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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities is the Book About Racism that America Needs

By David Marcus
The Federalist
August 9, 2018


Thomas Sowell’s “Discrimination and Disparities” is the Book About Racism that America Needs


Sowell takes aim at two typical explanations for differences in the success of racial groups. One, most associated with the Left, is that discrimination by racial groups in power is the primary force creating bad outcomes for the groups out of power. The other, most associated with the Right, is that racial groups have inherent abilities or disabilities based on factors such as IQ distribution that lead to unequal outcomes.

Not only does Sowell argue that neither of these explanations is sufficient, he also effectively shows that the truth does not lie in some simple combination of the two. In fact, the issue is vastly more complicated than merely finding which balance between these two competing ideas best tells us the truth about why outcomes are what they are.

In a theme Sowell opens with and refers to throughout, he discusses how in any area or endeavor, success is the result of meeting multiple and myriad prerequisites. Lacking even one of these, even if others are in abundance, can prevent success….

N.S.: David Marcus is a Republican “anti-racist.”

Sowell has always been weak on IQ.


Robert Knox:

"...liberals cloak their destruction of our school system in the mantle of equality!

"Under either socialism or communism where equality of result is the primary religion..."

N.S.: Socialists and communists (aka liberals) do not destroy school systems, because they seek equality; they destroy them, because they seek destruction.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"the truth does not lie in some simple combination of the two

This is an essential element of almost all issues and should be understood as such?

Anonymous said...

The Part Of The Seattle Airplane Story the Media Left Out.
GRA:All you hear is the fact that he(Richard Russell)was suicidal,but what's left out of the conversation comes at the end of this particular section of the radio transmission,between Russell and an traffic controller:
"At one point, the airport employee(Russell) joked: "Hey,do you think if I land this successfully,Alaska will give me a job as a pilot?"

The controller tried to maintain this light conversation, adding: "You know, I think they would give you a job doing anything if you could pull this off."

However, the man referred to as Rich replied: "Yeah right! Nah, I’m a white guy."
GRA:"I'm a white guy."Add this person to the epidemic of white suicides in the US."I'm a white guy"--meaning he has no chance anymore to have a decent life.This is not white privilege as is constantly repeated by liberals,but white desperation--and it's increasing due to the many factors that are well known to readers here (immigration,black annexation of US cities-with the accompanying crime,drugs and neighborhood decline,job losses etc).
Look what happened to the retired 73 year old in Aurora,Colorado last week.Richard "Gary"Black died because a black thug knocked his door down and assaulted Black's grandson.He saved his family by shooting the black lowlife(a gangmember,according to later reports).
"I'm a white guy",Black probably thought,before he was tragically killed by police,who mistook HIM for the criminal instead of the dead negro on the floor.
So many instances of black on white crime reported on NSU along with OTHER situations caused by blacks living around whites,leading to the decline in living standards for whites.
"I'm a white guy,"used to mean a lot.Yesterday,it meant taking an airplane for one last ride.

--GR Anonymous