Posted on February 8, 2020

First-Person Accounts of the Reality of Race

Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, February 8, 2020

Many of the most popular essays American Renaissance has published have been first-person accounts of how people discover the realities of race. Whether they be written by lawyers, police officers, or blue collar workers, the stories they tell often represent the unvoiced thoughts of tens of millions of Americans. But the picture they paint is too frank — and sometimes too horrifying — for the mainstream media to go anywhere near them.

We plan on publishing several dozen more in the coming months (and we’re always interested in adding more to our roster), but for now, here is every first-person account of the realities of race ever released by American Renaissance.

Law Enforcement Officers:

A Police Officer’s View of Race, by Ambrose Kane, October 25, 2019

Policing While White, by Tom Andrews, September 8, 2016

Therapeutic Incarceration, by Robert Forrest, July 1, 2011

The Racial Politics of Policing in Chicago, by James Henderson, October 2004


What Integration Means for White Prisoners, by James R. Long, May 5, 2017

Integration at Its Worst, by Howard Scott Lacy, November 2009

White Man in a Texas Prison, by D. Zatukel, October 1995


My Struggle with Race Realism, by Gregor Wayne, August 18, 2017

How I Became Conservative, by Anonymous, April 7, 2017

How a Young Black Man Became a Race Realist, by Robert Smith, January 6, 2017

I am Black — and a Race Realist, by Sade Adebayo, October 1, 2015

What I Don’t Like About Blacks, by Zora Wheatley, May 29, 2015

A Black Man’s Path to Race Realism, by Larry Murdock, November 15, 2013

Tales from the Hood, by Peter Bradley, July 2011

Teachers and Students:

How the SPLC and ADL Taught Me Race Realism, by Jack Cavllari, October 12, 2017

From Wide-Eyed Liberal to Race Realist, by Sinclair Jenkins, July 15, 2017

White Teacher in a Brown School, by Eric Beck, March 3, 2017

How Blacks Changed Our School, by George Holiday, December 23, 2016

Why I’m a Race Realist, by Hubert Collins, August 12, 2015

What I Learned in Kindergarten, by Nancy Jennings, September 23, 2014

How I Learned the Truth About Race, by Eric Gustafson, July 11, 2014

A White Teacher Speaks Out, by Christopher Jackson, July 2009


Confessions of a Public Defender, by Michael Smith, May 9, 2014

Dispatches from the Go-Slow Zone, by John Ingram, August 2006

Urban Law 101, by Donald Williamson, September 2003

Learning on the Job:

Race and Medical Care, by Jason Summers, October 20, 2017

Dances with Mexicans, by Yaroslav Padvolotskiy, May 14, 2017

How I Learned About Blacks, by William Hendershot, February 10, 2017

The Wages of Idealism, by Tracy Abel, September 2010

Blacks and High Steel, by Tom Dilberger, June 2006

Hell on Wheels, by Daniel Attila, January 1997

Fighting “Racism” Rather than Fires, by Robert Charles, January 1996


The Education of a Race Realist, by Rafe Aegirson, November 10, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, by David Carlyle, March 17, 2017

How the Army’s Equal Opportunity Program Saved a White Boy from Himself, by Anonymous, November 2009

Katrina Diary, by James Hendrickson, March 2006


How I Saw the Light, Part I, May 2003

How I Saw the Light, Part II, August 2004

How I Saw the Light, Part III, July 2005

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part I, January 19, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part II, January 21, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part III, January 28, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part IV, February 7, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part V, February 12, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part VI, February 16, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part VII, February 17, 2017

How I Saw the Light About Race, Part VIII, February 27, 2017