Potential benefits of transgenderism

by Walter Williams -- North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to more…

Black college kids are disadvantaged: Here's why

by Walter Williams -- Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus more…

Academic giants … and dwarfs

by Walter Williams -- The University of Chicago's president, Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, wrote a Wall Street Journal article titled "Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education." In it, he more…

Hypocritical academics and their media

by Walter Williams -- Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they more…

Economic conspiracies that hurt blacks

by Walter Williams -- A general economic principle is that any law or regulation that restricts market entry tends to impose the greatest burden on those who can be described as poor, more…

College lunacy that should disgust you

by Walter Williams -- As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some more…

Is free trade causing job loss?

by Walter Williams -- International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, "Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible more…

The abandonment of traditional values

by Walter Williams -- One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I'd like to dispute that vision, at least as more…

How the fat, ugly guy gets the girl

by Walter Williams -- What economists call an ability to make "compensating differences" is a valuable tool in everyone's arsenal. If people are prohibited from doing so, they are always worse off. more…

What can racial discrimination explain?

by Walter Williams -- A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for "first, do no harm." In order not to do harm, whether it's with medicine or more…