Former Heritage Foundation fellow Jason Richwine says despite arguing that some races are genetically inferior to white people, he’s not a racist. He also thinks you’re an idiot for accusing him of being a racist.
“The accusation of racism is one of the worst things that anyone can call you in public life,” Richwine told the Washington Examiner’s Byron York. “Once that word is out there, it’s very difficult to recover from it, even when it is completely untrue. [...]
“I don’t apologize for any of the things that I said,” he said. “But I do regret that I couldn’t give more detail. And I also regret that I didn’t think more about how the average lay person would perceive these things, as opposed to an academic audience.”
We silly lay persons simply cannot grasp the deep logic he’s employing while enunciating his master-race arguments.
Before you fawn over Richwine’s brilliance, however, you should read this nugget tucked inside the interview with the Washington Examiner.
When his views were countered by fellow conservatives in 2010, Richwine published a rebuttal on a white nationalist website called Alternative Right that hosted esteemed columnists such as John Derbyshire.
Richwine published the rebuttal in a relatively new website, AlternativeRight. Why there? For several reasons, Richwine told me. First, The American Conservative declined to publish the response on its own site, which left Richwine looking for a place to post. Second, he had met AlternativeRight’s founder Richard Spencer at an AEI event. And third, Spencer asked Richwine to write for him. “There was a new website called AlternativeRight,” Spencer recalled. “I thought it would be like a paleo-conservative website. I had seen that [former National Review writer] John Derbyshire had also published something there … Later on, it took on a more extreme version.”
As you may recall, Derbyshire was let go from The National Review after he published a column urging his readers to stay away from black crowds and black neighborhoods.
Richwine would like you to believe he was unaware that Alternative Right was a white nationalist website and that it only became a home to white nationalists after he wrote for them.
Remind me again who the lay persons are.