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No Matter What...They'll Call This Book Racist: How our Fear of Talking Honestly About Race Hurts Us All

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In the Age of Obama, the ugly charge of racism is more prevalent than ever. Why? Because telling the truth about racial profiling, crime, the social fallout of single parent homes, and the ways racial preferences distort the very meaning of equity and justice would mean facing up to the soul-destroying pathologies of urban black culture. Instead, black leaders and their gu ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Encounter Books (first published 2012)
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Bojan Tunguz
The subject of race is the most polarizing and contentious topic in American politics. Given America’s history, it is not hard to see why. The legacy of slavery, Civil war, and Civil rights struggle has left an indelible mark on the American soul. Nonetheless, America as a whole has come a long way in terms of its race relations. Americans of all ages and walks of life have become increasingly less racist in their outlook, and the ugliest instances of racism have all but vanished from most place ...more
Christina
Harry Stein makes some valid points about the dismal state of race politics continuing in American Life today. I have a unique viewpoint because I was the victim of a racial attack when I was in graduate school. So I'm wary of the ethic that "all whites are racist" when racism happened in the opposite direction to me. Obama was lucky people voted for him even though his Reverend Wright could be considered hateful. The hate and anger that goes on is simply unbelievable.

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Selena
While this book appeared well-researched, it came off more as a conservative rant than a well-argued book. I can hear my various SAGES (seminar English) professors now: "Where's the other side?"

While Stein comments on the other side quite often, it's just to say, "Look how wrong these guys are!" rather than, "While they're right about x, they're wrong when it comes to y and z."

What's even funnier, while Stein was making the argument that no one demanded college transcripts of Obama because he's
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Greg Perciak
If the following passage makes you curious, read the book!
"In 1899, there were four academic public high schools in Washington D.C. - one black and three white... In standardized tests given that year, students in the black high school averaged higher test scores than two of the three white high schools."
You read that right - we're talking about 1899. Contrast that with today's reality. This is one brave author who dares to cross the PC line and bridge the racial divide with heart and honesty.
Kevin
Apart from some unnecessary flip lines, this book was really good - one of those books you wished you everyone you know would read so you can see what parts people disagree with. The most interesting parts to me were the discussions of crime and "acting white."
Nathan Sharp
Everyone should read this book! It is very refreshing to hear unabashed honesty about the terrible consequences to everybody, white and black alike, from progressive policies in this country.
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Conservative author Harry Stein is known for his light touch on hard topics: How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (And Found Inner Peace): I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican; The Idiot Vote -- The Democrats' Core Constituency; etc. Now, with his comic novel Will Tripp, Pissed Off Attorney-at-Law , he does his bit to take back popular culture from the radical lef ...more
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