Racism I Found Today: Non-Black Version of “The Talk”

I’m late hearing about this terrible and blatantly racist article.  It’s written as a response to recent articles about “the talk” that black parents have with their kids, especially Black Boys, in light of the Trayvon Martin murder.  Clutch summed it up very well…

“National Review’s John Derbyshire says there is a talk that non-black Americans have with their children about race too. Derbyshire wrote about this in his post The Talk: Non-Black Version where he describes the racist views that he has instilled in his own children.

The outrageous content of his blog has many calling for him to be fired.

Here are 9 points he shares that every White parent should tell their children:

  • Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
  • Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
  • 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).
  • Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
  • If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
  • Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
  • Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
  • Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
  • If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.”

In my opinion, the most horrible point he makes in the article is…

(11) The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black. These differences show in every test of general cognitive ability that anyone, of any race or nationality, has yet been able to devise. They are reflected in countless everyday situations. “Life is an IQ test.”

It’s ridiculous.   To talk about IQs in this way makes him sound like a 1920s eugenicist.  It’s Asinine.  Big word for a black person. Yeah, I know.  If I was crazy enough to really entertain some hard facts and numbers from this writer, they would have tp come paired with empirical research on the impact of institutional racism, failing schools, low expectations, etc.  He states this point like it’s a fact.  For the link “in every test” he links to his own website like he is a scholar on the subject.    The URL has Opinion in the string (http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/HumanSciences/upennlaw.html#gaps) because it’s just that.  His personal racist opinion.  No one should take this writer seriously.

Anyway, this is the most racist thing I’ve seen…today.

Note: “Derbyshire’s editor at the conservative publication National ReviewRich Lowry, described the piece as “appalling.”[17] On April 7, Lowry announced that Derbyshire had been dismissed from National Review: “We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise. So there has to be a parting of the ways.”[18]” – source


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8 Responses to Racism I Found Today: Non-Black Version of “The Talk”

  1. Daniel Greene

    Lately the racists have really been harping on the idea that blacks, on average, are not as intelligent as whites. However, I believe the more salient issue is not whether this is true, it’s that subconsciously many blacks believe this to be actually true. I once asked a friend how she did on the MCAT (medical school admissions test) and she said she was told that she scored well for a black person, and she seemed very happy with this fact. I went ballistic and told her that nobody wants the best black doctor, they simply want the best doctor of any color. Way too often we blacks feel intellectually inferior or intimidated by whites and settle for being in the vicinity of white achievement because we don’t believe we can ever actually match or exceed whites intellectually. Often true achievement is attained not from IQ alone, but from working hard. Unfortunately, this is the key trait too many of us are lacking. Furthermore, in the era of globalization, white Americans are no longer the standard bearers for excellence. This means that if blacks intend to be relevant in the distant future we need to stop comparing ourselves to whites and focus more on being the best human beings we can possibly be in all areas of life.

    • Beavis

      Furthermore, in the era of globalization, white Americans are no longer the standard bearers for excellence


  2. Derbyshire’s version of “The Talk” is one of the biggest pieces of racist trash I’ve read in awhile. After being justifiably fired by The National Review, he was hired by the VDARE website. Get a load of his defense of white supremacy:


    By the way, I just discovered your blog. I noticed your last post was in April. Hopefully you haven’t given up blogging because I’ve enjoyed the posts I’ve read so far.

    diversityink.blogspot.com (now known as Progressive Soup)

  3. thanks for sharing this, very insightful.

  4. Jon

    As a non-black living in a black city, I can attest to the truth of every-single-one of Derbyshire’s admonishments. They’re all true. E-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e o-n-e. Are they racist? Yes. The truth is racist. The only one that I can’t attest to, personally, is the black politician advice. Non-blacks in black cities quickly learn the truth of his advice by experience if not through purposeful education like the type that Derbyshire gives his kids.

    Here’s news: just because something is racist doesn’t make it automatically wrong. Adults understand this, especially adult non-blacks who wish not to be hurt by blacks. The thing about political correctness that hurts blacks like yourself is you come to believe that just because an argument is silenced through coercion or force that it means that the argument is won. That’s not true, and intelligent adults don’t believe things just because they are told that they’d better. Why it hurts you is that you come to rely on non-logic and ad-hominems as evidence rather than as the rhetorical fallacies that anyone with an education understands them to be. Furthermore, PC begins to act as direct proof of truth-silencing the longer that it is substituted for debate. You can win the short game with this tactic, but you’ll never win hearts and minds in the long game. The truth will surface, is surfacing, and the PC tactics just create the stage for a more impactful backlash.

    Blacks routinely play the wounded and vulnerable card here to rob and worse. It happens constantly, and mostly it;s done to ask for money, However, sometimes its done to lure non-blacks into a situation where they will be robbed, raped, or murdered. Black mobs are dangerous here. From experience in being victimized by blacks and in reading about the constant violence in my city, everything that Derbyshire says is true is true. Blacks here know it as well.

    The IQ data is also well documented and is absolutely true. Again, the truth IS racist. However, that doesn’t mean that you have a low IQ. The bell curve maxes out for pure Africans at about 130. That’s a high IQ. The median IQ for any race is the average, however. Again, because something is “eugenics” doesn’t mean that it’s “asinine”. You left out your proof. No that I’m interested. I’ve read both sides of the argument ad infinitum and you couldn’t possibly say anything that would be news to me.

    Have fun in your PC fantasy bubble. If you come to my city, be sure to avoid the black areas or don’t at your own risk.

  5. BW

    I saw nothing wrong with derbyshire`s list.I thought it was quite accurate and useful,based on my own experience with blacks.I saw no slurs,no crude language,nothing shocking,just practical advice for whites living in a society populated by blacks made hostile by a controlled media who routinely engages in selective and deceptive reporting on interracial crime.As long as blacks continue to be agitated by the media,academia,black “leaders”,etc.,whites will remain vulnerable to potential black violence and will require guidelines like those provided by mr.derbyshire to protect themselves.

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  7. Jefferson

    Can you refute any of Mr. Derbyshire’s points and statistics?
    His views may be considered racist, unpopular and offensive. However, are they untrue?

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