In his latest column, George Mason University economics professor Walter Williams argues that blacks do not need any “help” from the government in order to succeed. In that, Williams follows in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, who famously replied to the question “What should we do with the Negro?” “Do nothing with us!”

There is a huge race and poverty industry that would wither on the vine if America took Williams’ advice. Putting those wasted resources to beneficial use would be an economic boost.