Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CRT vs Loury, McWhorther et al

My view of the debate.

Critical Race Theory believers seem to believe that 90%+ of the black/white income, wealth and crime differences are due to current racism. Therefore if that racism could be eliminated, along with some kind of reparations for slavery that would eliminate the median wealth gap, black US citizens would converge with whites within 5 or 10 years.

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter et al seem to believe that current racism is 10% or less of why blacks lag on those measures and commit more crime than whites. They believe this should be addressed through parental education and early child education for the poor which will disproportionately benefit blacks and that blacks will have to work harder to change what has become the culture. This even though they acknowledge that earlier racism is the primary cause of the gaps.

There are of course those who are between those sets. Like Rod Graham and Dr. Mansa Keita.