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Intellectuals and Race

Sutter Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 5:59 PM
Yeah yeah, we've heard it all before. The bootstrap narrative. If you're a white guy, more than likely you received a bunch of unearned privileges based simply on the color of your skin. And for the student loans, that's part of privilege fool....

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...