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Re: Another Call


As Thomas Sowell as shown, blacks Americans made great economic strides in the 1940s and 1950s before there were any anti-discrimination laws or welfare programs to help them. Since the time of LBJ’s Great Society, that progress has been slowed if not reversed, and the formerly strong black family has mostly dissolved. Black students used to work extra-hard to prove themselves, but now working at all is derided as “acting white.”

We don’t need a “conversation on race.” We would, however, benefit from a conversation on the counterproductivity of the policies meant to help minorities.


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