America's Latest Crisis: Not Enough Black Women Architects
11/15/2023
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Earlier: AP: Why oh Why Aren't There More Black Architects?

From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

A Barren Field

Steve Sailer, November 15, 2023

I’ve been writing about the perverse side effects of affirmative action for a third of a century, and one of my favorite examples has always been the recurrent attempts to lure more blacks into becoming architects.

Having known a lot of architects, I’ve been pointing out that architecture tends to be a lousy career for blacks (and, for that matter, for most people without trust funds). But, my reasoning has yet to penetrate the mainstream media.

Instead, the Great Awokening has determined that an even worse problem than the black lack among architects is the shortage of black women architects. For example, over the weekend The New York Times used the fact that the American Institute of Architects, like so many other cultural institutions during the “racial reckoning,” has decided to promote a black woman to its presidency, as an opportunity to lament how America doesn’t have enough black women architects.

Read the whole thing there.

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