Ryan Faulk

  • White Privilege: Inheritance, Education and Employment

    Don’t be alarmed. It’s me, a fellow white person, who is lecturing you on the privilege you have. This is not some racial attack on you, but open-minded self-criticism we can all share in.


    Despite there being entire University departments seemingly devoted, in one way or another, to “white privilege”, the arguments for it are actually fairly simple. Once you move away from the purported experience, the claims of psychological hardship and the artistic and trance-like inductions to walk in the shoes of the oppressed, it’s actually a fairly small set and (mostly) easily verifiable / falsifiable claims.

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  • Mythologies About Leopold’s Congo Free State


    A popular claim floating around the internet is that King Leopold II, between the years 1885 and 1908 when he ruled the area of the modern Democratic Republic of Congo, killed 10 million people. This area was known as the “Congo Free State”, and in 1908 the Belgian government formally took over the area.

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  • The Non-Genocide of Northern Native Americans

    We have census records on the number of Native Americans in 1853. So the first thing we need to do is figure out how many people there were in North America in 1500, compare that to the census records, and see what that difference is. Then we can try to figure out why it happened.

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  • IQs of East Asians

    One of the major arguments against heredetarianism is the claim that East Asians’ higher IQs than Europeans is merely a result of effort, and are in fact an example of effort raising the IQ of an entire group by about 4 points relative to 100, which is presumably what they would score if they were as “lazy” as Europeans.

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  • First Worldism: The European Revolution

    There is something I want to share with “fellow Europeans”, and it is something hard to describe. It is to, in a moment, “feel” the past. How can I convey this? How can I show this?

    Around 7700 BC, white skin had “reached fixation”, or the highest prevalence in the genome until today or some later decline, in modern-day Sweden. Some time around 3500 BC, white skin reached fixation in the rest of Europe.

    I don’t say this because white skin is super-important (though melanin is a hormone and it’s absence will have causal effects on behavior), but just to give an idea of how quickly a genetically-based trait can spread. The late Henry Harpending in his book “The 10,000 Year Explosion” explains introgression, whereby the genes of a different population can enter another population, and then those genes get selected upon, the result being that a trait could spread through the population faster than you would expect from traditional natural selection.

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  • First Worldism: A Holisis

    My views on race differences did not come from some heavy-handed indoctrination from anyone. It came from looking at atlases and tables. I love tables and lists, when I’m bored I’ll make lists out of things just for fun.

    Murray Rothbard, when reading about regulatory policies of the US Federal Government, said that he didn’t set out to find some conspiracy – but that the conspiracies just popped right out at him. Seeing these conspiracies between industry and government was not a product of some analysis on Rothbard’s part at first. It was a holisis, or an immediate piecing together of a narrative based on a scattershot of information. And here I’m going to try to convey in a single article the “holisis” of information I slowly internalized over a 2 year period.

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  • Slavery in the United States

    This is a jarring statement at first glance, but I think the evidence is pretty simple and clear. Perhaps to reduce emotionality, replace “slave” with “serf” or “peasant,” which is appropriate since in practice they were the same thing—one system had a Master who owned a slave, the other had a Lord who owned land that a serf was bound to work on.

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  • The Heritability of Political Views

    The Iron Law of Heritability

    From Thomas Bouchard 2004:

    “As Rutter (2002) noted, ‘Any dispassionate reading of the evidence leads to the inescapable conclusion that genetic factors play a substantial role in the origins of individual differences with respect to all psychological traits, both normal and abnormal’ (p. 2). Put concisely, all psychological traits are heritable.”

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  • Colonialism did not Make Africa Poor

    Africa is a big place with a lot of history, but is treated as a single entity in modern political discussions. Before going over the charts, consider this:

    In 1950, the continent of Africa (including North Africa) had a population of 230 million.

    In 2015, that number had increased to 1,166 million (1.166 billion).

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  • Affirmative Action

    A black kid from an upper-middle income family and school will get more preferential admissions treatment than this girl will.

