"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today."
Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) Writer and economist
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Ahh yes, the wonders of PC
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    A racist used to mean pride in one's cultural heritage and NOT the hatred of another race. My how the definitions of words have changed over the years. Discriminate used to mean an individual educated decision about "anything" as to whether the thing or circumstance was right and best for him/her. Prejudice was an uneducated decision. Now they are all hate words. Bang on Mike if political correctness was your point.
     -- Anon     
    A wise man with common sense.
     -- joe, cresson     
    I think it was good to be a radical and a liberal under Sowells rules or definition but sad to be a racist under his rules if I entirely get his drift.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
     -- Bill Dunphy, Northville, MI      
    Indeed how the meaning of words has changed. A radical is one who speaks the truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Urban League of Liars Re: Urban League Asks Obama to Address Black Issues The hypocritical Urban League of lying thieves would rather blame color than character, further fulfilling stereotypes that have too much truth in them, as realists dare to acknowledge at the risk of being branded "racist" by obvious racists with their double standards, promotion of reverse discrimination, and other parasitical practices that feed off "white guilt."
     -- David Ben-Ariel, Toledo     
    As always Waffler is lost in confusion.
     -- warren, olathe     
    I think 90% of a all "racist" now are black.
     -- Roy Boone, MS     
     -- John Stallings, Windsor,nc      
    Sowell's perspective has a way of showing the foolishness and hypocrisy in terms that anyone other than Waffler could understand.
     -- J Allen, Arlington, Va     
    Our new leaders believe in "Rule of Men" NOT "Rule of Law".

    Sad to see the demise of justice in America.


     -- Bruski, Naples FL     
    Thomas Sowell always gets to the most pointed TRUTH.
    And, Waffler - You fully need to get a clue. Thomas Sowell is an American born and bread Black man who could dance rings around your brain cells!
    Thomas Sowell:
    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago, 1968
    A.M. in Economics, Columbia University, 1959
    A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1958
    Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, September 1980 - present
    Professor of Economics, U.C.L.A., July 1974 - June 1980
    Visiting Professor of Economics, Amherst College, September- December 1977
    Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, April- August 1977
    Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, July 1976 - March 1977
    Project Director, The Urban Institute, August 1972 - July 1974
    Associate Professor of Economics, U.C.L.A., September 1970 - June 1972
    Associate Professor of Economics, Brandeis University, September 1969 - June 1970
    Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University, September 1965 - June 1969
    Economic Analyst, American Telephone & TelegraphCo., June 1964 - August 1965
    Lecturer in Economics, Howard University, September 1963 - June 1964
    Instructor in Economics, Douglass College, Rutgers University, September 1962 - June 1963
    Labor Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, June 1961 - August 1962
     -- Mary - MI     
    Waffler, you are adrift.
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    I missed all the nuances, I guess, but can't pass up the chance to say "at least, Waffler isn't waffling." ( Not funny ? )
     -- Bob, Charlotte, VT     
    Because I don't believe in racial inferiority or racial superiority I was a "nigger lover" in the late 50's and 60's and a raciest today. I wage war on women because I recognize they are physically different but in no way inferior to men. I'm homophobic because I believe homosexuals are just as capable as any one. I'm ashamed we encourage people to accept inferior status due to race, gender, and sexual preference by offering them special conditions, rules, and laws that imply they are too stupid, weak, or lazy to compete on their own merits and therefore need these special conditions. It's downright insulting.
     -- Rick, Waimanalo     
    Thank you, Mary. :)
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    @Rick, I like your comment! ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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