Black Rednecks and White Liberals
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By Thomas Sowell

politics | 372 pages | Published in NaN

This book presents the kind of eye-opening insights into the history and culture of race for which Sowell has become famous. As late as the 1940s and 1950s, he argues, poor Southern rednecks were regarded by Northern employers and law enforcement officials as lazy, lawless, and sexually immoral. This pattern was repeated by blacks with whom they shared a subculture in the South. Over the last half century poor whites and most blacks have moved up in class and affluence, but the ghetto remains filled with black rednecks. Their attempt to escape, Sowell shows, is hampered by their white liberal friends who turn dysfunctional black redneck culture into a sacrosanct symbol of racial identity. In addition to Black Rednecks and White Liberals, the book takes on subjects ranging from Are Jews Generic? to The Real History of Slavery.

ISBN_13:9781594030864

Quotes

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.

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The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

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Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

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The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.

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It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them.

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Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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Intellect is not wisdom.

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No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.

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Racism does not have a good track record. It's been tried out for a long time and you'd think by now we'd want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.

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People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.

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