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24 June 2017

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

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss whether Paula Deen should have been fired for her use of a racial slur. They consider Deen’s Southern heritage and debate the offensiveness of the Confederate flag. Turning to the Supreme Court, they evaluate whether Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act deserved to be struck down. John argues that many African-Americans have constructed an identity around victimhood. Glenn suggests that Latino voters wield more influence because they haven’t committed to either political party. Glenn also brings up the odd case of Allen West and briefly addresses the Supreme Court’s punt on affirmative action.

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Recorded:Jun 25    Posted:Jun 26, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jun 26, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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