Thursday, June 23, 2016

Walter Williams, Catholics, the Projects, and Schooling for Blacks: Something is Wrong Somewhere

Some time ago I read a column  on the schooling of blacks written by Walter Williams, the black economist at George Mason University, who grew up in the black housing projects of Philadelphia in the Thirties. I have read Williams for years. He is an absolutely reliable witness. He reports that all the kids could read, and that classrooms were orderly and teachers respected. Today, by all reports, in the urban black schools the kids can’t read and chaos reigns. Black kids have not gotten stupider since the Thirties. Something is wrong somewhere.

I read similar stories about chaotic, violent, illiterate Latino kids in American schools, these things being attributed to low intelligence. I live in Mexico, and see nothing even faintly resembling these stories. The statistics agree. (Mexican literacy, CIA FactBook: 95%. American literacy, US Department of Education: 86%) Something is wrong somewhere.


  1. The little schools which have been closed down and the kids
    bussed to a giant fema camp for kids/teens, should all be
    opened back up. Kids in these small schools learned much
    more than the jungle schools. The teachers/principal know
    everybody, know the students needs. Personable and less

    1. Homeschool or a very few non-PC private schools.

  2. Eventually the stalinists will go after homeschooling.
    Every crack in the liberty bell, they will return to Hell
    and back to erase 'guaranteed' freedoms. Little by little
    we are being encapsulated. This does not include the
    foreign invaders.