Saturday, December 06, 2014

Racism of the New Republic

"I personally heard and saw a number of today's resigning editors deride and privately object to Peretz's racism, sometimes quite forcefully. But, to my knowledge, not one of them, including senior editors who could find a new job with ease and contributing editors who drew no salary at all, thought it was as resignation-worthy when Peretz repeatedly wrote that Arabs have lower "standards of civilization," that blacks have an inferior "culture," that Latinos are lazy.
And yet, on the day when Hughes fired two well-off white men from the publication, two men whose talent and prestige will see them through to a new position, a half-dozen or so contributing editors who saw fit to retain their titles through years of Peretz's racism immediately resigned their positions." (thanks David)