Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America

Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America

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The charges of systemic racism and White privilege that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known truths, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be acknowledged and incorporated into the ways we approach public policy: American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians have different rates of violent crime and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. These two truths drive the problems in policing, education, and the workplace that are now ascribed to systemic racism. Facing Reality lays out the evidence clinically and in detail, without apologies or animus.

What good can come of bringing such uncomfortable realities into the open? Charles Murray argues that ignoring them is destroying America’s most precious ideal, once known as the American creed: People are to be judged on an equal basis as individuals, not by national origin, social class, race, or religion. The ideology behind the charges of systemic racism repudiates this ideal, demanding instead that the power of the state must be used to favor some groups of people over others to advance social justice.

Americans on the center left and center right who are the American creed’s natural allies have denied themselves the ability to defend it. What else but racism can be to blame for race differences in outcomes? They have been afraid to answer. They must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.

Title:Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781641771979
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    Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America Reviews

  • Scriptor Ignotus

    Sure to be an uncontroversial, controversy-free book that does not stir up any controversy of any kind....

  • A

    7.5/10."Facing Reality" may be short (unlike "The Bell Curve"), but it serves its purpose in being a saving buoy for those stranded in the ideological ocean of egalitarianism. For, if one cannot escap...

  • Vagabond of Letters, DLitt

    9/10As perfect and gentle a primer into the thorny jungle of the most important social and political facts facing the West as has yet been written.Murray walks the reader through the evidence, compili...

  • Brian

    Charles Murray is no stranger to controversy. Much of his career has been spent at the intersection of public policy and the uncomfortable truths of social science. He’s a scholar provocateur. In hi...

  • Mike Horne

    If you think the lack of black CEOs, engineers, high financiers, big tech gurus, law partners, brain surgeons is a product of structural racism, this is the book to challenge you. The manifestation of...

  • Jamie

    In “Facing Reality”, Charles Murray lays out the data on differences in IQ and other standardized test scores, as well as criminality between the various population subgroups society defines as ...

  • Michael

    The "reality" that Murray wants us to face is that Blacks and Latinos score lower on cognitive tests (on average) and commit more crimes (on average) than White folks. In Murray's view, we should simp...

  • Richard

    I've been wondering how to review Murray's Facing Reality -and now I'm updating it with a reference to John McWhorter's review at it's a doozy The problem I have with the book is not the data Murray c...

  • James

    As Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Charles Murray brings the facts to the table and takes it a step further by suggesting what can b...

  • Sheila McCarthy

    What can you say except that Charles Murray has a death wish, and you do, too, if you bring any of his research or analysis to your next mandatory "courageous conversation" at work. But the man does h...