Walter Williams

Walter Williams (March 31, 1936 – December 1, 2020) was an American economist, commentator, academic, and columnist at Capitalism Magazine. He was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and a syndicated editorialist for Creator's Syndicate. He is author of Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?, and numerous other works.

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.

Eulogy for Dad

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

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?

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