Classic EssaysWilliam Pierce

Equality: Man’s Most Dangerous Myth

Faces reveal the soul

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was the lead story in the special mass-distribution edition of National Vanguard newspaper, distributed by the thousands by National Alliance members between 1978 and 1982. It was also the first work of Dr. Pierce’s encountered by Kevin Alfred Strom, now media director for the Alliance.

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by Dr. William L. Pierce

ALL RACIAL DIFFERENCES are either genetic (hereditary, inborn) or cultural (acquired from society after birth). The latter can be changed or eliminated by enforced social changes; the former are independent of man’s laws and customs, except over a period of many generations. (ILLUSTRATION: Only the fool or the mischief-maker can claim that the same soul dwells in the breast of the Negro, the White, and the Jew. Body and soul are interdependent, and the face more often than not reveals the essence of the inner nature. Everyone instinctively knows this, but the false propaganda of racial equality has confused and misled many Americans.)

Examples of cultural traits which differ from race to race are mannerisms of speech (“Amos ‘n’ Andy” dialect or “Black English”), styles of dress, and personal grooming. If Blacks and Whites are forced to live together from birth, attending the same schools and exposed to exactly the same cultural influences, they will grow up speaking and dressing in very nearly the same manner. Even Blacks who have grown up in the tribal areas of Africa and who customarily distort their ear lobes or lips with huge wooden plugs or plaster their hair with liquid cow dung as a means of attracting Blacks of the opposite sex can be trained to adopt White standards of personal cleanliness and grooming.

The fact is, however, that the most important racial differences are genetic rather than cultural. Skin and eye color, facial features, skull shape, skeletal proportions, patterns of body fat deposition, tooth size, jaw shape, female breast form, odor, and hair texture are only the most noticeable genetically determined physical characteristics which differ racially.

Beyond these things are the entire biochemical constitution and development of the individual. There are profound racial differences in blood chemistry, in endocrine function, and in physiological response to environmental stimuli. Blacks and Whites mature at different rates. They have different susceptibilities to many disease organisms as well as different patterns of congenital disease. They even have different nutritional requirements.

Racial differences, in other words, are much more than skin deep; they permeate the individual and are manifested in virtually every cell of his body. They are the products of millions of years of separate evolutionary development which has adapted the different races, with considerable precision, to different environmental demands.

When we understand the all-pervading nature of genetic racial differences, we can see that cultural racial differences are not so superficial as some would have us believe. Far from masking any fundamental “equality” or exaggerating racial dissimilarities, they simply manifest the genetic differences of which they are, in fact, expressions.

The culture of a race, free of alien influences, is telling evidence of that race’s essential nature. The African Negro with a cow-dung hairdo, a bone through his nose, and teeth filed down to sharp points, in other words, presents to us a far more accurate image of the Negro essence than does the American Black in a business suit who has been trained to drive an automobile, operate a typewriter, and speak flawless English.

Negro culture is not merely different from White culture; it is a less advanced culture and, by practically any standard, inferior. It is a culture which never advanced to the point of a written language or a civilized society. It never saw even the barest glimmerings of mathematics or the invention of the wheel.

The smelting and use of metals and the quarrying and dressing of stone for architectural purposes are crafts that were taught to the Negro by members of other races. The hokum currently being served up in the schools about a centuries-old Negro “civilization” based on the ruins of stone walls found at Zimbabwe, in Rhodesia, is simply the product of wishful thinking by proponents of racial equality who are willing to ignore all facts which conflict with their equalitarian mania.

Negro cultural inferiority is the consequence of the physical inadequacy of the Negro brain in dealing with abstract concepts. On the other hand, the Negro shows an ability approaching that of the White at mental tasks requiring only memory. That is why the Negro can be trained relatively easily to adapt to many aspects of White culture.

