The learned commentator “Pincher Martin” has been arguing on this blog that a white man marrying an East Asian woman is evidence that said man is not racist against black people. But this is not good argument because black people are descended from one of the oldest and warmest areas humans colonized and East Asians are descended from one of the newest and coldest areas humans colonized, so on many traits, East Asians and black people are opposites. So arguing that you’re not racist against black people because you married an East Asian is a bit like saying “I don’t hate short people; my wife’s seven feet tall!”.

We all know “Pincher Martin” is brilliant and several eminent people have privately emailed me to praise him, but on this issue, I think he might be wrong.