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John Derbyshire

Born: 3-Jun-1945

Gender: Male
Religion: Other [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative pundit

Penned an opinion piece for Taki's Magazine on 5 April 2012 titled "The Talk: Nonblack Version", describing instructions he had given to his children to avoid black people. Derbyshire's exposition of his true colors was seen by many people as tremendously racist. Two days later, he was fired from National Review.

[1] "I am, in short, a Mysterian." -- National Review Online, 30 October 2006.

Wife: Qi Hong Mei ("Lynette Rose Derbyshire", m. Aug-1986)
Daughter: Eleanor Muriel Derbyshire ("Nellie", b. Jan-1993)
Son: Daniel Oliver Derbyshire ("Danny", b. Jul-1995)

    High School: Northampton School for Boys, Northampton, England
University College London

    National Review National Review Online (2001-12)
    Naturalized US Citizen 2002
    Risk Factors: Homophobia

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Author of books:
Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream (1997)
Fire from the Sun (2000)
Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (2003)
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra (2006)
We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism (2009)

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