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American Renaissance

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
— Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 20 No. 6 June 2009

A Breakthrough for the BNP?


The Euro-elections and That decision made it almost impos- subject of immigration. The result of 40
sible for British politicians to criticize years of near silence is that the ethnic,
resurgent nationalism. immigration for the next 40 years. By religious, and cultural problems have
slamming the desktop so hard on Pow- only grown worse.
by Tim Rait ell’s fingers, Heath created a climate of The British National Party (BNP)
political terror about immigration.” was founded in 1982 to combat these

W
e British like to think that our
democracy has been a model
for the whole world and that
we enjoy full liberties and freedom of
speech. In particular, we often claim that
our legislative body at Westminster is
the “Mother of Parliaments.”
It is therefore a great tragedy that
our country, like many other suppos-
edly democratic countries in Europe, is
being transformed without consultation
with its people. The massive changes to
Britain, particularly those resulting from
immigration, have been imposed on us
by politicians without any mandate from
the electorate. At the same time, anyone
who objects to these changes or has even
tried to debate them is exposed to abuse
and insults.
Most journalists are circumspect in
what they write. The National Union “Mother of Parliaments” betrays its people.
of Journalists forbids its members to
portray nationalists or patriotic people The desktop had been slammed trends but for some time it had little
in a favorable light; indeed it urges them before. In the general election of 1964, electoral impact. It held meetings for
to portray us as unfavorably as possible. Conservative candidate Peter Griffiths members but its candidates usually got
When newspapers refer to the wonderful criticized immigration and went on to no more than one or two per cent of the
speech on immigration Enoch Powell an astonishing win in the previously safe vote. It is always hard for a small party
gave in 1968 (see “No Representation, Labour seat of Smethwick, Birming- to break out of that range. Even people
AR, May 2001) they call it his “infa- ham. When the new prime minister, who agreed with us were often afraid
mous” speech. It should more accurately Harold Wilson, went on to call him a they would be wasting their votes.
be called the great speech, because that The BNP won its first council seat
is what it was. The prospect of a BNP in 1993 in a by-election in the east of
Nevertheless, a prominent parliamen- London (this is the equivalent of win-
tary correspondent for the Daily Mail breakthrough has terri- ning a seat on a city council in the United
recently wrote: fied the establishment. States). The Labour Party inadvertently
“Sunday, April 21,1968, was the helped us by reporting that its canvass-
moment our country yielded to the “parliamentary leper,” the Conserva- ing showed the possibility of a BNP
sorry creed of multi-culturalism. That tive leadership did not even come to victory. Presumably, Labour hoped to
evening, Edward Heath, leader of the his defense. In fact, on election night, motivate its supporters by reporting
Conservative Party, telephoned Enoch the then-chairman of the Conservative this grim possibility, but the effect was
Powell and sacked him from the Shadow Party, Lord Poole, expressed fury at his to motivate ours. The BNP won by a
Cabinet for making his infamous ‘Rivers own party’s unexpected win, since it margin of just seven votes, but a win is
of Blood’ speech about race relations. was due to having mentioned the taboo Continued on page 3

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beyond, the human population in Africa
had apparently fragmented, doubtless
by geographical distance, into sev-
eral different populations. As already
noted, those who left Africa belonged
to just one of these populations, those
descended from the L3 branch of the
mitochondrial DNA tree. They carried
away in their genes only a subset of the
African genetic diversity, meaning only
some alleles of each gene. That fact
alone set them on a potentially different
evolutionary path.” (p. 186.)
Tom Shuford, Lenoir, N. C.

Sir — I was intrigued by the theory


Letters from Readers as are other Pacific islanders, but the
Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, and whites
in The 10,000 Year Explosion that ag-
riculture selects for a different kind of
Sir — Prison authorities disallowed seem to rub along reasonably well. personality than hunting. It makes sense:
the April and May issues of American Carl Landers, Truro, Mass. farming is a low-testosterone job that
Renaissance (“The Dangers of Diver- requires patience and deferred gratifica-
sity,” Parts II and III), claiming they tion while hunting is a high-testosterone
were “advocating racial hatred in such Sir — I was glad to read in your activity that requires violence and en-
a way as to create a serious danger of third installment about “The Dangers courages gorging. By this standard the
violence in the facility.” Kind of makes of Diversity” that whites are suing people of the Fertile Crescent should
your point, doesn’t it? successfully on grounds of racial dis- be the tamest on earth. Why do its cur-
I’ve received every issue of AR crimination, but the entire situation is rent inhabitants continue to behave like
here since 1999-2000. No incident has outrageous. America was founded by hunter-gatherers?
ever arisen, so I don’t know what has whites—we are the “posterity” men- Caroline Connelly, Evansville, Ind.
caused the sudden turnaround. I’m tioned in the Constitution—and it should
appealing the decision to the warden, not be possible for government agencies,
and, if necessary, to the Department of businesses, and the odd black supervi- Sir — Thank you for your review of
Corrections. sor to “discriminate” against us, not Gregory Cochrane and Henry Harpend-
Eric Schroeder, Lawrenceville Cor- because of some silly legal theory that ing’s The 10,000 Year Explosion. I had
rectional Center, Lawrenceville, Va. anti-discrimination law shouldn’t apply not heard of this book before, and I
to us, but rather because they shouldn’t bought a copy on Amazon. It is every
even have the ability. We gave them bit as good as you suggest, and very
Sir — There is a pattern that arises that power and we must take it back. We readable. I will buy copies for my high-
from your impressive collection of need to get rid of the EEOC, diversity school-aged grandchildren.
examples of the tensions inherent in bureaucrats, discrimination law—the Neither my local paper nor the Boston
diversity: blacks can’t get along with whole shebang. Come up with objec- Globe nor Time magazine has reviewed
anyone. They are the group most often tive standards and let everybody sink this book. According to the Internet, it
involved in your catalogue of racial or swim on his own merits. doesn’t look like the New York Times,
violence, whether in schools, prisons, Fred Froelich, Cincinnati, Ohio Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, or
or on the streets. They can’t even get Chicago Tribune has reviewed it either.
along with other blacks; your examples Alas, this is typical of the liberal press.
include attacks by American blacks on Sir — I enjoyed your May review They would rather ignore the facts and
Somalis and Jamaicans. You include of The 10,000 Year Explosion but have hope they go away.
only scattered examples of white/ a comment on one sentence: “Zulus Joanne Smalley, Portland, Me.
Hmong, Hispanic/American Indian, and Danes presumably had a common
and white/Hispanic violence, and North ancestor about the time humans left
Asians hardly appear to be involved in Africa [50,000-60,000 years ago],  but Sir — Courthouses in the State of
racial violence at all. Does this mean that are now so different from each other that New York Unified Court System have
if blacks were removed from the mix, standard taxonomies might well classify wireless Internet access in their public
the problems of racial violence associ- them as a separate species.” law libraries. It may interest you to
ated with diversity would be drastically The common ancestor may be con- know that your website, amren.com,
reduced? siderably more remote in time. I quote is blocked as “inappropriate” and “of-
The example of Hawaii suggests this from Before the Dawn: Recovering fensive.” The websites of the NAACP
may be so. Hawaii has never had a white the Lost History of  Our Ancestors by and the Southern Poverty Law Center
majority, but the mix is mainly white/ Nicholas Wade: (SPLC) are, of course, not blocked.
Asian. The native Hawaiians are a mess, “Before people left for the world Anonymous, New York City

