3:00pm April 11, 2012

Eight Things White Parents Should Teach About Black People


Yesterday, I talked about how John Derbyshire’s “advice” to White parents on what to say to their kids about black people was the right idea with the wrong messenger. You can see my column here.

And while Derbyshire’s racist suggestions got him fired from the National Review it doesn’t mean that most White parents out there are doing a particularly good job to talking to thier kids about race.

So, I know you’ve all been waiting patiently to see … drum roll please:

The Talk for White Parents to their White Kids about Black People

In this day and age of Black presidents, a Black First Lady that still makes a White man’s head explode and George Zimmerman killing a defenseless Trayvon Martin in cold blood, you’ll need it.  It will come in handy White people, so read carefully. Don’t just open for emergencies, depending on what’s an emergency to you.  But, this should work for:

1) The first time your kid asks why there’s a Black history month

2) The first time they come to you asking about the word “nigger;” and

3) Just about any other time you’re stumped by a Black/White race issue and don’t know what to say.


Dear White son or daughter [INSERT NAME HERE], here’s what you need to know:

1) Black People and White people are different but that doesn’t mean one is better than the other. Black people look different, often eat different foods, communicate and socialize in ways that may seem strange or odd for you. But just because something is different doesn’t mean it’s bad, or that the way you do things is better. Always remember that.

2) If you don’t know something about Black people ask a lot of them. Your Black friends don’t speak for all Black people. It’s perfectly okay to not know something, because honestly unless you ask every Black person in America you really don’t know. Do you?

3) White People as a group have done terrible things to Blacks in this country – and just because they are black (not to mention Asians, Latinos and American Indians). This is a fact. You may not be personally responsible but you benefit from this fact and therefore have some responsibility. No: you never enslaved anybody, neither did your mother or I, but lots of White people did. Once slavery was over, White people spent about 100 years mistreating Blacks because they couldn’t figure out how to send them all home after that whole nation-building thing. This means that Black people used to get killed just for trying to vote, weren’t allowed to live where they wanted to, and even today some White people refuse to hire Blacks just because they are black. And while those types of things are illegal, people still do it. You benefit from this. So before you ever judge a Black person remember that other White people worked for centuries to make sure you’d be okay and Black people would stay poor.

4) Saying “nigger” is the same thing as saying “bitch.” Even though you may hear it in music, or with your friends at school you know perfectly well that you shouldn’t use that word regardless of who is in earshot. And really, why is it so important to use it anyway?

5) Always remember there is a difference between a Black neighborhood, a bad neighborhood and a poor neighborhood. Just because an area has lots of Black people doesn’t mean they’re poor or that there’s lots of crime. There are plenty of places where black people live that are nicer than our neighborhood. You should avoid any group of people that seem dangerous because of their behavior or activities, whether that’s in a trailer park or an inner city ghetto. You can get robbed by anybody.

6) No matter who your sister/brother has dated, or what your friends have told you, or how many episodes of Chappelle Show you’ve watched you do not KNOW Black people. Who or what you listen to, read, or sleep with does not make you Black. Acting like you know everything about Black people because you have some Black friends or enjoy rap music is ignorant.

7) Black people are not pets, so don’t touch them without permission, or change your voice when you’re around them, or worse: automatically try to set them up with any Black person you know. This never works out. If you’re curious about their hair just ask, you’d be amazed at some of the stuff Black folks hear all day.

8) And finally: the best way to get along with Black people is to not be oblivious. Nothing annoys Black people more than White people who pretend racism doesn’t exist and then proclaim ignorance in the face of overwhelming evidence. Just because you don’t see it, or don’t want to see it, doesn’t mean Black people are paranoid or making things up. If you think about lesson 3 you should be good on this.

I know this talk has made you uncomfortable, but your mother/father and I believe that it’s better for you to hear this at home than learning about it on the streets or from your friends. Now go out to the park and make some Black friends! But just promise me you won’t cut through those trailer parks. I heard those people are all single moms and sell crystal meth.

