Insights into the Race Issue

We are different, after all...

Abstract: Genetic research and statistical data have revealed pronounced racial and ethnic differences. It is counter-productive to sweep such facts under the carpet. The racial concept is still relevant to the understanding of the human condition. Since liberal-minded people tend to repress their negative feelings toward other ethnicities and refuse to acknowledge racial differences or problems, an unconscious multicultural complex develops. The extent to which people react with indignation when presented with sterile facts about race is proportionate to the strength of the unconscious complex. There exists no other remedy than to bring facts to light; facts which include considerable ethnic differences in IQ and upsetting interracial crime statistics. This is a moral burden that must be carried by each and everyone. It includes the worriment of the future prospect of Western culture, in view of an ongoing mass immigration.

Keywords: ethnic IQ, crime statistics, the Other, multicultural complex, unconscious racism, eugenics, Arabic reversal, mass immigration.


Recent research has shown that there is a genetic signal of Neanderthals in all the non-African genomes. [1] As a consequence the traditional out-of-Africa theory, which was regarded as the foremost anti-race theory, has become obsolete. The introduction of Neanderthal genes could provide an explanation for the larger brain of non-Africans. Neanderthals had a significantly larger brain than Sapiens. (It could have been as much as 20% larger.) This question has already arisen in earlier research (‘Could our big brains come from Neanderthals?’. [2])

Also outside the realm of genetics, notions of ethnic differences are again topical. Today there exist racially targeted pharmaceuticals. In biomedical studies, responses to medical therapies, such as drugs, are often compared among populations divided according to traditional racial divisions. Although it is inadvisable to focus one-eyedly on race, due to the import of cultural and environmental factors and natural genetic disparity, ‘race-neutral’ studies have been found to fail ethnic minorities who respond differently to medication.

It is becoming more and more apparent that we are, after all, different. In the statistics that compare ethnicities we find different degrees of aggressiveness and IQ. Such differences were earlier believed to originate solely from environmental factors, such as poverty. Today, we are forced to acknowledge that such quite pronounced differences might depend on race, after all. Below statistical figures show that the concept of race is still pertinent. Life had been easier if race issues didn’t exist; but they do, quite by themselves, and whether we like it or not.

Surreptitious racism

The race question mustn’t be swept under the carpet. One ought to clear the air sometimes, and not lock every painful problem into airtight compartments. If hypocrisy goes too far, people become neurotic, bending over backwards just to avoid mentioning race. This sometimes creates more interpersonal problems than it solves, says the author of the following article: ‘Seeing Race And Seeming Racist?’ [3]

Moreover, it’s the constant, vague, just-below-the-surface acts of racism that impair performance, day in and day out. This form of surreptitious racism magnifies when people remain politically correct and refuse to talk openly about painful questions (see ‘Racism’s Cognitive Toll: Subtle Discrimination Is More Taxing On The Brain’ [4]). Accordingly, it’s better to talk more openly about race.

The question of unconscious racism is pertinent to this. At Uppsala university, Sweden, an experiment was set up where people watched crime scenes on film. [5] Women were much more prone to misjudge the scene and identify the immigrant as perpetrator. The researcher said that this was due to the fact that women tend to be much more liberal than men in matters of immigration. So they repressed their negative feelings for immigrants, which caused them to point them out as perpetrators, instead. This is the treacherous way in which the unconscious works.

The conclusion is that a multiculturalist person is likely to be unconsciously racist, due to repressed negative feeling, whereas a person who thinks critically in terms of ethnicity and race is prone to point out the correct perpetrator, in this experiment the white person.

Statistics on IQ

Some say that race isn’t significant, but that poverty alone can explain the differences in criminal violence. But what if poverty depends on race? The races do have different distributions of brain size and intelligence quotient (IQ). Blacks have a lower average IQ and smaller average brain size relative to bodily volume. The differences are significant and substantial. Blacks in the U.S. (who have about 20% White admixture), the Caribbean, Britain, and Canada, average IQs of about 85. The lowest average IQs, Philippe Rushton says, are found for sub-Saharan Africans, from 70 to 75. [6] According to Kanazawa, however, it is as low as 63 in Ethiopia, which is the world’s lowest. (If correct, this is surprisingly low.)

Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, has published research which concludes that low IQ levels, rather than poverty and disease, is the reason why African life expectancy is low and infant mortality high. His paper, published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, compares IQ scores with indicators of ill health in 126 countries and claims that nations at the top of the ill health league also have the lowest intelligence ratings. [7] A similar argument is provided by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen. In IQ and the Wealth of Nations (2002) they argue that differences in national income per capita correlate with differences in the average national IQ. [8]

Statistics on crime

The U.S. Department of Justice report, Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2005, provides us with daunting crime statistics. [9] From that year’s report I calculate that Blacks are an estimated 50 times more likely to commit violent crime against a White than vice versa, and 167 times more likely to commit interracial robbery. (Especially the latter figure would vary much between the years due to the scarcity of White on Black robbery). According to Table 42, black men committed 37,461 sexual assaults/rapes of white women compared to statistically zero (less than 10) White on Black. Keep in mind that the reported rape figures are believed to represent less than half, probably only ca. 37-38% of the real number.

• Total sexual assaults/rapes of white women: 111,490

• White offender and white victim: 44.5% or 49,613

• Black offender and white victim: 33.6% or 37,461

• Other (or unknown) offender and white victim: 21.9% or 24,416

• Total sexual assaults/rapes of black women: 36,620

• Black offender and black victim: 100% for 36,620

• White (or other) offender and black victim: 0% for 0

Although black men make up only 12.4% of the male population, in 2005 they committed 33.6% of the rapes of white women and 100% of the rapes of black women. This amounts to 50% of total rapes, which means that black men are hugely over-represented as rape assailants (see Table 42). As for interracial rapes, the imbalance is even worse. It’s off the charts because there were a chocking 37,461 rapes of white women by black men and less than 10 rapes of black women by white men. It’s not possible to calculate the imbalance because the disproportion is too big, and White on Black is statistically zero.

Assuming that white men make up 75% of the male population, a black man is almost 9 times more likely to commit a rape than a white man (regardless of race of victim, see Table 40), and they account for virtually all the rapes of black women. This is not only a problem in the states. More than 25% of South African men questioned in a survey published by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in June 2009 admitted to raping someone; of those, nearly half said they had raped more than one person. [10] Blacks also commit robbery at a very high disproportion, including the vast majority of all robberies committed against Blacks. The likelihood for a black person committing robbery is probably even higher than that for rape, but figures are more uncertain due to the many cases with unknown race of offender (see Table 40).

Economical status can’t explain the extent of the racial imbalance in crime rates. The percentage of Blacks living in poverty is higher than that of Whites. Still, there are more Whites living below the poverty line than Blacks. According to the 2004 Census data, the Black poverty rate was 24.7% while the White poverty rate was 8.6%. [11] From a poverty perspective, one would expect the per capita crime rate for Blacks to be higher than that of Whites, but the total number of crimes committed ought to be much lower than the White number.

Obviously, if one believes that poverty generates crime, such as rape, poverty doesn’t even begin to explain it. In the U.S., there were approximately 10.0 million white males and 4.7 million black males living in poverty in 2005. Although there were twice as many poor Whites than Blacks, it is not mirrored in the crime statistics. Even if normalized for economical status, the disproportion of interracial rapes remains colossally high. Interracial robbery is equally disproportionate, and other violent crimes are also disproportionate but to a lesser extent.


What I am referring to in this article are facts from research. Personally, I am not good at measuring status, nor am I prone to judge people according to any form of surreptitious status differential. This statistics is hurtful to read. I expect people to carry a bit of moral pain together with the victims, their parents and spouses, and not to dismiss the whole issue as racist. In the present day, many people seem to abandon their heart while preference is given to the ideological intellect, saturated with liberalist, multiculturalist, and relativist ideology.

Both the FBI Uniform Crime Report and the American Justice Department lay bare the same thing; the incidence of Black on White violent crime is several times greater than White on Black violent crime in all categories, especially rape and robbery. Such facts mustn’t be swept under the carpet, because people will continue talking about it secretly, which is worse in the long run. Many people will tend to ignore such inconvenient facts as they are afraid of being branded as racists. This is cowardice. Rape victims become even more humiliated when their human value is downgraded by not being properly acknowledged.

The enormously disproportionate incidence of Black interracial crime is real and it should become public knowledge. The mainstream press is deliberately hiding this inconvenient information. Instead, they tend to sensationalize whatever White on Black rape they can find, such as the Duke Lacrosse case [12] and the Tawana Brawley case, [13] both of which turned out to be hoaxes. The consequence of hypocrisy is that the psychic split is widening in the collective mind; between a civilized politically correct consciousness and an instinctual emotional unconscious. People tend to abandon their heart more and more, preferring to live according to their ideologically programmed brain. To remedy this, the only way is to accept painful reality.

The Other

It is reasonable to question whether interracial crime statistics has any relevance as compared to an overall statistics. Our rational everyday minds tells us that we should take lightly to such peripheral things as interracial crime statistics. However, unconsciously, people don’t take lightly to it. We remain instinctual creatures, and all kinds of fears obtain in the unconscious. The darker side of ourselves is easily stirred.

