Alan Nathan, American Renaissance, June 18, 2022
This is part of our continuing series of accounts by readers of how they shed the illusions of liberalism and became race realists.
I had a pretty typical upbringing on race. They taught us all about how white people used to be so mean and nasty, and I would always think, “Man, I sure am glad things aren’t like that now.” I never realized the conditioning I was going through, but over time, particularly in high school, I had wished I was black. Black people always seemed so cool. I envied them. Then came Black Lives Matter. I would constantly hear stories about black men being shot by police, with the media always framing it as though they were shot for being black. I couldn’t buy it. I would hear the claim that black people were more likely to be shot by police given their percentage of the population, but they would always ignore the statistics regarding crime rates. And just to add confusion to the narrative, I would constantly hear all this hyperbole about how black people were being gunned down at random by cops for no reason, and yet whenever these riots came about, I would never hear about the cops gunning down any of the black rioters.
I came to the conclusion that blacks were committing more crimes due to poverty and that this must be a legacy of slavery and segregation, and that the Left was utilizing this to gain power and influence through black people and to take power from white people through white guilt. I figured that if conservatives kept holding the line regarding being color-blind, blacks would eventually realize that what the Left was doing was divisive and break ranks. But this wasn’t happening. The narrative that black people were being persecuted for being black kept holding firm in the media, and this dogma was continually going unchallenged.
What finally drew me to the idea of race realism was a controversy involving a few YouTubers. This was back when “anti-SJWs” were a popular thing on YouTube, and they tended to have fairly moderate views on race, the general, “judge based on content of character, not color of skin” thing. As a result, the introduction of race realism shook things up a bit. It was nuanced in the fact that it didn’t encompass every single black person, since the notion that there are no intelligent black people can easily be refuted by a variety of anecdotes, but the idea that there were average differences between the races was something to which I had not been introduced. What helped it go down smoothly was that one of the YouTubers involved with the drama was a black woman, and the black guy she was arguing with gave the typical nervous response. I see a good chunk of liberals demonstrating that they would never give the idea of race realism a fair consideration. I then found another YouTuber (who now does BitChute videos exclusively) known as Ryan Faulk, also known as The Alt Hype, who made a variety of well-researched videos on the topic.
I also noticed how often people arguing against this idea would simply invoke the fear of being labeled a racist to argue against it instead of actually arguing against it, as well as giving you a lecture about just how badly black people were always treated, and that just never sat right with me. It was for these reasons I became what many people would ironically describe as a “bigot.” But really, the people who reject this idea out of hand are bigots. They believe that we should agree with total racial egalitarianism based on the idea of there being some shadowy magic system keeping down anyone who’s not white, and this is the sole definitive explanation for all eternity. I’ve talked to many people who are race realists, and they don’t have the simmering unbridled hatred for nonwhites of which they’re regularly accused. Meanwhile, anti-white hatred is allowed to proliferate and is even encouraged on mainstream platforms. Read an article from The Root about gentrification, switch the races out, and you’d have something that could have been written on Stormfront. Go on black Twitter, and you’ll see hatred that if you were to express it the other way around, you’d be booted off from every platform and likely fired from your job. It is for all of these reasons I can no longer deny the reality of race, nor the very clear disdain for white people we see from the media on a regular basis.
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