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JOHN MCWHORTER TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK

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ISBN: 1592401880
Hardcover

 


GOTHAM BOOKS, 2006

REVIEWS

Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America, By James Nuechterlein, Commentary, February 2006

WINNING THE RACE: BEYOND THE CRISIS IN BLACK AMERICA, By Clive Davis, Washington Times, 02-12-06

'Winning the Race' by John McWhorter, By Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02-05-06

Bookshelf: "WINNING THE RACE: BEYOND THE CRISIS IN BLACK AMERICA", Ebony, February 2006

Closer to the Prize, By Roger Clegg, National Review, 01-30-06

A Sociologist Of Rare Value, By Tim Marchman, New York Sun, 01-12-06

Don't Give Up, By Arch Puddington, Wall Street Journal, 01-05-06

"Indeed, the U.S. is the only prosperous democracy to have a large, racially distinct underclass where unemployment, criminality and fatherless families are too often the norm. Why this is so and what we are to do about it is the principal theme of John McWhorter's splendid "Winning the Race." In particular, Mr. McWhorter examines why the optimism that defined the years of the civil-rights movement has been replaced by defeatism and alienation in the black community—even as America's racial attitudes and policies have changed so dramatically for the better."

-By Arch Puddington, director of research at Freedom House in New York, “Don't Give Up” Wall Street Journal, Jan. 5, 2006

"Ours is a time of so much surrender to hopelessness or condescension that John McWhorter stands apart from either crowd and asserts remarkably strong arguments for optimism. He also demolishes intellectually shoddy evasions of the hard blue facts. At the same time, he rises above the simplifications of liberal or conservative, and looks at our troubles free of sentimentality or self-serving ideology. One does not have to agree with every position-or approve of the amount of time he takes swatting the gnats who have attacked him-to realize that this is the work of a serious man who knows what the demons are and realizes that they must be identified and fought, not glibly redefined so as to maintain the old order of mush-mouthed ineffectiveness."

-Stanley Crouch, author of The Artificial White Man and The All-American Skin Game, or The Decoy of Race

"John McWhorter demolishes the liberal conventional wisdom about the sources of poverty, crime, family breakdown, and other social ills that afflict the black community today, and offers a compelling alternative vision of how to move beyond the current crisis. An engaging blend of scholarly analysis and personal observation, Winning the Race is a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the problem of race in modern America."

-Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom, authors of America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible and No Excuses: How to Close the Racial Gap in Learning

 

 

Books by
John McWhorter

Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority
Gotham Books, 2004

Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America
Free Press, 2000

  

 

 
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