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19 December 2014

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

On The Glenn Show, John and Glenn discuss the role and responsibilities of black intellectuals. John stresses the importance of blacks doing intellectual work that is unrelated to race, and Glenn laments that blacks remain burdened with the need to dispel racial stereotypes. They consider the question of intellectual diversity, especially when it comes to black conservatives. John regrets the black intellectual emphasis on social justice, and Glenn confesses that he sometimes longs to be free of this particular “black man’s burden.” The two then debate whether black intellectuals have given a pass to Obama’s national security policies. They conclude by assessing the recent public activism of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley.

Recorded:Feb 12    Posted:Feb 18, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Feb 18, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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