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Who is Steve Sailer? I'm a reporter, movie critic for The American Conservative, VDARE.com columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute, which runs the invitation-only Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.












The Pete Wilson Myth

American Conservative


No myth has become more entrenched in the media than that recent California political history demonstrates that cracking down on illegal immigration would be political suicide for Republicans.

Nicholas Wade's Before the Dawn



Although he's not a scientist, NYT genetics reporter Nicholas Wade may be the single most invaluable figure in the human sciences today.

The Duke Lacrosse Brouhaha and the Hunt for Tom Wolfe's 'Great White Defendant'



"Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab's mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, 'What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.'"

Richard Lynn's Race Differences in Intelligence



A common stratagem, I've found, is to assume that IQ differences matter only if they are genetic in origin. Since no decent, civilized, right-thinking person could possibly believe that racial differences in IQ have any genetic basis, then racial and national differences in average IQ can't possibly exist. Except — whatever their cause, they do exist and do matter.

Undercover Economist Underperforms on Why Poor Countries Are Poor



The fundamental problem is that it doesn't really pay in Africa to be a good ruler.

"The Return of Patriarchy"



Post-modern cultures might well be eventually pushed aside by whichever groups of religious fundamentalists—Mormons, Orthodox Jews, Wahhabi Islamists—best succeed in motivating their followers to have lots of children.

Winter Olympics



"So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."–Bryant Gumbel on HBO’s Real Sports

Americans First

American Conservative


In devising immigration policy, the question should be: what’s best for the citizens we already have?

"It's the End of the World as We Know It"



What the DNA researchers are uncovering as they scrape away the blather of the Goulds and Diamonds is a world we already more or less know, the one we all live in every day. The human race has its flaws. But the truth about ourselves is not so horrible that we must be shielded from it by self-appointed sages who get rich fabricating falsehoods.

The Economist on Evolution



Embarrassingly for The Economist, two days before Christmas came a landmark paper by Robert Moyzis, Eric Wang, et al. that listed 1,800 genes that have been under varying selection pressure in Africa, Europe, or East Asia over no more than the last 50,000 years.

French Lessons

American Conservative


The nation that neocons most love to hate has followed their immigration prescriptions—to devastating results.

Voting Rights Act should protect all citizens



Nationwide, 92 percent of all Latino elected officials who ran under a partisan label are Democrats, in large part because Hispanics are clumped together in "majority-minority" districts.

My "Citizenism" vs. Jared Taylor's "White Nationalism" - Part 2



There has been an underlying trajectory to Western history that has produced an America where citizenism is a lot more likely to appeal than white nationalism.

France in Flames: Immigration, Not “Discrimination,” Is the Problem



The brutal fact is that the economic failings of France's Muslim and African immigrants stem in large measure from their low average IQ.

The Slow Suicide of the GOP



You might think that the Bush Administration would promote policies making family formation more affordable for its political base. But the latest government data suggest it is doing the opposite.

Does the NFL Discriminate against Whites?



For at least the last 2.3 seasons, football teams with more white second-stringers have won more games. Will anybody pay attention?




It has become a journalistic cliché that keeping down working class wages through illegal immigration is "good for the economy" -- as if the American economy exists for its own sake as opposed to existing for the good of American citizens.

The Bill Bennett Brouhaha



All September, ever since the New Orleans Nightmare became evident on September 1st, the hysteria built among the political and media elite over which of them would crack first and mention the elephant in the living room: that blacks have higher average crime rates. Finally, it has burst forth in a spasm of irrational and self-righteous denunciations of former Education Secretary William J. Bennett.

Diversity Emasculates Free Speech Down Under



The presence of a few hundred Sudanese refugees in Australia has intimidated two universities into shutting down discussion of the wisdom of importing more sub-Saharan Africans into Australia. 

New Orleans and "The Color of Crime"



Personally, I am a citizenist… My starting point in analyzing policies is: "What is in the best overall interests of the current citizens of the United States?"

New Orleans, Race, and IQ,



The tragic conundrum is that the young men who could most benefit from serving a hitch in the Army, the decent but not too bright 18-year-olds who are on the knife-edge between getting their act together and falling into a lifetime of drugs and crime, are the ones least likely to make Armed Forces' cognitive cutoff of having an IQ of 92 or above.

The New Orleans Nightmare and Racial Reality



New Orleans should remind us that we still live in a harsh world. The make-believe that passes for public discourse, even at the elite level, simply isn't adequate for protecting American citizens.

Charles Murray's "Inequality Taboo"



The great thing about truths is that they are causally connected to all the other truths in the world. If you follow one truth bravely, it will lead you to another. In contrast, lies, ignorance, and wishful thinking are dead ends.

The Left Doesn't Like Darwin Either



The good news is that there are no Creationists so dogmatic that they preach taking only two days worth of penicillin on the grounds that Darwin must have been wrong.

Jared Diamond: The New King of All Media



I offer a balanced assessment of the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.

John Podhoretz vs. Steve Sailer



While Podhoretz Minor might be an extreme example, he reflects the intellectual decline of neoconservatism from the heroic first generation to the second.

The Wind from the South: Anti-White Populism



A mighty storm is brewing in Latin America, and it will eventually reach the U.S.

Hollywood's Other Obsession: Blond Bad Guys



A couple of decades ago, I began noticing that the leading lady in a movie was almost always fairer-skinned than her leading man.

Peter Frost's Fair Women, Dark Men



A couple of decades ago, I began noticing that the leading lady in a movie was almost always fairer-skinned than her leading man.

"The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence" by Cochran and Harpending



"'It would be hard to overstate how politically incorrect this paper is,' said Steven Pinker, a cognitive scientist at Harvard, noting that it argues for an inherited difference in intelligence between groups. Still, he said, 'it's certainly a thorough and well-argued paper, not one that can easily be dismissed outright.'"

Asian "Natural Republicans" vote heavily Democratic: Any more bright ideas?



Why have Asian-Americans deserted the GOP?

Thomas Sowell's Black Rednecks and White Liberals



That Thomas Sowell hasn't yet won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science reflects more poorly upon the economics profession's infatuation with mathematical formulas than upon Sowell's lifetime achievement. Personally, I've learned more from Sowell than from any other living economist.

Genetic Engineering: How to Find Out What It Portends



Before bioengineering fully arrives, we still have time to figure out what we want to do and what we don't. But how? Answer: By studying honestly the human genetic diversity we see all around us - and learning how it already affects society.

