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All morning long, I have been trying to engage in some simple commentary on this video, and my comments are being constantly deleted, for inexplicable reasons. So, I will post them here instead.

1. Why is Shelby Steele never included in discussions of this nature? The phenomena described by Brett at 30:00 and again by John Wood, Jr. at 59:00 can be insightfully explained by the theories offered by Steele in his books "White Guilt" and more recently, "Shame"

2. Around 1:05:00, Brett is describing a problem of hoarded opportunities (as though "opportunity" was some sort of tangible good that could be hoarded). He claims that there is an artificial scarcity of "opportunity", and that this artificial scarcity is what is producing the unrest. I tried to say that studies from field biology (particularly in primates) has shown that artificial abundance can have a similar effect on the escalation of violence. The example I had in mind, was a famous one from the eighties, in which ...

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