Black progression and retrogression

by Walter Williams -- There is no question, though it's not acknowledged enough, that black Americans have made greater gains, over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span more…

Should profiling be banned?

by Walter Williams -- Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to more…

What 'rule of law' really means

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama said just before the recent Ferguson, Missouri, riots, "First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law." Most Americans have little more…

Black leaders guilty of malpractice

by Walter Williams -- In the medical profession, there is the admonition primum non nocere, the Latin expression for "first, do no harm." In order not to do harm, at the minimum, more…

Professor Gruber just 1 among many

by Walter Williams -- Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: "This bill was more…

Welcome to post-Constitution America

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You more…

How academic fraud hurts black students

by Walter Williams -- It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. If such a student were more…

The scholar-athlete charade

by Walter Williams -- Last year's column "Dishonest educators" (January 2013) reported on the largest school cheating scandal in U.S. history. In more than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated, teachers more…

Africa: A tragic continent

by Walter Williams -- Here's how my Aug. 11, 2003, column began: "Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill more…

Embarrassing economists commit malpractice

by Walter Williams -- So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose more…