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Intellectuals and Race: Part IV

Kenneth L. Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 6:36 PM
Flaming, you're very gracious. But I'm not even talking about the dependency (which does have a destructive effect, I agree). I'm talking about the very clumsy incentives that discourage marriage, encourage additional out-of-wedlock babies, penalize income and savings, etc. The irrational response of Democrats to these observations is to double down on the incentives (they're not big enough to win the war on poverty) and hysterically accuse Republicans of "blaming the victim," wanting to "legislate morality", and so forth. It's a tragic situation that Democrats should be willing to own, study and reform. People are dying, after all. And HermanBB should be banned for some of the things he is saying about it.

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

Among the many irrational ideas about racial and ethnic groups that have polarized societies over the centuries and around the world, few have been more irrational and counterproductive than the current dogmas of multiculturalism.

Intellectuals who imagine that they are helping racial or ethnic groups that lag behind by redefining their lags out of existence with multicultural rhetoric are in fact leading them into a blind...