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In Defense of Empire - Robert D. Kaplan - The Atlantic
The argument that for minorities civil rights protection, empires have generally been better.
minorities  racism  usa  history  foreignpolicy  civil-rights 
april 2014 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: A prediction
In 1974, Harvard political scientist James Q. Wilson published a little book called Thinking About Crime in which he said that the best way to fight crime is lock more criminals up for longer periods. You see, he explained, when they're in prison, they can't victimize people who aren't in prison. This concept was very controversial at the time. Wilson's plan to fight crime by locking up criminals would obviously inflict disparate impact discrimination upon minorities, and that was just inconceivable to most advanced thinkers in 1974.
crime  history  minorities  race  wilson  sailer  sidebar 
april 2011 by HispanicPundit
Reflections on World on Fire, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The negative side effect of free-market reforms: The market-dominant minorities disproportionately benefit, increasing popular resentment. The negative side effect of democratization: Market-dominant minorities disproportionately suffer, because the majority finally gets a chance to legally enforce its resentment. Pushing both reforms on developing countries simultaneously - which Chua claims the U.S. government habitually does - gives the worst of both worlds: Increasing resentment - and the opportunity to politically act upon it. If the stars align badly enough, preaching democratic capitalism gives you Yugoslavia or Rwanda.
democracy  capitalism  minorities  racism  history  jews  chua  books  caplan  sidebar 
march 2011 by HispanicPundit
At what point is a minority worth protecting? | Crowhill Weblog
Finding the fine line between protected minority and not protected under the constitution.
constitution  minorities  gay-marriage  blacks  history  krehbiel  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit

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