Getting Serious About White Deviance: An Open Letter to the Pioneer Fund

To the Pioneer Fund:

With great excitement, I recently discovered your organization's work for the betterment of mankind, through the applied science of racial research. As someone who has been investigating the disproportionately pathological tendencies of persons of European descent -- whites in the popular vernacular -- imagine my delight upon reading your Charter, which notes:

"The Pioneer Fund is committed to the proposition that people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds are, on the basis of heredity, inherently unequal and can never be expected to behave or perform equally."

Gentlemen, I couldn't have said it better; and given our mutual interest in racial differences, I feel certain you will be intrigued by my funding proposal.

Just as your group has lavishly financed those whose work demonstrates the intellectual deficiencies of blacks, so too is it critical to examine the reasons for the disproportionate drug use, binge drinking, and propensity for serial murder that are the hallmarks of the Caucasian population.

Although it has long been known that roughly 90 percent of serial killers in modern history have been white, only recently has evidence emerged to illuminate the epidemic of substance abuse in the white community.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, whites are 11 percent more likely to have used drugs than blacks and 25 percent more likely to have done so than Hispanics.

What's more, recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Household Drug Abuse Survey indicates:

-- White high schoolers are 4.5 times more likely than blacks to have used cocaine; 3.6 times more likely to have gotten high using inhalants, like paint fumes or Liquid Paper; twice as likely as blacks to have used heroin; and six times more likely to have used methamphetamine. In fact, there are more white high school students who have used crystal meth than black students who regularly smoke cigarettes;

-- Whites are 43 percent more likely than blacks to drink alcohol and 27 percent more likely to binge drink than blacks (consuming five or more drinks at a time), with white youth more than twice as likely as black youth to binge;

-- Whites are 74 percent more likely than blacks to binge drink regularly (at least five times monthly), and white youth are three times as likely to do so;

-- In fact, there are more whites who binge drink at least once a month than there are blacks in the entire U.S. population!

And finally:

-- According to a private study, white college students consume three times more alcoholic beverages weekly than black students, are 65 percent more likely to drink to the point of being hungover, and 71 percent more likely to drink 'till they puke.

What's more, these white behaviors put others at substantial risk:

-- Whites are almost twice as likely as blacks to drive drunk, and 15 percent more likely to do so than Hispanics;

-- Whites between 12-17, are 34 percent more likely than black youth to have sold drugs in the past year;

-- The annual cost of white alcohol and drug abuse is approximately $200 billion in escalated health care and law enforcement expenditures, as well as lost productivity;

-- White males are 24 percent more likely than black males to have carried a weapon in the last thirty days; and white males in high school are twice as likely as their black counterparts to bring a weapon to school.

Could these overwhelmingly consistent examples of white pathology be mere coincidence? Or might they indicate a genetic predisposition to such harmful activities? Surely, the latter possibility is strong enough to warrant a massive research effort to get to the bottom of these phenomena.

Of course, the liberals will insist there are environmental explanations for white drug and alcohol problems. One can imagine them trying to blame two-earner white families for being too busy with their dot-com startup or landscaping classes at Home Depot to give their children the nurturing needed to resist drugs. But as the Department of Health and Human Services data indicates, white kids are 27 percent more likely than blacks to receive anti-drug information from parents, and 24 percent more likely to receive similar information in school, yet they just can't seem to put down their needles and pipes.

Though some will insist white alcoholism is environmentally-conditioned -- what with happy hour at TGI Friday's and Chili's virtually entrapping white businessmen and soccer moms to get plowed on Micro-Brews and Flaming Margaritas -- in the end, I feel confident that scientific truth will prevail, and whites will be forced to take personal responsibility for their behavior.

As for the methodology I will use to determine if there is a white genetic predisposition to substance abuse, I have written to Phillipe Rushton, of Ontario to ask for his assistance. Since you have generously underwritten Rushton's work on black hypersexuality -- which you'll recall he demonstrated by going to a shopping mall and asking blacks, whites and Asians how far they could ejaculate -- you will no doubt appreciate my desire to include him in this endeavor. I propose that Rushton return to the mall and ask blacks, whites, and Asians how many bong hits they can do without choking, and how many tabs of ecstasy they can take before their eyeballs roll back in their head and they begin to drool.

