A Harbinger of a Post-Post-Racial Future

Ross Douthat on John Derbyshire:

If we think of racial prejudice as a more diffuse cultural phenomenon, common to almost every society and region where different ethnic groups coexist, then perhaps Derbyshire’s anti-black sentiments—which are the sentiments, not of an aging Lost Cause partisan, but of an English-born, web-savvy world traveler with a Chinese wife—are less of an anachronism and more of a harbinger of a post-post-racial future.