Race Has a Biological Basis. Racism Does Not

Nicholas Wade, Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2014

From the day it was published in 1859, Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has never ceased to discomfort people. Clerics in the 19th century repudiated his account of human origins. Today Darwin is implicitly rejected by the many social scientists and other academics who deny that there is a biological basis to race.

Most people who hate racism oppose it as a matter of moral principle, before which all other considerations are irrelevant. Not so for social scientists. For many decades they have founded their opposition to racism on a specific scientific condition, namely that race has no biological basis and is solely a social construct.

This formulation is proclaimed on the websites of major social-science organizations. “Race is about culture, not biology,” states the American Anthropological Association. Too bad that it’s incorrect, but that’s not the worst of it. The social-science creed has permeated the thinking of most college campuses so deeply that race, in the genetic sense, has become a taboo word. This has serious consequences for the advance of knowledge.

It’s not that race in itself is of such great interest, although probably the more it is understood the less it will be feared. Rather, recent human evolution cannot be understood except in terms of its independent development on each continent. There is not one story of recent human evolution but several, given that the five major continental populations or races–those of Africans, East Asians, Caucasians, Native Americans and Australasians–have been evolving largely independently since modern humans dispersed from Africa some 50,000 years ago.

It’s hard to explore these stories without acknowledging that race has a biological basis. Yet researchers who do so put their careers in peril if they offend the political leanings of the colleagues who must approve their grant applications or accept their papers for publication.

In a book published last month, A Troublesome Inheritance, I have tried to draw some of the tension from this fraught subject by showing that the understanding of genetic differences between human groups does not lead to racism. The human genome confirms what common sense would suggest, that there is clearly a biological basis to race.

The genome shows that the races are not separated by genes–everyone has the same set–nor even by alleles, the alternative forms of each gene that arise from mutations. Rather, there is a continuum of variation in which the races differ predominantly in the relative frequency of their alleles. It’s hard to see a master race in allele frequencies. The genome emphatically declares the unity of humankind.

The human genome records that natural selection has been regional, meaning that a largely different set of genes has changed under evolutionary pressure in each race. This is just what would be expected given that the populations on each continent have responded to different local challenges. Some of these selected genes are active in the brain, though with unknown function, confirming that the brain is no more exempt from evolution than is the body.

This raises the possibility that human social behavior has been shaped by evolution just as the body has been. Humans being a highly social species, social behavior is critical to a society’s survival and hence likely to be a prime target of natural selection.


Most critics of my book have ignored its major genetic arguments, presumably finding no fault with them, but have lambasted the book for being speculative while invariably neglecting to mention its clear warning to the reader on precisely this point. There’s nothing wrong with speculation; what’s wrong is to pass speculation off as fact. If one cannot speculate about what might be in the genome, how can one know what to look for?


The human genome was first decoded a decade ago. Today there is a serious impasse between a social-science creed that effectively denies evolution has any explanatory role in human affairs and the high goal of exploring what the human genome may say about human origins and evolution.

In the confrontation between religion and evolution in the 19th century, believers eventually perceived that they could not cast Darwin out with a pitchfork and didn’t need to. Faith, as long as it didn’t overreach, could coexist with science, and all but fundamentalists have accepted that arrangement. Social scientists too could safely agree to live with Darwin, once they accept that evolutionary differences between human groups can today be explored without the return of racism.

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  • sbuffalonative

    Racism is a [‘progressive’ liberal] social construct. Race is a genetic reality.

    • The Verdict of History


      Race is real.

      “Racism” is an ideologically-motivated snarl word.

      “Racism” is a term lazily tossed around by fools with sanctimonious delusions.

      “Race-realism” maturely follows from experience.

      • Excellent! I’ll have to remember those.

      • alwaysright21

        all humans, Oriental, Indian, Hispanic, Arabic, and Caucasian, despise sub-saharan blacks. they are retarded, diseased, immoral, and violent.

