Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

by John McWhorter

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060935931
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2001
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: 1ST PERENN
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 101,359
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

John McWhorter, associate professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of The Word on the Street. He lives in Oakland, California.

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