His verbal ability and his ability to imitate allow him, when properly motivated, to assume much of the outward appearance of “equality.” In a decade of special college-admission quotas for Blacks, many thousands of Blacks have obtained college diplomas—but only in those disciplines in which a glib tongue and a good memory suffice. There have been virtually no Black graduates in the physical sciences and very few in engineering.

Thus, the Negro’s inability to handle the abstract concepts required in problem-solving and technological innovation make a mockery of outward appearances. And this inability is genetic in nature, rooted in the physical structure of the Negro brain.

Until the post-World War II campaign to blend the White and Negro races began in earnest, the Negro’s mental limitations were common knowledge. The 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, for example, says of the Negro, in part:

“Other characteristics

“…appear to be hypertrophy of the organs of excretion, a more developed venous system, and a less voluminous brain, as compared with the white races.

“In certain of the characteristics mentioned above the negro would appear to stand on a lower evolutionary plane than the white man, and to be more closely related to the highest anthropoids….

“Mentally the negro is inferior to the white,… While with the latter the volume of the brain grows with the expansion of the brain pan, in the former the growth of the brain is on the contrary arrested by the premature closing of the cranial sutures and lateral pressure of the frontal bone.”

And the 1932 edition of the Encyclopedia Americana lists, among the 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 head as a weapon of attack….

“14. The cranial sutures, which close much earlier in the Negro than in other races. “

As the media stepped up their flow of “equality” propaganda, later editions of these encyclopedias simply deleted the racial data on Blacks. One had to turn to specialized medical texts to learn that the associative areas of the brain, where abstract thought takes place, are less developed in the Negro than in the White.

It has been well known since the large-scale intelligence testing of U.S. Army recruits in World War I that the average Negro IQ is approximately 15 per cent below that of the average White. Apologists for the Blacks have tried to explain away the earlier test scores as being 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 of Black deficiency in IQ: whether Black graduates of integrated high schools were tested against White graduates of the same schools, or Blacks in a certain socioeconomic category against similarly categorized Whites, the Blacks always scored substantially lower, even though standard IQ tests measure memory skills as well as purely associative ability. Tests which focus on the latter type of mental function show a much larger difference between Black and White scores.

But it is precisely the ability to associate concepts, to deal with abstractions, to mentally extrapolate the present into the future that has allowed the White race to build and maintain its civilization, and it is the Negro’s deficiency in this regard which kept him in a state of savagery in his African environment and is now undermining the civilization of a racially mixed America. That is why it is vitally important for every White person to understand that there can be no such thing as “equality” between Whites and Blacks, regardless of the amount of racial mixing forced on Americans by the government.

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Black-White Race Differences: A Partial List

Intelligence: The IQ of the average American Negro is 15 per cent lower than that of the average American White. Individuals of high intellect are much scarcer among Negroes than among Whites. This difference is revealed not only by the Negro’s historical lack of achievement, but also by extensive testing. The U.S. government’s PACE examination, given to 200,000 university graduates who are prospective professional or administrative civil-service employees each year, is passed with a score of 70 or above by 58 per cent of the Whites who take it but by only 12 per cent of the Negroes. Among top scorers the difference between Negro and White performance is even more striking: 16 per cent of the White applicants make scores of 90 or above, while only one-fifth of one per cent of the Negro applicants score as high as 90—a White/Black success ratio of 80/1.

Lactase Deficiency: Most adult Negroes lack the ability to digest milk and food products based on milk; their bodies do not produce the enzyme lactase, which is necessary for the digestion of milk sugar. This genetic deficiency stems from the failure of Negroes to domesticate animals in Africa prior to contact with Whites; their ancestors consequently did not use milk as an adult food.

Body Proportions: Negroes have arms which are longer, relative to body height, than those of Whites. This feature, together with their much thicker cranial bones, gives Negro athletes an advantage over Whites in boxing. The skeletal and muscular peculiarities of Negroes’ lower limbs have given them considerable success as sprinters, but have left them relatively undistinguished as distance runners.