The Freakonomics of Race and IQ



Freakonomics is a valuable book—because Levitt cautiously presses the envelope of what you are allowed to say in American mainstream discourse about IQ and race.

Race Does Exist - New York Times



An important New York Times' op-ed page essay recently appeared, vindicating the existence of human races. ["A Family Tree in Every Gene"—Armand Marie Leroi, March 14 2005].

The White Guy Gap



From Rove's point of view, this all makes a certain amount of twisted sense. The more insults get piled upon white men by the immigration-driven growth of the diversity industry, the more motivated they are to practice identity politics of their own through the Republican Party. 

How to Get Rid of White Racist Prison Gangs



Mapping the Unmentionable: Race & Crime



Color maps showing imprisonment rates by state by race.

Sailer's One-Point Plan for Lessening Racial Enmity



1. Don't Let Your Kids Get Beaten Up by Underclass Minorities.

Malcolm Gladwell  Blinks at Race



A demolition of the #1 bestselling book.

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day



Gonzales saved affirmative action in the 2003 University of Michigan cases by gelding the anti-affirmative action briefs written by Ted Olson—the truly tragic figure in this Administration.

Tom Wolfe, I am Charlotte Simmons, and the Reality of Human Differences



What's most striking about Wolfe's version of Duke U. is how, after 35 years of institutionalized feminism, student sexuality hasn't progressed into an egalitarian utopia. Instead, it has regressed to something that a caveman would understand—a Hobbesian sexual marketplace where muscles are the measure of the man.

The Baby Gap: Explaining Red vs. Blue States

American Conservative


Bush carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility (just as he did in 2000), and 25 out of the top 26. In sharp contrast, Kerry won the 16 states at the bottom of the white fertility list. Background data and graphs, along with reader responses, here.

Blue States More Inegalitarian



Census Bureau figures show that California, traditionally America's trendsetter, is pioneering a new kind of class structure—ominously like that of highly unequal Latin American countries like Brazil or Mexico.

2004 Election Wrap-up



It took four years, but the conventional wisdom has finally accepted the “Sailer Strategy”—my oft-repeated argument (which got VDARE.com banned by Free Republic) that the simplest way for the GOP to win national elections is not outreach to minorities, but inreach, to its white base.

"You have to tell the truth:" The Bell Curve after 10 years



It’s constantly said in the Establishment Media that IQ and IQ tests have been "discredited." But the institution that has studied IQ testing in the greatest detail over the last 87 years—the U.S. military—remains utterly devoted to the value of cognitive tests.

Where Dawkins fears to tread: ethnic nepotism and the reality of race



The Iraqis' fierce resistance to foreigners (us) occupying their country was predictable on any number of grounds. But perhaps the most interesting is the most fundamental: the theory of "ethnic nepotism."

On Dawkins on Race



So, if a Papuan and a Ugandan look similar enough to be mistaken for each other by outside observers, are they the same race?

Opening the Black Box of IQ and the Wealth of Nations



To open up the black box, I've created a table displaying virtually all the information Lynn and Vanhanen provide on each IQ study they used—not just the overall national IQ averages you've seen so far. 

Importing a New Underclass: More Evidence



For American-born Hispanic children (not just second generation, as many might assume, but the second up through the seventh generation), the school achievement gap, as measured by the federal NAEP tests, is 67% as large as the notoriously big white-black difference.

Flip-Flop on Feminism



A review of Steven E. Rhoads' Taking Sex Differences Seriously.

New   Olympic Human Biodiversity Preview



A look at some of the more enduring patterns in this global pageant of nationalism and human biodiversity.

Thinking more about the unthinkable: The white-black IQ gap



Blogger Tacitus has been working himself up into a fine lather lately over the always-fascinating question of Steve Sailer: Evil or Vile?

Black vs. Black, but not Black vs. Brown, at Harvard



“While about 8 percent, or about 530, of Harvard's undergraduates were black, Lani Guinier, a Harvard law professor, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the chairman of Harvard's African and African-American studies department, pointed out that the majority of them — perhaps as many as two-thirds — were West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples."

Reporters Denounce Larry Bird for Being Interesting



I'm still bemused that modern sportswriters form lynch mobs whenever sports experts commit the unforgivable sin of not being boring about race. 

Presumed Alliance: Black vs. Brown



Compton, the spiritual home of West Coast gangsta rap, is notorious for its corrupt and dysfunctional black-run government. Still, a lot of people south of the Border have been down so long that even Compton looks like up to them.

"Copenhagen Consensus:" Help the Tired, Poor, and Dispossessed to Stay Home



Are there more cost-effective methods of helping Third World countries—and thus reducing emigration—than invading and occupying them?

Interesting India, Competitive China



A frank comparison of the peoples of the two giga-countries: India and China.

The Brown discussion's two missing letters: IQ



Writing about IQ, however, is wildly popular among Democrats … for the sole purpose of asserting mental superiority over Republicans, as shown by the table headlined "So Democrats really are smarter," which appeared on hundreds of blogs, and even was printed in The Economist.

New   Revolutionary Nepotism

The National Interest

Winter, 2004

Nepotism and dynasticism are on the rebound in politics, both abroad and at home. A major article in the prestigious quarterly The National Interest.

A Gypsy is haunting  Europe...



We're not supposed to think about the victims of Gypsy criminals because, after all, crime victims are not real victims -- they are just random human beings, not an organized political pressure group.

Frist's First Priority: Medical Quotas



Med school quotas are justified on the grounds that the beneficiaries often end up working in a minority neighborhood. This is always presented as a heroic sacrifice by the quota doctor, as if Cedars-Sinai in Beverly Hills was dying to get him, but he felt such a strong sense of racial solidarity that he instead chose to work at a clap clinic in Compton.

IQ: Truth can set us (and Africa) free



The UN reported on 3/25/04: "Few outside specialist circles are aware of the scale and severity of vitamin and mineral deficiency, or of what it means for individuals and for nations. It means the impairment of hundreds of millions of growing minds and the lowering of national IQs… And it means the large-scale loss of national energies, intellects, productivity, and growth."

March Madness on Campus: Basketball Graduation Rates



A kid who inherits a 36" vertical leap and a 72 IQ didn't ask for that combination. That's just what he was handed in the genetic lottery. Playing college basketball would probably be the best thing he ever does in his life. It would be cruel to deny him all opportunity to play.