DR. JASON JOHNSONPolitic365 Chief Political Correspondent, is a professor of Political Science at Hiram College in Ohio and author of the book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell. You can read more at www.drjasonjohnson.com or follow him on Twitter @Drjasonjohnson

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    • Dwayne Jenkins

      This author is an idiot.
      When black people start acting like human beings, white people will tell their kids that they are.
      Blacks in this country can’t get there act together. It’s pathetic.

      • A.B.

        Your an idiot. Every race does some pretty crazy shit. So you are pretty ignorant in that context.

      • digitalcarpet74

        The author himself is black… and he’s bashing white people… coincidence? I think NOT. I agree with you. However, every ethnic group is responsible for doing some stupid stuff. It just so happens that black people do more of it.

      • I will never teach my children anything like this. Blacks everywhere in this world demonstrate just how different they are. …. savage and more ape like than any other human group. This is just another article written by some self hating white. It’s complete garbage used to control and lend guilt to being white. I feel no such way and I never will because blacks show you and I everyday what they are….. SAVAGE……. EXAMPLES in every black run country abound !

        • Fuck whitey^

          It’s easy to look down on people when you’ve shoved them in the dirt for hundreds of years. You mock a culture that has been systematically segregated and left to develop in the harshest conditions: socially, economically, psychologically. White America has forced blacks into ignorance, fear and violence to more effectively scapegoat them. Plus, Africa was doing quote well before European colonialism. If black culture has troubles, the entire root of the issue is white people. As a white man, and a jazz and peanut butter fan, I will always admire the black community.
          Hopefully you’ll be dead before the collapse of the white power structure. You might not cope with it well because you’re a rascist cunt.

          • James Dean

            Yep keep blaming us white people for everything. It’s our fault because your race statistics are true? My question is if statistica are correct what are black people doing to change it? Not a DAMN thing. Remember you can’t blame whitey for everything. Take Accountability. I work with all black and yet I’m the negro. This white guy this white girl this fuck that.

          • Your a f…king moron !

          • Bon

            You are a moron, sir. The vast majority of Africans were originally enslaves by other wealthy BLACK Africans who then sold them to the whites. As a matter of fact, there are over 300,000 black slaves in Africa today. Of those, about 95% are owned by, that’s right, OTHER WEALTHY BLACK AFRICANS. So please, spare me the white guilt BS.

      • Waitover There

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      • Dieter

        Dwayne you are a genius

  2. Very good post. I am going through some of these issues as well..

  3. McKinley

    Jason, those things are just hilarious: you’re trying to separate the white shame, while pretending you are not.

    Here are the four things my kid will learn about black people:

    1. Race never matters. Asshole is an asshole disregarding color.
    2. Everyone saying “nigger” IS an asshole. Regardless to race.
    3. Whoever tries to make you ashamed of being white deserves a nice can of whoop-ass. If you try to shame someone of their race, you deserve some beating, too.
    4. Us Irish were once discriminated against just like the black people.

    • digitalcarpet74

      I very much agree with you.

    • Waitover There

      I have a better list of four:
      1) Never let a negro near your dog. It will rape it.
      2) Never let a negro near the women of your family. It will rape them.
      3) Never turn your back on a negro. It will try to rape you.
      4) Always keep a good distance from a negro to avoid being raped.

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  6. Amy

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  7. Jay

    A lot of the points made in this article can just as easily be turned around and used by black families. It’s kind of unfair and hypocritical to expect white families to relate this to their children and not expect a black family to do the same.

    1. Not all white people grew up privileged or rich, in fact many white families struggle to make ends meet, or have to rely on public assistance to get by.

    2. Many white people act differently than you do, they talk different, like different things, eat different foods, and may be more soft spoken. Do not make snide comments highlighting these differences, such as referring to white people as uptight, stuck up, or boring, they are just different than you.

    3. Many white children now face disadvantages because of people of color. Many white children of equal or greater intelligence as you have may find it harder to get into the same university you got into because minorities frequently get preferential treatment in these case. Try not to rub it in their face that you got into Yale or Harvard and they will have to settle for a state college if they can afford it.

