In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case every news outlet has been delving into “the talk” that many Black parents have with their children. This talk is supposed to prepare African American children for the racism that they may encounter growing up. National Review’s John Derbyshire says there is a talk that non-black Americans have with their children about race too. Derbyshire wrote about this in his post The Talk: Non-Black Version where he describes the racist views that he has instilled in his own children. The outrageous content of his blog has many calling for him to be fired.

Here are 9 points he shares that every White parent should tell their children:

  • Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
  • Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
  • If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
  • Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
  • If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
  • Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
  • Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
  • Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
  • If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.

He also adds,

“A small cohort of blacks — in my experience, around five percent — is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks — around half — will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event.”

It is beyond sickening that there are non-Black parents who may actually tell these things to their children and think they are protecting them. Let’s hope that there are more parents, regardless of race, who disagree with what Derbyshire has to say than support it.

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  • Tarupiwa of Zimbabwe

    @ beautiful mic, @ howaprop. You told me to shut up because I’m an African. The other one says: Africans like you are so irritating. Now, there is such a thing as black on black racism. You such type of racists. My serious advice to you African Americans originaly from Africa is; you have seriously forgoten where you came and the values. Resultantly you have made – the majority of you – a big disgrace to all black people. What have u realy done with yourselves, your lives, etc. The potrayal you have given is that of 2nd class citizens in America. Why? Because all you do is drugs and crime – the majority of you dont even want to go to school. If you could change your life patterns and attitudes – you would gain the respect you deserve as a people. Respect is earned, thats why Obama is president. I am not just an African, I am a citizen of the world. Racism as an attitude cant affect me – I just ignore it. Ask yourself, why is Obama not affected? He’s got a positive attitude. With racism – it takes 2 to tango. I wouldnt shut up – NEVER! Stop the drugs and crime and everyone will respect you.

    • golden_girl

      Great comment. I just took a minute to think about it. Blacks…..even he ones that attend these HBCU’s, do not value the culture of education. Hair, music and sports are the boundries of most of our existence unless you come from an exceptional family…including a toothless granny wearing off colored stockings sharing her experiences that really make u think about real life.

      But as you know……you can not critique blacks. It is a mob mentality. Leave us alone to die in our misery while we snap our fingers to our favorite jam.

    • apple

      oh why yes because Africa has achieved so much -_-

    • golden_girl

      @ Apple

      I agree with you. What is Africa’s excuse? Rampent corruption plagues that continent. How you have all the riches in the world but can’t spread the wealth around? That place is one of the most poverty stricken around. The Africans who live in the U.S. are what I call the best and brightest from their countries that leave their homeland and make a new life here. What about the Africans who still practice witch craft, kill gays. Like Apple said………the pot can’t call the kettle black. Just saying. Not like Africa is all that either.

    • golden_girl

      @Apple

      My last comment did not go thru…bummer

      I agree w/Apple. Africa has the most poverty and is led by black leaders who export Africas wealth to the Chinese and Russians for pratically no charge. Most of the Africans who live in America are the best and brightest from their homeland who choose to relocate here. They do no represent the whole continent that is also filled with arms dealers, drug smuglers, human trafficking. Not to mention the killing of elephants and albinos.

  • Tarupiwa Of Zimbabwe.

    We all Africans. Black Africans. You could be American now but dont forget where you come from. Yes, you must fight for your rights – but you must straighten that person you see daily in the mirror. Its good to stand up and be counted. Never be some apologists. There are some God given inalienable rights to every human being. But, behind every right is a responsibility and accountability. Dont just cry and whine about problems. Be positive, respect yourselves then you see, the light you shed reflected back to you. Contribute something positive to your communites and the human race at large. Dont behave like cows that need herding. Dont be a liability to society. Be smart. Be vigilant. Be hopeful. Never forgot to smile and to be helpful to those you are in a position to assist. When you come across racists dont be a racist in turn. Shed positive energy – crying and screaming is not the way to go, for its very uninteligent. Lastly, respect family life, values and structures. The only way to reign in on crime is to build strong families. I value respect above money followed by character and integrity. We are brothers and sisters. When you are trodden down we feel the pain ourselves. Stop all those filthy tendencies, build formidable reputations for yourselves. Darkness cant ever stand in the way of light. Always be part of a solution not the problem.

  • Tarupiwa Of Zimbabwe.

    …We all Africans. Black Africans. You could be American now but dont forget where you come from. Yes, you must fight for your rights – but you must straighten that person you see daily in the mirror. Its good to stand up and be counted. Never be some apologists. There are some God given inalienable rights to every human being. But, behind every right is a responsibility and accountability. Dont just cry and whine about problems. Be positive, respect yourselves then you see, the light you shed reflected back to you. Contribute something positive to your communites and the human race at large. Dont behave like cows that need herding. Dont be a liability to society. Be smart. Be vigilant. Be hopeful. Never forgot to smile and to be helpful to those you are in a position to assist. When you come across racists dont be a racist in turn. Shed positive energy – crying and screaming is not the way to go, for its very uninteligent. Lastly, respect family life, values and structures. The only way to reign in on crime is to build strong families. I value respect above money followed by character and integrity. We are brothers and sisters. When you are trodden down we feel the pain ourselves. Stop all those filthy tendencies, build formidable reputations for yourselves. Darkness cant ever stand in the way of light. Always be part of a solution not the problem.

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