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A Post-Racial Society is Racist and Other Things Ibram X. Kendi Taught Me

Daniel Greenfield, The National Book Award goes to a ridiculous racist. The 2015 National Book Award winner wrote that the police officers and firefighters who dashed in to save people in the World Trade Center on 9/11 were “menaces of nature” and “not human to me”. After the National Book Foundation disgraced itself with its

Walter E. Williams: A Constitutional Right to Literacy

Detroit school students, represented by the Los Angeles-based public interest firm Public Counsel, filed suit last month against the state of Michigan, claiming a legal right to literacy based on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Ninety-three percent of Detroit’s predominantly black public school eighth-graders are not proficient in reading, and 96 percent are not

A New Theory on Police Shootings

Michael Brown, It seems as though the nation’s cities and major metropolitan areas are sitting in anxious anticipation for the next police shooting; the next “senseless” loss of someone who didn’t have to die. That’s unfortunate. There are too many questions surrounding these shootings, and while the answers do eventually come, rarely are they complete,

‘Favors’ to Blacks, Left-wing solutions that do more harm than good

Thomas Sowell, 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 response to them was. He said, “I give them all A’s and B’s. To hell with them.” Since many of

Kaepernick Anthem Snub is Not a Free Speech Issue

Mark Davis, It is hard to know which is more disillusioning: an NFL quarterback stupid enough to insult an entire nation in a political hissy fit, or a multitude of constitutionally illiterate people who think it is a free speech issue. Let’s cover both. For a while there, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was

Amazon May Have Just Created a Weapon of Mass Consumption

 With its announcement of a new smartphone this week, Amazon unveiled advanced camera technology that could arguably be called “point and shoot yourself in the foot.” Amazon’s foray into smartphones includes image-recognition technology that lets consumers point the phone at a product to buy it from its online store. The phone’s Firefly button recognizes more