Losing The Race

Losing The Race

Why do so many African Americans--even comfortably middle-class ones--continue to see racism as a defining factor in their lives?

Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. In this book he dared 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 anti-intellectualism that are making Black people their own worst enemies in the struggle for success. With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among Black intellectuals.

  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135 x 201 x 20mm | 244g
  • Publication date: 01 Aug 2001
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint: HarperPaperbacks
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY, United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0060935936
  • ISBN13: 9780060935931
  • Bestsellers rank: 374,741

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