Out of all the right wing dissident thought, Race Realism is one of the most difficult things to accept. Most of those on the dissident right accept the fact that modern government structure is lacking, society is broken, spirituality and moral disposition is off and gender roles are a reality. Race realism on the other hand makes many people uncomfortable. In all honesty its understandable but the comfortability of something doesn’t necessarily speak to its truth. Although race realism appears to be true, as seen both scientifically and socially, many times it is used by the less then intelligent members of the alt-right as strictly a form of ammunition or fuel to attack and degrade black people. Although their isn’t anything wrong with using such evidence to make a point, it becomes a problem when people use it to support the idea that black people are less then human, savage or evil. As a Catholic, this is wrong. It may be true that black people on average have a lower IQ then that of Whites, and that Whites may have a lower IQ then Asians, however this does not support the idea that one race is less worthy of the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who belief in is necessary for the salvation of all men! The fact that there are inherent differences, both positive and negative, about different ethnic groups is not a reason to justify true racism (aka. The belief one race is superior to another). If anything I think it can be beneficial in the understanding of historical developments of different civilizations and how they ended up this way or that way, or can be beneficial in the understanding of particular philosophical trends within certain groups. Example: Africa has not shown to be very advanced technologically or civilly, yet, what they have shown is a deep spiritual devotion and immunity to anti-theism, especially in regard to the preservation of orthodox Christian teaching. It is the bishops of the African continent (along with Eastern European) that are standing firm against the degeneracy and modernization of the Western Church, and for that I am grateful!
So in summery race realism should not be a tool used to degrade and hate those of different ethnicities. It should be used academically. It gives support to the argument that equality is a fabrication, and it helps us understand the development of different peoples. However, it does not change the absolute truth that Christ calls all men to salvation through him. I think it also shows the unique aspect that God endowed on each people. He made us different and it would be wrong for use to try and equalize it all, if God in his infinite wisdom found it proper make many different unique races then it should be seen as a good. (Note: I am not advocating we came from more then two parents. Adam and Eve were the first. However, one can take into account the story of the Tower of Babel and the scattering of people to the different corners of earth.)
So as a Catholic I don’t find anything inherently wrong with race realism, however the way some people use it is disordered and incorrect. Im not saying you can’t use statistical realities to confirm a point about crime levels, or IQ levels of different peoples, but don’t use it to try and make one race out to be less then human.
I’ll leave you with this excerpt from the great Catholic Nobleman Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn from his book Leftism:
Various cliches regarding equality must be dealt with at the start. One popular cliche states that all men are equal, not physically or intellectually, but “in the eyes of God.” This, of course, is by no means the case. None of the Christian faiths teach that we are all equally loved by God; on the contrary, we have it from Scripture that Christ loved some of his disciples more than others. Nor does any Christian religion maintain that grace is given in equal amounts to all men. Catholic doctrine, more optimistic than Lutheranism or Calvinism, teaches that everyone is given sufficient grace to be able to save himself. The Reformers, who were determinists, did not grant even that minimum. The Marquis de Sade and St. Jean Vianney or Paster von Bodelschwinh were obviously not “equal in the eyes of God.” Otherwise, Christianity would make no sense; the sinner would equal the saint; bad would be the same as good.
It is interesting, however, to observe the inroads that secular democratic thinking has made among theologians. Although freedom is mentioned several times in Scripture, equality does not figure at all. Yet far too many thinkers try to bride the gap between religion, i.e., their Christian faith, and current political notions. Hence they talk about adverbial equality, unaware that they are playing tricks. They begin by saying that all men have souls equally, that they are equally called upon to save their souls, that they are equally created in the image of God, and so forth. But two persons who equally have noses or banking accounts do not have equal ones or equal banking accounts.
While our physical and intellectual differences- our inferiorities and superiorities- can be fairly obvious, out spiritual status is much more difficult to determine. Since we do not know who among us is nearer to God, we should treat each other as equals. This, however, is merely procedural. We are similar to the postman who delivers two sealed letters indiscriminately, one carrying a worthless ad and the other tidings of great joy, unaware of what is inside. The comparison is admittedly far from perfect, because all human beings, having the same Father, are therefore brothers- even if on different spiritual levels with different functions in human society. (Socially, one person can be more important than another; but since everybody is unique, everybody is indispensable. To state the contrary is democratic nihilism.)
So as we see equality in nearly all aspects is erroneous. Some are closer to God, some are smarter, some are more important. Once you accept such premises as this it isn’t to far of a leap to say that races have inherent differences on average. However, it is extremely important to note the last line in the excerpt and I cannot stress this enough. “But since everyone is unique, everybody is indispensable!!” So yes, we are different. But we are all human beings and we share one thing in common; The only means of our salvation is through Christ, and because we are all sons of God, we are all indispensable.
(Please note that this is not a defense of multiculturalism. If such differences indeed do exist it gives credit to the importance of organic society and a shared culture.)
For further reading on a Christian perspective please read LeeLee’s post: