John H. McWhorter

c. January 1, 2008 - Present Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Videos: 1 - Present 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 Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor
c. January 1, 1995 - c. January 1, 2003 Videos: 4

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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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    What Language Is

    Linguist John McWhorter examined the principals behind the world’s languages. The author argued that languages are not rigid…

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