The Claremont Reichstag Fire



On March 9, Kerri Dunn, a white female visiting professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna, dramatically announced at anti-"hate" forum that she had just become the victim of a hate crime: her car was covered with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. Not surprisingly, the police soon announced that Professor Dunn had vandalized her own car.

Minority Outreach a Waste for GOP in 2004



Q: Should the GOP undertake more outreach to minorities during campaign 2004? 

A: NO: A better strategy is to increase GOP share of the white majority.

The "Too Diverse?" Brouhaha



There was never socialism in America because there was never feudalism in America. Contra Marx, the socialist urge grew not out of capitalism but out of the extreme inequality and rigidity of the aristocratic system, where the nobility owned almost all of the land by inheritance.

Occam's Claw: The Zorro of Statisticians



Occam's Razor, the scientific imperative to prefer the simplest explanation, has few more productive fans than the elegant and mysterious academic who writes under the pen name La Griffe du Lion..

"Stereotype Threat" (a.k.a. Occam's Butterknife)



The identical twin brothers Claude M. Steele and Shelby Steele offer a fascinating living experiment in the effects of nature and nurture.

Invade the World! Invite the World!



The French have traditionally tried to do with their immigrants almost exactly what the neocons recommend here: cultural assimilation, education in civics theories, monolingualism, meritocracy, separation of church and state, and all the rest. This may seem ironic, because nobody in Tikrit hates anybody worse than the neocons hate the French. But that's the way it usually turns out with ideologues: it's their nature to burn at the stake those heretics who deviate the most minutely.

What Is Bush Thinking?



Steve Sailer would like to announce that he has finally lost all patience with George W. Bush.

Sarich & Miele: Race: The Reality of Human Differences



Many intellectuals pride themselves on how remote their theorizing is from mundane reality. After all, if daily life could provide evidence about the answers to lofty questions, we might not need so many intellectuals. And that subversive thought must be suppressed at all costs!

Along MLK Street



Jonathan Tilove has created a small coffee-table book called Along Martin Luther King: Travels on Black America's Main Street. The two (white) men visited a sizable fraction of the 650 streets named after Dr. King—and returned with a valuable impressionistic portrait of the blackest streets in black America.

Partition: Pro and Con



One measure of how bad the situation has gotten in Iraq: the foreign policy establishment is beginning to mention the P-word: Partition. When the setting is favorable for partition, such as in Canada, the bien-pensants uniformly favor multi-ethnic polities. They only turn to the nation-state as a last resort, when conditions are so desperate that partition probably won't work either.

George F. Will Denounces Grandma



In a confused review of Philip Roth's The Human Stain, George Will asks "Aside from the visual, what is race?" Fortunately, Roth understands better: at bottom, race is who your relatives are. And that makes for the most emotionally powerful scene in the book and movie, when the main character's mother explains to him the cost to her of his passing as white: "I'm never going to know my grandchildren."

The GOP's Southern Strategy Wins Again



The Republican Party's venerable Southern Strategy was publicly tarred and feathered as racist and obsolete by all the most “Righteous Right” Beltway “conservatives” back during the Trent Lott brouhaha. But it remains the electoral strategy that actually, you know, wins elections for the GOP.

No Excuses for Thernstroms' No Excuses



Our society suffers from the "Yale or jail" myth. We tell all American kids that if they don't graduate from college, they are doomed. They too often take that to mean they might as well start dealing crack right now.

Rush was right about black QBs. Here's why.



White sportswriters immediately dusted off their pitchforks and torches. Nobody is more hysterical about denying racial differences than the typical sportswriter—precisely because racial differences are so blatantly obvious in sports.

In Praise of In Praise of Nepotism



Brother acts are so fashionable in Hollywood today that somebody should make a movie about a screenwriter who can't get hired in Hollywood until he makes up a fictional brother for himself. I'd write the screenplay myself, except I don't have a brother ... Hey, that gives me an idea...

The Blonde Wars



As T.S. Eliot might have said if he had a sunnier disposition, August is the blondest month. It's late summer, so this will be a light piece on a topic -- light-colored hair -- that tends to generate more heat than light.

After 450 Years of Intermarriage, Brazil Adds Quotas



Brazil is not a rich country and needs to get the maximum return on its investment in higher education by finding the students with the best potential. Of course, because Brazil has had a color continuum rather than a color line, cheating will probably mitigate some of the inefficiencies that quotas impose. But this is the last thing Brazil needs - another incentive toward corruption.

Dusty Baker Was Right



As you can see from the hard time Baker is being given for saying blacks are better adapted to heat and humidity, these days we're supposed to celebrate diversity -- but not notice it.

Cognitive Dissidence on Quotas



The essence of statesmanship is heading off dangers before they become acute. Obviously, we can't rely on the Supreme Court (average age 69) to protect us from perils that will hit hardest after they have gone fully senile.

Bush's Racial Profiling Guidelines



The ritual horror that greets the term "racial profiling" these days is actually testimony to the impressive progress in controlling crime since the anarchic early 1990s.

Race Flat-Earthers Dangerous To Everyone’s Health



Some of the "Race Has No Biological Reality" ideologues are so fanatical that, rather than be proven wrong about the reality of race, they'd apparently prefer to see members of their own race die.

California’s Racial Privacy Initiative: Sailer vs. Taylor Round II



We have official statistics documenting to the decimal place the racial makeup of the freshman class at the University of Michigan. In contrast, there are no official statistics on the religious makeup of the University of Michigan freshman class. But guess what? Without government data on the subject, nobody cares.

Ward Connerly's Racial Privacy Initiative



But if race is scientifically meaningful, does that argue against the RPI? I think the opposite is truer. To me, the RPI is appealing precisely because racial groups are fundamentally an outgrowth of that locus of primal human emotions, the family. That means race is and always will be a hot potato. Government should handle it as little as possible. Government should especially avoid throwing fuel on the potato by designating some groups as the beneficiaries and others as the victims of affirmative action.

A Couple of Wild-Eyed Wackos: Me and the NYT



While many journalists write about race, I'm widely considered beyond the pale because I frequently write about it from a scientific perspective. After all, who else besides me reports on the genetics of race?

Well, the New York Times is who.

For several years now, the newspaper of record's distinguished correspondent Nicholas Wade has been making the case for the biological reality of race.

