A Reality-Based Conversation About Race

A Reality-Based Conversation About Race

You can count on Bill O’Reilly to tell-it like it is. So it is with his hard hitting almost accurate portrayal of the tragedy of a large segment of American Black Culture.

Please watch the following video and then ask yourself what O’Reilly has missed?

The hint is to be found in the Behavioral Analytic technical term “Metacontingency”, which I will explain after the following video.



Simply put: A Metacontingency comprises a culture’s rules, rewards and punishment systems and their measurable effects upon its population’s behavior patterns.

What almost everyone continues to miss is that the resolution of America’s behavioral problems ,among all races, will largely derive from replacing America’s pathogenic social and welfare system with one that rewards families who remain together, individuals who get educations and marketable skills, who gain employment and remain employed, who do not have babies out-of-wedlock, who avoid drugs, crimes, and other bad behaviors.

Of course there are other important matters, like teaching citizenship, ethics and moral behavior to our youth, as well as encouraging various pro-social religious teachings.

In my view, any culture that fails in these basic duties will fail to remain a viable social enterprise.

Wake-up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


P.S. Thanks to Lee Hornack for sending this video to me.

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