Roger: The most interesting poll I’ve ever seen on race preferences came out about ten years ago and was published in a book called The Scar of Race. In it, whites were asked whether they agreed with certain black stereotypes, including negative ones, such as “blacks are lazy” and so forth. When these questions were posed, a certain percentage–in the 15 to 20 percent range, as I recall–agreed with the negative characterizations. At the same time, a different group of respondents was asked the same set of questions–right after they’d been bombarded with a bunch of questions about affirmative action and racial preferences. The result: The number of people agreeing with anti-black stereotypes shot way up. The conclusion: The existence of racial preferences encourages racism among whites, even among those who aren’t predisposed to harboring it. That’s just one more reason to hope the Supreme Court does the right thing with these two Michigan cases. The decisions are due by the end of this month.
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B uzzFeed published an explosive allegation that the president of the United States ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Specifically, in a news story sourced to two anonymous law-enforcement officials said to ... Read More
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A ruling issued tonight by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has torpedoed several of the abortion-rights movement’s key talking points in defense of Planned Parenthood. The case dealt with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s decision to terminate the state’s Medicaid provider agreements ... Read More
Karen Pence is a believing Christian woman. She took a part-time job at a private Christian school. And this, believe it or not, is a scandal. Don’t believe me? Her job has already merited not just one, but two critical Washington Post stories. There’s the obligatory CNN report, accompanied by a piece of ... Read More