Free Speech Wins – Jared Taylor at ASU

In a victory for free speech, American Renaissance publisher and renowned racial realism advocate Jared Taylor spoke without incident Friday night at Arizona’s largest public university. Mr Taylor spoke and answered questions from an audience of 50 to 60 young people in Neeb Hall at Arizona State University, while at least twice that number of Antifa dressed in black and masks shouted anti-white slurs and denounced those present as “fascists”. . Thanks to barricades and a strong security presence, in addition to their intimidating presence and their loud speech, the demonstration was peaceful.

The university administration reportedly came under heavy pressure to cancel the event. To their credit and in a notable victory for academic freedom and free speech on campus, the university has not backed down. They stood by their decision to respect the rights of a student group, College Republicans United, and provided the space and security for the event to take place. Friday evening September 3rdfreedom of speech was alive and well at ASU.

Photo: Richard Thomas, College Republicans United

The event was sponsored by College Republicans United (CRU), a group of conservative students supporting Trumpian themes of nationalism, populism and immigration restrictions. This is a splinter group of traditional ASU College Republicans who are aligned with the Republican establishment and “neo-conservative” policies such as in-state tuition for DACAs and American support for the Ukraine and Israel. The CRU is smaller in number, but they are very energetic student activists who are establishing chapters on college campuses across the country. A CRU student organization is currently forming here in Prescott at Yavapai Community College. (Prescott talks)

Mr. Taylor’s presentation focused on the reality of race and racial differences or what is now called “racial realism”. According to Taylor, racial classifications and racial differences are not social constructs, as contemporary Marxist scholars claim, but are real and based on biological markers – physiology, body chemistry and DNA. Skin color is a marker, but one of the least important. Far more important are brain size, gestation periods and maturation rates, physical endurance, disease patterns, disease resistance, and drug efficacy.

All of these things and more vary to a significant measurable degree between the three main racial classifications – Asian, Caucasian and Negro. According to Taylor, pathologists can determine with ninety percent accuracy an individual’s racial ancestry simply by examining the bacteria in their mouth. The different races of humanity represent what in biology are called subspecies. They have many characteristics in common but can be as different as a brown bear from a polar bear.

Why is all this important for the United States and the increasingly mixed countries of Western Europe? The answer is arguably the most important marker of racial difference – human intelligence or IQ. The scientific literature on human intelligence is abundant and very coherent. IQ tests administered across the world over many years and to many different population groups have a consistent pattern or “distribution”. Whites have an average score of 100, Asians a few points higher, and Blacks an average score of 85. Hispanics are a very diverse group and harder to categorize. Some are white or nearly white while others are a mixture of natives and other peoples.

Mr. Taylor’s point is that because of racial differences, among the 13,000 school districts across the United States, in every grade, the distribution of racial performance is the same. Academically, Asians lead, followed by whites, Hispanics a little lower, and blacks at the bottom. Of course, these are averages and say nothing about the performance of individuals. But in a multiracial country like the United States, Mr. Taylor argues that it is unrealistic to assume that all racial groups will reach the same level or have equal outcomes in life.

Taylor points out that cognitively demanding jobs, such as STEM fields, typically require an IQ of 125 or higher to perform successfully. These fields generally offer higher pay and social status than less demanding jobs. Given the average differences in IQ between races, Mr. Taylor calculates that a white or Asian is 30 times more likely to perform at this level than a black one. If true, it calls into question the whole enterprise of trying to create a society of “equal outcomes” or with social and economic equality among all racial groups.

Mr. Taylor acknowledges that these are hard truths. The United States was founded on the principle that “all men are created equal”. Of course, this statement was referring to political equality, not literal equality of property or social position. Yet many Americans recoil from discussion of racial differences. They denounce those who insist on the need for discussion as “racists”, “elitists” or “haters”.

Jared Taylor’s response is to point out that part of being an adult is accepting the reality of one’s limitations. None of us are truly the “smartest”, the “strongest”, the “most beautiful” or the “most deserving” of success in any absolute sense. Part of coming of age is accepting that you can’t always be the “winner” or the best in a particular area.

By claiming that all racial groups are exactly the same and that disparities in outcomes are evidence of discrimination and injustice, we are doing them and ourselves a huge disservice. Mr. Taylor asks, in a county where Asians are now the highest income group, can it honestly be said that whites have rigged the system against other racial groups? White Americans now live in a country founded by their European ancestors where they are rapidly being displaced. According to the 2020 census, all white children are now a racial minority in the United States. Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other anti-white groups denounce the American social and economic system as “systematically racist”. And white Americans are openly defamed as racist oppressors.

September 3rd, Jared Taylor brought his message of racial realism to ASU. Some listen.

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