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Summary

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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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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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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Good book

I’m enjoying this book it’s refreshing. Unfortunately the narrator seems quite weak to me. An unusual voice /cadence really not suited to this work in my opinion.

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A Tonic to Modern Madness

A book of sense & reason grounded in actual data. First review i’ve ever written, evryone should read or listen to this book.

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  • Stephen Brown
  • 10-05-21

Data-based myth busting

Taboo is an engaging and interesting read that informs, and arms, the reader to counter the most dogmatic alt-right or far left myth. Mirron Willis is a terrific narrator -- I only wish he could narrate every book to which I listen.

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  • Haydon Hill
  • 29-03-20

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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  • 06-11-21

Just the facts, ma’am.

Statistically loaded if not somewhat robotic presentation that spells out the true facts about race, crime, education, privilege and immigration. Amazingly, it was written before the woke lunacy blossomed in 2020 and should be required reading for anyone who read White Fragility. A warning to committed woke liberals - your head might explode if you listen to this.

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  • Gary R Turner
  • 14-09-21

Refreshing Listen!

For me, this book was quite refreshing amidst all the noise currently being expressed about rampant racism. I refuse to believe that this country is as racist as some would have us believe. Thank you, Wilfred, for writing it!

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  • 06-09-21

Challenging without being intentionall provocative

I don't agree with 100% of what he says but definitely worth listening to. Fact-based and intelligent.

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  • Jeffrey A. Wilcox
  • 13-08-21

The numbers don't lie.

Reilly marshalls an absolute landslide of facts and data to essentially destroy the left/progressive narrative on race and racism in America. And just for good measure he pokes more than a few holes in the alt-rights reactionary agenda. what remains is a thinking man's/woman's understanding of the actual status of race and racism in America.

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  • ISAAC P.
  • 06-05-21

amazing set of facts and numbers everyone needs to

amazing side effects everyone needs to know, highly recommend you read it. full of facts and numbers.

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  • H. Font
  • 05-05-21

Very informative, lots of data

I will listen Again due to the large amount of data
Data data data data

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  • SmartBean
  • 02-01-21

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
  • 01-09-20

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.