On Wednesday, Gawker’s J.K. Trotter exposed the history of Razib Khan, newly hired by the New York Times as a science writer: New Times Op-Ed Writer Has a Colorful Past With Racist Publications.
It seems Mr. Khan has a habit of writing “race realism” articles for white nationalist websites such as Takimag and VDARE.
(“Race realism” is the phrase dirtbag racists use to describe themselves these days, in a feeble, transparent attempt to give a scientific veneer to their bigotry. It relies on discredited pseudo-science to argue that African Americans are less intelligent than Caucasians for genetic reasons.)
Well, it’s good to know that people who write for Takimag and VDARE are still persona non grata at the New York Times, although we might ask why the Times didn’t vet Mr. Khan in the first place: New York Times Signs Contract Writer Razib Khan, Then Dumps Him.
In a statement released by spokeswoman Eileen Murphy this morning, the New York Times has signaled that it is severing its recently inked relationship with Razib Khan:
After reviewing the full body of Razib Khan’s work, we are no longer comfortable using him as a regular, periodic contributor. We remain open to consideration of submissions from him to our op-Ed pages, both in print and online.
And of course, look who’s sticking up for Razib Khan and his white nationalist connections:
.@razibkhan the disgusting witch hunt against you is a stain on the reputation of all of media.