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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com My readers all know about New York City's Communist mayor Bill de Blasio. Those of you in the great windswept spaces west of the Hudson River are probably much less familiar with Mayor de Blasio's wife, a black lady named Chirlane McCray. Ms. McCray is... Read More
Regular readers of VDARE will be familiar with what Steve Sailer calls The World's Most Important Graph. That's the one that shows the U.N. population projections, by region, through the end of this century. If that's The World's Most Important Graph, I hereby nominate David Becker's "Global distribution of national IQs from psychometric measurements and... Read More
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Earlier: Organized African Illegals Storm Pantheon In France, Two Days Before Bastille Day The Panthéon is a grand 18th-century building in Paris where notable French people have been interred since the Revolution. Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are there; so are mathematicians Lagrange and Condorcet, novelists Victor Hugo and Émile Zola, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie,... Read More
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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com It's been amusing to see so many commentators grumbling that Jussie Smollett got off because he is rich and famous. [The hoax is on us: Smollett exemplifies celebrity justice, by Jonathan Turley, The Hill, March 27, 2019] Smollett is not actually all that rich or all... Read More
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February is, of course, Black History Month. So far, just one week in, the reminders are piling up. I have logged the following outrages that have black Americans cowering in fear in their tarpaper shacks. Ralph Northam, the white Democratic Governor of Virginia, appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook either in blackface, or in... Read More
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White privilege, black privilege, you can argue those terms back and forth all day long. I'll give you my take on those precise terms some other time. What, it seems plain to me, exists in plain sight beyond any trace of doubt, is mulatto privilege. If you're just a little bit black — I think... Read More
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Here's a story from across the pond, a story about negrolatry. Don't reach for your dictionary; I just made that word up. And yes, to you pedants: I mixed Latin and Greek together. So sue me. You get the idea, anyway. Here I'm working the late Larry Auster's theme that to guilty white liberals, blacks... Read More
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Jason Riley writes for the Wall Street Journal, often very sensibly but sometimes not:
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It’s the blecks (1): Guns. My biggest email bag of the month came after I hypothesized, in the March 23rd Radio Derb, that the enthusiasm white Americans display for owning guns, unusualamong Western nations, is connected to the other distinctive thing about our country: the presence in it, from the beginning, of a large black... Read More
Amy Wax, a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania is now being subjected to a SECOND Two Minutes Hate by our Emerging Totalitarian Left.
I got a smile or two out of this March 14th piece in Scientific American, title: Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? Subtitle: “Research suggests it’s largely because they’re anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market and beset by racial fears.” [By Jeremy Adam Smith,March 14,... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in 2015.
The Extraordinary Case of Macklin Fleming and Affirmative Action
Here’s another much-too-long delay featuring Lee Jussim. Last year, Jussim and another social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt—Hai
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Several listeners to last week’s podcast took exception to my casual dismissing of the idea of racial separation—see “Taking A Knee”—Is Racial Separation The Answer? I had said that separation is no more feasible now than it was in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln urged it on the freedmen leaders he’d invited to the White House.... Read More
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Genuflecting is in the news—football players, mainly black ones, “taking a knee” during pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The most recent example, from this Sunday: teams kneeling before the anthem, and being booed anyway–NFL fans booed players for kneeling before national anthem and standing for it | NFL players tried to show support for... Read More
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On Radio Derb recently I have been promoting a theme of “academic nationalism.” Higher education, I have argued, is a precious resource; and our own citizens should have first call on it. As I observed in the February 17th podcast: I enlarged on this theme March 17th, commenting on an article in The Economist’s bimonthly... Read More
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The long (16,600 words) goodbye. For a black view of Obama as he departs the presidential stage, you might be moved to try the article by Ta-Nehisi Coatesin the current (Jan./Feb. 2017) issue of The Atlantic. [My President Was Black] If you are so moved, best set aside an hour for the reading: Coates’ piece... Read More
The Cedar Rapids Sweet Corn Festival: When you see these reports, ask \"What COLOR boy?\"
This week we saw some more fruits of Midwestern Nice. By a pleasant concinnity, the scene was Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, right up against Wisconsin’s 1st, where Paul Ryan, the Dark Lord of Midwestern Nice, crushed his enemies in last week’s primary. Those two Congressional Districts are considerably different. District 1, Paul Ryan’s, is 91... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in November. Credit: VDare.com.
