If you are interested in the subject of affirmative action, this is a good book to read.
Most tellingly, Blacks did far better removing themselves from poverty during the pre-affirmative action era than they have done since its implementation.
Dr. Sowell shows how the notions, rationales and assertions supporting affirmative action are widely accepted without being tested empirically.
No one wants to talk about this subject. Emotion in this case surpasses reason and political use of the theme is explosivePublished 3 months ago by Rodolfo Bott
But these people have entirely missed the point, just like the author does by gift-wrapping a rebuttal to an argument no one is making. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peter Ian Staker
Thomas Sowell was someone I had only heard of and after reading this book, I will buy more of his material. Read morePublished 19 months ago by BamaPrincess80
Thomas Sowell's book gives an excellent overview on practices and consequences of affirmative action around the world. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leon Stein
I've been reading Thomas Sowell for years. For a while, I'd gone off of his books because there are so many other authors to read that I wanted to get maximum exposure to... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Lemas Mitchell
From the well received "Preferential Policies" research - then published for The Hoover Institution, Thomas Sowell has always been ahead of the headlines. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by DAVID PHILLIPS
Thomas Sowell remains one of those quiet but hard hitting teachers for those who would learn. He lays his arguements out and then backs them up with pages and more pages of... Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by C. A. Temm
Mr. Sowell takes an analytical, data-based approach to the assessment of affirmative action and avoids getting caught up in the obtuse, political rhetoric that too often defines... Read morePublished on October 5, 2004 by M. C. Ciulla
Growing up in the 80's and 90's, all of the arguments I heard regarding Affirmative Action focused on what was fair and who deserved what. I consider it a real triumph of A.A. Read morePublished on September 11, 2004 by P. Kufahl