Jared Taylor

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Jared Taylor
Born Samuel Jared Taylor
(1951-09-15) September 15, 1951 (age 63)
Kobe, Japan
Residence Oakton, Virginia
Alma mater Yale University,
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Occupation Executive editor, journalist

Samuel Jared Taylor (born September 15, 1951) is an American journalist and an advocate of what he describes as "racial realism."[1] He is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a webzine that has been described as a white supremacist journal and a "forum for writers disparaging the abilities of minorities".[2] Taylor is the president of the magazine's parent organization, New Century Foundation. He is a former member of the advisory board of The Occidental Quarterly. He is also a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Montana-based white nationalist think tank.[3]

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][7]

Early life[edit]

Born to missionary parents in Japan,[8] 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.[8] In the 1980s, Taylor was West Coast editor of PC Magazine and a consultant before founding the American Renaissance periodical in 1990.


He is the author of Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle (1983), 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),[9] 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).[10]

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.[11] 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)[12] and editor of a collection of essays by the late Samuel Francis entitled Essential Writings on Race, (2007).[13]

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.[14] His journal American Renaissance was founded to provide such a voice for alleged white interests.[15]

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.[16]

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."[17] 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 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.[18]

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."[19]

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."[20] Taylor has gone on to say that "people in general if left to themselves will generally sort themselves out by race," and has said that churches, schools, and neighborhoods are examples of this.


Taylor's views have been described as racist by many academics, political commentators, journalists, and various other organizations.[4][5][6] 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.[8]

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."[21] A 2005 feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Taylor as "a racist in the guise of expert".[4]

Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich, writers in the Intelligence Report (a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center), has 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".[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 editor of FrontPage Magazine, has said of Taylor that he is "a very intelligent and principled man," and "a very smart and gutsy individualist, but he is also a man who has surrendered to the multicultural miasma that has overtaken this nation and is busily building a movement devoted to white identity and community. We do not share these agendas. What I mean by “surrendering” is that Taylor has accepted the idea that the multiculturalists have won."[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. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jamie Glazov (January 10, 2003). "White Nationalism: A Symposium". FrontPageMagazine.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  2. ^ Stephen E Atkins (13 September 2011). Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History. ABC-CLIO. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-59884-351-4. 
  3. ^ Doty, Roxanne Lynn (2009). The Law Into Their Own Hands: Immigration and the Politics of Exceptionalism. University of Arizona Press. p. 61. ISBN 0816527717. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'". Dennis Roddy. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 2005.
  5. ^ a b "Student Group Hosting Racist Speaker at MSU". Mediamouse. 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  6. ^ a b Holmes, Steven A. (18 December 1997). "Conservatives' Voices Enter Clinton's Dialogue on Race". The New York Times. p. 24. 
  7. ^ American Renaissance Southern Poverty Law Center
  8. ^ a b c Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 87.
  9. ^ Paved with Good Intentions, by Jared Taylor[dead link]
  10. ^ The Real American Dilemma, edited by Jared Taylor (0965638308)
  11. ^ The Color of Crime[dead link]
  12. ^ A Race Against Time (0965638324)
  13. ^ Essential Writings on Race, by Sam Francis
  14. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, pp. 87–88.
  15. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 88.
  16. ^ About American Renaissance
  17. ^ Jared Taylor (September 2005). "Africa in our Midst: Lessons from Katrina". American Renaissance News. Archived from the original on October 24, 2005. 
  18. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 102.
  19. ^ Jared Taylor (December 28, 2001). "Democracy vs. Freedom (And The Nation-State)?". VDARE.com. 
  20. ^ Jared Taylor (June 2005). "DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY: A Speech by Jared Taylor". Sovereignty. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. 
  21. ^ Jared Taylor Southern Poverty Law Center
  22. ^ Mark Potok; Heidi Beirich (Summer 2006). "Schism Threatens White Nationalist Group". Intelligence Report. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  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 – via Amren.com. 
  25. ^ Jonathan Meador (March 29, 2012). "The Changing Guard of White Separatism Convenes at a Tennessee State Park". Nashville Scene. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Swain, Carol M.; Nieli, Russell, eds. (2003). Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism in America. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-81673-4. 

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