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wins enough votes for two or more seats
American Renaissance they go to the candidates that are second,
third, etc., on the party list. This system
Jared Taylor, Editor gives more opportunity to small parties
Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor than does the traditional first-past-the-
Ronald N. Neff, Web Site Editor post system, in which a candidate in a
district must win more votes than any
other. That is the method used in British
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Continued from page 1 Euro-Parliament with a much smaller region known as the North West, where
a win, no matter how narrow. Unfortu- percentage of the vote than would be our support has generally been good. In
nately, the next year the BNP candidate necessary to win in our own House of 2004, the party won 6.4 percent of the
did not keep his seat despite receiving Commons. Euro-vote in that region, and we need
several hundred more votes, but this The United Kingdom, has been di- only 2 or 3 percent more for Mr. Griffin
first victory gave the party much needed vided, by order of the European Union, to become an MEP. In April, our party
encouragement and publicity. into 12 regions, nine of which are in came in second with 23 percent of the
It was another seven years before vote in a by-election in Manchester, so
the party again won a seat, and it is we would need less than half that level
only in recent years, since Nick Griffin of support in the region as a whole to
was elected chairman of the party, that win a seat.
we have begun to make real progress. This election could therefore be
We now have over 100 local council our first chance to win parliamentary
seats, and are the second largest party representation, even if only to the
after Labour in the London Borough European Parliament. Of course, we
of Barking and Dagenham, where expect some day to send members
we hold 12 seats. In addition, since to the House of Commons, but the
May 2008, BNP member Richard first-past-the-post system makes that
Barnbrook has served on the London much harder.
Assembly (see “BNP Candidate Wins A seat or two in the Euro-Parlia-
Seat on London Assembly,” AR, June ment would not just send the Left
2008). into a frenzy. It would increase our
We are committed to saving our stature immensely. It would give us
country through the political process, government funding, which would
and we realize that a small party such help us for future elections, and would
as ours can generally best push ahead force the media and public to take us
by concentrating on one area at a time. more seriously. There would be less
We began by standing in local elec- justification for leaving us out of the
The European Parliament.
tions, especially in local by-elections, in important political discussions that take
which there is just one race, rather than England. In each region, elections will place on television and radio.
in a general election in which everyone follow what is known as the d’Hondt Also, MEPs from the BNP would be
is voting. This means our activists and system of proportional representation, in a position to join other nationalists to
supporters can concentrate on a single named after Victor d’Hondt, a Belgian form what is known as a “parliamentary
contest. lawyer who invented the system in the group.” At the Euro-Parliament, it takes
On June 4 of this year, when elections 1870s. Each party puts up a list of candi- at least 25 members from at least seven
are held for the European Parliament, dates, and people vote for the party, not member states with a similar point of
the BNP has a chance of appearing on a for individual candidates. The system is view to form a group, but once it is
much larger stage. The Euro-Parliament so complicated that it is not possible to formed, it gains various advantages and
sits in Strasbourg and in Brussels, and know in advance how many votes are privileges within the parliament. A na-
makes many of the laws that now apply necessary for representation, but it is tionalist group known as Identity, Tradi-
to the United Kingdom. The elections likely that any party that gets as much as tion, Sovereignty was set up in 2007 but
are by proportional representation, 8 percent or so of the vote in one of the broke up just 10 months later.
which means we can win a seat in the larger regions could win a seat. If a party And, finally, British nationalist MEPs

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could raise their voices in opposition to One Sunday newspaper, News of the They also try to unite against BNP
the increasingly oppressive laws and World, recently fretted that we could candidates, telling people they should
policies under which we are forced to win as many as seven seats. Part of its vote for any party but the BNP. At
live. reasoning was that the non-mainstream, least this is the official line from the
The prospect of a BNP breakthrough anti-EU United Kingdom Independence top, especially at Labour. To them,
has terrified the establishment. As long Party (UKIP) managed to get 16 percent keeping the BNP out is more important
ago as 2004, the Association of Chief of the vote in the last Euro-elections five than winning. Therefore, if only the
Police Officers announced that police years ago. Since that time UKIP has Conservative candidate can beat our
officers would be fired if they joined crumbled and many of its votes could candidate, Labour supporters are told
now go to the BNP. to vote Conservative.
Our opponents also like to In April, Immigration Minister Phil
say that the economic down- Woolas wrote an astonishing article
turn plays into our hands. Peter in the Mail on Sunday called “I Want
Hain, who has been a Labour You to Vote Tory—By a Labour Min-
minister for both Tony Blair ister.” “You wouldn’t normally expect
and Gordon Brown, warns a Labour Minister to ask you to vote
that the country is now “very Conservative or Liberal Democrat or
fertile territory” for the BNP. even Green,” he wrote, “but this year I
“When people are losing their am doing just that. . . . The threat of the
jobs and there is an economic BNP winning a seat in Europe is very
downturn . . . it’s heaven-made real. So please, if you can’t vote for my
for them.” party, get out and vote against me!”
Politicians are reading our Despite this anyone-but-the-BNP
monthly newspaper, Voice of message, we know that at the local level,
Freedom. Some months ago officials and candidates are delighted
the Conservative party leader, when we beat their rivals. Divisions of
David Cameron, criticized the this kind between the big party leaders
Prime Minister for using the and their members are a sign of real
phrase “British jobs for British weakness within the political establish-
Workers,” arguing that it was ment.
taken from our paper.
In April, the number two On to Strasbourg
figure in the Labour Party her-
self, Harriet Harman, gave us a I, myself, have run several times
our party. This is, of course, outra- nice boost, admitting that in this election for the BNP. When I first stood for the
geous, since everything we do is legal Labour is more than ever “focused on
and we are recognized by the Electoral the BNP.” She said her party was even
Commission as a legally constituted adjusting its message because of us.
political party. Where we are strong, they will use the
Recently a police officer in Liverpool slogan “fairness not fear” rather than
was dismissed from the force because his their national slogan, “winning the fight
name was on a membership list that had for Britain’s future.”
been stolen and posted on the Internet. In It is a sign of our strength that they
fact, we know that there is considerable feel the need to shift their message to
support for us among the police, hardly combat ours. They are admitting that
surprising, since the police are often on we are a force to be reckoned with and,
the front lines in seeing what is really in effect, assuring our supporters that a
going on in our country. At least officers vote for the BNP will not be wasted. It
and their families can still vote for us, so would be wonderful if we did as well
long as voting remains secret. as the Lefty scare-mongers predict. In
In March, the Communications the meanwhile the more they fret the
Workers Union, which covers mailmen, better.
sent a notice to members, reminding The political climate in Britain has
them that there is a “conscience clause” never been more favorable to us, and
in their contract that gives them the right many people would love to send a mes-
to refuse to deliver election materials sage of dissatisfaction to the three main European Parliament in 2004, a church
they consider “offensive.” Although political parties: Labour, which is now group invited me to take part in a debate
there is little evidence our mailings are in power, the Conservatives, and the with all the other candidates. This was
not getting through, we appear to be the Liberal Democrats. All three oppose any something of a breakthrough because the
direct target of this notice. form of nationalism, they support large- big parties had a “no platform policy,”
The hysteria is mounting because scale third world immigration, and they refusing to appear at any function if we
our prospects are better than ever. favor a multi-ethnic Britain. participated. Their aim, of course, was

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found all the journalists involved to be
Loonies on the Loose helpful and pleasant, and they treated
me fairly. Each week they contacted

