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Recommended Reading on Race

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.

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