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Intellectuals and Race

lgoldhammer Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 8:13 AM
I don't see the difference coming from past experience in slavery. I see it coming from Hollywood. When I see old TV shows and movies with black actors in them, prior to the 1970's, there was no difference in the way those characters walked, talked, dressed or behaved - unless they were showing a characature, like a slave ("Yazza Mazza"). That all changed in the 1970's when Hollywood created the TV show "Good Times", with Jimmy "Dynomite" Walker. His parents and siblings did not walk or talk any different from any other white characters/families, but the one son did. Since then, depicting blacks as different has expanded. To their detriment. I hope they choose someday to not let Hollywood diminish them and dictate their fate.
samplin Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 8:43 AM

My most liberal friend lives in the far out burbs and NEVER encounters this underclass but screams discrimination and racism ad nauseum.

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...