I am certain that the same figures would upset many people if they were reversed. All the multiculturalists would condemn, in every public media, the cruelty and oppression in the hands of white people. So it seems that we, in repressing the racial issue, have created a collective psychological problem. If hypocrisy goes too far, people become neurotic, bending over backwards just to avoid mentioning race.

In South Africa white women can no longer travel alone by train. Formerly, black women could travel by train, although they had to sit in certain places, which created an uproar. Yet, when white women cannot travel at all, nobody even mentions it. In South Africa, by 2010, over 3200 white farmers had been murdered in politically motivated violence since apartheid rule ended in 1994. [14] It seems as if there is an enormous tolerance of racialist murders and apartheid as long as it is the white race that suffers. Unconsciousness creates a hypocritical double-sided personality. To remedy this, it is necessary to “clean the inside of the cup” by remaining conscious of evil, including the evils of the black race.

What’s behind the intoleration of racial differences and the denial of painful facts? As many a psychoanalyst has observed, many neurotic people today cannot accept otherness. There can only be likeness and unity. If other people are going to be accepted, they must march under the same banner, and their ideas must coincide with one’s own. Otherwise the feeble ego is offended. The existence of the Other is experienced as a potential threat; a questioning and a denial of the weak ego. If that’s the case, the Other will soon be subjected to harassment and shut out. In the worst historical examples, the scapegoats were imprisoned in extermination camps. In accordance with the current sameness ideology, it is not possible to accept “the Negro” as Other, because that would necessitate apartheid.

The outsider is to be reintroduced into collective identification under the banner: “There is only One people and One human fellowship. No other races or diverging individuals exist, nor have they the right to exist. In that case they must be removed.” The ideology of racial homogenization is a notorious and agonizing phenomenon that keeps returning in history in many different forms. Today, the Other is typically accused of having “undemocratic” and racialist views.

What to do about it?

It’s not always necessary to take action. It is, in itself, wholesome to remain conscious of the shadowy side of existence. In this way, personality helps carrying the load of suffering people. Otherwise a hypocritical personality is created whose outside is clean and politically correct, while the unconscious side is rotting up. Already Jesus identified this problem (Matt. 23:25-28).

If we can’t ventilate painful issues such as these, in what forum can we take issue with them? The answer is that it ends up in the unconscious, forming an unconscious complex. The extent to which people recoil in denial and political correct outrage when presented with such sterile facts, accusing the messenger of racism, is proportionate to the strength of the unconscious complex. The multicultural complex is real, as demonstrated in the Uppsala research referenced above. Unconscious complexes cause all forms of disturbances, from stomach upsets to severe psychological symptoms, such as pointing out the wrong person in the witness stand.

Lynn & Vanhanen have found that national income per capita correlates with average national IQ. [8] This means that a general lowering of IQ, as a consequence of immigration, will impact the overall technological and economical qualification of a country in the future. It will scale down the standard of culture, which will take on a more naive expression. Today, the youth prefer rap music, whereas they hardly listen to classical music anymore. Today’s average IQ in the U.S. is 98. In Mexico it’s 87. Accordingly, a continued Mexican immigration will contribute to a lower average IQ. As a result, a greater portion of the population will require unqualified jobs. Meanwhile, government policy tries to increase the level of education and create a more qualified labour market. The consequence is that society will become more and more economically segregated, which is bound to increment crime rates.

It’s necessary to comprehend what’s under way in our times, for us to take responsibility for future generations. Current developments are bound to generate problems that in turn will cause sleep disturbance and other symptoms in the population. Especially, psychotherapists should keep conscious of problems in our time that generate unconscious symptoms in patients. Accordingly, psychological authors are today discussing notions of ethnic psychology. Donald R. Atkinson focuses on counseling ethnic and racial minorities and identifies characteristics unique to each group. Joseph Henderson has advanced the notion of a “cultural unconscious”. Michael V. Adams discusses unconscious racial and ethnic factors (collective attitudes and behaviors that are really ethnic factors).

Literature is growing because it is necessary to relate to reality, leaving behind the puerile worldview building on airy-fairy ideology. It is a way of thinking that people have typically adopted in their youth; an ideal world of all-encompassing motherly reliance, a place where human nature is inherently good. But such ideas are really predicated on the mother complex. I have elsewhere argued that culture is very much determined by, and highly dependent on, the constitutional collective character of its population. [15] I express my concern that the ongoing mix of ethnic groups in the West forebodes a cultural regression in the motherly, matriarchal, direction.