      • Reverend Bacon

        Intellectually, I agree with you. I sometimes lose those good manners that Jared and others champion, when I am speaking to people with those sanctimonious delusions who want to take all my money and give it to those groups whose recent and copious evolution has taken place in a different region.

        And then I project my emotional revulsion to the sanctimonious delusions onto those groups. Intellectually, I can separate the two, but “those with sanctimonious delusions” are very trying, patience-wise. As are “those groups” when they live amongst us.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Racism simply means having to apologize for being White.

      • Bartek

        “White racism” encourages Whites to discriminate against people who basically belong to their extended family while simultaneously encouraging them to providing aid and comfort to competing groups of people who aren’t taught such stupid, self destructive philosophies.
        The concept of “White racism” is just another way to promote White genocide.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Racism, when stripped of its political baggage, is really just another word for ethnocentrism. This is the biologically hard-wired tendency toward ingroup favoritism and outgroup derogation found in all human populations. When understood this way, it too is a genetic reality.

      • Bartek

        Not only is racism a natural trait it is a healthy trait.
        Whites were much more successful as a people when they were openly “racist”.

        • Jacobite2

          Gee, trying to defend your own people against “others” who are trying to dominate you. Amazing concept.

          • alwaysright21

            libtard kneegrow

          • Jacobite2

            Pithy, but overflowing with wisdom and knowledge.

        • ElComadreja

          Children instinctively sense the “otherness” of the negro, much to the dismay of liberals. It takes many years of intense reprogramming from the school system and media to change that. Many, I suspect, just learn to keep their mouths shut about it.

    • MekongDelta69

      ‘Racism’ is a leftist ‘social construct’ – until it ‘magically’ morphs into leftist ‘reality’ when they want to shake you down or extort you with it.

    • AmericanCitizen

      There is no reason to expect humans of varying races to be exactly the same when their evolutionary paths are not the same. Everything else in the animal kingdom shows variation among species based on evolutionary differences; are Homo Sapiens somehow exempt from this basic law of biology?

      • ElComadreja

        The truth which must never be spoken. Dogs and Wolves are recognized as different species even though they can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Our relation to the negro is similar.

  • Dave4088

    “The genome emphatically declares the unity of humankind.”

    I beg to differ. What appears trifling on paper actually amounts to vast differences in physical characteristics, intelligence, behavior and temperament and which has led to the violent racial and ethonational conflicts in America and everywhere else dissimilar people live in close proximity.

    • David Ashton

      Men and women are both human.
      The apes share a great deal of genes with humans.

      • Dave4088

        Yet men are women are very different on so many levels, some of which is vital for reproduction and domestic tranquility. Mice also share a great deal of their DNA with apes and humans, yet mice are not apes no more than we are mice or apes.

        • David Ashton

          The very point I was trying to make against the “genome unity” waffle.

        • alwaysright21

          blacks chimpout and have sex with monkeys

          • Berkeley Guy

            I don’t know what’s worse, people who have sexual relations with monkeys, or reading through some interesting comments and then I arrive at your tangential upchuck, sort of like when someone removes the needle from the record in the middle of a good song.

          • alwaysright21

            double fag with a worn out cherry on the bottom.

          • The Verdict of History

            You and Thomas Jefferson seem to be on the same page on this question.

          • Cid Campeador

            I never heard or read of an incident of Simeophilia, but there were two “youths” in S. Africa who raped a Female German Shepherd. The Dog had to be euthanized as a result of its extensive internal injuries.

          • ElComadreja

            Cases of negros having sex with animals are quite common actually. I have no problem with the theory that AIDS made the jump from chimp to “human” in this manner. It’s quite believable.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            Nigeria has an ebola outbreak going on now that has been described as “out of control.”

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        So does everything else. Chimps are 99 percent genetically identical to us, but they are not human. I think someone who compares chimp DNA to African DNA and finds out they are much closer together than the rest of us will have to go into hiding.