    4. not all white people had ancestors who owned slaves, or even ones who actively discriminated against black people. Many white families have immigrated from other countries since the end of slavery, and have had no had in the trials faced by black peoples in this country. Many families can trace their lineage to a soldier who fought for your ancestors freedom in the Union army, or joined in sit ins and marches to secure equal rights. So please show a little gratitude when confronted with this fact.

  8. Tt

    Black people are different than whites, they have higher bone density,their brains are smaller on the average and iq is about 15 points lower on average.

    • Waitover There

      AT LEAST 15 points lower, and don’t forget that the maximum negro IQ has yet to exceed 100.

      • WOW first of all your dumb as hell i have an iq of 132 and im black so your wrong there secondly why are you grouping people according to there race that has too stop if this the case all of you whites put blacks in slavery because it was done by your race all whites are serial killers because its done by your race all whites teens kill kids in schools because it was done by your race since everyone born with they same pigment responsible for each other crimes you sound so uneducated and if whites have high iqs how come they lower them selves far enough down to treat a people with out properly educating them selves on a people but savagely discriminate on a people who never did anything to them….. to me seems like the whole white race is a group a uncivilized savages according to your standers since we are all responsible for our race behavior

  9. Majed

    You must blem the media in your country they make horrible movie about black peoples.

    The film always picture the black peoples as thief and criminal.

    The brian relationship between dangers neighborhood is always black neighborhood.

    The dangers people are black and the mangaer of the gange is white who lived in nice neighborhood and nice house.

    Soory for my poor language but english is not my basic language.

    Thank you

  10. digitalcarpet74

    Why is it okay for the author to bash single moms? No one wants to point that out? Yeah, I didn’t think so. This guy shows ignorance in his faith and I do not agree with any of this garbage. Be proud of your cultures. Don’t blend. Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean (both North and South), Filipinos, etc. all keep their ethnicities pure and their culture very separate… Why is that so wrong? Before long no one will be an pure ethnic race. It’s going to be sad. Sorry, not sorry.

  11. Jason Goode

    This author obviously hasn’t spent much time with the people he’s trying to make white people be tolerant of they are all a bunch of idiots and think they are the only ones with problems I for one am sick of them

  12. Mike davis

    White people have saved blacks in AmericA . They would be dead if the whites hadn’t Stood up for them. So the whites have paid their debt in blood. And most blacks think whites owe them. Now the blacks need to have the whites back. A lot of whites Died to save blacks but you won’t hear a bout that only the bad that whites have Done. And there was not a lot of whites that owned slaves. most whites where poor then just like now. let see how many blacks will stand with the whites when we need help. most have been taught to hate whites and the whites have done most of that. we have sold our own out to help others mainly the blacks and minority’s. Let’s see how many blacks will sell their own out to help another race?

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  14. Joe smikey

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  15. Larry Miller

    I became convinced long, long ago, that black culture was shit. I’ve worked in their so called neighborhoods and recall being told to get in and out before 8 AM and finish my work by then to keep from being killed. True then., True now. Fuck any liberal who tries to tell me otherwise

  16. Bill DeBeaux

    You dirty ape nigger

  17. Kenneth

    Hello,guess what, Black tribes in AFRICA invented SLAVERY and often would invade other tribes and enslave their captives.When white men showed up they offered their slaves up for free beads and food.So dont say white men enslaved blacks.It wasnt even in our vocabulary until black tribes invented it.

  18. Joe

    This has got to be one of the dumbest articles I have ever read. Oh, and written by a racist political science professor, too; what a surprise.

  19. random cracker

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  22. sendthemtoafrica

    My kid will learn to call them what they are.

    Savage animals.

    13% of the American population. Over half of all violent crimes are commited by these savage, thug, creatures from hell.

    Born Loser Movement

  23. none of your business

    Teach them not to be prejudice but also at the same time use commen sense most black people do not like us white people. . So do not trust them they will smile in your face act like they like uou tben you will find out that the same ones were dogging you behind your back alot of tbem will make up total lies about you….. keep in mind I’m not saying all but alot… I’ve been stabbed in tbe back by so many that I thought of as family n were but apparently I was tbe only one that felt that way … now these days I just rather not deal with them at all

  24. Alexander Rose

    “but you benefit from it and have some responsibility”

    – keeps racism alive.