Criminality: The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports reveal that Negroes commit violent crimes 8.5 times as often as Whites, relative to their numbers in the overall U.S. population. Negroes are 7.2 times as likely to commit rape, 11.2 times as likely to commit murder, and 14.1 times as likely to commit robbery. Violent Negro crime is typically spontaneous rather than planned and reflects a general lack of inhibition and foresight.

Skull and Jaw Shape: The Negro skull, in addition to having a smaller brain volume and thicker cranial bones than that of the White, is prognathous; i.e., the lower face projects forward, rather in the manner of an animal’s muzzle. In consequence, the Negro jaw is substantially longer, relative to its width, than the White jaw. A feature of the Negro lower jaw is its retention of a vestige of the “simian shelf,” a bony region immediately behind the incisors. The simian shelf is a distinguishing characteristic of apes, and it is absent in Whites. Negroes also have larger teeth than Whites.

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Source: National Vanguard issue No. 68, 1979, published in The Best of Attack and National Vanguard, edited by Kevin Alfred Strom (1984).

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Marc
Marc
5 September, 2015 4:43 pm

Well…GROIDS will be GROIDS!!
HOW could have so many millions White people let themselves be so completely brainwashed, as to believe in such patent absurdities such as the “equality of races”, is completely beyond me!

JM/Iowa
JM/Iowa
Reply to  Marc
7 January, 2020 1:33 am

Millennia of downbreeding (allowing the least fit among us to survive and propagate, that is) have taken their toll. We now have too many racially White people susceptible to brainwashing because they’re not bright enough (nor have the character) to suss out bad ideas disguised as feel good social nostrums and work to rid our society of not just the propaganda but the propagandists. Implosion on a civilization-wide scale is occurring before our eyes as a result. Our task, that of the National Alliance is to find and bring in our best people, imbue them with our values, ethics, and life-philosophy, and get to building teams that will provide “lifeboats” for our people when it becomes “legal” to hunt the other Whites too dumb/corrupt to know any better down in… Read more »

Earle
Earle
28 December, 2016 7:57 pm

I cannot read this without hearing the words in the great Dr. Pierce’s voice.

RIP good sir, you are missed tremendously and your legacy lives on.

I wish you were here to see the progress we have made and assist us in our victories.

PTFogg
PTFogg
25 November, 2019 6:21 am

Reading “Racism, Guilt, Self-Hatred and Self-Deceit” by Gedaliah Braun was a revelation. One of the biggest genetic differences between whites and blacks is in their sense of morality. Braun’s book gives concrete examples of many of the mental and psychological differences noted by Dr. Pierce.

Derek
Derek
5 January, 2020 12:05 pm

Your racist ignorant self will be surprised to discover – then deny – that Timbuktu in Mali was the seat of learning for the sciences, arts, literature, astronomy, etc before the European Renaissance. It’s where some Europeans visited to be educated.
They then took the knowledge back to Europe and claimed it as their own. Similar to how Pythagoras and those other Greeks stole their ideas from Egypt, which was a Black Nubian nation at that time.
In later centuries you stole people, land and natural resources, while displaying the same arrogance and false superiority that you show even to this day.
I’m surprised that in the age of the Internet, with knowledge just a click away, the world still has people with your mindset.

https://www.livescience.com/26451-timbuktu.html

https://www.thenational.ae/world/africa/exhibition-hints-at-past-glory-1.532504?videoId=5771275459001

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbuktu

Potok the Punk
Potok the Punk
Reply to  Derek
5 January, 2020 5:05 pm

Hey, Tyrone, this is some hilarious stuff. You are the negro Seinfeld.

But seriously, you gotta give us whites credit. We must really have some special magical powers. Apparently we took a race of kings, civilization builders, and inventors and turned them into stupid, promiscuous and violent people.

Any time you guys are ready, feel free to create a clean, prosperous, safe, and advanced society if your own. You did it once and you can do it again. We racists are waiting for you to prove us wrong! Get to it!

