What I Learned from Last Week’s Column

Column-writing veterans say that writing about last week’s column is a sign that you’re lazy or out of ideas. Well, at the risk of a smirk from the pros, that’s exactly what I’m going to do —because I’ve never gotten more or better feedback than I received after last week’s “racial fire” column. The e-mails came from readers white and black. They were supportive and critical. But before we start drawing a bunch of lessons from this experience, let’s recall the problem of selection bias. If I wanted to talk about…READ MORE

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