Huntington writer, novelist and opinion journalist John Derbyshire was fired by the National Review Saturday after writing a racially-charged piece for an online publication.
The prominant conservative columnist provoked outrage Friday with a column published in the webzine Taki's Magazine which warned white people to avoid "large concentrations of blacks," among other nuggets of racially tinged advice, according to a Huffington Post report.
According to the report, the column was so outlandish it constituted a kind of letter of resignation, said National Review Editor Rich Lowry. "It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants. Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer."
Derbyshire, married with two children, has lived in Huntington since 1992, according to his website.