        • Bartek

          Give the subversive, indoctrinated, approved “scientists” a chance. I’m sure they will soon elevate Chimps to humans status soon.

          • MBlanc46

            Not so much elevating chimps, but categorizing humans as the “third chimp”.

    • Bartek

      Monkeys are only 1% genetically different than “humans”.
      And I’d like to imagine even the most subversive, delusional, social justice liberal can bear to admit a monkey is not a human.
      If 1% makes such an obvious difference why should we ignore and deny the differences .01% make?

    • HJ11

      “The genome emphatically declares the unity of humankind.”

      Nonsense. That’s like saying the Table of Elements declares the unity of humankind (since we’re all made of minerals).” Evolution is all about differences and the divergence of life from a common ancestor–ultimately, that molecule of DNA that made the leap from so-called non-living matter to being living matter.

      Whites and Blacks are different subspecies and the highest possible destiny for Whites is to avoid all miscegenation and to continue evolving further away from darker humans.

    • BillMillerTime

      Dave, the writer is just throwing out squid ink. It’s like when I discuss racial differences in terms of “different branches of the human family.” Just a way to get around the enormous mental block that people have in connection with race.

  • David Ashton

    If racism means a social or aesthetic preference for one’s own race, then it has some biological basis and helps to explain the existence of some races.

    • ElComadreja

      It’s self preservation and common sense.

  • JohnEngelman

    The scientific evidence is accumulating that race is an important biological category, that the races differ in average ability levels and behavior, and that these differences are due to evolving in response to different population pressures lasting thousands of years.

    Secular liberals, who have used evolution as a stick to beat Protestant Fundamentalists, will feel that stick against their backs.

    • David Ashton

      Yin shou gun!

    • Excellent point!

    • Martel

      These liberals are little different from you. You also prefer to believe in a multiracial utopia. You deny that people have evolved to distrust those who are genetically dissimilar and trust those who are genetically similar. Studies tell us that Asians, like Europeans prefer segregation. The fact that a small portion practices interracial marriage, marriages which have an even higher rate of divorce than traditional marriages, is not an argument against race-realism.

      • JohnEngelman

        What are those studies? Can you link to several?

        • Martel

          No, I want you to finally read White Identity, else I have to quote it forever.You have my word that it contains some interesting studies on high education and preference for segregation, and they verify my exact statements. I’m sure you can afford it.

          • JohnEngelman

            In other words, you do not know of any studies. They probably do not exist.

            Ever since I was a teenager people have given me reading lists. When they do I tell them that I have won the argument.

          • Martel

            I definitely know such studies, but I’m tired of quoting the same book each and every time, to someone who should have bought the book a long time ago. The studies are presented in White Identity by Jared Taylor. A race-realist who does not fear truth, unlike you.

            US Orientals on average perform and behave better then European-Americans, but China is a dump. Nigerians in the US do well too, but no one is moving to Nigeria.

            “Ever since I was a teenager people have given me reading lists. When they do I tell them that I have won the argument”

            You need to get over that teenage-mindset.

          • JohnEngelman

            Here is a study for you from the Pew Research Center.


            AUGUST 7, 2013

            New York City has always been a trendsetter for the rest of the country in art, fashion and cuisine. Now two researchers have documented a new demographic trend in the Big Apple that they suggest may be a glimpse of the future for other large American cities.

            Researchers Ronald J.O. Flores and Arun Peter Lobo call it integration without blacks. In the past 40 years they found nearly a three-fold increase in the share of integrated New York City neighborhoods with a mix of whites, Hispanics and Asians but few, if any, blacks.

            At the same time, the share of integrated neighborhoods in which blacks comprised at least 10% of the residents fell by about a third, Flores and Lobo reported in the latest Journal of Urban Affairs.

            The result, they wrote, is an “emerging black/non-black color line, where Asians and Hispanics are increasingly aligned with whites while distancing themselves from blacks.”

