This article is published behind a paywall in a "peer-reviewed" journal. It's actually a racist rant against which all who care about academic standards should protest. #BlackInTheIvory

I'll post it in full, page by page, in this thread. It's vile. 1/ 

"minorities— especially blacks and Hispanics—typically respond only weakly to chances to get ahead through education and work" [unreferenced]. 2/

"Many experts .. thought that 'social barriers' of some impersonal kind were preventing [poor] adults from working— such as racial bias, absence of skills or child care, and so on. But no such clear impediment has been found." [unreferenced] 3/

"Today, the seriously poor are mostly blacks and Hispanics, and the main reason is cultural difference. The great fact is that these groups did not come from Europe." [unreferenced]

"They ... must take much more responsibility for themselves" [unreferenced] 4/

"For immigrants who have just escaped Third World hardships for affluent America, life is already much improved. Why attempt more?" [unreferenced]

"...female-headed families" = "problem" [unreferenced] 5/

"the black middle class....display the same temperament as most whites." [unreferenced]

"Dependent people must finally take charge of
their own fate rather than waiting more passively for outward
change." [unreferenced]

*Whatever else this is, it's not academic writing* /End

PS (highlighted in pink on previous screen shot):

"Publisher’s Note: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations."

That is the most blatant statement of moral cowardice I've ever seen from a publisher.

You can follow @trishgreenhalgh.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader