Derbyshire’s list and my additions

In April John Derbyshire was dismissed from National Review because of his list of pointers (intended for his children, but of course applicable to anyone) on how to avoid black violence. Since then I have been gradually adding to Derbyshire’s list my own items, which a reader criticized today. My additions were originally posted as a comment in another entry, making it hard to find. So I am posting the whole thing in this new entry for easier reference. (See also Paul K.’s excellent revised version of Derbyshire’s list.)

Here, then, are the do’es and don’t’s from Derbyshire’s article, “The Talk: Nonblack Version.” My additions follow after it.

Derbyshire wrote:

(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:

(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

(10c) 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).

(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.

(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.

(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.

(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.

Thus concludes the part of Derbyshire’s article that got him thrown out of National Review.

And here are the items I’ve gradually added since then, all of them advising people not to do things that white people actually did do and that got them killed or injured by blacks. Each item is linked to the incident on which it based.

10(j) If you have stopped your car at an intersection and your car is surrounded by a mob of threatening blacks and one of them throws a rock at your car window, do not get out of your car to confront the rock thrower. Stay in your car and drive away as quickly as you can.

10(k) If you see a black man with his baby daughter who is crying incessantly, do not walk up to him and ask him if the child is all right. Mind your own business.

10(l) Do not drive a car in the neighborhood of the University of Southern California unless it is part of a convoy.

10(m) If you see a black man drop a beer bottle or other trash outside your home, do not ask him, even very politely, to pick it up.

10(n) If you are walking along a street, and a car with black males in it almost runs you over, do not yell out, “Hey, watch where you’re going!”

10(o) If a well-dressed, strange young black man wants to look at your for-sale condominium, and the security guy at the front desk calls you from the lobby offering to accompany him to your apartment, do not say to the security guy, “Oh, we wouldn’t want him to think we don’t trust him.” Accept the security guy’s offer.

10(p) Do not stand by yourself in a black urban neighborhood evidencing no apparent purpose and with a distracted, dreamy look on your face.

10(q) If you are alone and unarmed, do not make a pizza delivery to a house or apartment in a black neighborhood.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 30, 2012 03:33 PM | Send

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