And, by the way, the days of segregated swimming pools and neighborhoods haven't merely "yielded" to "more subtle forms of discrimination"; they've yielded to — wait for it — less discrimination.Which is interesting considering what his publication has as its historical legacy:
The central question that emerges--and it is not a parliamentary question or a question that is answered by meerely consulting a catalog of the rights of American citizens, born Equal--is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes--the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced ace. It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the median cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists. The question, as far as the White community is concerned, is whether the claims of civilization supersede those of universal suffrage. The British believe they do, and acted accordingly, in Kenya, where the choice was dramatically one between civilization and barbarism, and elsewhere; the South, where the conflict is byno means dramatic, as in Kenya, nevertheless perceives important qualitative differences between its culture and the Negroes', and intends to assert its own. National Review believes that the South's premises are correct.That was 1957 when Dwight Eisenhower was President. Fifty-five years later, we have so-called conservative intellectuals not-named John Derbyshire writing about Obama and his "Kenyan Mentality" -- some arguments, no matter how stupid, never die -- and if you are conservative they remain profitable.
Which brings us to long-time idiot and just as long-time National Review Editor John Derbyshire's article in another publication that one cannot read without that lower jaw attempting to depart the balance of one's face. This is the face of overt and subtle conservative thought. It's been out there and openly on display for some time -- never really called out except by us intentionally marginalized dirty fucking hippies.