Articles on Racial Justice by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | November 29, 2016
This is a football story with both political and legal implications. It was fourth down in a National Football League game, and the punting team came onto the field. The other team went into their …
pe.com | October 18, 2016
The greatest moral claim of the political Left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One …
pe.com | September 27, 2016
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor – off the record – what his r…
pe.com | August 15, 2016
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 …
pe.com | August 8, 2016
We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies…
pe.com | June 27, 2016
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its o…
pe.com | May 31, 2016
Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism tur…
pe.com | March 21, 2016
Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. But these differences have too often been seen as simply those on the Right being racist and t…
pe.com | February 23, 2016
Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity – or lack of validity – of the ar…
pe.com | January 27, 2016
The latest tempest-in-a-teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represente…
pe.com | December 16, 2015
Among the many sad signs of our time are the 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. …
pe.com | July 20, 2015
In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to conde…
pe.com | July 13, 2015
Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want…
pe.com | June 3, 2015
Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the w…
pe.com | August 26, 2014
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened si…

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