Re-education at George Mason

Walter E. Williams, CNS News, August 27, 2013

This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University’s distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to “complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training.”

This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let’s look at it.

Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I’ve asked students whether they plan to give every employer an equal opportunity to hire them when they graduate. To a person, they always answer no. If they aren’t going to give every employer an equal opportunity to hire them, what’s fair about forcing employers to give them an equal opportunity to be hired?

I’m guilty of gross violation of equality of opportunity, racism and possibly sexism. Back in 1960, when interviewing people to establish a marital contract, every woman wasn’t given an equal opportunity. I discriminated against not only white, Indian, Asian, Mexican and handicapped women but men of any race. My choices were confined to good-looking black women. You say, “Williams, that kind of discrimination doesn’t harm anyone!” Nonsense! When I married Mrs. Williams, other women were harmed by having a reduced opportunity set.

George Mason’s Office of Equity and Diversity Services has far more challenging equity and diversity work than worrying about the re-education of Professor Williams. They must know that courts have long held that gross racial disparities are probative of a pattern and practice of discrimination. The most notable gross racial disparity on campus, and hence probative of discrimination, can be found on GMU’s fabulous men’s basketball team. Blacks are less than 9 percent of student enrollment but are 85 percent of our varsity basketball team and dominate its starting five.

It’s not just GMU. Watch any Saturday afternoon college basketball game and ask yourself the question fixated in the minds of equity, diversity and inclusion hunters: Does this look like America? Among the 10 players on the court, at best there might be two white players. In 2010, 61 percent of Division I basketball players were black, and only 31 percent were white.

Allied with the purveyors of equity, diversity and inclusion are the multiculturalists, who call for the celebration of cultures. For them, all cultures are morally equivalent and to deem otherwise is Eurocentrism. That’s unbridled nonsense. {snip}


One need not be a Westerner to hold Western values. A person can be Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, African or Arab and hold Western values. It’s no accident that Western values of reason and individual rights have produced unprecedented health, life expectancy, wealth and comfort for the ordinary person.

Western values are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. They want to replace personal liberty with government control and replace equality before the law with entitlement. The multiculturalism and diversity agenda is a cancer on our society, and our tax dollars and charitable donations are supporting it.

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  • bigone4u

    If only more black males would discriminate against white women the way Walter Williams did. Many white women would be happier, while the mudsharks could still chase black males until a beating or two convinced them that mudsharking comes at a price.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Pass on the purple penis man!

      • bigone4u

        Yes, but based on your writings here and on your website, the purple crayon does not pass on you. They can be quite a pest can’t they. I knew one at the university who greeted every blonde with “Hey baby, what’s shakin? Oh, you white womens is so beautiful. My heart can’t catch my breath.” And so on and so on and so on …
        BTW, your website is blondegynocide(dot)wordpress(dot)com for any interested in reading.

      • Irishgirl


    • sbuffalonative

      I came across an interesting database:

      www dot afieldnegro dot com / photos dot html

    • Nick A Siggers

      Not sharing the mudshark DNA with the White population is no loss.

  • David Ashton

    Of course, non-western individuals can have western values. Western values were created by western peoples. It is quite possible to hold both ideas in a western head at the same time.

    • Spartacus

      SOME non-Whites can have Western Values, but they can only survive in a White society . Can you imagine Walter Williams living in Haiti ?

      • NeanderthalDNA

        If you do the math you will find that yes indeed, there are a few decent ones, like Williams and Reverend Manning.

        I can’t help but feel some sympathy for the brave, a-typical black that sees the Truth and proclaims it.

        The numbers are small, but they are there. Pretty much what you would expect looking at the bell curve.

        • Cannot Tell

          Thank you for your sympathy. I’m black African and I’m glad you don’t allow your knowledge of black racism to make you hate all blacks.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            No need to thank, but awfully decent of you considering some of the things I’ve said here.

            I, an evil southern White man, cannot help but like many blacks I’ve known personally. I sometimes hate that I have to bark and snarl so viciously, but I really fell like I have to, like many blacks will not respect if I or Whites are nice.

            I’m actually a recent convert relatively speaking, spent many years on the other side. I once believed we were headed for something resembling a meritocracy, which would be good for you and for me, but…

            That’s not the situation. My Damascine moment has not made me a happier person by the way, but at least I’m comfortable in my own skin now.

            THIS is a real racial discussion we are having, not what Herr Holder wants, I think…

      • David Ashton

        I can’t imagine many people “living” there at all.
        Western people created western values, and are needed to sustain them, provided they retain the instinct for survival.
        I have known a few pleasant black people of intellgence and character, but have no illusions about the general intellectual level of their “race”. I think our own race needs some improvement in that respect too.

  • WmarkW

    To see what other peoples can do with Western values, look at the 38th parallel.

  • MekongDelta69

    For a change, this will probably not go over very big on AmRen, but as I’ve said before, I adhere to the saying under the AmRen banner on top – for better or worse, whether it’s ‘popular’ or not…

    If all black people were like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell (and a very few others like them), as opposed to all the Trayvoniuses (and millions like him), we would be infinitely better off.

    • But not all black people are like WW and TS, so that’s why AR exists, among other reasons.

      I’m happy for the apologetics for discrimination, i.e. people noticing patters and reacting in earnest. But the derivative libertarianism of a Walter Williams is not the ideal long term political solution for white societies. Think of Walter Williams as a black Ron Paul but someone who is far more likely to listen to immigration patriotism.

      • MekongDelta69

        Trust me – I know exactly why AR exists – and am very glad it does.
        And that’s why I said If.

        • NordicHeritage

          If only more whites would awaken to racial issues.

