Cotto & Co.: John Derbyshire on race and American conservatism

Cotto & Co.: John Derbyshire on race and American conservatism

OCALA, Fla., October 1, 2014 — It isn’t a secret that many ethnic minorities have no love for the Republican Party. The institution is perceived as one which serves the interest of wealthy, religious white people. Even then, the whites in question are typically stereotyped as being of Anglo-Saxon Protestant heritage.

At the same time, the GOP spends considerable sums of money on winning the hearts and minds of the very individuals who despise it. As can be inferred, the result is generally failure.

Few have the gumption to speak out about this matter, which grows more important with each passing election cycle. One man who makes no bones about going against the grain is John Derbyshire. Having made a living in America’s conservative commentariat for decades, he became a virtual household name after he was fired from his longtime post at the National Review.

To make a long story short, his termination came about after alleged anti-racist activists took issue with one of Derbyshire’s articles. The piece dealt with black race relations and human intelligence. Although it was not published in National Review, the publication’s editors let Derbyshire go all the same.

Such a development prompted extensive criticism, and for many highlighted the increasingly waffling nature of center-right institutions. It also didn’t keep Derbyshire down; he remains busy as ever with a strong reader base.

He partakes in a frank discussion about race and American conservatism on the next episode of Cotto & Company; a new thirty-minute-or-so online radio program featuring independent voices who shape our society. Regardless of partisan registration, political philosophy, or personal worldview, the goal is sharing diverse, and often innovative, ideas that we all can learn from.

I’m your host.

As with my work as a Communities Digital News journalist and nationally syndicated columnist, I hope to bring about deeper understanding of the issues which impact our society. Even if we don’t always agree, we should be able to see eye to eye.

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