Is Love Colorblind? Updated



The latest Census data on the gender gap in interracial marriage.

Ethnic Crime Mobs



As a movie critic, I see lots of films featuring one of the more common bits of Hollywood hokum: the multicultural criminal gang. You know, there's a white guy, a black guy, an Asian girl, a Sikh, a Lubavitcher, an Amish farmer, a whatever. Do you remember "The Truth About Charlie", "Femme Fatale", "Don't Say a Word", "Atlantis", and "What's the Worst that Could Happen?" You don't? Well, neither did I until I looked them up. And, heck, I reviewed all of them within the last two years. When you see a multiracial gang, you can be pretty sure the overall movie is forgettable.

The "Midget or Giant" Paradox



One day in 1981, I was standing in front of UCLA's Royce Hall, when I noticed two young men walking toward me across the huge open quad. "Hey!" I said to myself. "There's something you don't see very often at UCLA. That tiny fellow talking to the normal-sized guy is a genuine midget." Then, another young man walked up to the pair. "Wow! Now there's two midgets with that regular guy," I thought. "What are the odds of that?"

The Blank Slate Theory of African-American Culture



Almost every author who writes about social issues involving African-Americans appears to know nothing -- and doesn't seem to want to learn anything -- about Africans. In contrast, a musicologist writing on the background of American popular music who willfully ignored African influences would be laughed at, and rightfully so.

End of History or End of Posterity?



Here in Southern California, though, judging by the weddings I've attended recently, it's becoming more common for middle class men to delay getting married until they are approaching 40. Marriage out here is increasingly reverting to what it was in Jane Austen's novels: a luxury that many cannot currently -- and some may never -- afford.

Will America Retain a "Market Dominant Majority?"



Amy Chua's readable and eye-opening new book "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability" documents just how pervasive ethnic inequality is around the world—and how much that drives the traumas we read about every day.

The Army's Race Relations Secret Weapon



It would be wonderful if society's racial gaps could be made to disappear with just a little military discipline. But the Army has a secret weapon: it carefully selects which applicants it accepts. Black and white recruits are quite equal even before they join up.

Bush's Bakke II Brief: It's Déjà vu All Over Again



Many on the Naïve Right are exulting over the first paragraphs in President Bush's remarks on Wednesday siding against the University of Michigan for using a racial quota admissions system. But (ahem!) didn't the Supreme Court already outlaw "quotas" 25 years ago in the Bakke decision? Fat lot of good that did. And fat lot of good the Administration's "very narrowly tailored" brief to the Supreme Court will do either.

Unmentionable Root of Quotas



Here on the Realist Right, we've frequently argued that the long-run unity of the U.S. is threatened by the Doomsday Machine interaction of racial preferences with the mass immigration of those eligible for them—the “protected classes,” basically non-whites. This combination of immigration and government discrimination on behalf of favored groups is exactly what made Kosovo a disaster..

Diversicrats on Collision Course with Court - and Reality



The Supreme Court has announced it's going to rule on the constitutionality of the University of Michigan's racial preference system. A few observations ...

"A King Among Men: Arthur Jensen"



In an era of 900 page biographies, Frank Miele's short new book on IQ scientist Arthur Jensen has a highly readable format: it consists mostly of Q&A sessions.

Pinker's Progress



While Steve Pinker's The Blank Slate leaves me plenty of room to write a book on race, his handling of the topic has greatly improved over the years.

Diversity vs. Freedom: The Truth-Telling Teacher Wins 



Thanks to a public outcry in which my previous article played a small role, Pasadena science teacher Scott Phelps, who had been suspended for pointing out that black students tended to behave worse in class and score worse on tests than other students—has been reinstated.

The Truth-Telling Teacher



You seldom find Caltech grads teaching at tough urban high schools. But for twelve years, Scott Phelps has fought the good fight at Muir High in Pasadena, California. "He is one of the few teachers I believe went to school every day for something other than a paycheck," said Aundre Mathews, a recent graduate who took science from Phelps. Today, though, Scott Phelps is suspended and in danger of losing his job. His crime ...

Racial Correctness: Sculptress Malvina Hoffman



Despite all the talk about celebrating diversity, nobody these days is supposed to notice diversity. There is almost no way for the public to look up in a modern reference work what people of various geographic origins look like.

On Interracial Marriage



My bottom line view on marriage: you ought to marry the person you love. The alternatives—marrying a person you don't love or not marrying at all - are worse.

The “Whiteness Studies” Status Game



It's easy to confuse the Whiteness Studies of Noel Ignatiev (of "Abolish the White Race" fame) with the Euro-American Studies that David Duke is championing. Euro-American Studies is about how white people did everything good in the world. Whiteness Studies is about how they did everything bad. (Busy little beavers, these white folks must be.)

Q&A: Pygmy Negritos of Andaman Islands



"Since Sept. 11, there has been much chest-thumping among American professional pundits -- and even more so among the countless amateur "bloggers" who have sprung up on the Web since the terrorist attacks -- over the superiority of all things American compared to anything European."

COMMENTARY: How tolerant are the British?



"Since Sept. 11, there has been much chest-thumping among American professional pundits -- and even more so among the countless amateur "bloggers" who have sprung up on the Web since the terrorist attacks -- over the superiority of all things American compared to anything European."

It's All Relative: Putting Race in Its Proper Perspective



"Does race exist?" Years of debate over this question haven't accomplished much because neither side possesses a useful definition of "race." So, here is my General Theory of Race. This is probably my single most important contribution.

Mapping Human History



Olson stops every few pages to tell you that there are no races that have been absolutely isolated genetically since the beginning of time because—you will be shocked, shocked to learn this—humans have been known to outbreed. This makes Mapping Human History resemble a geology book that repeatedly admonishes the reader that the Earth is not flat.

Ward Connerly's Racial Privacy Initiative



As a statistics geek, I'd love to be able to download all the Census data sorted by religion. But as an American, I'm glad I can't. There are some huge disparities among the followers of the various religions in America, but we think about these differences much less than we think about differences among categories about which the government collects statistics. And that's good for American unity.

Thoughts on IQ and the Wealth of Nations



The strong correlation between IQ and the wealth of nations demonstrated by Lynn & Vanhanen is of world-historical importance. From now on, no public intellectual can seriously claim to be trying to understand how the world works unless he takes IQ into account.

