Thursday, September 16, 2021

Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America

Provoking. Libertarian Charles Murray joins the fray on the topic of systemic racism in a new book titled, Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America. Murray offers numeric ammunition to those who deny racism by recycling some of his prior analysis of intelligence and criminality. His book title alone stakes the high ground in any debate by claiming what he offers is both reality and capital “T” truth. He also dismisses any contrary views by describing that he is presenting data, not opinion, that differences in outcome by group are explained by White and Asian cognitive superiority and Black and Hispanic high violent crime rates. Any barriers to upward societal mobility by group can be explained by the numbers he presents, proving there is no such thing as systemic racism. I find Murray’s presentation disingenuous, but I liked this book because I can see that because of his facile acceptance of false assumptions, his argument falls totally apart, and those who look to him for a counter argument to systemic racism will find a lot of data but no insight. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Facing Reality from

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