GOP Abandons Congressional Nominee Over Anti-Integration Essay

Fox News, September 23, 2010

A Republican candidate for Congress in New York is facing a fierce backlash from his party after an essay surfaced in which he criticized interracial marriage and socialization.

Party officials have rescinded their endorsement of Jim Russell, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey in New York’s District 18, and they are now trying to strip his name from the ballot.

The controversy exploded earlier this week after Politico.com unearthed an essay Russell wrote from the 2001-02 edition of the Occidental Quarterly.

In it, he assumed an academic tone to rail against interracial relationships of any kind, criticizing “miscegenationist” movies like “Save the Last Dance” for what he described as an attempt to “exploit the critical period of sexual imprinting” in impressionable young women. He argued for keeping races at a distance from one another.

“While liberals and universalists constantly yammer about ‘bringing us all together,’ and how ‘diversity is our strength,’ it may be suggested that the biological function of human language and culture is just the opposite, that is, to keep discrete groups apart,” he wrote.

Russell questioned “how a child’s sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact.”

“The most serious implication of human sexual imprinting for our genetic future is that it would establish the destructiveness of school integration, especially in the middle and high-school years,” he wrote. “It also compounds the culpability of media moguls who deliberately popularize miscegenation in films directed toward adolescents and pre-adolescents.

“In the midst of this onslaught against our youth, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage,” he wrote.

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New York GOP spokesman Alex Carey told FoxNews.com that the party will have nothing to do with Russell.

“We strongly condemn Mr. Russell’s words and no longer endorse him for the election,” he said.

Carey said the Westchester County Republican Party chairman is trying to remove Russell’s name from the ballot, which he gave a “50-50” chance of working out. Russell reportedly is listed under the Conservative party as well.

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Russell has tried to defend his work and his character, blaming the hubbub on the media and his opponent.

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“I want to maintain diversity,” Russell said, adding: “We want each group to have a sense of its own heritage and its own culture as they’re growing up. It’s important to understand your own background before you can appreciate other peoples’ background, and that is the gist of my essay.”

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[“The Western Contribution to World History,” by Jim Russell, can be read in HTML format here.]


Longtime Democratic incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey’s Republican challenger this fall is a Christian conservative author and activist whose writings have frowned on inter-racial marriage and movies like “Save the Last Dance,” touted the benefits of studies linking race to IQ and said parents need to teach their kids “appropriate ethnic boundaries” for marriage and socializing.

Jim Russell, who’s challenging Lowey in a repeat after trying to take her on in 2008, made the statements in an essay called “The Western Contribution to World History,” which was published in a 2001-2002 edition of the Occidental Quarterly, and had also been featured on infamous former politician and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s website. It’s since been taken down from there.

But it’s still available in the back issues of the Occidental Quarterly, a far-right magazine that the civil rights-focused Southern Poverty Law Center dubbed a “racist” publication whose “editors and advisory board members have constituted a ‘Who’s Who’ of the radical right, and its regular publication of extremists’ articles has made it a favorite among academic racists in America.”

In the essay, Russell also {snip} praises a book, “Camp of the Saints,” that the SPLC has said is “revered by American white supremacists.”

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The more notable passages from the essay include:

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* “Despite threats on his life, Arthur Jensen persevered in studying the relationship between IQ and race. In Canada, neither state-sponsored censorship nor private harassment has deterred J. Philippe Rushton’s inquiries into Race, Evolution and Behavior. The importance of applying eugenic measures in the West becomes evident from Richard Lynn’s recent work on Dysgenics and his just-released seminal work Eugenics: A Reassessment.”

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* “While liberals and universalists constantly yammer about “bringing us all together”, and how “diversity is our strength,” it may be suggested that the biological function of human language and culture is just the opposite, that is, to keep discrete groups apart.”

* “It has been demonstrated that finches raised by foster parents of a different species of finch will later exhibit a lifelong sexual attraction toward the alien species. One wonders how a child’s sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact. The most serious implication of human sexual imprinting for our genetic future is that it would establish the destructiveness of school integration, especially in the middle and high-school years. One can only wonder to what degree the advocates of school integration, such as former NAACP attorney Jack Greenberg, were conscious of this scientific concept. It also compounds the culpability of media moguls who deliberately popularize miscegenation in films directed toward adolescents and pre-adolescents. In the midst of this onslaught against our youth, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage.

“The sociobiological warfare that our youth is subjected to is likely to be even more diabolical since it appears to deliberately exploit a biological theory of sexual imprinting at the critical period of sexual maturity. Movies like this past year’s spate of miscegenationist titles, Save the Last Dance, Crazy / Beautiful and O, a parody of Othello, appear deliberately designed to exploit the critical period of sexual imprinting in their target audiences of white pre-adolescent girls and adolescent young women.

“The current of misdirected altruism that permeates contemporary Western society is dangerous when it is divorced from biological reality. It would be better to ignorantly adhere to the laws of human evolution, as do most primitive peoples, than to understand these laws and yet deliberately disobey them. It would be most tragic if the people who discovered the theory of evolution were to perish due to a failure of will to apply it to their own destiny.”

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