JEWISH WORLD REVIEW
Collective Guilt Is a Catastrophic Mistake
by Laura Hollis
June 4, 2020
During my lifetime, the national conversation about race has gradually moved from culpability for individual behavior to culpability for ideology to collective culpability without regard to behavior or ideology. This transition is significant. It is deliberate. And it is dangerous. Focusing on “discrimination,” as our laws have done for decades, places the emphasis on conduct , which can be clearly identified and prohibited. Individuals (or groups) who engage in that prohibited conduct can be penalized. Punishing an attitude of racism, however, is more problematic. It is one thing to condemn it. But how do you penalize or sanction it, apart from the conduct that reflects it? READ MORE
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