"like the orbits of the planets"
April 12, 2010 12:47 AM Subscribe
posted by moorooka (201 comments total)
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National Review recently ran an all-white
"symposium" on the problems of black America, titled Really a racial recession?
(subtitle: "Discrimination is an insufficient explanation for black unemployment"). Meanwhile, racist NR contributor John Derbyshire
, at the invitation of University of Pennsylvania Black Law Students Association
, delivered the following address on Why the Government Should and Can Not Make Us Equal.When the organizers first emailed me to suggest I appear on the panel, I told them that this is my view of the matter. I said that I was flattered to be invited to speak at such a prestigious institution, and that, having two teenage children, I am always glad to get out of the house for a few hours; but that racial disparities in education and employment have their origin in biological differences between the human races. Those differences are facts in the natural world, like the orbits of the planets. They can't be legislated out of existence; nor can they be "eliminated" by social or political action.