John H. McWhorter appears in the following:
Friday, October 08, 2010
If Barack Obama and the Democrats really wanted to re-arouse the coalition of voters that gave Obama the White House two years ago, all it would take is a single issue we aren’t h...
Sunday, October 03, 2010
“You’re not as conservative as I thought!” I hear this all the time. I’ve learned that when media outlets seek me out, it is best to let them know early on that I cannot serve as right-wing “balance” in a quest for a “diversity” of black voices, and that my politics are best described as cranky liberal.
But that’s not the reputation that precedes me. Why the confusion? Because I write about race politics, and when you venture into that territory, today’s narrow view of what’s acceptably liberal quickly distorts ideological labels.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
There is an element of ahistoricism in the idea that American politics is uniquely “broken” today. The forward-looking essence to the American spirit discourages the near-obsessive fo...
Monday, January 11, 2010
Senate majority leader Harry Reid's comments about the candidacy of then Senator Barack Obama and the use of the word "negro" on census forms has caused some controversy. John McWhorter
, linguist and senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute
, discusses the controversy and the word.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yesterday the NAACP wrapped up its Centennial Convention. The Takeaway has been covering the convention all week, from DJ Spooky’s artistic take on the African-America experience to P...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Rev. Floyd Flake Pastor
, The Greater Allen A.M.E.Cathedral of New York, and John McWhorter
, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, discuss the Obama presidency, the stimulus bill, and other matters.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
How have people's ideas about race changed the political landscape for the upcoming general election? NYT magazine contributing writer Matt Bai
, Ronald Walters
professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and John McWhorter
, a senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute, talk about the shift.