Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Darity, Camara, and MacLean on William H. Hutt

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William Darity, M’Balou Camara, and Nancy MacLean claim that William H. Hutt was a white supremacist: “Hutt was a white supremacist”; he “was not innocent of white supremacy.” We show the claim is baseless. They also say that Hutt “embraced notions of black inferiority”, and we show that Hutt neither said nor implied or speculated on any kind of genetically based racial inferiority but simply addressed the problems of inferior economic outcomes for blacks, which he said flowed chiefly from man-made causes—which he worked to undo.