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Intellectuals and Race: Part II

Chicken George Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:33 PM
Leave to Dr. Sowell to provide lucid clarity to the issue at hand. Few people know that history is replete with Blacks who were very educated and successful in the mist of slavery. I will amaze even the staunchest racist to see the list of inventions they produced. Think how much better the country would be if the left wing liberals would just leave people alone and let them be people.

Editor's note: This is Part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Once we recognize that large differences in achievement among races, nations and civilizations have been the rule, not the exception, throughout recorded history, there is at least some hope of rational thought -- and perhaps even some constructive efforts to help everyone advance.

Even such a British patriot as Winston Churchill said, "We owe London to Rome" -- an acknowledgement that Roman conquerors created Britain's most famous city, at a time when the ancient Britons were incapable of doing so themselves.

No one who...