Preach What You Practice: Charles Murray on Our New Class Divide

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010, by Charles Murray. New York: Crown Forum, 2012, 416 pp., $27.00 hardbound.

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    Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 (New York: Crown Forum, 2012); Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (New York: The Free Press, 1994); and Charles Murray, Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality (New York: Crown Forum, 2008).

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    Murray, Coming Apart, 46. Further references to this work will be cited within the text.

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    “The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races.” W.E.B. DuBois, “The Talented Tenth,” September 1903, available at http://teachingamericanhistory.org.

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Nieli, R.K. Preach What You Practice: Charles Murray on Our New Class Divide. Acad. Quest. 25, 286–296 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12129-012-9285-8

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