    • Nick A Siggers

      I completely agree, if the only difference was a better tan, there would be no problem.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    This is one of the more devistating attacks on the notion of “non-discrimination” that I’ve read in a while. Discrimination really just means freedom of choice. It is an assault on the English language to use “discrimination” when one really means unjust treatment.
    Also, kudos to Williams for marrying within his race.

  • Puggg

    This is not necessarily good territory for a dog, but I’m going to try to make my first attempt at being intellectual.

    The problem with Walter Williams is that while he rightly grants the individual the leeway and right to discriminate, the problem is that discrimination can only exist in the plane of individual rights, I don’t see anything in what he writes here or the other writings of his that gives collective ethnic groups the right to meta discriminate against people and groups for the collective good of their own group. Run that idea by him and he’d be as bad as anyone about screaming Nazi Hitler.

    • me

      Indeed! If you listen very, very closely to Williams and Rev. Manning, they are not particularly concerned about the interests of ‘Whitey’, but the repercussions for Blacks if they keep on antagonizing and committing crimes against Whites.

      • George

        With respect, Me,
        If blacks were to behave according to civilised norms, as Williams, Sowell, Manning et al. advocate, we wouldn’t have the antagonism and crime that bring us to AmRen.
        Where we differ, perhaps, is in looking at the possibility for this outcome.
        Most people on this site know that the blacks are, in general, completely incapable of functioning in a modern, white society.

  • WR_the_realist

    Walter Williams is not only right but he’s funny too. I too am grossly sexist and racist when deciding whom to date. We at Amren would have far, far less to complain about if all black men were like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell.

    • Men like Williams and Sowell have to posses great moral courage in
      able to overcome DNA, black “culture” and self-hating White liberals.

      • NordicHeritage

        They are the rare exception unfortunately.

    • RyanP

      He is very funny. I have watched a lot of clips of him on youtube talking about economics. He delivers like a great stand up comedian.

  • Tacitus1

    Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell are good reasons not to hate all black Americans. It is the leftist media’s propaganda machine which is the culprit to our country’s problems. These media elites engage in a divide & concur strategy which among other things baits the races against each other.

    • Evette Coutier

      I don’t think most people here hate blacks. It’s not the skin color, it’s the behavior. If they’d behave themselves we wouldn’t think about them at all. We want to live our lives and be done with it. We may not desire to breed with them because of their inferior genetics, but that is not a hate issue. That is about the long term survival of us the white race. Personally, the problem I face is blacks are at war with me, a white person. It is their war against us. If I had my way I would not have to deal with race ever again. But that is not reality.

      • Tucker

        Excellent comment, Evette. Right on the money. I have personally never been able to understand how or why blacks or other races can manage to work up a case of ‘hurt feelings’ over the fact that the vast majority of Whites have zero interest in breeding with them. Our genes belong to us, and we have every legitimate, justified, and moral right to wish to preserve our European genes. We have a right to wish to survive, just as every other species of human or animal life does.

        Surely, blacks can see that a white female who accepts a shot of liquid DNA from a black male and gets impregnated from it – produces a child that will be black and have kinky hair and negroid-features, and this happens immediately. White DNA is overwhelmed and destroyed with the first crumb cruncher who appears from the White womb. It is not a gradual death of White genes – it is immediate. Same rule applies if a White male breeds with a black woman – the offspring will again be black and have kinky hair and negroid-features. No gradual fade to black, folks. Its immediate, so immediate that Mother Nature clearly intended to send a very clear message to White race mixers: Do this and kiss your genes bye-bye, Whitey. The same basic principle applies to Whites who mix with Asians or other races; White DNA is always easily overwhelmed and replaced by DNA from non-White races.

        So, when non-whites try to cop an attitude and claim Whites are racists if the oppose miscegenation – turn it around on them. Inform them that our genes are ours, and we have a right to wish to preserve them and they have no right to condemn our preference to survive as a people. They are basically telling us that Whites should embrace our genocide and extinction, and I cannot think of a better definition of a ‘racist’ than that.

        • Irishgirl

          I’ve been called a “racist b****” for turning down a date with a black man on more than one occasion. I admit that long ago it bothered me to the point where I even considered just going on the date – NO MORE .

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            Consider it a badge of honor to called a racist.

            And count your lucky stars you didn’t go. You might not be alive today.

    • NordicHeritage

      I like the old christian saying hate the sin not the sinner and i think it fits nicely here as well. If blacks could act civilized then no one would hate them but that’s not the case so we have to hate the actions that they do maybe not the person or persons themselves.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      OK, there’s two.

  • MBlanc46

    Good for Walter Williams. He’s black, he’s got tenure, and he’s old enough that he’s not worth their going after him. His being a known black conservative marginalizes him to a certain extent. We need people to stand up and start saying “no” to the political correctness Stalinism. Maybe his stand will make it a little bit easier for the next person,

  • One good thing about that column is that Sowell has the maturity to know that the welfare state isn’t going anywhere, and seems to advocate immigration restriction because it’s far more likely to happen than eliminating the welfare state. While it’s true that Milton Friedman once said that open immigration and the welfare state cannot go together, he said it with the intention of wanting open immigration and no real welfare state to speak of.

    Sowell strikes out, though, by trying to claim that free trade and open immigration are discrete enough such that you can have one but not the other. The reality is that if you embrace one, there will be pressure on your political system to adopt the other, because both are borne of the same globalist and universalist mentality.

    • jane johnson

      Where does the pressure come from, though?

  • Irishgirl

    Of course it was psychological manipulation and what really galls me is that I almost fell for it! I actually felt guilty! After the first few times that the young bucks pulled this crap, I realized what was going on – these men were trying to guilt me into going to bed with them. They knew EXACTLY what they were doing! Thank god my disgust overrode my feelings of guilt, and my answer remained NO.

    Predators, and nothing more.