By: Taren Vaughan
Conservative publication columnist tells white children to stay away from black people? Although some people are still trying to argue that the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case was not related to race, there are those who firmly believe the only reason Zimmerman followed Trayvon the night of the fatal incident was not because Trayvon was tearing up the neighborhood but simply because he was a young black male walking around in a hoodie. The case has initiated numerous discussions and debates about racism in America and has even led to President Obama speaking out on the trial verdict.
We all know racism is still very much alive and well in our country and black people are continuing to be racially profiled on a regular basis. While some people tend to sugarcoat their thoughts about other races in order to not come off as being offensive, a columnist for top conservative publication National Review let his feelings about black people be known as the individual published a column warning young white children to stay far away from black people, ThinkProgress reports:
Victor Davis Hanson, a scholar of military history and longtime National Review foreign affairs columnist, has a habit of dipping his toes into racially uncomfortable water.
His column today, however, directly echoes the now-infamous piece by self-described “race-realist” John Derbyshire that National Review deemed a firing offense. Derbyshire’s TakiMag piece, the conceit of which was that the author was giving a white equivalent of “The Talk” that black parents give their children about racism, included gems like “avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally,” “stay out of heavily black neighborhoods,” and “if accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.”
The thrust of Hanson’s argument — black men are criminals and you should stay away from them, my son — is largely indistinguishable from Derbyshire’s. “Be careful if a group of black youths approaches you,” Hanson quoted his father as saying before a move to San Francisco. “After some first-hand episodes with young African-American males,” he continued, “I offered a similar lecture to my own son.”