John Derbyshire Fired from National Review for Publishing Racist Article
This guy represents those in America who are directly responsible for racism being constantly promoted generation after generation. Mocking the Blacks who talk to their children about how to deal with the police and situations involving white people, he wrote an article warning Asian and white parents to have a talk with their children regarding ways to avoid Black people. Some of his rants:
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
The above links represent sites with cherry picked facts used to bolster his weak attempt to acquire some degree of credibility for his racist rant. This is the type of guy that is the reason why little white children born not knowing racism will call you racist names. Remember his face, because he will surface somewhere else, possibly publishing under a pen name and supported by like minded individuals.
Kudos to the National Review for firing this guy. Founded by arch-conservative William F Buckley, Jr., the National Review is certainly not a magazine that I would bother with (during the late 1950′s Buckley editorialized in favor of white supremacy). Yet even they seemed to realize the damage a guy like Derbyshire could do to their carefully crafted image of not being racist, just in favor of political positions that consistently result in deleterious outcomes with respect to equality and justice for Blacks. Based on the reasons given for Derbyshire’s termination of employ, the issues was just as much to protect the National Review as it was to denounce his article as something they would never have published. Therefore, while I give them credit for firing this guy, it remains to be seen if they hire him back at a later date.