The July/August issue of Yale's alumni magazine had an alumni note—one of those little message-board-style missives that lets all your classmates know what you've been up to—that caught Ben Smith's eye. It's from Sam Taylor, class of '73:
Did you know that one of your classmates is officially considered a "hate-monger" by the Southern Poverty Law Center? I believe this is a first for Yale. You can judge for yourself whether I am a "hater" if you read my just-released book, White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century.
Yet another first for a world-class university. Did you hear Chad won a Pulitzer? Buffy's in the Speaker's office and has two darling little girls. And Sam is a very prominent white supremacist!
Taylor, who writes under the name Jared Taylor, is the editor of American Renaissance magazine and has indeed been labeled a "racist colonialist" by the SPLC because he runs a racist magazine, hosts racist conferences, and argued that Hurricane Katrina exposed the "Africa in our midst, that utterly alien Africa of road-side corpses, cruelty, and anarchy that [we] thought could never wash up on our shores."
An inquiry to Yale Alumni Magazine as to why it's letting a racist flog his racist book in its pages hasn't been returned.