(The College Fix) Imagine if The New York Times published a piece by a conservative academic in which the theme is the author teaching his white children that friendships with black people may not be possible.
Imagine, too, that part of the author’s reasoning was being worried about his children’s safety.
It wouldn’t happen, of course — that is, the Times actually publishing such a piece. But a similar article was written over five years ago, and the result was author John Derbyshire being ousted from National Review.
The Times would — and did — publish, however, Ekow N. Yankah’s op-ed which posits essentially the same thing as Derbyshire did … but in the racial reverse.
Titled “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?” the Yeshiva University law professor says the election of Donald Trump “has made it clear” that he needs to teach his sons the “lessons generations old” — that is, be cautious, be suspicious, be distrustful.
More succinctly, the question is “whether [his sons] can truly be friends with white people.”
History has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way, and these recent months have put in the starkest relief the contempt with which the country measures the value of racial minorities…
As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible…
[Trump’s] election and the year that has followed have fixed the awful thought in my mind too familiar to black Americans: “You can’t trust these people..”