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  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    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 the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

    3,620 views
  • Prospects for Black America Restoring the Family
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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 which could serve as teachers for youth who have no fathers. John…

    920 views
  • Discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Moynihan Report
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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 family. “Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community” was…

    794 views
  • In Depth with John McWhorter
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    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 commentator on race. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    3,539 views
  • emAll About the Beatem
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    All About the Beat

    John McWhorter talked about his book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, published by Gotham. In his book Mr. McWhorter argues that hip-hop and rap are…

    572 views
  • emAll about the Beatem
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    All about the Beat

    John McWhorter, appearing by remote access from New York City, talked about his latest book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, published by Gotham. Topics included…

    350 views
  • emLosing the Race SelfSabotage in Black Americaem
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    Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

    Mr. McWhorter discussed some of the themes of his book Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, published by The Free Press. In his book Mr. McWhorter argues that the black…

    1,189 views
  • Race and Ethnicity
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    Race and Ethnicity

    John McWhorter talked about his writings on race, ethnicity, and cultural issues as well as other topics in the news. He is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Race and…

    314 views
  • emAuthentically Black  Essays for the Black Silent Majorityem
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    Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority

    Mr. McWhorter talked about his book Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority, published by Gotham Books. The book is a collection of nine essays on the nature of being African-American today and a dissection of currents the…

    832 views
  • emWinning the Race  Beyond the Crisis in Black Americaem
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    Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America

    Mr. McWhorter delivered the April Bradley Lecture. He talked about his book, Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America, published by Gotham. In this sequel to his 2000 book, Losing the Race,…

    587 views
  • The Enduring Legacy of Slavery
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    The Enduring Legacy of Slavery

    Moderated by Professor Blight, a panel of black scholars from history, law, linguistics, and business discussed the nature of historical justice in regard to slavery in the United States and how…

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  • Race and Class Issues
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    Race and Class Issues

    Professor McWhorter talked about race and the Hurricane Katrina responses. He talked about the creation of a class of persons in poverty who were taught not to work in the 1960s and 1970s.…

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  • emLosing the Race SelfSabotage in Black Americaem
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    Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

    Mr. McWhorter talked about his book Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, published by the Free Press. The book looks at what the author argues is the lack of achievement in the…

    646 views