This article by John Derbyshire is one of the most disturbingly blatantly racist things you will ever read. But it is an interesting look into the mind of a racist.
Derbs — who insists he is not prejudiced or a bigot, and who has written before about women passing their sell-by date when they turn 20 — goes through the list of things he tells his kids about black people. They include that black people are dangerous, unintelligent, undeserving and threatening. He tells his children to avoid black people, and neighborhoods where there are black people, and gatherings where there are black people. He says that black people are dumber than white people, and get ahead because of affirmative action, so if you want something done right you should seek out a white person. The whole thing is actually pretty impressive — even white supremacist organizations aren’t usually as clear about their outright hatred of black people. There are 15 rules, but #13 is my favorite:
(13) In that pool of forty million, there are nonetheless many intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (I’ll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.) You should consciously seek opportunities to make friends with IWSBs. In addition to the ordinary pleasures of friendship, you will gain an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice.
At least he’s kind of admitting that “some of my best friends are black” is an “amulet” to protect you from accusations of racism, and not related to being actually anti-racist.
It’s worth pointing out here that Derbs is a conservative pundit, and his bills are paid by several right-wing publications, all of which insist that they are not racist.