Armed with vast statistical research, Sowell deftly refutes the key assumptions on which the civil rights movement was erected - "that discrimination leads to poverty and other adverse social consequences and...that adverse statistical disparities imply discrimination." He surgically probes the fundamental racial issues, including affirmative action and busing, as well as women's issues, including the Equal Rights Amendment.
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"A brutally frank, perceptive, and important contribution to the national debate over the means to achieve equality and social justice for minorities and women." (New York Times)
rage against the machine
That statement is not true if Prof. Sowell is your instructor. This is a novel that really gets one to think. One must really listen to what is said & not. This novel is written with love & pain. Many will knock this novel and refuse to listen; please do not be one of them.
To fully understand the civil rights issue you must learn of it through the mind of an African American. The fact that he happens to be one of the most intelligent in our Republic is a pleasant bonus. The only way this book would have been better is if Dr Sowell himself had read it!
Thomas Sowell is a national treasure.
His reasoning is compelling. The perversion of civil rights by the progressive left has had devastating consequences on the very groups most in need. This is a national disgrace, and all honest and compassionate people will fight to restore the intention of these laws in our communities, states, and country.
Thomas Sowell is the greatest living Social Scientist. Another amazing book. Civil rights is equal opportunity,not a promise of equal results
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