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Losing The Race - John H McWhorter

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Published: 31st July 2001
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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.

Prefacep. vii
The Cult of Victimologyp. 1
The Cult of Separatismp. 50
The Cult of Anti-intellectualismp. 82
The Roots of the Cult of Anti-intellectualismp. 137
African-American Self-Sabotage in Action: The Affirmative-Action Debatep. 164
African-American Self-Sabotage in Action: The Ebonics Controversyp. 184
How Can We Save the African-American Race?p. 212
Notesp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780060935931
ISBN-10: 0060935936
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24