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Internet responds to shockingly racist article, gets the author fired

concealment (2447304) writes | more than 2 years ago

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concealment writes "The remarkably long list of how to teach children to stay safe by avoiding black people goes on for two pages and Derbyshire contends is a true lifesaver. There is no irony or clarification that, perhaps, this is a joke, no matter how much you may want to find a disclaimer after you’re done reading.

The backlash has been so wide as to be as close to universal as a disjointed media can put together.Maureen O’Connor at Gawker fears she fell into some sort of time warp: “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?” At Forbes, Josh Barro argues that, without firing Derbyshire, it is near impossible to take serious any of the National Review‘s commentary on race (he cites in particular an article by Rich Lowry), since they apparently think someone like Derbyshire is worth publishing"

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