Walter E. Williams: Educational sabotage

Walter E. Williams: Educational sabotage

By Walter E. Williams Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the […]

Walter E. Williams: Transgender challenges

Walter E. Williams: Transgender challenges

By Walter E. Williams Determining one’s own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person’s birth certificate. If appearance and […]

Walter E. Williams: Liberty is not for wimps

Walter E. Williams: Liberty is not for wimps

By Walter E. Williams Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means we are all to […]

Walter E. Williams: College campus disgrace

Walter E. Williams: College campus disgrace

By Walter E. Williams While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let’s look at some of that behavior. A University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center press release told students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. The University of Nebraska Omaha […]

Walter E. Williams: Undermining academic achievement

Walter E. Williams: Undermining academic achievement

By Walter E. Williams U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in this country.” Expressing similar sentiments, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric […]

Walter E. Williams: There’s nothing free

Walter E. Williams: There’s nothing free

By Walter E. Williams It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something’s being free and something’s having a zero price. For example, people say that there’s free public education and there […]

Walter E. Williams: Pawns of Liberals

Walter E. Williams: Pawns of Liberals

By Walter E. Williams Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims. Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work. In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and […]

Walter E. Williams: Lower conduct standards for liberals

Walter E. Williams: Lower conduct standards for liberals

By Walter E. Williams One can only imagine the widespread media, political and intellectual condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of Barack Obama, they had gone on a violent and vicious tear all over the nation as did Democrats and liberals after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They committed acts such […]

Walter E. Williams: Universities cave to snowflakes

Walter E. Williams: Universities cave to snowflakes

By Walter E. Williams One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term “snowflakes,” it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and […]

Walter E. Williams: International trade thuggery

Walter E. Williams: International trade thuggery

By Walter E. Williams President-elect Donald Trump’s threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, those who want a “level playing field” and those who call for “free trade but fair trade,” whatever that means. Some American companies […]