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Facing reality : two truths about race in America  Cover Image Book Book

Facing reality : two truths about race in America / Charles Murray.


"The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities. What good can come of bringing them into the open? America's most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed's natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. "Reality Check" is a step in that direction" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781641771979
  • Physical Description: x, 151 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2021.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Racism > United States.
Intelligence levels > United States.
Crime and race > United States.
Discrimination in law enforcement > United States.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Social policy.

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Community Library (Sunbury) 305.800 Mur (Text) 30210313162645 New Books Checked out 12/27/2022

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