          • JohnEngelman
          • Martel

            There is no way to tell whether integration with Asians and Hispanics is actually preffered by those involved, or forced by local circumstances such as high living costs and high pop density in New York. Race-realists recognize that genetic similarity theory predicts segregation occurring when possibilities arise, they are also familiar with the many studies which contradict this Pew study.

          • JohnEngelman

            What matters is that Orientals tend to be more intelligent and prosperous than white Gentiles. They also have lower rates of crime and illegitimacy. I have documented those assertions on American Renaissance many times. Frequently I have used material I have found on American Renaissance.

            Moreover, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that Orientals have as much right to be here as you do.

          • Martel

            Even if this is true, which I doubt, none of this prevents ethnic conflict. “Orientals” are just as, if not more ethnocentric as European-Americans.

            You usually claim the constitution is a highly flawed document, but now you try to validate something as foolish as destroying the current ethnic composition of the US based on a amendment written by other fools. I care little about what an amendment or the constitution itself says, a multiracial society is not possible. All evidence is there that Asians are incapable of living harmoniously with European Americans. This is expected by race-realists, who understand the true causes of ethnic conflict.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            Behave better, when?

            Asians are more prone to mass murder than whites historically to themselves and others. Remember Genghis Khan was Asian.

            As far as Asian in the West goes, they are the ones (Vietnam refugees) that started the new gang wave (L.A. in the 1070s) that has exploded into the “Diversified” strata of American gangs and warfare since then. The Tong used to take the trouble to travel from China to the U.S. West Coast for a revenge killing. This is not to mention the countless millions who died in Chinese civil wars even before the era of Chinese Communism.

            Not all Asians have a high IQ or common sense. We import the best. I have a Chinese brother in law who is the laziness man I have ever met (an also one of the dumbest).

            The only Asians near me live across the street. They are somewhat well behaved but park their cars (all five of them) anywhere, including on their lawn. Their don’t keep their property, up but dress nice and wash their cars a lot. On the Fourth of July, they buy huge amounts of fireworks and scare everyone’s pets half to death and worry us with the fire hazzard (there’s a big debate here over the fireworks issue).

            None of their white neighbors willingly talk to them.

          • JohnEngelman

            For several years I lived in downtown San Jose, California when the area was engulfed with impoverished Vietnamese war refugees. I enjoyed patronizing the restaurants they established, shopping at their stores, and starting friendly conversations with them. Several of those Vietnamese told me that I was the first white person who patronized their restaurant. Fortunately, I was not the last.

            I would often get off work at 10:00 pm, and walk three miles to get home. Nothing ever happened to me. Orientals have a lower crime rate than whites.

            In the afternoon, and on Saturdays the public libraries were full of Vietnamese teenagers doing their homework. Now those Vietnamese are earning big pay checks in the computer industry.

            Orientals are delightful people. I have always had good experiences with them. I am fascinated by their cultures. I am pleased that they are prospering.

          • Tom_in_Miami

            Let me propose a quick study that you can do yourself and expand as large as you want it. Go into a university library at (arbitrarily) 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday. Count the number of students on the main floor and break them up into Asian, White, Hispanic, and Black. I’ve done this several times, each time finding the same result. The group or population is mostly Asian, then White, maybe a few Hispanics, and possibly one or two blacks, but usually there are none. Then they wonder why they are disproportionately represented in the graduating class.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        This distrust you speak of does exist, we’ve all seen it. It reaches our core. But our intelligence becomes a double-edged sword. Altruism only hastens the process.

        But having the government force us all into the same districts creates a new form of distrust. Especially if we have to compete for local resources. I think we’d all naturally segregate and create border zones where that segregation doesn’t work so well. How each community would do after that, is anyone’s guess.

        Productive people usually thrive.

      • ElComadreja

        Simple observation is all that is necessary. There is no denying that interracial marriage is not common in Asian (Oriental) communities. It’s usually frowned upon.

    • Berkeley Guy

      Maybe after each new finding (whack), they can repeat, military-style, “Thank you, sir, may I have another!”

