Black Professor Walter Williams on the Effects of the Liberal Attack on Moral Values

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Dr. Walter Williams, whom I briefly met during my career in economics, offers a politically incorrect explanation for black dysfunction today.

He graduated from high school in 1954 and notes that the world was a better, safer place for us back in the day. Then he explains why.

Excerpt from Lew Rockwell

Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette are behavioral norms, transmitted mostly by example, word of mouth and religious teachings. As such, they represent a body of wisdom distilled through the ages by experience and trial and error. The nation’s liberals — along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals, and the courts — have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values. Many people have been counseled to believe that there are no moral absolutes. Instead, what’s moral or immoral is a matter of personal convenience, personal opinion, what feels good or what is or is not criminal.

We no longer condemn or shame self-destructive and rude behavior, such as out-of-wedlock pregnancies, dependency, cheating and lying. We have replaced what worked with what sounds good. The abandonment of traditional values has negatively affected the nation as a whole, but blacks have borne the greater burden. This is seen by the decline in the percentage of black two-parent families. Today a little over 30 percent of black children live in an intact family, where as early as the late 1800s, over 70 percent did. Black illegitimacy in 1938 was 11 percent, and that for whites was 3 percent. Today it’s respectively 73 percent and 30 percent.

It is the height of dishonesty, as far as blacks are concerned, to blame our problems on slavery, how white people behave and racial discrimination. If those lies are not exposed, we will continue to look for external solutions when true solutions are internal. Those of us who are old enough to know better need to expose these lies.

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3 thoughts on “Black Professor Walter Williams on the Effects of the Liberal Attack on Moral Values

  1. Dr. Williams hit the nail on the head n all counts. Being 70, I have seen a once civil society that followed laws transformed since the 60’s into a cesspool of relativity, political correctness, violence and total lack of morals at all levels

    Again very good article, I agree fully

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