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Intellectuals and Race

ben496 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 12:19 PM
dept's. Considering blacks make up at most 13% of the population they are overrepresented in federal government employment, in some instances as much as over 100%. To add salt to the wound many gov agencies and private businesses have policies NOT to hire white males! Diversity and multiculturalism is code for anti-white anti-American. It's refreshing to have Dr. Williams and Dr. Sowell give their insight.

After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell's latest book, "Intellectuals and Race," one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. There's so much faulty logic and downright dishonesty.

Many intellectuals attribute the behavior patterns of blacks to "a legacy of slavery" or contemporary racial discrimination. But when one observes similar behavior patterns among Britain's lower-class whites, which can't be attributed to "a legacy of slavery" or discrimination, it calls into question the explanations for black behavior.

It's lamented that blacks are "the last hired" and, during an economic downturn, "the first fired," because...