History in the Service of Victimhood

Dr. Thomas Sowell of Stanford’s Hoover Institution’s collection of essays, (2005,) discusses how history is being used to claim victimhood, rather than as a tool to move on:

Race and rhetoric have gone together for so long that it is easy to forget that facts also matter—and these facts often contradict many widely held beliefs. Fantasies and fallacies about racial and ethnic issues have had a particularly painful and deadly history, so exposing some of them is more than an academic exercise. The history of intergroup strife has been written in blood in many countries around the world and across centuries of human history.

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