How to continue black misery in perpetuity

by Walter Williams -- That the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident more…

Who's to blame for confiscatory taxes? All of us

by Walter Williams -- The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 more…

How razing statues will help black America

by Walter Williams -- Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy more…

Asian lives -- and students -- matter

by Walter Williams -- Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Anti-white Bias" on its front page. The article says that President more…

The truth about Charlottesville donnybrook

by Walter Williams -- Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain's first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one more…

Let's force women to be engineers!

by Walter Williams -- Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful more…

Is college education really worth it?

by Walter Williams -- August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students more…

Exposing false premises: An unending task

by Walter Williams -- For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards of living, greater traffic safety, more world peace, greater racial more…

Western values are superior

by Walter Williams -- Here's part of President Donald Trump's recent speech in Poland: "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have more…

Slavery uniquely American? Hardly

by Walter Williams -- Too many people believe that slavery is a "peculiar institution." That's what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, "Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South." But slavery more…