The Arabic reversal

A striking historical example of a regress is what underwent in the Arab world. Arab civilization made great advances in learning and culture up to a certain point in the Middle Ages. Suddenly it ran out of steam and lost its vitality; an occurrence which allowed room for the European expansion. Historians have been puzzled by this reversal. Recently, genetic research has revealed that sub-Saharan Africans have contributed greatly to the genome of today’s Arab population. [16]

The Arabs imported enormous numbers of African female slaves, a trade that ended only in the late 19th century. Contrary to America, Arab countries imported predominantly women slaves. Estimates by historians suggest the extent of the Arab slave trade to between 11 to 25 million black Africans, and from thousands to in excess of one million Europeans. [17] The female slaves were exploited sexually (Arab men viewed the womb only as the vessel that their seed grew in). Yet, unlike in America, there are no direct descendants of the slaves in the Arab world. This is because Arabs, as a whole, are descendants of African slaves. The African genome was swallowed up by the Arab population.

The mixing of the two races that occurred rapidly during medieval times could, I suggest, explains the mysterious cultural reversal that took place in the Arab world. The Arabic population had at a point in time inherited so much of sub-Saharan African traits that it affected the vitality of a whole civilization. The genetic shift took place very rapidly. A thousand years ago the Arabs had little or no African markers in their genome. In medieval times the genome changed rapidly. Why should not such a rapid change have affected culture? I theorize that it has clearly affected average IQ, which is around 83 in today’s Arab countries. [8]

We balk at notions of racial purity, especially in light of the overblown pseudo-scientific ideas of the thirties. Nevertheless, it might be necessary to tackle this problem, while keeping it within the limits of the sane. We must bring to light to what extent our advanced Western civilization depends on our inherited genetic makeup, and whether African/Arabic immigration, primarily, may generate a devitalization on lines of the Arabic reversal. The 13th century Mongol invasion is part of the explanation for the decline in economics and culture (libraries were burnt), but it cannot explain the change in collective psychology. After all, Europe has also suffered Mongol invasions. Arabic culture lost all vitality and the Arabs became a backward people. It is a very surprising turn of events. Normally, a high culture would keep up its resolve and be fixed on rebuilding itself. In a sense, an invasion may strengthen a high culture since individuals tend to become more determined, doing self-sacrifice for an ideal. The massive introduction of sub-Saharan African genes would have played a greater role than the Mongol invasion. (I have since I wrote this discovered that Donald I. Templer discusses these problems in Mankind Quarterly, 2010. [18])

Unconscious racism

People do not only worry about the future well-being of their sons and daughters. What is gnawing in their unconscious is an anxiety about the ongoing undermining of culture; the future prospects of their country and civilization. Such worriments cause nervous problems, sleeplessness, and stomach upsets. It is a mad idea of our times that people should wholly lack a sense of responsibility for, and feeling for, their own genetic kinship and the cultural values of their country.

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to develop an understanding of human nature and to keep conscious of the shadowy side of existence. The unconscious always harbours that which is intolerable to present-day consciousness. It is the responsibility of psychoanalysts and debaters to understand why white Americans create “gated communities” to hold the black population at bay. After all, what is the probability that hordes of Blacks should leave the Chicago ghetto and invade the suburban communities? The gated community seems like an idea fetched from the thirties, building on racial purity and the genetic superiority of the propertied classes.

Instead of taking exaggerated measures resulting in severe segregation, inflated prejudice, and collective paranoia, we must talk about the collective complex that generates anxiety. It is a well-known psychological insight that conscious realization serves to resolve complexes. It allows consciousness to carry the problem instead. One such problem is “race”. There is no way around it. White people should realize the underlying reasons for their unconscious negative feelings toward Blacks. This is better than enclosing themselves in Aryan gated communities while maintaining their hypocritical liberal-minded view that race doesn’t exist.

“Race” continues to exist regardless of the fact that intellectuals have declared the concept obsolete. It exists in people’s unconscious. Americans often dream about Negroes, as C. G. Jung has pointed out. (People dream about gods and angels, too, regardless of what Richard Dawkins says.) “Race” is a very charged notion. Most animals have an instinctual fear of strangers of the same species. They chase strangers away, and sometimes even kill them. Humans have this unconscious archetypal fear of the stranger, too. That’s why we have to deal with this topic, and remain conscious of the problem. We should not denounce people who raise the issue, calling them “racists” and “bigots”.

