Thursday, August 29, 2013

OLS Hero Walter Williams on Western Values

Another no-holds-barred essay by the incomparable Walter Williams.  His topic this time is Western values and why they're superior to all others.  Employing direct and incisive analysis, he shows how the multicultural and diversity propagators on college campuses are not only full of bunk, but are also destroying higher ed in the US.  Here's a great excerpt:
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. Ask your multiculturalist: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan Africa and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Sudan and Niger; is that a cultural equivalent? In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits on women — such as prohibitions on driving, employment, voting and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves face the punishment of having their hand severed. Are these cultural values morally equivalent, superior or inferior to those of the West?
Lot's more of value in this article.  A definite must-read!