Seventy-Five Percent of Black Boys in California Fail State Reading Standards
A recent study of California educational data shows that 75 percent of black boys in the state fail to meet the state’s reading and writing standards. This, despite decades of efforts to correct the problem.
Of course, the usual analyses are …
Black and Muslim Women Are Invisible to the Feminist Movement
Much has already been written about the shameful glorifying of Linda Sarsour by New York senator Kristen Gillibrand, who praised her on the pages of Time magazine, and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health, which has invited her to …
Experts Now Agree: The Deplorables Really Are Deplorable
Scene: The lab-coated man comes in from the room. “It was a troubling case,” he admits. “This question of why you voted for Trump.” He snaps on his surgical glove and probes his patient’s mouth in the usual way “…
Richard Spencer’s White Supremacism Is Boring, Not Newsworthy
During Super Bowl LI, back in February, with the New England Patriots down early to the Atlanta Falcons, alt-right celebrity Richard Spencer tweeted that he was rooting for the Pats. He explained his pick:
1/ Belichick & Brady support Trump 2/ Three White …
Cognitive Diversity versus P.C. Diversity
We are constantly being told by the proponents of racial, ethnic, and gender preferences in business and academia that diversity results in better problem-solving, learning, and so forth. Now, there are a number of rebuttals to this justification for discrimination, …
‘Racism’ (Still) Didn’t Elect Trump
The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog has an eye-grabbing headline up today: “Racism Motivated Trump Voters More than Authoritarianism.” Predictably, the headline oversells.
Thomas Woods, a professor of political science at Ohio State University, uses the just-released 2016 American National …
The Underground Railroad: A Problematic Prizewinner of a Novel
Editor’s Note: Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Below is Jay Nordlinger’s review of the book from the October 10, 2016, issue of National Review.
Colson Whitehead is an American novelist, …
Experience America at the Time of the Great War
“War is the health of the state. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.”
Students Protest Charles Murray’s ‘Racism’ and ‘Classism’ at NYU
Charles Murray was not met with riots when he showed up to speak at NYU last Friday, as he had been at Middlebury College a few weeks before. Still, his reception hardly served as a model for campus discourse. Security …
Other People’s Babies and American Values
What is at stake in the long-running battle over illegal immigration? The answer from the overwhelming majority of Americans who worry about it is “the defense of the rule of law.” Others speak of the economic impact of unskilled workers …
Unsayable Truths about a Failing High School
Editor’s note: The following piece originally appeared at City Journal. It is reprinted here with permission.
Earlier in the month, my high-school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student …
What the Census Bureau, and America, Needs from a New Director
The FBI wasn’t the only agency to lose its leader this week. On Tuesday, John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, announced he was stepping down. Thompson is stepping down halfway through a one-year extension of …
On the DOJ’s Review of Obama-Era Consent Decrees
Public discourse on race is frequently, and increasingly, detached from facts. Exhibit No. 3,714 is the statement issued by the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights (from which my colleague Gail Heriot and I dissented) expressing concern about a memorandum issued …
Pomona Students: ‘Truth . . . Is a Myth and White Supremacy’
A group of students at Pomona College wrote an open letter to the school’s outgoing president claiming that “the idea that there is a single truth . . . is a myth and white supremacy,” according to a report by The Claremont …
Last fall I wrote about some disturbing changes that the Obama administration wanted to make in the data gathered for the census. A short 30-day window was given for public comments, but thankfully the Trump administration seems to have misgivings …
Why Are Black College Graduates Less Wealthy than Other Grads?
The headline was numbingly familiar: “For Blacks, College is Not An Equalizer.” The op-ed in the Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a “troubling paradox,” namely that so many well-educated black Americans “feel so economically insecure.”
Racial Quotas in School Discipline
There are a number of pernicious “Dear Colleague” letters issued by the Obama administration that the Trump administration has the ability to rescind, and it should do so as quickly as possible. Among these is the Joint “Dear Colleague” Letter …
Benjamin Crump: TV’s Rising Fake News Star
He’s the new Al Sharpton on steroids — and he’s coming to a TV near you.
Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin’ lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie.
Bad Times for New York Students
As Max Eden of the Manhattan Institute and Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute discuss, the combination of the Obama administration and Mayor Bill de Blasio has proved toxic for safety and order in New York City public schools. …
College Students Shout Down Charles Murray as ‘White Supremacist’
Hundreds of students at Middlebury College in Vermont stopped Charles Murray from speaking yesterday by shouting until the political scientist was forced to leave and broadcast his talk via the internet. According to the students, it is wrong to allow …