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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (The Daily Beast, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss the role of race in the presidential election. John predicts Obama will win—but, should Romney somehow prevail, John preemptively rejects the “Obama lost because he’s black” argument. Glenn thinks, whether pro or con, that it’s infantile politics to focus on Obama’s race. John argues that Obama has actually been quite a pro-black president. Glenn imagines how Romney’s election might actually be good for blacks, and enumerates ways in which the policies of the Democratic Party and the interests of blacks do not align. John, citing the sociologist William Julius Wilson, advocates that progressive politics should focus on class, not race. Finally, Glenn explains why he thinks, despite the polls, that Romney just might win.

Recorded:Nov 5    Posted:Nov 5, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Nov 5, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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Glenn Loury talks to Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism.   Play entire video

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