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Intellectuals and Race

Ralph56 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:17 PM
Yo ammanucci There are a number of blacks who have succeeded in today's America. What that should tell anyone with a brain, is that if one (or more) can become successful, then the opportunities are available for more to do the same. tWhat you seem to be saying is that blacks are unable to take advantage of the opportunities available to them because of past racism. Are you serious? If so, please explain how Asian and African immigrants can come here without speaking the language and within a short period of time become successful? Dr. Williams has demonstrated many times how the black community has suffered because of government subsidizing and rewarding poor behavior through taxpayer largess.

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...