John H. McWhorter
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John H. McWhorter

John Hamilton McWhorter V is an American academic, political commentator, critic, and linguist, professor at Columbia University where he teaches linguistics, English, American studies, comparative literature, philosophy, and music history. He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations. Wikipedia*

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John H. McWhorter has 19 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Speech as an Associate Professor for the Linguistics of the University of California, Berkeley. The year with the most videos was 2008 with four videos as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Race and Ethnicity of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (2), Jason L. Riley (2). Most common tags: African Americans, Culture, Arts & Literature.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2008 - Present Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Videos: 2 Contributing Editor, [City Journal] Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2011 - Present Lecturer, Center for American Studies, Columbia University Videos: 1 c. January 1, 2005 - Present Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Videos: 4


Senior Fellow c. January 1, 2007 - c. January 1, 2009 Videos: 6 Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley c. January 1, 1995 - c. January 1, 2003 Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Talking Back, Talking Black</em>

    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines…

  • <em>Words on the Move</em>

    Words on the Move

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like,…

  • Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the…

  • Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those…

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