Does America owe reparations?

by Walter Williams -- Johnny Cochran and a group of successful trial lawyers plan to bring class-action suits against the federal government and some private companies they say profited from slavery. Rep. more…

Civil-rights violations

by Walter Williams -- Racial charges by many black politicians, civil-rights spokesmen, self-appointed black leaders and guilt-ridden whites are just plain nonsense. They get away with them because we're ill-informed or are more…

Constitutional ignorance

by Walter Williams -- During last week's Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., laid into President Bush's attorney general nominee, John Ashcroft, about his strong support for the U.S. Constitution's Second more…

Government cruelty

by Walter Williams -- George Bush's secretary of labor nominee, Linda Chavez, withdrew her nomination under charges of hiring a worker and not paying minimum wages plus applicable taxes. This was just more…

Election 2000's racial message

by Walter Williams -- Election 2000's racial message is that President-elect George Bush and the Republican Party shouldn't subsidize political stupidity. You say, "What do you mean, Williams?" Given Bush's devastating loss more…

Black slavery is alive

by Walter Williams -- Black slaves are still available -- just not in the United States. To make a purchase, you'd have to travel to the Sudan as Gerald Williams, Harvard University more…

International thuggery

by Walter Williams -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is comprised of 29 industrial nations, mostly in Western Europe, the Pacific Rim and North America. They've recently released a report more…

Racial rope-a-dope

by Walter Williams -- Democrats have no constituency more loyal than black Americans. Much of that loyalty is delivered by black elected officials, civil-rights organizations and church leaders such as Jesse Jackson more…

Law and economics

by Walter Williams -- Rather than my usual fall schedule of teaching in the Economics Department at George Mason University, I taught "The Economic Foundations of Legal Studies" at the university's School more…

A nation polarized

by Walter Williams -- We've had close presidential elections before, but this one is emblematic of dangerous, unbridgeable and growing gaps among the American people. Some of this can be seen by more…