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Lipton Matthews

Lipton Matthews is a researcher, business analyst, and contributor to, The Federalist, and the Jamaica Gleaner. He may be contacted at or twitter @matthewslipton

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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty


Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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Let's Stop Ignoring the History of Conquests and Atrocities Committed by Non-Europeans

World HistoryInterventionism

Unfortunately, conquest and subjugation of others is hardly a trait unique to Europeans.
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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.
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Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa

World History


The Asante (or Ashanti) Empire of West Africa is a reminder that slavery and political conquest are not at all unique to Europeans.

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