Ronald Jackson’s GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES NOW: Whites Are Superior: Highly Placed Media Racists at the New York Times, New Republic and Elsewhere

In 1994, when Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray published The Bell Curve, a book espousing the so-called “academic racist” theories that black people are inherently less intelligent and more prone to crime than whites or Asians, the New York Times Book Review 10/16/94 published a fawning, credulous review by Times science reporter Malcolm Browne.The Times wasn’t the only “liberal” outlet to praise a book that, according to co-author Murray, was largely based on sources so odious he would hide them from public view. The allegedly liberal New Republic verily gushed over the book, with editor Andrew Sullivan dedicating an entire issue of the magazine to it, and defending its key premise. Wrote Sullivan: “The notion that there might be resilient ethnic differences in intelligence is not, we believe, an inherently racist belief.”FAIR’s Jim Naureckas Extra!, 1/95 answered Sullivan and fellow Bell Curve defenders:

 

via Ronald Jackson’s GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES NOW: Whites Are Superior: Highly Placed Media Racists at the New York Times, New Republic and Elsewhere.

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