American Renaissance - 2 - October 1999
Letters from Readers
Sir – Your September report on themedia reaction to
The Color of Crime
was very interesting but left out an im-portant point. “Conservative” publica-tions were no more likely than any oth-ers to cover the report. This should tellus something about conservatism. In theearly 1990s,
used to denounce multi-culturalism and racial double standards.Now it seems mainstream conservativeshave made peace with multiculturalismand accept liberal dominance on mostracial matters. You will have to do a re-port on tax cuts or the flag-burningamendment to get the attention of thelap-dog opposition.Name Withheld, Cheshire, Conn.Sir – I was gratified to see that
Accu-racy in Media
devoted their July “AIMReport” to
The Color of Crime
.Robert Nattkemper, Kamuela, HawaiiSir – I enjoyed your comprehensivereview of Prof. Raymond Wolters’
. It is good to know that in darkestacademe there are still a few rays of light.I would point out, though, that Mr.Jackson did not go far enough in his criti-cism of the 1954
decision. Hesuggests that if schools were to be de-segregated it was Congress’ businessand not the court’s. In fact, as he shouldknow, it is only the most strained read-ing of the Constitution that gives Con-gress power to regulate schools operatedby the states. Had there not been thesteady usurpation of states’ powers bythe federal government we would stillhave the system of competing experi-ments the Founders envisaged. Suchmatters as abortion, “civil rights,”schooling, and virtually all regulatorymatters would be in state hands. Wewould then have a chance to see whatworks rather than let Washington forceits policies on the whole country. AsProf. Wolters implies, our public schoolshave suffered grievously from federalmeddling.Tom Ericson, Mussel Shoals, Ala.Sir – In the review of
welearn that Bob Jones University lost itstax-exempt status, at least in part, be-cause of a ban on inter-racial dating.Since such a ban by a private universityapplied to all races, how did it violateanti-discrimination law?Conrad Schmidt, Rumson, N.J.
It didn’t. It violated only the sensibili-ties of Supreme Court Justices. Robert Detlefsen has a good discussion of thiscase in
Civil Rights Under Reagan
(ICSPress, 1991), in which he points out that despite much blather about the wicked-ness of racial discrimination, “the Court completely ignored the reality of Bob Jones University.” Mr. Detlefsen callsthe decision “yet another perfect ex-ample of result-oriented jurisprudence,in that it virtually ignores the statute it is supposed to be construing . . . .” – Editor
Sir – Reading between the lines of theSeptember issue, I noticed a thread run-ning through several of the stories. In“The Law is an Ass”, we learn that theone Supreme Court Justice who sup-ported the Kansas City school desegre-gation fiasco was Ruth Bader Ginsberg.In the article about Arthur Jensen, I notethat the three “politically driven liars”who speak with “forked tongues” in theircriticism of Prof. Jensen, are MarcusFeldman, Steven Jay Gould, and LeonKamin. More mild critics, as mentionedin the AR article, include RobertSternberg and Alan Kaufman. Finally,in the “California Voters Scorned” piece,we read that Mariana Pfaelzer was the judge instrumental in overturning Propo-sition 187.This heavy concentration of Jewishindividuals carrying forward an agendacontrary to our interests reflects theethno-political reality of today’s Ame-rica, and serves as confirmation of Kevin MacDonald’s masterful
. This is a topic AR readersmay not want to face, but it seems topercolate out of story after story.Ted Sallis, Tampa, Fla.Sir– In your mention of the specialissue of
you quoted Doug-las Detterman as saying Prof. Jensenwould be glad to know the truth even if it proved him wrong. I would not havethought to put it this way, but I am sureit is true.I once had the pleasure of hearingProf. Jensen speak to a university audi-ence. I had expected him to be combat-ive and defensive but he was charmingand soft-spoken. I know that most of theaudience was hostile to him, but I couldtell that many were won over by his eru-dition and obvious love of the truth.Thank God for Arthur Jensen.Sarah Carpenter, Austin, Tex.
Rally ’Round the Flag
he NAACP and other black groups have announced a tour-ist and convention boycott of SouthCarolina in an attempt to persuadestate officials to remove the Confed-erate flag from atop the state capi-tol. In response to the boycott, theCouncil of Conservative Citizens issponsoring a “Save the Flag” rallyin Columbia at 1:00 p.m. on Satur-day, October 9th at the capitol. Forinformation telephone Frances Bellat (803) 648-3661. The C of CChelped keep the flag flying in 1996by organizing resistance when then-Governor David Beasley tried totake it down.