Losing the Race Self-Sabotage in Black America

ISBN-10: 0060935936
ISBN-13: 9780060935931
Edition: 2001
Authors: John McWhorter
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Description: Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America. Losing the Race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success. More angry than Stephen Carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view. With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals.

Preface
The Cult of Victimology
The Cult of Separatism
The Cult of Anti-intellectualism
The Roots of the Cult of Anti-intellectualism
African-American Self-Sabotage in Action: The Affirmative-Action Debate
African-American Self-Sabotage in Action: The Ebonics Controversy
How Can We Save the African-American Race?
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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