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Thomas Sowell
Do racists care whether someone black is married or unmarried? If not, then why do married blacks escape poverty so much more often than other blacks, if racism is the main reason for black poverty? view tweet
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Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God. view tweet
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The Constitution cannot protect you, if you don't protect the Constitution with your votes against anyone who violates it. Those government officials who want more power are not going to stop unless they get stopped. view tweet
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What can we be certain of from history? That human beings have been wrong innumerable times, by vast amounts, and with catastrophic results. Yet today there are still people who think that anyone who disagrees with them must be either bad or not know what he is talking about. view tweet
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Those who say that all cultures are equal never explain why the results of those cultures are so grossly unequal. view tweet
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Envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name, “social justice." view tweet
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Since this is an era when many people are concerned about "fairness" and "social justice," what is your "fair share" of what someone else has worked for? view tweet
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Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. Even countries that were once more prosperous than their neighbors have found themselves much poorer than their neighbors after just one generation of socialistic policies. view tweet
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The fundamental problem of the political Left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong. view tweet
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Since wealth is the only thing that can cure poverty, you might think that the left would be as obsessed with the creation of wealth as they are with the redistribution of wealth. But you would be wrong. view tweet
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One of the most pathetic—and dangerous—signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagree with them for any honest reason. view tweet
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As a black man, I am offended when white people take the likes of Al Sharpton seriously—or pretend to. view tweet
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When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. view tweet
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Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected. view tweet
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People sometimes ask if I have tried to convince black “leaders” to take a different view on racial issues. Of course not. I wouldn't spend my time trying to persuade the mafia to give up crime. Why should I spend time trying to convince race hustlers to give up victimhood? view tweet

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It is amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.
Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important.
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It is a painful irony that people who are promoting the make-believe equality of “inclusion” and “diversity” in schools are attacking charter schools that are producing the real equality of educational achievement.

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