Steve Sailer

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Our blog was vaccinated against Steve Sailer, but unfortunately it’s one of those that is relatively ineffective and requires a high rate of internet herd immunity to work.
—Belle Waring, Crooked Timber[1]

Steve Sailer (1958–) is an American journalist and blogger, frequently described as a white supremacist, [2] who popularized the phrase "human biodiversity" in the 1990s.[3][4] Sailer began his journalism career briefly working with the National Review and followed up in the early 2000s in such outlets as The American ConservativeWikipedia (where, naturally, he was wailing about The Bell Curve.)[5]

Sailer's later work and blogging focused much more heavily on the neo-eugenics HBD concept that he popularized.[4] Sailer's current home is at The Unz Review, where he writes frequent blog posts from his peculiar pseudoscientific viewpoint.[6] Sailer also is a frequent contributor to VDare.[7]

Sailer's body of work mimics the white grievance politics found in the Donald Trump era GOP, and, thus, his early blogs in the 2000s can, in some ways, be seen as a sort of an early warning sign regarding the rise of the alt-right.[3][8] Indeed, Sailer's articles reportedly influenced Trump administration policies like Stephen Miller's immigration policy.[9] His blog is rife with primitive racial and gender stereotypes.[10][11] Other noxious beliefs include his contention that homosexuality is not genetic but is a disease.[10]

Sailer has zero academic credentials in the science of genetics, or biology, or anything even remotely science oriented. His education was a Master of Business AdministrationWikipedia (MBA) degree at UCLA in 1982.[12]

In a 2021 article published in Review of General Psychology, Sailer is described as a "political writer who uses the language of IQ and genetics to further a White nationalist political agenda."[13]

On-line outlets[edit]

Sailer is a regular at the "immigration restrictionist" hate site VDare, where his spittle-flecked bigot-bait appears alongside of knuckle-dragging rants by veteran members of the hate community like neo-nazi theoretician Kevin MacDonald, viciously anti-black blogger Nicholas Stix and notorious homophobe John Derbyshire. Sailer also contributes copiously to the semantic cesspool of Taki Mag, where he channels the tried-and-tested conservative tactic of inventing facts and shamelessly distorting history to serve a fetid agenda of naked hate:

As the years roll on through the Obama Era and the evidence accumulates that the failure of blacks to catch up has less and less to do with white racism, the American media has become increasingly obsessed with pounding the drums over the sins of white people’s forefathers in the ever more distant past. [...] One group of whites, however, has been immune from the blame game. Everybody knows there were no Jews in the South in 1860, and if there had been any, they no doubt would have all been fierce abolitionists standing up fearlessly for the ancient Jewish value of universalism. [...]


Ms. Eisenfeld finds the abundant evidence of Jewish conservatism disconcerting:

Still, the idea of Jews fighting or rooting for the South is bewildering to many Jews today, especially those descended from Russian Socialists who came to America with ideas of class and economic equality and who identified with blacks and other excluded groups.

This is a small example of a general pattern of modern liberal Jews believing their own carefully curated narratives of victimization. Since Jewish predilections play such a massive role in the media, it’s crucial to understand these biases.[14]

Other obsessions[edit]

Although tEh juice jOoOoOz and their malevolent machinations are arguably número uno on Sailer's list of way-past-unhealthy obsessions, he still finds plenty a-time in his sorry existence to squirt bigot-venom at African-Americans, the LGBT community, the Hispanic community, undocumented migrants, feminists and, in general, everyone and anyone who isn't a white heterosexual able-bodied male like himself. Yet even in his ideal Hitler wet dream, he'd still have a big problem with all the whites from 'mixed bloodlines'; his real ideal world is basically just him and all his friends and family, no one else stealing his oxygen. A particular fixation of his is with the author Ta-Nahesi Coates, about whom he has written at least ten op-eds in the Unz Review.[15][16]


Just enough to be persona non grata on any respectable message board or sub, not that he shows any signs of desisting from his self-appointed task of pumping hate-memes into the willing minds of his on-line acolytes. Think of him as a dead cat under the floorboards of the internet: worthless, repulsive and raising an unholy stench. But, sadly, also very difficult to get rid of.

In a stopped clock moment, however, he was one of the first people to question A Rape on Campus, even if he managed to be an unrequited obnoxious dickhead all the way through it.[17]

Lead-crime hypothesis[edit]

Sailer absolutely despises the lead-crime hypothesis, no doubt because it challenges his favorite myths about crime and racism. He has waged an Internet crusade to blandly refute and derail discussions of the topic wherever and whenever he can. If, for some reason, you want this jackanape to show up on your blog or news article, just do a couple of posts on the topic and he'll eventually appear, possibly in a flash of smoke and sulfur.

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External links[edit]


  1. John Quiggin, Has Vaccination Become a Partisan Issue?, Crooked Timber, 8 February 2015.
  2. "The Daily Caller Has a White Nationalist Problem" by Stephen Pihhott and Alex Amend, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2017 August 16
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New Right" by Park MacDougald and Jason Willick, New York Mag Intelligencer, 2017 April 30
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Human Biodiversity: the Pseudoscientific Racism of the Alt-Right" by Ari Feldman, Forward, 2016 August 5
  5. "Culture's Bell Curve" by Steve Sailer, American Conservative, 2003 November 17
  6. iSteve blog, Unz Review
  7. "The ‘race realist’ theory of how Trump can win, explained" by David Weigel, Washington Post, 2016 August 22
  8. "How Trumpism hid in plain sight for 15 years" by Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week, 2016 July 14
  9. "Leaked Emails Indicate that Stephen Miller Propped Up Nationalist Ideology" by Ian Spiegelman, LA Mag, 2019 November 12
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Extremist Steve Sailer is Source for CNN's 'Black In America' Series, by David Holthouse, Southern Poverty Law Center, 25 July 2008.
  11. Heidi Beirich and Bob Moser, Northwestern University Psychology Professor J. Michael Bailey Looks into Queer Science Southern Poverty Law Center, 2003 December 31
  12. "College Rankings" by Steve Sailer, Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog, 2009 September 17
  13. Jackson Jr, J. P., & Winston, A. S. (2021). The mythical taboo on race and intelligence. Review of General Psychology, 25(1), 3-26 (see page 9).
  14. Mythos and Blood, Taki Mag, April 23, 2014
  15. Steve Sailer, Occam’s Rubber Room., 16 September 2015.
  16. Steve Sailer, Ta-Nehisi Coates: “All Is Fog”., 25 October 2017
  17. Steve Sailer, A Rape Hoax for Book Lovers., 3 December 2014.