There is a fashionable standoffishness characteristic of much elite thinking about blacks’ relationship to America—as exemplified, for instance, by the New York Times’s 1619 Project. Does this posture serve the interests, rightly understood, of black Americans? I think that it does not.
8/28: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains how liberals get basic facts wrong when they try to rewrite history to suit their purposes.
6/26: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why reparations for slavery are an impractical measure to make up for a horrible chapter in history.
5/29: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains how liberals have attempted to make the institution of slavery a uniquely American system, when it was in fact a practice all over the world.
Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history.