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Intellectuals and Race

Sutter Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 5:22 PM
Williams calling himself an anarchist is like Bush calling himself a humanitarian for invading Iraq. And relying how oppression has effected one's life is playing the victim? It seems more like you're in denial for the detrimental effects that racism has on a collective cultural group. No excuses here, just the reality. I'm sorry if you're angry that you've been given benefits that you haven't earned...

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...