Very often, major problems are erroneously seen as being caused by racial discrimination. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The question that's relevant to policy, as well as resource allocation, is: How much of what we see is caused by discrimination?
Did you hear about the four black men, armed to the teeth, who pulled up to a white-owned gas station in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago? They weren’t there to join the rioters, who burned and looted stores and vehicles up and down the streets that night. No, they were there to protect the gas station from the vandals.
Gratitude, or thanks, is the highest form of thought because gratefulness signals an understanding of a perspective of the world outside oneself.
Jonathan Gruber's notion that the people are "stupid" is not fundamentally different from what Barack Obama said to his fellow elite leftists in San Francisco, when he derided ordinary Americans as petty people who want to cling to their guns and their religion. We need to see through such arrogant elitists if we want to cling to our freedom.
Barack Obama has certainly tossed down the gauntlet in front of the Republicans, hasn’t he? But how will the Republicans respond?
There are now racial quota limits for punishment in the Minneapolis schools. On the surface, this may look like a favor to blacks. But only on the surface. Anyone with common sense knows that letting a kid get away with bad behavior is an open invitation to worse behavior in the future.
If a conservative, or even a mere Republican, had made the statements Professor Jonathan Gruber freely delivered at a policy forum a year ago, he or she would have been repudiated by the mass media, shunned by colleagues, and sent out to some pasture.