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American Renaissance (shortened to AmRen) is an online white nationalist magazine, among the most popular and famous in the alt-right. It was started in 1990 by Jared Taylor, who is still its editor. Its content consists mainly of either aggregator-style reposts of race-related articles on other websites or original content promoting such well-worn bogus white nationalist concepts as "race realism",[1] Asian Americans as the "model minority",[2] and misrepresenting affirmative action as "reverse racism".[3] Good old-fashioned xenophobia is also a favorite.[4]

Some of their original content[edit]

Why Are Asians Invisible?[edit]

AmRen has pointed out that liberals are blind to Asian Americans because they "want it that way" and that Asian Americans are a "model minority" due to their success, as opposed to other minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics. They then attempt to draw a false analogy between Asians and blacks and Hispanics, claiming that the same malevolent forces would indeed "make whites less successful than Asians" and argue that whites deserve a similar leg up towards Asian Americans as the Asian Americans apparently perform better than them. Historically speaking, black people have faced more widespread, severe discrimination than Asians, with racial segregation being institutionalized via the Jim Crow laws and blacks being the primary race for slavery. AmRen has compared IQ tests towards standardized tests, even though they are two different types of tests. Hispanics has faced similar discrimination, though not on the same level of blacks.[5]

Additionally, Asians typically have a different, advantageous cultural attitude towards education than the other races[6][7], and even a positive stereotype towards the success of Asians have subconsciously contributed to their success.[8] Whereas, blacks and Hispanics have negative stereotypes surrounding them, which could be detrimental to their success.[9] For Hispanics, a study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2016 indicates that economic factors remain an obstacle to higher education and they typically prioritize supporting their family and going to a community college to minimize costs, an obstacle Asians don't typically face.[10] To say the least, the geopolitics of the Cold War in favor of winning Asian allies through propaganda has most certainly changed white American attitudes towards Asians as treating the Asian Americans with, you know, respect and dignity rather than racism has helped them become successful.[11]

The article also fails to address people affected with mental disabilities, which include white people, who are also offered assistance with education. Arguably, if any set of students face difficulties for success in their education, then assistance of any kind is recommended: the reason Hispanics and blacks have facilities specifically geared towards them because of the additional challenges they face that pertain to a huge variety of factors. It is disingenuous to argue that just because Asians don't "need" affirmative action or special after-school programs (which again vary from individual to individual on how much assistance they actually need), doesn't mean this argument would apply to a completely different race of people who face different problems stemming from a different history and different treatment towards them.

The article then concludes that "no one writes about Asians, therefore, is because to even mention their success implies that genes help explain the world around us, and our ruling elite can’t have that.", despite that Asians have indeed faced discrimination to be a particular issue even today that Asian Americans seek to have more awareness on and rally support behind them.[12]

References[edit]

  1. The Biological Reality of Race
  2. Why Are Asians Invisible?
  3. Discrimination Against Whites Still Legal
  4. Charles Murray Wants to Suspend Low-Skilled Immigration
  5. Jens Manuel Krogstad and Gustavo López (June 29, 2016). Roughly half of Hispanics have experienced discrimination. Pew Research Center. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  6. Barbash, Fred. (April 8, 2014) Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’ The Washington Post. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. (May 12, 2014). Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting. NPR. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. Kristof, Nicholas. (Oct 10, 2015) The Asian Advantage. The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  9. O. Mcgee, Ebony. (May 1, 2015) Why Black Students Struggle in STEM Subjects: Low Expectations. The New Republic. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  10. Krogstad, Jens Manuel (July 28, 2016). 5 facts about Latinos and education. Pew Research Center. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  11. Guo, Jeff. (November 29, 2016). The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans. The Washington Post. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  12. (Oct. 18, 2016) Confronting Racism Against Asian-Americans. The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2018.