It is certainly one of the great ironies of history to see anti-liberals arguing for toleration of heretical opinions and self described liberals arguing for “racial vilification laws” to crush freedom of thought:
“If there was ever a perfect example of why Australia needs racial vilification laws it would have to be John Derbyshire’s article advising his children to avoid African Americans.”
Nothing is what it seems to be anymore.
The term “liberalism” doesn’t reflect the substance of “liberalism.” The term “conservatism” doesn’t reflect the substance of “conservatism.” “Christianity” doesn’t reflect the substance of “Christianity” anymore.
“Derbyshire’s article is out there and it will do harm. I asked the question about how an African American child would feel if they read it because as someone who works in a university I know that success in education depends greatly on confidence. Amongst other things, Derbyshire’s article is designed to insult, intimidate and very seriously dent the confidence of any African American.
Confidence is crucial in the context of education. Students go through vulnerable periods during their development in high school and at university. How they perform during these times can often be a reflection of their self-esteem.”
I spent a good ten minutes laughing at that one: Derb has singlehandedly crippled the intelligence of African-Americans. He’s been a naughty, naughty boy!