Angelicus
Angelicus
Reply to  Potok the Punk
5 January, 2020 10:45 pm

I liked your angle on this matter. You are right; we were brilliant, not only in stealing all those inventions by the bright Africans, but also to turn their magnificent civilisation in a cesspool. LOL

Angelicus
Angelicus
Reply to  Derek
5 January, 2020 10:57 pm

Well, Derek, you really surprised me with your fantastic information. I wonder why Africa has been and is such a cesspool when, according to you, it was home to the greatest civilisation the world has known. BTW it is extraordinary, but in all the Egyptian murals there is not one black person. I wonder how is this possible considering that black men created the Egyptian civilisation.

As I said, I am bewildered, but I will do some research using the valuable links you have posted and, thanks to the Internet developed by black scientists I am sure I will find out the truth. Thank you very much for your input. You really made my day.

Yours truly

Derek
Derek
Reply to  Angelicus
6 January, 2020 2:46 am

Perhaps you should try looking for the murals that depict black people. There are loads of them. Start here: (Then I guess you’ll say Europeans were heavily suntanned in those days and had Afros).

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=BLACK+EGYPTIAN+MURALS&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=6cog7x0dgZ1UpM%253A%252CSYvv6_Iif5Mq0M%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQeoLD7jn5n8aMcSH1iLCrM_6M3Og&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiBidCfve7mAhWKiFwKHd1mA-kQ9QEwAHoECAYQBg#imgrc=6cog7x0dgZ1UpM:

Potok the Punk
Potok the Punk
Reply to  Derek
6 January, 2020 11:10 am

Derek, why are you still wasting your time posting here? You and your racial cousins need to be organizing and re-creating those wonderful kingdoms and societies you had hundreds of years ago. The very best way you folks could end white racism would be to prove to us white racists that you truly are equal. Don’t waste another minute. Start inventing new technologies, start a space program, build a gleaming city of skyscrapers, compose classical music, and on and on. The sky’s the limit for you geniuses.

Angelicus
Angelicus
Reply to  Derek
6 January, 2020 12:56 pm

You won’t give up., wouldn’t you? Obviously, you don’t know the meaning of the word “sarcasm”. You are a very sad person.

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  Angelicus
6 January, 2020 6:10 am

I have seen a mere handful of representations of Black “people” in ancient Egyptian art. But only ever bound, and kneeling at the feet of a conquering Pharaoh!

Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins
Reply to  Matthew
6 January, 2020 8:22 am

The entry for “We Wuz Kings” on the Know Your Meme website includes a link to a YouTube video, “We Wuz Kings and S— Fam.” An Egyptian mural depicting a pharaoh on a war chariot plowing into a horde of blacks provided the background of the video.

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/we-wuz-kings

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Angelicus
6 January, 2020 7:06 am

The blacks are so intelligent they belong in jew israel with the jews. The blacks with their high IQ’s would be a perfect demographic for jew israel, the jews having high IQ’s also. I guess that’s why the jews love their swartzas so much, the jews and blacks have so much in common. Search “Bella Abzug” to learn how much the jews love their swartzas. She was absolutely disgusting. But she was also a very typical jew in her thinking and in her behavior. The jews owned the slave trade and the jews always raced mixed with their swartzas. Los and lots of jews with black blood/black DNA. @ Derek : Go tell your jew tribe about how smart the blacks are and tell your jew tribe to start letting… Read more »

JM/Iowa
JM/Iowa
Reply to  Joe
7 January, 2020 1:24 am

Instead of baiting Jews or what have you, why not conduct outreach activities for the National Alliance and put your time to better use?

At this time, we really have nothing to say to the Jews. When the time is right, they’ll be spoken to in a language they cannot fail to understand. But that time is not now.

