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It has become virtually impossible to honestly discuss race, gender, and class issues in mainstream American society because if you dare repeat certain "tabooo truths", you'll be ostracized as a bigot. Professor Wilfred Reilly (author of Hate Crime Hoax and The $50,000,000 Question) fearlessly presents ten of these truths here and investigates why the mainstream is so afraid to acknowledge that they're true. Among these taboo truths are

  • men and women are different, although equal;
  • there is no epidemic of police murdering black people;
  • crime rates vary among ethnic groups; and
  • there are almost no "pay gaps" between big groups, when variables other than race and sex are adjusted for.
©2020 Wilfred Reilly (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Haydon Hill
  • 29-03-2020

MUST READ

The author uses data and logic to expose flaws in narratives we're constantly being fed, by one extreme or another.

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  • SmartBean
  • 02-01-2021

interesting

An interesting, fact heavy book that covers much ground and does so without pulling punches. The control left and alt right are both dealt blows. One annoying issue is the confused usage of "percentage" and "percentage points".

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  • Howard
  • 01-09-2020

The truth hurts

This book is entirely correct as far as I can tell. The retrograde state of American civility will continue until works such as this are given their due. Progress demands that we work with the truth. Sadly, our culture loves lies instead.

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  • michelle macon
  • 22-08-2020

Mimi

Enjoyed the perspectives of the author and his discussion of truths that our society neglects to talk about with any civility.

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  • Gene Bert Walker
  • 14-08-2020

Everyone in America needs to hear/read this book!

Reilly has produced the quintessential balanced, well researched, clear, concise description of racial-political tension in America today. His treatment of the “Taboos” are even handed while not sparing any pertinent subject. “Taboo”communicates current realistic research devoid of the bias of partisan or ideological bias so prevalent in other authors.

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  • Still here...still
  • 08-08-2020

Very Interesting

well researched, various sources wrrevutilized in this book. Not opionated, allows reader to come to their conclusions.

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  • Franklin
  • 19-07-2020

Eyeopener

Logically written. Statistical in rhe beginning but picked up with thought provoking facts and conclusions.

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  • James
  • 14-07-2020

Brilliant... much more than expected

Wilfred Reilly in "Taboo" makes logical unemotional conclusions from solid facts. He is a voice of reason in a time of agenda driven narratives.

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  • Andrew Parchman
  • 29-01-2020

a good follow-up to the last one.

I wish that they were more writings like this. More intellectual swine to speak with a calm cool demeanor and a sense of humor helps to digest the good word

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  • Steven Brown
  • 24-06-2020

The truth, and nothing but the truth.

Amongst the faux indignation and half-truths of our time, this is a book that everyone needs to read. Until we get back to a place of genuine debate, held within a context of good faith and a willingness to disagree without vitriolic name-calling, the current polarisation of our communities will only get worse. This excellent book brings much needed light to a debate dominated by heat.

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  • Miss Trudy E. Dowdell
  • 07-02-2020

not as good as had thought

not great tbh. it was quite repetitive and the facts weren't there as solid as you would like. the numbers were there but no hard facts that would back up the opinion. maybe because I missed the print version I didn't get to read the reference list. but was disappointed that I bought it.

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