Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ICB Spotlight Interview, Walter E. Williams Pt. 3


Where we left off

ICB; What is it that makes black conservatives or black Republicans such a target? They get enough grief from other blacks but they also get attacked by whites as not being real “black people” because of their political views. Why is that?

Williams; Well, I don’t know (laughing) A lot of white people feel essentially, guilt. This is why on my web site this has been up for a number of years, it’s called “The Gift”.

It’s a gift that I wrote and it’s a certificate of amnesty and pardon that I’ve granted to all Americans of European ancestry for both their own grievances and those of their forbearers against my people. And the reason I wanted to do that is so white people stop feeling guilty and stop acting like damn fools. You see with me and with Michael Steele and Tom Sowell and let’s say a number of conservative, free market blacks they don’t give white liberals any reason to feel sorry for us. (Laughing) you know all of us who have achieved, we have high income so a white liberal, what’s he going feel sorry about? So maybe that’s a big part of it.

ICB; As far as the GOP Presidential field goes, who’s catching your attention?

Williams; Well, I think that my view is that any of them would be better than Obama.

ICB; Anyone striking out better than the others for you?

Williams; Well, if anybody, somebody like Michele Bachmann.

ICB; I was hoping you would say her over Mitt Romney.

Williams; But, you know it’s a question of well, (Laughing) you want somebody to win in 2012 and I don’t know if Michele Bachmann can but I surely share her values.

ICB; Your new book, Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?

Would you tell us why you wrote this book and what will people get out of it?

Williams; Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination is the title, what I argue in the book in all the chapters, many of the problems that black Americans face cannot be blamed on discrimination to the extent that people say it can be blamed on racial discrimination, which is not to say racial discrimination does not exist. But many of the problems have nothing to do with racial discrimination.
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JDW said...

I like Michele Bachmann.

Mitt Romney is showing himself to be an idiot.

He believes in man-made global warming and sees the same job killing solution as does Obama!

That alone should kill his bid for office.

Tess said...

I love Walter E.