S
ome of the opposition to the brought the motion, and the vicars me for comments on whatever was the
BNP has become nothing short tumbled over each other to make issue of the week and gave the BNP
of comical. There is a group her happy. Church leaders explained equal coverage.
known as Unite Against Fascism that non-whites were “scandalously Local papers are almost always much
(UAF) that can’t tell the difference under-represented” in the clergy, and more objective than the badly prejudiced
between Britain today and Germany hoped that by stamping out “racist national papers. Reporters at national
in the 1930s. Its secretary Weyman undertones” they could attract more papers tend to be members of the very
Bennett, explicitly with the BNP in minorities. leftist National Union of Journalists
mind, warns that “Hitler used the In April, it was nurses who went (NUJ) and to follow its dictates rigidly.
economic crisis of the 1930s to gain ’round the bend. Unison, a major Writers for local papers are less ideo-
a hearing for racists and murderous medical workers’ union, unanimously logical, and tend to be fair.
policies.” UAF is not nearly as unim- passed a motion at its annual confer- I got an extra boost from the press
portant as it should be. Not only Mr. ence to ban BNP members from nurs- when the local paper reported that the
Hain (see main story) but the former ing. The motion had no legal effect, other candidates had all gotten together
mayor of London Ken Livingstone but Unison called on the Nursing and publicly to discuss how to “stop the
spoke at one of their “anti-fascist” Midwifery Council, which qualifies BNP.” The British people still have a
rallies in February. and registers all nurses, to keep BNP sense of fair play and do not like bully-
The Church of England is living up members out. On its application form ing of this kind. The next week I had an
to its reputation as haven for milque- for the conference, Unison thought- opportunity to write a reply, and there
toasts. In 2004, the General Synod af- fully noted that any members who was a range of readers’ letters. Almost
firmed that voting for a “racist” party were in the process of changing sex all writers were favorable to me, even
was “incompatible with Christian could attend as the sex of their choice if they did not plan to vote for me. By
discipleship,” though it did not men- even if they had not officially made foolishly trying to gang up on me, my
tion the BNP by name. Since 2006, the change at work. opponents gave me a further week of
it has been screening candidates for This sort of craziness will soon publicity and much sympathy.
the priesthood for “racist” attitudes. begin to backfire if it has not already. This time, the other candidates did
This February, the synod finally tar- The millions of British voters who not make the mistake of trying to keep
geted the BNP explicitly, voting 322 actually meet a BNP candidate or take me out of debates. They appeared to
to 13 with 20 abstentions to expel the trouble to learn about the party have learned a lesson from the drubbing
any priests, trainees, or lay staff who will have no trouble figuring out who they got the previous year. There were
may be members. A “lay” member is beyond the pale and who is not. two debates, both of which went well.
of the synod, Vasantha Gnanadoss, — Jared Taylor Sometimes it even seemed that the other
candidates felt obliged to move in my
to cast us as untouchables. ters from readers, who were not at all direction because of the clear approval
I arrived at the church hall and took impressed by the churlish behavior of I got from audiences.
my place on the platform. The speakers the candidates who had walked out. My There was one issue, however, on
from the three big parties did not go party won 2.9 percent of the vote in the which they would concede nothing.
onto the platform and instead stood by South East region, more than sev-
the door. The chairman of the debate eral other small parties but well
then announced that those parties would short of the 8 percent that would
not take part if I participated, and asked have been necessary for a seat in
the audience whether I should be made the Euro-parliament.
to leave. In 2005, in the General Elec-
A wag in the audience then asked, “If tion that year, I stood for the
they refuse to share a platform with the House of Commons from Maid-
BNP does that mean they refuse to share enhead, which is a town on the
a ballot paper with the BNP?” The hall Thames near Windsor. The other
voted almost unanimously that I should parties were the big three, as
stay, and the representatives of the big well as UKIP. The BNP had
parties trooped out. The debate chair- never campaigned in Maidenhead,
man announced that they were going to whereas UKIP had, which meant
the pub across the road and that anyone that we had to work hard to make
who wanted could join them. To my ourselves known.
great satisfaction, the audience stayed In the first week the local pa-
A tragic vindication of my views.
where it was, and I had a good debate pers wrote up the policies and published
with the representatives of the other, the photographs of all the candidates. They all spoke in favor of multicultural-
smaller parties. This in itself was a step forward as, in ism while I, of course, opposed it. Only
I was again vindicated the next week some elections in the past, the press ten weeks later I was vindicated when
when the local paper published its let- had completely ignored the BNP. I Islamic suicide bombers killed more

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which was more than UKIP and Labour
combined. If we can get figures like that
for the South East as a whole, then a
seat for me in the European Parliament
than 50 people in the London transport power returned to the House of Com- would be a distinct possibility.
system. Since that time, the big parties mons. Finally, I pointed out that abuses When we campaign, we make a huge
have cooled their ardor for multicultur- of human rights legislation have led to effort to speak to people directly, and
alism, and some have had to face up to the coddling of criminals and illegal we find they are concerned about many
the fact that we were the first to get that immigrants. things besides immigration. We talk
policy right. These were all strong issues, and led about protecting British jobs for British
In the end, I received 1.54 percent of to respectable results. Henley has been workers, something the Prime Minister
the vote. It was no surprise that we fin- a safe seat for the Conservatives since has also said but does not believe. We
ished well behind the main parties, but it 1910, so it was no
was an accomplishment to have beaten surprise that their
UKIP, which had already campaigned candidate won
in the area. Many voters had a chance nearly 57 per-
to see first hand that we are a sensible cent of the vote.
party with realistic policies. I was also beaten
My next campaign for Parliament by the candidate
was at Henley-on-Thames last summer. for the Liberal
This was a by-election called after their Democrats and
MP, Boris Johnson, was elected mayor just barely by the
of London and had to resign from Par- Green candidate,
liament (this was the same election that but with 3.6 per-
put the BNP’s Richard Barnbrook on the cent of the vote I
London Assembly). finished fourth in
Ours is not a one-issue party, and a field of 12. Most
I campaigned on many issues besides important, I won
immigration control. The government is more votes than the Labour candidate. oppose involvement in foreign wars
forcing local councils to permit a great This was the first time the BNP had and favor improved health services and
deal of building even in towns and vil- polled better than one of the three main better policing. All these positions win
lages that do not want it. This is to pro- parties in a parliamentary election, and support, as does our insistence that citi-
vide for a population that is increasing it was a great humiliation for Gordon zens should get priority over foreigners
because of uncontrolled immigration, Brown’s Labour government. The next in public housing.
morning’s news was full of this In the North West, Nick Griffin is
story, and the media could not help campaigning very hard. He reports that
but portray the BNP in a relatively people recognize him wherever he goes
decent light. At the same time, there and that many want their photos taken
were undoubtedly many Conserva- with him. He has been on a month-long
tive voters who were delighted to “Battle of Britain Tour,” based on the
see the BNP beating the Labour theme of 1940 when our country was
Party, no matter what their leaders last fighting for its survival. This time
might say. the enemy is within.
In the upcoming Euro-Parliament Our website www.bnp.org.uk plays a
elections we hope to win at least two useful part in our campaign. Its political
or three seats, and the BNP candi- news and up-to-date reports have made
date with the best prospects is Nick it the most active political website in
Griffin. My region, the South East, Britian, and this gives us a big lead over
has not been seen as fertile ground all the other parties.
for the BNP, but that is changing. One of our campaign slogans is:
Only in February we won our first “People like you voting for the British
Nick Griffin poses with a fan.
local government seat south of the National Party.” Increasingly there are
not indigenous growth. This problem Thames, at Swanley in Kent, where we people all over the country who want
is of special concern in rural districts took what had long been a Labour seat to vote for the BNP. In the forthcoming
such as Henley, so I argued strongly with 41 percent of the vote. election we have every expectation of
that development decisions should be Since that victory, we have stood having a significant impact.
made locally. in another South-of-the-Thames ward
I also took the position that we should in West Sussex. It is a Conservative Tim Rait has worked in international
leave the European Union. I pointed stronghold, and no one was surprised by trade and commerce. He speaks fluent
out that more than 70 percent of our a Conservative victory, with the Liberal French, and makes frequent trips to
new laws are now being made outside Democrats in second place. We came in the Continent and the United States on
Britain, and that we must have this third with a respectable 13.7 percent, behalf of the party.

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The Euro-Elections
Signs of Spring come to Burgstaller, would continue as gover-
nor.
Austria The traditional-conservative People’s Le Pen Continues to
by Hermann Trapier
Party, which shares power at the na- Terrify
tional level with the Social Democrats

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in a grand coalition, also lost votes in