Seeing the diverse ethnicities and races as they truly are means that they are saved from something much worse. At heart, all people want to be accepted as they are. Black people, as a group, are not adequate to the demands of white civlization. Yet, they managed well in the African Bantu culture, building an ecologically sustainable civilization. To both teacher and pupils of a black class, it would be a great relief if they weren’t expected to make the same results as a white class. A stone would fall from their shoulders.

People in the modern world must learn to relate to controversial facts instead of sweeping them under the carpet. Psychic repression is an antiquated means of relating to reality that is out of place in the modern world. As a consequence, the unconscious becomes chock-full of putrid content, generating vulgar and neurotic compensations. In a complex world we should be able to put a load on our conscious faculty and carry a bit of moral pain. Modern people, generally speaking, should be capable of this due to a stronger ego consciousness. We are better equipped to understand reality. It is high time to challenge this attitude of moral indolence. We needn’t always repress every uncomfortable fact.

We would better deal with the problems consciously, which would avoid much suffering, regardless of race. It leads to a better acceptance of differences, and better understanding of racial nature in public consciousness. When the trolls are pulled out into the daylight they explode. Complexes will turn into conscious problems that can be dealt with, vexatious as they are, whereas surreptitious racism and psychological oppression would soon abate. Let’s swallow the bitter pill, and paranoia and unfounded elitism will lose much of their momentum. A strengthening of consciousness means becoming vaccinated against exaggerations.


It is becoming more and more evident that we are experiencing an awakening of racial consciousness. These findings mustn’t be allowed to metamorphose into vulgar forms of racialism and nationalism, as in earlier history. Only by allowing room to such facts in public consciousness, there to be interpreted correctly, can misinterpretations of vulgar nature be avoided. We mustn’t allow racial insights to be the sole property of people belonging to fringe political groups, who are bound to distort and exaggerate facts. This should be evident to people having acquired a psychoanalytic consciousness, but is yet to be understood by the average journalist or debater, who always thinks that repression of disagreeable facts is the great panacea for every problem in human affairs.


© Mats Winther (July 2010)


1. ‘Neanderthal Genome Yields Insights Into Human Evolution and Evidence of Interbreeding With Modern Humans’. ScienceDaily (May 6, 2010). (here)

2. ‘Could our big brains come from Neanderthals? Study: Gene could only be passed by interbreeding with humans’. Reuters/Msnbc.com (11/7/2006). (here)

3. ‘Seeing Race And Seeming Racist? Whites Go Out Of Their Way To Avoid Talking About Race’. ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2008). (here)

4. ‘Racism’s Cognitive Toll: Subtle Discrimination Is More Taxing On The Brain’. ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2007). (here)

5. Research at Uppsala university, Sweden, as reported on Swedish radio, Channel P1 (I can’t give a more specific reference).

6. Rushton, J. P. (1999). Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective (Abridged Edition). Transaction Publishers.

7. Kanazawa, S. (2006). ‘Mind the gap… in intelligence: Re-examining the relationship between inequality and health’. British Journal of Health Psychology, 11/4, Nov. 2006, pp. 623-642(20). (here) (See also: ‘Low IQs are Africa’s curse, says lecturer’. The Observer, Sunday 5 Nov. 2006, here)

8. Lynn, R. & Vanhanen, T. (2002). IQ and the Wealth of Nations. Praeger/Greenwood. (See also Wikipedia article here)

9. U.S. Department of Justice report, ‘Criminal Victimization in the United States’, 2005 (December, 2006). (here, also here)

10.‘Quarter of men in South Africa admit rape, survey finds’. The Guardian (17 June 2009). (here)

11. ‘Poverty Rate Continues To Climb – 2004 Census Data Show Labor Market Is Still Struggling’. Washington Post (August 31, 2005). (here)

12. ‘Duke Lacrosse case’. Wikipedia article. (here)

13. ‘Tawana Brawley rape allegations’. Wikipedia article. (here)

14. ‘Over 120 white farmers killed in SA in 2009’. The Zimbabwe Guardian (March 28, 2010). (here)

15. Winther, M. (2008). ‘An intrusion of matriarchal consciousness’. (here)

16. Nourdin H. et al. (2010). ‘The trans-Saharan slave trade – clues from interpolation analyses and high-resolution characterization of mitochondrial DNA lineages’. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:138. (here)

17. ‘Arab slave trade’. Wikipedia article. (here)

18. Templer, D. I. (2010). ‘The Comparison of Mean IQ in Muslim and Non-Muslim Countries’. Mankind Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Spring 2010), pp. 188-209. (here)

See also:

Rushton, J. P. (2000). Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective (2nd Special Abridged Edition). Charles Darwin Research Institute. (here)

Winther, M. (2015). ‘The Burning Issue: Race and Racialism’. (here)