U-M students debate, shout down 'Bell Curve' author Charles Murray

Detroit Free Press | 10/11/2017 | David Jesse
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As many in the crowd chanted, turned out lights and played loud noises on their cell phones, Bryan Ransom approached the stage.

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The University of Michigan graduate student climbed up next to Charles Murray — the object of the protest — and waved for silence from those gathered at Palmer Commons.

For the next several minutes, he and Murray calmly went back and forth on whether Murray's 1994 book — The Bell Curve — was arguing that black people naturally had lesser intelligence than white people.

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Finally, Ransom had enough — he raised his hands and walked away.

"You use that Harvard degree to talk s--- about people," he said. "That disappoints me."

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Murray was on campus tonight to discuss his 2012 book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The event was hosted by the U-M College Republicans chapter and the American Enterprise Institute University of Michigan Executive Council, a public policy think tank where Murray serves as the W.H. Brady Scholar.

For days leading up to Murray's appearance, several people called for him to not...
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