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American Renaissance - 1 - March 2009
The Dangers of Diversity, Part I
Vol. 20 No. 3
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson
March 2009
American Renaissance
What actually happenswhen races mix.
by Jared Taylor
iversity has joined applepie, mother-
hood, and the ag as
a symbol of Ameri-ca. Many politicians
cannot get through astump speech withoutpraising American
diversity, and corpo-rate CEOs boast of 
their diverse work
-forces. The idea thatdiversity is one of 
our country’s greatstrengths—even itsgreatest strength—now goes essentiallyunchallenged. And
yet, even the most
cursory examinationof diversity’s effectson the United States shows that it is a ter
rible source of division and conict, andthat it brings no compensating advan
tages. How can anything so obviouslyuntrue have gained mythic status?
When people praise diversity they
may have different things in mind—diversity of language, religion, eroticorientation, culture—but diversity’smost important ingredient is race. Auniversity could have 10 percent of itsstudent body from ten different Euro
pean countries, but it could not claimto be “diverse” because all the studentswould be white.This country’s most agonizing con
icts revolve around race, and whateverthey may claim to believe about inte
gration, most Americans prefer not tocross racial lines (see “Integration HasFailed,” AR, February and March 2008).It is not hard to understand why. All thatis required is a look at what happenswhen people, for whatever reason, ndthemselves in close contact with peopleunlike themselves.
Nevertheless, practically every Amer-
ican public gure from the president ondown praises diversity. As George W.Bush noted when the US SupremeCourt upheld the limited use of race incollege admissions, “Diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths.” In a 2007statement about Hispanic heritage he
called on Americans to “celebrate the di-
versity that makes America stronger.” Ina joint American-Brazilian statement in2003, Mr. Bush said both countries were“forged from diverse cultures, provingthat diversity is our strength.”
Former president Bill Clinton and his
wife Hillary are tireless promoters of diversity. Mr. Clinton once invited blackcolumnists to the White House and toldthem, “We want to become a multiracial,multiethnic society.This will arguablybe the third greatrevolution . . . toprove that we liter
can live without .
. .
having a dominantEuropean culture.”
When Mrs. Clinton
spoke at her formerhigh school in theChicago suburb of Park Ridge she saidshe was glad to seeso many non-whitefaces in the audi
ence. “We didn’thave the wonderful
diversity of people
that you have here
today,” she said.
“I’m sad we didn’thave it, because it would have been agreat value, as I’m sure you will dis
State ofcials take the same view.Then-governor of California, GrayDavis, noted in 2003 with unintendedhumor that “my vision is to make themost diverse state on earth, and we have
people from every planet on the earth in
this state.” In 2007, Governor MartinO’Malley of Maryland said diversity is“our greatest strength as a people.” In2003, Governor Gary Locke of Wash
ington, who is Chinese-American, wentfarther: “In our diversity lies our human
ity.” When Mayor Michael Bloombergof New York said, “Our city’s diversityis our greatest strength,” he was onlyrepeating his predecessor, Rudolph Giu
liani, who noted in his farewell address
Continued on page 3
Practically every Ameri-
can public gure from the
president on downpraises diversity.
What we are supposed to want for America.
