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Black History Month: Celebrating Race-Based Achievement is Racism

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," are the most memorable words, to me at least, of Dr. King's monumental address to civil rights...

Black History Month

What is called Black History Month might more accurately be called "the sins of white people" month. The "sins" of any branch of the human race are virtually inexhaustible, but the history of blacks in America includes a lot more than the sins of white people, which...

The Shameful Blackout of Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams

The exclusion of people like Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams explains why there’s no serious discussion in the black community about government dependency; school choice; the damage done by high taxes, excessive regulation and laws like minimum wage; and why blacks should rethink their allegiance to the Democratic Party.

Do Blacks Need Favors?

Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies?

Election Year 2000: A Million Black Voters Disenfranchised?

Tell me again. Which of the presidential candidates calls himself a "uniter" and not a "divider"? "Don't tell us that the strongest democracy on earth," said Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in a recent speech for the NAACP, "that a million disenfranchised...

Blacks and Guns

Black Americans have a serious problem with guns. They don't have enough of them. Despite being victimized by crime at several times the rate of whites, only 30% of black adults own guns, compared to 43% of whites.(1) Blacks are also heavily represented in California...

American History vs. Affirmative Action Hogwash

Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" is one of the few major media figures who does not hesitate to criticize Jesse Jackson, so it was appropriate that the author of a critical new book about Jackson appeared on that program. The book is aptly titled "Shakedown," in...

Education of Blacks in America: Do Facts Matter?

Recently a young black man sent a thoughtful e-mail to me. Among his kind comments was an expression of sympathy for the racism that he thought blacks of my generation must have experienced in going through college. In reality, it is his generation of blacks who have...