Posted by
Message
Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
24019 posts

Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

I recently presented a lecture for the University of Colorado, Boulder's Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization. In this hour-long talk, available in video on Youtube and in text at Quillette, I describe and lament the constraint which political correctness imposes on vigorous public discussion about the causes of and remedies for persistent racial inequality.


Youtube

A friend of his objected to what he said in the lecture, and Loury posted this open letter to the friend:

quote:

I'm not only scared about where things are going. I'm in despair. And, I'll admit to a bit of anger.

I think the summer of 2020 was a disaster for the future of "race" in the country. I think it reflects Obama's mishandling of Ferguson and Baltimore and Sanford, FL. I think it bespeaks the complete bankruptcy of the political governing forces representing the interest of blacks.

I'm unreservedly cynical about "civil rights" claims. Mississippi crusades were a half-century ago—as long as from Appamattox to Versailles!

The race debate has become a distraction—and a hustle. Make the social contract better—for all Americans—and you'll solve the only part of the racial disparity problem that warrants government involvement.

These killings by cops and their aftermath are national theater—a macabre enactment of lies, bluffs and self-delusions... The impositions of police are not the first, or second or third-order factors in determining the quality of black life—way behind families and schools and jobs...

Of course I know that structures matter. But, I think a central fact of our time is the failure of blacks at every level—from criminal behavior to performance on college exams—to measure-up to the plentiful opportunities at hand. A racial blame game has emerged to cover these failures which increasingly seems to corrupt everything.

And the tragedy is, I'm the only one who's saying so...


auggie
Auburn Fan
Opelika, Alabama
Member since Aug 2013
19397 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
He's right ya know


imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
27613 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
I don't know who that is, but everything you quoted is dead on.


BiteMe2020
Texas
Member since Nov 2020
5488 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

And the tragedy is, I'm the only one who's saying so...



Another out of touch elitist douche.

What arrogance you'd have to have to even utter that phrase. "I'm the only one" - implies that this moron hasn't been paying attention at all to the political climate in this country.

Sounds like two well-paid liberal retards going at it online, while small businesses got shut down because of COVID and churches were cancelled while strip clubs and casinos were deemed safe because they're better connected politically.

Neither of these douchebags should be teaching classes of any sort. Frick them both.



markinkaty
Member since Dec 2019
563 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
Does he think all of the racial disharmony is organic? Or does he understand that Soros and his followers(media) stir these troubles on purpose?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
DallasTiger11
UCLA Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Mar 2004
9813 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
November 2008 was the peak for race relations in America and it is likely only going downhill from here. He’s right that 2020 was pretty much the killshot


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
92
mtntiger
LSU Fan
Asheville, NC
Member since Oct 2003
21207 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
Glenn Loury is WOKE in the right way.

Hope he can remain strong and keep speaking out about what is REALLY hurting black people in this country. His voice is desperately needed.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
24019 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

I don't know who that is, but everything you quoted is dead on.
Well, you should find out. He should be on your list. He's a professor at Brown, but was famously the first black economics professor at Harvard in the 80s.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
71
Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
24019 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

Another out of touch elitist douche.

What arrogance you'd have to have to even utter that phrase. "I'm the only one" - implies that this moron hasn't been paying attention at all to the political climate in this country.

Sounds like two well-paid liberal retards going at it online, while small businesses got shut down because of COVID and churches were cancelled while strip clubs and casinos were deemed safe because they're better connected politically.

Neither of these douchebags should be teaching classes of any sort. Frick them both.
wut


the808bass
SE Missouri Fan
The Lou
Member since Oct 2012
83281 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
Sup, Big Rub.... I mean Big Scrub.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
WaWaWeeWa
Member since Oct 2015
9995 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
Glen should try to be less white

(I know he’s black)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
26188 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

Neither of these douchebags should be teaching classes of any sort. Frick them both.


Calm down. Loury is a voice of reason. He was using obvious hyperbole and isn't that far off considering he's clearly referring to academia.

He has a group of academics who fight this BS including opposing the 1619 project, so he isn't being literal when he says he is the only one.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
26188 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

wut


Yeah Gilda needs to check herself.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
kbro
LSU Fan
North Carolina, via NOLA
Member since Jan 2007
4859 posts
 Online 

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

What arrogance you'd have to have to even utter that phrase. "I'm the only one"


What other prominent black men are saying what Loury is saying?

quote:

mplies that this moron hasn't been paying attention at all to the political climate in this country.


Disagree. Sounds to me like he’s totally in touch with today’s political climate of woke victim culture.


Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
24019 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

Sup, Big Rub.... I mean Big Scrub.
Sup. Loury and McWhorter have been particularly objective and honest recently about the Ferguson situation.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Jimbeaux
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
17083 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

quote:
What arrogance you'd have to have to even utter that phrase. "I'm the only one"


What other prominent black men are saying what Loury is saying?


There are a handful and he knows them very well. He does many podcasts with people like Thomas Sowell, John McWhorter, and Coleman Hughes.



His use of the line, “I’m the only one” is rhetorical, obviously.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
DMAN1968
Member since Apr 2019
3858 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

the failure of blacks at every level—from criminal behavior to performance on college exams—to measure-up to the plentiful opportunities at hand. A racial blame game has emerged to cover these failures which increasingly seems to corrupt everything.



And....he will be gone.


Jake88
George Mason Fan
LSU/Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2005
49903 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
You voted for this over the years.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
103807 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
That guy is gonna gets cancelled and deplatformed


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Tchefuncte Tiger
LSU Fan
Bat'n Rudge
Member since Oct 2004
45798 posts

re: Glenn Loury is "in despair, and a little angry"
quote:

These killings by cops and their aftermath are national theater—a macabre enactment of lies, bluffs and self-delusions... The impositions of police are not the first, or second or third-order factors in determining the quality of black life—way behind families and schools and jobs...




Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram