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

Glenn announces his new venture at Bloggingheads.tv, The Glenn Show. John also announces an exciting new venture: a baby daughter! John and Glenn talk about how GOP presidential candidates are using racial symbolism and racial stereotypes. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum come in for especially close scrutiny, both positive and negative. Also under discussion: how race shapes the public’s perception of Michelle Obama.

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Recorded:Jan 23    Posted:Jan 24, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Jan 24, 2012 | John McWhorter & Glenn Loury

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