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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia UniversityTalking Back, Talking Black)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John talk about the racial politics of the George Zimmerman trial. John offers a thought experiment to people who want Zimmerman behind bars. Glenn says that no matter the verdict, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy and an outrage. Then, they remember the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident from 2009. Finally, Glenn and John discuss the future of affirmative action after the recent Supreme Court decision.

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Recorded:Jul 12    Posted:Jul 13, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jul 13, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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