The cure for racial fakery

by Walter Williams -- There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University more…

Abe Lincoln's hypocrisy

by Walter Williams -- We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over more…

The War of 1861: Brute force

by Walter Williams -- The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 more…

How black elected officials have 'helped'

by Walter Williams -- Let's list major problems affecting black Americans. Topping the list is the breakdown in the black family, where only a third of black children are raised in two-parent more…

Keep guns –- as a check on government

by Walter Williams -- The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME Church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear more…

Reality? How yesteryear

by Walter Williams -- Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy. Both of her parents are white, more…

Not 'The Greatest Generation'

by Walter Williams -- A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms – mostly more…

Blacks need school choice

by Walter Williams -- Last summer's Ferguson, Missouri, disturbances revealed that while blacks were 67 percent of its population, only three members of its 53-officer police force were black. Some might conclude more…

Obama's 'lottery winners' nonsense

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama's stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by more…

Liberals unintentionally respect me

by Walter Williams -- During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, "The State Against Blacks." Before making summary statements more…