Over the transom today from our reader Henry is this piece by Thomas Sowell. The points it makes are utterly simple and obvious — and utterly at odds not only with our prevailing social orthodoxy, but with the stated policies of the Obama administration, and even the recent jurisprudence of our Supreme Court.

How long can a society persist in denying the plainest and most self-evident realities? For far longer, it seems, than you would ever have thought possible, if you were an intelligent person raised at any time in history prior to the last half-century.

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