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Sowell: “Nothing is more fraudulent than calls for a ‘dialogue on race’ ”


Thomas Sowell, one of America’s leading black intellectuals, has for some time now been scathing in his criticism of the “phony” Barack Obama. Now he turns his attention to those who blindly follow the Democratic frontrunner.

In one of his latest columns, Sowell, who was born in North Carolina, where, he recounts, his encounters with white people were so limited that he didn’t believe that “yellow” was a possible color for human hair, writes:

“Nothing is more fraudulent than calls for a ‘dialogue on race.’ Those who issue such calls are usually quick to cry ‘racism’ at any frank criticism. They are almost invariably seeking a monologue on race, to which others are supposed to listen.

“The same people who have gone ballistic when some prominent figure is found to belong to some all-male social club are full of excuses for why Barack Obama remained a member of a racist and anti-American church for 20 years.”


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