  • Samuel_Morton

    I very much appreciate what Wade is doing here (baby steps toward making race realism mainstream). What he doesn’t mention here is that ‘racism’ is such a loaded term that it is now utterly meaningless. Racism is whatever the left wants it to be.

    It’s time to move beyond the concept of racism by simply ignoring it. Wade has been defending himself against accusations of racism quite a lot…and for good reason (he needs employment). But that just give more power to the slur. I hope he forges ahead and helps educate more people about race, while avoiding this pitfall.

    • APaige

      I also appreciate Mr. Wade. I could never imagine a New York Times reporter writing a truthful book on Race and genetics. And have the guts to stand up to his critics without an apology.

    • Ernest

      I think more than ignore it – embrace it. Make it an accepted fact that race matters no matter what they call it.

    • MBlanc46

      Absolutely. Let it just pass right over you. When I’m feeling smart-alecky, I say, “Thanks for noticing”, but ignoring taunts of “racism” is the optimal response.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    I don’t think that having the facts and decent arguments is enough. Wade and others have this classical Liberal mindset in which the free exchange of ideas leads to correct ideas eventually winning; in reality egalitarian mush usually prevails.

    • Martel

      Arguments win battles, ideologies win wars.

      • Daniel Schmuhl

        I am not sure arguments usually don’t much of anything (especially online). Lots of research in psychology shows how people rationalize their pre-existing biases.

        • Martel

          Sure, but those pre-existing biases are based on preserving social status or increasing social status. That is where ideologically comes in, to point out those who deserve praise and those who deserve to be sacrificed.

      • Bartek

        Physical violence wins wars.

        • Berkeley Guy

          Logistics, everytime.

          • alwaysright21

            Bullshit, the A-10 warthog is 40 year old tech and it’s the best ground support attack aircraft we have. the B-52 is 55 year old tech and still can not be replaced. the Air Force has been trying to replace these ultimate destroyers for almost twenty years.

        • Martel

          Not the war we are fighting.

    • WR_the_realist

      When one side is calmly trying to use logic and observation to make its case, while the other side indulges in shouting matches and ruthlessly seeks to destroy the livelihoods of its opponents, guess which side wins?

  • dave

    The ones who cry racism are the true racists.

  • HJ11

    Racism should be thought of, not as something bad, but simply as an “ism” such as Taoism, or any other ism–meaning it is a belief in something, and in this case, in the belief that race is a reality.

    Notwithstanding the above, the term “race” is actually too small to define what many fo us believe. Which is to say that the so-called major races of humans are more than races, they are subspecies. So, perhaps, I shall call myself a subspeciesist.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    I like Nicholas Wade. I read is wonderful book, Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History Our Ancestors (2006). And some day I’ll reread Before the Dawn. I’ll be eagerly starting his A Troublesome Inheritance in couple of weeks. ‘
    But I have to say, I do not think he said much of anything above in his Wall Street Journal piece. And I don’t blame him for that.

  • Luca

    As always, when the concept of race is argued, I think of dogs.

    Through man made isolation and selection all the pedigrees of the world came into existence over a mere few thousands of years and in some cases only hundreds of years generally from one common ancestor, the wolf.

    As an analogy, the liberal elites must also argue that “breeds” of dogs do not exist but as a social construct. They would tell you the bulldog is as intelligent as the border collie, the chihuahua can swim as well as the spaniel, the shih tzu can pull a sled as equally as a husky and the pug (apologies) can track as well as the bloodhound.

    The one unwavering characteristic of a liberal is, they will never let facts, common sense or logic get in the way of their agenda.

    • Have you noticed that dogs often reflect their country of national origin? Thus, we have the yappy, nasty little chihuahua like the nasty, yappy little Mexicans. While we have the strong and noble German shepherd who reflects the nobility of the German people.