    What an Orwellian euphemism, “affirmative action”.

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  • Blacks and Whites with Equal Educational Attainment Differ in Cognitive Ability

    Black and White Americans with the same formal level of education differ significantly in their cognitive abilities. Specifically, within any given level of formal education Whites consistently outperform Blacks. Moreover, this effect is so strong that Blacks often underperform Whites who have lower levels of formal education than they do.

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  • The Wealth of Colonizers (or Lack Thereof)


    One popular rhetorical attack on white countries is that their wealth is a product of exploiting other countries. Now one way to evaluate this is to look at the “colonized” countries and how they fared.

    But the Europeans-as-colonial-exploiters idea has another end of the equation—where the “exploitation” went. If the colonizers are exploiting all this wealth, there should be some wealth on the other end.

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  • Race Mixing


    There is a great swell of people pushing the idea of mixed-race people are “more fit” or “stronger” or “healthier”. The language they use for this new mixed race population is strangely belligerent, calling them “stronger” and “superior”. It seems to be a kind of mixed-race supremacism – distinct from the “folk” focus of racial nationalist groups – but with very little effort to find real data for their claims.

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  • Yes, “Anti-White”


    Nigeria is too black. One ought to send people of other races into Nigeria to the point that black Nigerians are a minority, so that black Nigerians no longer make the rules, and must obey the rules made by these new people who came in. And this is to be done even when the majority of black Nigerians do not wish for this to happen, i.e. against their will.

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  • Mass Immigration as a Weapon


    Following the invasion of Poland, Hitler’s plan to punish the country, in addition to labor conscription and shipment of food to Germany, included shipping in Jews, Gypsies and communists literally by the trainload.

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  • IQs of Races in the United States


    Here I’m going to go over the median IQs of the main races in the United States. There are 4 sources for this.

    1. The IQ Studies
    2. SAT scores
    3. ACT scores
    4. NAEP scores
    5. TIMMS and PISA scores

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  • Blacks and Whites with the Same IQ Still Differ a Lot


    The cognitive profiles of whites and blacks are different. So even if the full-scale IQ is the same, blacks and whites do better or worse on different tests. This is based on one study by Craig Frisby, two studies by Arthur Jensen, one by Cecil Reynolds.

    For the same IQ, whites will be generally better at problem-solving and spatial reasoning, while blacks will be better at memory, procedural tasks and rote learning.

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  • The US Would be Running Budget Surpluses if it were all White


    The US Federal Government does not keep statistics on taxes paid by race. But, they keep statistics on income brackets by race, and an organization called “The Citizens for Tax Justice” calculates the proportion of ALL taxes (federal, state and local) paid by each income bracket.

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  • Segregation


    When I was younger, I would read world atlases. And sometimes I would come to an article, say an article on the country Colombia, and it would say that Colombia is a world leader in coffee production, then list off some other “cash crops”. Then it would go into the growing textiles sector, and mention that it has some problem with debt. Maybe it’s a leading producer of phosphates as well or something. And if you read all of this qualitative, subjective description, you would never realize that Colombia was poor. It’s not until you got to “per capita GDP” that you would discover that it was $3,000 per capita.

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  • Race Differences in School Funding Probably Never Mattered

    One of the non-genetic explanations for the various inequalities between blacks and whites in the United States has to do with a lack of educational opportunities in terms of school quality.

    The argument goes that even if such opportunities are, or were to be, equalized today, that will not overcome the effects of prior lack of opportunity for blacks.

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  • IQ of Sub-Saharan Africa


    In estimating the median IQ of Africa, I use 3 sources: Lynn’s IQ study data, international test scores, and Wicherts’ data.

    The advantage of the international test scores is that they are a well-funded body that sets out to get representative samples from all of the countries they are testing. The disadvantage is that these tests are not technically IQ tests.

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  • Fiscal Impact of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics

    People march Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, during a rally for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked a more than week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Previously I wrote an article that just looked at the net budgetary impact of whites and non-whites. Here I decided to break down the black and hispanic numbers as well.

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