Living as a white guy in America after having grown up elsewhere, I must say, I don’t see much ill-will towards blacks among my fellow whites. There are traces of it, I know; I read the comment threads. The vast majority of white Americans, however, wish no harm to blacks, nor any restriction of their... Read More
There was great enthusiasm at the time about both book and mini-series. I’ll confess: I was caught up in that enthusiasm. I hadn’t been in the U.S.A. very long. I hadn’t shaken off my
A photograph buzzing around the internet this week shows sixteen black andmulatto female West Point cadets, in uniform, posing with their fists raised in an apparent tribute to the Black Lives Matter Soros-funded anarchist group.
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There have been some later developments in the storm-in-an-academic-teacup over Williams College President Adam Falk [Email him] canceling a talk I was invited to give to the “Uncomfortable Learning” student group. The National Association of Scholars
"The National Question: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity In the 21st Century"
[As reported here last week, I was scheduled to speak to a student group at Williams College in Massachusetts on Monday, February 22nd. However, the President of Williams College, Adam Falk [Email him] , banned me from his campus on the grounds that I am a speaker of “hate speech.” For updates, check out the... Read More
Radio Derb is on the air–go here to play it, or download the MP3. Excerpt: In last week’s podcast I opined in reference to the Superbowl halftime show that, quote, “The nation’s appetite for anti-white propaganda seems … to be well-nigh bottomless,” end quote. Later in the same segment I confessed that what mainly got... Read More
From the Superbowl to South Carolina, the appetite for anti-White propaganda seems to be well-nigh bottomless. Or at least Thunder-Thighed. Lead singer in this year’s Superbowl half-time show was Beyoncé. Formerly Beyoncé Knowles, which used to get my attention because my mother was aKnowles. I guess Beyoncé and I are related at some level—Hi, cousin!... Read More
’m going to bundle up three stories here, and hypothesize that perhaps they represent a trend: America is edging its way back to segregation—led by blacks. First story. Last week I mentioned the excellent website CampusReform.org,which does great work exposing the absurdities of Political Correctness in our colleges. Here’s another one from them, dated January... Read More
As if Donald Trump wasn’t doing enough to make goodwhite liberals sputter and swoon, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia set off another spasm of PC outrage on Wednesday last week.
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A few days ago, I had the honor of sitting at a dinner gathering across the table from James Watson, the world’s greatest living geneticist, joint winner of theNobel Prize for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule. It was a private gathering so I’m not offering any specifics. But I can report that Dr.... Read More
Black Football Players Commit Mayhem And Burglary, Treated Better Than Chanting Whites
Well, that’s been a depressing few days, hasn’t it? Have you been watching the pictures on TV? Howling mobs of blacks throwing bottles; overturned cars; stores looted and burned; police in riot gear watching passively; black faces contorted with rage; furrowed-brow white liberals excusing, explaining. It’s all too drearily familiar, isn’t it? Newark and Detroit;... Read More
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See also: The Talk: Nonblack Version , Taki’s Magazine, April 3, 2012 and The Defenestration of Derb At the gathering of the Dissident Right group H.L. Mencken Club last weekend I overheard two attendees in conversation both refer to themselves as “stone-kickers.” I didn’t interrupt to pursue etymologies with them, but I assume the derivation... Read More
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The news of Maya Angelou’s passing arrived just as I was bracing myself to write something about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ big cover story inAtlantic arguing that the U.S.A. should pay reparations to American blacks. [The Case for Reparations, May 21, 2014] Well … that’s not actually what Coates is arguing. Of the 57 occurrences of the... Read More
Reading up on the Ukraine in order to say something about it onRadio Derb, I checked the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2013 compiled by the think tank Transparency International. The CPI ranks 175 nations by how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. Ukraine came in at 144, tied with Cameroon, the Central... Read More
