Derbyshire in His Own Words

Ta-Nehisis Coates quotes John Derbyshire:

I am a homophobe, though a mild and tolerant one, and a racist, though an even more mild and tolerant one.

Coates seems to think this establishes something about how unsavoury a character Derbyshire is, but what it really shows is that Derbyshire is a reflective and honest person. Because anyone who claims to be entirely free of prejudice is stupid or dishonest or both.


One thought on “Derbyshire in His Own Words

  1. Bingo. Spot on; everyone has prejudices; the difference between intellectuals of the right, as opposed to those on the left, is honest self-examination / introspection, as Derb exemplifies.

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