Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Bob Whitaker (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:30:17 -0500

Public Account wrote:
> Bob, racial cateogies are determined by the government, and not by
> people. For example, Lena Horne and Vanessa Williams are considered
> black in the US, but in Latin America or the Caribbean they'd be
> considered mulatto or white. The Bell Curve used Us, based racial
> classifications, which like the classifiiacations of other countries,
> are political and social cultural. If we took the entire spectrum of
> human color from blackest to whitest and asked different people to pick
> out thwere black eneded and white began, there's no way we could get
> different people to agree, as my example with Lean and Vanessa
> illistrate. So then, how can you say that IQ is race based when
> everyone is so mixed, Most of the established families in America(as in
> the entire Western hemisphere) are some blend of white, black, and
> Indian. And people in other parts of the world are equaaly mixed, I know
> amy black/whites mixtures that could easily pass for Italian or Grteek,
> and some lok perfectly white. A case comes to mind in which a medical
> student I know said a white patient in the lab he works in went
> hysterical when he found out he had suckle cell anemia, a disorder
> associated with certain parts of West Africa. This means someone in his
> family was West African. The genes responisble for skin color number
> somewhere form 3 to 8. Their are millions of genes on a chromosone. So
> this man could have gotten the genes for skin color from the white side
> of his family, and most other genes could have come from the black side
> of his family. My point is there is no genetic basis for race, it's a
> socio-cultural phenomena that varies from country to country. It would
> make just as much sense to classify Masai, and nothern Europeans in the
> same race, because htier bodies produce lactose, an enzyme which breaks
> down lactose, and souther Europeans and everyone else in the same race,
> because their body lacks this enzyme. The difference in pigemnt between
> races has to do with their enviroments, dark skinned people produce
> melanin(one simple chemical, like lactose, only melanin is visible),
> because thye live enviroments were they need the extra protection.
> And you are confuding phenotype with genotype. it's possible for Pat
> Buchanan to be genetically cloer to Nelson Mandela than Bill Clinton,
> because as I said early, only a hand full of genes are resposible for
> skin color.
> I'd like to hear your response.

The white race is important to me because it is my race, not because
it is some kind of objective master race. If you do not know what I
mean by white race, I think you are using sophistry in a very serious
Human identity, racial, national, etc., has always been at least as
important a matter as economics in history.
With the defeat of Nazi Germany, the US and the USSR engaged in a
world wide struggle which gave economic theory a wildly inflated place
in the world. All direct reference to human identity was declared to
be Hitlerite, The Enemy, The Devil of both East and West. All racial,
ethnic, and national struggles were explained by both sides in terms of
economic theory. This was as true of rightest libertarians as of
leftist Marxists.
Now that the Communist-West struggle is over, we have been
suppressing the reality of human identity for fifty years. It's coming
back with a rush, and all the standard left and right theorists have to
deal with it is a theory that it's all just economics. In
capitalist theory and leftist theory, there is no place for the white
race. The white race happens to occupy lands which happen to be the
West. These lands are all to become melting pots, because Hitler was
Many times in my life I have pointed out simple, fundamental
absurdities, and this logic that doing away with whites is good b ecause
1) the white race does not exist and 2) the white race deserves it, is
just one more.
Genocide, even against whites, is a deadly serious business.