      • The developed West also has poodles. The larger poodles are very smart; they were bred for retrieving game birds from water, but they quickly learn other amusing tricks. Germans also bred schnauzers, and they are pure murder on rats and mice.

        We have a fox, registered as an unknown mutt. Maverick stays on my feet while I am at the computer here. When I go off to bed with Sayaka, he runs to sleep with Ariadne.

        • How does one get a fox for a pet? It sounds like something only a white man would be able to pull off and make work.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            I lived rurally for years and had a family of foxes that policed my garden. We became very friendly. The poppa initiated it by bringing his entire family one evening into my presence. He sat directly in front of me while his mate sat next to him. The pups ranged around me in a semi-circle. I talked to him and he would bark back. All the rest were silent. I’ve talked with others over the years who also had remarkable relationships with foxes. Really neat animals.

          • Kenner

            And beautiful! What an amazing experience…

        • Kenner

          Red or Gray fox?

      • Tarczan

        A little yappy too.

      • jane johnson

        We have Amstaffs and American Pitbulls, who are rapidly losing all respect for us.

    • Tarczan

      The little pup pictured here is half chihuahua and boy does she hate the water.
      Not too bright either, but very affectionate towards family.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The one unwavering characteristic of a liberal is, they will never let facts, common sense or logic get in the way of their agenda.

      That’s because race denial is all about white dispossession. Why would any liberal allow facts and common sense to get in the way of business as usual? The sooner they can get rid of whites, the sooner they can implement their vision of a totalitarian one-world government.

    • UncleSham

      Liberals actually do make that argument. They call it fighting against breedism. “All dogs are created equal.” (No, I’m not joking)

    • ElComadreja

      Well put. I hadn’t read this before I made my wolf vs dog comparison above.

  • Alex Dihes

    Russian researches published new finding after analyzing the Olympic games in Sochi.
    1. Africans run better.
    2. Whites shoot better.

    • Gentleman Jim Crow

      I have always wondered why you never see any black javelin throwers. You’d think that would be right up their ally.

      • Neuday

        Perhaps because Javelin is a solo sport. Blacks like packs.

  • The book should explode white pride, world wide, but it won’t.
    Books no longer have the power to change the narrative the way that TV, sports, music, and movies do. In a more literary world there would be a huge outbreak of white pride worldwide due to this book. But too many influences are working in the opposite direction. Only a relative few of us are “into” books these days. The book really won’t do much one way or another.

    For us bookish ones, who are virtually all older white MALES these days, rather than apologize for white supremecy, whites should be proud of their evolutionary development. In a biological sense we created ourselves because our ancestors had the courage to leave Africa.

    White women are pretty much out of the loop on this too. The power elites have created a false world of fashion and celebrity that make the white woman independent of the white man. Women simply do not get the significance of race, racial pride, racial purity, and the importance of biology. She’s into magazines with pictures of fashion models, not heavy reading, or even much into romance novels these days.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The power elites have created a false world of fashion and celebrity that make the white woman independent of the white man. Women simply do not get the significance of race, racial pride, racial purity, and the importance of biology.

      White women have a much stronger preference for same-race partners than white men, so they do “get” racial purity and the importance of passing on 50,000 years of genetic inheritance, at least on a more instinctive level. People like to make a lot of noise about white women sleeping with blacks and mestizos, but conveniently forget that, statistically speaking, white women are the least likely of any race of women to date or marry someone outside their race.

      • You may get some disagreement about your point about white women and sex with black males. Actually, among younger white females, what you say may or may not be accurate. Furthermore, a number of females at the university that I got to know had experimented with having sex with males of all races, but would never tell the truth about it in polls or to their boyfriends. They go to clubs, get drunk, and get picked up by blacks and we never know about it. It’s one reason so many black males are persistent and annoying with white women. The chicks do respond, but only when they’re drunk.

        I also need to mention that I wasn’t clear in writing my point. My point is that white women are not intellectually engaged in race to the degree that white men are. Any rational white women would prefer a white male over any other.

