It’s ironic that Art Jensen is called a “scientific racist” given his avowed antiracism. Here’s Jensen’s position on race:
If you are either elated or depressed about yourself because of [racial] identification, don’t attribute this to genetics. It in fact contradicts this kind of typology which compels so many persons to identify with various groups as if the statistical attributes of the group determined their own characteristics. Racism and social elitism fundamentally arise from identification of individuals with their genetic ancestry; they ignore individuality in favor of group characteristics…. This kind of thinking is contradicted by genetics; it’s anti-Mendealian. And even if you profess to abhor racism and social elitism and are joined in battle against them, you can only remain in a miserable quandary if at the same time you continue to think, explicitly or implicitly, in terms of non-genetic or antigenic theories of humans differences. (Jensen, Educability and Group differences, 1973. Pg. 11).
Jensen is — his opinions haven’t changed — “antiracist” not merely in the sense that he opposes racial discrimination, but also in the sense that he opposes racial identification. Indeed, he maintains that the latter is anti-scientific:
“So if we are to think realistically in terms of what we know from genetics, we must recognize uniqueness and individuality… This is what must sink into our consciousness: the dissociation of our individuality, our genetic uniqueness, from our biological roles as mere transmitters of randomly segregating and recombination genetic material …These ideas are admittedly hard to grasp, especially when they come face to face with our long-conditioned proclivities towards personal possessiveness regarding our ancestry and future descendants (Jensen, 1973. Pg. 10)
This is the type of scientific-ideological — it’s difficult to characterize it as it’s a mishmash of both– anti-racism that one would expect from a diehard “anti-racist,” not a “scientific racist” — were we not living in an inverted world.