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Samuel Jared Taylor
Born 1951
Residence Oakton, Virginia
Occupation Journalist, Executive editor

Samuel Jared Taylor (born 1951) of Oakton, Virginia, is an American journalist who advocates racialist theories to explain the sociological and economic problems associated with non-whites, particularly blacks, in Western countries.[1] Taylor is the editor of American Renaissance, a journal that addresses issues of race, immigration and their impact on societies in which whites co-exist with non-whites. He is the president of the parent organization, New Century Foundation, and a former director of the National Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank. He is a former member of the advisory board of Occidental Quarterly.

Born to missionary parents in Japan, Taylor lived in that country until he was 16 years old. He graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a BA in Philosophy, and completed graduate course work at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). 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.


Works and views

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."[2]

He is the author of Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle (1983), which among other things criticized the Japanese for excessive preoccupation with their own uniqueness; Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in America (1993), which argues that racism is no longer a convincing explanation for black social failure; The Tyranny of the New and Other Essays (1992); and The Real American Dilemma: Race, Immigration, and the Future of America (1998). He contributed to A Race Against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century, and has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and National Review.

Taylor contributed to, and supervised preparation of the New Century Foundation publication, The Color of Crime: Race, Crime and Violence in America (1999, 2005),[3] which claims, based on U.S. Department of Justice statistics, that blacks and Hispanics commit violent crimes at considerably higher rates than whites or Asians.

Taylor says he is not a white supremacist, whom he defines as one who wishes to rule over others. He is, if anything, a "yellow supremacist" because he believes that Asian people are genetically the smartest race, followed by white people and those of African descent.[4]

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."[5]

Taylor insists that he espouses a doctrine of race realism. In a 2003 interview with Phil Donahue, Taylor said that Mexican government officials actually brag that Mexicans are "reconquering" the Southwest United States.[6] He has described himself as a "racialist".[7]

In January 2005, in reviewing a book by Frank Salter, On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration, Taylor agreed with Salter that from a genetic point of view an Englishman would be better off resisting the immigration of two hypothetical Bantu immigrants, than he would be to rescue one of his own children from drowning. Taylor also noted this was an "extreme" conclusion.[8]

Taylor believes that post-1960s European immigration policies have resulted in many social problems. On the greater number of non-whites in Holland compared with Denmark, Taylor has commented; "Europeans travel a lot within Europe, and they see dark-skinned bums sleeping on the streets on Rotterdam. In Denmark they don't see dark-skinned bums sleeping on the streets, and they are not so stupid as to be unable to understand that immigration has something to do with this."[9]

On the topic of interracial marriage, Taylor said that "I want my grandchildren to look like my grandparents. I don't want them to look like Anwar Sadat or Foo Man Chu or Whoopi Goldberg."[10]

Taylor has praised the Japanese, among whom he lived for many years:

Almost no Japanese are overweight ... and the occasional fatty is nothing like the waddling colossi one finds among the American lower classes of all races.

Even in uniform, American police officers or TSA baggage screeners may be fat or sloppy-looking. Blacks and Hispanics, especially, often show a slouching kind of contempt for their jobs. Japanese bustling about in their trim uniforms almost never give this impression.[11]

Praise and criticism

Paul Gottfried, professor of humanities at Elizabethtown College, disagrees with what he calls "the value of white nationalism," but writes: "In comparison to the generally shabby lot of journalists I have known, Jared is a true paragon of tolerance." He also notes what he calls Taylor's "classical liberal sense of fair play."[12]

David Duke has described Taylor as a "a man of immense ability and the courage commensurate and necessary for telling the long-suppressed truths of race."[13]

In his July 15, 2002 blog entry, neo-conservative writer David Horowitz defended his decision to run an article from Taylor's American Renaissance magazine on his own website; praising Taylor as "a very smart and gutsy individualist" and "a very intelligent and principled man." He wrote: "There are many who would call Jared Taylor and his American Renaissance movement 'racist.' If the term is modified to 'racialist,' there is truth in the charge. But Taylor and his Renaissance movement are no more racist in this sense than Reverend Jesse Jackson and the NAACP."[14] However, Horowitz criticized Taylor in his August 27, 2002 commentary, in which he refers to Taylor as advocating "Euro-racialism," which is "a fringe prejudice among conservatives", and argues that such racialism "would mean the death of the conservative movement."[15]

Other critics have described Taylor as a racist and an advocate of white supremacy. Mark Potok, editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, said "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."[16] Potok pointed to Taylor's close association with the Council of Conservative Citizens, which he labels as racist. Potok asserts that The Color of Crime is "a booklet that tries to use crime statistics so as to 'prove' that blacks are far more criminally prone than whites."

Incident in Halifax, Canada

Taylor was assaulted, and otherwise prevented from delivering a speech on January 16, 2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He had expected to give his speech to a group of journalists and others at the Lord Nelson Hotel, after his invitation to participate in a debate over race relations at Dalhousie University was retracted when the university claimed that it had further investigated Taylor's works. After destroying Taylor's pamphlets and confronting him, a small crowd of masked demonstrators (publicly wearing a mask under such circumstances is illegal in Canada) pushed Taylor out of the hotel room. Further violence against Taylor was averted due to the intervention of Jon Goldberg, director of the Atlantic Jewish Council in Halifax. Although notified about the violent crowd, police officers and private security guards refused to protect Taylor, or arrest or stop the crowd.[17]

Shortly after the demonstration, people claiming to have participated in it posted on the internet. In response, members of the white nationalist internet forum, Stormfront, posted photos and personal information about several of the demonstrators.[18]

Taylor returned to Halifax on March 6, 2007 to engage in a debate with St. Mary's University professor Peter March on the CJCH radio station. The on-campus debate was again canceled, this time due to alleged security concerns and rumors of violent protest. Following the cancellation, the debate was moved to an undisclosed location and recorded for the American Renaissance website.

Further reading

  • Swain, Carol M.; Russ Nieli (2003-03-24). Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism in America. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521816734.  


  1. ^ Jamie Glazov (January 10, 2003). "White Nationalism: A Symposium" (HTML). Retrieved 2007-03-02.  
  2. ^ About American Renaissance. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  3. ^ The Color of Crime. New Century Foundation. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  4. ^ "How not to handle a genteel racist". National Post. January 27, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  5. ^ Africa in our Midst: Lessons from Katrina. American Renaissance. October 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
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  7. ^ FAIR: End of Racism? March/April 2006.
  8. ^ Taylor, Jared. "What We Owe Our People". American Renaissance, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  9. ^ Taylor, Jared. "Prospects for Our Movement". 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  10. ^ Taylor, Jared. "Demography is Destiny". June 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  11. ^ Taylor, Jared. "In Praise of Homogeneity". American Renaissance, Vol. 18, No. 8, August 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  12. ^ Paul Gottfried Replies to His Critics. American Renaissance, July 7, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  13. ^ Duke, David. "A Few Thoughts on the Amren Convention". March 2, 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  14. ^ "Even a fellow conservative agrees: Horowitz 'left himself open' to 'racist' charge". Media Matters for America. December 2, 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  15. ^ Horowitz, David. "American Conservatism: an Argument with the Racial Right". FrontPage Magazine, August 27, 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  16. ^ Heidi Beirich and Mark Potok. "Irreconcilable Differences". Intelligence Report. Summer 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  17. ^
  18. ^ Boomer, Rachel. "White supremacists target protesters". Halifax, the Daily News, February 2, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-12.

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