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Letter to the editor: Implicit bias is Democrat doctrine

| Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

Only Hillary Clinton could have come up with the ludicrous idea of “implicit bias,” which is now Democrat doctrine. So even if you're the kindest, most open-minded person in the world, you still have within you the hidden bacillus of prejudice.

The authors of implicit-bias theory argue that their invented “implicit association test'' (IAT) has shown that “90 to 95 percent of people” who took the test are subconsciously biased supremacists, and conclude with absurd ease the “pervasiveness of prejudice” they claim exists in America.

As a result of the mainstreaming of this movement by President Obama — requiring federal law enforcement officers to take a course in “implicit-bias training” — the idea is being pushed that it is a taboo to consider factors such as differences in a group's cultural values, family background and structure, interests and abilities as valid reasons for socioeconomic inequality.

The advocacy or even now the unconscious thought that black fatherless children are a driving cause of black economic and educational disparity in the black communities of our large cities is off limits when discussing racial differences, and to be strictly regulated speech and thought, by the left. So how are we to think about the three black children who were shot in one weekend last month in Pittsburgh?

George Orwell 70 years ago wrote about these kinds of intrusive policies as promoting “thoughtcrime” — where the totalitarian Big Brother would police our inner thoughts and wrest intellectual freedom away from anyone who might have even an unconscious thought contrary to the strictures of Leviathan.

Stephen Sokol

Mt. Lebanon

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