in the Intelligence Report (a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center), have written that “Jared Taylor is the cultivated, cosmopolitan face of white supremacy. He is the guy who is providing the intellectual heft, in effect, to modern-day Klansmen.” They have also stated that “American Renaissance has become increasingly important over the years, bringing a measure of intellectualism and seriousness to the typically thug-dominated world of white supremacy”.
In a 2013 video, Taylor replied to these charges, saying it is ridiculous to call someone who thinks the average Asian is smarter than the average white person a “white supremacist.” He adds that the term is the most “dramatic insult liberals can think of,” and that he doesn’t even know anyone “who wants to rule over people of other races or abuse them in any way.” He concludes that insults are how “liberals avoid questions when they don’t have answers.”
Conservative author and former National Review contributor John Derbyshire, while not condoning all of Taylor’s work, has said that Taylor is a “polite and good-natured man;” a “dissident” whose opinions “violate tribal taboos.”
David Horowitz, the conservative editor of FrontPage Magazine, has called Taylor “a very smart and gutsy individualist” and “a very intelligent and principled man.”
Writing in the Nashville Scene, Jonathan Meador described Taylor as “genteel, erudite, and soft-spoken” with “the charisma of someone half his age.”
- Taylor, Jared (1983). Shadows of the Rising Sun: a Critical View of the “Japanese miracle”. New York: Morrow. ISBN 0-688-02455-6.
- Taylor, Jared; Mitsunobu Yamamoto (1984). Shado obu Japan (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kobunsha. ISBN 978-4-334-96006-3.
- Taylor, Jared (1992). Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-88184-866-2.
- Taylor, Jared (1998). The Real American Dilemma: Race, Immigration, and the Future of America. Oakton, Va.: New Century Foundation. ISBN 0-9656383-0-8.
- McDaniel, George (ed.) (2003). A Race Against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century. Oakton, Va.: New Century Foundation. ISBN 0-9656383-2-4. foreword by Jared Taylor
- Taylor, Jared (2011). White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century. Oakton, Va.: New Century Foundation. ISBN 0-9656383-9-1.