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Jared Taylor
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Jared Taylor, 2008
Born Samuel Jared Taylor
(1951-09-15) September 15, 1951 (age 65)
Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Residence Oakton, Virginia, United States
Education Philosophy (B.A.)
International Economics (M.A.)
Alma mater Yale University
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Occupation Editor of American Renaissance
Spouse(s) Evelyn Rich[1]
Children 2 daughters
Website American Renaissance

Samuel Jared Taylor (born September 15, 1951) is an American white nationalist who is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a magazine often described as a white supremacist publication. Taylor is also an author and the president of American Renaissance's parent organization, New Century Foundation, through which many of his books have been published. He is a former member of the advisory board of The Occidental Quarterly, and a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Virginia-based white nationalist think tank.[2] He is also a board member and spokesperson of the Council of Conservative Citizens.[3][4]

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.[5][6][7][8]

Early life

Taylor was born on September 15, 1951 to Christian missionary parents in Kobe, Japan. He lived in Japan until he was 16 years old and attended Japanese public school up to the age of 12, becoming fluent in Japanese in the process.[9] He graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a BA in philosophy.[10]

Career

Taylor worked as a news editor at the Washington Post from 1974 to 1975. Following that, he spent three years on a MA in international economics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), graduating in 1978. He worked as an international lending officer for the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation from 1978 to 1981, and as West Coast editor of PC Magazine from 1983 to 1988.[11] He also worked in West Africa, and has traveled the area extensively.[9] Taylor is fluent in French, Japanese and English and has taught Japanese at Harvard University.[12][13] He also worked as a courtroom translator.[10]

He authored 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.[14]

In 1990 he published the first issue of the American Renaissance periodical, and later founded the New Century Foundation to help with the running of American Renaissance.[15]

Taylor first turned to race in Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America (1992),[16] 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).[17] On May 3, 2011, The New Century Foundation released Jared Taylor's sequel to Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America entitled White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century.

Taylor supervised preparation of the New Century Foundation monograph, The Color of Crime (1998, 2005), which observes that blacks and Hispanics commit violent crimes at considerably higher rates than whites, and that whites commit violent crimes at higher rates than Asians.[18] 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)[19] and editor of a collection of essays by the late Samuel Francis entitled Essential Writings on Race, (2007).[20]

Taylor authored Face to Face with Race (2014), in which he stated that racial differences are real and innate.[21]

Views

Taylor has been described as a white nationalist, white supremacist and racist by civil rights groups, news media, academics studying racism in the US, and others.[7][5][6][22][23] Taylor has "strenuously rejected"[9] being called a racist, arguing that he is instead a "racialist who believes in race-realism."[24][25] He has also said he is not a white supremacist, describing himself as a "white advocate,"[26] and contends that his views on nationality and race are "moderate, commonsensical, and fully consistent with the views of most of the great statesmen and presidents of America's past."[9]

Race

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.[27] His journal American Renaissance was founded to provide such a voice for white interests.[28]

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.[29]

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."[30] 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.[31]

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."[32]

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.

Immigration

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."[33]

Judaism and anti-Semitism

The Southern Poverty Law Center notes that Taylor is unusual among the radical right in "his lack of anti-Semitism",[34] although at times American Renaissance has had neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers as contributors and participants.[34]

Donald Trump

Taylor is a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and has recorded robocalls to support Trump before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.[35][36]

Reception

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."[34]

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."[37]

A 2005 feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Taylor as "a racist in the guise of expert."[5]

His online magazine, American Renaissance, has been described as a white supremacist publication and a "forum for writers disparaging the abilities of minorities."[38]

Bibliography

  • 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. 
  • Taylor, Jared (2014). Face to Face with Race. Oakton, Va.: New Century Foundation. ISBN 0-9838910-2-8. 

References

  1. ^ Rich, Evelyn (May 4, 2016). "Setting the Record Straight: Longtime Partner of Jared Taylor Addresses White Nationalist Criticism". Southern Poverty Law Center. 
  2. ^ Doty, Roxanne Lynn (2009). The Law Into Their Own Hands: Immigration and the Politics of Exceptionalism. University of Arizona Press. p. 61. ISBN 0816527717. 
  3. ^ "Inside the White Supremacist Group that Influenced Charleston Shooting Suspect". TIME. 
  4. ^ Devine, Curt; Griffin, Drew; Bronstein, Scott (24 June 2015). "White supremacist group stands by racist ideology". CNN Investigations. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Jared Taylor, a Racist in the Guise of 'Expert'". Dennis Roddy. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 2005.
  6. ^ a b American Renaissance Southern Poverty Law Center
  7. ^ a b Robert W. Sussman (6 October 2014). The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea. Harvard University Press. p. 316. ISBN 978-0-674-41731-1. 
  8. ^ Atkins 2011, pp. 59-60
  9. ^ a b c d Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 87
  10. ^ a b "Jared Taylor/American Renaissance". Anti-Defamation League. 
  11. ^ Atkins 2011, pp. 59-60
  12. ^ Debryshire, John (December 23, 2010). "Noble Lies Are for Children: A Q&A With Jared Taylor". Taki's Magazine. 
  13. ^ YouTube
  14. ^ "Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle". Kirkus Reviews. 
  15. ^ Leonard Zeskind (May 12, 2009). Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 370. ISBN 978-1-4299-5933-9. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ Paved with Good Intentions, by Jared Taylor Archived April 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ The Real American Dilemma, edited by Jared Taylor (0965638308)
  18. ^ "The Color of Crime". American Renaissance (magazine). 
  19. ^ A Race Against Time (0965638324)
  20. ^ Francis, Sam. "Essential Writings on Race". American Renaissance (magazine). 
  21. ^ "Face to Face with Race". American Renaissance. 
  22. ^ Peter Holley (2016-01-12). "Hear a white nationalist's robocall urging Iowa voters to back Trump". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  23. ^ Martin Gelin (2014-11-13). "White Flight". Slate.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  24. ^ Atkins 2011, p. 59
  25. ^ Cullison, Alan. "Far-Right Flocks to Russia to Berate the West". The Wall Street Journal. 
  26. ^ Stephen E Atkins (13 September 2011). Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History. ABC-CLIO. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-59884-351-4. Taylor is the editor of the white supremacist journal American Renaissance. Taylor claims not to be a white supremacist...Remarks by Taylor indicate his racist stance 
  27. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, pp. 87–88.
  28. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 88.
  29. ^ About American Renaissance
  30. ^ Jared Taylor (September 2005). "Africa in our Midst: Lessons from Katrina". American Renaissance News. Archived from the original on October 24, 2005. 
  31. ^ Swain & Nieli 2003, p. 102.
  32. ^ Jared Taylor (June 2005). "DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY: A Speech by Jared Taylor". Sovereignty. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. 
  33. ^ Jared Taylor (December 28, 2001). "Democracy vs. Freedom (And The Nation-State)?". VDARE.com. 
  34. ^ a b c "Profile of Jared Taylor". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  35. ^ "White Nationalists Continue to Support Trump Through Robocalls". 
  36. ^ Reinhard, Beth. "White Nationalists See Advancement Through Donald Trump's Candidacy". Wall Street Journal. 
  37. ^ Mark Potok; Heidi Beirich (Summer 2006). "Schism Threatens White Nationalist Group". Intelligence Report. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  38. ^ Atkins 2011, p. 60

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