It’s been the great Thomas Sowell in the past. As well as Walter Williams, Larry Elder, Ben Carson, Alan Keyes, Alfonzo Rachel and so many more. These are all strong, independent, original thinkers, and they understand what many are finally coming to understand: white racism is not a big problem in America anymore, and hasn’t been one for generations.
The next one to point this out is the wonderful Jason Riley. And here’s a link to a review of Riley’s new book: “False Black Power?”
And the following is the key passage that the reviewer, Roger Clegg, selected to include in his recommendation that you and I read Riley’s book:
The major barrier to black progress today is not racial discrimination and hasn’t been for decades. The challenge for blacks is to better position themselves to take advantage of existing opportunities, and that involves addressing the antisocial, self-defeating behaviors and habits and attitudes endemic to the black underclass.
Gee, I wonder who’s been saying that first red-highlighted phrase for A. Very. Long. Time.
Yep. It’s us.
Jason Riley is one of the brightest, most insightful commentators on the world around us today. I can’t wait to read his book.
Oh, and here’s a link to Jason Riley’s book. If you buy it using that link… we don’t get a thin dime. 🙂
Nota Bene: Jason Riley wrote another book that also says something we’ve been saying for a very long time. The title of that book is: “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed.”And here’s a link to that book. And, if you buy it from that link, we don’t get the very same thin dime that we don’t get if you buy the other book from the other link.