Kevin MacDonald On Blacks, And On American Young Whites
February 13, 2011, 08:53 PM
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As I have said before, Kevin MacDonald’s work is amongst the most important material we publish on VDARE.com. It certainly has got us in the most trouble.

Which is a good reason to draw attention to an excellent and informative interview with him conducted by Alex Kurtagic (who wrote on U.K. “Conservative” leader Cameron’s curious multiculturism remarks for VDARE.com this week).

Two Macdonald comments in particular caught my eye. I knew he had a phase as a leftist but did not know he spent two years in Jamaica teaching high school math:

Living in Jamaica also makes one aware that Black people really are very different. Despite (KM) having an ideological attitude that Whites should submerge themselves in the local culture, make friends with Blacks, etc., in the end it was obvious that all the Whites hung out together. There were never any interracial friendships and very little socializing across racial boundaries. I was also aware that my students were from the top level of Jamaican society...in general, they were very poor students. That probably had an influence on making me a race realist.

This is curiously similar to Jared Taylor’s history—he went to West Africa for the Peace Corps as a leftist with drastic results.

The other remark deserves treasuring:

...as people get older they benefit more from taking a wider view of things beyond themselves and their immediate family. Older people think more about the long term, which is a collectivist mentality, whereas young people think more about the here and now, an individualist mentality...In America, young Whites are the only White group inclined to vote Democrat and to hold liberal attitudes on a wide range of issues. Most people seem to think that these people will always be liberal, but I don’t think so. They will get more conservative as they get older. That’s certainly what happened to me.

Writing this blog gives me a chance to recommend highly Kevin MacDonald’s book of essays Cultural Insurrections - considerably more accessible than his academic books