John Derbyshire Was Right: Rainy Sunday Edition
Apr 28th, 2012 by Unamused
Item 10h from John Derbyshire’s infamous “The Talk: Nonblack Version” (which is the reason he no longer writes for the long-declining, increasingly irrelevant “conservative” magazine National Review):
(10) [W]hile always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
A small sample of the hysterical responses
Let’s not overthink this: John Derbyshire is a racist.
Well, Ta-Nehisi Coates is obviously in no position to overthink anything.
Once in a while, I read something and think: Please, Lord, tell me that this is a joke. Please, please tell me that a human being did not actually think these things and, worse yet, think to write them down.
Note to logic-impaired leftists: eye-rolling technically does not constitute a rebuttal.
a perfect example of why Australia needs racial vilification laws
a lot of tired racist stereotyping under the guise of “public safety” for white people
Public safety for non-White people, but “public safety” for White people. Anti-racism is anti-White.
He even suggests they should tell their children to avoid helping black people in distress
Another note to logic-impaired leftists: Derbyshire’s advice is not obviously or necessarily or a priori wrong, as it would be if he had said: “You should both avoid helping black people and not avoid helping black people.”
telling your children not to help people in distress based on their skin color… is downright crazy talk
CRAZY?! I’LL SHOW YOU CRAZY!
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.
Yes, you are.
Why Derbyshire was right
Here is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t “act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress” — even if they’re 14-year-old girls. From Orangeburg County, South Carolina: “Teen girls plead guilty in carjacking case” (April 27).
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announces two 14-year-old girls pled guilty in Family Court Thursday to Sunday’s carjacking at Ashley and Mingo Streets.
Ravenell explains “The 21-year-old victim was giving the two girls, she did not know, a ride on Sunday evening because it was raining. After stopping at a house, one of the suspects got out of the vehicle to knock on the door. When that suspect returned, she pulled the victim out of the vehicle, threw her on the ground and kneed her in the head. The suspect got into the victim’s vehicle and drove off. Officers located the stolen vehicle on Tuesday near the intersection of Bramble Lane and Bonneville Drive in a wooded area. The suspects have been detained since Tuesday at the Department of Juvenile Justice on charges of carjacking, assault and battery – third degree, and driving without a license.”
Of course, the races of the victim and perpetrators aren’t given. But the carjacking occurred at the intersection of Ashley and Mingo, and the car was left near the intersection of Bramble and Bonneville. Both are located in Brookdale, Orangeburg. Brookdale is 98% Black. Black people are more criminal than White people. Criminal gangs are rarely multiracial. Therefore, the perpetrators were both Black.
We don’t know if the carjacking victim was a Brookdale resident or just passing through. That she offered the teens a ride suggests she was a resident and thus probably Black, but there are a couple of reasons to think she may have been White.
- She actually offered a ride to two Black people she didn’t know, even though she was a 21-year-old woman. Non-White people don’t suffer from White guilt and aren’t paralyzed with fear of being called “racist,” so they don’t feel the need to take huge risks like this young woman did.
- She was carjacked and beaten up by two Black women. In general, Black violent offenders prefer White victims over victims of any other race.
In any case, John Derbyshire was right. This goes for everyone — White, Black, Asian, whatever — but especially White people. Please, for your own sake, think real hard before you act the Good Samaritan to Black people in apparent distress.