Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Odious human, Charles Murray, to speak at U of M this evening

Noted bigot, Charles Murray, is speaking at U of M this evening. If you're looking to brush up on what precisely makes Murray so terrible, I highly recommend Nathan J. Robinson's article, Why Is Charles Murray Odious? Here's an excerpt:
From his earliest days, Charles Murray was—to put it charitably—a shockingly oblivious human being when it came to matters of race. As a teenager in the 1950s, he and some high school friends staged a cross burning on top of a hill. Murray claims he was stunned when the residents of his Iowa town instantly thought the flaming cross was somehow racist. “It never crossed our minds that this had any larger significance,” he insisted. Forty years later, with the publication of The Bell Curve, Murray would once again profess himself surprised that people could view him as a racist. “I’m befuddled by it… I don’t know what to make of it,” Murray said when even old acquaintances began calling his book dishonest and bigoted. Murray wondered why he was being “punished” for producing perfectly valid social science research on a matter of public import.

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