Hot on the heels of John Derbyshire's dismissal from National Review over a racially-charged article, the magazine has fired another contributor over the same issue. This time, it's University of Illinois professor emeritus Robert Weissberg.
It appears the Professor spoke at a conference for the "American Renaissance" magazine in March, where he discussed "viable alternatives" to white nationalism, like "whitopias."
The American Renaissance website described his speech:
He pointed out that there are still many “Whitopias” in America and that there are many ways to keep them white, such as zoning that requires large houses, and a cultural ambiance or classical music and refined demeanor that repels undesirables. This approach to maintaining whiteness has the advantage that people can make a living catering to whites in their enclaves.
Prof. Weissberg went on to argue that liberals are beyond reason when it comes to race, that explaining the facts of IQ or the necessity of racial consciousness for whites “is like trying to explain to an eight-year-old why sex is more fun than chocolate ice cream.” [Emphasis added]
But it appears this wasn't Weissberg's first time attending the inflammatory conference. A YouTube clip shows the professor presenting there in 2000, discussing the "relationship" between Jews and blacks and using the n-word to describe what another word doesn't mean (WARNING: Extremely offensive language):
National Review's editor Rich Lowry explained:
Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism...He will no longer be posting here. Thanks to those who brought it to our attention.