April 3, 2015
‘Whenever I see liberals salivating over some black guy I’ve never heard of, my first instinct is always suspicion’
Gavin McInnes writes:
It took some work, but he admitted he was at least a very large part of Khan’s termination. Trotter was very ambiguous about everything but I pushed harder and eventually narrowed his motive for the smear down to the fact that Razib had not publicly distanced himself from Taki Theodoracopulos’ views nor that of other people who write at Taki’s Magazine and VDARE. This was a strange beef because he admitted he doesn’t agree with everything his boss Nick Denton believes. In fact, he chortled at the idea anyone would think he should. (…)
More prodding eventually got us to the magical R-word. Razib Khan is open to the studies of race and IQ, ergo he’s a dangerous racist – is the crux of the argument. I asked why it’s wrong to study IQ and he said such “scientific racism” could lead to policies that discriminate against blacks. The irony that he had cost [a brown guy] a real job by worrying about a hypothetical job was lost on the guy. I asked him to define racism and as is almost always the case with these people, he couldn’t do it. All he could tell me was that it’s “systemic.” It became clear that he hadn’t really given any of this much thought beyond that magic word. Basically, he starts with a loose premise about justice and then just bulldozes his way through other people’s personal lives.