Diversity vs. Efficiency: An Olympic Case Study



Why were the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah a triumph of efficiency in staging, while the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics were plagued by organizational snafus? 

Jonah Whales on VDARE



The Comic Book GuyJonah Goldberg, editor of NR Online, funnyman, and self-anointed Pope of Conservatism, tried to excommunicate VDARE.com last Sunday for publishing serious articles about race and genetics. In response, I review Jonah's strengths and weaknesses and challenge him to a debate.

Utah & the Paradox of "Diversity"



Everyone talks about "diversity," but no one does any thinking about it. For example, few seem to notice that there are two kinds of diversity, and the more there is of one, the less there must be of the other.

Pat Buchanan's Death of the West



I fear this is one of those books - like Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve and Brimelow's Alien Nation - that are so powerfully argued that their entire topics get driven out of public discourse. Within a year, I suspect, anyone who dares to even mention global demographic trends will be shouted down as a "Buchananite."

The Future of Multiculturalism

San Diego Union-Tribune


Mass immigration is making the future of multiculturalism radically unstable. This long-term process has ominous implications for national unity and ethnic harmony.

"Seven Daughters of Eve"



Population geneticist Bryan Sykes has grasped a simple fact about population genetics that resounds emotionally with the average person, yet has largely eluded most learned commentators. Namely, genes are the product of genealogy. Each individual's genes are descended from some people, but not from some other people. Thus, Sykes discovered, people often feel a sense of family pride and loyalty to others, living and dead, with whom they share some DNA.

Pioneer Fundophobia



Twin studies go back to St. Augustine. He pointed to the differences between fraternal twins, such as Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament, to disprove the central tenet of astrology - that time of birth determines personality and fate.

New  Afghanistan's Family/Race Problem & Ours VDARE.com 10/30/01
Assembling a post-Taliban government in a land where every extended family has been the sworn enemy of practically every other family is particularly perplexing for Americans. Because we rely less upon our extended families than anyone else on Earth, we run into severe conceptual problems understanding Afghans, who rank clan honor over all else. Yet understanding how Afghans - and most other humans - think will also help us grasp our most persistent domestic problem: race.
New  Kicking Barone While He's Down VDARE.com 10/13/01
Perhaps Michael Barone has a Machiavellian plan in mind to use heavy immigration to drive whites out of the Democratic Party and into his Republican Party. Personally, I'm leery of this kind of political polarization along race lines. It may be inevitable, but shouldn't we try to explore ways as a nation to head this off? Democrats want the GOP to commit suicide chasing the chimera of conservative-voting minorities. As I predicted last January, the only minorities the GOP's diversity outreach effort had a good shot at picking up were Arabs and Muslims (by easing anti-terrorist rules). That ploy has proved a mistake.
New  Conversation with a Russian Immigrant VDARE.com 8/22/01
Vladimir: "But, Mr. Sailer, I want to ask you question. I come here from Russia and I look around me at people in America. I see things, I see patterns. I watch sport shows on TV, too. I notice patterns there, too. Then, I read newspapers. Nobody writes about patterns I see with my eyes. Are Americans hallucinating?
A Major Review of Michael Barone's The New Americans VDARE.com 6/22/01
John Derbyshire, columnist for National Review Online, commented on this long essay: "Every once in a while I read something that makes me feel I ought to give up commentary altogether. This was one such. Why isn't Steve Sailer nationally famous? Rhetorical question--I know, I know..."

Multicultural Conservatism by Angela Dillard

National Review


"Black conservatives since Booker T Washington have traditionally focused more on uplifting the black poor, while black liberals have worked harder to help the black elite that W. E. B. DuBois dubbed the "Talented Tenth." The NAACP, for instance, cares more about restoring quotas at UC-Berkeley than doing anything that would actually help inner-city schools.

Pondering Patterson [I]: Defining Away Demography VDARE.com 5/22/01
"Orlando Patterson has been getting a lot of mileage lately out of the claim that whites are so going to remain the majority in the U.S. - because Hispanics are really white! To take this 48% number seriously, though, you have to be as oblivious to Latin American racial patterns and attitudes as our Census Bureau is."
Pondering Patterson [II]: OK, How White Are Hispanics? VDARE.com 5/25/01

"The unexplored problem with massive mestizo immigration is that by creating a beige servant caste, it slowly turns the wealthier native-born Americans into a white master caste. Maybe we'll be able to withstand the temptations inherent in this kind of society better than the whites of Latin America, who were thoroughly corrupted by them. The history of the American South, though, suggests that rich white Americans aren't immune to the sinister blandishments of luxurious living based on a surplus of cheap laborers of dusky hue."

Pondering Patterson [III]: Why the Census is Clueless about Hispanics' Races VDARE.com 6/3/01

"Racism in Latin America has always been more insidious than in the U.S.. The Latin method is to allow anybody with a hint of white blood to call themselves white. Fat lot of good it does them, though. By letting mixed race people call themselves "white," the Latin system tricks mestizos and mulattos into imagining the game isn't rigged against them personally - just against those poor bastards who happen to be a little darker than they are."

Pondering Patterson [IV]: Why We Can’t Get Beyond Race VDARE.com 6/8/01

"Ward Connerly, no doubt frustrated by years of Mississippi-style "massive resistance" by bureaucrats to his successful 1996 Proposition 209 initiative outlawing racial preferences in California, is now trying to strike at the racial classifications that are the lifeblood of quotas. His upcoming "Racial Privacy Initiative" will say, 'The state shall not classify any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin in the operation of public education, public contracting or public employment.'"

Pondering Patterson [V]: The Reality Of Race VDARE.com 6/11/01

"Recent genetic data, however, suggests that African Americans and whites - overall - really do form two quite distinctly different genealogical groups, just the way everybody who isn't an intellectual has always figured. Indeed, the government's categories of 'white' and 'black' appear to be, well, good enough for government work."

Pondering Patterson [VI]: What to Do About Racial Classifications VDARE.com 6/28/01

"A wealthy white Cuban-American is 'Cuban' when he's demanding that his Congressmen vote for keeping the embargo on Castro going for a fifth decade, but he's 'Hispanic' when his kid is trying to get into Princeton on a quota."

