Black Rednecks & White Liberals

Black Rednecks & White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell
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Black Rednecks and White Liberals 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wide-scoped exploration of racism, culture, and well-meaning ignorance in America, as applicable today as it wss in 2005, with some oddly-relevant allusions toward some of the claims made today.
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
Knowing that Dr. Sowell is one of my favorite writers, my wife bought me this book. I am certainly glad she did. It is a very compelling and authoritive collection of essays dealing with the history of slavery, rednecks, liberals, Jews, Germans, black education and historical perceptive. In a word...wow! Dr. Sowell has an uncanny knack for writing clear concise language which cuts through the babble that we often encounter. Indeed, if I really want to learn the whole story about a certain event or era, there is simply no better place to learn than from Sowell. I can certainly understand why this was called an explosive book when it was initially printed. And, parts of it made me a little uncomfortable but then in order to learn and grow we must be willing to hear the whole story - the good and the bad - in order to get our minds around a topic. Before writing this review, I read some of the one (1) star and two (2) star reviews. While they were few in number, one of the messages from the collective negative reviews seemed to be centered on the way the south is portrayed along with its redneck culture. As a white man that was born and raised in the south, I can attest that Sowell hit the nail on the head. No only from a historical point but also as the current (albeit limited) situation. I love the south and still live there. So I am not into bashing my culture only willing to accept our flaws so we can continually improve. If you are a reader seeking eye-opening insights, this is the book for you. I hope you find this review helpful. Michael L. Gooch, SPHR Author of Wingtips with Spurs: Cowboy Wisdom for Today's Business Leaders
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JSMReferee More than 1 year ago
Buy the book and read it. If a white conservative writes this book we probably have a racist issue but "the professor" is the man and ably makes his case. This is at least the third of Thomas Sowell's books that I have read cover-to-cover. Sowell's writing style is an excellent complement to other, very fine books attempting to explain and enlighten regarding the liberal mentality. It is written in more the text book style than like our usual conservative writers. In spite of his more formal style, the read is excellent and keeps your attention. As I said, buy or borrow the book and read it, cover-to-cover. Thx.
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Daniel Kananen More than 1 year ago
Grey social issues are elegantly explained using real empirical methods. Thanks Mr. Sowell!
loveofhistory More than 1 year ago
Learning why people behave a certain way is very important.