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When Race Trumps Merit

Author : Heather Mac Donald
Publisher : DW Books
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2023-04-18
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781956007268

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Does your workplace have too few black people in top jobs? It’s racist. Does the advanced math and science high school in your city have too many Asians? It’s racist. Does your local museum employ too many white women? It’s racist, too. After the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, prestigious American institutions, from the medical profession to the fine arts, pleaded guilty to “systemic racism.” How else explain why blacks are overrepresented in prisons and underrepresented in C-suites and faculty lounges, their leaders asked? The official answer for those disparities is “disparate impact,” a once obscure legal theory that is now transforming our world. Any traditional standard of behavior or achievement that impedes exact racial proportionality in any enterprise is now presumed racist. Medical school admissions tests, expectations of scientific accomplishment in the award of research grants, the enforcement of the criminal law—all are under assault, because they have a “disparate impact” on underrepresented minorities. When Race Trumps Merit provides an alternative explanation for those racial disparities. It is large academic skills gaps that cause the lack of proportional representation in our most meritocratic organizations and large differences in criminal offending that account for the racially disproportionate prison population. The need for such a corrective argument could not be more urgent. Federal science agencies now treat researchers’ skin color as a scientific qualification. Museums and orchestras choose which art and music to promote based on race. Police officers avoid making arrests and prosecutors decline to bring charges to avoid disparate impact on minority criminals. When Race Trumps Merit breaks powerful taboos. But it is driven by a sense of alarm, supported by detailed case studies of how disparate-impact thinking is jeopardizing scientific progress, destroying public order, and poisoning the appreciation of art and culture. As long as alleged racism remains the only allowable explanation for racial differences, we will continue tearing down excellence and putting lives, as well as civilizational achievement, at risk.

The Diversity Delusion

Author : Heather Mac Donald
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2018-09-04
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781250200921

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By the New York Times bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning America is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. From #MeToo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk. But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us. Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, The Diversity Delusion calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.

The Immigration Solution

Author : Heather Mac Donald,Victor Davis Hanson,Steven Malanga
Publisher : Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Political Science
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123317914

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The Immigration Solution by Heather Mac Donald,Victor Davis Hanson,Steven Malanga Pdf

Heather Mac Donald describes how an epidemic of crime, gangs, and illegitimacy is creating a new Hispanic underclass, and how the Mexican government aids and abets illegal immigration to the United States and thwarts state and local attempts to resist it. Steven Malanga shows how, despite much argument to the contrary, Hispanic immigrants produce a net cost to the American economy, not a net benefit, and he goes on to outline the kind of immigration policy that would be both liberal and in America's interest. Victor Davis Hanson writes about his own experience growing up in California's farm country and watching the Hispanic immigrant influx transform his state for the worse. The Immigration Solution proposes the same kind of policy in place in other advanced nations, one that admits skilled and educated people on the basis of what they can do for the country, not what the country can do for them.

The War on Cops

Author : Heather Mac Donald
Publisher : Encounter Books
Page : 138 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2016-06-21
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781594038761

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Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the “Ferguson effect”: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened. This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department. Mac Donald gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods who want proactive policing. She warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. This book is a call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race.

Are Cops Racist?

Author : Heather MacDonald
Publisher : Ivan R. Dee
Page : 187 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2010-06-16
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781461662341

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False charges of racial profiling threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in America's inner cities. This is the message of Heather Mac Donald's new book, in which she brings her special brand of tough and honest journalism to the current war against the police. The anti-profiling crusade, she charges, thrives on an ignorance of policing and a willful blindness to the demographics of crime. In careful reports from New York and other major cities across the country, Ms. Mac Donald investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby's harmful effects on black Americans. The reduction in urban crime, one of the nation's signal policy successes of the 1990s, has benefited black communities even more dramatically than white neighborhoods, she shows. By policing inner cities actively after long neglect, cops have allowed business and civil society to flourish there once more. But attacks on police, centering on false charges of police racism and racial profiling, and spearheaded by activists, the press, and even the Justice Department, have slowed the success and threaten to reverse it. Ms. Mac Donald looks at the reality behind the allegations and writes about the black cops you never heard about, the press coverage of policing, and policing strategies across the country. Her iconoclastic findings demolish the prevailing anti-cop orthodoxy.

The Tyranny of Merit

Author : Michael J. Sandel
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2020-09-15
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780374720995

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The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J. Sandel Pdf

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

My Inappropriate Life

Author : Heather McDonald
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2014-02-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451672237

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The Chelsea Lately writer and star and stand-up comic delves into her life as a mom-of-three and wife of a house-husband who's "infuriatingly bad at collecting neighborhood gossip""--Dust jacket flap.

The Burden of Bad Ideas

Author : Heather Mac Donald
Publisher : Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015049621009

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The prevailing orthodoxy of ideas, she finds, has affected our law schools, our schools of education, our museums, even our schools of public health - with ruinous consequences for the teaching of our children."--BOOK JACKET.

Trump's America

Author : Scott Dikkers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2017-02-21
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781501172670

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Trump's America by Scott Dikkers Pdf

Presents a satirical portrait of life during the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Race Crazy

Author : Charles Love
Publisher : Emancipation Books
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781642938425

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When did America become obsessed with racial differences? After decades of progress healing real-world prejudices and anger, we suddenly live in an America where we’re expected to view every single thing through the lens of race. Children are taught the politics of racial resentment and fear in schools. Films, novels, and even comic books are judged by the color of their protagonists—and their adherence to the latest “woke” messaging. Corporate America has universally adopted the slogan “Black Lives Matter” in every piece of marketing, those words serving as a talisman to protect them from Twitter mobs and outraged activists. And the 1619 Project and similar pieces of academic propaganda seek to redefine and undermine the very notion of America as a unified and great nation. Meanwhile, organized BLM advances a radical and dangerous political agenda which, if enacted, would mean the end of the American experiment as we know it. The nation faces a pivotal moment: will we reject the Race Crazies, or let them destroy us?

