The Big Hoax,
By Thomas Sowell, March 14, 2012 — There have been many frauds of historic proportions — for example,
the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s,
and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social
Security. In our own times, Bernie Madoff’s hoax has made headlines.
But the biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong — namely, the
hoax that statistical differences in outcomes for different groups are due to the way
other people treat those groups.
The latest example of this hoax is the joint crusade of the Department of Education
and the Department of Justice against schools that discipline black males more often
than other students. According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, this disparity
in punishment violates the “promise” of “equity.” … more at TownHall.com