Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 12, 2021

in Myths and Fallacies

… is from page 4 of Thomas Sowell’s excellent 1981 volume, Ethnic America: A History (footnote deleted):

The massive ethnic communities that make up the mosaic of American society cannot be adequately described as “minorities.” The largest single identifiable ethnic strain are people of British ancestry – who make up just 15 percent of the American population. They barely outnumber German Americans (13 percent) or blacks (11 percent). Millions of Americans cannot identify themselves at all ethnically, due to intermixtures over the generations.


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