Lothrop Stoddard and the Color Line

American Renaissance, January 16, 2015.

Lothrop Stoddard (1883 – 1950) was a strong advocate for maintaining the European character of the United States. Best known for his book, The Rising Tide of Color, he worked with Madison Grant in support of the immigration act of 1924 that was designed to maintain a white majority. 

In 1927, Stoddard debated Alain Locke, a black intellectual who argued for gradual social equality for blacks. Stoddard’s reply is a classic statement of the need for white racial consciousness. The entire debate is available here.

THE IMPASSE AT THE COLOR LINE: Lothrop Stoddard

More than half a century after emancipation, the color line (that oldest of American social policies) remains in full force. The Negro continues to be a distinct racial element. In the South, where dwells the bulk of the race, a social system based upon the color line is firmly established. In every phase of Southern life the races are clearly segregated.

And to this system the Negroes have, on the whole, adjusted themselves. A full-fledged Negro society has been evolved, with its own middle and professional classes. This has afforded social satisfactions and has enabled gifted individuals to attain reward and leadership within their own racial group. Generally speaking, Southern Negrodom tacitly accepts this biracial arrangement as part of the natural order of things. Most Negroes seek to better their condition along existing lines, rather than to assail the biracial principle as intolerable and untenable.

Yet a minority remains actively dissatisfied. The strength of this minority is in the North. For this there are good reasons. The Northern Negroes have always been in an unfortunate situation. Until the recent mass migration from the South, the Northern Negroes were too few in numbers to evolve a real society like that of their Southern brethren and hence were unable to enjoy the social satisfactions and individual opportunities afforded by Southern conditions. The Northern Negroes, therefore, continued to pin their faith on the illusory hope of social equality and amalgamation.…

An educated class has arisen, some of whose members display literacy and artistic talent. This Negro intelligentsia rejects the biracial system of the South, inveighs against the color line, and threatens our social order with their embittered enmity unless white America admits them to full equality, with its logical implication–racial amalgamation. Of this insurgent Negro intelligentsia, Alain Locke–the writer of the preceding paper–is a good example. Mr. Locke’s line of argument is not novel; it is the thesis today expounded by the entire group which he typifies. In many Negro minds a new hope is being born–a hope more alluring than any which has arisen since the ill-founded aspirations of half a century ago. Therefore, for the Negro’s own sake, as well as in the interests of social peace, he ought to be told–tolerantly yet unequivocally–that this new hope is a delusion, which, if persisted in, will lead to unnecessary disappointments and misfortunes.

For let there be no mistake: white America will not abolish the color line, will not admit the Negro to social equality, will not open the door to racial amalgamation. That is the meat of the matter. If this spells trouble, then trouble there must be. But the best way to minimize the trouble is to speak frankly at the start, thus checking the spread of false hopes and limiting the resultant bitterness of disillusion.… The basic reason for white America’s attitude and policy toward the Negro is not a belief in the Negro’s inferiority, but the fact of his difference. True, most whites today believe the Negro to be their inferior. Yet this belief is, in itself, no mere arbitrary prejudice. On the contrary, it springs largely from realization of racial difference and all that that connotes. White Americans feel that to incorporate the many millions of this widely differing stock into our racial life would profoundly change our national character, temperament, and ideals. And since these matters are supremely cherished, we do not propose to jeopardize them, either for ourselves or for unborn generations who have an indefeasible right to their racial heritage.

Here, at last, we are getting down to bedrock realities. For, surely, no sane person can deny that the Negro does differ from the white man. Furthermore, our knowledge of these differences, whose existence is self-evident from ordinary observation and common sense, is being steadily deepened by the discoveries of modern science, especially in the fields of biology, psychology, and sociology. Today, as never before, we possess a clear appreciation of racial realities. We are, therefore, in a much better position to deal wisely and constructively with the problem of racial relations. Even a general knowledge of historical and scientific facts suffices to show the need for a racial basis to our national life–as it has been, and as we intend that it shall be. We know that our America is a white America. “America,” in the traditional sense of the word, was founded by white men, who evolved institutions, ideals, and cultural manifestations which were spontaneous expressions of their racial temperament and tendencies. And the overwhelming weight of both historical and scientific evidence shows that only so long as the American people remains white will its institutions, ideals, and culture continue to fit the temperament of its inhabitants–and hence continue to endure.

Therefore, if we desire to perpetuate our America, we White Americans must absolutely refuse to countenance the spread through our stock of racial strains so different and so numerous that they would undermine our ethnic foundations. In other words, we are dealing, not with opinions concerning relative racial merits or demerits, but with an imperative urge of self-preservation. And self-preservation is the first law of nature.…

I have stressed the underlying racial factor precisely because Mr. Locke makes it a capital issue. To him, “cultural equality” means a complete reversal of our traditional attitude and policy toward the Negro, the abolition of the color line, “the conscious scrapping of the mood and creed of ‘white supremacy’.” To be sure, Mr. Locke tries to sugar the pill. For the present, he demands that we receive only such Negroes as measure up to a certain level of culture and good manners, in other words, those who are Zahlungsfäbig, [able to pay their own way] to use an expressive German term. Again, he rather cleverly juggles his words in different parts of his paper, sometimes restricting himself to a plea for “cultural recognition” –obviously something very different from his larger demands. Lastly, Mr. Locke puts forward the singular argument that if the Negro elite be granted social equality, this will hinder racial mixture on the lower levels. As if, forsooth, concessions on the principle of white race integrity by the white race leaders would not be tantamount to a surrender of the racial citadel itself! Such dialectics should deceive no one. Here are the plain facts of the case: Since the Negroes form nearly one-tenth of the population of the United States, we are statistically light mulattos. In the last analysis, the only thing which keeps us from being biologically mulattos is the color line. Therefore, once the principle of the color line is abandoned, white America is doomed, and a mulatto America stands on the threshold. Under Mr. Locke’s formula it might take several generations. Yet it would be inevitable in the long run.

