To be a true hero and leader, Mandela would have inspired South Africa–and the rest of the world–to rise to the standard of individual rights.
What low-income whites in England and ghetto blacks in the United States have in common is a generations-long indoctrination in victimhood.
The main reason for many people’s surprise is that the mainstream media have usually suppressed news about the “knockout game” or about other and larger forms of similar orchestrated racial violence in dozens of cities in every region of the country.
The last thing the political left needs, or can even afford, are self-reliant individuals.
More dangerous are the innumerable organized and unprovoked physical attacks on whites by young black gangs in shopping malls, on beaches and in other public places all across the country today.
The blind and dishonest political correctness of our media and educational institutions on racial issues today can eventually forfeit the confidence of Americans and give similar extremist groups their chance to ignite a race war in the United States. And once a race war starts, it can be virtually impossible to stop.
Some people try to explain why Asians, and Asian-Americans, succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be due to what they do not have — namely “leaders” who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on “leaders.”
I can’t imagine what black politicians and civil rights groups are getting that’s worth condemning black youths to a high rate of unemployment and its devastating effects on upward economic mobility, but then again, I’m not a politician.
Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let’s look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, always side with teachers unions in their opposition to educational vouchers, tuition tax credits, charter […]
What is the true test of one’s commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? Or is it when he permits others to express ideas he finds deeply offensive?
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s memorable “I have a dream” speech, is a time for reflections — some inspiring, and some painful and ominous.
When will black people reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens?
Black people don’t need to have a conversation with white people on matters of race. They need to have it amongst themselves.
Racial discrimination has little to do with major problems confronting black people.
Breast-beating isolation. It is a sweet-tasting poison.
Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. There are no such protests against the thousands of black murders.
If black people—or certain black people—have civil rights, then doesn’t everyone have civil rights?
The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders.
Intellectuals argue that diversity is necessary for academic excellence, but what’s the evidence?
With the calm, objective, and nearly disinterested panache he is noted for, in Intellectuals and Race* Thomas Sowell dissects a broad range of fallacies that have surrounded the touchy and often contentious subject of race. In this latest volume he doesn’t miss a trick, and covers as succinctly as possible the whole gamut of why […]