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Black Education Decline

Black Education Decline

  by Walter E. Williams | Originally published in Townhall – June 19, 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem. I […]

Constitutional Ignorance — Perhaps Contempt

Constitutional Ignorance — Perhaps Contempt

. By Walter E. Williams Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened?” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority […]

Walter E. Williams: Fascism and Communism

Walter E. Williams: Fascism and Communism

    By Walter E. Williams Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives. The number of […]

The Key Facts About Slavery That the Left Conveniently Ignores

The Key Facts About Slavery That the Left Conveniently Ignores

  By Walter E. Williams Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd, or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, […]

Slavery and the Framers

Slavery and the Framers

By Walter E. Williams During Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. […]

Intellectual Dishonesty

Intellectual Dishonesty

President Barack Obama’s stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by no means unique in that view. Former Vice President Al Gore declared that “the science is settled.” This “settled science” vision about climate is held by many, […]