American Renaissance - 2 - March 2009
 Letters from Readers
Sir — In 1993 (“Light on the DarkContinent,” AR, Sept./Oct. 1993) youreviewed
 Racism, Guilt, Self-Hatred and Self-Deceit 
, the book by GedhaliaBraun, who wrote your February coverstory. I read his book at that time but atrst found his claims unbelievable. Itseemed impossible that any race couldbe so—how should I put it—different.I have long known that blacks were, onaverage, less intelligent than whites, butthought they were otherwise essentiallylike us. However, over the years I haveread news stories about Africa and aboutAmerican blacks with Mr. Braun’s ob
servations in mind, and have concludedthat he is right: Africans do not see theworld as we do. Why did I resist thisconclusion? Clearly, despite my preten
sions to clear-sightedness, I was inu
enced by egalitarian propaganda.Our ancestors did not have to ghttheir way to the truth as we do. Theyencountered Africans without precon
-ceptions and described them as they
found them. Whites once knew andtook for granted what Mr. Braun hasso painstakingly learned and described.We have forgotten in our haste to makereality conform to ideology.Sarah Wentworth, Richmond, Va.Sir — Professor Steven Farron’sJanuary letter about non-white abortionwas most insightful, and his argumentssuggest that at least a few good thingswill come out of the Obama admin
istration. First, the US may get rid of the Hyde Act, which will allow morenon-whites in the US to get abortions(albeit at taxpayer’s expense). Mr.Obama has already removed the foreign
aid restrictions that made it impossible
to provide abortion funding for poorcountries. This is a very good form of foreign aid.I understand that as a Catholic, myposition puts me in conict with mychurch and with Beltway conserva
tism. However, I feel more stronglyabout the survival of whites than I doabout either the doctrines of Catholicism
or “conservatism.”Name Withheld
Sir — As a former and disaffectedemployee of a high-profile abortionclinic in Boston during the 1990s, it waswith the greatest interest that I read the
letter from Professor Steven Farron in
the January issue. Prof. Farron correctly
observes that abortion has a relatively
greater impact on blacks than on whites.However, there is another aspect toabortion that has a demographic effect
that is the reverse of the one Prof. Farron
describes. I am referring to adoption of Third-World babies by infertile whiteAmerican couples who cannot adoptwhite babies because of the high numberof white abortions.What is the overall effect of limitingthe availability of abortions? By mak
ing more white babies available foradoption does it decrease the numberof Third-World adoptions by as muchas it increases the number of non-whitebirths? I do not have the gures, but asfar as its impact on whites is concerned,easier abortions could be like chemo
therapy for cancer: a remedy that hurtsnearly as much as it helps.R. J. Scone, Quincy, Mass.Sir — In his review of 
White Cargo:The Forgotten History of Britain’s WhiteSlaves in America
in the December 2008issue, Thomas Jackson writes:“The authors of this book cite a moreexhaustive study of colonial indenturethat concludes that only one in ten
servants ever became ‘decently prosper-
ous,’ and that another one in ten becameartisans who could lead an independentlife. The other eight in ten either died inservice, went back to England, or endedup as
white trash
, no better than whenthey left England” (emphasis added).Mr. Jackson must not have grownup in the South during segregation, as Idid, because he does not appear to knowthe meaning of “white trash.” Withoutregard to social status, or poverty, orany other criteria, “white trash” meansone thing only: a white person who runswith non-whites.Dax Crockett Stewart, Energy, Tex
Sir — I just nished watching theDVD, “A Conversation About Race,”which was reviewed in your Februaryissue. What a powerful and wonder
fully subversive presentation! Veryimpressive! Copies should be sent tocollege groups all around the country.Mr. Bodeker clearly has a great dealof talent. I hope he will follow up thisrst effort with other documentaries onsubjects that AR highlights.Edward Wallace, Charleston, S.C.
We illustrated the cover story of theprevious issue with photographsof billboards that we identied asSouth African. The billboards areactually in Liberia.
American Renaissance - 3 - March 2009
as mayor that “we’re a city in which ourdiversity is our greatest strength.”The CIA values diversity. “At theCentral Intelligence Agency, workforce
diversity is a mission imperative,” the
agency noted in a recruitment ad in
 Black Enterprise
magazine. The evenmore secret National Security Agencyhas a website that explains, “Diver
sity gives us the power to conceive
the inconceivable.” Chief of Naval
Operations Michael Mullen, the topofcer in the Navy from 2005 to 2007,explained, “Diversity is our strength.Let’s keep it strong.” In 2007, GeneralGeorge Casey, who was in command of American troops in Iraq from 2004 until2007, announced, “I rmly believe thestrength of our Army comes from our
The private sector is equally com
mitted. In 2008, no fewer than 352companies vied to be included amongthe “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”
selected by
 Diversity Inc
magazine. JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and CEOJamie Dimon sent a message explain
ing, “We’re committed to ensuring thatdiversity remains a key priority . . . ourcollective diversity is our strength.”Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenbergof Verizon Communications said this:“What I want the company to be isrelevant. If you’re not diverse you’renot relevant.” The top executives of allthe competing companies sent similar
In its nal press release the day be
fore it went bankrupt in 2008, the hugebanking conglomerate WashingtonMutual boasted about coming in sixth
 Hispanic Business
’s annual DiversityElite list. “Diversity is an integral partof cultivating a welcoming, innovativeand dynamic workplace here at WaMu,”
said president Steve Rotella.
