Jared Taylor

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Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.
—Jared Taylor, racist extraordinaire.[1]

Jared Taylor (1951–) is a Japanese-born American alt-right leader and pseudo-intellectual (but we repeat ourselves) responsible for founding the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance. He has been involved with the racist political far-right from at least 1990 onward and as such he's been called the 'Intellectual Godfather' of the movement.[2]

Taylor could be considered something of a wannabe call-back to old-timey imperialists, being a very "refined" racist, having a B.A. in philosophy and Master's degree in International economics (read: not biology, psychology nor history). His primary policy goals is a return to "pre-1965" standards for allowing immigrants into the country so that "European people" and their descendants are a larger percentage of the US population, more white power organizations, and for explicit white supremacy to return to being one of the dominant ideologies in the US. To accomplish this he claims he needs to raise "consciousness" among white people.

Despite rejecting the idea that Donald Trump is an actual member of the alt-right, he's still unsurprisingly a Trump supporter, going so far as to make robocalls to Iowa citizens urging them to vote for Trump, mostly due to their agreement on immigration issues.[3]

Oddly enough for a leader of the racist fringe right, he explicitly rejects anti-Semitism, which has caused infighting between him and other racists such as Neo-Nazi David Duke.[1]

Taylor also has the distinction of being a white nationalist who engaged in a debate on the campus of Kentucky State University, a large and historically African American campus, against Professor Wilfred Reilly, professor of political science. The debate took place in April 2016. By most accounts Taylor won, but this was mainly due to the juvenile and lackluster debate tactics of Professor Reilly. Reilly also utilized a gambit where he invited several students on stage to talk about their racial/ethnic backgrounds. This could be considered an appeal to emotion on the part of Professor Reilly.[4]

Taylor's Twitter was permanently suspended as of December 2017.[5] His popular YouTube channel was cancelled in July 2020.

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