Quote Of The Day

“There was very little civil rights law before Title VII; nevertheless the black-white income differential narrowed more rapidly in that benighted era than it has since. It is possible that antidiscrimination laws do not benefit their intended beneficiaries, because they give the beneficiaries a sense of entitlement and victimhood, foster tokenism, increase employers’ costs, cast a shadow over the real achievements of outstanding members of the “benefited” group, create an unhealthy preoccupation with racial and ethnic identity, and cause white backlash. It is also possible that the sexual revolution of the 1960s promoted the break-up of the black family–of the white too, but the whites were in a better position to adapt. To the extent that the “Great Society” programs of the 1960s and the social disorder of the same period are correlated phenomena, together constituting a lurch to the Left, the net effect on black progress may have been negative”. — Richard Posner, writing about The Black-White Income Differential

2 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”


  • “the “Great Society” programs of the 1960s and the social disorder of the same period are correlated phenomena, together constituting a lurch to the Left, the net effect on black progress may have been negative”.

    Let’s go back to seperate bathrooms and water fountains for blacks. That would be progress.

  • His point was that some parts were good, some parts were bad, but that the *net effect* may have been bad.

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