And with help from the folks at the Genome Project, it should be easy to find not only the substance abuse genes in Caucasian DNA, but also those correlated with other high-risk, mostly white, and I dare say, pathological behaviors, like bunjee-jumping, skydiving, and body-piercing.

Best of all, this research could directly impact public policy. Currently, in part because folks don't know about disproportionate white substance abuse, law enforcement efforts are often foolishly targeted against blacks.

For example, although blacks are 14 percent of drug users, they are 35 percent of those arrested for possession, 55 percent of those convicted, and 75 percent of those incarcerated for drugs. In cities like Baltimore, Columbus and Minneapolis, blacks are anywhere from five to twenty times more likely to be arrested for drugs, though whites are the more likely users.

Even worse, the drug arrest rate for black juveniles has recently climbed by over 75 percent, while for whites it has fallen 34 percent, and black youth are 48 times more likely to be incarcerated for a drug offense than whites with the same record, even though evidence indicates whites will more likely re-offend.

By exposing pathological white substance abuse, my research could lead to a more efficient use of law enforcement dollars: instead of stopping cars driven by blacks, we could set up roadblocks leading into the suburbs, trailer parks, and gated communities where so many white addicts reside.

Sure, some will complain they're being victimized for "Driving While White," but like Dinesh D'Souza says, "rational discrimination applies the logic of predictive evaluation to racial groups," and "is not premised upon assumptions of biological inferiority." In short, it's nothing personal.

Additionally, we could drug test all white college students receiving federal financial aid, and raid their fraternities and sororities, suspending all subsidies to those testing positive for narcotics, or those under 21 who have been drinking.

Unfair? Hardly: as D'Souza continues:

"...rational discrimination...can be fully eradicated only by getting rid of destructive conduct by the group that forms the basis for statistically valid group distinctions. It is difficult to compel people to admire groups, many of whose members do not act admirably."

Although Dinesh was talking about rational discrimination against blacks by taxi drivers, it only seems fair to apply the principle consistently, as I'm sure you'd agree.

Though this research might inadvertently cause prejudice and discrimination against innocent whites, unfairly labeled deviant because of their group's proclivities, the search for truth cannot be suppressed in the name of political correctness: facts are facts, and we must go where they lead, just as those intrepid scholars, Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein did in The Bell Curve, many of whose sources were researchers funded by your courageous organization.

Yes, this is controversial. But my research would be in keeping with a Pioneer tradition, begun in the '30's when your group's founders imported copies of a Nazi propaganda film on race hygiene, for screening by American schools and civic groups.

Just as this film, "Applied Eugenics in Present-Day Germany," demonstrated the folly of spending money to keep the Rhineland's genetic defectives alive, so too could my research demonstrate the waste of pouring money into drug education in mostly white schools: after all, you just can't get through to some people.

It may be that nothing can wean whites from their insatiable appetites for drugs and alcohol. If so, then just as your founder, Wickliffe Draper, once said blacks were "genetically inferior," and "ought to be repatriated to Africa," so too will you surely be brave enough to call for a full-fledged "back to Europe" movement, so as to rid the U.S. of millions of narcotized Caucasian parasites.

As one of your grantees, Richard Lynn says, it might even be necessary to "phase out" inferior cultures: a prospect that might apply to whites if they're unwilling or unable to clean themselves up. Such is the price of progress.

So, I anxiously await your reply to my funding request. I have also contacted the Free Press (which published The Bell Curve and D'Souza's The End of Racism), since they seemed the natural choice to publish my research, once it is ready to appear in book form. I have even proposed a title: either The 'Saved By the Bell' Curve -- named after a Saturday morning television show, popular with white kids (probably because they're stoned) -- or the Bell-Bottom Curve: a satirical reference to the style of pants made popular in the late '60's and early '70's by whites (especially hippies and potheads).

I would appreciate any ideas you may have for the research or the title of this guaranteed best seller. Please respond quickly: the future of our country is at stake.

Sincerely, Tim Wise

Tim Wise is an antiracist educator, organizer and writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be reached at

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