Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Media Research Center's Free Market Project.

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August 29, 2017, 8:34 AM EDT
Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias" on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump's Justice Department's civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. This is an out-and-out lie. The truth is that the U.S. departments of Justice and Education plan to investigate racial bias in admissions at Harvard and other elite institutions where Asian-Americans are held to far higher standards than other applicants. This type of practice was used during the first half of the 20th century to limit the number of Jews at Harvard and other Ivy League schools.
August 22, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain's first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the correct and complete story about what happened, or have Americans been deliberately misled? Let's look at it.
August 15, 2017, 9:30 AM EDT
Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap in the tech industry.
August 8, 2017, 8:43 AM EDT
August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it?
August 1, 2017, 8:45 AM EDT
Convincing people of how the world really works in hopes of promoting more humane policies requires examination and falsification of false visions and premises. That's a tough job with little prospect for completion.
July 25, 2017, 9:27 AM EDT
Here's part of President Donald Trump's speech in Poland: "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?"
July 18, 2017, 9:01 AM EDT
Too many people believe that slavery is a "peculiar institution."
July 11, 2017, 8:57 AM EDT
Let's examine the effects of increases in minimum wages.
July 5, 2017, 5:20 AM EDT
Colleges have become islands of intolerance, and as with fish, the rot begins at the head. Let's examine some recent episodes representative of a general trend and ask ourselves why we should tolerate it plus pay for it.
June 27, 2017, 8:37 AM EDT
Let's look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union?
June 20, 2017, 9:31 AM EDT
What Greg Caskey's put together is a nonthreatening approach to economics for the novice — and for those who believe they are beyond the novice level.
June 13, 2017, 9:04 AM EDT
Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S., albeit the punishment is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union.
June 6, 2017, 8:35 AM EDT
Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally.
May 30, 2017, 3:59 PM EDT
The greatest threat to mankind's prosperity is government, not population growth.
May 23, 2017, 8:20 AM EDT
Why is there conflict? The answer is simple. Schools are run by government.
May 16, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy.
May 9, 2017, 8:39 AM EDT
May Day celebrations were held all across the fruited plain, with leftist radicals and unionists worshipping the ideals of communism.
May 2, 2017, 9:20 AM EDT
How much of a problem is it when there is a deficit?
April 25, 2017, 8:24 AM EDT
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.
April 18, 2017, 9:02 AM EDT
Black Americans have made the greatest gains.