One of the commonest criticisms of my infamous April 2012 TakiMag article “The Talk: Nonblack Version” concerned my admonition number 10h: This was, said the critics, un-citizenly and un-Christian. I responded in my follow-up piece that: Later, writing a web page about the fuss the article generated, I further commented that: The misfortunes you can... Read More
As the author of the notorious essay The Talk—which was, lest we forget, a truthful satire of various lying claims by blacks that they have to warn their children about white cops— I’ve naturally been thinking about what to write when the MSM inevitably calls for my views, now that I have been vindicated by,... Read More
My video clip of the week, perhaps the year, is this one of Vincent Stewart, a/k/a/ Reverend X, preaching God’s Word. The whole thing is 13 minutes, but here’s a flavor: (1m26s, responding to a phone-in caller): Repeat it after me, bitch. I come in the name of Jesus by the power of the Holy... Read More
We’ve been hearing a lot about “White Privilege” recently. My question: what about “Black Privilege”? “White Privilege” is not as new an idea as you’d think: Ngram tracks it back to the 1950s, though the frequency curve didn’t turn sharply upwards until the end of the 1980s. Possibly the concept of White Privilege escaped from... Read More
My August 29th column on the effort by Tim Wise to explain away the great imbalances in inter-racial crime stats brought in a lot of email. I’m going to give over a column to dealing with some of the issues raised by readers. Inter-racial crime: The context. It’s hard to overstate the degree to which... Read More
In last week’s Radio Derb I uttered some unkind words about Oprah Winfrey. The week before that, in a VDARE column, I had been uncharitable about the movie Ms. Winfrey has been so vigorously promoting recently and in which she takes a leading role. The movie’s called The Butler and tells the story of a... Read More
Back in 1982 a faction of Lebanese Arabs massacred Palestinian Arabs at two refugee camps in Beirut. The Israeli army, in the neighborhood at the time, was accused of turning a blind eye to the killings. Hearing of this, Menachem Begin famously muttered: “Goyim kill goyim, and they blame the Jews.” Hence my title. NAM... Read More
Some listeners to the Alan Colmes radio show on Friday want to know where I get my figures on interracial crime. From the Department of Justice website, that`s where. For purposes of argumentation, the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is best, as it is compiled only from victim reports, whether or not the police and... Read More
Of all the comments I read during the brouhaha over my April 5th Taki’s Mag column, one in particular stuck in my mind. I forgot to bookmark it and can’t recall where I read it, so I’m working from memory here. The gist was: I think it’s a good point. An American or a Brit... Read More
Goodness, what a fuss! The topic here is of course my Taki’s Mag column of last week, which has brought me worldwide fame, though no doubt only for the proverbial fifteen minutes. The first and most essential thing to record here is heartfelt, down-on-my-knees-hugging-yours gratitude: • Thanks to the hundreds of readers who have emailed... Read More
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Teach your children well.
There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her... Read More
I haven't, ever, read many things more depressing than this GQ piece about the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas. You may recall the story. It surfaced earlier this year. The March 8 edition of the New York Times reported on "a roundup over the last month of 18 young men and... Read More
And what does being good at politics mean?
Reading Seth Forman's book American Obsession: Race and Conflict in the Age of Obama, I got to the part in Chapter 5 about the 2009 incident in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when major-league professional black guy Henry Louis Gates was arrested trying to break into his own house. Seth Forman points out that: "At the time of... Read More
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The 2012 general election will, we are told by numerous pundits, be exceptionally "bitter" and "divisive." I guess what they mean is that our Great National Neurosis (GNN) — you know the one I'm talking about — will be on full display. With a deeply unsuccessful and increasingly unpopular black president defending his incumbency, it's... Read More
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About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.