In a culture hyper-sensitive to racial issues, anti-white racism is the one prejudice that often goes unnoticed. According to Claremont Institute senior fellow Jeremy Carl, it's the only publicly acceptable form of racism in modern, progressive America.

To highlight the issue's pervasiveness, Carl recently wrote the hit book "The Unprotected Class: How Anti-White Racism is Tearing America Apart." On Wednesday, he joined "1819 News: The Podcast" to delve deeper into the topic.

As a white man, Carl said he had been asked why he felt the need to write the book instead of letting a black author with similar thoughts on the subject.

"I felt it was really important to say that white people need to be able to speak for themselves without apology and to advocate for their own legitimate interests as Americans without any apology," he said. "And so that was why I kind of tossed that aside. I knew there'd be consequences."

The book has sold quite well, Carl said, outperforming his yearly goal in a matter of weeks. However, the pushback so far from the left has been minimal as they try to ignore it altogether.

"[T]hey really don't want to have this conversation," he said. "Or if they want to have it, they want to have it with some guy who's breathing fire and making kind of outrageous claims, and they can just point and say, 'Ah, here's this crazy white supremacist.' That's the opponent that they want.

"They don't want the guy who's written a very even-handed book that's kind of very easy to read, but it's also very academically robust. I've got almost a thousand references in this book. I don't go around and scream or say things beyond what the facts are. I just let them speak for themselves. That's not the book the left is eager to take on."

Of the many things discussed in his book — from the artificial Native American baby boom to anti-white policies' negative impact on the workplace, healthcare and the military — Carl said debunking the myth of "white flight" was the most "subversive."

"I basically argue that white flight was the only form of ethnic cleansing in which victims were blamed," he said.

He acknowledged that certain "unethical real estate practices" contributed to the problem, but for most people who moved, race had nothing to do with it.

"I'm not trying to say that, oh, there was no white racism, you know, back in X time. Obviously, that'd be a very silly statement," he continued. "… People didn't want to leave communities that they'd been in and their families had been in for decades or, in some cases, centuries. But what often happened, unfortunately, in these areas is as they integrated, crime went through the roof, schools collapsed in quality or safety, and it just became untenable for people to continue to live there. And so those who could, got out."

Carl lays out a 12-step plan in his book to counter anti-white racism, including reforming civil rights laws, which he said currently, the "benefits are being far outweighed by the cost;" abolishing diversity, equity and inclusion programs at all levels, including affirmative action; and reducing immigration to net-zero and deporting illegal aliens.

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