Walter Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. In 1980, he joined the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and is currently the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics. He is also the author of Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? and Up from the Projects: An Autobiography. Williams participates in many debates and conferences, is a frequent public speaker and often gives testimony before both houses of Congress. This editorial was made available through Creator's Syndicate.

Eulogy for Dad

Teaching was his passion. It was his gift. It was, second only to his family, his greatest love.

Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools

On the major social and political issues of our time, Walter Williams is one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers.

Black Education Tragedy Is New

As early as 1899, students of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a black public school in Washington, D.C., scored higher on citywide tests than any of the city’s white schools. From its founding in 1870 to 1955, most of its graduates went off to college.

Thinking About Discrimination and Prejudice

Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our discussion of race.

Blame Trump?

The question is if our nation can survive the widespread anti-Trump hate.

‘Blackfishing’ and Racial Deception

If as it has now become acceptable to call oneself a woman, when one has the anatomical equipment of a male, then why isn’t it okay to claim that one is black, Latino or Asian when one is really Caucasian?

“The Philadelphia Statement” and The Fight for Free Speech

What is the true test of a person’s commitment to free speech? The true test does not come when he permits people to say those things he deems acceptable. The true test comes when he permits people to say those things that he deems offensive.

 

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