this book blew my mind and enlighten me at the same time. Knowledge truly is power sometimes it hard to listen to the facts but you can never heal a wound if you refuse to pay it any attention. Thank you for so much for reading this book I really think that it can do wonders for rebuilding the black community and history itself
The information provided in this book has been transformative and changed my historical understanding. Thomas Sowell is by far one of favorite intellectual minds.
Thomas Sowell provides us with a thoughtful and thought-provoking survey of the social, political, cultural and economic developments of minority races and distinct sub-cultures internationally and in America. He discusses historical and modern racial, cultural and theological relations based on factual data and solid, logical reasoning rather than political or social ideology or agenda. This book is well-written and reflects the thoughtful considerations of a true historian and student of human nature. Mr. Sowell selflessly and optimistically advocates for the peaceful and universally beneficial advancement of all humankind.
The message of this book is that current cultural and political discussions lack accurate history. We would do well to listen to Sowell's amazingly well researched arguments.
Incredibly thought provoking and just shatters conventional wisdom and common beliefs. Strongly recommended to anyone seriously interested in history, politics, economics and social issues
Sowell makes the argument that black culture was impacted more by what he calls the red neck culture of the Southern white culture which in turn was molded by the region in The Scotland highlands the bulk of the southern whites came from. He points out the differences between southern black culture and the northern black culture before the great migration of southern blacks throughout the states as described by Wilkerson in the book "The Warmth of Other Suns". Sowell than goes on to point out liberal causes such as bussing that have done more to help blacks than help. Very thought provoking read.
The author suggests that culture (not specifically black culture, but rather southern culture) is to blame for much of the economic gap between races. Whether you agree or disagree with his statements, he gives a well organized history lesson that pushes you to think about the subject to which you can use in forming your own conclusion. The sign of a great author.
This was my first book by Thomas Sewell and I believe I will be looking at some of his others.
No. This would be better if read as you tend to focus more when you read than when you listen.. You do not try to multitask when you read, and this book requires attention and provokes thought. When listening you will need to re-listen to many sections unless you are able to completely focus on what is being said, and pause it as needed to think through what is being said. This is not a book for intellectually laze people.
It made me think and certainly educated me on quite a few things.
I love this book!