Some Clarity

I was not going to comment on this, but I feel the need to. As you all know, I defended John Derbyshire’s piece and even did a follow up on it. I even blasted NRO for their firing of him.

The one thing you must know, when I am right, I will argue about being right, until I am blue in the face or until I drop dead. What I will also do, unlike some of bloggers on the right; is admit when I make a mistake — and yes, I made a big one. I made the common mistake of not fully reading John Derbyshire’s piece, which I, for the most part, pretty much agree with — except one little part. That would be this one here:

(11) The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black. These differences show in every test of general cognitive ability that anyone, of any race or nationality, has yet been able to devise. They are reflected in countless everyday situations. “Life is an IQ test.”

I included the links, because, quite bluntly, I hold some of those links in suspicion.  Look, I do not like what happened to my Cousin at all; but I am not prepared to say that ALL black people are stupid — because they are black. I just do not agree with that and I do not think that my late Cousin Michael Hill would either.

Folks, I admit it, I blew it here and I blew it badly, for not reading the entire article. Next time, I think I will be a bit more careful in reading articles, like this one; before I toss my support behind it. Again, what happened to my cousin in 1994 was a tragic thing and I think I should mention, that my cousin was not totally blameless either. Were there trigger happy cops involved? Yes. Were they corrupt? Yes. But my cousin could have prevented it from happening, by using a little bit of common sense. All I am saying about that, its a personal family thing and I do not like using family for political stuff. But, I felt this warranted the mention, seeing all this stuff about Trayvon Martin.

Again, my friends, I am very sorry and next time; I will be much more careful about what I support and write about. Also too, a special thanks to Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com and Roy Edroso at Village Voice for pointing out the part of that article that I was not aware of, when I hit publish the first time.  Let this be a lesson to me and everyone who sided with this piece; that WE READ THE WHOLE THING before we hit publish! It is a lesson well-learned, at least here anyhow.

Bottom-Line: I reject the accusation of racism by the left. But, I will fully admit to not reading that entire article and then siding with it. Because of that, I can say that I do not agree with the article now fully, neither would my late cousin.

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