- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; 1st Carroll & Graf ed edition (November 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881848662
- ISBN-13: 978-0881848663
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Customer Reviews: 66 customer reviews
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Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America Hardcover – November 1, 1992
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From Publishers Weekly
Arguing that white racism is more an excuse for black failure than an explanation, Taylor ( Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle ) challenges racial orthodoxies, but with very limited success. Ranging through studies and press accounts, Taylor effectively catalogues numerous black excesses in the name of solidarity (such as jurors' defenses of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, ultimately convicted of one charge--possession of cocaine--of 14 brought against him); he notes that blacks commit far more interracial violent crimes than whites do; he criticizes "race-norming" in employment tests; and he dissects studies concluding that police are more likely to shoot blacks (instances of shootings, he argues, are in fact proportionate to arrests for violent crime). But Taylor, who is white, too easily dismisses the notion of institutional racism; he simplistically argues that Asian achievements prove that American racism is not so great an obstacle to success; and he can't understand the role of black-only organizations. Arguing that the problem of the underclass is mainly a moral one, Taylor disregards economics. Instead, he calls for get-tough police practices, favors mandatory, no-appeal death sentences for drug dealers and suggests that to combat "reckless procreation" the government should require female welfare recipients to use the contraceptive Norplant. His blurred distinctions between the "underclass" and blacks reveal his biases.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Look up Jared Taylor on Wikipedia. It immediately identifies him as a "white nationalist" and "white supremacist," whatever those words mean these days.
Now read this book. What do you see?
I see common sense factual dialogue about race, things that I and I'm sure many others have experienced. To deny the reality of what Jared Taylor courageously reveals here is to bury one's face in the sand.
This is the beginning of the end of real 21st century racism, a racism that does discriminate based off of race. This is a book about double standards and a corrupt society trying to chain itself down with ideas about "white guilt."
I would recommend this book to anyone, especially open-minded people who still naively believe that "diversity is a strength."
Race is one of the few subjects about which one may hold a considered opinion that others consider not just wrong but also evil. An imprudent word or ill-chosen phrase can ruin a career or make one unfit to hold public office.
Think of the man running for political office not that long ago whose campaign was derailed because he used the word niggardly, meaning cheap or stingy.
Taylor had trouble getting his book published.
He states that we can't find solutions to racial inequalities if we can't talk about race without facing retribution.
His book is from 1992, and is a little outdated, but the inequalities persist.
Since 1968, None of these government programs have helped blacks and how they've created a black racial class that hates whites. All accomplished with working white people's income tax money!! We bought this situation!
Very, very highly recommend.
Very thoroughly researched and footnoted.
This is a MUST read but It's accurate/truthful content is so upsetting, I could not read it straight through.
Remember, this was written 20+ years ago and things have gotten worse.
At no point is Jared inflammatory, incendiary or hateful in any way. This is just a sad account of the tragedy that is american racial idealism