Walter E. Williams: How much can discrimination explain?

  • Does the American basketball league discriminate against whites? 70% of the players in the US basketball league are black!
  • How come, Jews, a discriminated group, earn 30% of US Nobel Prizes even though they are only 3% of the population?
  • If you see a tiger approaching you, do you stereotype the tiger and run? Or do you first try to find out about the individual tiger before you make a discriminatory decision?

A black professor can ask such questions. I wonder what would happen if a white professor asks such politically incorrect questions, Highly recommended, though long 53 minute speech.

NOTE for those interested in feminism and men’s rights:
similar arguments apply to feminist claims re. sex discrimination against females.

Walter E. Williams, (born 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated columnist and author known for his libertarian views.


Human-Stupidity Analysis

Walter E. Williams just states observable FACTS. Refusing also affirmative action: nobody should get undue advantages. Earn by your own merits.

He aptly avoids any mention of incendiary opinions like

  • are blacks less intelligent?
  • are blacks better athlets in certain fields?

Though he observes differences between groups, he does not bother to analyze if they could be genetic. He seems to believe that race differences can be remedied, but avoids discussing these subjects.

I would like to see a female speaker with such an open mind speaking about feminism, female disadvantage, …. 

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