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  Derek
6 January, 2020 5:58 am

There was no “Black Nubian Nation of Egypt”. It never existed. Occasionally, asiatics or southerners controlled parts of the Two Lands, usually when ruling pharaonic authority was in dispute. Historians refer to these sections of Egyptian History as “Intermediate Periods”. But, blacks, southerners, asiatics, or other barbarians have not once controlled the entire country. At least, not until the Romans showed up, by which time Egypt was already five thousand years old. Maybe you could learn true history, and remember that much of what is posted on the internet only bares a passing resemblance (or none whatsoever) to the actual truth. And as for advances in science, I can only assume you are joking. There have been several advances in astronomy, medicine, and mathematics to arrive from the south –… Read more »

Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins
Reply to  Derek
6 January, 2020 7:00 am

Afrocentrists have some truly weird ideas. Regarding Afrocentrist claims that Whites stole their civilization from Blacks, the Jew Michael Levin tartly remarks in Why Race Matters: Race Differences and What They Mean: Running through the entire “stolen heritage” thesis is the idea that knowledge is a tangible good that, akin to a stolen car, can be lost to its original possessor. Knowledge is not like that. After Marco Polo “stole” the preparation of noodles from the court of Kubla Khan, the Chinese remained able to make noodles. The secret spread. Afrocentrists speak of a “raid into Africa” in Aristotle’s time to steal African science, but ignorance of the Pythagorean Theorem on the part of modern Africans cannot be explained by the Greeks having made off with it. The currency among… Read more »

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  Anthony Collins
6 January, 2020 8:11 am

If you desire to see Hate on Display, visit the ADL.
Why am I not surprised?

Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins
Reply to  Matthew
6 January, 2020 9:13 am

The ADL’s motto, “Fighting Hate for Good,” is also richly ironic. It combines Freudian projection, Manichaean morality, and Jewish chutzpah.

In the ADL’s “Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents,” one notes incidents like “Three swastikas were found on desks in a classroom at Montclair High School,” “A swastika was traced in the snow on a sign at Wheaton College,” and “Classmate of Jewish high school student drew a swastika in her school folder.” Needless to say, the perpetrators of such dreadful crimes against humanity should be hunted down and given exemplary punishment (unless, of course, they happen to be Jews seeking to “raise awareness” about anti-Semitism and the danger of anudda Shoah).

Potok the Punk
Potok the Punk
Reply to  Anthony Collins
6 January, 2020 11:18 am

I was doodling the other day and drew, among other things, a swastika. So you ADL operatives reading here can add me to your list of anti-semitic incidents. Man in rocky mountain region drew swastika on a piece of paper. Horrors!

Truthweed
Truthweed
Reply to  Potok the Punk
6 January, 2020 11:00 pm

Greetings Potok. I recall seeing a magazine column that interpreted doodles. When a mother sent her son’s doodles for interpretation the ‘analyst’ suggested that his scriblings suggested he visit a psychiatrist. Actually, his doodles were of electronic symbols for resistors, capacitors, inductors etc.! I also recall the story of a youngster being sent to a school counsellor because his drawings used brown and purple crayons. When he was asked why he chose these colours he replied “The other kids took all of the best colours!”

JM/Iowa
JM/Iowa
Reply to  Potok the Punk
7 January, 2020 1:21 am

You might find your time and resources better spent in using your drawing talents (if you have any) for the National Alliance than just idly doodling swastikas. The National Office might have a use for competent artists.

Our individual time on this planet is short and our people don’t have much time to get our collective acts together before our enemies feel comfortable hunting us down in the streets “legally.”

Potok the Punk
Potok the Punk
Reply to  JM/Iowa
7 January, 2020 8:19 pm

You have no idea about what I may have done for the WN movement, in terms of time and money.

Phil
Phil
24 March, 2020 4:53 pm

This bogus “racial equality” dogma, along with the fake Jewish “Holocaust” dogma relentlessly being forced down our collective throats, is the foundation of our state-imposed New Religion, thanks to the relentless efforts of organized Jewry and their control of the System, formerly our people’s System.

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