In Depth with John McWhorter

John McWhorter talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his careers as a linguist and as a… read more

John McWhorter talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his careers as a linguist and as a commentator on race. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

Video clips were shown of John McWhorter giving a tour of his home in Jersey City, New Jersey, and talking about his work day. He discussed his wriitng habits, his hobbies, and he also played the piano. A video clip was shown of remarks made by Michelle Obama in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 18, 2008.

Mr. McWhorter, currently a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has taught at University of California - Berkeley and Cornell University. His books include: Authentically Black; Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America; Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America; The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language; Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music in America and Why We Should, Like, Care; Defining Creole; and Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars. His latest book, forthcoming in May 2008, is All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • John H. McWhorter Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research->Center for Race and Ethnicity
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Mar 2, 2008
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Mar 13, 2010

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  • Mar 02, 2008 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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