The proliferation of laws against racial and sexual discrimination has been accompanied by a wider moral crusade that has made it highly taboo to call attention to even the most obvious distinctions between groups of people. The logical consequence of the paradigm behind these trends is not merely political egalitarianism, but also the obliteration of categorical distinctions between people, even when they are statistically valid and morally benign.

Ben O’Neill is Lecturer in Statistics at the University of New South Wales at ADFA in Canberra, Australia. He won first prize in the junior faculty division of the 2009 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest.
Contemporary Legislative ActivityCulture and SocietyGender IssuesGovernment and PoliticsRace Issues
Other Independent Review articles by Ben O’Neill
Winter 2018/19 Discrimination and Disparities
Fall 2011 A Critique of Politically Correct Language