A mixed race person in the comments has an opinion on HBD:
I’ve become more receptive to the HBD position lately. The idea of innate racial differences certainly troubles me in some respects, but it’s intriguing to think that ancestral origins affect your personality and behavior in a fundamental way.
I agree that with him that HBD is interesting intellectually, but let’s not fool ourselves about this stuff.
The whole problem with HBD is that 95% of the people involved in it are on the Right, typically the extremely hard Right. In a word, they are reactionaries. Left or liberal HBD types nearly do not even exist. As HBD grows, all it does is feed the Right. Sure, there is truth in it, but it’s a disaster for us on the Left, because everyone that gets into HBD is on the Right, and HBD seems to drive the Right forward. So there is nothing in HBD for those of us on the Left. It may as well not even exist.
Those on the Right are using HBD to play into their reactionary agenda. The purpose it to shout that niggers ain’t got no brains, and the reason niggers act like niggers is due to their genes. Therefore, niggers are hopeless, and all social spending on them, including trying to educate them, it utterly useless.
Since HBD “proves” that niggers are no good, worthless, stupid and evil, and nothing can change that, there are only a few sensible things that follow from that: Whites need to be separated from the niggers. And since it’s proven that niggers are biologically inferior workers, the only thing it’s reasonable to do is to legalize discrimination against these proven inferiors.
Most HBD is directed at Blacks, and the whole movement bristles with contempt for them.
To some extent, Hispanics and other Browns – the beaners – are tossed in with the niggers.
Even if HBD true, there’s nothing in it for Blacks. In fact, it’s one of the most Black-hostile movements out there. It’s possible to have a liberal or Left take on HBD, but people, especially White Americans, are not rational or mature enough to do that, so as belief in HBD grows, it will only feed the Right and raise the possibility of increased racism towards Blacks, possibly even de jure racism.
The big lie is that HBD proponents are only interested in the truth and only interested in uncovering uncomfortable scientific facts. But that’s a great, big, huge, gigantic lie.
All, or almost all, of these HBD punks have an agenda, and it’s an ugly one. They are almost all using HBD to drive their reactionary rightwing agenda here in the US. Most of them are driven by extreme hatred of Blacks and to a lesser extent Browns and not by some dispassionate search for the truth. They are using HBD to try to slash or eliminate social spending in the US (after all, all social spending goes to niggers and beaners, and no Whites use these programs).
They are also using HBD to drive White nationalism and White separatism and lesser forms of that, like bringing back legalized discrimination against non-Whites, particularly Blacks.
HBD is frankly intellectual warfare against Blacks in particular and to a lesser extent Browns. Blacks and Browns ought to be extremely wary of this stuff.