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Robert Wargas


February 18, 2012 - 11:19 am

Is it possible to go even one day without reading a story about “racism”? I submit that it is not. If I’m reading this story correctly, there is a class-action suit pending in Iowa in which

[t]he plaintiffs — up to 6,000 African-Americans passed over for state jobs and promotions dating back to 2003 — do not say they faced overt racism or discriminatory hiring tests in Iowa, a state that is 91 percent white. Instead, their lawyers argue that managers subconsciously favored whites across state government, leaving blacks at a disadvantage in decisions over who got interviewed, hired and promoted.

You may now be sued for actions that are notional or speculative: if they cannot be demonstrated empirically, they are still presumed to have occurred on some subcellular level. You are guilty by reason of metaphysics.


Robert Wargas is a contributor to PJ Media. A native of Long Island, he was educated at the City University of New York and Yale University, and has also written for The Daily Telegraph of London and The Weekly Standard. Outside of opinion writing, he has worked as a professional historian for a major research laboratory and university, documenting the history of biotechnology since the 1970s. He has also reported for both weekly and daily newspapers, including Newsday. He maintains a personal blog/website at Follow him on Twitter @RobertWargas
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