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Hood Uses Straw Man Argument


Last updated 5/24/2021 at 8:23am

I take issue with the May 13 column by John Hood (I am a regular reader), in which he disingenuously attacks the idea of critical race theory. Hood offers nothing more than a straw man argument, while almost comically describing it as a threat “of discrimination against ‘privileged’ groups.”

Hood begins with a snippet of data on the median household income of Filipino-Americans in comparison to the same for white Americans, seeking to suggest that Filipinos as a whole are better off. He then asks the reader: “Should we conclude that our society is pervasively biased in favor of...

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