Key Insights From:
Intellectuals and Race
- There’s no question that race issues matter—the question remains of how best to confront those issues.
- Asian Americans rarely come up in discussions of race relations—maybe because they complicate a simple black-and-white narrative.
- The intelligentsia changed its tune on race over the course of the twentieth century, but intellectuals are still convinced they know best.
- Some groups look at externals; others look at internals and see what they can change in their culture.
- The word “achievement” has become synonymous with “privilege”; “underachievement” with “victimization.”
- Social justice is too modest a term—it’s really cosmic justice.