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he Euro-Parliament has a tra-
he European elections are gener- Salzburg, where the nationalist Right dition: After every election,
ally favorable to movements that made clear gains. The Freedom Party the oldest member speaks at
defend the concept of Europe for took 13 percent of the vote, which was the inaugural session. The Euro-
Europeans (see cover story). Prospects 4.3 percent better than at last balloting. deputies are now in a stew because
are especially favorable in Eastern The Alliance for the Future of Austria, at age 80, none other than Jean-Ma-
Europe but also in Austria, where the which seems to be limited in its influ- rie Le Pen of the French National
nationalist Right goes from strength to ence to Carinthia, did not manage to Front will be the senior member.
strength despite a recent split (see “What send a member to the regional parlia- As the French Socialist member
Happened in Austria,” AR, Dec. 2008). ment. Aurélie Filippetti explained, Mr. Le
Austrian press accounts of these re- Pen is “a danger for democracy,” so
sults slipped into bad taste, underscoring must not be given the floor.
the posthumous success of Mr. Haider: What to do? Since the Euro-
“He polls better dead than alive,” was elections operate according to pro-
the predominant theme. portional representation, it would
There was a sympathy vote, to be be possible to drag someone out of
sure, but that does not explain every- retirement and put him at the head
of a party list. Former Portuguese
prime minister Mario Soares is
84 and ex-chancellor of Germany
Helmut Schmidt is 90. There was
some talk that one of them could
be persuaded to preside over the
opening session and then resign
his seat.
After that idea went nowhere, it
now appears that the Euro-parlia-
Joerg Haider and Stefan Petzner. ment will rewrite the rules to make
sure Mr. Le Pen cannot poison the
The Right came out the big winner in air. The outgoing president will
elections for two regional parliaments have the right to inaugurate the
held on March 1 that forced a serious new session, and if he is not re-
retreat on the ruling Social Democrats. elected the former vice president
Despite the death in an automobile may preside. Bruno Gollnisch,
accident last October of its charismatic Mr. Le Pen’s deputy in the French
leader, Joerg Haider, the Alliance for National Front, poured scorn on this
the Future of Austria had great success maneuvering. “The ones who want
in the province of Carinthia, where Mr. to change the rules are scoundrels
Haider was governor for 10 years. The Heinz-Christian Strache.
and thugs,” he said.
Alliance got no less than 45.5 percent thing. Mr. Haider’s colorful personality It is not the first time the parlia-
of the vote, or 4 percent more than in was rather in conflict with the elector- ment has been disgraced by poor
the previous election. The Austrian ate’s views of homosexuality, and that losers. After the 1989 elections,
Freedom Party, Mr. Haider’s former may help explain why a party with his film-maker Claude Autant-Lara
party and still reliably nationalist, got platform does better without the man was the oldest deputy at age 88.
3.8 percent of the vote, which put the himself. On the other hand, one of Horrors! He was a National Front
combined Right at very close to 50 per- the main architects of the Alliance’s candidate. That year, he was at least
cent. The Social Democrats dropped 10 impressive win in Carinthia was Stefan allowed to speak, and give a well-
points to just 28.6 percent. Petzner, the “spiritual son” and reputed regarded warning on the American
The Social Democrats also faltered lover of the dead leader. He was briefly threat to European culture, but the
in the parliamentary elections in the Mr. Haider’s successor but was removed majority of the deputies ostenta-
province of Salzburg, but were still the for speaking openly about their relation- tiously walked out of the chamber
number-one party with 39.5 percent, ship. Mr. Petzner, who remained in the when he took the podium.
which ensured that their leader, Gabi background but was very active in the

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Alliance’s landslide win in Carinthia fication is not under discussion
in March, says he is very optimistic at the present time. I speak
about the upcoming Euro-elections on deliberately about ‘the
June 7. present time’ because
The results of the elections on Carin- I have learned that po-
thia and Salzburg raise once again the litical strategy makes no
question of the relations between the sense if taken in a time-frame
two nationalist parties. In Carinthia, the of any less than 10 years.”
Alliance appears to be on its way to be- In Austria, we can
coming the ultra-dominant party while imagine the two par-
the Freedom Party does not seem able ties coexisting in a
to get past the 5 percent barrier required way that allows each
to get into the regional parliament. In to do well. This is
Salzburg province, on the other hand, because the Alliance,
the Freedom Party is well positioned which is so powerful
while it is the Alliance that is out in in Carinthia, is more
the cold. or less marginal in
On election night, after the returns the other provinces.
were in, the national head of the Free- It may well be that the
dom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, Alliance will be the
pronounced himself in favor of reuni- vehicle of national- Ethnic head count? In my class there are 11 Arabs, 14 blacks, 6
fication of the two parties. The head of ism in Carinthia while Turks, 4 Pakistanis, 1 Jew . . . and then there’s him. He’s nothing.
the Alliance in Carinthia, Uwe Scheuch, the Freedom Party will represent the within the European Parliament.
did not reject the idea out of hand, de- rest of the country. This could lead to Springtime has arrived with much
claring: a non-aggression pact within Austria promise for the Austrians.
“During my eight years with Joerg and what would, in effect, be an alli-
Haider I learned that one must never ance between the two parties within Translated from Rivarol (rivarol.
completely rule out anything. . . . Reuni- any nationalist group that may form com), March 13, 2009.

Whitewashing Jack Johnson


A perfect hero for our Galveston, Texas, but later moved to won from Tommy Burns in 1908 in
times. Chicago, was the original loutish ce- Sydney, Australia. In a particularly cruel
lebrity athlete. In the early 20th century, fight, he not only insulted his opponent,
by Addison N. Sheffield when white supremacy was still the but held him up several times when he
norm, he taunted his opponents both in was about to go down so he could punish
and out of the ring, and boasted about him some more.

S
enator John McCain (R-AZ) Johnson’s claim to the title was
and Representative Peter disputed, however, because Burns
King (R-NY) have joined had been declared heavyweight
documentary filmmaker Ken champion following the volun-
Burns, a noted apologist for blacks, tary retirement of the undefeated
in a bid to get a posthumous pardon champion, James Jefferies. Many
for the first black heavyweight people considered Burns some-
boxing champion, Jack Johnson thing of a fake because he had
(1878-1946). Earlier efforts to never fought Jeffries.
arrange a pardon for Johnson’s The call went out for a “Great
conviction for violating the Mann White Hope” to regain the title
Act have been unsuccessful, with for the white race, and in 1910,
one bill stalling in Congress just former champion Jeffries came
last year. However, Johnson is a out of retirement for what was
hero to many blacks and to the widely billed as “the fight of the
most truckling sort of whites, so century.” Jeffries said he accepted
there is a good chance President the challenge “for the sole purpose
Obama will grant a pardon. During Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.
of proving that a white man is bet-
his lifetime many Americans considered ter than a Negro,” but he had not fought
his a career a standing insult to whites— his endless fornications with white in six years and had to lose 100 pounds
which makes him a particularly appeal- women. He was the first black man even to get back to fighting weight. After
ing candidate for amnesty. to be allowed to fight for the prestigious Jeffries hit the canvas twice in the 15th
Jack Johnson, who was born in heavyweight championship, which he round and conceded the match, there

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were race riots in more than 50 cities, Johnson scandalized the country by mar- lying on his back on the canvas, shield-
in which 23 blacks and two whites were rying not one, but two white women in ing his eyes from the blazing sun with
killed. Many riots started when angry rapid succession (all three of his wives an outstretched, gloved hand. Although
were white). His first marriage was to Johnson continued to box profession-
New York socialite Etta Terry Duryea, ally, he never regained the title.
who had divorced her first husband, an Johnson eventually tired of exile and
automobile manufacturer, before tak- turned himself in to the authorities in
ing up with the boxer. The newlyweds’ July 1920. He served a year in Leaven-
turbulent relationship ended in less than worth, and returned to Chicago on his
two years when Etta committed suicide release. Reduced to supporting himself
by shooting herself. Johnson had prob- by working at carnivals, he insisted he
ably been beating her and she was said had thrown the fight with Willard. He
to be depressed by his infidelities. claimed he had a deal with federal of-
By then, Johnson had already taken ficials to drop the Mann Act charges if
up with a 24-year-old white prosti- he took a dive, but that they had double
tute named Lucille Cameron, whom crossed him.
federal authorities hoped to recruit to A close examination of the film of
testify against Johnson in the first-ever the title match belies this myth. The fight
prosecution under the Mann Act. She was decided by a knockout after 26 pun-
refused to testify and John-
son married her—just three
Johnson in his prime.
months after his first wife
whites attacked spontaneous public cel- shot herself.
ebrations by blacks. Some whites were Johnson, who was paid
so upset by the outcome of the fight that $225,000 for his fight with
in 1912 they persuaded Congress to ban Jeffries, traveled the coun-
the interstate distribution of boxing films try with his new bride and
that showed Johnson beating a series of another prostitute, Belle
white opponents. Southern detractors Schreiber, who had left a
threatened to lynch the champion if he brothel to join the entourage.
ever returned to Dixie. This tour spurred federal
This, then, was the background to prosecutors back into action,
Johnson’s prosecution under the Mann and they charged Johnson
Act. The act, passed in 1910, got its with transporting Schreiber
Willard decks Johnson in Havana.
name from its chief sponsor, Congress- from Pittsburgh to Chicago for immoral
man James R. Mann (R-IL). The statute purposes. From the start there were ishing rounds. Johnson managed to stay
authorized federal prosecution of any- claims the charges were trumped up even until the 20th round, but then he
one who transported a woman across and racially motivated, but a jury found clearly began to tire. When Jess Willard
state lines “for immoral purposes.” Johnson guilty on seven separate counts, was asked about the claim that the match
Congress claimed that its authority to and he got the maximum sentence of a was fixed, he replied, “If he was going
regulate interstate commerce could be year and a day. Johnson fled the United to throw the fight, I wish he’d done it
used to stop the white slave trade. States for Canada, disguised as a mem- sooner. It was hotter than hell out there.”
ber of a barnstorming Negro baseball The knockout punch can be seen in a
team, and later went to Paris. The out- YouTube clip, and has every appearance
Johnson scandalized the break of the First World War broke up of being a solid hit. Most experts agree
country by marrying two the party and Johnson left France as a that Willard won the title legitimately.
white women—in rapid man without a country. Nevertheless, Johnson’s claim gained
succession. After traveling to various places, great currency among blacks, and was
Johnson, who had by now run through printed as fact in such black newspapers
all his money, agreed to defend his title as The Chicago Defender.
The act was part of a series of re- against a challenger from Kansas, Jess The malicious-prosecution and
ligious and Progressive Era reforms Willard. The championship fight be- fixed-fight myths were further legiti-
aimed at civilizing American society, tween Johnson and “the Pottawatomie matized by a 1967 Tony-award-winning
and the city of Chicago took part en- Giant” took place on April 5, 1915 be- play, The Great White Hope, which was
thusiastically in this effort. Johnson, fore a capacity crowd at a racetrack in loosely based on Johnson’s life. James
however, continued to flaunt his insa- Havana, Cuba. It was a brutally hot day Earl Jones played “Jack Jefferson” on
tiable sexual appetite, especially in the with the temperature over 100 degrees. stage and in the screen adaptation made
aftermath of his victory in “the fight of At six feet six inches, Willard was one in 1970. Both versions took liberties
the century.” of the tallest heavyweights, and he used with the facts and sanitized much of
In an era when anti-miscegenation his height and reach to great advantage, Johnson’s unsavory character. Unlike
laws were still on the books in many knocking out Johnson in the 26th round. the belligerent Johnson, “Jefferson” is a
states and firmly enforced in the South, Photographs show the defeated champ largely sympathetic figure exploited by

