Race Denial Costs Lives

On May 27, a 34-year-old black male named

Derrick Todd Lee
was arrested in Atlanta for the
serial murders of five women in Baton Rouge, LA, between
September, 2001 and last March. Mr. Lee will be tried
for the murders in due course, but how he was captured
tells us something important about the realities of race
and how much the liberal pseudo-science that denies that
reality can cost us. Predictably, most of the national
media have ignored the story.

A recent Public Broadcasting Service series

tried to claim
that race is merely a "human
invention," a

social construct
, and therefore that you cannot
detect race from

genetic evidence
such as DNA.

As I argued in a

recent column
, the liberal-to-left-wing
pseudo-scientists who make such claims are lying, for
the purpose of bolstering the anti-white policies they
favor and to salvage the notion that differences between
the races are really the result of the

"social environment"
(especially "white

If race is merely a "social construct," then indeed
you could not identify a person`s race by examining his
DNA, any more than you could tell what language he
speaks, what his religion is, or which baseball team he
likes. All those preferences really are "social
constructs" that do not exist in nature.

But race is real, which is how they caught Derrick
Todd Lee. Authorities identified his race from a DNA
sample connected to one of the victims, and that led
them to suspect Mr. Lee as the killer. They already had
a sample of his own DNA that he had given voluntarily
during the investigation of another murder in the area.

But for months the manhunt for the killer who was
terrorizing Baton Rouge

on white males – mainly because an FBI

"behavioral profile"
suggested the killer was white.
More than

600 white men
had their

cheeks swabbed
for DNA samples by the police, and
there was a minor dust-up about the legitimacy of such
"racial profiling" of whites. (Note it was "minor";

racial profiling

only when used to identify


But not until February of this year did the local law
enforcement task force investigating the four known
murders in Baton Rouge give the killer`s DNA to
DNAPrint Genomics
, a company in Florida that
specializes in using genetic evidence to identify
criminal suspects.

Within weeks the CEO of the company, Tony Frudakis,
identified the race of the killer as being

"85 percent Sub-Saharan African and 15 percent Native

So much for the FBI

"behavioral profile."

By March 21, the truth had sunk in to the task force.
It called a news conference to announce that the public
should not assume the killer was white after all.

They wouldn`t say why.

It may not be important for the outcome of the
investigation, which soon culminated in Mr. Lee`s
identification, but it`s pretty clear why. Any public
employee saying a scientific test shows the reality of
race would lose his job and career, regardless of how
many murderers he caught.

Yet it`s still not entirely clear exactly when the
task force obtained a DNA sample from the unknown killer
and, if they had one earlier than last February (by
which time four of the five known victims had died), why
they didn`t approach Mr. Frudakis` firm before then?

It may be they were still relying on the FBI profile
and various witness accounts of white males seen near
the sites of the murders. It may also be they insisted
on walking down those blind alleys because they either
were afraid to look at the genetic reality of race or
had themselves

come to believe in the pseudo-science
that denies
race exists.

Mr. Frudakis says "he aggressively courted the
task force, sending a representative to meet State
Police Crime Lab personnel at a forensics conference in
Chicago earlier,"
the Baton Rouge Advocate

last week
, and the Associated Press quotes him as
saying "his company`s test result led investigators
to pay more attention to leads involving blacks than to
other leads, and `that is why the case was solved two
months after we ran the test for them.`"

He gave the task force his company`s findings
"within a week,"
and by the end of May, the suspect
was in custody.

That`s great, but if the task force had consulted his
firm earlier, several lives might have been saved.

Had the task force relied on the ace scientists
interviewed in the PBS series, the killer would still be
at large and the cops would still be scraping the cheeks
of white men.  

That`s why racial pseudo-science contributes to

It`s also why the frauds who make up the
pseudo-science, poison the public mind with it, and now
dominate universities and the media ought to be booted
out of both.



[Sam Francis [email
him] is a nationally syndicated columnist. A selection
of his columns,

America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
, is now available

Americans For Immigration Control