    • A bit random but I was just searching for a physical copy of Mein Kampf and found this little gem of history on ebay. It’s six thousand bucks but it’s an autographed copy of Mein Kampf given by Adolf Hitler to Albert Goring as a wedding present. Considering what Albert Goring was allegedly up to then and what they say Hitler was up to then I find it a remarkable piece of history. I don’t want to hold it up in moderation but search ebay for
      “Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler 1939 – Wedding Gift To Albert & Mila Goering Signed”.

      • IstvanIN

        Albert Goring got married in 1942?

        • I think so. He causes my Gaydar to register concern. There’s pics of him and his wife though that do come up from a search on his name, wedding, and 1942. That’s all I can say though.

          • IstvanIN

            Wikipedia says he married his housekeeper in 1966 so she would collect his pension.

          • Right, but that doesn’t mean he hadn’t been married earlier. He also died suddenly one week after marrying his housekeeper. I’m not a scholar in German history.

          • IstvanIN

            He had four wives and one daughter! The link is below.

  • IKUredux

    Holy crap! Blah, blah, blah. Hey look , Nick, no matter how you sugar coat it, we all know what you are saying. God! You were brave enough to write this book, what happened? Now, you are backsliding. I suppose you get points for the book, anyway. Would have gotten you MORE points for sticking to your guns. Oh, and by the way, I firmly believe that racism, is hardwired into everybody’s brain. Of course, it depends on your definition of “racism”. My definition is this: I’m White, and I prefer White people over all others. I prefer to live amongst them, I prefer to do business with them, and, I prefer to look at my fellow Whites in person, and in movies, and on T.V. I prefer the company of White people with whom I share a culture and religion. Every non-White can p*ss off. Now, what exactly is the definition of being a racist? I swear, I don’t know anymore, but, I will tell you one thing for sure, if I am accused of being a “racist”, I will answer: “So what”.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    While I get shaming race-blind Marxists with the “liberal creationist” line, people have known that the races are different since they’ve interacted with each other. It isn’t that liberals are clinging to an antiquated but plausible notion regarding race that can be corrected by appealing to empirical science, rather they are metaphorically buring their heads in the sand in denying race.

  • RyanP

    “Racism” really has no clear definition. For many it means the will to do harm to other races. Or treating individuals unfairly because of their racial group. But for the left it pretty much means race-realism. Unless you assert that all groups are equal in every way then you are a racist. If that is where the line is going to drawn then call me a racist.

  • alwaysright21

    blacks smell like crap, fling poo, and chimpout.

    • Berkeley Guy

      What are you? Some kind of shill to make visitors and commenters here look bad through association? Grammar and insightful comments go a long way, especially when related to the article above. We like satire, but sheesh.

      • alwaysright21


        • Berkeley Guy

          I prefer heterosexual, sir, since I am straight. But sexual preferences and trolling aside, have any thoughts on Wade’s article?

          • cherrie greenbaum123

            Good job of not taking the bait.

  • Bartek

    Racism (racial cohesiveness) is based on the evolutionary principals of competition and survival of the fittest.
    Racism is a natural defense and a superior survival trait.
    Racism promotes the survival of the genetic group by aiding people you share genes with and by denying resources and territory to competing genetic groups.

  • Copyright101

    Of course racism has no biological basis – its a made-up concept. Its only purpose is delegitimise the interests of whites.

    As we all know anti-racist = anti-white.

    The real thing is the anti-racism deployed to combat the phony ‘racism’.

  • John R

    Race is just a social construct? What do you think?

  • John R

    .Social construct?

  • John R

    Is race a social construct? You decide.

    • Dave West

      I remember I college during my freshman year I had to take a “humanities” class; I got stuck with race and gender in America (Post – America). Some idiot, clueless, hipster-type white girl in my class started to claim that GENDER is a social construct.

