Jared Taylor

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Jared Taylor
Born Samuel Jared Taylor
(1951-09-15) September 15, 1951 (age 62)[1]
Kobe, Japan
Residence Oakton, Virginia
Alma mater Yale University (B.A.),Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (MA)
Occupation Executive editor, journalist

Samuel Jared Taylor (born September 15, 1951) is an American journalist and an advocate of racial realism. Taylor is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a webzine that describes itself as "America's premiere publication of racial-realist thought". Taylor is the president of the magazine's parent organization, New Century Foundation. 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 by civil rights groups, news media, and academics studying racism in the US, as promoting racist ideologies.[2][3][4] He rejects these accusations himself, saying that his views are reasonable and moderate.[5]

Early life[edit]

Born to missionary parents in Japan,[5] 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 later from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1978 with a MA in International economics.[6][7] He has also worked in West Africa, and has traveled the area extensively.[5] 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,[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.


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 "white interests".[11] Taylor's social theories are based on his observations that human beings are essentially tribal by nature, and that people are instinctively loyal to those of their own race.[dubious ] From these two observations Taylor has come to the conclusion that multi-ethnic societies cannot be as successful as those that are racially/ethnically homogeneous.[5]

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]


Taylor's views have been described as racist and/or white separatist by many academics, political commentators, and journalists.[15][16][17] Steven Atkins, a critic of Taylor's magazine, the American Renaissance, 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,[1] and a venue for "proponents of eugenics and anti-black racists".[18] Atkins also writes in his Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism in Modern American History that the New Century Foundation, a group which Taylor founded, has had "some of the most notorious white supremacists in the United States" on its board.[1] 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.[5]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".[6] 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]

Taylor's views have often elicited praise from right wing groups and journalists.[21][22] 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".[23]David Horowitz, the conservative editor of FrontPage Magazine, has called Taylor "a very smart and gutsy individualist" and "a very intelligent and principled man".[24]Writing in the Nashville Scene, Jonathan Meador described Taylor as "genteel, erudite, and soft-spoken" with "the charisma of someone half his age".[25]


  • 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. 


  1. ^ a b c * Atkins, Steven E.. "Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History," ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, 2011
  2. ^ "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'. Dennis Roddy. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 2005.
  3. ^ Student Group Hosting Racist Speaker at MSU
  4. ^ Conservatives' Voices Enter Clinton's Dialogue on Race
  5. ^ a b c d e Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 87.
  6. ^ a b http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/jared-taylor
  7. ^ http://www.jaredtaylor.org/jt.html
  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. ^ [1]
  19. ^ Dennis Roddy "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) Sunday, January 23, 2005 [2]
  20. ^ Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich (Summer 2006). "Schism Threatens White Nationalist Group". Intelligence Report. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  21. ^ http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/NationalQuestion/futility.html
  22. ^ http://www.amren.com/interviews/2002/0715horowitz/index.html
  23. ^ John Derbyshire (February 2, 2011). "The Futility of Dissidence". Taki's Magazine. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  24. ^ David Horowitz (July 15, 2002). "David Horowitz Critiques AR". FrontPage Mag. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  25. ^ 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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