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Intellectuals and Race

rwilco Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:05 PM
Professor Williams I am certain that you and Dr. Sowell are right. My family lived with black people until I went to Vietnam. They were almost family to us. They were intelligent, respectful, deserving of respect, and wise. I loved them. The so-called civil rights movement does not seemed to have really benefited anyone. Segregation was wrong as slavery was wrong, but slavery would have died here as it did most everywhere else without Mr. Lincoln's devastating war. I don't know how segragation could have been handled better, but there were black leaders and white leaders who did have good ideas and would have done it better than politicians.
Steve of CA Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 10:07 PM
These black who lived with your family, were they servants, or do you mean they were friendly neighbors?
Ralph56 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:27 PM

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...