I’m having a hard time reconciling what seems to be the reality of race around me with current leftist dogma that there’s no such thing. For instance, it’s okay to suggest that Asians are smarter than whites on average but if you were to suggest the same thing about Asians and blacks…well… maybe it’s a cultural thing… oh wait, that makes blacks feel bad so we can’t say that. It just seems like liberals literally have no answers to the question and throw their hands in the air.
And, on the one hand, that’s fine, inequalities between owners of capital and laborers are far greater than any natural inequalities between people. Marxism isn’t against inequality per se but is a doctrine dedicated to abolishing class distinctions.
It seems like many leftists, some of whom I respect, just put so much time and energy into proving that race is a social construction rather than accepting that it’s a reality and moving on. For instance, even “race realist” could acknowledge that race mixing isn’t inherently bad provided that it improves the well-being of the offspring.
I was surprised to learn that Marx and Engels racial views are similar to my own in that they believed that there was a certain hierarchy of races but, unlike the hereditarians, they felt that non-white races could be improved. I think that’s accurate given that the new science of genetics has shown that it’s quite malleable.
However, the data at present shows that there are racial differences. Sometimes the data disproves old racial myths like a racial difference in penis size between certain races but other times it confirms what’s already known.
Are we ignoring racial differences to our peril? Just Be White theory is blowing up in the incel community rn because more incels are non-white then what the media is claiming. Again, you can be pro-race mixing but that doesn’t mean everyone will get a fair shake out of the dating market. I think there’s something to what they say about white beauty being the driving force of JBW but I can’t understand why the fact that white men taking “their” women or looksmatch matters so much given that people of color are such a large majority on the planet. The only answer I can come up with has to do with the fact they either feel “trapped” in white countries or racial homophilia that it seems exists across races. They seem to be upset that attractive non-white men get with white women they seem unattractive but to my mind this would be a positive result from race mixing and not a negative. Women are sexual selectors they are far more eugenic then men imo but how do you defend this to an middle aged manlet ethnic man who looks like he’s been beaten with an ugly stick and can’t just JBW in Africa or Asia like a white incel? The resentment is real even if we probably shouldn’t feed it.
With the possibilities of gene-editing and transhumanism I think race inevitably will end up mattering less than the past. But, despite pushing for materialism, are we becoming mere secular Christians who are believing in a sort of equality of souls without God?