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Archive of posts published in the tag: Race

The Trouble With Narratives

As Mr. Scott put it, “It’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.” But this is precisely what narratives do—and in fact are meant to do.

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Genuine Insight on Race

“Genuine insight generally doesn’t make you angry and anxious. It makes you smile, and generates gratitude.”

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Forgive, Hell!

From The New York Times, Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof by Roxane Gay: Excerpt: The call for forgiveness is a painfully familiar refrain when black people suffer. White people embrace narratives about forgiveness so they can pretend the world…

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The New Migration

from Joel Kotkin in New Geography, The Changing Geography of Racial Opportunity: Excerpt: Perhaps the greatest irony in our findings is the location of many of the best cities for minorities: the South. This is particularly true for African-Americans who…

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Schools Matter

  Mona Charen writes in National Review What Sotomayor Gets Wrong . Excerpts: Sotomayor’s argument rests entirely on a fallacy — that lowering admission standards for certain minority applicants is the only possible response to concerns about racial and ethnic…

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A Victim of Their Own Success

Shelby Steele writes in the Wall Street Journal The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment. Excerpts: This would not be the first time that a movement begun in profound moral clarity, and that achieved greatness, waned away into a parody of…

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