Why the Du Bois Boomlet? VDARE.com 5/5/01
"Whites are oblivious to discrimination by lighter-skinned African Americans against blacks. Note one of today's more sickening phenomenon: the beatification of Muhammad Ali: an illiterate, an ally of Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan in their jihad against Malcolm X after Malcolm's rejection of racism; and an egomaniacal mulatto racist so enamored of his own cafe-au-lait middle class looks that he called his great blue collar black rival Joe Frazier a 'gorilla.'"
Samuelson's Slip-Up on Inequality VDARE.com 4/16/01
"Robert Samuelson points out that the rise in economic inequality hasn't lead to a corresponding rise in class animosity. No - in contemporary America, wealth inequality typically leads instead to something worse: racial animosity."
Darwinophobia I - Cavalli-Sforza in The Atlantic



"Population geneticist Cavalli-Sforza has practically no professional expertise whatsoever on the subject of racial differences in behavior. C-S has carefully avoided studying genes that influence 'character, temperament, or intelligence.' Cavalli-Sforza only researches 'junk genes' that don't do anything."
Diversity Found to Cause "Bowling Alone"



"Want a neighbor you can count on? Move to Montana. That's one conclusion you might draw from a Harvard University study released today, which finds that Los Angeles residents trust each other less than most other Americans.  … And it links L.A.'s low standing to the area's ethnic diversity." - L.A. Times
Human Genome Disinformation



Jack Kemp wrote, "The human genome project shows there is no genetic way to tell races apart. For scientific purposes, race simply doesn't exist." In response, evolutionary biologist Gregory M. Cochran snorted, "Then how come forensic anthropologists can determine a suspect's racial makeup from the DNA in hair or semen left at the scene of a crime?"

San Francisco Chronicle: Those Damn WHAMs 



How can San Francisco's Asian American transgendered bisexual community feel affirmed without their own Board Member? (Of course, San Francisco also needs a new word to replace "Member." That term is terribly insensitive to San Franciscans who have gone to great expense to have themselves dis-membered.)

Election 2000 Results

GOP Future Depends on White Vote



The highly controversial article that revolutionized how Republicans think about their electoral future. "If Dubya had garnered 57% instead of just 54% of whites, he would have cruised to an Electoral College landslide of 367 to 171."

Unz vs. Sailer: The GOP's future - and America's VDARE.com 12/14/00

Few white Democrats actually care much about minorities. What they do care deeply about is feeling morally and culturally superior to other whites. The result is that the GOP isn't cool. Just look at the Republican's pathetic stable of celebrities. The only category of entertainers where the GOP leads the Democrats is in game show hosts (e.g., Pat Sajak and Ben Stein)..

Wanniski vs. Sailer... VDARE.com 12/15/00

The concept that running against illegal immigration is a vote-loser is a curious delusion of the Bush 2000 campaign.  Recall how Sonny Bono made a name for himself in politics. During a debate the moderator told him, "You have two minutes to give your opinion of illegal immigration." He stood up, and said, "It's illegal." Then, he sat down.

"Have You Stopped Whipping Your Slaves Yet?"



"For trying to win more minority votes, President George W. Bush has been widely commended. For failing to win them, he has been widely condemned … often by the same commentators. Bush brought this on himself and his party. By pinning a big "I Care" button on his breast, he automatically pinned an even bigger "Kick Me" sign on his butt. By campaigning on the theme, "I'm a new kind of Republican: I'm not a racist!", Bush has subjected himself and his nominees like John Ashcroft to nonstop questioning of the tenor of "Have you stopped whipping your slaves yet?"

Why Do Blacks Despise Dubya?



"In the states where Bush's Hispanic strategy worked best -- Florida and Texas -- his share of the black vote was abysmal: 7% in Brother Jeb's Florida and a truly stinking 5% in his own Texas."

Banned by Free Republic?



"Elections are supposed to be "divisive." In the British House of Commons, a vote is called a "division." Dividing the electorate to see who gets more votes is the essence of democracy. In contrast, keeping the people united is the essence of fascism. That's why Mussolini chose the name. A "fasces" is a bundle of rods that is weak when divided, but strong together."

Sailer on Blacks, Jews and the GOP: Part I VDARE.com 12/9/00

Consider why the Bush Brothers didn't win easily in Florida: because Governor Jeb infuriated the black elite with his One Florida plan. Jeb eliminated overt racial preferences in state university admissions, but actually increased the number of black students by guaranteeing college admission to any kid finishing in the top 20% of his high school class. What Jeb forgot was that black elites are not comprised of average blacks. Black leaders mostly send their kids to integrated schools, where their scions find it hard to rank in the top fifth. However, black leaders' kids tend to outscore the poor black kids on the SAT, so One Florida would tend to make affluent black kids worse off to the benefit of their poorer brethren.

Sailer on Blacks, Jews and the GOP: Part II VDARE.com 12/10/00

While most 20th century black leaders supported large-scale immigration, two of the most impressive - labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan - fought against it because it damages working class African Americans, even as it helps black civil rights hustlers.

Other Articles
Why Multiculturalism and Democracy don't mix (Balkans case study) VDARE.com 10/30/00

Democracy is what caused the mess in the Balkans. Multiculturalism works fine ... under a real dictator, like Tito. He had multiethnic Yugoslavia locked down tight, nice and peaceful. But when the inhabitants got more say in their lives, they started killing each other. They wanted democracy. But they knew that to have it, they needed mono-ethnic states.

Bore vs. Gush on Racial Profiling VDARE.com 10/26/00

This "debate" over racial profiling shows how utterly divorced American political discourse has become from personal reality. Every single person who lives in a diverse part of the country racially profiles every other pedestrian as he walks down the street at night. Jesse Jackson notoriously admitted that he does exactly that - and sighs with relief when he finds that the footsteps following him don't belong to a young black male.

The Olympics: the Global Festival of Human Biodiversity
Angier's Wager and the Olympics VDARE.com 9/27/00

Natalie Angier recently wrote a major article in The New York Times proving that the races don't really differ genetically. Although watching the upcoming Olympic track & field competition is guaranteed to shake your faith in Ms. Angier, just repeat to yourself, "Who am I going to believe: The Newspaper of Record or my lying eyes?"

The National Question and the Olympics VDARE.com 9/27/00

In the post-nationalist's fantasy, the Olympics wouldn't be organized by anything so passé as nationality. Instead, athletes sponsored by Coke would battle Nike's hired guns for world marketing supremacy. The only problem with this vision: nobody would watch. (Well, I'd watch, but I'm a sports statistics geek.)

