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Whether you agree with Walter Williams or not, it is an important book on race in America. I doubt there will be very many racialists who think this book needs to be taken seriously. They will instead pick selected arguments out of context and denounce them to reassure themselves that there is no need to ever doubt their dogma. And that is probably the best case scenario for racialists. It is even more likely that they will just dismiss him with a series of personal attacks. But Walter Williams has been doing this for a while now, and I’m sure he is ready for it.
One of the most widely reported and talked about studies in recent years has been that of an MIT/University of Chicago experiment that sought to find racism in employment. The name of the study is titled: “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” The provocative title is very important, as we will discover later, and for goodness sake MIT did it, so it must be bulletproof. The study in their own words does the following:
Surely part of how we define a bigot is a person who assumes or accuses a person of a despicable trait based on superficial, or no evidence. Yet many racialists will call people racist based on nothing. Many racialists think any “person of color” who dissents from their dogma is a sell-out, an Uncle Tom, or someone who has internalized racism.