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white society. Appearing at the height whereas the real life Johnson was a wife, Irene Pineau, are buried next to
of the civil rights era, the story was a heel. The play won a Tony award and him. The prostitute Lucille Cameron
Mr. Jones received an Academy Award divorced Johnson on grounds of adul-
nomination for the movie performance, tery 22 years before his death and is not
leading many people to accept the Hol- buried in the same plot.
lywood moonshine as fact. It would be I predict this most recent attempt to
much simpler for President Obama to rehabilitate Johnson will succeed. After
pardon the fictional character than the all, he is just the sort of black person we
real man. are supposed to admire: In his prime, he
Johnson, who was often cited for could beat any white man in the ring and
speeding and reckless driving, died in he debauched untold numbers of white
an automobile accident in 1946. His women. He was the prototype of today’s
apologists claim he had driven off in foul-mouthed athletes who laugh at the
a fury after he was refused service at a very idea of sportsmanship. If, on top
segregated lunch counter in North Caro- of all this, we can be persuaded that
lina, and ended up crashing his car. In vicious, envious white men sent him to
April, in its report on the efforts to have jail on false charges we have the perfect
Johnson pardoned, the Associated Press hero for our times. Gestures like this
repeated the myth that he was buried in cost nothing, and Mr. Obama will have
Johnson with Etta Duryea.
an anonymous grave. In fact, there is a a grand opportunity to lecture us all on
large monument at the former cham- racism again.
romanticized liberal indictment of state- pion’s grave in the Graceland Cemetery Mr. Sheffield is a retired teacher who
sanctioned discrimination. Jefferson is a in Chicago. Two of his three wives, the holds a graduate degree in American
flawed protagonist, not unlike Othello, tragic Etta Terry Duryea and, his last Studies.

How Judges Wreck Schools


Raymond Wolters, Race and Education, 1954 – 2007, University of Missouri Press,
2008, 313 pp., $44.95.
Raymond Wolters on the only in clichés. a study of the 14th Amendment’s equal
An immense amount has been written protection clause that could justify a
perils of integration. about the Brown decision, and its unsa- finding that segregated schools were
vory background has gradually come unconstitutional.
reviewed by Jared Taylor to light. It is clear that Earl Warren and Liberal historians worked hard but
several other justices wanted to end seg- could find no evidence that the framers

T
he integration of American of the Amendment ever thought
schools is almost always it would require desegregation. In
presented as a glorious fact, the Congress that passed the
march to justice, with hallowed Amendment established segregated
beginnings in the 1954 Supreme schools in the District of Columbia,
Court decision of Brown v. clearly expressing its view that
Board of Education. Race and equal protection did not require
Education, by University of mixed-race schools. Historians
Delaware history professor Ray- twisted their research as best they
mond Wolters, is a refreshingly could to make it look otherwise.
clear-eyed account at what is Constitutional scholar Alfred H.
better described as a mix of de- Kelly later admitted he had “ma-
ceit and judicial arrogance, sea- nipulated history” and “doctored
soned with naive idealism. Prof. all the evidence” so as to give the
Wolters explains the tortured Justices grounds for a reasonable-
reasoning of the most important sounding decision.
school-integration decisions, and It was not enough. Even with
describes the staggering conse- doctored evidence there was no
quences they had on the lives Constitutional basis for the Justices’
They must go to school with white children.
of real Americans. His conclusion? ambitions, so they skipped the Constitu-
“[D]esegregation was problematical regation in schools and were determined tion entirely and based their ruling on
from the start, and integration has been to do it with or without legal justifica- social science (see “Brown v. Board: the
a failure.” This is an exhaustively re- tion. They naturally preferred to appear Real Story,” AR, July 2004). This “sci-
searched, deeply thoughtful analysis of a to be Constitutional scholars rather than ence” was mainly black sociologist Ken-
historical process that is often described legislators so they put out a request for neth Clark’s notorious doll studies.

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Clark claimed that when black stu- that they force them together. And, in- up with the Soviets), blacks rioted, and
dents in segregated schools were shown deed, the initial consequences of Brown people began to think schools should
two dolls—one black, the other white— were anti-climactic: a few ambitious compensate for “disadvantage.” Schools
and asked which one they liked better, black students transferred to formerly were to become laboratories for liber-
a substantial number chose the white all-white schools, whereas
doll. He claimed this meant segregation no whites transferred to
instilled feelings of inferiority. What all-black schools. That
he failed to say—but what was known was desegregation, or
to the lawyers arguing the case for the end of official racial
segregation—was that his own research separation. Hardly any-
contradicted that claim. He had run the one promoted integration,
same experiment with children in inte- or forcible mixing, even
grated schools in Massachusetts and had though it would come
found that even more of them preferred with surprising speed.
the white doll. If his research showed Prof. Wolters finds it
anything about feelings of inferiority, it significant that shortly
was that integration made them worse. after Brown, the Supreme
His evidence before the Supreme Court Court handed down a
was deceitful. series of brief decisions
The main lawyer arguing the case forbidding segregation of
for segregation, John W. Davis, knew public swimming pools,
this. However, he believed the Supreme tennis courts, golf cours-
Court of the United States of America es, etc. It did not give
would never stoop so low as to base any reason for these rul-
a ruling on whether a practice made ings, noting only that they
people feel bad rather than on whether were rendered “in light
Kenneth Clark and his bogus doll test.
it was Constitutional. He did not even of Brown.” These rulings
bother to reply to the doll study, not- meant no one was to be excluded from alism as much as they were places of
ing, “I can only say that if that sort of such facilities because of race, but cities learning.
‘fluff’ can move any court, ‘God save were not obliged to cart people around Absent from most histories is any but
the state.’ ” town to make sure swimming pools the most superficial and hostile treat-
“Fluff” prevailed. The justices struck were “integrated” rather than merely ment of the resistance to desegregation.
down segregation because they found “desegregated.” Race and Education not only covers
that it “generates a feeling of inferior- Prof. Wolters points out that during many neglected incidents in detail, it
ity as to their [blacks’] status in the the late 1950s and early 1960s Ameri- even notes that segregationist predic-
community that may affect their hearts cans had a traditional view of the role tions were often correct.
and minds in a way unlikely ever to of schools. They took it for granted On the legal front, the high-water
be undone.” Even the New York Times that children varied in ability and that it mark of resistance was the now largely
recognized the decision as a con job. Its was logical to group them on that basis. forgotten 1963 case of Stell v. Savannah.
sub-headline in the article announcing They also took it for granted that the job Dismayed that the Brown Court had
Brown read: “A Sociological Decision: of the schools was to teach academic based a decision on social science rather
Court Founded Its Segregation Rul- subjects, not to instill self-esteem or than law—and miserable social science
ing On Hearts and Minds Rather Than promote “diversity.” When the Soviets at that—the segregationists decided to
Laws.” beat us into space by orbiting Sputnik in counter with social science of their own.
1957, it only encouraged the traditional They found a sympathetic South Caro-
view that school should be rigorous and lina trial judge, Frank Scarlett, and sued
Wesley Critz George re- science-oriented. to keep public schools separate. Prof.
duced the NAACP lawyer It was common even to complain that Wolters tells the story well.
to tears when he testified schools were not challenging the very The NAACP, which had lobbied the
about brain differences best students; hardly anyone complained Supreme Court to admit sociological
that they were neglecting the “down- studies now took the opposite stance,
between blacks trodden.” It was a time when James insisting that science was irrelevant and
and whites. Conant, president of Harvard, scoffed that the legal precedent of Brown was
at what he called “the dogma one often all that mattered. Judge Scarlett, how-
The decision caught the segregation- hears: that all the youth, irrespective of ever, let an all-star lineup of race-realist
ists completely by surprise. Like Davis, academic ability and interest, should scholars testify about everything from
they thought the court cared about the complete grade twelve.” Only a few Kenneth Clark’s slanted doll studies to
law, not “hearts and minds.” fanatics thought it was the job of the racial differences in IQ to reasons why
Prof. Wolters notes the importance, schools to mix the races. whites and blacks were better off in
however, of what the Brown court did It was in the 1960s that fashions separate schools. They predicted what
not do. It required only that schools stop changed. Americans put men on the actually happened: that blacks would
separating the races, and did not require moon (thereby proving we had caught not do better academically just because