Such is the road which Mr. Locke would have us travel. But it cannot be too promptly or emphatically stated that athwart that road we plant the sign: No Thoroughfare! White America intends at all costs to remain white, and every attack on the color line will merely cause it to be applied more strictly and will hinder any feasible adjustment of race relations based upon a recognition of existing realities.

Another point should be clearly understood. If Mr. Locke’s arguments do not convince us, still less do his threats intimidate us. For Mr. Locke does threaten in no uncertain voice. He tells us that unless we accede to his demands, the insurgent Negro intelligentsia which he represents will either quit the country or will remain here as apostles of race war and social revolution. That is not a pleasant prospect, but it will not make us “capitulate”–gracefully or otherwise. For we white Americans are quite ready to risk possible ills from racial strife or revolutionary agitation, rather than endure the certain ills that would ensue from the loss of our race identity.…

The attitude of the insurgent intelligentsia voiced by Mr. Locke–however eloquent and militant–does not represent the whole of American Negrodom. Another school of thought exists, typified by the late Booker Washington and today represented by Dr. Moton and other influential leaders, who frankly recognize the white attitude and who believe that the American Negro’s hope for the future lies in an amicable understanding between the moderate, sensible minds of both races, who should gradually evolve a workable system of racial adjustment. Men like Dr. Moton neither threaten nor cajole. They believe in their race and they are satisfied to develop their special attributes within the medium of their own group life. Finally, they realize that cultural recognition for Negro talent will grow spontaneously in the genial atmosphere of friendly understanding, but will merely be retarded by imperious demands and bitter hostility.…

The basis of interracial cooperation has been so soundly laid that it seems as though the time were ripe for a further step. Why should not the best minds of both races attempt to arrive at a frank understanding about the fundamentals of racial relations and try to formulate a definite policy which will have their mutual assent and support?

To the writer, such an attempt seems highly desirable–even urgently necessary. Furthermore, it seems to me that the only policy which will have a real chance of success is that which may best be termed biracialism–a parallel evolution of white and Negro race lives, biologically distinct, yet linked by mutual interests and cooperating for common ends. To enlist the support of the best elements of both races for an equitable biracial system, mutual concessions will be needed. Yet, provided the two groups agree on the basic principle of racial separation, such a system can be worked out with substantial fairness to both.

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  • MekongDelta69

    I have his (and Grant’s) books. You should get, and read them.

    • Reynardine

      Stoddard is good, but very dense at times. I have his “Rising Tide of Color” and his dissertation on Haiti. Good reads, but slow going for me.

      I also hear he essentially predicted most of the latter half of the 20th century, and even did extensive work about Islamic fundamentalism and how it would dominate Islam and eventually expand. He predicted a second war in Europe, followed by anti-colonialism and massive non-white migration into the US and Europe. He wasn’t just a scholar, he was a prophet.

      • Zimriel

        I preferred his dissertation on Haiti. I learnt a lot from it; and not just about race. Actually not even primarily about race – if we’re talking about that topic, the race that came off the worst, besides the voodoo cannibals (cabri’ san’ co’r!) were the greedy 1800s-era French.

        It’s one thing to say that such-and-such a people are inferior in various ways. What does that say about another people which seeks out that people to prey upon it?

        • dmxinc

          Correct.

          The undoing of Haiti was not because of blacks. They never could have come to Haiti by themselves.

          The fault is to the greedy and those that enabled them. Blood is on their hands.

          Another beautiful land taken from European descendants that would be a paradise today instead of another hellhole.

    • Scott Rosen

      I’ve read The Rising Tide of Color. I still need to get to the rest.

  • He tells us that unless we accede to his demands, the insurgent Negro intelligentsia which he represents will either quit the country or will remain here as apostles of race war and social revolution.

    Quit the country? I beg you not to throw me into a mosh pit full of scantily clad if at all clad evenly proportioned blonde white Swedish supermodels.

    • Ace

      Too horrible to contemplate.

  • Easyrhino

    “A white advocate debates a black intellectual in 1927.”

    Black intellectual = White 7th grader.

    • Reynardine

      Adjusted for grade inflation over time? An 8th grade education was something to be proud of back then…

    • DaveMed

      There are smart Blacks.

      • Luca

        True but it’s the dumb ones that give the other 5% a bad name.

        • texasoysterman

          1%. There, fixed it.

          • Luca

            OO-rah,

  • Luca

    Once upon a time, America was the child of European stock, ideas, religion and culture. Now, we have become a vast Balkanized diluted conglomerate of nothingness.

    The only question remaining, is can it be reversed?

    • anony

      I doubt that the mess can be reversed, but I certainly think there are a couple of solutions.

    • Chasmania

      Reversed ? No.

      Undone thru war ? Perhaps.

    • LHathaway

      Nothing can save us now. The city of Seattle, however, is quite the opposite of every other city in the USA. It may not take us hundreds of years to come back from this, actually. It may.

    • Nevsky

      No it can’t. We should stop trying to save white America. White Americans don’t want to be saved. Let them stew in their glorious cosmopolitan super-market of a country.

