1/2: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams reflects on Malcolm X's belief that white liberals hurt black communities.
4/11: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E Williams debates whether the concept of black political power actually helps black Americans.
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.
My argument has always been that the political arena is largely irrelevant to the interests of ordinary black people.
The bottom line is that only black people can solve our problems.
Whoever becomes the next president, whether it's a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people.
The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans are rooted in white racism, greed and income inequality. A bit of history would belie such a vision.