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they went to white schools, that they of Brown. served about 740 blacks and another that
would self-segregate just as they did One of the most astonishing acts of served about 560 whites. When the de-
in the North, and that there would be judicial activism during this period was segregation order came down, New Kent
serious discipline problems. Full-scale the 1967 case of Hobson v. Hanson, in County stopped separating students by
integration, they predicted, would “ruin which the famously liberal judge J. Skel- race and let them choose their schools.
the white schools.” Professor Wolters ly Wright found ability tracking itself to By 1967, 115 black children had gone
writes that Wesley Critz George, emeri- be unconstitutional. In a breath-taking to the white school and no whites had
tus professor of anatomy at the Univer- ruling that fortunately did not affect gone to the black school. There was
sity of North Carolina medical school, any jurisdiction beyond the District of no sign that any of the desegregated
reduced the NAACP lawyer Constance Columbia, he ruled that tests and grad- black children had been mistreated in
Motley to tears when he testified about ing themselves were culturally biased any way.
mental differences between blacks and and “wholly inappropriate for making The NAACP’s head lawyer, Jack
whites. predictions about the academic potential Greenburg, told the court that although
The NAACP did not even try to refute of disadvantaged Negro children.” there appeared to be freedom of choice
this evidence; it called no witnesses. Prof. Wolters points out that the end in New Kent County, it was as illusion.
of ability grouping drove even the re- He insisted that most blacks avoided
maining middle-class blacks out of the the white school only because they
DC system and concludes that Judge sensed whites did not want them there.
Wright single-handedly “destroyed an Greenburg did not even consider the
educational system that had been work- possibility that blacks could be proud
ing reasonably well.” Wright was later of their school or prefer to study with
honored with an endowed chair in his other blacks.
name at Yale Law School. Earl Warren seems to have been ever
The decline in DC schools that the sucker for bogus social theorizing.
followed was only made worse by a In his decision he wrote that the school
string of superintendants like Barbara system and its appearance of choice
Sizemore who threw out standardized were “booby trapped” by “social and
tests and decided that students them- cultural influences that have existed
selves should decide what they would for centuries there.” As an antidote to
study. Teachers would offer only “guid- those benighted centuries, the school
ance.” By then, the tests were suspect had to assign students by race and make
in some circles because no district in sure they mixed. Warren, goaded on by
the country could figure out how to get Greenburg, clearly had the instincts of a
blacks to do as well on them as whites. Stalin. What people did when they had
Judge J. Skelley Wright. Thus was born the enduring belief a choice was not a real choice unless
among liberals that this proved the tests
Judge Scarlett duly ruled in favor of were defective.
maintaining segregated schools but
his decision was overturned. The Fifth On to integration
Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that the
lower court’s job was to enforce de- During the 1960s, many education
segregation as ordered by the Supreme and civil rights bureaucrats decided that
Court, and that “no inferior court may mere desegregation was not good enough
refrain from acting as required . . . even because it did not produce wide-spread
if such a court should conclude that the mixing. Despite the clear language of
Supreme Court erred.” Legally, it was the Civil Rights Act and the accepted
the end of the road for segregated public understanding of Brown, they worked
education. diligently—but quietly—to push blacks
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was and whites into the same schools. “Al-
passed just one year after the Stell case. though the civil rights bureaucrats had a
Its provisions about employment and fundamental disagreement with the law
public accommodation are well known, they purported to enforce,” writes Prof.
but its provisions about schools are often Wolters, “they were careful to avoid a
overlooked. Prof. Wolters points out that candid discussion of their ideas.” Earl Warren as governor of California.
the law ordered the attorney general to With the 1968 case of Green v.
enforce desegregation of schools, but New Kent County, the Supreme Court he approved of their choice. Astonish-
did not require integration: “ ‘desegre- handed the zealots exactly what they ingly, when it made this fateful ruling,
gation,’ ” according to the law, “shall wanted. Prof. Wolters dryly points out the unanimous Court claimed merely to
not mean the assignment of students the absurdities of the case that officially be enforcing the rules laid out in Brown
to public schools in order to overcome plunged the country into aggressive in- 14 year earlier. As Prof. Wolters puts it,
racial imbalance.” This was in accor- tegration. New Kent County, Virginia, the justices “made a momentous wrong
dance with the general understanding had two small school systems, one that turn.”