      In fact, it’s in our interests to let white America whither and die. Consider how WWII is a holy war for many white Americans, and just imagine all the rightwing warmongers howling for war the moment Golden Dawn or other parties win in Europe and begin reversing the tide.

      If Europe is to live, America must die. The commies in this country are helping us in that regard.

      • Sisu

        The best solution for the US at this point is a doomsday scenario. That would take out all of the negros and their white urbanite sympathizers with them.

      • MBlanc46

        ” White Americans don’t want to be saved.”

        You’re talking about the elites. I don’t see this to be the case among ordinary working Americans. Our patterns of residential segregation are clear evidence that most whites don’t want to live with blacks.

        • Ace

          True but all they do is retreat to the next enclave when the present one is infected. They aren’t even thinking tactically, let alone strategically. They vote for the sellouts and inflict no punishment at the polls as though not voting sends a message to the Treason Class. Hah. Pathetic.

          When they flee west from the negro and meet whites fleeing east from the negro, it might be a comes the dawn moment but not before huge advantages have been thrown to the wind.

          • Nevsky

            East meets West? Well that won’t be the Midwest, that’s for sure. I’ve never met such deluded progressive retards as in the Midwest. I love how they think they are such experts on race when they’ve grown up in 99%+ white towns.

            And let’s not forget all the race-mixing between black men and white women that goes on around here.

          • Ace

            The “Beat Whitey” night at the Iowa State Fair was educational but the ones who needed to wake up didn’t, I have not doubt. The people of Newton discovered what happened when an A/A black was put in charge of the Whirlpool factory and promptly bankrupted it, in part by hiring lots of his homeys.

            Copy what you say about the race mixing. Chicago blacks like to come to Iowa and romance middle-aged white women to get them to buy guns for them to sell back in the Windy City.

            The university towns are always the centers of moonbattery. Without fail.

          • David Ashton

            The problem in England too is that people in rural untouched areas lack experience of reality and people inside the swamped urban areas have submitted to the mixture. The people in between, including the white refugees, are those who know the truth that could set us free.

          • MBlanc46

            When both parties have thrown in with globalization and multiculturalism, it’s hard to not vote for a sell-out. Most ordinary Americans are certainly not ready to abandon the electoral system (neither are quite a few AmRenners, for that matter). But to completely write them off because they haven’t attained your level of racial consciousness is extreme.

          • Ace

            You are correct. It’s taken me a long time to realize exactly to what extent the two parties are just pale shades of “them.”

            This is admittedly a quibble but I haven’t exactly written off the majority of Americans. It’s more a matter of feeling despair over their lack of awareness.

            Especially with regard to the Europeans who more distinct parties to choose from, I tear my hair at the voters’ failure to support nationalist/patriotic parties there. It’s just as clear as the nose on my face that Europe is being drowned in a sea of Muslim savages and North Africans who to contribute zero to the national culture.

            Yet, the voters only grudgingly lend their support to our comrades, who advance by millimeters instead of kilometers (trying to be metric here). It’s as though I’ve been dating a woman for 10 years, we get along great together, and I’m still trying to get a goodnight kiss on her porch.

          • MBlanc46

            I certainly understand your feeling of depair, which I often share. But I do try to keep the embers of hope alive.

          • Ace

            Thanks. I do what I can on my and these other blogs. I’m working on a YouTube presentation which will be something. There seems to be a paradigm sickness for lack of a better phrase. Too many people implicitly accept the claims of the Utopians, and if that term doesn’t fit then the claims of those who say that government works.

            We’ve been blessed with a decent government for so long, I think it’s just inconceivable to many that the government no longer cares what the people think. I also think many don’t appreciate the extent to which the free market was the source of our wealth. It still works fairly well but when Obama says, “You didn’t build that” I think people accept it. Government breaks everything and what it doesn’t break it produces at exorbitant cost. I think people confuse market excellence with government excellence but the reality is Solyndra, Detroit, and CALPERS.

            Attack that particular lie of the left — government efficiency and competence and elite wisdom — and it might turn the tide.

            So I do try to light a candle and not curse the darkness, so to speak.

          • MBlanc46

            We’ve certainly lost our way, governmentally, politically, and socially. And we’re so divided that we can’t even have a rational discussion about how to get back on track.

          • David Ashton

            Voters have been denied a clear choice over immigration and a serious debate in the media, and to judge from the bogus policy competition between Con, Lab, Lib Dem & Green, they are not likely to get one at the next sheep-run, aka “general election”. If 90% of the “electorate” stayed away from the polls, or spoiled their ballot papers, “they” would still “get in”. It is up to Farage to break the log-jam, but will he do so?

          • Ace

            Given unlimited time I think most Westerners would wake up. The thing I notice most about European elections is how progress of the nationalist/salvationist parties measure their progress in millimeters. Voters just starve them oxygen. (U.S. no improvement, of course, but third parties have a tough time getting on the ballot and broadcasting their views. Primary campaigns are the entry point for insurgencies, I suppose, and they tend to revolve around personality and individual voting records on discrete issues.)

            I understand the media lie storm can influence for so long but it’s hard for me to accept that voters could never break out of that. Take young voters. Aren’t the young supposed to be prone to reject whatever their elders tell them? The young raised holy hell with their Establishment in the 60s. Did young people just become docile and obedient once the lunatic left took over? Maybe it’s just that it’s more fun to jump into a fountain naked than to put on a suit and go to work.

