Re: The Left’s Backward-Looking Racial Narrative
I have just finished reading part I of Jason Riley’s new book False Black Power?, which NRO is excerpting today, and I want to recommend it right away as highly as I can (full disclosure: Mr. Riley recently joined my …
U.K. University to Replace Portraits of Its Founding Fathers because They’re White
King’s College in London has announced that it will replace some of the portraits of its founding fathers from its main entrance because they are “white,” and that that might be “intimidating” to people who are not white.
A Reply to John McWhorter
In his provocative piece in the latest print edition of National Review, Professor John McWhorter considers and ultimately rejects the social value of having an open discussion about cognitive differences among population (i.e., racial) groups. McWhorter maintains that the …
Why I Write about Race and IQ
In the latest issue of National Review, John McWhorter has a challenging and thought-provoking essay about the topic of race and IQ — specifically, about whether that topic should even be up for discussion in liberal-arts classrooms and in the …
Seventy-Five Percent of Black Boys in California Fail State Reading Standards
A recent study of California educational data shows that 75 percent of black boys in the state fail to meet the state’s reading and writing standards. This, despite decades of efforts to correct the problem.
Of course, the usual analyses are …
Black and Muslim Women Are Invisible to the Feminist Movement
Much has already been written about the shameful glorifying of Linda Sarsour by New York senator Kristen Gillibrand, who praised her on the pages of Time magazine, and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health, which has invited her to …
Experts Now Agree: The Deplorables Really Are Deplorable
Scene: The lab-coated man comes in from the room. “It was a troubling case,” he admits. “This question of why you voted for Trump.” He snaps on his surgical glove and probes his patient’s mouth in the usual way “…
Richard Spencer’s White Supremacism Is Boring, Not Newsworthy
During Super Bowl LI, back in February, with the New England Patriots down early to the Atlanta Falcons, alt-right celebrity Richard Spencer tweeted that he was rooting for the Pats. He explained his pick:
1/ Belichick & Brady support Trump 2/ Three White …
Cognitive Diversity versus P.C. Diversity
We are constantly being told by the proponents of racial, ethnic, and gender preferences in business and academia that diversity results in better problem-solving, learning, and so forth. Now, there are a number of rebuttals to this justification for discrimination, …
‘Racism’ (Still) Didn’t Elect Trump
The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog has an eye-grabbing headline up today: “Racism Motivated Trump Voters More than Authoritarianism.” Predictably, the headline oversells.
Thomas Woods, a professor of political science at Ohio State University, uses the just-released 2016 American National …
The Left’s Backward-Looking Racial Narrative
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of Jason Riley’s False Black Power? It is excerpted here with permission.
President Barack Obama traveled to Alabama on March 7, 2015, to deliver a speech marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” …
Police Aren’t Targeting and Killing Black Men
By now everyone knows that police, whether consciously or subconsciously, are targeting young black men, killing them at a disproportionate rate.
But what if everyone is wrong? What if race actually has little causal effect on police shootings?
In fact, …
How Colleges Fuel Racial Protests
Angry racial protests have been a feature on many American campuses over the last several years. But just what do the students really have to be angry about? They’re treated almost like royalty because minority students add that magical ingredient …
Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ
Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in the July 10, 2017 issue of National Review.
Suppose it’s true.
Suppose that, at the end of the day, people of African descent have lower IQs on average than do other groups of humans, …
Unsayable Truths about a Failing High School
Editor’s note: The following piece originally appeared at City Journal. It is reprinted here with permission.
Earlier in the month, my high-school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student …
What the Census Bureau, and America, Needs from a New Director
The FBI wasn’t the only agency to lose its leader this week. On Tuesday, John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, announced he was stepping down. Thompson is stepping down halfway through a one-year extension of …
On the DOJ’s Review of Obama-Era Consent Decrees
Public discourse on race is frequently, and increasingly, detached from facts. Exhibit No. 3,714 is the statement issued by the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights (from which my colleague Gail Heriot and I dissented) expressing concern about a memorandum issued …
Pomona Students: ‘Truth . . . Is a Myth and White Supremacy’
A group of students at Pomona College wrote an open letter to the school’s outgoing president claiming that “the idea that there is a single truth . . . is a myth and white supremacy,” according to a report by The Claremont …
Last fall I wrote about some disturbing changes that the Obama administration wanted to make in the data gathered for the census. A short 30-day window was given for public comments, but thankfully the Trump administration seems to have misgivings …
Why Are Black College Graduates Less Wealthy than Other Grads?
The headline was numbingly familiar: “For Blacks, College is Not An Equalizer.” The op-ed in the Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a “troubling paradox,” namely that so many well-educated black Americans “feel so economically insecure.”