Author: Wilfred Reilly

Wilfred Reilly is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. He is the author of the books "Hate Crime Hoax" and "Taboo," as well as shorter pieces for Academic Questions, Commentary, Quillette, and many other outlets. His research interests include international relations, contemporary American race relations, and the use of modern empirical methods to test "sacred cow" theories such as the existence of widespread white privilege.

The Cost of False Facts: A Critical Review of Incorrect Boogey-Men from Glassner’s 1990s to Today

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing symposium on white fragility and its related concepts. To view all of the essays in this series, click here. Barry Glassner’s classic The Culture of Fear just turned 20. In the text, Glassner became perhaps the first serious social scientist to point out to an intelligent […]

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