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4304, he's one of those
Posted by AZ, Wed Aug-06-03 06:16 AM
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McWhorter emerged onto the public intellectual scene in 2000 with the publication of Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America (Free Press), which contends that sociopolitical misconceptions pervasive among black Americans are much greater hindrances to black advancement and interracial dialogue than white racism. He analyzes the cultural ideologies that, since the mid-1960s, have held back so many black Americans from full engagement with mainstream society, and devotes special attention to an insidious anti-intellectualism that is the prime culprit in the school-performance gap between whites and blacks, which cuts across class and income lines. McWhorter also argues that affirmative action policies, while initially wise, today only nurture these self-destructive ideologies, and ought be abandoned “with all deliberate speed.”