The Circularity of “Racism”

 

Wherever blacks fail to attain a “fair” outcome, as defined by a leftist, the leftist immediately blames the failure on “racism.” The “logic” runs like this:

 

The failure of blacks to do as well as whites in any endeavor is evidence of racism.

 

Blacks do not fare as well as whites in ________.

 

Therefore, the failure of blacks in ________ arises from racism.

 

The second premise is superfluous to the “argument,” and fails to address causes of failure (e.g., the generally lower intelligence of blacks). The conclusion simply restates the first premise. The “argument” is circular; that is, it begs the question of why blacks do not fare as well as whites in a particular endeavor.