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Williams: Liberals respect me

By Walter E. Williams | During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, “The State Against Blacks.” Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person. They could ask me hard, […]

Williams: The true black tragedy

By Walter E. Williams Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some […]

Williams: Some odds and ends

By Walter E. Williams | Occasionally, I wonder whether I’m alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder […]

Williams: Black lives matter

By Walter E. Williams | Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question. Here it is: If a person chooses to stand on railroad tracks in the face of an oncoming train, who is responsible for his being run over? And if many […]

Williams: California’s water problem

By Walter E. Williams Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: “Current California Drought Is Driest In State’s History; Scientists Fear ‘Megadroughts’ On Their Way.” “Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought.” Then there are scientific claims such as, “There’s a rapidly growing body of scientific research finding that California is in […]

Williams: Some thoughts and questions

By Walter E. Williams What’s the true test of one’s commitment to free speech? It does not come when he permits people to be free to say or publish ideas with which he agrees. Not by a long shot. The true test of one’s commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to say […]

Williams: Reality may be optional

By Walter E. Williams One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just “changes” it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. […]

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