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Glenn Loury on Race in America


Published May 9, 2023

When it comes to racial issues in America, many are quick to blame racism and the legacy of slavery. Glenn Loury contends that socially mediated behavioral issues lie at the root of today’s racial inequality problem. 

Discussion Question:

  1. Why do some people seem to think that racial relations are worse today when they have been improving and are far better than they were even as recently as 50 years ago?

Additional Resources:

  • Watch “Not Buying It: Glenn Loury, Ian Rowe, and Robert Woodson Debunk Myths about the Black Experience in America,” on Uncommon Knowledge. Available here.
  • Watch “Glenn Loury Interview: Race Relations in America Today,” on Independent Truths via Independent Institute. Available here.
  • Read “Discrimination and Disparities,” by Thomas Sowell. Available here.