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 Underground Railroad: A Problematic Prizewinner of a Novel
Editor’s Note: Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Below is Jay Nordlinger’s review of the book from the October 10, 2016, issue of National Review.
Colson Whitehead is an American novelist, …
Experience America at the Time of the Great War
“War is the health of the state. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.”
Students Protest Charles Murray’s ‘Racism’ and ‘Classism’ at NYU
Charles Murray was not met with riots when he showed up to speak at NYU last Friday, as he had been at Middlebury College a few weeks before. Still, his reception hardly served as a model for campus discourse. Security …
Other People’s Babies and American Values
What is at stake in the long-running battle over illegal immigration? The answer from the overwhelming majority of Americans who worry about it is “the defense of the rule of law.” Others speak of the economic impact of unskilled workers …
A Physics Prof Tries to Justify Campus ‘Diversity’ Policies
Ever since the mania for diversity began back in the 1970s (sparked by Justice Powell’s opinion in Bakke that colleges could consider race as a “plus factor” in admissions decisions), the defenders of racial preferences have labored to produce justifications …
What’s Behind the Rash of Anti-Semitic Incidents?
On Monday, for the fourth time since the beginning of the year, bomb threats shut down multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country. The calls are the latest in a series: Sixty-nine threats have been called into 54 Jewish Community Centers …
Students Wearing White Pins as a Reminder of the ‘Oppression’ of White Privilege
Students at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania are wearing white, puzzle-piece-shaped pins for a month to remind themselves of white privilege.
The project is being sponsored by the school’s chapter of College Democrats, which will continue to distribute the pins …
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.”
Racial Quotas in School Discipline
There are a number of pernicious “Dear Colleague” letters issued by the Obama administration that the Trump administration has the ability to rescind, and it should do so as quickly as possible. Among these is the Joint “Dear Colleague” Letter …
Benjamin Crump: TV’s Rising Fake News Star
He’s the new Al Sharpton on steroids — and he’s coming to a TV near you.
Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin’ lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie.
Bad Times for New York Students
As Max Eden of the Manhattan Institute and Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute discuss, the combination of the Obama administration and Mayor Bill de Blasio has proved toxic for safety and order in New York City public schools. …
College Students Shout Down Charles Murray as ‘White Supremacist’
Hundreds of students at Middlebury College in Vermont stopped Charles Murray from speaking yesterday by shouting until the political scientist was forced to leave and broadcast his talk via the internet. According to the students, it is wrong to allow …
Why Karlie Kloss Was Accused of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ for a Vogue Photoshoot
Last week, Elizabethtown College Democrats handed out white puzzle-piece pins to students as a way to remind them of their “white privilege.” Well, those students ought to send supermodel Karlie Kloss a whole suitcase full of those pins — although after …
Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians
It happens all too often to Americans of Asian ancestry. They are walking home on a crowded street, and someone bumps into them and shouts, “Go back to China!” When it happened last year to Michael Luo, a New York …
Impromptus: The living Garry Kasparov, &c.
The first time I heard it, I thought it was simply an aberration, a horrible mistake. But now I have heard it again — from another prominent conservative. I think the aberration or mistake is more like a talking point.