Jared Taylor

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Jared Taylor
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BornSamuel Jared Taylor
1951
Japan
ResidenceOakton, Virginia
Alma materYale University,
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
OccupationExecutive editor, journalist
Website
www.jaredtaylor.org
 
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Jared Taylor
JaredTaylor.JPG
BornSamuel Jared Taylor
1951
Japan
ResidenceOakton, Virginia
Alma materYale University,
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
OccupationExecutive editor, journalist
Website
www.jaredtaylor.org

Samuel Jared Taylor (born 1951) is an American journalist and an advocate of what he describes as "racial realism".[1]

Taylor is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a webzine that describes itself as "America's premiere publication of racial-realist thought". Sources unaffiliated with the magazine have described it as a white supremacist journal which serves as a "forum for writers disparaging the abilities of minorities", a publication of an array of pseudo-scientific studies,[2] and a venue for "proponents of eugenics and anti-black racists".[3]

Taylor is the president of the magazine's parent organization, New Century Foundation, an organization which according to the Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism in Modern American History has had "some of the most notorious white supremacists in the United States" on its board.[2] He is a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Montana-based think tank. He is 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.[4][5][6] He rejects these accusations himself, saying that his views are reasonable and moderate.[7]

Early life[edit]

Born to missionary parents in Japan,[7] 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.[citation needed] He graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a BA in Philosophy, and did graduate coursework at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He has also worked in West Africa, and has traveled the area extensively.[7] 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.

Books[edit]

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,[8] 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.[9]

On May 3, 2011, The New Century Foundation released Jared Taylor's sequel to Paved with Good Intentions entitled White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century.

Views[edit]

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.[10] His journal American Renaissance was founded to provide such a voice for so-called "white interests".[11] Taylor's beliefs are based on his view that human beings are essentially tribal by nature, and that people are instinctively loyal to those of their own race.[dubious ] As a result of this, he believes that societies composed of many ethnic groups cannot be as successful as those that are "racially" homogeneous.[7]

Taylor believes in a general correlation between race and intelligence, where blacks are generally less intelligent than whites and whites are generally less intelligent than East Asians, as expressed in the controversial book The Bell Curve. Taylor stated 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.[12]

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".[13]

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."[14]

Reception[edit]

Taylor's views have been described as racist by many academics, political commentators, journalists, and various other organizations.[15][16][17] Taylor himself rejects any accusation of racism; he claims that his views are reasonable and moderate, and observes that they were considered normal by most key figures in American history.[7]

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".[18] A 2005 feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Taylor as "a racist in the guise of expert".[19]

Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich, writing in the Intelligence Report (a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center), state that Taylor is "the cultivated, cosmopolitan face of white supremacy" and "the guy who is providing the intellectual heft, in effect, to modern-day Klansmen".[20]

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".[21]

David Horowitz, the conservative editor of FrontPage Magazine, has called Taylor "a very smart and gutsy individualist" and "a very intelligent and principled man".[22]

Writing in the Nashville Scene, Jonathan Meador described Taylor as "genteel, erudite, and soft-spoken" with "the charisma of someone half his age".[23]

Bibliography[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie Glazov (January 10, 2003). "White Nationalism: A Symposium". FrontPageMagazine.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'. Dennis Roddy. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 2005.
  5. ^ Student Group Hosting Racist Speaker at MSU
  6. ^ Conservatives' Voices Enter Clinton's Dialogue on Race
  7. ^ a b c d e Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 87.
  8. ^ Paved with Good Intentions, by Jared Taylor
  9. ^ The Real American Dilemma, edited by Jared Taylor (0965638308)
  10. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, pp. 87–88.
  11. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 88.
  12. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 102.
  13. ^ VDARE.com: 12/28/01 – Democracy vs. Freedom (And The Nation-State)? by Jared Taylor
  14. ^ Demographic Change In White Western European World Uk Usa
  15. ^ "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'". Dennis Roddy. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 2005.
  16. ^ Student Group Hosting Racist Speaker at MSU
  17. ^ Conservatives' Voices Enter Clinton's Dialogue on Race
  18. ^ http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/jared-taylor
  19. ^ Dennis Roddy "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) Sunday, January 23, 2005 [3]
  20. ^ Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich (Summer 2006). "Schism Threatens White Nationalist Group". Intelligence Report. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  21. ^ John Derbyshire (February 2, 2011). "The Futility of Dissidence". Taki's Magazine. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  22. ^ David Horowitz (July 15, 2002). "David Horowitz Critiques AR". FrontPage Mag. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  23. ^ Jonathan Meador (March 29, 2012). "The Changing Guard of White Separatism Convenes at a Tennessee State Park". Nashville Scene. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

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