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Intellectuals and Race

Ralph56 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:24 PM
Read his books as well as those by Dr. Sowell. They both have written extensively how across the country, blacks have been harmed by govt. largess which has subsidized and rewarded bad behavior. The point they make is wherever the govt. has engaged in this largess, which of course it has done so nationwide, so the damage has been done nationally.

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...