Anti Racism is a Shabby Substitute for Lost Religious Faith, by John Engelman
Anti Racism has become a shabby substitute for lost religious faith. Secular liberals pride themselves for rejecting a religion that cannot prove its tenets. They have adopted a dogma that can be disproved. This is what Charles “the Apostate” Murray has said about their dogma in his September 2005 Commentary essay “The Inequality Taboo:”
Putting this in my own words I will say that a person’s race can usually be determined by appearance, and always by DNA analysis.
Once we acknowledge that race is an important biological classification of humans, it should be acceptable to study the durable ways the races differ in average intelligence, academic performance, criminal behavior, and sexual behavior.
But it is not. When one is accused of racism truth is no defense. It is evidence for the prosecution.
Liberals condemn conservatives for banning books from school libraries and school curriculum. Most liberals would try to fire a high school civics teacher who assigned his class to read “My Negro Problem and Ours,” by Norman Podheretz and “Race, Evolution, and Behavior,” by Professor J. Philippe Rushton.
They would probably succeed. Conservatives do not try to suppress the discussion on global warming. Liberals do try to suppress the discussion on the relationship between genes, intelligence, crime, and race. Nevertheless, it is liberals who condemn conservatives for opposing science. Race has become an area where the more one rejects science the more enlightened one is said to be.
In addition to being a religious substitute, anti racism gives affluent liberals an alternative to working for the economic reforms that would restore a steeply progressive tax system, and which would raise their taxes. Anti racism gives affluent liberals, who have lived, gone to school, and worked in nearly all white and Oriental environments, the opportunity to condemn the racism of white blue workers who attended black majority public schools, lost job opportunities to affirmative action, and been victims of black criminals.