America’s race problem is mostly a problem about African-American disparities in a variety of areas, and it is an article of faith on the left that these disparities are caused principally if not entirely by racism. I want to recommend recent work by two authors rejecting this view, one who has had as distinguished a career as one can imagine, and the other who is an undergraduate: Thomas Sowell’s compact new book Discrimination and Disparities and Coleman Hughes’s sharp essay in Quillette, “The Racism Treadmill.” If you don’t believe me, both are nicely written up with some excerpts by AEI’s Mark J. Perry — Sowell’s book here and Hughes’s essay here.
As I write on Friday, the restraining order hasn’t come down yet. But it’s just a matter of time. Some federal district judge, somewhere in the United States, will soon issue an injunction blocking enforcement of the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum applications. The restrictions come in the ... Read More
Back in 2016, when Trump refused to say he’d necessarily accept the result if he lost, we were told that this was a terrible violation of democratic norms. Now, refusing to accept that you lost an election is the highest form of patriotism. Not only are the media and the Left not pressuring Stacey Abrams to ... Read More
Wednesday was a scary evening for the Fox News host and his family. Read More
Storyline A: "We didn’t lose!" Storyline B: "If we did lose, it’s because you’re a racist!" The Democratic party’s transformation into an undergraduate intersectionality seminar at Oberlin is proceeding at a remarkable pace. The party’s current strategy is to scream “Racist!” at people voting for ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (And those of you who identify as Readers), I’m on a flight to Florida, and I have to get an essay done for the magazine and work on a ... Read More