            Well, something will bring Westerners back to the baseline where they realize that cold steel is much better to have then good intentions and an aversion to “hate.”

            UKIP has made impressive progress. Maybe Europeans and the British will suddenly and massively change course, a bit like the stop watch reaction in chemistry. There are signs of gathering “momentum” as we speak. Excessive Western patience, generosity, and wooly headedness is maddening but I like to think that once our patience runs out it will be replaced by a white hot fury at having our generosity and naivete spat on.

            Surely our patience and weakness can’t last forever. No matter. God speed to Nigel and all the wide awake ones on the Continent.

          • David Ashton

            The rebellious skepticism of intelligent youth is an asset.

        • Nevsky

          Actually it’s the elites who engage in segregation. You’ll find less resistance to race-mixing amongst lower class whites. And that includes conservative whites who believe we are all created “in the image of God”.

      • Luca

        I have hope. Out of chaos comes order.

        • Nevsky

          I have hope too.

      • newscomments70

        I want the white soldiers and police to unite with Euro nationalists, not whither and die. Most US white soldiers are race realist, why should they die? I’m not into suicide. That is not the answer. Furthermore, the Golden Dawn lost votes in the last election. I don’t think they are turning the tide, unfortunately.

        • Nevsky

          Golden Dawn is going to retain their third position ranking amongst parties. SYRIZA and New Democracy are simply exchanging places. This is in spite of Golden Dawn’s leadership being illegally detained.

          And I don’t see any evidence of race realism amongst U.S. soldiers. I suspect many white Americans would rather die for Israel than European nationalism.

          • newscomments70

            You obviously don’t know any US soldiers or police. Most I have met are overtly race realist. Even if you never met these people, there is still enough evidence. According to National Review and Fox, Obama Support among Military Plummets to 15 Percent . I wish the Golden Dawn luck, but I fear they will suffer the same fate as the EDL and BNP. Germany, which dominates the EU doesn’t even have a strong nationalist party. The NDP was making some strides, but now that is gone. And sorry, I will not submit to my own genocide. With globalization, there is no escape. We all have to stand our ground.

          • Nevsky

            Lack of support for Obama hardly means race realism. I know plenty of people who hate Obama and yet think “racism” is “evil”.

            Nor do you have to submit to “genocide”. America may be lost, but the battle for Europe, our true homeland, can and will be won.

          • newscomments70

            I believe that Western Europe and the US are in approximately the same position. The US is further gone, but Western Europe is close. Also, Western European whites are far more liberal than US whites. I also believe that both can be saved. You should befirend some police or soldiers. They know about the deep racial division and double standards. There are cops and soldiers (active and discharged) all over Amren, for starters.

          • Guest

            “Also, Western European whites are far more liberal than US whites.”

            That is debatable. On social issues, I see more opposition to homosexuality from Western Europe than from America. In France they had huge marches in opposition to gay marriage. What has the “Christian Right” in America done?

            On economics, you’ve got me there. But I’m kind of disillusioned with the rightwing obsession with free market capitalism anyway. Corporations agitating for open borders kind of leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

            The biggest difference between Europeans and Americans is that Europeans are receptive to blood and soil ideas. It helps that Europeans have connections to their land going back tens of thousands of years. Americans have no such comparable ties to their land, and there’s no sense of folkishness amongst white Americans. Even in England I am seeing a budding ethnic consciousness. Yet amongst white Americans? Just calls for patriotism and assimilation.

            White Americans do not have the goods for ethnonationalism, and you cannot persuade them to be ethnonationalist. There needs to be something in them that makes them identify with blood-and-soil politics. History, culture, kinship. Family is obliterated in America. The extended family has been an antiquated notion for quite some time in this country.

            And it takes more than race realism to develop ethnonationalism. Noting black crime or Hispanic refusal to assimilate is not enough.

          • newscomments70

            It’s hard to quantify exactly who is race realist, because many will not admit it in mixed company. 90% of the whites I deal with in my line of work seem race realist. My white Australian colleagues seem race realist as well. I would say about half of the Europeans I deal with are full-fledged, loony multiculturalist liberals. A small percentage are race realist, but it’s usually older British people.

          • In France they had huge marches in opposition to gay marriage.

            Marches by themselves accomplish nothing.

            What has the “Christian Right” in America done?

            Until the kritarchs do their inevitable damage, there are still many many states that still do not give marriage licenses to gays.

            On economics, you’ve got me there. But I’m kind of disillusioned with the rightwing obsession with free market capitalism anyway. Corporations agitating for open borders kind of leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

            Corporations also have the same attitude toward free market capitalism that you do. The “right wing obsession with free market capitalism” means dismantling the crony capitalist system to bust apart corporatist politics to keep their mitts off immigration policy among other things.

            Americans have no such comparable ties to their land, and there’s no sense of folkishness amongst white Americans.

            Nowhere near what various white European ethnic groups have. But there are two possible exceptions:

            1. Smaller groups of white Americans, e.g. Southerners/Dixie, and some others.

            2. Mass white immigration pretty much ended in 1924. Given enough time and assuming territorial integrity, the white American would develop a blood and soil mentality.

            White Americans do not have the goods for ethnonationalism, and you cannot persuade them to be ethnonationalist.

            It’s going to take the repudiation of democratic republicanism and ideological fixation.

            And it takes more than race realism to develop ethnonationalism. Noting black crime or Hispanic refusal to assimilate is not enough.

            However, ingroup-outgroup conflict is a prerequisite.

