National Review Writer Pens Amazingly Racist Blog in Response to Trayvon Martin

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The Talk: Nonblack Version
by John Derbyshire

What was that?

You want to know the response of National Review — the flagship conservative publication in America — after learning that one of its writers penned an overtly racist piece — albeit on another site?

I’m glad you asked.

Rich Lowry posted the following essay: paragraph: sentence:

Needless to say, no one at National Review shares Derb’s appalling view of what parents supposedly should tell their kids about blacks in this instantly notorious piece here .

Two words: Amazing tepidness.

To his credit, in a tweet, Ramesh Ponnuru said he does not want to be associated with someone who would write something so racist:

Jonah Goldberg also sent the following tweet:


Do you need me to explain further as to why the Democratic Party has a stranglehold on the black vote?


National Review fired Derbyshire after the huge backlash on Twitter and on the web. My faith in National Review — one of the homes of responsible conservatism — has now been restored!