Academic Questions


August 23, 2021

The Devolution of Psychological Science: Memes, Culture, and Systemic Racism

John Staddon

What does a successful model of social science look like, and how far have the social sciences strayed from that model?

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June 7, 2021

Intellectual Affirmative Action

Alexander Riley

A review of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram Kendi.

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June 7, 2021

Diversity Training is Unscientific, and Divisive

Robert Maranto and Craig Frisby

Diversity programs usually do not work, and they often result in negative unintended consequences that are far worse than the problems that such programs were originally designed to address.

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April 19, 2021

Critical Race Theory and the Will to Power

Bruce P. Frohnen

A review of "1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project" by NAS President Peter W. Wood.

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April 16, 2021

Affirmative Action: R.I.P. or Release 3.0?

John S. Rosenberg

Even if affirmative action remains as a label, its substance is sure to change. In fact, perhaps we should start to think of its next phase as Affirmative Action: Release 3.0.

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February 25, 2021

Whiteness and the Great Lie of Diversity

Mark Zunac

The University of Wisconsin’s “Diversity Framework,” begun in 2015, comes complete with the substitution of “cultural competency” requirements for First Amendment rights;......

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December 30, 2020

What’s Really Wrong with America?

John Staddon

The “antiracism” onslaught the U.S. is experiencing is a result of a nation that cannot accept that all attributes are not evenly distributed across human groups.

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