Remedies for Racism

RACISM is the world’s most poisonous social disease and should be understood by everybody. Unfortunately, most schools of the world do not teach the nature of this cancerous disease. Here are four facts about racism that everybody should learn as early in life as possible.

1. Racism is universal but more virulent in some countries such as the United States, South Africa, and India than in others such as Japan or Fiji.

2. Harvard psychologist Gordon Allport analyzed racism as a developmental disorder that follow other poisonous developmental disorders such as the Oedipus complex, sibling rivalry, and tribalism. All of these disorders are consequences of poor parenting. For example, if the father is always loving toward the mother, never angry, the Oedipus complex does not arise or is overcome about 42 days after the child’s birth. Typically, developmental disorders cannot be cured, but they can be prevented.

3. Racism is costly. One estimate of the cost of racism in the U.S. is $1.9 trillion. This amounts to a loss of income of $5,800 for every man, woman, child and baby in America. A recent study of racism in Australia by Dr. Amanuel Ellis found that racism costs that nation $39 billion every year. One dramatic example of the spiritual karma of racism is offered by the eleven former Confederate states of the U.S. Their population is 108 million, of the U.S. total of 325 million, nearly 1/3. The U.S. as a whole has won 283 Nobel Prizes in the three sciences. By purely statistical logic the eleven former Confederate states should have won 93 Nobel Prizes in the three sciences. Those eleven states have won zero Nobel prizes in the sciences. The costs of racism are not only economic, the costs are also psychological and spiritual. According to most religions, people who hate are not allowed into heaven.

4. There have been many attempts to remedy racism.  Here are summaries of the best-known published proposed researched-based remedies:

  1. Jesus Christ: “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another.” John 13:34.  Harvard Law School professors, Glueck and Glueck, studied 85 juvenile delinquents.  All essentially were raised without adequate love, in fact, in violent homes.
  2. Philosophy Professor Alfred Binet, 1905 (The inventor of the IQ test). “If the child’s genius is not flowering, change the “soil.”  (Environment).
  3. Harvard Psychologist Gordon Allport, 1954: We all are born with eight potential prejudices, the first being an antipathy to the mother’s husband which in healthy homes disappears on the 42nd day when the baby falls in love with the father.  So do all prejudices fall in healthy homes and societies in a predictable sequence and timing.
  4. Milton Friedman’s capitalistic remedy, 1962: “Give every child the same high-quality education available to the richest child “in return for a fraction of the child’s future earnings.”
  5. Robert Rosenthal’s and William Maxwell’sRobert Rosenthal Remedy in the form of a 21st-century academy where the education begins before birth with parental guidance and formally at age 3 ½, and is completed to the doctoral level by age 18 when the child is fully prepared for a career and for establishing a family.
  6. Kisou Kubota’s “Home Remedy.” All babies are curious.  That curiosity begins to focus at about eight months.  From that moment the parents should find ways for the child to “visually” or vicariously experience every kind of trade and profession.  The child will reveal his or her “True Calling” by his or her “Interest inclinations.”  That is, the child will begin to exhibit to the parents what Erik Erikson at Harvard called “favored capacities.”  The child then has a ”human right” to become intelligent in that choice, according to Professor Luis Alberto Machado of Venezuela.

Up until now, no remedy has been sustained. The oldest known remedy was implemented by Confucius which, among other measures, included ensuring that every male-owned land. Confucius’ remedy, according to the historian Will Durant, resulted in reducing crime in the Province of Lu (present-day Shandong, population 100,000,000) to zero. Thomas Jefferson tried to implement Confucius remedy in Virginia but his idea was rejected by the House of Burgesses. The remedy for racism and most other social diseases offered by Jesus Christ in John 13:34 has never been tried except in one special city, Berea, Kentucky, 1855. Another notable attempt was King Se-Jong in Korea who appointed a member of Korea’s lowest caste, a sang-nom, to his cabinet. King Sejong’s attitude preceded the birth of the democratic spirit in the West by three centuries.  Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman’s Remedy caught the politicians, economists, and bankers of his day by surprise, and none responded.  Just before he died, in 2006, Professor Friedman told this writer that he knew of no attempts to implement his remedy.

Professor Friedman’s remedy or formula is summarized below:

(Excerpts from Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman, Chicago:
The University of Chicago Press, 1962, (pages 102 – 107):

Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman's Remedy for racism©

Portrait of Milton FriedmanProbably the best suggestion for leveling the “playing field” of education in order to safeguard the underlying premise of democracy (the equality of human beings) was offered in 1962 by Professor Friedman. (Shortly before he died, I asked him if his idea had been tried anywhere. His sad answer: “No.”)

