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John McWhorter

John McWhorter

John McWhorter

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Provocative writer John McWhorter argues that African Americans' common front on racial issues masks a private debate. His new book of essays takes on affirmative action, diversity, reparations and profiling to explain why African Americans remain a race apart 40 years after the Civil Rights Act. McWhorter joins host Neal Conan to explore the ideas in McWhorter's book, Authentically Black.

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John McWhorter
* Author of Authentically Black:Essays for the Silent Black Majority
* Linguistics Professor at University of California, Berkeley
* Other books include — Losing the Race AND Power of Babel
* Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute