The Corner

The Most Disgusting Sentence Yet Written About Katrina…

…may not be Kanye West’s denunciation of Bush after all. I think West is given a run for his money by by Steve Sailer’s shockingly racist and paternalistic riff off of the New Orleans slogan “Let the good times roll,” on the website vdare.com. “What you won’t hear, except from me, is that ‘Let the good times roll’ is an especially risky message for African-Americans. The plain fact is that they tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups. Thus they need stricter moral guidance from society.”

Nobody with the unspeakable gall and tastelessness to write such sentences should be suggesting that any other person on earth requires “stricter moral guidance.”

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