Are ’80 to 85 percent’ of conservatives racist?
I don’t think so, but, according to World Nut Daily columnist Vox Day, roughly 4 out of 5 commenters on conservative blogs have expressed solidarity with shit-canned National Review columnist John Derbyshire, author of a recent column that could easily be mistaken for a David Duke polemic — only literate. But it’s inarguably racist, as evident in this excerpt where Derbyshire advises his children to:
(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.
That’s about as indefensible as it gets, but, as Day tells Derbyshire, “For the most part, there’s been a tremendous amount of support for you across the right blogosphere, whereas there hasn’t been much defense of Rich Lowry’s position except by the other writers at National Review. I would estimate that 80 to 85 percent of the comments have been running in your favor. I thought that was really striking, because I’m not sure that would have been the case 10 years ago.”
Apparently the WND columnist is encouraged by an increase in racial presumptions. I suppose it’s just a coincidence that the far right website champions birther conspiracies.
Ten years ago, many would’ve called that racist.