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Williams: Environmentalists are dead wrong

By Walter E. Williams | Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, […]

Williams: Worse than racists

By Walter E. Williams | As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains – over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time – of any racial group in mankind’s history. What’s the evidence? If one totaled up the earnings of black Americans and considered us as a […]

Williams: Is profiling OK?

By Walter E. Williams | Profiling is needlessly a misunderstood concept. What’s called profiling is part of the optimal stock of human behavior and something we all do. Let’s begin by describing behavior that might come under the heading of profiling. Prior to making decisions, people seek to gain information. To obtain information is costly, […]

Williams: Educational sabotage

By Walter E. Williams | Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, […]

Williams: Transgender challenges

By Walter E. Williams | Determining one’s own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person’s birth certificate. If appearance […]

Williams: Liberty is not for wimps

By Walter E. Williams | Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means we are all […]

Williams: College campus disgrace

By Walter E. Williams | While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let’s look at some of that behavior. A University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center press release told students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. The University of Nebraska […]

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