Walter Williams Column: Correct Diagnostics Needed

November 18th, 2020 5:26 PM

You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply antibiotics to your feet. Still no relief. Then the physician suggests that you wear sandals instead of…

Stossel Column: Freeloader U

November 12th, 2020 8:30 PM

Yale University has fancy dining halls. They pay no property tax. Local restaurants struggle to compete, but their tax burden makes that hard. “We basically pay one-third of our rent in taxes!” complains Matt West, manager of Koon Thai Restaurant. “Yale is a money-making machine.” It is. Many colleges are. Yale has a $31 billion endowment. Harvard's is $40 billion. My alma mater, Princeton,…

Should Blacks Support Destruction of Charter Schools?

November 12th, 2020 5:26 PM

The academic achievement gap between black and white students has proven resistant to most educational policy changes. Some say that educational expenditures explain the gap, but is that true? Look at educational per pupil expenditures: Baltimore city ranks fifth in the U.S. for per pupil spending at $15,793. The Detroit Public Schools Community District spends more per student than all but…

Blacks of Yesteryear and Today

November 5th, 2020 1:37 AM

I was a teenager, growing up in the Richard Allen housing project of North Philadelphia, when Emmett Till was lynched in Money, Mississippi, on Aug. 28, 1955, and his brutalized, unrecognizable body later recovered from the Tallahatchie River. From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Roughly 73%, or 3,446, were black people, and 27%, or 1,297, were white people. Many…

Disgusting Professorial Teachings

October 23rd, 2020 12:32 PM

The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on college campuses across the nation. Let us look at some of it.

Walter Williams Column: Racial Deception

October 17th, 2020 4:44 PM

During slavery, many black women, often in a forcible union with a white man, bore mixed-race children. Based on their percentage of white blood, they were deemed "mulattos," "quadroons," "octoroons" or even "hexadecaroons." Depending on skin color, they could pass as white and avoid the gross racial discrimination suffered by their darker skinned brothers and sisters. This was portrayed in a…

How an Arrogant Journalist Helped Crucify Columbus in New Haven

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October 10th, 2020 8:37 AM

Since 1892, a statue of Christopher Columbus in New Haven’s Wooster Square has been a place where Italian Americans rallied on Columbus Day. It’s gone now, another victim of the current fashion of erasing our history. It’s gone partially thanks to the willful ignorance and…

Williams Column: Language and Thought

September 24th, 2020 12:48 AM

Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." Gore Vidal, his 20th-century intellectual successor, elaborated saying: "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." Sloppy language permits…

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PBS's Alcindor: 'Inaccurate' to Say Schools Teach Kids to Hate America

September 18th, 2020 6:50 PM

On Thursday's PBS NewsHour, correspondent Yamiche Alcindor claimed that it is "inaccurate" for President Donald Trump to claim that liberals have tried to undermine respect for United States history and its founders by fixating on slavery as she dismissively spoke of the President's idea for a 1776 commission to promote the country's history.

Daily Beast Overplayed 'Ominous' Tale of Teachers That Died of COVID

September 14th, 2020 11:19 PM

Media outlets routinely shame anyone who can be accused of taking the coronavirus threat too lightly, but it’s rare to see anyone punished for dramatically overplaying the threat. The Daily Beast just scared readers by implying that teachers were already dying from being infected inside classrooms, when the AP story they relied on never said that. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nonsense

September 2nd, 2020 10:48 PM

Check out any professional and most college basketball teams. Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are black, as is 80% of the NBA. This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation's social justice warriors. Both professional and college coaches have ignored and threw any pretense of seeking diversity and inclusiveness. My question to…

Walter Williams: Institutional Racism

August 27th, 2020 7:03 PM

Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race. Negroes, as…

Walter Williams: Back to Academic Brainwashing

August 20th, 2020 7:53 PM

Parents, legislators, taxpayers, and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year. Since many college classes will be online, there is a chance to witness professors indoctrinating their students in real-time. So, there's a chance that some college faculty might change their behavior. To see recent examples of campus…

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CNN Fear Over Facts: Teacher Says Trump Vote Was Her 'Death Warrant'!

August 4th, 2020 9:56 AM

On Monday morning’s CNN Newsroom, host Jim Sciutto brought on Oklahoma special education teacher and former Trump voter Nancy Shively to gush over an op-ed she wrote for USA Today in which she accused President Trump of “asking us to risk our health and our very lives” for recommending that schools reopen in the fall. Sciutto praised her for having a “backbone,” told her that she “…