This was a great book. I feel as though Blacks are being taken for a ride. During the 1800's and before, slaves had physical chains that would bind them. Physically removing those chains gave the slaves a clear indication that they could escape. However the new, reprehensible form of chains is mental chains. If you buy into why supremacy, then you also have to ascribe to black inferiority; which I do not. It is a pernicious attack on the minds of Black.
When I was younger (way younger) I applied at the fire department and there must have been 200 people there. I remember the guy administering the test saying to me "the passing score is 80%....... oh wait, you are Hispanic right? You only need to score 70". I remember my 18 year old self feeling insulted by the fact that someone decided that I, a Hispanic male, was incapable of scoring 80%.
I read a book that talked about Black youths at the basketball courts. You hear Lebron, Jordon, etc. saying that they practiced, and practiced, and practiced some more. They say that they worked harder than everyone else. If a Black youth goes to the basketball court and sucks, their peers will tell them to practice more and put in the work. Yet that same youth goes to
School and is doing bad, their peers will not give them the same advise. What they tell them is that they are oppressed and that there is nothing they can do. It defies all racional.
The book covers many of the fallacies espoused by the race batters and the talking heads. He quotes one of my all time favorite authors Thomas Sowell. I recommend this book to anyone looking to see the other side of rubbish being talked about today. Riley covers Black on Black crime, education, and so much more. One of the statistics that stuck with me was the one regarding how Blacks were lifting themselves out of poverty at a higher rate when racism was legal (and in some cases mandatory) than now.
It is truly sad to see Blacks self segregating themselves after the Great Martin Luther King Jr. fought so hard and gave his life to desegregate. When I hear about Black only dorms, Black only graduations, and the like it truly makes me sad. BLM has given nothing to the Black community. It has siphoned off the money to enrich the leaders and to pay for white Democrats campaigns.
|Jason Riley - Author|
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