Although most companies claimdiversity offers business advantages(“What Science Says About Diversity,”AR, November and December 2007,
demonstrates that there are no advan-
tages) some companies treat diversityas an end in itself. In 2005, Wal-Mart’sGeneral Counsel Tom Mars told thecompany’s top 100 outside law rmsthat they would be graded not just onprice and performance, but also on thediversity of their lawyers. It is possibleto outrank other firms on price andperformance but lose Wal-Mart’s favorbecause of insufcient diversity. This isbecause Wal-Mart values diversity evenif it has no tangible benets.Like other large companies such asGeneral Motors and Ford, Wal-Martinsists on diversity from its suppliers andrequires reports on the number of non-whites in their workforces and amongexecutives. It does not require reportson such things as budgeting, materialshandling, or computerization. It insistson diversity—and encourages suppli
ers to demand diversity from their ownsuppliers—as a goal that is wholly inde
pendent of any business advantage.Actual advantage may even be sacri
ced in the name of diversity. The cityof North Miami used to require that itspolice ofcers know how to swim be
cause they may have to rescue someonein the water. In 2004, the departmentdropped that requirement because itdesperately wanted Haitian officers,and most Haitian applicants could notswim. “Our swimming requirementmay give the false perception that weare not serious in our efforts to hireHaitian police applicants,” explainedpolice chief Gwendolyn Boyd-Savage,who is black. It was more important
that the force appear to be committed to
diversity than that ofcers be capable of a water rescue.Suzanne Bump, secretary of laborand workforce development for the stateof Massachusetts, explained in 2007why she wanted diversity: “I could llmy ofce with white lawyers. We’rechoked with applications from them.But they’re not going to get the jobdone. A diversity of skills, perspectiveand cultural background is necessary forsuccess in creating more and better jobsin this state.” She herself is white, butdid not explain what skills and perspec
tives whites lack that prevent them fromdoing the job.Universities promote diversity withthe same ardor. On April 24, 1997, 62research universities lead by Harvardbought a full-page advertisement in
 New York Times
that justied racialpreferences in university admissions byexplaining that diversity is a “value thatis central to the very concept of educa
tion in our institutions.” Lee Bollinger,who has been president of Universityof Michigan and of Columbia, once
insisted that “diversity is not merely a
desirable addition to a well-run educa
tion. It is as essential as the study of theMiddle Ages, of international politicsand of Shakespeare.” In 2003, Mr. Bol
Continued from page 1
American Renaissance is published monthly by theNew Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributionsto it are tax deductible.Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $28.00 per year. First-class postage isan additional $8.00. Subscriptions to Canada (rst class) are $40.00. Subscriptionsoutside Canada and the U.S. (air mail) are $40.00. Back issues are $3.00 each. Foreignsubscribers should send U.S. dollars or equivalent in convertible bank notes.Please make checks payable to: American Renaissance, P.O. Box 527, Oakton, VA22124. ISSN No. 1086-9905, Telephone: (703) 716-0900, Facsimile: (703) 716-0932,Web Page Address: www.AmRen.com
American Renaissance
Jared Taylor, EditorStephen Webster, Assistant EditorRonald N. Neff, Web Site Editor
At the CIA, “workforce diversity is a missionimperative.”
“Diversity is as essentialas the study of the MiddleAges, of internationalpolitics and of Shake-speare.”

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