          • You’d think they’d actually come out and openly admit their race realism or ethnonationalism even if they were? They saw what happened to Donald Sterling.

          • Nevsky

            “Marches by themselves accomplish nothing.”

            True, but they show signs of public resistance and outrage. America seems to have completely surrendered on social issues.

            “Until the kritarchs do their inevitable damage, there are still many
            many states that still do not give marriage licenses to gays.”

            As far as I know, the majority of states have been forced by the courts to accept gay marriage.

            “Corporations also have the same attitude toward free market
            capitalism that you do. The “right wing obsession with free market
            capitalism” means dismantling the crony capitalist system to bust apart
            corporatist politics to keep their mitts off immigration policy among
            other things.”

            Yeah, I used to be a libertarian, and I remember the rhetoric of how our capitalist system is imperfect and if only we had a more pure form of capitalism. Not buying it. Unregulated capitalism inevitably leads to crony capitalism. A pure free-market system will not protect mom-and-pop shops. Granted, I don’t know of a perfect socialist system either. I think both capitalism and socialism are flawed.

            “1. Smaller groups of white Americans, e.g. Southerners/Dixie, and some others.”

            I’ll concede to that, although I’m not sure if any of these subfactions of whites will really be committed to racial preservation. The League of the South is the only viable contender. And I’ve heard that the South’s demographic situation involving Yankees and Latinos will make their ethnonationalist fight an uphill battle.

            “2. Mass white immigration pretty much ended in 1924. Given enough
            time and assuming territorial integrity, the white American would
            develop a blood and soil mentality.”

            That’s the problem. We don’t have enough time. And there’s no territorial integrity. Even states like Montana are seeing more non-white immigration. Soon enough there won’t be a single place in North America that will feel like homeland for whites. And that shouldn’t surprise us, thanks to the nature of our federal system. The anti-federalists were right in the end.

            “It’s going to take the repudiation of democratic republicanism and ideological fixation.”

            You’re going to have to convince white Americans to give up the very soul, the very essence, of their civilization and identity. Our nation is founded upon Enlightenment ideals. I don’t see how that’s possible.

            “However, ingroup-outgroup conflict is a prerequisite.”

            True, but it’s insufficient. Amongst conservative circles, I never see anything close to approaching “race realism” go anywhere beyond “why can’t black people learn to pull their pants up?”

            “You’d think they’d actually come out and openly admit their race
            realism or ethnonationalism even if they were? They saw what happened
            to Donald Sterling.”

            A good point. But we’re now playing a game of betting on police and soldiers being closet white nationalists when we have no proof. I’ll believe it when I see veterans and cops waving flags of Vinland out in Montana.

      • DaveMed

        I don’t believe that White Americans will heartily stand for another war against our cousins in Europe.

        • Sick of it

          White Americans were adamantly against a war with Syria. Good luck convincing us to go to war with any European power.

          • Nevsky

            White Americans didn’t howl for war with Syria because the majority of conservative pundits were not calling for it. Obama even failed to make it look like it could have been a war in America’s interests. Unlike what Bush did with Iraq. Whip up images of the Third Reich returning to power and that’s a different story.

          • Awakened Saxon

            Americans have lost their stomach for a real fight. Iraq was too much for them to handle. I don’t think America will ever go to war with an industrialised country again. If it does, then it will probably be America’s last war.

          • Sick of it

            The age group who would care about fighting a new third reich or whatever has almost died off. My parents’ generation would not want us to suffer for something so trite. My generation could honestly care less. Let the bastards fight their own wars.

  • anony

    “…the insurgent Negro intelligentsia which he represents will either quit the country or will remain here as apostles of race war and social revolution. ”

    He was certainly right except that I have yet to see any “Negro intelligentsia”, but we’ve seen plenty of race war and social revolution.

    • Reynardine

      Cornell West amazingly meets that criteria as “negro intelligentsia.”

      • anony

        Well, that settles it; the conditions of Africa need no further explanation.

      • Ace

        When he stuck his fingers in that electrical outlet it must have energized his frontal lobes.

    • Sisu

      The disclaimer in that sentence is “Negro” in front of intelligensia. That makes it a relative statement.

    • Ace

      Samuel Jackson and Chris Rock are deep thinkers, aren’t they?

  • propagandaoftruth

    This makes too much sense.

    And then the communists won WW2.

  • Truthseeker

    Mr. Stoddard’s words still ring true today.

  • TruthBeTold

    Therefore, for the Negro’s own sake, as well as in the interests of
    social peace, he ought to be told–tolerantly yet unequivocally–that this
    new hope is a delusion, which, if persisted in, will lead to
    unnecessary disappointments and misfortunes.

    I’m always impressed by how insightful and prophetic Mr. Stoddard was.

    I’ve said many times that the best way to destroy the black man is to give him what he wants.

    Integrated schools destroyed black education. Integrated neighborhoods destroyed black community cohesiveness. Integrated businesses drove blacks out of business.

    Everything blacks pushed for only made their condition worse.

    As Mr. Stoddard noted, blacks had their own communities in the south and they were self-sufficient.

    As they say, be careful what you wish for.

    • Lee_CPA

      “I’ve said many times that the best way to destroy the black man is to give him what he wants.”
      .
      Very insightful. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that whites handed the keys to America over to the blacks in 1964 and they are intent to “drive it like they stole it.” After the inevitable crash, there may not be enough left to salvage.
      .