    All you need to prove this is that if you were to remove the memory from ALL black people that such a thing as slavery existed, remove the memory from all white people, and all white people who are still racist towards blacks.

    and remove everything from history books and make it all impossible to find out..

    Racism would be completely eliminated and black and white people would live in harmony.

    This is what people don’t get and it’s okay, because people don’t get a lot of things and that’s the reason why there are problems in this world.

  25. Tyr

    Never trust a spook.

  26. S.M.

    A person could switch the words black with white and white with black at every instance in this article, then give it to black parents for their kids and it would be more valid. This man is as close minded and racist and bigoted as he purports his audience to be. Hippocritic jackass. Blacks are far more racist than white and have far far more privileges in this nation than whites could ever hope for. The problem for them is that most of them simply refuse to take advantage of everything they can get for free that will truly get them ahead in a society that values those with education, civilized behavior, constuctive contibution, and respect for others regardless of race. Sure they will take free money free cell phones free housing free food , but don’t take opportunities for education which are free at all levels for them, because they do not value it. I AM A WHITE MAN AND I HAVE NO PRIVILEGE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM OVER ANYONE ELSE THAT LIVES IN THIS COUNTRY REGARDLESS OF DEMOGRAPHICS. ANYONE WHO BELIEVES OTHERWISE IS SIMPLY TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR NO EFFORT. WHITE PEOPLE WITH THEIR HEADS SCREWED ON CORRECTLY DON’T FALL FOR THIS RACIST GARBAGE. NICE TRY YOU HOPELESS RACIST BIGOT.

  27. kathe8770

    I believe I actually read a different post similar to this one in the past. It seemed to be the same material and is just as well posted.

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  29. Niggerhatingme

    Niggers are rapists, murders and not human. Fuck your suicidal pc b.s.

  30. rod

    avoid the savage black subspecies at all cost

  31. Dieter

    I’m a German American grew up being called a nazi but guess what I don’t use it as a way to cut people in a line. Blacks never and will never know shit from shinola. I mean how I see it is there are Niggers and there are people, Niggers are the ones that can’t forgive people and only think about how cool there car is but people are civilized people you can say nigger in front of and they will just not care. I see the Klan as people with a plan for a better tomorrow because look at 2015 the world it let in shit. I rest my case.

  32. Lol

    This guy seems like a huge nigger tbh

  33. I didn’t even study the comments past his comment.

  34. Pat

    please remove this previous reply. It is an error with the paste function.

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  37. jc

    There are plenty of blacks that get along well in this country. There are plenty of blacks that make more money than most on this site. I am one that was born in this country and that makes it my country rather you like it or not. Many on this site keep saying most blacks when in reality they may only know 2or 3. Some whites are angry at that. Some whites and not all of very jealous of successful black people. What do you all on this site thing about all the black between that have fought and died for this country and for your rights and freedom? Just wanted to know. Anyone

  38. Fancy

    Like football players basketball players, baseball players, just some that make more money than most on this site. Your right JC.
    These peckerwoods don’t know the first thing about slavery and how this country was built on the back of slave labor. The whipping to bloody backs,killing ,eating scraps all year, some starved to death or worked to death. they haven’t a clue of why America is what it is today.

  39. Lance Crass

    Jealous eh? Of you? Kizzy you coudn’t pay me a billion dollars to be black. But I’ll bet, if you were truly honest, you would pay to be turned white. Michael Jackson had a billion dollars and he still bleached himself. Why is it that as soon as a Shine gets some money, the first thing he wants is a white woman. Look a Tiger Woods. He had 20. I think it’s because you sheboons are fat nasty whores.

  40. Lance Crass

    Jealous eh? Of you? Kizzy you coudn’t pay me a billion dollars to be black. But I’ll bet, if you were truly honest, you would pay to be turned white. Michael Jackson had a billion dollars and he still bleached himself. Why is it that as soon as a Shine gets some money, the first thing he wants is a white woman. Look a Tiger Woods. He had 20. I think it’s because you sheboons are nasty.

