Jason Riley speaks at the Badger Institute's Annual Dinner on Oct. 23, 2018.

Badger Institute Annual Dinner

This year's featured speaker was Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal columnist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, 2018 Bradley Prize winner, Fox News commentator and author of “False Black Power?” and “Please Stop Helping Us.”

The Annual Dinner was held at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee on Oct. 23, 2018.

Jason Riley with Jon Ponder, founder and CEO of Hope for Prisoners.Jason Riley chats with guests before the dinner.


Riley spoke about the tragic lack of educational, social and economic advancement among many African-Americans in America and why black political success hasn’t made a difference.

To pay: Attendees may pay ($150 per ticket) by clicking on the Donate button. Under "special instructions," please note that the payment is for the Annual Dinner.

Praise for Riley's book “Please Stop Helping Us”:

“A much-needed fundamental education on the facts about race in America … I cannot think of any book that has said so much in so few pages since Milton Friedman’s ‘Capitalism and Freedom’ back in 1962.” — Economist and author Thomas Sowell

“From affirmative action to welfare, a devastating examination of the real-life effects of good intentions gone terribly wrong. This thoughtful, lucid and often restrained account of the wreckage produced by racial politics marks Jason Riley as one of the nation’s rising political writers.” — The late Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer