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Armstrong Williams

Born: 5-Feb-1959
Birthplace: Marion, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Columnist, Pundit, TV Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Black conservative pundit on the take

"I'm probably more conservative than Jesse Helms."

Was a staff aide to Senator Strom Thurmond, and later as an assistant to Clarence Thomas at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1982-86).

In January 2005, USA Today used a Freedom of Information Act request to force the Department of Education into revealing a secret contract they had with Williams. Evidently he had been paid $241,000 in taxpayer dollars to talk up the administration's "No Child Left Behind" policy.

"I'm not ever going to tell people what they want to hear just to get along with them. And I'm not ever going to compromise what I believe in for a job or money. I'll crawl first." -- 1995

Father: James S. Williams (b. 1920, d. 1985)
Mother: Thelma Howard (b. 1926)
Brother: Kent M. Williams (b. 15-Sep-1960)

    University: BA Political Science and English, South Carolina State University (1981)

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Assistant to Clarence Thomas (1982-86)
    Congressional Staff to Senator Strom Thurmond
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Forbes 2000
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
    Sexual Harassment according to lawsuit, settled

    The Big One (6-Sep-1997) · Himself

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Author of books:
Letters to a Young Victim: Hope and Healing in America's Inner Cities (1996, Free Press)
Beyond Blame: How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier (1995, Free Press)

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