      • Scott Rosen

        There’s always enough left. There was enough to build it. We can build it again. Maybe this time, we’ll be smart enough to keep the shysters and farm equipment out.

        • TCA

          Shysters? What do you mean?

          • Sick of it

            Shysters – Jews
            Obsolete Farm Equipment – Blacks

    • Ace

      Perpetual welfare destroyed the black family and made them slaves to The Man again. But they’ll kill to make sure that they get their EBT (Excellent Black Treats) cards refilled each month. That stampede a while ago to get one of a few Section 8 vouchers so they could get away from their own kind was instructive.

  • IstvanIN

    There were so many brilliant, eloquent and prophetic men in the past that few paid attention to. The America Mr. Stoddard knew was murdered by White men who would denounce him as a bigot or fool or worse. No one can say we weren’t warned.

    • dmxinc

      At least he accomplished something – the immigration Act of 1924 which gave Whites control of their country for most of the rest of the century.

      I hope we can leave a legacy as great for our descendants.

      • The Dude

        His role was crucial, indeed. If it weren’t for the 1924 Act, we would’ve lost our majority status by now. Way earlier than the projected 2043.

  • David Ashton

    But “America” DID “open the door” and has had over 45 years to learn from the experience.

    • MBlanc46

      And despite decades of government-backed propagandizing about racial equality, most white Americans have made it very clear by their actions that they don’t want to live with blacks. The elites still control the organs of communication, and they’ve succeeded in making it very difficult for whites to organize around race issues, but they still haven’t shoved race-mixing down our throats.

      • David Ashton

        You white Americans have an indigenous tradition of opposition to BxW miscegenation. In Britain there has been a post-colonial collapse in this area since the early 1970s, furiously promoted by the commercial media, from dating shows to bedroom advertising, and by state action, from anti-racist legislation to school indoctrination and student mixture.

        • Sick of it

          You have a history of mixing with various natives like we had re: the American Indian. In our case, we either absorbed or expelled them, while, as you stated, treating the Negro differently.

          The British have been expelled by their former colonials and are now being colonized by them. I’m not in any way implying that you could not have smashed them all flat, but anti-white, anti-British politicians got in the way of such a common sense response. Your colonials certainly should not have been treated as the equal of the Anglo Saxon. Neither should we have done the same re: the blacks in more recent years and, again, for similar reasons. Treason is certainly a good word for it.

          • David Ashton

            It was at first a slow, then an accelerated process, but artificially promoted.

        • Ace

          It’s insidious and ubiquitous. My local Wal Mart has pictures of 13 smiling, happy, clean cut people on the wall as you walk in one entrance. Two are of white people.

          • David Ashton

            “Insidious and ubiquitous” – exactly that!

          • TCA

            At the West Point Exchange, there is a mural of cadets, the most prominent of which is a dark Negro.

          • Ace

            We should be thankful he’s not a transsexual.

          • anony

            You can’t be sure from a picture.

          • Mary

            The pictures scattered around my local Walmart are like that as well.
            We have them throughout the store, and unambiguous Whites are maybe 20% of those depicted overall. They are especially fond of light-skinned blacks, but any non-White will do. The most galling example is in the infants’ department, where all eleven infants shown are non-White. This is absolutely beyond the pale, especially considering I live in an 80% White suburb.

          • anony

            Have you complained to the manager of the store? Please do if you have not.

        • MBlanc46

          I became quite aware of that when I arrived in London for a two-year secondment in the mid-1980s. Interracial couples were everywhere.

          • David Ashton

            To generalize: mainly black men with white girls, older white men with ugly oriental women, and younger men with pretty oriental girls. South Asians tend to keep within their religious or kinship circles, although some higher caste Indian girls can be quite attractive to white men. This is no random mating – race-conscious factors are involved in the specific choices. Not many Chinese men with black women – why not?

          • MBlanc46

            I do recall seeing a greater number of white male-black female couples than is common in the US. But it was largely black male-white female.

      • newscomments70

        Alot of us complain like hell, and it helps. On yahoo mail, the i once saw JC Penny ad with a black 12 year old male and a white 12 year old female flirting. For some reason, there was a place to respond to the ad. The ad was removed in a few days. It’s especially disgusting when they push sexual agendas using children. Also, the white bashing movies tend to flop in the box office. Not all, but most.

        • MBlanc46

          I wish there were an opportunity to voice one’s objections at all the portrayals of black male-white female couples in the corporate media.

          • newscomments70

            It’s usually possible to find an email or contact info that addresses these concerns. Places I had no luck were the sci fi channel and Netlix. They do not want to hear your complaints.

          • MBlanc46

            I imagine most unsolicited comments about editorial content or advertisements are deposited in the circular file. What I found appealing about he case you mention, is that they asked for feedback.

          • newscomments70

            It looks like they stopped that ad campaign, as well as the feedback option. When I respond randomly to other sources, I don’t think the comments are disposed of, i usually receive a response…except with fox news and Bill O’Reilly…those who are standing up for the “folks”.

    • Ace

      Just the simple idea of an undefended border gives me apoplexy but it doesn’t seem to bother the Americans I meet. Is it ever a topic of conversation brought up by anyone I know? Hell no.

  • MartelsGhost

    So sad that just 15 years after Stoddards passing, Americas death was ensured by a white southern democrat race traitor who invited a communist drug addicted race hustler to sign a piece of paper at the White House guaranteeing our slow bleed out.

    Apparently social experiments are never allowed to be declared failures…………………

  • dmxinc

    ” or for unborn generations who have an indefeasible right to their racial heritage.”

    Where is one influential person today that openly cares about our progeny the way this man expressed it?

    Rather, our “leaders” can’t wait to give away our country to the foreigner and our daughters to them as well.

    • mgs166

      “Rather, our “leaders” can’t wait to give away our country to the foreigner and our daughters to them as well.”

      In exchange for “perceived” political power.

    • bilderbuster

      John Bohner allows Obongo to give away our nation to the Brown hoards and gave his daughter to a nasty rasta-Negro.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Yes, true shame on him for allowing his daughter to become a mudshark that too with a Jamaican negro with dreadlocks.

      • TCA

        I just googled “Boehner’s daughter rasta.”
        I think I’m going to vomit.

        • TCA

          But it does explain a few things.

        • bilderbuster

          Google the Romney Family photo with big, beaming Mittens proudly displaying to the world his own Little Black Romney grandson and get it over with.

  • Caucasoid88

    …insurgent Negro intelligentsia which he represents will either quit the country or will remain here as apostles of race war and social revolution.

    Pretty prophetic.

  • dd121

    Based on this maybe I was born a century too late.

    • mgs166

      As was I.

      • dd121

        I always fantasized that I would fit into the antebellum South quite well.

  • WR_the_realist

    For, surely, no sane person can deny that the Negro does differ from the white man.

    True, but every media pundit, every college professor, and ever politician denies precisely that today. We live in a time of universal madness.

    • Lee_CPA

      Well, I’ve always said the politically correct have a certain pathos that allows them to say “Hey, there’s a loaded gun. I think I’ll point it at myself and pull the trigger.”
      .

      • David Ashton

        They miss, and hit us.

    • bilderbuster

      Fueled by deceit from a well financed and highly organized racially cohesive minority with that purpose as it’s goal.

    • Sick of it

      Physical Anthropology professors have to admit to it or simply not teach their class.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Wrong, I’m afraid. I’m taking an intro level course in physical anthropology this semester. On the first day of classes, BOTH the lab and the lecture instructor made a point of telling us (while going through the course outline) that race is a social construction. Apparently we will be covering that in class in a few weeks.

        • Sick of it

          Then what you are taking is cultural anthropology with a Boasian POV, not physical anthropology. My professors tried to make certain apologies, but the courses and the books included information on the different races of man.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Well, they sure believe they are teaching physical anthro. Cultural anthro is another course.

            A section of our course IS devoted to physical “human variation.” It’s just that we have already been told that our course will show us how genetically minimal and inconsequential said variation is. Our textbook was published this year. I have no doubt that everything in it toes the Establishment line without fail.

            My point here is that my university (and I don’t think mine is unique) IS teaching that race is a social construction even in the physical sciences.

          • Sick of it

            Calling that physical anthropology is like calling that common core nonsense math. It’s called that (by the proponents of such). It resembles what it is called. But it is not the same. This reminds me of the slow but sure redefinition of words that has occurred over the past few generations. Of course, it has been pushed by the same sort of people.

    • Ace

      Nature can be denied only so long.

      Universal madness is right. I get legitimate disagreement and know that smart people can reach different conclusions. But how can you look at the astonishing stuff that is just a routine part of our daily social, economic, and political lives and say, “Oh, I see your point.” It’s not possible.

      If some fool wants to stick 80 hooks into his face can you say that you understand? Obama wants an astronomical budget now with not the slightest, feeblest gesture in the direction of reducing debt in the U.S. Apparently the legacy media and the Treason Class are all on board with that. How can a normal person not say it’s madness?

    • anony

      Madness, and universal deceit.

  • mgs166

    “White America intends at all costs to remain white, and every attack on
    the color line will merely cause it to be applied more strictly and will
    hinder any feasible adjustment of race relations based upon a
    recognition of existing realities.”

    That sentence gave me a warm and fuzzy fealing inside.

  • LHathaway

    “They believe in their race and they are satisfied to develop their special attributes within the medium of their own group life. Finally, they realize that cultural recognition for Negro talent will grow spontaneously in the genial atmosphere of friendly understanding, but will merely be retarded by imperious demands and bitter hostility.…”

    Oh my! The ‘sensitive’ Lothrop Stoddard is able to make a few threats of his own (in kind, of course). Had to read it again to be sure the threat was truly there.

    “whose existence is self-evident from ordinary observation and common sense, is being steadily deepened by the discoveries of modern science, especially in the fields of biology, psychology, and sociology”.

    Yes, any day now race realism will come to be accepted as true science. That acceptance is just around the corner. . . Any day now. . .

    • bilderbuster

      The racial denial by so many educated idiots and cowards is staggering when one considers that even a child can instantly tell the differences.
      Fear is a powerful weapon and that’s why the owners of the media loudly publicize the complete destruction of the careers of scientists like the American Nobel Prize winner James Watson who dare to even touch on the subject.
      In Europe it’s possible he would have been sent to prison too.

  • Lee_CPA

    It was refreshing to read the words of Mr Stoddard. That is the type of dialogue that needs (has) to take place if we are going to have any hope of saving America. Unfortunately, that is the very type of dialogue that the cultural marxists have stolen from us. Anyone who utters these words in this hypersensitive, politically correct house of cards is immediately attacked and shut down by the very institutions that should be proponents of our First Amendment rights.
    .
    Sometimes I feel like a passenger on a bus whose driver just died of a heart attack. The crash will be spectacular….
    .

