The Public Interest

Social psychology’s “racism”

Byron M. Roth

Winter 1990

MOST READERS of this and similar journals are familiar with the critique of the civil-rights agenda--especially the policies of forced busing and admissions or hiring quotas--that Thomas Sowell, Nathan Glazer, Charles Murray, and others have advanced. Such readers know that most Americans have opposed these policies all along; they think that this opposition testifies to the good sense of the American electorate. 

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