Those who read him (generally an interesting mix, which is the main reason I follow Dreher's blog -- it's not a rabidly vicious echo chamber, like -- for instance -- the Althouse comment horde) immediately, and I mean from the very first comment, devolve into racist snottiness:
I don’t mean to hijack this comment thread, but does everything Coates writes seem to be about race? He almost dies from an allergic reaction, which then leads him yet again to ruminate on America’s history of racism?
Every train that guy gets on seems to have the same destination.
Other commenters call him on this -- one points out that he must not read much TNC if he thinks everything Coates writes is about race; another points out that everything Steve Sailer writes is about race, which bothers no one at Dreher's blog, oddly enough (oh yes, Rod Dreher frequently cites Steve Sailer, white supremacist, approvingly): but many more others chime in:
He almost dies from an allergic reaction, which then leads him yet again to ruminate on America’s history of racism?
Well, you do what pays, you know?