Posted on April 7, 2024

Light-Skinned Black Man Talks About Race

Anonymous American, American Renaissance, April 7, 2024

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This is part of our continuing series of accounts by readers of how they shed the illusions of liberalism and became race realists.

My pseudonym is LightSkinned Buck. I’m a light-skinned black man, as you might guess. Sometimes people mistake me for Hispanic or Arabic or even white in a few cases. I grew up in a typical urban blue city with a minority majority and all the “trimmings”: crime, bad schools, drugs, etc. Of course, it was almost always said to be the fault of the “Evil White Man.”

I remember being afraid of white people as a child because of all the films and stories about slavery and Jim Crow.

I gradually learned if anyone was going to threaten my safety, it would likely be another black person or maybe a Hispanic. I don’t even feel safe walking the streets of my own neighborhood at night. I never feel that way in a majority-white area.

I probably first heard about Mr. Jared Taylor in 2014 when I was in college. All the talk back then of “diversity being a strength” sounded to me like cheap platitudes. I knew diversity had value in skills, talent, and food, but more and more I would see that when people didn’t have shared values, diversity simply turned into divisiveness.

The way the Left acts, you’d think whites invented slavery in 1776 and then used a time machine to export it throughout history.

As a black man in America, I will say that most of the time, if you’re white, you’re all right. I don’t believe that the average, everyday white person is trying to screw with minorities.

As a disclaimer, I should say that my opinions about race accord closely with those of Thomas Sowell, who says that social disparities have more to do with individual and aggregate cultural behavior than genetic determinism or historical wrongs. Even though I would like decent white people to stand up for themselves more against the wokeists, I’m not going to cheer for hardcore white nationalists.

That being said, I respect Jared Taylor for at least questioning ideas he sees as disputable and for bringing facts and data to his arguments, in particular on crime, academic performance, and immigration. I believe in free speech for everyone, especially for people talking about controversial topics.

If you have a story about how you became racially aware, or about your firsthand experience with race, we’d like to hear it. If it is well written and compelling, we will publish it. Please feel free to use a pen name and send it to us here.