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Intellectuals and Race

Jeff2422 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 12:04 PM
Dr. Sowell, you are just too down-to-earth and reasonable to be so darn smart.

There are so many fallacies about race that it would be hard to say which is the most ridiculous. However, one fallacy behind many other fallacies is the notion that there is something unusual about different races being unequally represented in various institutions, careers or at different income or achievement levels.

A hundred years ago, the fact that people from different racial backgrounds had very different rates of success in education, in the economy and in other endeavors, was taken as proof that some races were genetically superior to others.

Some races were considered to be so genetically inferior that eugenics...