Equality: Man's Most Dangerous Myth
by Dr. William L. Pierce
All racial differences are either genetic (hereditary, inborn) orcultural (acquired from society after birth). The latter can bechanged or eliminated by enforced social changes; the former areindependent of man's laws and customs, except over a period of manygenerations.
Examples of cultural traits which differ from race to race aremannerisms of speech ("Amos 'n' Andy" dialect or "Black English"),styles of dress, and personal grooming. If Blacks and Whites areforced to live together from birth, attending the same schools andexposed to exactly the same cultural influences, they will grow upspeaking and dressing in very nearly the same manner. Even Blacks whohave grown up in the tribal areas of Africa and who customarilydistort their earlobes or lips with huge wooden plugs or plastertheir hair with liquid cow dung as a means of attracting Blacks ofthe opposite sex can be trained to adopt White standards of personalcleanliness and grooming.
The fact is, however, that the most important racial differencesare genetic rather than cultural. Skin and eye color, facial features,skull shape, skeletal proportions, patterns of body fat disposition,tooth size, jaw shape, female breast form, odor, and hair texture areonly the most noticeable genetically determined physicalcharacteristics which differ racially.
Beyond these things are the entire biochemical constitution anddevelopment of the individual. There are profound racial differencesin blood chemistry, in endocrine function, and in physiologicalresponse to environmental stimuli. Blacks and Whites mature atdifferent rates. They have different susceptibilities to many diseaseorganisms as well as different patterns of congenital disease. Theyeven have different nutritional requirements.
Racial differences, in other words, are much more than skin deep;they permeate the individual and are manifested in virtually everycell of his body. They are the products of millions of years ofseparate evolutionary development which has adapted the differentraces, with considerable precision to different environmental demands.
When we understand the all pervading nature of genetic racialdifferences, we can see that cultural racial differences are not sosuperficial as some would have us believe. Far from masking anyfundamental "equality" or exaggerating racial dissimilarities, theysimply manifest the genetic differences of which they are, in fact,expressions.
The culture of a race, free of alien influences, is tellingevidence of that race's essential nature. The African Negro with acow-dung hairdo, a bone through his nose, and teeth filed down tosharp points, in other words, presents to us a far more accurateimage of the Negro essence than does the American Black in a businesssuit who has been trained to drive an automobile, operate atypewriter, and speak flawless English.
Negro culture is not merely DIFFERENT from White culture; it is aLESS ADVANCED culture and, by practically any standard, INFERIOR. Itis a culture which never advanced to the point of a written languageor a civilized society. It never saw even the barest glimmerings ofmathematics or the invention of the wheel.The smelting and use of metals and the quarrying and dressing ofstone for architectural purposes are crafts that were taught to theNegro by members of other races. The hokum currently being served upin the schools about a centuries-old Negro "civilization" based onthe ruins of stone walls found at Zimbabwe, in Rhodesia [note: at thetime of this writing, the country was still called Rhodesia] issimply the product of wishful thinking by proponents of racialequality who are willing to ignore all facts which conflict withtheir equalitarian mania.
Negro culture inferiority is the consequence of the physicalinadequacy of the Negro brain in dealing with abstract concepts. Onthe other hand, the Negro shows an ability approaching that of theWhite at mental tasks requiring only memory. That is why the Negrocan be trained relatively easily to adapt to many aspects of Whiteculture.
His verbal ability and his ability to imitate allow him, whenproperly motivated, to assume much of the outward appearance of"equality." In a decade of special college-admission quotas forBlacks, many thousands of Blacks have obtained college diplomas --but only in those disciplines in which a glib tongue and a goodmemory suffice. There have been virtually no Black graduates in thephysical sciences and very few in engineering.
Thus the Negroes inability to handle the abstract conceptsrequired in problem-solving and technological innovation make amockery of outward appearances. And this inability is genetic innature, rooted in the physical structure of the Negro brain.
Until the post-World War II campaign to blend the White and Negroraces began in earnest, the Negro's mental limitations were commonknowledge. The 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, forexample, says of the Negro, in part:
"...Other characteristics appear to be hypertrophy of theorgans of excretion, a more developed venous system, and a lessvoluminous brain, as compared with the White races."
"In certain of the characteristics mentioned above the Negrowould appear to stand on a lower evolutionary plane than theWhite man, and to be more closely related to the highestanthropoids ...."
"Mentally the Negro is inferior to the White ... While withthe latter the volume of the brain grows with the expansion ofthe brainpan, in the former the growth of the brain is on thecontrary arrested by the premature closing of the cranialsutures and lateral pressure of the frontal bone."And the 1932 edition of the Encyclopedia Americana lists, amongthe distinguishing characteristics of the Negro race, the following:
"3. Weight of brain, 35 ounces (in gorilla 20 ounces,average Caucasian 45 ounces) ....""8. Exceedingly thick cranium, enabling him to use the headas a weapon of attack ...."As the media stepped up their flow of "equality" propaganda,later editions of these encyclopedias simply deleted the racialdata on Blacks. One had to turn to specialized medical texts to learnthat the associative areas of the brain, where abstract thought takesplace, are less developed in the Negro than in the White.
"14. The cranial sutures, which close much earlier in theNegro than in other races."
It has been well known since the large-scale intelligence testingof U.S. Army recruits in World War I that the average Negro IQ isapproximately 15 per cent below that of the average White. Apologistsfor the Blacks have tried to explain away the earlier test scores asbeing due to the effects of segregated schools and Black poverty; i.e.they claimed the tests were "culturally biased."
Later IQ tests, however, showed essentially the same degree ofBlack deficiency in IQ: whether Black graduates of integrated highschools were tested against White graduates of the same schools, orBlacks in a certain socio-economic category against similarlycategorized Whites, the Blacks always scored substantially lower,even though standard IQ tests measure memory skills as well as purelyassociative ability. Tests which focus on the latter type of mentalfunction show a much larger difference between Black and White scores.
But it is precisely the ability to associate concepts, to dealwith abstractions, to mentally extrapolate the present into thefuture that has allowed the White race to build and maintain itscivilization, and it is the Negro's deficiency in this regard whichkept him in a state of savagery in his African environment and is nowundermining the civilization of a racially mixed America. That is whyit is vitally important for every White person to understand thatthere can be no such thing as "equality" between Whites and Blacks,regardless of the amount of racial mixing forced on Americans by thegovernment.
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