Racism is a vile ideology. But the proper way to fight racism is through education and by ostracizing racists. We should not be fighting injustice with injustice.
Both actually stem from the same root: racism.
On Martin Luther King Day–and every day–we should focus on the antidote to racism and alternative to racial thinking: individualism.
The truth is that, aside from the plantation owners (a tiny minority), the white population of the South was hurt by slavery—kept poor by it—rather than enriched.
Under laissez-faire capitalism, racial segregation would disappear, even though it would be legally permissible on private property. It would disappear because it is fundamentally incompatible with the requirements of profit-making and because it is irrational.
If it were true that young people need someone to “look like them” to believe they can do something, we’d never have any “firsts.” Young players would simply give up trying.
Ibram X. Kendi’s antiracism – like racism – is an ideology that manages to indoctrinate and segregate. Far from healing history’s wounds, Ibram X. Kendi’s “antiracism” sows disharmony. Maybe we should go back to reading liberalism to our children. By liberalism, I mean a cluster of ideas that includes equal freedom, equal treatment under the law, and colorblindness.
The ideal of America was for people to be united under the principle of individual rights.
Are you a racist? All white people are, says “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo. Race explains everything, says bestselling “How to Be an Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi. “Every policy is either racist or anti-racist.”
It’s as if America is moving toward “1984,” George Orwell’s novel, in which government controls people’s thoughts by creating a new language, Newspeak.
If a racial equity study finds that a particular project will result in the displacement of “people of color,” it will be used as a club to beat developers into submission. Developers will be forced to abandon their project or concede to whatever demands activists and politicians can concoct.
The Leftist feeding frenzy regarding white supremacy is a chimera.
Moral responsibility is individual, not collective. It is volitional, not deterministic. Moral responsibility is based on an individual’s choices, not on one’s racial membership.
Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our discussion of race.
“Facts don’t stop being facts if you are Black — and you are wrong.”
It is important to recognize that people are not prisoners of their subconscious and have the power to re-program it by correcting false ideas, including racism, through reason.
If as it has now become acceptable to call oneself a woman, when one has the anatomical equipment of a male, then why isn’t it okay to claim that one is black, Latino or Asian when one is really Caucasian?
Breonna Taylor Case: Black Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Called ‘Sellout,’ Compared to Slavemaster
“It’s time to stop telling black Americans what we’re allowed to believe.”
What explains the fact that over 80% of professional basketball players are black, as are about 70% of professional football players?
what justifies diversity? Nothing but unsupported assertions, repeated endlessly, piously and loudly.
Institutional or systemic racism is enshrined by many of America’s institutions of higher learning, including Harvard and Yale.
Both white supremacists and anti-racists believe “race is an immutable attribute of who we are.”
In recent times, there is an average of 9,252 black-on-black murders every year. Over the past 35 years, that translates into nearly 324,000 blacks murdered at the hands of other blacks. Only a tiny percentage of blacks are killed by police.
If the ideology and policies of “systemic racism,” identity politics, and cancel culture win out in the arena of American politics and cultural acceptance, it will be the end of America.
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