logo

29 May 2015

logo

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

Glenn and John discuss their weariness with being spokesmen on the “race” issue in America. John anticipates more demand for such “race talk” in the coming year, with affirmative action and voting rights cases coming before the Supreme Court. John invites Glenn to reminisce about “race talk” in the 1990s, and Glenn laments that this was when neoconservatives became just plain conservatives. They discuss being the only black person in a room full of conservatives, and Glenn recalls why he once apologized to Jesse Jackson. John explains why he’s tired of speaking about race before largely white audiences. Glenn and John discuss stop-and-frisk policing and voting rights from their “weary with race” perspectives. Glenn declares his solution to being trapped in the ghetto of racial commentary: he’s going global.

Play entire video
Recorded:Jul 3    Posted:Jul 3, 2012
Download:
wmv
mp4
mp3
The Glenn Show | Jul 3, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Foreign Entanglements

Why Indonesia is burning boats

playvideo screenshot

Rob Farley and Natalie Sambhi explain the Indonesian president’s controversial policy.

The DMZ

Conservatives ♥ celebrities

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis use the controversy surrounding reality star Josh Duggar to consider conservatives’ infatuation with celebrities.

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

playvideo screenshot

John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

Woodruff & Strauss

The unusual politics of gay adoption

playvideo screenshot

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

The DMZ

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

Rational Actors

“Due process has gone out the window”

playvideo screenshot

Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?