To be fair, I can't remember the last time I saw an HBD-type advocate policies that weren't at the very least, kissing cousins with racism.
Wait, wait... you've Godwinned the discussion here.
What is racism? To my mind, a belief in superior and inferior races, such that the inferior serve the superior.
What is HBD? Recognizing the science of the situation, both (a) different abilities and (b) the problem of "diversity."
That's not racism, and calling it a kissing cousin is to deny that in some areas, science and prejudice overlap.
For example, the Dunning-Kruger effect and General Intelligence -- dumb people always fuck up, yet think they're smart.
And then HBD, which is to say that evolution not only branched but went further in some areas than others, mainly because in some environments there wasn't much of a need to evolve.
We're not all equal. We know we live in a dying society built on several myths, including that we're all equal, even though science teaches us otherwise. Well, nothing new -- learning (of which science is a subset) is usually usurping "what everyone knows" (social pressure, of which anti-racisme is a subset). Hell, even the idea that the earth was the center of the universe was socially popular. So was the notion that God existed just for us... the doctrine of equality is no different. Unfortunately, it's the founding mythos of our prole-friendly modern time.
We have to be able to face truth, and later worry about the consequences of facing that truth.
Personally, I don't think they're that big. So I recognize that Africans lack many of the evolutionary advances of Asians, and Asians lack many of the evolutionary advances of Caucasians. No real news there -- that's history and science, if you don't read the politicized stuff. It's no different from having one buddy who's a little crasser or slower than the others. You can treat them well as people, which dispenses with the social fear that is behind anti-racist thought.
But liberalism is based on emotions, and realists, well, we pay attention to cause/effect relationships. Diversity may be a cause that produces effects that are insane. It would join a list of other social illusions, such as that you can sit your kids in front of a TV and not have them be permanently altered by the hours of propaganda they absorb.
People, as individuals, are generally good at 1-3 things. Beyond that, they fuck up. As a group, they find what they have in common, which is fucking up. It takes philosophers and semi-arbitrary knowledge leaders (kings) to fix the fuck ups.
If humanity doesn't start fixing its fuck ups soon, we'll be another species that didn't adapt to its environment and passed into history. And we'll leave a polluted, radioactive globe behind us.
So tell me, Dylar: truth, or social pleasantries? You can pick one but not both.