National Review, an online and magazine publication, has fired one of its authors this weekend over a racial column he wrote.
Entitled, “The Talk: Nonblack Version”, Derbyshire shares some of the advice he gave his children in response to Trayvon’s shooting.
Some of his lessons, he included, were “Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally”. People have criticized the article for being racist. Some of his other lessons include:
(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.
National Review’s editor Rich Lowry released a statement Saturday evening explaining the why they fired Derbyshire:
Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream,” or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative.
Read more of why Derbyshire was fired at nationalreview.com