Olympics and Race: the results VDARE.com 10/2/00

The Olympics are the world's festival of human biodiversity. And the medallists in Sydney largely followed established racial patterns.

Races Don't Differ Genetically? Care to Bet?



""All I know is what I read in the papers," said Will Rogers. He'd get intellectual whiplash reading the New York Times' coverage of race and genes. The flood of new data on race is exposing the fundamental conflict between the Times’ two roles: newspaper of record and high priestess of political correctness."
How to Help the Left Half of the Bell Curve

1. Why We Aren't Supposed to Write about IQ



Almost all politicians and pundits have become comfortable offering policy prescriptions for Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon - "where all the children are above average." In the real world, however, half the school kids are always going to be lower than the median. Nor have many mentioned lately that this mathematical fact imposes upon the rest of us ethical obligations not to use complex laws, like our immigration policies, to exploit our less acute fellow citizens for our own benefit.

2. How the Other Half of the Bell Curve Lives



Nobody is willing to publicly admit that a whole lot of young people just didn't draw winning hands in the genetic lottery for intelligence. To state this fact is considered insensitive and, horrors, bad for self-esteem. Maybe, but to ignore it is to acquiesce in the IQ elite setting policies that are starkly self-interested and uncharitable.

3. IQ & the Class Struggle



The assumption that all men are created empirically equal lets Stanford MBAs blame growing economic inequality on the laziness of the lower orders, although the scientifically accurate response would be "There but for the grace of God, go I."

4. Not So Hot Ideas for Helping the Left Half



When American intellectuals imported the idea of welfare for single mothers from Sweden in the Sixties, they expected Americans to respond like Swedes. That was like expecting Jimi Hendrix to sound like ABBA.

5. Seven Ways to Help Our Fellow Citizens



It can be painful to speak honestly about such a sensitive topic as IQ. But only realism will allow us to do anything beneficial about it.

New   Fiji's Natives vs. Immigrants Race Struggle



The indolent but warlike Fiji natives are black, surprisingly African-looking, Melanesians. They are proud of their unique Fijian culture, which is largely based on the concept of taking it easy. Fiji is their only homeland and they naturally resent it coming under the control of more enterprising outsiders.

Sociobiology at Age 25

National Review


"Ironically, while the religious right futilely attacks Darwin's theory of what we evolved from, the left clamps down upon Darwin's theory of what we evolved to. The left has long denounced sociobiological research for validating what conservatives have assumed all along: that human nature--with its sex differences and its stress on individual, family, and ethnic self-interest--is an innate heritage, not a blank slate that can be wiped clean by speech codes, sensitivity workshops, and Gulags." 

Immigration Is Retarding Interracial Marriage



"The native-born are certainly doing their part to merge the races in California: 'Multiracial births to native-born mothers rose dramatically between 1982 and 1997--from about 14% to nearly 21% percent, a 50% change.' The problem is that multiracial births to immigrant mothers, never a large number to begin with, declined slightly to merely 7% by 1997. Since 45% of California babies are born to foreign-born mothers, multiracials' share of the overall population is barely climbing."

The Reality of Race



"What is a 'race'? It is essentially a lineage, a family tree. A racial group is merely an extremely extended family that inbreeds to some extent. Thus, race is a fundamental aspect of the human condition because we are all born into families. Burying our heads in the sand and refusing to think clearly about this bedrock fact of life only makes the inevitable problems caused by race harder to overcome."

Seven Dumb Ideas about Race



"Many intellectuals now try to wish away the problems of race by defining "race" as merely a mass hallucination afflicting all of humanity - other than we few members of the Great and the Good."

Thatcher Speech: The Genetic Revolution

American Outlook

Spring, 2000

The Hudson Institute's magazine has now published the text of my 12/99 speech to the Thatcher Seminar on the greatest opportunity and danger facing the world over the next century: our new ability to manipulate our own genetic code. If you have a fast web connection and a MS IE 4.0+ browser, click above to see the entire slide show. Or, click here for the American Outlook's text-only version.)
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Importing Mexico's Worsening Racial Inequality

Part 2: Mexico's Insidious Color Continuum



"After an experiment lasting nearly 500 years in Latin America, intermarriage has utterly failed to eliminate racial inequality. Mestizo nations like Mexico and mulatto nations like Brazil are bywords for vast concentrations of wealth among the white ruling class contrasted with extreme poverty among the darkest citizens. In fact, in Mexico racial segregation is worsening."

Part 3: How Latino Intermarriage Breeds Inequality



"The Hispanic influx into California seems to be simply recreating the racial hierarchy of Latin America. For example, America's leading Latino politicians tend to marry Anglos. Thus, the Mexican-American elite is likely to become even whiter over the generations. While upwardly mobile Mexican-Americans marry blonde Anglos, downwardly mobile white men often wed Mexicans. Now, there is plenty to be said for getting hitched to a Mexican lady. But sadly, there is a big social cost to Anglo-Hispanic marriages: 'In most homes headed by an Anglo/Latino couple, Spanish becomes the household language.'"

Cesar Chavez: La Causa or La Raza?



"Cesar Chavez, a labor leader intent on protecting union membership, was as effective a surrogate for the Immigration & Naturalization Service as ever existed. Indeed, Chavez and the United Farm Workers union he headed routinely reported to the INS for deportation suspected illegal immigrants who served as strikebreakers or refused to unionize." -- Ruben Navarrette Jr., Arizona Republic. 

Who Wants to Be a Minority?

National Post


"Hispanics eligible for affirmative action if they move to the U.S. include His Serene Majesty King Juan Carlos, singers Julio Iglesias and Placido Domingo, and Olympic supremo Juan-Antonio Samaranch, none of whom seems to have suffered much from discrimination. Also qualifying are Teutonic-looking immigrants from Paraguay named Klaus who don't like to talk about what their fathers were doing from 1933 to 1945."

Demographic Destiny: Assimilation



"Consider that crucial social indicator, the illegitimacy rate. The longer Latinos are in the U.S., the more they assimilate … but not toward the white norm. Instead, they are becoming more like blacks. Currently, 22% of white births are illegitimate v. 69% of black births. Among immigrant Latino new mothers, 37% were unmarried. But among American-born Latino new mothers, the illegitimacy rate rises to 48%."

A Better Way in Kosovo? 

