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- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
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- Chapters 19, 21-23 of The Stand
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- Book Write-Up: Suicide of a Superpower, State of Emergency, Day of Reckoning (Patrick J. Buchanan)
- The Insulted Soldiers Hoax
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- Romans 7-8 and Review of Discerning Ethics
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Category Archives: Race
My latest reading of Andrew Hacker’s 1992 (updated for 1995) book, Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal focused on inequality in income and employment. In Losing the Race, John McWhorter argued that most African-Americans are not poor, and … Continue reading
My latest reading of Andrew Hacker’s Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal talked about single-parent households among African-Americans. On the one hand, there are African-American men who, lacking opportunities to prove their worth to others, try to prove … Continue reading
I started Andrew Hacker’s Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. I have the 1995 version, which includes reflections about the O.J. Simpson verdict. An African-American friend a long time ago recommended this book to me to show me … Continue reading
I finished John McWhorter’s Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, but I will most likely still be referring to it as I blog about other books for Black History Month. In this post, I will highlight something that McWhorter … Continue reading
On page 259 of Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, John McWhorter comments on the sitcom A Different World, which was created by Bill Cosby: “One of the sweetest television pleasures I have ever experienced was the late, great … Continue reading
In my latest reading of Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, John McWhorter talks about the issue of Ebonics, which is an African-American dialect. Specifically, McWhorter is addressing a 1996 resolution by the Oakland school board to treat Ebonics … Continue reading
For my blog post today about John McWhorter’s 2000 book, Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, I will use as my starting point a story that McWhorter tells on page 172. The context is the controversy surrounding Proposition 209 … Continue reading
For my post today about John McWhorter’s 2000 book, Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, I’d like to talk about McWhorter’s discussion of crime. On pages 13-15, McWhorter seeks to refute what he calls “Article of Faith Number Five” … Continue reading
A lot of pages in John McWhorter’s 2000 book Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America—-a little over eighty—-are devoted to anti-intellectualism within the African-American community. According to McWhorter, there is an anti-intellectual element of African-American culture that is behind … Continue reading