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Author Murray, Charles A., author.

Title Facing reality : two truths about race in America / Charles Murray.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Encounter Books, 2021.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  305.8009 MURRAY    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description x, 151 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-145) and index.
Contents Why this book -- Backdrop -- Race differences in cognitive ability -- Race differences in violent crime -- First-order effects of race differences in cognitive ability -- First-order effects of race differences in violent crime -- If we don't face reality.
Summary "The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities. What good can come of bringing them into the open? America's most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed's natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. "Reality Check" is a step in that direction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Racism -- United States.
Intelligence levels -- United States.
Crime and race -- United States.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social policy.
Crime and race. (OCoLC)fst00883028
Discrimination in law enforcement. (OCoLC)fst00895102
Intelligence levels. (OCoLC)fst00975832
Race. (OCoLC)fst01086436
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Online version: Murray, Charles A. Facing reality First American edition. New York, New York : Encounter Books, 2021 9781641771986 (DLC) 2021000550
ISBN 9781641771979 (hardcover)
1641771976 (hardcover)
9781641771986 (ebook)
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