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A Primer on Race
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:Judy W., 7/8/2014 7:14:44 AM

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done." That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is "Please Stop Helping Us." Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum wage laws to "affirmative action" quotas. This book untangles the controversies,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: misterdickens, 7/8/2014 7:29:27 AM     (No. 9914824)

Don´t confuse me with the truth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/8/2014 7:44:05 AM     (No. 9914840)

Saw where Holder did not want Black trouble makers expelled a few months back, then an article this week where L.A. schools are being controlled by thugs.

Is that what he means as how liberals help blacks.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/8/2014 7:57:59 AM     (No. 9914865)

Last sentence in the article: ~~His brief comments pack a lot of punch. For example, "having a black man in the Oval Office is less important than having one in the home."~~

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/8/2014 8:10:59 AM     (No. 9914890)

I heard Bob Beckell say that his Party destroyed the black family when they refused help to any family that had a husband in the household.

During the depression, in Massachusetts, teaching jobs in elementary schools were for single women only. Any woman with a husband was not hired. This was to spread the jobs around. The idea did not transfer to the welfare system when it came along. I wonder if today´s liberals would have seen it as "unfair".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/8/2014 8:23:18 AM     (No. 9914903)

Wikipedia says: "Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, and freedom of religion."

WOW! You could have fooled me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/8/2014 10:28:24 AM     (No. 9915094)

First of all, “A Primer on Race” by Thomas Sowell, is where primer is pronounced ‘primmer’ and not ‘prime-er’. Phew! Thank you for letting me get that out of the way. I’ve marveled for years at how often I’ve heard people one would assume knew better - educators, professional speakers, wordsmiths and the like - mispronounce the word. “A simple book for teaching reading to beginners” and “a textbook giving the first principles of any subject” are how my dictionary defines primer. ‘Works for me!

Thank Goodness for Dr. Sowell! I wish all writers wrote as right-to-the-point-clearly and understandably as he can always be counted on to do. Moreover, I agree with him 99% of the time. I consider that a bonus.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/8/2014 12:02:44 PM     (No. 9915230)

Nominate for must read. He captures exactly what I want to say to my government: "Please do not do any more good in my country, we have suffered enough from all the good that you have done."

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