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Linguist John McWhorter Makes Case For Obama

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Linguist John McWhorter Makes Case For Obama

Election 2008

Linguist John McWhorter Makes Case For Obama

Linguist John McWhorter Makes Case For Obama

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John McWhorter has written extensively on the intersections of language, race, and culture. Holly McWhorter hide caption

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As the presidential election approaches, Talk of the Nation will ask guests to make the case for the two candidates on foreign and domestic policy. John McWhorter, a linguistics professor and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains why Barack Obama is the right choice in 2008.

McWhorter is an associate professor of linguistics at University of California-Berkeley, and a columnist for the New York Sun. He is the author of Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, All About the Beat, and Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America.

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