      I raised my hand and said “so I guess the reason why it wasn’t mostly women storming the beaches of Normandy is because they weren’t given the opportunity, right?” Half the brainwashed idiots in class looked disgusted by my comment. She responded by “that is so wrong,” “that is so wrong!” The professor tried to calm the flaming, clueless girl down.

      I didn’t expect an actual rebuttal to my comment, I just like making libs angry.

  • Wade comes across as very reasonable. Still, I wonder if his book will be banned in some parts of Europe and maybe Canada.

  • LHathaway

    “a largely different set of genes has changed under evolutionary pressure in each race”.

    There’s very little proof as to the reason Why the races have evolved differently and these reasons are surely the most speculative of all claims made.

  • LHathaway

    “evolutionary differences between human groups can today be explored without the return of racism”
    Racism has never left, as far as I know. Everyone, but particularly people of color, are racist towards whites. They’re patted on the back for it. In my life, I’ve never known any other arrangement.

  • OhWow

    Racism is natural. It’s totally normal for other groups not to get along and for groups of the same ilk to get along better with more similarities.

  • Gentleman Jim Crow

    I’m reading “A Troublesome Inheritance” at the moment. It is quite good. I recommend it.

  • Alex Dihes

    — Hey Russian, how do you call in Russia an A-A with IQ 15?
    — Normal.
    — What about 150 IQ?
    — 15 normal.

  • Black Swan

    Clerics in the 19th century repudiated his account of human origins.

    Cultural Marxists are the cleric class of the 21st century; leftism IS a religion with its own not-to-be-questioned dogma. “Social science” clichés and fallacies about egalitarianism and IQ are regularly lobbed at us like grenades.

    Facts be damned, only enforced dogma matters.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    Tim Wise said in a debate with Jared Taylor “whites are a weak willed, genetically defective, culturally retarded group of European peasants”. Whites have been stripped of all power by the US government using the Civil Rights laws to transfer power from white Americans to black Americans. The Jews pushed for the enactment of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1964 to brown up America. These two laws stripped all vestiges of power from white Americans. We are the first majority population in the history of the world who has become a minority population without a bloody battle. So who is the smartest? Who won the war? Not white America. Christianity has destroyed white America. If we do not recognize our enemy, the US government, and make a stand…..all is lost. Rules for Radicals… Everything is a strategy….Everything a strategy or reason to push an agenda.

    • TXCriollo

      Tim wise makes millions of bashing whites why would he want it to change

  • Cid Campeador

    Racism is a condition that is not the product of a genetic anomaly but rather is acquired by one racial group after having experienced the heinous behavior of another racial group.

  • deadindenver

    I’ve read many articles about captive orcas, those in Seaworld etc., one of the arguments against there captivity is that come from different groups like the Iceland area, the Pacific Northwest, New Zeeland etc. they have different languages behaviors and THEY DON’T GET ALONG! In nature they feed differently based on what is available in that part of the world and scientist can determine what group they came from by there DNA. Of course most liberals will completely acknowledge this butwhen it comes to the human animal cover there eyes and ears and scream na na na na

  • John R

    Race is just a social construct?

  • Samuel_Morton

    I agree that he has to address the accusations, but it could be a slippery slope, shifting the focus from empiricism and scientific inquiry, to crime think. But so far he is striking the right balance.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    What exactly IS racism? The word is thrown around so carelessly nowadays that I’m not sure what it means. Is it simply noticing that a Negro looks different from a (note capital) White?

  • 4teepee

    “Racism Does Not”
    Actually, it does. In sociology it is known as Social Identity Theory (in group/out group.

  • Medizin

    “Standards must drop so blacks and Hispanics can get in to elite public schools.”

    I hope someone is working on a cure for this disease.

  • David Shaddix

    I think we have a study that has lasted near 50 yrs about race relationships in the United States.

    It’s called prison, it clearly shows that race is and always will be at the forefront. In a survival situation such as prison you alliance yourself with alike individuals mainly and foremost racial likeness.

    Humans if left to themselves will naturally self segregate. It’s nature not racist.