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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3 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.

  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:

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/john-derbyshire-who-are-we-the-dissident-right

    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.

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

  3. thanks for sharing this, very insightful.

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