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Initially, the Supreme Court had cleared out. On balance, he found that each others’ arms. Prof. Wolters reports
limited its orders to school systems that a five percent increase in the number of that most studies found that the races
practiced legal segregation. The Green black students lead to a 10 percent drop seldom mixed and that children of nei-
decision laid the foundation for later in white enrollment—Coleman called ther race thought better of the other after
decisions that spread forcible integration this “an insoluble dilemma.” He also integration. However, one psychologist,
to the entire country, even to those areas reported that black school performance Walter G. Stephan, concluded that after
where there had always been school did not improve after the move to white integration black students’ views of
choice but where neighborhood segrega- schools and that when teachers low- whites improved while white students
tion led to generally segregated schools. ered standards for blacks many whites soured on blacks. What Prof. Stephan
Prof. Wolters deftly summarizes these slacked off, too. Coleman wanted the probably found was that students dis-
decisions, as well as those of the 1990s races to mix but came to realize that covered that media portrayals are wrong:
and early 2000s that finally brought the aggressive integration of the kind he had Whites are not inveterate “racists,” and
Court back close to the original deseg- promoted often served to drive the races blacks are not simply white people who
regationist thinking of Brown. apart. Needless to say, the second “Cole- happen to have black skin.
One of the most famous names asso- man report” had little influence, and Today, how are we to view the tor-
ciated with 1960s school integration is some of Coleman’s erstwhile friends tured history of court-imposed school
James S. Coleman, a professor of educa- turned on him. integration? Despite the failure of
tion at Johns Hopkins, and author of the Many people, especially Southerners, integration to achieve any of its goals,
famous 1966 paper known as “The Cole- knew what integration would bring long Prof. Wolters finds that it is now almost
man Report.” He surprised liberals by before Coleman figured it out,
finding that money alone did not seem and Prof. Wolters describes
to improve school performance. What Prince Edward County, Vir-
mattered were parent involvement and ginia’s remarkable campaign
a school atmosphere that reflected what for segregation (see “Inte-
were essentially white, middle-class gration . . . Disintegration,”
values. He then reassured the liberals by AR, July 1993). Rather than
explaining that if blacks were exposed integrate, from 1959 to 1964,
to values of this kind they would pick the county closed all public
up good habits and improve their grades schools, slashed property
while white children would be unaf- taxes, and urged blacks and
fected. Schools would take the place of whites alike to build private
the black family in shaping students’ schools. Robert T. Redd, who
minds. Coleman was so influential that became the headmaster of a We have a remarkable Constitution that amends itself.
he became known as “the scholar who private school, explained, “We
inspired busing.” felt we understood black people as well obligatory to criticize Brown because
Nine years later, in 1975, a sadder as anybody because of our long interac- it required only desegregation and not
but wiser Coleman released a second tion with them. We knew desegregation integration. Furthermore, the decision
couldn’t work because of the inherent is now hailed because it ignored the
temperamental and intellectual differ- Constitution. As historian David Garrow
ences.” Whites offered to set up private wrote in 1997, the decision freed the
schools for blacks, but national leaders Court from “the Constitution’s historical
like Roy Wilkins and Martin Luther limitations.”
King urged them to refuse. Black chil- This is another way of saying we re-
dren without schools were too potent ally do not have a Constitution. If judges
a symbol of white wickedness to be can free it from its “historical limita-
passed up. tions” they can make it say anything they
In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled like. After all, for 150 years, the Consti-
that the county had a legal duty to tution permitted assignment of students
operate public, integrated schools, and by race, but it must have amended itself
ordered the county to levy taxes for that because it suddenly stopped permitting
purposes. Even a few liberals worried it in 1954. Just 14 years later, the Green
that this was a usurpation of legislative, Court discovered that the Constitution
tax-raising power by the judiciary, but had amended itself again to require as-
as was the case with Brown, principles signment by race, so long as the purpose
could be sacrificed in the name of in- was to mix the races. During the 1990s,
tegration. This was a crucial decision the Constitution amended itself several
James Coleman.
because other districts would surely more times, gradually working its way
report. He confessed that integration have followed Prince Edward’s example back to towards its 1954 condition. We
was “much more complicated than any if the Court had not acted. are clearly not a nation of laws but a
of us ever realized,” and was honest Many integrationists were convinced nation of judges, who rule us according
enough to report what really happened. that once black and white children got to their fancy.
First, when blacks showed up, whites to know each other they would fall into In Race and Education Prof. Wolters

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writes that we can expect a companion pect that many doubtful theories arose ous to race. If he dissects fads in educa-
volume on the changing fashions of because traditional approaches managed tion as remorselessly as he dissects fads
educational reform that have swept neither to raise blacks to white levels of in integration, we can look forward to a
American schools. He appears to sus- achievement nor make children oblivi- formidable work of scholarship.

O Tempora, O Mores!
Brownout 2 New Americans in 2008 was Latino, rica. Mr. Zuma’s election was a formal-
AP, April 7, 2009.] ity given his earlier election as president
According to the Department of The Pew Hispanic Center in Wash- of the African National Congress, which
Homeland Security, which oversees the ington says a record 12.7 million Mexi- has run the country since 1994. Who is
US Citizenship and Immigration Ser- cans were living in the US in 2008, a Mr. Zuma and what can whites expect
vices (CIS) agency, 1,046,539 people 17-fold increase since 1970. Mexicans from him? Dan Roodt, an Afrikaner
became naturalized US citizens in make up one third of all immigrants writer and activist (and 2006 AR confer-
2008—a new record. Naturalizations by to the US, and nearly 11 percent of all ence speaker) has some insights. “Mr.
people born in Mexico now live here. Zuma” he writes, “is a colorful figure
Of the 11.9 million illegals Pew esti- who probably could not become head of
mates are in the country, 60 percent are state anywhere but in Africa. He is a for-
Mexicans. mer anti-apartheid guerilla leader whose
The dominance of Mexican immi- theme song is ‘Bring Me My Machine
grants can be seen in the widespread ac- Gun.’ He was Thabo Mbeki’s deputy
ceptance of Cinco de Mayo as a de facto
American holiday. May 5 is the anniver-
sary of a Mexican military victory over
French occupying forces at the Battle
of Puebla in 1862. It is celebrated in
the Mexican state where the battle took
place, but is largely ignored elsewhere.
Hispanic boosters, beer companies, and
the media have made Cinco de Mayo
a day for Americans to recognize and
“celebrate” Hispanics.
“Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holi-
day, but it also brings a lot of the
Hispanic community together,” says
Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, a Chicano
studies senior at the University of Min-
nesota and a La Raza board member.
Not all Hispanics agree. Dagoberto
Reyes, a Salvadorian immigrant in Los
Hispanics doubled over 2007 to 461,317 Angeles, says the holiday is a reminder
and account for nearly half. CIS says of the ascendancy of Mexicans. “Our Jacob Zuma and one of his four wives.
they were trying to beat an increase in kids go to this school system, and the
the citizenship application fee, which school system is more preoccupied president until 2005, when he was fired
went from $330 to $595, but also notes with Mexico’s history, and not the because of alleged corruption. The case
“special efforts” of Spanish-language rest of Latin America’s, much less against him dragged on until April,
media, pressure groups, and immigrant- El Salvador’s,” he complains. “They when charges were finally dropped. Mr.
heavy unions to get Hispanics to natural- came back celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Zuma, who had gotten revenge for his
ize. It also helps that many Hispanics That holiday means nothing to us.” firing by toppling Mr. Mbeki as ANC
can retain their original nationality even [Jens Krogstad, University Community party leader in 2007, argued that he had
if they become US citizens. Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, Minnesota been framed by political enemies.
There were 231,815 Mexican natural- Daily (Minneapolis), May 5, 2009. On “Mr. Zuma was also tried in 2005
izations in 2008, up almost 90 percent 5/5, Mexican Dominance Irks Other on rape charges, but acquitted after the
from 2007. In addition, 39,871 immi- Latinos, AP, May 5, 2009.] woman was unable to prove that the
grants from Cuba became US citizens, encounter was not consensual. There
up 160 percent, followed by 35,796 from Zuma and the Afrikaners was considerable public derision over
El Salvador, up 109 percent; 17,954 the fact that Mr. Zuma admitted that he
from Nicaragua, up 120 percent; and On May 6, the South African parlia- knew the woman was HIV-positive but
17,087 from Guatemala, a 109 percent ment elected Jacob Zuma the fourth claimed he had taken necessary precau-
increase. [Estados Unidos? Almost 1 of president of post-apartheid South Af- tions after unprotected sex by shower-

