- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Encounter Books; First American Edition, 1st Printing edition (April 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594036004
- ISBN-13: 978-1594036002
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 57 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No Matter What...They'll Call This Book Racist: How our Fear of Talking Honestly About Race Hurts Us All Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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"I sometimes hear from parents who have been appalled to learn that the child they sent away to college to become educated has instead been indoctrinated with the creed of the left. They often ask if I can suggest something to have their offspring read over the summer, in order to counteract this indoctrination.This year the answer is a no-brainer: No Matter What... They'll Call This Book Racist by Harry Stein. In a little over 200 very readable pages, the author deftly devastates with facts the nonsense about race that dominates much of what is said in the media and in academia...Stein says that his purpose is 'to talk honestly about race.' He accomplishes that purpose in a fact-filled book that should be a revelation, especially to young people of any race, who have been fed a party line in schools and colleges across America."
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Harry Stein is brave, or foolish, enough to start this conversation about race in his latest book, No Matter What... They'll Call This Book Racist. Unfortunately, the title, which he adapted from a famous sign at a Tea Party rally, will turn out to be accurate, as one can see from reading negative reviews of this book. Undaunted, Stein examines the myths regarding such topics as affirmative action, the collapse of the family in the Black underclass, and other issues that need to be discussed openly and honestly, but almost never is.
It is all standard Conservative fare, and familiar to anyone who has read Thomas Sowell or Shelby Steele, though Stein makes the case better than most. The book has less of the humor of his two previous books, but this is a more serious subject. The problem is that the people who most need to read a book like this, the sort of guilt-ridden White liberals and up and successful African Americans who might agree with most of what Stein actually says, will simply dismiss it as racist without getting past the first page.
Still, there is cause for optimism. Charges of racism increasingly ring hollow as liberals have overplayed the race card to intimidate opposition. There is a growing number of Black Conservatives. People across the political spectrum are more aware and more willing to admit that the old platitudes about race just don't work anymore. Maybe No Matter What will make an important contribution to opening up a real conversation.
My first recommendation to anyone who has purchased or is planning to purchase the book:
Read the Introduction...without spoiling it, Mr. Stein explains his views and where they come from.
Second, this book will definitely be offensive in many ways to those who are close-minded and believe that anyone talking about race who is not of a minority origin is racist themselves.
Lastly, I implore people who find race to be a delicate area not to treat it as such. Mr. Stein makes it clear that this guilt trip white people put on themselves - resulting in special treatment for minorities - is actually doing more harm than good to the minority population...especially Blacks.
He brings up history and how easily it can be misinterpreted (Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. DuBois, and several other examples) as well as how the ugly truth can be easily put out there on shows (Maury, Jerry Springer)...but let a scholar or politician speak the same truths, and it is immediately deemed blasphemous by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others.
The area which piqued my interest the most dealt with the crime rate among minorities and how it correlates with family upbringing; additionally, I found the topic of education and success to also be very telling.
In the end, this book goes a very long way in explaining why minorities (Blacks in particular) feel like they have to play the victim role so much. He explains the influences by the liberal left as well as the EVIL main stream media. This man is not even close to being racist, as he proudly establishes friendships with many Black scholars and others in his past.
Naysayers, don't knock this book til you ACTUALLY read it. Extremely informative.