Racist John Derbyshire Writes Most Racist Article Possible, Pegged to Trayvon Martin Case

Yesterday political web magazine Taki's Magazine published a stunning work of overt racism by John Derbyshire, a man so racist (and sexist) that even his colleagues at the National Review think he sucks. In Taki, Derbyshire offers the "nonblack version" of "the talk" that some black parents say they give to their children, warning them how to survive in a racist world.

Derbyshire's "talk" is a bullet-point list of every racist thought he's ever had about how dumb and dangerous black people are. Come, bear witness to the hideous monstrosity that is John Derbyshire's deeply racist mind:

(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.

I'm not saying white people should accost John Derbyshire and shoot him with guns in his white neighborhood, then refuse to assist him when he lies in a state of "apparent distress," until he dies. Just that it'd be ironic.

(Seriously, don't do that.)

(11) The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percentof 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 baffling—how can such an ill-conceived work of unadultered racism exist in an ostensibly modern magazine? So racist it would make more sense at a Klan rally than in a publication funded by an eccentric cocaine-addicted socialite?

Derbyshire goes on to explain that, in a "pool of forty million," there is a handful of "intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (I'll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.)" You must seek out IWSBs because they offer "an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice."

How can John Derbyshire even have a career? [Taki Mag, Observer, Pageviews]