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ing. In a typical absurdist post-script to documentation of African American Mr. Oakley was one of the organizers
the case, the woman who brought the life”—will stand on the National Mall, of a Students for a Democratic Society
charges, Fezeka Kuzwayo, was granted just across the street from the Washing- (SDS)-led disruption of a YWC-spon-
asylum in the Netherlands in 2007. She ton Monument. According to its mission sored speech on immigration that former
convinced the Dutch she was in danger statement, the museum will “help all Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo
from Mr. Zuma’s supporters.” Americans see just how central African tried to deliver at the University of
Mr. Roodt reports that Mr. Zuma has American history is for all of us.” It North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April
made overtures to Afrikaners, telling a will “use African American history and 14. Hundreds of protestors screamed
group of Afrikaner leaders in April that culture as a lens into what it means to be obscenities and tried to shout down Mr.
“of all the white groups that are in South an American.” Tancredo, while university administra-
Africa, it is only the Afrikaners that are In April, the Smithsonian announced tors stood by silently. Minutes into the
South Africans in the true sense of the the winning design for the building: a speech a protestor smashed a window,
word. . . . They are here to stay.” What bronze crown meant to “evoke historical leading campus police to cancel the
is driving the Afrikaners and Mr. Zuma imagery of African-Americans.” Lead event.
into each other arms is “the age-old po- designer David Adjaye of the architec- Police had to use pepper spray to
litical logic of ‘my enemy’s enemy is my tural firm Freelon Adjaye Bond is a Tan- clear the crowd, and arrested one stu-
friend.’ Apart from Mr. Zuma’s strong zanian immigrant who works in New dent on charges of disorderly conduct.
following among Zulus and ordinary York and London. He says the building The university, which prides itself as
black South Africans, he enjoys almost is supposed to evoke “traditional head- a bastion of free speech, was embar-
no support or sympathy from local and dresses worn by African-American rassed—university officials later called
international elites. As a Zulu, he is also women, as well as the colonial crown Mr. Tancredo to apologize—but the
something of an odd man out in a party from Africa and the idea that a hat- protesters were unrepentant. Mr. Oak-
now dominated by Nelson Mandela’s wearing person is a free person . . . who ley, the SDS radical, is pleased that the
Xhosa tribe. Afrikaner support would doesn’t have to carry a load but could congressman “was not able to practice
be very useful to him.” wear a hat.” his hate speech.”
Mr. Roodt believes Mr. Zuma hopes Construction is to begin in 2012, with The incident raised the profile of
for Afrikaner backing against the completion scheduled for 2015. Taxpay- YWC, which has chapters at Vanderbilt
English-speaking elites, both black and ers will pick up half of the estimated University, American University, Elon
white, in the bureaucracy and media. $500 million price tag. There is already University, the University of Rhode
Also, if he is serious about fighting a museum of African art on the Mall. Island, the University of Connecticut-
corruption and bolstering a collapsing [Smithsonian Picks Black History Mu- Storrs, and Bentley University, besides
infrastructure, Mr. Zuma will need Afri- seum Designer, AP, April 14, 2009.] UNC. Founder Kevin DeAnna says the
kaner technical expertise and dedication. group is growing rapidly. The Southern
[Dan Roodt, He Wears Skins; We Wear Fighting Back Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken
Veldskoens, AR News, April 14, 2009. notice, calling YWC “suspect.” “We’re
Jonathan Clayton, Jacob Zuma Elected Youth for Western Civilization definitely monitoring them,” says SPLC
President of South Africa, Times (Lon- (YWC) is a new campus group that spokesman Heidi Beirich. “We will look
don), May 7, 2009.] calls itself “the West’s right wing youth at them for hate group status.” [Jesse
movement.” It seeks to “inspire Western James DeConto, Furious Protest Stops
Africa on the Mall youth to organize on the basis of identity Tancredo’s UNC Speech, News & Ob-
. . . and counter radical multiculturalism server (Raleigh), April 14, 2009. Jesse
On December 19, 2003, President on campus.” It says it hopes to “counter James DeConto and Eric Ferreri, UNC
George W. Bush signed legislation and ultimately defeat leftism on cam- Leaders Apologize for Speech Fiasco,
establishing the National Museum of pus” and “create a social movement on News & Observer (Raleigh), April 16,
African American History and Culture campus where a right wing subculture . 2009. Joshua Rhett Miller, Right-Wing
. . will provide a healthy College Group Riles Students on Cam-
alternative to a poison- puses Nationwide, Fox News, April
ous and bigoted left 29, 2009.]
wing campus climate.”
College left-wingers Walking Away
accuse it of being a
“hate” group. “ ‘West- Kwame Kenyatta is a Detroit city
ern’ is a veiled term that councilman who wants to be mayor, but
means ‘white,’ ” says his political aspirations suffered when
University of North Car- it became known that he walked away
olina graduate student from his mortgage last December. Mr.
Tyler Oakley. “YWC’s Kenyatta, who makes $81,000 a year
message is essentially a as a councilman, bought the house for
negative one, an assault $225,000 before the real estate market
as part of the Smithsonian Institution. on not being white or non-Western, and collapsed. His monthly payment of
The museum—“the first national mu- is therefore hateful, if not blatant hate $2,600 was set to increase by $1,000,
seum to be devoted exclusively to the speech.” while the value of the house had dropped

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to $100,000. Mr. Kenyatta defended nation because no one was promoted. to the ban if an Indian tribe agrees to
his actions: “It’s not like I’m making The firemen argue that the city was let a college team use its name, and the
out like a fat rat here. The credit is now bound by its own civil service rules to association worked out a deal with UND
going to be shot.” The councilman is promote the highest scorers without re- under which it could keep its name and
gard to race. The Obama administration logo if two Sioux tribes agreed. On April
waffled, saying the case should be sent
back to the lower court to see if the city
really discriminated against whites.
The case reveals what happens when
“civil rights” laws ignore race and IQ.
The law requires color-blind promo-
tions but bans job tests that whites are
more likely than blacks to pass. There
is virtually no meaningful job test on
which blacks score as high as whites, so
most job tests are invalidated because of
“disparate impact.” Disparate impact is
said to be proof that the test was biased,
Mortgage deadbeat.
not that blacks (or Hispanics) were less 21, the Spirit Lake Sioux voted 764 to
not the only local politician with mort- capable or did not study as hard. 371 to let UND use the nickname and
gage problems. The county District Observers expect the Court to split logo, so now the decision rests with the
Attorney’s Detroit house is already in along ideological lines, with the conser- Standing Rock Sioux. Standing Rock
foreclosure. vatives ruling to enforce the test results, tribal leaders oppose the nickname. The
Mr. Kenyatta’s hopes to be mayor and the liberals upholding discrimina- tribe as a whole may be more receptive
are undimmed. “History will show that tion against whites. Justice Anthony but its leaders have refused to schedule
some of the greatest leaders who did Kennedy is likely to cast the deciding a vote. [James MacPherson, UND’s
great work for the public may not have vote. Judging from his reaction to oral Fighting Sioux Nickname Gets 1 Tribe’s
done so good by themselves,” he says. arguments, Mr. Kennedy appears to be OK, AP, April 22, 2009.]
“In most cases, they neglect themselves sympathetic to the plaintiffs. A decision
to take care of the people’s business.” is expected in June. [Warren Richey, Moonstruck
The median sales price for homes in Reverse-Discrimination Case Splits Su-
Detroit is an astonishing $5,800, down preme Court, Christian Science Monitor, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
from $66,000 seven years ago. There are April 22, 2009. Steve Sailer, Playing says Africa needs its own space program
16,000 foreclosed houses on the market. With Fire: The Obama Administra- to keep tabs on other nations. “The
[Detroit Councilman Walks Away from tion Backs Anti-White Discrimination Americans have gone to the moon. And
Mortgage, AP, April 20, 2009.] in Ricci, Vdare.com, April 19, 2009. the Russians. The Chinese and Indians
Adam Liptak, Justices to Hear White will go there soon. Africans are the only
Ricci v. DeStafano Firefighters’ Bias Claims, New York
Times, April 9, 2009.]
Frank Ricci is a white veteran fireman
in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2003, the Sioux Fight On
city offered an exam for promotion to
lieutenant and captain. Mr. Ricci took In 2005, the National Collegiate
the test and finished sixth among the 77 Athletic Association, which sets the
candidates. New Haven spent $100,000 rules for college sports, banned the use
on a test that was supposed to be free of of Indian mascots and names in post-
“racial bias” but no blacks passed, put- season tournaments. The NCAA does
ting the city in a bind. It could accept the not make teams change their names or
What’s he doing there all alone?
results, which meant it would be sued ban them from the post-season; they just
by blacks claiming the test was biased, can’t wear jerseys that say “Indians” or ones who are stuck here. We must also
or it could ignore the results, hoping “Braves” or have a mascot who wears a go there and say: ‘What are you people
the whites would keep quiet. It threw head dress or carries a tomahawk. doing up here?’”
out the results, but the whites did not The NCAA also urges members not Mr. Museveni believes an African
keep quiet. Frank Ricci and his fellow to compete against schools that use moonshot will bring African nations
whites (and one Hispanic) sued. When a “Native American nicknames, imagery closer together. “Uganda alone cannot
federal court ruled against them in 2006, or mascots.” A school such as the Uni- go to the moon. We are too small. But
they appealed to the US Supreme Court, versity of North Dakota (UND), which East Africa united can. That is what East
and on April 22, the justices heard oral uses the nickname “Fighting Sioux” and African integration is all about. Then we
arguments in what could be a landmark an Indian-head logo, may have trouble can say to the Americans: ‘What are you
case. raising its athletic profile if other col- doing here all alone?’ ” [Africans Must
New Haven claimed, and the lower leges won’t play against it. Travel to the Moon: Uganda President,
court agreed, that there was no discrimi- The NCAA may allow an exception AFP, May 3, 2009.]

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