  41. Lance Crass

    Jealous eh? Of you? Kizzy you coudn’t pay me a billion dollars to be black. But I’ll bet, if you were truly honest, you would pay to be turned white. Michael Jackson had a billion dollars and he still bleached himself. Why is it that as soon as a Shine gets some money, the first thing he wants is a white woman. Look a Tiger Woods. He had 20. I think it’s because you black females are nasty.

  42. Lance Crass

    Jealous eh? Of you? Kizzy you coudn’t pay me a billion dollars to be black. But I’ll bet, if you were truly honest, you would pay to be turned white. Michael Jackson had a billion dollars and he still bleached himself. Why is it that as soon as a Shine gets some money, the first thing he wants is a white woman?

  43. Lance Crass

    Jealous eh? Of you? Kizzy you coudn’t pay me a billion dollars to be black. But I’ll bet, if you were truly honest, you would pay to be turned white. Michael Jackson had a billion dollars and he still bleached himself.

  44. Joe smikey

    Funny you don’t want to be lumped into a conversation about hown blacks feel yet you go on to use the term Whites as if all whites on the other hand can all be lumped together and summed up. No worries I read it all the time white this whited this whites this thirds this. At least u tried to add some distiction. Most dont.

  45. Joe smikey

    Funny you don’t want to be lumped into a conversation about hown blacks feel yet you go on to use the term Whites as if all whites on the other hand can all be lumped together and summed up. No worries I read it all the time white this white this whites this whites this. At least u tried to add some distiction. Most dont. I grew being taught that it was the whites who were the problem and maybe they were but the pendulum has shifted. Maybe in a few generations it will finally be in the middle

  46. Joe smikey

    It’s sad that an entire race goes around thinking they are hated becasue of thier skin color. You think I’m talking about blacks but am i?

  47. Waitover There

    ooga booga?

  48. Lance Crass

    Nigro, only 1.4% of all whites between 1645 and 1863, ever owned slaves. And they have long since perished. There was a time that 28% of free blacks owned slaves. There were almost 4,000 slaves owned by blacks in Louisiana alone. You say, “don’t judge me because a few blacks like to loot, riot and murder each other. I say, stop bashing me for the acts of a few whites in the south. You do that and I will keep paying my taxes so you can keep swiping your EBT card. Deal?

  49. NeRO

    You are or were a slave? You make no sense lol. Black’s are silly. I plan to teach my kids to stay away from black and white supremacists like yourselves. You were most likely never whipped. I don’t care about the past at all. I just want you to know that the hate for whites that you have will most likely consume you. And I hope it does.

  50. Kieran


  51. A.B.

    You are really horrible.

  52. John Smith

    Bet your wife wants a big black one! She is probably sick and tired of your little pecker. Hahaha! I ain’t even black but you just sounds so insecure and stupid.

  53. tyrone

    Pay me white cracker make meh big n strong to rape n kill you .We need to kill all the white people. white people we are getting closer time to die stab the white boy f*** them in their brown eyes shoot the white boy F*** them in their brown eyes. white people getting closer time to die. smash all the white peoples skulls and F*** them in their brown eyes. F*** their gdad n mums get their lil childs too. Beat them all good and F*** them white crackers in their browneyes. They want to be murdered by us they love it so give it to um good rite in their brown eyesz.

  54. Dan McCann

    There are differences between Blacks and Niggers.

    You sir, are a Nigger.

  55. Tyrone your fucked up with that attitude you won’t live long.There is trash on here black and white.A 56 yr old white man speaking here.

  56. Tt

    What would Michael brown be if he was white? Alive!

  57. shirleychis

    Lol!!! who is pure? So many people bash blacks and dont even know what they are themselves! They say monkey this…sheboon that!!! We are the world. We are turning it into a rainbow. I never ever thought about being white..just never have. But I love all people honestly. I would challenge you to befriend an american negro who is 100 percent real and you would be hooked for life. We have that affect on others. If the whole globe was white who would be the target next?

  58. none of your business

    Only tbe big fat ugly ones with low self esteem like you guys the white mans left overs


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