Maniac Magee

Author : Jerry Spinelli
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780316333504

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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Pdf

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

Race to the Bottom

Author : Luke Rosiak
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2022-03-08
Category : Education
ISBN : 9780063056732

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Everyone wants: High schoolers to graduate well-prepared for jobs. Improved STEM literacy. Greater achievement for inner-city children. Happiness for all children. So why are liberals spending billions of dollars working against those goals? In Race to the Bottom, Luke Rosiak uncovers the shocking reason why American education is failing: Powerful special interest groups are using our kids as guinea pigs in vast ideological experiments. These groups’ initiatives aren’t focused on making children smarter—but on implementing a radical agenda, no matter the effect on academic standards. Nonprofits pump billions into initiatives meant to redress racial inequities. Rather than fixing the problem, districts with a big gap between white and black test scores hire consultants who claim the tests are meaningless because they are “racist.” These consultants’ judgments allow school districts to ignore their own failures—ultimately hurting minority students and perpetuating racism. That is just one example. Drawing on his years in investigative journalism, Rosiak did a deep dive into school files, financial records, and parents’ stories. What he found is that nonprofit influence has crept into the educational bureaucracy all over America. Corrupt school boards and quack diversity consultants abound. Teachers drawing government pay claim it’s unsafe to return to in-person school, but “double dip” teaching in-person private classes. And amid all this focus on money and equity, academic standards are crumbling, which hurts American kids in ways we’ll be suffering for decades. Race to the Bottom is the first comprehensive exposé of the way radical ideology and self-serving administrators are destroying academic quality in America’s K-12 schools. Rigorous and deeply-researched, this is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of our kids.

White Guilt

Author : Shelby Steele
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780061868467

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"Not unlike some of Ralph Ellison’s or Richard Wright’s best work. White Guilt, a serious meditation on vital issues, deserves a wide readership.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and neither has been good for African Americans. Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility.

The Myth of White Fragility

Author : Jim Hanson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 104 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2020-08-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798673907863

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"The Myth of White Fragility" is the first book in a new series, Freedom Manuals - Defeating the Social(ist) Justice Mob.by President of Security Studies Group and Special Forces veteran Jim Hanson.It's a departure from his previous work which largely focused on national security and included the book "Cut Down the Black Flag - A Plan to Defeat ISIS. But as Jim noted "The greatest danger America faces right now are the socialist forces of wokeness and their social justice shock troops" The first Freedom Manual takes aim at the book "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo which is #1 on the NY Times non-fiction paperback list after 97 weeks overall there. It is now the preferred weapon of the social justice movement for anti-racism training and that trend is bad for everyone, White Fragility is a collection of the worst ideas from academia and the activist Left all cobbled together into an incoherent attempt to brand all White people as racists, all American institutions and processes infected by Systemic Racism and the country as a whole as a White Supremacist nation.The Myth of White Fragility completely exposes the woman behind the curtain nature of this pernicious attempt to use these supposedly racist systems to socially engineer the White people who benefit unfairly from them. The claims in White Fragility take examples of disparate outcome for blacks e.g. higher rates of incarceration or lower representation in certain professions and move immediately to Systemic Racism as the cause. No other potential causes for this are examined or even allowed. Hanson states "Any first-year statistics student knows that violates the rule that correlation is not causation. But White Fragility is not about proper analysis, it uses racism as a method to gain control and impose equality of outcome, the basis of Socialism".Each chapter of the Freedom Manuals (FM) starts with a straight talk Bottom Line Up Front explaining the fatal flaws of White Fragility in layman's terms. Then moves to a detailed analysis to provide ammunition for arguments on the topics in The Deep Dive. Then ends with Calls to Action which give the reader substantive ways to get in the fray and help stop the Social(ist) Justice Mob from fundamentally transforming this country into a steaming hot mess of Wokeness.

All about the Beat

Author : John McWhorter
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2008-06-19
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781440629655

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The bestselling commentator, hailed for his frank and fearless arguments on race, imparts a scathing look at the hypocrisy of hip-hop—and why its popularity proves that black America must overhaul its politics. One of the most outspoken voices in America’s cultural dialogues, John McWhorter can always be counted on to provide provocative viewpoints steeped in scholarly savvy. Now he turns his formidable intellect to the topic of hip-hop music and culture, smashing the claims that hip-hop is politically valuable because it delivers the only “real” portrayal of black society. In this measured, impassioned work, McWhorter delves into the rhythms of hip-hop, analyzing its content and celebrating its artistry and craftsmanship. But at the same time he points out that hip-hop is, at its core, simply music, and takes issue with those who celebrate hip-hop as the beginning of a new civil rights program and inflate the lyrics with a kind of radical chic. In a power vacuum, this often offensive and destructive music has become a leading voice of black America, and McWhorter stridently calls for a renewed sense of purpose and pride in black communities. Joining the ranks of Russell Simmons and others who have called for a deeper investigation of hip-hop’s role in black culture, McWhorter’s All About the Beat is a spectacular polemic that takes the debate in a seismically new direction.