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6 February 2016

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

On The Glenn Show, John explains to Glenn why he objects to the recent firing of Naomi Schaefer Riley from The Chronicle of Higher Education after she wrote a piece attacking black studies. Glenn argues that Riley’s piece was offensive and wrong. John recalls his own critical assessment of the field, and he and Glenn discuss what black studies should be. They disagree about the state of Harvard’s influential black studies department. Glenn worries that black academics are held to a lower standard, a theme John discussed in his 2000 book Losing the Race. Glenn and John agree that black studies needs to adopt a more global approach.

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Recorded:May 22    Posted:May 23, 2012
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The Glenn Show | May 23, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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