At Townhall, the question this weekend is whether racism might be less of a factor than we think in today’s re-emerging racial divide. Your Common Sense column is greatly expanded — hugely! — from a Common Sense last week — worth reading, and debating. I hope.
Click on over, then come back here for more background. I ask more questions than I answer, but I do give the general form I think the best answer takes. There is a lot to consider. Here are some relevant links:
- The tales of John Casor and John Punch, on Wikipedia.
- A few southern states allowed free African-Americans to own African-American slaves. South Carolina appears to have been one of those states.
- Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, by Charles Murray, is in my To Read Carefully stack, and has some bearing on these issues.
- Thomas Sowell on the fallacies of race: