More hate-facts from the liberal media—and a question for Andrew McCarthy
Greg W. writes:
While the media blasts Derbyshire for his racial commentary, they simultaneously verify his conclusions as valid. Bus drivers in Houston are fed up with kids smoking weed, fighting, assaulting drivers, and pulling kids from seats and jumping off the bus with them. Obviously the race of these kids isn’t mentioned, but my suspicion is that they are either “youths” or “urban.” The video seems to verify the race of the kids.LA replies:
A question to be directed specifically to Andrew McCarthy, who said with regard to Derbyshire that “racialism is noxious regardless of who practices it.” Would McCarthy send his children to this school district? If not, then is he not, as he accused Derbyshire of doing, making “a priori conclusions about how individual persons ought to be treated in various situations,” and “calculating fear or friendship based on race alone”? To choose to avoid an entire neighborhood or school district because of its blackness, and thus to avoid all the individual persons in that neighborhood or district because of their blackness, is certainly to reach a priori conclusions about people based on their race, the very thing McCarthy said we must never do, and he supported Derbyshire’s exclusion from National Review because he had done it.
Has it occurred to anyone else that Andrew McCarthy has publicly endorsed the judicious use of profiling by the law enforcement and national security communities? And that he has done so on essentially the same premise that John Derbyshire’s column was based upon, namely, the correlation between certain groups and certain behaviors? Here’s one example. Here’s another, helpfully titled, “Unreasonable Searches: Policing Without Profiling Makes No Sense.” There are others, which I don’t have the time to go and find.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 11, 2012 01:58 PM | Send