National Post


"A year ago, NATO attacked Yugoslavia. It's worth recalling President Bill Clinton's explanation of Why We Fought: "The principle we and our allies have been fighting for in the Balkans is the principle of multiethnic, tolerant, inclusive democracy." Well ... happy anniversary, Kosovo! What could the West have done instead? The answer, shockingly enough, is to have sponsored and made humane the inevitable ethnic cleansing."

Census Follies



"The Administration will indeed let people who are part white and part minority check two (or more) boxes. But then the government will simply ignore the white box." 

Immigration vs. African Americans



"Serious discussions of immigration reform have been off the table for years in America precisely because the current immigration policies provide America's verbalist elite with a new, improved servant class at no cost to themselves in terms of greater competition. Mexican immigrants are not taking jobs away from American lawyers, media people, politicians, and corporate bosses.  Instead, small, brown, diligent, and submissive immigrants have displaced large, black, unmotivated, and surly native-born Americans as our service workers of choice."

Are Caublinasians Genetically Superior?

National Post


"It's time to confront the question that's been whispered about Tiger Woods ever since this Mozart-like prodigy first appeared on television as a three year old playing golf with Bob Hope: Are multiracial people like Tiger genetically better than the rest of us? Until recent decades, that query was unthinkable: "miscegenation" was assumed to be the royal road to racial ruin. But, now we have enough scientific evidence to answer with a resounding ..."

Rocker on the Rack

National Post


"In the grand tradition of the Brezhnev regime, Major League Baseball is forcing Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker to undergo psychiatric testing for expressing dissident political and social opinions. No doubt, baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the rest of the thought police will be shocked, shocked, to learn from the shrinks that a young closer whose job is to intimidate batters by throwing 95 mph fastballs right under their chins is hot-headed and hostile. But the rest of us should be shocked by the chilling effect that "sensitivity" is having on free speech."

Equality v. Truth: Darwin's Enemies on the Left

National Post


"Stephen Jay Gould, a famous sports nut, cannot even turn on his TV without being confronted by lean East Africans outdistancing the world's runners, massive Samoans flattening quarterbacks, lithe Chinese diving and tumbling for gold medals, or muscular athletes of West African descent out-sprinting, out-jumping, and out-hitting all comers. No wonder Gould is reduced to insisting we chant 'Say it five times before breakfast tomorrow: … Human equality is a contingent fact of history,' like Dorothy trying to get home from Oz."

Why Do Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?

National Post


"Hollywood routinely uses blondeness to imply that a man is either a nitwit (see Jeff Daniels in Dumb & Dumber) or a soulless corporate weasel (see almost any James Spader or Jay Mohr movie)."

Did Abortion Prevent Crime?

Great Slate Debate: Steven Levitt vs. Steve Sailer



I debate with the coauthor of the much discussed study claiming that legalizing abortion in the Seventies lowered crime in the Nineties.

My National Post op-ed on abortion and crime

National Post


Also, Columns by Mona Charen (in 300 newspapers) and Robert J. Samuelson (on Newsweek's back page) about our debate.

Ryder Cup Riot: The African-Americanization of Golf

National Post


"As the Americans stormed back from a huge deficit on Sunday, we witnessed the unlikely sight of the whitest man in sports, David Duval, fist-pumping and egging the crowd on like he had just had a race transplant and turned into Charles Barkley."
Elegy for MJ: Essays on Michael Jordan's Retirement

The Epitome of the Black Genius for Basketball: from the national newspaper of Canada

National Post


"A Sense of Where Everyone Is" -- too hot for NR!

Spiked by NR



Nerdishness: The Great Unexplored Topic



Nerdishness is of great interest to the public today; after all, the richest man in the world is a nerd. Yet, the human sciences have never touched the subject: possibly, there's a certain self-blindness in scientists' world-view? 

Human Biodiversity: inFrequently Asked Questions
The social impact of biological differences among people is one of the most fascinating, important, and least discussed topics of our age. Here's the first draft of "Does Race Exist?."
So, you don't think biological differences among the various peoples of the world can affect modern life? Well, check out this pantheon of highly biodiverse celebrities: The Human Biodiversity Hall of Fame

Track & Battlefield -- w/Dr. Stephen Seiler

National Review


Everybody knows that women athletes are narrowing the gender gap separating them from male athletes' performance. Yet in running, the most quantifiable sport, everybody is wrong. Based on a major new study, the article explains why women are running slower in the Nineties, offering new insights into the nature of masculinity, the causes of ethnic inequality, the role of hormones (natural and illegal steroid), and the role of women in the military.
For track buffs: additional in-depth analysis and statistics

The Words Don't Match the Pictures: Why the Polite Lies We Tell About Race & Sex Are Undermined by What We See on ESPN

National Review Online 


This is the first chapter of my not-yet-finished book about what we can learn from sports about the current controversies over race and sex. It's the clearest introduction to my work. 
Note: April, 2000 -- Well, it won't get finished. When I got hit with nonHodgkins lymphoma in late 1996 (37 months in remission and counting!), I ran out of energy to accomplish this. Meanwhile, Jon Entine had been working on a similar book on sports and race on and off since 1989. So, I helped him a little with his book, Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It. It turned out excellent (click here to buy Taboo). 

Is Love Colorblind?

National Review


Graph showing the radical imbalances between black-white and white-Asian marriages.Interracial Marriage -- Who Wins? Who Loses? While interracial marriage is increasingly accepted by whites, a surprising number of Asian men and black women have become bitterly opposed. Why?

More on interracial marriage: Readers' responses, Arthur Hu's funny article, etc.

5 graphs making the statistics in this article clearer. National Review chose not to run these, claiming my prose style is so supremely lucid that even without graphs every reader would instantly grasp the meaning of even the most technical passages. If you disagree, check out these graphs (39k).


Great Black Hopes

National Review


Black Athletes triumph by toiling intensely at those games where they tend to enjoy not just cultural, but also physical and mental edges over whites. This suggests a new, pragmatic view of racial differences. (This was probably my most important early article.)
How Jackie Robinson Desegregated America

National Review


Perhaps the least-learned lesson of the saga of Jackie Robinson is that competition can transform self-interest into an engine for racial fairness. (Probably my most popular article) 
Coming Soon: Beautiful Cover Photo of Jackie and Pee Wee Reese

Where the Races Relate

National Review


Why do the U.S. Army and college sports teams do so much of a better job at managing race relations than elite colleges?

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