By cheering on counterproductive attitudes, making excuses for self-defeating behavior, and promoting the belief that ‘racism’ accounts for most of blacks’ problems, white intellectuals …

By cheering on counterproductive attitudes, making excuses for self-defeating behavior, and promoting the belief that ‘racism’ accounts for most of blacks’ problems, white intellectuals serve their own psychic, ideological, and political interests. They are the kinds of friends who can do more harm than enemies. — Thomas Sowell