The Problem: “The under-investment in human capital presumably reflects an imperfection in the capital market. The device adopted to meet the corresponding problem for other risky investments is equity investment plus limited liability . . . of the shareholders” (p. 102)

Toward a Solution: “The counterpart for education would be to “buy” a share in an individual’s earning(s), to advance him the funds needed to finance his training on condition that he agree to pay a specific fraction of his future earnings.  . . . a lender would get back more than his initial investment from successful individuals, which would compensate for the failure to recoup his original investment from the unsuccessful."

There seems no legal obstacles to private contracts of this kind1, even though they are economically equivalent to the purchase of a share in an individual’s earning capacity and thus to partial slavery. One reason why such contracts have not become common, despite their potential profitability to both lender and borrower, is presumably the high costs of administrating them, given the freedom of individuals to move from one place to another, the need for getting accurate income statements, and the long period over which the contract would run . . . It seems highly likely, however, that a major role has also been played by the . . . novelty of the idea . . . For several reasons, it would be preferable for private financial institutions and non-profit institutions such as foundations and universities to develop this plan.

The Appeal:But if the danger is real, so is the opportunity. Existing imperfections in the capital market tend to restrict the more expensive vocational and professional training to individuals whose parents . . . can finance the [early] training required.  They make such individuals a “non-competing” group sheltered from competition by the unavailability of the necessary capital to many able (poor) individuals.  The result is to perpetuate inequalities in wealth and status.  The development of arrangements such as outlined above would make capital more widely available and would thereby do much to make equality of opportunity a reality, diminish inequalities of income and wealth, and promote the full use of our human resources.  And it would do so not by impeding competition, destroying incentive, and dealing with symptoms, as would result from outright redistribution of income, but by strengthening competition, making incentives effective, and eliminating the causes of inequality.”   (p. 107)


Implementing the Concept:  Acknowledge, as Freud discovered and as Professor Kisou Kubota, MD, Ph.D., urged, that one’s general education begin very early, music at age 24 months to help the brain wire itself, per the Suzuki Method; scientific thinking skill training at age 3 ½, etc.  (2) Investors “hedge” their investment by investing in children with robust talent, drive, and support systems.  (3) The Academy “hedges” its investment by exposing the child to geniuses of every sort.  (4) The child chooses a career before age 8, as recommended by Prof. Kubota, after being exposed to almost every career choice, and obtains frequent confirmation by sophisticated career guidance instruments. (5)  The Investors (philanthropists or the Academy?) hedge their risks by ensuring every child’s future income with Lords of London.


© December 29, 2020 (Professor) William Maxwell, Ed.D.

[1] Bolding, italics, and brackets are mine.

[2] Professor Friedman overestimated the novelty of his idea.  In the late 1800’s wealthy persons invested in the training of boxers.  Profession Friedman also underestimated the acceptability of his idea.  Historian Edward Gibbon described the joy with which Europeans “gave” their children into the priesthood in medieval times.

Evidence to Support Milton Friedman’s Remedy to end Racism:


Find Every Child’s Talents Early; Offer that child a first-class Education in return for “a fraction of the child’s future earnings.” -- Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman in his classic, Capitalism and Freedom, 1962, which provides the financing for an entirely new form of education since taxpayer-funded education in America has proved to be a failure.


Dr. Myron RolleMyron Rolle, MD, is one of many athletes to become physicians.  He played college football at Florida State where he also earned an MD degree to became a neurosurgery resident at Harvard Medical School.  He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans but passed up that offer to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.






Simone Biles is reportedly worth $4,000,000, with an annual income of $319,000, at age 22. Simone Biles  If a new type of educator anticipated by Milton Friedman, had identified all of Ms. Biles’ potential talents by age 3½, she probably would be in line to earn $400,000 per year as a physician for 40 years or around $20,000,000 total.  That educator’s investment of $520,000 would have yielded a return of at least $1.5 million, plus enormous psychological satisfaction. Many athletes, in Track and Field, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Football, Soccer, and Basketball, out-earn gymnasts.  All of those talents and high interests in medical science, etc., blossom before age 3½ and if mentored properly yield high levels of financial and psychological success.  Most potential physicians’ parents will eagerly accept Professor Friedman’s remedy.  It is a financial deal, not “partial slavery.”


Laurent Duverney TardifLaurent Duverney Tardif, MD, an offensive lineman for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, signed a five-year contract for $41 million.  Once his football career is over he is expected to earn an additional $12,000,000, at least.  Professor William Maxwell’s 900 students over a six-year period at the University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, Arizona, were required to study two geniuses, one inside the family and one outside.  Common attributes: (1) Once the child reached age 2 or 2 ½, the father dedicated himself to becoming the child’s principal educator and mentor, and (2) the father’s guidance was often magical, seemingly inspired from heaven.  Examples: Hypatia, Marie Curie, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jascha Heifetz, Venus and Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, and Carl Lewis who won 9 Olympic Gold Medals.


Tenley Albright, M.D.Tenley Albright, MD, won the Olympic Gold Medal for Figure Skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics.  She went on to become a surgeon and a professor at the Harvard Medical School.







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