    • dd121

      I believe Mr. Taylor and the contributors and posters here on AmRen are helping to create a dialog that is starting to challenge the cultural marxist. And people are starting to listen. There is a rising chorus of opposition to the marxists. Let’s keep cultivating it!!

    • mgs166

      ….and will be filmed by multitudes of non-white gawkers using technology that they could have never conceived of themselves, let alone designed and implemented. Of course, they will also orient this technology the wrong way as they always do when filming.

  • Robbie Cheney

    An interesting read. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  • Alexandra1973

    Talk about prophetic.

  • Sisu

    This was written in 1927. Fourteen years later came WW2 which saw the military use Negro units in combat with all the fairy tales of valor peticular to those units. A year or two after the end of hostilities came the full integration of our armed forces. Seems to me all part of a larger plan.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Don’t forget Jackie Robinson .

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I read Grant’s book Passing of the Great Race, and it has a lot of anthropological data, but it is a good book. Grant must be rolling in his grave at the state of America and all the mudsharkery going on. If you know what I mean by mud sharkery

  • SFLBIB

    For those of you who think blacks are not too intelligent, take a look at the kid in the last picture of this website [page down] freebeacon. com/blog/hillary-clinton-a-life-in-pictures-vol-1/.

    • IstvanIN

      Looks like a typically surly negress to me.

      • SFLBIB

        If it was a cartoon, and you were going to draw a balloon over her head, what words would you put in it?

        • Paul Lycurgues

          “I bet she tastes good with onions”

  • Reading these kinds of things always highlight to me how today’s leaders and spokesmen in the mainstream are intellectual pygmies.

    We still have some great people in this movement, and Jared Taylor does an excellent job here at American Rennaisance, yet can you imagine such a debate as this even taking place today?

    Talking so clearly about the importance of racial self preservation with a 1/10th population of Blacks is also quite astonishing, considering what has happened since in the situation now faced.

  • Lee_CPA

    Interesting that Alain Locke, a “black intellectual”, was Harvard educated in 1907 (back when a Harvard degree meant something). Reportedly, his birth certificate lists him as being white, although he was clearly a mulatto or quaddroon.
    .
    I would submit that Mr Locke needed to spend some time in the deep south and experience the “black culture” first hand.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      Alaine Locke was a gay negro.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      I looked at a pic of him. He clearly looks like a negro. Wonder how they made a mistake of putting him down as white.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I have read the book ‘Passing of the Great Race’ by Madison Grant an original 1916 copy. Lots of anthropological data, but it tells you why Grant was interested in preserving the white race. I bet he must be rolling in his tomb at the mongrel nation America has become.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    The truth plainly and crisply told. Yes the differences are “self evident” and “obvious to ordinary observation and common sense” yet here we are with the fallout from the Great Society and days of gibberish about the white Oscars…
    .

  • Mark Caplan

    Regarding racial “amalgamation,” I came across a relevant quote from 1862 by Pastor William Aikman of Delaware. He noted one evil of slavery was it promoted and facilitated racial interbreeding between masters and kept Negro, mulatto, quadroon, etc. slave girls. He believed (and was later proven right) that once the blacks were freed, racial amalgamation would be minimal.

    You can Google “The Mis-portrayal of Darwin as a
    Racist” to see Pastor Aikman’s actual quote.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Why are the comments for the article ‘American White Separatist Finds Shared Values with Israel,’ closed????? Amren never does that??? What is going on here???

  • Capn Dad

    “For with great wisdom comes great frustration; whoever increases his knowledge increases his heartache.” – Ecclesiastes 1-18

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Excellent !

      • Capn Dad

        Yeah I’m not a great scholar like most I read here and I sincerely mean that. I do however know what’s happening and it makes me very sad. I have but one other acquaintance who also sees our demise as a race. Everyone else I know refuses to see it. It at times makes one feel so alone or that maybe we who want to preserve our race are in the wrong. Knowledge can be painful.

        • IstvanIN

          It also makes me very sad. I grieve for future generations of Whites who have been so thoroughly sold out by the so-called elites.

          • Martel

            Throughout history one tribe after another was wiped out by invading forces, natural disasters or other causes of demographic decline. It makes little sense to mourn such a seemingly inevitable trend, nor is it very productive. Its better to participate in this last ditch attempt to save our people, and enjoy every minute of it.

  • ssohara

    My personal thoughts (and I am sure a lot of people on here would disagree) is that people have the right to free association. Citizens of this country of all colors have the same rights as defined by the Constitution, etc. That means, for example, that blacks, whites, Asians, etc., can all exercise their free speech rights, can own a fire arm, etc.
    However, the government does not have the right to tell someone who they can or cannot associate with.

    My issue with the segregation laws of the South comes from a purely civil libertarian POV – apparently if a white (or black) restaurant, say, wanted to allow the races to mingle on his own private property, he was not allowed to do so.

    I think people have property rights. In fact, I think Jefferson crossed out “life, liberty and property” and replaced it with “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

    So, my thought on this – if a private business or club wants to only allow whites, or men, or non-smokers, or handicapped albino lesbians onto the premises – that is their right. If a private company only wants to hire certain people – that is their right. The problem is when property rights are violated.

    That also means, logically, that if a private business wants to allow all races, etc., onto their premises – that should also be a protected right.

    As long as the law is enforced equally (blind justice) I do not see the issue.
    I also think it behooves people to treat everyone with courtesy. You don’t have to like whites, or men, or handicapped lesbians, but you should treat them with the same good manners you treat everyone else. That does not mean you invite them into your home for a cup of tea, however!