Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams

Scholastic Meritocracy

With all of the high-profile reports of corruption within the college admissions process surfacing, it is apparent that there is not always scholastic meritocracy. Asian Americans are being routinely discriminated against, throttled in their admissions, ...
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Reporting from Rwanda at the Gorilla Summit

When we touched down in Kigali, Rwanda, last Wednesday evening, oddly, there were no gorillas there to meet us at the airport. My travelling party and I felt somewhat let down by this, as we ...
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In Defense of Wealth

There’s been a lot of conversation these days among America’s wealthy class about whether capitalism can—or even should—survive in an age of increasing wealth disparity. Some, like billionaire hedge fund owner Ray Dalio, seem downright ...
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Ending Slavery Wasn’t Enough. It Took My Family 5 Generations to Become Truly ‘Free.’

I recently had the pleasure of being invited by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to speak at a breakfast gathering honoring D.C. Emancipation Day. We would be celebrating the 157th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s formal ...
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Netanyahu’s Re-Election Is a Win for Israel and the US

The dust has settled, the votes have been counted, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected to serve Israel for a record-setting fifth term. The Jewish people have once again placed their trust in ...
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Smollett, Northam Show Need for Honest Race Conversation, Not Mob Mentality

February was a good–albeit controversial–month for discussions about race in this country. Not only was it the traditional Black History Month, but two race-centric bombshells rocked the country within the same news cycle. First, newly ...
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Hit the Pause Button on College Admissions Outrage

The media is baring its rancid teeth again. We have more people whose lives we can now rip apart. In the latest frenzy of outrage and recrimination, the collective disdain and finger-pointing and “how could ...
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The Green New Deal: The Left’s Phony Attempt to Co-Opt Trump’s Labor Populism

The florid Green New Deal proposed by newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been widely panned by critics on both the right and the left–but perhaps most notably by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck ...
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‘Attention Engineering’: Why We Suffer in the Social Media Economy

By now, many people are aware of the fascinating experiment conducted by Microsoft to track and interpret human attention spans. They are, of course, shortening on average. Microsoft estimated that between the years 2000 and ...
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Hollywood’s Hijack of the #MeToo Movement

The powerful #MeToo movement was established to address real injustices suffered by women—and in some cases, although significantly less common, by men. This movement has undeniably affected societal norms and readjusted the fabric of American ...
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Black Lives Only Matter If They Are Taken by Whites

Social media rang with righteous indignation over the senseless killing of Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car along with her mother and three sisters on a Texas highway on ...
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Palestinian Terrorist Organizations Continue to Stand in the Way of Middle East Progress

The nation of Israel once again witnessed horrific rocket attacks on innocent men, women, and children living near the Gaza Strip. The terrorist organization Hamas launched over 500 rockets targeting civilian territories, resulting in one ...
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Cosby, Kavanaugh, and the Necessity of Evidence

Recently, the judge in Bill Cosby’s trial handed down a three- to 10-year sentence, which means Cosby could potentially die in jail. In my mind, there is little, if any, doubt that he drugged and ...
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An Impossible Bar

Back in 1991, after the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, I never thought I would have to again live through the dignity of the Senate and the Supreme Court being sullied by personal allegations against a ...
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The Lesson Israel Can Teach Us About Sexual Abuse and #MeToo

All over the news in the U.S. these days are lurid tales of powerful, famous men and, increasingly, women caught up in sexual harassment scandals. The phenomenon has become so rampant it has gone viral, ...
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