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What’s the basis for current protests?

To the editor:

John McWhorter candidly designates anti-racism as a religion. Niger Innis protests the harm done to Blacks by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Shelby Steele protests the rioting and looting and the idea of systemic racism. Candace Owens protests the myth of racially motivated police violence.

Walter Williams has recently written: “Often overlooked or ignored is the fact that, as a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, and in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in history.” When asked once whether white racism or the absence of black fathers was the bigger threat to blacks, a president of the NAACP responded without hesitation that it was the latter.

Isn’t there reason to question whether there is a good foundation for the present wave of protests? That is putting things mildly, as you will see if you have a few moments to read “A Disease in the Public Mind, Part II?”, a June 29th article by Thomas DiLorenzo on Lew Rockwell’s website.

R.E. Wehrwein

New Ulm

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