Black Rednecks and White Liberals

November 1, 2020
Black Rednecks and White Liberals

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailingassumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery,and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, andbacked with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecksand White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals ofour times but also such historic interpreters of American life asAlexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series oflong essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefsbehind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends.It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development ofthe ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique blackidentity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by whiteliberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. An essaytitled "The Real History of Slavery" presents a joltingre-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow anddistorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for thevenomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countriesaround the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are JewsGeneric?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of theNazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are theinspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education inthe United States. "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" is thecapstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racialand cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.