The Public Interest

Controversy: Understanding Black-White Differences

Gerald D. Jaynes , Robert M. Hauser & Robin M. Williams

Spring 1990

AS PARTICIPANTS in the National Research Council’s Committee on the Status of Black Americans, we appreciate the opportunity to respond to Richard Herrnsteins review essay on our report A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society [”Still an American Dilemma,” Winter 1990]. Knowing his wide knowledge, scholarly commitment, and expository skill, we are not surprised to find it an interesting exercise; it is not, however, a persuasive one.

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