Founded in 1990 by Jared Taylor, American Renaissance (AR or AmRen) is a monthly online magazine published by the New Century Foundation which describes itself as a “race-realist, white advocacy organization”. It has been described as a white supremacist publication by several sources, including The Washington Post, Fortune, and the Anti-Defamation League.
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Funded by / Ownership
American Renaissance Magazine is owned and published by the New Century Foundation which is a think tank that promotes pseudo-scientific studies and research that purport to show the inferiority of blacks to whites. The website generates revenue through donations and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, American Renaissance Magazine publishes news that is considered racist and supports white supremacy. A frequent topic on the website is the debunked notion that there is a connection between race and IQ as well as Multiculturalism and the War Against White America. Articles often contain loaded emotional language that attempts to portray African Americans negatively such as: Race, Welfare, and Media Lies and this Race, Crime, and Loathing in Minnesota. They also are very fearful of whites becoming the minority in the USA, through their promotion of the replacement conspiracy, The Great Replacement Is Not a Conspiracy, except it is a conspiracy.
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In general, American Renaissance is a website that promotes white supremacy and is openly racists.
Overall, we rate American Renaissance Questionable based on Extreme Right-Wing Bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as being labeled a hate group by numerous sources. (10/6/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 06/03/2020)