White nationalist Paul Ray Ramsey told Colin Robertson, the Scottish white nationalist YouTuber known as “Millennial Woes,” that he enjoyed growing up in the 1980s because he got to attend a high school that “literally had no diversity,” adding that the small minority of black students were inclined to “act white.”
Ramsey appears on YouTube as “Ramzpaul” and uploads content intended to brew sympathies among his more explicitly white nationalist colleagues online. Before the violent Unite the Right white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, Ramsey uploaded a video of himself chanting that white people “will not be replaced,” but he has since deleted the video.
Ramsey appeared for an interview on Robertson’s show on December 15, 2018 as part of Robertson’s annual “Millenniyule” interview series with various people and YouTube personalities who are sympathetic to the far-right. In one part of the interview, Ramsey reflects upon his time growing up in the 1980s and attending a high school that was not “diverse” (by which he meant almost all the students were white).
“The high school I went to literally had no diversity. I mean we had maybe, I don’t know, maybe one or two African-Americans. But the thing is when they’re such a minority like that, they really act white, so they’re basically white themselves,” Ramsey said. “It was a very non-diverse school.”
He later added, “It was a good time. I mean, it wasn’t perfect, but looking back on it was quite nice compared to now. I feel sorry for kids today with what they have to go through.”
During other moments of his chat with Robertson, Ramsey praised the authors of neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer as being “talented,” and said that he wished he had a “homeland.”