National Review Fires Columnist for Anti-Black Screed

'Indefensible' column means 'there has to be parting of the ways'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2012 6:31 AM CDT
National Review Fires Columnist for Anti-Black Screed
John Derbyshire was fired yesterday from the "National Review" for a column he wrote on another website about how white and Asian young people should protect themselves from black people.   (BSofAwithBrianSack)

John Derbyshire, the conservative columnist who set off a firestorm of outrage over his advice for white and Asian parents to protect their children from black people, was fired yesterday from the National Review, reports Politico. While calling "Derb" a "deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer," National Review editor Rich Lowry said the infamous column "lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible."

"It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants," writes Lowry. "Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer." While Derbyshire's comments were made on a fairly obscure website, Lowry said the problem was that it was the writer's connection to the National Review that gave them traction. "So there has to be a parting of the ways," wrote Lowry. Click for his full column. (More John Derbyshire stories.)

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