Destroying black youth

by Walter Williams -- In last week's U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative-action decision, Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent included a quotation from an 1865 speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass. "What I ask for the more…

Thugs in school

by Walter Williams -- Marc Epstein teaches history at Jamaica High School in Queens, N.Y. He wrote the summer 2003 issue of Education Next's feature story, titled "Security Detail." If an American, more…

Protecting the environment

by Walter Williams -- Disagreement with the world's environmentalist wackos doesn't mean that one is for dirty air and water, against conservation and for species extinction. Dr. Richard Stroup, Montana State University more…

Is this the America we want?

by Walter Williams -- Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California. That's according to Stephen Joseph, who filed a lawsuit against Nabisco last month in California's Marin County more…

White guilt, black exploitation

by Walter Williams -- Few Americans have heard of the National Slave Memorial Act (HR 196) that proposes to erect a National Slave Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Last more…

Affirmative action grading

by Walter Williams -- Dr. Mike S. Adams, an associate professor of criminal justice at University of North Carolina's Wilmington campus, has given me an excellent idea for grading students, which appeared more…

Dopey ideas and expressions

by Walter Williams -- How many times have we applauded those who "made a difference in the lives of others" and been admonished to do the same? On the face of it, more…

Prescription for less wealth

by Walter Williams -- Maytag recently announced that it's moving its Galesburg, Ill., production facility to Mexico. A group called Americans Against NAFTA has protested Maytag's decision. Spokesman Russ Anderson said, "We more…

The morality of markets

by Walter Williams -- My recent column "From Whence Comes Income" sparked considerable favorable reader response, not to mention thoughtful reader correction of my grammar error in the title: "From Whence" is more…

Economic stupidity

by Walter Williams -- Imagine that you and I are in a rowboat. I commit the stupid act of shooting a hole in my end of the boat. Would it be intelligent more…