McWhorter & Unz: Read These Two Articles Together

Recent articles by John McWhorter, offering some not unsympathetic criticism of “third wave” anti-racist social justice warriors, and Ron Unz, similarly offering not unsympathetic criticism of the hole the alt-right has dug for itself, should be read together. Each deserves to be read on its own, but they are better read together.

Unz’s 2012 article, “The Myth of American Meritocracy,”  many of you will recall (but some may have forgotten), probably contributed more than anyone or or anything else to the current concern with Ivy League et al. discrimination again Asians. It was largely responsible for prompting Harvard’s 2013 Office of Institutional Research study of that question that has proved so embarrassing to Harvard (See recent reference here).

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