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Intellectuals and Race

rightmostofthetime Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:44 PM
I've had many black friends and acquaintances. None of them had a problem with the term "black." The term was, in fact, put forth by blacks in the 60's as a more respectful reference than negro or "colored."
TommyMaq Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 2:15 PM
Hear hear!

If 'white' can be used to describe people who range in color from albino to brown, then 'black' can also be used to describe people who range in color from albino to brown.

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...