Controversial Conservative Version of "The Talk" for Non-Black Parents
1 year ago
John Derbyshire's column has many calling for him to be fired
Not all black males have been given “The Talk.”
Loop 21 writer Aaron Morrison, who was raised by his mother and white stepfather, said he never got “the talk.” Then reader Amber Mobley responded with how she was offended by Morrison's piece, calling it irresponsible.
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, reputable African-American commentators in the media have weighed in on what having “the talk” about racial interactions with their kids has, or would, entail.
Some more extreme than others, like author Toure’ who wrote, speaking as a black father to his black son: “It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today. Or any day. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth.”
Essentially, all this talk about “the talk” is a way to provoke discussion about how parents should conduct conversations about race with their children.
While black parents are warning their kids about the prejudices of the world, racial profiling, police brutally, incarceration, etc., what are white parents telling their kids about race?
National Review’s John Derbyshire says there is a talk that non-black Americans have with their children about race too. After reading this article, black parents may feel even more compelled to have “the talk" ... immediately.
In his post “The Talk: Nonblack Version,” Derbyshire’s racist views have been passed on to his kids, who are now 19 and 16.
Here are a few choice excerpts, points 10a through 10i, from Derbyshire's a two-page post, which includes a total of 15 points: