Showing posts with label affirmative action. Show all posts
Showing posts with label affirmative action. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: Attacking the Truth: Part II

Merely applying the laws.       The case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving racial double standards in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin, has an Alice-in-Wonderland quality that has been all too common in other Supreme Court cases involving affirmative action in academia, going all the way back to 1978. Plain        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Attacking The Truth

They just can't take the inconvenient truth.  Among the many sad signs of our time are the current political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for years. The case before the High Court is whether the use of race as a basis for admitting students  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Cure For Racial Dishonesty

Cut the incentives.     There have been several notable cases of racial fakery.   Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law  ... MORE

Wendy McElroy: Why the Lights of America are Dimming

You cannot create passion and talent.  But you can destroy them. When people are punished for their virtues, such as the drive to excel and to work hard, then passion and talent become liabilities. Sometimes people persist for the sheer joy of creation, for the fulfillment of doing work they love. Because that's when the magic happens,   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Do Blacks Need Favors?

Stopping educational fraud is all that is necessary.     Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act's legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, "I'll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas." I don't know whether Humphrey got around to keeping  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Primer On Race

The state against blacks.         Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done." That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Coming End To Racial Preferences

An idea whose time has gone.     Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to its public universities. Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at her colleagues in a bitter dissent, calling them "out of touch     ... MORE

Sonia Quotamayor: Product Of Affirmative Action

by Willilam A. Levinson.       Myths, legends, and anthropology all state that the power to name a thing is the power to control or destroy it. A simple and devastating public relations technique is, therefore, to attach a memorable and accurate name to somebody. The Allies, for example, named General Fedor Bock "Der Sterber" ("Let's go get  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell - Statistical Frauds

The discrimination hoax.     The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination. It would certainly be discrimination if women were doing the same work as men,   ... MORE

What We Should Remember on Martin Luther King Day

by Edwin A. Locke.        What should we remember on Martin Luther King Day? In his “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. King said: “I have a dream that my four 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.” This statement means that in judging other men,    ... MORE

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.: Justice Thomas Echos JFK

Quotas and affirmative action cause nothing but trouble.  For four decades the American people have been perplexed by “affirmative action,” “quotas,” and all the circumlocutions that have accumulated around them. Reading about them is painful. Living with them is worse. What has the Supreme Court trying been trying to tell us with  ... MORE

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Congressional Testimony

Thomas Sowell on affirmative action and judicial activism.